Reaching paradise in Palawan isn’t necessarily the final destination. The Philippine province bases resorts and activities in a series of exotic locations. If you keep on traveling after you’ve discovered the perfect spot you’re likely to come across something even more perfect. Continue to explore and you will be greatly rewarded.Continue
It doesn’t seem possible that such a small island would offer such an abundance of choices. It seems unlikely that you would be able to satisfy each and every particular taste.
Whether you want white or brown, long or short, soft or rough, Mauritius has you covered.
Every visitor can have his or her preferred beach. Of course I’m referring to beaches. What were you thinking about?Continue
The beach isn’t a place for the fully clothed. Whether looking to get some sun or wade in the surf, less material makes for better times. And in certain cases, for certain individuals, clothing may just seem unnecessary.
Whether you’re just looking for a day at the beach or hoping to spend some time in the buff, plan a day trip to Îlet Pinel.
Located to the northeast side of the French island of Saint-Martin, Îlet Pinel is a tiny piece of land representing a big day out. The island known by many names (Pinel Island, Isle Pinel, Ile de Pinel) offers all the features that make for a quality Caribbean destination. Sandy beaches make a perfect base for a day in the sun.
Though the island doesn’t offer anywhere to spend the night, the ease of transportation ensures that you won’t need to. The short distance across the water is covered by ferry from 9:00am to 4:00pm. And with a price of around $6US round-trip, you can ill-afford to miss out.
But now that you’ve decided to head over to Îlet Pinel, what exactly can you expect to see?
Hiking in the middle of the rainforest, you make your way up to a cloudy peak. You’ve passed beyond streams and through lush vegetation to get to your goal. It would be a challenge to take pictures that weren’t worthy of a postcard.
What country have you traveled to? What hoops have you had to leap through? What did you obtain?
None if you’re American. You’re hiking in the free state of Puerto Rico.Continue
What do you look for in a beach? Is it the scenery that tickles your fancy? Or do you like do people-watch from the comfort of a lounge chair? Are you keen on crowds or seeking out solitude?
No matter your tastes, Cox’s Bazar‘s extensive sands have you covered.Continue
Oahu’s 112 miles (180km)of coastline are a beach-lover’s dream. Surfers, sunbathers, honeymooners and families coincide on the Hawaiian island of Oahu searching for their slice of paradise, whatever flavor it might come in. With so much shoreline to choose between, picking a favorite may well be the hardest part of your vacation.
Try out a number of beaches for a good insight into the different vibes that Oahu has on offer. Here are five great spots to explore.Continue
There seems to be a move towards active vacations. Whether involving hiking, scuba diving, or fishing, it simply doesn’t seem to be enough to relax on the beach. But how about a push towards a lazy trip? Towards sunbathing on the beach and wading into the water. How about visiting a spectacular landscape and just enjoying it?
Spend some time in the Cook Islands’ Aitutaki region. Spend some time just hanging out.Continue
Go big or go home. Well maybe go big or go elsewhere. Sometimes you just have to shell out that extra few hundred dollars to get the best.
This trip won’t be for you if you’re a single backpacker. However, if you’re a prosperous young family or a newlywed couple, you’ll likely be looking for luxury. You’ll find it at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort.Continue
It’s hard to debate a travel destination when a close friend states it’s “THE most beautiful place I’ve been.” And that’s exactly what people are saying about Semuc Champey. Only recently were these stunning turquoise pools of Semuc Champey discovered in an isolated jungle in Guatemala. They are the epitome of what every off-the-beaten-path traveler dreams about. The pools of Semuc Champey are a must see for anyone traveling to Guatemala.Continue
It’s 25°F (-4°C) degrees outside. You stand half-naked on a frozen lake staring at a big hole cut in the thick ice and wonder how the heck you got into this mess.
You take a deep breath before you plunge into the hole.
The shock is unbelievable.
You feel a surge of adrenaline run through your body accompanied by a sense of fear.
The only thing you hear in your head is ‘GET OUT!’Continue
Enough of these wild beach activities like kite boarding, body boarding, and surfing. What happened to just sitting on the sand and watching the day go by?
Has the general public reached a desire for perpetual activity? Is there no room for relaxation?
Thankfully, there are some places in the world that still harbor an appreciation for lazy days. Places like Saint Kitts and Nevis.Continue
Dr. Beach (US professor, Stephen Leatherman) once bestowed the coveted title of America’s Best Beach on Hapuna Beach, and few will dispute the award.
In addition to the beach, the state park unfolds with over 25 hectares (61.8 acres) of beauty. As one of the few sandy beaches on Big Island’s west coast, it is a popular spot and offers amazing, if not intimidating surf during high season – not for the novice. Continue
The city of Kep is a far cry from the stifling fumes of Phnom Penh. With sandy beaches, lush forests and quaint markets, the region is a popular destination for Cambodians and foreigners alike. With a couple of days to spare and a picnic basket at the ready, you too will be fully prepared for your time in Kep.
‘Jump in!’ Lake Tahoe screams to its summer visitors. Sitting across two states, Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe is a 2 million year old expanse of freshwater and the largest alpine lake in North America. It is also the 2nd deepest hitting 1,600 feet (490m).
However, the thing that draws people back to the lake year after year is the cobalt blue waters shimmering with clarity against a backdrop of snow dusted mountains and thick green pines. Lake Tahoe may be a winter hot spot, but its popularity doesn’t fade simply because the summer season begins. Continue
Looking to satisfy the sappy urges of a stereotypical lover? Sometimes sitting in front of the fire and candlelight dinners just aren’t enough.
All that’s left is a long walk on the beach. A chance to open up to that special someone. An opportunity to dip your toes in the cool waters, splashing and frolicking. The day just leading up to that big sunset kiss.
Or maybe you just want to go for a swim.
Strike a pose…Anaeho‘omalu Bay is one of the most photographed spots in Hawaii and it’s easy to see why.
Comprising every ingredient that makes up the definition of Hawaii, in Anaeho‘omalu Bay descriptions of powder white sands, palm fringed beaches, sweeping bays and picture perfect sunsets are not clichés idly rolled out as a stereotypical exotic location spiel, they’re the real deal.Continue
Honeymoon destinations aren’t chosen at random. Lovers destinations are bound to be picturesque. The beaches are going to be soft. The accommodations are going to be top-notch.
Follow the tide of young love and you may just wind up in French Polynesia’s Society Islands. Continue
The world knows Finland as the country of saunas. In fact, the very word “sauna” is Finnish. This time-honored tradition is so deeply rooted in the country’s ethos that Finns would be lost without it. To most cultures, the sauna is a luxury. To them, it’s a daily habit like taking a shower.
If you visit Finland, you cannot leave without experiencing this incredible ritual. Continue
Known for safaris, tribal cultures, and deserts, much of Africa’s diverse terrain is often overlooked. People are generally unaware of the country’s rocky mountains, green valleys, and sandy shores. But that’s just as well for travellers who appreciate the continent’s natural multiplicity.
Should you be looking to explore Africa’s islands and shores, why not start with the private Mnemba Island. Continue
On an island nation full of beaches it can sometimes be hard to weed out the pristine from the passable.
Ideal beaches will depend on the purpose you’re hoping that they’ll serve.
Looking to swim? Hoping to lay back and relax? Ready to ride the waves? How about getting in a boat?
Well look no further than Mirissa, Sri Lanka…