Top Places to Cool Off in Tenerife – Chilling!
Sep05

Top Places to Cool Off in Tenerife – Chilling!

Considering a great vacation or holiday in Spain? Thought there are so many choice, Tenerife is home to many wonderful beaches, naturally-formed pools and water parks, giving you lots of options when you want to cool off.  However, I’m finding it hard to work out where I’d like to go because there are just so many choices. So, before I jet off on my holiday, I’ve put together with a list of a few of Tenerife‘s more unusual spots for a dip, as I think going for a swim in any of the following places will be truly memorable. Punta del Hidalgo My first selection is Punta del Hidalgo, a village on the north coast of Tenerife that’s home to a series of saltwater swimming pools that are dotted along the coastline. These pools are the perfect place to cool down in the heat of summer and one of the best things is that they’re always calm, so even if it’s too rough to swim at the beach you can still jump in the water. As they look out over the Atlantic Ocean, they’re also incredibly scenic. Charco de la Laja Also in the north of Tenerife is Charco de la Laja, which is similar to Puerto Hidalgo in that it’s a saltwater pool that’s separate from the ocean. What makes this spot really stand out, though, is that the pool has been formed by rapidly cooling lava during a volcanic eruption, with the rocks forming a natural, teardrop-shaped basin. This looks like a really spectacular place to go for a swim and I love the thought of floating in the water and listening to the waves crashing on to the rocks that stand between the pool and the sea (image courtesy of johnbecks). Parque Maritimo Cesar Manrique Moving on from the natural to the manmade, I came to Parque Maritimo Cesar Manrique. This is a huge leisure complex located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife that boasts several swimming pools, recreation facilities, restaurants and plenty of spots where you can soak up the sun. The special thing about this place is that it was designed by famous architect Cesar Manrique (hence its name), who took great pains to make the buildings within the complex work with the natural Canarian landscape. Siam Park This is the ideal place to cool off and enjoy an adrenalin rush at the same time, as Siam Park is a water park with plenty of thrilling rides and fun things to do. I’m thinking of staying in a hotel in Tenerife’s Playa delas Americas resort, which means I’ll be within easy reach of this attraction and...

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7 Facts About Phuket You Should Know
Aug23

7 Facts About Phuket You Should Know

Phuket is one of the most charming destinations in SE Asia!  If you have never been to Phuket before then you have really missed something in your travels. The various pictures of this beautiful place which are postcard-like  are very tempting indeed. But before packing your bags you must get adequate information about this amazing desination. If you are not in a mood to spend countless hours on the net, then just browse through the following facts which will give you most of the viable information you need before arriving.  The Beaches of Phuket The nice sandy beaches are all located on the western coast. The most popular beaches are Patong, Bangtao and Kamala. The eastern cost is covered by mangrove but offers beautiful views of the nearby islands. Major portions of the coast are rocky but there are one or two hidden beaches such as the Laem Ka. The Nightlife The nightlife in Phuket is very unique but it is mainly restricted to the Patong and Kata Beach. There is a bit of nightlife in almost every beach but Soi Bangla is considered to be the hottest place on the island. Although the official closing time is 2am, the party extends beyond these hours. The gay nightlife is very active and the most popular nightlife sites are the Go Go Bars and the beer bars. The Main Attractions The highest point in Phuket is Radar Hill which affords great views of Patong. Wat Chalong is the most visited temple but the most famous landmark in Phuket is easily the Heroine Monument. This monument is located on the way to the airport and it was constructed in the memory of the two sisters who defeated the Burmese in the 18th century. Many hotels and resorts around Phuket, just like Renaissance Hotel Phuket, offer many activities and attractions to the visitor such as the Splash Jungle Water Park. Around Phuket There are lots of beautiful places to see around Phuket and such as the limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay and the much renowned James Bond Island which is situated just 75 km from Phuket (image by AmanNaruethep).   The cuisine at Phuket Thai food is famous all around the world and one must try local food at any of the restaurants to have a real Thai experience. It has been noted that food in Phuket is generally spicier than in the rest of the country. Some of the most popular dishes are spicy sour prawn soup and chicken soup with coconut milk. Best time to visit The best time to visit Phuket is between December and March as the temperature oscillates around...

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Family Holiday to Mauritius? Here Are Some Ideas
Aug22

Family Holiday to Mauritius? Here Are Some Ideas

The holiday season is on and you are planning for that perfect dream holiday with your family. Many are the times that an expected holiday turns tragic and stressful, simply because you failed to plan ahead. There are so many advantages when you plan ahead. It ensures that you spend within the budget limits that you have set. It facilitates you to take everything that you require rightly. It also helps you to understand peoples’ cultures and the most fascinating destinations in this country. The other thing is that it helps you in making early reservations to avoid late dramas. So, Mauritius holidays packages cater for everybody in terms of preference and budget constraints. Below are some of family activities in Mauritius. Ship cruising A Shandran sailing club offers a sailing adventure of a lifetime. This also serves as an opportunity to gain sailing skills safely under supervision of a qualified instructor. Maneuvering lagoon tranquil waters gives an extremely nice feeling and even enhancing your abilities on a laser, windsurfer or a catamaran. The club is recognized by the international sailing association and therefore if you undertake the whole sailing course both theory and practice, you will you will graduate with both sailing license and a log book that is globally accepted. The better part is that you don’t have to book ahead; you merely need to enroll immediately on arrival and start your lessons. Deep water fishing The other excellent family fun activity to undertake in Mauritius is deep sea fishing. The best time of year is between March and November. Almost all the hotels and beach resort offers the fishing adventure. They all have safe fishing boats and equipments. Riambel horse riding Semiarid beach horse riding in Mauritius will blow you away. Riding on calm and friendly horses in Riambel center will make your holiday unforgettable. The center is for both experienced riders and beginners. Therefore you can take your whole family for horse riding lessons that will always linger in their memories for a very long time. The center is secure and trainers are very experienced and accommodating. A visit to Casela Nature and Leisure Park Casela Nature and Leisure Park is among the most famous park in Africa. It contains different species of birds for you and your family to see. Walking beside a large pride of lions makes one fascinated. There are lots of animals to see but an old tortoise that is between 130-150 years old is very interesting. Taking photographs in all dimensions and angles is permitted and this creates unforgettable memories for your family for many years to come. Trou d’Argent Beach...

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Get the Romance Going – 3 Great Resorts for Couples
Aug16

Get the Romance Going – 3 Great Resorts for Couples

Are you looking for some honeymoon destinations or want to spend romantic time with your partner? Think lot of times before finalizing a deal somewhere. It’s this romantic time that matters the most in your life. This time is never going to come again. In cases as these, money is a second thing. But the Romance should get going. Let’s have a look at 3 great couple resorts that are crafted in such a way that even if you don’t know how to be romantic, it just bring it to your naturally. A. Go Romantic with the newly renovated resort of La Plantation d’Albion: La Plantation d’Albion is a resort built on the west coast of Mauritius islands. The Republic of Mauritius is famous for lovely beaches and the islands which you can enjoy even at this resort. It’s a Club Med Resort built with Epicurean delights, surrounded by nature. Whether it is mountains with rocks, lovely seashores or wonderful forests, this resort is surrounded by all of them. The architecture and the interiors of this resort are best in the world. It is built with wonderful swimming pools, bars and restaurants that are exotic and full with luxury. You can spend valuable private time with your partner if you are on honeymoon or vacations. La Plantation d’Albion has everything the Mauritius can offer you. B. Enjoy carefree vacation at Club Med Cancun Yucatan: If you want a carefree all-inclusive vacation with you partner, travel to Club Med Cancun Yucatan. This resort is located in the north of Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and is named one of the best resort for couples and families. It’s a unique couples resort ideally for newly wedded ones as well as for the one interested in spending romantic time. You can relax on white sandy beaches with your partner, enjoy water skiing, go for scuba diving and adventure flying trapeze. This resort has everything that you would dream of-natural surroundings, awesome atmosphere inside and luxury. Opt for this one if your target of vacation is Mexico. C. Discover exotic charm & Go romantic Club Med Bali: Going to Southeast Asia? A innovative beach resort surrounded by rice paddy fields, temples, gardens and swimming pools in Indonesia- that’s what Club Med Bali is all about. It’s an exotic resort that can provide you eternal peace. It’s ideal romantic destination of Indonesia. You can enjoy playing in famous golf courses, have Spa treatments at Club Med Spa and enjoy the authentic flavors of Balinese cuisine. Club Med Bali is a must visit resort especially if you are on a honeymoon. This resort is so beautiful...

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Worshipping the Sun in Menorca
Jul30

Worshipping the Sun in Menorca

Sun lovers don’t need to be told about the merits of holidays to Menorca. The second largest of the Balearic Islands, it is famed the world over for its sunny climate, which is apparent almost the whole year around. In the summer months you can expect as many as ten to 11 hours of sunshine a day, but even in the winter, it’s possible to work on your tan, with three to four hours of quality sunshine a day and temperatures in the teens – not bad for December and January! More tranquil than its larger sibling Majorca, the island offers the opportunity to enjoy roasting temperatures and laze on the beach in relative calm. Click throughfor a comprehensive selection of packages you can get for holidays on the island. In the meantime, let’s look at everything you need to know about the island. When to visit? As we mentioned, Menorca is a sunseeker’s paradise and June through to September is the peak of the summer, when temperatures are usually in the late twenties or sometimes the early thirties and you can expect more than ten hours of uninterrupted sunshine every day. For this reason, it’s certainly popular with families looking to get away during the school holidays. If you don’t have kids, a good time to go is in September, when schools in the UK reconvene for the new academic year. You’ll find that it can be just as blistering at this point of the year as it is earlier in the summer and there’s typically about eight hours of sunshine a day to enjoy. Taking advantage of the sun With el sol shining so brightly on Menorca, you don’t need to worry about any of it going to waste. In fact, whenever you choose to visit you’ll have plenty of opportunity to soak up the rays. Punta Prima to the east of Sant Lluis is a beautiful beach with flawless white sand. If you walk to its eastern end, there are also plenty of rocks to make things interesting. Here you can enjoy the usual swimming and beach sports, while there are some great bars dotted along the shore. Alternatively, why not try out Son Bou, which is south of Alaior and serves as one of Menorca’s longest stretches of uninterrupted beach. Here, you’ll find beach bars, sun beds and access to all the water sports you’d expect, while lifeguards are also on hand for added peace of mind. Picking a resort You’re bound to be surrounded by beaches and attractions wherever you choose to stay in Menorca and access shouldn’t be a problem thanks to the size of...

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