I don’t think there is one traveler in this world who didn’t write down Bora Bora on his or hers must see list. It’s impossible not to love Bora Bora. This is the place where paradisiacal beauty meets ultimate luxury. It’s not surprising that many people save a lifetime so they can enjoy a few days in this earthly heaven. But everybody admits that the effort is totally worth it.
You can also find many stores, art galleries and studios that will give you the opportunity to discover the culture of Bora Bora and to buy wonderful souvenirs.
If you want to catch the best weather for an extraordinary vacation, you should visit this place in May. In order to get here, you need to book a flight to Tahiti. From here, Air Tahiti provides several flights a day to Bora Bora.
The Galapagos Islands are not exactly the exotic islands you are used to. You won’t find luxurious bungalows and people welcoming you with cocktails. This is a wild land where a variety of beautiful creatures, from giant turtles to penguins and sea lions, have their home. This is the perfect place for people who love to discover the mysteries and untamed beauty of nature.
You should know that the Galapagos Islands are situated in Ecuador, in the eastern Pacific Ocean. There are in fact 13 main islands and 6 smaller isles, which sum up a total surface of 50,000 m2 of ocean. This was the place which inspired Charles Darwin with his famous theory, so you should expect to encounter impressive species of animals and birds.
Each island allows a limited number of visitors who are always accompanied by professional travel guides. There are only a small number of visitor sites but you will be amazed nonetheless.
During your trip to Galapagos, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, hiking, fishing are all viable options for spending your time.
The easiest way to discover all the sites open for tourists is by boat. Make sure you book your tours in advance. To get to Galapagos you should depart from Quito or Guayaquil, these airports having daily flights to Isla Baltra Airport, the closest airport to Puerto Ayora. Puerto Ayora is the main city in the Galapagos Islands.
After our virtual trip to Galapagos, I thought it would be nice to return for a little while in a similar setting to the one offered by Bora Bora. Saint Lucia is a British Commonwealth country and an island in the Caribbean region, so natural splendor has definitely found its home here. It is situated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Saint Lucia’s scenery is dominated by the Gros and Petit Pitons, two cone-shaped peaks.
Whenever I think of Saint Lucia, the infinity pools of Jade Mountain luxury resort always come to mind. The scenery is absolutely divine and I can’t think of a better honeymoon destination, or summer destination as a matter of fact, than an infinity pool with such a sublime view.
The dry season and most recommended for visitors is between the months of January and April. Among the attractions of St. Lucia we can mention the Sulphur Springs at Soufrière, the famous twin Pitons, the Pigeon Island National Park, and also the magnificent Botanical Gardens. Of course, the “being lazy on a luxurious beach” attraction is also present on the top things to do in St. Lucia.
St. Lucia has two airports: George FL Charles Airport and Hewanorra International. The main way to get around the island is by taxi or, of course, car rental. For the ones who want to save some money, the local buses provide efficient transport.
The island of Maui amazes tourists from all over the world with picturesque sceneries that have the power to become a muse for every artist who loves to capture heavenly landscapes. The island houses several towns, each having their own charm and attractions. The main commercial and transportation center is Kaului, while Wailea and Makena are the resort areas of Maui.
Maui is one of the islands of Hawaii and you will have no problem in finding a flight to this destination. The main airport is Kaului Airport, and also the second largest commercial airport of Hawaii.
It will be impossible to get bored during your stay in Maui. Among the favorite attractions of tourists who visit Maui is without a doubt a visit to Hana. Hana is a secluded town at the end of a highway, where “The Garden of Eden” is waiting for curious tourists. This is a beautiful botanical garden that houses luxuriant vegetation and bamboo gardens, and offers amazing views of the Puohokama Falls. You should consider spending the night here because it will be quite hard to see all there is to see in just one day. The journey to Hana itself is a memorable experience.
There are plenty of beautiful places perfect for hiking, biking, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking. You can also become a part of a 2 hour whale-watching cruise that will give you the opportunity to admire humpback whales.
The French Riviera or Cote d’Azur is one of the most glamorous summer destinations in Europe.
Everybody knows about Cannes, Monaco and the beautiful Nice, also known as Nisa La Bella.
The French Riviera welcomes tourists not only with beautiful beaches and luxurious hotels and restaurants, but also with historical attractions worthy of your time. Nice is considered to be the center of the French Riviera and it is the only city in the region served by an airport. Once you arrive at Nice Airport, you can rent a car, a helicopter, or take the public bus to your final destination. The public means of transport are well organized and there are buses for any route.
Nice will charm you with its Promenade des Anglais that can be admired in all its splendor from the Castle Hill, with Cimiez, where you will discover the ancient ruins of the first Roman settlement in the area, and with beautiful museums dedicated to Chagall’s and Matisse’s work of arts. If you want to discover the hidden gems nearby Nice, you should visit Villefranche-sur-Mer and Eze. You will be amazed with their beauty.
Cannes awaits you with the colorful Croisette, the beautiful Lérins Islands and, of course, a great selection of beaches equipped with luxurious facilities. Near Cannes you will discover the bohemian Antibes, where you can visit the Picasso museum, and the jazzy Juan-les-Pins. Grasse is also a beautiful destination, especially if you want to visit the famous perfumeries in the area.
Monaco is only a few kilometers away from Nice, so it would be a real shame not to plan at least one day trip to this small country. The rock of Monaco is the place where you will find the Prince’s Palace and the fascinating Oceanographic Museum. The Principality houses numerous museums and gardens, as well as the famous Monaco Casino. You will have so many things to do during your trip to Monaco that you will definitely want to spend at least one night here.