Bentota is one of the most mesmerising beaches in Sri Lanka for various reasons: As a holiday paradise for travellers, Bentota offers a spectacular beach with amazing palm trees and crystal-clear water for an array of water sports activities like wakeboarding, jet-skiing, snorkelling, surfing, banana boating, and many more. Apart from being the ideal location for a peaceful getaway, this coastal town is home to sacred Buddhist temples, a turtle hatchery, beautiful landscapes, and many more.
This is one of the most popular water-based activities in Bentota. Many visitors who travel to Bentota usually hire a jet ski and glide through waves. Jet Skiing is an exciting activity you can experience at properties like Cinnamon Bentota Beach, one of the luxury5-star hotels in Bentota.
Bentota is the perfect paradise for windsurfers to have a fantastic time with the ideal atmosphere to cruise through crystal clear waters next to a pristine sandy beach. You can either hire or bring your equipment such as the board, sail, and rig, and even take advantage of the windsurfing classes Bentota offers!
This is ideal for families and friends who want to share a thrilling adventure in Bentota. As a super fun and easy activity, Banana Boating guarantees an exhilarating time as you sit astride the inflatable Banana-shaped boat that gets pulled along the water by a speed boat. Get ready to bounce along crashing waves!
If you are an adrenaline junkie, wakeboarding in Bentota is perfect for you. Prepare to ride a wakeboard towed behind a motorboat at the speed of 30-40 km/h and witness the marvellous Bentota sea while gliding above the water.
Beaches are the first things that travellers remember when referring to Phuket. But it’s a holiday destination with so much more!
The best advice is to avoid the rainy season. So, it’d be best to schedule your tour from the end of November to April. The seas will also be so calm during this period.
Phuket has an international airport. So, once you get there, travelling to your hotel and then travelling around is not a big deal. Many travel modes including the Smart Bus, minivan, and taxi are available for you.
Head to Kata Beach, and do nothing. This will grant you all the relaxation you’ve been longing for a long time. Do not miss out on exploring the Big Buddha, Phuket Old Town, Wat Chalong Temple, and the night markets in the area.
If you are planning to spend a longer vacation in Phuket, you may also go island hopping. James Bond Island, Koh Phi Phi, and Similan Islands are worth exploring.
Phuket is an island that is part of Thailand and indeed is one of the most exciting destinations for those seeking an adventurous escape into bliss. Here are a few things to know about this absolutely beautiful island.
A beach paradise
If you love the beach, then you’ve certainly selected the right holiday spot for you. There’s plenty of sun, gorgeous beige sands and blue, blue waters lapping against the shores. Not to mention, there are plenty of beachside restaurants serving up great seafood and chilled beverages.
Visit the elephants
The gentle giants of the jungle are treated with great care in Thailand and this is evident at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. The elephants are cared for here and guests are even allowed to observe them up close and interact with these wonderful creatures.
Party, party, party
Are you a party animal? Well, Phuket’s got some good news for you! There are plenty of beachside clubs with popular DJs playing in the evenings. Dance to those beats by the ocean in the warm breeze with a cooler in hand.
Since Phuket is quite a popular destination among travellers, a Phuket resort isn’t difficult to come by! Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas and other hotels on the island offer a memorable, luxurious experience for your stay.
For a truly enriching holiday in the Maldives, you should look to experience local culture and life and here are some ways you can do just that.
Local Island Visits
While you will no doubt love relaxing at your Maldives pool villa, also make time to visit a local island (if pandemic-related guidelines allow for such excursions). This is an ideal way to soak up the local culture and witness traditional livelihoods; some islands also have museums where you can learn more about the days of old.
Sail the Seas
Local life is linked to the sea and fishing and this can be experienced on excursions on a traditional or luxury dhoni, a local boat. Such journeys are offered at resorts like Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas where one can try traditional Maldivian fishing at sunset; dhonis are ideal to enjoy some dolphin watching too!
The cuisine is part of the culture and dishes in Maldives offer flavour-filled culinary discoveries. To help visitors truly gain an appreciation for local food, some resorts have immersive cooking classes worth joining; you will get hands-on guidance on making key main dishes utilising local ingredients or even a traditional dessert.
Below the Waves
The rich marine biodiversity in the Indian Ocean waters that surround the islands here is a part of the country’s natural heritage. Some resorts have a bio centre with a resident marine biologist so that guests can learn about this precious ecosystem, while guided snorkelling and diving are also on offer for marine life encounters.
Amongst the fascinating marine life to encounter in the Maldives are sea turtles and here are some insights into this majestic creature that requires our protection too.
Of the seven sea turtle species in the world’s oceans, five can be spotted in the Maldives. Apart from swimming and feeding in these Indian Ocean waters, they also come ashore to the islands to nest. While they are a vital part of the marine ecosystem, the fact remains that globally, sea turtles are under threat and their numbers dwindling.
Hawksbill and green turtles are the most commonly seen in the Maldives. Pool villa accommodation aside, resorts like Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas even offer special snorkelling excursions to encounter turtles. Leatherback and loggerhead turtles are sometimes spotted in the country as are olive ridley turtles that sadly tend to get caught in ghost fishing nets.
The export of turtle shells and the production of shell-based items are amongst the major threats to this species along with plastic and fishing nets left in the ocean. While the Maldivian government’s ban on selling turtle products and killing or catching sea turtles has helped, the poaching of turtle eggs still takes place.
The good news is organisations such as Marine Savers in the Maldives are actively involved in turtle conservation and help to protect these species; initiatives include rehabilitating turtles that have been injured, protecting nesting sites, releasing baby turtles to the ocean and conducting photo identification and satellite tracking.
As one of Vietnam’s favoured cities, the destination holds much personality and culture for the eager traveller. A trip of sensory delight is available for those who chose to dive right in.
Best time to visit
Hoi An may not be a big place but it sure is popular. Keep an eye out for the high tourist seasons as well as the arrival of the rainy season.
Getting around the city
The wonders of the city are accessible in a variety of ways. If you want to stretch your legs, then you can still get in plenty of sights however many people will opt for renting bikes to visit the beach.
A place to stay in Hoi An
A true destination for travellers, there is plenty of choices. If you are, however, looking for the best of both worlds, Vietnam train travel such as the The Vietage may be a great option for you.
Visit the Hoi An Central Market
If you are on the search for a morning coffee or a little bit of breakfast, there is no better place to be. Find your way through stacks of local produce and spices.
Don’t ever assume the awesomeness of a destination based on its size. Small towns also have many surprises for travellers, and Ao Nang in Thailand is one such beautiful example.
Getting to Ao Nang
Since Krabi International (KBV) is located so close to Ao Nang, you can easily come here on a domestic flight. If not, busses and boats (or ferries) are available as good options.
Choose to get around Ao Nang by tuk-tuks or scooters. You don’t have to spend much on these, and the experience is just so wow. Since Ao Nang is small, you may also choose to cover the distances on foot.
Best time for your tour
From December to March, Ao Nang will be all dry and pleasant. Beach getaways tend to get ruined if there is rainfall, and much more awesome with ample sunshine.
If you happen to be visiting or staying in Brisbane, there are a host of attractions and things to do that you simply must experience like those mentioned below.
If you would like to experience Australia’s outstanding sea and reef life, all that you need to do would be to undertake a ferry ride to Moreton Island. At this tropical island, you will encounter shimmering clear waters, pleasant lakes and remarkable opportunities for snorkelling that will captivate the visitor.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Animal lovers who would like to get up close with creatures of the Australian wild should undoubtedly visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. At this wildlife haven, you will be able to cuddle a friendly koala, feed an affable kangaroo by hand and take some memorable photographs. A choice of Milton accommodation to consider from which you could easily visit this sanctuary would be The Milton Brisbane.
If you happen to be in Brisbane between June and November, you will have the chance to join a whale watching cruise. On one of these cruises, you will be able to observe some of the thousands of southern humpback whales which pass through the Moreton Bay area each winter on their migrations, a truly remarkable sight.
The National Parks
Australia features many lush national parks, some of which you could easily access from Brisbane; these include the Teerk Roo Ra National Park and Venman Bushland National Park. You will have the chance to trek through these protected areas, enjoy the natural scenery and observe the myriad of interesting flora and fauna.
Situated on the East Coast of Australia, Gold Coast is celebrated around the world as a tourist destination for the amazing variety of experiences it has to offer.
Hotels in Gold Coast Qld are only minutes away from some of the city’s best beach attractions. Properties including the Oaks Gold Coast Hotelare near some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Whether it is a thrilling time at Surfer’s Paradise or a quiet stroll along a sandy quiet beach, you are sure to get a great tan and some fresh air.
The natural world
Gold Coast boasts of a range of nature experiences including a visit to the Springbrook National Park, Tambourine Mountain, the Sea World, or an exploration of the dolphins in the ocean. These can be done as individual day trips where you spend an entire day doing one activity or couple together for a full day of diverse experiences.
Shop and dine
The shopping and dining scene in Gold Coast is vibrant and exciting. The Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is one of the central destinations in the area.
The adrenaline rush
Another exciting thing to do in Gold Coast is to visit a theme park. If you want a day full of thrilling adventures, this is a must-do. The Warner Bros. Movie World is a much sought-after destination for adventure lovers.