Speed Boating In Koh Samui

Where the water is in shades of turquoise and startling blue you may find Koh Samui. There are many islands that may feel and look like paradise, but Koh Samui is close to the real thing. As part of the out laying islands of Thailand, this island is home to luxury hotels, full moon parties and perfect escapes. Located about 700 kilometres from Bangkok, visitors would need to take a flight to get here. Made up of a network of 40 islands, one of the best ways to spend a holiday here is out on the water or island hopping to find the perfect cove for a picnic.

There are many things that make Koh Samui a special place for a holiday whether for a romantic getaway or a trip with the family. Some of the popular water sports to enjoy in the island include, canoeing and kayaking at Mae Koh and Angthong National Park. Those who like to set sail in to the ocean will find many vendors offering boats for rent. Jet skiing is quite popular among the water sports carried out in the waters surrounding the island. Kite boarding is an action packed water sport that is taking the world by storm and is readily available here. Other sports include, swimming, diving, snorkelling, fishing, deep sea fishing, deep sea diving, wind surfing and body boarding.

Speed boating in Koh Samui is yet another activity that any member of the family would enjoy. There is an annual boat racing competition that takes place annually around the islands. The three classes for the races are IRC1, IRC2 and Multihull. Visitors to the island during this time of the year will enjoy watching the races.

Situated right on the ocean front is Anantara Bophut Koh Samui. This luxury Koh Samui resort is located on Bophut Beach and offers a great number of activities and facilities for a memorable stay. Whether your penchant is to surf your heart out or lay by an infinity pool that overlooks the mesmerizing view, you will find it at this Samui hotel. Some of the water sports one can indulge in while staying at this hotel are kayaking, deep sea diving, deep sea fishing, snorkelling and speed boating.

Three Countries in One Day

Known as the Golden Triangle, the area encompassing Burma, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience diverse cultures. Nearby Chiang Rai is an ideal place to base oneself and enjoy excursions that lets one see three countries in one day. A great chance to explore Burma (also known as Myanmar) Laos and Thailand, such excursions lets travellers visit ancient temples, rustic villages and historical sites set amidst the stunning natural beauty of the region. Those heading to the area can stay at such Chiang Rai hotels as Anantara Golden Triangle, Thailand. This premier Chiang Rai resort offers luxury accommodation and is an ideal base from which to explore the Golden Triangle.

Extreme Adventure in Maldives

While the general image of the Maldives is of pristine beaches where one can just laze back and soak up the sun, this popular holiday destination also offers a range of exciting activities for young and old alike. Outdoor enthusiasts looking for some extreme adventure in Maldives can choose from a variety of water sports that one can easily find at various island resorts. Windsurfing, water skiing, knee boarding, deep sea diving and wake boarding are just some of the many extreme sports that visitors can enjoy while on holiday. An ideal place to experience some of these activities, Anantara Veli, Maldives is a luxury Maldives resort that offers such water sports as diving, parasailing, windsurfing and kayaking. This expansive resort also has well appointed and stylish Maldives bungalows.

Longtail Boat Trips

With the quaint splendour of a rustic town amidst captivating vistas, Chiang Rai is a historic town having long been a travellers’ paradise. Blessed with unparalleled beauty it is home to a range of attractions and offers a variety of activities for visitors to indulge in. Among such activities are elephant riding, cycling and long-tail boat trips. Popular as the ideal way of getting acquainted with the local lifestyle, learning about their tradition and cultures, long-tail boat trips are so uniquely fun and carry you on a delightful journey to a world of tranquillity and historical allure. These trips lets one enjoy life at their own pace. Among Chiang Rai hotels, a preferred choice is Anantara Golden Triangle, Thailand. With elegantly appointed rooms and suites, this Chiang Rai resort offers an array of unique dining options.

Flight of the Gibbon

One of the most delightful ways to experience various encounters with nature, Flight of the Gibbon is a unique adventure tour that takes you through pristine and old rainforest located outside of Chiang Mai in Thailand. An ideal way to take in the stunning vistas of this precious Thai rainforest, the tour guides you through lowering stations, skybridges and 18 platforms letting you gain a firsthand experience of various layers of rainforest canopy. Traveller in search of a serviced apartment Bangkok will be pleased to find Anantara Baan Rajprasong, Bangkok surrounded by chic restaurants and lush parks. It is reputed for housing some of the finest Bangkok serviced apartments.

Kintamani Volcano

Located in Bangli Regency’s Kintamani sub-district, Kintamani is a region blessed with panoramic views and pleasant, cold weather. Surrounded by captivating natural beauty, Kintamani is a renowned tourist destination with the beautiful Batur Lake and the active volcano of Mount Batur known as Kintamani Volcano. Batur Lake is amidst six ancient Bali Age Villages, the locals of which have inherited a unique culture and lifestyle.  Among the villages that comprise Kintamani area are Kintamani, Sukawana, North Batur, Middle Batur, South Batur, Songan, Trunyan, Abang, Buahan and Kedisan.

Since 1800, Kintamani Volcano has erupted nearly 24 times and is still active. However, owing to the spectacular vistas surrounding it, the volcano and the Kintamani area have long been favoured by tourists.  The charming Batur Lake functions as the irrigation source for the famers in the nearby villages. Several restaurants are located in the area, fronting wonderful views of the lake and the volcano. Visibility of the mountain is at its best when the weather is clear, which is mostly during day time.

There are Kintamani Volcano tour operations offered for the convenience of tourists.  Some of these tours make their first stop to let visitors savour traditional Keris and Barong dance.  Traditional Barong dance showcases the conflict between good and evil and the spectacle ends with local priests rescuing a group of men from a frenzied trance where they attempt to stab themselves.

On the way tourists may also get the opportunity to visit the mysterious Elephant Caves temple which has served as a meditation site for Buddhist and Hindu monks back in its day. One may encounter skilled woodcarvers at Kemenuh Village as well as gold and silver smiths at Celuk village. The tours continue passing the Seribatu village where one can catch a glimpse of a local spice garden.

Visitors can opt to stay at an elegant Bali hotel such as Anantara Seminyak, Bali.  Boasting a prime beachfront location and an inimitably contemporary design, the hotel enjoys unparalleled ocean views. Complete with modern amenities it is among the finest Bali hotels, catering to both leisure and business travellers.

Phillip Island Nature Park

Phillip Island Nature Park is an award winning Conservation Park dedicated to international excellence in ecotourism and mainly nature conservation. Situated on Phillip Island, Victoria in Australia, this self-funding commercial attraction focuses on conserving and enhancing the environment of the Nature Park for present and future generations. It also attempts to keep a balanced environmental, social and economic outcome.
The iconic Penguin Parade, Australia’s most famous natural wildlife attraction also takes place at this park, in addition to Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Koala Conservation Centre and the Nobbies Centre. Home to spectacular coastal scenery apart from the unique wildlife, the park contains diverse habitats and environments for a host of fauna and flora including endangered species.
The popular attraction ‘the Penguin parade’ includes the world’s largest little penguin colony. These penguins are considered as not only the smallest but the cutest penguins in the world. With the arrival of dusk every day, over thousand of these penguins emerge from the ocean to march all the way across the beach until they reach sand dune burrows creating a sight that allures many visitors. To experience this amazing natural phenomenon, there is undoubtedly no better place than the Phillip Island Nature Park.
The Nobbies centre is another attraction at the park which presents a showcase of Australian fur seals in addition to the distinct marine life in the country’s Southern Oceans. Guests get the chance to have up close and personal encounters with adorable koala bears at the Koala Conservation Centre. Here you can witness wild koala bears in their natural habitat while strolling through the bushland of the conservation centre.
Churchill Island Heritage Farm is another attractive feature of the park, where visitors are taken back in time to relax amidst an interesting environment which includes a café, panoramic water views, lovely gardens, heritage buildings and of course various farm animals such as highland cattle, Clydesdale horses, ducks, sheep peacocks and chickens.
Visitors to the park will come across fine Melbourne Apartment Accommodation that is Somerset Gordon Heights. Nestled in the heart of the city, this serviced accommodation Melbourne boasts spacious comforts enhanced by stylish designs offering that warm residential feel you desire.

Bungee Jumping

Imagine the freedom, the absolute liberation of jumping off a cliff or a bridge? The exhilarating adrenaline rush of not knowing how or when you will move through air? And unlike a doomed end, the strong elastic cord assures a safe return. Bungee Jumping, feared and loved by many is only for the daring and the brave of heart. Bali is home to some of the best Bungee sites. Stay at a Bali Hotel within easy reach of a Bungee jumping location. A renowned Bali Resort that would be perfect to stay at while experiencing your thrilling adventure is Anantara Seminyak Bali, the pinnacle of Balinese comfort.

Snorkelling In Bali

Bali is Indonesia’s popular island getaway. For city dwellers looking for a break from the dreary monotony of the cityscape, Bali offers a refreshing change of scenery. The island has some of the best beaches in the world and enjoys year round sunshine. Coupled with a laidback take on life, the tiny island (it takes less than a day to drive around the entire coast!) is a haven of rest and relaxation. With a multitude of things to do, the city equally welcomes thrill seekers, shoppers and sun worshippers.

Many of the most popular activities on the resort island centre around the ocean. The sparkling waters around Bali play host to a plethora of colourful aquatic life. Tourists who would like to experience this magical underwater world should consider going snorkelling. Famous diving spots include Tulamben, which has its own sunken shipwreck, the US Liberty. Tulamben is adjacent to the Coral Gardens, and both sites are teeming with marine fauna. Padang Bai, is one the city’s finest reefs and is home to turtles, colourful angel fish and even reef sharks. To witness the eerily majestic manta rays, one should head over to Nusa Penida. However, when it comes down to sheer diversity, nothing beats Amed. The beach is located near a traditional village, and the crystal clear waters are always a riot of colour and activity.

There are plenty of places that provide facilities for diving and snorkelling. The fee typically covers the rental on diving equipment, the boat trip and a crash course on safety procedures. Since the course also provides training, it is suitable for complete beginners. Snorkelling is a terrific activity for families and couples. One can even rent an underwater camera and capture all the fun digitally.

Tourists looking for some help in choosing a diving operator can look to their hotel for some guidance. There are quite a few luxury resorts in Bali most offering comprehensive facilities. Travellers looking for luxury hotel resorts can try the Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas. Each of these resorts presents an oasis of serenity, perfect for those looking for some pampering.

Rumassala Mountain Hike

Visitors to Sri Lanka will be captivated by the varied attractions that this island has on offer. Renowned as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, it is the perfect panacea for both the leisure and business traveller seeking adventure and relaxation. Known as a hospitable nation, its lush landscapes and stunning scenery together with its colorful culture and tradition will create an appealing blend to all who visit.
As a country situated in the tropics, both sunshine and monsoonal periods bring a blend of ideal habitat for ample wildlife and beautiful environs. The southern coastal cities of Sri Lanka provide numerous prospects for visiting historical, cultural and scenic attractions. Also noteworthy are the many peaks located in these areas which provide an ecological diversity that is rich in plant life.
Visitors should not miss an outing to the Rumassala Mountain. Perceived as a remarkable area for its unique eco system, it houses many floras distinct to this locale. Historically called Buono Vista, in the ancient classic known as Ramayana this mountain originated as a result of the monkey chief ‘Hanuman’ dropping a part of the great Himalayan range. According to the chronicle, he was on route carrying herbs for his master the King Ravana. To this date the mountain is famed for its flourishing medicinal plants and rare herbs.
Echoing the words of the world renowned scientist Dr. Arthur C. Clark, this locale is remarkable due to a magnificent variance resulting from a meteorite incursion many years ago. Despite these divergent beliefs, the mountain offers spectacular vistas of the surrounding area including the Galle Fort and the translucent Indian Ocean. Thus a hike to the Rumassala Mountain will provide rich dividends in terms of scenic beauty and ancient realization.
Visitors to Sri Lanka’s southern city of Galle will be spoilt for choice when selecting accommodation from the many Sri Lanka hotels dotting this coastal belt. For those choosing to spend their vacation in Galle hotels celebrated for their striking location and superlative architecture, a sojourn at the Jetwing Lighthouse will not be disappointing. Providing breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, this hotel avows with its alluring ambience, stylish interiors and exceptional dining and cuisine options. Excellent recreational activities including conference facilities meld seamlessly with elegantly appointed rooms assuring guests of a soothing experience.