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Ambergris Caye hotels: Top 5

Ambergris Caye hotels: Top 5

Off the Belize’s north shore, Ambergris Caye is the biggest island out of the several ones and is known among the Belize visitors for its stunning scenery, cozy atmosphere, and proximity to the longest barrier reef of the Western Hemisphere. It is obvious that you must have a brief idea of the hotels and resorts here as per your budget so that you can enjoy the most soaking attractions here. If your budget is high, you can choose one of the costliest Ambergris Caye hotels in the largest city of San Pedro on the island. However, the fact is that a majority of the tourists choose relatively more informal as well as budget hotels here. Despite the popularity of the island and the recommendation of advance reservations, it is really surprising that one will have no trouble in looking for a  [...]

Playa Hermosa hotel, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Playa Hermosa hotel, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Welcome to the distinct beachfront hotel in Playa Hermosa! Featuring a high boutique eco perception, the Playa Hermosa is located near the Panama Beach as well as the Hermosa Bay Beach due to which it has become the preferred choice of the tourists here. Furthermore, it is also very near to the airport too. Within the hotel, expect first class amenities as well as services such as Jacuzzi, swimming pool, wireless Internet access, scuba diving center, and Niromi gourmet international restaurant. Rooms You can choose from a total of four types: Junior suites featuring natural elements and Earth tone details, Garden view suites featuring eco-friendly aspects and space, Beach front suites offering vibrant Pacific as well as tropical gardens, and Penthouse encompassing sophistication and comfort.  [...]

Playa Conchal Hotel, Costa Rica

Playa Conchal Hotel, Costa Rica

Officially known as the Paradisus Playa Conchal, this hotel flanked by lush tropical greens refers to a boutique hotel nestled in the serene pueblo of Brasilito in Guanacaste’s north Pacific Conchal Beach. The hotel is proud to offer its guests a highly qualified personal service whose charm is augmented by the soothing and sheltered setting edged by the wonderful scenery as well as breezy beaches. It is not only the scenic location of the spot that pulls visits to the Pindlaya Conchal, but it is also an unbelievable spot of diverse wildlife. Above all, the best part is that it is an all-inclusive retreat whose rate involves a la carte dining at its nine restaurants, buffet dinning, kid’s club, and a pack of activities as well as classes. Rooms At Playa Conchal, all 406 suites offer  [...]

Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa, Cabo San Lucas

Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa, Cabo San Lucas

Welcome to the hamlet-like accommodation on the southern beach of Baja! Looking over the Pacific on the southern rim of the Peninsula of Baja, Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa stretches by the side of the extensive picturesque beach. This is one of the main reasons why tourists prefer to stay here whenever they wish to vacation in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas. Besides this, one more appealing point of this village-like resort is its location – it is just a mile away from the downtown! Speaking about the main features of Playa Grande, it is the home of not only comfortable guest suites offering the ocean or beach views, but it is also the holder of the swimming pools meant for the people of all ages. Yes, no where else will you find such a facility and it is sure to pull you if you are looking  [...]

Lake Mckenzie: Most awe-inspiring on Fraser

Lake Mckenzie: Most awe-inspiring on Fraser

This is backpackers’ paradise on the east coast of Australia! Yes, Lake Mckenzie is the most visited natural body on the Fraser Island that itself is the hub of many shimmering beauties! This one is certainly a perched lake. This indicates that the lake is the body of rain water only instead of groundwater and that no stream feeds it nor does it meet any ocean. So, what is the secret of rain water not being drained away? Well, it is the bottom’s sand as well as organic matter, which make up for an impervious layer. So, for the tourists, Lake Mckenzie is one of the best blue highlights, which is fully shimmering throughout the year. The water of the lake engulfs two hues of blue as well as green: light at the shore and dark as one goes further from the coast. Okay, before that, what is  [...]

Matachica Beach Resort, Belize

Matachica Beach Resort, Belize

Welcome to the winner of the Traveler’s Choice 2010! Yes, this is the Matachica beach resort that is a fine, isolated refuge on the Ambergris Caye Island. Accessible in just 10 minutes from the quaint hamlet of San Pedro, the hotel’s rising thatch-roofed lobby is adorned with the pastoral island design along with a library packed with music collection from all over the world as well as travel magazines. Its only hot favorite restaurant is completely festooned with the modern paintings, Central American mahogany furnishings, hand-crafted Belizean art, and candelabras. The overall decor features seashells affixed as white and black shakers. People like the Matachica beach resort for its excellent restaurant, but if you want to live here for some days; you might never go away. The lobby,  [...]

Whitehaven Beach: Most spotless in Queensland!

Whitehaven Beach: Most spotless in Queensland!

How it would be if you get a chance to vacation at a beach that has grabbed the honor of not only being the cleanest beach of 2009, but also of being the best eco-friendly beach of 2010? I am sure; it will be surely very enthralling to visit such a fascinating beach! This is what the Whitehaven Beach in Australia’s Queensland uniquely features! And yes, before I forget, the awards of this beach are not only these two, but are even more. Not going much into the award part of it, I will now tell you about the beach and its activities. The Whitehaven Beach is the crown of the Whitsunday Island, which is adorned with many jewels in form of tourist attractions/activities. It is purely these highlights due to which the tourists love to come here again and again. So, it goes without saying that  [...]

Monte Verde: Ancient charm of Chile

Monte Verde: Ancient charm of Chile

Nestled in northern Patagonia is the archaeological site called Monte Verde that stretches in a partially decayed foliaged (peat) marsh accessible from Santiago after traveling for 500 miles. Discovered recently in 1997, the site pre-dates the establishment of the Clovis culture (a prehistoric Paleo-Indian one), which has fractured the basis on which the modern archaeologists have grasped about how the American continent was inhabited. According to the believed theory on how people settled in America, the Clovis culture is regarded as the America’s first culture. However, this theory has received a set back because of the existence of Preclovis sites such as Monte Verde, Paisley Caves, and Arlington Springs all of which leading finally to the acceptance of Preclovis. Coming back to Monte  [...]

Half Moon Caye: A bird sanctuary in Belize

Half Moon Caye: A bird sanctuary in Belize

Welcome to the oldest national park of Belize! Nestled 50 miles off the Belize mainland, the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument is the top pick for the divers, snorkelers, and bird watchers. I was actually shocked to know that this first protected zone in Belize is among the less visited attractions. There is no real reason as to why it is so; because this is a real hidden paradise to explore for the nature enthusiasts. The Half Moon Caye Natural Monument is composed of two unique ecosystems: the west full of wealthy foliage as well as thousands of birds along with the populated Red-footed Booby and the east known as the ‘paradise island’ holding palm trees, less foliage, and white beaches where turtles nest. The Red Footed Booby birds are one of the two Caribbean colonies, which stay here  [...]

Caye Caulker: Cheap water sport destination

Caye Caulker: Cheap water sport destination

Located off the Belize shore is the small atoll of Caye Caulker famous among the budget travelers for its comparatively inexpensive facilities as well as tempting water activities. But, it is a matter of fact that no proper beaches exist here. However, abundant docks still manages to soak you in its beachfront-like surroundings where you can lounge, walk, eat at an ocean front restaurant, or just thrill with diving and snorkeling. Split into two long back by the Hurricane Hattie with the northern half in, Mangroves as well as southern half in banana shape. Caye Caulker has only three streets and that too all in sand! These are Front Street (east shore), Back Street (west shore), and Middle Street as you would understand. A myriad of attractions exists along the Front Street as well as the  [...]

Grace Bay Beach: Jewel of Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay Beach: Jewel of Turks and Caicos

Consider routing on the off the beaten path leading to the Grace Bay Beach if you want to explore something surprising and also wish to escape the bustling tourist destinations in Turks and Caicos. This beach is uniquely intriguing in the sense that it very peaceful and serene as compared to the other beaches here. Nestled on the northeast shore of this famous island, this is a 12-mile beach on the northeast coast exhilarates one and all with its shimmering waters light blue waters as well as pristine white sands. There is no doubt that the Grace Bay Beach is among the best Caribbean beaches where you can easily spot an isolated spot as well as lounge because of its stretching length. I agree that there are more secluded beaches on this island, but this might be your choice due to its unique  [...]

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