Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Grand Bahama Island is called the Hong Kong of the Americas. A blend of the old and new. The island is the second most popular tourist destination in the Bahamas. Here you will find long stretches of deserted clean-white beaches, inviting hotels, one major casino, night-time entertainment and world-class scuba diving facilities and land and sea sports.
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands, Caribbean. Seven Mile Beach is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The beach is also lined with pine and palm trees in some spots, so there is shade from the hot sun. Thanks to the relatively calm water conditions, swimming and snorkeling top the list of things to do at Seven Mile Beach, and there is no shortage of shops and restaurants to visit when a break from the water is in order. Snorkeling is just one of the many options for things to do at Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, and diving enthusiasts will also be in their element.
Bali, Indonesia. Bali lies just to the west of the Wallace Line, and thus has a fauna which is Asian in character, with very little Australasian influence, and has more in common with Java than with Lombok. There are around 280 species of birds. The rich coral reefs around the coast, particularly around popular diving spots. Dolphins are commonly encountered on the north coast near Singaraja and Lovina.
Sipadan Island, Malaysia. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. The centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan has been rated by many dive journals as one of the top dive destinations in the world.
Palawan, Philippines. Have the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Features a large limestone karst landscape with an underground river. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full 'mountain-to-sea' ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia. And, the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef.
Ibiza, Spain. The island is well-known for its summer club parties. Probably the most famous bar on the island is Café del Mar. Ibiza is the larger of a group of the western Balearic archipelago called the Pitiusas or "Pine Islands" composed of itself and Formentera. Large portions of the island are registered as U.N. World Heritage Sites. "God's Finger" in the Benirràs Bay as well as some of the more traditional Ibicenco cultural sites. Companies and artists alike frequently use the island for photographic and film shoots. And, "The Egg" erected in honour of Christopher Columbus can be found in Sant Antoni: Ibiza is one of several places purporting to be his birthplace.
Oludeniz Beach, Turkey. Ölüdeniz (literally Dead Sea) is a small resort village in Fethiye District, Muğla Province the South West coast of Turkey. The town is a beach resort. It remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and building is strictly prohibited. Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, and is an official blue flag beach, and is frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. The resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide.
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay. It is known as the bathing resort. This paradisiacal spot is famous for its lighthouse, which invites tourists to get cut off from the outer world through a slogan that has made these beaches very popular: “Only the wind runs here”. Silent and quiet, the beaches in José Ignacio gain tranquility and harmony. It displays sunsets that could be described as simply magical, they are the perfect scenery featuring fishermen boats.
O’ahu, Hawaii, USA. Sometimes called “The Gathering Place,”. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of east and west cultures. It’s this fundamental contrast between the ancient and the modern that makes discovering Oahu so enjoyable. The clear blue waters of Kailua Beach meet the metropolitan cityscapes of Honolulu. The big city of Waikiki meets the small town of Haleiwa on the North Shore.
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