Journey Idea » Caribbean http://www.journeyidea.org Travel across the world with Journey Idea Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Puerto Rico Travel Pleasures http://www.journeyidea.org/puerto-rico-travel-pleasures http://www.journeyidea.org/puerto-rico-travel-pleasures#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:24:18 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=8643 Come to the beautiful land of Caribbean and bask in the pleasures of tours to Puerto Rico. Come here and enjoy the lovely sights here and the beautiful ambience which seems to beckon you with a lot of warmth. Visit the beaches here and experience the most exotic travel locale in this part of the world.

Puerto Rico calls the beaches balnerio here. So visit the Balnerio de Caroline, and Balnerio de Luqillo which are lovely beach locales in the Caribbean. This is a great family spot and families love to come here and enjoy in the ambience of a fantastic beach.

Also binge on the comida criolla which means street food in Puerto Rico. Eat the rice and beans, the plantains, the pork delicacies and enjoy the best of culinary delights here.

Puerto Rico Travel Pleasures

Live in those paradores here or the inns which are found all over the countryside. With a great surrounding and with the best of travel ambiene this is the best way you could enjoy your tours to Caribbean. This is not just a home away from home instead it is a paradise. With the 20 foot waves the surfing experience here is not going to be falling short of excitement ether. Surfers come here and loll around in pleasure. The simple sights of the beautiful landscapes and the winding roads in the jungle of El Yunque certainly take you into a cherishable travel local and this enchanting view of jungles and landscapes fill your treasure chest of travels here brimming with joy.

Visit the islands of Culebra and Vieques and enjoy the simple pleasures of a great land. Puerto Rico is a place where there are lots of exciting nightlife so tourists coming here would never have a moment of boredom.

Culebra and Vieques

It is ideal to take a cruise in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico in fact should be explored over a period of time. Some people come here only to see the El Morro fort where you get the best of views. Enjoy the lifestyle here and also the pulsating music to the dance clubs.

Then you can also see the Island of enchantment sometime in high winter for a cost that would be lesser during this time.

Puerto Rico Beach

Ideal time to visit Puerto Rico is from April to June. Spring is also a good weather to visit and thus you could plan a good tour here in this part of the world.

Whatever you do in Puerto Rico is not enough. The attraction here could be the underground caves of the Rio Camuy Cave Park to the El Morro Fort which is a historical place. There are many options you could choose from. Rincon beach is a lovely beach and the surfing and sunbathing experiences. Snorkelers also love to come to this beautiful place and you can find many snorkeling in the Mosquito Bay.

Camuy Cave Park

Puerto Rico can be accessed through the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. It has many other airports like the Mercedita Airport., Rafael Hernandez Airport etch.

Enjoy the tours to Caribbean and bask in the pleasures of the Puerto Rico region.

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Places to see in Anguilla http://www.journeyidea.org/places-to-see-in-anguilla http://www.journeyidea.org/places-to-see-in-anguilla#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:35:18 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=8235 Visit the Caribbean and enjoy the pleasures of being in a land of paradise pleasures and heavenly experiences. Enjoy the beautiful locales here and get to see the things to do in Anguilla. The places here in this land of thrilling escapades are a great delight for all those who come to this part of the world and lie back in the pleasures of absolutely memorable sights.

Snorkeling

Unforgettably true, Anguilla is a fantastic destination in the Caribbean providing the most fascinating travel delights. The coastline here is a lovely sight and the place has some of the best beaches in the world in fact. The lovely sand here with the pristine white sands and the fascinating sights of the corals here lend a lot of beauty to the eye. The brightly coloured tropical fish are another sight here. The Rendezvous Bay here is a lovely sight and the coastal pleasures of this beach is something that is seen to be believed. There is a lovely calmness here that is a great feast for the eyes. A beach bar here attracts people of all ages. And then of course you have the Shoal bay which is again a wonderful place to be in with the white sands of the beach providing ideal beach pleasures. The underwater coral here is a lovely sight of the tourist and the snorkeling experiences here are another delight altogether.

The Maundays bay in Anguilla is the place where you would get the best resorts and the most accommodative facilities. Come here and enjoy the beach delights here and bask in the absolutely pristine surroundings which make up a lot of the travel experiences here. A perfect windsurfing spot, there is the Cap Juluca which is also a great land to be in. come here and enjoy the sailing hotspot which is an ideal travel delight here in this land of thrilling memories. There is the Island Harbour Beach here which is another beauty on the northeastern coast. This is a serene place where the water is a brilliant blue colour. If you want a lot of action then go upto the Road Bay Beach which is where you get to see the watersports centre which every tourists coming here would surely like toe enjoy.

Maundays bay

Enjoy the art galleries and museums here which are another great visual delight in this part of the world. With the most interesting artifacts and the most modern art works, this is a historical place in Anguilla which shouldn’t be given a miss. Visit the Anguilla National Trust Museum which is beautiful with its lovely and fascinating relics. There are tours that are organized by the museum .Then there is the St. Gerard Catholic Church and this 18th century construction is a perfect treat for the tour enthusiasts. With a magnificent façade this constructional evidence recently was restored to its original glory some years back.

St. Gerard Catholic Church

So with the unspoilt beaches here and the breathtaking beauty that is so particular to this region, the Anguilla travel pleasures fill your travel palate with the best sights and the most fascinating escapades. The natural beauty here and the people here also give you the ideal facilities for a great travel experience.

The best time to visit this place is when the whether is mild enough.

Packing to go to Anguilla should be such that you have the best and the most comfortable clothing for yourself so that you can explore the island to your heart’s content. So whether the days or hot and the nights are cooler, the travel pleasure here is unlimited without any doubt.

Getting to this fascinating land called Anguilla; the Caribbean Islands provide greatest tour experiences. With the numerous parks and casinos that are found here, Anguilla is a lovely land to explore.

Anguilla with its lovely destinations in tourism and greatest travel pleasures provide you with a kind of delight that is simply irresistible and greatly fascinating.

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The Best Known Grand Cayman Island http://www.journeyidea.org/the-best-known-grand-cayman-island http://www.journeyidea.org/the-best-known-grand-cayman-island#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 09:15:31 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=7894 Grand Cayman is a home of George Town, the capital city that boasts some of the finest cuisine and shopping the Caribbean. It is the biggest of 3 Cayman Islands and location of George Town, nation’s capital. In relation to other 2 Cayman Islands, it is around 145 kilometers southwest of Cayman Brac and 121 kilometers southwest of Little Cayman. Shaped like giant claw pinching North Sound, the Grand Cayman is a rich territory of United Kingdom George Town at its southwest knuckle. It includes 76 percent of the entire land mass of the nation is about 22 miles long with widest point being eight miles long.

The Grand Cayman Island comprises of 6 regions, which include West Bay, Bodden Town, Sister Islands, East End, North Side and George Town.

Grand Cayman Islands

Bodden Town was established in 1700s and is situated on Grand Cayman Island’s south side.

East End is situated at the east side of Grand Cayman and comprises mainly of the Village of East End with a plethora of natural sights, accommodations and restaurants.

George Town is the Grand Cayman’s capital and world famous center for off-shore investments and banking.

The North Side includes Breakers, Kaibo and Rum Point.

Sister Islands comprises of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

West Bay has plenty of tourist sights such as Cayman Turtle Farm and its towns include West Bay Village and Hell and Seven Mile Beach.

Cayman Turtle Farm Seven Mile Beach

Of the flora, a good representation of different plant life on Grand Cayman can be found at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which is situated in North Side District. Flora include Red Birch trees, Wild Banana Orchids, Thatch Palm trees, Ghost Orchids, Mahogany trees and several fruit trees like Plantain, Tamarind, Mango and Breadfruit. Black Mastics and Yellow Mastics are also found in this park. In another place outside the park, you will find all species around Grand Cayman such as Poinciana, Coconut Palm, Mangrove and Casuarina Pine trees.

Fauna found in different locations around Grand Cayman are Blue Iguanas and Central American Agouti. The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm situated in West Bay region raises Green Sea Turtles for their meat. There are resorts, fast food restaurants and night clubs on western side of Grand Cayman down to George Town. As its hotels, clubs and resorts, the Seven Mile Beach has the biggest concentration of tourists and visitors on the island. Owen Roberts International Airport serves the island with international and domestic flights and has its headquarters in Grand Cayman.

Blue Iguana

The Grand Cayman Islands Education Department operates government schools: secondary schools include Clifton Hunter High School and John Gray High School, while primary schools are John A. Cumber Primary School, Bodden Town Primary School, George Town Primary School, East End Primary School, Prospect Primary School, North Side Primary School, Savannah Primary School and Red Bay Primary School. Some of the private schools include Cayman International School, Cayman Academy, First Baptist Christian School, Cayman Prep and High School, Montessori School of Grand Cayman, Grace Christian Academy, Triple C School, St. Ignatius Catholic School, Wesleyan Christian Academy and Truth for Youth School. You will also find universities in Grand Cayman; these include St. Mathews University of Veterinary Medicine/Medicine, The Cayman Islands Law School and International College of the Cayman Islands.

Hotels in Grand Cayman include Sunshine Suites Resort, Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach, The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, The Reef Resort, Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Sunset House, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cobalt Coast Dive Resort, Seven Mile Beach Resort & Club, The Ramada Grand Caymanian Resort, Compass Point Dive Resort, Treasure Island Resort, Spotts Beach Houses, Coral Stone Club and The Grandview Condos Cayman Islands.

Sunshine Suites Resort Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman has many attractions to offer such as Seven Mile Beach.  With sand stretching, it considered to be one of most stunning beaches in the entire Caribbean. Other attractions include National Trust’s Mastic Trail, Cayman Islands National Museum in George Town, 65-acre Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Boatswains Beach, Pedro St. James Historic Site in Savannah, National Trust historic walking tours of central George Town, West Bay and Hell. Rum Point is another beautiful sight, which is not to be missed.  Indulge in la carte meal, simply take a dip in crystal clear sea or enjoy a beach snack.

Cayman Islands National Museum in George Town West Bay and Hell

Wealth of activities, points of interest and spectacular natural beauty along with all contemporary conveniences to make your stay as comfortable as possible can all be found here on most developed and largest of three Grand Cayman Islands.

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Antigua Hotels: The Jolly Beach Resort & Spa http://www.journeyidea.org/antigua-hotels-the-jolly-beach-resort-spa http://www.journeyidea.org/antigua-hotels-the-jolly-beach-resort-spa#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 07:05:41 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=7838 The Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is located on the West Coast of Antigua; you will need only around 35 minutes for reaching this resort from the island’s airport. The hotel has a garden area covering a total land of 40 acres. The garden area is followed by over a mile of the sandy Jolly Beach. Inside the hotel premises, there’s a fantasy pool of 8,000 sq. ft, where the tourists can spend some relaxing hours.

Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

Another specialty of the Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is its entertainment team. The entertainment options offered at this hotel will keep the guests occupied all through the day; examples of some of the entertaining activities include pool aerobics, water polo, volleyball etc. The guests will also get the opportunity of taking part in activities like water sports, basketball and tennis. Moreover, the performance area of the hotel hosts live performances by bands almost every day. People, who are interested in spending a laid back vacation, can get themselves treated at the hotel’s Palms Wellness Center. At the Palms Wellness Center, you will be greeted with both beauty salon and spa services.

Volleyball at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

Now, let us come to the dining options available at the Jolly Beach resort & Spa. The hotel has 5 bars and restaurants, each of which is dedicated to a particular type of cuisine. If you are looking to have sandwiches, grills and barbecues, visit the Coconut Grill restaurant. For lovers of Italian items, the hotel houses a restaurant called the Ristorante Bocciolo. People in search of authentic Caribbean cuisine and seafood, should opt for Lydia’s At Crab Hole Village. For exotic Indian food, visit the Utsav restaurant of Jolly Beach Resort & Spa. The 5th restaurant of the hotel i.e. the Hemispheres stays open for all the major meals of the day and serves dishes originating in different corners of the globe.

Restaurant at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

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Review of the Sandals Carlyle Resort of Jamaica http://www.journeyidea.org/review-of-the-sandals-carlyle-resort-of-jamaica http://www.journeyidea.org/review-of-the-sandals-carlyle-resort-of-jamaica#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2011 07:05:29 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=7701 The Sandals Carlyle can never be described as something extravagant; the right word to describe this Jamaica based resort is ‘cozy’. It is a perfect place for couples who are looking for some serenity for spending time with each other.

Where is the Sandals Carlyle located? This resort is located adjacent to the ‘Hip Strip’ of Montego Bay. You will only need around 5 minute to reach this resort from the airport of Montego Bay. However, if you are landing at the Kingston airport, you will need some more time for reaching the Sandals Carlyle.

Sandals Carlyle Resort

Sandals Carlyle has 52 guest rooms. Every Seaside Deluxe Room will offer you the opportunity of enjoying a magnificent view of the resort’s garden. Other than that, you will be pampered with facilities like clock radio, tea/coffee maker, satellite television, amenity kit, telephone, hairdryer, ironing board and iron and air conditioning. There are three other room types that besides offering you the above amenities it will come with some extra features. If you book a Seaside Premium Room, you will be greeted with a balcony, from where you’ll get to enjoy the wonderful view of the pool and the courtyard.  The stay at the Grande Luxe Ocean-view Room will come with the opportunity of viewing the courtyard, pool and ocean from its balcony. The most luxurious accommodation option of Sandals Carlyle i.e. the Carlyle Club Ocean-view Penthouse rooms will come with Butler Service.

Sandals Carlyle Resort room Sandals Carlyle Resort pool

Whichever may be the room type you choose to stay in the cordial staff of this resort all through the day.  You will have to book the rooms for a minimum of 3 days.

Sandals Carlyle Resort dining

The dining options available at the Sandals Carlyle are of top notch quality. The resort has 3 in-house restaurants; Nibbles, serving sumptuous meals and grilled snacks; The Carlyle, serving French Cuisine amalgamated with Caribbean flavors and Bay Window, serving international dishes.

Sandals Carlyle Resort restaurant

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The Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology of Georgetown, Guyana http://www.journeyidea.org/the-walter-roth-museum-of-anthropology-of-georgetown-guyana http://www.journeyidea.org/the-walter-roth-museum-of-anthropology-of-georgetown-guyana#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 07:31:01 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=7553 As the name suggests Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology is a museum showcasing works and facts related to anthropology. The museum is situated in the city of Georgetown, Guyana. The administration of the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology claims that this is the oldest anthropology museum of the Caribbean territory that has English-speaking population. The museum was founded in the year 1974; however, it was opened for public after 8 years i.e. in the year 1982.

Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology

The museum is run by a non-profit organization, which is a subsidiary of the government of the island. The NPO’s primary goal is collecting, conserving and exhibiting the artifacts belonging to the people of ancient civilizations of Guyana. The members of this NPO conduct several anthropological researches for gathering and disseminating information about the ancient natives of the island. The museum organizes educational programs for offering interesting facts about the ancient civilization of this part of the world.

Exhibits at Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology

Other than educating people about ancient Guyana, the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, like any other museum of the world houses some exiting exhibits. The first collection to reach the shelves of this museum came from the famous archaeologist of Guyana, Denis Williams. Then gradually collections donated by Walter Roth, Everardim Thurn, J.J. Quelch and many others started adorning different corners of the museum. In the year 1991, the museum obtained an exciting ethnographic collection from Waiwai; this collection was presented by George Mentore, a famous anthropologist working on ancient Guyanese Cultural. Other than all these, several excavated artifacts collected from different parts of the island are also displayed at the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology. The management of the museum works keeping certain goals in mind. One of their primary goals is expanding the museum’s collection. 

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How to Spend Time in Trinidad? http://www.journeyidea.org/how-to-spend-time-in-trinidad http://www.journeyidea.org/how-to-spend-time-in-trinidad#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:40:11 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=7361 Trinidad is one of the liveliest places in the Caribbean. It is the place witnessing the origin of steel pan drums and calypso. This article will offer you some tips of spending time in Trinidad:

  • Like most other West Indian islands, Trinidad is also home to a number of exotic beaches. According to many, the beaches of Trinidad are the most gorgeous ones on the Caribbean. The beaches in this island are a lot less crowded compared to that of the other Caribbean islands. Beaches like Balandra Bay, Manzanilla Bay and Maracas Bay are the most popular beaches of Trinidad. If you are looking to spend some solitary time, you can opt to visit beaches like Blanchisseuse Bay or Paria Bay.

Balandra Bay Maracas Bay Blanchisseuse Bay

  • One of the Trinidadian attractions obtaining maximum footfalls every day is the Asa Wright Nature Centre. This place is home to a wide variety of animals, birds and flowers. The place is located in the lap of the mountains of Trinidad. You can also try taking a dip in the waterfall of this nature preserve, if you have your swimsuit with you. Tourists can also spend 2 or 3 nights at Asa Wright Nature Centre; there are comfortable accommodation options offered to them.

Asa Wright Nature Centre

  • Another exciting tourist destination of Trinidad is the Caroni Swamp, a bird sanctuary. You can spend an afternoon in this bird sanctuary; here, you will get to watch birds belonging to different parts of the Caribbean as well as other parts of the world. You can opt for the guided tours across the Caroni Swamp; a knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you and inform you about different species of birds you’ll come across during the tour.

Caroni Swamp

  • A visit to the Caribbean island of Trinidad will stay incomplete, if you don’t visit Mount Saint Benedict Monastery. This monastery is the oldest among other such establishments of the Americas. Mount Saint Benedict Monastery is situated on the foothill region of the mountains of Trinidad amidst an exquisitely picturesque backdrop. The area surrounding this monastery is filled with plants of different species and wide variety of colorful flowers. If you wish to spend some relaxing time and get your senses rejuvenated, this is the place to be.

Mount Saint Benedict Monastery

  • The capital city of Trinidad, Port of Spain is home to National Museum & Art Gallery, which is a must visit for people fond of art. Here, you will get to see items that have witnessed the history of Trinidad. Other than that, the exhibits of this art gallery also include works of the contemporary artists.

National Museum and Art Gallery

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Great diving at the Bahamas Blue Holes http://www.journeyidea.org/great-diving-at-the-bahamas-blue-holes http://www.journeyidea.org/great-diving-at-the-bahamas-blue-holes#comments Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:42:16 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3979 A keen diver always has a dream to dive in Bahamas after the Blue Hole at Belize. This is mainly because this tropical archipelago is adorned with endless sandy beaches, immaculate warm water, embracing surfs, and stunning coral reefs; all of which seem to welcome the visitors anytime for scuba diving. Although these natural and invigorating features are transparent, there is yet one more such natural element that is not fully known to many. This is none other than the mysterious ‘blue hole’. Well, in the Bahamas, there is no one blue hole, but many. It is precisely due to the blue holes that scuba diving is a completely different experience here. Technically, a blue hole is a round bay packed with saltwater in its depths as well as the contrasting fresh water above.

Bahamas blue hole diving

In the Bahamas, these Blue Holes are known for their striking sheer grottos in blue. In fact, geographically, the presence of the several blue holes makes up for an extensive undersea cave system whose scattered parts are seen throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. Although they appear very beautiful while diving, they tend to look scary from the air as they seem like murky holes in the ocean of blue. Moreover, diving in amidst these caves is not very safe as they are treacherous because of the physical structure. This indicates that a diving tour here is only meant for the professional divers. What even more fears the divers is the famous myth according to which the caves are the home of a monster called Luska, a half-shark and half-squid being. However, luckily, no one has spotted this giant monster. So, heave a sigh of relief. Above all, the saddest part is that although you will courageously make an effort to dive deep, you will be unable to spot sea life here. This is because no sea life exists here due to the indecent water circulation and the presence of bacteria in high numbers.

Despite the fact that there is no sea life, the vertical caves never fail to attract the divers from all across the globe. Also called as the submarine caves in the Bahamas, these caves are believed to belong to a vast cave system of the prehistoric times. Well, but today, these unique geological formations are the lone tidally sunken grottos on the planet. So, to conclude, if you dive, you will surely admire the underwater caves that arouse a thrill in you!

Geologically, the base of the Bahamas is nothing but packed with limestone because of which it bears many erosion phases since the prehistoric days. Even today, it is enduring one such phase that is occurring frequently wherein the rainwater’s mild acid leads to the small cracks as well as holes in the limestone. This phase along with the phase of the Pleistocene era marking several ice ages leading to the reasonable changes in the sea levels, which is also an erosion process has resulted in the formation of today’s landscape of the Bahamas including the caves. And this kind of landscape is called the Karst topography.

Among all the blue holes that adorn the oceans and seas of our planet, the most profound one is certainly here carrying a depth of 202 m. This is called the Dean’s Blue Hole. One more famous blue hole is the latest one and is known as the Black Hole of Andros where you can explore a complex of vertical caves. Existing near the South Andros, this one is so named as it has a round entrance with the water appearing black from the orbit.

Deans Blue Hole

At the Exuma Island, the Mystery Cave holding an underwater cave system has always remained a mystery to be solved. Well, its name indicates so. In this complex, there are three total entrances of which two are submerged: the Angelfish cave and Mystery cave. Both of them are located near the shoreline. On the other hand, its final entrance is on the land, not on shore. It is called the Bottomley’s Blue Hole that is accessible at the rear of the Mr. Houlanda’s house. Interestingly, these caves are one of the longest on Earth. With the three types of caves found in the Bahamas namely, fractured, tunnel, and cenotes; this cave system is of the tunnel type as its entrances are interlinked via the tunnels.

Exuma Island

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Haiti Beaches calling You http://www.journeyidea.org/haiti-beaches http://www.journeyidea.org/haiti-beaches#comments Tue, 05 Oct 2010 09:19:52 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3876 What kind of beach vacation are you looking for? The one which would allow you to relax and chill out or the one which would make you explore the adventurer side of you. I just spotted that Haiti, the amazing Caribbean nation boasts of the world famous Haiti beaches which would make your beach vacation unforgettable. The unspoiled and pristine coastlines are haven. Haiti boasts of beaches ranging from lovely palm lined beaches near the capital to black sand beaches near Jamacel, the beach experience here would be different and one of its own kind.

Haiti beaches

Swim, Snorkel and take a nature walk on the Labadie beach. Famous as one of the world’s finest sandy beaches, this beach will provide you endless opportunities to explore yourself. It is also protected by the coral reefs. The songs, the music, the food, the sea side resorts, and the market places everything is just perfect. The clear blue waters will welcome you at the Koyna and the Ca-Ira beach. The sound of waters crushing at the sun kissed beaches will be a smoothening music for your ears. The Islands of Tortuga situated six miles off the north coast will behold you with its beauty. A walk along Pointe Saline, a broad, 1.5 mile spread of creamy sand adjacent to aquamarine sea will enchant you. This is the reason why the visitors keep flocking here in good numbers year after year.

Labadie beach snorkeling

One of the important cities in Haiti, which the tourists can’t afford to miss, is Jacmel. The unspoilt beaches along the Caribbean bay attract the tourists from different parts of the World. Palm fringed beaches on the pristine coastline will tranquil your senses. The quiet city is an ideal spot to spend a beach holiday for its natural charm. Cyvadier Plage is one of the most popular beaches in the city. Dramatic view of the sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed. Jacmel is famous for its fine white sand beaches. A public beach Raymond Les Bains about 15 kilometres from Jacmel is another rocking beach where you will get umpteen opportunities to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive and take a natural walk. The exotic Haiti beaches will exhaust you all through the day but the spas and body massages will rejuvenate you for a rocking night and party hard. Haiti is a perfect paradise for sun worshippers and adventure lovers.

Jacmel Haiti Beaches

Though struck by earthquakes again and again, but this has not dampened the spirits of locals. They will still meet you and greet you with the same love and warmth. Make Haiti your second home. Any beach lover, who misses Haiti, would be missing a big thing. So just get set go and explore the beautiful Haiti beaches.

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Freebie Holiday Spots Around The World http://www.journeyidea.org/freebie-holiday-spots-around-the-world http://www.journeyidea.org/freebie-holiday-spots-around-the-world#comments Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:23:50 +0000 Ricky http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3786 If and when you do discover a discount or two while on a vacation, it is bound to put a smile on your face. But what about tracking down destinations that will not need you to pay a single dime! It may never get more satisfying that that now, would it?

Have a look at some of these options that we have put together for you!

High Line, New York:

NYC has managed to turn an elevated train track that had been unused for decades now into a public park. The elevated track is now known as High Line. It was originally built on what was the West Side of New York in the 1930s and its purpose was to keep the freight trains off the streets of the city. Now it has been converted into a 30 footer structure which is lined with wild geraniums and maple trees. It gives you a wonderful viewpoint to take in some of New York’s most iconic sights.

New york high line

US National Parks:

The U.S. National Park system is known to waiver its fees a couple of times in the year. In the case of New York’s Adirondack National park, the autumn foliage makes for a lovely sight during the last two weeks of September.  September is also the mating season for the elks and you could play witness to some mating rituals if you visit Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.

US National Parks

Smithsonian Museums, Washington:

There is a very good reason why the capital of the nation remains to be one vibrant center when it comes to culture and arts.  There are somewhere around 19 Smithsonian galleries and museums that are located here; and of them a good 17 are in Washington D.C. This year is the centennial year for the Museum of Natural History and you could witness some special exhibitions which would look into the Museum’s history and evolution.

Smithsonian Museums

The Getty Center, Los Angeles:

The Getty Center is known to be credited with helping out Los Angeles become a highbrow cultural capital. The impressive buildings made of travertine marble have been known for their sweeping views of a lot of sights including the Los Angeles basin.  These hold a remarkable collection of some European Art; and the admission is generally free. You may have to shell out a little for the parking, though.

Getty Center

Aruba Aloe Factory, Oranjestad, Aruba:

The native aloe variety can be found all over this island. You could take a tour through what is a state-of-the-art Aruba Aloe Factory and get a chance at seeing the production processes for yourself. Right from harvesting the raw aloe vera leaves to the making of the processing of the finished product; stand witness.

Aruba Aloe Factory

Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro:

This sublime site of about 12 square miles is known to come in as the largest National Park in the urban world. It is home to almost a hundred different species of wildlife and plants. While in Tijuca, do not miss the Cascatinha Waterfall which comes up to a measure of above 100 feet high. The Pico da Tijuca, at 3350 feet, is said to be the highest peak in the Tijuca National Park region.

Cascatinha Waterfall

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