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Listed below are some of the well-known attractions in the Hawaii Islands. The attractions are located in various parts of the islands and each of them promises to be something different from the other.
Lyman House Memorial Museum: Lyman House Memorial Museum is one of the popular museums in the Hawaii islands in USA. Visitors can see the various exhibits depicting the natural history of the region. The wide range of collection of shells in the Lyman House Memorial Museum is its specialty.
Akaka Falls and Kahuna Falls: Akaka Falls and Kahuna Falls in Hawaii are two attractive falls that are located in the famous Akaka Falls State Park in the Big Islands. The awe-inspiring scenery of the cascading falls gives a picture perfect view. The place is perfect for hiking and walking trials. Akaka Falls and Kahuna Falls are just right for the adventurous loving tourist’s as well as the nature lovers.
Panaewa Rain Forest Zoo: Panaewa Rain Forest Zoo is one of its kind zoos not only in the islands, but also in the USA. Being the only rainforest zoo, it is an important tourist attraction in Hawaii. Located on the outskirts on the Hilo, this zoo has some of the rare animal species. The Panaewa Rain Forest Zoo is ideal place for the animal lovers.
Papaikou – Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens: Papaikou – Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens comprises of wide collection of living plants. Visitors can see from the 2,000species of plants, which represents around 125 families. Covering a vast area of 40 acres, this natural greenhouse attracts botanists, gardeners, scientists, photographers and nature lovers from all corners of the world. Nature trails in the Papaikou – Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens give variety of choices.
Everyone thinks of the Seychelles as a winter holiday destination, and Seychelle Island Vacations to one of the increasing number of Seychelles Five Stars Hotels tend to be taken between November and March.
This is the time of the greatest Seychelles rain fall with the heaviest rain being December through to February. It’s therefore a little strange that these are the popular holiday months when the weather isn’t really ideal. I still remember arriving on Praslin almost twenty five years ago in early February to be greeted by grey skies, and a torrential downpour, and it was quite depressing, but that is the price you pay for lush green foliage. I should add that the rain soon stopped, and the sun came out, then it rained only in the early evening every day!!
One has to assume that people suffer the very long flight because what they get is a lot better than a European winter, but there are other times to consider a Seychelles island vacation. The slight problem is that summer isn’t perfect either because the tropical trade wind blows from the south east, and this means you rough seas, probably no swimming off the beach, and poor old holidaymaker who has a boat transfer!!
In my opinion if you want the best of all worlds, visit the Seychelles in April or May. If you can avoid the Easter break then you have a great chance of getting a cheap deal to the Seychelles with savings of several hundred Pounds Sterling. The sea is calm, the temperature is about right, and the colours are at their best as the rainy season has only just finished.
A Mauritius Luxury Holiday, be it a Family Holiday in Mauritius that you want, or a Honeymoon in Mauritius that you are planning, needs careful research. Recently voted as the Number one Resort and Spa of choice in Mauritius is The Sands Resort and Spa a Flic En Flac Hotel on the west coast. As there are some amazing hotels in Mauritius including the legendary St Geran, it is worth investigating what has made The Sands so popular amongst visitors.
Firstly the situation lends itself to being a luxury romantic vacation getaway, a real hideaway situated on the west coast of Mauritius, at the southern end of the beautiful Wolmar Beach with spectacular views across the Bay of Tamarin. The beach itself is about two hundred and fifty metres long of white sand, with a reef protected lagoon making it absolutely ideal for a whole range of water sports, including waterskiing, sailing, pedal boats, kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling. The beach is very clean, and never busy which is great if this is the place you have chosen for your honeymoon in Mauritius. Walking on the beach is fun, and when you take a look at the other hotels, then you will appreciate how private and peaceful The Sands Resort and Spa is by comparison.
This is the ideal place for couples, honeymoon couples seeking peace and quiet, some tranquility and a high level of comfort and personalized service. Having said that there are interconnecting rooms, baby sitting, and the ability to squeeze a third bed into a twin bedded room, so The Sands Resort and Spa is not only a honeymoon hotel, but suitable for a family holiday in Mauritius as well, although family type reservations are only on a strictly request basis.
The Sands has just 92 rooms, all sea facing, with either a balcony or a terrace. King size beds are a feature, as is the spacious bathroom. One guest’s comment was that the bathrooms are the biggest they had ever seen. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, walk in wardrobes, TV, video, telephone, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee maker.
A Mauritius luxury holiday mustn’t only have great accommodation and facilities, fantastic views, all of which The Sands has, it should also have delightful food to complement everything else. There is The Tamarind Terrace restaurant which is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring International and Mauritian specialties. You will also find that the menu changes every day
The other restaurant is Spices which is an a la carte restaurant opens every day for dinner serving the spices and menus of the Indian Ocean. For drinks there is the Dolphin Bar facing the bay, which opens until after midnight.
To summarize, The Sands Resort and Spa in Mauritius has a great location, well kept grounds, friendly staff, and good sized rooms and bathrooms, with good food. If you choose it for either a holiday in Mauritius or your honeymoon, you will not be disappointed.