Archive | March, 2013

BAHAMAS

28 Mar

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Archipelago of over 700 islands, the Bahamas extend over 1,000 kilometers southeast of Florida. Only a few islands are inhabited. These islands offer stunning scenery of sandy beaches and turquoise waters.

Bahamas, we all dream a little … You can see the most beautiful coral in the world, the beaches and seabed have contributed to the image of the heavenly islands.

The seabed is a giant aquarium where diving enthusiasts can explore the fascinating species: sharks, massive corals, etc.. An ideal destination for people who are looking for luxury and relaxation and diving enthusiasts.

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Swim with dolphins, get married on a beach, discover the beauty of the underwater or local festivals, here all dreams are possible … Discover a paradise on earth.

It is possible to do many water sports on the island, surfing, windsurfing and water-skiing.

Come discover the Bahamian cuisine which is known for its exotic and healthy recipes.

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In the Bahamas, fish and seafood are the basis of the gastronomic tradition. You will have on your tables different rice, salads and products unique to the Caribbean.

Unique desserts like the floating island coconut, tart Coconut or dishes like plantain soup or curry and cake of all kinds. A unique culinary experience. Let yourself be charmed by the nightlife and ambiance Caribbean  Bahamas has many places to have some fun … you can go dancing, drinking traditional rum in a pub, go to the casino … The Bahamas are like a paradise on earth where you will never be bored….

Have an unforgettable holiday in The Bahamas with family, friends and lovers!

 

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KOH TAO

26 Mar

Located in the Gulf of Thailand not far from Koh Phangan in the middle of the Gulf of Siam, Koh Tao, or Turtle Island is a destination of paradise.

Beach, coconut, and warm clear waters, Koh Tao has something for everyone. The lonely traveler who will be able to meet people, to families who can discover the pleasures of the sea to their children, Koh Tao has many things to offer …

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The Turtle Island will undoubtedly delight all lovers of diving, discover and practice diving,  and immerse yourself in a turquoise blue water with coral, anemones and giant multicolored fish.

Although Koh Tao is known as a haven for scuba divers all over the world, there are also many other things to do and keep you busy.

Koh Tao also invite you to relax on deserted beaches and enjoy life which is pretty relaxed, here is relaxing, perfect for a wonderful holiday in Thailand.

You can enjoy walks in a unique scenery, as in the beautiful bay of Hat Sai Daeng. This beach is ideal for a moment of intimacy in a magical scenery.

If you love the adventure, the island offers many activitees. You can try rock climbing, sailing and even paintball. Koh Tao is mainly composed of mountains, let’s go hiking through the rainforest you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the sunset …

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The nightlife is also present as soon as the sun goes down. There are plenty of places to eat and restaurants to suit all tastes, Thai, French, Korean, Indian, Italian, Mexican or even an Irish pub! One thing not to miss is the famous Lady-Boy Boy cabaret where you can even dance and sing if you want to. Many bars along the main beaches where you can lie on cushions under the stars, sipping your favorite cocktail. For the more energetic, there are also clubs where you can dance until the sun rises again …

Koh Tao is a perfect island to spend time with your family,  friends or lovers…

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COSTA DEL SOL

20 Mar

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Unavoidable Spanish destination, the Costa del Sol is known for its seaside activities. The mild climate, with sunshine over 300 days a year, high temperatures, but mild night, and a varied geography with beaches and mountains are some of the strengths of this southern region of Spain.

Stay in Costa del Sol : beaches and water activities

It is impossible to stay in Costa del Sol without spend some unique moments on its most beautiful beaches.

The coastline stretches 160 kilometers with about 130 beaches. Then discover those of Ancha, Algarrobo, of Hondo Arryo or Bahia Dorada. In addition to relaxation, you will appreciate the atmosphere of beach bars and restaurants, the nightlife or the various water activities. On the coast there are also a dozen marinas. Thus, any kind of cruises and water crossings are possible.costa-del-sol

 Other activities to do in Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a golfer’s paradise with more than 70 courses. For example Cabopino Golf Marbella, a 18-hole course, located close to the Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar.

The Costa del Sol is also a perfect destination with several cultural monuments (Daimalos Minaret, The Arabic Bathhouses in Ronda…) and museums, including the Museum for the marine environment and the Roman baths Center.

Between two ballads, take a break to discover the local culinary specialties. The cuisine of the province of Malaga has several unavoidable dishes such as rice stew with cod or the Bienmesabe, a delicious dessert.bouillon de riz a la morue

Costa del Sol: a place that never sleeps

It is impossible to spend a holiday in Spain without partying. The Costa del Sol reflects the fiesta of the province of Malaga and has many places to have fun, especially at night. To dance, there are several nightclubs; Sala Gold, Toulouse Club and Sala Wengé are some examples that are among the most popular. There are also bars and modern restaurants. Arte Lounge Club attracts many clubbers with its cozy and warm atmosphere. Do not miss the Café del Sol.

For a night less conventional, visit Bioparc Fuengirola and the Centro de Ocio in Plaza Mayor. There are also cultural events nights on the Costa del Sol as: Festival de la Luna Mora, todos los dias Flamenco, Jazz Night Noches … etc.ClassiqueFlamenco

On the beach or in the countryside, on the coast or in the hinterland, day or night, you will find everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

 

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SAINT MARTIN

19 Mar

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At the heart of the Caribbean, St. Martin is an exceptional destination. The program of your holidays: Fun and Relaxing.

All facets of St Martin offer to everyone the opportunity to find its Caribbean paradise!

With over 70 km of coastline, Saint-Martin is a magical island with paradisiacal scenery between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

St. Martin offers a variety of unique seascapes. Its 37 beaches which are the most famous in the Caribbean.

 Activitees:

 Immerse yourself in the culture creole and go discover the local market at Marigot, well known because of the Caribbean atmosphere and numerous shops. Moreover, you will find more than a hundred stalls of traditional crafts!

Marigot market is also the place to find souvenirs such as tasty rums …

French Caribbean rum is renowned for being one of the best in the world, it is more than a drink it is a culture! Pure or as a punch, rum Caribbean will bewitch you with its fragrance and its unique flavors.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On the Boulevard of Grand Case, from January to May, there is the Festival “Harmony Nights” where you can enjoy the nightlife, Caribbean orchestras and jazz.

At Philipsburg, visit the Museum of Sint Maarten which exhibits objects of the past and traces the history from the Arawaks, the ancient inhabitants of the island.

Saint-Martin is known for its white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

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Lovers of extreme sensations will find happiness with a rich offer of sports: windsurfing, surfing, jet skiing, kite surfing, stand up paddle, Hawaiian canoe …

Here is a real paradise to become familiar with water sport, St. Martin is the ideal place for kitesurfers thanks to the weather. Also discover the seabed in the most beautiful spots of the island.

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With its varied landscapes, rare species and preserved environment, Saint-Martin is a wonderful playground for all nature lovers! To better preserve this priceless heritage, a nature reserve was established in 1998, ecotourism and heritage protection has become a priority. Many trails and hikes activities are proposed to discover a preserved and untouched nature.

Discover the gastronomy of St. Martin and Caribbean flavors! One of the characteristics of Saint Martin is the diversity of its culinary offerings. You will find all sorts of cusines in many restaurants.

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MARRAKECH

12 Mar

Marrakech is a city in Morocco, in the interior, at the base of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is known as the Pearl of the South and Red city.

Marrakech is one of the destinations that make you dream…

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So open your eyes and let yourself be carried away by the colors, the smells, the undeniable charm of Marrakech, this bewitching and fascinating city!

The vast Jemaa el fna worth the trip. The souks both colorful and noisy, are probably the richest, diverse, and fascinating of the country.

Thousand small crafts and artisans rub shoulders…

Potters are always happy to show off their knack to visitors and invite them to tea with mint.

You can also enjoy sumptuous oriental rugs, which are among the most beautiful in Morocco. Excellent quality, they are still the best effect in a living room or entry.

Go shopping at the spice market of Mellah, the old Jewish quarter. Each trader will tell you with pleasure how to reproduce the recipes of Morocco.

Do not miss the industrial zone of Sidi Ghanem which is a center of activities dedicated to creation: decoration, accessories, design, ceramics, linens, candles, luminaries…

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Activities:

You can take one of the many carriages in the city to get to the Palmeraie of Marrakech where a walk is unavoidable.

The Majorelle Garden is famous for the variety of plants that are gathered and its Art Deco design.

In the hinterland, you can visit the Ourika Valley to go hiking.

Take time to relax…

Place of relaxation and socializing, the hammam is a ritual well-being unavoidable in Morocco:

Often richly decorated, there reigns a relaxing atmosphere. Black soap scrub, wrap or ghasoul henna, massages with essential oils are among the treatments offered.

Natural products carefully selected to ensure a unique dimension to care.

Let yourself be charmed by the show permanent and unique animation and take the time to taste a typical dish in the Jemaa el Fna. You will find many restaurants offering traditional dishes of tasty Moroccan food.

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You can also treat yourself an ice cream, a pastry or a cool drink in establishments located in Gueliz, the modern part of Marrakech!

The luxury shops await you in Gueliz. Here you can really indulge yourself, and spoiled your loved ones with local or foreign productions. Cartier, Dior, Chopard, Kenzo, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton … Marrakech is henceforth one of the world capitals shopping

The red city blend prestigious past and contemporary dynamism. Marrakech is a city full of life and ardor, which each facet reveals the dynamism.

Do not wait any longer and come to discover this fascinating city…

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7 Mar

LANGUEDOC Roussillon : find a warm and festive atmosphere between land and sea

Languedoc-Roussillon is a French region composed of five departments. It is bordered to the south by Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean Sea.
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In a protected environment, where sea and mountains are at proximity, Languedoc-Roussillon reveals its natural assets.
Mountaineers, skiers, hikers, or simply lovers of wild nature, summer and winter, all outdoors leisure are possible.

The sun throughout the year and a big amount of water forme that amazing landscapes, from the highlands interspersed with ravines and canyons to the beaches and sand dunes, Languedoc Roussillon offer this paradise from 0 to 3,000 meters for the athletes both beginners and more experienced.

Enjoy all the water sports that offers the Mediterranean coastal sailing or offshore, racing, cruising, fishing, windsurfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, sailing, there is something for everybody …
For enthusiast of surf,  Gruissan and the Massif of la Clape wish you all year round a great welcome!

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The architecture, the beautiful landscapes and the cultural heritage of this region: Pont du Gard, the Canal du Midi, Walled City of Carcassonne, roads to Saint Jacques de Compostela, Vauban fortresses. These symbols of the past, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, are an invitation to pilgrimage, whether cultural, religious or tourist.
Gastronomy is the anchor in the tradition and spirit of the region …
Olive oil, fish, fruit and vegetables, Languedoc-Roussillon offers a delicious and healthy cuisine, colourful dishes of the Garrigue.
Good products Languedoc-Roussillon have given life to countless recipes that will amaze your taste buds!

A degustation local product is essential, many cheeses are from the

regions, so you can discover the nature of Roquefort without forgetting the local wines.

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Do not hesitate and come quickly discover a beautiful region of France; the warm South and all these treasures to discover will charm you.

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BODRUM

5 Mar

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Small vibrant city on the seafront, Bodrum, ancient fishing port full of history has become a very popular Mediterranean resort by the “Jet Set”.

“Land of eternal blue color” according to Homer, the area is famous for the colors of its coastline with its idyllic bays.

If the town is now a seaside resort, the yachting center of Turkey, it is nevertheless the ancient city known as Halicarnassus, the birthplace of Herodotus.

The city has a large number of ancient sites just waiting to be discovered and you will also see picturesque scenes of old wooden sailing ships in the harbor and windmills on the hills. Party place in summer but in winter more discreet, Bodrum is ideal for a traditional Turkish experience with its vibrant nightlife and its wide choice of activities in a modern resort.

Activities

Bodrum has several archaeological sites and monuments to visit, especially the ancient theater, which, beyond its historical interest, offers magnificent views of the harbor and its imposing castle.bodrum Chateau

The Bodrum Castle is a well preserved medieval castle with a fascinating museum of underwater archeology and stunning views.

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is also unavoidable, a remains of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Bodrum is known for its water sports, offering a great choice, such as windsurfing, jet skiing and scuba diving, as well as two water parks. It is also a great place to go shopping.

Whether you’re looking a famous pair of leather sandals or souvenirs for friends and family, you are sure to find something that you like in a bazaar or shop in Bodrum.

For an authentic Turkish experience, made ​​a visit to the Hammam or Turkish bath.turkish_bath_istanbul

And why not discover this enchanting bay by exploring the seabed or go on a cruise aboard a traditional Turkish ship. Rent a schooner in Turkey will allow you to explore the islands and coves accessible only by sea.

Eat and Drink in Bodrum

Bodrum is on the sea; it is not surprising that seafood dishes are excellent there. Those with more traditional tastes will find a wide range of Western restaurants, and a popular local dish called “pide” which is a Turkish pizza. If you are looking for a romantic place, go to “Restaurants Alley”, a pretty street decorated with lanterns and vines, and get ready to be rocked by local musicians while dining in a traditional Turkish restaurant.

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