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Beautiful Beaches From Around The World
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Searching for paradise? You've come to the right place. Listen now as the crystal clear blue waters lap up against the white sands and plam trees gently sway in the warm tropical breeze.....As it is 5 degrees and snowing outside my window right now, I am dreaming of such a place. I have created this page for those of you who are like me, a worshiper of the sun, the sands and the sea.
Behold a photo essay, designed to entice you with georgous pictures from some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Many of these beaches I have been to and they have been included them here as fond memories, others I still dream of visiting.
Photo courtesy from Regent Seven Seas Cruise. photo source:http://ramblingmoo.wordpress.com/2007/03/27/my-dream-holiday-destination/
Bora Bora is an island I have dreamed of visiting since I was in High school and first saw photos of it taken from space. It is absolutely stunning as this image shows. The island is located about 230 kilometers northwest of Papeete, and is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef.
Bora Bora is a premier destination for snorkeling and scuba diving in and around its lagoon.
The beautiful rock islands of Palau,an island nation located some 500 miles (800 km) east of the Philippines and 2,000 miles (3,200 km) south of Tokyo. I visited Palau over new years 2005 and the experience is one I will never forget, especially swimming with 16 million Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake. To see more of Palau and my Jellyfish Lake experience, please visit HERE
Some people call Morpion the smallest island in the world. It is located in Grenadines islands archipelago, in the Caribbean. I had the pleasure of visiting Morpion in 1995 and snorkeling the crystal clear waters around it. It is truly a magical place.
photo source and detailed information about the grenadines (in French) can be found at: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/charly.bravo/nouveau_fichier1.htm
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Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park. It is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track. This track takes you along the coast line and through the forest where you can camp or stay in backpacker huts along the way. I have been to New Zealand twice and by far the Abel Tasman was the highlight of each adventure.
Please visit Rolf Hicker Photography for this stunning image and many more at: (photo source and credit): http://www.hickerphoto.com/aerial-view-te-pukatea-bay-beach-abel-tasman-national-park-nz-15516-pictures.htm
Pink Sand Beach
Many pink sand beaches can be found at Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The sand is a composition of broken shells, bits of corals and tiny microscopic invertebrates called Foraminifera. It is the Foraminifera that give the sand its pinkish hue. Harbour Island also features some of the world's finest diving destinations..
photo by Ramona.Settle photo source:
A Glimpse of Paradise...
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The Whitsunday Islands
The Whitsunday Islands are located along Australias coast bordering the Great Barrier Reef. There are over 74 Islands in all, mostly all national park, and only eight islands which are inhabited. Sailing around the Whitsunday Islands, sinking into the white silica sands and swimming in the aqua blue waters was an incredible experience. There are about 60 companies, along with a number of private charters, ready to take you to this dream come true destination. Click HERE to learn about taking a yacht charter through the Whitsunday islands.
photo source and credit (read more about this amazing place here): http://www.travelinsider.com.au/qld/the-allure-of-the-whitsunday-islands
Learn More About Some Of These Amazing Places Here
- Explore The Able Tasman National Park
This website from New Zealands Department of Conservaion provides all the information you need to know about getting to the Abel Tasman, places to stay, permits and equipment may need to hike the track and sights to see.
- Explore The Caribbean
This site offers everything you need to plan your Caribbean vacation. From detailed maps, travel forums and traveler reviews, to great package deals, cruises, vacation villas, and hotel specials for all of the various islands, you'll find it here.
- Explore Tahiti
Tahiti covers over two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and is comprised of 118 islands spread over five great archipelagos including beautiful Bora Bora. Learn all about this unique and beautiful paradise here.
Thailand is a mixture of new and old. There are hundreds of beautiful beaches, many interesting and historical temples, and if you are a rock climber like I am, fabulous sea cliffs that provide spectacular climbing opportunities.
photo source and credit and amazing information about Thailand and its wonderful beaches and food: http://thaicookery.net/
Looking for remote and isolated? Even though populated beaches and island resorts abound, Greece is an excellent holiday destination for beaches less traveled. Hidden bays and empty beaches with deep turquoise seas abound around just about every corner
photo source and credit as well as excellent travel information can be found at:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/greece/748399/Greece-2008--holiday-planning-guide.html
photo source and credit as well as excellent information on Turks and Caicos can be found at: /www.wherewhenhow.com/turks-caicos-islands/beaches/