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Swim With Dolphins From an Island in the Sea

If any of your next family vacations take you to Punta Cana, prepare to meet some of the smartest animals in the world at the Dolphin Island Park. Every member of the family has the chance to swim with dolphins as the trainers explain the lives of these magnificent creatures.

The park is actually a floating platform sitting in the middle of the sea, but you don't have to worry about getting there. A Dolphin Island Park shuttle will pick you up from nearby 5 star hotels & transport you to the docks for departure on one of their boats, reported USA Today.

The whole journey to the platform will accentuate the experience with local music & traditional Dominican drinks on the boat ride, stated Punta Cana DMC. Once you've arrived, hop in the water to mingle & swim with the six dolphins that live in the park.

Those aren't the only sea creatures at Dolphin Island Park either. You can head over to the aquarium to watch sharks & manta rays or take a trip to shore to meet the sea lions. The employees have underwater cameras to capture the whole experience on film, so you can take pictures of your aquatic adventures.

Take a few hours to get away from the exotic beaches to see what lies beneath the surface of the tropical waters & what some of its inhabitants are like. The Dolphin Island Park is for tourists of all ages, making it an attraction the whole family can enjoy. At the end of the day, after you've made some new friends, the shuttle will bring you back to your hotel so you can continue delving into everything else Punta Cana has to offer, both on land & on the water.

Exciting and Unexpected Adventures Await Inland in Aruba

Some tourists go on adult vacations for a period of rest & relaxation, but others are looking for adventures they can't find anywhere back at home. While many of the tropical locations in the Caribbean are full of opportunities to engage in daring activities, Aruba provides a diverse excitement that can't be easily matched anywhere else in the region.

Aruba not only has the exotic setting of a relaxing trip, but a wide array of recreations that harness its nature for adrenaline-filled excursions. Whether it's on land or sea, vacationers will feel like they're having a luxury travel experience with the various attractions available.

Aruba's sands don't just cover the beaches
While many travelers will be laying across the white sands of Aruba's famous Palm Beach, the more daring can venture to the nearby Arikok National Wildlife Park where conditions resemble a desert more than a tropical paradise, reported USA Today.

Tourists are free to explore the park any way they'd like, but for a truly unforgettable experience, they should get behind the wheel of a 4×4 Land Cruiser to race through arid terrain decorated by cactuses. Speeding across the landscape with crashing waves colliding against a rocky coast is a whole new way to view Aruba for most people. The area is ripe with attractions as well such as the Natural Pool and the Natural Bridge.

The pool is a collection of ocean water surrounded by rocks that contains all kinds of striking sea creatures with colorful fish, turtles & sometimes even octopuses, the source stated. The Natural Bridge isn't the original formation that once stretched along the coast, because that collapsed thanks to erosion, but a smaller example of the geographical feature remains. Though it's not as large, vacationers can still walk across this naturally occurring phenomenon if they're brave enough.

Your own contribution to the landscape
Companies like DePalm Tours offer people the chance to explore this countryside in groups on UTV vehicles that each carry two people in an off-road safari, stated the DePalm Tours official website.

Making their own paths in the Aruban sands is just one way people can leave their mark on this destination. Pillars of stone are left dotting the shores after years of weathering & many people reenact the process by stacking stones to make columns of their own, dedicated to the island, USA Today stated.

Travelers can see a side of Aruba that many don't get the chance to witness & even potentially leave a lasting impression on the landscape for others to see. But one thing for certain is the impact the island will leave on the memories of everyone who embraces their wild side with nature during their vacation.

The Cayman Island Blow Holes Aren’t on Whales

June 30th, 2014 | By admin | Posted in All Inclusive Travel, Luxury Vacation Travel | Leave a comment

The various destinations throughout the Caribbean pride themselves on their scenic beaches & tropical climates, but many of the coastal regions have their own unique features that set them apart from all the others. If you're thinking about luxury travel to the Grand Cayman island & are looking for something different from the traditional sand along the shores, then the Blow Holes on the eastern portion of the island is a stop for you.

Instead of the soft beaches the rest of the island sports, the Blow Holes are eroded from lime rock made out of petrified coral, according to USA Today. Due to the constant pressure from the waves below the water's surface, much of the foundation of the rocky coast has given away to the sea. Some portions of the surface have collapsed thanks to the crushing waves, leaving gaping holes along the entire stretch.

When waves hit the rock, the water shoots out of the holes in a huge spray, simulating the blow holes of whales when they launch jets of water. Some of the geysers can reach as tall as 20 feet, reported Cayman Activity Guide.

Looking across the landscape with streams of water launching into the sky & the sound of crashing waves below, the scene could top any other beach weddings with a different twist on a classic celebration. Designated picnic areas with roofs provide you with a cool spot to enjoy the scenery or for events.

The Blow Holes can add some natural beauty to any vacation & is a sight you can't see anywhere back at home. Witness the power of nature & the wonders it can create at Grand Cayman.

Visit One of the Best Diving Sites in the Caribbean

June 30th, 2014 | By admin | Posted in All Inclusive Travel, Luxury Vacation Travel | Leave a comment

For a luxury travel diving trip like no other, you have to visit the smallest island of the Caymans the next time you're staying at the Grand Cayman. Most 5 star vacations need some kind of world-class attraction to wrap them all together, & Bloody Bay at the Little Cayman island more than fulfills this quota. Largely regarded as one of the best diving sites in the world, this location is certain to impress you with its color & depth, according to Sport Diver.

On the northern shore of the island, in between other popular beaches, you will find some of the best coral walls in the entire region, dropping to depths of more than 6,000 feet, reported USA Today. If you're a novice diver, fear not – you don't have to face such a daunting abyss to enjoy this location. There are plenty of spots in Bloody Bay only as deep as 20 feet where you can admire the diverse beauty of this underwater ecosystem & the creatures that inhabit it.

All along the coral wall, an exotic array of colorful sponges, sea fans & other plants line the descent with all types of fish swimming about. Closer to deeper waters, turtles, sharks & rays can be found looking for a meal, stated Cayman Islands Greatest Dive Sites.

No matter how much experience you have with scuba diving, Bloody Bay offers many spectacular sights to behold that can't be found anywhere else in the Caribbean. Whether you're sticking close to the shores or looking out into the open expanse of the underwater landscape, this is one diving experience you'll never forget. Some have even described the area as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World, reported Sport Diver. 

Stop by the Big Sand Cay

June 30th, 2014 | By admin | Posted in All Inclusive Travel, Luxury Vacation Travel | Leave a comment

When on a luxury travel trip to the Turks & Caicos, there are many chances to leave the comforting services of the 5 star hotels & see the raw side of the island chain. If you're up for a boat ride either from the Grand Cayman or Salt Cay, you can experience the remote beauty of the Big Sand Cay.

The uninhabited island doesn't see many visitors besides the occasional tour boat passing by, but this small island has many sights to offer interested tourists despite its meek appearance at first glance, reported USA Today.

There are many thrilling activities to do in the waters off Big Sand Cay's coast where the high corals protect you from the waves. The location is good for snorkeling with the metal anchors & chains of the British warship, the HMS Endymion, decorating the sea floor. The ship hit reefs & sank in 1790, according to When Where How. Tales of buried pirate treasure are also sure to keep the adventurous alert while visiting the island.

But perhaps the best sight on Big Sand Cay occurs only during the spring when nurse sharks gather to mate in its small bay, stated USA Today. The display of dorsal fins protruding from the water will be an unforgettable experience, especially with humpback whales swimming by in the background toward their own mating areas.

As a protected bird sanctuary, Big Sand Cay provides you with a deep connection to nature on land & in the sea. For some quiet time away from the popular tourist destinations back on Turks & Caicos, Big Sand Cay gives a nice contrast for either exploration or relaxation. If you feel like visiting the last piece of land in the Bahamian chain, this island gives you more than enough to do to make a day trip of it.

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