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Nous avons le plaisir de vous présenter le tout nouveau site Web de Créole Villas, agence de location de villas à l’île Maurice depuis 10 ans. Le nouveau site Web propose une interface dynamique, conviviale et optimisée pour offrir de meilleures performances sur les périphériques comme les tablettes et smartphones. Et la nouvelle conception d’écran large pour les ordinateurs de bureau suit la tendance pour une visualisation maximale.

Créole Villas s’est aussi refait une beauté avec un nouveau logo ensoleillé. De plus, le nouveau design rend les processus de recherche, de visualisation et de réservation des propriétés beaucoup plus faciles pour les vacanciers. Recherche facile, réservation facile ! Et Cristel, la douce responsable des réservations, saura vous guider dans vos choix.

Si vous êtes à la recherche des plus belles villas pour vos prochaines vacances à l’île Maurice, Créole Villas propose des appartement et villas haut de gamme en exclusivité dans les plus belles régions de l’île. Pour vous aider à faire votre choix, les biens sont catégorisés par nombre de chambres :

Appartements

Villas 3 Chambres

Villas 4 Chambres

Villas 5 Chambres

Villas 5+ Chambres

Créole Villas est une agence familiale. Francis Masson, fondateur de Créole Villas et sa famille sont les heureux propriétaires de la villa Riambelle idéalement située au Sud de l’île resté authentique. Certaines locations appartiennent à des amis proches, ce qui honore l’agence avec un cadre familial et tout aussi convivial.

Planifiez votre séjour à l’île Maurice avec Créole Villas

Avec plus de 100 plages, une trentaine d’îles et des activités pour tous les âges, il faut bien préparer son séjour à l’avance. Chaque coin de l’île est un peu différent, tant pour le climat que pour les facilités et commodités aux alentours. Créole Villas vous présente les plus belles régions de l’île Maurice, catégorisées comme suite :

Nord de Maurice

Est de Maurice

Ouest de Maurice

Sud de Maurice

Centre de Maurice

Activités à l’île Maurice

Le site Web de l’agence Créole Villas propose aussi une longue liste d’activités situées aux alentours des villas et appartements proposés.  Côté terre, vous pourrez profiter de plusieurs parcours de golf de classe mondiale, des journées randonnées en famille, l’expérience 100 % mauricienne des courses de chevaux dans la capitale Port Louis, le parachutisme, des nombreux trails et marathons pour découvrir l’intérieure des terres et faire du shopping.

Côté mer, les activités ne manquent pas. L’île Maurice, c’est vraiment l’idéal pour s’adonner aux activités comme la nage avec les dauphins, la pêche sportive, les sorties d’île en île en bateau, la plongée sous-marine, le snorkeling et le ski nautique.

Pour decouvrir l’ile et profiter de chaque instant sur cette destination paradisiaque, nous vous recommendons de louer une voiture avec Avis île  Maurice.

Voir aussi : 20 activités immanquables à l’île Maurice.

Créole Villas : des villas exceptionnelles pour vous accueillir au paradis

location villas ile maurice

Créole Villas est une agence de renom à l’île Maurice et pas uniquement pour le grand choix d’hébergements proposés, mais aussi pour la qualité de son  service. Si vous voulez passer vos vacances en famille ou entre amis, sous le même toit avec des services privilégiés comme la présence d’une femme de ménage et d’une cuisinière aux petits soins, nous vous conseillons de louer une villa de haut standing auprès de cette agence. Le « home away from home » est leur devise et vous ne serez pas déçus !

Cliquez le lien ci-dessous pour découvrir le nouveau site de Créole Villas :

https://www.exclusive-mauritius-villas.com/

Appartement île Maurice: Plaisance City

Un projet de grande ampleur va éclore sur l’Ile cette année 2017 : PLAISANCE ECO CITY, un investissement de 4 milliards de Roupies ou 100 millions d’Euros. Ce complexe dit responsable de par son autonomie en énergie renouvelable, inclus Appartements de standing, un Business Parc avec salles de conférences, une Résidence hôtelière et un Hôtel d’affaires 4 étoiles. C’est le premier projet de ce genre sur l’Ile Maurice – 100% Responsable !

Plaisance City – un projet durable

plaisance city apartment

Plaisance City s’aligne à la vision du Gouvernement en quête d’une Ile Maurice plus verte- Maurice Ile Durable – tout en étant un exemple pour les pays dont l’environnement ne fait pas encore parti des priorités.  De plus, le promoteur, Patrick ARNALDI souhaitait contribuer à l’environnement économique du pays, ayant vécu sur l’Ile pendant plus de 20 ans. En effet, alors que le nord voit son espace saturé de par les nombreuses villas de luxe, le Sud-Est encore inhabité de l’Ile se présente comme l’occasion de faire émerger un cadre de vie et de travail exemplaire tout en laissant intacte ses réserves naturelles marines et forestières. Ainsi, de nombreux projets tels que Plaisance ont pris place afin de permettre aux Mauriciens d’acquérir un bien abordable et respectueux de l’environnement.

Qu’est ce qui est nouveau ?

Le Sud de l’Ile est en plein essor de par un nombre croissant de touristes internationaux qui achètent des maisons sur l’île, mais aussi de par la venue de nombreuses entreprises internationales. En effet, Maurice est un hub pour les entreprises échangeant avec l’Asie et l’Afrique.  Ainsi, depuis Décembre 2016, la réforme du Non-Citizen Act permet aux étrangers d’acquérir un appartement pour un montant minimal d’environ 150 000 Euros. Plaisance City est de ce fait, fière de son label Eco, à la fois pour Ecologie et Economie, de par son excellent rapport qualité-prix dans une résidence respectueuse de la nature, entièrement meublée et prête à habiter.

Pourquoi une Eco-City ?

Plaisance Eco City sera un modèle conforme à la norme standard internationale afin de laisser place à une nouvelle Ile Maurice où l’écologie fait partie des priorités majeures. Ce projet à la fois innovant et attractif a pour but de subvenir aux besoins des générations présentes et futures en termes de qualité de vie et de bien-être.

En effet, des panneaux solaires recouvreront l’ensemble du complexe, placés sur les toits afin de générer des énergies renouvelables à ses résidents. L’eau sera recyclée à travers un centre de traitement des eaux, l’intérieur des bâtiments avec un design responsable et des bus électriques seront mis en place afin d’assurer un environnement de vie exemplaire.

Les promoteurs promettent un bâtiment aux traits futuristes, utilisant de manière optimum la lumière du jour et l’air pour l’éclairage et l’aération. Ce complexe autonome en énergies renouvelables, à un prix si compétitif laisse tout à penser qu’un investissement saura grandement bénéfique pour les acheteurs.

Les avantages de Plaisance City ?

Plaisance est l’opportunité d’offrir du travail aux habitants des villages alentours. Ainsi, la création de 1000 emplois directs et indirects sont prévus par an. De nombreux projets émergent dans cette région de l’île et contribueront définitivement au développement du Sud de Maurice. La Résidence de Plaisance prend vie parmi les Smart Cities, forêts et plages, ainsi que de nouvelles infrastructures pour en faire une aire agréable à vivre. Non seulement, les résidents bénéficieront de paysages sensationnels, un lever et coucher de soleil directement de leur appartement, mais en plus, d’une résidence entièrement équipée avec Club House, Piscine vue sur la mer, un terrain de tennis, une salle de Fitness et un French coffee bar.

De plus, les résidents auront libre accès au Boat House comprenant vélos, PaddleBoard et planches à voile avec la plage à quelques 800 mètres. Bien sûr, les navettes électriques seront à disposition des résidents pour assurer l’aller-retour à la plage et l’aéroport.

Le sud-est de l’ile est très facilement accessible et le projet se trouve dans une aire en plein développement avec l’un des plus grands centre commercial du Sud en construction.  Un emplacement unique à 1km de la plage de la Cambuse, 2 min en voiture, 10 min à vélo et 30 min à pieds.

‘Nous nous trouvons dans un environnement de travail qui va subir un développement extraordinaire en termes de qualité de vie supérieure, avec plusieurs restaurants, des gymnases, spa, piscines et paysages alentours. Et surtout, les bâtiments se trouvent à proximité de l’aéroport, ce que va générer un trafic de passage grandissant. Pour ceux qui se demandent si l’aéroport sera source de nuisances sonores, pas de problèmes, Plaisance ne se trouve pas concerné, tout comme les hôtels de luxes Shandrani et Holiday Inn déjà en place, pas de risques de bruits dérangeants !

Enfin, Plaisance City se trouve à 20 minutes du Golf d’Avalon et 25 minutes de l’Ile aux Cerfs. Notre produit répond aux besoins des amoureux de la nature et du sport, incluant Golf, Plongée et Surf parmi tant d’autres.

Qu’est-ce que la nouvelle loi pour les acheteurs étrangers ?

Plaisance City possède un statut tout particulier qui n’est ni Smart city, RES, PDS ou IRS, car le projet se trouve sous la nouvelle législation du Non-Citizen Act passé le 20 Décembre 2016, autorisant les investisseurs étrangers à acquérir un appartement sur l’Ile Maurice dans une résidence de plus de 2 étages pour une somme minimale d’environ 150 000 Euros. Voici l’extrait:

The Non-Citizens (Property Restriction) Act has been amended on 20 December 2016 to allow foreigners to purchase apartments in condominium developments of at least two levels above ground (G+2) with the prior approval of the Board of Investment.

The amount payable for the acquisition of an apartment must not be less than Rs 6 million or its equivalent in any other freely convertible foreign currency.
Any non-citizen, with or without an occupation permit, residence permit, permanent residence permit, may acquire apartments. Thus, there is no restriction for non-citizens who wish to acquire:

  • a residential unit developed under the IRS, RES and PDS
  • a residential unit developed in a smart city
  • an apartment located in a building comprising at least two floors above the ground floor.

Plaisance Estate – Les phases du projet

plaisance city location

La première phase reste les appartements. La construction continuera avec Plaisance Business Parc, un ensemble de bureaux et centre de conférences. Ensuite, la Résidence Hôtelière puis l’Hôtel 4 étoiles suivront pour répondre aux besoins des entreprises et businessmen.

Quand la construction débutera-t-elle ?

Un tiers des appartements ont déjà été vendus, cela en moins de 6 mois. Les constructions débuteront en Mars 2018 et le projet sera complèter vers fin 2019. De plus, 10% du projet seront dédiés aux contracteurs locaux. Le début de la construction a été avancé une fois dû à un changement de structure du bâtiment avec haussement des standards, tout en faveur de ses résidents.  Le CEO, Mr. ARNADI reste confiant quant au bon déroulement du projet et fera part des avancements des travaux à travers sa page Web, Facebook et LinkedIn.

Paradise Island in the Bahamas is a popular destination for honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic getaway, but it’s also a great place for singles who want to soak up the Caribbean sun, and learn about Bahamian culture.

If you’re heading to Paradise Island as part of your cruise to the Bahamas, or are taking the trip independently, here are some activities and sights you can’t afford to miss:

1. Take a walking tour of the Queen’s Staircase. 

The Queen’s Staircase is one of the most popular attractions on Nassau and was built in the late 18th century to commemorate Queen Victoria of England. You can take a guided tour of this historic site to learn how it was built, and enjoy scenic views of the island when you make it to the top of the 65th step.

2. Visit the Roselawn Museum. 

This small museum is located on New Providence Island in Paradise Island, and features an eclectic collection of artifacts, relics and Junkanoo costumes. Take a self-guided tour of the museum for a quick peek into historic Bahamian culture. 

3. Shop for souvenirs at the Straw Market.

You’ll find more than straw hats at this popular local market, so grab some cash and head out for an afternoon to pick up your fair share of handwoven handbags, place mats, dresses, jewelry and wooden sculptures. Don’t forget to practice your haggling skills to get the best bargain. The Straw Market is located on Bay Street on Paradise Island, and is open year round.

4. See local artwork at the Bahamas Craft Centre

Make your way to Harbour Road on Paradise Island to see dozens of art booths and vendors showcasing local crafts, artifacts and souvenirs. This is another place to pick up some knick-knacks and enjoy the market atmosphere.

5. Visit the Bahamas Historical Society Museum. 

This museum features a large collection of Bahamian artifacts, artwork and books, and you can take a guided tour of the grounds to learn about the history and traditions behind each of the exhibits. This attraction will only take a few hours at most to explore, so you can squeeze it into even the most tightly packed itinerary. The museum is located on Elizabeth Avenue and Shirley Street on Paradise Island.

6. Watch the Junkanoo Show. 

If you happen to be staying on Paradise Island on a Saturday, don’t miss the live entertainment at the Breezes resort. You don’t have to be a guest at the resort to enter the club for the night’s festivities; just purchase a ticket for the Junkanoo Show to watch the steeldrum band and feast on the Caribbean buffet. Breezes Resort is located on West Bay Street on Paradise Island.

A trip to Paradise Island presents a great opportunity for singles who want to relax and learn about Bahamian culture, and take part in some traditional festivities. There are plenty of things to see, do and enjoy on Paradise Island beyond the usual romantic hotspots. From museums to shopping areas, you can fill up your travel itinerary with ease.

Paradise Island is actually part of The Bahamas capital city, Nassau, technically. The contrast between the two couldn’t be much starker, however. While the Bahamas is a rich country (it is the richest per capita in the Caribbean and one of the richest in the Western Hemisphere), Nassau does not look particularly well off. While there is a great deal of new construction going up, the majority of the buildings appear fairly run down. Paradise Island, by contrast, looks more akin to Disney Land, or maybe Las Vegas, and feels like a cross between the two.
Paradise Island is basically a large resort island, dedicated 100% to tourists who want a retreat from reality in a luxurious tropical paradise, emphasis on the “luxurious.” There is no shortage of things to do, places to eat and drink, or beaches to explore, and if you have the money to splurge, there is no better way to see Nassau. There are even several beautiful casinos for your gambling pleasure.

Paradise Island: Resorts

Paradise island includes a number of all-inclusive resorts as well as plain old-fashioned (though not old in any other sense) hotels. Depending on the time of year and day of the week, rooms can be found starting around $100 (plus tax etc), although some resorts also start upwards of $1,000 (just to give you an idea of the range of accommodations).

Paradise island: hotels

Hotels in down town Nassau start right around the same price, although there is at least one hostel that is considerably cheaper. So if Paradise Island looks like the kind of place you would enjoy and you’re planning a trip to Nassau, it may actually provide a reasonably priced option if rooms are available.

Two long bridges connect Paradise Island to down town Nassau and there is also a ferry service to the island from several points along the downtown Nassau water front. The ferry only costs a couple of dollars but if you are up for it, take a stroll across the bridge to enjoy some fantastic views of Paradise Island, the harbor, and Nassau. It really isn’t that strenuous of a walk although admittedly it does look pretty intimidating. There is also bus service across the bridge to Nassau proper if you don’t feel up to taking a boat or hiking across the bridge yourself.

Let’s face it. Mauritians love Europe and Europe is great place to travel to, and a place where most Mauritians feel the most comfortable outside their own country. The fact is, right now, and for the foreseeable future, traveling within Europe is cheap. Traveling throughout Europe has never been easier or as inexpensive with airlines as Air Mauritius, Emirates, Corsair and other Companies.

If
you are young, don’t have unlimited funds, or you can put up with the
less glamorous side of no-frills travel(waiting in lines, no assigned
seats, possibly being up to an hour late), but still want to see
Europe, than this article is for you. If you’re like me, like most
Mauritians, you want to see a lot of Europe but you don’t necessarily
have the two months it would take. Let’s say you have two weeks. With
the proper planning, you can see up to five countries in two weeks
and not feel slighted at all.

Ok,
first thing is first. Getting to Europe. We won’t speak too much on
booking flights from Mauritius to Europe. Now if you want to see only
one European city, like say Paris, or Rome, or London, then get a
direct flight to these Cities with Air Mauritius, Emirates, Corsair
or other travel companies. But almost always the cheapest destination
to fly to in Europe is London. Its also the perfect city to begin a
jaunt across Europe.

So
here we are, in London. There are four airports in the London area.
But do not make the mistake and assume that they are close. The four
largest airports associated with it are Stansted, Heathrow, Luton,
and Gatwick.

Now
the probability is that you will fly into Heathrow, the largest
airport. Getting to and from these airports can be done by bus or
taxi. The Bus between Stansted and Heathrow will charge about 50GBP
one way, and the trick is getting a round trip from Heathrow to your
airport, because a round trip only costs an extra 5GBP. From Heathrow
to Gatwick it takes about 70 minutes, but costs only 12GBP each way.
Travel between the airports in London will range from $25-100 US
dollars, so remember to figure bus fare into your overall travel
expenses.

Onto the no-frills airlines. Ryanair flies just about everywhere in Europe. Ryanair has flights in every Western European country excluding Switzerland. Countries they travel to also include Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovakia. Its main airport of departures is London Stansted. A great number of flights also originate from Frankfurt Hahn, Barcelona Girona, Rome Ciampino, and Dublin.

Easyjet
flies to all of Western Europe(including Switzerland), Finland,
Sweden, Norway, Slovenia, Greece, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Hungary
and Poland. Easyjet makes use of London’s Stansted, Gatwick and
Luton, as well as Berlin Schoenefeld as major departure airports. As
with both Ryanair and Easyjet, check their respective websites for
listings of all their destinations.

Both
websites post their fares for six months in advance, so it is
possible to book early. Most of the time however, this is not
necessary. Most travel plans should be made about a month to two
months before the actual trip will take place. 
Ryanair and
Easyjet both use similar, if not the same jets as most domestic US
flights, so have no fear about boarding one of their planes.

The
fares are extremely inexpensive, for example they offer specials
where some flights are FREE, and all you pay is the tax. There are a
few reasons for this. The first is the most important. They fly out
of the smaller, out of the way airports opposed to major airlines,
which fly out of the major airports. For example, instead of flying
out of Heathrow(which you most certainly flew in to), you would fly
out of Luton, Stansted, or Gatwick. Another example can be seen in
Rome, where one would fly out of Ciampino, the military airport,
instead of the main larger airport, Leonardo da Vinci. Same thing in
Paris. An important point to remember is that these smaller airports
are usually farther away from the main city, and require public
transport(buses or taxis) to reach.

The
good news is that both Easyjet and Ryanair provide shuttle service
from the airport to the city center and vice versa. The carriers pay
less to fly out of these lesser used airports, and thus fares are
significantly lower, too.

Another reason is that, like Southwest Airlines in the States, there are no assigned seating, as well as no paper tickets. If you’ve never flown Southwest, then compare boarding the flight to boarding a bus. No assigned seats, but if you arrive early, you can be first in the queue, or line. The higher you are in the queue, the priority you have in choosing your seat. So best not to take children under the ages of eight on these flights. But remember this is Europe, not the States, so people will be more accommodating if you want to sit with your party, traveling with children and so on.

A
note about paper tickets; some people need to hold a physical copy of
the actual ticket in their hand, and that is fine, just don’t expect
it on these flights. Print a copy of your receipt(which should have
the time of departure and arrival, as well as your name and
conformation number) if needed. When you check in they will ask for
your passport, and that’s it.

Another
way they are able to charge such low fares is because they charge for
luggage by the pound. On Easyjet and Ryanair both airlines allow you
one piece of carry on luggage, and another piece of check-in
luggage(up to 15Kg(33lbs) on Ryanair and 20Kg on Easyjet). Every Kg
after that Easyjet charges 6 Euro and Ryanair 7 Euro each, so pack as
light as possible. Check their respective websites for more specific
luggage weight issues.

Also,
no-frills means no frills. No drinks, no peanuts, no blankets,
nothing. A seat is all you paid for, and that’s all you get(but you
paid $20 for it!). The flight attendants will come around offering to
sell soda, sandwiches, all laid out on a nice laminated menu. The
portions are SMALL, and costly. If you can eat or get food at the
airport before you board, do it. The expensive food and beverage
costs are another reason that the flight is so inexpensive.

So
now you know why the tickets are so cheap. Besides saving money,
something else of note is that not every ticket is round trip.
One-way allows you to bounce around cities across Europe. That sounds
great, right? And it is. It’s just not as easy as it appears to be.
Ryanair and Easyjet do not have flights between every city that they
fly to. Meaning, it is possible one would have to fly back to London
in order to travel to another city, because there is no direct route.
But using a combination of Ryanair and Easyjet flights will work for
most travelers. They are also adding more routes daily, so check
there first.

But
we don’t want to spend most of trip in the air, flying back to the
same airport we’ve already been to just to get to another city. There
are other options. Other carriers, such as Virgin Atlantic and
national airlines(for example: Iberia in Spain, Alitalia in Italy,
Lufthansa in Germany, British Airways in England, AerLingus in
Ireland) may be viable options. Also, do not forget about the rail.
It is true, the Eurorail pass is outdated and extremely expensive.
But travel by rail between close cities is relatively easy. Tickets
can be purchased the day of travel, and will be inexpensive. Just
remember to allow enough time for a longer rail trip as opposed to a
flight.

Our two favorite options, if Ryanair and Easyjet can’t get you where you want to go, are Virgin Express and Corsair. 
Virgin Express travels throughout southern Europe, with their main point of origin being Brussels. It is possible to travel all throughout Spain, as well as Athens, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan and Berlin. Flights are not as inexpensive as Easyjet or Ryanair, but are usually cheaper than the national carriers.

All
the above mentioned airlines and such have provided us with a
beginning look at low cost travel in Europe but by no means a
comprehensive view. But they do show us it is possible to do
Europe(at least flight wise) for cheap. I know, I planned a trip in
which my girlfriend and I in two weeks saw Amsterdam, Rome,
Ljubljana, and Zagreb, used London as our hub, and spent less than
$500 in airfare for the BOTH of us.

It
can be done. Use the tools provided and any ones you find(let me
know) and forget paying the travel agent. Here are my final words of
advice.

Know
the exchange rate of the country you are traveling. Most countries in
Europe use the Euro, but not all. Bring some money in Traveler’s
Cheques, but if you have an ATM card, use it. You get the best
exchange rate of the day. Avoid taking out small amounts, its not
worth the fees. Currency Exchanges are rip-offs every place I’ve
been. Check exchange rates before you leave and during your stay at
www.xe.com.

Be
flexible! Not every plane, bus, train is going to be on time exactly.
Give yourself enough time to do everything you want before heading
toward the airport. Arrive at the airport as early as possible.
Remember that getting lost isn’t the end of the world. On that trip I
mentioned earlier, we were lost in Zagreb, it was raining, and it
took us three hours to find our hotel. But it happens. Most places
someone will speak your language, and you’ll get where you need to
go. Remember, most of all, planning your trip is half the fun of
actually going on the trip, so enjoy both. 

One of the most popular places to go for a relaxing vacation is likely Mauritius, the stunning country found in the Indian Ocean. There’s plenty of relaxing activities to do both on the shore and in the water surrounding the nation.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling Mauritius

 Snorkeling is a must for anyone who visits the country, as there are plenty of unique colorful coral reefs and interesting marine life to check out. Diving is also quite popular in that region, as there are several unique experiences available for tourists. For example, you can go diving with dolphins or even check out a sunken ship which was used during the days of the pirates. If you have never dived before, you don’t need to worry as the dive instructors in the country are some of the most experienced divers in the entire world.

Glass Bottom Boats

There’s also a lot of things to do on top of the water as well. There are many unique glass bottom boat cruises which allow you to check out underwater life without even going in the water. If you have your own boat, you’re also just free to cruise around the peaceful waters and stop at any island in the West Indies that you feel like visiting. Regattas, which are sailing races, also take place in Mahebourg. Usually regattas are a great show to watch and you can have some great barbecue food on shore as well.

Big Game fishing

Fishermen should also have a blast in Mauritius, as the nation is particularly known for its big game fishing. Sport fishing is widely popular throughout the islands and the surrounding waters are home to abundant amount of large fish. From sport fishing to tournament fishing, Mauritius is a great place to relax and just go fishing.

If the water isn’t really your cup of tea, Mauritius still offers plenty of wonderful attractions and activities on land. Eating in the country is a pleasure for all, as Mauritius has a wonderful array of seafood to check out since the entire nation is surrounded by delicious underwater life. Once you’re finished eating, you could go play some sports . The most popular sports attractions for tourists visiting the island are golf and tennis, as the weather is fantastic for these kinds of outdoor sports. There are a variety of courts to play on as well, as world tournaments are often held. 

Casinos

After you’re done playing some sports, you might want to go relax in the casinos. There are many tourists who look to make it big during their dream vacations in Mauritius. Shopping is another alternative, as the country has many stores with a vast collection of luxurious items found throughout the entire world for relatively cheap prices. There’s also some unique Mauritian jewelry and art that you might want to go take a look at.

If you’re thinking about taking a vacation soon, you might want to go check out Mauritius. With a great climate and wonderful scenery, the nation is a very relaxing place to go. The water surrounding the country has plenty of activities to take part in, while the shore offers many relaxing activities as well. It really is no surprise that Mauritius is one of the most popular vacation spots in the entire world.

Mauritius is well known for its vibes; fun in the Mauritius sun, white sandy beaches and very colorful culture. One of the main attractions of Mauritius is its world-renowned scuba diving. Mauritius is not strong in all types of dive sites, however, and one of the weaknesses of Mauritius is in its shore dives.

Why Shore Diving in Mauritius? 

Shore diving is also sometimes called “beach diving,” since so many shore dive sites are entered from a beach. The main difference between a shore dive and a boat dive is simply that the diver enters the water from land. Shore dives have certain advantages. For divers determined to break out of the dive master-led underwater tour group model of diving, shore diving represents the only option that does not include the burden of chartering and running a boat.

The Alternative: Cave Dives 

If you are a cave-certified diver in Mauritius, cave diving offers all of the same advantages of shore diving, but with none of the disadvantages. You can pack up your gear and run your own dive. However, without the requisite cave diving training, you will be required to join a group led by a cave-trained dive master to visit even the most basic of underwater caves in Mauritius.

Conclusion 

Mauritius stand at the top of international scuba diving, with great international diving magazine describing the island as “A-list.” However, the island got to that exalted status on the basis of blue holes, shark encounter dives and offshore sites. Mauritius is not especially well-known for shore diving, but the experience can be quite unique. If you are going to Mauritius specifically to shore dive, go elsewhere.

The Seychelles

The Seychelles has 115 large and small islands with palm trees and clear waters that make a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. The dry and cool season is from May to September and the sea breezes moderate the climate. Get married on one of the beaches, at an exotic tropical garden or secluded resort. There are several things you’ll need to get married in the Seychelles such as a completed wedding application form, photocopies of birth certificates, photocopies of passport and pictures.

Fiji

A beautiful tropical place for a wedding is on one of the many islands of Fiji. You’ll feel more comfortable in the cooler months from May to October. Choose from locations such as tropical forests or near waterfalls. There are also intimate resorts such as Mantagi and Turtle Island that are ideal for weddings. You need to register with the Registry Office in Nadi or Siva when you’re planning to marry in Fiji. Also, a Statutory Declaration has to be signed by a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or Solicitor to show that you and your mate are free to marry.

South-West Koh Samui

The Virgin Coast of South-West Koh Samui in Thailand has wonderful tropical sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets for a wonderful wedding environment. Desert islands, seas and tropical palm trees surround the islands. The best part of the day to get married in cooler temperatures is late afternoon into the evening. The Five Islands Restaurants specialize in all kinds of weddings. It’s important to meet their team about 3 days in advance to plan the details of your wedding.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia in the Caribbean has cool sea breezes from the mile trade winds that make it perfect for a tropical all year long. Choose from areas to get married such as beaches, gardens or mountains. Some documents required to get married in St. Lucia are a passport, birth certificates of both partners and a Decree Absolute if you partner is divorced. It’s also required that the application to be married in St. Lucia is made by a local solicitor to the Attorney General or notary at least four days before the wedding.

Camps Bay, Clifton, Grotto Beach, Cape Vidal : les plages de sable blanc sud-africaines sont réputées dans le monde entier. La nature en a fait des étendues grandioses.

Tout le monde a entendu parler de la beauté éblouissante qu’offrent les paysages sud-africains. Les plages ne sont pas en reste. En effet, certaines font partie du palmarès des plus belles plages au monde. Ce sont des endroits de rêve aux eaux cristallines et aux températures à faire blêmir de jalousie les personnes qui vivent dans les contrées nordiques. En voici donc quelques-unes qui vous donneront sans doute l’envie de découvrir ce merveilleux pays très contrasté.

La plage de Camps Bay

Cape Town est une ville située à l’extrême sud du pays. Elle possède plusieurs plages, l’une d’entre elles s’appelle Camps Bay. Elle est fascinante de par sa situation géographique. Elle est bordée de palmiers et est réputée pour ses vagues impressionnantes. De la plage, on peut admirer la majestueuse chaîne des Apôtres qui se jette dans l’océan Atlantique. Les amoureux de surf trouvent leur bonheur sur cette plage où le vent peut souffler très fort. Pourtant, cela ne les décourage pas, bien au contraire. Poussés par le vent, ils n’en sont que plus heureux.

La plage de Clifton

Cette plage se trouve également à Cape Town, toujours sur la côte atlantique de l’Afrique du Sud. Elle est considérée par les milliardaires et les célébrités qui séjournent là-bas comme étant le nec plus ultra des plages sud-africaines. De plus, les producteurs de films voient cet endroit comme le lieu idéal pour y tourner des scènes cinématographiques. Quatre plages sont séparées par des rochers en granit et rivalisent de beauté.

La plage de Grotto Beach

Grotto Beach se situe dans la ville d’Hermanus, à moins de 200 kilomètres de Cape Town. Il s’agit d’un village de pêcheurs où les touristes viennent observer les baleines australes. Aux pieds des falaises qui surplombent l’océan Indien, le ressac des vagues est la preuve de l’époustouflant spectacle de la nature. La plage est rarement saturée de monde, il est agréable de s’y promener et d’observer les cerfs-volants qui tourbillonnent dans les airs.

La plage de Cape Vidal

La plage de Cape Vidal se trouve dans la province du Kwazulu-Natal, dans le Nord-Est du pays. Cette région limitrophe du Swaziland et du Mozambique est connue pour ses plages à couper le souffle. C’est le cas de Cape Vidal, une plage naturelle et sauvage avec sa vue imprenable sur l’océan Indien et son doux climat toute l’année. Le lieu est idéal pour faire de la plongée mais également pour s’adonner à la pêche. Il est intéressant de savoir que Cape Vidal a été classée sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco.

Cette liste des plages en Afrique du Sud n’est bien entendu pas exhaustive. Elles sont grandioses et spectaculaires, comme seule la nature peut en faire. Le sable fin et blanc à volonté nous donne envie de poser nos valises définitivement dans ce pays magnifique.

Traditionally, when one thinks of beaches, a location like Taiwan is not the first place that comes to mind. Instead, one thinks of places like Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand, or the cliff divers in Acapulco, Mexico. However, after spending a year in Taiwan, I am here to argue that the country has much to offer in terms of its beaches and ecological diversity.

Fulong Beach

Located along Taiwan’s northeast coast, the area consists of two beaches, Fulong Beach itself and the river beach along the Shuangsi River. The two beaches are connected by a bridge. The Shuangsi River itself can also serve as a tourist destination, by offering both canoeing and windsurfing.

Further, Fulong Beach serves as home to a sand sculpting competition each year. When I visited this particular beach, it was hosting sculptures with themes spanning numerous cultures, such as Eskimos, American Indians and symbols from Asian folklore. For those interested in visiting the beach, it is within easy access, trains from both Taipei and other locations like Yilan City run on a routine basis.

Honeymoon Bay (Dashi)

Located South of Fulong Beach, Honeymoon Bay is Taiwan’s premier surfing location. It is approximately a 90-minute ride by train and easily accessible for those interested in visiting the location.

Kenting

Kenting is Taiwan’s premier beach. Located at the Southern tip of the Island, my friends who visited the area felt like they were in another country. One girl who has frequently visited Thailand felt like she was there instead of Taiwan. First, this means a couple things for those who visit the area. In the majority of Taiwan, the local inhabitants speak Mandarin Chinese. In Kenting, be prepared for them to only understand the Taiwanese dialect of Chinese. This obviously means that one would do best if they study some Taiwanese before visiting the location.

Due to its Southern location, Kenting’s weather typically hovers between 2o to 28 degrees Celsius the entire year. This equals out to about 68 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Kenting also offers wonderful swimming, surfing, windsurfing, water-skiing, parasailing, jet-skiing and yachting for all those who are interested.

These are just three of the many beaches Taiwan has to offer. Each location has much to offer a visitor, and I am confident that they will truly make your visit to Taiwan, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The country of Indonesia has some of the most amazing beaches in the world. This tropical paradise is made up of about 17,000 islands. Along with the tropical atmosphere, white sand, and clear water it’s no wonder that this country has some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Here are some of the best beaches Indonesia has to offer.

Dreamland Beach, Bali

This beach is one of the most popular in Indonesia. Dreamland Beach is located in southern Bali on the Bekit Peninsula. Every year the beach attracts thousands of tourists and is particularly famous for its adventurous activities and water sports. Surfing, diving, and water sport enthusiast frequently visit this Indonesian beach. The beach is surrounded by pine and coconut trees and small beautiful cliffs. You can camp near the beach or stay at lodging nearby.

KutaBeach, Lombok

Kuta beach is located on the southern coast of Lombok and is one of the best beaches in Lombok. This destination is particularly great for surfing, and is less crowded than some other beaches in Indonesia. This picturesque beach has long stretches of white sand and rugged mountains can be seen in the distance. This beach use to be a fishing village and every year there is a huge fishing festival held here.

Jimbaran Beach, Bali

This beach is another popular tourist attraction in Bali. Jimbaran beach is characterized by its scenic beauty and numerous activities. This beach is a great place to go and relax. The beach itself is surrounded coconut and pine trees, and is full of amazing sparkling white sand. The gentle tides of the beach make it great for swimming. Due to the large amount of tourist that attend the island there are also lots of pubs, restaurants, and western cuisine venues near the beach.

Grajagan Beach, Java

This beach is located in the southern end of Banyuwangi. It is one of the most exotic beaches in Indonesia. Grajagan beach is surrounded by mangroves and teak forests. It is great beach for surfing in particular. The shoreline of this beach is scenic and visitors will find a picturesque fishing village nearby. There are places to eat and stay nearby the beach that ensure your visit will be pleasant.

Pulau Bintan Beach, Sumatra

This beach is located on the small island of Pulau Bintan which is the 3rd largest province in Indonesia. The beach is a great for tourist and holiday makers. Although the beach is modernized it still maintains it’s cultural and traditional values. This beach is particularly special due to its clear turquoise waters which make it especially attractive for divers. After spending time at the beach visitors can shop at the many nearby shops many of which accept the Singapore dollar.

Every year, people and organizations compiles a list of the ten best beaches in the United States. After reading his list of the best beaches, we were curious and wondered what the ten best beaches in Hawaii were. After all, the islands that make up the 50th state are dotted with beaches renowned for their white sand and world-famous surf.

There are several main islands in Hawaii. Kauai is the oldest and has the most sandy beaches due to the erosive effect of the surf on the island’s coast. Oahu is the next Hawaiian island, and is the home of famous Waikiki beach, a popular water park called Hawaiian Waters, as well as Hawaii’s capital. Maui (the county of Maui also includes the island of Lanai) is very popular among tourists, while the Big Island (formerly named the Island of Hawaii) is the largest and, due to its active volcanoes, is still growing! There is another island coming up off of the coast of the Big Island, but it has yet to break the surface and, when it does, will one day probably join the rest of the Big Island. Due to its “newness,” the Big Island’s beaches are made up of grey or black sand.

So what are the best beaches in Hawaii? How do we choose the best when every beach here is excellent? We looked for easy access, quality of the water and sand, and – where applicable – the quality of the amenities (such as the bathrooms).

Here is our list of the ten best beaches in Hawaii! It is not arranged in any order, but is rather a compilation of ten of the best, since every beach is literally “the best.”

The Island of Kauai

Ke’e Beach: This beach is situated at the very end of the road on Kauai’s north shore. The water is shallow and perfect for families with young children. It is also popular with sunbathers. Park under what looks like a rainforest; there is a lot of trees and tropical plants here that give it a very jungle-ish feeling. From this beach, you can also hike to a waterfall (an all-day hike that is not recommended for beginners).

Poipu Beach Park: This was once the most popular beach on the island of Kauai, and has won several awards in the “Best Beaches of the World” lists. Unfortunately, after a heavy storm several years ago, a lot of the sand got washed out. Nevertheless, it is still popular and tourists vacationing in Hawaii at the dozens of nearby resorts and hotels enjoy the snorkeling, sunbathing, and watersports here. There is a sand island that you can swim to. Keep an eye out for Hawaiian Monk Seals, and endangered species that likes to rest here and, occasionally, even give birth to their pups here. At nearby Brennecke’s Beach, you can boogie board and can often see green sea turtles.

Polihale Beach: This beach is located at the end of the road on the island’s Westside. You have to drive off the highway and down an old sugarcane road to reach this beach, making it rather secluded and very quiet. It edges on the famous Na Pali coast, a popular destination for kayakers. The white sand literally stretches for miles, sloping down into aquamarine water. Make sure to bring sandles or slippers (what the locals call for “flip flops”), as the sun can really heat the sand to a scorching temperature. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and water; the sun is relentless here!

The Island of Oahu

Hanauma Bay: This beach is renowned for its snorkeling due to the fact that it is a wildlife preserve. To protect the fish, there is a limit to the number of tourists allowed to visit the park. The upside to this is that it isn’t too crowded, and there are literally swarms of fish for your snorkeling pleasure. Please be aware that there is a admissions charge and limited parking. Arrive there early, pack your sunscreen (please use biodegradable sunscreen to protect the quality of the water), and enjoy!

The Island of Molokai

Papohaku Beach: This beach has everything, from snorkeling to swimming to surfing to boogieboarding and, of course, sunbathing! Its very secluded and quiet. A perfect romantic getaway! Don’t forget to grab your digital camera and take pictures of the sunset. In fact, bring your digital camera wherever you go on Molokai; it is very picturesque.

The Island of Maui

Kaanapali Beach: This beach is extremely popular. Because of the nearby resorts, you have access to amenities like shopping, restaurants (nothing like getting take-out burgers and sitting in the Hawaiian sun!), and more. It is also very popular for its watersports. Rent a kayak from a nearby hotel and take it out into the ocean! Catching a wave on a kayak is very fun and, often times, results in you flipping yourself into the water. Oh well, you’re here to have fun in the water anyway!

Kapalua Beach: This beach is great for families with young children. A reef keeps the water calm. If you want surf, go somewhere else! It can get a little crowded, but nothing unmanageable. It’s great for romantic walks along the beach!

The Island of Lanai

Hulopoe Beach: Get a blanket and watch the water as the sun sets on this quiet beach. Lanai is very small and doesn’t receive the number of tourists and visitors that the other Hawaiian islands attract, meaning that those who choose to visit often experience a beautifully secluded Hawaii.

The Big Island (Island of Hawaii)

Hapuna Beach State Park: Lots and lots of sand make this a beautiful beach for tourists and visitors to Hawaii. There are beautiful coral reefs that attract snorkellers, and more than enough white sand to please the sunbathers that make this beach the most popular beach on the Big Island. Be aware that there is a heavy surf break in the winter. In the summer, there is a great sandbar that stretches out into the ocean. Perfect!

Glass Beach: This is a popular beach that attracts people who collect “sea glass,” pieces of glass that have been tumbled in the water until their frosted and very smooth. The Japanese use glass orbs as fishing buoys and you can sometimes find one of these prized collector’s items on this beach.

IMPORTANT THINGS to note when at a Hawaiian beach:

Always wear sunscreen. Pay attention to the signs that lifeguards post. Never turn your back to the ocean. Never hike out onto a reef; a rogue wave has claimed many a tourist’s life. And never go out into the water alone!