Another South Pacific island group, the Cook Islands are pretty far off the map. OK, not too far, but they are considerably less visited than some of their neighbors. These tiny islands are named after James Cook, the intrepid man who discovered them. With few amenities, this is the best place to find your inner castaway and escape modern life. The islands see similar weather to the rest of the area, with temperatures hot and humid all year round.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Bali is a small island across the strait at the eastern end of Java, the main island- it's a three-hour flight from Singapore. Bali has the Indian Ocean on the south and the Bali Sea on the north separated by mountains that rise over 2000m (6600ft). Gunung Agung, the active "mother" volcano rises to over 3100m (10300ft). Bali, often referred to as the Island of the Gods, is a land of fiery volcanoes and fertile valleys shrouded in mist. Terraced rice paddies line deep gorges while resorts dot the shoreline.
Fruits and vegetables are plentiful and sounds of the gamelan are never far away. The emphasis in Bali is on harmony and culture. This divine island has much to offer yet most visitors go no further than the southern beaches. There is much to see here and accommodation is available to fit every budget. Temples, flanked by walled courtyards, outnumber houses and beautifully landscaped water gardens peer out invitingly from homes and businesses. It's hard to imagine a more picturesque island than Bali. There's enough room on Bali for everyone, the surfing is great, the food amaizing, it's dirt cheap, the parties are great, the locals are some of the friendliest in the world. There's a volcano to climb and there are temples to see. For those looking for a move active tropical vacation, Bali is the place to go. The weather remains pretty constant all year round through April to October.
Golden Bay is situated in the northwest part of the island. The beach is somewhat difficult to reach, since it lies quite remote. The bay offers stunning scenery with its beautiful rock. Sunset at this beach is breath-taking. Also a range of boats are offered, like: Motorboats, Banana boats, small sailing boats, etc.
Blue Lagoon is one of the most wonderful sights of the Maltese Islands, located in little tiny island of Comino, which is between Malta and Gozo island. The island is 2,5 km2 in size, there are no cars and offers a jagged coastline and many small creeks, sea caves and a pretty lagoon. There are only two hotels – both 4-stars.