Top Travel Tips to Bora Bora Island

Bora Bora , the pearl of the Pacific is indeed a dream destination to most of the travel enthusiasts. The pristine cerulean waters, the exclusive over the water bungalows hovering over the lagoons, the magnificent Mount Otemanu, the lush green volcano surrounded by beautiful islands, all of this sounds like a fairy tale. This is what Bora Bora is all about. It ranks #2 in the world’s best places to visit and the best and the most expensive honeymoon destinations. How cool is that? Here are some travel tips to help you discover Bora Bora, the most beautiful island in the world.

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As Bora Bora is a very expensive place, the best thing to do is to visit off-season when the rates will be comparatively less than the usual seasonal rates. This way it would be more affordable for you to have a comfortable stay and enjoy all the goodness of the island without burning a hole in your pocket. The best off-season to visit is between December and March.

Opt a pacific cruise:

Cruising is the best option to visit Bora Bora as most of the cruise lines make a stop at Bora Bora. Moreover, it is less expensive to cruise and enjoy the luxuries at the same time.

Be resourceful:

Have ample supplies for your stay. Pack your essentials like bug sprays, moisturizers, sunscreens and your favourite alcohol in surplus. Though there are several local shops that sell everything you want, it is quite expensive. So pack your own things to last for your entire stay.

Pack light and eat light:

You will have to board another plane from Tahiti where you and your luggage will be weighed. They do this to know the proper weight that can be accommodated inside the plane in order to have a perfect balance. After boarding the plane, they might also shuffle the passengers to make sure the weight is balanced. To have a safe flight, pack light and also make sure to have a very light diet that doesn’t make you all bloated up.

Get ready to beat the heat:

It is awfully hot in Bora Bora, something you cannot imagine until you experience it. So don’t expect the cool tropical climate, you will be disappointed. Be prepared to beat the heat. Pack your sunscreens and moisturizers in plenty. Drink lots of water often during your stay. You can either stay indoors in your air-conditioned rooms or take the risk to get out and tackle the sultry weather and have an excellent adventure. Try it, you’ll find it interesting.

Good news Ceviche lovers:

The place has amazing sea food. They have the best Poisson cru, crisp raw tuna salad marinated in lime, cucumber and coconut milk, yum. But all the other delicacies are shipped in which makes dining expensive. So be prepared to experience the sea food varieties rather than your regular meals.

If you have saved money enough to support you on your trip to Bora Bora and you’re serious about it, follow these tips to get the best out of this dream island.

Best Holiday Destinations in November

The holiday season is approaching and yes the travel bug has smitten us. You begin to feel a monotony of your daily chores and yearn for holiday break to get your batteries recharged. November comes by and it is time to sit and plan it all in your diaries. Every traveller has some unique preferences and wish to derive different pleasures during holidays. For some it may be pure adventure fun, few may want a change of schedule and some others may want to have a relaxed indulgence in a far away island. November is probably a good time to go on a holiday as the weather gets more pleasing in most of the places and one can also have the share of enjoyment before the Christmas crowd pours in.

Here we list out some really good November destinations that can make your holiday mood come alive almost instantly.

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If you are looking for some unadulterated indulgence then this Caribbean paradise is a real treat. An island with a bold personality that has the confluence of locals enjoying a barbarian life and on the other side the sandy beaches, iconic hotels that offer a fine laid back life. The images of the Caribbean fills up our mind with the idyllic beaches, blue skies, landscapes and the Caribbean culture .They also link with many cities in the United States thus offering a good city and country break. Barbados is lashed out by the Atlantic waves on its east and lapped by the azure Caribbean sea to the west making this island a favourite place for the tourists from around the world.

Tenerife, Canary Island

The sun kissed island attracts crowds every year in great numbers to enjoy the lovely weather and engage into some fun adventure. Tenerife is loaded with all the goodies starting from the golden sandy beaches to the lunar landscape of Mount Teide National Park. The place offers a perfect getaway for everyone. Tourists visiting Tenerife are left fascinated with the number of water sport activities, sun bathing and chilling out in the beaches and exploring the endemic plant and discovering the precious gems. Your ultimate excitement gets invoked here from the start to the end of the trip. There are lots to see and get wonderstruck like the island capital Santa Cruz situated in the Northern coast to the deep ravines of Masca lying on the west. Both places and food are sure to leave you in an enchanted spell.

Egypt

The life giving Nile cruises, ancient Egyptian monuments and the bustling cities make up for a perfect Egyptian holiday. Egyptian Holidays always make up for interesting exploration and exciting recreations. The Pyramids of Giza, peaceful beaches, deep valleys and a lot more that make a great choice for spending the November holidays.

The Egyptian capital Cairo is called the ‘City of Thousand Minarets’ is a very happening place of thriving markets. The famous Khan el-Khalil market is center for local handicrafts, mesmerizing colourful fabrics. The colossal Sphinx and the intriguing aromas of food make your Egyptian holiday worth remembering a life time.

Mexico

Mexico is a confluence of culture, grand colonial architecture and historic explorations. The vibrant city has endless white beaches, rare gems from the pre Hispanic ruins and some sprawling picturesque of the city capital; the city is sure to make your dreams come alive. The wonderful sights of Chichen Itza, Tulum are a real treat to watch out for the tourists. The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the popular sites in Mexico. Yucatan is lapped between the Gulf of Mexico on the North and the Caribbean Sea on the east and the country of Belize on the South. The riveria Maya offers the accessibility to the beach towns of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the scenic Cozumel island. The place is worth visiting as it has some exotic historic ruins, warm winters and sunny weather. Then there is a place called Merida which is the capital of the Yucatan state and provides for ample exploration of the Chichen Itza.

Thessaloniki , Greece

This cosmopolitan city of Greece comes into the limelight during the south eastern film fest of Europe. The impressive heritage of Thessaloniki will leave every traveler mesmerized. The city boast of Roman, Ottoman, Byzantine and Jewish heritage that can will float our minds back to ancient history. Everyone are sure to get smitten by the charming beauties of Ano Poli and the ancient churches. The white tower museum, the art exhibitions in the hamams are meant to offer a unique experience. The Thessaloniki cuisine is inspired on innovative seafood and the patisseries have the legendary Turkish touch. There are plenty of night spots with splendid wines and cocktail bars.

The penultimate month of November brings in festive time and holiday mood. Planning a vacation seems just apt and some of the choices listed out could just be the one that you have been looking out for. Get charged up and happily welcome the fun element in life.

Travel Tips to Aruba

The island has more often a warm weather, photogenic beaches and friendly people makes up for a perfect vacation hot spot. The white sandy beaches and the cool trade winds can make any tourist’s heart filled with joy.Aruba_Palm_Beach

Aruba is located miles north of Venezuela in the warm Caribbean waters. Oranjestad the capital of Aruba lies on the south and west coast. Some of the world’s best beaches belong to Aruba. As you visit interior you will come across Aruba’s famous Arikok National Park which is home to a variety of wildlife that are being preserved here. While the place has some exceptionally breath taking views; nature too crafts out Aruba in her own naturally artistic way. You can see that in the form of some dramatic rock formations as the ocean waters crash against the rugged shore lines. Towards the north east along the windward shore the fofiti trees take a south west graceful bend that looks so neatly sculpted across the coast line. All these Nature’s magic adds up to the beauty and charm of Aruba.

If that really interest you then you might be considering a travel plan to Aruba. We will help you with some handy tips that can guide better.

A tourist is supposed to carry a valid Passport upon the entry and for the full duration of the stay. Further the necessary visa sticker on the passport is mandatory.

A valid to and fro ticket.

Check on the roaming charges if the mobile works in Aruba. GSM phone users need to unlock their SIM. It is better to contact the network service provider before making the travel. The tourist can either rent a cell phone or purchase a SIM at the airport.

While driving be alert on the road signs in the island as they are different here. First one has to familiarize with the signs before actually taking the car on the roads.

Drinking and gambling have age restrictions. Persons should be 18 years of age to be eligible to drink legally in public places.

Buses are in plenty and there is a service once in every 15 minutes. The buses ply till 6 pm.

Happy Information officers are a one stop shop for providing complete information. They provide with reliable information on the activities, routes, attractions and events happening in the island. They can be identified with their uniform colour which is a sea green T shirt sporting a Happy information slogans.

Wear comfortable footwear. Do not forget to bring your sun glasses, caps, and sunscreen creams.

Keep some handy ear plugs always with you. The music is very blaring and that can turn you off if you do not have ear plugs in.

Super markets, Banks and restaurants are mostly closed on official holidays.

There are paid parking slots that can relieve the tourists of the parking trouble in many busy areas.

Bring in your own health and beauty care needs. This is because it can save a lot on the purse and get more convenient for your personal use if you have your stuff handy.

Get your daily medicine drug doses along with prescriptions.

First timer’s travel tips to Davao

UntitledDavao is the durian capital of Philippines and it is considered the safest metropolitan in all of Philippines. Before we delve deep into the travel guide, here is an introduction about this exemplary city. If you are a smoker, then this should probably strike you as a warning. Smoking is totally prohibited in Davao and tourists breaking this rule will be imposed with a high penalty. The city is very clean than any other cities in Manila. Another interesting thing about Davao is that you can find a lot of durian stalls everywhere. The third interesting fact about this city is, you can find several friendly pawn shops with a friendly atmosphere, unlike anywhere else in Manila that is secured totally. In Davao, the pawn shops are like retail stores having jewelry on open display. The point is, Davao is not worried about burglary at all as it has no such threats. It is a safe city where people enjoy a crime free lifestyle. You can definitely have a peaceful holiday at Davao.

The best time to visit

Davao is subjected to hot weather during April and May followed by the rainy season between May and October. You can visit during the monsoon if you are fond of monsoons. If not, anywhere between December to February is the coolest time of the year and it is very much ideal for tourists. The famous Kadayawan Festival happens in the month of August. If you are ready to pay a little extra on everything, you can visit during this month to enjoy the festivities as everything will be expensive at this peak time. Don’t forget to reserve your hotel accommodation before arriving.

Plan your itinerary

A total of three to four days will be sufficient to visit all the hotspots. If you have ample time, you can visit the nearby Samal Island which is quaint and pretty as a jewel. Spend your evenings here exploring the island. If you arrive in the early hours of the morning, you can check in at your hotel and spend a day at Samal Island. On the second day, you can take a ferry to reach Davao city. Explore the night life of Davao city that has plenty of gastronomic treats.

On the third day, you can start exploring the city by reaching Malagos Garden Resort to taste some of the exotic cheese varieties. After touring around, try the Philippine Eagle Center. Move on to the Eden Nature Park by afternoon as the Skycycing and Ziplining activities at the park will close around 1:00pm in the afternoon. After having a fun time at the park, hit the city by evening to enjoy a tasty dinner at some of the great eat outs around the city that serve hot, mouth-watering food that is just hard to resist. If you plan a four day tour, then visit the Bankerohan Market to taste the notorious durian fruit. Visit the D’Bone Collector Museum to view a large collection of bones that were collected from various animals, huge and small. A total of four days would be perfect for an amazing tour around the city of Davao.

 

Dubai Shopping Festival 2016

dsc_8581The Persian Gulf coast in the northern coast of the UAE will be the world’s most glamorous place from January 2016 to February 2016 as the Dubai Shopping Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary. Fashion fanatics and shopping enthusiasts around the world are eagerly looking forward to explore this extravagant gala. This shopper’s paradise is getting ready and it is on its full fledge to entertain hungry shoppers and travellers of all ages groups.

This month long festivity has so much to offer with 50 grand malls around Dubai and several traditional Arabian souks selling exotic items along the twisted passageways. These souks are the exact places where you can bargain on your favourite products before hitting the mega malls. Grab your best pieces of gold jewellery at the Gold souk at incredible prices. Take a stroll along the souk Al Bahar to experience the air filled with the scent of fresh spices.

This luxurious event is not limited just to shopping alone, but it has no bounds when it comes to sheer entertainment and fun. Lively music shows and concerts by renowned international artists, Fashion shows hosted by international brands, fun-filled indoor and outdoor sports and an array of gastronomic treats are all here at DSF 2016 to make each and every moment very special for you and your family.

The good news is that DSF is not all about satisfying the upper end travellers, it also about offering a memorable trip to an average traveller with a limited budget. If budget is your problem, DSF offers just the right solution for you. This treasure trove is full of surprises to satisfy your fashion needs. You can delve your hands into the genuine international luxury brands available at huge discounts from 50% and above. This is your one and only chance to do duty free shopping on a variety of designer clothes and accessories, footwear, jewellery, carpets, spices, perfumes and handicrafts. To top it all, they have new rewards and contests held every day. This is your turn to try your hand at the Infiniti Mega Raffle 2016 to win AED 500,000 worth of prizes every day.

If you are looking forward to have a fabulous beginning in the upcoming year, then DSF is where you should be. Start your life in style and boost your senses right here with all the luxury that you truly deserve. Shop the Dubai way to enjoy a unique shopping like nowhere else. DSF 2016 promises a fabulous shopping experience to every traveller. So grab your tickets to experience life at Dubai Shopping Festival 2016.