Turks and Caicos Islands The Islands of Turks and Caicos are made up of 40 different islands and cays but only eight are inhabited on a full time basis. Many of the islands are a 15 minutes flight from Provo and all can be reached by boat, as well. Providenciales is the center of the tourism industry. There is a wide range of luxurious hotels, villas and condos as well as fine restaurants and plent of water sports attractions. Providenciales is home to the best beach in the world, Grace Bay Beach. Grand Turk and Salt Cay offer a glimpse into the Colonial past with great architecture as well as some of the best scuba diving in the world. Grand Turk is the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Middle Caicos and North Caicos offer many eco-tourism attractions and one of the largest cave networks in the Caribbean. South Caicos is the fishing center of Turks and Caicos. Lobster and and conch the main exports from the island. Parrot Cay and Pine Cay are privately owned islands containing some of the most exclusive homes in the Caribbean.
More Descriptions: Most populated of the Turks and Caicos islands, Providenciales is one of the world’s top beach destinations. The diving and snorkeling is as convenient as it is stunning, thanks to miles of coral reef that’s easily accessible from the shore. The upscale resorts and captivating beachscapes of Grace Bay make it a popular choice for waterfront escapes. The cliffs and crags of Chalk Sound make a lovely backdrop for kayaking the bright turquoise waters.
Descriptions:The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a delicate ecosystem. Visitors are restricted, but the lucky few are rewarded with unrivaled beaches and soothing warm waters filled with dolphins and sea turtles, making Noronha one of the world’s top diving destinations. On land, hike the ecological trails of Jardim Elizabeth, the Esmerelda Coast or Sancho Bay, which culminates in a climb up a steep set of stairs carved into the split of a cliff.
Descriptions: A 2015 Travelers’ Choice winner, Cacimba do Padre is famous for seashells and soft sand. Jutting out from the sea is the Two Brothers (Morro Dois Irmaos) rock formation.
Descriptions:This popular beach boasts beautiful white sand and clear turquoise water; a sheltered cove is ideal for snorkelling.
Descriptions:An incredible beach of soft white sand surrounded on two sides by the Caribbean sparkling in all shades of blue.
More Descriptions:The most famous islands in Los Roques In addition to Gran Roque , the main island with its charming Posadas , small supermarkets and restaurants , there are a further six goals in the atoll, which are well known.
Francisqui Francisqui consists of three islands, which are perfect because of its proximity to the main island of Gran Roque for a short trip.Furthermore, there is an excellent windsurfing area and a canoe rental and Kaya. In the lobster season from November to April this delicious seafood is prepared in a simple restaurant. Scuba divers should "La Piscina" can not miss, in which there is a lagoon with two coral reefs.
Madrisqui und Cayo Pirata In the north of the island Madrisqui there is a small lagoon which is particularly interesting for underwater activities. Since Madrisqui and Cayo Pirata are linked by a sandbank, a walk from one to the other island worthwhile. On Cayo Pirata lobsters can be admired in breeding basin of November to April.
CrasquiOn the western side of Crasqui there is a large beach. The water is very quiet and it can be observed many pelicans as they try to grab out of the water a fish. Unlike many other islands in the archipelago of Los Roques there are four restaurants serving primarily fresh fish, seafood, rice and arepas.
NoronquiNoronqui consists of three islands, which are rarely visited and sunbathers benefit from secluded beaches. Nearby there is a warship that sank decades ago there and whose remains can be explored today. In addition, the local conditions are ideal for novice divers.
Cayo de Agua and Bequeve InselnThese arcuate islands are among the most desirable destinations in the atoll due to the beautiful, long sandy beaches. On Cayo de Agua is a natural source of salt-free water, which gave its name to the island. It's worth it along the sand dunes to stroll and enjoy the beautiful beaches, where one or the other lonely place can be found. Thanks to the natural beauty of Cayo de Agua y Bequeve Islands are by far the most photographed islands in the atoll.
Dos Mosquises Dos Mosquises divided into its northern and southern part. The southern section is home to the Los Roques Scientific Foundation and a beautiful beach. Especially famous is the research station for its tortoise breeding. Visitors can see them and get an idea of how a sea turtle evolved. Among the visitors are due to the high importance of the Los Roques Scientific Foundation repeatedly international scientists, the exchange with the local authorities, new research data.
Distances of the most famous islands Gran Roque
From Gran Roque start regularly at 10am water taxis in all directions of the atoll. Place near at the airport, at the church and at the pier for small transport boats. On request can be identified with a coxswain course an earlier or later departure. Francisqui : The three islands of Francisqui can be reached in about 15 minutes. Francisqui :The three islands of Francisqui can be reached in about 15 minutes.
Madrisqui y Cayo Pirata :They belong with Francisqui the fastest to reach islands in the atoll. The journey takes about 15 minutes. Crasqui :In less than thirty minutes Crasqui can be reached by motorboat.
Noronqui :Approximately thirty minutes the journey from Gran Roque.
Cayo de Agua y Bequeve Islands : The islands are located in the south of the atoll. To reach this paradise at fantastic beaches, a boat ride of about one hour and thirty minutes is required.
Dos Mosquises :It should have an hour and thirty minutes are scheduled to reach Dos Mosquises
A pleasant beach on the northern coast of Culebra.
Flamenco Beach is considered the second most beautiful beach in the world by Discover Channel and by far the most popular beach in Culebra. Its white sandy beach stretches along the entire bay, you will feel the Caribbean sun everywhere and wonder why you had waited this long. Flamenco is a great place to snorkle, sunbathe, swim, socialize and camp out. The beach is easily accessible thus making it a definite stop for most visitor You will find the campground office located right at the entrance to Flamenco beach, as this is the only spot on the island that camping is allowed. Take the time and walk along the shore, soak up the clarity of the water and the foamy waves. Splash a little, swim a little, roast yourself in the sun and at the end of the day, you just might remember the old Coppertone ads from the late 70's There are only very few places to stay right on Flamenco beach, so making reservations early is pretty much the only way to go. If you are doing the day trips, you will find plenty of 'amenities'. There are several kiosks which rent the typical beach accessories; chairs, umbrellas, tents and other camping gear. Others sell food and drinks, including the perfectly tropical 'Piña Colada'.
There are outdoor showers with fresh water in operation from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, bathrooms that are open all the time, and water tanks along the walk that have fresh water. Enjoy, bring your whole family, camping gear, and plenty to barbeque and you are all set. Or just bring a book, some sunblock and a teeny tiny bikini. Splash a little, swim a little, roast yourself in the sun on some beach chairs by Rio , and at the end of the day, you just might remember the old Coppertone ads from the late 70's.
Descriptions: Descriptions: The beaches of Illetes, located at the north point of the island and the nearest to the island of Espalmador, (a few 150m.), Are the most visited and frequented by tourists. You can access this area with any vehicle, although its reach by foot or bike is recommended, to better enjoy the landscape and contribute to environmental protection. In addition, part of this area is not accessible by car, only on foot, because of the uneven ground. Illetes area is one of the most complete in terms of leisure facilities: water sports (sailing, skiing, etc.), restaurants, kiosks, hammocks, umbrellas; basically everything you need to enjoy a full day at the beach. There is also a seagoing boat service linking this area with the port of La Sabina and the island of Espalmador, which greatly facilitates transport and access to other areas of interest on the island. Length:500meters Width:50meters Activities
Descriptions: West Bay is what many consider the picture-perfect Caribbean destination: white sand, clear, calm waters and full service resorts. The variety of water activities include scuba diving, fishing charters, snorkeling and parasailing. Scuba diving and other outfitters leave directly from the beach so starting your water-based activities is easy and convenient.
Descriptions: Uninhabited Whitsunday Island is home to this beautiful beach, one of the world's most spectacular.
More Descriptions:Whitehaven Beach is a definite "must-see" in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape. As soon as you arrive it’s easy to see why it is the most photographed beach in Australia and has been named the South Pacific's Best Beach by the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. As the tide shifts, the white silica sand and turquoise shades of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a breathtaking view of swirling Whitsunday colours. For the best view, journey to the lookout at Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island. Time your lookout experience on low tide to fully experience the beautiful fusion of colours that surface. For bareboats, the best spot to anchor is in Tongue Bay, and tender into the beach to commence the short walk up the hill to the lookout across Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach and back down the other side to secluded Betty's Beach, at the tip of Hill Inlet. There are several ways to experience the beauty of Hill Inlet. Many companies offer day trips to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet by ferry, power boat or luxury yacht. Most overnight sailing trips also stop here. Self-sufficient boaties and campers can even anchor overnight off the beach, or book a national park campsite and camp on the southern end of the iconic Whitehaven Beach itself. Scenic helicopter and seaplane flights over Hill Inlet promise amazing aerial views as the magical waters and sand dance below. However you choose to explore Whitehaven Beach, it will be an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.
Descriptions:Elafonissi Beach is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the
Mediterranean island of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. When the weather is fine it is possible to walk to the island through the shallow water. The island is a protected nature reserve.
At the highest point on the island there is a plaque that commemorates a tragic event. On Easter Sunday of 24 April 1824 several hundred Greeks, mostly women and children, were killed on Elafonisi by Ottoman soldiers. To avoid advancing Turkish Ottoman troops, forty armed men had taken refuge on the island with women, children and old folk where they were waiting for a ship to take them to the Ionian Islands. The Ottoman soldiers had decided to camp on the beach opposite the island. One of their horses walked along the shallow water to the island and the people hiding on the island were discovered. According to several sources there were between 640 and 850 people in total, most of whom were killed and the remaining survivors were sold into slavery in Egypt