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Secluded Islands Make the Perfect Vacation Destinations

Secluded Islands Make the Perfect Vacation Destinations

Whether you want to choose a honeymoon destination, a place where you can have a truly romantic experience or one where you can let the stresses of life fade away for a short time, secluded islands will give you what you crave. These islands are in tropical locations giving you the warmth of the sun and sandy beaches where you can lie off and soak up the rays. The islands of French Polynesia are becoming more and more popular in this type of vacation because of the total seclusion they offer.

For a vacation of a lifetime on a secluded tropical island check out what the Tiare Beach Resort can offer you. This little known getaway is located on the island of Huahine and offers a staggering array of activities for your pleasure. Go scuba diving or snorkelling in the warm waters of the South Pacific. If you prefer to stay on land, you can still take in the sight of the wide varieties of colourful fish through the clear waters. There is a lagoon on the island where you will enjoy swimming and you can make arrangements to have a picnic on the beach. You can also indulge in an excursion or rent an outrigger canoe or kayak for your own day trips.

Huahine is a hotbed of historic sites that you can visit. See the lush valleys and ancient fish traps by renting a Land Rover, bicycle or scooter and go off on your own to see the sights. A trip in a glass bottomed boat will give you a glimpse of the underwater world around the island. If you are an avid fisherperson, then you will definitely want to engage in a deep sea fishing experience. Horseback riding is also available as a different way of seeing the sights.

Privacy is the name of the game at this secluded resort.  There are many small islands, called motu, where you can spend the day completely alone surrounded by sand, tropical fish and water. You can decide to rent a bungalow and cook your own meals or if you wish you can have your meals included for only a small extra fee.

Escape to Fiji and spend your vacation on Royal Davui Island. This exotic island paradise consists of 8 acres surrounded by a marine sanctuary inhabited by a wide variety of marine species, such as turtles, colourful fish and rays. Here you can stay in a lavishly decorated villa designed just for couples.

Dunk Island in Australia is another of the South Pacific destinations that will give you the privacy and relaxation you deserve. This island is home to one of Australia most spectacular rainforests. A wide range of activities await you as well as themed dinners and beachfront accommodations.

There are tropical island destinations all over the world. Hawaii, the Caribbean and the islands of Greece are but a few that you can choose from. Take in the sights and enjoy your time together to refresh you …

Charming Cottage Perfect for Visiting Hearst Castle

Charming Cottage Perfect for Visiting Hearst Castle

A trip to Cambria is refreshment for the soul and what better place to do that than a storybook cottage just footsteps from the pounding surf and amazing energy of the Pacific Ocean?

If you’re the type who loves to take long walks on the beach, then Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California, is your kind of place. Cambria is a place where you can spend hours each day walking – on the beach, on the boardwalk and through a quaint, historic artist’s colony chock-full of art galleries as well as unique shops and good restaurants.

Cambria is ideally located near several San Luis Obispo County attractions. The wineries are just a few miles east, Hearst Castle just a few miles north. Some of California’s best beaches are a short drive to the south. And San Luis Obispo is just a few miles south and inland.

On our most recent trip to Cambria we discovered a charming group of cottages on Moonstone Beach that seem especially well suited to honeymoons or romantic getaways. There are just three “Moonstone Cottages” built on a small lot directly across the road from some of the best areas to explore on Moonstone Beach (so named because of the semi-precious agate and jasper stones that can be found in the sand). The cottages are not part of a big resort so you won’t be sharing your getaway with other travelers. Aside from seeing their vehicles parked in front of their cottages, we never even saw our neighbors the entire time we were there.

Each of the cottages is perfectly decorated with a lot of attention to detail. They’re not huge, but quite adequate for a couple and have plenty of room to move around. We stayed in the Seascape, the cottage closest to the ocean with the best view, which included a fireplace and mini-kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, sink and counter space. Across from the queen bed with its wrought-iron frame was a gas fireplace and, as is common with small cottages like this, an armoire eliminated the need for a closet. A small white table for two was perfect for enjoying the breakfast that arrived in a basket on our doorstep. A flat-screen TV and DVD player were on a small marble-topped desk, and marble showed up again in the bathroom vanity and shower enclosure. The shiny dark cherry-wood floor, along with the updated furnishings, created an overall mood of simple elegance.

Outside, a well-maintained English garden added to the storybook feel and a small patio, chairs and table were available for simply sitting and watching the ocean surf and the visitors walking the nearby beach trails. A mature cypress tree framed the cottage, completing the illusion this little lodging is straight out of Hansel and Gretel.

Along this special part of the California Coast, the walks are the thing. It’s said you can walk entirely around the town of Cambria, including lengthy sections of a first-class boardwalk skirting the shoreline and complete this …