Bahia Palace, Marrakech, Morocco

Bahia Palace is a palace of century XIXᵉ of eight hectares in Marrakech, Morocco. It is a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture, one of the major monuments of cultural heritage. It was built southeast of the medina of Marrakech between 1866 and 1867. It was built for Si Moussa, chamberlain of Sultan Hassan 1st of Morocco, at his death, his son, Ahmed Ben Moussa, had enlarged the southern part his father’s palace by the successive acquisition and glitzy development of large sets of neighboring houses. The palace takes its name from his favorite mistress, Bahia. From 1912, General Lyautey, Marshal of France, used it as his personal residence as well as the residence of French officers by adding chimneys, heating and electricity. It has about 150 lavishly decorated rooms. There are marble, wood paintings, stained glass windows, many patios and gardens with orange trees, banana trees, cypresses, hibiscus and jasmine. The Moroccan royal family of King Mohammed VI sometimes stay there in a large private party not open to the public.

Tips

The palace is open to visitors, at your visit ask for information because you can also attend concerts of Arab-Andalusian music and art exhibitions.
You can also ask for a guide to accompany you and tell the whole story which is very interesting.

Be Live Collection Canoa Hotel, La Romana, Dominican Republic

The Be Live Collection Canoa Hotel is a resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic located near the Eastern Nature Park and Bayahibe Beach. It is directly on Dominicus Beach. It is an all inclusive hotel and you can find several types of rooms and also villas for couples or families. There is a spa where you will find jacuzzis, saunas and you can have the opportunity to get massages. Standard rooms have one king or two double beds according to your request, flat screen TV, complete bathroom with separate shower, hair dryer, coffee maker, minibar and a large terrace overlooking the gardens and the amenities of the hotel complex but the wi-fi and the safe have extra charges (payable locally). There is also an area for adults (18+) with personalized check-in and check-out services, 2 bars with premium drinks, unlimited wi-fi access throughout the hotel, pool and exclusive beach with beds Balinese and butler service and concierge.

Tips

When making your reservation, you will be able to book a standard room, a deluxe room, a villa or other, according to your needs and of course, there will be some inclusions depending on your choice.

There is also the possibility of having a room for couples with 3 children and on request you can have a cot in all rooms.

Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego, United States

The old Point Loma Lighthouse is located on the Point Loma Peninsula at the mouth of San Diego Bay in San Diego, United States. It has not operated since 1891 as a lighthouse but is open to the public as a museum. Its construction began in 1854 on a cliff of nearly 130 meters and was finished in October 1855 but its function began only a month later. At his side, they built a small building that was used to store the wood, the oil as other supplies, but in 1875, a portion was converted into a two-room apartment for the assistant guardian of the lighthouse. In the museum you will find maps and documents about Point Loma and its history as the original objective of the lighthouse. As the lighthouse was built in height, it was not seen very often with the fog or low clouds that is why in 1891 it was replaced by another that had been built at a lower altitude. It was restored in 1980 and furniture of the time where it was used as an apartment, was put on the spot.

Tips

If you’re lucky, you’ll be greeted by volunteers representing people who worked or lived there.

The lighthouse tower is closed to the public but there are dates when you will find it open; on August 25th (anniversary of the National Park Service) and on November 15th (anniversary of the lighthouse).

If you like walking, enjoy strolling through the park and you’ll have beautiful views of the ocean and the city of San Diego.