Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, a paradise island for divers, is at the East coast of the Yucatan, Mexico. Captain Jacques Cousteau, a famous oceanographic explorer, made known the beauty of the coral reef through his documentaries where international divers start looking for marine pleasure.

Tips

Even if you do not practice diving, you will certainly be tempted to take a mask and a snorkel to embark on the adventure and admire the many underwater species in clear and turquoise water, the boldest can take diving courses and go with guides on the reefs. Local certified divers have several predestined locations but it is the North of the island which has their preference with the most beautiful seabed that aexist.

If despite all the diving is not your priority, you might want to go to the ecological reserve of Park of Punta Sur where you can see beautiful specimens of migratory waterfowl, turtles and yellow crocodiles, climb the stairs of the lighthouse of Punta Celarain where your effort will be rewarded with a breathtaking lagoon view, go on a catamaran for a guided tour of the lagoon or enjoy the calm waters for kayaking.

The island presents also a cultural aspect that adds to its charm with the ruins on several sites like Tumba del Caracol in homage to the God Kukulcan or another most important San Gervasio with temples where the Mayan goddess Ixchel was honored, the ruins of Castillo Real are worth the detour with its tower and its colourful frescoes that have resisted at the time. You can find shops of souvenirs and restaurants on these different points of visit.

Sea excursions are also available to fans of fishing.

The beautiful beaches of white sand will tempt you to practice the international ‘sport’ of ‘doing nothing that relax’.

Dive to depths greater than 30 meters in a submarine, piloted by a professional crew is also possible. Discover why Cozumel is one of the best diving destinations in the world aboard the Atlantis submarine! Make a submarine trip to Chankanaab, a marine park protected environment, the amazing coral formations and a variety of marine animals.

Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

During the winter season we want to go away us for a week, but not expensive, Cayo Guillermo in formula all-inclusive is usually sold less than one thousand dollars, making it a very popular destination. It is a peaceful small islet with an area of 13 square kilometres as part of the archipelago ‘Jardines del Rey’ (the gardens of the King) and which is itself part of the archipelago”Sabana-Camagüey. This archipelago has more than 2500 Islands and cays (cayos) and is located off the coast of the Atlantic coast of Cuba in the province of Ciego de Avila.

This destination is known for its five kilometres of fine white sand beaches, its always calm sea, its shallow seaside, and crystal clear waters of a beautiful turquoise blue.

It is an oasis of peace for lovers of nature and beach. Note that there is a beautiful beach on the island called Playa Pilar.

The archipelago Jardines del Rey has its own international airport which is located on Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo is the adjacent island. The two islands are connected by a bridge. The archipelago is also connected to the island of Cuba by a dike in the sea of 27 kilometers long. Transfer by bus from the airport Jardines del Rey to the hotels in Cayo Guillermo is approximately 45 minutes.

There are four hotel groups in Cayo Guillermo: Occidental hotels (Gran Caribe Club Villa Cojimar), Meliá Hotels International (Meliá Cayo Guillermo, Sol Cayo Guillermo), Iberostar (Iberostar Daiquiri) and Allegro Club Cayo Guillermo. All the hotels in Cayo Guillermo have direct access to the beach, with sun loungers and palapas (shelters made of dried palm leaves).

Tips

Some hotels offer a sharing of services; to do this, you must report to the reception of your hotel and ask for the bracelet of the hotel you wish to visit. Restriction: A hotel by day, from 9 h to 17 h, excluding restaurants ‘à la carte’ and transportation between hotels.

St. Barts, Antilles, Caribe

Saint-Barthélemy is a French island in the Antilles and an overseas community since July 15th, 2007, before that it was a municipality and a district dependent on the Overseas Department of Guadeloupe. It is also known as St-Bartths or St. Barts (by English speakers). Located at 230 km northwest of Guadeloupe, and 25km southeast of St. Martin. It is a mountainous island composed primarily of volcanic rocks, with a 32-meters cost and surrounded by numerous islets. It’s called ‘a dried island’ because of its bedrock composition, the low precipitation and an old deforestation so drinking water is not sufficient for its inhabitants so it must be imported (bottles) or the one provided through the tap is desalinated seawater and they also use harvested rain water. The inhabitants work especially on fishing, raising goats, the salt harvest, the cultivation of cotton and indigo. Its underwater environment is rich in corals (51 species and 31 different kinds). Tourists appreciate especially its white sandy beaches and its rustic landscapes. The largest area is Gustavia. Its economy is based on luxury tourism and construction; it is also a free port. To see: the battery Swedish Fort Gustav III, the Swedish belltower, the Catholic Church, the House of Governors, among others (all in Gustavia).

Tips

It is the perfect sun destination; 27 ° C of average, peaks at 35 ° C and rarely less than 20 ° C. Ideal for the ‘ dolce farniente’, the total relax.
On the other hand, if you are active, you will also find activities to do: diving, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, excursions on boat, jet skiing, kite surfing, etc.
If you like shopping, you are in the right place. St. Barts is known as a paradise to make purchases of luxury goods. You will find a multitude of shops with all the major brands.
In the culinary sense, you’ll be also surprises with a variety of French and Caribbean restaurants.