Nature park of the Visitation Island, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The nature park of the Visitation Island in the heart of Sault-au-Recollet (established in 1984) is a large park located in Montreal, Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montreal North. The island of Visitation, the old hydraulic installations, now abandoned, the island of Cheval-de-Terre, connected to Laval by the Central Prairie River and woodland left in its natural state along Des Prairies River, are part of the park it has 34 hectares. In 1736, the Sulpicians (lords of the places), connect the island to the shore by a causeway to be able to control the current strength. Simon Sicar, engineer, erect the dam and built a sawmill near the island. He then built a stone mill to grind grain and another to card wool. In 1806, a house was built for pressing apples to make cider but there remain only the basics of masonry. There is a dam at the hydroelectric plant of the Des Prairies River. There are several places and walkways from where you can observe nature and its inhabitants.

Tips

It is a perfect place to walk in summer or visit by bike, there’s a path along the river and you can visit the historical monuments mills sites, the house of the press and the miller’s house. There is also a small train with entertainment for children and other organized activities which you can view online on the park site.
There is a bar and terrace with tables next to the historic site of the mills on the edge of the water.
In winter you can practice cross-country skiing. There is a cottage that remains open to change clothes.

Bath, Somerset, England

Bath is a city in the county of Somerset, south-west England, located 180 km west of London and 25 km southeast of Bristol. The Avon River connects it to the sea. The hills which surround and define the city, reach a maximum altitude of 238 meters and they make the streets are steep and the buildings seem to climb the coasts. It was founded by the Romans in 50 BC (although it is said it existed before) they build thermal baths and a temple in the hills surrounding the city in the valley Avon around hot springs. One of the first activities of the city is tourism. To see: Bath Abbey which is also the largest concert hall in the city (Norman church built on pre-existing foundations), the Museum of Bath, the Royal Theatre, Victoria Art Gallery, the Museum of mode, the Jane Austen Centre, Royal Victoria Park, among others. It is also a cultural city with many activities and festivals. You will also find archaeological sites from the Roman era; around hot springs, we can see the Roman foundations, pillars and bathrooms but the stone above the level of the bath is more recent.

Tips

You can explore the city on foot, with the open top tour buses or by the river channels.
There is a train that connects the city to Paddington Station in London, to Temple Meads Station in Bristol as well as Cardiff, Exeter, Brighton, Southampton, Plymouth, Pensanze, Westbury, Warminster, Portsmouth and Salisbury.
You will also find two campsites.

 

Moon Palace Golf & Spa, Cancun, Mexico

The all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa resort features a variety of activities and entertainment for family members of every age and every interest. You can find 3 different areas and you can go from one to other without any problem; there’s also free transport to go from one to other lobby if you don’t want to walk. There are frequent concerts with top popular musicians, as well as daily and nightly activities including a Mexican night and fire show, karaoke, theme parties, contests, singers and live performances. The hotel has a simple elegance with a helpful and skilled staff. There you can find a luxurious Spa with 39 treatment rooms, including a Golden Suite, a night club for up to 300 guests with a VIP section, wired Teens Lounge, sky bar, a Flowrider to try your surfing skills and of course a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. You can try a different restaurant every night: Mexican, Italian, American, Asian, International. You’ll find 12 bars, including six in the pool area. The only thing that isn’t great is the beach but you can always take a taxi to Cancun where beach and sea are usually lovely.

 
Tips

 
Palace Resorts offers guests staying 5-8 nights a $1,500 Resort Credit that can be used for services and amenities as golf, spa, tours and more. Note thet you must pay a tax service of 16% when you are leaving but only for the part of credit you’ve used.
It’s a good place to go with children cause there are too many things to do for children and teenagers but it’s also a good place to go in couple. It’s the kind of place for people who like enjoying the hotel and its amenities for a quiet holiday.

Carretera Cancun-Tulum Km. 36.5, Tamul, 77500 Cancun, QROO, Mexico