10 Most Mystical Spots In Hawaii

Hawaii is actually the name of the entire state that groups this archipelago of islands paradise lost in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is composed of more than 130 islands, including 6 main islands: Oahu, Hawaii or “the Big Island”, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai – followed by Niihau and Kahoolawe.

Each island is different and has its own interest, with the Kauai cliffs, the coasts of Waikiki Beach on Ohau, the sandy stretches of Papohaku Beach on Molokai, the crystal clear waters and dolphins of Hulopoe Bay on Lanai,Volcanoes of Hawaii The Big Island

Bamboo Forest, Haleakala National Park, Maui

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The Queen’s Bath, Kauai

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Sea cliffs of Molokai

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Glass Beach, Kauai

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Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees

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Sweetheart Rock, Lanai

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Annual lantern floating memorial ceremony, Ala Moana Beach, Oahu

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The top of Mauna Kea, Big Island

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 Banzai Pipeline, Oahu

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Swimming with dolphins in Mauritius guidelines

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Swimming with dolphins represents the dream for many, adult or children. It is an experience of a lifetime, in a place renowned both for its breathtaking scenery and its great respect for dolphins, whales and other mammals : Mauritius

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However, if the conditions in this country are optimal to go to the meeting and swim with the dolphins , if your dream is to swim with dolphins (free, of course!), The first thing to do is to find out more about The conditions of this kind of encounters, and choose accordingly. Indeed, if you wish to swim dolphins, it is most certainly because you like these animals meeting them in their natural habitat promote their freedom and help grow awareness for this stunning animals.

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If you sail, you may have already had the opportunity to meet dolphins accompanying your boat. Maybe even you’ve already swum with them. Anyway, if you find yourself one day in the presence of dolphins and you want to jump in the water with them, here are some guidelines to respect:

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Do not throw yourself (literally) into the water

By throwing you loudly in the water, you will probably make the dolphins want to go somewhere else! So be sure to enter calmly into the water, whatever your level of excitement. You do not want to give the impression to our dolphins friends that you are a rude character. Respect their life and environment and always remember that you are a guest in this giant and mysterious place we call the ocean.

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Do not touch the dolphins

This is probably one of the most important rules. If you get to intrigue a dolphin or a group of dolphins, they will come and observe you, do some laps around you. Do not use it to try to caress them. It is the dolphins who will initiate, perhaps, a contact. Anyway, do not take the lead. Especially since, in certain circumstances, this can lead to undesirable reactions from them. These animals are known for their good humanness, but they are mostly wild animals, do not forget it.
Visual contact

Try to create a visual contact with the dolphins that will come to meet you. Those who have the opportunity to exchange a look with a dolphin, a whale or a sperm whale will tell you: there are many things that pass (some even speak of telepathy). Whatever may be a very strong impression, which may give you the certainty, if you had not already, that these creatures are indeed of extraordinary intelligence and sensibility.

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7 paradise islands where you can still travel without breaking the bank

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Want to go for a dream trip in a paradise destination? You want to play Robinson on an island (more or less) deserted, and enjoy the blue sky, fine sand and turquoise water

The problem is that often paradise destinations are expensive. This is understandable: a sense is part of the myth. If everyone could snap their fingers and spend their holidays on a tropical island, they would probably lose their appeal. And we would end up looking for vacations elsewhere.

Three islands paradise to enjoy the Caribbean without breaking the bank:

When you think of ‘paradise destination’, you immediately imagine the Caribbean, its blue sky, its fine sand, and its coconut palms. And I will not contradict you: the Caribbean is full of beautiful islands, treasures of nature, and romantic beaches for a paradisiacal holiday, cocktails and bathing in warm and translucent waters.

Below are some ideas for spending a dream holiday in the Caribbean with a tight budget.

The Pearl Archipelago, Panama

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The Pearl Archipelago is about two hours away by ferry from the capital, Panama City. If you are on road trip in Central America, it is really the right plan to discover a real corner of paradise without ruining you in accommodation (less than 30 USD per night) or in food (small restaurants between 10 and 15 dollars

Important: there is no bank or ATM on the paradisiacal island of Contadora (nor on others, to my knowledge). Make sure you have a small amount in cash before you arrive, to be sure to be able to meet your needs on site (most establishments will accept the credit card, but you are never too careful

Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico / United States

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United States to see a paradise island?  you are going to have a hard time believing me: except Hawaii and its surfers, there is nothing that comes to mind spontaneously. And yet … Here is Puerto Rico! The island is part of the Commonwealth, and to get there, the formalities are exactly the same as for the United States.

Puerto Rico may be considered an American territory, it really does not feel like being in the United States, believe me. It really feels like a little tropical paradise, singing Caribbean Spanish accent included.

I recommend Vieques Island, a former American military base in the middle of the 20th century, which is a short distance east of the island of Puerto Rico. It is one of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches (especially Blue Beach, a must!).

Caye Caulker, Belize

 

Belize is a tiny country stuck between Guatemala and Mexico. Independent of Great Britain since 1981, it is not the place that comes to mind spontaneously when one thinks to leave in Central America

Yet, Belize has many paradise beaches and plenty of interesting spots to share with passing travelers. Starting with Caye Caulker, a lively, vibrant, cheap island (it’s easy to find nice places to sleep for 25/35 dollars a night, which is increasingly rare in this corner of the globe).

Explore it by bike, then at the end of the day go for a head in its translucent waters. Lovers of diving and seabed will be delighted here: multi-coloured fish await you. An ideal place to recharge the batteries without breaking the bank after a backpacking tour through Central America!

Southeast Asia: paradise of paradise islands

The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

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Southeast Asia, and this time take the direction of Malaysia, a few hundred kilometers further south.

There are two main islands: Kecil and Besar. The first, the smaller of the two, is also the most lively. If you want a spot to enjoy the marine activities during the day and go out or basically party in the evening, this is ideal. Besar on the other hand is quieter, more suitable if you are looking for tranquility in a heavenly corner.

The Perhentian Islands are famous for snorkelling: its seabed is absolutely superb: you will have put your nose in the water (well, with a tuba eh), that you will discover fish of all colors and corals to be absolutely unique.

Koh Chang, Thailand

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Koh Chang is the most accessible paradise island of Thailand from Bangkok (at least by road, otherwise the flight to Phuket is very efficient). Ideal to unwind at the end of the trip, before returning to France, if you fly from the Thai capital, as was my case during my last trip to Asia.

The prices are very reasonable as long as you do not stay in the luxury resorts. There are plenty of guesthouses where you can bargain prices and have a cozy, comfortable room, frankly not much (twenty- five dollars per night big max, if you go in the high season and you are not Hyper at ease with bargaining).

Kanawa Island, Indonesia

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The island of Kanawa is a tiny island that you can walk around in less than an hour (walking a good walk, anyway). It is right next to the island of Flores, much more known and tourist (a quasi-obligatory passage in Indonesia).

Kanawa is a real piece of paradise. The island is quiet (you will not find any cars), relaxing. People are warm and welcoming.

The seabed is there still absolutely superb and, rare in Indonesia, preserved from mass tourism.

The icing on the cake: the cost of living is really affordable on this island. It takes only a few days if you are in roadtrip mode in Southeast Asia, and it is only one stop before your next destination, but a full week is very nice if you just want to enjoy Sun, way ‘holidays in paradise’.

The paradisiac islands of Africa

For example, the Zanzibar archipelago, for example, offers an enchanting setting off Tanzania to rest after a safari or road trip in East Africa. Off the coast of Senegal, Cape Verde is worth its weight of peanuts as well. And it is still a very little tourist destination.

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And, of course, Mauritius which will delight all travelers in search of fine sand and turquoise water.

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Bora Bora, the mythical island

The mythical island of Bora Bora in Polynesia, has not stolen his nickname “Pearl of the Pacific”! Known worldwide for its magnificent lagoon and its variations remarkable colors, Bora Bora is a gem of wonder. Island of romance , it has everything you could want to celebrate your love. Experience unique moments in Bora Bora!

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Bora Bora, the earthly paradise of Polynesia

Who has never dreamed he heard his name? Located about 50 minutes flight from Tahiti, in the heart of the Islands in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a jewel of nature. And for good reason … Its lagoon is reputed to be one of the most extraordinary in the world: it offers sublime shades of blue depending on the depth of the seabed and is home to dozens of species of tropical fish and beautiful coral that will the delight of diving enthusiasts. In this Polynesian natural aquarium, you can observe manta rays, whale sharks and sea turtles all year and humpback whales from August to September.

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Enjoy the white sand beaches you will not see anywhere else and begin your relaxing stay on the beach of Matira, THE most beautiful beach in Bora Bora, located south of the island. The sand is very fine, almost white and coral pushed on shore like a sea foam … a warm, gentle breeze, in charge of tiare fragrance lulls this magical paradise where the sunsets are magnificent! As for accommodation, Bora Bora has a varied hotel infrastructure that fits perfectly to the exceptional scenery of the island. The overwater villas is a must: typical Polynesian, it offers a level of exceptional comfort, from your private balcony, direct access to the crystal clear lagoon and the privilege of enjoying your breakfast delivered on board a canoe.

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A multitude of activities to do during your stay in Bora Bora

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There are no better than Bora Bora place to enjoy water sports enthusiasts will be thrilled by the possibilities. The queen activity is of course diving. A test version of snorkeling or scuba diving. In addition, you can enjoy many excursions to go around the island within the lagoon: a semi-submersible submarine or catamaran (ideal to discover the island for those with the sailor as for those less experienced). The possibilities for walks on the lagoon are many.

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More extreme, you can also go jet skiing in the crystal clear waters, discover the Polynesian island in another way thanks to parasailing or witness the spectacular “shark feeding” safe. Bora Bora also allows for many shore excursions: tours in 4×4, on foot, by bike and quad or horse … In the Heart of the Journey recommend renting a car to move on to Bora Bora the coastal road and stop at the three main villages on the island or on archaeological sites and viewpoints offering unusual views of the lagoon and surrounding Polynesian islands.

Discover Oman and it’s beautiful diving sites

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In the Middle East, specifically in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, is the Sultanate of Oman, Gulf still unknown yet full of treasures … You may have heard of Oman for its beautiful dunes desert Wahiba Sands or the majestic rocky mountains. But Oman holds many other surprises … These panoramas of amazing contrast are bordered by a wild and unspoilt coastline that falls in the Indian Ocean to the south and east and the Gulf of Oman to the north.

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The underwater depths of Oman, still preserved, full of natural treasures: a fauna and flora incredibly rich! Lovers of diving, beginners confirmed, will be conquered … Discover the most beautiful regions diving in Oman: Muscat Daymaniyat the islands, the Musandam Peninsula and the Dhofar region …

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Welcome to Muscat prestigious capital of Oman. This is where your wonder will be at its peak thanks to the beauty of the dive sites. There are no less than 10 diving clubs underwater for 20 most outstanding sites on this part of the world.

The particularity of diving off Muscat is that it is accessible all year round. Indeed, the water temperature ranges from 20 to 30 ° C depending on the season, but is very easily walkable to the lack of power in the area. A few kilometers away, the islands of the nature reserve of Daymaniyat offer among the finest in the country dive sites.

A must for diving enthusiasts. You can discover many species of fish. If you are lucky, you may have the opportunity to meet eagle rays. Towards the month of February, is the spectacle of whales that awaits you …

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The diving off the Musandam Peninsula: on a separate site …

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Separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates, the Musandam Peninsula is home to majestic mountains throwing in the Strait of Hormuz, thus forming numerous small coves the turquoise lagoon … The coast of the Musandam Peninsula harbors fabulous underwater sheltered by massive fjords. The panorama, still wild and preserved, is a very singular beauty.

Khor al Sham is by far the most extraordinary fjord in the region. Just by practicing snorkeling (diving with fins, mask and snorkel), you will take full sight and can not resist the urge to explore the depths of the site. It is not uncommon for cruises on the theme of diving are organized around this peninsula. The flora and fauna is the most extraordinary. Admire the beautiful seahorses and other colorful fish for your enjoyment.

Diving in the Dhofar region: a wilderness

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If you are looking for adventure, Dhofar is the ideal place for your underwater excursions. This region is still very little known and has preserved its wild nature in its raw state. Diving in this area will only satisfy your thirst for discovery.

However, be aware that diving can take place in the summer during the monsoon. Dive into the clear waters bordering the Dhofar region and the delights of beautiful rays, parrot fish, sea turtles and other creatures from the depths of Oman.

Welcome to Jamaica

If this Caribbean island shapes stars and sports legend, Jamaica also holds records for the beauty: of the beaches, mountains, forests and breathtaking landscapes.

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The best beaches of the world

A coastline of the 1022 km of beaches with white sand and turquoise waters abound with a preference for the north coast. The Doctor’s Cave beach in Montego Bay, Seven Mil in Negril or Ocho Rios compete charming The Frenchman’s Cove nestled in a cove near Port Antonio is even considered one of the most beautiful in the world, but … its access is not free (about 5 €) and reserved sixty people no more!

 

This part of the island is also a paradise for lovers of diving and snorkeling. So do not hesitate: the parrot fish and sergeant major protected by the small coral reef will be waiting for you.

 

An amazing nature

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The interior of the island is just as stunning. Nature is in almost pristine state, with lush vegetation. It is not uncommon to discover a hidden waterfall in the rainforest. Do not miss Ys Falls near Santa Cruz. It is reached by a tray pulled by a tractor.

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Top of the walk: allow lianas to swing above the water before diving into a natural pool. The most famous falls are undoubtedly that Dunn’s River, 200 meters high, near the beach of Ocho Rios. People join hands for climbing, with breaks in natural swimming pools. Remember to take shoes that are not afraid of the water! As for the Blue Montains whose highest peak rises to 2256 m you hike amidst coconut plantations, papaya and especially coffee, one of the most prized for its sweet taste slightly bitter. With bonus if there is no fog, a great view of Kingston, the capital.

 

Bob Marley 

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The north coast is no exception. Bay St. Anne, nicknamed “the botanical garden of the island” is an ocean plant planted mangroves and bougainvillea. It floats in the air reggae notes. For if this music is everywhere on the island, here we are in Bob’s fief. It is in the small village of Nine Miles that he was born and is based. His house now a museum, very touristy but a must, can follow his career: his gold records, his guitar … And in the yard, you can even attend a mini concert, which we leave with full of sound head.

Things to do in Jamaica

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The visit of Strawberry Hill, a coffee plantation in the Blue Montains. Learn all (shoot, harvesting, roasting …) on the cafe, one of the most expensive in the world. About 82 € per day with lunch in a colonial house

 

Enjoy a “jerk chicken” A marinated grilled chicken in a mixture of spices. € 4 quarter chicken at Scotchies on St. Ann’s Bay, one of the most authentic restaurants on the island.

 

Visit the mausoleum of Bob Marley in Nine Miles. Where the legend was born Also available in Kingston a museum in the house where he lived

 

Sailing on a catamaran, snorkelling with the program and then docking at the foot of Dunn’s River Falls. About 85 € a day.

 

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5 places you never heard of but you should visit once in a lifetime

You are searching for some secret places or new places to discover because you travel a lot and you are so tired of the same travel destinations that are everywhere on the internet, we have something for you.:)

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Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and probably the grandest in the state of Rajasthan.

Trollstigen Norway

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Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of Norwegian National Road 63 that connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality.

 

Hjorundfjord of coastal Norway

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Nestled deep inside the beautiful Hjørundfjord of coastal Norway you will find this swing sitting on the mountain edge. Accessible mainly by boat, this spot is a favorite among the locals.

 

Lake Natron Tanzania

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Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania.

 

Black forest Germany

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Black forest is a great forest in south western Germany. The forested mountain range bounded by Rhine valley.

5 most paradisiacal islands in the world

5 most beautiful islands in the world, embark on the  paradisiacal destinations in distant lands, but also discover your next vacation destinations

Turks and Caicos Islands

It is a paradise for lovers of diving and other water sports such as kayaking, sailing or surfing. Nicknamed Provo”, is part of the archipelago of Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean

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Roatán, Honduras

Known for its proximity to the largest coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, the archipelago Islas de la Bahia consists of three main islands including that of Roatán, especially tourism. Travelers enjoy the white sand beaches, the variety of trees and exotic plants, or the practice of diving.

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Roatán, Honduras

Maui, Hawaii

Second largest island of the archipelago of Hawaii, Maui is a treasure for nature lovers. Must-necessary since Oneloa Beach, a long clear sandy beach remained a virgin, to the waterfalls of the Haleakala National Park, passing through the scenic road to Hana offers breathtaking ocean views.

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Maui, Hawaï

Koh Tao Thailand

Coconut palms, white sand, clear waters … The island of Koh Tao, located in the waters of the Gulf of Thailand, is particularly peaceful. Its name, which means “Turtle Island”, the many sea turtles that come to breed on beaches. However, some argue that it is their profile, turtle-shaped, which earned him the appellation.

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Mauritius Island

Once dubbed the “Island of France” Mauritius is marked by the Dutch colonial episodes, French and British, but it is the culture of the Indian subcontinent that most influences its traditions. It has many tourist resorts known for its diving sites.

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Discover a secret paradise Island in the Indian Ocean

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Welcome to Rodrigues Island, an unspoilt island between heaven and earth. When the plane is landing at Plaine Corail Airport, the island seems to be a big rock in the middle of a turquoise lagoon surrounded by several shades of blue that extends to the infinite. The natural beauty of the island will allow you to make a leap back in time.

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The Rodrigue Island is a real breath of fresh air away from the pollution of large cities. No up-and-coming vehicles, no industrial noise, the tranquility of the place will make you panic because the Island is so peaceful you can even hear your heart beat. When you will take a deep breath, your lungs will be filled with pure and invigorating fresh air, especially early in the morning. Rodrigues is an island of volcanic origin, located some 550 kilometers northeast of Mauritius. With an area of 110 square kilometers, it is known as the tenth district of Mauritius. It has a protected lagoon of about 200 square kilometers and is surrounded by more than a dozen islets.

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Port Mathurin, the capital of Rodrigues is located in the north of the island for the uninitiated Anse aux Anglais is one of the busiest parts of the island. Visitors have always been impressed by the unique style of life for Islanders: a charming combination of simplicity, friendliness and hospitality. Rodrigues Island is home to several endemic tropical species. The island is equipped with a preserved environment, ideal for nature lovers seeking peace and tranquility for their holidays.

Discover Ifaty in Madagascar

Ifaty in Madagascar

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Ifaty is the finale of the main road South of Madagascar. At the end of this long journey of almost 1000 km Ifaty is the ideal place to rest and enjoy its beautiful lagoon.

20 km north of Tulear, Ifaty is a resort consisting of several Vezo villages. These villages are scattered over the northern part of a lagoon that stretches almost 100 km on the southwest coast of Madagascar, on the shores of Mozambique.

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Ifaty and its beautiful lagoon

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The main attraction is Ifaty lagoon and coral reef, this ecological marvel composed of corals and extraordinary forms also serves as a barrier limiting the big waves and providing an ideal place for all water activities. What you can you do in Ifaty only limited by your imagination. Dive and swim in its translucent turquoise waters or strolling on endless beaches of fine white sand.

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The lagoon is a place frequented by all Vezo whose main activity artisanal fishing. The most striking is the cliché parade myriad of outrigger canoes, colorful, with square sails carried by the wind. The lagoon is the only way that allows the villagers to move and communicate.
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Diving in this huge lagoon provides an opportunity for divers to meet people in unexpected, rare marine, marine wealth undreamed make this lagoon is a favorite dive destination in Southern Madagascar, or even the whole island. In addition to diving on the coral reef, it is advisable to do some dives in the lagoon of Ranobe, an exceptional site for fishing and underwater discovery.