You can barely believe that Turtle Island in Fiji can fit all of its magnificence on 500 acres. The romantic, couple-catering exclusive vacation island has 14 private white-sand beaches, which is a perfect number as there are never more than 14 couples on the exclusive vacation island at one given time. Turtle Island is one of the world’s most exclusive vacation destinations. Though it caters mainly to couples, there are a few designated family weeks every year. As far as couples go, some visit Turtle Island to wed right next to the beautiful Blue Lagoon, others just to celebrate their love and some to rekindle the love that can sometimes get drowned out by the chaos of everyday life. Enjoy romantic activities such as picnics on a secluded white-sand beach, sensual massages, horseback riding, snorkeling, sunset cruises, diving, sailing, canoeing, hiking and kayaking.
Each couple has their own spacious cottages which are called bures. The bures are equipped with four king-size beds, walk-in double showers, jetted spa tubs and queen-size daybeds on the verandas. The exclusive vacation bures are designed with a combination of modern, eco-friendly and traditional Fijian building techniques. Each bure comes with its own manager, known here as a Bure Mama, which is a cultural advisor who welcomes the couple, looks after them and shares insight into the island’s history. Vonu Point is a premium two bedroom bure elevated at the north end of the Blue Lagoon. The totally private Vonu Point offers breathtaking views of the lagoon and the Yasawa Islands.
Enjoy Fiji’s unforgettable meals while you float atop a pontoon in the Blue Lagoon. Turtle Island’s staff provides after-dinner entertainment with Fijian dances and songs. Afterwards, join them in the late-night gathering around the kava bowl. For more information on this exclusive vacation, visit turtlefiji.com or call 800-255-4347.a
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There are some magnificent sights to be seen from a helicopter. If you are making your way to any of these areas, make sure to look into one of the helicopter tours. Get settled in a base destination in hotels or affordable vacation rentals. Now go on and explore the best sights on the planet.
1. New York City, US
This very busy city is a sight to be seen even from the ground. It is very different from other cities and flooded with yellow cabs and skyscrapers. Get a glimpse of the city’s famous Hudson River from above. Most helicopter tours run from 6 minutes to half an hour, unless you charter a private helicopter. Depending on the length of the tour, the number of familiar sights you will fly over will vary. Some of the key sights you will see from above include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building and Ground Zero. Find accommodations and New York vacation rentals.
2. Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Up in a helicopter is the safest way to get an up-close look of the lava flows and potential eruptions. These helicopter tours leave from Hilo and fly over the rich green rainforests. The lava fields are marked with dark terrain whereas other surrounding beaches are covered with golden sand. Hovering over Kilauea Caldera is probably the closest you will ever come to an active volcano. It is not guaranteed that you will see live eruptions, but you will definitely see lava flows and steam. Find accommodations and Hawaii vacation rentals.
3. Hermanus, South Africa
A whale migrations passes off the shore of Hermanus between the months of August and November. Some may spot a whale from the shore, but helicopter tours offer the best views. Fly out of Cape Town and float over the beauty of Cape Peninsula and east over Walker Bay as you make your way to Hermanus. During whale season, it may be necessary to charter a private helicopter. Helicopters are often the only way to spot whales that veer away from the shore including humped back whales, southern right whales and orcas.
4. Jumeirah, Dubai
Fly above the Jumeirah coastline and get a glimpse of Dubai’s buildings as well as the Palm and World constructions. It is not uncommon for many of the helicopter tours to take passengers over a nearby arid desert so that they may get an idea of how this area once appeared.
5. Great Barrier Reef, North of Australia
The only way to get any idea of the real size of the Great Barrier Reef is from above. Leave from several airstrips along the coast or from Cairns. Many visitors leave Queensland to the reef through the ocean. From above, you will see the reef and all its shapes and different shades of blue, green and white. Guides will point out manta rays, turtles, sharks and dugong below.
6. Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Both of these ancient glaciers are part of the world’s one percent of glaciers that are not shrinking. To get a real, hands-on experience of the glaciers, do some ice-climbing. If you would prefer to avoid the frozen fingers, see the top of the white and blue glaciers from a helicopter above as it makes its way to the top of snowfield at the top. The ice caves and pinnacles are impressive sights. Some helicopter tours of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier also tour Mount Cook.