Fantasy Friday

Every Friday let’s post our fantasy trips – where would you go?  What’s your dream trip? Maybe you’ll get some ideas for planning your next adventure.  I’ll start with one of mine (yes, I have a few), but the top number one fantasy trip for me would be Tahiti – specifically Bora Bora is top of my list.

6/8/18 –  I didn’t have this destination on my list until I arranged a trip for my cousin and his daughter –  the photo’s that he has shared have been nothing short of amazing and the feedback on his trip has been nothing but positive.  So, now my next Fantasy trip is without a doubt, GREECE.  They visited Athens, Santorini and Mykonos – spending a few new nights in each location.  I’ve stolen some of his photo’s and this just makes me want to go more!!

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6/1/18:  An overwater bungalow

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Look at the color of that water –  what a beautiful location!   Just the thought of spending sometime in this peaceful and tranquil location – completely unwound – is a dream trip for me.

It’s not as difficult to get here anymore – from New York I can take a direct flight to Los Angeles (5 hours) and then a direct flight to this amazing destination (yes, it’s another 8 hours, but if I spend a day or two on the west coast first it wouldn’t be that bad).

There is plenty to do here so mixing a little bit of activity with lots of relaxation would be wonderful.

Matira Beach is one of the only public access beaches in Bora Bora making it extremely popular with visitors. The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft and downy. Matira Beach is also peppered with resorts, shops and eateries, so it’s a convenient place to spend most of a day.

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Mount Otemanu is one of two extinct volcanoes at the center of the island. Rising 2,400 feet above the lagoon, this volcanic remnant makes for a dramatic photo op or an adrenaline-pumping adventure. In fact, many say a trip to Bora Bora isn’t complete without a visit to the top of this breathtaking mountain. And fear not, hiking isn’t your only option; you can enjoy Mount Otemanu in all sorts of ways — a 4×4 tour, a boat tour, a helicopter tour or even some casual snapshots on the beach.

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On a small islet just east of the main island and directly across from the Sofitel Marara, you’ll find a gorgeous coral reef. Because the reef isn’t far below the water, all you need to bring with you to spy the cache of colorful fish is some snorkeling goggles. But keep in mind that the beaches are filled with coral and not sand, so it gets a little rocky. Many past travelers recommend bringing water shoes or aqua socks to save your feet.

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Tour companies offer snorkeling, and shark and stingray feedings and encounters. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with native blacktip reef sharks and stingrays in their natural habitats. And if you don’t feel comfortable feeding the stingrays and sharks, you’ll still be able to enjoy snorkeling the reefs and seeing the plethora of rainbow-colored fish.

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What a beautiful part of the world and it’s definetely #1 on my wish list!

 

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