A holiday on an island always has a special charm. The same concept of the island, and that is something completely separate from the other places, immediately catapults you into a different dimension, and as soon as we have already landed on the road, whatever the chosen destination. But there are islands that offer something extra and memorable than others. Here then 5 islands of the Earth special, unique places that should be seen, at least once in your life!
Ischia in the Gulf of Naples is a highly acclaimed destination abroad, but probably not the popularity that it deserves among Italian tourists. It is a volcanic island, still very active, which was appreciated as a spa town since ancient times. Its hot springs, mud fumaroles have always attracted people for their therapeutic properties, and today Ischia is one of the most important destinations for those seeking a holiday of wellness, massage and pampering that go along with the natural properties of sources of the island.
United to all his story, clearly visible in the Aragonese Castle, the nature-rich Mediterranean colors and fragrances, and tantalizing cuisine based on fish, Ischia and then becomes a special destination for those who want to live an experience of relaxation and health, as well as finding a clean sea, where diving and sunbathing in a secluded cove.
Among the islands of Asia, Bali is one that offers an ideal mix-religion among the most interesting: it is considered one of the most spiritual, and is also known by them as the “Island of the Gods”. In this world, tropical, warm and full of spirituality, the writer Elizabeth Gilbert has been the inspiration for her bestseller Eat, Pray, Love – A woman searching for happiness. And ‘an archipelago of 17,000 islands forming Indonesia, and is the only one on which there is a Hindu majority, ie 93 percent, the highest value taking into account that we are the largest Muslim nation on Earth. Even more surprising is the fact that a spiritual celebration takes place here almost every day. Do not miss the three Hindu temples in Besakih (Mother Temple of Bali ) who survived an eruption of 1963 (Mount Agung) that destroyed the neighboring villages. By the locals, the event is still regarded as a miracle, and here come every day in a procession of pilgrims bring offerings balanced on their heads, and go up the stairs to the sound of mantras, ringing bells, under the il’ombra umbul-umbuls, Balinese ceremonial flags.
If you are here to celebrate the spirituality of Bali, there are plenty of other places where you can focus on your body, experiencing the charm of jungle trekking, diving or doing wonderful, and rosolandovi along great beaches of fine sand, white or black corals if they originated from volcanoes. And then there are the sunsets in Bali, the indescribable moment when the sun dips in the Indian Ocean against a backdrop of rice fields by harmonic geometries.
We fly in South America, the discovery of the large island of Chiloe , off the coast of Chile. This is a place that still looks out from the evolution of the modern world, where the rhythms are still dictated by the secular activities of man, such as fishing and grazing. Fishing villages on stilts, bold wooden churches, battered by the waves of the open beaches, rain forests are waiting to surprise you at every corner of the island. Do not miss the culinary specialties of the island, the curanto, where fish and meat are served with potatoes.
The fantastic wooden churches are a real treat, however, are about fifty and are due to the Jesuit missionaries who arrived here in the 17 st century. Their hybrid style makes them unique in some ways reminiscent of some of the wooden churches in Northern Europe, South America, but their contamination is still evident, and complement consternation for the unique landscapes of Chiloe
This name does not tell you much, but the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico is considered one of the most pristine places on earth. Reason for this record comes from the fact that for more than 60 years the Caribbean island was closed to the public, for the presence of a strong base of U.S. Navy. The island lives a population of ten thousand souls, and not count the magnificent beaches to explore, often in wonderful solitude Do not miss Playa de la Chiva ideal place for snorkeling (also called blue beach), but it is at night that ‘island from its best: do not miss the spectacle of Puerto Mosquito, even if the name that evokes the mosquitoes do not seem the best for a tourist. Here is the most popular of 7 bioluminescent bays in the world. Must come here at night, and take a swim in the waters of light to illuminate every stroke! An incredible example of the “sea in love.” Many prefer to enjoy the bay by kayak, because in the waters of Vieques you can also encounter sharks. In any event an unforgettable experience.
The last island not to be missed is a dream for many travelers. Bora Bora evokes all the charm of the South Seas, and embodies the myth of escape from the busy modern world, in search of a life-sized man, immersed in a breathtaking nature. In fact, if you imagine yourself on an island in Polynesia , French, Bora Bora is the perfect place to hang your hammock. Even the novelist James Michener, who wrote famous books set in the South Pacific, describes it as the most beautiful island in the world. Situated amid the Society Islands, north-west of Tahiti , the magical lagoon of Bora Bora is dominated by two peaks of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, what remains of an extinct volcano, the island’s interior. Snorkeling in these places is a memorable experience, as well wear a sarong and relax in paradise, enjoying the view of miles and miles of sandy white, soft sand and crystal lagoons. Certainly a popular luxurious and super-expensive, but definitely should be embraced, to claim to have seen one of the most fantastic universe.
Originally posted 2012-07-03 10:42:01.