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Tropical Sailing Holidays: Phukets Kings Cup Regatta

The Thai tourist industry continues its rapid recovery, with future profits expected to boom due to the return of a number of popular annual events. The island of Phuket is key to the Thai appeal: a tropical paradise with the unusual benefit of easy mainland access via two bridges. With white sandy beaches and dramatic mountains covering 70% of the land, Phuket is a tropical holiday destination clearly rivalling traditionalCaribbean Holidays. Phuket holidays also compare favourably with Mauritius holidays with their similar Indian Ocean sensibility and environment.

Among the brochure of Thailand holidays , Phuket is a ‘must see’ of the magnitude of Bangkok, but only Phuket is well positioned to take in the best of both coasts on the Thai peninsular. When you absolutely have to get away from the harsh domestic weather, visits to the island in Winter will let you take in some fabulous December sporting events. The Laguna Phuket triathlon attracts touring athletes from around the world for a punishing 1,800 metre swim followed by a 5.5 kilometre bike race and 12 kilometre run. There’s a much less gruelling six kilometre fun run for anyone who wants to have a go (though book in advance to avoid disappointment).

And then there is Phuket’s Kings Cup Regatta, an event established to celebrate the Thai king’s 60th Birthday. In its twenty fourth year, the Regatta attracts competitors from around the world and has grown to be the biggest and most popular in all of Asia. Trophies are given to winners, with many sub-categories for boats of various classes. Whilst a major event in the yacht owner’s calendar, it also brings a substantial number of spectators and passers-by to the water’s edge. Seeing the keel boats and multi-hulls facing off against each other is great fun, and there are plenty of habourside events to keep more sceptical tourists entertained.



 “Garden of Eden” Located in Indian Ocean, Seychelles is  at 1,600 km east of Africa and northeast of Madagascar ,Seychelles is a castaway island which consists of hidden treasure and forgotten tropical paradise of soft white beach,sparkling blue water and home to UNESCO chosen sites, coral atoll Aldabra and Vallée de Mai. It is also one of a kind place in the world which offer good, cheap hotel or hotel deals and resorts and friendly,relax environment to spent your holiday.

World expo in Shanghai 2010 has draw a lot of people in taking notice of Seychelles. It is reported that daily the queue for entering Seychelles pavilion is over 100 m! In fact, Seychelles pavilion is one of the most visited pavilion in World Expo 2010

Spending holiday in Seychelles is a memorable holiday even for famous English Footballer, David Beckham. It is so lovely to have holiday in Seychelles that he said ““Three months in the Seychelles would be lovely.”

Wherever and whenever you are going for your holiday,do remember to make international calls using phone card or calling card and record your travel experience using good web hosting provider’s blog.

What can you do in such beautiful Seychelles? Below are the activities that can be done:


Sailing is one of the top activities in Seychelles as the tides is moderate and gentle which make sailing to be possible for the whole year. Do sailing in Seychelles and enjoy the breathtaking archipelago that you can find on earth; the view of various lagoons, charming bay, make a stop at white beach with crystal clear turquoise water and do some snorkelling or fishing while you stop to enjoy the spectacular underwater world. Explore Seychelles on your own delight in the water. Boat, yatchs are available for rent for your sailing holiday in Seychelles and be amazed


With sailing you can enjoy the spectacular view of above the water. The view below the water is just as spectacular if not more beautiful than the upper view. For those who love marine life or want to see the beauty under Seychelles water, you will definitely be recommended to do diving during your holiday in Seychelles. In fact, Seychelles is one of the top diving destinations in the world

The underwater world in Seychelles is full of colour, diversity and vibrant. Impressive coral reef, amazing giant granite formation and the wide diversity of marine life such as octopus, spiny lobster, angelfish, butterfly fish, soldierfish, and there are also big fish like Reef shark, Nurse shark, docile whale shark (the biggest mammals on earth),Silver Tip, Potato Bass, Napoleon Wrasse, Ribbon-tailed stingrays and many more. There are also famous plankton eating whale shark which can be spotted during your diving between August and November.

Famous diving site are Ennerdale wreck, brissare rock, island of Desroches, Aphonse, St.Joseph Atoll, Cosmoledo and Aldabra (world greatest Atoll and UNESCO world heritage site). Diving site will be depending on the weather condition and the site that you want to see.

Do not worry if you are 1st timer dive, there are a lot of qualified Scuba water who will guide and take you to the breathtaking view. Night diving is also available. Diving in Seychelles is an unforgettable experience

Flora and Fauna

Other than all the activities above, in Seychelles, you can also do trekking in Victoria trail which you will experience various famous Seychelles landmarks, or for nature trekking lover, you can have a trekking experience to the tropical rainforest.

There are amazing flora and fauna found during your trekking in Seychelles; lots of unique and only species of bird found in Seychelles, such as Kestrel, Sunbird, White eye, Scops owl etc.  On top of that Seychelles is also a home to many endangered species, breeding place for turtles and seabird, and is a home to extremely old tortoises George and Georgina

For those who love golf, Seychelles is also a famous golfer location.

Desroches Island Resort Mahe (

Le Meridien Barbarons Hotel Mahe (

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Channel Islands: Daylong sailings on tall ship added to summer lineup

Channel Islands: Daylong sailings on tall ship added to summer lineup

If you’ve ever wanted to sail on a tall ship or learn how to crew on one, a double-masted schooner called the Bill of Rights will begin daylong sailings this summer to view sea lion and seal rookeries as well as the rocky beauty of Southern California’s Anacapa Island.

Island Packers, which operates service to Channel Islands National Park, will offer six-hour rides aboard the 137-foot vessel June 12, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 11. On this route, the tall ship will head out from Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard to Anacapa, where passengers are likely to see pods of dolphins along the way, plus seals and sea lions with their pups on the island.

The tall ship won’t land on the island, but it will sail past the spectacular Arch Rock on Anacapa’s eastern end and then to the back of the island before returning to the harbor.

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