My mom never took me to a spa -- I don't think she's ever been to one herself -- but I've taken my wilderness-loving daughters to spas from the Caribbean to Colorado, from Arizona to Austria
Whether you want adventures with your kids, want to learn about endangered sea turtles or if you simply want to hit the beach, there's no better time to visit Mexico.
We hopped a short flight from Bora Bora to the French Polynesian island of Moorea that is spectacularly beautiful with its crystal clear lagoon and the green cliffs. This island is known less for its manicured resorts than for what there is to do here -- taking a hike, passing by ancient marae (ancient temples excavated by archeologists), checking out the spinner dolphins and humpback whales, playing with the stingrays in the crystal clear water.
We’re diving in an area called Muri Muri just north of the island of Bora Bora and nearly as soon as we get under the water, our dive master Benoit Gratas introduces us to a Hawksbill Sea Turtle (like Crush, the character in “Finding Nemo”), showing us how to feed him a piece of sea sponge. He’s so big -- more than two feet in diameter.
I’m sitting in an over the water bungalow, the ceiling fan whirring, with a thatched roof and expansive deck with its own swimming dock and outdoor shower? Did I mention that gigantic tub big enough for two with views of the lagoon as well?
DAY 7 -- I’m face down on a massage table looking through glass at fish swimming in the lagoon as the Polynesian masseuse caresses me first with bags of seaweed…
This summer, whether you want to learn to dive with your tween or snorkel with your kindergartner, teach your grade-schooler to sail or fly on a trapeze, you'll find plenty of opportunities at Caribbean resorts -- at prices that are surprisingly affordable.
DAY FOUR (June 14, 2009) -- Ready to kiss a Stingray?Eight year old Timmy and 13 year old Miles Singer are game but 12 year old Max Weinberg takes a…
Douglas Cameron, the Canadian who manages the park and oversees the camp -- just in its second year -- says it’s as much for local kids as visitors. It has 64,000 square feet of ledges, boxes, v-hips, banks and stairs and half pipes, which to the uninitiated look like a lot of hills built into the cement.
DAY THREE (June 13, 2009) -- Finally, a Caribbean beach that’s everything a Caribbean beach should be -- quaint, with hammocks strung in the palm trees. Crystal clear water perfect…