The ‘Planet’ we live in is truly majestic with incredible natural beauty and earthly delights and thousands of idyllic places, where you can’t help falling in love all over again. From the recurring and compelling image of the enchanting Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island to the gorgeous coral beaches of the Maldives to the white Santorini-inspired architecture of Bellarocca, we’ve combed the world for the best dream destinations to be seen to be believed.
Butchart Gardens, Canada
Hundreds of pastel flowers, a splendid Japanese garden, a quarry of unparalleled grandeur, an impressive variety of summer concerts and fantastic photo opportunities. No matter how many ‘superlative adjectives’ one was to use for these Gardens, words alone can’t express the beauty and uniqueness of what this scenic getaway has to offer.
The Butchart Gardens started as a mining limestone in the early 1900’s, when the Butchart family was moved to the area and had a house built near the quarry. The family began planting trees, shrubs and plants they had collected from different corners of the world while traveling, gradually landscaping the large blight that was left after abandoning the quarry, which grew what we know today as the Sunken Garden.
Open year-round, The Butchart Gardens are now a National Historic Site of Canada visited by over 500,000 visitors a year. In these 55-acres of gardens visitors can take advantage of a coffee house, picnic grounds and restaurants, serving a very good lunch, dinner and afternoon tea.
Welcome to Maldives, where paradise awaits you! An archipelago, comprising 1,190 low-lying coral islands scattered across the equator, Maldives is teeming with fun, adventure and entertainment. A dreamscape hideaway in vibrant hues of the sea and sun, Maldives is sure to entice you with its monumental, touristic, cultural and folk splendor.
Chill out on the lively palm fringed beaches; indulge in spectacular Maldives diving – some of the best in the world; or else rejuvenate your body and soul in one of the island’s luxury spa resorts, sure to take your breath away. Do not miss out the exclusive Malé National Museum showcasing the island’s ancient history, which has the mission to evoke the patriotic feelings of people. Visitors will find historical artifacts, stone objects, as well as royal antiquities ranging from the pre-Islamic era to the rule of Islamic monarchs.
Well-worth a visit is also the stunning Grand Friday mosque, constructed in the 17th century with a capacity to accommodate around five thousand people. The artwork in this mosque is simply mind blowing.
Conveniently nestled off the south west coast of the Marinduque province, the sparkling Bellarocca Island Resort (Bellarocca meaning ‘white rock’) is characterized by magnificent seaside cliffs, lush valleys and dropping hills, spectacular waterfalls and caves, and amazing underwater flora and fauna waiting to be explored and experienced. In a nutshell, beauty is definitely what paints Bellarocca’s charm.
Though a peaceful and tranquil getaway, Bellarocca offers a range of activities, including kayaking, windsurfing, banana boat, hobie cat sailing, trekking and jet skiing. Resort facilities and amenities are simply wondrous, promising to leave you with unforgettable memories to long a lifetime. Luxury does not have price and it is all well-worth it. So, hurry up to make plans for your next vacation! And do not forget your cameras to fix the picture-perfect scenes as a reminder of a truly awe-inspiring holiday.