Showing posts with label Beach Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beach Holiday. Show all posts

Friday, 31 August 2018

15 Cool Ways Kids Can Enjoy the Beach


For the grown-ups, beaches are great for sun-bathing, surfing, and swimming, but for kids it is more than that. For kids it is a different world altogether. On the beaches, they have all the freedom to use their imagination and to increase the spectrum of their thinking. Here, they can dance, sing, play, dive, surf and do a hundred thousand activities. Following are few of the exciting activities which one can enjoy with their kids on the beach.

1. Treasure Hunt

This is one of the most loved games for kids. When you have sand all around you, hiding things will become even more interesting. This game can be modified in a number of ways. One of them could be where parents can hide things under the sand and place an identifier on top of it. They can then ask the kids to guess what is there under each identifier. For example, if they have put a Kids Jewellery Box under the sand they can put a bangle over it. The article at the top will be a hint to what is under the sand.

2. Beach Bowling

Creating the bowling pins out of the sand will be the first exciting part of this game, followed by playing a game of bowling with your gang. The re-creation of pins every time will make them even more involved in the game. They can play this game in groups as well, where they can keep rotating the roles of bowling, creating pins etc.

3. Beach Funny Faces

The best way to play with the sand is to show your creativity. You can draw numerous funny faces on the beach. While creating these faces, kids can also play a game where they will talk to each other by making only faces and not speaking. This will encourage them to understand different kinds of human emotions. Who knows? We may get back a totally new set of emoticons invented by these little geniuses.

4. Sun-Dial

This is one of the easiest and simplest activities you can enjoy on a beach. You only need a stick and few pebbles, which you can get easily. Place the stick in the centre in an upright position and place the pebbles around it equidistant from each other in a circle. While chilling out and playing, kids will observe and learn how the motion of the sun is associated with our time system.

5. Sponge-Animal

Let the children understand how a certain object can absorb so much of water and become heavy. First, they can make the sponge-animals absorb water from the sea and then they can play various throwing and catching games with these sponges. When someone catches the sponge, they will be splashed with water.

6. Balloon Fish

Sitting on the sea-shore, one can easily find a couple of fishes closer to shore. Parents can show children some fishes in the sea, and can ask the kids to draw the faces of the fishes which they saw near the shore on the balloons. They can then fill balloons with water and will be happy to see the inflating of their balloon. This will make them understand how things inflate in real world.

7. Passing the Water

This game is played by more than one player. The more people, the more interesting this game will become. The main idea behind this game is to pass the water in one player's glass, to the glass of the person who is standing right behind him. They can make themselves stand in any way. They can either stand one after the other in a straight queue or they can even form a circle.

8. Beach Ball with a Balloon

Kids can place one balloon at the center of the towel, and can play a game of catch by making the balloon jump up and down on the towel. The aim will be to save the balloons from bursting.

9. Hide and Seek Castles

First, the kids will have to prepare several castles from sand and will have to name them individually. When the game will proceed, one of the kids will become the finder and rest all will try to hide behind the castle. The Finder will then guess who is behind each castle.

10. Playing with Alphabets/Numbers

The beach can be treated as a large notebook for beginners who have just started learning the alphabet, and numbers. We can help them learn the shapes of different letters and numbers by making them draw the figures on the beach. The moment the sea will erase these drawings, it will be fun for kids to re-draw them, and this will allow them to practice.

11. Beach-Tents

Kids can prepare a small beach-tent out of their bed-sheet, sticks, and some medium-sized pebbles. Sleeping in tents in jungles has always been fun for people in any age group, but one cannot take kids into jungle. To make the kids feel like they are in the jungle, parents can decorate their tents in hut-like fashion, and also place some bushes around the tent.

12. Tug-O-War

One of the favorite games for all age groups, this can be played by using a simple item, like rope, and involves a lot of teamwork. The kids will learn how to make strategies to defeat their opponents. Though this game symbolizes strength, good strategies will usually prevail. Parents can include themselves in this activity to keep the game moving, as most of the time, kids will not be able to survive in this game for more than few seconds.

13. Shell-Search

The young Sherlock-Holmes can get hands-on experience searching for different kinds of shells. The person who gets the most shells will be the winner.

14. Music

Here, parents can help their kids identify the sound and rhythm of sea-waves, and how they relate to the sounds that musical instruments make. However, this activity will require quietness and an isolated beach, but the effort to find one will definitely pay-off.

15. Mom's Bucket

This game can be taken as a war between the moms who have brought their children to the beach. The moms are required to hold the buckets 10-15 meters from the shore, and the kids will bring water from the shore to fill the bucket. Whoever fills it up first will be the winner. Here, one can utilize the timing of the waves to reduce the distance travelled to fill up the bucket quickly.

Author: Bob Tom

If you have any other cool ideas that involve the kids in the whole beach experience, please share them with us in the comments section below.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

How to Enjoy a Valuable Holiday in Mauritius?




Being a volcanic island, Mauritius boasts of a range of dramatic mountains ideal for trekking and climbing. You can explore the rich Mauritian culture by taking a tour of its temples, churches, mosques, and other religious structures. But that's not all. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of Mauritius is much beyond this and the only way to experience it is by exploring the island yourself.

If you haven't visited this paradise before or you are traveling there for the first time and thinking of making the most of your trip, here's how you can enjoy a valuable holiday when in Mauritius:

1. Book a Luxury Stay- Whether you are traveling as a family or with your partner, accommodation is always of a prime concern. And when you are in Mauritius, you wouldn't want to miss the chance staying in some of the best hotels or resorts. Would you? So, when planning your vacation in Mauritius, look for an accommodation which is luxurious and also situated in the best area. Balaclava, Flic en Flac, and Trou aux Biches are the top three areas where you will find the best hotels, resorts, and luxury villas.
If you are on your honeymoon in Mauritius, there is a wide selection of resorts on pristine white sand beaches that are known for their exemplary service, great food, various sports activities, hot air balloon trip, spa treatments, luxury private airport transfers, and a lot more. Constance Belle Mare Plage Resort, Tamarina Hotel, Anahita the Resort, Merville Beach Hotel, and Lux Grand Gaube Resort are amongst a few options that you can consider.

2. Touring the Exotic Beaches- One of the main reasons why Mauritius attracts millions of tourists from around the world is because of its wonderful selection of beaches. You can sit and relax, take a walk on the beach or indulge yourself in activities like windsurfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, and more. Besides these, there are other things that you can do to unleash your adventurous side like parasailing, water skiing, snorkeling, and riding in a submarine to explore the beautiful marine life filled with colorful reefs and gorgeous fishes.

For honeymooners, nothing can be better than a beach destination. And this island is a perfect escape to heaven where couples can enjoy the most romantic moments of their life.

3. Excursion Beyond the Beaches- When in Mauritius, visiting the popular beaches is a must but exploring the city life can make your holiday complete. There are ample of attractions for every kind of tourist. If you are a nature lover, you can visit forests, parks, gardens, and waterfalls to witness the majestic beauty of nature. If you are a religious person, you would not want to miss visiting the famous religious sites that include Ganga Talao, Saint Gabriel Church, Kaylasson Temple, and Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque.

Head to the central market in the Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius to eat, shop, and stroll around the streets to catch a glimpse of the busy life of Mauritians. The city has the largest market depicting the age-old charm where you can savor the local dishes and fresh foods and shop handcrafted items as a memory of your trip. Don't miss buying Mauritian jewelry, souvenirs, Buddha heads, and stuffed dodos.

4. Dining the Mauritian Way- The Island has plenty of options when it comes to dining. Here, you can enjoy the delicious local foods of Mauritius at an affordable price. For both vegetarian and non-vegetarians, there is something special offered by the restaurants. The non-vegetarian specialties include Creole Fish Rougaille, Daube, Vindaye, and Octopus Curry while for the lovers of vegetarian food there are dishes like DhollPuri, Roti Chaud, and Samosas. A total bliss.

On your honeymoon in Mauritius, you can plan a romantic dinner with your beloved in a private beach setting, enjoying the best of cuisines together. La Table du Château, Restaurant Château Mon Désir, and Le Capitaine Restaurant are the top three choices that you can consider for a fine-dine experience.

Quick Facts about Mauritius Every Traveler Should Know

While you plan a vacation in the picturesque islands of Mauritius, you need to know some important facts if you want to enjoy as much as possible.
• English and French are widely spoken languages in Mauritius.
• To learn more about the local life of Mauritians you need to mingle with the local people.
• To explore the island in a convenient way, it is a good idea to hire a car and drive on your own.
• Don't get trapped by falling for taxi drivers who claim to take you on a beach tour. Only stick to your travel guide.
• Avoid excessive bargaining on shopping as it is not appreciated in Mauritius.
• Consider shopping from duty-free shops and don't buy expensive things on your credit card.
• Refrain from buying bottled water as it can be very expensive. Instead, prefer tap water which is extremely safe to drink.
• If you have a budget constraint, it is recommended to stay on the East coast.
• Always wear a sunscreen lotion before stepping out in the sun.

Mauritius is truly a vacationer's paradise and a fantastic holiday destination which will leave you spellbound with its enchanting beauty, offering you an experience like no other. And if you want to make the most of your vacation, include all the above in your itinerary.



Author: Bruce Thomsan

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