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United States - Catalina Island

Just 22 miles, one hour boat ride, just off the southwest coast of Los Angeles is Santa Catalina Island or more often called Catalina Island is used to be an escapade for Hollywood Stars from their busy lives, enjoying the crystal clear waters and some privacy, getting sun tanned and having a great time. Now Catalina Island is a beautiful resort accommodating any kind of tourist for any occasion. Catalina Island is a romantic getaway for newly wed couples and lovers or for a family trip for bonding and reuniting the family. There is so much to do in Catalina Island and so much to explore. This rocky island offers a wide range of activities from relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, mountain trecking, sea trecking, diving, arts, playing golf, zip lines, boating, cruise, and a lot more. Each of this activities can be found around Avalon, the main town of Catalina Island, and there are some parts of the island that remained untouched or conserved.

In 1972, members of the Wrigley family established the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy as a private, non-profit organization dedicated solely to the conservation and preservation of Catalina Island. With more than 42,000 acres and 48 miles of coastline under its charge, the Conservancy's legal mandate is to preserve the island's native plants and animals, its biological communities and its geological and geographical formations of educational interest. Equally important, the conservancy also manages the island's open space for controlled recreational purposes.

So basically Avalon is just a small part of Catalina Island and for tourists who wants to experience the 'wild side' where there are broad valleys, isolated coves, pristine beaches, two thousand-foot peaks and near-vertical shoreline palisades and is home to thousands of species of unique native plants and animals. Exploring the other side of the island is a must.

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Dave D. wrote about St. Maarten/Martin:

"Back in 2011 my wife & I visited St. Maarten/Martin as part of a Royal Caribbean Cruise. We were blown away by the beauty of the island. Here's an excerpt of a blog post about our day on the island:

The beach was absolutely beautiful, with the white sand and the teal tinged water, not to mention the great view of the mountains off to the right of where we were resting. The weather couldn't have been better either, with a few clouds to break up the hot sun. We went from laying on the beach chairs to soaking in the Caribbean Sea back to the beach chairs and beers. I could get used to this! The best part was that the beach wasn't overly busy, so it was nice & quiet and you could swim around in the water without bumping into people.

What a great day on St. Maarten. We had such a great time during those few hours while our cruise ship was docked, that we went back to St. Maarten for a full week later on in the year.


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