TOP 3 DESTINATIONS FOR SCENIC DISCOVERIES ACROSS THE WORLD
From coast to coast, our world is filled with charming attractions that are perfect for your bespoke multi-destination getaway — the sunny Andalusian city of Màlaga in Europe, the mystical island of Bali in Asia, and the scenic coastal city of Fort Lauderdale in America.
Travel like you’ve never done before, explore hidden gems, and unlock a world of possibilities with these scenic discoveries we have curated for you.
1. Explore the history of Malaga
One of the oldest cities in the world, Málaga was once inhabited by Phoenicians around 770 BCE. Málaga is believed to have derived its name from the Phoenician word “malaha”, which means salt. After the Phoenicians, Málaga was besieged and conquered several times; first by the Romans and then by the Moors, until the Crown of Castile overtook the region. This history paved the way to an abundance of archaeological sites in the city.
Aside from its rich cultural heritage, Málaga is also known for its sparkling coastlines. Have a glimpse of the Andalusian lifestyle and head to Playa de la Caleta for a fun beach day with the kids. This urban beach is a crowd-favorite for visiting families because of its accessibility from the city centre. Famous for its dark sands, moderate swells, and palm tree-lined promenade, La Caleta also abounds with sunbeds and umbrella rentals for you to lounge on.
After a long day at the beach, get refuge from the Andalusian heat by visiting Museo Picasso Màlaga. The museum is a tribute to Málaga’s most famous son — renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Set within the 16th-century Buenavista palace, the museum displays over 200 of Picasso’s works, spanning from his earliest academic studies up to his late paintings of the 1970s.
2. Enjoy a tropical getaway in Bali
Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is a tropical paradise that boasts of looming volcanoes, luxurious beach resorts, and lush terraces. This enchanting island in Southeast Asia is a definite must-visit when you’re within the area and is an ideal destination for making scenic discoveries together with your family.
While Bali has a reputation for being a surfer’s paradise, the Indonesian island has a lot more to offer in terms of recreational attractions. Whether you’re a laid-back traveller or a holidaymaker looking for some adrenaline rush, river-rafting along Ayung River is something we’re confident you’d love.
Ayung River is only a 20-minute drive from the beautiful town of Ubud and stretches 75 kilometres from the northern mountains up to Badung Strait. Ayung River generally has calm waters and manageable drops & turns, which can be easily enjoyed by both children and the elderly. While gliding across the river stream, you’d be surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Bali’s most natural wonders including lush rainforests, ricefields, and waterfalls.
Connect with your spiritual side and experience the epitome of Balinese culture by visiting Uluwatu Temple. Perched atop a steep cliff 70 metres above the ocean, Uluwatu Temple is one of the nine key directional temples in Bali that’s believed to protect the island from evil. Its location provides a breathtaking backdrop during sunset, and the sundown also gives way to a captivating performance of the Kecak fire dance in one of its amphitheatres.
3. Discover the underrated city of Fort Lauderdale
When we think of the best Florida spots, Orlando and Miami are often the first cities that come to mind. But unbeknownst to many, there lies another city that is teeming with both magnificent natural and man-made attractions — Fort Lauderdale.
For starters, stretch out your legs and go horseback riding on the Bar-B ranch. This riding stable in Broward county offers everything from riding lessons to guided trail guides. The whole family can enjoy a scenic trail while sauntering across the ranch. There is also a horse to match a rider of every age.
For a breezy seawater experience, go on a glass-bottomed boat tour and witness the best of Florida’s marine life. Aboard this boat, you can set sail on the Atlantic Ocean and witness the majestic coral reefs and underwater paradise without getting wet.
After a day at the sea, visit the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and be captivated by the estate’s whimsical combination of history and art.
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