The few times that I’ve been to Catalina have been unforgettable. There are so many activities to do to fill a adventure seeker’s cravings. For starters, the snorkeling is incredible. There are so many different types of fish creating a rainbow view below the surface. Many times you will even be able to see sharks! There are also some incredible hikes to experience. One morning, I got up with some friends and did a sunrise hike on one of the highest points in Catalina. It is worth every minute earlier that you woke up to see the sun rising over the beautiful ocean. Its the most perfect destination for either a quick day trip or an overnight escape.
I’ve been to many beaches, however, Mallorca, Spain provides some of the most beautiful ones that I have been to. The water is an amazing shade of deep green and blue while also being extremely clear. During the summer, the water temperatures average from about 75-82 degrees which is a nice change to what we are used to here in Southern California. A lot of the beaches not only have beautiful surroundings, but also have amazing snorkeling. If you are looking for something more than just touristy packed beaches, Mallorca is a great place to go because there are many beautiful, yet secluded beaches giving you a more enjoyable day.
If you find yourself traveling to the island of Oahu, Ko’Olina bay is the perfect place to take kids or snorkelers. As there are no waves, it is more of a place to relax and play with younger kids in the water. However, in one of the bays, there are tons of sea turtles! It is so much fun to swim with the turtles and experience life under the sea. Along with the sea turtles there are many different types of colorful fish. When we went, there was even a protected monk seal lounging up on the tide pools. It is definitely a cool place to check out and I’m sure you won’t regret it!