If you like to swim and snorkel with fishes, it's about time to level up your game and try doing it with sea turtles. Watching sea turtles do what they do in their natural habitat is just an amazing experience that you shouldn't miss. Listed here at the best destinations to get that chance of swimming with these fascinating creatures.
Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, Nicaragua. This lovely resort in Nicaragua is the perfect summer getaway that offers its guests seclusion. "Mukul" is a Mayan word that means "secret", and it does live up to its name being a safe haven for sea turtles. According to Islands, the resort strongly supports the Turtle Conservation program, especially for the endangered Olive Ridley turtles.
Amanyara, Turks And Caicos. Amanyara doesn't only offer sea turtle watching experiences, but it also has the Turtle-Tagging Safari. It's a year-round experience where guests can come along with experts and help tag turtles. The tagging program helps monitor the animals for conservation and research purposes.
Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos. This lovely place is situated within the Galapagos Tortoise reserve so guests can have an amazing experience of witnessing giant land turtles even before they head out to the sea. Also, the sea turtles here in the islands are rarer and are distinguished with their dark shells.
Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii. Visiting the Turtle Bay isn't complete without experiencing sea turtle watching with the island's very own green and hawksbill turtles. You can easily find these lovely creatures just by kayaking and snorkeling in the nearby lagoons. According to the Turtle Bay website, guests can also avail of surfing and yoga activities here.
Apo Island, Philippines. This island that's located in Negros Oriental is a growing tourist spot and it's well-known for its diving and sea turtle watching activities. Visitors can swim with the turtles and watch them feed just near the shores of the beach.
Now, go and grab your gear and have a memorable experience swimming with these ancient sea creatures. But remember, always be a responsible traveler and follow rules and policies with regards to sea turtle watching.