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Celebrate World Oceans Day by visiting three beach resorts virtually

World Oceans Day was established to raise awareness about the importance of our oceans and seas in our life and their role in sustaining a healthy planet

Celebrated on June 8 every year, World Oceans day is a global celebration, which brings people and organisations together. If you are longing to take a dip in ocean during these strange times, and can’t find one, there are some really interesting beach activities here, from three exquisite locations in the Caribbean, Greece and the Maldives where travellers have revelled in its beauty in the past, and will return once travel restrictions are lifted.

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

This is the only property on St Lucia which offers children’s diving lessons. 

The 1,500-foot-long St Lucia beach, with 64,000-square-foot width, with white sands is one of the most spacious beaches on the island. You can enjoy numerous water sports and deep sea activities, such as Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding, pedal boating, and water aerobics. Those interested, can take lessons in windsurfing, sailing, and water skiing or explore the underwater with Eastern Caribbean Diving, a fully-equipped dive shop and PADI International Resort Association Member. The shop offers daily snorkelling and dive trips for beginners and certified divers to walls, wrecks, and reefs.

Visitors can avail expert instructions for Bubblemaker level to advanced certification. There are other speciality programmes, such as underwater photography, emergency first response, deep diver, underwater videography, underwater naturalist, and others. A full range of rental Scuba gear, including underwater video and still cameras is available and the dive team can even capture your underwater experience and create a DVD for you.

For more information visit: www.windjammer-landing.com

Posidonia Meadows, MarBella Corfu, Greece

Nestled close to the Posidonia Meadows in Greece, is the MarBella Corfu property, which offers the visitors, a chance to take in visual treats from the fascinating ecosystems, bursting with marine life.

While at home, you can look up educational video presentations, photographic exhibitions and children’s workshops on the hotel website, to appreciate the beauty of the seabed.

Some of the activities available to the guests here are underwater snorkelling, watching an underwater safari, with juvenile fish and invertebrates, hermit crabs, sea anemones and coral found in the sandy patches and rocky areas of the meadow. Posidonia Meadows play a significant role in maintaining the environmental balance, on a regional and global scale. www.marbella.gr

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, at The Maldives

This year Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa have teamed up with Reefscapers to offer guests an opportunity to participate in activities which help save the surrounding coral reefs under threat.

Sheraton Maldives is introducing a programme, where coral frames are placed around the resort’s house reef. It is hoped that the coral from these frames will eventually grow into the natural reef substrate, and will improve the coral cover and lead to an increase in the number of species of fish and sea life. A marine biologist will be stationed at the resort and conduct educational workshops about marine life and guided snorkelling tours for the guests.

Weekly interactive frame building activities led by experts will offer hands-on experience in how to ensure marine wildlife. The structures of these frames are built locally in Baa Atoll Fulhadhoo, which provides an alternative business to the 250 inhabitants who sustained themselves through fishing.

www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/mlesi-sheraton-maldives-full-moon-resort-and-spa/

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