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Best NightClubs in Goa to celebrate New Year's Eve-2018:

Café Mambo:

Café Mambo:

Huge varieties of Hookah, spacious relaxing seating, outdoor terrace, large rooftop for dancing, pool table etc are the attractions here among many. During special occasions, there will be karaoke played here which will bring out a singer in every visitor. Having received the best Bar in all of Ibiza, we can expect great DJs to turn-up for the 31st night party.

Stag Tickets: 3,000
Couple Tickets: 2,500
Single Ladies: Free Entry
Timings: 6 pm to 4 am
DJ here: DJ Ajit is the best of Goa
Contact: 7507333003/9822765002
Address : Titos Lane, baga beach, Baga, Goa 403516.

Curlies Shack:

Curlies Shack:

Internationally renowned, this beach is active all round the year and all through the day. The Shiva Valley Shack adjacent to this beach is famous for its Trance Dance. And there is the most spoken of Anjuna Flea Market just by its side. It resembles the hippie style party gathering among which there are Israelis and Europeans at a larger count.

Timings: 8:30 pm to 3 am
Contact: +91-98221-68628
Address : Titos Lane, baga beach, Baga, Goa 403516.

SinQ Beach Club:

SinQ Beach Club:

It is originally called as Sinquerim Beach which later came to be known as SinQ. The furniture here is minimum and provides a lot of spacious pool side cabanas for relaxing. The outside lounge will have DJs alongside the bar. Remote controlled music from the comfort of the room itself is one more advantage.

Price: Rs.2,000 (for two & with alcohol)
Timings: 9 pm to 2 am
Contact: 08308000080
Address : Opposite Taj Holiday Village, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India

Tito’s Night Club

Tito’s Night Club

On the Eve of New Year, they will serve unlimited starters and snacks together while the world-renowned bartenders and DJs will soothe your senses. The party here will start by 6 pm in the evening and will be over by 2 am in the morning.

Stag Tickets: 2,500
Couple Tickets: 1,500
Timings: 6 pm to 3 am
DJ here: DJ Ajit is the best of Goa
Contact: 9822765002/9923586639.
Address: Tito’s lane, Baga Calangute

Club Cabana

Club Cabana

This neon-lit night club has best of the DJs in the city that sets fire to the massive dance floor. There is also a very spacious outdoor pool area which overlooks a hill-top view which is called an Arpora Hill which is located in the North of Goa.

Tickets: Rs.1,500
Timings: 9:30 pm to 4:30 am
Contact: 7507333003/9822765002
Address : Arpora Hill, North Goa, Goa, 403507

Hill Top

Hill Top

Apart from the day of New Year Eve, rest all days this club opens at 4 pm until 10 pm. The dance floor is very large and suitable for celebrations. The surroundings will showcase trees which are decorated with bright and colorful garlands and ribbons. Famous DJs can be expected to make a visit here on special occasions.

Tickets: Varies
Timings: 5 pm on 31st Dec
Address : Mango Tree, Little Vagator Hill, Vagator, Goa – 403509.

UV Bar

UV Bar

There are two dance floors for the visitors to choose from. While one is a classic floor and the other is the main dance floor. The trance sound music is sought-after while the outdoor night club is known to have the best DJ experience every New Year. Among many other choices, this too is located on Anjuna beach.

Timings: 6 pm to 4 am
Contact: 9822153440
Address : Near Anjuna Market, North Anjuna Beach, Dmello Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509.

Midnight Mass Destinations in India for Christmas Celebrations

St. Paul's Cathedral In Kolkata

1 St. Paul's Cathedral In Kolkata:

St. Paul's Cathedral is a massive church in Kolkata that is well known for holding the largest cathedral mass in the city. This is the first Episcopal church of Asia which was built in the year of 1847. On every Christmas Eve, we can observe the Anglo-Indian communities flocking here for celebrations.

Christ the King ChurchIn Kolkata

2 Christ the King ChurchIn Kolkata:

Located in the vicinity of the Park Circus, this Church has an interior bueaty that gives peace and serenity to have a spiritual Christmas feeling owing to its ancient touch of the architecture.

Other church alternatives nearby are

  • St John’s Church in BBD Bagh
  • St. Thomas Church in Park Street
  • Armenian Church on Armenian Street near Barabazar Market.
Sacred Heart Cathedral In Delhi

3 Sacred Heart Cathedral In Delhi:

This church belongs to Roman Catholics and is one of the many old churches in the capital city of India. The Christmas midnight mass is the biggest event of this place where most of the Delhi Christians gather.

Cathedral Church of the Redemption In Delhi

4 Cathedral Church of the Redemption In Delhi

It holds a historic importance of having visited by the India’s British Viceroy during the British Rule in the country. Located to the east of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, this church is kept open for the public since the year 1931. It is a very beautiful church to have your Christmas.

Other church alternatives nearby are

  • St. James Church near Kashmere Gate
  • St Mary’s Church in Chandni Chowk
  • St. Thomas Church in R. K. Puram
  • St. Luke’s Church in Defence Colony
  • St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Karol Bagh
  • St. Stephen’s Church on Church Mission Road.
Mount Mary's Basilica In Mumbai

5 Mount Mary's Basilica In Mumbai:

It is a 100 year old church in Bandra and attended by thousands of people in Mumbai. The carols that start at 11:30 pm here will extend till midnight with service. There is a Mother Mary statue here that is believed to be brought by Jesuit priests all the way from Portugal during the 16th Century.

Mount Mary's Basilica In Mumbai

6 St. Thomas Cathedral In Mumbai :

This church is built in the year 1718 on Veer Nariman Road. It is considered as the first ever Anglican Churches in Mumbai city which was undertaken by the East India Company. The famous place called Churchgate has derived its name from this Church.

Other church alternatives nearby are

  • Afghan Church in Colaba
  • Our Lady of Gloria Church in Byculla
  • Don Bosco Church in Matunga East
  • Saint Michael's Church in Mahim.
St. Mary's Basilica In Bengaluru

7 St. Mary's Basilica In Bengaluru :

The crowd in this oldest church of Bengaluru is very huge even on regular days and one can only imagine the massiveness on any special day. It is a strong faith in the local devotees that Mother Mary grants all the prayers here.

Holy Trinity Church In Bengaluru

8 Holy Trinity Church In Bengaluru:

In the year 1851, British regiment has built this church on the Trinity Circle which can easily accommodate up to 700 people. This is also known as the largest military church in the South India.

Other church alternatives nearby are

  • Bethel Assembly of God Church in Ganga Nagar Extension
  • Infant Jesus Church in Vivek Nagar
  • St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral in Frazer Town
San Thome Church In Chennai

9 San Thome Church In Chennai:

The entire Chennai Christian Community is said to be gathering here for mass, which also includes a museum, a shop and a library too. It is built on the tomb of St.Thomas.

St. Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral In Thiruvananthapuram

10 St. Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral In Thiruvananthapuram:

The only Gothic-style church of India is St.Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral which is also known as Palayam Palli.

Best Destinations to Scuba dive in India :

St. Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral In Thiruvananthapuram

North Point, Cinque Island, Andaman and Nicobar islands:

Best time to visit: December and May Cost: 3500 to 6000 INR

Corruption Rock, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Best time to visit: December and March

Cost: 3500 to 6000 INR

Grand Island, Goa

Best time to visit: November and March

Cost: 4000 INR

Netrani Island, Karnataka

Best time to visit: December and January

Cost: 5500 to 6000 INR

Kovalam, Kerala

Best time to visit: December and January

Cost: 20,000 INR Onwards

Bangaram, Lakshadweep

Best time to visit: October and March

Cost: 6000 INR

Kadmat Islands, Lakshadweep

Best time to visit: November to March

Cost: 6000 INR

Coral Sharks Reef, Pondicherry

Best time to visit: March to October

Cost: 3500 to 6000 INR

The Aravind Wall, Pondicherry

Best time to visit: December to March

Cost: 3500 to 6000 INR

4 Corners, Pondicherry

Best time to visit: October to March

Cost: 3500 to 6000 INR

The Hole, Pondicherry

Best time to visit: December and March

Cost: 3500 to 6000 INR

Best Wildlife Resort Destinations in India to celebrate Christmas & New Year! :

In the wild

In the wild

India hosts wide varieties of species on the planet and is often known to be a rich and supportive land for wildlife sanctuaries. There is a constant documentation by the wildlife photographers since decades and is as much a destination for wildlife as Africa is. There are plenty of resorts that are built amidst the sanctuaries and are open for public and tourists to experience a luxurious as well as a safe accommodation within the Wild. They serve as the most adventurous and thrilling moments of one’s life to have a goodnight’s sleep while wild animals are walking around, which is otherwise impossible for anyone to accomplish. Your Christmas and New Year can be made memorable with such unique experience. Choose any of the below resorts to make reservations ahead to have a great time!

Aman-I-Khas Resort

Aman-I-Khas Resort

Aman-i-Khas is one of the most luxurious wildlife resorts in the world. It is located in the Ranthambore National Park with strong and safe tent houses and open bonfire luxurious seating that makes one fall in love with this place! Don’t be chilled when you hear a tiger roar in the midnight!

Location: Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Best time to visit: Between October to May Price: Rs.63,332 - Rs.82,638

Corbett Leela Vilas, Corbett

Corbett Leela Vilas, Corbett

If unwinding yourself in the serenity of the wildlife is what you are looking for, then there can be no other place better than Corbett Leela Vilas. The Jim Corbett is known as a Tiger Reserve and is being operated since the year 1936. The deluxe accommodation that include mini bars, vending machines and attached bathrooms have a good room service and other luxury services at hand.

Location: Birjrani entrance of the Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Best time to visit: Between October to June
Price range: Rs.6,100 - Rs.7,752

Tree House Hideaway Resort, Bandhavgarh

Tree House Hideaway Resort, Bandhavgarh

This particular resort is known for its unique Tree houses for sleeping, dining as well as for other tourist activities. A barbeque meal amidst the wild is worth the buck spent on this stay without doubt. The bar here which is called as a Watering Hole will offer good quality drinks. This is the closest one can experience the nature while sitting at the comfort and safety of the resort.

Location: Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh
Best time to visit: Between November to June
Price range: Rs.16,903 - Rs.27,070

Dhikala Forest Lodge, Corbett

Dhikala Forest Lodge, Corbett

Unlike other resorts, this one is maintained by the Government of the State. The cabins, rent houses, new forest house as well as the huts, all together comprise of 32 rooms in total, which explains the need for a pre-booking. The entry gate at Dhangadi till Dhikala itself is like an adventure which needs you to cross a thick dense Sal Forest and various other rivers.

Location: Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Best time to visit: Between October to June
Price range: Rs 10,000- Rs 26,000

Baghvan Jungle Lodge

Baghvan Jungle Lodge

It can be named as the most and best luxurious resort in India with roof-top machans, high decks, bird flits hanging on the trees around, monkeys chattering etc…, There is Pench national park situated only 5 minutes away.

Location: Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Best time to visit: All round year
Price Range: Rs.15,319 - Rs.17,544

Kanha Earth Lodge

Kanha Earth Lodge

As the name speaks, this resort resembles a construction made from Earthen Bricks that looks like a hamlet than a hotel. It takes only 30 minutes from Kisli Park Gate to reach here. About 12 luxury bunglows are available here with suite bathrooms and open verandahs which are built with Gond Tribe architecture. It is considered to be the best wildlife resort in India.

Location: Kanha-Kisli National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Best time to visit: Between October to June
Price range: Rs.13,890 - Rs.16,693

Udai Vilas Palace, Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary

Udai Vilas Palace, Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary

This palace is very luxurious and is located in the close proximity of Keoladeo and the Bharatpur wildlife sanctuaries. The super deluxe accommodation lures many tourists to stay here for rejuvenating with spa and steam services while wildlife lovers enjoy the strategic location of the resort close to many wildlife spotting.

Location: Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Best time to visit: Between October to June
Price range: Rs.3,876 - Rs.5,084

Maneland Jungle Lodge, Gir

Maneland Jungle Lodge, Gir

The one and only home for Asiatic Lion is the Gir National Park. There is plenty to relax here with an American Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner if you can book a Bunglow ahead of your trip here. This resort is situated to the edge of the forest and has plenty of nature and wildlife to experience together.

Location: Gir National Park, Gujarat
Best time to visit: Between December to May
Price range: Rs.3,686 - Rs.5,592

Tusker Trails Resort

Tusker Trails Resort

If there is any resort with full-scale luxury hotel facilities, it is Tuskar Trail. This is because, you can find open-air dining area, swimming pool, outdoor sports, all at the safety of the resort boundaries. Also, there are 3 ethnic cottages that have beautiful interiors with a private balcony and lounge area. Another six cottages are of double bedroom with attached bath.

Location: Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
Best time to visit: Between March to October
Price range: Rs.3,823 - Rs.5,607

Sunderban Mangrove Retreat

Sunderban Mangrove Retreat

World’s most famous mangrove wildlife is the Sunderbas National Park that hosts the National Animal of the country-the Bengal Tiger. The “Bonobibi Yatra” cannot be missed which is a tribal show that is performed in the premises of the resort during the evenings. Tourists can have a safe accommodation here and can also take safaris in the deep jungles of the Sundarbans during the daytime.

Location: Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal
Best time to visit: Between June-September
Price range: Rs.8,345 - Rs.8,473

Best Surfing Destinations in India :

Shivas

Shivas

Shivas beach in Murudeshwara has spectacular waves that every surfer would dream to skate on. If Arabian sea is your choice, then Shivas could be the best place to start with.

Ten Thousand Peaks:

Ten Thousand Peaks:

About a stretch of 6 kilometers, there are various spots where a surfer would lay his eyes on on this beach of Ten Thousand Peaks. It is an ideal pick for both beginners as well as experienced surfers.

KanyaKumari:

KanyaKumari:

Considered one of the windiest places on the planet, Kanyakumari stands in this list for obvious reasons. The more windy, the more high tides. It can be a favourite for a wind surfer within no time once they visit here.

Alwars, Manapad Point:

Alwars, Manapad Point:

Manapad Point was formed after continuous lava flow for many centuries together. It still stands as one of the rare and unknown places of Tamil Nadu. Amateurs are strictly suggested to not venture into this surf especially during the Monsoon season. In the other seasons, waves are pretty much friendly for everyone. 

Varkala:

Varkala:

Kerala not only is a spot for backwaters, but also for sea waters. Trivandrum is the host city for Varkala Beach and offers many spa, meditation and retreat centers nearby. More than adults, Varkala is regularly visited by children. Surfing lessons are taught for kids too here and it makes this a perfect holiday camp too.

Auroville:

Auroville:

Once a French colony during the Colonial Period, Puducherry is a beach city. Though a professional surfer cannot expect real good high tides here, for a pleasant surfing experience, one can always count on this Union Territory.

Dwarka:

Dwarka:

If North India is where you wish to surf at, Dwaraka is a good choice to experience high-tides. Here too the water is clear and offers a beautiful scenery. For nearly 5 millenniums, the ancient kingdom city has been sitting under this sea which was drowned then. Surfers can feel a difference in the air while surfing here.  

Gokarna:

Gokarna:

Among all the beaches in Karnataka, Gokarna is believed to be the best surfing spot. More than the pleasant surroundings, it’s clear blue water is appreciated. It is not only a right choice for beginners to start their baby steps in the Surfing lessons, but also a famous beach for expert surfers.

Goa

Goa:

Without a doubt, Goa definitely stays in this list. It is a sought-out destination for all water activities world-wide. There are various courses for amateur surfers too to learn here. Experienced surfers too have plenty of activities to engage in apart from just surfing.

Christmas and New Year Celebrations in Goa, India :

Celebrate the birth of Jesus and say good bye to the old year and start new begining by welcoming to the New Year. Are you thinking for the best place to celebrate the Christmas and New Year with marvelous memories? Goa is the best place to celebrate Christmas and New Year in India. In fact Goa is one of the best places to celebrate Christmas and New Year in India. All the hotels and resorts are pre-booked by the visitors to enjoy the sea beauty and welcome the new years with hot parties.

There is only one airport in Goa which is well known as Dabolim Airport. Many visitors will be in rush to visit Goa by the Middle of the December, every hotels and events are pre-booked but you can apply visa to visit Goa before 24 hours also!!!!

Christmas Celebrations

1. Christmas Celebrations :

Goa visiting is incomplete without seeing the beautiful churches. Goa’s history is unmistakable. The famous churches in Goa stand as evidence to the grand past of India. This architectural stunner came into being during the Portuguese rule in Goa that spanned across several centuries. The distinct influence of the Portuguese architecture in these churches is simply incredible. Monumental in value, these structures are of religious, cultural and historical understanding. Each church was built with a ambition apart from being a place of awe. The Catherine of Alexandria for example, was built in celebration of the Portuguese victory of the Persian Army. The Basilica of Bom Jesus encloses the mausoleum of St. Francis Xavier. The Convent and Church of St Francis of asses convey the fallacy of Goa during the time given that there are portrait paintings of the Hindu God Vishnu.

There are many churches in Goa which has its own importance. The following are famous churches in Goa are :

  • Born Jesus Basilica
  • Se Cathedral
  • Church of St Francis Assisi
  • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
  • Church of St. Cajetan
  • Chapel of St. Catherine
  • Church of Lady of Rosary
  • Monte Hill
  • Chapel of St.Francis Xavier
  • St. Alex Church
  • Nossa Senhora de penha de Franca
  • Church of Lady of Miracales
Long Night parties in Goa

2 Long Night parties in Goa :

Goa is most exclusive place for Long Night parties thought the year but on the behalf of New Year eve there is something special. The cool breezes from sea and pleasant sky along with the palm trees give Goa a perfect advantage to host the night parties.

New Year is perfect eve to enjoy the joyful slightly drunk to the music and beats under the night sky at beaches. Have a great long night party experience in Goa.

Famous long Night Party places in Goa :

  • SinQ Beach Club
  • LPK Waterfront
  • Club Tito’s
  • Cape Town Café
  • Café Mambo
  • Hill Top
  • UV Bar
  • Cock’s Town
  • Curlies Shack
  • AZ.U.R.-Goa Marriott Resort
Sunburn

3. Sunburn :

Sunburn is the king of all music festivals in India. Hottest music festival of India happening in Goa during December to make all people to immerse in the music. Sunburn is the festival in Goa to bring all DJ’S from all over the world. Perfect time to enjoy the music is this December. Sunburn Goa is coming back in 2016 for its 10th year with the most explosive DJs and 4 days of revelry and partying! Given its special 10 year anniversary, Sunburn Goa is taking on the moniker of ‘Sunburn 10’ and fans from around the world can expect an experience only fit for such a huge milestone. Sunburn Goa 2016 promises to deliver the biggest celebration to EDM fans on Goa’s sun soaked beaches and stunning shorelines.

Book the General Admission passes or VIP passes; buy your tickets for Sunburn Goa’s 10 year anniversary at viagogo – the world’s largest ticket marketplace and Sunburn Goa’s official international ticketing partner. 

  • Hill Tops : An iconic destination in Goa for all trance lovers, it has some of the best New Years Eve parties in town. With DJ’s spinning tunes every weekend, this place is no dampener especially when the year ends. Artists coming in from around the world for this 24 hour party will make it be quite a treat especially for those visiting Goa for the first time.
Sea Food

4. Sea Food :

Goa is only place where will be no place that serve sea food like it with verities of sea foods.

Mouth watering prawns, sea fishes, sardines, crabs, etc and etc are only few there are many tasty sea foods which you can only experience in Goa. If you ever want to eat the best fried fish in Goa, Head backland away from the sea, away from the special beach-belt diners and those beach cottages offering hyped, assembly-line food. Under clay-tiled roofs, dodging tendrils of smoke in dim light and occasionally holding your breath to avoid the reeking smell of feni, you'll find pans laden with coarse flour-coated fried fish, sizzling delightfully in Goa's hotels and bars.

Few famous dishes that you will enjoy in Goa

  • Goan Fish Curry
  • Fish Recheado
  • Goan Prawn Curry
  • Bebinca
  • Pork Vindaloo
  • Rava Fried Fish
  • Chicken Xacuti
  • Chicken Cafreal
  • Pork Sorpotel
  • Goan Nervi
New year Fire Works

5. New year Fire Works

There’s was no other state in India that celebrates Christmas and New Year like Goa. The happy and jolly people at goa never leave a celebration and that too New Year. There are fireworks seen throughout the night and it’s almost so loud that which can’t make you to hear anything else. But such beautiful fireworks will leave your jaws open in wonder. Its all seen in a line, as the fireworks of one street ends the same begins on another and this goes on all over the night.

Head to the beaches of Goa and set out a blanket so you can sit back and watch fireworks lighting up the midnight sky on both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Popular Goa beaches to watch fireworks at are Baga and Calangute while Colva and Bogmalo beaches are the ones to head to in South Goa. Impromptu dancing and parties on sand and everyone is welcome to join the festivity.

PANAJI : Spectacular fireworks dance and dine parties and midnight masses accompanied by ringing of bells ushered Goa into the New Year 2015, along the rest of the country and the world, as thousands of tourists thronged the state.

Lanterns

6. Lanterns :

For any age people lanterns are a favorite whether you are an adult or a kid. New Year is the time when the already beautiful night sky is made exciting by letting out the lighting lanterns with wishes of a wonderful and successful year for all. I think all will remember standing under it all and watching the whole sky flaming, giving out a light and view experience will never leave from the mind. Fireworks look spectacular to the eyes and crackers send out the loud message that you are having a blast of enjoyment.
Local women in parra used to prepare homemade sky lanterns that were being made of paper, bamboo and wax are entirely decomposable and involve less risk than other fire crackers. The lanterns are initially manufactured with white color but later they are preparing it in different shapes and colors accordingly to current trends.

Beach comes to life

7. Beach comes to life

Everyone around the world wants to visit the jam-packed as well as the silent beaches of Goa to just relax. But imagine those same beaches that you long desire strongly to visit that the beaches will comes to life with people moving everywhere, the ships all lit up with serial lights, music and beats filling the air while all living beings shout up to the sky expressing their enjoyment and love for Goa and its most wanted beaches. This enjoyment will be throughout the year but on the Christmas and New Year Eve it’s more special to visit goa and watch the beautiful beaches that come into life.

Bonfire and Barbeque

8. Bonfire and Barbeque

Imagine the same bonfire, the same people but only you’re on a beach under the beautiful night sky with the sound of the shushing waves. If a low key-celebration is what you like in the chaos of the city, then a barbeque at a beach are perfect. On beaches like Calangute, Dona Paula, Palolem, Baga, you’ll sure enough find some quiet spots to have a nice bonfire and barbeque. Many locals prefer for this when the city gets flooded with tourists at the clubs and popular spots. There are also proper parties that happen at the same beaches so if you just don’t want to go to a club but want to party in the warm, salty breeze under the stars, then the beach is your best bet! Goa’s atmosphere is perfect for a bonfire and most importantly a joyous and enjoyable one. Cooking that steak, the ham, sausages while all your friends are singing and spreading positive energy all around them.

Casino

9. Casino :

Goa is one of the few states in India where gambling is legal.  Casinos can be found in Goa wheatear it’s off-shore and on-share. Most of the people will visit the live tables on the floating casinos. Which are only the places for entertainment destinations might be the on-shore can have electronic games.

The following are the famous casinos in Goa :

  • Deltin Royale
  • Casino Pride
  • Casino Pride 2
  • Deltin Jaqk
  • Casino Paradise
  • Chances Casino and Resort
Adventure in Goa

10. Adventure in Goa :

Goa is not only place for parties and beaches, it is also known for adventures and sport.

There are water sports and other exiting adventure makes you feels the best place to visit to enjoy is goa!!!

The below are the best adventure places in the Goa.

  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Parasailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Skibob
  • Camping
  • Scuba Diving
  • White water River Rafting
  • ATV biking
  • Upper Sauri Canyoning
  • Dandeli Adventure Trip
  • Dolphin watching
  •  Canyoning
  • Water surfing
  • Snorkeling