6 UNIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER MERMAID
Did the character of Madison from Splash make you dream of having long wavy locks? Or did Ariel from The Little Mermaid make you wish of having a glistening tail for legs? Us too.
Quit dreaming you're a mermaid and make it a reality on your next getaway. From mermaid schools to a shell house stay - unleash your inner mermaid within with these 6 unique travel experiences.
1. See a show
Weeki Wachee Springs is a natural tourist attraction located in Weeki Wachee, Florida, where underwater performances by "mermaids" come to life. Watch women wearing fish tails swim around in wonder as well as other shimmering outfits in an aquarium-like setting in the spring of the Weeki Wachee River.
2. Learn how to swim with a tail
If you wish to be a mermaid, then you need to learn how to swim like one. A visit to the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy will teach you how to be a mermaid. Students of any age and any gender are given mermaid tails that help them focus on their core muscles while they swim around like Ariel. You get to use a mermaid tail and also get photos while taking part in the class.
3. Dive down the deep blue sea
Amphitrite is the name of this 9 feet tall, 600-pound bronze mermaid statue by Simon Morris, placed in fifty feet of water off the beach at Sunset House on Grand Cayman Island. In mythology, Amphitrite was the queen of the seas, married to Poseidon, lord of the oceans. Diving activities are available for keen spectators to see Amphitrite for themselves.
4. Hang out by a rock pool
Daydream Island is just over half a mile long and about 600 feet wide, on the northeast coast of Australia, close to the Great Barrier Reef. On the northeast tip of the island you will find 3 mermaids soaking up the sun. The mermaid statues are named Serenity, Aphrodesia and Infinity, representing respectively mind, body and spirit. Join the three beauties and take some snaps in good company.
5. Join a parade
The tradition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade began in 1983 and is held in celebration of the beginning of the summer season. Traditionally it takes place on the Saturday closest to the calendar start of summer, regardless of the weather. The Mermaid parade is well known for extraordinary marine costumes, and for the occasional partial nudity. The parade is however very much a family event. Each year the Mermaid Parade features a merman and mermaid King and Queen.
6. Live in a shell-like house
Have your ever imagine living inside a sea shell? Well The Shell house can make that dream come true. Located in Isla Mujeres, this unique stay can see you bathe under a shell fountain, wake with the ocean’s murmur and dip in your own private pool should you decide to get your fins wet . Ariel dreamed of a life on land and this could very well have been her dream home.
Which out of the activities above would you most like to do?
WORDS BY: Pauline Morrissey
Pauline is the Lead Editor for LOVE & LIST. She clocks off by daydreaming about future escapades & having D&M's with wine in hand. She takes pride in both her appetite for organisation and her Nintendo 64 skills. Pauline describes her fuel for writing much like The Wizard of Oz; in search for more brain, courage & heart.