Descriptive Essay On My Dream Holiday Essay

A dream vacation for me would be to go on a cruise ship and do everything there and just relax!

Vivian Rodriguez

Teacher: Robert Leal

Veterans Memorial Academy

My dream vacation is going to Hawaii and relaxing on the beach! Also going to Tennessee to sightsee and hopefully see some country singers!

Kourtney Vasquez

Teacher: Robert Leal

Veterans Memorial Academy

My dream vacation is to go to Las Vegas.

Marcos Monroy

Teacher: Robert Leal

Veterans Memorial Academy

My dream vacation would definitely be to go to Jamaica. I've always wanted to visit a couple of islands there and live the life that Jamaicans have to live each and every day.

Claudia Trejo

Teacher: Robert Leal

Veterans Memorial Academy

My dream vacation would be going to the Bahamas with no worries. I would want it to be fun and relaxing and have a memorable time and meet wonderful people.

Alli Reid

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Abu Dhabi is the destination for my dream vacation. It is the world's richest nation and includes so many activities. Their hotels are the size of cities, and everything there is extreme, from their shopping centers to their beaches. The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi is the most expensive hotel in the world and includes the most extravagant spa and hotel services. Plus, Abu Dhabi is the setting for the new Sex and the City 2 movie. Any place good enough for Samantha and Carrie is a place worth traveling to!

Briana Pedraza

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

My dream vacation is a trip to the Bahamas. From what I have seen, it is a very beautiful and tropical place. I love warm weather and the summer time would be perfect to visit this place. The Bahamas would definitely be my dream vacation.

Jaime Balli

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

My dream vacation would be to go to Vatican City and to Jerusalem with my family. I would love to attend a mass given by the Pope and visit St. Peters Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and other memorials. Visiting Israel would be like being part of the past that is present in almost all of our lives. Then I would really enjoy visiting China, Japan, and South Korea. I feel that there is so much we can learn by learning about other cultures and customs.

Betty A.Garcia

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

A dream vacation would be my dad by my side, a fishing rod in both our hands, and a large amount of bait fishing the horizon in the most popular spot to fish. There is no presence of wind and the water is crystal clear. We would fish every morning for two weeks at this place, enjoying every detail the day has to offer. Fish hooked or not, a vacation with my dad and fishing poles in our hands is always a good day to me.

Aaron Burciaga Jr.

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

My dream vacation would be to Puerto Rico. I would love to swim in the blue waters and see people that to me only live through the internet. I would also like to see if it's true that it only takes 8 hours to travel the whole island. Plus it looks like there are a lot of things to do.

Astrid Gonzalez

Teacher: Erica G. Puntureri

Veteran's Memorial Academy

My dream vacation is to go on a cruise to Europe. I would love to accidentally run into Johnny Depp. But it would be awesome to visit the foreign country and see the world. That would be my dream.

Mariana Perez

Teacher: Erica G. Puntureri

Veteran's Memorial Academy

My dream vacation is to go to New York City. I would love to go there. I want to see the Statue of Liberty and the tall buildings. I would want to see some Broadway shows and shop at famous stores. I would probably want to go with my mom!

Cecilia Gonzalez

Teacher: Erica G. Puntureri

Veteran's Memorial Academy

My dream vacation is going to Hawaii and sitting on the beach getting a tan. I also want to go swimming in clear blue water. Playing football on the sand with my family!

Jesse Jimenez

Teacher: Erica G. Puntureri

Veteran's Memorial Academy

I would go to San Antonio. My mom was separated from her family when she was little; I would help her find my family. I probably have cool cousins.

Esteban Moreno

Teacher: Erica G. Puntureri

Veteran's Memorial Academy

My dream vacation is to go to somewhere out of state. That place would be Disney World. I've never been to Disney World and I hope to go soon. We don't have enough money right now, but my mom promised me that we would go, and I trust her. My uncle has been saving money for years and we are hoping that the jar will get filled. It is almost halfway full, and anytime we get money, we put it in there. My uncle has never been there either, so we are taking our time so we can go have fun, as a big family. We'll all go TOGETHER!!!

Meriah C.

Teacher: Angelica Alvarez

Vernon Middle School

My dream vacation would be Hawaii because of the super nice beaches. The beaches are such a nice, shiny blue that you can actually see the bottom. Also there is black sand. The nice view with the nice hotels, not to mention the nice fresh air. They also serve all kinds of cool fruit. There are also nice animals there. That is a cool dream vacation. It would be awesome.

Joshua F.

Teacher: Angelica Alvarez

Vernon Middle School

First we would start driving up to the District of Columbia, stopping at historic sites along the way. Each night, we would get a really nice hotel. Once we arrived at the nation's capital, we would get a nice hotel and spend the days looking at the museums and other historical locations and monuments. After our last night in our luxurious hotel, we would return home. We would take a different route that way we could stop at other museums and historical places along the way.

Andrew H.

Teacher: Angelica Alvarez

Vernon Middle School

My dream vacation is to go on a cruise to the Bahamas or Hawaii. Going to either of these places would definitely be a dream come true. I could go scuba diving, mountain climbing, or sliding down the waterslides.

Debbie B.

Teacher: Angelica Alvarez

Vernon Middle School

Coconut sipping, waves gushing, and burning flames on the beach is where I want to be. On a Hawaiian beach to be specific, surfing on the clear blue water and visiting five star restaurants and hotels. Just there with my family having a great time!

Cody Carcia

Teacher: Stacy Hill

Gutierrez Middle School

My dream vacation is to go to China & visit its cities. Since I love ghost videos I would mostly want to visit the inside of the Great Wall of China. I also read something that there was a creature named the Yeren; but the definition of that is called the "wild man." It is also like American Bigfoot. I would also eat their cultural foods; I heard they eat scorpions & silkworms. I would mostly like to be there for their traditional festivals & see how it is. The thing that I love most is to see is the creation of how they make video games.

Robert McCormick

Teacher: Stacy Hill

Gutierrez Middle School

My dream vacation would have to be to Hawaii so I can go surfing, eat Hawaiian food to see how it taste, go scuba diving and try to dance the Hawaiian song. I would try a lot of different things in Hawaii and just have fun. I would come back with a lot of souvenirs.

April Vega

Teacher: Dagoberto Pena

San Benito High School

Well my dream vacation is to go to Europe. To explore the beautiful land of London, Paris, France, England and more. I would love to go see the European discoveries, the Castles and learn the great history that roamed those lands. The European Continent is my dream vacation.

Cynthia Martinez

Teacher: Dagoberto Pena

San Benito High School

Well my dream vacation would consist of me going somewhere very far, yet a bit unusual. Making it challenging for me to find things and experience a whole new life style. I would love to visit Tokyo, Japan. For one I'd love to own some Japanese people in Super Street Fighter IV, eat real Japanese food and basically have the experience of going to another country. Plus my friend and I would love it over there since we love their food and culture. So going over there would be a worth while experience and vacation.

Abraham Ayala

Teacher: Dagoberto Pena

San Benito High School

My dream vacation would remain memorable for the rest of my life. It would consist of a trip to the land of the rising sun. Japan for the longest time has been a place of extreme wonder and amazement for many of my closest friends and me. It's just so different than any other place in the world especially the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is a city without an equal in the world because it stands on the cutting edge of the future with a combination of high-technology and tradition. Everything about this city is so diverse that to try and explain Tokyo to a person who has never visited would be nearly impossible. For it is in almost every respect different from all other cities in the world, and Japan unlike any other country in the world.

Jose Castillo

Teacher: Dagoberto Pena

San Benito High School

When I step off the plane into the humid evening air on my first night in Mauritius, I’m holding down my big straw holiday hat and a Cheshire cat grin: I’m here at last! I want to yell.

Coming to Mauritius, a jewel-like island in the Indian Ocean five hours’ flying time from Johannesburg, has been a fantasy of mine since childhood.

As a youngster I would pore over adverts for holiday packages to Mauritius in the Sunday papers, gazing at the photos of parents and children in pastel resort clothes, walking hand in hand along the beach. I would imagine the joy of being ankle-deep at the edge of the blue, calm waters of the warm sea.

Mauritius seemed to me to be a place where time stopped and unlatched itself from the daily demands of ordinary life. I’ve since visited places further away, places perhaps more sought-after — Paris; New York. Yet nothing was more satisfying than feeling that plane touch down and knowing that my childhood desire was about to be satisfied.

“How long?” I shout as the taxi drives me away from the airport. An hour, he says, and I can’t help feeling disappointed: an hour seems too long to get to paradise.

But soon I’m distracted by the procession of men, women and children walking along the highway, carrying large, colourful ornaments. I have arrived during a sacred holiday, the driver says, the festival of Maha Shivratri.

The unhurried walking of the faithful, despite the darkness and the slight drizzle, contains my excitement so I sit back and relax.

My first accommodation stop is on the west coast. Sugar Beach is an expansive resort that draws architectural inspiration from the sugar plantations that were once the country’s main economic driver. The sound of a gong at the arrival of new guests in the lobby of fanned ceilings hint at what life must have been like for wealthy colonials. The rooms are more familiar, with the generic style and amenities of modern-day hotels.  

It’s too late to see the beach, but still I put on my bikini to sit outside and eat the light dinner set out for my arrival — cold meats, coconut pieces and the sweetest, fleshiest pineapple slices.

I wake up a few metres from the warm waters and saunter along the beach and green grounds neatly bordered by tall coconut palms, heavy with fruit. I’ve resolved to do two things: take on as many activities as the resort has to offer, and then spend the remainder of the days sunning myself on the lounge chairs lining the beach and the pool that snakes around the grounds of the resort.

I live out the first of my plan: playing tennis, snorkelling and pedalling a kayak deep into the lagoon, then stop to lie back and drift and stare at the sky, my feet dangling in the water.

I return to the Sugar Beach pool to find my own piece of heaven among the many guests already stationed around it. There is another, more private pool, just around the corner. But I am happy here, among the many accents, mostly French, that become the background soundtrack to my late-afternoon snooze.

I am surprised there are not more South Africans. Though 70% of the guests are European, Mauritius has been the regional holiday destination for South Africans for years. “It’s like their Mediterranean”, I have been told.

Above all, Mauritius is for lovers, I conclude. Not just honeymoon couples, but also loved ones seeking to reconnect. Big families of course, but also a father taking time out with his son, a mother with her adolescent daughter and the new mother with her young family who seem permanently planted on loungers outside my room.

There are quite a few over-tanned, leathery Europeans, like the two older Italian couples whose conversation sounds like an argument.

Island of contrasts
The next day I visit the capital, Port Louis. It’s about 45 minutes away, past the many villages with their double-storey homes that house extended families and lush, overgrown vegetation. My mind hankers after the sea, but I make a valiant attempt to explore the small, crumbling city. The panoramic view from atop Port Louis’s oldest fort is lovely, as is the market with its heaps of vegetables and curios. But I don’t want to haggle over prices for miniature statues of dodos; I want to carry on reading my book in the sun.

Dinner is at Sugar Beach’s sister hotel La Pirogue, the first to be built on the west coast. The resort’s charming marketing manager, Jean Marie Delort, says I am an anomaly. “It’s rare to come across a South African who has never been to Mauritius.”

Delort is a true Mauritian with a mixed heritage. “My father is Muslim, my mother Hindu and I have a little bit of French.”

The seafood beach barbecue, starring oysters, scallops and sashimi starters, is a Friday-night tradition here and is the highlight of my stay on the west coast. Crab in a savoury relish, braaied crayfish and prawns for mains are accompanied by Creole traditional dancing.

On the other side of the island, another hour’s drive, east coast Mauritius holds surprises.

First, Long Beach is all grown-up, an architectural marvel of modern, secluded cabins, each with their own personality. Here, people come to live large and you can imagine the hotel as a destination for the young and famous: it’s a play pen in the day, where the kids can hire their own playmates to swim with while their parents sip on cocktails on the sidelines. It comes alive in a different way at night, its centre a piazza surrounded by top-notch restaurants, a club and a lounge bar. The guests are decidedly more sophisticated and younger.

The east coast also opens up to adventure. When I dock on a private island, I am enticed into paragliding. Deposited by speedboat on to a large platform in the middle of the ocean, I am hooked into the contraption and find myself swiftly swooshed up in the air. From that height, the water looks like a clear blue sky.

In the euphoria after landing, I’m talked into doing my first dive in the ocean, and though I have to be ungracefully hauled out of the water for failing to hoist myself back on to the platform, I’m beaming with pride and excitement.

I leave on the island’s 45th Independence Day, to the background of beating drums at the newly built and soon to be opened airport, which symbolises the Mauritius of the future. But, for me, it’s the Mauritius of old that holds all the magic and lives up to my childhood dreams.

The writer was hosted by World Leisure Holidays, Air Mauritius, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and SummerTimes for transfers from the airport and between hotels. For reservations or further information phone World Leisure Holidays on 0860 954 954 or email them on [email protected]

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