One of the most enjoyable things to do with your significant other or friends, in my opinion, is to travel. Experiencing new things and places with your loved ones creates lasting memories and deepens bonds. There are many spiritual locations located all throughout the world for lovers and friends alike. Each week, I will introduce a spiritual destination that would make a perfect romantic getaway or a fun trip with your girl or guy friends.
This week’s featured travel destination is Socotra.
Socotra, also known as Soquotra is a small island and archipelago of four islands in the Arabian Sea. The island territory is apart of Yemen and is roughly 150 miles east of the Horn of Africa. It is a very unique and isolated island in which almost a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on Earth.
Socotra has been named by many as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Places with The Strongest Energy Fields. It is said that the spiritual energy of Socotra connects the human soul directly with the cosmos. Visitors describe it as though you feel like you are on another planet. Some describe Socotra as “the most alien-looking place on Earth” and state that it’s unique plant life makes you feel as though you have been placed inside a science fiction movie.
There are many unique landmarks to visit on the island. Wadi Dirhur Canyon, Ayhaft Canyon National Park, Diksam Plateau, and Skand Peak are some of the more well known destinations. The Wadi Dirhur Canyon contains natural swimming pools described as quiet and free of bugs and other animals. Many of these landmarks are quoted as “a nature lovers’ paradise”. Diksam Plateau is known for it’s interesting dragon blood trees and plains of limestone. Trekking to the top of Skand Peak is a very scenic hike, providing a great view of the island.
If you are looking for a luxurious vacation with five star resorts and beaches, then Socotro is not the place for you. Lodging is very modest as there are very few hotels to choose from being that the island is so small. I would only recommend Socotra if you are truly looking for a spiritual awakening. Many visitors choose to camp outside using the islands Eco-campsites run by local communities. Summerland Hotel has been deemed as the nicest or best hotel on Socotra via tripadvisor.
Socotra is a place that is one of a kind. It is definitely a getaway for nature lovers searching to connect with spiritual energy and the universe. If you are looking for an interesting vacation, maybe check out the island of Socotra.