Heaven on Earth 1


Well as I said, I will be writing about some of my favourite places on earth, so I may as well start with the most spectacular…

People always ask me what my favourite place is and they cannot even finish the question before I blurt out the answer. This place is so miraculous, so magical that it makes my second favourite place look like a garbage dump.

My earthly version of heaven is called Whitehaven Beach and it is located in the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia. People use the phrase “white sandy beach” very loosely when describing beautiful beaches. When you  stand and look out at this place, I assure you that you will only use the phrase for this particular beach from that moment on. It is so white that I call it the Kleenex beach when describing it. The sand consists of 98% pure silica and is so pure it was actually used in making the glass for the Hubble telescope.

As I was lead towards the water by my guide, I noticed that there was an eerie sound coming from the sand as it was crushed under my feet. The sand actually whistles when you walk on it!

I spent a few hours relaxing in a more private area of the beach, surrounded by angelfish and other aquatic life. I removed  my jellyfish suit for a little while to enjoy the pristine water without the buffer, but this experience was to be short lived. My guide informed us that our sailboat would be departing shortly, so we had to head back to the other side of the island.

A few hours out of a lifetime are hardly ever as memorable as this, but it is great to know that there are things in the world that can leave an imprint on your soul and make you remember them with vivid detail for the rest of your life.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.


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  • Lo-An

    What?! This place should be called WhiteHeaven Beach! Looks like theres whitesand floating on the ocean. INDESCRIBABLE!!