After this cold and windy winter, you definitely need a place to warm up a bit and enjoy your days off to the fullest. Where to go if all you dream about is a beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear water combined with interesting cultural sites? Check out my ideas for the best beach holiday destinations that you will not be able to resist.
1. Thailand- country of flowers and massages.
Thailand is a country located in Southeast Asia, which since 1939 is also called Siam. Its capital is Bangkok, located on the Chao Phraya River. In Thailand, you can enjoy many unforgettable places and events like Royal Palace, nightclubs in Patpong, Buddhist temples, floating market, bridge at the river Kwai, orchid plantations, tiger temples, Golden Triangle, Kayan tribe whose women are famous for their long necks. Do not forget about the wonderful sandy beaches of Phuket on Koh Samui.
2. Seychelles- Paradise for people craving for white sandy beaches
Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 tropical islands located in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and India. Temperatures throughout the year reach an average of 24 to 30 degrees Celsius.
The largest islands are Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, which are a paradise for lovers of white sandy beaches, diving and exploring the areas rich in national parks, exotic flora and fauna and numerous coral reefs. This is a great place for people fleeing away from mass tourism.
3. Australia – Country of Aborigines, barbecue and kangaroo country
Australia is an enormous country located on the “other end of the world”, where the locals are called Aussies. Full of tourist attractions like Opera, Bondi Beach, Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Red Desert, Golden Coast with an infinitely long beach, Adelaide – the capital of festivals and the mystical land of Pinnacles with limestone sculptures.
4. Egypt – cradle of civilization
Egypt is an interesting country where at every step the past is intertwined with the present. It is the cradle of civilization where you can explore the mysteries of the history. When you go there, you cannot miss: Cairo, the pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Abu Simbel, the romantic cruise along the Nile, as well as swimming and diving in the warm Red Sea.
5. Maldives – real paradise on Earth
The Maldives consists of about 1,200 coral islands located in the Indian Ocean. 90 of them are tourist resorts with bungalows on the water. It’s a real paradise where you can relax on one of countless sandy beaches, in warm tropical water or on a hammock under a palm tree. During the year, the air and water temperatures reach 30 degrees Celsius. You can enjoy diving, swimming with dolphins during an exotic cruise.
6. Cuba – country of salsa and cigars
Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands, whose past was very turbulent. It is known primarily from two historical figures: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, who laid the foundation for socialism. During his stay in Cuba Ernest Hemingway wrote his famous novel “Old Man and the Sea”.
When you go there, check out picturesque capital la Havana, the tobacco farm, the Santiago de Cuba (cradle of Cuban revolution and music), Baconao Park, stunning Trinidad, go to a typical Cuban party and take a walk on one sandy beach with a drink.
7. India – the country of contrasts
India is a country that surprises and shockingly opposes its diversity. In this magical country, you should see the largest monument dedicated to love – Taj Mahal, the sacred river Ganges, colonial Calcutta, modern Delhi, the deserted land of Rajasthan, the city of Kanchipuram temples, tea plantations and go for a rickshaw ride.
8. Mauritius – the best place for a romantic wedding
Mauritius is a tropical island that will appeal to you not only because of the beauty of beaches and warm sea, but also thanks to the extraordinary peaks of the mountains, waterfalls and river valleys where it is worth to go on an expedition. Mountains are a remnant of the island’s volcanic activity in the past. Recently, Mauritius has become a popular destination for romantic weddings and honeymoons.
9. Tanzania – safari and snow in Kilimanjaro
Tanzania is a country located on the east coast of Central Africa. While in Tanzania, you must visit the most famous African National Park – the Serengeti, where you can experience safari and see elephants, buffalos, rhinos, leopards, crocodiles, zebras and gazelles. You can also climb Kilimanjaro and spend the night in a tribal village.
10. Mexico – Caramba!
Mexico is the cradle of ancient Central American civilization. It has a rich and varied landscape that is characterized by mountain peaks, deserts, tropical forests, volcanos and sandy beaches of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The biggest attractions of Mexico are Ciudad de Mexico, the extraordinary Sumidero canyon, the pilgrimage destination of Guadeloupe, the city of Palenque. Of course, you should not miss a real mariachi concert to understand Mexican vibes.