With the British summertime resembling monsoon season in a tropical country, it’s not surprising that everyone has holidays on their mind: there are much better ways to spending your precious time than in a flooded campsite! We’ve put together a selection of our dream locations – and we’d love to hear where you’re daydreaming of going this year!
The Best Adrenaline Rushes
Not everyone wants to spend their holiday lazing by a pool or sunbathing by the sea: for many people, holidays bring with them the excitement and opportunities to push the boundaries and get a real adrenaline rush. If you’d rather by bungee-jumping than bronzing yourself, or surfing to sleeping, then these destinations should be top of your list!
- Namibia’s Skeleton Coast
Taking its name from the skeletons of whales and shipwrecks littered all over the dunes, Namibia’s reservation can fulfil the wishes of any speed-demons. The sandy dunes are home to a wide range of activities, from quad biking to sand-surfing and skiing – and if that’s not for you, hop in a balloon for a safari!
One of the most popular spots for adventure holidays, Australia has a bit of everything to offer. Whether you’re after water-sports, close encounters with large predators, or something with a bit of acceleration, the land down-under will keep your heart racing from the moment you land. Learn to surf in the Gold Coast’s shallows, or stay on land and watch professionals take on the biggies. From bungee-jumping to galloping racehorses, you’ll be guaranteed to find something there for you!
The Best for Relaxing
After juggling the every-day stresses of work and home-life, why not treat yourself to a five-star stay in some of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious locations? With landscapes that will leave you open mouthed, to hotels that you could only have dreamed of, these destinations will leave you so relaxed you’ll practically be horizontal (and hopefully on a sun-lounger with cocktail in hand!).
- Bora Bora
There are many things you need to see to truly understand – and the beaches of Bora Bora fall in that category. From jungle lined shores to the brightest lagoons, this Pacific Ocean jewel has something for everyone. Go off-piste and find your own private paradise, or stick to the tried and tested tourist spots.
- Cocoa Island, Maldives
This private island resort in the Maldives is guaranteed to give you a relaxing, luxurious stay. Suites on top of the water surround a beautiful reef in turquoise waters – and if sunbathing on the side of your accommodation isn’t good enough, swim over to the island’s white sandy beach. Holistic treatments are available for the ultimate relaxation holiday.
The Best Beaches
Whether you’re a fan of lying on them, playing on them, or just after the gorgeous views, beaches are the cherry on top to any holiday. Get ahead of the crowds by exploring more exotic locations: guaranteed sunshine, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, without hoards of screaming children and coachloads of tourists: what could be better!
- Tsarabanjina, Madagascar
Tuck yourself away on this secluded island off the coast of Madagascar. The volcanic island is home to 25 thatched bungalows, you’ll be left to your own devices to explore, relax, swim or sunbathe, without an abundance of fellow holiday-makers. The bar and restaurant serve freshly caught fish, and the tennis and volleyball courts offer something different to sailing, snorkelling, and diving expeditions.
- Hidden Beach, Mexico
We’ve brought you waves, tranquillity, and white sand, but this is the best trick up our sleeve: get yourself to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a beach experience you’ll never forget. The sheltered beach was created during the Mexican Government’s target practice in the 1900s, where it was bombed. Not only is it home to crystal clear water and amazing diving, but it’s often frequented by humpback whales, dolphins and manta rays. Due to its protected status as a natural reserve, visitors need a permit to be allowed access, meaning you’ll be one of a few people allowed on its shores at one time.
The Best Tropical Paradises
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Robinson Crusoe? Dying to get away from civilisation? Then these two hotspots are perfect for you! Designed to be real desert island paradises, you can escape from modern life and lose yourself in your own world. Both islands take a limited number of people at a time, so your holiday will be well and truly undisturbed (not including visits from the local wildlife though!).
- Woodwark Bay, Whitsundays
A 4,000 acre property set in among 50,000 acres of Australian wildlife: we’re talking about a real desert island paradise here. Enjoy the beach, the ocean, and the jungle walks – and know that you’re only one of 14 people allowed on the island at one time. So, say goodbye to overcrowded beaches, and hello to a holiday of pure tranquillity.
- Quilalea Island, Mozambique
This Indian Ocean resort is comprised of nine elegant villas, all set along the seafront. Quilalea Island is surrounded by the crystal clear waters of a marine reserve, where you can swim, snorkel, and fully immerse yourself in an underwater paradise. With weather that rarely includes rain, and temperatures of 24°C, you’ll be able to relax on your private island, without the fear of British weather!
This post was written by Ben Skinner of MyOffers; a competition site where you can win prizes from brand new gadgets to cars – and a chance to get your own dream holiday!