Planning to go on a vacation but you can’t decide where? Sandy beaches, dreamy sceneries, sunshine, nature, good food are some of the things for the vacation of your dreams.
We’ll help you with some ideas of amazing tropical vacations and what they can offer for you to choose the one that fits you the most. Whether you want to go somewhere because of the good food, nature, the amazing beaches, there is something for everyone.
10 Best Tropical Vacations:
1. The Maldives
The Maldives are a group of islands in the Indian Ocean south of India. Their natural beauty is unmatched. It is due to the crystal clear blue water that surrounds them. If passing most of your time in the amazingly relaxing waters is your idea of the perfect vacation, then this place is definitely for you.
The capital city is Male’ but visitors usually go to some of the remote islands where there are many luxurious resorts and amazing beaches that offer some great spots for surfing or other water activities such as swimming with manta rays and sharks or fishing. The Maldives are also great for a cruise type holiday.
Some of the resorts that we recommend are AYADA Maldives, Kurumba Maldives, and Soneva Fushi.
2. Bora Bora
Bora Bora is a paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is a lush island in French Polynesia is watched by a stony peak encompassed by a beautiful lagoon. The beaches are adorned with coconut palms and luxurious bungalows are spread over the azure waters. Some of them even have glass floors that will further enhance your tropical experience.
Bora Bora is not only known for its amazing natural beauty but the rich cultural heritage as well. French is the official language there and the cuisine has some Gallic influences. There are numerous hiking trails with amazing views and other water adventures that you can take part in.
Bora Bora is a pricey destination but one of the most magnificent ones.
3. The Mayan Riviera in Mexico
If you are searching for amazing beaches, deep culture and delicious cuisine, all that with affordable prices, then the Riviera Maya is the place for you. It is located in the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean coastline.
There are many luxurious resorts that you can stay in, but you can also choose some more intimate places like some boutique hotel or a yoga retreat. The place offers many activities like swimming with rays and dolphins, snorkeling, fishing, exploring the amazing ruins of the ancient city of Tulum, you can also visit Chichen Itza that’s located only a couple of hours drive away from the beaches.
Some of the resorts that we recommend in Riviera Maya are Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Barcelo Maya Palace, and Rosewood Mayakoba.
Aitutaki is part of the Cook Islands located close to New Zealand. It is the perfect place for castaway lovers. The island is surrounded by crystal clear blue waters sprinkling sandy beaches. The lush nature and the lagoon are some of the most amazing places on the planet, on top of that, the locals are amazingly friendly and welcoming.
Some of the other Cook Islands that offers amazing beauty are Rarotonga and Tapuaetai that people visit for the various activities they have such as fishing, kayaking, swimming, scuba diving, and many more.
Also called the Garden Isle, Kaua’i is Hawaii’s tropical paradise. The lush rainforests, waterfalls, and amazing peaks will make you forget about everything else in the world and let you enjoy the perfect natural paradise. The landscapes sculpted by lava offer tranquility and peace that you won’t find on the other more popular Hawaiian islands of Maui or Oahu.
The waters around it are home to some amazing wildlife that you can see if you’re a snorkeling or a scuba diving fan. The land offers some amazing beaches, heavenly cliffs above Hanalei Bay, breathtaking views from the Napali Coast, deep and lush nature in the Waimea Canyon, many tropical gardens, waterfalls, and surfing spots. If you want to get closer to nature, this is the place for you.
Fiji has to offer some of the most idyllic islands on earth. There’s a place for every budget and party. You can find accommodation for every taste there – whether you want to stay in a lively backpacker resort or a family-friendly hotel or traditional hut, or you want luxurious hideaways and resorts there will be something that matches your interests.
Fiji makes a great place for a tropical vacation.
7. Saint Barts, The Caribbean
St. Barts on the Caribbean is the most luxurious and jet-setter place of them all. It is the top tropical vacation for movie stars and tycoons so everything here is more expensive than other places, especially in high-season. People visit this place to enjoy its scenery and beautiful beaches but also world-class shops, restaurants, and a sophisticated cultural setting. The capital city Gustavia is one of the most beautiful towns in all the Caribbean.
Other things that you can do besides trying all the local delicious specialties are diving, kite-surfing, fishing, sailing, and snorkeling.
8. The Abacos islands in the Bahamas
If you are a big fan of boats and sailing, then the Abacos islands are the thing for you. Located just about three hundred kilometers east of Florida, these islands are some of the best places for sailing. The waters are home to amazing coral reefs and beautiful marine life, and the beaches are perfect for a getaway from the crowded tourist destinations of Florida. The main mode of transport here is golf carts and boats and the islands are speckled with cute cottages that have still preserved the British colonial spirit.
If you desire a low-key vacation, the best destinations are Elbow Cay, Green Turtle Cay, and Treasure Cay. These islands offer some perfect destinations for relaxation, fishing, diving, walking on the beaches and getting to know the locals.
This beautiful island in Indonesia is the perfect place for those that want a more spiritual touch on their vacation. Bali is filled with temples and the smell of incense fills the air, the rice paddies are scattered across the land and the calm locals will make your stay there a relaxing experience. If you’re a fan of a more bustling place, then you should visit Kuta or Seminyak, and for a more family-friendly vacation visit Sanur or Ubud.
The prices are very affordable and accommodation includes luxurious villas at a cheap price.
10. The Florida Keys
The Florida Keys are the only place to see coral reefs in the USA. The beaches are very pretty and offer some great spots for fishing and snorkeling. The islands are connected by causeways so you can get there by taking the Overseas Highway.
There are many tourist attractions that you can see in the Keys such as the John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park, the National Marine Sanctuary, the Bahia Honda state park, and Key West where you can feel the mix of the Caribbean mentality with the US history. This is also the southernmost part of the USA.
Big-game fishing is a very important part of life and tourism here so if you’re here make sure to attend some of the tournaments and try the famous Florida Key lime pie.