5 Best Exotic Destinations for Your Next Vacation
Don’t we all dream of an exotic vacation on a remote, paradise island? In this blog post, we bring you 5 of them – the best exotic destinations for your next vacation. Every one of them offers a unique experience that gets you closer to a totally new and different culture and gorgeous natural surroundings.
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Whether you are planning your honeymoon or looking for an adventure, Fiji pops up as a perfect exotic beach destination. You cannot make a wrong choice among 333 islands in this archipelago, they’re all perfect paradise destinations with plenty of palm-lined beaches, 200 protected marine parks, gorges, mangrove forests, waterfalls, and natural pools.
Besides chilling on some of the amazing beaches that you will find on the Fiji Islands, there is plenty of interesting things to do. You can go snorkeling over its magnificent coral reefs or diving and exploring them closer or swim alongside manta rays and sea turtles, or even sharks if you’re brave enough.
If you want a more complete experience of the Fiji Islands, go hiking through its jungles and explore the wilderness you’re surrounded with. If it gets too hot and you feel like taking a dip, don’t worry, there are some waterfalls to help you cool off.
Often considered as the eighth continent, Madagascar is the one place on Earth that will never fail to leave you breathless. Even though it belongs to Africa, somehow it got completely isolated and looks and feels nothing like the rest of Africa.
Madagascar has golden shores, lush mountains, jagged limestone karsts, and plunging, arid canyons. All this is home to an incredible variety of wildlife, 90% of which is found nowhere else on Earth. On Madagascar, you’ll find many incredible creatures, among which lemurs might be the most iconic ones. There are also whale sharks – the world’s largest fish, and you can go swimming with them. Also, don’t forget to look for Madagascar’s other marine life including turtles, manta rays, and dolphins.
If you want to learn a bit about the history and the culture of this amazing island, visit its capital Antananarivo – it’s a true melting pot of colonial history, diverse culture and great cuisine.
Puerto Rico is blessed with palm-lined beaches, year-round sun and many options for different outdoor activities, such as deep-sea fishing, diving, and surfing. This is the most exotic island of the Caribbean with raw and unspoiled coast and lush vegetation.
Beaches are the main thing that draws numerous tourists to Puerto Rico – there are hundreds of them, and each has its own unique qualities. You’ll definitely find a perfect beach for you, whether you like nice city beaches or secluded ones. Many of those beaches are perfect for different activities, such as exploring marine wildlife, kayaking, fly-boarding, kite-surfing, paddle tennis, or beach volleyball. Basically, anything you can think of.
If you explore beyond its natural wonders, you’ll get to know its stew of different cultures (African, European and Taíno) – there are some amazing historical buildings, interesting traditional festivals, great food, great rum, and great musical tradition.
Maui is the second most visited of Hawaii’s islands, and it will not disappoint you for sure. It’s the best place if you want to experience Hawaiian culture and tradition. For start, you must attend a luau – a traditional feast set on the beach, a blend of Polynesian gastronomy, dance, and culture and one of the best experiences you need to have in Maui. Whale watching and swimming with sea turtles are mandatory, too. Exploring marine wildlife in Hawaii is amazing.
If you want to explore the beauty of this Hawaiian island, take a Road to Hana, it’s the most picturesque drive ever. The road is a bit narrow and winding, not very pleasant for some people, but it is totally worth it. You’ll get to see some wild birds, turquoise waterfalls, Jurassic-looking plants, stunning ocean views and gorgeous beaches.
Beaches on Maui are amazing, and down the Road to Hana, you’ll find a few of them that are totally unique – we’re talking about black sand beaches, of course. They are just amazing, so much different from those white and golden sandy beaches that you usually get to see. There is just so much going on in Maui, you have to explore it.
Seychelles, an archipelago with over 100 islands, are known for their perfect white sandy beaches, but they’re a true paradise for any nature lover, too. Every one of these islands has something unique to offer – tropical forests, isolated beaches, endemic species and unique cultural heritage. What is most interesting is the fact that most of these islands are totally uninhabited.
There are three main islands of Seychelles – Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, and there is something cool to see on every one of them. Mahé is the largest of them and the most inhabited one, and it’s the main spot for tourists. If you visit Praslin island, you must explore its forests and find its beautiful secret waterfall. It is a well-kept secret, so if you manage to find it, you’ll probably enjoy it by yourself. Visit La Digue and you’ll feel like you travelled to the past. It’s a tranquil island with barely any motor vehicles and some of the best unspoiled beaches. The best way of exploring it is by bike, and the good news is that you can rent one everywhere you turn. These three islands are located near each other, so you can enjoy them all in one travel.
Of course, there are more of these kinds of destinations that you’d love, we just picked a few of our favourites with hope to tickle your wandering feet. Have you been to any of these islands? Which one is your favourite? Do you have any other to recommend? Let us know.