As travel restrictions ease worldwide, Americans are dusting off their travel bags! There are so many incredible exotic holiday destinations to choose from … Relax – we have highlighted some fantastic options to help you decide.
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Magical Maui, Hawaii
Maui offers a wide array of accommodations including hostels, hotels, guesthouses, villas, and bed and breakfasts.
In addition to snorkeling and rainforest hikes, you can swim in natural pools, watch whales and dolphins, and ride horses with real ‘paniolos’ (Hawaiian cowboys). There are many great sunrise, day, and sunset tours and cruises on Maui. Feel like a jungle zip-line adventure, a helicopter flight, best luau in Maui, or a submarine excursion? Maui will oblige!
Argentina and Chile’s Prodigal Patagonia
You won’t be disappointed in Patagonia! Its vast 1,061 million square kilometers contain extraordinary landscapes, lakes, forests, towering snow capped mountains, massive glaciers, and dramatic frozen waterfalls. Nature lovers will love its nine national parks. The Andean condor, a bird with a wingspan of 10.5 feet, can be found in Los Glaciares National Park.
You will be transported by the wildlife in Patagonia if you are an avid wildlife aficionado. Five species of penguins, dolphins, whales, sea lions, guanacos, coypus, endangered huemul deer, tuco-tucos, mountain viscachas, pumas, Geoffroy’s cats, Andean mountain cats, hog-nosed skunks, armadillos, foxes – the list goes on! The adventure activities include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, ice-trekking, backpacking, rock climbing and white water rafting.
The Marvelous Maldives
There is nothing quite like the Maldives for holidays, with great accommodation and facilities, good food, clear waters, and stunning scenery. A snorkeling or scuba expedition will expose you to the teeming beauty of its seabed, while a seaplane flight will allow you to appreciate the islands’ stunning beauty. Malé, its small capital, will charm you with its traditional houses, colonial buildings, mosques, palaces, and fascinating markets.
However, the Maldives are, first and foremost, a paradise for beach lovers! There are white sand beaches, blue lagoons, palm trees swaying lazily, and a warm climate that makes everyone want to visit!
French Polynesia, South Pacific
Embrace your romantic South Sea island dream of sparkling blue lagoons and flower-scented air as French Polynesia has more than 100 islands spread over 2,000 kilometers, with Tahiti being the biggest. The area is famous for its rich marine life, magnificent mountain views, and spectacular waterfalls. You can stay in enchanting over-the-water bungalows, hotels and lodges.
In addition to swimming, snorkeling, and surfing, you can also relax while enjoying a tasty tropical cocktail. A nighttime swim with bioluminescent plankton will be a memorable experience. Take a ferry, or take a tour to see tropical gardens, extinct volcanoes, pineapple fields, or distilleries.
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
There are 74 Whitsunday Islands scattered along the verdant tropical Queensland coast of Australia, making a far-flung but well-worth-it holiday for Americans. There are a lot of passionate divers in these islands due to their white beaches, balmy waters, and Great Barrier Reef location.
There are few places better than swaying in a hammock under a palm tree on one of the pristine beaches while watching humpback whales! Besides hiking and bushwalking, there’s swimming, rafting, sailing, snorkeling, lots of day trips, night sailing, jetski adventures, or camping. You can enjoy the stunning beauty of this area on a scenic flight.
Sabi Sands, South Africa
Situated on the edge of the renowned Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve has established itself as a prime tourist attraction throughout the year. Spanning an impressive 65,000 hectares, this biodiverse sanctuary is committed to conservation, and supports an array of wildlife – from mammals such as the Big Five to the more exotic wild dogs, pangolin and even white lions. In addition to these rare species, you will also find hippos, kudu, impala, nyala, crocodiles, zebras, wildebeest and giraffes inhabiting this stunning wilderness.
The Sabi Sands is renowned for its many world-class lodges with sumptuous accommodation, outstanding service, facilities, cuisine, and interesting activities, as well as expert guiding. For those who want an exotic holiday of a lifetime, Americans should visit the stunning selection of luxury lodges in the Sabi Sand.
Delightful Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a traditionally charming destination for an exotic getaway. Its stunning scenery, lush forests, magnificent beaches and shorelines, ancient temples and the velvety terraced rice paddies are sure to bewitch you. Artistic influences can be seen in every aspect of daily life – from humble family temples to grandiose structures – making it a truly unique experience. Accommodation options are varied; visitors have the luxury of choosing between resorts, villas, retreats, affordable hostels and cozy B&Bs. Local transport services are also cost-effective, allowing you the freedom to explore at your own pace.
Many villages promote ecotourism, so visitors can discover rice and coffee plantations. A variety of activities are available, including snorkeling with manta rays, sunset tours, quad biking expeditions, sunrise hikes, hot spring excursions, and cooking classes. If you’re an adventurous soul, why not try zip-lining or swinging at high altitudes?
Don’t waste another minute – book that exotic dream vacation today! Discover new cultures, people, and traditions, explore fascinating wildlife, enjoy great food, entertainment, and relaxation.