There are all kinds of reasons to consider a tropical vacation.
Golden beaches to relax upon, warmer-than-average temperatures, exotic wildlife havens, and sleepy islands to explore are just some of the reasons why many of us head abroad for a vacation located within a paradise setting.
If you’re looking for some ideas for your next getaway, the following are some of the places you might want to consider.
Also known as Samurai Island, Kai Sumui is a popular island in Thailand that contains palm-fringed beaches, crystal-clear seas, and tranquil Buddhist temples.
The beaches of Lipa Noi, Bang Por, and Silver Beach are the places to go if you want somewhere quiet to relax. But if you’re feeling energized, you might want to visit Ang Thong Marine Park, where you can swim, snorkel, kayak, and climb to your heart’s content as you explore the cerulean blue seas and dramatic caves of this adventurer’s paradise.
It’s hard not to bump into other tourists in Koh Samui which is why it’s wise to choose a hotel that offers you a private place from which to gaze out at the wonderful paradise scenery.
This beachfront pool villa in Koh Samui is just one option when you’re looking for a place to stay.
Consisting of more than 1000 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a phenomenal vacation setting for anybody looking for the perfect tropical vacation.
You can relax on one of the many beaches that are strung along the 26 atolls of the Maldives, and take part in a range of activities, including whale watching, jet-skiing, and surfing. You can head underwater to swim with the sharks (if you’re brave enough) or dive into the Coral reefs for a less scary encounter with a whole host of other marine life.
There is more to the Maldives than sand and water (even though most of the Maldives is comprised of the wet stuff). You can explore the local markets, sample the local food (such as the delicious Maldivian Curry), and visit the architectural monuments that shed light on the region’s history and culture.
Also known as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean,’ Mauritius is a sub-tropical island country that is located a little over 1,130km east of Madagascar.
With its blinding white beaches, idyllic lagoons, colorful coral reefs, and wild waterfalls, Mauritius is certainly a worthwhile destination if you’re hoping to relax in a paradise setting.
You don’t have to spend all day on the beach with a Mauritius cocktail, of course. There are volcanos and mountains to climb, jungles to hike through, and National Parks to explore, including Black River Gorges National Park which is home to 300 species of plants and a range of wildlife, including deer, monkeys, and a large colony of giant fruit bats!
There’s nothing better than a tropical vacation, especially if you’re wanting to escape the colder climes for somewhere with hotter temperatures. We have discussed some of our highlights but feel free to leave us a comment below if you have enjoyed a beach holiday at some other fabulous location.