Are you always chasing warmer weather? Always ready to slip on some swimwear? If so, make sure you’ve got these destinations on the top of your summer holiday wishlist.
Top 5 Summer Holiday Destinations
Belize is considered a must-visit destination among snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts. Home to white sandy beaches and the second-largest barrier reef in the world, few places nail the “tropical paradise” brief quite like Belize. Here’s a sample itinerary for a day in Belize: zip-line through the jungle, bathe beneath a waterfall, head to the beach for a cocktail, lounge in the shade of a palm tree, and call it a day. Not bad!
In Malta, the sun shines for over 300 days per year. The clear, blue waters which surround the islands are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Stroll along the coastline and discover quiet coves secluded between towering cliffs. Those who want to take a break from the water can spend their time exploring prehistoric temples, Roman catacombs, and medieval towns.
In fact, this tiny country boasts the highest concentration of historic sights in the world.
The country known as Fiji is actually an archipelago of more than 300 islands. Just a short flight from the eastern coast of Australia, Fiji is a place of pristine beaches, luxurious resorts, and some of the happiest locals you’re ever likely to meet. With a number of world-class surf spots and warm water all year round, Fiji is the perfect place to pick up a surfboard and try catching some waves.
After flying under the radar for so long, Sri Lanka is finally starting to get some of the attention it deserves. It’s inexpensive, uncrowded, and you’ll never be short of things to see and do; think endless beaches, lush rainforests, colonial trains, tea plantations, and friendly locals. Strengthen your yoga skills, learn how to surf, and encounter elephants and buffalo in one of several national parks.
Summertime in Brazil is perfect for playing soccer, dancing the samba, or simply doing nothing whatsoever. Head to hot spots like Rio for a healthy dose of beaches, barbecues and bikinis, or escape to less touristy (but equally beautiful) areas like Jijoca de Jericoacoara, in the northeast, or Florianópolis, some 4,000 kilometres down the coast. In a country of this size, the possibilities are practically endless.