As travellers, we are now venturing farther and wider than ever before, journeying to destinations out of the ordinary and off the beaten path. Many of us dream of walking along white sandy beaches and cooling off in crystal clear waters. We can just do that by visiting the top trending beach destinations of 2018. Grab your swimsuit and flipflops!
If you are looking for a place with beaches and culture, Bali is the place for you. This Indonesian island is bursting with Asian spirit and its truly paradise. Each part of Bali offers something different making it a great place to travel around. Visit Canggu and ride scooters through rice fields and delve into the surf scene that dominates the area. Head south to Uluwatu where you can enjoy incredible scenery and deep blue seas. Venture up to Ubud and get lost in the tranquillity of this peaceful and serene place where you can explore waterfalls, rice fields and do a spot of yoga.
A small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is something more like a postcard. It is known for its coral reefs and excellent scuba diving and snorkelling. Live the life of luxury by staying in an over-water hut above the glistening turquoise sea. Bora Bora is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a relaxing holiday where you can come home feeling renewed and refreshed.
The Florida Keys are an incredible little group of islands that make you feel more like you are in the Caribbean than in the United States. With each key offering something different, you can spend your time travelling through them or choose to just visit one – either way you will have a memorable trip. Visit Key Largo which offers renowned scuba diving and snorkelling. Onshore and offshore state parks also give you the opportunity to take part in kayaking, fishing, wildlife spotting and more. If you are after something more lively, Key West is always buzzing. Visit the most southern point in the United States (just 90 miles from Cuba) and party the night away on the always lively Duval street.
Are you looking for a spot of Mediterranean paradise? Kos is the ultimate med beach destination. With a stunning coastline and glistening water, Kos has everything you need for a memorable holiday. Kos is a great place for those who love an adventure. With lots of adventure activities to do such as scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking and more. There are many resorts on the island such as Mark Warner that offer adventure packages so all you need to do is turn up and have an amazing time.
San Blas, Panama
Journey right off the beaten path to a place so secluded it is truly a secret escape. A place that is recognised as one of the original Microsoft Windows desktop backgrounds, the San Blas islands in Panama are magnificent. It is comprised of 365 islands with some simply housing small huts for accommodation. Experience a shipwrecked or survivor adventure or just enjoy feeling as though you are the only one for miles and miles, visiting these islands is a once in a lifetime holiday.
Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
Peter Island is a private island in the British Virgin Islands which boasts serenity and beauty. It is the largest private island in the BVI and although much of it is uninhabited, it is ideal for those who seek a deserted type feel for their beach holiday. With fantastic biking and hiking trails, it is perfect for those who love the outdoors and exploring.
Rosalie Bay, Dominica
Rosalie Bay in Dominica is untamed yet beautiful. Its wild characteristics make it appealing to those who wish to get lost in nature. Just 45 minutes from the capital, Roseau, civilisation isn’t too far away. Experience delicious Dominican cuisine and take on some challenging hikes to the boiling lake which is the world’s second-largest volcanically heated body of water.
If a resort in paradise is what you are after, book into the Atlantis, Nassau. This large and incredible resort offers just that. The Atlantis offers a wide range of room types ranging from apartment style to luxury suites. With several pools, an aquarium and even a water park, this amazing hotel is more like a playground for kids and adults. Swim with the dolphins or take on snorkelling followed by a fun-filled night dancing the night away at Aura nightclub or the casino.