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Dreaming of that next vacation? Yep, us too. The past two years have been harsh on our inner travel spirit, and if you’re itching to get away to one of your dream destinations, there has never been a better time than right now.
With traveling for the most part open in most countries across the globe, the question is no longer if you can go, but rather when and where? In this post, we will explore some of the dreamiest destinations on the planet.
Places frequently found atop bucket lists and destinations are now synonymous with paradise and that perfect tropical getaway. So without further ado, let’s dive in and get inspired to book that next dream trip.
1. Tavarua Island, Fiji
One of the most beautiful and idyllic destinations on the planet. For most of us living in the western world, the islands of Fiji are so far from normal life that they seem almost completely out of reach.
And for a good reason, Fiji is a beautiful country, with pristine white sand beaches and thriving coral reefs that offer some of the best snorkeling, surfing, and diving on the planet.
Tavarua Island is part of the Mamanuca islands off the west coast of Fiji’s mainland Viti Levu; this heart-shaped island is picture-perfect, with a private resort in the middle of it. Famous for world-class surfing and luxury island living, Tavarua island may just be your next dream destination.
2. Maldives Islands
The Maldives is a nation that radiates dreaminess. Ask anyone to describe paradise, and they’ll describe what you’ll find in the Maldives. Sitting only a few feet above the ocean at its highest point, the 1200 islands that make up the Maldives Atolls are certainly a must-visit for any luxury traveler.
Sandbars, bright coral reefs, and pristine turquoise waters make The Maldives ideal for snorkeling, diving, surfing, and kayaking. Oh, and nations boast some of the best, most exclusive private resorts globally.
3. Bora Bora, Tahiti
If The Maldives had a rival for the most paradisiacal place on earth, Bora Bora is it. This destination has long been a favorite for travelers chasing the’ to die for’ tropical getaway.
Situated in the North West of Tahiti, Bora Bora boasts a lagoon with a backdrop of dramatic volcanic mountains dropping straight into the ocean. Oh, and the water is some of the most transparent in the world.
Technically part of France, Tahiti, and French Polynesia are a long way from basically anywhere globally, so if it’s a fully immersive escape to paradise you’re after, look no further.
4. Santorini, Greece
The perfect Euro escape. Santorini has been incredibly popular for anyone visiting and Europeans alike. This place is drop-jaw beautiful and offers a taste of the true cultural experience.
Dramatic cliffs cascade straight into the ocean and are lined with pristine white buildings topped with the iconic blue roofs. Also, the food is to die for. Santorini may be a perfect choice if it’s a cultured European getaway you’re after.
5. Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Boasting some of the whitest sand in Australia and some of the most beautiful turquoise waters you’ll find anywhere on the planet, The Whitsunday Islands are one of the most paradisiacal places on earth.
The Whitsundays are part of the state of Queensland, in Australia’s North East. With year-round tropical weather and stunning scenery, the place also offers great sailing, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding. There are also some incredible resorts throughout the islands, and you’ll be hard pushed to find anywhere more beautiful in Australia or the world.
6. The Bahamas, Caribbean
Another tropical paradise is synonymous with the perfect island getaway. Just a short hop from Florida and most of the US East Coast. White sand, tranquil blue waters, and islands boasting some of the most luxurious resorts on the planet.
Consider all-inclusive resorts if you’re saving up for an amazing Caribbean vacation.
7. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Last but certainly not least is Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has some of the best beaches and nature globally and is home to 5% of the globe’s entire biodiversity.
If it’s nature and beautiful beaches you’re after, Costa Rica has it all, and the Manuel Antonio on the country’s west coast offers both in abundance. White sand beaches and calm waters are perfect for learning to surf and swim while also giving you the chance to see crocodiles, monkeys, parrots, turtles, and lizards.
With travel back in full swing, you know you can go, so it’s time to decide where and when. We hope this post has helped you choose from some of the most idyllic destinations.
With so many amazing places to choose from, you are spoiled for choice with dream destinations, and to make your next trip perfect, check out Sandals’ all-inclusive resorts.