It’s time to break out your bikinis, sunscreen, and floppy sun hats. If you’re like most people, “go on a paradise vacation” is on top of your list of New Year’s resolutions. Luxurious resorts with pristine waters and fine shores await you. There are countless tropical paradises that you can dip your toes into this year. Here are the top five impressive destinations to visit in 2018.
With dozens of people booking flights to Fiji, it’s about time you join them, too. Fiji is a calm destination that promises dazzling stretches of sand, glowing blue waters, palm-lined islands, and colorful views of lush underwater life. With its numerous villages, beaches, parks, and temples, you’ll never run out of things to do in Fiji. Its rich underwater world makes Fiji one of the most popular diving and snorkeling spots in the world. A trip to Fiji doesn’t have to squeeze your wallets dry – there are lots of affordable accommodations, making Fiji a pretty accessible travel destination.
It’s no surprise why flights to Bali never seem to slow down. This tropical island is rich in culture and nature, from its traditional ceremonies and performances to its memorable beachside activities. Embraced in the warm welcome of its locals, guests will be treated to endless hours of fun under the sun, getting to surf, swim, and dive. When the sun sets, the excitement goes on. Bali is known for its energetic night scene. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and bars that offer dramatic views of the sunset as you sip on your favorite drink.
With over 700 islands, this spectacular Caribbean playground offers an impressive assortment of cultural and natural delights. Visitors will be treated to the vibrant lifestyle of Nassau, to the natural wonders of the Andros mangroves. Aside from being a cruise stopover, The Bahamas lets its visitors indulge in its picturesque white-sand beaches with their clear blue waters. There are tons of water activities that you can do in The Bahamas, such as diving, swimming with reef sharks and dolphins, snorkeling and fishing. Guests who want a more upscale experience will find paradise in Harbor Island’s expensive resorts, as well as the Atlantis, one of the world’s most expensive hotels.
Vast views of turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and limestone cliffs – these define the world’s best island. Palawan takes pride in its various destinations that offer unique experiences that will always feel exhilarating even after doing them over and over again. Here, guests will be treated to local island life, exploring underground rivers and caves, island-hopping, scuba diving, and tasting fresh catches from the sea.
It’s not a surprise why Santorini has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in Greece, hosting around 1.5 million tourists every year. This volcanic island treats visitors with breathtaking views of deep blue waters, pristine beaches, whitewashed facades, and dramatic cliffs. Unique white buildings give way to narrow paths that cascade down the cliffsides. From all directions, visitors will be treated to a gasp-inducing view of the ocean. Oria, Santorini’s most famous village, radiates traditional charm with its narrow streets and iconic blue-domed churches. Numerous shops, cafes, and bars trail along Oria’s picture-worthy paths, making it one of Santorini’s busiest yet most must-see places. Guests desiring for a vacation filled with wine-tasting, stunning sunsets, and romantic walks will find Santorini to be their dream destination.