Come summer and wanderlust kicks in, vacations get real, and the need to travel gets as serious as the travel industry likes it. Sun seekers can’t get enough, world’s best beaches beckon, and our need for travel suddenly rises above basic needs.
If you have been planning for a vacation, looking to travel someplace to get lost in nature’s bosom, or even if you want to virtually place yourself where heaven meets earth, here are five piping hot summer destinations you should know about:
Boracay Islands, Philppines
What would you get if you picked out an almost photo-shopped, picture-like tropical paradise and wished it for real? Do pristine beaches, white sands, and blue waters really exist? Boracay Islands in Philippines are for real and it’s really all about white sands, blue waters, and scorching heat. While the heat won’t matter as long as you are in the water, Boracay is an island paradise which might jus be up there among one of the world’s finest beaches.
Spoil yourself in the water; kick your feet in the sand; go sailing or parasailing; take the zip-line for an adrenaline surge; or jump off a cliff. Did we mention that your dining options are virtually unlimited?
Crowded – but still enchanting – streets of Turkey is another one of those visits that’ll pull at your memories for a long time. Turkish hospitality, however, goes beyond Istanbul taking you all the way to Antalya. Although it’s a bustling city with museums and history to regale tourists with, it’s the un-spoilt beaches (also called as the Turkish Riviera) that pamper visitors with a range of options from Jet skiing to diving; from Parasailing to fun-filled banana rides.
Cape Verde, African West-coast
If you thought at all mentions of tropical paradise would have been spoilt and demolished by the onslaught of commerce, you got to think again. Lined on the coast of Africa, Cape Verde just opened up to tourists so you won’t see many of them when your naked feet hit the sands of some of the most gorgeous beaches. The aquamarine waters, swaying palms, and white sands will all look like they’ve been just waiting for you to arrive. Sun bathe, splash, swim, dive, or just lounge. What do you want to do?
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Ask any seasoned traveler and they are bound to tell you to visit three places in Vietnam: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and throw in Halong Bay somewhere in between. Most travelers miss out on the wonders of the skirting waters that hug Vietnam though. The Ong Lang Beach and Bia Sao – for instance – have much to offer sun-seekers. The tropical paradise setting comes for free, of course.
Azure waters, crystal clear water, glitzy yachts (thankfully not too many of them), Olive groves, and culinary spoils served with some of the best hospitality in the world – what does it take to get there? A flight ticket, perhaps. The white beaches are delightfully empty to let you saunter away on endless stretches of sand. Whenever you want, you could splash yourself against the waters. It’s easy to get lost for ages on the island.
Would you like to be a castaway?
This article was written for Evaser by Andrew Schmid. Andrew is the technology director of Premier Parking USA, the leader in discount Premier Parking USA