Top Ten Alternative Holiday Destinations

If you are planning your holiday right now and are lacking inspiration about where to go, how about heading off to somewhere different this year? Many of us stick to the same old travelled path, and plump for shores that we have been to, time and time again. But when there is so much more out there to discover, we should really be spending our precious time off, exploring new countries and finding gems of places that we can tell our friends and families about. With this in mind, we have sourced some surprising holiday destinations that may not be your first choice when you think about making a booking. But trust me, these places are worth taking a leap of faith and just think of the holiday snaps you’ll be bringing back.

Vietnam

Vietnam

  • Vietnam, or more specifically, the remote island of Phú Quốc is located just a stone’s throw from Cambodia. This beautiful island has pure turquoise waters, powder soft white sand and coconut trees lining the beach.
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka, situated in the Indian Ocean, has an amazing coastline and is full of colonial atmosphere. Our favourite hotel is the Reef Villa, a luxurious boutique hotel, and with only seven rooms in this seaside bolt hole, you’ll feel like a private VIP house guest.
Rotterdam

Rotterdam

  • Rotterdam is an amazing city, full of museums and outstanding architecture and scenery, developed following WWII by a handful of quirky architects who’s collective efforts resulted in a crazy fusion of different styles which all work well together.
Bhutan

Bhutan

  • Bhutan is situated way up in the Himalayas, and enjoys a unique fusion of old and new, traditional and modern. A laid-back approach to living marks this Buddhist democracy out as a truly relaxing, culturally-rich and diverse destination.
Madagascar

Madagascar

  • Madagascar is an island set off fromthe eastern coast of Africa, the location of which has meant that plant and wildlife have evolved in a unique and stunning way, making it a one-of-a-kind travel destination.

Portugal

  • Portugal The Azores is a collection of volcanic islands with the most outstanding natural beauty, featuring beautiful crater lakes and a wealth of dramatic scenery, this collection of islands is a place of unparalleled culture and culinary delights.

New Zealand

  • New Zealand has everything you would expect from a holiday destination but often gets looked over for it’s stronger cousin Australia. Check out the spectacular landscapes from sea-level rainforests to plunging glaciers, geothermal springs and barren volcanic plains.

Alaska

  • Alaska and in the Glacier National Park you can catch up withhumpback whales, harbour porpoises, moose, black and brown bears, mountain goats, and mountain peaks topping 15,000 feet.

Honduras

  • Honduras is the Caribbean’s best kept secret and for good reason. Roatan is truly a diver’s dream destination because of its encircling coral reef which extends directly from the shore.

Israel

  • Israel anancient land full of history and ancient cultures. Check out Israel’s sun-sparkled beaches, desert wonders and hilltop wineries and see how the landscape of this beautiful country changes from modern city to ancient deserts and mountains.
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