Just give us a few summer vacation spots where the sun is shining please! After all, our summer bodies are beach ready – time to flaunt.
Schools are out, so there’s nothing stopping you from taking the vacation you’ve been dreaming of! Thinking it’s too soon to start booking flights for summer destinations? You couldn’t be more wrong! If anything, the earlier you buy flight tickets and make hotel reservations, the less money you spend. But hold up! First, we need the perfect destination. Ready to explore the top 10 vacation destinations for summer? Here we go!
Summer vacation spots #1
If there is one destination that never goes out of style, it’s Hawaii. With 6 major islands and numerous islets, this tropical paradise presents limitless activities to engage in. Here, you can feed your spirit of adventure and explore the sunny Hawaiian landscape by land, sea or air.
Hawaii beaches come second to none and as you might expect, you can revel in all kinds of beach activities. Among these are surfing in Maui and Oahu, snorkeling in Waikiki or swimming with the dolphins in Oahu – the last of which is definitely on my bucket list. The hotels are marvelous with all kinds of treats and the sun is warm and the ocean breeze is welcoming.
Suitable for: Anyone and everyone! With a diverse landscape including waterfalls, beaches, and rocky mountains, Hawaii is great for people from all walks of life. It is excellent for a family vacation, trips with friends and couples’ romantic getaways.
Summer vacation spots #2Bora Bora
From a relaxing time in Matira Beach to exploring the vast beautiful landscapes, Bora Bora is akin to a fantasy island. Here, you could experience the crown jewel of Bora Bora; the turquoise lagoon. Yes, it actually is as magical as the name suggests. A day’s expedition at the lagoon could mean diving into the water, swimming with the fish, and exploring the mysterious and beautiful ocean floor.
If you have any sense/luck, you will also choose to spend a couple of nights in their luxurious overwater bungalows.
Make sure you don’t leave without having a meal in the famous Bloody Mary restaurant for a chance to try out their exquisite seafood and of course, Bloody Marys. Who knows, you might just share drinks with your favorite celebrity!
Suitable for: This is definitely a romantic getaway for honeymooners or a relaxing time with your partner.
Summer vacation spots #3Dubai
The temperatures in Dubai during summer can become unbearable with humidity so high you’ll almost be scared to breathe – no wonder tourism during this time is not as high as in the months between November and March! However, over the recent years, the luxurious city of Dubai has managed to redeem itself as one of the top vacation destinations even during hot summers. Here’s why…
But the best part of being in Dubai during summer is the crazy (up to 90%) discount in shopping malls. And what better way to enjoy such discounts than in one of the world’s largest malls; The Dubai Mall (3.77 million sq. ft). Finally, you can experience some of the best hotels around the world, some of which have a stunning 7-star rating!
Suitable for: Since summers are hotter than the typical, going to the beach is out of the question. This makes it less ideal for a family vacation, especially with kids. However, for a chance to live your fantasies be it in the Dubai mall, 7-star hotels or on top of the Burj Khalifa, this is certainly the place to be.
Summer vacation spots #4Bali, Indonesia
Luxury jungles, volcanic mountains, rice paddles, coral reefs and sandy beaches; Bali has a little bit of everything to keep you relaxed or active this summer. These breathtaking sunset views from various beautiful locations as well as sacred temples make great photos for postcards. It boasts unforgettable nightlife experiences, yoga, and religious retreats as well as great shopping expeditions.
Suitable for: A honeymoon experience, spiritual and yoga retreats and backpacking in the beautiful Bali forests.
Summer vacation spots #5Sardinia Island, Italy
Summer is peak season for tourism in Italy, but don’t let the high prices deter you from experiencing rich and beautiful Italy. The weather is just right and if you make your way to the Island of Sardinia, the chance to enjoy beach activities like snorkeling is yours. You also get to indulge in some of the best Italian summer delicacies like the bottarga (salted, cured fish). The island is full of culture with tales of a historical invasion that will definitely make your summer.
Suitable for: A rich experience of the beautiful Italian culture, food, and language. You can also enjoy their beaches and Islands. If you have time, you can make your way to the Florence and Amalfi coast which are some of the best spots in Italy.
Summer vacation spots #6Mauritius
Mauritius has a cool climate during summer making it one of the top summer vacation destinations. This tropical paradise boasts of lagoons, beautiful sandy beaches and luxurious hotels that will keep you entertained throughout your vacation. You can engage in fun water-sports activities such as scuba diving or go for a dramatic whale watching expedition.
Suitable for: With its wide variety of activities, the whole family! You can also visit the Black River Gorges National Park with vast wildlife, hiking trails, and waterfalls.
Summer vacation spots #7Paros, Greece
What better way to escape chaotic city life than in the beautiful Paros Island in Greece. The all-white houses match perfectly with the blue sky and sea making excellent photos and postcards. You’ll especially enjoy the numerous beaches in Paros such as the Palm Beach, Lageri, and Alyki. Make sure you visit the rural villages for a holistic experience of Paros.
Suitable for: By Summer, Paros is usually buzzing with life as it is a destination for thousands of tourists due to the ideal weather. It is a great vacation spot for both young couples and families alike.
Summer vacation spots #8Virginia Beach
For a more affordable beach experience than Hawaii or Bora Bora, try out Virginia Beach. It has numerous beach activities to indulge in including paddleboard tours in the calm evening water while watching the sunset and dolphin kayak expeditions. The beach boasts of a long boardwalk with separate paths for bikers and skaters further increasing the activities you can engage in while at the beach. You will also appreciate numerous restaurants spread out along the beach.
Suitable for: A serene yet fun time at the beach as well as the chance to visit the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Great for family getaways.
Summer vacation spots #9Amsterdam
If the beach is a little too obvious for a summer getaway, why not try the city of Amsterdam this summer? You can be part of their artistic culture by visiting the famous Van Gogh museum and witnessing the beautiful displays of the Open Garden Days. The weather is just right for a casual bike ride along the narrow streets of Amsterdam. Most importantly, don’t leave without taking a boat ride through their elaborate canal systems.
Suitable for: An adventure in the urban city of Amsterdam full of artistic culture, great nightlife, and excellent food. Ideal for couples and group trips.
Summer vacation spots #10
This little Island in the East of Africa welcomes numerous tourists especially in the warm months of summer. Other than its relaxing and beautiful sandy beaches, it is home to the rainforest of the Morne Seychellois National Park. This harbors many animals including the rare Aldabra Tortoise – so ideal for any keen biologists and animal lovers. Seychelles nightlife is vibrant giving you a chance to party all night, every night.
Suitable for: Snorkeling in Sainte Anne Marine National Park and serene nature walks along Vallée de Mai. Best for affordable family vacations.
So there they are…
…our 10 must-visit summer vacation spots. Good thing summer is just around the corner (or so we’ve been promised)! If you can’t wait to sort your holiday to one of these fabulous destinations but the old issue of budgeting is nagging at you, why not take a look at our 6 money saving travel tips.
Have fun and all the best,
Theresa from MyPostcard