The idea of a summer getaway differs from person to person. For some, summer means long hours at the beach, to others, off-road drives and camps. To still others, summer means conquering snow-clad mountain peaks or plunging into the deep blue sea.
Your ideal destination would depend on the experience you seek. But then, that what you seek, seeks you too! Here is a list of popular destinations that you could choose from for this summer.
For a Sun and Sand Experience
Cozy hammock and palm trees at Maldives
If you and your family find the beach to be your ultimate summer refuge, you will be spoilt for choice this summer. The world is your oyster. Choose from popular, bustling beaches or head to the secluded, quiet ones.
Here are a few popular beach choices for this summer.
- The Maldives
Treat you eyes with the spectacular shoreline of the Maldives and enjoy the summer sun like nowhere else. These tropical islands offer the luxury of some of the finest hotels as well as pure untainted natural coastlines.
- The Mauritius
Helicopter view of the Mauritian islands
If you love, water sports and want more of it this summer, go to Mauritius. It is a popular destination for all kinds of water-related recreational activities.
Enjoy the unique underwater scooter ride experience at Grand Baie or go parasailing for a bird's eye view of the Ile Aux Cerfs. If you like to be closer to the earth, you could consider kayaking in the emerald waters of the Ile D'Ambre Island.
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Scenery of a high mountain and lake
If you are the adventurous type and rugged paths don't bother you; you could try one of the following places. The enigmatic thrill of some of these locations will ensure a memorable vacation this summer with your family.
Located in the northernmost tip of Europe, flanked by Arctic Sea to the west, Norway is ideal for summer tourists. Enjoy the panoramic views of fjords, mountains and secluded coastal villages on the ferry rides. Hike away to the Loften Islands where you can experience the beauty of Norway's glorious coast.
A once in a lifetime, surreal experience, Norway is good for the generous traveler who has plenty of time for a vacation.
Mueller Glacier, Mt Cook National Park South Islands, New Zealand
- New Zealand
A land of sweeping untouched wilderness, the "long white cloud" and mystic landscapes, New Zealand could be your getaway this summer. Located on the pacific "ring of fire", it is home to several proli fic hot springs, mud pools and volcanoes.
With stunning landscapes, glaciers, geysers and white sandy beaches, New Zealand's Tolkien Tourism is a must-go. Here you can enjoy the famous Lord of the Rings' themed tour.
You could choose from many more places. While each of these destinations has their own highlights, what makes them worth the visit is how you spend your time there. Every destination is a story waiting to be unraveled!