These tropical vacations will have you planning out your summer vacation for the next 10 years! Looking to go on a tropical vacation but don’t want the basic Hawaii or Mexico? We’ve got you covered with some of the more unknown tropical destinations for your next summer vacation. Check out these 10 tropical destination and start planning your summer vacation right away!
1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is a beautiful island with clear waters and sky-rise hotels. Although it is a tourist attraction, there are never a lot of people on the island and you’ll feel like you’re on your own island. Arguably the most beautiful island in the world, Bora Bora has turquoise waters and little islands around its reef. Just like many of the other destinations on the list Bora Bora is not the most popular travel destination so you’re sure to have a unique experience and well, not be basic. Bora Bora is a great place to get up and personal with nature and wild life and has some of the most luxurious resorts for a 5-star experience.
2. Port Douglas, Australia
Port Douglas is very close to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef where it’s not a far snorkel to see many fish species, sea turtles and coral. There are a ton of fun activities to do at Port Douglas some of them being, white water rafting, kite surfing, paddle boarding, and canopy tours in the world’s oldest rainforest. There are two seasons in Port Douglas (wet and dry) and the peak time to travel here is between April and October. You can swim year round in their warm beaches and dine outside year round as well. As with many of these other destinations, Port Douglas is home to some very luxurious hotels with massive pools and spa service.
3. Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau, which is very close to Florida, making it easy to travel to, has the best snorkel and relaxation spas. This place is perfect for families as it has activities for all ages from the zoo to dining tours. Nassau has many 5-star dining experiences and 2 larges casinos to party all night long. Nassau is a great honeymoon location and destination wedding for you love birds. You can spend time at one of their 17 beautiful beaches and take a fishing or sunset cruise.
4. Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Tamarindo has beautiful beaches that are great for surfing whether you’re a beginner or pro. There are tons of activities to do in Tamarindo including zip lining, horse back riding, waterfall hiking, ATV tours and paddle boarding to name a few. There are tons of restaurants in Tamarindo so you’ll never get bored of what you’re eating and there’s something for everyone. Tamarindo has a great night life from karaoke to live music to DJ’s and some places are even open till 2 am. There are tons of high-end shops if you want to spend the day shopping and it’s a great place to just walk around and explore.
5. Ambergris Caye, Beliz
Ambergris Caye’s summer is a lot of people’s winter so it’s a great place to escape the terrible winter weather and usually never gets below 60 degrees so it’s also a great place to travel year round. Ambergris Caye is close to the biggest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere so it’s a fantastic place to snorkel and explore the ocean. The locals are super friendly so you can learn a lot from them about the city. The island is filled with fresh local foods so each time you eat it will be a unique experience. There are many activities to do from snorkeling to exploring the Mayan ruins and the local bars are a lot of fun with karaoke and live music.
6. St. Kitts and Nevis, The Caribbean
Besides being insanely beautiful just like these other destinations, St. Kitts and Nevis has the last railroad that you can ride on in the Caribbean which is a great way to see the beautiful island. The locals are super friendly and you will feel very welcomed when you’re here. There are a lot of cool places to stay that will make your experience truly unique. There are many activities to do from horse back riding, to ziplining to flyboarding. This island compared to other parts of the Caribbean is relatively affordable so you can make it a group trip.
7. Lombok, Indonesia
Lombak is more untouched and has more nature and is less crowded than other destinations in Indonesia. Because less people travel here, everything is less expensive than more popular travel spots. Lombak is perfect for an intimate getaway or honeymoon as it is beautiful and calm here. You can travel to other islands while you’re here to get the full experience. There are many beautiful islands to explore, a beach with pink sand and the second-highest volcano of Indonesia.
8. Koh Samui, Thailand
Home to culture and beautiful sights, Thailand will not disappoint. The famous Namuang waterfall is a great place to cool off or have a picnic. There are many villages where you can shop and eat and get an authentic experience. At Ang Thong Marine Park you can enjoy many adventurous activities like swimming, kayaking, hiking the mountains and exploring caves. There’s a great nightlife at Koh Samui with many bars and clubs at Chaweng. And you can’t forget all the breathtaking view point and beaches!
9. Langkawi, Malaysia
Beautiful beaches, delicious authentic cuisine, and activities for the whole family. At Langkawi you can take ferries to many other islands and explore all that Malaysia has to offer. Filled with rainforests and beaches, Langkawi is a sight for sore eyes. There are tons of wildlife sight seeing opportunities -home to the flying five, you can seeing many species that actually fly from snakes to lemurs. Home to many tourist attractions, you’ll have many photo opportunities here.
10. Nadi, Fiji
Like many of these other destinations, Nadi is home to friendly locals and beautiful beaches and resorts. They have Jungles where you can hike through, temples you can visit and get some history, kava ceremonies, and day cruises. There are ATV tours here, and many opportunities to snorkle and relax on the beach.