If you’re planning a summer vacation that you’ll never forget, you should definitely take a look at these dreamy places:
1. Miami, Florida – U.S.
A personal favorite of mine, Miami has got it all: lovely beaches, breathtaking water views everywhere you look, luxurious hotels, strips full of glamorous retail stores, beautiful people and countless tourist attractions. More than 10 million tourists a year stand to prove that there’s something for everyone in Miami. Not to mention that it’s the cruise capital of the world, Port Miami ships sailing away to countless destinations all over the world. Also, there’s always the chance you’ll stumble upon a celebrity!
2. Nice, France
If we are to talk dreamy destinations, there’s no escaping Nice. Known as the jewel of the French Riviera, this top summer destination doesn’t seem to be missing anything: you’ve got your beautiful, azure water, beaches and palm trees, with a touch of history to make it the perfect blend for a memorable vacation. The twisted, romantic streets will lead you right into superb baroque churches. And the Niçois cuisine—a blend of traditional French cuisine and its cheeses with a Mediterranean twist—absolutely delicious!
Who hasn’t dreamed of bathing in the turquoise waters of Fiji? Possibly one of the top three worldwide tropical getaways, Fiji abounds with luxurious and unique resorts, and its unique characteristic is that… you’ll feel like you’ve actually managed to escape the rest of the world! So if you’re looking to escape reality even if only for a short period of time, Fiji will offer you the opportunity to dive and admire the coral reef, surf or even a take short incursion in the life of locals and their traditions. You get to do everything that makes a vacation memorable, from watching the sun set in the beautifully colored water to watching locals juggling with fire for your amusement.
4. Barcelona, Spain
The place where Juan Miro’s sculptures and Gaudi’s haunting architectural swirls meet the Mediterranean sea will definitely offer you the chance of taking the most magnificent photos you’ll ever take! During summertime, the city moves to the eight white-sand beaches and the party atmosphere characteristic to the Spanish will make for one huge party. You should definitely stop by the Aquarium Barcelona, where a transparent tunnel will let you see unparalleled underwater views of sharks or rays swimming about.
5. Marrakech, Morocco
Known to be the most westerly North African country, Morocco is a great vacation destination; and while many stop to wonder what to choose between Marrakech and Casablanca, the second is a destination more suitable for business trips rather than leisure. Marrakech on the other hand, offers you history, spice-scented souks, palaces and mosques, as well as chic boutiques and an electric night atmosphere. You might even be in luck and find some cheap offers to Morocco’s imperial city; the internet is full of them.
6. Cancún, Mexico
Ideally set on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a city in southeastern Mexico that looks like it was created with the perfect vacation in mind. Now one of the favorite beach destinations in the world, with its white powdery sand beaches and its captivating turquoise crystal clear waters, Cancun’s charm is complemented by the unique Mexican hospitality of locals.
7. Montego Bay, Jamaica
Now if you’re looking for a place to party hard this summer, Montego Bay is the one for you! Known for its vibrant nightlife, Montego Bay has many fun activities planned for tourists during day-time as well; you can go diving and explore the beauties of the underwater crevices of Widowmaker’s Cave or you can choose to simply float peacefully down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft.
8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Located in the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is one of the top Caribbean destinations; with a coastline of sandy white beaches lined by coconut palms, a tropical climate, and beautiful waters, no wonder Punta Cana is full of all-inclusive resorts that cater to both families and couples alike. Another major attraction is the immense offshore reef that spreads over 18 miles in length. Most resorts will offer diving activities, but surfing, sailing and parasailing are also popular ways to spend time.
9. Maafushi Island, Maldives
Said to be the cheapest option if looking to spend a vacation in the Maldives, Maafushi Island is a beautiful local island (not a resort), that will allow you to soak in the entire atmosphere of the region. With two white, sandy beaches, and a beautiful coral reef, Maafushi will give you the best of what the Maldives have to offer, but at a much lower price!
10. Queensland, Australia
Is there anyone who hasn’t dreamt about seeing The Great Barrier Reef as a child? Queensland offers pretty much everything you want when it comes to outdoor adventures, starting with beach sports, scuba diving, skydiving, hot air balloon rides, exploring the National Parks, and of course, admiring the world’s largest coral reef. 2,500 kilometers of some of the world’s most extraordinary and unusual plants and animals will definitely make your remember this trip for the rest of your life!