7 Exotic Holiday Destinations that Americans will Love

7 Exotic Holiday Destinations that Americans will Love

With travel restrictions easing all over the world, Americans are dusting off those travel bags! But there are sooo many amazing exotic holiday destinations to choose from … Relax – we have highlighted some fantastic options to make that choice easier!

Magical Maui, Hawaii

Mist-shrouded peaks, marvelous beaches, stupendous sunsets, the soothing whisper of bamboo forests … Maui is a fantastic holiday option. Hostels, hotels, guesthouses, villas and B&Bs offer a wide range of great accommodations.

Activities include snorkeling, rainforest hikes, swimming in natural pools, whale and dolphin watching tours, and horseback excursions with real ‘paniolos’ (Hawaiian cowboys). Many great sunrise, day and sunset tours and cruises are available. Feel like a jungle zip-line adventure, a helicopter flight, or a submarine excursion?  Maui will oblige!

Argentina and Chile’s Prodigal Patagonia

Patagonia is beyond generous in what it offers visitors! Its vast 1,061 million square kilometers contain extraordinary landscapes, lakes, forests, towering snow-crowned mountains, massive glaciers, and spectacular frozen waterfalls. Nature lovers will revel in its nine national parks. Los Glaciares National Park is home to the iconic Andean condor with its 10.5-foot wingspan.

If you’re a passionate wildlife aficionado, Patagonia’s unique wildlife will transport you. There are five species of penguins, dolphins, whales, sea lions, guanacos, coypus, endangered huemul deer, tuco-tucos, mountain viscachas, pumas, Geoffroy’s cats, Andean mountain cats, hog-nosed skunks, armadillos, foxes – the list just goes on! Adventure activities include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, ice-trekking, backpacking, rock climbing and white water rafting. Phew!

The Marvelous Maldives

The Maldives is a holiday Eden, with excellent accommodation and facilities, superb food, limpid clear water and superb scenery. Its small capital, Malé, will charm you with its traditional houses, colonial buildings, mosques, palaces and fascinating markets. A snorkeling or scuba expedition will introduce you to the teeming beauty of its seabed. A seaplane flight is the best way to appreciate the islands’ superlative beauty.

But the Maldives are, first and foremost, a prime destination for beach lovers! The magnificent white beaches, beautiful blue lagoons, languidly-swaying palm trees and warm climate irresistibly calls all beach lovers.

French Polynesia, South Pacific

Fulfill your romantic South Sea island fantasy of beautiful blue lagoons with crystal-clear water and flower-scented air! French Polynesia has more than 100 islands spread over 2,000 kilometers, with Tahiti being the biggest. It’s known for its rich marine life, amazing mountain views and spectacular waterfalls. Accommodations are offered in enchanting over-the-water and nature bungalows, hotels and lodges.

Activities include swimming, snorkeling, surfing, or just basking in the sun with a delicious tropical cocktail to hand. Hop on a ferry, or go on a tour to explore beautiful tropical gardens, an extinct volcano crater, pineapple fields, or distilleries. A nighttime swim with bioluminescent plankton will be a memorable experience!

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

A far-flung but wonderfully well-worth-it holiday for Americans is a trip to Australia’s Whitsunday Islands of which there are 74 dotted along the verdant tropical Queensland coast. They’ve become renowned for their superb white beaches, balmy waters and their Great Barrier Reef location.  Large numbers of passionate divers abound, of course!

You would be hard-pressed to find a better spot for humpback whale watching, swaying in a hammock under a palm tree on one of the pristine beaches! And there’s a range of other activities – hiking, bushwalks, swimming, rafting, sailing, snorkeling, lots of day trips, night sailing, jetski adventures, or camping. A scenic flight is a fantastic way to enjoy the stunning beauty of this area.

Sabi Sands, South Africa

Bordering on the renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a premier all-year-round holiday destination. Covering 65,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, this bio-diverse, conservation-conscious reserve has a wealth of wildlife. The Reserve not only has the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and both white and black rhino – but abounds in other species as well. These include rare species like African wild dogs, pangolin, white lions, ground hornbills, as well as hippos, kudu, impala, nyala, crocodiles, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe, to mention but a few.

The Sabi Sands is renowned for its many world-class lodges with sumptuous accommodation, outstanding service, facilities and cuisine, as well as interesting activities and expert guiding. In fact, there is a stunning selection of luxury lodges in the Sabi Sand that Americans should visit for that exotic holiday of a lifetime.

Delightful Bali, Indonesia

Charmingly traditional, the island of Bali offers some of the more affordable exotic holiday options. The island offers beautiful scenery, verdant forests, superb beaches and shorelines, mystical temples, intensively cultivated terraced rice paddies and delicious food. With its distinctive architecture, Bali looks and feels very different. There are fewer highrises, and beautiful art is literally everywhere as art and spirituality permeate every facet of daily life. Every Balinese home has its own family temple. Accommodation is available in luxury resorts, villas, retreats, comfortable hostels and charming B&Bs. The local transport and ferry services are affordable and a convenient way to get around.

With many villages actively promoting ecotourism, visitors can explore  rice and coffee plantations. Snorkeling with manta rays is very popular, as is a range of day trips, sunset tours, quad-bike expeditions, sunrise hikes, visits to hot springs and even cooking classes. If you’re an adventurous soul why not try some high-altitude swinging or zip-lining?

Interesting new cultures, people and traditions, varied locales, fascinating wildlife, great food, entertainment, relaxation … Don’t waste another precious minute  – book that exotic dream vacation today!

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