When looking for a special travel destination, we often choose based on what suits us as a couple, family or group of friends. And honestly, most destinations aren’t going to tick every box for each person, however, there are some which exceed every expectation and more.
Take a look at the world’s most sought-after locations of the year!
- Thanda Island
Thanda Island, situated off the coast of East Africa, is the queen of luxury private island resorts, surrounded by sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The beaches are beautiful surrounded by white sands and green grass. It is a small private, uninhabited tropical island that started off as a dream that became a reality. Thanda Island is perfect if you are looking for a private island where you can celebrate a honeymoon for just two people or an exclusive holiday for a large family or group of friends who just want to get away and create memories together. The island is off the coast of Tanzania positioned in your very own marine reserve, it’s like swimming in the biggest fish tank with whale shark, dolphins, sea turtles, tropical fish of the most beautiful colours, dugongs and coral reefs! Sounds like a pure paradise, and it is. This is a location that will never be forgotten but will also leave you well rested and refreshed to go back to reality feeling uplifted and positive.
When we hear ‘Hawaii’, immediately beautiful beaches, tanned bodies and surfing comes to mind. The Hawaiian Islands are gifted with the most magnificent tree-lined beaches in the world and to add to the beauty, the beach sands are unique in colour. Hawaii has many islands that to be discovered and explored, each as beautiful as the next but offering their own uniqueness such as: The long stretch of white sands of Papohaku Beach on Molokai. The friendly dolphin waters of Hulopoe Bay on Lanai. The extraordinary cliffs of the Napali Coast on Kauai. Waikiki Beach on Oahu with dazzling shores. The summit of Haleakala on Maui, which no one can prepare you for the feelings and experience when you visit the volcano. Hawaii truly is a paradise of beauty that offers romance for honeymooners or family adventures where you could learn to kayak, surf or snorkel, walking on a volcano, whale watching, or you can simply lie in the sun and get a real Hawaiian tan that everyone will be envious of.
Peru is a country that seems to stand out above the rest. There is unbelievable amount of history that will captivate you. Peru is filled with many historical and cultural influences whether you are strolling around a village or town or even hiking to one of the Inca ruins you will feel its presence. The ancient Inca ruins are considered to be some of the most stunning and supernatural sites in the world. The most impressive ruins are found in the Machu Picchu and
Sacred Valley. Built high on a mountain, the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary is an Inca city with water channels, paths, temples and palaces, which clearly demonstrates the ability of an ancient civilization to build with huge stone blocks, without any cement, but with great wisdom.
Ruins can also be found in the city of Chan Chan in the north, where you will discover other ancient remains of civilization and in the south interesting evidence of ancient cultures at Lake Titicaca.
Dubai is one of the few cities in the Middle East that are so welcoming to tourists and western ways. Dubai is an Islamic country and visitors must respect their traditions and customs. Dubai forms part of the United Arab Emirates. The weather is hot most of the year and the beaches are sparkling blue with beautiful stretches of white sands, from beaches to desserts, there is just so much beauty around you. Travel by 4×4 across the deserts of Dubai and enjoy a day of sandboarding down the desert dunes, this is a must for the adrenaline rush. The hotels are luxurious, and the city boasts the tallest building in the world the Burj Khalifa. Dubai is known for the spectacular fountain show, the world’s largest show of its kind, found on the man-made 12-hectare Burj Lake, outside the Dubai Mall on the Lower Ground Waterfront Promenade.
- Cape Town
Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most cosmopolitan, colourful, fascinating and energetic cities with many diverse cultures. Cape Town is known for its beautiful coastlines with the famous majestic Table Mountain as its backdrop. Cape Town is blessed in natural beauty and the weather just adds that extra special touch. Tourists love to visit the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with its natural beauty under the watchful eye of Table Mountain. Table Mountain is a landmark for any visitor and even for the locals because you can never get lost, just head in the direction of the mountain and you will find your way. Cape Town is also known for its beautiful wine farms that offer tours, luncheons and some even accommodation. Take a day trip to Hermanus a quaint fisherman’s village, if you visit during October you may get a chance to see the whales. Cape Town is one of those cities that offers you more than any other destination and you will never be bored of options.