It’s summer again! Do you think you are already priced out? Not at all. It’s not too late to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip for 2017. To help you through finding the perfect holiday destination, Reenytravels.com has selected these Top summer holiday stunning destinations for your summer vacation.
Chile is the most overlooked wonderland in South America. In 2017 Chile has become the most desirable adventure tourism destination. Chile has 36 national parks, some of the most extreme environments on Earth, from deserts to fjords to sub-polar islands. Chile has good roads and footpaths and necessary infrastructure to make these attractions accessible.
Chile’s wine tourism scene is the most developed south of Napa. There is also the Atacama Desert in the north, where there are new hot-air balloon flights over the salt lakes.
Malta gets more than 300 sunny days a year and is surrounded by clear blue waters, some of the cleanest in the Mediterranean, and is much enjoyed by visiting swimmers, snorkelers and divers. Malta has a greater density of historic sights than any other country. Starting with prehistoric temples, some of the oldest stone building in the world, it also has Roman catacombs, medieval towns and extraordinary and artistic legacy of the Knights of ST. Johns (The Knight of Malta)
The Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, with their sweeping white beaches, clear blue waters and diverse wildlife, must be the most sought-after holiday spot in the world this summer. The Seychelles Island is sensational, a VIP destination, and a perfect spot for honeymoon Royals staying in the thatched tree houses suspended on a hillside between forest and ocean.
There is also Nature Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site called Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve (“May Valley”) on the island of Praslin, Seychelles.
Cyprus has treasures of its own. Some of the top tourist attractions are in the Turkish north, notably the Roman ruins at Salamis outside Famagusta, and the Byzantine/Venetian castles at Kyrenia and Hilarion. There are also beaches ideal for recreation and relaxation.
Kenya in July has the greatest show on earth: raw beauty, sweeping plains, the Great Migration and the Big Five. In Kenya, you can wake up to see flocks of birds and grazing gazelles so close you could almost reach out and touch them. July is when the wildebeest make the great migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara.
There are excellent views from the Mahali Mzuri safari camp, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Collection, and the Angama Mara on the Oloololo Escarpment, not far from the Mara Triangle. For a safari-and-beach holiday in Kenya, head for Watamu on the coast, where golden, sandy beaches stretch for miles, and there’s not another soul in sight.
6. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting millions upon millions of visitors each year. So why is it so popular? Well, it has almost everything any holidaymaker would desire. Easy access, favourable weather conditions, attractive beaches and surrounding mountains, a buzzing nightlife, tasty local cuisine and it’s steeped in culture and history.
It’s also a sight-seeing wonderland, housing many recognizable monuments. Variety’s the word with Barcelona and the city has something for everyone; families, couples and singletons alike
Miami continues to draw visitors, especially during summer. To keep cool in the blazing heat, you need only take a dip in the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay or an infinity pool. You’ll be able to spread out on South Beach, plus people-watching on Lincoln Road and Miami Beach’s epic nightlife will be as entertaining as ever.
8. The Bahamas
When the beach lovers dream of the perfect stretch of powdery sand, lapped by seas in sublime shades of blue, they’re probably dreaming of the Bahamas. The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands and over 2,000 rocks and cays sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean. The archipelago is an ecological oasis, boasting the clearest water on the planet.
These peaceful islands are dotted with sleepy fishing villages and private beaches, and flourishing coral reefs rim many of their shores. The other islands all offer something for discerning travellers. From the big game fishing of Bimini, and the pink sand beaches of Harbour Island, to bone fishing, regattas, and uncrowded outer cays, it’s hard to beat the Bahamas.
Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ holiday hot spot. This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination du-jour, where tourists flock for sales bargains, the sunshine, and family fun. Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes.
Don’t miss the Dubai Summer Surprises festival, where you can expect dramatic discounts, raffles, and fireworks. Take a wander around the Bastakia district, and you’ll discover the Dubai of old, then cruise along Dubai Creek in a traditional dhow, and you’ll soon realize there’s more to this city than its flashy veneer.
Amsterdam, the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. With more than 40 museums, numerous theaters, and entertainment venues, Amsterdam is the country’s leading cultural center. In addition, the city is famous for its historic homes, laid out in a pattern of concentric segments in the shape of a fan and built on piles driven through an upper layer of mud into the firm, sandy bottom up to 18 meters below. All told, some 6,750 buildings dating from the 16th to 18th centuries are crowded into an area of 2,000 acres, dissected by 160 canals (grachten), themselves home to numerous houseboats.