As the sun starts to tentative shine and we move into spring, the mind turns to a little later in the year and the summer holiday. For many of us, this will mean a trip to the beach, whether somewhere to take the kids, a getaway close to home or somewhere truly exotic. So, what are the top destinations for a beach vacation in 2017?
If you want to go somewhere memorable or different then Fiji is once more back on the list of top beach vacations. The islands have suffered badly from monsoon damage in recent times but extensive work has meant the best facilities are back to top condition once more. For the real luxury experience, you can try to book up for Laucala Island, the world’s most expensive hotel, owned by Red Bull’s owner. For the rest of us, pick any one of the beautiful locations and don’t forget to go to Century 21 Clothing Store to get the latest swimwear trends to look good on those amazing beaches.
The Maldives has long been the popular exotic beach location for people to go to and this year is no different. There are several resorts as well as newer additions to the list that means regardless of your taste and budget, there is somewhere to visit.
Beach holidays with the kids
When you travel with your children for a beach holiday, the requirements can be a little different. A good mixture of sand, sea and facilities makes for an ideal family beach holiday so these are things to consider when looking at locations.
The Algarve in Portugal is a wonderful place to visit with the kids for a beach holiday. Small towns such as Salema dot the main N125 road that runs through the area and offers the combination of local charm with convenience beach locations. The area is also a protected natural beauty zone so there is plenty to see away from the beach.
Playa del Carmen is known for its impressive beaches and all-inclusive resorts that are ideal for families. The location is also great for day trips to Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza and is only an hour’s flight from Cancun. And even without the kids, it is a good spot to visit as the nightlife features some of the top clubs in Mexico. There’s no shortage of activities in Playa del Carmen. Whether your kids love to explore and be adventurous, or just to relax, you’ll find what all of you need in this gorgeous part of Mexico. This is truly the ideal vacation spot.
Nicaragua is rated as one of the safest countries in Latin America and Granada is a lake-front colonial town that is also a short distance from the Pacific coast. The currents here are quite strong so one for the older kids and plenty of supervision but definitely worth considering on your shortlist.