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Over the past decade or so, much of your disposable income has gone towards exotic tropical travel, and you don’t regret one trip … not a single one. However, you’ve run through most of the major beach holiday destinations already, and at the risk of accepting the same old stale trip year after year like some boring folks you know, you’re determined to keep things fresh.
You’re always on the lookout for holiday gems, and we endeavour to assist you in this quest, as we here at The Caffeinated Traveler have come up with 3 beach holiday locales that are well off the beaten track.
For starters, let’s talk about…
1) St. Vincent And The Grenadines
With its name sounding more like a rock band from days gone by, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a tiny Caribbean hideaway where banana production outweighs tourism as an economic driver. Given the aquamarine waters that lap the shores of tiny Grenadine islands like Mustique, it’s only a matter of time before this changes for good!
SCUBA divers and snorkelers will enjoy combing over the multi-coloured reefs and amongst the equally flamboyant marine life, while those who stick to shore can indulge in eco-adventures that include climbing La Soufriere, a 4,000 foot active volcano!
While not the best place to go on a mid-winter escape from snow and cold, Bulgaria is an unassuming Eastern European nation that has a secret cache of Black Sea beaches that they have seemingly kept to themselves.
While your friends will be scratching their heads at your choice of destination, you’ll be the one having the last laugh, as not only will be lounging alongside a surprisingly gorgeous stretch of coast, you’ll also be experiencing a culture that few ever spend time among on holiday.
To the north, high bluffs backing the beaches will give outstanding views all round, while further south, the sand gets really wide, ensuring adequate real estate for everybody!
3) Cape Verde Islands
The Cape Verde Islands are another archipelago that will have many people going “whaaaaaaaaaaat?” Indeed, even many travelers have never heard of these arid islands, which sit more than 500 kilometres off the coast of Senegal in West Africa.
With a mix of people of Portuguese and West African heritage, the people are very friendly, and the beaches on Boa Vista and Sal will have you picking your jaw off the ground. Divers and snorkelers will find plenty of turtles to keep them company in their explorations offshore, while sun worshipers will have much to celebrate, as sol makes at least an appearance 350 days a year!
Keeping things fresh is very important to you … hence the need for new destinations when the time comes to wander each year. With the suggestions above, you’ll have plenty of interesting stories to tell your friends upon arrival back home!