We all look forward to holidays and with a whole host of destinations on offer both near and far, deciding where to go can be difficult. If you are planning for your next break, why not choose somewhere off the beaten track?
Break away from traditional locations and ditch the crowds in favour of something different, somewhere luxurious or some place with cultural and historical significance.
World`s Most Exclusive Resorts
Some of the world`s most exclusive resorts and hotels are hidden away on secluded tropical islands spread throughout the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.
Nowhere else on earth compares to the picture postcard images of crystal clear azure waters lapping onto the shore of unspoiled beaches set against a backdrop of tropical, lush vegetation. Close to the Caribbean and in an enviable isolated position in the North Atlantic, Bermuda is a great example of an island which so far has resisted the throng of tourists who flock to that part of the world and combines rich history in a tropical setting.
Islands provide a great theme for exploring some secret hideaways. Many tourists frequent popular destinations such as the Balearic Islands, the Canary Isles and the Greek islands. You may be surprised to know that even these well known island groups are home to smaller and undiscovered locations. Formentera, off the coast of Ibiza and La Palma and La Gomera, both part of the Canary Island formation, are perfect examples of relatively hidden holiday destinations. They retain all the charm of traditional Spanish resorts, are easily accessible and affordable yet have not succumbed to the mass influx of tourists.
Far flung destinations across the globe are simply waiting to be explored by the discerning traveller. Some previously inaccessible areas are now opening up and gearing more towards the tourist market, but whilst visitor numbers remain low, now is the perfect time to retreat to a hidden holiday location.
From the small ski resort of Andorra to the tumbling scenery of the Canadian Rockies, the rain-forest paradise of Madagascar to the wildlife sanctuary of Borneo, all are true gems.
Some of the most wonderful places to visit can be found within the British Isles. The Jurassic Coast in Dorset and the counties of Somerset and Cornwall are attractive destinations to British tourists with Devon cottage rentals a popular choice each year.
A trip to the Scilly Isles, off the south west coast and the Channel Islands are a great way to explore some of the best kept secrets that this area has to offer.