5 Must-do Summer Destinations

Pack some sunscreen, a waterproof camera and a good book and get ready for a vacation in a tropical paradise. With beautiful beaches, warm climates and delicious cuisines, the whole family will have a ball. Pick one or bucket list them all—if you haven’t been to these beautiful holiday destinations, now is the perfect time!

1. Hawaii

Visit America’s tropical paradise! Hawaii is the only place in the United States made up entirely of islands. Each one has something special to offer all of its visitors with their own unique adventures, activities and sights. Dive in and snorkel through the clear blue waters of the Hawaiian Islands. Ride a wave in Oahu where it all started. Tee up a day at the lush green fairways set amongst black volcanic rock in The Big Island or shop the day away in Waikiki, the heart of Hawaii’s shopping industry. With something for everyone, Hawaii is the perfect holiday destination for honeymooners, surfers and families!

2. Fiji

Situated in the Southeast Pacific Ocean, Fiji is a tropical oasis that you must visit at least once in your lifetime! The country is a collection of volcanic islands and is viewed as a far-off, exotic getaway, despite it being surprisingly close to home. Snorkel your way around crystal clear turquoise waters and view the colourful marine life. Get active with stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, jet-skiing or zip-lining. Indulge in some of the most delicious fresh fruit in the world or meet the happy and friendly locals who will make you feel at home while on your vacation. Visit Fiji to enjoy the slow steady pace of island life in the best budget choice in the Pacific!

3. Samoa

From the moment you touch down, you’re on island time! Samoa is a land of spectacular volcanic explosions, sapphire seas and lush rainforests—it is a stunning paradisiacal paradox. Dive into a waterfall, float in the pools at the bottom and enjoy the natural formed slides in the rocks. Swim in the islands waters abundant with colourful fish, turtles and rays. Get up close and personal with sea life while snorkelling or go deeper and learn to dive in the shallow lagoons. Take a hike through Samoa’s green rainforest, volcanoes and rugged coast or visit the largest attraction on the island, the lava fields. Be sure to add this serene but spirited holiday destination to your bucket list!

4. Queensland

Queensland has a piece of paradise to suit every traveller! Explore the living masterpiece and largest coral reef system in the world that is the Great Barrier Reef when you snorkel, scuba dive or take a scenic flight over the reef. Stay at one of the world’s best and most luxurious hotels or resorts either in the Tropical North or the vibrant South East. Sink your toes into some of the whitest sand you will ever see as you walk along Australia’s most beautiful beaches. Visit the country’s theme park capital, the Gold Coast, and meet your favourite movie characters or swim with the dolphins. Visit this holiday haven for a vacation you won’t forget!

5. Maldives

Think pristine beaches, reef-ringed atolls and luxurious bungalows on the water where you can observe colourful marine life through glass floors! Fly over coral reefs in a sea plane, float on top of them or dive right in and get amongst the diverse creatures of the sea. Plan an action-packed day with stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and jet skiing. Feast on gourmet creations, traditional flavours and all the snacks and sweets in between and dine, dance and sip in the company of tropical fish in underwater clubs by night. Sunny all year long, the weather is a dream and perfect for your next getaway!

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Post by Charlotte Hird

Charlotte is a Gold Coast based writer with a passion for travel. Her mind is always on the beach, sun and her next holiday destination!