Whatever kind of vacationer you are – whether it’s an explorer, relaxer, shopper, culture lover – everyone agrees a bit of sunshine never goes a miss. Find the perfect destination for you in our top 5 best sunny destinations
The ‘Relaxer’ – Bali
Made up of over 17,000 islands, there’s no shortage of amazing destinations to visit in the archipelago of Indonesia. One of the most popular of the islands is Bali, which is famous for its pristine beaches and amazing areas of natural beauty.
But what is there to actually do? From surfing in Kuta to visiting the ancient Ulun Danu Temple, there’s loads to do in Bali to keep you busy. But our favourite thing? Relaxing. With an abundance of amazing beaches and luxury villas to unwind in, all you need is a good book to have the best holiday.
Bali is also famous for being very high value, with flights often being the most expensive part of your trip. To save even more money and enjoy a more authentic Bali experience, a home swap could be a great way to save even more money to spend elsewhere. Now, pass that cocktail menu.
The ‘Explorer’ – Croatia
A sprawling stretch of coastline made up over 1000 islands in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia has an abundance of destinations that every kind of explorer would love.
Discovering the history from ancient walled towns, to island hopping on crystal clear waters, there’s heaps for any explorer to enjoy. Some of our favourites include the Plitvice Lakes National Park, kayaking in the saltwater lakes of Mljet, and cliff diving from the ancient walls of Dubrovnik’s old town.
The ‘Culture-Lover’ – Morocco
Curiousity of Marrakech’s souks to the tanneries of Fes, Morocco has long captured the imagination for travellers for decades. A diverse country from its energetic cities, epic deserts and towering mountains, there’s no shortage of cultural discoveries in this varied country.
After a long day of exploring, a calm and comfy place to rest your head is essential, like this tranquil traditional villa outside Marrakech. Or if you like the idea of escaping the crowds in the cities, then why not opt for luxury camping in the Sahara desert?
The ‘Thrill-seeker’ – New Zealand
Not a destination that always comes to mind when thinking of a sunny getaway, New Zealand like the rest of the Southern Hemisphere has far stronger sun than its northern neighbours – meaning you’re much more likely to catch a tan in New Zealand’s summer than anywhere in the Mediterranean.
As well as being a sunny spot, New Zealand is also a haven for thrill-lovers. From the world’s biggest swing, jet boating in Taupo to scuba diving in the Bay of Islands, there’s no shortage of activities to get your blood pumping.
The ‘Shoppic Addict’ – Dubai
With constant sunshine and an average temperature of 36˚C, Dubai has been a destination that is hot on people’s lips for some time now. A place of luxury and excess, home to the towering Burj Khalifa and the infamous Palm islands, Dubai is known for its fine dining experiences, exclusive bars, and high-end shopping.
For those looking to plash cash when on holiday, Dubai is home to the largest mall in the world, with 5.9 million square foot in size – including 1,200 shops, 120 cafes and restaurants, and 22 cinema screens. Or if you’re looking for some entertainment whilst shopping, Dubai is home to the world’s first shopping resort – which includes indoor skiing (just in case you get sick of the sunshine).