With the worst of the winter weather behind us and the summer of 2016 fast approaching, those among us who live to travel will be thinking about planning their next holiday abroad. These are the 7 top holiday destinations to choose from this coming summer.
Visiting Machu Picchu in Peru has been something tourists have been keen to do for years, but there has never been a better time – thanks to a direct route from Gatwick being launched this May. Once you get there you will find a warm climate and the ideal holiday spot for those who love exploring, as it boasts ruins dating back to the pre-Inca period and remarkable colonial architecture. There are also plenty of places to eat, shop and dance the night away in the city.
This is another great pick for those who like the sunshine and Cuba offers plenty of great beaches to relax on. Again, this is the best time to visit, as the rapidly improving relations between the country and America means that it will soon become a tourist magnet. At the moment, you can still visit the home of Ernest Hemingway, the beaches at Varadero and Old Havana’s cultural wonders in relative peace.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway offering secluded beachside beauty and warm Mediterranean weather, Palagruza will be perfect. Located between Italy and Croatia, it remains undiscovered and the landscape is stunning – especially seen from the 295ft lighthouse. There are two beautiful beaches to choose from and very few tourists.
If you prefer to combine your relaxation with a little nightlife excitement, Macau has developed a reputation as a casino resort to rival the likes of Las Vegas. This Chinese island is home to sumptuous casinos like the Venetian Macau and the Sands Macau, which offer unsurpassed gaming, luxury and entertainment. Macau also has a hot, subtropical climate and great Portuguese and Cantonese dining. Fortunately, it’s never too late to learn a few games rules beforehand via online casinos such as casinoonline.co.nz from your smartphone.
This city in Montenegro was named one of this year’s must visit destinations by Lonely Planet, and offers a secluded coastal getaway with a warm climate. If you visit at the turn of the year you can enjoy the unique Hotel Astoria celebrations, while the medieval architecture and clear blue sea are a delight at any time of the year.
Those who enjoy a glass of the grape may want to make this French city their summer 2016 holiday choice – as that is when the La Cite du Vin wine museum opens its doors. This will detail every vintage wine in the world and explore how the drink has developed within a modern, glass building. Bordeaux is also home to several vineyards, making it a wine lover’s paradise.
This year marks the hundred year anniversary of this Irish city’s Easter Rising, with numerous events planned – including a day of dance, theatre and musical celebrations and an exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland. Dublin is not as sun-kissed as some of the other destinations on this list, but it is friendly and fun-packed at any time of the year.
The world is your oyster this summer, with innumerable wonderful places to visit.