Tired of visiting vacation spots overrun with tourists? Whether you’re looking for an exclusive sun-drenched beach resort, an extraordinary into-the-wild expedition or a more unconventional holiday escape, there are still plenty of places relatively untouched by mass tourism.
Check out these four off-the-beaten path exotic locales sure to satisfy your adventurous spirit.
Ocean House – The Lodge that Floats
If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a hotel that floats, now you can. Located at the Haida Gwaii archipelago off the west coast of British Columbia, Ocean House is a luxurious eco-lodge built on a stationary barge that offers relaxing sights and complete solitude alongside world-class dining and accommodations.
Imagine waking up on the edge of the world to witness the lush, dramatic landscapes of Canada’s northern archipelago. Ocean House activities and amenities include kayaking, paddleboarding and hiking in tranquil, intoxicating rainforests, as well as a well-appointed spa, library, theater, complimentary Wi-Fi and more. Experience native Haida artisans working on traditional crafts like carving and weaving. The Haida manage Ocean House so your stay helps sustain their economy and the resort maintains a “leave no footprint” philosophy.
Fuerteventura – A Beach To Let It All Hang Out
If you’ve ever been curious about taking a naturist holiday, Fuerteventura is the place to try it. One of Spain’s Canary Islands, Fuerteventura offers different flavors of exotic adventures. It is best known for white sand beaches surrounded by crystalline waters and abundant marine life. The island’s sea breezes contain salts rich in negative ions said to make you feel revitalized and young. This youthful feeling expands when you experience the island’s clothing-optional beaches, with their welcoming atmosphere and laidback hippie vibes.
Beyond catching a tan au naturel, you can enjoy watersports like windsurfing and visiting the local cheese makers. The island also offers a lively nightlife scene at the many clubs and bars. Fuerteeventura still flies under the radar so it’s best you visit before the secret gets out.
Northern Cyprus – The Mediterranean Without Crowds
When most people say Mediterranean vacation, what comes to mind? A holiday escape on a popular Spanish, Greek or Italian island? Consider Northern Cyprus, an idyllic destination brimming with sunshine and more than 120 miles of emerald beaches and sheltered coves.
Unlike other countries in the region that have experienced rampant development, Northern Cyprus retains its undeniable charm. Explore the ancient monasteries of Bellapais, the ancient city of Soli and Kyrenia’s gorgeous harbor. Be sure to visit the famous Saint Silarion Castle to see the magnificent structure that inspired Walt Disney’s fairy tales. Relax on the beach or scuba dive, stroll along the historic quay, visit an ancient monastery, and indulge in culinary options ranging from quaint tavernas to romantic restaurants—all this and more add to the allure of this unspoiled must-visit vacation destination.
Thanda Safari – A Game Reserve Like No Other
Envision being up close and personal with the magnificent Big Five game animals of Africa – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and cape buffalos – while being taught how to capture them. Not in cages, but on film. Imagine tracking these animals around the green hills of South Africa. Yes, greenery in Africa!
All of this doesn’t need to be confined to your imagination. With the five-star Thanda Safari experience, you can encounter nature at its wildest while having the most luxurious of travelling experiences.
The Thanda Safari Game Reserve, located in the Drakensburg mountains of South Africa, doubles as a habitat for indigenous animals and a luxury wildlife lodge. You can choose whether you want to stay in luxury lodges, an expansive villa or luxury tents that bring you even closer to nature.
You’ll not only have an unforgettable Safari experience at Thanda Safari, you’ll also have an opportunity to interact with the local Zulu tribesman and learn about their traditional way of life. Moreover, your visit contributes towards preserving the Zulu lifestyle and protecting the animals on the reserve.