By Kate Arnold
I’ve never gone on a relaxing beach holiday because I’m lucky enough to live in Australia where we have great beaches. That being said I’d love to experience a holiday that’s less go go go, explore the world and more lie on the beach and read ten books and swim in the clear blue ocean and drink cocktails that are topped with tropical fruit. The weather is heating up here in Melbourne and it’s got me thinking about going to the beach so here, in no particular order, are my wishlist destinations for a relaxing beach holiday.
The Maldives looks like it has the most clear blue waters in the world and I can’t wait to one day go snorkelling in the sea there. I imagine my holiday there involves staying at a resort where I can get a massage, meditate, do instructed yoga on the beach in the morning and drink fancy cocktails in the evenings.
Like the Maldives, Fiji is a beach destination that is known for having white sandy beaches, palm trees and great opportunities for snorkelling. Being much closer to Australia than anything else on this list, Fiji will probably be my first proper beach holiday destination but definitely not my last. I’d love to spend a day on the water, whale watching or seeing the islands and a visit to the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi is high on my list.
Greece is right up there with places I want to explore as well as spend hours on the beech or on a cruise ship. The white sandy beaches and the beautiful architecture is such a draw for me, not to mention gorging on the everything in the Mediterranean diet. Mykonos and Santorini the top two Greek islands on my list, hopefully I’ll be there in the Summer of 2020, with a tequila sunrise in one hand and a great book in the other.
Surely Hawaii is one the the top destinations for the classic beach holiday. It’s iconic. Hawaii is a great destination because you can spend plenty of time on gorgeous beaches, reading a book, sun baking (responsibly with sun screen), and swimming in the ocean, but there are still plenty of places to explore like Pearl Harbour, Diamond Head Volcano and Waimea Valley. Read all about Laura’s adventures in Hawaii here.
On my next trip to Europe (in 2020, fingers crossed), Spain is at the top of my list of places to visit and you better believe I’m going to spend a lot of time on some Spanish beaches. Ibiza and Barcelona are both at the top of my bucket list, not only because there are great beaches, but because they are beautiful cities that are full of culture and places to see.
Sometimes after I come back from a big trip I feel like I need a holiday from my holiday. Travelling can be exhausting. That’s why it’s a great idea to have a trip every now and again to relax and recharge somewhere as beautiful as the Maldives, Fiji, Hawaii, Greece or Spain. Where is the best place you’ve been on a beach vacation or what is at the top if your bucket list? Let me know in the comments!