Where to spend summer holidays can be a tough choice for many. For most Australians, who live near the coast, there are fantastic beaches to enjoy in the warmer weather, right at their fingertips. But, on the other hand, the allure of time off from school and work make the summertime a perfect chance for families to explore new destinations. To make the decision a little easier, here are three international destinations that make great summer escapes.
Nestled in the South Pacific
Ocean, not far from New Zealand, and other countries like Fiji and New Caledonia, the Cook Islands are a vision of paradise. There’s everything you’d expect: white sand, crystal blue waters, and palm trees aplenty. Made up of 15 islands, Rarotonga is the largest, with an array of resorts that dot coastline.
The options for escape are numerous, whether the family wants to relax in the bungalow, or go exploring the island, with activities like fishing and water sports. So, say “Kia Orana!” (meaning “hello”) to the Cook Islands!
This Mexican destination
is an incredibly popular summer holiday destination with tourists, and for good reason! Located on the eastern edge of Mexico, Cancun combines the beauty of caribbean waters with the chance to explore ancient Mayan ruins.
In the past 50 years, the city has been developed to welcome tourism, and so it’s fully equipped with luxuries for modern travel, all to help guests better enjoy the beach!
The 50th state of the United States of America, Hawaii
is one of the most famous tropical destinations in the world, with a well earned reputation for unforgettable getaways. Like the other destinations on this list, the Hawaiian islands can play host to a summer holiday with beautiful beaches and scenery. Hawaiian culture, however stands on its own, infusing escapes with cuisine, dance and customs that make its holidays a unique experience.