Top 6 Destinations For A Tropical Getaway

Set your gaze near the equator on the map, and you will find the world's best tropical destinations, where you can lay back on palm-fringed beaches while sipping on delicious cocktails
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Representative image, Photo Credit Shutterstock

If you are longing for a sun-soaked escape, consider exploring some of the finest tropical vacation spots worldwide. Set your sights on destinations near the equator to fully immerse yourself in the allure of palm trees, warm waters, and tropical beverages. Whether travelling as a couple, with family or embarking on a solo adventure, heading to these tropical destinations promises unforgettable experiences and much-needed relaxation and rejuvenation.


Located in the South Pacific, Fiji is one of the world's finest tropical vacation destinations, especially for those seeking vibrant coral reefs and picturesque private islands. The variety of soft corals in Fiji's waters, displaying many pastel hues, is a visual retreat. Surfers with a passion for adventure often gravitate towards Tavarua Island Resort. At the same time, couples may prefer the seclusion offered by Six Senses Fiji on Malolo Island.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a Central American gem, offers a unique tropical beach vacation surrounded by wildlife such as sloths, toucans, and howler monkeys. This place is not only known for its stunning beaches but also for its volcanic landscapes, hot springs, and lush jungle. The beaches cater to both surfers and nesting sea turtles. For a romantic couples' retreat, there are lodges and villas with expansive terraces and wood-fired tubs overlooking the volcanic scenery and Lake Nicaragua.


For those seeking a city break with a tropical ambience and abundant natural attractions, M&eacuterida is the perfect destination. As the capital of Mexico's Yucat&aacuten state, it offers charming squares and numerous art galleries. Surrounding the city are ancient Mayan ruins, including Dzibilchalt&uacuten, providing insights into the region's rich history. You can also find refreshing respite from the heat in the crystal-clear waters of cenotes. Plenty of accommodations offer a luxurious stay slightly away from the city centre. Consider Wayam Mundo Imperial, a boutique hotel that combines artistry with sustainability, featuring a rooftop pool, bar, and the esteemed restaurant Cuna.


Embarking on an affordable tropical getaway becomes a reality when choosing Bali, the renowned Indonesian island that caters to budget-conscious backpackers and high-end travellers. Bali offers an array of activities, from snorkelling, scuba diving, and surfing to volcano hikes, cultural tours, and yoga retreats. And let's not forget to simply indulge in the island's incomparable beauty while staying at a stunning resort. The oceanfront cliffs of Uluwatu and the serene northern region near Menjangan Island are excellent starting points to experience Bali's charm.

Islands of Hawaii

Hawaii, with its six accessible islands, provides a range of tropical beach vacation choices to suit every traveller's preferences. Kauai, known for its landscapes, rainbows, and challenging hiking trails, appeals to couples and eco-adventure seekers. At the same time, Maui and Oahu are popular among surf enthusiasts. The Big Island (Hawaii) offers excellent hiking and scuba diving opportunities. From mid-December to mid-May, find humpback whales migrating through the islands.

Dominican Republic

Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of bachata music in the Caribbean's finest tropical vacation destination. The Dominican Republic offers diverse experiences, from the sun-kissed beaches of Punta Cana and Cap Cana to the thrilling kite-surfing hub of Cabarete and the golfing haven of La Romana. Don't miss the breathtaking shores of the Samaná Peninsula. For an all-inclusive getaway featuring delectable cuisine and captivating entertainment, including dedicated spaces for adults and families, Club Med Mich&egraves Playa Esmeralda stands out as an exceptional choice.

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