June 2, 2022

9 Destinations to Add to Your Tropical Bucket List to Beat the Winter Blues

If you’ve got a case of the winter blues and the prospect of yet another staycation is a bit ‘blah,’ it’s time to start planning your next round the world trip. Swap dreary grey skies for swaying palm trees, white sands, balmy ocean breezes and verdant jungle canopies.

South Pacific

Say ‘Aloha’ to your Hawaiian getaway and enjoy basking in the tropical waters of the iconic Waikiki beach or catch a wave in the world-renowned Waimea Bay. Honolulu is an ideal base to venture out to explore neighbouring islands. Take in the breathtaking volcanic landscape, rugged hiking trails and picturesque beaches. 

Turn on your out-of-office and get ready to relax by the beach. Lull yourself into ‘Fiji time.’  With Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Fiji Airways all offering direct flights from Australia to Nadi, paradise is closer than you think. Island hop across the Mamanucas and the Yasawas, snorkel with the turtles and enjoy luxury beachfront bure accommodation.

Southeast Asia

What island holiday bucket list would be complete mentioning Bali? With direct flights from all major Australian capital cities to Denpasar resumed, Australians are now flocking back to this tropical hotspot. Being just below the equator, travellers can enjoy near-perfect weather all year round. With an average daily high of 28°C in August, you can leave your jumpers at home. Bali has something for everyone, from couples to families on all budgets. If the bustling party scene of Kuta is not for you, why not venture further north to the seaside village of Sumberkima and discover your own ‘secret’ island of Gili Putih, an idyllic drifting white sand bar.

After years of lockdowns and ecological rehabilitation, the ethereal wonderland that is Maya Bay in Thailand has now reopened to tourism. Marvel at the surrounding 100-metre limestone cliffs made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio film ‘The Beach.’

Latin America

Add some adventure to your travels by exploring the vast wilderness of the Amazon rainforest, including the world’s largest wildlife dense seasonal wetland in the Pantanal.

If you want to add a bit of tropical spice to your multi-city flights around the Americas, you can’t go past the Mexican Caribbean. If luxury resorts and partying alongside Hollywood A-listers is your thing, Cancún will be just the ticket. 

If you prefer to escape the crowds and meander through quaint Mexican beach towns, the island of Holbox (pronounced ‘hole-bosh’) is a hidden gem off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. 

The Caribbean

The Caribbean offers a slice of paradise for everyone, from history buffs, solitude seekers, family adventurers and partygoers alike. Be enchanted by coral islands such as Barbados, both above and below the sea. Novices and experienced divers will relish exploring the vibrant blue waters on reef and wreck expeditions. 

Africa

Be seduced by the bright white beaches and vibrant cultural life of Tanzania’s Zanzibar Archipelago.  

Check Airfare Deals

Escape the cooler months for sunshine-filled days in paradise. Contact us at Airfare Geeks, Australia’s leading specialist travel agency in round the world flights, to start planning your itinerary today. Your trusty ‘airfare geek’ will find you the best deals faster and have you feeling all the tropical vibes in no time.

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