Swaying palms, silky warm sand, clear blue water, and endless sunshine - aren’t tropical getaways exactly what vacations dreams are made of? Well, then stop dreaming and read along!
We’re counting down the top 5 tropical vacation hot spots for you! Yes, darling, we’re taking you all around the world with this one. Seriously, you're turning 30, 40, 50 or 60... HELLO!! You deserve a trip of a lifetime! All you need to do is - remember to proceed with caution because your wanderlust wish list might just get a little longer after reading this carefully curated round-up.
A dramatically beautiful island with what looks like a green jewel dropped into the expanse of the ocean. Topping that - are tiny islets bordered with bright white sand and a turquoise lagoon ringed by a coral reef. What’s more? Every villa is perched over the water, each with a private pool. This must be why they say Bora Bora is as close as it comes to paradise and with views and scenery as exquisite as they have, who are we to argue?
2. Kauai, Hawaii.
Rich in waterfalls, rainforests, coconut palms, and beaches - this natural masterpiece has a more laid back vibe than the rather popular island of Maui and Oahu. Here you get the best of both the worlds - underwater, you'll find colorful coral reefs, where turtles and tropical fish swim and on land, you can bask on golden beaches, admire the cloud-capped scenery from the cliffs above Hanalei Bay, hike among the velvety peaks of the breathtaking Nāpali Coast, and explore the deep and jungly 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon. They say nature reigns here so don't be surprised if you find yourself making comparisons of this island with the Garden of Eden. Those of you who live on the East Coast and visit the Caribbean each year will be amazed at how beautiful the good ol' USA is when you celebrate your big birthday trip.
3. The Maldives.
You’ve seen this island in world-famous movies, now it’s time to not just see it, but to dive into the soul-warming sea as much as your heart desires. If slipping into the crystal-clear, luminous blue waters where you can dive, snorkel, swim with Monta Rays and whale sharks is your idea of peace then The Maldives is the perfect candidate.
If this wasn't enough, The Maldives house some of the most perfect and popular surf spots in the North and South Male' Atolls. So now that you are planning your 40th birthday trip, why not check off Asia from your bucket list? Doesn't this sound like a perfect tropical birthday vacation?
4. St. Barts, The Caribbean.
This little island believes in providing you with a chance to live the life of the rich and famous with - jet setter privileges, private villas, and pretty beaches. A constant stream of visiting movie stars means the accommodation and food here costs more than most destinations, but only during the high season.
The low season offers great deals and since all the beaches are public, you can hide away in a private villa or boutique hotel. So bask in the sun, shop, and feast on mouth-watering continental delicacies, engage in their popular activities like snorkeling, diving, kite-surfing, kayaking, fishing, surfing, and sailing - all for a little bit of a price. St. Barths is close enough to the USA that you could invite along your friends to celebrate your big birthday with you.
5. Seychelles, East Africa.
If there was one word to describe Seychelles, it would be - perfect. Perfect water, perfect beaches, tons of stunning and unspoiled islands to choose from and all the seclusion you want. The island holds beautiful boulder-strewn beaches, virgin jungles, thriving coral reefs, and UNESCO-listed nature reserves.
And if you still need more convincing - legend says that Seychelles was once a pirate hideout and that there is still unfound treasure buried somewhere on the island!
For those of you who didn't go across the world on a honeymoon or post-grad trip, now is the time! As your big birthday vacation approaches, visualize how fabulous it would be to step into that blue, blue water.
No matter where you chose to go from this list to celebrate your birthday, - have a great time. Each 365-day tour of the earth is another year to celebrate life. Remember that "Travel is the New Currency"- an experience has a value way beyond any material number. It’s important to remember when traveling to give yourself some down time and time to disconnect and truly enjoy the scenery, nature, and newness of all around you!
To get you prepared for your tropical destination, we've gathered a few items you'll want to pack for your trip!
A tropical vacation comes with sweat! A comfy, loose romperwill save the day!
A statement clutch elevates the simplest dress!
A braceletthat turns a sarong into a dress!