Life is built on memories, and some of the best memories are formed on vacation. With so many destinations all over the world, it is sometimes hard to choose where to spend your summer vacation. The best destinations for the summer have a combination of good weather, festivals, cultural experiences and shopping.
Whether you crave a little R&R or you are looking for an adventure or maybe you are looking for something to light up the bubbling excitement of summer, Travelstart Nigeria is here with a beautifully composed list of the best places to add to your summer bucket list.
1. Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya is a top destination that should not be missed this season. The region continues to enthral and delight its visitors with fabulous wildlife and beautiful scenery. You can visit the Masai Mara National Reserve in Nairobi to get close to the Big Five or see the migration of the wildebeest and Zebra thundering across the landscape. If you want seascapes, proceed to the Kenyan Barrier Reef, the world’s second longest coral reef where there is plenty of opportunity for a quintessential marine exploration such as snorkelling, diving and fishing.
2. Durban, South Africa
Known as the fun-seekers capital of South Africa, its subtropical climates, wide beaches, superb surfing, excellent shopping, fine restaurants and lively nightlife makes Durban an ideal destination for a fun-filled summer vacation. Grab your hiking boots and discover the undulating Drakensberg mountain range or visit the Golden Mile where you can surf, throw kites and build sand castles. It is an adventurous place for you and your family.
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3. Antalya, Turkey
Antalya is a prime summer destination beckoning tourists from all over the world. Located on two continents, Asia and Europe, Turkey creates a unique atmosphere during summer. Stretching along the Mediterranean coast of south-western Turkey is the lively holiday destination, Antalya is famous for its fabulous mix of great beaches, fine restaurants, lively nightlife, and excellent resorts offering a relaxing holiday.
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4. Maui, Hawaii, USA
Who doesn’t have Hawaii on their bucket list? Maui is the perfect Hawaiian island for a summer vacation. It features gorgeous beaches, diverse and lush landscapes. Its close proximity to volcanoes means there are craters to hike! Step on the beach and get surfing lessons or go snorkelling and scuba diving. Alternatively, you can opt to just hang out and live like a local in a town like lovely Lahaina, where the spirit of Aloha is everywhere. You know it’s on your list. Go this summer!
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5. Nassau, Bahamas
The Bahamas is an archipelago, comprising more than 700 islands and cays with natural habitats and unmatched beauty worth exploring. During summer, the Caribbean island has attracted visitors with its beautiful beaches, stunning coves and clear turquoise waters. Soak in the history of the pirates, lost treasures and Spanish galleons in Nassau Island. For more fun, cruise through the warm Bahamian waters and you will have the perfect opportunity to get off and explore. It is a destination worth visiting this summer.
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6. Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nestled in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is another great destination for summer. From the beautiful landscapes to the tropical beaches and the cool green hills scattered with tea plantations and waterfalls. There is a wide range of activities to indulge in during your visit. For nature and wildlife enthusiasts, visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to watch the elephants in their natural habitat. For beach lovers, visit the beaches on the west coast for untouched, pristine coastal scenery.
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7. Port Louis, Mauritius
Experience tranquillity in the purest sense of the word this summer in Mauritius. The beautiful island is surrounded by the aqua-blue ocean and gleaming white beaches. The unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and breathtaking scenery is something worth dying for! Summer in Mauritius is an incredible season you don’t want to miss. Discover Mauritius at your own pace by relaxing on the beach on a sun lounger or rent a bicycle to explore all the corners of the island and discover the natural beauty in the seven shades soil – the Chamarel, Black River Gorge or the unique Mauritius Pamplemousses. There is so much to do during your visit that will make you start saving for your next visit.
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8. Miami, Florida, USA
Summer is off-season period in Miami but it still continues to draw lots of visitors. It has one of the bluest beaches and clear white sands. Enjoy trendy restaurants and the pulsating nightlife at South Beach or spend your days lazing on the beach. With Miami’s skyline as the backdrop, make people back home insanely jealous with your lovely pictures. Don’t forget to visit the Miami Seaquarium where you can see the exotic marine life. You will also enjoy strolling through the beautifully landscaped park overlooking Biscayne Bay.
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9. Lagos, Nigeria
Wondering why it is on the list? Lagos is a stunning location that has been underrated by Nigerians. We believe with the bustling and hustling lifestyle of Lagos, it might be hard to enjoy that much needed R&R. This is not true! There are several resorts to spend that desired summer holiday. Spend your days relaxing on one of the beaches on a sun lounger at Whispering Palms or pamper yourself at Ilashe beach resort one of the ideal getaway spots in Nigeria. Watersports are in abundance as you can go sailing or on a cruise. You can also go swimming at the beach or at one of the luxurious hotels. You can also go shopping in one of the many malls.
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These are some of the places that we recommend going to this summer. Share with us the destination on your bucket list this summer.
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