Forget about sippin’ overpriced cocktails on some crowded beach in Malaga or jostling along with a load of tourists in Bangkok, we’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful places in the world that probably aren’t on your bucket list.
But they really, really should be. One of these destinations could soon become your new favourite place…
Here’s 12 incredible holiday spots that we bet you’ve never considered before.
1. Ladakh, India
Described as ‘The Last Shangri-La’ for its unique culture and sky scraping mountains, Ladakh is worlds away than anything you’ll ever experience.
2. Salta, Argentina
This sophisticated city is known for its colonial architecture, romantic cafes, and live música folklórica of its vibrant folk music clubs.
3. Faroe Islands, Denmark
These 18 rocky, volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, are connected by road tunnels, ferries, causeways and bridges, and will absolutely blow your mind,
4. Rottenburg, Germany
This idyllic town is far from ‘rotten’ – think glorious views of the River Necker, wooden toy-town style houses and ancient German culture at every corner.
5. Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar
Paradise is real, and you’ll find it off the far south coast of Myanmar in the Mergui Archipelago, home of hundreds of islands that have coral reefs and beaches.
6. Marshall Islands, America
If you love fresh lobster, brisk swims and a heap of natural beauty, Marshall Island is for you. Spend your time kayaking and watching eagles soar overhead.
7. Metz, France
Metz is a city in France’s northeastern Grand Est region, with pretty green gardens and leafy promenades along the Moselle and Seille rivers. You’ll be transported into a pre-war era of old-school glam…
8. Nevis Island, Caribbean
A tiny little island loved for its sandy beaches and offshore dive sites sheltering sea turtles and stingrays, the main towns feature British Colonial buildings straight outta the 1800s.
9. Wadi Rum, Jordan
Embrace your inner Indiana Jones and experience the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever see in this desert wilderness and sandstone caves.
10. The Azores, Portugal
We like to call this hidden gem the other “Eden”, a far-flung group of islands and mountains hidden in the water in the middle of the Atlantic. Whale watching and bathing in waterfalls are just some of what to expect here…
11. Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
With numerous volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and even a lake of acid, this isn’t exactly the most relaxing place you’ll visit, but outdoor enthusiasts will be in their absolute element.
Have you gotten a serious dose of Wanderlust yet? We know we do…