With so many beautiful destinations in the world, how could we possible make a list of only seven that you won’t want to leave? From beautiful tropical beaches to lush forest escapes, there’s so much to choose from! Hard as it was, here are the top seven locations that you won’t want to leave:
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
We’ve all dreamed about the over-water, thatched-roof bungalows at Bora Bora. Not only is this a beautiful and relaxing location, it’s also filled with activities to keep you busy for a long, long time. From catamaran cruises, to snorkeling, to diving with the sharks, Bora Bora is sure to make it hard to leave.
Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
Located off the southwest tip of India, the Maldives are some of the most beautiful islands in the world. One of those islands is Vaadhoo which is famous for its “Sea of Stars.” Tiny marine microbes called phytoplankton are bioluminescent and glow blue, lighting up the shimmering waters as they roll onto the sand. You’d be hard pressed finding a more romantic walk on the beach than this.
Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey
These beautiful white terraces may look like ice and snow, but it’s actually perfectly settled white limestone that houses the hot springs. Who would have thought that Turkey actually has swimsuit weather all year long?
Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius Island
This small island nation in the Indian Ocean is home to one of the most amazing sites you will ever see in your life: an underwater waterfall. That’s right. An underwater waterfall. Well, at least the illusion of one. Really, it’s just sand and silt falling into a deep crack in the ocean floor which make it appear as if there’s a waterfall. On top of that, Mauritius is home to some of the rarest plant and animal specimens in the world.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
This beautiful series of lakes, caves, and waterfalls will take your breath away. Located in Plitvice National Park, thousands of years of water flowing over limestone and chalk created this natural wonder. Beautiful blue water surrounded by dramatic and lush green cliffs? What’s not to love about that?
The highlands of Iceland is some of the most remote and rugged terrain you will find anywhere. Iceland at times can feel like a whole different world. Volcanic rock will go on for miles and out of nowhere the most mind blowing waterfall will pop up. When the sun goes down (at well past midnight, mind you), the highlands are one of the best places to watch the skies dance with aurora borealis. If you can withstand the cold, that is.
Mount Roraima, South America
Alright, this last one is a bit of a cheat since you can’t actually go here, but if you ever get the chance to see it, you sure won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. Over two billion years old, Mount Roraima was formed from two tectonic plates pushing together to form this towering tabletop mountain. Sitting well above the clouds, these otherworldly cliffs are covered in waterfalls that appear to fall into the sky.
Are any of these locations on your bucket list? What are some locations you feel should be on this list?