When you think of a holiday, the first thing that comes to your mind is visiting a very popular holiday destination, probably one you have already visited before. Indeed, some destinations tend to attract more visitors than others. However, some holiday destinations are seriously underrated when it comes to attracting visitors from around the world. The surprising thing about this is most of these places are actually much more authentic, affordable and friendly than popular tourist destinations which tend to remain crowded for most part of the year. Therefore, if you are on the lookout for a nice vacation spot where you can enjoy some quality time with friends and family, here are five out of the way destinations you can try out.
Malealea in Lesotho, South Africa
The quaint little kingdom of Lesotho is located in the middle of South Africa and is a bit hard to reach. However, it offers avid adventurists the experience of a lifetime in the form of several hiking, riding and camping opportunities. Malealea is inhabited by the quite friendly population, Basuto people, and offers you great insights into their rich history and culture. You would definitely enjoy your visit to this beautiful kingdom. However, make sure you take along plenty of sunscreen for it can get hot in the summers.
The Bay Islands in Honduras
Most of the Caribbean has been explored and discovered, thereby, making it very difficult for us to find a strikingly beautiful yet peaceful island to a enjoy holiday. If you are looking for the same island, then welcome to the Bay Islands in Honduras. Considered the only islands that have still not been swept away by commercialization in the Caribbean, the Bay Islands are the perfect answers for a quiet Caribbean holiday by the beaches. Get treated to unspoiled views of the picture perfect coastline that extends for miles along sun kissed, sandy white beaches. With not a lot of people around, it will not be hard for you to find a nice little spot for yourself on the beach. However, book your holiday today for you never know when these secluded islands would come under the spotlight.
Puebla in Mexico
While most tourists who visit Mexico tend to remain on the beaches of Acapulco and Cancun without venturing any further, a few hours of travel outside the city would bring one to Puebla, a beautiful historical city. Boasting of enjoying perfect weather for most of the year, Puebla has a distinct charm and allure that would make you fall in love with the city at once. Sample the city’s delectable and diverse cuisine as you take a walk through the streets lined with colonial architecture style buildings and monuments. It would also be worth mentioning that Puebla was the place where Cinco de Mayo originated if you happen to be a history buff.
Hanoi in Vietnam
Years of ravaging war may have made Vietnam a not so popular choice when it comes to choosing international destinations for a holiday. However, the country has grown over the years to offer visiting tourists several interesting attractions. The city of Hanoi in particular, is a sharp contrast from what the city was over 30 years ago. With narrow, crowded streets filled with bustling people and the aroma of exotic spices, Hanoi will leave a lasting impression on you for sure. Make sure you visit the world famous Ha Long Bay that is considered by many to be the most beautiful place on the planet.
Tangier in Morocco
Tangier has long gone past the days when it used to be called the Tijuana of the Mediterranean. The vibrant city now attracts visitors on a regular basis and offers some of the bluest waters on this side of the country. Even though the vibrant atmosphere may be a bit too much for some tourists, this urban city would be the best place to let your hair down and be yourself.
There are many tourist attractions around the world to mesmerize the tourists. However, it also has a fair number of offbeat destinations that would be equally attractive, but friendlier and more economical. Here are some of those off beat destinations that would surely spellbind you and have you asking for more.