There’s nothing better than getting away from it all with a great holiday. We all love leaving the problems of daily life and miserable weather behind to travel somewhere to fully relax. Whether you enjoy sunning yourself on the beach or more sight-seeing type adventures, a relaxing break does wonders for you.
If you’re thinking of travelling yourself but can’t think of where to go, this is the list for you. Let us help you out with the ten most jaw-dropping places to visit in the world:

10 – Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Bay of Kotor

Bay of Kotor – By User:Ggia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Housed in the Balkan country of Montenegro is this lovely bay. Known by locals as Boka, the crystal-clear waters and stunning views will leave you speechless. With grand mountains surrounding it on each side, the Bay of Kotor is a great place for people who like to sight-see and take in the areas culture. Beautiful nearby towns as Perast are worth a look for their old-world charm and customs.

09 – Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach – By Damien Dempsey from Melbourne, Australia (Whitehaven) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

You know that when you visit Australia sun is guaranteed and this place does not disappoint. The tranquillity it offers as you lay and frolic on it’s pure white beach is outstanding. With friendly locals and plenty of great places to eat, this is a superb place to have on your to do list.

08 – Fiji, South Pacific Ocean

Fiji

Fiji – By Jon-Eric Melsæter from Oslo, norway (The Point) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s hard not to mention this lovely island in the South Pacific when talking about exotic getaways. The great thing about Fiji is that it has something for everyone. The beautiful sandy beaches and sunshine are great for beach holiday lovers while the hot springs along with great mountain hikes give the activity lovers something to do. As a destination, it really is one of the best out there!

07 – The Cook Islands, Pacific Ocean

The Cook Islands

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Many holiday experts claim that the Cook Islands are the best kept secret in the travel world. As far as exotic locations go, they are hard to beat! Made up of 12 different islands scattered in the Pacific Ocean, the lush climate and isolated beauty they offer is amazing. Definitely one for those people who like to be alone and get some total chill out time in.

06 – Con Dao Island, Vietnam

Con Dao Island

Con Dao Island

Vietnam is not a country many people travel too still but there is no reason why not. The friendly locals and great food make this a superb exotic holiday destination. Con Dao Island lies within a national park so is great for checking out the wildlife such as sea turtles. With some tremendous hiking routes on offer too, you will not get bored when staying here.

05 – Porto Heli, Greece

Porto Heli

Porto Heli – By Agnee (Flickr: Porto Heli) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

If you have never been to Greece, this is the ideal first stop off for you. Porto Heli has everything you would expect from the country from lush olive groves to plenty of sun. Perfect for sun-seekers, wiling away the days on a lounger with some cocktails is the name of the game here. The calm bays and stunning beaches make this a great place to holiday.

04 – Taha’a, French Polynesia

Taha

Taha – By Frédéric Jacquot ([email protected]) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

If you fancy totally getting away from everything, then this is the place for you! You can pretend to be a modern-day Robinson Crusoe on this charming desert island. With its golden sand and lack of crowds, the sense of clam is exquisite. The rows of palm trees and vanilla plantations that dot the landscape only add to the appeal.

03 – Gozo, Maltese Archipelago

Gozo

Gozo – By Radoneme at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Located fairly close to Italy and its bigger sister island of Malta, Gozo is a mecca for water-sports enthusiasts and sun seekers. With fabulous beaches to chill out on, you can spend hours just relaxing and unwinding from any stresses. The amazing emerald waters are great for anything like snorkelling or wind-surfing. This is a truly stunning location and one that is perfect for beach lovers out there.

02 – Petra, Jordan

Petra

Petra – By Berthold Werner (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This simply awesome place in the middle eastern country of Jordan may look familiar as it has feature in many films over the years. Located in cliffs between the Red and Dead Sea, the city of Petra is one of the wonders of the modern world. With lots to explore and a biblical feel, this is a great spot for the more adventurous tourists amongst us.

01 – Fregate Islands, Seychelles

Fregate Islands

Fregate Islands – Jlexa [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

As pristine and stunning location as you’ll get anywhere else, the Fregate Island is simply amazing. A popular choice for honeymooners or anyone wanting a special holiday, the seven beaches you can choose from mean you will never get bored. The climate and luxury on offer here are second to none and make it a great spot for your next holiday.

Getting away from it all for a week or two is one of the best things to do each year if you can. The break from the daily routine and work livens you up and give you great memories to remember. Whatever you enjoy doing while away, you are sure to love going to any of the places we’ve looked at above.

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