I think no matter what time of the year it is, we all constantly dream of getting away. Whether it be a short weekend in a few cities over, or a full blown expedition, there is one thing everyone on vacation looks forward to: the beach. There is possibly nothing better in the world then seeing breathtaking hues of blue ocean on vacation, along with the soothing sensation of sand on your bare feet. If you're dreaming up you're next vacation, here are 10 trendy spots that guarantee a dream getaway:
1. Bora Bora
I've always had my sights set on Bora Bora as the ultimate honeymoon destination. But with all of the tourist activities, it can be one of the greatest destinations for trips with family or friends. I mean, who really cares who you're with when this gorgeous island looks like this:
Granted, you could argue that Bora Bora and the Maldives basically look the same, but I beg to differ. Though they have the same aesthetic, I believe that Bora Bora is probably a bit more expensive because there is a wide range of activites and tourism to explore. Nonetheless, they're both gorgeous.
A big part of why I love the movie "Mamma Mia" is purely because of the scenery. I think if you've ever seen a photo of Greece, you know it's beautiful all over. If you don't care too much for the gorgeous waters, perhaps you''ll swoon over the breathtaking landscape of the country.
4. Turks and Caicos
This island near Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas is definitely one to check out. Already having recieved the celebrity check of approval, this island has been visited by Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift and plenty of other celebs! Definitely adding it to the list.
5. Bali, Indonesia
This gorgeous destination is major travel goals all over. With so much culture to explore as well as the beautiful views, Bali is the whole package.
Australia is already one of the most popular vacation destinations on its own, but probably not considered when it comes to a tropical getaway. One of Australia's most popular summer spots, Bondi Beach, is definitely worth making the trip over. With other sights to check out, like the great barrier reef or whale watching on the coast, Australia is definitely a destination to mark down.
Fiji is also pretty similar to Bora Bora and the Maldives, except they're not known for their beaches. Fiji is filled with a lot more activities and things to do, whereas Bora Bora and the Maldives are sought out for the super soft sand and beautiful water. Fiji is still a must-see destination though.
I'm sure many people have heard of or even been to the Bahamas, but it has recently been in my mind when I discovered the kinds of activities you could do with animals. The Bahamas is known for their island that lets you swim with pigs, horses and sharks too! Definitely something to check out someday.
Thailand was added to my list of places I wanted to explore after the Kardashians went in 2012. Since then, it's always been in the back of mind. Thailand gracefully makes it to the list as one of the most adventurous destinations I'd love to pay a visit to someday.
10. St. Barths
St. Barths also has the celebrity stamp of approval from none other than the Kardashians, Martha Stewart and more! This gorgeous island in the French Antilles is also known for its incredible plane landings, which are said to be quite low and pretty scary. Hey, for a view like that, I think I could handle it.