Planning to finally do some travel in 2019? If you haven’t been traveling for a while, you may be wondering how you’ll possibly narrow down your options. Luckily, we’ve got the lowdown on where to go and why. Here are the top vacation destinations for 2019:
Sri Lanka has long been known as a place that draws more intrepid travellers for its incredible wildlife, timeless temples, and mix of cultures and religions. But it is now even more accessible, attracting eco-tourists, adrenaline junkies, and families. If you’ve always wanted to visit Sri Lanka, now is the time to go.
People have been raving about Jordan for years, but it seems like now everyone is sitting up and listening. From the amazing Rift Valley landscape, to the dead sea, Petra, and the Jordan trail, you’ll need to take the time you’re planning to spend and double it.
This is the second-largest barrier reef in the world, packed with some of the most accessible and extensive cave systems in the region. The people here are a mix of Mennonite, Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, Maya, and of course, expats. Yet, Belize is still underrated- although the government is now taking steps to protect its marine environment, and travellers are finding it easy to discover a part of Central America that’s safe, relatively free from crowds of tourists, and easy to get to.
France has long been a big draw for travelers from around the world, and 2019 is no different. However, people are beginning to realize that France is more than just Paris. If you’re planning to travel in winter (and why not), consider a ski holiday in France. Not only will you be able to enjoy the snow, but you can also check out some of the amazing Christmas markets in the region.
The Maldives used to be a honeymoon destination, and only affordable for the more ‘well-heeled.’ Thankfully, this is changing, and more hotels are opening up at a variety of price points. Here, you’ll find unique experiences, like a massage in an underwater spa, or eating at an underwater restaurant. The sheer variety of islands ensure that there’s something for everyone here, while there are plenty of overwater bungalows (many with their own private plunge pools) for people who simply want to relax. If you’ve got enough time, you can even stopover in Sri Lanka on the way.