Now that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us (fingers crossed), many people have travel on the mind. Keep reading for our list of six places to visit on your next getaway.
Check out these six paradise-like island places to visit next!
6 Island Places to Visit Next
Does anything sound better right now than an Antigua all-inclusive vacation? Antigua is known for its abundance of beautiful Caribbean seaside beaches, blue water, and amazing scenery. In fact, there are 365 stunning beaches in Antigua—that’s one beach for each day of the year for visitors to discover! Some beaches in Antigua even have pink and salmon-colored sands—a sight you won’t soon forget.
Home to some of the world’s most delicious seafood, Antigua is the site of a foodie’s dream vacation. Enjoy fine dining and local spirits. Pack your adventurous side for world-class scuba diving and water sports. We can’t forget to mention that, unlike most tropical destinations, humidity in Antigua is relatively low—that means you can enjoy being outside and soaking up the sun that much more.
#2. The Florida Keys
If you’re not quite ready to venture beyond U.S. borders, the Florida Keys offer crystal blue waters and white sands—and you don’t have to leave the country. The laid-back islands nestled between Key Largo and Key West are the perfect place to get some much-needed R&R. There are plenty of activities for the whole family, from astronomer-led stargazing night walks to a Turtle Hospital and everything in between.
If you’re looking for a place to explore while remaining socially distant, the wide-open landscapes of Kenya are perfect for your next getaway. The country is performing rigorous COVID testing and temperature-taking to ensure travelers stay safe.
From picturesque safaris to miles and miles of barely touched coastline, lakelands, and don’t forget the incredible once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience—Kenya is the place to be. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have breakfast with towering giraffes? What about seeing lions in their natural habitat? Kenya is an animal lover’s paradise. It’s a bucket-list trip everybody should experience at least once in a lifetime.
#4. Costa Rica
Costa Rica has one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in Latin America. This hopeful statistic is bolstered by the UN’s highlighting of Costa Rica for its successful management and containment of COVID-19. This makes Costa Rica the perfect spot for people to feel confident as they return to travel.
But safety is just one benefit: Costa Rica is also jaw-droppingly beautiful. It has something to offer travelers of all kinds. The island nation is known for its amazing national parks where tourists can get down with thriving activities like river rafting, cave tubing, zip-lining, and canyoning. Costa Rica is also one of the best holiday spots for animal lovers looking to get up close and personal with macaws, sea turtles, and even adorable sloths.
Mexico was one of the first countries to reopen its borders to American travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many destinations to choose from, from Cabo San Lucas to Cancun to Tulum, you’ll be sure to find just what you’re looking for in an ideal getaway.
If you’re looking for a more food-driven, urban, and authentic experience, there’s Mexico City. The city is teeming with history, but it has a rich and always evolving cultural landscape. Mexico City is undergoing a reawakening, as stylish hot spots breathe new life into North America’s most populous city.
If you’ve been dreaming of staying in over-the-water bungalows and enjoying a romantic and secluded vibe on your next getaway, Montego Bay has got just what you’re looking for. Staying in a private villa provides an unmatched connection to the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy floating water hammocks and a private plunge pool for the ultimate aromatic getaway.
If and when you’re ready to seek out some adventure, Jamaica has plenty to offer—from beautiful beaches and hiking to water sports, surfing, jet-skiing, boating, and parasailing. You can even swim with horses in Jamaica! Jamaica also features a vibrant cultural scene that includes reggae music, street dances, festivals, carnival, and more—all topped off with beautiful sunshine and warm weather.
Many people are eager to get back out and explore the world after lockdown and travel restrictions. Who can blame them?! Check out one (or all!) of the spots on our curated list of where to visit for your next getaway—and don’t forget to tell us all the fun things you did on vacation. We look forward to hearing from you.