Outbound travel from Canada is slowly picking up, and these destinations have “sand, sun and fun” written all over it for a rejuvenating vacation.
The impact of the pandemic has been quite harsh on Canadians, as the restrictions persist for up to two years after it was first implemented. As the world gradually emerges from restrictions, it is true that Canadians are also hungry to be free to travel again. With the gradual easing of travel requirements, it looks like people will soon be ready to start traveling after more than two years of being trapped at home. Canadians are undoubtedly hungry for a getaway somewhere sunny or at least warmer than below 0°C. For those on that winter escape boat, here are some destinations to visit for sun, sand, and some adventure.
Barbados is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean. The island’s atmosphere is warm and sunny all year round, making it perfect for a winter getaway. The island also has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Visiting travelers can choose between relaxing beaches of natural beauty and those suitable for thrilling water activities. The island’s rich culture and delicious cuisine are also the things to enjoy on this beautiful island.
9 California, United States
California is full of things to see and do, making it one of the most fun states in the United States. It was even recently ranked by Forbes as the most fun state in the United States and it is easy to see why this state is so appealing to people. The list of adventures offered by the state is endless, from wine tasting and hot air balloon rides in Napa to exploring the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, thrilling Disneyland in Anaheim and Hollywood in Los Angeles.
8 Florida, United States
Florida is the hottest state in the United States and is perfect for Canadians looking for a cozy getaway nearby. The state features a vibrant atmosphere and so many interesting adventures. In Miami, travelers will experience incredible beaches and a party lifestyle until dawn, while a place like the Florida Keys is ideal for laid-back beach vacations. For extreme heat and water sports interesting, go to Key West.
The Caribbean remains the top destination for travelers seeking sun and sand and Belize is one of the Caribbean islands that offers these pleasant elements in abundance. The island is part of the Top 10 countries in 2022 awarded by planet alone. It features lush forests and beautiful beaches characterized by soft white sand, tall palm trees and turquoise waters. Belize is home to the Belize Barrier Reef – the second largest barrier reef in the world, alongside many other coral reefs that are excellent stopovers for diving. The rich culture of the island also adds to its appeal.
6 Dominican Republic
Like many other Caribbean islands, the beaches of the Dominican Republic are its most attractive offerings. It’s the second largest country in the Caribbean, so there are plenty of beaches to choose from. The island consists of mountains, waterfalls and lush vegetation that provide wonderful stops for outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. Other things to enjoy here include – whale watching, golf and delicious food.
5 Costa Rica
Costa Rica offers some of the most thrilling adventures on the planet. When you think of amazing surfing, thrilling white water rafting, abundant wildlife and so many mountains, then they just described Costa Rica. This Central American country enjoys pleasant weather as the sun shines all year round while strong and continuous winds work tirelessly to cool the heat. Costa Rica’s biodiversity is one of the best in the world and there are many parks across the country where this biodiversity can be observed. A walk through the lush forests even presents sights of certain plants and animals as they are in abundance.
Located in Southeast Asia, this large archipelago is famous for its many active volcanoes and dream beaches. The island has a tropical climate that features warm temperature all year round. Things to do in Indonesia range from surfing the beaches, to hiking the trails, to tasting the delicious foods that people love so much. Besides its huge list of things to see and do, the island is also surprisingly inexpensive, so it won’t take much to have a good time here. Rock climbing, shopping, and exploring the country’s impressive art are other things to do here.
Thailand is a popular tourist destination for many reasons, but the year-round warm weather is definitely one of them. It is one of the most dynamic countries in the world. The incredible nightlife is the highlight of a visit to Thailand. Many streets across the country feature fun bars, lively nightclubs, and engaging food stalls to ensure travelers always have something to entertain themselves. There are plenty of other things to do during the day in Thailand like – riding a tuk-tuk, watching Muay Thai fights and climbing rocks; however, the nightlife (and massages) is one of the best things to experience here.
2 Kauai, Hawaii
Kaui Island is an adventurer’s paradise. Its mountainous terrain and surrounding bodies of water create the setting for many exciting activities. For thrills, start with the Kalalau trail which is one of the best hikes on the island, then continue surfing at one of the many beaches on the island. This stunning island of culture and scenery also offers amazing diving and mountaineering, so be sure to bring all your energy. For more experiences, attend a luau and then camp in the jungle to enjoy the unique landscape that characterizes this garden island.
Tahiti presents a unique culture and laid-back beach experience. Hospitable people are always ready to provide an unforgettable experience with their delicious cuisine and rich culture. Here, travelers will find adventurous snorkeling spots and beautiful beaches with waters generally conducive to comfortable swimming year-round. Some beaches are characterized by strong winds and massive waves, making them incredible scenes for surfing. The island also offers beautiful waterfalls, impressive art museums and interesting farmers markets for those yearning for more of this French Polynesian island experience.
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