It’s good to check a few of the tried and true popular US and global locations off your travel wishlist, but it’s still best to add a few other places that aren’t as overcrowded with tourists. You can create a few unique memories and get those IG moments that don’t seem so overdone or clichéd while exploring a different part of a country.
Now that travelers are once again filling airports, it may be a good idea to visit a few off-the-beaten-path destinations. These spots are just as nice, are often much cheaper to visit and allow for a different travel experience. Check out some options below.
While tourists often flock to the resorts and beaches of Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, or Negril, Lucea, an area of Hanover in Jamaica, is definitely on its way to becoming a must-see city. Located less than an hour from Negril, Lucea is home to the Grand Palladium luxury resort properties, where you can enjoy all-inclusive amenities with affordable and luxurious options.
The drive alone, from Kingston’s Norman Manley Airport and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, is colorful, lush, peaceful and beautiful. You can get a glimpse of history with a stop at Fort Charlotte, one of the oldest structures in the area reflecting the days of shipping and pirates, and you can have a little fun in the water at Bull’s Bay Beach, Paradise Falls or Dry Hill. Falls.
While everyone is flocking to popular cities in West or South Africa, this capital of Cameroon can be a perfect place to visit, even if it is part of a Central Africa tour. There is hilly terrain with a city center, and the main public monuments to visit include the Reunification Monument and the National Museum. Other interesting places to visit are the Mefou National Park, home to a world famous primate sanctuary, or the Boise Sainte Anastasie, an oasis of gardens and groves in the city. And of course, a visit to Africa isn’t complete without visiting an extensive open market for street food, handmade items and souvenirs, and the Market in Bafoussam is one of the most popular.
NEW ZEALAND: Cook Islands
Travel enthusiasts said that this place often gives Hawaii vibes and you can definitely enjoy the beauty of lagoons especially Muri and Aitutaki, glorious mountains like Te Rua Manga and beaches like Black Rock , which are not as overcrowded with tourists in certain seasons as other South Pacific islands. The Punanga Nul street market is also where you can find fresh fish, fruit and clothing, and the famous Trader Jack’s restaurant is a local favourite.
DUTCH CARIBBEAN: Saba
Known as the smallest island in the region, it has a legendary solar park that supplies electricity to the entire island, and it has a luxurious, yet small-town feel with island vibe. Cove Bay, a swimming area known for its black rock and parkland, is a popular spot where you can enjoy mountain and ocean views. The town includes charming white houses with characteristic red roofs, many of which are vacation rentals or boutique hotels. The region also has a tropical forest, which is also a must for hikers. Other places to visit are the Harry L. Museum, housed in a 19th-century home of a then-sea captain, the Queen’s Hotel Restaurant, part of the exquisite resort and spa, and the Kakona, an arts center and shop.
Visitors love to come to the area for the ruins of Cartagena, especially the Roman Theater. The town is full of art deco allure, prominent among the buildings found along Calle Mayor, the main street, and another place to visit are the remains of the Punic walls. You can also enjoy local cuisine, with fresh fish and rice dishes that travelers love.
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