exotic holiday destinations

5 Exotic Holiday Destinations for 2018

10 January 2018 by Anna Staford

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There’s no shortage of beautiful places in the world. From the Maldives and Paris to Belize and Colombia, we’re surrounded by beauty in all shapes and forms.When it comes to planning a memorable vacation, however, you’re not just looking for an attractive landscape. You’re looking for an experience that allows you to reconnect with yourself and discover the true meaning of being “alive”.With so many stunning places to choose from, finding an exotic holiday destination that ticks all the boxes can be quite a challenge. Instead of jumping on the bandwagon and going where everyone else is, make 2018 the year of excitement and wonder by checking out these breathtaking, authentic places from around the world!

1. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires holiday

If the colourful district if La Boca isn’t enough to seduce you into planning a trip South America, you’ll definitely be swayed by the ornate performing arts centre called the Colon Theatre, the iconic 19th-century Central Square, and the restored historic ruins of 15th century and don’t forget La Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place for notables such as Eva Peron (Evita), Napoleons granddaughter, past presidents, military heroes and the rich and famous of Buenos Aires.Tango your way through the gorgeous streets of the city and make your trip even more colourful!

2. Vis, Croatia

Want to travel to Europe?Ditch the predictable route and explore the beautiful Croatian island of Vis, guaranteed to steal your heart.If crystal clear waters and dramatic cliffs are your thing, you’re going to love this gem of a find. Once you’ve had your fill, you can take a boat to Europe’s best beach.

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3. Cape Town, South Africa

When a place is titled “Most Beautiful City in the World”, you’ve got to be intrigued enough to visit just once.Voted no. 1 by 90,000 readers in the 2017 Telegraph Traveller Awards, this coastal jewel glitters with bucolic vineyards, mighty mountains, and magnificent beaches that transform into a vision of incomparable beauty with every sunset.

4. Madagascar, East Africa


No trip is truly exotic until you’ve had the chance to discover amazing wildlife.Madagascar maintains the world’s most unique eco-system, with Masaoala National Park being home to 2% of the earth’s animal and plant species. Here’s a place that’ll truly make you wild for Africa!

5. Osaka, Japan

If you’re interested in Asia, consider making a trip to Osaka instead of Tokyo for a 360 view of the famous Japanese Gardens from the peak of a moat-encircled castle.An oasis of natural beauty, Osaka will leave you with a calming stillness in a fast-paced life that few other places in the world can deliver.

When travelling the world, never forget your safety and follow the latest travel advice from the FCO. Contact us for travel insurance and plan an unforgettable trip that’s as safe as it is beautiful!

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