December 26, 2017 3 min read

It’s bad manners to keep a vacation waiting.
This new year, put your travel bucket list together with our comprehensive destination tips created just for you. From vivacious cities to quiet beach getaways, scroll down below and discover our list of top 5 vacation destinations to go to in 2018.

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Tenerife, Spain
Known as the island of a thousand experiences, Tenerife is filled with attractions that are truly breathtaking. Marine life lovers may be delighted to know that the south-west coast of the island carries spectacular whale watching with over 26 species of aquatic life, including baleen and killer whales, dolphins, pilot whales and blue whales. For an experience closer to nature, opt for a hike upTeide Volcano, the third highest volcano in the world. Should you feel tired during the hike, simply stop by the mountain refuge and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing dawn view. Tenerife additionally sports eight golf courses on the island, with other points of interest such as the Europe’s biggest water park,Siam Park, alongside the historical La Orotava,El Medano beach, and many more!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
A city with a grandiose personality, this region carries many monumental attractions andinteresting places to eat. While in town, be sure to delve into thechivito steak sandwich, an iconic national dish of tender beef steak, bacon, hard-boiled egg and ham! Wash it down with the city’s favourite drinks – thetannat wine and themedio y medio. Easily found in restaurants throughout the city, commuting is additionally a breeze, with taxis being the local’s economical way to travel. With attractions for every traveler, this destination is worth multiple visits for everyone. From theMuseo del Fútbolwhich hosted the first World Cup back in 1930, to vibrant markets such as theMercado del PuertoandVilla Biarritz Fair, Montevideo never ceases to amaze its visitors. Should you pay this country a visit, be sure to head over to the free observation deck on the 25th floor ofIntendencia Municipal de Montevideo, for a bird’s eye view of the city.

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
Located southeast of Bali, Nusa Lembongan is a boat ride away from the more populous region. Beautiful beyond words and relatively undiscovered, this island comprises of mangrove forests, seaweed farms, and tranquil beaches such as Jungut Batu and Dream Beach. A natural beauty to be explored by foot, this destination additionally allows surfing and drift diving. Unwind from the day’s while by heading to the neighbouring Nusa Ceningan for a spectacular sunset view, or lay back with a massage treatment from $7 an hour – your body will thank you for it.

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As Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean Islands in September 2017, many properties on the islands were left devastated and damaged. However few neighbouring regions were left unscathed, such as the Curacao, which also sees a 11% drop in hotel prices in 2018. With the new affordable rate in accommodation, there is really no reason not to drop by for Curacao’s mesmerizing Dutch architecture, dramatic coastlines and tranquil coves. Its flawless weather of82°F all-year round makes for aperfect family spring break getaway in 2018, with the destination dubbed as the best snorkeling and diving site on the edge of the Caribbean.

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Alentejo Coast, Portugal
A glorious beach relatively unknown, Portugal’s Alentego Coast is a stunning spectacle of clear waves and breathtaking cliffs. Deserted throughout the year with the exception of July and August (when major national holidays happen), enjoy fresh seafood, beautiful nature, and a calming ambience – with you being the only tourist on the region! Walk down to the stream in search of terrapins and otters, or travel uphill to the windmill for a panoramic view across the estate. A locals-only vacation spot, Alentejo Coast is indefinitely the ideal place to bring your family over.

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Ready to start your planning for the rest of the year? Let us know your thoughts on these destinations, and share your travel hacks with us in the comments below!
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