2015 will be soon upon us. This means several things, out of which the most important is this: there are some places you don’t want to miss visiting this year. If you have time for a holiday in January or February and you want to elude the cold season that is wreaking havoc in Europe and North America, the beginning of 2015 is the best period of the year to visit the best tropical destinations in the world. This is the warm season in most of the world’s most affordable tropical locations, so prices are already starting to come down.
From South America to South-East Asia, South Pacific and everywhere in between, you can’t get enough of what our marvelous planet has to offer in terms of tropical beaches. For a perfect winter getaway, here are the best tropical destinations in 2015.
1. Tulum, Mexico
This is a phenomenal place to visit, as you can gaze upon the ancient structures while swimming in the clear water. This walled city was the last known to be built by Mayans. Modern archeologists have done a flawless job at preserving the site. In addition to swimming and chilling, you can visit the Temple of the frescoes, explore an underground river or snorkel deep inside of the caves. Most hotels around Tulum have a 4.5 star rating, which makes them exceptional for accommodation.
2. Eleuthera, Bahamas
Eleuthera includes some of the most beautiful beaches of Bahamas. The white sands and tranquil pink are the perfect remedy for the weary traveler who seeks solitude. This 110-mile long island has tens of miles of unspoiled pink sand beaches. If you love solitude, this is the place to come. However, do not forget to take a peek at the “glass window”, where the Atlantic Ocean meets with the Caribbean Sea.
3. Oahu, Hawaii
The North shore of Oahu, is definitely the place where the best surfers of the world gather every January and February. The Ehukai Beach and Sunset Beach are exceptional for surfing. Some of the most popular attractions in Oahu include the USS Arizona Memorial (Honolulu), Pearl Harbor monument, Bellows Field Beach Park, Makapuu lighthouse trail, Shangri La and Ko Olina Lagoons.
4. Matira Beach, Bora Bora
French Polynesia is renowned for its beautiful islands and beaches. The Matira beach stands out due to its white sand, sparkling turquoise water and romantic bungalows where you can spend an unforgettable experience with your loved one.
5. Ko Samui
Ko Samui is a well-famed island in South Thailand, featuring a tropical monsoon climate. Although this was once a thriving Thai fishing community, this island has become the perfect venue for people who want to have a one-in-a-lifetime experience in the middle of the winter.
If you choose to come to this place, you need to know that there are a plethora of Samui houses for rent. You can practically spend up to 10 days in this exotic place at half the price, especially in the beginning of the year. Some of the attractions you should see are the Mu Ko Ang Thong Park, Koh Tan, Wat Plai Laem, Angthong National Marine Park and of course the well famed Silver Beach.