2020 has been a year that has put a spoke in the wheels of unprecedented number of holiday plans. The situation with the pandemic in big part of the world has led to an immense number of cancellations, travel restrictions and uncertainty. A multitude of well-planned and long-awaited vacations have been completely crossed out of the calendar or postponed for indefinite time. Many of us feel anxiety, uneasiness and probably also fear to undertake even a short journey and all this is justified as it comes to our own health, safety and comfort in this extraordinary period. For others the travel bug and itch of wanderlust is a reason to continue looking for safe escape and oases for leisure amid the ocean of rising numbers of infection cases around the world.
Here are 5 recommendations to consider if you feel the vital need to recharge your batteries, feed the urge for new experiences or are looking for a gulp of fresh air in the current times;
The magnetic power of Cuba has not ceased to provoke real aficionados even in the last difficult months. Some areas of the country might be restricted to visit depending on the traveler’s destination of origin, but there are others, which could be still not banned for you.
Cigars, rum, retro cars and passionate rhythms are just few extras to the rich culture and abundant nature this tropical island has to offer to its visitors.
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Exotic islands and atolls, endless sun, blue sky and crystal waters in the middle of the ocean.
Who has not dreamed of a vacation in Paradise? Alone the names Bora Bora, Tahiti or Mo’orea awake images of pristine pieces of Eden in our minds. Unfortunately even places like the ones just mentioned have not been saved from the pandemic but are still reporting relatively low number of infections. Now might be the right moment for you to discover this getaway of your dreams.
Recently Europe has been severely suffering under a second wave of increasing positive rates all over the continent. There are few places, which are still keeping the spread of cases under reasonable control and Cyprus is one of them.
If you want to experience the flair and culture of the Eastern Med in unique mixture of Greek and Turkish cuisine and hospitality this might be the right place for you.
Be aware of various restrictions and requirements that might be in place depending on which part of the world you are traveling from.
One of the ABC islands of the Dutch Lesser Antilles, Curacao is part of the Caribbean region, which has seen comparatively lower spread of coronavirus cases to other parts of the world. Although the measures implied here are not meant to restrict travel, depending on your arrival destination you might need to undergo a certain quarantine period.
The colorful island appeals with blue waters, coral reefs, strong Dutch influence and of course the tasty Creole cuisine with the famous Curacao liqueur for a finish.
Kuda Bandos, Maldives
Although with number of positive cases to be considered, the Maldives is one of the destinations on the lower-risk part of the list of countries, which continues to promote international travel and tourism. Consisting of archipelagos that are practically isolated from other parts of the world, the control and prevention measures here can be applied quite effectively.
No wonder that some of the most spectacular under water views, stunning island beaches and fabulously colored waters of this magical islands attract many visitors looking for a renewing break from the daily routine.