Top 5 End of Summer Travel Destinations

With only a few weeks left of summer, it’s time to stop postponing that exotic holiday.

Take some inspiration from this list of top tropical holiday destinations. 

1. Hawaii

Say aloha to the dream vacation you’ve always talked about. Even though it’s currently winter in Hawaii, the average temperature on the island destination at this time of year is still a toasty 26 degrees Celsius. Enjoy the luxuries of the sun and surf without the excess of tourists. 

2. Bali

Check out this timeless tropical island for a holiday you can afford. Barter at the markets, trek up the volcanic Mount Batur, swim through the coral reefs, take a ride down the water rapids or even just relax on the beach for an unforgettable trip.

3. Maldives

This summer the Maldives has a range of activities to keep you busy, with everything from visiting their numerous beaches, lagoons and reefs, to experiencing the culture at the Grand Friday Mosque, to getting amongst the hustle and bustle of the Malé fish market. 

4. Phuket

February is one of the best times of year to visit Thailand’s southern province, with warm, sunny weather, calm sea waters perfect for taking a dip, and an active nightlife. Keeping the balance between partying and relaxing has never been so easy.

5. Fiji

Visiting Fiji in the off-peak season is the perfect time for scuba divers to visit. Off-peak season means it is not only quieter, but cheaper too. In the calmer oceans at this time of year, scuba divers can explore more remote and coral reefs from dive boats, and manta rays are visible in large numbers.

Words by Darcy Stephens