5 top destinations to lose yourself
It’s the source of many a daydream or adventure story. You get stranded. You are at the mercy of Lady Luck as to where you are abandoned but, as this is your fantasy, some sort of deserted island paradise would seem likely.
Here are five destinations that will leave you desperate to avoid rescue.
1. The Maldives
Each picture you see of these idyllic islands is more perfect than the last. Lush white sands stretch as far as the eye can see while the tranquil, crystal waters entice and beg to be explored as you discover all the treasures that lie beneath the surface.
With diving spots unrivalled throughout the rest of the world, the Maldives is so naturally breathtaking it has really needed next to no input from humans to become one of the most beautiful places on earth and the perfect place to be stranded.
Maldives holidays can be everything from adventures on and off shore filled with adrenalin rushes and thrilling escapades to relaxing and unwinding with long hours on the sand or by the pool.
As mentioned, the diving simply has to be seen to be believed but there are also hotspots for surfing and a host of other activities to get the blood rushing. Alternatively, feel your troubles melt away in the sun as you move from one perfect beach to the next.
On the other hand, if you’d rather take your mind off your ‘predicament’ and help the hours and days till rescue fly by, then try to make sure you’re stranded somewhere in Mexico.
This most vibrant section of Central America has all the attractions and distractions you could possibly want. From colourful cities to picturesque beaches, fascinating ruins to diverse bars and clubs, not to mention the most amazing food, Mexico holidays have it all.
For a different experience entirely, try and escape to one or more of Fiji’s 333 magnificent islands. Set in the midst of the tropical South Pacific, a trip to Fiji represents a trip to paradise. The beaches and waters sit firmly in the category entitled ‘perfection’ and the pristine oceans are ideal for a host of thrilling watersport ventures.
You’re sure to be made to feel welcome by the generous locals who will do everything in their power to take your mind off your situation, be it with a relaxing massage, some retail therapy or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
4. St Lucia
The Caribbean island boasts the most stunning of natural landscapes with palm-fringed beaches, unspoiled rainforests and jaw-dropping mountains all competing for your eyes’ attention. Make memories will last a lifetime with the help of the breath-taking views, ever-friendly locals and fascinating culture.
The jewel in the Mascarene Islands crown, Mauritius holidays simply have to be experienced. To enjoy this remarkable island and all it has to offer, be sure to engineer your downfall just off the South East coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. With any luck, you’ll wind up in Mauritius and will be able to set about exploring the dazzling beaches and sights on offer.
Both Grand and Blue Bay are perfect for adventurous water sports while the white beaches of Flic en Flac are fringed with picturesque Casuarina trees.
The golf courses, spas, shopping and deep sea fishing opportunities offer further temptations to ignore the rescue helicopter.