The list has become an authority in the travel and holiday industry and as such, we were really looking forward to the 2018 report. Well, the company has just released its ultimate destination list and even though it’s a fairly diverse selection, there were a few surprises.
Here’s the full list for you:
1. Ishigaki, Japan
Ishigaki is a Japanese island city known for its white-sand beaches and coral reefs. It has several big palm tree forests and pineapple plantations. Water sports are also very popular with visitors. This destination is ranked first this list.
2. Kapa’a, Hawaii
Kapa’a is an exotic destination with breathtaking beach fronts and other natural wonders. The Kapa’a beach park is a popular spot too. Kapa’a has that small town vibe with a host of modern amenities to keep you entertained during your vacations.
3. Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi is often referred to as Africa’s safari capital. It’s a bustling city that offers the charm of the wild to its visitors. Nairobi’s National Park is a very popular destination. There’s also a large game reserve used for breeding endangered black rhinos and the Giraffe Manor, a cool hideaway where you can see giraffes up close.
4. Halifax, Nova Scotia
The small town of Halifax can be walked. There are so many attractions in it. The maritime museum of the Atlantic should not be missed. The 18th century Citadel National Historic site is also an iconic symbol of the city. There are many great restaurants and malls too.
5. Gdansk, Poland
The city of Gdansk is located on Poland’s Baltic Sea coast and it’s a major center for the lovers of history. The old town has stood there for centuries although it had to be reconstructed after the world wars. Nonetheless, its rustic allure is still there and it’s a great attraction for foreign visitors.
6. San Jose, Costa Rica
San José is the capital of Costa Rica. Although it’s mostly known for its authentic coffee, you can also enjoy a number of great landmarks such as the Museo de los Ninos, the National Museum of Costa Rica and the Arenal Volcano.
7. Riga, Latvia
Riga is the largest city in the Baltics and it’s a melting pot of culture. The old town in particular still carries its centuries old charm. Restaurants serving a wide range of dishes are also ideal spots to hang out.
8. Rovinj, Croatia
Rovinj is one of the most popular coastal destinations in Croatia. The city is filled with inviting colorful buildings, a stunning pebble beach, and breathtaking cobblestone streets that will melt your heart.
9. Nerja, Spain
The small town of Nerja along the Spanish Mediterranean coast offers the ultimate beach experience. The town’s thick culture and high class hotels will provide the best vacation hideaway for anyone.
10. Casablanca, Morocco
The city of Casablanca is described as an authentic Moroccan city with a deceptively simple western influence. There’s a lot of European style architecture, art museum, and the Hassan II Mosque which are important symbols of the city.