You know the destinations that give you those ''Pinch Me'' moments?! Like, am I really seeing this? Well, here are 7 jaw-dropping destinations that you won't believe exist.. but trust, they defo do! And you should get yourself out there to see them. So, start adding them to that bucket list!
Dazzling, sparkling, and the home to one of Greece's most beautiful hidden gems is Sivota's blue lagoon. The crystal clear waters are home to the picturesque, jaw-droppingly stunning blue lagoon. Pure Iranian idyllic bliss. From snorkelling alongside its abundant marine life to laying out on the golden sandy beaches, a visit to Sivota's blue lagoon is a MUST. In Tru fashion, it's a highlight of our Greece Sailing Adventure.
Never heard of it? Not many people have! But this island is M-A-G-I-C-A-L. The definition of off the beaten path. Isla Roots in San Bernado Islands is a tropical dream in the Colombian Caribbean sea. Crystal clear waters, diverse coral reefs and jaw-dropping sunsets. A private island set deep in the mangroves just 2 hours from Cartagena. You have to be in the know to know, you know? A small eco-friendly hostel in the middle of paradise. From wakeboarding to kayaking, water skiing, to beachfront cocktails. Isla Roots is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience a truly life-changing trip.
Mojo Island... There's no way you've been here! Well.. unless you've been on tour with us in Indonesia, A hidden secret to the travelling world! Only accessible by boat, Mojo is home to stunning untouched emerald greenery, an abundance of healthy wildlife and one of the most breathtaking waterfalls you could ever dream of seeing. Bikini's, camera's, mankini's at the ready as you can spend the day dipping in and out of the falls. Mojo is a hidden jungle of adventure, exploration and bucket list ticking experiences, which is why it's a TruExclusive of ours!
Ever growing in popularity over the years is Khao Sok National Park! You might have seen pictures over the gram of this awe-inspiring destination, but the reality? Jeeeeeeze, it's so much more than any photo could ever show. A must visit if heading to Thailand. Picture this, floating bungalows surrounded by golden limestone mountains set in amongst dense, luscious jungles. The dream, right? Whether you fancy relaxing, floating in a rubber ring in the warm waters, kayaking into untouched caves and hidden greenery or just sitting back and enjoying this picture-perfect view, Khao Sok HAS to be on your bucket list.
The Cenotes! Wow, firstly is all we can say.. Secondly, WOW! Known to be the hidden gems of the Yucatan, these magical waters are located 10's of meters underground. The Maya believed cenotes to be a gateway to Xibalba, the underworld. The god of rain, Chaac, was thought to live at the bottom of these sacred wells. Cenotes are hidden all over Mexico, with one of the most popular and most visited being Cenote Ik-II, not far from Chichen Itza. Mexico should be on your bucket list for the ice-cold cervezas, the tangy yet spicy tacos, and the white sandy beaches anyway but swimming in the Cenotes' dazzling, ancient, natural beauty. Now that's the reason you should be shouting about it!
Ok, we admit it. The Maldives isn't a secret. We've all seen the floating bungalows over crystal clears aqua waters, the luxury and class of the exotic 5* hotels plastered all over Instagram, but have you seen the real Maldives? The jaw-dropping, untouched, natural beauty of the Maldives… Well, the island of Digurah might just be that. A 4km long sandbank with a maximum width of 300m, Complete island life bliss. Dhigurah has a population of around 600 and is located in the South Ari Atoll, known for its beautiful and diverse underwater world. One of the few places in the world where you can see large numbers of whale sharks, rare sea turtles, giant manta rays and thriving coral reefs. Over 1000 species of fish and other marine creatures live here. Snorkel's at the ready! It's out of this world! Dhigurah is off the beaten path, authentic and naturally jaw-droppingly beautiful. But, if you want to see the REAL Maldives, you have to take a visit here!
Croatia's hawt, that's a fact. The famous beach festivals, the world-renowned tv sets *cough cough* Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik's bars are second to none. But, Croatia is full of untouched natural beauty. From Krka National Park to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia is an array of diverse greenery and wildlife, but have you heard of Mljet National Park? Perhaps not... This stunning UNESCO World Heritage site is only accessible by boat. Yet, it is one of the most beautiful places in all of Croatia. Spend the days exploring the caves by kayak, cycling through the evergreen forest or sunbathing the edges of Mljet's saltwater lake! A must visit!
So there you have it, 7 jaw-dropping places you might never have heard of. As the world opens up, and so does international travel, it's time to start planning for the future and those insta posts, of course.
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