Now that spring has arrived, you may be coming down with a bit of cabin fever. The spring and summer months are the perfect time to plan a holiday that will help you escape from it all the stresses and tensions in everyday life. If you work hard and start saving, you might just find yourself in one of these enticing travel destinations this year:
If you’re looking for a beach break this spring, set your sights on Grenada. Truly one of the last truly unspoilt islands in the Caribbean, Grenada beckons travellers with its clear turquoise waters and sandy beaches. But there’s more to Grenada than just walking the shorelines and soaking up the sunshine. Nature lovers will enjoy trekking to beautiful waterfalls spread throughout the island or encountering exotic birds, animals, and plant life at the Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve. Those interested in diving should plan a visit the intriguing Underwater Sculpture Garden just north of St. George’s. Culinary tourists should make a stop at the Dougaldston Spice Estate or the Grenada Chocolate Company.
This is definitely the year to visit Marseille, which was named as one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2013. As such, there will be plenty of special festivities and events on throughout the year in this French city. Several new museums and galleries are opening this year, including the Villa Mediteranee, J1, FRAC, and the Panorama. Historical attractions you won’t want to miss include the Vieux Port, Notre Dame de la Garde Cathedral, and the Mediterranean Archaeological Museum.
Cape Town, South Africa
Stunning landscapes, adventure tourism, and bustling city life — Cape Town has it all! While the rainy season lasts from June through August, conditions start to clear up in September. Then, you’ll have the chance to have close encounters with exotic wildlife such as zebras and baboons at the Cape Point and Good Hope Nature Reserve, or go head-to-head with a shark on a diving trip to Gansbaii. Get the best views of the harbor and the “City Bowl” from Cape Town’s famous Cable Car, and do your souvenir shopping at the Pan African Market. Icelolly offer some great holiday deals to Cape town!
For clubbers, there’s simply no better place to party in the summertime months than Ibiza, revered for its all-day dance parties at the Bora Bora beach bar on Playa d’en Bossa and its raging nightlife programming at clubs like Amnesia, DC10, Es Paradis, and Ushuaia. But even if you’re not into clubbing, Ibiza still has plenty to offer. Check out the historical buildings in Dalt Vila (Old Town) or browse the stalls at one of the island’s famous hippie markets. If you’re looking for less crowded beaches, try Cala San Vincente or Pou Des Lleo.