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Shark diving is my ultimate #1 activity on my bucket list. I’m deadly serious. It’s something I’ve dreamt about doing ever since I was old enough to swim. I imagine no other experience on Earth could make you feel as vulnerable to your surroundings yet so at peace with nature. An exhilarating swim with some of our sharp toothed friends could be enough to make anyone cry, but for me it’s something on my to-do list that I’m itching to tick off. The strange thing is, I have an irrational fear of sharks at the bottom of the swimming pool. Don’t tell me I’m the only one! I’ve put some serious thought into this post and I now want to share with you my top 5 destinations I want to visit before I die (unless a shark eats me first). Did I also mention that I also want to travel the world and sleep in luxury hotels? I’m a girl who wants everything and won’t stop until I get it!
My number one destination is pretty damn obvious. Apparently I bang on about it every single day. My boyfriend says I’m obsessed and my colleague caught on and even changed one of my work passwords to ‘Maldives’. I wish I was kidding. With its dreamy overwater bungalows dipped in emerald waters, dreamy palm trees and soft sands, the Maldives is everyone’s image of a tropical paradise. Could you imagine sleeping in a luxury water villa, dining in underwater restaurants, lounging in hammocks on the water and gazing at the purple Maldivian sunsets every single day? I don’t think I’m asking for too much here! Scuba & Snorkeling is also the most top rated thing to do during the day, I would never want to come home…
An absolutely stunning country in the South Pacific, I see pictures on Pinterest all the time and I swoon hard. Fiji is known as an ‘archipelago of more than 300 islands’ and is famed for its rugged landscape and deep blue lagoons. Let’s not forget the stunning beaches lined in palm trees. Travel site Clickstay has a list of over 1000 villas and 12,000 holiday homes and I recently came across this absolutely stunning private villa which can be mine for just £3,060 per week in Fiji. For this, I’d get a 5-star villa accommodation which hosts 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a swimming pool, nestled in the heart of Nadi Bay. If I had the £ I’d pay double for exquisite panoramic views of the Mamanuca Islands and sleeping mountains. Girls holiday, anyone?
There’s a great chance that I might be visiting Bali in the near distant future but I’ll try not to jynx it. What’s not to love about an Indonesian island famously known for its volcanic mountains, picturesque rice paddies, gorgeous beaches and some of the prettiest sights, ever? Bali is a magnet to people like me who thrives on vibrant cultures and Instagram worthy sights. A large majority of Bali tourists are actually from Australia and I’ve heard that the place is actually a foodie heaven if you know the best places to look. I also want to visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, a nature reserve and a sacred Hindu temple complex which is covered in monkeys that greet you if you give them banana’s – I’d love that so much! I’ve already told my boyfriend we’re going.
G’day mate! What’s not to love about taking an exciting trip to the land down under? Usually the first thing you see on your TV on New Years Day, Sydney is home to dozens of sandy beaches (Bondi may just be the most famous stretch of sand in the world), beautiful attractions and of course the Opera House which sits magnificently in its harbourside location, further boasting stunning architecture and a beautiful skyline. The land of OZ is always known to be one of the best places to Shark Dive. A four hour drive away from Sydney is Fish Rock Cave, a 410-foot exciting dive for even the most experienced of divers. This site is most famous for the gray nurse shark. Hopefully one day I’ll make it to here, fingers crossed!
We were so close to booking a holiday to this stunning destination this year, but missed out after buying a house instead! Havana is a sensual and addictive city and seduces visitors with its steamy weather, American cars, sweet, zesty cocktails, and Afro-Cuban beats. ‘With her bedrock layered with Spanish empire treasure, slave-fuelled sugar wealth and a heavy top coating of communism, Havana is simply one of the world’s most exciting, confusing and compelling capitals’ says Time Out. Havana is the largest city in the Caribbean and also known to be one of the most culturally rich urban centres in the world. The city’s colonial past displays itself through vibrant painted houses and an overwhelming display of beautiful cathedrals, museums and mansions. The exotic and colourful city has tourist attractions at every turn.
So what do you think of my top 5 bucketlist places to visit? I’ve always been spoiled when it comes to holidays and as a child. I visited the likes of the Bahamas, Florida, Mexico… the lot! Now I’m older I feel I could appreciate travelling more. I’ve already travelled around Europe and that experience was the best month of my life, long may it continue. I hope you have enjoyed reading my post and have added a few of these destinations to your own Travel Bucketlist. This post is sponsored by Clickstay.com, but every single destination is my own choice. Please note: all photos were found on Google, Pinterest or Clickstay.