The Best Vacation Destinations Without Huge Crowds
Getting away from routine and daily struggles is always the point of every travel story. Sometimes I don’t feel like mingling with huge crowds while on vacation, and you might feel the same too. Choosing a location that is not very hyped is the trick to avoiding overcrowded tourist destinations. It’s also important to take note of the time of the year when people are travelling and planning their vacations and avoid it.
I have come across the question ‘which are the best travel destinations without crowds’ severally. As a result, I decided to do a piece on the places I have visited which are little known but are still magnificently beautiful. You will definitely fall in love with the culture, scenery and the cuisines served in these places.
Before I used to frequent Cancun and Mexico City which I found to be a bit exhausting from all the traffic and people overcrowding the cities. Last summer a friend recommended Merida and I have to say I fell in love with the place. Merida is one of the oldest and finest colonial cities with very many artists and antique dealers. It is a great destination for any collector. I was able to enjoy the various Mayan sites found in the city starting with the Tulum, the Uxmal ruins and Chichén Itzá. The citizens are very friendly and welcoming in Merida.
The city is known for its past activities of drug trading and high murder rate. This is all in the past and today the city is said to be the best city to live in South America. It has also been labeled the world’s most innovative city from its state-of-the-art libraries, public transport, art galleries, and infrastructure. I spent a few days hopping from one rural town to another just outside the city and I had some lovely days. The most memorable rural town I visited and would love a return visit is Tamesis.
Whitsunday Island, Australia
This is the most exquisite and secluded beach that is located in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands. The white sand beach does not attract a lot of people currently because of the coral bleaching damage that is caused by climate change. Australian experts reports say that the reef is recovering and thus the island might soon start getting a lot of traffic. I would recommend you visit the island during the summer and enjoy a variety of cocktails served on breezy wooden decks with beautiful ocean views. You could even drive up to Whitehaven Beach ready to get on your sailboat, so you could enjoy all the beautiful seafront scenery out the window of your vehicle. Be it a car rental or a van rental, you can visit this site to find out more.
Madagascar is a huge island located on the southeast coast of Africa. The island is home to hundreds if not thousands of different animal species most of which are not found anywhere else on earth. The island boasts of rainforests, deserts, and beaches along the Indian Ocean. It’s the fourth largest island with 42 national parks and reserves for anyone who loves the outdoors. I visited two of the national parks and I got to learn and see different kinds of birds, moths, and lemurs.
The Big Island, Hawaii
The Big Island, as the name suggests, is huge and, therefore, it can accommodate many tourists. The last time I visited the island, statistics showed that there were approximately 165,000 visitors and I can tell you that the Island did not look crowded. I visited several other places last summer on the island including Volcanoes National Park, Kona, Hilo, and Black Sand Beach, and the places were not at any given point crowded.
I took this trip with a friend and it was the best international retreat I have had in my lifetime. To get to French Polynesia, we travelled approximately eight hours to the West Coast. They have boats for hire which you can use to get out on the waters and enjoy the view closely. We also got to visit Moorea Tahiti and Bora Bora islands briefly and for sure Bora Bora is at the top of my travel destinations, closely followed by Tahiti and Moorea.
Big Bend National Park, Texas
If you are looking for campsite hikes, river adventures, and some breath-taking dark skies and open space, Big Bend National Park in Texas should be on your bucket list. You can visit the park at any time of the year even during the winter because the temperatures in the area rarely drop below 40F even at night, making it ideal for campers. On certain nights, you will be able to see over 2,500 different stars with your naked eyes.
Travelling to uncrowded- sometimes even seemingly deserted- destinations can be fulfilling in its own way. You get to enjoy the place itself and take it in without distractions. If you dare take this kind of trip, then I highly recommend the above destinations based on my own personal experience, as I love going to every single one of them.