The Best Beach Vacation Destinations Of 2008

According to Trip Advisor.com these are the best beach vacation destinations for 2008. I have provided some tourist information about each location that I observed, experienced, or educated myself on before I visited these locations.

  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic-Beautiful but make sure to stay at a secure resort. The Dominican Republic is a beautiful but poorer country so a lot of the locals with try to rip you off, try to sell you drugs, or you could experience many other unfortunate episodes. The safest thing to do is stay at the resort or travel in big groups and you will be fine
  • Maui, Hawaii- I enjoyed Maui by biking down the volcano which makes up the island, which was a lot of fun and viewing active lava spots! Another WONDERFUL suggestion is taking a short boat ride to Molokini Crater which is declared a marine preserve and one of the top ten snorkel sites in the world! It is also home to more than 250 species of fish!!! You will get your monies worth here :)
  • Outer Banks, North Carolina- The Outer Banks is a coastal playground full of natural activities for both the novice and experienced adventurer. They have cultural arts performances, historical light houses, spectacular museums, super sports, and fishing some of the best angling waters in the world!
  • Bahamas-So many islands to choose from Nassau is down right the best Bahama Island. You can skip Grand Bahama Island as this is mostly a shipping island though there are big casinos, nice shopping areas, and gorgeous waters and resorts here. Nassau is more tourist friendly with much more to do.
  • Cobo San Lucas, Mexico-The best of the best of Mexico along with Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!!! If you can visit both of these cities in the same trip you are in for a tranquil, relaxing, and hands down the most beautiful beaches in Mexico!!!
  • Key West, Florida-Crawling with night life and pop culture this is a great wild vacation destination…but don’t wander too far off the beaten path as there is sketchy areas that tend to creep up on the adventurous explorer.
  • Bermuda- The culture here is unbelievable! The locals are so tourist friendly, something you don’t find in many foreign cities/countries. Bermuda has the best golfing in the Atlantic, in addition to the water being crystal clear with pink sand beaches…I think every one should visit Bermuda…IT IS SO RELAXING!!!
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico- LOVE IT!!! Again along with Cobo San Lucas, Mexico, there is no place better or more beautiful that these two cities in Mexico!!! This is a great spring break location as well!
  • Santa Monica, California- I enjoyed the Santa Monica Pier when I was there and the surfing was good but if you want bright blue waters you will have to go to the Mexico, the Caribbean or Hawaii for that. Santa Monica is very close to Hollywood California and it is worth driving around to see the “HOLLYWOOD” sign and the walk of fame!
  • Turks & Caicos- Turks and Caicos Islands has one of the longest coral reefs in the world, making it a premier diving destination. These islands are mainly flat and consist of major islands: Salt Cay, Grand Turk, South Caicos, East Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales and West Caicos. With East Caicos and West Caicos being uninhabited. ALSO the people/locals/natives who reside here are recognized from tourists for their friendliness, which always makes a great vacation!

I hope you all enjoyed this post as I love to travel and love to share my experiences. I will be posting more traveling experiences in the future in between shopping posts (which I love to do as well) and healthy living posts. If you have any suggestions or want to know more information on ANYTHING else I would love to hear ideas. Leave a comment stating what you are interested in or want to know more about and I will research and post about it :D Have A WONDERFUL day!

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