Known for its party scene and breathtaking scenery, Ibiza is a classic summer holiday favourite, but for those of us bored of the same destinations, we’ve scoped a few hidden gems we can’t wait to visit this summer. Filled with awe-inspiring views, crystal clear waters and local restaurants, take a look at our top picks.
1. Corsica, France
Corsica is loved for its rugged coastal landscape and lush greenery. Looking for more of an active holiday? The island is perfect for cycling and hiking.
2. Hvar, Croatia
Picture perfect, this island boasts lavender fields, vineyards and azure waters. Hvar’s punchy colours are even more stunning once the summer rays hit, too.
3. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, and for good reason. The Karma spa is the perfect place to relax, while Menjangan islandis filled with dive sites for those wanting to experience the more adventurous side of this Indonesian archipelago.
4. Santorini, Greece
For those looking for a quiet destination bursting with impressive views, this may be for you. The sunsets are particularly spectacular from Oía, one of the nearby towns.
5. Malta, The Mediterranean
Home to some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean and historic buildings, Malta is fast becoming a popular summer destination. Be sure to take part in snorkelling and diving.
6. Gran Canaria, Spain
With a capital city full of tropical succulents, Gran Canaria is an Instagram dream. Fill your afternoon with the island’s culture at the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, then take an evening dip at the Playa de las Canteras beach.
7. Hydra, Greece
This island stays true to its 18th and 19th century decor, free from any modern updates and with small boats remaining the method of transportation. It’s quickly cementing its status as the new St Tropez.