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While Bali, Dubai, and Morocco are so popular, there are other beautiful yet most underrated travel destinations that are less-hyped about which you should consider visiting!
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As someone who is always seeking for travel inspiration in regards to the places I should add on my travel bucket list, I found 10 amazing yet underrated travel destinations to explore!
I have been looking for beautiful places- on Instagram, Pinterest, travel blogs and also, asked a couple of travel bloggers I know on the best travel destinations they visited but were less-hyped about!
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Well, this list encompasses the most underrated travel destinations that are so beautiful, you’ll be amazed!
The Best 10 Most Underrated Travel Destinations That Are Super Beautiful
1.Khao Sok, Thailand
I first saw this beautiful place in my favorite movie- The Meg and I completely fell in love with the place. Asking a travel blogger to share more on the place, I was actually amazed that it’s such a beautiful place.
Here is what Adventure Singh had to say about visiting Khai Sok in Thailand:
One place that I visited that not many people know about is Khao Sok in Thailand. I could describe this place as Avatar in real life.
The whole province is super green and is populated with a lot of limestone rocks just jetting out of the land, forming gorgeous, kind of mountains, I would say.
In Khao Sok is a national park called Khao Sok National Park. Here, there’s a lake that was formed after they built a 300m high damn in front of a river.
The result was probably one of the most beautiful places you’d probably see in your life. Again, there is a number of huge limestone rocks that stick out of the lake forming breathtaking views!
When I was here, I did a tour of the lake and spent a night in beautiful floating bungalows on the lake. It was extremely peaceful. We hiked through the national park and kayaked on the lake too.
If you were to go there, I’d recommend getting water shoes (or something like that) because the hike is extremely wet.
You can check out my vlog about the Khai Sok, where I and a bunch of other travelers regretted not listening to our guide about the shoes. It was HILARIOUS!
Along with this, please please take a camera with you. This place has unbelievable landscapes that are just waiting to be photographed.
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2. Monemvasia, Greece
When it comes to Greece, most people visit Santorini and I won’t deny that Santorini is absolutely beautiful! But hey, there are more places you can explore in Greece and one of them is Monemvasia.
Here is what the travel blogger behind Southern European Wanderings had to say about Monemvasia in Greece:
The Peloponnese region of Greece is the setting of one of the most enchanting places in the Mediterranean: Monemvasia.
From the distance, Monemvasia looks like a rock suspended in the sea, but it is actually a peninsula connected with the mainland by a narrow stretch of land.
Its medieval walls hide the remains of a Byzantine city, however, Monemvasia is not just an archaeological site.
While the old town has been abandoned for a long time, the lower town is buzzing with life. Its stone buildings have been restored and now host local artisans’ shops, restaurants, cafés, and boutique hotels.
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Visitors are mostly Greeks as Monemvasia seems to be off-the-radar for international tourists.
It is exciting to wander through its stone streets to discover intriguing hidden pathways, alleys, entrances, buildings, and churches.
The charm of the city makes it ideal for couples, it is, in fact, one of the favorite locations by Greeks for a romantic escape.
One of the best activities to do in Monemvasia is to hike to its ancient castle, the path is steep but it is worth the effort.
The top offers breathtaking views of the city and the cobalt sea in the background. It can get quite hot, so take water with you, good shoes, a camera with a wide-angle and… a swimming suit!
On the way down it is, in fact, possible to swim on the rocks beneath the castle’s walls.
It is a good idea to rent a car and explore the area around Monemvasia where there are numerous immaculate beaches untouched by mass tourism such as Pori, Reichia and Kypariss.
It is also worth to take the ferry to reach the beautiful Elafonissos island, 40 km south from Monemvasia. Elafonissos’ wild and exotic beaches are among the most stunning in Greece.
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3. Meteora, Greece
This is another beautiful place in Greece.
What’s even more exciting about Meteora is its significant history.
First off, Meteora is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Meteora also has a significant geological appearance with enormous rock columns rising above the ground and really old caves – some say that Meteora is the oldest place on earth, in that Meteora has the oldest man-made structures on earth. This is actually exciting!
Also, you’ll want to visit Meteora just to explore the Great Meteoron Monastery!
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Asia is really beautiful! This fantastic place in another amazing country in Asia- Indonesia shows nature at its best.
Forget about the city and explore deep into the thick jungles of Indonesia to meet this pristine paradise!
Raja Ampat – literally meaning ‘The Four Kings’ – is an archipelago comprising of over 1,500 small islands surrounding the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. That means that if you would love to go island hopping, here is a destination for you!
Lost LeBlanc, the amazing travel blogger, shares his experience on Raja Ampat and what I loved most was the blue waters, amazing marine life, friendly people and thick jungles of Raja Ampat! This is definitely on my bucket list.
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Imagine the beauty of a national park within a deep woodland, with sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls?! That is definitely a must-see spot for anyone traveling to Croatia this year!
While the park is more populated during summer months, it is even better to visit the park in late summer/spring so that you can have the whole view to admire without a fuss.
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Forget about Kuala Lumpur and add this beautiful island in Thailand to your bucket list.
The fishing community in Koh Samui, the magical sunset and marvelous sunrise with sea view, the stays at luxury villas, the Samui Regatta (a sailing tournament), the experience of chasing waterfalls and Thai food will make you pack your bags and come to this island asap!
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7. Nayara Springs, Costa Rica
Nayara Springs is considered the ultimate honeymoon hideaway!
The luxurious spot in Costa Rica features luxury villas immersed in the lush green vegetation of Costa Rica’s rainforest in Arenal volcano.
To all newly-weds, forget about going to Bali and book that flight to Costa Rica! You\d better spend your honeymoon here.
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Talk about relaxation at the luxurious Nayara spa, walking on hanging bridges overlooking Arenal volcano and experiencing luxury the Costa Rican way! I’m in!
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8. La Digue, Seychelles
Africa is so beautiful and this amazing island in the Indian Ocean will show you just how pristine mother nature can be!
If you want a relaxed beach atmosphere, gorgeous bays, turquoise water, and vibrant coral reefs, then make this your go-to destination.
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- Relaxing on Anse Marron beach, a pristine white-sand beach with an incredible collection of boulders in the ocean.
- A Full Day Boat & Bike Independent Tour of La Digue from Praslin Island
- A private boat tour from La Digue to Curiuese Island– go snorkelling, explore rich in marine life and beautiful scenery, like the fascinating rock formations at Source D’Argent beach or the giant tortoise on Curiuese
- Spend eight days exploring the 115 islands in Seychelles aboard a catamaran on this private charter.
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9. Takachiho Gorge, Japan
If you are not convinced about seeing paradise on earth yet, then you should probably start packing your bags for Japan! Specifically, Takachiho Gorge in Japan!
Let’s give a bit of history about Takachiho Gorge. The gorge was framed by volcanic movements nearby more than 100,000 years ago and it is famous for its crystal-clear mountain waters. Also, Minainotaki waterfalls are just close by.
Travellers should visit Takachiho and move it from the list of the most underrated travel destinations in the world to the most hyped-about destination!
The scenery is worth beholding. Oh! Nature is beautiful indeed!
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10. Tamala Beach, Gambia
Welcome to the Bali of Africa!
Gambia has luxurious hotels and villas that are not talked about enough as it should! I watched Wode Maya and Miss Trudy’s trip to Gambia and oh my! I completely fell in love with the beauty of Gambia.
Honestly, I’ve added Gambia to my bucket list. If you want to experience luxury near the beach, please book that flight to Gambia.
Good enough, beaches in Gambia are yet to be crowded so you can literally have the beach to yourself. When winter strikes, please come to Africa and enjoy luxury in Gambia!
Tamala beach in Gambia is considered the smiling coast of Africa and I couldn’t agree more! Experience beautiful sunsets, luxury at its best and perfect stays- only in Tamala beach!
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Well, my bucket list is fully loaded. Those 10 most underrated travel destinations are up on my list and I’d want to explore these destinations. They sure are beautiful, right?
So, what places from this list are you willing to add to your bucket list? Or which of these places have you visited already? If you have visited, we’d appreciate tips on perfect stays there…
Looking forward to reading your comments below…
Disclaimer: All photos are courtesy of the travellers featured in the article.