Welcome to the second post in our ‘Best Of’ series. This week we’re bringing you Planet Earth’s ‘Best Of: Unique Destinations’.
As a travel insurance provider, we get to hear all about the amazing places that our customers are planning on visiting. Whilst this does give us a lot of trip-envy, it also brings attention to some truly unique places we would never have heard of other wise so we thought we’d compile a list of the some of the destinations that we love the most!
‘Golden Bridge’ – Ba Na Hills, Vietnam
This architectural wonder is attracting visitors and attention from all over the world. The bridge is an impressive 1,400m above sea level and 150m-long and looks like something straight out of a fantasy film. Having only recently opened, the bridge is already a huge tourist hit that is not to be missed!
Waitomo Caves – New Zealand
The Waitomo Caves really are a unique destination in every sense of the word. The caves are home to thousands of the glow-worm, Arachnocampa luminosa which is unique to New Zealand. You can make you way through the caves by guide or if you’re looking for more adventure, you can try out the Black Water Rafting tour, abseiling, jumping, climbing and floating through the luminous wonderland.
Vieques Bioluminescent Bay – Puerto Rico
The waters of Vieqes Bio Bay, also known as ‘Mosquito Bay’ are full of millions of microorganisms that produce bright bursts of light, illuminating the dark waters and creating a beautiful spectacle for those lucky enough to see.
Salar de Uyuni Salt Flat – Bolivia
The Salar de Uyuni is a true natural wonder and a photographer dream destination. The unique landscape is the perfect place for photographers and travelers to play with perspective, using the vast open space and reflective surfaces to produce amazing photos that will definitely improve their Instagram feed!
Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) – Romania
This medieval castle is believed to have been the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula and although the links are tenuous, you can’t deny the breath-taking beauty of this impressive 14th Century building.
Tashirojima (Cat Island) – Japan
Home to more cats than people, this unique island is inhabited by several hundred cats who are all looked after and worshiped by the island’s human residents. They roam freely around the island, soaking up all the attention from the visiting tourists making this a cat person’s dream destination.
The Giants Causeway – Northern Ireland
If you’re driving along the famous Causeway Coast, this natural wonder is definitely worth stopping for. Looking down from the surrounding hills, you will see thousands of columns of varying sizes tumbling down into the sea making up the Giants Causeway. Surrounded by legend, this mythical and magical place is truly unique and fun for all the family.
Hobbiton – New Zealand
If you’re a fan of Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit, then this is the place for you. Visitors come from all corners of the world to take a stroll through the Shire and raise a glass in the Green Dragon. Step straight into Middle Earth in this magical village, full of character, charm and wonder.
Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed our post on our favourite unique travel destinations. If you have visited any of these or want to then let us know in the comments below!
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