As we all get ready to step into the next year making new resolutions and plans, some people are already vacationing while others are prepping up their bucket lists for the upcoming year. If you are in the latter category, this one is for you. Most travel enthusiasts think of Europe, Mediterranean, Africa or 3Carribean when they think traveling for all the exotic offerings, and rightly so. However, this year you should take a leap and go off the usual path all the way to Asia. The largest continent on the planet also happens to be the fascinating one in all aspects. You will be amazed by how diverse it is and how amazing the tourist destinations are. It is a common myth that Asian destinations are mostly for the budget traveler, which is not true at all. You will find some absolutely luxurious options too if you like traveling with all the comfort and class. Here are a few places that should be on your list.
Dubai has gone above and beyond the expectations in a very short span of time. Less than half a century back it was a fishing village by a desert and today it is one of the most developed and world-class cities in the world. You will be amazed by the level of development, the skyscrapers and the high tech systems that are in place. The crime rates in the city are next to zero, and the facilities are extremely baby friendly and disability friendly which makes it one of the best destinations for all sorts of people. You can chill out at the Middle Eastern beaches or book yourself into one of the resorts in Fujairah. If you are into theme parks and water parks this is absolutely your place to be. Check out some of the best things to do in Dubai.
This is not really a budget-friendly destination, but if something like Dubai does not fascinate you for all the brick-and-mortar and iron-and-steel driven outlook, you will get a nice dose of nature here in Singapore. It is popularly known as “the city in a garden” and that too for all the right reasons. Singapore is a small country but has much more to offer than any other large developed country can possibly offer. It is an intelligent blend of nature with urban development. You will find high-end shopping areas and attractions such as Universal Studios nestled between the natural rainforests and lush green gardens.
If you are a budget traveler, you will love this one, and if you are a luxury traveler, you will still love Phuket. It is not as developed as Singapore and Dubai, but that is probably because it does not need that kind of development. Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is known for its pristine white beaches, delicious culinary offerings, and happening pubs and parties along the white shorelines. Whether you are a party animal, a jungle trekker, a scuba diver or someone who just likes to lounge by a beach deck appreciating the nature in its rawest form, Phuket is the place for you. You can also book yourself a One day trip Phuket to nearby islands such as Koh Phi Phi if you want to explore further.