With the cold and gruelling winters that we experience in Canada, it is necessary to have a tropical escape. It comes with the territory of being a Canadian that you must take a tropical trip.

We have rounded up the best tropical spots in Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Nauru, Tonga Kiribati, Hawaii, and French Polynesia. Strap on your sandals and lather on the sunscreen, it’s about to get hot!

Image Credit: Bedarra Island Resort

Australia

Australia is home to the amazing natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is an ideal travel destination for honeymooners.

Bedarra Island is the ultimate honeymoon/couple getaway location. With only a handful of guest villas, set in a rainforest, with stunning ocean views, Bedarra Island provides privacy and seclusion for a romantic holiday. The hotels have quite a few activities you can take part in, such as snorkelling and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, catamarans, and sailboating. With a year-round average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (84 Fahrenheit) Bedarra Island is the perfect spot for your next romantic getaway.

Image Credit: Turtle Island Fiji

Fiji

Turtle Island in Fiji is a bucket-list-worthy trip, especially for foodies. The resort on Turtle Island has a restaurant that specializes in preparing fresh seafood from the island and makes delicious dishes from the fruits that are grown on the island. Turtle Island has a very secluded vibe but there are plenty of all-inclusive activities for you to occupy your day. Turtle Island is the filming location for the movie “The Blue Lagoon” featuring Brooke Shields!

Image Credit: Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows

Samoa

Located halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, Samoa is one of the Pacific’s best-kept little secrets. The Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows in Apia, Upolo is a beautiful spot to stay. Just a few steps from Apia’s city centre and walking distance to the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve where you can swim with turtles and snorkel with clown tigerfish. This resort is the perfect destination to surround yourself with Samoan heritage and beautiful ocean views.

Tonga Kiribati

Located halfway between Hawaii and Australia, Tonga Kiribati consists of three major island groups – the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands, and the Line Islands. This is not your typical destination vacation, there are no resorts here. There are only a handful of hotels and guest houses. The island has not experienced the rapid change the rest of the world has and has kept to a lot of its roots. Fishing, surfing, and hiking are some of the nature activities you can do while visiting here. Tonga Kiribati is a travel destination for world travellers.

Image Credit: Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

Hawaii

Hawaii is located 2,000 miles away from the U.S. mainland and is the only tropic state. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is a magnificent place to stay. With

amazing ocean views, beachfront restaurants, snorkelling, and activities for kids, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is a perfect family vacation spot. Located in Lahaina, Maui, there are many activities to do in the surrounding area, like walking the Lahaina Front Street that is home to boutiques, restaurants, and the world-famous Banyan Tree.

Image Credit: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

French Polynesia

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a spot almost everyone has heard of before.  Located on the Bora Bora Lagoon, famous known for its ice blue water, multi-coloured exotic reef fish, and overwater beach villas. Bask in the beauty of Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora’s once active volcano. Toast to the beautiful sunsets, while relaxing in your own private plunge pool. Bora Bora is another perfect honeymoon or couple’s trip.

We all just packed away all our summer clothes, but it might be necessary to pull them back out and start packing for a tropical getaway!

Published by HOLR Magazine.