Planning a vacation with multiple people can be tough, especially when you’re trying to make both active, mountain-loving people and those who love to relax on sandy beaches happy. Why not go for the best of both worlds?
With any of these vacation destinations you can get just that: a perfect mix of mountains and beaches. Check out the list:
1. Port Antonio, Jamaica
Port Antonio is located on the northeastern coast of Jamaica, a tranquil, artsy, and fun region. The city and its surrounding area is filled with beaches, jungle trails, mountains and other natural wonders – the perfect place for an adventurous yet relaxing vacation.
2. St. Lucia
St. Lucia is a mountainous Caribbean island well known for its beaches as well as its hiking. Visitors can enjoy rainforests, waterfalls, reef diving and much more in this adventure-lovers haven.
3. Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italy
A hidden gem in Europe, Cala Gonone is a small, secluded seaside town set in front of a backdrop of hike-able mountains. The area offers great snorkeling, free climbing, and architectural and cultural wonders.
4. Cirali, Turkey
Set in southwest Turkey, Cirali is located at the base of the mountains of the Lycian peninsula. This unique spot offers trekking and hiking in the mountains as well as beautiful beaches and breathtaking ancient ruins.
5. Sinemorets, Bulgaria
Bulgaria is home to some of the last untouched beaches in the world, and is also full of mountain ranges. Sometimes called the “Mouth Beach”, Sinemorets is a magnificent beach with crystal clear water encircled by mountains and woods.
6. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a great mix of culture, gastronomy, beaches, and mountainous jungles. Offering the best of both worlds, you can spend the morning at the beach and the afternoon exploring the lush jungles and volcanoes.
7. Makarska, Croatia
On the mainline coast of Croatia, Makarska offers a relaxed holiday with beaches, culture, and mountains. The beach is backed by Mount Biokovo, whose slopes feature well-marked trails perfect for hiking and mountain biking.
8. Cabarete, Dominican Republic
A short distance east from Puerto Plata on the Dominican’s north coast, Cabarete offers a less resort-oriented vacation. The beaches are everything you’d want from the Caribbean, and kitesurfing is popular there. Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain and the perfect place for hiking, is located just behind the beaches.