Haven’t you planned yet where you are going to greet the New Year or to spend your Winter holidays? Swide's series inspires you with destinations: this time we’ll take you to the most beautiful beaches…
An island tour is an excellent way to explore Barbados. Travel on and off the beaten track and explore many hidden secrets of the island with an Island Safari tour. Explore places like Bathsheba, Harrisons Cave, and beaches: Barbados has more than 70 miles (110 km) of beaches of both pink and white sands, which are made of coral reefs that have been ground into a very fine powder by the waves of the ocean. Visit also the Flower Forest, a huge forested area known for its exquisite flowers. The dry season starts from the beginnings of December and runs through May. Average temperatures then run from 21 to 31 degrees.
The Los Roques is an archipelago numbering 350 islands which is a federal dependency of Venezuela. An almost untouched coral reef, snorkelling and diving are the big draws along with sunbathing and enjoying the beautiful landscapes with white sand and a crystalline sea. El Gran Roque is the biggest island, but pretty much every beach is worth a visit!
Gran Canaria, originally meaning 'Great [Island] of Dogs', is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, it has a microclimate with temperatures that in winter start from 20 degrees. Most tourists stay in the south of the island, which is sunnier and has less rain than the north. In the south there is a large bird park, Palmitos Park and many beach resorts in the Maspalomas area, which includes the towns of San Agustin, Playa Ingles, Maspalomas and Meloneras. Another tourist attraction is the lighthouse at Maspalomas situated at the western end of Maspalomas.
Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles is an island spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Temperatures vary little through the year with an average low of 24 degrees.
Porto de Galinhas, Brasil
South of Recife, Porto de Galinhas is made for the not-so-extreme tourist. Raves one traveller that "It's what it doesn't have that makes it great:" no heavy traffic, no nightlife to speak of. Explore the natural tidal pools that form in the reef, feed fish that swim all around you; or ride to the romantic Muro Alto beach.
Written by: Elisa della Barba