Think April and you imagine hot, blazing sun, warm winds and tons of sunscreen. While that may be true for some places, the world is filled with so many other destinations that are ideal for travelling in April, especially for those who don’t mind a little bit of breeze and tanning. From Seychelles’ picture-perfect yet empty beaches to Mauritius’ secluded honeymoon resorts that’re surprisingly low-priced in April, here are 6 places that’ll awaken the wanderer in you this spring:
Islands of Indian Ocean and the Pacific are some of the most perfect places to visit in April, especially if you are looking for a calm and quiet holiday. April is the end of the tourist season in the tropical zones and is therefore, a great time to plan your holidays. Flights, hotels and resorts offer exciting deals of airfares, accommodations and tours to ensure a cost-effective holiday. Laze at the white sand beaches, explore the coral reefs or simply relax in your resorts; islands of Indian Ocean are your best bet for the month of April.
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The tropical paradise of Seychelles looks like the picture perfect luxury tourism brochure you see in several travel and lifestyle magazines. White talcum powder beaches gently lapped by turquoise blue waters of Indian Ocean amidst a backdrop of lush green hills filled with coconut and palm trees and occasional tinge of black and grey volcanic rocks are the basic ingredients of Seychelles’ scintillating beauty. Add a tinge of orange and pinkish hue of sunset, and heaven is right here. A heaven which is all your own in the month of April.
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The ultimate honeymoon destination in the world and symbol of luxury tourism is also secluded and peaceful in April. World class luxury hotels and resorts complement the country’s stunning landscape comprising of sapphire waters, white sand beaches, rich coral reefs and hills filled with lush green vegetation. Such is the beauty of Mauritius that American author Mark Twain commented, ‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius’. The legendary island nation is blessed with an evocative mix of French, British, Creole and Indian culture which results in a unique fusion evident in its cuisine, culture, music and performing arts. All of which you can enjoy in complete solace – surely one of the best places to visit in April!
Perhaps, it’s such an irony that this beautiful island nation in Indian Ocean is at the highest risk of getting submerged by the rising sea levels due to the effects of global warming. Such desperate is the situation of the country that it’s buying land in Central Australia and conducting underwater cabinet meetings to highlight its degrading situation to the world. Made up of 190 coral reef islands filled with pristine white sandy beaches, azure blue waters, rich marine ecology and a 3,000 years of history and culture. This April, visit Maldives, the newest luxury tourism destination and indulge in its delicious cuisine, luxury resorts and secluded islands, perfect to get lost and rediscover yourself.
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Remote, secluded and far away from the world, French Polynesia is an archipelago of volcanic islands, atolls filled with lush green vegetation and moss covered peaks jutting out of vivid blue lagoons. Luxury resorts made of thatched huts built on wooden stilts and pristine white sand beaches are your constant company. Then there is Tahiti, Bora Bora, Tikehau, Nuku Hiva, Rangiroa, Fatu Hiva, Moorea, Rurutu, Hiva Oa, Huahine and many more stunning islands. Life is simple in French Polynesia and the complete solace it provides is a luxury in itself in this age.
Fiji is a group of 322 islands located in the Pacific Ocean and is renowned for its picture perfect beauty comprising of serene beaches, inhabited islands, inspiring sunrises and sunsets and a colourful marine ecology. Friendly locals willing to take the effort to make you feel at home and a cheerful pace of life is enough to have your own ‘Blue Lagoon’ or ‘Cast Away’ moment in the month of April. Have your own Robinson Crusoe adventure in any of the secluded islands of Fiji. Fiji is one of the last few wildernesses left on the planet.
When it comes to the best places to visit in April, Japan, ‘the land of the rising sun’, is at its very best during this month. This is the time of the fabled spring season in Japan. The country which effectively blends technology and tradition, is draped in myriad shades of flowers and cherry blossoms. Kyoto, the imperial city turns pink and magenta as the cherry blossoms fills the city with its colours and fragrance. Mount Fuji turns pink, blue, green and white while Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo cities are at their enigmatic best.
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