An Introduction to Beach Holidays
Have you been thinking about taking a trip to North America but don't want to miss out on your much needed week of beach rest and relaxation? Well you don't need to put it off any longer! It's much easier than you might think to add a beach stay onto your next holiday to America or Canada!
Puerto Rico has almost 300 miles of coastline, 17 state-of-the-art golf courses and over 4,000 restaurants to indulge yourself in, many of them serving up huge Pina Colada cocktails, which were invented on the island. Since Puerto Rico is a U.S territory, travelling here is incredibly easy and convenient and with year-round temperatures of 20-30 degrees, its a great option adding a beach stay to your trip.
Don't miss: Old San Juan, which spans 500 years of history, El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. and La Parguera, Lajas where you indulge in local food and drink along the Malecon, a waterfront area with beautiful views.
Barbados has something to offer everyone! The island has more than 80 pristine white sand beaches and a variety of water sports including jet-skiing, paddle-boarding and kite-surfing. Go deep-sea fishing, scuba diving or learn to surf. At the end of a long day in the waves, relax on the shore with a rum cocktail, one of Barbados' best known and most loved exports.
Don't miss: The chance to swim with Leatherback or Hawksbill Turtles. Soak up the history and culture of the island and take a tour of its capital city, Bridgetown.
Palm-fringed beaches, chilli-spiced cuisine, snow-capped volcanos, deserts, fiesta-loving cities, unique historical sites and steamy jungles are just some of the things you might expect when travelling to Mexico. It's a diverse country with countless ways to spend your time.
Don't miss: Get a glimpse into the Mayan world at the Palenque; marvel at the pyramid structures and wander the maze-like palace. Check out the world class diving at Cabo Pulmo, go shopping for Mexican artisan crafts and don't miss out the capital, Mexico City for a true taste of Mexican culture.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the Orlando theme parks, Florida has some of the best beaches in the country that are just waiting to be explored. St. Petersburg and Clearwater make great, easy access twin-centre destinations if you're also wanting to explore Disney and Universal. Further afield, the Florida Keys are an absolute must!
Don't miss: The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, off the coast of Key Largo, offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in the US; other beautiful beach locations throughout the state such as Naples, Fort Myers and Sanibel.