· By Scarlett Poppies
10 of the World's Best Holiday Destinations for Natural Wonders
The world is without doubt full of magical places and natural wonders; from verdant tropical forests to sky-high mountain peaks, down to the vast expanse of the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the most stunning places on earth with our healthy holiday destinations guide - not only by satisfying your wanderlust but also whilst enhancing your wellness and energy from within.
Combining your adventures with luxury spa treatments and calming meditation sessions, you will return home renewed, refreshed and with a collection of inspiring stories to tell. Memories to last for life/
To get started, we’re delighted to share our 10 holiday destinations showcasing natural wonders from around the globe. We love keeping it simple in a world that is ever so complex.
10 Best Holiday Destinations for Natural Wonders
1. Pamukkale Hot Springs - Turkey
Thermal Pools. Welcome to Pamukkale! A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a famed destination since Roman times!
Enjoy the amazing calcium rich hot springs, the famed white outdoor pools and soak up not just healthy waters but historical traditions. Visit the Roman ruins and the Hierapolis museum to trace the thousands of years of history found here.
2. Gros Piton Mountain - St Lucia
Gros Piton Hike. The Gros Piton hike on St. Lucia is an experience not to be missed. The Piton Mountains are one of the most iconic features of the island, but it is only legal to hike Gros Piton.
The lush green slopes of the larger mountain offer some of the most breathtaking views of the island and the sapphire waters of the Caribbean.
3. Geothermal Hot Springs - Malaysia
Built around the beauty of nature, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is Ipoh, Malaysia’s first luxury natural hot springs wellness retreat offering bespoke holistic experiences for ultimate relaxation, restoring overall wellbeing, finding inspirational ideas, rekindling romance, hosting the wedding or events of your dreams and more.
4. Red Mountains - Utah
Red Mountain Resort has everything you need to relax, renew and rediscover your passion for adventure. As one of the most ideally located resorts in St. George, Utah, Red Mountain Resort allows for customized adventures to Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks, while Snow Canyon State Park is only about a quarter of a mile down the road.
5. Rainforests & Cloud forests - Costa Rica
Totally energizing and enchanting experience. Uncover a wealth of natural wonders and wildlife in one of the most biodiverse destinations, for the adventurous traveler. Climb up into the canopy on your Costa Rica holiday for an exhilarating zip line adventure that will see you fly over the tropical forests.
Then get back to the roots and see the rainforest on foot on an invigorating hike, before unwinding in natural hot springs and spotting some of the spectacular rainforest wildlife.
6. The Great Barrier Reef - Australia
One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the world’s most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches.
7. Wicklow Way - Ireland
For a small country, Ireland's countryside has many facets. The western part of Ireland generally receives the greatest acclaim but just to the south of Dublin, lie the Wicklow Mountains. These mountains are a range of heather-clad hills and lush, green vegetation that has provided the county of Wicklow with the nickname the 'Garden of Ireland'.8. Ha Long Bay - Vietnam
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay, also known as the "descending dragon bay," is conserved a true natural wonder of Vietnam.
Towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. These are what attract millions of tourists every year to take to the water and discover the region by taking overnight boat trips.
9. Mt. Pinatubo Volcanic Crater - Philippines
Explore one of the world’s most famous volcanoes as you hike to the peak of this sleeping giant, on an adventurous healthy holiday in the Philippines. A fitness challenge like no other, discover the azure lake nestled in the crater of this natural wonder and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding volcanic peaks and valleys below.
10. Atlas Mountains - Morocco
The Atlas Mountains span the North African countries of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, separating the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts from the vast Sahara.
Advance your health and test your fitness as you journey through the natural wonder of the stunning Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Hike to Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, or enjoy a mountain biking trip through a network of hidden trails in the foothills.