Top Greek Island Vacation Destinations

Greece has always been an ideal Mediterranean vacation destination. With over 1,400 islands (230 inhabited), it can be hard to choose which one to visit first. Hopefully, these top Greek Island vacation destinations will inspire you, and help you with your decision.

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Best nightlife:

Mykonos, ‘The Island of the Winds,’ is known for its vibrant nightlife. Little Venice and Paradise Beach are popular party destinations where clothing is optional, and the LGBT scene is major. There are male go-go dancers everywhere, and parties typically last all night. July and August are the primary months for tourism and the wildest parties.

Best traditional village life:

The island, Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades and has a little over 6,500 inhabitants and a bit over 20 small villages. Naxos has ancient towers, paved streets, and has maintained its unique Venetian architecture.

Best kiteboarding and windsurfing:

With winds that can be seen from a mile away, Paros is best known for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Santa Maria, Prassonisi, and Pounda are the main beaches where these sports are practiced. The Thalasea Sports Center is the bay of Mikli Vigla, and is a popular hub for wind sports.

Best beaches:

Located in the Aegean Sea, Milos is a beautiful volcanic island that is rich in minerals as well as rich history. Firopotamos, Kastanas, and Paliorema are some top beach destinations in Milos. The white-washed Cycladic villages and black sands are picturesque backdrops. Although some may be only accessible by boat, there are over 80 mini beaches throughout Milos that you can explore.

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Best for nature lovers:

Ikaria has some of the World’s most pristine and untouched nature territories. Identified as a place that promotes life longevity, and better overall health.

Best Robinson Crusoe destination:

Koufonisia is two islands. Pano (upper) and Kato (lower). The preferred way to navigate the area is by foot or cycling. Everything is within walking distance. The island has a museum and many sightseeing options.

Best couples getaway:

Folegandros does not get the crowded tourist scene as most Greek towns do. They have a broad selection of restaurants and cafes. Chora is the main village, with open landscapes and clifftop housing.

With a myriad of beautiful architecture, scenic waterfronts, and rich history, there is much to enjoy. There are other greek island vacation destinations to choose from, such as Santorini. The iconic island, known for its whitewashed buildings with blue rooftops. Experiencing a sunset over Oia is one of the most romantic things you will experience.

To discover your top Greek Island vacation destination and to start planning your itinerary, reach out to me.

The Dominican Republic: More Than Just Resorts

When many people think of the Caribbean, they think of great resorts, and places like Jamaica, Aruba or the Bahamas. But what they don’t realize is that the most popular destination in the Caribbean is the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is on an island that is shared with Hispaniola and Haiti. It sees over 6 million visitors a year. This Caribbean destination has a lot more to offer than your run-of-the-mill resorts. The Dominican Republic: more than just resorts.

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Lake Enriquillo– Lake Enriquillo is the only saltwater lake throughout the Antilles. It is located in the center of the Parque Nacional Isla Cabritos and is a haven for wildlife. It is one of the largest natural reserves for the American crocodile.

Eastern National Park– This World Heritage Sites is one of the largest marine parks in the Caribbean. Rhinoceros iguanas, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and manatees are just some of the fantastic wildlife that you will get to experience.

Bahia de las Aguilas and Jaragua National Park– Picturesque turquoise waters line this 6-mile stretch of beach. It is best accessed by boat from the small village of La Cueva. Its’ marine life and incredible views will make for memories that you couldn’t possibly forget anytime soon.

Jarabacoa– Jarabacoa is known as an area ripe for ecotourism and is the location of the Dominican Republic’s only whitewater river. The terrain, rivers, and waterfalls make it perfect for adventurous activities like hiking, climbing, and mountain biking.

Samana Peninsula and Bay– This peninsula and bay are lined with beautiful mangroves. Explore caves, rock formations, and one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. It is also home to the Parque Nacional Los Haitises. Marine life is present in this area year-round, including humpback whales giving birth in January and February.

Start Planning A Romantic Getaway To Explore The Dominican Republic:More Than Just Resorts

Playa del Carmen Resorts

Home to beautiful beaches and many natural wonders to experience awaits you in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. There are several Playa del Carmen resorts that I recommend, but one is at the top of my list.

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Set along a beautiful stretch of beach, where you will learn the secrets of the jungle. Lush tropical grounds. Beautiful mangroves, and a natural cenote that can only be found in the Riviera Maya of Mexico.

There are many reasons why Sandos Caracol is at the top of my list of resorts in Playa del Carmen. The natural setting where you can experience wildlife, explore mangroves and relax on the shores of a beautiful beach. This resort is all-inclusive and offers something for every visitor. Learn the secrets of the Mayan jungle at the weekly Fire show. Take a boat ride for two through the mangroves. Swim in the natural cenote.

Sandos Caracol is for both families & adults. The resort offers an adults-only section with its own pool and an adults-only beach club. There is a wonderful waterpark to keep the kids entertained. Several restaurant options to choose from, and nightly entertainment. The staff is wonderful, and every time I visit, it feels like home to me. The rooms are comfortable, and there are several room categories to choose from.

When we travel and explore new destinations, it should be a relaxing & learning experience where everyone feels welcome. That is what you will experience on your visit to Sandos Caracol. It is also the number one reason why it is one of my favorite Playa del Carmen resorts.

Couples-Only Retreat November, 2021

Furthermore, this resort will be home to a couples-only retreat that I & my colleague will be hosting in November. If you would like to join us and experience this amazing resort, click here for more information.