Best private yachts and boats to rent
Suggested by @mrdavidwhitley for its remote location, Kiribati is one of the sunniest places on Earth. Situated in the Pacific Ocean, it is slow-paced and idyllic; people tend to live in thatched huts and have a diet of breadfruit, fish and coconuts.
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Sri Lanka - still the most wonderful country that I have ever visited.
The wildlife, culture, weather, scenery and the people.........wow......I went there just before all the trouble kicked off and if it's only 50% as good then add it to your bucket list.
I can endorse a few of those choices from personal experience.
Svalbard is stunning but you need to do it expedition-style from a relatively (150-200ft) small boat and the window in the weather for trips like that is very tight. I was there in June and it was fabulous but when I went back in late August things just suddenly changed one day, we had 120mph winds with moving pack ice over a couple of days and spent three days plowing into a rolling sea. There's really nothing at Longyearbyen and no land transport to get any real distance from there. On a boat you can visit the fjords, the old whaling stations and even the Walrus colony on Moffen.
I was in Croatia at the wrong time (1991!) but it is fabulous. Lots of small resorts on the coast or on rocky islands in the Adriatic. Worth considering for independent travel (fly out and get a hire car) because the tour operators seem to concentrate on the main centres. Leaving the coast and going inland is also an option. Just remember that only 20 years ago this land was the scene of one of the bloodyiest ethnic conflicts seen in Europe during the 20th century. And watch the beer - it's about 11-12% alcohol, same as wine, and the after effects can be painful.
Iceland is also staggering. During the Summer months you can take your car on the ferry that docks in Seysdisfjordur, you used to be able to get there from Scrabster in Scotland but you can also go through Denmark. While you are heading that way consider the Faroe Islands, absolutely stunning.
Norway. Nothing so spectacular; crisp, clean air and wonderful people.
I have booked the holidays in the middle part of sri lanka. I have booked following hotels as well.
Might be one of the hevens. Fingers crossed.....
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