When it comes to travelling, seeing the world is part of the appeal, so why wouldn’t you want to make sure that while exploring the world, you get to see the very best it has to offer? Here are ten gorgeous views in some of the world’s top destinations to add to your list of places to see.
Phuket - The top viewpoints in Phuket include Windmill Viewpoint on Ya Nui Beach, Promthep Cape Viewpoint and Kata Not Viewpoint, but none come close to Karon Viewpoint, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the three bays down below. These are Kata Noi Beach, the bay of Kata and Karon Beach. There are three little shops just a few steps down from the viewpoint, so we recommend purchasing some snacks and drinks so you can truly take in the view without rushing anywhere.
Bali - Dinner and a view is what we’re recommending on your next trip to Bali. The name of this restaurant should hint at why it’s made the list—La View in Kupu Kupu Barong, Ubud, serves up stunning views of the Ayung River Valley’s sweeping vistas, along with the lush tropical gardens that extend as far as they eye can see. The restaurant itself is Southeast Asian-French fusion and should surely top the list of foodies after an unforgettable dining experience and equally memorable views.
India - While you might be expecting to see colourful cities and incredible architecture make the cut as our mention for India’s best viewpoint, it’s worth venturing out of the city and into the countryside for this one. The Tea Garden Hill of Munnar is in the southwestern region of Kerala and is covered in tea plantations, a sight that is as peaceful and comforting as a warm cup of tea.
Maldives - It’s the everywhere you look offers a breathtaking view! It’s precisely for this reason that we recommend seeing the Maldives from the sky. Some resorts offer opportunities to take helicopter rides which will reveal the Maldives to you in all its splendour and provide you with aerial shots that are so lovely you’ll want to have them blown up and turned into a wallpaper (imagine falling asleep to the sight of the Maldives every night—it’ll be a little something to tide you over to your next visit).
Florence - Since you’re in Florence, you’ll probably find yourself at the Duomo—Florence’s grand centrepiece—which isn’t only one of the greatest touristic and historical sites in all of Italy, but incidentally one of the best viewing spots for the city at large. The views are so spectacular, that you’ll likely find yourself fighting over them, and by that we mean the Duomo tends to get busy, so definitely ensure you’re there early enough to not only take in the views without being rushed, but to also miss queues.
Venice - In the Piazza San Marco is the Campanile Di San Marco, a tall structure which is said to offer the best view of the city. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something a little more up-close-and-personal, Rialto Bridge offers a close, clear view of the canals Venice is famous for (but don’t be tricked into buying from the bridge shops, which tend to be tourist traps).
Rio - you probably called this one, but the best viewpoint in Rio has to be Sugarloaf Mountain… you thought we were going to say Christ the Redeemer statue, didn’t you? While the Christ the Redeemer statue base does offer incredible views of this vibrant city, Sugarloaf Mountain is ranked the best viewpoint by locals and tourists alike. It offers 360-degree views of Rio and is especially mesmerising at sunset.
Bahamas - don’t laugh, but “The Poop Deck” in Nassau Harbour is a must. For those unfamiliar with the term, the poop deck is the highest deck of a ship, and with its proximity to the harbour this restaurant is—technically—well-named. Despite the giggles it will surely evoke, the restaurant is also one of the most highly praised seafood restaurants in Nassau and is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner, fresh seafood and unforgettable view (and some laughs at the expense of the restaurant’s seemingly unfortunate name).
Jamaica - This Caribbean hotspot has gorgeous views and sights at every turn. However, one of the top attractions is the Blue Lagoon—an underwater sinkhole that is nearly 60 metres deep and is recognised as a natural wonder. The water has a life of its own and seems to change colour depending on the position of the sun in the sky; add in all the lush vegetation and the largely untouched surroundings and you’ll be left speechless at the gorgeous sight before you.
Perth - How about a picnic in Perth? We highly recommend it, especially if you choose to set up your picnic spot at Bayview Park. Here, not only will you be able to snack away on delicious picnic treats, but you’ll also have a picturesque view of Freshwater Bay and Keane Point. Even more enticing is that fact that this spot is a well-kept secret, and you won’t have to worry about it being crowded.
Wherever you travel, viewpoints or not, there is nothing quite like seeing a new city or a new country for the first time. Contact one of our Travel Experts today and find yourself one step closer to organising the trip of your dreams.