World’s Best Offbeat Travel Destinations


It may sometimes feel like every single part of the world has already been adjusted to the touristic needs of adventure-thirsty travellers. However, we were able to find 7 offbeat travel destinations for you to try out.

World's best offbeat travel destinations

1. Cephalonia, Greece

The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Every year, the sapphire waters surrounding Greece attract thousands of tourists. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday spot, visit the Cephalonia, the biggest island of the Ionian Sea, West of Athens. Its vast sandy beaches and clear blue waters provide a dreamy setting for the most relaxing holiday experience.

Offbeat travel destination - Cephalonia, Greece
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2. Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are located in the Northern Atlantic, halfway between United Kingdom and Iceland. The peaceful character of this mountainous archipelago is a perfect offbeat travel destination for nature lovers. The picturesque landscapes and the inviting architecture go along with the friendliness of the locals. The Faroe Islands are an ideal location for weekend getaways as well as longer holidays.

Offbeat travel destination - Faroe Islands

3. Papua New Guinea

This exotic location is a real treat for adventure-seeking travellers looking for a dazzling array of natural wonders. With a limited tourist infrastructure and a breathtaking untamed nature,exploring PNG is truly like stepping into the unknown. The vibrant tribal culture only adds to the charms of this offbeat travel destination.

Papua New Guinea

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4. Georgia

For many years, Georgia has been off tourists’ radar due to its political unrest. Nowadays, it is emerging as a top tourist hot spot in Eurasia. This other offbeat travel destination stands out with magnificent medieval castles, friendly countrysides and modern metropolises. Georgia, claims to be the birthplace of wine and is also famous for its aromatic cuisine. Dock in the Black Sea ports of Batumi or Poti and explore the outstanding Georgian wonders.

Offbeat travel destination - Georgia

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5. Ecuador

Planning a trip to South America? Consider visiting Ecuador. This small northwestern republic has access to picturesque Andean peaks and the Amazon rainforest. It offers unique insight into colonial culture and ethnic traditions. This offbeat travel destination is close to the Galapagos Islands which happens to be a more popular tourist destination with amazing attractions and diverse short cruise opportunities. Apart from unique fauna and flora, Ecuador houses architectural gems dating back to the 17th century.

Offbeat travel destination in Latin America

6. Kagoshima, Japan

Kagoshima might just be Japan’s friendliest city. It lies at the base of Sakurajima, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Volcanic explosions take place every 4 to 24 hours and guarantee a stunning show conducted by magnificent forces of nature. Kagoshima’s Vesuvius, as the volcano came to be known, is located only 8 kilometers from the coastal towns. Kagoshima’s visitors can also enjoy the mountainous Kirishima-Yaku National Park with its hot springs and a 75-meter-tall waterfall – Senriga-taki.

Kagoshima: offbeat travel destination in Japan

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7. Great Exhibition Bay, New Zealand

The subtropical slim finger of New Zealand, Great Exhibition Bay, closes our list of offbeat travel destinations. This particular area of the island does not allow vehicular access, hence limited tourism. That your chance to discover the cleanest beaches and unspoiled nature of the Maori farmland by hiking or kayaking. You will find many quad and kayak tours in Parengarenga Harbour, which happens to be the final destination of many touristic cruises.

Offbeat travel destination of New Zealand
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About the author

Sophie Anderson is an avid globetrotter who breathes and lives travels. She connected her hobby with her professional life by working for Cruise Agency.