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Three Less Crowed Summer Travel Destinations

Updated: May 28, 2023

Some of the best spots to make the most of the mid-summer months



There are amazing experiences awaiting both near and far. What about an ecotourism trip to the lesser- known parts of Bali – the Indonesian paradise.

Or would you like to just chill to the cool vibe in Tulum, Mexico? Explore the land of the Mayans and read that novel that’s been waiting for you.


Canggu, Bali


Canggu, a formerly quiet bit of Bali is now buzzing with casual cafés serving vegan breakfast bowls to sun-bleached digital nomads, all of them designing, writing, coding or consulting with only a MacBook and a glittering sea view. Hot hotels have quickly followed: The Slow offers retro-modernist suites and a soundtrack by LA-based Reverberation Radio. And newest opening Como Uma Canggu has just upped the ante with duplexes packing their own rooftop pools. By night, Canggu hipsters head for The Lawn, a laidback, barefoot beach club serving up old-school hip-hop and hibiscus cocktails. They pair best with a temperate summer evening, when Bali is in its sunny, surfie prime.



Naxos, Greece


Picking the most beautiful Greek island is like picking the most big-headed Gallagher brother: virtually impossible. But if we were forced, Naxos in the summer just might be the answer. The largest of the Cyclades, its sandy beaches run the gamut from family-friendly frolickers in the west (Agios Prokopios), to the south’s hidden wildlings, where you can ride horses over dramatic dunes (Plaka) or brave powerful winds on a kiteboard (Mikri Vigla). And though not exactly a hidden gem, the pace remains pleasantly drowsy, whether kicking back in beach bars or supping at mountain village tavernas. At the latter, you’ll be drowsier still after generous sloshes of homemade wine and local citron liqueur.



Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico


It’s not just insanely beautiful beaches and postcard-blue Caribbean, Mexico’s dazzling tropical coast is also a trove of adventure. Flee Cancun for Isla Mujeres in July when the island hosts the annual Whale Shark Festival and hundreds of sharks gather offshore. The event raises awareness about conservation, while allowing swimmers to share the water with the gentle giants in a sustainable manner. Then head down to Tulum (or Isla Holbox) where days start with sun salutations and end on toes-in-the-sand candlelit dinners. Hot reservations are easier to come by as this is technically rainy season; July, however, typically heralds a reprieve from the torrent.


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