Don’t get us wrong, spending some time unwinding on the beach is a pretty good idea for a relaxing vacation; but just in case you are looking for something other than the run-of-the-mill beach holiday and craving to find new ways to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, we’re here to help!

The team at has compiled a great list of the top 5 out of the box, fun in the sun getaways that will undoubtedly leave you wanting more!


1. Surfing and Cooking

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If you can’t take the heat, beat the heat!

What better way to do so than to find that inner adventurous side in you and hit some amazing waves in stunning Morocco? Along with all that excitement, you can also wind down over an unforgettable culinary experience by learning to prepare a scrumptious traditional Moroccan dishes yourself! If all of this sounds enticing to you, then what are you waiting for? Join African Spirit and be well on your way to experience their awesome cooking and surfing holiday!


2. Tours, Yoga, and Cooking

Caribbean, Culinary, Tours

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city live for a week and discover that inner explorer in you by venturing into a Jamaican adventure getaway! From a whole lot of relaxation through yoga and spa sessions, to exciting adventures through going on various tours and island hopping, Caribbean Culinary Tours is giving you a not to be missed opportunity to get in depth with the local culture heritage and stories. To top it off, you’ll receive priceless insights, knowledge and hands-on experience of cooking various mouth-watering, delectable Jamaican food!


3. Couples Cooking Vacation

Thailand, Travel, Holidays, Culinary

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Though it is true that spending your holidays alone can prove to be easier and more efficient, we believe the best holidays are those spent with that special someone!

If you happen to be looking for a great holiday to go on with your loved one, we recommend taking the leap and immerse yourselves with a culinary holiday for couples with Essential Travel Thailand in Koh Klang, Krabi! Throughout the holiday, the two of you will be pampered by exciting yet romantic experiences while you soak in Thailand’s beautiful weather, exotic culture and tantalizing dishes. It will surely be an unforgettable vacation that you will not soon forget.


4. Water Sports and Cooking

Water Sports, Cooking

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If a series of water sports activities on the beach doesn’t scream ‘fun in the sun’ to you, we really don’t know what will! Lucky for you, Grand Istana Rama has organized awesome long weekends involving lots of water sports and cooking (and dining) in Bali that will surely pump your adrenaline.

Bali otherwise referred to as “the Island of the Gods” is renowned for its breathtaking beaches and water activities ranging from parasailing, jet skiing, to banana boat ride - depending on how extreme you want it to be! Whilst all the exhilaration, tone down and complete your day with scrumptious Balinese cooking classes that are sure to spice up your life!


5. Cooking, cooking and more cooking!

Maldives, Holidays

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Cooking is definitely one of the best ways to discover the true culture and the tradition of a country or destination – the Maldives is certainly not an exception! Secret Paradise has opened their doors and invites visitors to learn and embark on a Maldivian food journey through their culture and cooking tours in Fuvahmulah. Bring back some of the tips and lessons learn in the gorgeous Maldives, and you will definitely impress your friends and families back home with your newfound cooking skills!


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