Travelling in general has lots of benefits, experiences, fun, etc. attached to it and people travel for various reasons. Some do it for sightseeing while others may travel just for the experience, and a third group of persons may decide to travel to escape all the hustles and bustles that surrounds them.

For this third group, they would love to go to somewhere less crowded and noisy in order to enjoy their vacation. This means famous places that are always packed and congested with tourists such as Maya Bay and The Pyramids of Giza are out of the equation.

You want somewhere peaceful and calm, somewhere not yet known by every Tom talk less of Dick and Harry. You want somewhere underrated, and you’ve got it! Below are five of the underrated travel destinations in the world.

  1. Basel, Switzerland

It is a miracle that visits to Basel are not being planned or thought about as much as other cities that don’t even possess half of what this city has. Sitting at a location close to the Germans and French borders, Basel is immersed in architecture and medieval history and houses lots of great museums (the largest concentration in Europe) and is arguably one of the world’s leading capitals as long as art is concerned.


  1. Guadeloupe

The island of Guadeloupe is a well-known vacation destination among the French (seeing as it is situated in the French Caribbean) but not yet quite popular to the rest of the world.

There are five islands which make up Guadeloupe and all have plenty events planned for visitors and abundant accommodations to house them. Guadeloupe’s beaches are what you would describe as ‘pristine’ and the atmosphere there is extraordinarily friendly and welcoming. Expect this destination to be packed in few years to come as more people would definitely become aware of it.


  1. Reunion Island

Tourists and travellers who seek to visit an African island usually visit the more popular places like Zanzibar and Mauritius not knowing that they would have a better time if they went to the Reunion Island instead.

Situated in a location that is a 4 hour flight away from Johannesburg, Reunion Island is a wonderful destination and the surrounding waterfalls, active volcanoes, and other natural beauties make the island a magnificent sight to behold.

Vacationing in the Reunion Island is also pretty much inexpensive although expect this to change when more people become aware of it.



  1. Chiang Rai, Thailand

When you hear Thailand and vacation in a sentence, you automatically think Maya Bay or Bangkok. However, the city of Chiang Rai can prove to be a better and viable option.

Rather than being packed with people like the above mentioned locations, Chiang Rai is filled with numerous hidden gems, great cuisine, beautiful temples, and not too expensive accommodations. It is only a matter of time before this destination usurps others as the no.1 vacation destination in Thailand.


  1. Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong happens to be the one of the largest islands in Cambodia. It also happens to be, to a large extent, undeveloped, lacking quality hotels and visitors.

However, there has been a significant increase in local construction recently and the island now has nightclubs, small restaurants, and a pleasant collection of bungalows designed to accommodate visitors.

Should they keep up with this development, then in the nearest future, Koh Rong is going to be one of the top vacation destinations in the world.


What are you waiting for? Plan your trip, pack your bags and off you go to go experience these destinations before they become too popular, too crowded, and too expensive.