Hvar, Croatia – made for relaxing

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel: top 10 regions for 2012

When people talk about the best places to travel, it’s often all about a city or a country. But if you forget to think regionally you could miss some of the world’s best travel spots. Here are Lonely Planet’s picks of the regions to put on your map from Best in Travel 2012. Chosen by a panel of Lonely Planet experts, they’ve been written up by Lonely Planet authors to give you that most contagious of ailments: the travel bug.

1. Coastal Wales

2.La Ruta Maya, Central America

3. Northern Kenya

4. Arunachal Pradesh, India

5. Hvar, Croatia

Image by Jeremy Vandel
Come high summer, there’s no cooler place in Croatia to get your groove on than Hvar Town on its namesake island. Fabulous suntanned bodies flock to this drop-dead gorgeous spot for round-the-clock fun. Think après-beach parties as the sun dips below the Adriatic horizon, full-moon shindigs and designer cocktails sipped seaside to fresh DJ-spun tunes. Croatia’s party island really is as hot as the marble of the old town when the noon sun beats down. Best of all, on this Mediterranean flyspeck you can still get away from pulsating nightlife. For island bliss unmarred by glitz and bling, get into your birthday suit on the Pakleni Islands just offshore and – bikinis back on – explore the island’s coastline and dreamy interior, with its endless fields of lavender, stretching sea vistas, towering peaks, scenic canyons and abandoned hamlets – Anja Mutic

6. Sicily

7. Maritime Provinces, Canada

8. Queenstown & Southern Lakes, New Zealand

9. Borneo

10. Poitou-Charentes, France

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/croatia/dalmatia/hvar-island/travel-tips-and-articles/76854#ixzz2EvQT7SrQ

Also check out this reportage about Hvar town
Paklinski islands in front of Hvar town
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