You don’t have to have a passport to visit a stunning tropical destination. There are some gorgeous tropical vacation spots closer than you might imagine where you can enjoy swaying palm trees, warm sun, white sand and turquoise waters. Are you ready for a mai tai or pina colada? Here are 5 fabulous tropical destinations where you don’t need a US passport:
1. Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has every needed to make a slice of paradise and it’s just a short flight from the East Coast. The island is everything that travellers to tropical destinations dream of: stunning beaches around 270 miles of coastline, luxury resorts, some of the best surfing in the Caribbean, Latin flare and old world history. Step back in time when you walk on the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan or visit the historic fort of El Morro. Catch a break on the waves at Rincon or soak up the sun on Luquillo Beach. With great food, bars with a fiesta atmosphere and plenty to do, Puerto Rico is a must go.
Where to stay: Acacia Beach Hotel
An affordable boutique hotel just one-minute walk from the beach. Intimate and friendly, the hotel has an outdoor pool, restaurant and free WiFi (perfect for posting photos to make your friends jealous.)
Hotel details: booking.com