From the 11th June to the 11th July the World Cup takes place in South Africa and for some this can seem like a very long month.
So for those looking to avoid the football (though we can’t guarantee it), here are ten destinations which didn’t qualify for the World Cup:
With a strong folk culture and rich history, Bulgaria has a lot on offer with impressive mountains, Roman and Byzantine ruins, small fishing villages, modern purpose built resorts, endless sandy beaches as well as over 500 natural springs.
Croatia has thousands of miles of unspoilt coastline, along with picturesque towns and fishing villages, historic harbours, stunning mountain ranges and over 1000 small islands many of which are uninhabited – perfect for zero football coverage!
Malta is a group of islands situated in the Mediterranean just south of Sicily; its three main islands consist of Malta (the largest), Gozo and Comino. The islands are steeped in culture and heritage with temples, palaces, cathedrals and forts as well as being the ideal settings to some of Hollywood’s blockbusters such as Gladiator, Troy and Munich.
The popular destination of Cyprus has so much to offer its visitors regardless of interests and age, not only is the island blessed in year round sunshine it has glorious beaches, great bars and restaurants as well as being rich in cultural heritage.
With miles of golden beaches as well as the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, Tunisia not only offers the ideal football exclusion zone but also the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday.
With all the amazing sights from the pyramids in Cairo to the Valley of the Tombs in Luxor, as well as some of the best dive sights in the world around Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt has plenty to keep you pre-occupied.
The seven Emirate states a land of luxury and indulgence, it offers endless golden beaches, desert dunes as well as great shopping opportunities whether in one of the numerous souks or one of the mega-malls in Dubai.
Irie! As they say in Jamaica. The largest English speaking island in the Caribbean has it all. You’ll be feeling fine on this island with a whole host of things to do & see. Whether its beach based, water based, bird watching, hiking, golfing or just taking in the atmosphere, Jamaica has got the lot! Climb the waterfalls at Dunns River, sample the local Rum, get married on a beach or laze the day away on your sun lounger. Perfect!
Part of the Dutch Antilles islands this small island is just 30km in length and just a short distance of 25km from the coast of Venezuela. With superb white sandy beaches, it’s an idyllic place to soak up the sun, enjoy a water sport or the lively evening entertainment found in the main resorts.
The stunning Maldives, home to the most colourful marine-life and with over 1200 islands most of which are unoccupied, makes the ideal football free getaway.Posted : Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 12:48