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Lonely Planet Reveal Their Top 25 “Secret” Destinations

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For its crystal clear waters and rich history Malta was announces the top “secret” destination to visit. Adventure experts at Lonely Planet have revealed 25 top destinations where the sunny archipelago comes at number one.

Malta’s smaller sibling Gozo came in for special praise in the US print edition, with writer Writer Abigail Blasi describing it as home to some of Europe’s best scuba diving sites.

The exclusive location in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast, beats 24 other destinations to the top spot. Blasi said people shouldn’t be put off Malta for being a hot spot with ‘elderly tour groups’ as the there has been an emergence of new architecture, restaurant launches and hotel openings over recent years.

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The second position in the Lonely Planet’s list took Seoul. Megan Eaves, the guidebook’s destination editor for North Asia, called South Korean capital  ‘one of the hippest places in the world right now’. She mentioned that amazing food scene and efficient metro system well-appreciated by visitors.

Seoul, South Korean

Vojvodina in Serbia slid in at third place for being rich in art and outdoor activities.


Other destinations to make it into the top ten on Lonely Planet’s list of ‘secret places’ were Stock Island in Florida, the Southern Islands in Cambodia and Ilhabela in Brazil.

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1. Malta

2. Seoul, South Korea

3. Vojvodina, Serbia

4. Stock Island/Key West, Florida

5. The Southern Islands, Cambodia

6. Ilhabela, Brazil

7. Lombok, Indonesia 

8. Lost Sierra, California 

9. Weerribben-Wieden National Park, Netherlands 

10. Silent Green, Berlin, Germany 

11. Kaieteur Falls, Guyana 

12. Kjerringøy, Norway 

13. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

14. Mallorca, Spain 

15. Ushuaia, Argentina 

16. Honduras 

17. Shekhawati Region, India

18. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota 

19. Aroudant, Morocco 

20. The Champlain Islands, Vermont 

21. Pieve, Italy 

22. Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal 

23. Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan 

24. Vršovice, Prague, czech republic 

25. Belleville, Paris 


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