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The Queen’s birthday: Exploring the best Commonwealth destinations

Let’s get patriotic!

Happy birthday, Your Majesty! On 11th June, Queen Elizabeth II will officially celebrate her 90th birthday. It’s the perfect excuse to get patriotic and explore some of the British Commonwealth’s best destinations – there are 53 to choose from after all!

Besides the familiar giants like Australia, Canada, India, Kenya and South Africa, the Commonwealth provides some very unexpected holiday hotspots. Beautifully exotic with a British charm, here are a few to discover this summer.

Caribbean paradise

Caribbean paradise


Amongst the stunning islands of the Caribbean lay plenty with British roots. Fans of diving and other water sports will love the coral archipelago and sandy beaches of Turks and Caicos, whilst Dominica is one of the wildest islands, with its luscious mountains and thick rainforest. Dominated by two volcanic peaks, St. Lucia overflows with the friendliness and exuberance of the St. Lucian people. As for beautiful Barbados, discover lush tropical gardens, beautiful houses and ... a statue of Admiral Nelson on the main square in Bridgetown.

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African adventures

African adventures


Head straight to Botswana for the safari of a lifetime; home to everything from elephants and giraffes to hyenas and zebras. The ex-German colony of Namibia is a fascinating clash of cultures and a sports lover’s haven, overflowing with deserts dunes of giant sand, deep blue mountains and salt marshes populated by pink flamingos.

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Orangutans and wild nature

Orangutans and wild nature


Native to the island, don’t miss your chance to see the beautiful orangutans of Borneo in their natural habitat – head straight to Batang Ai National Park to spot them swinging from tree to tree. Another must is the climb to the top of Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in South East Asia, followed by a soothing soak in the natural hot springs of Poring.

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Soak up the Fijan beauty

Soak up the Fijan beauty


Boasting no less than 500 islands, Fiji overflows with pristine palm fringed beaches, crystal clear waters and no end of colourful fish swimming below. Samoa is a small tropical Eden, popular with surfers the world over, whilst the beauty of the renowned Sawa-i-Lau Limestone Island is nothing short of spectacular. Enjoy fresh seafood, delicious views and unwind on a paradise beach. What more could you want?

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