Five Of The Best Destinations Around The World To Watch The Sunset

June 28, 2018

Sunsets can summon a million and one sensations that could range from feeling calm and tranquil to motivated and inspired. Most people seek sunsets in times of inner turmoil, because for them nothing is more quietening than sunsets.

Around the world many travelers capture sunsets in places they have gone to. There is nothing more special that watching the sunset over the horizon. With the most famous ones being written about and have become subjects of many romantic and poetic anecdotes, here are five best destinations around the world to watch the sunset:

Isle of Skye, Scotland

In the Isle of Sky there is Quirainga landslip on the Trotternish Ridge. Quiraing’s sunset is a much-documented sunset for this spot is a favourite of photographers. The crags and crevices of the ridge plays a big role in the play of light that makes up the sunset light show. The sunset show becomes even more enchanting as the sun slips lower in the horizon. If you are planning on visiting Scotland, here are some ideas of other things you might enjoy.

The Caribbean Paradise of Dominican Republic 

There are lots of special moments to be had on a holiday to the Dominican Republic, but one of the most unforgettable is watching the colors of the sky change as the sun sets over the horizon. The best places to watch the Caribbean sunsets in the Dominican Republic are at Punta Cana, a tropical paradise great for a relaxing afternoon; Bavaro, Cabarete Bay and Playa Dorada.

The Maasai Mara, Kenya

Many would fall in love with sunsets featured in many movies about Safari and life in Africa. With the beating of the drums in the background nothing can beat the different moods and passions African sunsets invokes. One of the best African sunsets can be watched in Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It is magical to watch the sun’s rays begin to change color at it cools while slipping lower in the horizon, bathing everything from the land to the wildlife with a rusty orange glow.

Lofoten, Norway

As an archipelago, Lofoten, in the north of Norway do not have sunsets all year round, because between late May and mid-July the sun in Lofoten never sets. This is the time that residents of Lofoten will be experiencing the Midnight Sun. Everywhere is broad daylight all day and all night.

In the winter months Lofoten will have the Polar Night, you will not see the sun rise, what Lofoten residents will have all day and all night is the swirling green Northern Lights. Imagine unique day and night lights and the moods and passions these could summon.  Even without seeing the sun setting or the sun rising you still will have a one of a kind night bathed in daylight and a nostalgic day bathed in swirling green nightlight.

Port Waikato, New Zealand

The main reason many people plan a holiday to New Zealand is to admire the stunning scenery and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful country. For the best sunsets, head to Sunset Beach in the town of Port Waikato. In New Zealand, tourists and locals alike flock to Sunset Beach to enjoy the best sunset view the country has to offer. The rolling blue waves crashing to the shore is the perfect finale for the slowly dipping sun, an essential ingredient to the precious blend that many found soothing together with the thunder of waves as they crashed onto the shore, with the silhouettes of surfers riding the big waves on top.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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