Looking for palm trees, white sand and clear water? Look no further than your doorstep! The UK is home to some hidden gems that look as if they could be in the Caribbean or the Med. Minimize your carbon footprint and try a "staycation" in one of these tropical-looking places this summer! Fool all your Instagram followers into thinking you're in the Maldives.
The Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Can you believe that this is in Scotland? Barra is a tiny island in the Outer Hebrides where over 60% of its inhabitants are Gaelic speakers. The east side of the island is rough and rocky, and the south is the port for ferries and other boats. But the main attraction of Barra is the north coast, where white sand beaches meet bright turquoise waters, a sight not dissimilar to the Carribbean. Even though Barra is small, it still has an airport, and the planes literally land on the beach. It's a truly unforgettable experience!