As the nights draw in and the heating goes on, those lucky ones amongst us might be looking forward to a winter break somewhere warm and tropical. The rest of us will have to make do with day-dreaming about all those far-flung sun-soaked resorts, miles away from the British weather.
Auto Europe has just added three of these dream holiday places to its ever-swelling list of car hire destinations. If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Fiji, Aruba or Chile, we can now cater for all your driving needs on arrival. To whet your appetite, here’s a taste of what’s on offer in each country.
Aruba is located in the heart of the southern Caribbean. It enjoys a sunny climate, with an average temperature of 28 degrees C, making it pleasant all year-round for visitors. On the south and west coasts are miles of pristine white beaches that rank amongst the most beautiful in the world. The northeast coast is marked by its rugged landscapes and miles of dramatic coastline. Aruba’s strong economy, excellent living conditions and prime weather continues to attract individuals from all over the world. Its population is made up of a broad spectrum of well educated people with a pleasant nature and a zest for hospitality.
Chile is packed full of spectacular reminders of nature’s beauty and power. From geysers to mountains, beaches, forests and volcanoes, there’s a lifetime of breathtaking sights to satisfy the hungriest adventure seekers. Travellers are often drawn to Chile’s Pacific coastline and Andean highlands, as well as the range of extreme sports on offer. Foodies will love the range of fantastic dishes and great wines available from a wide choice of local restaurants.
Fiji has over 300 islands located in the mid-south Pacific, each fringed with coral reefs, making diving and snorkelling superb. The population is an eclectic blend of Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indian, Chinese and European nationalities. A nature lover’s delight, Fiji has an unspoiled, unique environment of extreme beauty and tranquillity. Adrift for millennia in splendid isolation in the blue of the South Pacific it has escaped the evils of industrial progress, the incursions of dangerous animals, poisonous snakes, spiders and pestilent diseases such as malaria. In short, it’s paradise.
Okay, so we’re in the middle of a credit crunch, but if you have to live on baked beans and turn down the thermostat for a few months to afford a break in one of these destinations, it might just be worth it.