Top Halal Friendly Holiday Destinations for 2016

  • Beautiful view of Uga Bay, Sri Lanka

A new year means a new holiday destination, and now would be the best time to start planning for your next great escapade. If you’re looking for a halal friendly holiday destination, that can meet your wants and needs, then you’re in luck!  We’ve searched high and low, witnessed firsthand, and looked into the top listed holiday destinations for 2016 that we believe will offer you something a bit different that your normal casual holiday experience.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is definitely a city for those with a big appetite and an energetic heart! If you’re a traveller that loves trying out new cuisines and visiting exciting locations, then Hong Kong is perfect for you. The city alone is full of some of the best amusement parks, international restaurants, and skyline views that will make your visit worthwhile. From Ocean Park to Disneyland, to streets flooded with various delicious foods and cuisines, to breathe taking views and beautiful historical spots, Hong Kong is a city that has it all.


Enjoy the beautiful Iguazu River Waterfalls on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones

Iguazu River; Waterfalls on the border of Argentina

Experience a completely different type of holiday by travelling to Argentina! Though you’ll get to experience Argentina’s culture, history, and food, just like you would when visiting any other country, Argentina also offers a range of various activities and locations that you won’t normally experience on your average holiday. Witness the fantastic geological colour and gastronomic pleasure of Salta, the astonishing Iguazu Falls, or stroll through Glaciers National Park, before having the chance to take part in Ushuaia Winter Sports, shop at the famous Palermo Soho streets, and enjoy various views, activities, and sports on horseback. Argentina has so much more to offer than you’d originally plan on doing, that it’s worthwhile to sit back and consider making this amazing place your next destination.


Warm sunny days and mild crystal clear evenings is one of the best things Peru has to offer. Any holiday needs good weather to complete you’re perfect getaway, and Peru is definitely one place that can offer just that. Historic cities, ancient ruins, amazing culture and outstanding natural nature surrounding the busy cities and beaches are definitely a plus, and luckily Peru has all that too! The food has been said to be the best cuisine in America, and the beaches are perfect for those that love to surf, swim, or simply relax on beautiful fine sand, while still being just a short way away from the busy cities.

South Africa

This iconic mountain pass ranks amongst the Top 5 tourist attractions in Cape Town.

The beautiful Chapman’s Peak cliffs, South Africa

South Africa is probably one of the best places to visit if you’re one that loves to explore.
Full of beauty, both natural and mad made, South Africa has so much to offer their guests. From some of the best coastal drives such as Chapman’s Peak and the Garden Route, to the diverse ecosystems and wildlife, to flawless beaches and historical and vibrant culture, South Africa is the most modern of all the African countries. Safari’s and wildlife is one of the top attractions in SA, especially seeing as its part of the ‘Big Five’ for endangered animals. The sunsets have been called ‘breathe taking’ and the atmosphere stated as completely ‘relaxing,’ making South Africa a top choice for your next holiday destination hunt.


If you’re a beach lover, or love exploring, then the Philippines is a must visit in 2016. With over 7,000+ islands to explore, the Philippines is home to numerous haven islands, crystal clear waters, and beautiful white sandy beaches. Not only is the country full of fun aquatic activities, but the natural nature and wildlife is also a plus. From the beautiful Chocolate Hills in Bohol, to the numerous amazing volcanoes, the vibrant coral feels, and the various historical and cultural landmarks, the Philippines is full of exciting activities, fun packed destinations, and cheap food, shopping, accommodation and travel, making it the ultimate luxury but budget friendly holiday.

Sri Lanka

Relax on the beautiful beaches of Unawatuna, a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka.

Unawatuna Beach; Galle District, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka may be a small island, but this beautiful and fun packed holiday destination has more to offer you than you may think. Imagine soaring rainforest-covered mountains and ancient temples, or wondering through busy local cities, charming little towns, and endless beaches, with loads more available in between, all on this small natural island. Sri Lanka is culturally rich and as fun and interesting as any other holiday destination, however it’s known for being a much more manageable holiday getaway. With some of the best tropical beaches, Sri Lanka is perfect for an exotic sun, sand, and sea escapade, with all the other popular attractions and activities still available.

New Zealand

Popular for skiing, hiking, bungee jumping, and a 95% population of animals, New Zealand is overflowing with reasons why you should visit the home of the world’s smallest dolphin species, and Blue Lake,the clearest water in the world. Though these popular reasons may already be well known to most people, a certain attraction taking place this 2016 in New Zealand is the ‘New Zealand Cycle Trail.’ Bike lovers and cyclists will be happy to know that an $80 million project is taking place in NZ, which is focusing on developing a network of 23 routes offering single- or multi-day adventures across numerous terrains and difficulties throughout the country.

If you’re still uncertain where around the world would be the perfect getaway, don’t worry!  Feel free to contact us at Serendipity at we can help you accomplish the ultimate holiday experience.

Susannah Willett

Susannah, better known as Sussie spent her younger years growing up in the U.K before moving out to the Philippines to reside. Having split her years in two very different cultures, Sussie has gained the love for travel, giving her the passion to write about the many beautiful countries. Being a lover of nature, culture, and history, Sussie has big plans to travel wherever her feet may take her, and witness firsthand the various beauties of the world.

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