Winter, it’s coming. The days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. If the thought of your winter boots and a chunky knit make you want to spill your soup, then it’s time to take action and treat yourself to a luxury holiday.
Step one: get planning. Set yourself a budget and then let your imagination run wild on the internet. Keep your bikini close and stock up on the sunscreen while it’s still in stores.
If you’re not sure where to start, then check out our list of top holiday destinations around the globe and get ready to live it up in luxury…
Three words – sand, sea and sun. If you’re not already sold on this exclusive holiday destination in the heart of the Indian Ocean then keep reading. This tiny cluster of islands is home to some of the most opulent luxury resorts in the world. You can snorkel with rare ocean creatures, sleep with the ocean waves lapping up around you in your own private hut, or grab a deep tissue massage – on the beach – at sunset. If you’re looking for a romantic destination or an exotic beach holiday, the Maldives have got it covered.
Sat off the coast of Africa in the southwest Indian Ocean, Mauritius is right up there with the Maldives when it comes to private beach destinations. When it comes to luxury resort, they don’t come much better than this – the hotels on the island boast Michelin-starred restaurants and award winning spas, among other amenities. You might even be able to do some celebrity spotting – it’s a popular holiday haunt for famous actors and musicians, and even hosted Wills and Kate on their honeymoon last year.
Bored of the beach? Then head out on safari and find yourself in the middle of a living zoo. Glamping – or glamorous camping – is a popular movement in this part of the world, and gives you the opportunity to pull back your tent and share a watering hole with an Elephant. Just because you’re in the middle of the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the finer things in life; safari outfits regularly offer 5-star accommodation, personal chefs and knowledgeable tour guides to help you make the most of your trip.
If you’re fascinated by the stories of the Nile, then head to Egypt and live like an ancient Pharaoh. You can choose a city break in Cairo, or head out of the hustle and bustle and check yourself into one of the many luxury resorts nestled along the Red Sea. You can enjoy the hot sun, Egyptian cuisine, and see some of the best-loved wonders of the world up close and personal.
If you want an all-inclusive, no-fuss holiday, the Caribbean might be the destination for you. Boasting pristine beaches, laid back culture, luxury resorts and an abundance of natural vegetation, you can do a lot more in the Caribbean than just drink rum. If you’re a fussy eater or like the feeling of sleeping in the same bed every night, but also want to see the sights on holiday, why not consider a cruise? Some of the biggest luxury cruise liners in the world stop in the Caribbean year round, and let visitors experience the best of both worlds – a change of scenery each day without a change of accommodation.