Desperate to get away after what feels like an eternity of being stuck at home?! You may be wondering where to go for the ultimate relaxing getaway treat. Worry no more - we’ve got you covered with our 5 favourite hot spots to visit complete with fun things to do whilst you’re there!
1. Bora Bora
Island in French Polynesia
Spend your time lounging in your very own overwater bungalows with access to warm and refreshing crystal blue water.
Things to do: The amazing thing about Bora Bora is that you can be as active or inactive as you like. Whether you want to spend all your time unwinding in the resort spa, not moving from the beach all day or exploring the island more, there’s something for everyone here! You can take a hike and explore Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu or take a fun excursion on the water by snorkelling, swimming, diving, jet skiing, or shark and ray feeding. There’s so many options you definitely won't want to leave! …and how stunning are dreamy overwater bungalows!
Hotels to book: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa or St Regis Bora Bora Resort
An archipelagic country in the Indian subcontinent of Asia
Bask in the sun in this idyllic location, and enjoy those breath-taking views of the crisp blue ocean.
Things to do: Watch a beautiful sunset from your private balcony, go for a dip in the ocean, lounge on the beach under the tropical sun, or take a little adventure snorkelling among the flourishing coral reefs. All inclusive is a must to really allow yourself to sit-back and relish your time away.
3. Thailand - Koh Samui
Island in the gulf of Thailand
Travel to Thailand’s second largest island to enjoy its sandy beaches, coconut groves, and mountainous rainforest or - if you’re feeling like a lazy holiday - the lovely resorts and spas sprinkled throughout the island.
Things to do: Complete with stunning beaches and numerous fun activities, there’s almost too much to do! Lounging on the beach is an obvious choice for how to spend your time on this beautiful island, but if you're someone who would want to be more active, you could trek to stunning waterfalls, kayak or paddleboard, or hangout in the fun beach bars! Want to explore Thailand’s rich culture more? Visit places such as Wat Plai Laem, a hundred year old temple, or Laem Sor Pagoda, a golden religious structure (pagoda) located in the southwest corner of the island.
Country in the Caribbean
White beaches, clear oceans, rum punch and reggae music. Jamaica is the place to be.
Things to do: There’s plenty to do on a Jamaica holiday. Sway to the music on a beach hammock or be enchanted by the scenic beauty of island life through hikes or scuba diving. Taste some delicious Caribbean food at Rick's Cafe, a bar/ eatery that also offers cliff spots to dive off of. Don’t forget to visit Dunn's River, a beautiful waterfall near Ocho Rios - a must see for anyone visiting Jamaica! From swimming with dolphins at the Dolphin Cove or taking a tour of Bob Marley’s house - travel here, and you’ll find it’s a lovely and lively gem of a destination.
Country in East Africa
Sit back and relax in the sunshine of Seychelles with the sparkly blue water of the sea at your fingertips - you may even catch a glimpse of the rare Aldabra tortoise that is known to inhabit the waters here!
Things to do: Surrounded by stunning views, Seychelles is a perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take some time in a little resort haven. Visit the charming seaside markets for a taste of local island living and munch on some yummy Creole takeaway!
Hopefully you fell in love with one (or more!) of these idyllic holiday destinations. So what are you waiting for? Time to book a trip away for some self care and fun - you deserve it!