If travel is at the forefront of your mind for 2019, why not step out of the ordinary and explore the beauty of somewhere new?
There is no time like the present when it comes to making plans for the year ahead, and of course, travel plans are some of the most exciting! It’s easy to settle for an old favourite, but with New Year’s resolutions often including to try something (or somewhere) new, it’s the perfect time to explore new horizons as part of your luxury holiday plans.
Ready for the adventure? We have gathered a few of our favourite, less-known, destinations to inspire your travels in 2019, and with the help of our Luxury Travel Specialists, planning can be easier than you think.
Canouan, St Vincent and The Grenadines
While the beauty of the Caribbean is no secret, the exclusive island of Canouan is perhaps one of its finest hidden gems. South of Mustique, this exotic idyll features the longest private runway in the Grenadines, as well as the country’s first superyacht marina. Whether you choose to hire a catamaran and venture to nearby islands or spend your days along the sands relishing in pure privacy, this is a destination for unrivalled escapism.
Sought-after Mandarin Oriental, Canouan was mindfully built with impeccable attention to detail, in addition to introducing world-class service to the region. With a legendary spa featuring quaint hillside treatment rooms and an incredible collection of restaurants serving culinary delights, you’re bound to find solace at this luxurious, three-hundred-acre resort.
Perched high on Bali’s Bukit peninsula, Uluwatu is a place to savour breathtaking sunsets and postcard-perfect beaches. Escape the bustling crowds often found further south in this luxuriously laid-back region of Bali, which is also synonymous with world-class surfing. These steep cliffs also showcase the enchanting Uluwatu Temple, built with beautiful Balinese architecture and traditional gateways, which frame magical views of the Indian Ocean.
Effortlessly converging centuries-old traditions with modern luxury, Six Senses Uluwatu is the perfect place to discover the magic of this spiritual destination. Showcasing sustainably designed suites and villas, the resort blissfully blends with the cliff edge, while offering exemplary service including the friendly assistance of the Guest Experience Maker.
If you have already extensively explored Greece’s iconic islands, discover the less-known beauty of Peloponnese. A region relatively untouched by mass tourism, but full of natural wonder and intriguing history, this is the epitome of all things Greek. Traverse the rugged peninsula to find ancient ruins, unspoilt beaches and traditional waterfront tavernas, filled with the warm hospitality of local people.
Set in the Navarino Dunes, choose from The Westin Resort Costa Navarino or The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino, to ensure five-star luxury during your Greek getaway. From the four-thousand-square-meter Anazoe Spa to the fantastic Children’s club and Aqua Park, these two resorts incorporate everything you need to indulge in your experience, whilst remaining at one with your surroundings.
Da Nang, Vietnam
Located halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, many travellers see Da Nang as a place for a short stopover or to simply pass through – little to do they know how much they’re missing. The mystic Marble Mountains are only 7km from the city, brimming with caves, tunnels and Buddhist shrines, while Son Tra Mountain National Park features verdant jungle trails that are well-worth the hike, with rare species of monkey often spotted along the way.
Only 30 minutes from the centre of Da Nang, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An blends beachfront living with unique cultural experiences. With three UNESCO World Heritage Sites just moments from the property, savour a distinctly traditional stay without sacrificing luxury. Indulge at The Heart of the Earth Spa, taste local flavours at the Cooking Academy or simply unwind beneath one of the 4,500 coconut trees.
To book your luxury holiday, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists on 01244 897 578 or visit elegantresorts.co.uk