eight dreamy locations so as to add to your journey basket checklist
Although we are aware that worldwide travel is out of the question, nothing can stop us from dreaming. Indeed, dreaming is what leads many of us through these troubled times. If we wish we could go to a number of wondrous places around the world, it becomes all the more special and rewarding as the borders open again.
Be it in Mexico or the Maldives, in South Africa or in Switzerland, we can’t wait to pack our bags and spend an unforgettable vacation in total relaxation and tranquility that you are looking for, the world is really your oyster.
Read on for eight amazing travel destinations to add to your travel basket list today.
San Jose del Cabo
Located on the southern tip of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo is the perfect location for those who want a sunny, sophisticated, and peaceful vacation. This small holiday town offers beautiful sandy beaches, colonial buildings, art galleries and a nature reserve and offers the ideal setting for a relaxing holiday. Stay at the luxurious all-inclusive resort Paradisus Los Cabos, which offers guests a private paradise, along with exciting activities, excellent restaurants, a unique YHI spa and life-enriching programs. Book a VIP package through Vacayou and you will never want to leave the place.
With its popular ski resorts, breathtaking lakes and bustling cities, Switzerland is a country that will impress any new visitor. The famous Matterhorn is proudly located at 4,478 m in the south, while at the northern tip you will find Basel, a city that is blessed with museums, art galleries and interesting architecture on the magnificent Rhine. Don’t miss a visit to the breathtaking Lake Lucerne or the bustling cities of Bern and Zurich.
Spend the night at the Grand Hotel les Trois Rois in Basel and experience the elegant interior, the excellent service and the extremely delicious cuisine of the three Michelin-starred restaurant Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl. You’ll be in good company here as past guests include Queen Elizabeth II, Napoleon, and the Swiss royal family, Roger Federer.
Located on the northeastern tip of the Basque Country near the French border, San Sebastian is the epicenter for foodies. This region in northern Spain with many Michelin stars is blessed with excellent restaurants at every turn. Also expect plenty of pintxo bars (tapas) and scenic views. Bahia de la Concha has a great beach setting. Stay at the five-star Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, and don’t miss a dinner at Arzak, the three Michelin-starred restaurant of the founder of the culinary movement for new Basque cuisine, Juan Mari Arzak.
St. Petersburg is a city that is so unique and full of culture. It is a city for those interested in history and lovers of exquisite architecture. Divided by the Neva and a selection of canals, the city was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and is based on his explorations of other European cities, hence the nickname “Venice of the North”.
In summer, visit a White Night when the night sky horizon burns an array of warm colors. Explore the Hermitage; Prepare your camera for the legendary Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Experience a night at the opera or ballet in the Mariinsky Theater. and be sure to take a boat tour and walking tour with a local guide.
From reef dive sites to dramatic emerald green mountains and luxury resorts to quaint fishing villages, the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia is a popular choice for good reason. Some might assume that as a Caribbean island and honeymoon hotspot, St. Lucia is simply a place to sit back on a scenic beach and spend the hours with a rum punch in hand. While we don’t deny that this is a very real possibility and one that we would now like to embrace, there is a great deal more to be done here.
For those with a sense of adventure running through their veins, the forests offer an array of activities such as hiking, zip lining, and rock climbing, while the water offers all kinds of exciting opportunities. Stay at Jade Mountain Resort or Marigot Bay Resort and Marina and enjoy a delightful retreat.
Foodies will once again be delighted with the number of exquisite restaurants they can visit in Tokyo. The city has 226 Michelin-starred restaurants, most in every city in the world. Aside from top-notch cuisine, Japan’s capital perfectly blends state-of-the-art skyscrapers with traditional historic temples.
Around 9.2 million people live in an area of 2,194 km2. So don’t expect a peaceful trip unless you venture into one of the many green spaces. Museums, shopping, entertainment and interesting sights can be found everywhere and whatever your interests, your needs will be met in this bustling metropolis.
Cape Town is an incomparable place where you can immerse yourself in nature. The port city is the ideal place to surf, enjoy a variety of water sports and sailing adventures, while a visit to Table Mountain National Park is a must. The highlight of the park and the city is of course the flat Table Mountain, and a visit to the top by cable car is not to be missed for the view. Adventurers can rappel, hike in nature or take a mountain bike and explore.
For a bit of rest and relaxation, stay at One & Only Cape Town, a five-star hotel with pools, a spa, and a few high-end restaurants, including Nobu.
We couldn’t put together a list of dream destinations and couldn’t include the Maldives. The archipelago state in southwest Sri Lanka and India is home to many exclusive resorts waiting to seduce you with their overwater villas, laid-back luxury, elegant cuisine and sustainable activities. The epitome of a paradisiacal scene, the turquoise water and the white sand are etched into our heads, how “dreamy” looks.
There are many exquisite places to stay. Have fun browsing the list of five star hotels. Your wanderlust only gets worse. However, if you’re looking for inspiration, the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, the Arena Beach Hotel or the Amilla Resort and Residences are good places to start.