Glam Destinations Perfect For A Late Summer Holiday
You may be thinking that with this weather there’s no need to go away on holiday, but as we all know, we could well be back to the cold and rain within weeks, and with a few years of not really being able to travel, this late summer is the perfect time to get away and unwind or revitalise in some of the beautiful spots in the world. With that in mind, here are some of our top places to head to this Autumn to extend out the Summer.
Nestled in the mediterranean sea, this Italian island just south of Naples, has long been an escape for the rich and famous, and it’s easy to see why. Picture-perfect coves are steeped upwards with classic Italian architecture, cobbled streets and restaurant patios with views to die for. Whether you’re celebrity spotting, taking a hike on some of the stunning hiking paths or just relaxing in one of the quiet coves, Capri is a must-visit for everyone at least once in their lifetime.
For absolute certainty of sun, and a myriad of unique modern glamour, Dubai is a special destination that everyone should experience at least once. There’s almost too much to do in this ever-expanding metropolis and playground of the wealthy. Want to ski? There’s a huge indoor ski slope. Beach? There are countless to choose from. Shop til you drop, eat in some of the finest restaurants in the world and you may just about have time for a dune buggy experience in the dessert. You may just need a holiday to recover from all the excitement Dubai has to offer.
If you’re looking further afield, Cambodia should be on your radar. Once known for its backpacking hostels and beach parties, Cambodia has changed a lot in recent years with luxury hotels popping up, better infrastructure and more desirable transport links. The Six Senses hotel on Krabey Island is leading the charge. Hey, who doesn't want to holiday on a private island? The equivalent hotel in Europe would set you back about the deposit for a house, but Cambodia accommodation is much more budget-friendly. Just take us with you please!
If you’re looking for adventure, Kenya takes the number one spot. There are few other experiences that equal being on a night safari watching leopards hunt, or walking amongst some of the most majestic animals on earth under big blue skies. Some of the top ranch-style hotels are truly world-class, so once you’re done with the adventure, you can head home for some pampering before tucking into some fantastic local cuisine.
Côte d’Azur, France
We couldn’t write this list without including perhaps the most quintessential stop for all things glamour and refined luxury. The Côte d’Azur has been a staple of modern luxury holidays since forever, and it still holds the torch to this day. Choose from yacht-lover paradise Antibes, film-lovers Cannes, or classic St. Tropez. You won’t be disappointed with any of these beautiful seaside havens. If the Summer season is still in full swing things will be busy here, so escape off to one of the islands offshore, the Îles de Lérins or Île de Porquerolles for some respite.