There is something appealing about exotic cultures and untamed shorelines, and it’s nearly impossible not to be enchanted by remote wilderness areas. Luxury travellers seeking travel inspiration will find many unforgettable global destinations that they should not overlook. A vacation is a chance to escape routine and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Featuring the most picturesque stretches of the Atlantic to the most breathtaking peaks in Europe, here are some of the most enticing travel destinations on Earth. The places listed here represent a balance between beautiful landscapes and thrilling activities and are perfect for the mid-year escape.
Take a look at these bucket-list-worthy trips:
Chalet l ‘Orchidée FRANCE – A spa resort in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, offers a jacuzzi and sauna to ease the winter blues. Get ready for a chilly ski day at Les Deux Alpes if you love the feel of the cold as you glide down one of the most picturesque backdrops.
South Lodge Hotel and Spa ENGLAND – A quaint place for those longing for the countryside. The hotel, which has hosted Queen Elizabeth, is located in West Sussex, England. Guests can enjoy a luxurious stay at this hotel and spa, which features an outdoor and indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a thermal suite.
Bank Hotel SWEDEN – The hotel was previously a bank building in Stockholm, Sweden, but now boasts an elegant new look, sophisticated amenities, and skilled staff. Hotel guests have easy access to Kungsträdgrden park and the Royal Palace, located a mere 500m walk away.
Nailcote Hall Hotel and Golf Club ENGLAND – A favourite of Piers Morgan, Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire provides guests with a golf course, gym, jacuzzi, spa, and steam room. Nearby are Coventry Cathedral, Shakespeare’s family homes, and Warwick Castle.
Steenberg Hotel and Spa CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – Indulge yourself with a luxury vineyard stay at Steenberg Hotel & Spa, a hidden treasure set in the heart of Constantia. As the Cape’s oldest farm amongst the picturesque vineyards, this 300-hectare premium establishment bundles up the best of scenery, fine dining, and award-winning wine. It is adorned with 24 rooms, three private villas that ooze elegance, a luxe spa, two exceptional on-site restaurants, a tasting room with an on-site wine shop, and an 18-hole golf course. Explore and immerse yourself in this rich ecosystem of sprawling lawns and fynbos-inspired gardens or lap up arts and culture at the neighbouring Norval Foundation, visit the Chilled Market at the Range or idle through the depths of the Tokai Forest.
Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa CARIBBEAN – Situated on the chic Caribbean island of St Bart’s, this popular winter getaway for people from France, Europe, and North America, offers a tranquil setting for guests who wish to warm with sunsets and sundowners.
Golden Oak ENGLAND – Guests visiting Golden Oak, Sherwood Forest can enjoy a sweet cabin escape situated within a pine forest. There are associations with Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest, a royal forest in Nottinghamshire. Relax with your loved ones as the cabin features the likes of a hot tub, log-burning stove, and a professional gas barbeque with gas provided.
Arctic Retreat SWEDEN – In Sweden’s northernmost region, surrounded by nature, sits the Arctic Retreat luxury lodge. Locally produced food and drinks are available on-site. Additionally, guests can enjoy hot tubs, saunas, and spa treatments. Two traditional log cabins nestled within a scenic forest landscape are at the river’s edge.
Winter offers a unique opportunity to discover new places. Whatever you prefer, from skiing down the Alps to a cabin escape or country hotel, these winter wonderland destinations will give you a truly magical experience.
For those who would prefer to enjoy the magnificence of South Africa, do take advantage of the Steenberg Hotel & Spa Five Lives Winter Package. The offering includes one night’s stay for 2, breakfast and dinner at their two exceptional, locally-inspired onsite restaurants, a 45-minute couples massage, and a wine tasting for only R5 880.00 per couple sharing. Valid from 01 May 2022 to 31 August 2022.