Whole Island of one`s own among one of the world’s most extensive reefs; Martian landscapes in that part of India, which your friends have not yet had time to boast in their Instagram accounts; a cluster of seven dozen islands with white sand, twisting with emerald ocean waters in fancy spirals, is all on the planet on which we live. It is so precious that we never stop admiring it. This year we urge you to discover and enjoy your new horizons.
In search of non-obvious travel destinations, take a closer look at India, but not at tourist-favorite resorts like Goa, but at more exotic places such as the paradise Andaman Islands and the region of Ladakh, where absolutely cosmic mountain landscapes and the most authentic, authentic India await you and let the latter require courage and abandoning some comforts from you, but before and after the exotic “foray” into the mountains or on the islands lost in the ocean, your home will be Mumbai, the creative capital of India, which now also becomes a Mecca for gourmets.
WHERE TO LIVE: At the end of last year, the Soho House chain in the largest city of India, Mumbai, opened the first home in Asia for selected tourists with cherished membership cards for those who appreciate the personal level of service of travelers. The new Soho House Mumbai is located in the Juu area, chosen by Bollywood stars, in an 11-story mansion on the coast of the Arabian Sea. In the interiors, there are reminders of the artisanship of local artisans everywhere: hand-painted wallpapers and tiles on the walls, teak parquet on the floor, chandeliers made of crystal and fabric, just like old sarees. The hotel offers 38 rooms, two restaurants, a cinema, and a rooftop swimming pool.
A close and even more or less developed Greece remains one of the best holiday destinations in the world – thanks to the unusually rich southern nature, fantastic culture, and light cuisine. The case when to be in paradise, it is not at all necessary to transfer transatlantic flights and for the rest not to be monotonous, swim to different islands for one trip to Greece.
WHERE TO LIVE: Have a rest from crowds on the island of Kos. In May, the first guests will receive the Ikos Aria hotel. Rare for Europe, the complete system at Ikos resorts implies a personal level of service, and the new hotel of the chain will not be an exception. Ikos Aria guests have at their disposal – 20 hectares of the hotel’s own territory on the Aegean coast (the resort is located in Kefalos, 20 minutes from the island’s airport), with private villas and swimming pools; Spa, in which the procedures are performed on cosmetics Anne Semonin; seven restaurants, menus for which have developed a chef’s Michelin-marked.
Latin America is prosperous not by Touloum alone, Belize has no less picturesque beaches, Mayan ruins are no less mystical, but the country is not full of tourists (and this is temporary). If you hunt for landscapes of disturbing beauty and love diving, you can go to the Belize Barrier Reef (the size of the world is second only to the Australian Great Barrier Reef) and to the economic miracle – the Big Blue Hole, which Jacques-Yves Cousteau called the best place on the planet for immersion.
WHERE TO LIVE: Gladden Private Island, as the name suggests, is a private island. However, as is usually the case, not a large hotel for many guests, occupying its island, and the island is separate for some guests literally. Lost among the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean at the villa can only a couple or four tourists. Staff living on a neighboring island makes it comfortable to stay in here. Gladden is located on the picturesque Belize Barrier Reef, and here you will be taken directly from the airport in 40 minutes by private helicopter.
A country in which 300 days a year is sunny is justifiably one of the most desirable for travelers. In the northeastern part of the continent, in Queensland, there is something to see – explore the Great Barrier Reef and do not miss the group of 74 Whitsunday Islands – you will never forget this spectacle.
WHERE TO LIVE: If you have already explored Sydney and Melbourne, time to go to the capital of Queensland Brisbane – believe me, cultural life is in full swing in this city. In the epicenter of the events, that is, on the most fashionable street of James Street, last autumn, The Callie Hotel opened. This hotel will appeal to those who love southern aesthetics, and with a touch of time. Clean lines, brass, bright pink, and cooling mint-green colors that prevail in the design of the hotel – a delight for the eyes. At the local spa and pool, you can relax after a trip to the picturesque Whitsunday Islands.