Top 7 Luxury Destinations for 2019
If 2019 is about getting out more, exploring and lapping up all the luxury in some of the most divine destinations you can think of—we’ve got all the info on how to get the most out of your holiday. Start the planning now. Set aside some time for YOU (and maybe a plus-1) with this stellar list of where to travel to make 2019 your best year yet!
Fuel some classic holiday envy when you escape to endless summer at Alohilani Resort in Waikiki. Sun, surf, shopping and sweet dreams abounds in this A-list holiday destination. Discover dramatic landscapes ranging from lush green rainforest to the fiery heart of Halemaumau Crater. Catch a wave with the pros at Waikiki, check-in at all the chicest restaurants and snap a selfie with a pod of dolphins. Then retreat to the tranquil luxe of your private balcony, sipping a cocktail or 3!
This exclusive tropical getaway is the ultimate of luxury getaways. Romantic seclusion meets exotic extravagance meets pure natural beauty and relaxation when your speedboat docks at Amari Havodda on the stunning Gaafu Dhaalu atoll. Disconnect from the everyday and cocoon yourself in private island life, as you explore the rich diversity of the house reef and breathtaking natural beauty of the coral atoll. You’ll never want to leave.
For an island paradise close to home you can’t miss First Landing Beach Resort and Villas. This absolute beachfront resort is perfectly placed to explore Vitu Levu, less than half an hour from the bustling tourist hub of Nadi. Explore all the mainland has to offer, from lush rainforest to championship golf courses, culture-rich village tours to party boats and sunset cocktails. Or spend the entire time living the luxury life in your breezy bure at the resort. You can soak up some local history on the beach where Captain Bligh landed after mutiny aboard the Bounty, or stick to sunshine and spa treatments for those sparkly holiday vibes.
Sensory overload awaits in Vanuatu, home of unspoiled natural beauty. Stay at Breakas Beach Resort for a boutique experience in keeping with traditional island style. These ruggedly beautiful isles are perfect for underwater adventures, from snorkeling at Hideaway Island among schools of tropical fish, vibrant coral and even an underwater post box (still in service), to some of the best wreck-diving in the world. Feed your inner fire from the sparks of Mount Yasur, the world’s most accessible live volcano on Tanna Island, then find a deserted beach to sit and watch the sunset.
Just a few minutes from the brilliant white stretch of famous Patong beach you’ll find a luxe oasis, right at the heart of Thailand’s tourist mecca. Patong is known for its perfect chaos of steamy streets, shopping, and neon nightlife, but what if you could have all this and then some? Retreat to stylish sophistication and peaceful ambience at Andaman Embrace Patong, conveniently located for party, play, and ultimate relaxation. With a swim-up bar and in-house day spa, you might not leave the resort.
Experience the allure of one of Australia’s most beautiful islands when you holiday in your own backyard, at Peppers Blue on Blue Magnetic Island. More than half of the island is national park, characterised by its blend of bushland, beaches and secluded bays, many of which are only accessible by boat. Wander amongst huge granite boulders and majestic hoop pines, dive the nearby Great Barrier Reef, or spend a day by the pool followed by some serious pampering at Endota Spa. Magnetic Island has the lot!
Get ready for the culture trip of a lifetime in the rich tapestry that is Seminyak. This vibrant scene is threaded with centuries-old tradition, beach vibes, designer boutiques, and cultural eclecticism. It’s where the party scene meets the local wisdom and beauty of Pettinget temple, and where you can have an authentic experience while staying in premier beachside luxury. Hotel Indigo evokes the spirit of Seminyak, with traditional accents, beautifully-crafted living spaces and intimate service. Spend your days strolling the sand or dancing to local bands and international DJs at Mesari Beach, then retreat to your own slice of paradise-within-paradise.
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Post by Alana Eising
Alana is a writer and a wanderer who almost always wishes she were somewhere else.
That’s why she writes about the fabulous places she’s been and all the destinations left on her bucket list!