November 19, 2014
Now that it’s clear that winter is well and truly on it’s way its time to start thinking about a winter vacation! Escape that endless British winter and whatever type of holiday you prefer, we’ve found perfect location for you!
CITY BREAK – DUBAI
Dubai has been rising in popularity over the past few years. The vast choice of luxury shopping is perfect for any of you shopaholics out there! And with beautiful white sand beaches as well, what more could you want?
Don’t forget to try – Machbous
A steamed rice dish infused with spices, meat and nuts
Stay at – Jumeirah Beach Hotel
This 5* resort is one of Dubai’s most recognisable structures. There’s options of rooms, suites and villas all luxuriously furnished with spectacular views.
BEACH BREAK – MIRISSA BEACH, SRI LANKA
Cocktails by the beach sound appealing to you? Try Sri Lanka. Boasting beautiful endless white beaches, lazing in the sun couldn’t be more enjoyable. Marissa beach is a quickly developing beach, with several hotels close enough to the beach for a short walk and breathtaking view, but not so close you can’t tell where the buildings end and the beach begins. Only two hours from the capital city, Colombo, means a day trip is easily on the cards if you fancied a shopping day.
Don’t forget to try – Kool
A seafood broth of crab, prawns and other fish served with beans.
Eat it at – Mandara Resort Restaurant
Offers an assortment of local and international cuisine with a contemporary touch.
TROPICAL BREAK – BORA BORA
Crack open a coconut and relax in pure paradise! The island Bora Bora is part of the South Pacific and is covered in rainforest. Scuba diving is a must, with beautiful coral and exotic fish in abundance. There are copious over water bungalows perched on stilts, however these extravagant accommodations can be expensive.
Don’t forget to try – Mahi Mahi
This tropical freshly caught fish is traditionally served with a vanilla sauce.
Stay at – La Moana Bora Bora Hotel
The most beautiful views of French Polynesia and two white beaches make the ultimate escape. La Moana boasts traditional Polynesian bungalows located either on the beach or over the lagoon.
ADVENTUROUS BREAK – PERU
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Pichhu really is breathtaking. With options of hikes from one day to two weeks to even getting a train the entire way, there’s no excuse to not visit this astounding site. So put on your hiking boots and don’t forget to pre plan that outfit as there’ll be photo-ops at every corner you’ll be looking back on for the rest of your life!
Don’t forget to try – Pisco Sour
The famous Peruvian cocktail consisting of liquor, limes, sugar, egg whites and Angostura Bitters.
Drink it at – Museo del Pisco
If you only have time for one bar in Cusco, this should be it. Owned by three friends passionate about Pisco, you couldn’t go to a more authentic place. They do great food too!
Don’t forget to wear your Sophia Cashmere dress on the plane to make the long flight much more bearable.