We’ve been stuck at home, but dreaming about gorgeous places we can’t wait to visit. Why not indulge yourself and plan a trip to one of these luxury travel destinations when we can get going again? Immerse yourself in nature, good food and the good life at these stunning destinations:
Lake Como, Italy
George and Amal Clooney spend glorious summers at their Lake Como residence, Villa L’Oleandra, and it’s where they hosted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for a mini break in summer 2018. Even as the stunning destination is just a jet charter away for the rich and the famous, it is well connected by train from Milan’s central station, Milano Centrale, to either Sondrio or Tirano.
Lake Como is a destination with a pure beauty and breathtaking views, from where you can walk, relax and enjoy the peace and calm. Como, Bellagio and Varenna are three of the most popular Lake Como’s towns and the landscape is dotted by several picturesque villages: colourful fishing hamlets to medieval stone houses, all reflecting Lake Como’s history.
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Known for its crystal-clear waters, memorable sunsets and its natural beauty, Ibiza is one of the world’s most attractive islands. A favourite of the rich and famous – every one from the world of fashion, cinema, music and sport is drawn by its allure.
The island has around 60 beaches, cliffs, pretty villages, traditional restaurants and a rising number of chic hotels. The influence of Romans, Greeks, Moors, Catalans are still visible, especially in the walled 16th century Old Town, which exudes a thriving artistic heritage.
Another Duke and Duchess of Sussex connection – Elton John owns a £15 million mansion in Nice, where he holidays with celeb friends like the Beckhams and has hosted Prince Harry and Meghan in summer 2019.
The French Riviera is renowned for its glamour and beauty, and is a natural magnet for the well-heeled. In Nice, climb up to La Colline du Château (Castle Hill) for panoramic views of the Baie des Anges, Old Town, Nice’s boardwalk, and the city’s vibrant architecture. And make sure you have plenty of time for people watching while seated in an elegant cafe in the old town!
Stretching for over 30 miles along the Pacific and Highway One, Malibu has achieved almost mythological status among Californian beach towns. Hollywood stars and top athletes live in oceanfront homes here on long stretches of sunny beach.
Considered to have some of the most perfect waves anywhere, Malibu’s Surfrider Beach, just off Malibu Pier, was named the first World Surfing Reserve; nearby Zuma Beach is a magnet for locals. In winter, Point Dume, at Malibu’s north end, provides an ideal spot for spotting migrating grey whales. Find out more on Visit California’s website.
The picture-perfect archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean features over 1,190 tiny coral islands. Baa Atoll, located in the central region of the atoll chain that form the Maldives, covers 139,000 hectares and is rich in biodiversity.
The tiny jewel-like islands feature the whitest of soft sand surrounded by clear shallow waters. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited, and a select few on each of the atolls are resorts. The Maldives is home to about five percent of the planet’s coral reefs and a thousand species of fish. Manta rays and whale sharks also make Maldives their home. A dreamy holiday indeed.