Where to Travel: Summer 2024

Dig out your sun hats and swimsuits, it’s time to start planning your perfect sun-kissed summer getaway. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly fun, the hippest hangouts on the Med, or far-flung tropical adventures, we have curated the ultimate list of Summer Escapes for 2024…

Indonesia for a Bucket-List Summer ~ Sail the Komodo Islands and Raja Ampat

For those with insatiable wanderlust, a bucket-list trip aboard one of our handpicked luxury yachts is a must. Explore the wild beauty of Komodo Island and the marine wonders of Raja Ampat. Trek through lush landscapes to spot the legendary Komodo dragons, dive into azure waters to discover a kaleidoscope of coral reefs, and let the crew pamper you with gourmet meals and impeccable service. Adventure of a lifetime, guaranteed.

*  Where to stay: Rascal Voyages; Lamima; Dunia Baru

The Maldives for a Relaxing Summer ~ Unwind in barefoot bliss

If your idea of paradise involves powdery white sands, crystal-clear waters and overwater bungalows, then the fact of the matter is you can’t beat the Maldives. This tropical oasis offers the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. Spend your days snorkelling with multi-coloured marine life, indulging in world-class spa treatments and dining under the stars. In the Maldives, the only thing you need to worry about is whether to have another mimosa or a piña colada.

*  Where to stay: Gili Lankanfushi; Six Senses Laamu; LUX* South Ari Atoll

Mexico for a Cultural Summer ~ Discover colourful Mayan history and top-notch tequila

Dive into the rich tapestry of Mexico, where ancient history meets cool and vibrant culture. From the majestic ruins of Chichen Itza to the colourful streets of Oaxaca, every corner of Mexico tells a story. Indulge in mouth-watering cuisine, join in lively festivals and explore palm-studded beaches and cenotes. Mexico is a true fiesta for the senses.

*  Where to stay: Hotel Esencia; Chablé Maroma; Ser Casasandra

France for a Romantic Summer ~ Sip rosé as you fall in love with Provence

Picture this: rolling lavender fields, quaint villages, and the gentle clink of wine glasses under a golden sunset. Provence is the epitome of romance, where every street corner looks like a postcard, and every sip of rosé is a toast to the good life. Stroll hand-in-hand through charming markets, savour artisanal cheeses, and lose yourselves in the beauty of the French countryside. C’est la vie!

*  Where to stay: Crillon le Brave; Chateau Fonscolombe; Chateau de la Messardiere

Thailand for a Foodie Summer ~ Indulge in daily curries and tropical sunshine

Thailand is a culinary paradise, where every meal is guaranteed to be fresh and tongue-tingling. From the bustling street food markets of Bangkok to the serene beaches of Phuket, Thailand offers a delicious blend of flavours and experiences. Take a cooking class, explore ancient temples and unwind in luxury resorts. Thailand is a tapestry of culture and beauty, but it’s the food that will entice you back time and time again.

*  Where to stay: The Siam; Trisara; Four Seasons Tented Camp

Portugal for a Family-friendly Summer ~ Unearth Pippa’s top-recommended beaches and family villas

Portugal is a treasure trove of family-friendly delights and no one is better placed than Pippa to impart its insider secrets. Based part-time in Portugal, and having grown up there, she knows a thing or two about the best beaches, vineyards, restaurants and private villas. From the golden beaches of the Algarve to the vibrant streets of Lisbon, there’s something for everyone here. Explore historic castles, indulge in delicious pastéis de nata, and take a scenic drive through the Douro Valley. Perfeita!

*  Where to stay: Casas da Quinta de Cima; Craveiral Farmhouse; Octant Douro 41

Peru for an Active Summer ~ Hike to Machu Picchu and Sail Lake Titicaca

Calling all adventurous spirits! Peru offers an intoxicating blend of adventure and awe-inspiring landscapes. Embark on the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, a journey that promises breathtaking vistas and a profound sense of achievement. Then, set sail on the shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca, exploring ancient traditions and floating islands.

*  Where to stay: Titilaka; Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel; Sanctuary Lodge

Malta for a Mediterranean Summer ~ Soak up historic harbours and pretty beaches

Just a 3-hour flight from the UK, Malta is a delightful Mediterranean island gem with a rich history, stunning scenery and rustic but stylish vibes. Wander through ancient towns with cobblestone streets, explore fascinating museums and cathedrals, and unwind on gorgeous beaches. With its perfect blend of culture and relaxation, Malta is an incredible summer spot which still feels authentic.

*  Where to stay: Iniala Harbour House; The Phoenicia Malta; Casa Ellul

Rajasthan for an Exotic Summer ~ Search for big cats and royal palaces

Step into the wild heart of India with a safari in Rajasthan. This vibrant state is home to majestic leopards, tigers and elephants. Explore the rugged terrain of Ranthambore National Park, where these magnificent creatures roam free. Rajasthan’s rich culture and stunning landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wildlife adventure, and there are stunning wildlife camps and royal palace hotels to rest your head.

*  Where to stay: SUJÁN Sher Bagh; RAAS Jodhpur; Taj Lake Palace

Mykonos for a vibey vacation ~ Savour sensational sunsets and sugar-cubed hideaways

Chic, lively, seductive… when the sun sets over Mykonos’s golden beaches and charming whitewashed villages, these stunning island views are guaranteed to set hearts pulsing. Add in fantastic food, sophisticated nightlife, and private yachting to nearby volcanic craters, and kiss goodbye to the stresses of the real world.

*  Where to stay: Kalesma Mykonos; Myconian Villas; Cali Mykonos

Tanzania for a Safari Summer ~ Meet the Big Five and beach-flop in Zanzibar

For the ultimate safari experience, Tanzania is unrivalled. Witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti, where thousands of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the plains. Explore the Ngorongoro Crater, teeming with diverse wildlife, and unwind on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. Tanzania offers a thrilling blend of wildlife and luxury, ensuring your summer safari is a roaring success.

*  Where to stay: Singita Grumeti; Sands River Selous; Zanzibar White Sand

Norway for a Serene Summer ~ Kayak across the fjords in Norway

For those who crave the untouched beauty of nature, Norway’s fjords are a kayaker’s dream. Paddle through the crystal-clear waters surrounded by towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Explore charming coastal villages and immerse yourself in the ethereal landscapes that seem straight out of a fairytale. Norway’s fjords offer an adventure that’s as tranquil as it is thrilling.

*  Where to stay: Storfjord Hotel; Juvet; Amot

Vietnam for an Enchanting Summer ~ Explore buzzing cities and tranquil beaches

Vietnam offers an enthralling blend of bustling urban life and serene coastal escapes. Hoi An enchants with its ancient streets and lantern-lit evenings, providing a picturesque backdrop for a magical summer getaway. Further south in Nha Trang, enjoy pristine beaches and luxury resorts, perfect for sandy shore sunbathing and soothing spa treatments. Whether you’re shopping at markets or lounging poolside, Vietnam’s central and southern regions offer the best weather during summer months.

*  Where to stay: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay; Four Season Hoi An; Amanoi

Mallorca for a Chic Summer ~ Discover cool beach clubs and secluded coves

Mallorca, the jewel of the Balearic Islands, is synonymous with sun-drenched shores and upscale beach clubs. From the vibrant city of Palma to the serene mountain village of Deià, Mallorca offers a crowd-pleasing range of experiences. Relax in a chic beach club, explore hidden coves by boat, or hike the scenic trails of the Serra de Tramuntana. And best of all, Mallorca is home to some truly delightful boutique hotels.

*  Where to stay: The Lodge; Cap Rocat; Son Brull

So there you have it—our top summer picks to ignite your wanderlust. Whatever type of trip you need, leave the stress of planning to us. From seamless transfers to personalised recommendations and insider access, Pippa and the team will ensure you have a glorious summer with memories to fuel you through the year. Pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and dive into the good vibes of summer!

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