03 Mar Where to go now
As spring is in the air and things start to warm up, we’re starting to think about warmer climes. Check out our list of 5 places to go right now.
Name me a place where, within two days of arrival, your stress level disappears, you look like you had a multi-thousand-pound facelift, you all of a sudden appear fitter, thinner and more attractive, and your energy levels explode.
Conde Nast Traveller
The mere mention of Mykonos brings to mind bright white buildings and cobalt blue water. Always a good start for any destination. The island has a loyal following of families who enjoy a bit of glamour and an Ibiza-style blend of beaching, boho styling and a bit of partying.
Why we recommend Mykonos:
DJs play live in the supermarkets and a pelican given to the island by Jackie O still roams about in the harbour. The good times on this island can be as fully charged or as mellow as you like.
Turks and caicos
A beautiful British Crown colony about 700 miles south east of Miami, that consists of 40 islands and cays, only eight of which are inhabited. Turks & Caicos boasts unspoiled coral reefs and magnificent natural wonders – from the breathtaking cliffs of Mudjidin Beach to the spectacular limestone caves of Middle Caicos.
Each island has its own individual character. Providenciales, is the most developed island and where you’ll find the widest range of hotels.
Check out Grace Beach, which was ranked as “Best Beach” by Conde Nast magazine or see the lagoons and stalagmites of Conch Bar Caves National Park.
Why we recommend Turks & Caicos
Turks and Caicos is certainly no party island, but more for the adventurous active family. Its known for its unique diving and snorkeling, in fact a whole range of water sports can be found in the Turks and Caicos Islands, including kiteboarding, wakeboarding, parasailing, windsurfing. Kayaking and paddle boarding eco-tours through the mangroves and shallow flats of the nature reserves are excellent ways to get a look at the amazing sea life and birds found in the islands.
Where to stay:
If you want to go all out – Amanyara resort is something special
Hua hin, thailand
Hua Hin traces its aristocratic roots to the 1920’s when King Rama VI and Rama VII built their summer residences here.
“Phra Ratchawang Klai Kangwon” was the palace built by King Rama VI, its name means “Far from worries palace”. The name is so poetic, its become more than just the name of a palace, its become a city slogan and certainly an inviting one if you’re looking to get some well earned rest and relaxation.
Hua Hin is different to some areas of Thailand as its no palm fringed castaway island. Instead its known as a place where the city meets the sea.
Why we recommend hua hin
If you love the beach but can’t leave the convenience of New York City too far behind, Hua Hin could be just right for you as its home to lively markets, tasty street eats and a fully functional infrastructure.
This is a bustling Thai town, where seafood is plentiful and affordable, there’s cheap public transport for beach-hopping and it takes a lot less effort (and money) to get here from Bangkok than to the southern islands.
If you’re ready for a beautiful adventure, this could be the city for you.
Where to stay:
Check out the list of hotels on lonelyplanet.com
Sri Lanka is known as the teardrop of India. Its a beautiful laid back island known for its unique cuisine, humble, friendly locals who have a love for food and cricket!
Sri Lanka is an easy place to visit, with polite, unruffled and uninvasive inhabitants. Walk along any street in Colombo, and passing motor-rickshaw drivers will certainly stop to ask about your transport requirements. But here’s the funny thing: say no thanks, and they will actually give up and go away.
For many years there was rivalry between the Tamils and Singhalese, but since a time of peace has set in, tourism has flourished in Sri Lanka. Those in the know head for the coastal spots south of the capital, Colombo.
Why we recommend sri lanka
If you’re looking for good food in a paradisaic setting without the intensity of India, Sri Lanka is the right choice for you.
Sayulita is a short journey North of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Known for its consistent river mouth surf break, Sayulita was “discovered” by roving surfers in the late 1960s with the construction of Mexican Highway 200.
Why we recommend sayulita
We like the mash up of mexican culture, the seaside surf town vibe and the natural beauty.
Where to stay:
Check out this late availability apartment on Kid & Coe