Planning your holiday for 2018 and need some inspiration? This destination guide gives you some ideas of what to explore. Ranging from the charms of Chile to the glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our travel experts select the top three destinations to visit during the upcoming months in 2018.
Italy, well known for its stunning architecture, delicious dining experiences and incredible art is one of the most popular destinations for international visitors.
Rome is beautiful, regardless of when you visit or where you go in the city. It is possible to become slightly lost, but this is not necessarily a bad thing because you can find many attractive views during your ramblings.
If you take a moment in Florence, you can enjoy the skyline views from the historical churches including the Duomo. Florence is a paradise for artists and history buffs with the Uffizi Gallery hosts some of the most spectacular pieces from the Italian Renaissance. The Florence City Tour is a must for anyone wanting to get a better understanding of the history of Italy.
If Brazil controlled South American travel in 2016, Chile will be taking over from 2017 onwards. Slowly and methodically, the continent is one of the most overlooked adventure tourism destinations and this is precisely why it was chosen as a destination for last year’s World Travel Awards.
Why? What makes Chile so attractive?
Chile has a geographic land space of 2,650 miles long, but it was never more than 150 miles wide. It is filled with various ecosystems, topographies and biodiversity presenting with 36 national parks, deserts and sub-polar islands. To make all of these islands and fjords accessible, it is necessary for Chile to have roads, footpaths and other infrastructure.
The capital of Chile is filled with many new boutique hotels including Luciano K and Magnolia. It is also known for the upcoming fine dining, including the four restaurants within the influential San Pellegrino Top 50 ranking for 2016.
The wine tourism is a strong drawing factor for Chile and is arguably one of the most developed areas in the country. The well known Napa Valley has opened up to visitors with various hotels, including the new boutique hotel at Casa Bouchon.
With the urban pleasures organized, it is time to deal with the extreme features of Chile. The Atacama Desert in North Chile is approaching tourism by allowing for hot-air balloon flights over the salt lakes. Patagonia takes escapists off on a drive along the Aysen’s Southern Highway. The Parque Patagonia is a boutique hotel in the area and is one of the newest sites in this least overcrowded region.
3. Borneo, Malaysia
Borneo is one incredibly mysterious country where things that go bump in the night will usually be creatures that are both rare and exotic. The rainforests in Borneo are drenched in mist, the mountains are craggy, the wide rivers are winding and the times that await you here are relaxing.
Believe it or not, Borneo has become one of the most popular destinations on many people’s bucket lists. This is because it is a naturally beautiful country that will blow a person’s mind during their visit, plus you will find yourself falling in love with the cute orange monkeys called orangutans.
In the region known as Sandakan, the river Kinabatangan passes from the south-west mountains through to the Sulu Sea. This river is the longest river in Malaysia and is well known for the bustling wildlife. If you take a brief boat ride, you will be able to see rare birds, gibbons, proboscis monkeys, rhinoceros, and many other creatures. The reason why all of these animals are visible is quite sad, but it is enjoyable for us to see them.
The Sepilok Jungle Resort is one of the largest accommodations in Malaysia embracing the jungle and weaving across the natural landscape. When visiting this resort, you will find yourself walking across green ponds and enjoying the smell of the jungle as you hide from the midday heat.