words Alexa Wang
Being cooped up during the countless lockdown of the pandemic has impacted everyone is some way or another. Many of us have missed the joy of travelling and visiting amazing places abroad.
Some miss going to party islands with their friends and getting into all sorts of trouble, some people miss sitting by the pool or beach and forgetting about life’s woes, and some just want to get away from everybody, to experience a sense of calm and to detoxify their minds. If you want to relax, we’ve got you covered. We’re sharing some of our top picks for that dreamy holiday away from the chaos of the normal world.
If you dream of staying on a desert island for a few weeks, then consider visiting this Caribbean paradise. There are few places in the world that offer such isolated beauty. If you truly want to avoid other tourists, take a boat ride from neighbouring St. Kitts and enjoy the gorgeous sands, sea, and nature of this tropical wonder. There’s a reason you’ll be getting on that boat too—the island can’t be reached by plane. Only the most dedicated isolationists will make the extra effort to venture here.
Now, hear us out. You’ll likely be aware that the Croatian capital is a popular tourist destination, and rightly so. This gorgeous city is packed with rich history and stunning architecture. But Croatia is also situated along a huge portion of the Adriatic Sea. So, our suggestion here is to hire yourself a luxury catamaran charter in Croatia for you and your close friends to enjoy the peace and quiet whilst taking in the breathtaking sights of Dubrovnik’s baroque cityscape. The great thing about chartering a catamaran, is you can visit a selection of Croatia’s 1200+ islands, islets and reefs. Every day will feel different, and you’ll enjoy the unique experience of skippering your own yacht.
San Marino City
Exuding the essence of fantasy tales and myths, San Marino is a stunning and small landscape nestled within north-central Italy. This microstate republic is home to a medieval, cobble-stoned city, also called San Marino, which is situated around and on top of Monte Titano’s peaks. Consider grabbing yourself a countryside villa with a beautiful mountain backdrop and soak up the history of one of the world’s oldest republics.
Piha, New Zealand
With a population of just 4.8 million people, New Zealand is a relatively quiet country. Surrounded by beauty on all sides, this Polynesian island is understandably a bucket-list destination. However, most people settle for visiting the wonderful cities of Auckland and Wellington. If you really want to get off the beaten path, you should experience the awe-inspiring black beaches of Piha. These volcanic iron sands will make you feel like you’ve visited an alien world. Just don’t be too disheartened when you have to come back down to earth on your flight home.
There are so many wonderful destinations that you can visit to get away from the stress of everyday life. But don’t forget, there are lots of hidden gems amongst the busy city streets that can be very peaceful. You don’t always need to visit a desert island, but we really wouldn’t blame you if you did.