Choices, choices… Three luxury destinations you’ll want to consider this year
Aeroplane, ship or train? These technological wonders have opened the world to luxury travel. Nowadays it’s not so much where can we go, as when do we get there. The choices available are almost endless, so in an attempt to give you a taste of what’s on offer, here are three of the world’s premier destinations, open to the discerning traveller with a sense of style and a taste for adventure.
In the north west of the beautiful island of Antigua lies Dickenson Bay, which provides all that the discerning traveller might want from a Caribbean holiday. It has charm, azure waters and, of course, the fabled ‘Coconut Grove’ bar and restaurant. It’s here that, for a few Eastern Caribbean Dollars, one can feast upon freshly caught lobster, enjoy a cocktail or two and relax to the sounds of gentle waves kissing the pure white sands. Sunset offers the opportunity to lie back on a lounger, sipping the local ‘English Harbour’ rum and watch as the sky is painted vivid oranges and reds as the sun sets behind Montserrat. There is a range of resorts and hotels in the bay, all providing the perfect island experience.
If tropical sunsets are not for you, Kitzbuhl in the winter might be more tempting. Home to the infamous ‘Hannenkamm’, the perilous World Cup ski run, it’s a Tyrolean dream that is lively, exciting and fun. The tree-lined pistes offer fabulous skiing for all ages and abilities from the rawest beginner to the hardened ‘ski freak’. The ‘Hannenkamm’ run itself, known as the ‘Streif’, is only for the bravest as it drops almost vertically off the mountain and plunges into the village below. After the ski-lifts have closed, it’s time to relax as the bars and restaurants in the delightful village provide you with the perfect ‘apres-ski’ experience.
Summer or Winter, Macau is surely one of the world’s premier destinations for luxury travellers. This incredible Chinese territory, featured in the James Bond epic ‘Skyfall’, provides all the opulence and extravagance connected to the world’s favourite spy. A one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong brings you to a place full of history, culture and, of course, a fascinating world of casinos. If you’re looking to get your game on in Macau but feel like you could do with some practice first, try roulette, blackjack and slot games online – click here to try BitCasino, an operator who creates all casino games in-house, so you can get warmed up; then it’s time to don your tuxedo or cocktail dress, order a vodka martini and join the jet set on the gaming tables.
So there you have it: three of the world’s most luxurious destinations, just waiting for your arrival. Whether it’s beaches, mountains or big city glamour, we’re sure that at least one of these exceptional resorts will guarantee you an unforgettable experience.