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Are you thinking about booking a holiday for later this year or into next year but you aren’t sure where to go? Maybe you want something a bit more luxurious but exotic at the same time and need some interesting ideas on destinations that offer the perfect blend of both. You might be surprised at the places you can go that combine serious exotic travel with touches of luxury throughout. If this sounds like the kind of thing you’re looking for this year, read ahead to learn more about some of the best locations in the world that allow you to experience a truly unique culture without skimping on luxury.
Believe it or not, India is one of the top countries where you can score luxurious travel deals for cheap. India is home to some of the world’s most weird and wonderful sights including the city of Jaipur, the Taj Mahal, Varanasi and more. While many people come to India for cheap backpacking trips, many others come for the luxury side of things – often allowing luxury seekers the opportunity to really get a lot of bang for their buck. Many of the old colonial hill stations have been transformed into beautiful, luxury accommodations – providing visitors with a historical and beautiful experience that is likely to rival many others around the world.
Morocco may not sound like the type of place where you can find luxury travel, but nothing could be further from the truth. Whether you want a city break in the likes of Fez or Marrakesh or you’re interested in getting out into the wilderness a bit more, Morocco has something for everyone. In terms of luxury travel, Morocco has a bit of everything ranging from high class beautiful traditional guesthouses known as riads – often with gorgeous decor that rivals impressive hotel chains right up to luxury beachfront resorts that offer yoga and surf lessons along with luxury accommodation that rivals some of the top resorts in the world.
When it comes to luxury, Japan is one of the best places for it. Whether you want something seriously modern, bordering on futuristic or you are looking for something more traditional, Japan has something for everyone. Ryokans are the best option for luxury traditional Japanese travel – with sliding rice paper doors, dinners on tatami mats and roll out futon style beds, all topped off with usually an onsite onsen (traditional mineral bath) that brings the whole thing together perfectly.
Whether you’re on Zanzibar or you’re traversing the African bush on safari, Tanzania is one of the most ideal places for luxury travel seekers. Resorts on the island of Zanzibar can be truly exquisite and provide ample offerings in terms of luxury accommodation and catering, often with private resort pools, private guides for safari and truly immaculate and impressive rooms to stay in. Most offer restaurants on site, even out on safari with high quality, world class cuisine, alcohol and all the trappings that befit a luxury getaway.
So whether you’re looking for a simple holiday or a getaway to celebrate something impressive such as a ten year wedding anniversary, hopefully these top ideas for surprising luxury holiday destinations. Enjoy!