Whether you’re a fan of surfing or skiing, exotic or traditional holidays, we’ve gathered six interesting destinations for your coming winter holiday.
Hot & sunny
Destinations in the Southern half of the globe are generally hot and sunny when temperatures reaches minus in Northern Europe. South Africa is no exception. A diverse country filled with sunny, luxurious beaches, lovely food and wine, as well as beautiful nature. What more can one ask for? Visit Pretoria to get a glimpse of the administrative capital with its government departments or go to Port Elizabeth if you want to experience the laid-back beach life, where pretty much everything revolves around the ocean.
Win: there’s no jetlag if you’re coming from Europe!
For more information on South Africa go to: http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/landing/visitor-home
Papua New Guinea
According to Lonely Planet, this has been one of the most popular travel destinations for the past couple of years. Papua New Guinea is only the size of California, but it covers one of the most diverse and wild places on earth! For example, you’ll find more than 650 species of birds and 820 different languages, but don’t miss out on the amazing coast with its long beaches and beautiful coral reefs. You won’t find better diving than here! If you wish to combine adventure with pure luxury, check out the Airways Hotel: http://www.airways.com.pg.
For more information on Papua New Guinea go to: http://www.papuanewguinea.travel
Bermuda, The Atlantic Ocean
Located in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this lovely place is famous for its mystical stories. But in reality, it’s all about vacation, sand and fun in the sun. Bermuda has quite a Caribbean feel to it, with its long beaches and pinkish sand, turquoise water and bright coloured architecture. It still retains many British traditions such as Afternoon Tea, which makes a perfect match for a relaxed vacation!
For more information on Bermuda go to: http://www.gotobermuda.com/default/
We admit to have a soft spot for Swiss ski resorts and luckily, there’s plenty to choose from according to location, budget and level of complexity. However, Gstaad deserves to be mentioned. Named as the most elegant pearl in the region, this place continues to amaze with its mix of glamour and great skiing! It’s a favourite amongst jet-setters, who can indulge in the many off-slope activities. Skiing here is perfect for all levels – also beginners.
For more information on Gstaad go to: http://www.gstaad.ch/en/
This place is known as one of the most luxurious skiing destinations in the world. And with just the right touch of French elegance, Courchevel will provide you with all you could wish for in a skiing holiday, including a vibrant town life with more than 100 shops and 15 restaurants. There are three Courchevel destinations: Courchevel 1850, 1650, and 1500. Courchevel 1850 is the highest and largest of the three, but they’re all part of the largest skiing area in the world; Les Trois Vallees.
For more information on Courchevel go to: http://www.courchevel.com
We can’t help but mention one of the most legendary luxury resorts in the world; Aspen. Located in Colorado, Aspen has been attracting the rich and famous for more than 40 years – and that reflects in the sorroundings! You’ll find plenty of high-end gourmet restaurants and shopping opportunities, however, Aspen has 7.000 year-round residents, who are known to be quite down to earth. The skiing here is superb and famous for it’s extremely advanced slopes and terrain. But – beginner’s may also find their way around in Aspen!
For more information on Aspen go to: http://www.colorado.com/cities-and-towns/aspen