As we approach Christmas and the start of another year creeps closer, your thoughts may well be turning to resolutions and changes for the year ahead. We would like to suggest taking an alternative approach this year; putting all unrealistic goals to one side and instead focus on the incredible experiences you can have in 2019. Here we present our top holiday destinations for 2019 in preparation for another spectacular year of travel.
Italy is a characterful destination with an endless variety of things to do. The superb climate and delectable food add to its lure; meaning many decide to return time and time again. With so much variety and the enormous choice available for your trip, you can enjoy a totally different experience each time you visit.
Start with the iconic city of Rome, a romantic setting famous for it’s eclectic mix of historic ruins, amazing architecture, shopping and of course, the superb food. Alternatively, stay on the picturesque Amalfi Coast and take to the seas for an even better view of those iconic coloured houses perched on the hillside. If you would prefer a quieter, more exclusive stay then the village of Maratea is the destination for you. Set in the foothills on the southern coast of Italy, enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast but without the crowds.
Home to three of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders and blessed with the highest mountain in Africa, Tanzania is an excellent destination for your 2019 safari. For wildlife enthusiasts, Tanzania boasts some of the world’s most treasured national parks and game reserves, including Selous Game Reserve, the world’s largest game reserve.
The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular park, and the Serengeti migration has also been proclaimed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Experience this annual event and witness over six million hooves pounding across the plains and crossing rivers in search of fresh grazing.
After all the excitement and activity, sit back and relax on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar. This welcome change of scenery is a must to ensure you return home rested and recuperated.
France is one of the most visited countries in the world and it’s easy to see why with the variety of sun, sea and mountains to explore. We must start with Paris, with its romantic image, stunning architecture, the Louvre museum, iconic Eiffel Tower and the simple café culture on offer. Despite the sheer number of people flocking to the capital, the main draw for France appears to be its diverse countryside.
The South of France is famous for its unspoiled beauty, fabulous coastline and pretty towns. It is also home to Languedoc, the largest wine producing region in France. Enjoy the abundance of water sports available at the beaches, try wine tasting or a round of golf – you’ll find plenty to do in this incredible country. For adrenaline seekers, take to the mountains for a magical week skiing in the alps.
When thinking of The Bahamas you will undoubtedly picture glorious beaches, warm surf, fabulous coral reefs and challenging golf courses. However, many will escape to this tranquil destination for Winter sun and experience ‘Junkanoo’, a musical street parade similar to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. This celebration takes place on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, featuring colourful costumes and irresistibly rhythmic music.
With 700 stunning islands, you’ll find no shortage of quieter beaches to retreat to following the celebrations. We would recommend delving beneath the crystal-clear waters to explore the abundance of sea-life and see The Bahamas from a different perspective.
Often thought of as the perfect luxury honeymoon destination, The French Polynesia is made up of 118 volcanic and coral islands that also play host to some of the world’s most sumptuous resorts and hotels. Travellers in search of their perfect tranquil escape will often have Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea or Taha’a in their sights and of course, they never fail to deliver.
What’s more, this isn’t just a perfect destination for honeymooners or couples – the coral rich marine life, rugged interiors and deep-rooted culture makes this the perfect destination for everyone.