The time has come to start dreaming of holidays again, but not just any holidays. You’ve been cooped up indoors for so long, so it’s only fair that your next trip is to a dream destination – those once-in-a-lifetime getaways. To help you decide where to go, we’ve put this guide together with top tips about the best dream holiday destinations around.
Bora Bora 🏝️
With the title of “best island in the world”, it’s no surprise that Bora Bora is a dream destination highly sought after. Located in the South Pacific, expect serene and gorgeous surroundings in Bora Bora, where the tropical climate means you can laze on the beach all day and take it easy getting pampered. Oh, and don’t forget to take a dip in those crystal clear waters to refresh yourself every once in a while.
Aruba is a Caribbean oasis and Dutch-inspired island with rugged off-roads, caves and cati, plus beautiful sprawling beaches. The resort hotels offer a five-star experience, where you’ll be treated like royalty. Then there are the calm waters where you can take a dip or enjoy a spot of jet skiing if you’re up for some watersports. As far as islands go, Aruba has it all for holidaymakers looking for their dream trip.
Mont Blanc ⛰️
If your idea of a dream destination doesn’t involve high-end resorts and pristine beaches on luxury islands, then why not visit Mont Blanc instead? This mountain is located across France and Italy and stands at 4808m-high, making it Western Europe’s loftiest peak. And if trekking is your idea of a dream holiday, this is the mountain you want to concur with its high passes, gentian-spangled meadows and chocolate-box Alpine villages.
Chiang Mai 🏴
Soak up some serious culture in Chiang Mai with its thousand-year-old temples, idyllic countryside and the chance to walk with elephants. Located in Thailand, Chaing Mai is actually a lively university town and a great place to visit for a few days as a larger tour of Thailand. Visit the Old City’s majestic Buddhist temples, which include the 14th century Wat Chedi Luang and the silver-coated Wat Sri Suthan. Next up, spend some time in the countryside, where mountain upon mountain dominates the horizon, before visiting a local village to sample an authentic Thai way of life.
New Zealand 🇳🇿
A nature-lovers paradise, New Zealand is somewhere to escape urban life and the buzz of the city. Lose yourself in the great outdoors, whether you’re going on hiking adventures, relaxing in a hot spring or visiting the areas used to film Lord of the Rings. And if you do miss the city, head to Auckland and take in its iconic skyline. You won’t be disappointed.
Wadi Rum, Jordan 🇯🇴
Explorers will delight at Wadi Rum, a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. Stay at a desert camp after taking a rocky drive through the sands in a 4×4 and take “glamping” to the next level. Once at the camp, partake in a spot of camel riding, rev up an ATV or simply relax and watch the sunset over the desert.
Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵
Tokyo is a city with a bit of everything, including some seriously beautiful parks. Head there in the spring and soak up the cherry blossoms found in many of Tokyo’s green spaces. Of course, there’s also plenty of culture to experience, world-class restaurants to sample and top-notch shopping experiences in one of the world’s most unique cities.
Westfjords, Iceland 🇮🇸
The oldest region in Iceland, Westfjords has been going strong for an impressive 16 million years. It’s the most remote region in the country but is well worth the effort to get there, thanks to its stunning scenery. Instead of active volcanoes and steaming lava fields, Westfjords has wide green pastures and flat-topped mountains that offer beautiful landscapes. Go for walks and enjoy the waterfalls, winding roads and blue fjords, as well as the charming villages where you can sample local life for a few hours.
Lake Como, Italy 🇮🇹
One of Italy’s best locations, everything about Lake Como is dreamy. The region is set in the foothills of the Alps, where you will find colourful and picturesque villages set to the backdrop of Italy’s third-largest lake. Witness dramatic mountain vistas, rent a luxurious villa, sample authentic Italian cuisine and laze the days away at lakeside bars in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.
Black Sand Beach, Hawaii 🌺
Hawaii is a dream destination in its own right, and a trip to Black Sand Beach gives you the chance to enhance your dreaminess. The lave-forged sand at Punalu’u’s black sand beach offers a stark contrast from the island’s tropical greens and palm trees. Take a dip in the azure waters.
Dream trips to get excited about
Have you dreamed enough? Now’s the time to make those dreams a reality. Whether you’re after a beach getaway, city break or outdoor adventure, there are plenty of dream destinations to visit around the globe. And any one of the destinations on our list is a great place to start.