We’ve selected the most beautiful getaways all over the world that are perfect for when you just need a break and that offer a complete different holiday experience. Immerse yourself in nature and different cultures when you opt for one of the following destinations.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the Far East. Famous for its remarkable architecture, historical art and an impressive amount of sports cars, this Arabic city radiates progressive luxury and is one of the fastest growing cities of the world. To attract more art enthusiasts, Abu Dhabi built the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2015, the Guggenheim museum and the Zayed National Museum, which means that there are many sights to see. Be prepared for a hefty price tag, it’s quite an expensive city but you’ll have an unforgettable experience.
Hotel: Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
This beautiful destination is located in The Rub’ al Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter in Abu Dhabi’s desert. The perfect resort if you’re after some adventure and excitement. Ride on a camel, enjoy the sun and the magnificent landscape or take a dive in the freeform swimming pool while. It’s the perfect place to be inspired by Arabian décor and to get away from your daily life.
It is nearly impossible to find a bad picture of Yunnan. This area in China is full of breathtaking landscapes from snowy mountains and sparkling lakes to coloured rice terraces. Once you are accustomed to the altitude of the mountains, you can enjoy the many cultural offerings of Yunnan like musicals and dance performances in the region. Prefer more of an adventure? Try an elephant safari in Xishuangbanna or be bold and have a meal based on insects.
Hotel: Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort
The Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort is the perfect place to go to if you’re after a mystical experience. In terms of architectural design, the getaway was influenced by both the Chinese and the Naxi culture. To allow it to blend in with the surroundings, the styles of Han China and Tibet civilizations were preserved, which makes the style of the resort a unique. When you wake up, first thing you see is the magical Jade Dragon Mountain, which complements the beauty of the oriental retreat perfectly.
Nizwa is the biggest city in Oman, located 140 kilometers away from Muscat. Nizwa is also one of the oldest cities of Oman and was historically the epicenter for trade, religion, education and. The most famous sights of Oman are the fortress of Nizwa and the authentic goat market. In the area you’ll also find a lovely market the place to be if you desire to purchase authentic Arabic pots and souvenirs. Lastly we recommend the souq of the city. This is a traditional open-air marketplace in the center of the city where you can buy all kind of vegetables, food, clothes and Arabic decoration.
Hotel: Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort in Nizwa, Oman
Jabal Akhdar translates into “The Green Mountain” in Arabic and offers stunning views of the Al Hajar mountain range in Oman. The resort is located at 2000 meters high on a plateau in the Jabal Akhdar valley. This location offers a view of impressive canyons surrounded by a sea of mountains. The resort features a very distinct style based on natural materials like stone and wood. A truly warm, luxurious and inviting place in the middle of nature, that will give you an incredible holiday experience.
Tswalu Kalahari , South Africa
Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, now protecting over 110,000 hectares of grass and mountains. In the Tswana language, Tswalu means “new beginning” and the game reserve embodies that idea with its conservation and restoration efforts.
Hotel: Tswalu Kalahari, The Molori resort
This is nature at its best. The sleep-out deck, Malori (meaning ‘dreamer’ in Tswana) offers guests the experience of sleeping safely in the wilderness in the open air. You can choose to snooze under the straw roofing or move the bed to the deck where you can literally enjoy sleeping under the stars. In the morning you’ll wake up by sunrise with the sound of birdsongs. Does it get any better?
Marrakech is a whimsical city in the midland of Morocco. When you’re visiting Marrakech, you’ll be immersed in an intriguing mix of daily Moroccan life and its rich history. It’s a lovely atmosphere for tourists and the city contains an abundance of hidden pearls. In Marrakech you’ll find the most beautiful spots secluded in the alleys and streets, so make sure to wander off the main roads to find them. Behind the conventional exteriors, you’ll find Marrakech’s most wonderful hideaways and stores where you can indulge yourself in Arabic atmosphere.
Hotel: Riad De Tarabel, Marrakech
Riads are common in Morocco, but one of the best known riads in Marrakech is Riad de Tarabel. This Riad has an old colonial style that combines harmony and elegance. It is located five minutes away from the medina, so you can enjoy all the best that Marrakech has to offer. In the riad you’ll find open lounges and comfortable nooks with subtle traces of Moorish architecture mixed with Second French Empire Style. It’s the perfect accommodation to really get away from the turmoil of modern life!