If you’re already thinking about your next getaway – especially with the craziness of Christmas looming – you’re in luck! To get you inspired for your next cruising holiday, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite destinations in the world that’ll get you feeling more relaxed than a sloth in a spa! From the charming port of Kotor to your soon-to-be new favourite happy place in the paradise of Bora Bora, get ready to feel tranquility like never before…
One of the beautiful islands in Greece’s Cyclades, Mykonos is perfect for beach bums and those of you in need of a little R&R. For the ultimate in sun worshipping, look no further than Panormos Beach – where the warm water, soft sand and delicious cocktails make it the perfect retreat for some TLC.
If you’d prefer somewhere even more secluded, make the journey to Kapari Beach, a hidden cove-like beach that’s protected by the hills. Calm, peaceful and quiet, you can either unwind on the sandy shore or go for a dip into the crystal clear sea. And…relax.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
We couldn’t make this list without mentioning Bora Bora – the ultimate retreat for unwinding. This dream-like setting is everything you could expect and more – palm trees, white sands and infinite shades of blue – you can’t fail to be mesmerised! It’s not all sitting on beaches though – the good thing is that you can mix a slow-paced break with a mini adventures. Diving, snorkeling, lagoon tours, hiking and parasailing are all readily available.
To get to this dreamy destination you’ll most likely have to visit on a trans-pacific cruise from LA to Australia – but with Hawaii and New Zealand often on these itineraries as well, it could be the heavenly holiday you’ve been searching for!
Treasure Beach, Jamaica
On an island that’s synonymous with chilling out, Treasure Beach particularly stands out for its laid-back charms. The beaches are blissfully quiet by Jamaican standards, and there’s still very much a local heart to the beachside community, which definitely adds to its appeal. This is undoubtedly the place to come to discover the island’s gentler side.
It’s a unique part of Jamaica that gets all factors of the quintessential Caribbean experience right! Winding country lanes, a scarcity of hustlers, a local population of poets and artists, sublime deserted beaches, no gimmicky resorts, and above all – a proud, foresighted local community that promotes sustainability and anchors a friendly but mellow culture. Too good to be true? Not at all.
If you want tranquility at its finest then the mighty Fjords of Norway rank pretty high. One place every avid traveller and photography enthusiast has to tick off their bucket list – it’s impossible to argue with these stunning scenes.
Norway has never been synonymous with boiling hot temperatures, but that doesn’t mean this region of the world isn’t worth a visit – especially if you’re looking for a super serene sailing. Norway is almost as far as north goes, and in high summer the sun doesn’t set until after midnight – and rises just three hours later. An unusual experience to say the least!
Trust us, sailing through these natural wonders is an adventure that’ll leave you in awe for a long, long time.
A coastal city in Montenegro, Kotor is a charming and historical place to treat yourself to some me-time. When exploring this city, the best place to begin is the Old Town, a quaint medieval site that’s nestled amongst the hills and sheltered by the city’s ancient walls. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town is home to serene churches, amazing architecture and restaurants, where you can get lost in the history of Kotor. One of the best places to dine is Galion, a sublime seafood restaurant where you can look out onto Kotor Bay and listen to some calming live music. Regardless of what you decide to do here, you’ll be left feeling completely separated from the rest of the world.
Time to set sail?
These luscious landscapes are just a sailing away! Take a look at our latest deals – you’re sure to find that sailing you’ve been dreaming of! Or simply call our friendly team of cruise experts on 0800 027 8302 – they’ll have you heading off on a relaxing escape in no time!