Trending Summer Getaways


With summer just around the corner it’s time to leave the cold winter months behind and hot list a destination for that perfect summer getaway, says Stephen Wise of the Hideaways Club.

Destination Hot Picks

The “red” city is a true pearl combining tradition with modernity, colourful street markets with luxury wining and dining. For a unique travel experience, take the Oriental Desert Express in Oujda through the Sahara desert where you can enjoy spectacular rolling sunset views while you wine and dine aboard in style.

With its tropical climate and welcoming atmosphere, the laid-back island of Phuket in Thailand draws summer residents from around the world with its bounty of stunning beaches including Sai Kaew, Mai Khao and Nai Yang, as well as its coterie of luxury resorts among them, Indigo Pearl, Anantara and Sala Phuket. For those on the lookout for something different – how about an elephant ride into the mountain foothills or a jeep safari trek through tropical rainforest?

A coastal trip to Turkey is the epitome of a chilled summer vacation; the south offers fantastic opportunities to snorkel and dive, take a cruise along the gorgeous coastline, or what about an unforgettable day on a luxurious and private-chartered gulet cruise? There’s no better way to explore the coast’s hidden bays, remote coves and vintage seaside ports.

Sri Lanka
The “nation of smiling people” - this idyllic Indian Ocean island continues to grow in popularity, attracting visitors with its white sand beaches, native wildlife, exotic culture and delicious local cuisine. From a traditional beach location, the Sri Lankan city extends into rolling hills and tropical jungle just a mile from the coast. The country offers numerous opportunities for water sports lovers as well. Over 100 rivers curl through this wonderful island, one of them - the Kelani Ganga near Kitulgala famed for its fast headwaters and rapids where you can sign up for an exhilarating white water rafting experience.

For more inspirational holiday ideas, visit: www.thehideawaysclub.com.

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