Here’s the scenario: working 9 to 5 is an understatement, the last truly relaxing vacation you had is worthy of the #10yearchallenge, and you’d love nothing more than to hop on a plane… but where to? We’ve chosen five amazing destinations and hotels — all you have to do now is to choose your next move. And so the adventure begins.
Travel somewhere you’ve never been to:
You’ve landed at: Melia Ho Tram in Vietnam
What happens next? Ho who now? You probably haven’t heard of Ho Tram. A two hour journey from Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon), it’s what the Hamptons is to New York, or Naples to Rome. The 17-hectare resort is so brand new, that it isn’t even open yet. So set a date for April for a stay at a beachfront villa with a private pool.
Feel like a kid again:
You’ve landed at: Treetops Lodge & Estate in Rotorua, New Zealand
What happens next? You may (or may not) live in your dream house, but can you say you’ve stayed in your childhood dream treehouse? Elevating that to reach luxurious levels, Treetops is a secluded lakeside getaway amidst virgin jungles and rolling hills. Expect to get very outdoorsy with hot springs, rivers, lakes and waterfalls nearby. Activities include horseback riding, mountain climbing, archery, and trips to the active White Island Volcano.
Vacation like a millionaire mogul:
You’ve landed at: Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
What happens next? You never know, but you might even bump into Richard Branson who owns the island. The paradise island resort reopened in October 2018, boasting a newly resorted Great House as well as a Balinese style house. The villas have private outdoor Jacuzzis and panoramic views of the Caribbean, the Atlantic, and neighbourhood islands.
Work on your mind, body, and soul:
You’ve landed at: The Farm an San Benito in Batangas, Philippines
What happens next? Sign up for a world-class detox programs, such as the favourite Detox -D’Lite 4 to 6-night program, which includes meals, workouts, and the careful guidance of medical specialists. Mental health is just as important, and at The Farm they also have spiritual enrichment therapies.
Work hard now, play harder later:
You’ve landed at: Kizuna in Niseko, Japan
What happens next? There’s no better place for skiing and snowboarding in Asia than at Niseko. While it’s quiet, warm and green during the summer, November till March sees crowds of families and friends, even kids going for ski lessons. Kizuna is located in Upper Hirafu which makes its location most convenient, and it’s one of the most luxurious properties in Niseko with prime views of Mount Yotei.