Happy World Astrology Day! Astrologers celebrate this day as the beginning of the astrological year, which typically falls on either the 20th or 21st of March. There’s only one way to celebrate the day, which is why we’ve picked out some key destinations around the globe with the most majestic night sky. Don’t forget to make a wish on the first star you see (tonight).
Also known as Suicide Cliff, the northern tip of the island is not exactly the most romantic spot in the world for stargazing, but the views are promising on a good night. The cliff is infamous for thousands of deaths during the battle of Saipan in 1944 but now, its a bucket list destination in the Northern Mariana Islands overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Those who don’t camp, glamp. Longitude 131 is as luxurious as they come with the outdoor experience, from crisp linen to warm showers and delicious breakfast. The resort is located right at the gateway of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which is the closest accommodation you can find to the red rock formation.
As one of the least populated states in the U.S, Utah’s got very little outside light which allows for stars to shine as brightly against a backdrop of mountains. You’ll find one of the most desirable of Aman stays here at 600-acre resort Amangiri. Book yourself one of the six “Sky Terrace” rooftop suites with the open sky above you, a pool below, and terrace daybeds that can be transformed into overnight beds.
What goes well with stargazing? Wine, or so we say. Nestled within the hilly wine region is L’and Vineyards with suites featuring retractable sky roofs, a Michelin-starred restaurant and even a Caudalie spa. If you want to get higher (and were not talking about intoxication levels), hop on a hot-air balloon and enjoy the view.
Big Sky Stargazing is New Zealand’s first full dome planetarium and it comes highly recommended. The 4367sq km Gold Status Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is the largest in the world but first, learn more about space and the constellations inside the institution before you get lost in the stars above you.