April 6, 2016

In a fast paced society, we live from day to day, moment to moment. When the time comes to catch our breath and take a breather from the every day grind, indulgence in the extraordinary simply comes to mind. Just when you think you’ve seen the world, here are 5 exotic travel destinations perfect for that ideal getaway.

1) Monaco

A luxury destination on France’s Mediterranean coastline, Monaco is famous for it’s Monte Carlo Casino and luxurious hotels. Gorgeous yachts line Port de Monaco and the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monte Carlo 2016, which happens from 26 May to 29 May, gives the state a buzz like no other. From entertainment to comfort, Monaco has everything fit for royalty.

2) Lizard Island

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If you prefer a quiet and secluded holiday, Lizard island offers you just that. Located right on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in Queensland, Australia. Couples can take long walks and have lovely picnics whilst admiring the sunset on its powdery white private beaches or from their very own lagoon.

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If pampering is what you need, the resort’s Salt Water restaurant serves five star cuisines and its Essential Day Spa has indulgent spa treatments that rejuvenate the weary wonderfully.

3) St. Lucia

The eastern Caribbean island nation is known for its sprawling beaches, unspoiled rainforests and majestic Piton Mountains. For the more adventurous at heart, Rainforest Zipping in the Babonneau rainforest would definitely hit the spot. Otherwise, Segway tours at the beachfront nature reserve are not too bad of an option as well. After your adventures on St. Lucia, the Sulphur Springs of Soufriere’s mud baths await to give you an experience like no other. 

4) Cartagen’s Old Town

The main highlight and attraction of your visit to Cartagen, Columbia, Old Town is an architectural wonder and beauty to behold. It consists of El Centro and San Diego’s historical districts and is full of museums, churches, plazas and 500 hundred-year-old military forts. Best explored by foot, the streets of Old Town can lead you to many interesting hidden places.

5) Livingstone, Zambia

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Named after Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, Livingstone might just steal your heart away with its rich culture and heritage. Many delight in its safari tours, snapping away at the African cheetahs and rhinos. You can even walk alongside the kings of the jungle as they survey their territory. Just 10km away from town is one of the most majestic waterfalls in the World, the Victoria Falls, that is a breathtaking beauty one cannot miss.