What are the 5 ultimate luxury destinations that you can’t miss in 2015? From European cities to beach getaways, let us inspire you with our list of the top places to visit this year.
If you’re looking for an island with pristine beaches, delicious cuisine and natural wonders galore, then you’ve come to the right place. Mauritius
has some fantastic luxury hotels and an eclectic mix of cultures. The Seven Coloured Earths at Chamarel are a unique sight, made up of seven distinctly coloured sands. If feeling energetic, head up the now dormant volcanic craters for a perfect viewpoint over the island. Another unforgettable place is the crater lake, Grand Bassin, a sacred Hindu site to which pilgrims make the journey on foot during the Maha Shivaratri, the night of Shiva worship. At any time, the lake and statues of the Gods are an impressive spectacle.
Celebrating it’s Golden Jubilee, for 50 years of independence this year, Singapore will be hosting a huge range of festivities. Amongst the many attractions, are the opening of the National Gallery Singapore, a new visual arts institution in the former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings. The National Museum of Singapore’s permanent galleries are being revamped to give a more immersive experience. A new Jubilee Walk between historic locations will be launched, incorporating a new pedestrian bridge from Marina Promenade to the Merlion Park. Even Changi Airport, already perhaps the world’s best, is getting a makeover with the creation of Jewel Changi Airport
and it’s centrepiece, the 40 metre Rain Vortex.
Milan is hosting the Universal Exposition from 1 May onwards, and the whole city has been undergoing regeneration. The theme of this year’s Expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” and there’ll be some fascinating exhibits like the Pavilion Zero, recounting the story of man on Earth via his relationshop with food. Add to that a historic town centre and a Cathedral on which you can actually walk on the roof, and it’s a winning combination. Make time to visit 10 Corso Como, a hip gallery, bookshop and restaurant with a lovely courtyard.
Not exactly a new destination, but Paris
should be at the top of any luxury fan’s list this year. The iconic Ritz Paris and Le Crillon
hotels are both set to reopen their doors later this year, and the hottest new luxury hotel on the block, The Peninsula Paris, opened its doors last year. Combine this with favourable exchange rates, the new Louis Vuitton Foundation museum designed by Frank Gehry and the recent reopening of the Picasso Museum
, and it’s one city you don’t want to miss.
is incredibly unspoilt and Aman Resort Sveti Stefan is unique – a tiny islet with cobbled streets and fantastic sea views. With two UNESCO World Heritage sites and a spectacular coastline, this neighbour of Croatia is starting to make a name for itself. The marina at Porto Montenegro is home to many superyachts, and One &Only is set to open its first European resort in Kumbor in 2016.
Suze is a luxury lifestyle expert who loves to travel. She is founder of Luxury Columnist – a lifestyle blog focusing on brands, people and places. Having travelled to 39 countries, Suze is on a quest to seek out the best of the best and to help others discover the highest quality experiences. Find more from Suze on Facebook and Instagram.