Summer isn’t quite yet over, and if you haven’t yet had a breakaway – then it’s time to get booking.  We all need some rest and relaxation every now and then.  If you are someone that likes the finer things in life, then you will no doubt be looking for something a little decadent.  That’s why we have listed our 5 top luxury destinations for you to explore.

Gondolas floating in the Grand Canal, Venice

Gondolas floating in the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

Venice

Venice is a once in a lifetime holiday experience and is perfect for a romantic getaway.  You can enjoy a ride on a gondola with some champagne, and the chance to be serenaded whilst you are sipping on it.  You can visit the Grand Canal where there are some luxury bars and restaurants to enjoy, and you can enjoy some attractions like the Bridge of Sighs, Piazza San Marco and more.  For the ultimate decadent treat, have a Bellini at Harry’s Bar which is also steeped in history.

Mykonos bay sunset

Mykonos bay viewed from above at sunset. Greece.

Mykonos

When people think of Mykonos, the first thing that springs to mind is the glorious beaches and scenery.  It is known for being incredibly cosmopolitan – and for being a bit of a celebrity haven.  You will also find lots of cocktail bars and restaurants in the area if you want to head out of your accommodation at night.  What you will also find on this Greek island is fantastic luxury accommodation.  Whilst hotels are always a popular choice, you can’t go wrong with a villa when visiting Mykonos. We’d recommend taking a look at these Mykonos rentals if you’re hoping for a luxury trip away.

Bottom Bay, Barbados.

Bottom Bay, Barbados.

Barbados

When you think of luxury, of course, Barbados will spring to mind.  We all know that Barbados is famous for its beautiful beaches.  You will find bright white sandy shores – where you can enjoy a nice relaxing swim – or even a jet ski!  Of course, the weather is also fabulous all year round.  There are water sports available for those of you who are thrill-seekers, and for those foodies out there – it’s the culinary capital of the Caribbean.

Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand

One of the most exciting things about Thailand is the food.  It’s incredibly diverse, so it’s unlikely that you would have the same meal more than once!  If you travel to various cities – you will likely find that the food also changes.  Thailand also boasts some amazing markets that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.  You will find markets dedicated to street foods and others that are packed with curios and antiques.

Zocalo Square and Mexico City Cathedral - Mexico City, Mexico

Zocalo Square and Mexico City Cathedral – Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico

Mexico is another destination for those of you who like beaches, as they are among the best in the world.  There is also something for everyone to enjoy.  Whether you would like to explore a dessert to a jungle – all of that is there for you.  You will find incredibly welcoming locals, and the music scene is fantastic which is perfect for those of you who like to keep up to date with the music scene.

If you are looking for your next luxury destination holiday – then one of these five could be the one for you.