When you have more frequent flyer miles than you can count, have eaten at the best restaurants and have partied at the hottest nightclubs around the world, then you my friend, are a certified jet setter. But when you’ve visited all the popular spots around the globe, things can get repetitive, which is why jetsetters are always on the lookout for new or hidden spots they can discover before the regular crowds find them out. Here are a few hidden gems for jetsetters to enjoy on their next vacation.
Why you should go: There is a reason why Rita Hayworth and Steve McQueen vacationed at this charming town on the French Riviera. It has to do with the town’s unparalleled panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea coupled with its fresh seafood offerings.
Where to stay: At this ultimate destination for a stylish vacation, stay at the five-star La Reserve de Beaulieu where you are sure to be pampered.
Where to eat: For fine dining with a spectacular view, Le Restaurant des Rois is the way to go for a fun filled evening where you’ll be enchanted by the opulent ambiance.
What to do: For a lavish day in the sun you should pass by the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and check out its nine themed gardens and elegant interiors.
San Pedro, Belize
Why you should go: Fringed with palm trees and tropical weather, this island is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation with a mojito in tow.
Where to stay: Victoria House Resort & Spa is an award winning coastal paradise, which offers the perfect venue for a secret getaway.
Where to eat: To enjoy the full Caribbean experience take a boat over to the private island of Thatch Caye for a romantic dinner serving both Belizean and international meals at sunset.
What to do: Surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean, it is a paradise for the adventurous jet setter and is the perfect spot for enthusiastic scuba divers and snorkelers as it is home to the world’s second largest reef system.
Franschhoek, South Africa
Why you should go: From picture-perfect vineyards and delectable dining options, to its Cape Dutch architecture and hiking trails, this is one place you don’t want to miss out on.
Where to stay: Situated in the middle of serene and secluded gardens and with a 15 meter heated swimming pool, Leeu House is the perfect romantic paradise.
Where to eat: With its world wide acclaim, be sure not to miss out on an indulgent dinner at La Petite Colombe where you will be treated to an array of delicacies.
What to do: For the more active travellers, hike or take a bike trail along the Berg River. For those looking to lay back, spend your days exploring vineyards or treat yourself to some R&R at Leeu Estates spa.
Armação dos Búzios, Brazil
Why you should go: A playground for the rich and wealthy, this hidden treasure holds the world’s pristine beaches and buzzing nightlife.
Where to stay: At Vila d’Este Handmade Hospitality Hotel, the Mediterranean themed rooms, coupled with panoramic sea views, will surely dazzle you.
Where to eat: Infamous for its heavenly seafood menu, Rocka Beach Lounge is the perfect place to relax mid-afternoon.
What to do: Hailed as the Brazilian St. Tropez, you will have plenty of options to party the night away at Privilège or Zapata.
Why you should go: Its range of edgy eateries and bustling art scene has firmly placed it as one of Europe’s culinary and creative hubs, making it the go-to trip for cultural exploration.
Where to stay: With only 108 rooms, the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel is an exclusive establishment with classic interiors that radiate luxury and modern glamour.
Where to eat: The hottest place in town, the Biltmore Hotel’s Xeme restaurant is the highest point restaurant in the country, so you won’t only be eating stellar food but will have a stellar view to match.
What to do: Tbilisi is rich in Soviet and Persian history. You might want to visit the picturesque mountain top Holy Trinity Cathedral or take a scenic Tbilisi Aerial Tramway.
Why you should go: Surrounded by impressive mountain ranges, brisk lakes, and a stunning coastline, Aomori is the ideal location for an adventure trip.
Where to stay: The tranquil hot spring at Kai Tsugaru in Aomori is a luxury boutique hotel offering a contemporary take on the traditional Japanese inn with breathtaking views of the lush nature.
Where to eat: For the ultimate private dining experience head to Suimeiso located in the heart of Hirosaki city serving the highest quality traditional Japanese cuisine.
What to do: Visiting the cherry blossoms at Hirosaki park will leave you mesmerised by its beauty. However the Nebuta Museum WA-RASSE should definitely be part of the itinerary with its divine architecture and unique cultural offerings.