Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or simply long for the day you win the lottery and can travel the world, sometimes it’s fun to imagine the most exotic, luxurious or downright indulgent vacations. Here are three amazing escapes that piqued our interest and have us ready to pack our bags for the adventure of a lifetime.
A vacation should reinvigorate you, and a stay at South Africa’s Tsala Treetop Lodge will do that and more. Luxury awaits amid the canopy of trees. Choose between a treetop suite or a two-bedroom treetop villa, both options providing maximum comfort and an experience you won’t find anywhere else. The suites, of which there are 10, each feature a comfortable bedroom and spacious bathroom as well as a sitting room complete with fireplace. Venture out onto your private deck, and take a dip in your own infinity pool. (YES! A treehouse pool!) If you’d prefer to bring along the fam and you need a bit more space, opt for a villa, which includes two bedrooms with ensuite baths, indoor and outdoor showers, lounge with fireplace, dining area and infinity pool.
If you tire of the treetops (which is hard to fathom), there are plenty of nearby activities to enjoy, including swimming with seals, dolphin and whale watching, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, a visit to Monkeyland or the bird sanctuary, bungie jumping or perhaps an afternoon river cruise. And at the end of the day, you can retreat back to your treehouse and sleep beneath the stars!
There are girlfriend getaways, and then there’s SuperShe Island, perhaps the ultimate women-only escape. The obvious next step of SuperShe founder Kristina Roth’s already popular SuperShe trips, SuperShe Island officially opens for guests this coming June. The private 8.4-acre island is located in the Baltic Sea, just off the coast of Finland, and features four private cabins that can accommodate up to 10 visitors — of the female kind, of course. Activities available vary and run the gamut, including yoga and cooking classes, nature activities and cooking demos. “Women need to spend time with other women,” Kristina says on the importance of networking with other people. And why on an island? Well, that’s where the magic happens — not in a stuffy office or corporate setting. “We want SuperShe Island to be rejuvenating and a safe space where women can reinvent themselves and their desires. A place where you can recalibrate without distractions,” Kristina adds. We’d be up for giving it a try.
Kick your camping game up a notch, and book your glampsite on the coast of Croatia. Arena Pomer Glamping, opening this summer, marries the best of rustic and luxury (ruxury? lustic?) for an unforgettable vacation you’ll never want to end. Located in Pomer Village, Arena Pomer is the first glamping destination in Croatia, and it features 196 fully equipped 2- and 3-bedroom tents that can accommodate both couples and families of up to six members. Where’s the glam? Well, the tents include A/C, Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, TV and housekeeping. (That’s our kind of camping!)
In addition to the tents, the compound also features restaurants, beach bars, a grocery store, outdoor fitness, sauna, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, a bike trail, kids club and more, all with the stunning Adriatic Sea as the backdrop. If you’re in need of some restorative options, make your way to the wellness area, which features a rain room, hot tubs, massage options and a yoga deck. We suspect you’ll return feeling more rested than any other camping trip you’ve been on!
Whether you’re just daydreaming or ready to splurge, enjoy your dream vacation, wherever it may be!
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