TOP DESTINATIONS FOR 2019
It’s that time of year when we start thinking ahead – and when the new year arrives, often the most important thing on the agenda is getting your next holiday secured. It certainly helps with the January blues, doesn’t it?
To give you some inspiration on where the year could take you, we’ve listed the destinations tipped to be the places to go for in 2019 – perhaps it’ll help you decide where to discover next!
The pearl of the Indian Ocean is certainly having its moment! Far more reasonably priced than neighbouring Indian Ocean holiday hot-spots, the destination offers an affordable getaway that differs from the norm. Whether you’re an intrepid traveller wanting to get stuck into the local culture or being pampered in a beach resort is more your style, it’s all possible here. The hospitality will impress you too – you won’t have to do a thing!
Don’t forget the incredible wildlife either – there are elephant sanctuary’s to visit and a whopping 22 gorgeous national parks to explore!
When to go? Sri Lanka varies depending on what side of the country you choose to visit.If you’re heading to the west coast, we recommend you visit between December and March. But if it’s the east coast you’d like to get to know, then it’s best to take your trip between April and September.
With a population of just 10million, Jordan is often discounted as a holiday hotspot. But just a five-hour flight from the UK, this destination will surprise you with how much it has to offer. Petra, one of the 7 New Wonders of the World is a must-see while you’re here – the historical and archaeological city dates back as far as 213 BC! In fact, it’s known as one of the world’s most treasured UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Jordan’s hospitality is top-notch too. There are plenty of incredible hotels and resorts, with delicious authentic cuisine and lots of opportunities to be pampered. You’ll be treated like royalty! To put your minds at rest, Jordan remains comfortably sheltered from the troubles within the region, so you’ll be safe on your holiday here.
When to go? Despite Jordan’s small size, you’ll find wide variations of climate – often because some regions are high above sea level. The best time to visit is in the spring and autumn, when temperatures are toasty but not scorching. Opt for the spring and you’ll see gorgeous wildflowers everywhere!
Imagine Greece’s ancient cities, the tranquil emerald beaches in Croatia and Switzerland’s picturesque snow-capped peaks. Roll them all into one and you’ve got Montenegro. Ask anyone who’s been (which isn’t many, as it’s one of the up-and-coming destinations for 2019) and they’ll tell you it’s a land of paradise… and cheaper than most other European holiday destinations too, including neighbouring Croatia.
Whether you want to party, relax by the beach or try delicious cuisine day after day, this tiny country offers it all – and it’s only a few hours away. So, our advice would be to get there before everyone else does.
When to go? For guaranteed sun, we recommend visiting between May and early October. But for an extra special experience, head here in June or September as you’ll have more space to enjoy the surroundings for yourself.
Forget Costa Rica, it’s Panama’s time for the limelight. This is a destination where tropical biodiversity meets white sandy beaches and misty highlands are combined with an indigenous culture. How it’s still under the radar, we have no idea. It’s a destination full of character and history, which will keep you busy day after day. But why go in 2019? Well, Panama has pledged to party like never before in 2019 to celebrate Panama City’s 500-year anniversary – you won’t want to miss it!
When to go? Panama has a tropical climate with a hot, humid rainy season between May and December and a dry season from January to April – the recommended time to go.
Super sleek and modern Singapore is full of flash shops and luxury hotels, but look a little deeper and you’ll find some cultural delights too! Hawker Centres is a great example – and there are hundreds of them. These authentic gems are the perfect place to open your eyes to local life in Singapore… and even better, you can get a delicious meal for under $10!
For those in search of something a little more luxurious, 2019 brings the re-opening of Singapore’s most renowned hotel, Raffles. Whether you want to splash the cash and book your stay there or just visit their bar for a famous Singapore Sling cocktail, it’s worth it. Also joining the long list of luxury hotels in December 2018 is Six Senses Maxwell, so by 2019 it’ll be ripe and ready for those in search of plush accommodation or a post-sightseeing drink in their sleek and sexy bar.
When to go? If avoiding the wet weather’s important to you, then book your visit for June, July or August – but there’s plenty to see and do in Singapore all year around, including festivals and indoor activities. So, whenever you go, you’ll be entertained!
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