Our Alder & Tweed Design Team has a passion for travel as it’s one of the best ways to boost our creativity and gain inspiration from around the world. Here’s our list of top five picks of luxurious travel destinations around the world for you to enjoy.
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Lake Como is located in the mountainous terrain of Italy just north of Milan. With its beautiful landscapes and pristine waters, Lake Como has become a favorite destination for celebrities such as George Clooney, Sting, and Sir Richard Branson. While there, one can explore medieval ruins in villages like Bellagio and Varenna, gaze at the extravagant lakeside villas and estates, hire a boat for an afternoon adventure and swim, and visit a local winery in the surrounding area’s rolling vineyards. There’s no better place to enjoy the summer months than in your own lakeside villa on Lake Como.
Many have dreamed about visiting the pristine turquoise waters of Bora Bora. Located on the island of French Polynesia, Bora Bora has become a bucket list item for people from all over the world. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is one of the most luxurious places one can stay with private bungalows hovering just feet above this beautiful lagoon. While the exterior of the villas resemble a traditional island feel, the interior looks like a modern upscale hotel suite with the finest furniture and amenities. Each bungalow is also privy to a 24-hour butler service, private pool, and glass bottom floors, creating a unique and unmatched experience for all guests. Around the island, you can enjoy a wide assortment of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, or grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many local restaurants. Looking for a more relaxing day? Enjoy a massage at the Resort’s beautiful Miri Miri Spa.
The island of Capri is an enchanting place that captures all the best parts of Italy. The couture shops, breathtaking landscapes, gourmet food, custom art, and luxury hotels make Capri truly special, while the ancient ruins and museums take one back through the ages to a time when Pompeii and Rome were at its pinnacle. Stroll the streets of Capri or charter a boat to take you around the island enjoying the turquoise sea and unique rocky formations of the Italian coastline. You definitely won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the magical Blue Lagoon, where you will see the most vibrant blue waters and hear fascinating stories of the island.
St. Lucia has a rich heritage and diverse culture with many of its traditions and music coming from India, France, England, and Africa. To match the unique blend of its culture, one can find the mountainous landscapes of the island to be quite diverse as well. Being located off the coast of Central America, St. Lucia is home to a lush Rainforest dotted with majestic waterfalls of all sizes. Enjoy hiking and rock climbing in the densely forested Piton Mountains or, for a more relaxing vacation, you can sunbathe on the luxurious white sand beaches and even try out a mud bath in the world famous Sulphur Springs.
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A remote island located just miles off the coast of Morocco, Madeira is the hidden gem of Portugal. With the vibrant waters, charming cityscapes, and coastal cliffs, Madeira is a prime location for a luxurious getaway. The island is also home to the famous Madeira Wine and fresh food markets providing the most delicious fruits of all kinds. Enjoy the culture of the island by visiting in May during their famous Flower Festival where they celebrate the turn of the season with elaborate spring costumes and dance. While visiting the island we recommend experiencing the beautiful landscapes by taking a ride in the Funchal Cable Car. From there you can visit the famous botanical gardens and ride down the city in the classic Madeira Toboggan Run.
Now that we have given you some of our favorite luxurious and beautiful destinations that inspire us in our everyday design life, where will you book your next trip?