It goes without saying that travelling is all about experiencing new things, creating those lasting memories and of course flooding social with all of your candid holiday snaps (right?), but the toss up between chasing summer island vibes, exploring winter wonderlands or beelining for an action-packed destination isn’t always easy. So, we thought we’d go right ahead and compile our top 5 destinations and stays for an extra bit of WOW factor that’s guaranteed to be unforgettable for your clients (not to mention make all of their friends super jealous).

Iceland

Iceland is one of the hottest destinations in the world right now (excuse the pun). The Blue Lagoon and incredible Northern Lights attract thousands of visitors each year. For those seeking to witness the Northern Lights, finding a spot away from the city is important, and Snjofell Guesthouse in Hellnar, on the western coast, is a great place to see the lights, whilst staying in a quaint Icelandic guesthouse.

United Kingdom & Ireland

From bustling cities to rolling green hills, the UK and Ireland offer so many unique experiences. Fans of history will love the many castles and ancient buildings that can be found all over the UK, including a variety that welcome guests! We recommend visiting Lumley Castle in England, Dalhousie Castle in Scotland or Clontarf Castle in Ireland.

Mexico

Mexico has always been a popular place to escape the cold in winter and a great spot if you’re looking for a holiday without the kids or a romantic escape. For the ultimate adults-only retreat check out the Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa in Cancun, Ocean Maya Royale in Playa del Carmen and Marquis Los Cabos.

New Zealand

There’s no better endorsement of the vast natural environment in New Zealand, than the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The spectacular natural beauty brings travellers back year after year, and the many lodges across the country are a great way to immerse yourself in these surroundings.

Try Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses for a stay amongst the canopy or Annandale Lodge for a farm stay. For a truly unusual experience, stay in a converted silo, at SiloStay just outside of Christchurch.

Japan

Japan is a destination that appeals to travellers year-round. For those wanting a traditional Japanese experience, we recommend booking into a Ryokan, which is a traditional Japanese inn. A stay at one will usually include tatami flooring, Japanese-style bedding and often a traditional meal.

To book a traditional stay, search by destination and enter Ryokan in the hotel name filter.

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