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The Top Five Holiday Destinations to Visit


Sun-drenched shores and verdant rainforests await in the tropical oasis of Saint Lucia. Famous for its iconic Pitons, this island offers a glorious backdrop, whether you want to hike through the beautiful terrain or sunbathe by the pool. Boasting some of the best beaches in the world, from Sugar Beach to Pigeon Island, this destination is truly idyllic. As well as blissful moments of relaxation, there’s also plenty of opportunity for fun. Taking place in July, the annual Lucian Carnival is vibrant celebration of the St Lucia’s incredible heritage. If visiting during carnival season, expect to enjoy street parties, parades, musical performances, and delicious food.

If looking for the ultimate rejuvenation, visit St Lucia’s Sulphur Springs to indulge in an all-natural spa treatment. The mud baths here are believed to carry purifying properties, while the hot springs provide an unrivalled steaming session.

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Lake Como is revered for its emerald-clad scenery and glistening waters, its beauty attracting visitors from all over the globe. With an air of glamour that is hard to replicate, this Italian lake provides the perfect balance of luxury and relaxation, making it a top rated holiday destination. Embark on a premium boat tour to take in panoramic views of the incredible landscapes, while sipping on a glass of local wine, or hire a private boat if you prefer to carve your own path. From mouth-watering pastas to heavenly pastries, indulge in all the incredible fresh food on offer at the restaurants and cafes lining the lakeside.

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Few things can rival the charm of a chalet, discover a wealth of stylish abodes in the French Alps. The Chamonix valley can be found in the north-west Alps and offers incredible views of the Mont Blanc massif. With a wealth of skiing and snowboard activities on offer, this destination promises to be a top choice for thrill seekers. However, the après-ski activities deserve equal praise. From fine dining to vibrant bars, there is so much to be experienced in the Chamonix valley and nearby Les Houches centre.

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Offering everything from legendary landmarks to hidden treasures, Paris is undoubtedly one of the best European city breaks. Two of the most famous museums in Europe, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay are a must-visit for art lovers. For those who crave a dose of the contemporary, the district of Le Marais is home to a wealth of smaller art galleries. Be sure to keep an eye out for after-dark gallery events for an evening soaking in the city’s artistic essence.

From atmospheric wine bars to intimate speakeasies, there are endless places to visit for a nightcap. Some of the most unique cocktail bars in Paris can be found in the vibrant 11th arrondissement, while Le Marais offers the very best café culture.

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Known by many as ‘The Floating City’, Venice is one of Europe’s most majestic destinations, with its grand marble structures, shimmering canals and rich culture. This truly unique city is renowned for its iconic waterways, which of course means a gondola ride should be high on the to-do list. When it comes to cuisine, be sure to try the fresh seafood-based dishes Venice has to offer, as well as some cicchetti, small plates traditionally served in most Venetian bars.

If visiting during Carnival season (Carnevale di Venezia), expect a decadent celebration, filled with parades, street food, music and costumes. Head to Saint Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) to create your own bespoke Venetian mask, inspired by the traditional Commedia dell’Arte theatre form, and join in the revelry. You’ll also find countless cafes and amazing architecture here.

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