Looking to quench your wanderlust this year? Discover the 2022 getaways that should make your bucket list.
After almost two years of digital meetings and being stuck at home, 2022 is the year for taking advantage of new opportunities, discovering new places, cultures, and countries, and seeking unfiltered enjoyment. So what better to celebrate than with some 2022 getaways? Whether travellers are looking for wellness retreats, exciting marine or land-based adventures with families and friends, a culinary journey through exotic cuisine, or a digital detox on a remote island escape, we have curated a round-up of GOAT trips for 2022. From the remote island of Alphonse in Seychelles to the decadent luxury of hiring a private resort with ÀNI Private Resorts.
ÀNI PRIVATE RESORTS – Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Anguilla, Thailand
ÀNI Private Resorts, the world’s first collection of five-star Private Resorts, has four stunning properties: ÀNI Anguilla, ÀNI Sri Lanka, ÀNI Thailand, and ÀNI Dominican Republic all of which can be hired in their entirety. Each of the remarkable properties has been designed to perfectly emulate the architecture, heritage, and location of the country in which they are situated. ÀNI Private Resorts offers a truly dedicated and personalised service that is to be expected at the top world-renowned hotel establishments with the privacy of an exclusive villa. Their five-star amenities are all available on an all-inclusive basis including, spa therapists, spa treatments, all alcoholic beverages, Executive Chefs, general managers, personal trainers, and teams of butlers and concierges.
As the desire to travel with a purpose has grown during and since the pandemic, ÀNI Private Resorts is the perfect destination to reconnect with loved ones with the comforting knowledge of making a difference to local communities. Proceeds from each stay at these unique resort properties partially fund the non-profit ÀNI Art Academies established by Tim Reynolds, ÀNI’s principal. The ÀNI Art Academies offer a free multi-year, comprehensive art program for local aspiring artists which has led to students selling their artworks into the six-figure range around the world. Not only does this inject money back into the local economy, but it also inspires a younger generation of artists. ÀNI Private Resorts is an exclusive way to reconnect with loved ones where guests can fully embrace the local culture and cuisine whilst supporting local communities — truly pioneering in the world of philantourism.
BEYOND THE REEF – Seychelles
The multi-award-winning luxury boat charter company, Beyond the Reef, Seychelles is renowned for its luxurious charter fleet, fully crewed by professionals so guests can take in the natural beauty whilst sailing through the glistening Indian Ocean to explore the Inner and Outer Islands of the Seychelles. With vessels ranging from 33ft to 74ft, Beyond the Reef offers guests the opportunity to explore, with a variety of full-day, half-day, and cruise excursions using bespoke overnight itineraries specially made to be in line with the guests’ requests.
The exceptionally dedicated crew, guide guests on once-in-a-lifetime experiences, perfect for guests to immerse themselves in the natural environment and discover more about the Seychelles Islands and seek new sensations in slow travel — definitely one for the bucket list!
BLUE SAFARI SEYCHELLES – ALPHONSE ISLAND – Seychelles
The multi-award-winning Alphonse Island, part of the Blue Safari Seychelles group is located 400km south-west from the mainland of Mahé and is leading the way for sustainable travel in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. It’s the ideal destination should you wish to travel with a purpose. Conservation and environmental protection are at the heart of Alphonse Island’s ethos and guests can get stuck into a wide array of sustainable practices to both help conserve the environment and make lasting memories with family and friends. These fascinating experiences include turtle hatching, tree planting, a beach clean-up, and underwater photography sessions.
The geographic isolation of the unspoiled Alphonse Island creates an atmosphere of undisturbed solitude so guests can disconnect from their devices and “live in the now”. There is no fear of being bored on Alphonse Island without your phone or Netflix since the destination has a plethora of exciting activities. With 24 dive sites easily accessible by purpose-built boat, divers of any ability can encounter the brightly coloured marine wildlife, such as Napoleon wrasse, orca, and blue whales. A luxuriously exclusive experience that must not be missed is the legendary Flat Lunch. Guests can dine on the pristine white sand and dangle their feet in the warm Indian Ocean whilst they enjoy freshly-caught grilled fish, island fruits and salads, and a selection of barbecued meats. Having recently won awards recognising their incredible diving experiences and their commitment to sustainability — Alphonse Island is a unique destination for the bucket list.
CORA CORA MALDIVES – Maldives
It’s Freedom Time! Cora Cora Maldives is leading the way in establishing the Maldives as a cultural destination as well as being a top “instagrammable” retreat. Located in the pristine Raa Atoll, Cora Cora Maldives is only accessible by a 45-minute seaplane making it the ultimate long-haul destination with stunning natural beauty to make the soul soar. Freedom and wellbeing are the true essences of Cora Cora Maldives which is evident throughout the island from the premium all-inclusive Gourmet Meal PlanÒ at each of their four restaurants and two bars to the Moksha Spa and Wellbeing Center which has seven beautifully designed treatment rooms creating a tropical sanctuary environment with experienced therapists from Bali, Thailand, and Indonesia to deliver a combination of Eastern and Western practices.
Not only does this magnificent resort celebrate the Maldives’ rich culture, but it also revels in introducing guests to the incredible marine life that inhabits the surrounding Indian Ocean. Their five-star PADI dive centre has 10 dive sites ranging from 20 to 50 minutes by boat so divers of any ability can experience an aquatic adventure! Cora Cora Maldives is the perfect island retreat for families and groups of friends to embrace freedom, learn about a unique culture, and get a dose of glorious sunshine in 2022 — the perfect way to spend the year!
DESERT & DELTA SAFARIS – Botswana
Founded in 1982 as one of the original safari operators in Botswana, Desert & Delta Safaris has nine incredible camps in prime locations in northern Botswana’s famous game reserves and national parks. Their luxurious camps and lodges are in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world and allow guests to see the magnificent Botswanan wildlife and wilderness. Chobe Game Lodge situated in the Chobe National Park is the ideal place to see the largest population of elephants in Africa and year-round viewing of game including buffalo and a variety of predators such as lions, leopards, and wild dogs. Leroo La Tau, situated high atop the banks of the Boteti River Valley, overlooking the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, is home to the second largest migration of zebra in Africa from May to October each year.
As part of their CARES philosophy, Desert & Delta Safaris is committed to protecting the environment and empowering the local community through tourism. Chobe Game Lodge has the Chobe’s Angels, the first all-female guide team in Africa led by Florence Kagiso, a recipient of ‘The Innovator’ Award, at the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2021. In 2019, Chobe Game Lodge became the first lodge in Africa to operate a full fleet of electric boats using solar power to charge. For guests hoping to experience an active retreat and completely unique side to earth’s wildlife but with the knowledge and comfort of travelling with a purpose, Desert & Delta Safaris offers the perfect combination of luxury, adventure, and conservation!
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