Top 5 Summer Escapes

Dreaming of Summer? Here's our top 5 favourite Summer breaks to help you plan your next sunny holiday. #Escapetheeveryday

The Great Ocean Road Australia

 

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Head off on an epic road trip along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road to catch a glimpse of Victoria's rugged coastline. Home to the stunning Twelve Apostles and the legendary Bell's Surf Beach, this winding road trip makes for a care-free Summer adventure. Stay in hotels, at abundant campsites or in the back of your van to explore secluded sandy beaches, soaring cliffs and quaint seaside towns.

Goa, India

This place is addictive. Trust us, you'll plan to stay for a few nights but remain firmly seated on your deck chair for weeks, sipping cocktails and watching the holiest of cows walk home at sunset.  Goa offers a quiet retreat from India's crazy, colourful, wonderful chaos but if you're not careful you may never leave. Stick to the southern beaches from Benaulim to Palolem for a more peaceful stay.

Amalfi Coast Travel

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Whilst the facade of Amalfi is set up for the tourist trade, delve deeper into the backstreets to discover a very traditional place full of locals going about their daily business. Sample lobster tails (a local delicacy of fat creme-filled pastries that look like...you guessed it, lobster tails!) and while away the days sipping limoncello made from lemons grown along the steep cliffs. If all that indulgence has you feeling a bit too relaxed, take the spine-tingling cliff-top bus to Ravello for sensational views.

Ko Lanta, Thailand

A visit to this chilled out beach is totally worth the three hour cramped mini-van ride. You can splash out on a stunning resort for very little or crash in a beachside bungalow next to nothing. Uncrowded beaches, crystal clear waters and magnificent sunsets are what make this place so special. The beautiful island of Phi Phi made famous by the movie The Beach is only a short boat ride away and offers some fantastic snorkelling.

Valletta, Malta

Relaxed and uncomplicated, Malta offers a taste of a simpler life. Taking in gorgeous water views, wandering through historic backstreets, eating pizza and gathering in open air cafes to watch the world cup (they are mad soccer fans here!) are what dreamy Malta days are made of. Take your own private water taxi across the harbour or catch a ride on the oh-so-charming local buses.

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