5 Bucket List Vacations You Should Start Saving For Now

The Riu Hotel

 

If you are like me, these cold winter nights and grey rainy days are enough to set your mind off into a longing daydream of being back on a sandy beach under the warm sun. I am so ready to be back in cute shorts and bathing suits, sipping a cocktail or two by the pool. Personally, I think it is never too early to start thinking about the top travel destinations for 2018 and making a list of vacation destinations ideas for next summer.

And if you’re trying to stick to a budget, you’ll already know the benefit of planning ahead. Want to tick off those bucket list destinations? Check this list first for some summer (or winter) sun!

 

1. Cape Verde 

 

 

Cape Verde off the coast of Africa is a hidden treasure. And the perfect summer destination vacation to start planning now. Perfect white sandy beaches and bright blue seas, this destination is ideal for those who love to top a tan with a warm climate all year round. The island is full of adventure and Portuguese history to be discovered. So if you are the chilled and adventurous type, this is the hot spot for you.

Where to stay: The Riu Hotel in Boa Vista is seriously stunning and has what you need for a five-star stay. Find more information here.

What to do: There’s something for everyone from laying on the beach sipping cocktails to doing nature trails visiting the volcano and even riding around the beach in a dune buggy!

 

2. Gran Canaria

 

 

The Spanish island is a favorite all year round. Not only does it have beautiful volcanic backdrops and amazing scenery, it is also home to the ‘hardcore’ partying scene in Las Palmas. There are 80 beaches to choose from and temperatures over 30 degrees, a scenic but fun place to visit. Ideal for a girly get-aways with your friends.

Where to stay: The Gran Melia Palacio De Isora has beautiful rooms, and an even more beautiful view. Lay in the crystal clear pools, and a Clarins spa. Bliss! Find out more here.

What to do: If you’re not content sitting all day in your hotel having spa treatments and laying in the pool, you can also sample the local food, take a hike to see the volcano or natural parks, or just enjoy one of the many beaches.
 

3. Sicily 

 

 

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. If you love a warm climate, good food and drink and lots of shopping then this destination is for you. But not only that, Sicily is ideal for those who love to sightsee. The historical mix of Norman churches, Greek temples and Baroque Plazzo’s will leave your camera roll full as these sights are far too beautiful to not capture and save forever.

Where to stay: Le Calette is a beautiful hotel in Sicily with everything you’ll ever need, plus beautiful views and architecture. With spa services and a club, you’ll be able to enjoy day to night in style. Find out more here.

What to do: There is so much to do in Sicily, from ancient ruins to beaches, you can see castles and get cultured during the day, and party during the evening!

 

4. Ibiza

 

 

The famous party island of Ibiza is known for its incredible bars and clubs and its stunning coastline. Its nickname ‘the millionaire’s paradise’, is home to several scenic beaches. Including the famous Cala Jondal beach which can only be accessed by car or private yacht! While the beaches are dreamy to look at, there is a Volcano-shaped Es Vedra Rock which is a sight that cannot be missed.

Where to stay: Ca Na Xica is a boutique hotel and a 25-minute drive from Ibiza town. It’s more like a private resort with endless pools, beautiful rooms and luxury like no other. Find out more here.

What to do: Book a spot at Cotton Beach Club during the day. And be sure to eat there in the evening too, watching the sun go down over the sea. There’s plenty to do in Ibiza that doesn’t just involve partying, from breakfast at healthy places to bars, restaurants and historical landmarks.

 

5.  Monaco

 

 

The South of France is home to many beautiful cities, including Monaco. Both within walking distance of each other. A mix of luxury, beaches and a bustling nightlife. There are various things to do from sunbathing on the golden sandy beaches. To sight-seeing some of the most expensive yachts in the world. A place that you will definitely not forget.

Where to stay: Monte Carlo Beach is a luxury resort like no other, it’s been around since the 1920’s and is as decadent and beautiful as it was back then. Find out more here.

What to do: Monaco is a bustling city. From visiting the aquarium to checking out the big city and what it has to offer, you’ll definitely have a vacation to remember here. Visit the prince’s palace and enjoy the luxury of the area.

 

Let me know what you think of these ideas for holiday vacations next year! 

 

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The Riu Hotel

 

If you are like me, these cold winter nights and grey rainy days are enough to set your mind off into a longing daydream of being back on a sandy beach under the warm sun. I am so ready to be back in cute shorts and bathing suits, sipping a cocktail or two by the pool. Personally, I think it is never too early to start thinking about the top travel destinations for 2018 and making a list of vacation destinations ideas for next summer.

And if you’re trying to stick to a budget, you’ll already know the benefit of planning ahead. Want to tick off those bucket list destinations? Check this list first for some summer (or winter) sun!

 

 

1. Cape Verde 

 

 

Cape Verde off the coast of Africa is a hidden treasure. And the perfect summer destination vacation to start planning now. Perfect white sandy beaches and bright blue seas, this destination is ideal for those who love to top a tan with a warm climate all year round. The island is full of adventure and Portuguese history to be discovered. So if you are the chilled and adventurous type, this is the hot spot for you.

Where to stay: The Riu Hotel in Boa Vista is seriously stunning and has what you need for a five-star stay. Find more information here.

What to do: There’s something for everyone from laying on the beach sipping cocktails to doing nature trails visiting the volcano and even riding around the beach in a dune buggy!

 

2. Gran Canaria

 

 

The Spanish island is a favorite all year round. Not only does it have beautiful volcanic backdrops and amazing scenery, it is also home to the ‘hardcore’ partying scene in Las Palmas. There are 80 beaches to choose from and temperatures over 30 degrees, a scenic but fun place to visit. Ideal for a girly get-aways with your friends.

Where to stay: The Gran Melia Palacio De Isora has beautiful rooms, and an even more beautiful view. Lay in the crystal clear pools, and a Clarins spa. Bliss! Find out more here.

What to do: If you’re not content sitting all day in your hotel having spa treatments and laying in the pool, you can also sample the local food, take a hike to see the volcano or natural parks, or just enjoy one of the many beaches.
 

3. Sicily 

 

 

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. If you love a warm climate, good food and drink and lots of shopping then this destination is for you. But not only that, Sicily is ideal for those who love to sightsee. The historical mix of Norman churches, Greek temples and Baroque Plazzo’s will leave your camera roll full as these sights are far too beautiful to not capture and save forever.

Where to stay: Le Calette is a beautiful hotel in Sicily with everything you’ll ever need, plus beautiful views and architecture. With spa services and a club, you’ll be able to enjoy day to night in style. Find out more here.

What to do: There is so much to do in Sicily, from ancient ruins to beaches, you can see castles and get cultured during the day, and party during the evening!

 

4. Ibiza

 

 

The famous party island of Ibiza is known for its incredible bars and clubs and its stunning coastline. Its nickname ‘the millionaire’s paradise’, is home to several scenic beaches. Including the famous Cala Jondal beach which can only be accessed by car or private yacht! While the beaches are dreamy to look at, there is a Volcano-shaped Es Vedra Rock which is a sight that cannot be missed.

Where to stay: Ca Na Xica is a boutique hotel and a 25-minute drive from Ibiza town. It’s more like a private resort with endless pools, beautiful rooms and luxury like no other. Find out more here.

What to do: Book a spot at Cotton Beach Club during the day. And be sure to eat there in the evening too, watching the sun go down over the sea. There’s plenty to do in Ibiza that doesn’t just involve partying, from breakfast at healthy places to bars, restaurants and historical landmarks.

 

5.  Monaco

 

 

The South of France is home to many beautiful cities, including Monaco. Both within walking distance of each other. A mix of luxury, beaches and a bustling nightlife. There are various things to do from sunbathing on the golden sandy beaches. To sight-seeing some of the most expensive yachts in the world. A place that you will definitely not forget.

Where to stay: Monte Carlo Beach is a luxury resort like no other, it’s been around since the 1920’s and is as decadent and beautiful as it was back then. Find out more here.

What to do: Monaco is a bustling city. From visiting the aquarium to checking out the big city and what it has to offer, you’ll definitely have a vacation to remember here. Visit the prince’s palace and enjoy the luxury of the area.

 

Let me know what you think of these ideas for holiday vacations next year! 

 

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  • This gave me so many inspirations for my honeymoon!!

    The Lisa’s World

  • Estrella

    Sicily is such a great spot. Beautiful beaches, great food, and good company. I would definitely recommend, especially because of how in-expensive it is.
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  • Neha Gada

    Sicily and Ibiza need to be on my list xx

    Neha | dreamsandshades.com

  • These all sound incredible! I’d love to visit Sicily for sure! :)

    VioletDaffodils
    xx