Luxtripper Travel Editor
Best Time to Visit: April - May & October - November
Where to Stay: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
With some of the world’s most beautiful tropical scenery, the Seychelles is an ideal destination for a barefoot luxury getaway, with each of its coral and granite islands boasting their own unique charms. On Mahe, the main island, you can spend your days browsing lively Creole markets, hiking the emerald slopes of Morne Seychellois National Park and taking your pick from over 70 beaches to lounge upon - Beau Vallon, Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette being most notable. The waters that surround the islands are equally enthralling, home to a plethora of marine life that can be viewed intimately on diving excursions or on relaxing glass-bottom boat rides.
Best Time to Visit: January - March
Where to Stay: Casa Del Presidente
Colombia is rapidly emerging as one of South America's most sought-after destinations, and here, everything is possible. Embark on an enthralling jungle adventure in the Amazon, stay amidst towering peaks in the Andes, escape to the picture-perfect Coffee Region, or relax on the tropical Rosario Islands. Its cities are distinct in character; Bogota is the historical heart of the country, while Cartagena radiates an eclectic mix of Colombian and Caribbean culture. Its rural charms include the spectacular Coffee Region, an emerald landscape dotted with immense palm trees and authentic hacienda-style hotels, as well as the mighty Amazon Rainforest, where you can encounter incredible wildlife and discover ancient Pre-Columbian archaeological sites.
Best Time to Visit: March - May & September - November
Where to Stay: Hoshinoya Fuji
Japan's distinct cultural heritage has carved this Far Eastern nation out into one of the world's most exciting destinations. In Tokyo, where spellbinding shrines and towering skyscrapers sit side by side, you can experience the best of both Japan's enduring history and innovative contemporary culture. The latest host of the Olympics, the city is the perfect place to start your voyage across Japan, with the shinkansen bullet train network connecting you to every major city in the country. Pick up a Japan Rail Pass and choose a direction, whether you visit the cultural wonders of Kyoto, the street food of Osaka, or the rural charms of Japan’s northern regions.
Best Time to Visit: October - April
Where to Stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar
Often overlooked in favour of its glitzier neighbour, Oman’s historic cities, humble tribal culture, and remarkable natural beauty make it the ideal setting for an authentic, all-encompassing Arabian adventure. A holiday here could see you exploring the aromatic souks, ornate mosques, and sixteenth century forts of Muscat, heading into the Al Jahar Mountains for exquisite scenery and rich cultural encounters, or adventuring through the country’s astounding wadis, home to blue water pools and hidden caves.
Best Time to Visit: December - February & June - August
Where to Stay: Bwindi Lodge
For those looking for a unique and dynamic wildlife adventure in 2022, look no further than Uganda. Despite being overshadowed by the more established East African safari destinations, Uganda outranks its neighbours in terms of biodiversity; it is home to nearly 20,000 species of fauna and flora, including Africa’s iconic “Big Five”, and the continent's highest concentration of primates. Wildlife viewing ranges from traditional game drives to more intimate hiking excursions; you’ll have the opportunity to spot tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park and mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Best Time to Visit: May - September
Where to Stay: Tokoriki Island Resort
With over 300 islands, Fiji is a paradise on Earth, its lush green landscapes surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific. Spend some time on the largest island, Viti Levu, which is the best place to be immersed in Fijian culture, and take in the varied scenery of cascading waterfalls, rainforests, dramatic peaks, and, of course, dazzling beaches. With hundreds of pristine coral islands to choose from, you can either settle down on a private island resort or spend a few days at a time at several islands, the best of which include the Mamanuca Islands, the Yasawa Islands, and Taveuni.
Best Time to Visit: June - September
Where to Stay: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
With vast, immaculate landscapes of mountains, lakes, forests and dramatic coastlines, Canada is in no shortage of alluring beauty. The West Coast is the perfect setting for a city break and wilderness escape; embark on a self-drive holiday beginning in Vancouver and travel through the expansive national parks, scenic wine regions and alongside gorgeous lakes, stopping for a few nights stay at the quaint lodges and five-star resorts that dot the trail. The cities of the Eastern Coast exemplify Canada’s European heritage, from the quintessential French charm of Ottawa and the cobblestone streets of Montreal to the distinct coastal communities of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
Best Time to Visit: April - September
Where to Stay: Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Borneo is a step into the wild, its vast rainforests home to one of the world's most lovable primates: the orangutan. If you're looking to spot orangutans in the wild, then June is the best time to visit; not only does it fall in the dry season, but it sees the start of the fruiting season, meaning that it's a fairly common sight to see these gentle creatures up high in the trees. To experience virgin rainforest, head to the Danum Valley Conservation Area, home to species such as the Malayan civet, clouded leopard, and Bornean pygmy elephant.
Best Time to Visit: January - May
Where to Stay: Silversands Grenada
Known as the 'Spice Island', Grenada is unlike any other Caribbean destination, offering more than just idyllic beaches and perfect weather; its pristine island landscape boasts fragrant spice plantations, gorgeous waterfalls, and verdant rainforest, with plenty of opportunities for exploration or relaxation. When you’re not sipping cocktails on the beach, you can tour the spice plantations the nation is known for, hike through the island’s protected forestry up to gorgeous waterfalls and indulge in exquisite regional cuisine sourced fresh off the island. Off the coast, enjoy whale watching, exploring the marine-life rich waters on snorkelling excursions, view the world’s first underwater sculpture park and visit a new island each day of your day on an island-hopping tour.
Best Time to Visit: November - April
Where to Stay: The Oberoi Udaivilas
Few countries encapsulate the undefinable essence of life quite like India, a place where spirituality flows freely through its electrifying festivals, soulful cuisine, and vast collection of remarkable architectural masterpieces. For a first visit, we recommend following the Golden Triangle. Tour Dehli's Old and New Quarters winding streets via rickshaw, marvel at ancient forts, royal palaces, and vibrant bazaars in Jaipur, affectionately known as the Pink City, and stand in awe before some of the country's finest architectural achievements in Agra, including the magnificent Taj Mahal - a location on many bucket lists. Head south and experience rural life in Kerala, where you can spend a few days in an authentic houseboat, or visit the beautiful tropical beaches of Goa.
If you're looking to plan a holiday for 2022, simply get in touch with our Luxury Travel Specialists and we will take care of the rest.