As the embers of summer fade, and jackets come out of wardrobes, it can be tempting to succumb to some last-minute sun in a distant destination. Why not give in to that temptation this year and book you and your loved ones a few final rays.
Sydney, Australia is just warming up at this time of year, and with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, you’ll be spoilt for choice for gorgeous locations to sun yourself. Not only that, but the world-famous harbour front is top of many bucket lists. Take a day out of the city to head to the Blue Mountains, where you can ride in a cable car to best enjoy the stunning scenery. Top off the trip with a romantic harbour-view meal for a holiday you’ll never forget. Pack a picnic and catch a ferry to Cockatoo Island to explore this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Sunny Cyprus is only a few hours away, but boasts warm temperatures and sunny days long into autumn. Paphos is perfect for a holiday that combines soaking up the sun and taking in some history. The area is famed for its ancient ruins, perfect to explore in the slightly cooler days of autumn. Enjoy the local cuisine, making sure you try the kleftiko, lamb which is baked underground for hours to make the meat super soft and tender. Round off your days with drinks by the pool in your private villa for the ultimate in holiday glamour.
Nothing says glamour like a sailing holiday in Croatia. Just you and your loved ones on a swanky yacht with as much bubbly as you can manage. Island hopping is the way to go, as you can enjoy the best of each spot before you glide on. The stunning Hvar should be your first stop, you can enjoy the freshest seafood and the most secluded beaches. The beauty of having your own private transport is that you can stop wherever the mood takes you and stay as long as you want. Next, drop anchor by Vis to explore the old town and enjoy some retail therapy. Sunsets aboard your yacht will be unforgettable, cocktail in hand. Trust us, you’ll never want to dock.
Cuba is fast becoming one of the hottest long-haul holiday destinations in the world thanks to its heady mix of sun, sand and salsa. After a day enjoying the glorious rays on the beach, slip into something glamorous and hit the town for rum, jazz, salsa and street food. Havana is best explored by bicycle, so grab a helmet and potter the picturesque streets, stopping in shops and cafes as you go. No beach-worshipping trip to Cuba would be complete without a stop in Varadero, for some of the finest sandy stretches in the Caribbean. With little more to do than hop from bed, to sun lounger, to bar, your only worry will be what cocktail to order.
Treat yourself and your skin to some final sun-kissed days before winter sets in with these glamorous destinations, sure to relax and reinvigorate.