20 January 2020
Discover a new shade of blue this Blue Monday! Trade cold weather and dark evenings for adventure and crystal-clear waters. Whether you’re looking for pristine beaches, a geothermal spa experience or a snorkelling expedition that showcase a trove of coral reefs, our Travel Counsellors have the right shade of blue just for you!
The Maldives is a place that lends itself to complete and utter relaxation. Stay in a stunning water bungalow and take in some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets. Savour delicious cuisine and experience world-class water sports, or for something really special, delight in total seclusion on a desert island escape. With over 1,000 coral islands to enjoy, there's no shortage of things to see or do on trips to the Maldives.
Although Lake Louise is the big-name attraction in Banff, Moraine Lake is one of the national park’s most recognisable spots. No matter when you visit in the day, expect to be greeted by a pristine lake cast against a backdrop of several mountain peaks. In addition to getting the iconic photo of Moraine, you can also go canoeing on the lake, try your hand at river rafting or go hiking on one of many nearby trails.
Another hotspot, quite literally, is the Blue Lagoon. This geothermal spa is set in a lava field in Grindavík and in addition to its luminous blue waters, there are a range of lounges, spa amenities and treatments that visitors can enjoy. The waters are rich in minerals such as silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is renowned for its health benefits.
Lying just 20 kilometres south of Phuket, Koh Racha Yai is an island with crystal clear waters and is also a popular destination for divers and snorkellers, with challenging dive sites for advanced divers, as well as appropriate depths for beginners and snorkellers. With little light pollution, the sky above Koh Racha Yai comes alive at night to become a stargazer’s paradise.
Discover the stunning beaches, world-class diving and famous spices of Zanzibar. Exotic Zanzibar has always evoked wonderful images of bazaars, culture with an Indian Arabic influence, spices, stunning white sand beaches, azure blue Indian Ocean waters and world-class diving. Few places on earth are as romantic as a Zanzibar beach getaway.
The Cyclades island of Santorini is one of Greece’s iconic locations. The centre of the island collapsed into the sea in 1,620 BC following a violent volcanic eruption. What remains of the island curls around this azure sea-filled caldera, picture-postcard white houses jostling down its steep hillsides and spilling down to the sea. Spend a day on one of the island’s dark, volcanic-sand or pebble beaches, then choose one of the idyllic tavernas that hug the hillside and sample fresh seafood and local dry, white wine as you watch the dramatic sun set pink and purple over the stunning blue sea.
What shade of blue are you searching for? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made experience.