As the Covid-19 pandemic continues and more destinations are removed from the world’s quarantine exemption list, you’ll be forgiven for thinking vacay travel was a no-go for the rest of 2020 but in all actuality, there are a couple of luxurious and tropical destinations that have re-opened their borders to International tourists which also won’t land you two weeks in quarantine upon your return.
So if you’re in need of a bit of sun, sea, sand and the 5-star luxury treatment, there’s light at the end of the very long pandemic tunnel and your dream vacay may be officially back in the cards.
Although measures remain in place to keep tourists safe, like wearing masks within the airport and on the plane, even in first-class, preparing thoroughly and being sure you follow the guidelines for your personal safety, and that of your fellow travelers, will ensure a smooth experience. Don’t forget to really consider Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) travel insurance before your trip as well to help protect your vacay investment.
Despite being one among the hardest hit casualties of the European Covid-19 pandemic early on, Italy has made a remarkable recovery over recent months with the number of new cases remaining relatively low and keeping it on the most countries exemption list.
Although the paradise island of Sardinia is currently best avoided because of a localized spike in Covid-19 cases, the Instagram perfect Amalfi Coast beckons and it’s the perfect time of year to explore the region without the overwhelming influx of tourists typically seen within the peak summer months.
Le Sirenuse Hotel is situated in the center of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, overlooking the Bay of Positano. The services are worthy of an establishment of high standing decorated with a warm atmosphere and it enjoys a beautiful panoramic sea view.
The Amalfi Coast is best explored mainly by road, so plan to rent a car in Naples and make your way along the coast to Positano, where you’ll be able to take a ferry to the island of Capri. From there, head back to the mainland by boat, this time disembarking in Sorrento before driving on to the beautiful coastal towns of Amalfi and Ravello. The breath-taking views, combined with mouth-watering local cuisine are all you could possibly want from a late summer European vacay, and this luxury destination is bound to scratch your itch.
Now if you’re feeling ready to brave a long-haul trip for a luxury vacay, look no further than tropical Barbados. One of the original Caribbean holiday destinations, and still one among the best, you can expect to see powdery white sands lined with coconut trees and azure waters lapping the shores. It’s everything you could want from a classic Caribbean hideaway and so much more.
Consider the opulent Crane Resort, which is situated on the famous Crane Beach, for the ultimate 5-star treatment. This idyllic resort directly overlooks the crystalline Caribbean ocean and offers all-out luxury from arrival to check-out.
You’ll be able to enjoy snorkeling directly in front of the hotel on its private beach area and take in the sunshine while being waited on hand and foot by its pampering staff.
Cyprus has fared reasonably well during the coronavirus pandemic despite being a well-liked summer tourist destination. In September, its temperatures remain balmy, averaging 84F degrees, and with the summer crowds having already thinned out by now, you’ll be able to safely social distance more easily while enjoying your vacay.
Cyprus is known as the “Jewel of the Mediterranean” and also the birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love and beauty. This gorgeous destination offers the right mixture of sun, sea, sand, history and culture all rolled into one. The Four Seasons Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus is a perfect location to enjoy it all with luxury to match.
It’s still possible to travel this fall and take in some last-minute sunshine but make certain to research the most recent travel guidelines before booking and be sure to take the needed steps to remain safe throughout your stay. Don’t feel bad about treating yourself as you deserve a bit of luxury and opulence after all that’s happened thus far in 2020.
Considering a vacay to a Luxury Resort?
You may decide to go ahead a book a future vacay to Luxury Resort for a pandemic vacay. If you do decide to plan a vacay, you probably will want to consider a Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) optional travel insurance upgrade. True to its name, this additional option allows you to cancel your trip for any reason.