After so long stuck in our homes, there’s one big thing on everyone’s mind – a holiday. Whether it’s this summer or summer 2022, the sand between your toes is sure to feel like magic as you take your first step onto a paradise beach in your designer bikini. Early on in lockdown, the very thought of jetting off to a sunny resort felt too impossible to even tantalise our imaginations with. Now, however, with the ‘road out of lockdown’ laid down and a possible end in sight, it’s a little easier to slip away into a sunny daydream.
When you embark on your first holiday after lockdown, you’re going to want it to be special. If you’re dreaming of holidaying with your partner, you’ll also want to choose a sexy location to add some serious sizzle to your trip. Be sure to choose a destination that is as fabulous as you’ll feel when you’re sipping a cocktail and soaking up the sun.
Whether you’re looking for a staycation or you’re longing to get as far away as possible, we’ve got you covered. We’ve discovered some of the most tantalising holiday destinations that everyone is sure to be rushing to once we’ve got the green light for foreign travel.
A sunny staycation
Of course, not everyone will have their eye on a distant holiday after lockdowns have eased. For some, a staycation is a much easier and manageable option – but who says staycations can’t be sexy? Cross your fingers for some summer sun in the UK and try a beach retreat closer to home, like Tresco Island.
Tresco Island, Cornwall
White beaches and a deliciously turquoise sea? Yes, they can be found in the UK! In Tresco, to be precise. Tresco is the second-biggest island of the Scilly Isles in Cornwall. It offers luxury and subtropical sophistication right on your doorstep.
This island has something for everyone. You could head to the island’s famous sailing club to try out windsurfing, or visit Tresco’s award-winning spa and spend a day in pure relaxation. The island is also home to Tresco Abbey Garden, a horticultural paradise that features over 20,000 exotic plants from all over the world.
For a more relaxing day, head to the white sands of Pentle or Appletree Bay. Who’d have thought you could enjoy a subtropical island retreat so close to home?
An Exotic European break
For those who are itching to leave UK soil, but only looking for a short break, a luxurious European long weekend is the perfect solution. If you’re looking for somewhere alluring, it needs to tick all the boxes – beautiful beach, fine dining, and romantic views. The southwestern seaside town of Biarritz in France has it all.
Biarritz is a small coastal town that’s off the beaten track. This makes it a wonderful getaway if you’re looking for true escapism (and aren’t we all after a year in lockdown?), Biarritz is the perfect long weekend getaway and a wonderful place to show off all of those holiday clothes that you’ve been desperate to pull out from the back of your wardrobe.
Anyone who’s looking for an active holiday will adore the surf in this quaint French town. Many tourists visit purely for the world-renowned surfing experience, but the seaside town is also a paradise for anyone who’s looking for a more slow-paced getaway.
Historically, Biarritz was known to be a discreet summer retreat for various royals. It has since maintained its reputation as a luxurious holiday spot for those who want to get away from it all.
The town teems with class but has a sense of privacy. Because of this, it feels worlds away from the nearby resort towns of Côte d’Azur. From surfing to spa days, this gorgeous and classy retreat has something for everyone.
Far, far away
For eager globe-trotters, the go-ahead on international travel will mean only one thing: travelling to the other side of the world for the luxurious holiday of their dreams. When the day comes that we can travel anywhere, only the sexiest locations such as Grenada will make the cut.
Grenada, the Caribbean
Known as ‘the island of spice’, it doesn’t get much hotter than Grenada. This Caribbean country is made up of the main island, Grenada, as well as numerous smaller islands, meaning there’s a lot to explore! The main island is the one most known for its spices. It produces a third of the world’s supply of nutmeg, which is known to be one of the top aphrodisiacs – perfect for a sizzling romantic getaway!
Grenada is the ideal location for anyone who is looking for back-to-back beach days and is also keen to sample some delicious local food. Expect a mouth-watering mix of traditional West Indian and Caribbean dishes that are sure to add some spice to your life.
The stunning island isn’t short of luxury resorts and secluded beaches. It offers the perfect escape from the rest of the world, and you’re sure to feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and radiant.
Whichever destination you choose, that first holiday after lockdown is sure to be one to remember. After the past year, there’s no doubt about it – you deserve a sexy and luxurious break.