Whether you’re sneaking off on your summer break before schools are out, or you’re rounding up the kids for the annual family holiday, July is a wonderful month to leave the rat race behind and head for unfamiliar shores. Here are my top four July destinations. |
Pizza in Puglia
Puglia, located in the heel of Italy, is well-suited to couples and families. Quieter than other parts of the country, its sandy beaches and turquoise seas are endlessly charming. The food here differs from that in the North, with more typical Mediterranean tastes of tomatoes, peppers, greens salads and fresh seafood. Puglia is rightfully known for its delicious food so spend time sampling olive oils with fresh, crusty bread. Don’t forget the ice cream and world-famous pizza!
Stars in Seychelles
If you want to be treated like a star, the gorgeous Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles are the VIP destination for you. The super-luxurious North Island has hosted the likes of George Clooney and the royals in its 11 villas built out of reclaimed, local woods. Chat to the local chef to create a menu especially suited to your tastes. Elsewhere in the archipelago, stunning white beaches and deep green forests are populated by diverse wildlife from aldabra giant tortoises to rare magpie robins. For nature lovers visiting the Word Heritage Site Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, the sleek Raffles Praslin hotel is an ideal base.
If you feel most at home in the sea then get on a plane to Fiji, one of the top places to dive in the world. July is the dry season, which means that the waters are at their clearest, giving divers unparalleled views of the stunning reefs and their inhabitants (about 1,000 fish species). For a luxurious stay I recommend Laucala Island. With only 25 eco-friendly villas laid out across a massive 1,400 hectares, privacy is assured. Equally guaranteed is the organic credentials of all meat, fruit and veg you’ll be served there.
For all the glitz and glamour of tropical islands, there’s nothing quite like home, especially when you have kids in tow! Taking advantage of some of the most beautiful parts of the UK is a great idea when you want to cut down on travel times. The Cornish coast tends to get the best of the UK’s summer weather. Though you might not be sunbathing every day, the beaches are fantastic for surfing and other water-based activities. Charming cobbled streets, exciting local art, home-grown food in cosy pubs, and fresh fish and chips on the beach is just the beginning of what this region has to offer.
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Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global, annual and single trip travel insurance policies. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.
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