Dreaming of a luxurious summer getaway? Intimate islands and soft white sand, far away from the bustling city life? Cooling off in crystal blue waters and sleeping on silk drawn day beds under the sun? We’ve got 6 summer destinations that will make for that perfect summer getaway... A little December daydream to indulge in for the first day of Summer (at least for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere!)
Positano, Italy – One of the most luxurious and romantic destinations mixed with cobble stone beaches and traditional architecture. Soak up the best of the Amalfi Coast from the Le Sirenuse hotel - complete with hand painted Vietri-glazed tiles and tumbling bougainvillea views. Matcha Maiden's Mama and Papa enjoyed one of their favourite dinners ever at Le Sirenuse's restaurant, La Sponda - the most romantic place in the world.
Khao Lak, Thailand – Between the rolling mountains and jungle landscape that meets the ocean’s edge, you can find privacy and tranquility in Khao Lak. Relax at the Sarojin, a tropical resort complete with dreamy day beds by the pool's edge. Yes please!
Whitsundays, Australia – Take a hike through nature's most gorgeous treasures and find yourself basking under palm trees and blue skies. Sail to Whitehaven Beach where you can camp overnight on the pristine silica sand. The Whitsundays are only accessible by seaplane and boat – making it the perfect secluded getaway!
Bora Bora, Tahiti - Enjoy fine dining at the MaiKai restaurant - full of Polynesian French fusion cuisine. Bungalows resting on the waters edge and Mt Otemanu, looming over this picture perfect destination, find peace and ultimate leisure in the blue lagoon of Bora Bora.
Santorini, Greece - White Cycladic houses scattered on the cliff's edge with deep summer blue water below, this popular Greek Island is full of rich culture. Escape to Mt Oia to watch the world’s most spectacular sunset - a sight not to miss! Oh, how we dream of the gorgeous Greek islands!
Raja Ampat, India – The archipelago landscape is described as an Emerald Paradise. It’s home to over 700 species of mollusk and 1200 species of fish. If you’re up for snorkeling amongst an array of coral marine life, Raja Ampat is the dream destination for you!
By our wonderful #mixnmatcha mate, Madeleine Gill.