35 Stunning Dream Vacations for After Lockdown

One of the worst things about lockdown is not seeing my friends and family, and being unable to hug them and hang out like we used to. I wonder when it will end. When will we be able to fly again? Get out of our homes, get to know new cultures, new places, new experiences. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”, right? While in quarantine, I selected some of my dream vacations, and hopefully it won’t be too long before I can stop dreaming and start visiting. Enjoy!


35 Stunning Dream Vacations


On the beach…

Whether you want to relax with your toes in the sand or try surfing and snorkeling, these beach resorts are dreamy to say the least!

Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Conrad Algarve, Almancil, Portugal
Conrad Algarve, Almancil, Portugal

Amanzoe, Porto Heli, Greece

Amanzoe, Porto Heli, Greece
Amanzoe, Porto Heli, Greece

Azulik Resort, Mexico

Dram vacations: Azulik Hotel, Mexico
Moon Villa at Azulik

Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Dream Vacations: Excellence Punta Cana
Excellence Punta Cana, an all-inclusive paradise in the Dominican Republic

More to Love: Love Happens at Excellence Punta Cana & El Carmen


Halekulani Okinawa, Japan

Dream Vacations: Halekulani Okinawa
Sunset Lobby at Halekulani Okinawa designed by Champalimaud Design

On an island…

Travel to one of these island destinations and chances are you won’t want to ever leave!

Mystique Hotel, Santorini

Dream Vacations: Mystique Hotel, Santorini 
Mystique Hotel, Santorini, an island paradise in the southern Aegean Sea off of Greece

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 Water villa with a pool at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Water villa with a pool at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Photo by Gortz, Markus / Courtesy of Four Seasons

Song Saa, Private Island, Cambodia

Dream Vacations: Song Sa
Song Saa, Private Island, Cambodia
Photo by @Jet-setchristina

The Reefs, Bermuda

Dream Vacations: The Reefs Bermuda
The Reefs, Bermuda

Su Casa, Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico

Dream Vacations: Su Casa designed by Champalimaud Design
Su Casa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico, designed by Champalimaud Design
addicta mirror by koket

In the mountains…

Love nature? Head to the mountains and enjoy magnificent scenery!

Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel, Switzerland

Dream Vacations: Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel
Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel, Monthey, Switzerland

Post Ranch Inn, California

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA, USA
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA, USA

Twin Farms, Vermont

Twin Farms Resort, Barnard, VT, USA
Twin Farms Resort, Barnard, VT, USA

In the country…

If you’re looking for some more rustic décor, and good old-fashioned peace and quiet—these country places are for you.

Principal York, UK

The Principal York designed by Goddard Littlefair
Principal York designed by Goddard Littlefair, York, UK

Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland

Gleneagles Hotel designed by Goddard Littlefair, Scotland
Gleneagles Hotel designed by Goddard Littlefair, Scotland

Bardessono Hotel, California

Bardessono Hotel
Bardessono Hotel, Yountville, CA, USA

Lakeside…

Lakes are an idyllic getaway, fresh air, crisp waters, and gorgeous views. Perfect for family and romantic getaways.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy
Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

More to Love: The Luxurious Villas of Lake Como


The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Down by the river…

It may be intimidating to step away from work, with no wi-fi, cell service, and other real-world commitments, but your life will still be there when you return. So take time to read a book uninterrupted, eat meals with family, play in the water, and appreciate nature in these stunning hotels.

Six Senses Spa Douro Valley, Lamego

Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River, Costa Rica

Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River, Costa Rica
Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River, Costa Rica

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Africa
Matetsi Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Africa

Monkey Island Estate, Bray, England

Monkey Island Estate designed by Champalimaud
Monkey Island Estate designed by Champalimaud Design

In the desert…

If you’re looking for camel rides, incredible landscapes, mind-blowing sunrises and sunsets, and some of the most fascinating wildlife on the planet, these dream vacations on the desert are for you!

ROAR AFRICA

sand dunes of the Namib desert in Nambia, ROAR AFRICA - dream vacations
Travel to the sand dunes of the Namib desert in Nambia, Africa with a custom-designed vacation by ROAR AFRICA

More to Love: Discover ROAR AFRICA


Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi

dream destinations: Qasral Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah

Dream destinations: Amangiri
Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah, USA

Tierra Atacama, Chile

Tierra Atacama, Chile
Tierra Atacama, Chile

In the trees…

If you have kids, I’m pretty sure that this will probably be one of the best experiences of their lives, a vacation in the trees. If you don’t have kids, you’ll enjoy it as well, but in a much more calm way!

Dominican Tree House Village

Dominican Tree House Village
Dominican Tree House Village, Dominican Republic

Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve, Costa Rica

Dream Vacations: Lapa Rios
Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

Superior Tent at Four Seasons Golden Triangle, Thailand
Superior Tent at Four Seasons Golden Triangle, Thailand
Photo by Ken Seet

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, New Zealand

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, New Zealand
Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, New Zealand

Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Treehouse at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
Treehouse at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

In the city…

​Are you looking for some fine dining, culture, and architecture? Oh, and some shopping of course? Then a vacation in the city is the perfect place!

Shangri-la, Paris

Duplex Terrace Eiffel View Suite at Shangri-la, Paris
Duplex Terrace Eiffel View Suite at Shangri-la, Paris

Raffles Singapore

Raffles Singapore designed by Champalimaud Design
Raffles Singapore designed by Champalimaud Design

Verride Palácio Santa Catarina, Lisbon

Royal Suite at Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
Royal Suite at Verride Palácio Santa Catarina, Lisbon, Portugal
Photo Courtesy of Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
koket haute craftsmanship and design

Baccarat Hotel, NYC

Baccarat Hotel, NYC
Baccarat Hotel, NYC

Hope you enjoyed our selection of dream vacations!

Words by Rita Archer

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