Top 5 Luxury Destinations for Summer 2015

Top 5 Luxury Destinations for Summer 2015

Published on 17/01/2015 by Finest Holidays - Luxury Travel

While many of us are in the depths of winter, and plenty of holiday makers are still enjoying the Alpine ski season, it’s time to start looking ahead to the summer. Picking out your luxury villas and favourite beach clubs is a great winter tonic.

The holiday press have all been flexing their predictive muscles, picking 2015’s best destinations for luxury travel, and here are five to consider.

Miami Beach

The Telegraph put the spotlight on Miami Beach for 2015. The wonderful Florida resort city is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2015 with an even busier events calendar than usual.

The first building put up in Miami Beach was a shelter for shipwrecked sailors, in 1876. The city got its real start in 1915 though, and was purpose built as a resort. Brown’s hotel on Ocean Drive still stands.

The city inspired its own style of architecture, Miami Modern or MiMo, with its pastel colours and liner-inspired lines. Known for decades as a retirement spot for Americans from colder climes, the beaches and the weather now attract an international party crowd, particularly anyone who loves Latin music. Its northern neighbour Palm Beach has even more historical cachet, having been founded in 1911, and, of course, Miami itself is one of the most exciting cities in America.

The resort is well served with some stunning luxury villas and 2015 is the year to make your first visit to this rising international resort.


National Geographic picks out the Mediterranean island that’s still best known as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Corsica is officially French and has strong links with Italy, but its natives are proud of their island’s distinctive culture, cuisine and language.

Ajaccio is the historic capital, and the coastline attracts the majority of visitors. The soul of Corsica, though, is in the mountains, among the tiny villages and olive groves says National Geographic.

It’s a wonderful environment for walking, cycling and horse riding. The islands four airports mean it is no longer isolated.

Once discovered, Corsica is a place to fall in love with. Luxury villa Luna.


Ibiza’s twin island was picked out by the Telegraph and the Guardian for different reasons that beautifully illustrate the islands many attractions.

The Telegraph focussed on a new waterpark for adults in Magaluf. The Guardian picked out the island as one of the best cycling destinations in Europe. It’s famous as the home of the world-conquering Team Sky.

If you want to party, you can certainly do that on Mallorca. Magaluf is notorious for its hedonism. But there are far more stylish and sophisticated resorts on the island’s beautiful coastline. Puerto Andratx and Puerto Portals is where the film stars and billionaire super-yacht tend to gather. See our luxury villas Mallorca.

Cycling is just one way to explore the island’s beautiful mountainous interior, where you’ll find a lifestyle undisturbed by the tourist hordes.

Mallorca is fantastically accessible, boasts some of the best dining in the Mediterranean, and has a huge amount to discover and explore from its stylish, modern capital, Palma to wonderful beaches and some of the best luxury villas in Europe.


Lonely Planet listed Zermatt as one of its cities of 2015. It might seem unusual to list a ski resort as a summer destination, but the Alps are beautiful whether clad in snow or bathed in sunlight, and this is a big year for Zermatt.

In 2015, the Swiss resort will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Edward Whymper’s first ascent of the Matterhorn, the majestic mountain under which Zermatt sits.

Whymper made the dangerous ascent in July, but still four of his party were killed. This summer an open-air play will re-enact his triumphant tragedy.

Also in July the new Hörnli Hut will open, a supremely-green mountaineer’s shelter at the base of the mountain.

Even without snow, the Matterhorn is an adventurer’s dream. Walking, cycling, canoeing and ballooning are just some of the ways to make the most of this Alpine paradise. Take a look to our luxury chalets.

The resort may not be packed with the celebrities who make Zermatt Hollywood-on-ice for the ski season, but it still boasts some of the best dining in the Alps in an unbeatable setting and prices are better in summer.


Travel publisher Fodor has placed Piemonte in Italy high amongst its tips for 2015. There are no anniversaries amid the vineyard-clad slopes of this beautiful, historic and gastronomic destination, but the recent granting of UNESCO world heritage status will alert even more people to what travel connoisseurs have known for a long time.

The wine is fantastic, particularly Barolo. The food is amazing, Alba is a centre of the truffle trade. Turin provides the big-city glamour, culture and superlative shopping. And Asti, with its medieval towers, the historic architecture.

The landscape is stunning. The Alps form three of Piemonte’s natural borders, their waters draining into the Po, and some of Italy’s beautiful sub-Alpine lakes. Lake Maggiore is the best known, but Lake Orta is a beautiful hidden gem, named for a saint and with lovely inhabited islands.

Italy should be on everyone’s must-see list, and along with Sardinia and the Amalfi Coast, Piemonte should move up the pecking order.

“Orta veduta” by Alessandro Vecchi – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –
“Orta veduta” by Alessandro Vecchi – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

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