Get away to Europe’s chicest holiday hot spots
Published on 01/08/2016 by Finest Holidays - Luxury Travel
Summer means turning off and tuning in to a more relaxed you. That doesn’t necessarily mean you want to turn off your style radar though. Lots of us look for holiday escapes that dial up the laid-back vibe but don’t dial down on the fashionable shopping, people watching, drinking, dining and partying.
Finest Holidays specialises in getting you to places that are not only naturally beautiful, but also offer you the most beautiful experiences and people to share your holiday with.
Here are our 5 chicest European resorts for Summer 2017.
1 – St. Tropez, Cote d’Azur
It’s hardly news that the ancient French port of St. Tropez is a world epicentre of chic. It’s been this way since 1956, when Brigitte Bardot sizzled around the resort’s famous beaches in And God Created Woman. The hordes of freedom-seeking souls who followed Brigitte to the beautiful beaches and laid-back harbour-side cafes include the world’s elites. This summer’s crop of French Riviera superstars include model Chrissy Teigen, billionaire heiress Chloe Green, Hollywood legends Leo DiCaprio, and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.
St. Tropez was discovered by the super-rich, Porto Cervo was built for them. Created in the 1950s and ‘60s by the yachting-mad Aga Khan, Porto Cervo takes some of the best natural coastline anywhere in the world and applies a layer of luxury facilities. Several of the world’s most expensive hotels can be found in this tiny luxury enclave, but guests like Lindsay Lohan, Robbie Williams and Roman Abramovich (as well as every Italian football and his show-girl girlfriend) tend to prefer luxury villas and super yachts.
3 – Ibiza, Spain
There’s a lot of choice on Ibiza, the legendary White Isle and one of the world’s clubbing capitals. For quieter haunts head to the north or east of the island, particularly Santa Eulalia. The island’s capital, though, is also its capital of style. Shop at reVOLVER, sunbathe at Las Salinas Beach, or watch stars so famous their first names are enough – Kim, Kanye, Kate, Naomi – partying in places like the Blue Marlin or boat-hopping in Botafoch and Ibiza Nueva marinas.
There’s a beautiful villagey feel to this historic fishing village that has become Mallorca’s most stylish resort. The hills above the village are studded with big luxury, Italian-style villas with amazing sea views, many of them owned or rented by stars like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Claudia Schiffer, or Jennifer Anniston. These developments haven’t spoiled the traditional harbour or the quality of the local beaches – though they’re small. That ultimate luxury facility, a high-end marina, can be found at Club de Vela.
5 – Mykonos, Greece
With historic white-washed villages, stunning beaches, and crystal-clear waters Mykonos has everything going for it. It’s also top of the style charts amongst the Greek islands. Despite its rural quiet, Mykonos has a very fine luxury dining and clubbing scene. Jackie O. bar in Mykonos itself is named after one of the first megastars to head here, JFK’s widow Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. In her wake have come many more big names, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Kardashians, and Sofia Vergera, who love to sunbathe on the island’s perfect beaches or float off-shore on big luxury yachts.
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