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Best holiday destinations in 2024

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At Voyage Privé, our travel experts excel at helping our members find luxurious accommodations at top-rated hotels and resorts in the best holiday destinations of 2024. We have compiled our list of recommendations for the top tourist locations worldwide. Our team is certain you will be impressed with these suggestions. We will conclude with our top destination for 2024 and will provide you with a list of several recommended hotels that can be conveniently booked through the platform.

Tips for choosing the best holiday destinations in 2024

There are many things to consider when planning a getaway to a new and exciting destination. It is important to consider the type of trip you are embarking on. Will you be going solo, in a group, with your family or alongside your partner? We have a variety of top-rated properties worldwide that are ideally suited for all these types of travel. It is as simple as exploring our extensive catalogue to find your perfect stay.

It is also vital to consider the type of destination you wish to visit. Do you want to enjoy a holiday spent soaking up the sun on the beach? Perhaps you are looking for a fun-filled city break or a countryside retreat. When you book with us, your options include luxurious properties in idyllic island locations and mountainous settings. Having a good idea of your perfect escape can help narrow your options quickly.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 by the beach

1. Spain's iconic Costa del Sol is one of the best holiday destinations of 2024 for a beach getaway. The area is famed for its world-class dining, breathtaking landscapes and some of the best beaches in the world. Popular locations across the region include communities like Marbella, Nerja and Málaga. During your stay, you will encounter must-visit beaches like the Playa de Burriana in Nerja, the Playa de Cabopino in Marbella and La Malagueta in Málaga. When you browse Voyage Privé, you will find a fantastic selection of 4 and 5-star hotels that can serve as the perfect base of operations for your getaway to this beloved region of Southern Spain.

2. The Turkish Riviera, commonly referred to as the Turquoise Coast, is one of the top coastal holiday destinations you can book through our travel team. It is renowned for its sandy beaches and welcoming seaside towns such as Antalya, Fethiye, Marmaris, Kalkan and Belek. During your stay, you will also have ample opportunity to explore the rich and fascinating history of this magical corner of the Mediterranean.

3. We are also excited to recommend the French Riviera to Voyage Privé members looking for the best holiday destination in 2024 by the beach. Iconic cities like Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Menton, Saint-Tropez and Villefranche-sur-Mer are all located along this beautiful stretch of coast in Southern France. It is a location that is flocked to each year by tourists interested in stays in upmarket destinations that offer a nearly endless list of things to see and do. You will certainly be impressed with the Riviera's amazing dining and nightlife options. Travellers who prioritise time on the beach will be spoiled for choice. Our recommendations for sun-seekers include the Plages du Prado in Marseilles, the Plage du Midi in Cannes and the Plage de la Bocca in Cannes.

The best island holiday destinations in 2024

Canary Islands

1. Spain's Canary Islands are among the most popular tourist destinations in the world and an excellent choice for Voyage Privé members travelling in 2024. The region is home to islands that include Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife. They are famed for their unique volcanic landscapes and weather conditions that are warm and pleasant year-round. Top attractions in the chain include Teide National Park on Tenerife. Its centrepiece is a volcanic mountain of the same name that is the highest in the region. You can take a cable car to the summit for some spectacular views. In terms of recommended beaches, we suggest the Grandes Playas Corralejo in Fuerteventura, Las Teresitas Beach in Tenerife, Papagayo Beach in Lanzarote and Maspalomas Beach in Gran Canaria.

2. The Maldives is an archipelago that consists of 2,100 coral islands surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. It is a haven for many travellers, including families, groups, couples and adventure seekers who want to enjoy various water sports. An exploration of the chain's capital of Malé is a must during your stay, as it is home to the National Museum of the Maldives. Top Maldives tourist activities include dolphin watching, surfing, standup paddle boarding, swimming, sunbathing and island hopping.

3. The islands of the Caribbean offer the ultimate tropical getaway opportunity for Voyage Privé members. The only real problem when booking a stay in this corner of the world might just be deciding which island to visit. It is home to iconic locations that include Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Martin, Grand Bahama, Barbuda and Barbados. Our catalogue offers plenty of fantastic deals for stays in your location of choice for an island getaway spent in the sun-soaked Caribbean.

The best city holiday destinations in 2024


1. It is hard to beat London if you are looking for the best holiday destinations of 2024 in an urban setting. The capital of the United Kingdom is one of the world's most important cities and a hub of culture, diversity, dining, nightlife and history. Whether planning a family holiday, a getaway with your partner or a group trip, you will be impressed with the nearly endless list of things to see and do in London. When you book with Voyage Privé, you immediately gain access to a fantastic lineup of 4 and 5-star hotels that feature all of the sought-after amenities needed for an unforgettable city break.

2. Ancient history and a thriving, modern city come together when you pay a visit to Rome. The Eternal City is a history lover's dream with iconic attractions like the Colosseum and the Pantheon. It is also one of Europe's top hotspots for dining and nightlife. A visit to Rome is the perfect way to bring the ancient past and the present together for a stay in an area that travellers from around the world love.

3. Famed for its Gothic cathedrals, its Romanesque chapels and its Baroque palaces, Prague consistently ranks as one of the best holiday destinations in 2024. The capital of the Czech Republic has a history that extends back more than 1,000 years and is home to an array of popular attractions and points of interest like the Charles Bridge, the Old Town district, the Vltava River and Prague Castle. The city is also a dining and nightlife dream with various restaurants, bars and nightclubs for a memorable evening.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 in the countryside


1. Although vibrant cities and stunning coastal areas might be the first thing that comes to mind when Spain is brought up, the country is also home to fabulous countryside destinations. Asturias is a location we recommend for Voyage Privé members. It is home to the Cantabrian Mountains, charming medieval villages and colourful fishing ports with a laid-back vibe. The regional capital of Oviedo is a great place to start. It is home to an impressive historic centre. We also recommend a visit to the coastal village of Gijón. You will find a stunning botanical garden and a beautiful seafront promenade.

2. No list of amazing countryside destinations should omit Italy's Tuscany region. It is characterised by its quaint villages and its picturesque network of ancient vineyards. The area is the birthplace of iconic wines like Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. It is home to historic town centres that include Siena and San Gimignano. Both are known for their network of streets and alleys that feel like a labyrinth. Tuscany is also famed for iconic dishes like torta di ceci, bistecca alla Fiorentina and panzanella.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 in the mountains


1. Located in the Swiss Alps, Graubünden leads our list of the best holiday destinations of 2024 in the mountains. This beloved canton is known as one of the country's best ski areas. It is home to an array of Alpine trails that offer breathtaking views. Popular activities you can participate in during your trip include spa trips, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and scenic railroad journeys. Notable attractions include Burg Friedau und Haus zur Glocke in Zizers and the Kapelle Sontgaclau e Sogn Valentin in Vattiz.

2. Italy's Stelvio Pass is another must-visit destination if you are planning a holiday in the mountains. It is home to picturesque villages that are characteristic of the Tyrolian region. Beyond the skiing opportunities, this is a hotspot for visitors who want to immerse themselves in some of the most otherwordly scenery.

3. France's Chamonix region is known for its blue skies and its snow-capped peaks that make it a dream location for winter sports enthusiasts. It is home to ancient glaciers, spectacular waterfalls and idyllic valleys. Whether you plan to hit the slopes or prefer to spend your time hiking and mountaineering, this truly is a privileged destination. We suggest exploring our extensive listing of properties in the area as you search for your best stay here on Voyage Privé.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 for adventure

Costa Rica

1. Costa Rica is an amazing destination for travellers seeking adventure. Whether you want to explore dense jungles, go spelunking in underground caves or enjoy a variety of thrilling water sports, this Central American country delivers. Book your stay through Voyage Privé, and you will soon find yourself ziplining through a cloud forest or discovering fascinating wildlife in the jungle. The good news is that Costa Rica is home to some amazing beaches, so you will also have ample opportunity to relax. Recommended locations include Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo Beach and Montezuma Beach.

2. South Africa is a dream destination for adventure seekers. The country is renowned as one of the primary homes of the Big 5 animals. Taking part in an authentic African safari is a must during your visit. You will soon encounter amazing animals, including lions, zebras and Cape buffaloes. When you book with Voyage Privé, you have a huge selection of tour packages that will take you across South Africa's most acclaimed cities and iconic reserves like Kruger National Park.

3. It is no surprise that Australia is also considered to be one of the world's top travel destinations for adventure seekers. The country/continent is home to rainforest areas, mountains and the huge desert area of Outback. Plenty of options await adventure seekers. They include scuba diving, surfing, white water rafting and bush hiking.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 for history lovers


1. With a history that goes back well over 2,000 years, the city of Athens is one of the best holiday destinations in 2024 for history lovers. From the amazing sights and sounds of the famed Acropolis to historic districts like the Plaka, you will find yourself surrounded by the ancient past during your visit to the capital of Greece. You can learn more about the history of the city by paying a visit to the National Archaeological Museum. The Byzantine-era Holy Church of Saint Nicholas Rangavas is another must-visit historic site in this ancient location. We suggest exploring our extensive catalogue of offers for Athens holidays today for a memorable getaway.

2. Istanbul is a city that has gone by several names throughout its long history. Originally known as Byzantium, it became Constantinople during the late Roman period and served as the Eastern Empire's capital until its dissolution in 1453. After the city fell to the Ottoman Empire, it remained the region's primary city. This amazing history is on display for today's travellers with breathtaking sites like the Theodosian Walls, the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. You will also feel like you have stepped back when exploring the Grand Bazaar. These factors add to the city's reputation as one of the world's top destinations for history enthusiasts.

3. Egypt's capital Cairo is another fantastic destination for fans of history. The city is the official gateway to many of the country's ancient sites, like the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. When you book with Voyage Privé, you will find an outstanding selection of tour deals that allow you to explore the city before venturing out to some of the world's most enigmatic ancient structures.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 for couples


1. Paris has a long and established reputation as a city of romance. With this in mind, it is no surprise that it is on our list of the best holiday destinations in 2024 for couples. Recommended couples' activities include a stroll through the Canal Sain-Martin district, a Seine River cruise at dusk, a trip to the Louvre and a couple's spa day. The great news about a romantic escape to Paris is that you will enjoy proximity to some of the world's top restaurants and dining hotspots.

2. Venice, Italy is another iconic destination with a reputation as an amazing spot for a couple's escape. Its timeless canals, stunning architecture and narrow alleyways create a mysterious and alluring atmosphere that will ignite your passion. Enjoy a relaxing canal cruise before heading out for an evening dining at the city's best restaurants when you and your partner stay in Venice. Spend some time exploring St Mark's Square, too. You will be delighted by the local street musicians and can stop off at a café for a glass of local wine or a coffee.

3. Santorini is among the most iconic of all the Greek Islands. Its history extends deep into antiquity and is famed for its massive caldera, once the site of a massive volcanic explosion that may have ended the ancient Minoan civilisation. These days, the island is one of the most picturesque spots in the Mediterranean and an amazing destination for couples. You can delight in world-class cuisine and local wine while taking in some of the most spectacular views you have ever seen. You and your significant other can also spend time soaking up the sun at popular locations like Kamari Beach and Cape Columbo.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 for families


1. Spain's beautiful island of Majorca is one of the best holiday destinations in 2024 for families. It is famed for its stunning beauty, golden, sandy beaches and luxury hotels to suit holidaymakers of all ages. Regarding travelling with young children, we suggest Santa Ponsa and Palma Nova. You will find welcoming beaches surrounded by waters that are calm and inviting. Since the weather in the region is pleasant year-round, it is a great place to head with the family whether you travel during peak season or choose an off-peak booking.

2. There are many reasons for booking a family holiday in Cyprus. It features a rich culture, mouth-watering cuisine, sun-soaked beaches and a fascinating history that extends deep into antiquity. Top attractions on the island that are great for family groups include Nissi Beach, the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, the WaterWorld-Themed Waterpark, Coral Bay and the Tombs of the Kings.

3. The United Kingdom's Lake District is an amazing destination for lovers of the great outdoors and a fantastic choice for family holidays. An idyllic trip spent exploring magical forests and lakes with your loved ones awaits when you book one of our fabulous hotels on Voyage Privé. Popular family-oriented activities in the region include lake cruises on Windermere, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and the Lake District Wildlife Park.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 for world-class dining


1. It should come as no surprise that London has once again entered our list of the best holiday destinations for 2024. It is one of the world's most acclaimed cities for dining, with an array of eateries that range from Michelin-starred establishments to the best in global cuisine. London is a city that caters to all tastes, dietary requirements, and budgets. What is certain is that your tastebuds are in for a treat.

2. Spain enjoys a reputation as one of the best dining locations found anywhere in Europe. The capital city Madrid is the perfect example of the amazing culinary delights that await when you visit. Whether enjoying small plates at a local tapas bar, diving into a calamari sandwich at the iconic Plaza Mayor or sampling the best Michelin-starred restaurants in the area, a delicious meal awaits.

3. French cuisine is renowned across the globe, and Parisian cooking is considered by many to represent the apex of what the country has to offer to foodies. There is something for every taste in the capital of France. Recommended dishes include steak tartare, French onion soup, escargot and an array of mouth-watering cheeses. Your culinary exploration of Paris must also include sampling the best local wines. Regarding restaurant recommendations, we suggest checking out Epicure, La Tour d'Argent, Septime, Tekés and La Coupole.

The best holiday destinations of 2024 on a budget


1. If you are looking for the best holiday destination of 2024 on a budget, Hungary is a fantastic choice. Eastern Europe is renowned as a cost-effective location for travellers on small- and medium-sized budgets. You will find that everything from accommodation to dining, transportation, and activities are reasonably priced. This is great news for travellers looking forward to exploring the country's fairy-tale architecture, vibrant culture, storied history and mouth-watering cuisine. Even the Hungarian capital of Budapest is known for being quite affordable compared to similar cities across Europe.

2. Romania offers a similar experience in terms of cost as what you will find with Hungary. Meals, accommodation, transportation, and attractions are all reasonably priced. The capital of Bucharest is one of Europe's more inexpensive cities. This fact, combined with the amazing lineup of things to see and do, has earned Romania a spot on our list of the best holiday destinations in 2024. Suggested attractions include Bran Castle in Transylvania, the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest and the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Historic Centre of Sighi?oara Citadel.

3. If you are looking for a budget-friendly destination in Western Europe, we recommend Portugal. It is cheaper than its neighbour Spain. This includes its major cities of Lisbon and Porto. Though the price of meals, transportation and accommodation is not as cost-effective as Hungary and Romania, it is cheaper than many other destinations in its corner of Europe. Portugal is a destination that is ideal for budget travel because of its thriving urban centres, spectacular beaches, world-class dining, and fantastic nightlife.

What is the best holiday destination in 2024?


There are many reasons why our team at Voyage Privé has chosen the magical island of Santorini as our top pick among the best holiday destinations in 2024. The Greek Islands rank near the top of virtually any list of the best travel destinations in the world. Among them, Santorini is considered to be the best by many. It is an idyllic location whether your goal is a romantic escape, a family holiday or a group adventure. You will be continually treated to amazing views during your time in the region. Beyond this, Santorini is home to some of Europe's finest luxury hotels. They typically feature on-site dining and leisure facilities to enhance your stay. With some available deals, you can choose half, full and all-inclusive meal plans as part of your booking.

If great beaches are a priority, this island ticks that box impressively. As a location inhabited since deep antiquity, some of the world's best historical sites await your arrival. Perhaps the most fascinating is the buried city of Akrotiri. Often referred to as the Pompeii of Greece, the archaeological site was destroyed in the massive eruption that created the island's signature caldera.

Additional reasons why Santorini is a stunning destination that ranks at the top of our list include its traditional villages, acclaimed nightlife and mesmerising sunsets. You can also not forget the island's amazing cuisine focused on the freshest ingredients. Try some local specialities like the traditional spinach pie called spanakopita. Your tastebuds will also thank you when you sample fava me koukia. It is a fava bean-based side dish that is a favourite among Santorini locals. We also recommend the eggplant and olive oil dip, melitzanosalata, and the savoury pork jerky called apochti. A mouth-watering dining experience awaits when you book one of the fabulous properties we have recommended directly below.

Handpicked hotel selection for 2024 holidays in Santorini

1. Iliovasilema Hotel & Suites 4*

Iliovasilema Hotel & Suites 4*

A magical getaway to the famed Greek island of Santorini awaits when you choose the Iliovasilema Hotel & Suites 4* through Voyage Privé. The property is located 350 metres above sea level, features characteristic Cycladic architecture and offers stunning views of the iconic caldera. This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay in 1 of 3 great room options. The hotel's on-site facilities include a 24-hour reception desk, a concierge service, airport transfers, a babysitting service, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a main restaurant and a Jacuzzi. Rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, a safe, air conditioning, a shower, a mini-fridge and a TV.

What we like: We love this property's fantastic lineup of on-site amenities that pair perfectly with its awe-inspiring location on the beautiful island of Santorini.

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2. Edem Luxury Hotel 5*

Edem Luxury Hotel 5*

A memorable escape to the volcanic shores of Santorini awaits when you choose the Edem Luxury Hotel 5*. It is situated in the quaint Finikia and is close to many of the island's top points of interest. This deal is based on accommodation in 1 of 3 room options as part of a bed and breakfast stay. You can also add optional excursions, including a Santorini wine tour, a morning red cruise, and a bus tour at sunset in Oia and other traditional villages. On-site amenities include a main restaurant & bar, a breakfast buffet, a Jacuzzi, a concierge service, Wi-Fi, multilingual staff and a laundry service. Rooms are furnished with air conditioning, a coffee machine, bathrobes, a balcony/terrace and a mini-fridge.

What we like: We love the excellent selection of room options you can choose when you book this highly-rated property in Santorini. A great lineup of optional excursions and fantastic on-site amenities add to the appeal of choosing this 5-star accommodation.

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3. Santorini Dreams Villas

Santorini Dreams Villas

The Santorini Dreams Villas are located in the charming village of Pyrgos and offer stunning views of the Aegean Sea. This property feels like a home away from home with its comfortable furnishings and full kitchenettes. You can choose between 3 villa options as part of this bed and breakfast stay. Optional excursions include a tour of Oia and other traditional villages at sunset and a Santorini wine tour. The hotel's on-site amenities include a 24-hour reception desk, a babysitting service, a hairdresser, Wi-Fi, a breakfast service and air conditioning. Rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, a mini-fridge, bathrobes, a safe, a shower, a TV, a balcony/terrace and a kitchen.

What we like: We love this family-friendly property's location in the charming Santorini village of Pyrgos. This is enhanced by its spacious villa accommodations and a great lineup of on-site services/amenities.

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