5 travel destinations open for holidays at the moment

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Cyprus – Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort

On May 1, an exclusive resort opened in the westernmost part of Cyprus, on the Akamas Peninsula Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort. Here, the tourist is surrounded by historical heritage on all sides, the protected areas abound in green, the turquoise sea waters are crystal clear and the new hotel, designed with love for nature, fits in perfectly with the landscape. Thanks to this harmony with the landscape, the large enough resort does not contrast with the surrounding beauties and is a great place for solitude without sacrificing comfort.

In a huge area (580 sq.m.), choose to stay between a regular room, a suite with private heated pool or a three-storey villa with pool, terrace, 7 bedrooms and barbecue area. Almost all rooms have sea views and an additional design feature enhances the marine theme – a round porthole window in the bathroom.

In the 5 restaurants and 3 bars of the hotel, you can try classic Mediterranean cuisine (Mesoyios or Sapori), Asian dishes (Bonsai) or a gourmet set (The Gourmet – Sky Seven). Lovers of cooking will be able to harvest in the garden of Perivolio and prepare dishes from local products in the cooking class, while guests will learn how to make honey in the apiary. From active entertainment, it offers mini football, tennis, horse riding, diving, yoga and pilates, mountain walks. For those who only wake up at night, you can burn calories at the resort’s nightclub.

Tourists arriving in Cyprus no longer need to fill out online forms and receive a Cyprus Fly Pass. Vaccinated travelers require a vaccination certificate (“Sputnik V” is suitable) and non-vaccinated travelers require PCR or antigen testing.

Main pool Cap St Georges
Each bathroom has a round window with a porthole.
Mediterranean restaurant Sapori
Japanese bonsai restaurant
Cleopatra Spa & Wellness – the largest spa in Cyprus – uses Sinq Mōndes and Valmont cosmetics

Turkey – Argos, Cappadocia

The questionnaire with the HES code was also canceled at the entrance of Turkey and so far only the Sputnik V vaccination certificate or the covid certificate or a negative PCR test has remained. Traditionally, everyone comes here to swim, but we suggest a place very far from the sea – Cappadocia. This stunning area is famous for its fantastic volcanic landscape. Thousands of years old rocks emerge here like stone mushrooms or giant termite mounds and among them are hidden underground underground cities and cave monasteries.

This part of Turkey is not as hot as the popular seaside resorts, so May-June are just perfect here, including all kinds of outdoor activities. Successive hotel architecture Argos in Cappadocia allows you to enjoy panoramic views of the mystical valleys, in addition, forms completely private spaces where you can have a picnic for two or an entire party for a group of friends. For example, the Monks playground, located on one of the natural terraces, will be remembered by all your party guests not only for the traditional cuisine served at the Seki restaurant, but also for the stunning canyon views. You can sit at the table, but it is better to sit right on the grass to fully experience the unity with nature. The restaurant itself has its own green lawn, which extends along the cliff to the valley of Peristeria. The space here is quite spacious, so it can be considered as an original location even for a wedding.

Built on the site of a monastery in a 5th century cave, which was later used as a caravanserai for travelers on the Great Silk Road, this hotel is a great place for a honeymoon. Very romantic and in many ways unique – with renovated underground labyrinths connecting the former cells of the monastery, with the church, which now hosts concerts and events, with a wine cellar with the largest wine collection in Turkey, with a special design each room – can to be an unforgettable gift for the closest person.

Traditional picnic at Monks site
Dinner under the starry sky at Monks Place
Breakfast on the grass at Seki Restaurant
Argos in Cappadocia was built on the site of a 5th century cave monastery

Qatar – Banana Island Resort, Zulal Welness Resort, Al Messila, Hilton Salwa Beach Resort

Qatar is a peninsula surrounded by the waters of the Persian Gulf, a paradise where it is warm all year round, the water is comfortable for swimming and the world class hotels are extremely good. To enter here, you need either a certificate of complete vaccination, a certificate of the presence of antibodies or a document for the covid carrier.

Near Doha, on its own island, is a resort Banana Island Resort Doha. Its advantages: golden beach almost one kilometer long, one of the best in Qatar, tropical gardens and a pool of one hundred meters overlooking the lagoon. Entertainment, restaurants and a spa are included. For bookings of more than 6 nights, the hotel offers a 20 percent discount and a gourmet breakfast.

Banana Island Resort Doha

Recently opened Zulal Wellness Resort is an innovative place in the Middle East that combines traditional Arabic and Islamic medicine with a philosophy of holistic health and wellness. With the help of the wellness programs offered here, proper nutrition, sports, physiotherapy, spa treatments and meditation, you can bring your body and head into a state of balance in a short time.

Zulal Wellness Resort

Isolated and luxurious Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Doha is an oasis with elegantly designed rooms and private villas surrounded by a fragrant garden with pool. The resort is known for its women-only spa, the Al Messila Welness Ladies Retreat, which offers everything from floating, oxygen and salt rooms to unique body and soul treatments. For booking a villa for more than 3 nights, a 30 percent discount applies.

Al Messila Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

A particularly curious traveler may discover one of his hidden diamonds in the southwest of the country – Hilton Salwa Beach Resort – a paradise for lovers of the sun and the sea. With 3.5 miles of fine white sand and landscaped gardens, Desert Falls is one of the largest theme parks in the Middle East with walks and water slides. When you book 7 nights, you can save up to 20 percent.

Hilton Salwa Beach Resort

Malaysia – One & Only Desaru Coast

Since April, the country has opened its borders to all tourists, abolishing quarantine and PCR tests for vaccinated travelers from Russia. To make the most of Malaysia with its white sand beaches, tropical flora, vibrant culture and authentic cuisine, we suggest you head to Asia’s first premium One & Only hotel. Designed by renowned Australian architects Kerry Hill, the resort is an architectural treasure trove, a modern interpretation of a traditional Malaysian village.

Each suite seems to be immersed in natural landscapes. The unity with nature continues in the early morning in the shelter of the Panti forest, in order to get to know the exotic flora and fauna under the guidance of a specialist, to watch the birds and to hear the call of the gibbons. Accompanied by an arborist (arborist), you can see the rainforest from the point of view, climbing the trees. For those who prefer to explore closer to the ground, the resort has developed a series of quarterly Bonfire Legends educational events: lectures with experts on topics ranging from astronomy to wellness or conservation, conducted around a fire on the beach or under the starry sky.

For small guests One & Only Desaru Coast Natural history is also provided: in the eco-laboratory they will learn about the local ecosystem and discover the tiny world of flora and fauna. Led by the resort native, the Junior Gardener Program offers children the opportunity to grow their own seedlings, while the Nature Detective Program is a fun, exciting activity that allows children to learn more about the secrets of the rainforest, to learn more about native plants. and animals, insects and butterflies and how to protect them.

The resort fits perfectly into the landscape without disturbing its harmony
Private pool in the villa
The resort offers author wellness programs based on the Chenot method

Switzerland – La Reserve Eden au Lac Zurich

Now let’s look at Europe. From 2 May, Switzerland will lift all restrictions on coronavirus entry from abroad. Now is the time to take advantage of the hotel’s special art offer The Eden Reserve in Zurich, which is valid until the end of the year: in addition to staying at the hotel designed by Philippe Starck, the offer includes a visit to the Kunsthaus Museum in Zurich, designed by British architect David Chipperfield. Aesthetically and educationally, this is a great program for those who love art and seek inspiration. Stark has transformed a scene of hundreds of years by creating the atmosphere of a yacht club on the shores of Lake Zurich. Interesting in itself, the new building of the Kunsthaus Museum of Art, flooded with natural light, exhibits works of art from the 1960s onwards, as well as the world-famous Bührle collection.

In addition to the artistic experience of the art package, guests receive a welcome cocktail and tapas at Eden Kitchen & Bar, an American breakfast, electric bicycles for rent, soft drinks from the minibar and many other extras.

Kunsthaus Museum of Art in Zurich
Private terrace overlooking the lake at La Reserve Eden au Lac Zurich
Luxurious room
Eden Kitchen & Bar Restaurant
Room overlooking Lake Zurich

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