With children returning to school this month, early September is a great time for couples and groups of friends to take a luxury holiday, particularly those who are after fun in the sun and a more grown-up vibe. In Europe, Greek islands including Santorini, Crete and Mykonos provide a wonderful backdrop for a romantic honeymoon, with Mykonos the go to island for beach parties and sunset cocktails, while in Spain’s Balearics, the equivalent island is Ibiza, which is by now in the throes of closing parties and boasts a trendy, cool ambience. Hire a glamorous luxury villa or reside in an uber-cool hotel on the coast or peaceful traditional retreat tucked away in the verdant countryside. Alternatively, head to Dubrovnik in Croatia for a short, cultural city break and an inviting climate.
For something a little more exotic, what about Sri Lanka? Early September offers beautiful weather in the north and east before the monsoon arrives later in the month. Southern India is another cultural option, while China’s climate regains its freshness in September, making it perfect for exploration.
North America and South America entice with opportunities for cultural discovery and an appreciation of their diverse landscapes. Canada boasts magnificent Falls foliage and fewer tourists in September, while in the USA, take your pick from California and Montana. We recommend California for typically Californian relaxation and fewer tourists, lovely weather and wonderful food and wine or Montana’s incredible wide landscapes for a luxurious ranching experience with warm, long days and fewer tourists to inhibit your cowboy cravings!
Down in South America, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil continue to offer dry, warm weather and opportunities for cultural adventure, outdoor activities and wildlife-watching in the rainforests and incredible Pantanal.