This floating hotel features a restaurant, spa and roof top bar

Want to leave the rainy season behind for a week or two? Then grab your passport and hot foot it to the following sundrenched places…




October is the perfect month to visit Halong Bay. The humidity levels have dropped and you still enjoy hours of sunshine. When you’re not catching some rays, you can visit floating villages, join guided kayaking tours or enjoy a bike ride on Cat Ba island.

#TakeMeThere Explore the waterways in style on board the Au Co Junk. This floating hotel features a restaurant, spa and roof top bar and each spacious cabin sports its own private balcony.

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This month marks the end of the hot, wet summer so you can take to the skies and enjoy a balloon ride over the tranquil countryside. Once you’re back on terra firma you can either visit one of the picturesque temples or find out more about the delicious local food by booking a Burmese cooking lesson.

#TakeMeThere Rest your head at boutique Inle Princess Resort. This picturesque hideaway that overlooks the lake is surrounded by acres of lush gardens. You can choose a villa that overlooks the famed lake or its surrounding mountains. Relax on your terrace or visit the resort’s craftshop for a mini masterclass in local crafts.

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This month the Luang Prabang will be a hive of activity thanks to the Boun Ok Phansa festival and its famed boat races. The celebrations that mark the end of the Buddhist lent begin with candlelit processions and floats being released on the river. And then the locals take to Mekong River themselves for a host of spectacular boat races. The take place on 16 and 17 October.

#TakeMeThere Get your culture fix by staying at the 3 Nagas, a picturesque boutique hotel that comprises three UNESCO World Heritage buildings. It’s the perfect place from which to tour the cafes and markets of Luang Prabang and take a trip on the Mekong.

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The most spectacular show on earth – the Great Migration – is about to begin as the wildebeest will start to leave Kenya and go on their journey back to the lush lands of Tanzania.

#TakeMeThere If you’re looking for an Out Of Africa experience the Cottar’s 1920s Camp on the edge of the Masai Mara is just what you need. Expect billowing cotton tents, glamorous antiques and mindblowing views.

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It may be cold, but it’s dry, which means that you can capture endless #nofilter images. From the quirky city of La Paz, to the wilds of the Yacuma River where you can spot pink river dolphins; to the famed salt flats of Uyuni – Bolivia offers endless surprises.

#TakeMeThere Kick back in the Casona Hotel Boutique in La Paz. The restored colonial mansion is set in the city’s buzzing downtown area.

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If you really want to get away from it all, there’s no better place that the Maldives. This picturesque archipelago will encourage you to embrace the slow life as soon as you put your foot on the dock. This month marks the beginning of the dry season, which makes it the perfect season to catch some rays. Although the rays that you really want to see will be cruising around your glamorous overwater villa.

#TakeMeThere Head to Gili Lankanfushi. It has a doctorate in relaxation. With a no news, no shoes policy you can’t help but chill out during your stay. So leave your cares behind and go dolphin watching, enjoy a treatment in one of the overwater treatment rooms or pull on your fins and explore the deep.

Gili Lankanfushi Resort Maldives

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