Where to explore in 2017

Where to explore in 2017

Everybody deserves a little bit of luxury in their life. Why not immerse yourself in opulence and visit one of the world’s many luxury travel destinations and make 2017 a year to remember. Thanks to apps like Owners Direct, you can browse through thousands of destinations across the world. Here are four that we picked out for 2017…


Hawaii is a true paradise and if you choose to visit the beautiful island with warm, tranquil waters and floral air that will uplift you from the moment you step off the plane you’re sure to fall in love.

There’s a host of some of the world’s most breath-taking resorts to match the island’s beauty with its gorgeous beaches and awe-inspiring canyons and volcanoes. The Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa boasts some 602 rooms and is located on 50 flawlessly- landscaped oceanfront acres.

With open-air walkways leading to courtyards and lush gardens filled with beautiful nature, the resort really helps to capture the elegance of Hawaii.

From golf to the Anara spa to the sparking pool, tennis courts and award-winning restaurants you’ll never be short of something to do and it will all be done with class.

Costa Rica

Some 4,800 miles away is the beautiful Costa Rica, another destination which makes for that perfect luxurious holiday. Get up close and personal with the ecosystems of Central America as you go on a wildlife trek that will have you snooping through the undergrowth in jungles, cloud forests and mangrove swamps you’ll be accompanied by sloths, monkeys and toucans.

You can also check out the out the beaches and marvel at the azure Pacific and Caribbean coastlines habited by fascinating green turtles. Hiking in the centre of Arenal Volcano and staying overnight in a rainforest lodge in Piedras Blancas National Park really is the experience of a lifetime and one you won’t forget anytime soon.

Kerala, India

Kerala, India is one of the most scenic places you’ll visit and it’s that, that will win your heart, but as well as this, its friendliness, hospitality, spirituality and spicy cuisine will have you booking for next year before you’re even on the return flight home.

Spend a few hours in Kerala and you’ll soon see why it’s nicknamed ‘God’s Own Country’. Whether you’re in the city, on the coast or in the country, you won’t be short of charming retreats and sightseeing is highly recommended.

From the colourful churches in the historical harbour of Fort Cochin to the inland Spice Country to the nature reserves of Thekkad, there is plenty to do and see.

Similarly to Costa Rica, there is a chance for an amazing wildlife excursion where you can experience the peacefulness and seclusion of backwater life. Away from the wildlife you can head south to the palm-lined sands near Alappuzha and immerse yourself in some beach-based R&R.


A Galapagos Cruise is also another fantastic luxury holiday and what’s more, you can tailor the cruise to your needs so it really will be your dram holiday. Galapagos is one of the greatest wildlife experiences in the world and the island truly is a unique environment, an archipelago right on the equator.

It’s no secret that many of the animals home to Galapagos are world-renowned, the blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, flightless cormorants, the Galapagos Waved Albatross, sea lions and fur seals, land iguanas and marine iguanas and of course the giant Galapagos tortoise are adored by many.

The islands are completely unique in their own right and once you’ve disembarked the ship, you can explore the nature trails which have been carefully marked so not to disrupt the prestigious wildlife, and you can even go snorkelling and scuba diving to greet the marine life.