If you’re looking for a luxury vacation that combines adventure, culture, and relaxation, Spain is one of our favorite luxury destinations in this regard because it delivers all this and more. Make the first stop on your wanderlist Barcelona or Madrid. These vibrant cities need little introduction. They are abuzz with life during the day with breathtaking architecture, museums, plazas and fountains. And very late dinners here quickly morph into music and dance lasting until the wee hours of the morning. Andalusia presents its own type of beauty and adventure with stunning palaces and cathedrals, whitewashed houses and so much more. Perhaps add a stop in Alicante to your Spanish vacation. This prime coastal destination offers a lively beach with beautiful waters against the amazing backdrop of Mount Benacantil and the 9th century Santa Barbara Castle.
With so much to do and see in this Western European country, it can be hard to create a manageable itinerary.
Your travel advisor can work the logistics so you can enjoy a stress-free vacation without lugging along a 3–5-pound travel guide.
Things to do
- Barcelona Gothic Quarter
- Sagrada Familia
- Prado Museum Tour
- Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville
- Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego
- Ikos Andalusia
- Hotel Arts Barcelona
- Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid
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Affectionately referred to as “MoBay,” Montego Bay lies on the northwest coast of Jamaica and pulses with the energy of authentic Jamaican life.
MoBay is home to some of the island’s most scenic beaches. At the popular Doctor’s Cave Beach you’ll find scores of visitors enjoying the warm waters. Another popular seaside retreat is Cornwall Beach.
Animal lovers can head south to Dolphin Cove in Lucea, Hanover, just 40 minutes outside of MoBay. This marine attraction offers close encounters with dolphins and other aquatic creatures.
History and culture buffs should visit the Bellefield Great House and Gardens, one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. Steeped in history, mystery and magic, Rose Hall Great House offers a slice of colonial life reminiscent of the 1770s. Legend has it that the ghost of Annie Palmer still haunts the mansion today.
St. James Parish Church was built between 1775 and 1782 in the shape of a Greek cross and is regarded as one of Jamaica’s finest churches.
Nearby Good Hope Estate offers tours of the property that can be thrilling — think river tubing and zip lining — or more relaxed affairs, like a high tea service.
If you are looking for a few souvenirs, you can find interesting gifts at The Shoppes at Rose Hall. Half Moon Shopping Village may also be worth visiting, and the downtown Craft Market houses homemade items like straw hats and bags. The Old Fort Craft Park offers a broad variety of handicrafts hawked by 180 highly competitive vendors. The Harbour Street Craft Market is also known for good deals on Jamaican memorabilia.
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