Summer holidays are firmly on the horizon, and talking travel destinations is one of our very favourite topics! In search of inspiration we caught up with our friends over at Simpson Travel and found out where their top Mediterranean holiday bookings have been this year.
Simpson Travel have very kindly hosted us for some of our recent photoshoots. Therefore we can 100% vouch for the fact that they offer luxury accommodation in idyllic destinations with an award-winning, personalised service. They will also really go the extra mile to ensure you have a truly wonderful holiday.
According to Mat Simpson, bookings in the Med are still very popular this year, Corsica, Greece and Turkey remain some of the favourites for holiday makers from the UK. Simpson Travel revealed that Meganisi (Greece), Porto Vecchio (Corsica) and Kalkan (Turkey) as their hot tips for 2019. We take a look at these popular holiday destinations and give you a few ideas for what to pack:
Travel Destination: Meganisi, Greece
Still considered a secret (shh, don’t tell anyone!) Meganissi in Greece remains a beautifully unspoilt island where the pace of life stays as relaxed as it has for centuries. You won’t find big resorts as there are only 3 small flower filled villages on Meganisi. You will however spot luxury yachts moored in the pretty harbours. You’ll also find many white sandy beaches along the coastline of this welcoming and beautiful Island. Simpson Travel’s recommendation for your holiday to Meganissi is Keromoussi, their exclusive four-suite (adults only) boutique hotel, set on it’s own private peninsular. 100% dreamy.
Meganissi: What to pack for your holiday
Think relaxed and laid back but always keep it chic! Pack light for the heat, your favourite Seafolly bikini and bright white crisp and cool accessories. Don’t forget your sun hat as the average Summer temperature in Meganissi is around 28-29°C with the Island often enjoying weeks of wall to wall sunshine.
Travel Destination: Porto Vecchio, Corsica
Corsica really does boast some of the very best beaches in the Mediterranean, many rivalling the white sands and blue seas of the Caribbean. Popular beaches include Pinarello and the pine-shaded shores of Palombaggia.
Porto Vecchio is Simpson Travel’s current top travel tip when it comes to Europe. The scenery is stunning and the town is chic. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafés, boutiques and museums to keep you busy when not soaking up the sun.
Stay at the Hotel Alto di Pinarello with its 9 luxury holiday suites. The ease of the location makes a superb option for families looking to enjoy an easy and stress-free holiday Corsica.
Porto Vecchio: What to Pack for your Holiday
Take versatile pieces that will to take you through from fun filled beach days to glamorous French style dining in the evenings. We love this Fine Flutter Beach Dress by Billabong as it’s light and easy to pack while adding a touch of glam to your suitcase. Dress up any outfit with sliver accessories such as this Silver Tote Beach Bag big enough to fit all of your beach essentials.
Travel Destination: Kalkan, Turkey
Kalkan in Turkey offers really great value for money when it comes to finding luxury holiday accommodation. Dining out is also very reasonable and with some of the best restaurants in the Med you won’t be lacking in quality. You’ll also find exceptional service with a really warm and friendly welcome. Simpson Travel’s holiday properties in Kalkan offer stunning sea views and many come with access to local beach clubs.
Kalkan: What to Pack for your holiday
Kalkan is a cosmopolitan town where you can enjoy sun filled days by a villa pool or at the beach in your swimwear. (If you are planning on visiting religious sites then you would be wise to do some research to ensure you dress appropriately). This is our favourite sundowner beach dress perfect for enjoying the spectacular sunsets and balmy evenings eating out in Kalkan.