There are many reasons why people choose group travel. Unfortunately, many may rule it out as they think group travel involves sleeping in hostels and lugging a backpack with them. However, this does not have to be the case. There are several luxury group travel destinations around the world perfect to explore with like-minded people. This could be your extended family, group of friends, members of a club etc. Many companies offer luxury group travel options and packages. Many choose this option as they want the benefit of a set itinerary, a knowledgeable tour guide and/or the opportunity to meet new people with a similar outlook.
Here we look at 5 great options when it comes to luxury group travel destinations.
Many consider The Maldives to be one of the most luxurious destinations in the world. With 5 Star resorts, world class dining, golden beaches and crystal blue waters, The Maldives is often a destination on many people’s bucket lists. However, many consider it to be simply a romantic destination. Perhaps somewhere to visit on honeymoon or special anniversary with your partner. Therefore, it is often overlooked as a luxury group travel destination.
However, it is actually a great destination for group travel. Therefore, if you are looking for luxury Maldives holidays, make a list of your group’s requirements i.e. water sports, water villa etc and look for the perfect resort. There are so many islands and resorts it is more than likely that you will find the right one that ticks everyone’s boxes. Or if you don’t want to do the research yourself, enlist the help of a travel agent or company who will do it for you.
Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands is a wonderful and picturesque island with something for everyone. It has everything from wild nightlife in Magaluff, family friendly beaches in Alcudia and not forgetting the historic capital, Palma. Therefore, deciding to visit is a no-brainer, however choosing where to base yourself can be more tricky. If visiting as a group with extended family or friends then choosing a luxury villa in Puerto Pollensa is a great option.
A villa means you have a great base to explore the island. Perhaps you could hire a car or two for your group and explore at your leisure? It also means that you have your own kitchen. This may be necessary if travelling with a group, some of which may have dietary needs/ requirements. Many villas also have the added luxury of a pool. This means you have privacy and don’t have to worry about other hotel guests bagging all the best sun loungers.
If you are looking for an organised trip, Alaska has a lot to offer. It is a unique luxury group travel destination. Of course, you can book flights, accommodation and tours independently if your group wishes to. However, if you and your travel partner(s) want to join a larger group to discover what this beautiful part of the world has to offer, an organised escorted trip would be advisable. Again several companies offer such adventures.
If nature and wildlife are your things, Alaska is a dream destination. By taking an escorted tour you can explore the vast and untamed wilderness of Alaska. Outdoor adventurers will be in their element here. With snow-topped mountains, several National Parks and the possibility of spotting all three species of North American bear – black, grizzly and polar, a visit to Alaska is a bucket-list-worthy place making it an ideal luxury group travel destination.
Bhutan and Nepal
Another ideal luxury group travel destination (or should that be destinations) perfect for outdoor lovers is a multi-country trip to Bhutan and Nepal. These countries are great for people who want more than an average two week all-inclusive in a generic resort. Again, your group can book your trip independently. However, if you want to immerse yourself fully with what Bhutan and Nepal has to offer maybe a group tour would be more your thing?
Take a tour to discover these two Himalayan countries where little has changed over the years and bask in their history and traditions. You can ascend on a pilgrimage hike to the stunning “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery, walk through Kathmandu’s Durbar Square to soak in Nepal’s spiritual heritage and even enjoy a traditional Nepalese meal in the home of a local family. You can then retreat to luxury hotels each evening to relax after a day of sightseeing.
No list of luxury group travel destinations would be complete with inclusion of a safari. There are numerous countries were you can go on safari but Kenya has to top the list for many. Kenya is home to several National Parks and Nature Reserves. These include Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo National Park and Samburu Game Reserve. However, the most famous is the Masai Mara National Reserve which is on many people’s bucket lists.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is home to The Big 5 – African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros. Taking a safari here give you to see them up close and personal. Taking an escoured safari through the National Reserve allows you to not only see the animals and stunning landscape but also learn all about the area and its history. For added luxury, opt for a luxury lodge, hotel or beach resort which will make your adventure truly rememberable.