While we’re all sweltering under this latest heatwave a 2020 holiday may feel like a distant thought, however there is no harm in starting your planning right now.
Is there a corner of the world you have always wanted to go? Maybe you want lie in a hammock on a Caribbean beach drinking a cocktail out of a coconut, or perhaps you want to catch a show on Broadway. The world is such a wonderfully diverse place and with our long haul packages you can explore a little more of it.
While 2020 may seem a long way away why not start planning a once in a lifetime trip to one of these long haul destinations.
Las Vegas, USA
For those that have never visited, there is a certain mystique to Las Vegas. A glittering oasis in the middle of the Mojave Desert, it is a city that holds a million stories. Check-in to one of its iconic hotels such as the Luxor, the MGM Grand or the Cosmopolitan and start to explore a place that embodies the phrase ‘one-of-a-kind’.
Stop by all the famous landmarks like the Bellagio fountains, the ‘Welcome to the Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign and, obviously, the Strip. You can experience the Vegas of a bygone era by strolling down to Fremont Street; you can see if your luck is in on the blackjack table and maybe even catch Celine Dion on her many endless residencies.
Sin City is somewhere that can only be seen to be believed.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
If living the 100-mile-an-hour life of Las Vegas is not your cup of tea, how about the tranquility of Montego Bay? The term ‘paradise’ is thrown around a lot but there is no better way of describing the feeling when you step on the white sands and float in the crystal clear waters of Jamaica.
Imagine waking up to cloudless skies and nothing but the sound of the ocean lapping in the distance and that’s Montego Bay. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches from the snorkelers’and scuba divers’ favourite of Doctor’s Cave to the chilled-out affair of Cornwall Beach.
The coast is lined with lavish hotels ready to cater for your every need – is there any better way to describe this other than paradise?
It may be renowned as being the Spring Break destination for American college students but there is much more to Cancun than meets the eye. Away from the late-night clubs you can find jaw-dropping beaches, luscious rainforests and the obligatory monument built by ancient civilisations.
There is a pleasant balance to Cancun with the Hotel Zone – filled with 5-star resorts, bars and restaurants – sitting alongside the beautiful natural scenery. One of the most scenic parts is Xcaret, one of Mexico’s largest eco-archaeological parks, just demonstrates the ambient setting Cancun can be.
You can also immerse yourself in Mayan culture by visiting the ancient sites of El Templo del Alacran and the unmistakable Chichen Itza. Oh, and when you thought it couldn’t get any better, sink your teeth into authentic Mexican cuisine from the variety of street vendors.
The mere mention of the word ‘Florida’ sends many children (and some adults) into a frenzy. as we all know what is in the Sunshine State – Disney World. The Magic Kingdom is ready to open its doors so the young and old can take on its rides and meet familiar faces such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and many more.
However, like Cancun, Florida has a lot more to offer than just the fairytale surroundings of Disney World. Visit the sprawling Everglades and board one of the airboat to explore this ecological wonder, you may even spot an alligator or two.
You may want to indulge in a spot of culture at the Orlando Museum of Art, an institution of one of the state’s biggest cities since 1924.
El Gouna, Egypt
If you prefer your flights a little shorter then opt for the idyllic setting of El Gouna. Among one of Egypt’s luxurious Red Sea resorts, this purpose-built town has everything from world class golf courses to elegant restaurants and private beaches.
When you’re not being pampered in spa retreats and enjoying the fineries of the abundance of 5-star hotels, you can try your hand at water sports such as kite surfing. The region is also renowned for its magnificent diving spots and whether you are new to scuba diving or a seasoned pro, there are plenty of diving schools which will take you to see the colourful reefs.
In the evening you can head down to the glitzy marina to watch the sunset from one of the waterfront restaurants.
There is no better time to start planning your long haul adventure than now! We have a huge range of 2020 breaks now available. Whether you fancy a bit of Mexico or a slice of the US, head to www.sunmaster.co.uk to create your dream holiday.