Do you daydream about snorkeling alongside a school of kaleidoscope fish in the middle of the Indian Ocean? How about paddleboarding on crystalline waters to other islands, lagoons, and beaches in Indonesia? Our clients take warm-weather activities and elevate them to ensure your vacation is one that you’ll remember forever. Read on to see the top 7 warm-weather activities that you can partake in with the JG Black Book Collection.
1. Elewana Collection – Kenya
South of Mombasa, Kenya, lies one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Elewana Afrochic Diani Beach. It’s a perfect getaway for the discerning traveler who wants to simply sit back, relax and enjoy spectacular views. But for guests looking to get active, there are numerous options too. There’s an 18 hole championship golf course located just three minutes from the hotel. Shamba Hills Reserve and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary are just a short trip away and add a great addition to your Kenyan coastal experience. Diani is also a great destination for scuba diving. The Diani Marine 5-star PADI Dive Center has been providing first-class diving excursions for more than 30 years. For sightings of dramatic coral formations, dolphins, turtles, stingrays, moray eels and a bewildering variety of sea life, they recommend the Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park. Reputed to be second to only the Great Barrier Reef in its beauty, it can only be referred to as a garden under the sea. There’s no shortage of other water sports as well including kayaking, body boards, kite-surfing, windsurfing and SUP paddleboarding. For those seeking extreme thrills, Skydive Diani offers an exhilarating journey over the gorgeous white sandy beaches and azure waters of Diani.
2. Bawah Reserve – Indonesia
Take to the seas of Indonesia and journey through the tropical retreat of Bawah Reserve on wooden paddleboards, clear kayaks, and sailboats. With a collection of elegant wooden stand-up paddleboards, guests will feel like they’re walking on top of the lagoon waters. Seasoned SUPers and rookies alike are encouraged to paddle around the reserve and explore all 6 islands, 3 lagoons, and 13 beaches. Every turn you take leads to new discoveries. More in a kayaking mood? Paddle off to Sanggah Island, where you may catch a glimpse of a turtle nesting site. No matter what activity you choose, the possibilities of what you can see and experience are endless.
3. The Chedi Andermatt – Switzerland
Imagine zooming across the timeless Alpine landscape with your own wheels – The Chedi Andermatt is inviting you to experience an unforgettable driving experience in their new classic car. Drive through dramatic settings and look out your window in awe of the breathtaking San Bernardino Pass, the Tremola – Switzerland’s longest historic monument – as well as the Furka and Nufenen Passes.
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4. Andronis Exclusive – Greece
For travelers looking to experience Santorini’s famous scenery, Andronis Exclusive invites you to step aboard their catamaran where you will sail around the unique and magnificent caldera. There will be other stops along the way of course, including the volcanic isles of Palaia and Nea Kameni, where one can swim in the sulfurous waters of the hot springs. To end the tour, the Andronis team will prepare a sumptuous BBQ on board accompanied by free-flowing local wines – the perfect end to a perfect day. If it’s more adventure you seek, try scuba diving the Greek Islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, and Ios. Surrounded by crystal-clear waters, each island has distinctive beauty and charm, but together, they are a small paradise in the heart of the Aegean Sea.
5. The Stafford London – London
With Buckingham Palace, the Royal Parks and the boutiques and galleries of Mayfair and St James’s right on The Stafford London’s doorstep, it is perfectly placed to help guests explore all the Capital has to offer during the summer months. Besides exploring the iconic landmarks of the city, The Stafford recommends a visit to Kew Gardens. Just 30 minutes by train, Kew Gardens are London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens’ history. The collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world and visitors can spend the day exploring the grounds, glasshouses and nurseries alone or as part of a guided tour on the Kew Explorer Land Train.
6. Giardino Ascona – Switzerland
Are you ready to live “la dolce vita” with style? Giardino Ascona invites you to take an exclusive speedboat trip to discover the beautiful Brissago Islands of Ticino. The small subtropical paradise on Lago Maggiore is covered by rare majestic trees, scented flowers, and a botanical garden that hosts 1,700 exotic plant species. But the best is yet to come: not only are the islands a hidden gem but easily accessible by boat. Giardino Ascona’s luxurious private yacht will take guests looking for a new adventure to this hidden heaven on earth. Just wear your sunscreen and don’t forget your hat!
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7. Azura Retreats – Mozambique
Venture worlds away from the everyday to Azura Benguerra Island and Azura Quilalea Private Island, in Mozambique. For travelers looking to discover the underwater world of the Indian Ocean, Azura Retreats highly recommend snorkeling with kaleidoscopic fish or scuba diving with dolphins and sea turtles. Of course, guests can also take to the waters in other ways too, including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or for something more relaxed, a sunset dhow cruise. It doesn’t get more authentic than this. And luckily, the sun shines practically every day in Mozambique which means these warm-weather activities can be enjoyed all year round.