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December 2021 / Travel / by Sophie Hampton

The Ultimate Social Calendar for 2022

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The new year is just around the corner, so there is no better time to start thinking about where you want to visit in 2022. With an exceptional selection of luxury villas around the world, why just pick one destination when you can pick 12 – the ultimate UHNWI social calendar!

From sapphire coloured seas and secluded beaches to cosy chalets and mountain ranges, get the best of the weather all year round with our guide to the best holiday destinations. If you are seeking a luxury holiday beyond anything you thought possible, then read on!

The 12 Best Holiday Destinations to Visit Every Month of the Year

Maldives

January – Maldives

Kick start your UHNWI social calendar and chase away the January blues with an Indian Ocean retreat to the Maldives. Arriving in the Maldives you’ll enter a world of ultimate relaxation, with over 1100 tropical islands boasting swaying palms, powdery white sand and exquisite turquoise lagoons. Ideal for a honeymoon, a scuba-diving experience, or simply as an escape from everyday life. Visitors will enjoy world-class dining, fantastic marine life and blissful temperatures right on their villa doorstep. With a seemingly endless supply of luxury water villas that will leave you spoiled for choice for where to stay, there is no better place to enjoy the winter sun.

Courcheval Snow

February – Courchevel

Offering fantastic skiing for every ability, an exceptional range of mountain restaurants, bars and exclusive luxury chalets, this cosmopolitan ski resort is one of the best holiday destinations this winter. Of the four separate villages within Courchevel, 1850 is the highest and most definitely the most glamorous, attracting an international jet-set clientele to its luxurious chalets nestled into the side of the picturesque slopes. With access to the largest ski area of Les Trois Vallees, rent a luxury ski chalet in Courchevel with your friends and family and spend a week skiing through fresh powder and indulge in all that the apres-ski scene has to offer.

stbarths

March – St Barth

Home to some of the world’s most impressive luxury villas, St. Barth is every celebrity and VIP’s favourite destination on their UHNWI social calendar. The island blends the sophistication of St-Tropez with the laissez-faire Caribbean lifestyle, boasting both authentic beach bars, fine dining and luxury boutiques. With 16 diverse beaches, each with its unique features, visitors will enjoy vibrant party scenes from Nikki Beach on St-Jean, a surfers paradise on Lorient, secluded azure waters on Saline beach, and magnificent sunsets on Shell Beach. Known for its selection of palatial rental villas, which range from one-bedroom guesthouses to eight-bedroom estates, kick-back and relax.

Japan Cherry Blossom

April – Japan

April is a magical month in Japan’s capital, with pleasant temperatures and beautiful blooming flowers. Blossoming in March, Sakura, the beautiful cherry tree blossom, is without a doubt the most popular attraction in spring. Walk through the inner city streets lined with delicate pink clouds, have a picnic in Yoyogi Park and let loose in a cherry blossom party known as hanami. On a weekend trip from Tokyo, make sure to visit The Takeda Castle in Asago City, which looks like a castle floating on the low-hanging clouds that sweep across the city. For the more adventurous traveller, cycle from the southern island of Shikoku to the main island of Honshu for the most picturesque bike ride you’ll take on your UHNWI social calendar.

miami

May – Miami

From the buzzing beach districts to the laid-back charms of Coconut Grove, Miami offers many charms. Whether you want to stay in the trendy Miami Beach, beautiful Venetian Islands or on the Miami mainland, villa rentals are the perfect way to see what this city has to offer. The region is home to some of the chicest beaches in the world, lined with pastel-coloured art deco buildings and ultra-glamorous bars and clubs. For golfers, Miami is a players paradise, boasting some of the best golf courses in Florida. If golf is not for you, you will find an exceptional range of shopping malls and an abundance of restaurants to add to your UHNWI social calendar.

Amalfi Coast

June – Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world. Sprawling with fabulous restaurants serving some of the best food in Italy, beautiful beaches, pretty pastel villages and winding roads that hug the meandering coastlines with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea at every turn. From the moment you arrive, you will experience “il doche far niente,” known by Italians as the sweetness of doing nothing. Visitors will find themselves enjoying the simple pleasure of long lunches, people watching over seafood at a waterside restaurant in Positano, or indulging in an Aperol Spritz on a terrace watching the sunset in Sorrento. For pure indulgence, head to Capri to swim in the emerald waters of the Blue Grotto after a morning shopping in the designer boutiques.

st tropez

July – Saint Tropez

Saint-Tropez is known around the world as the best holiday destination for the world’s wealthiest pleasure-seekers, offering a great selection of things to see and do that align with its luxury lifestyle. After luxuriating on the terrace of your rental luxury villa, enjoy strolling through Saint-Tropez’s colourful outdoor market (open Tuesday and Saturday) on the Places de Lices. Here you will find a selection of French pastries, fresh produce, as well as delicious spices. As part of your UHNWI social calendar, it is recommended that you visit Gigi Beach Club, a new and exclusive spot, just opposite Nikki Beach or stop for a drink on the rooftop bar Les Toits at the ultra-glamorous Hotel de Paris in the historic city centre. For those who are more adventurous, rent Jet Skis in Pampelonne or hop on a boat for a trip to Cannes for a fabulous lunch at Restaurant La Palme d’Or. With an exceptional selection of villas to rent in Ramatuelle, Saint Tropez, and Pampelonne, visitors can spend the summer exploring the area’s beautiful charms.

Paris

August – Paris

 A global hub for fashion, gastronomy, and culture, a weekend in Paris is a magical way to spend the end of summer. From the historic monuments of the Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, to the intimate scenes of daily life that sprawl out along the banks and boulevards of the Seine, there is something on every street corner in Paris. Under the heat of the summer sun, experience the joys of Paris with a cafe au lait and a freshly-baked slice of caramelised Flan Parisien, enjoyed with friends in the Luxembourg Gardens. Of an evening, visit the authentic bistro fare at Paul-Bert, a former butcher’s, with its zinc-laden bar and rainbow tiled floor. 

costa rica

September – Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the perfect place for a luxurious wellness break. Filled with active volcanoes, surf-pummeled beaches, cloud-covered rainforests, along with luxurious restaurants, bars, and beach villas, this beautiful country is second to none. If you are up for an adventure, try canyoning, zip-lining, cave tubing, and river rafting in its incredible national parks. Perfect for animal lovers, visitors will struggle to miss its exceptional and diverse wildlife from sea turtles, armadillos, sloths, and macaws.

Rome

October – Dubai

Indulge in the last of the winter sun in Dubai in October. With far more bearable temperatures of 25 degrees, this affluent UAE desert city boasts everything you could ever need on your travels. The ever-innovative land combines long golden beaches with world-class hotels and luxury apartments. Championship golf courses, horse and camel racing, international rugby, sand-skiing or more adventurous pursuits, such as skydiving, as are award-winning spas, designer boutiques and Michelin-Star restaurants. Dubai’s vibrant atmosphere is a must-see on your UHNWI social calendar.

Rome Colleseum

November – Rome 

With warm weather and far fewer people than in the summer months, you can explore one of the best holiday destinations at your leisure. A delectable mix of antiquity and contemporary, Italy’s eternal city is lined with glamorous bars and restaurants contrasted against 2,500 years of Roman history. Enjoy the gravitas of the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the ancient Roman icons of the Colosseum and Pantheon. Discover one of the most famous, elegant and expensive streets of Rome or get to know the locals in the bustling Trastevere neighbourhood. A country renowned for its culinary delights, take time to seek out some of the best the capital has to offer and get involved in the nation’s pastime of people watching in the square of an evening.

December – New York

As one of the best holiday destinations in the world, this bustling metropolis that never sleeps has no shortage of experiences to immerse yourself in this Christmas. From Harlem, Soho and Tribeca, each district varies vastly with pop-up restaurants and glamorous bars changing rapidly. Enjoy a visit to Fifth Avenue for an early Christmas present to yourself, indulge in authentic noodles and dumplings in Chinatown or take a long walk through central park in the snow. Make sure to visit the ice rink at the Rockefeller Centre at night time for a skate under the dazzling lights of the world-famous Rockefeller Christmas tree, finishing off the evening with mulled wine in West Village. In the morning, visit the Guggenheim or MoMA, for some of the world’s most impressive art.

Of course, to make the most of the UHNWI social calendar and all it has to offer, pair with a luxury villa rental.

There can be no question that these destinations are some of the world’s most sought-after hotspots to be enjoyed all year round.