Unusual Summer Destinations

While many flock to Europe for the inimitable summer energy of the Greek Islands, Ibiza, St Tropez, the Amalfi Coast and Capri, this is also prime time for some of the world’s less trodden paths. Let us take you through a few of our favourite far-flung destinations.


June through October are the driest months of the year for Madagascar and with the seasonal winds in August and September, this is the best time for kitesurfing. It’s also the season for migrating humpback whales, presenting a wonderful opportunity for prime wildlife viewing. Miavana is accessed only by helicopter and offers the most luxurious accommodations in Madagascar with a paradisal island setting. As with many of the world’s most exquisite destinations, getting there is no easy task. TALK TO US and we’ll explain how to go and where best to combine it with.


Known as the Austral winter in the southern hemisphere, the period between June and September is ideal for French Polynesia, offering cooler, dryer days and less humidity. The best way to experience the islands around Tahiti without the crowds is by private yacht charter, but take note that its exquisite natural beauty isn’t confined to the sea alone. French Polynesia is also jaw-droppingly beautiful for its verdant, forested mountains and waterfalls. Explore the coral reefs, visit pearl farms, hike through undulating valleys, and learn about Tahitian vanilla. There’s a huge amount to unveil and now is the right time of year for it.


Arriving by floatplane to a terrain of unimaginable space, framed by the peaks of the Alaska Range and Tordrillo Mountains, a newly-reimagined private lodge offers the ultimate wilderness setting for adventure travellers. Activities include guided hiking on the Iditarod Trail, fly-fishing, skiing, dog sledding, and helicopter excursions to remote, hard-to-reach scenic spots. For its wild coastline, boating, fishing, backcountry explorations and incredible wildlife encounters, Alaska is a dream destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors.


The land of the midnight sun and the polar night, the magic boundary of the Arctic Circle, a journey without roads where you travel by snowmobile and see the realm of polar bears. There are few places on earth more ravishingly remote and unexplored than Arctic Norway. Visit the Svalbard archipelago, explore ice caves and inland fjords, and stay at the world’s first energy-positive soon-to-open hotel, which collects more energy than it consumes, and experience ice-climbing, night-fishing, and yoga in the midnight sun.


June to September are the best months to visit Rwanda for drier weather and better conditions for tracking mountain gorillas in the rainforest. The skies are less hazy, wildlife is easier to spot and it makes for a spectacular safari combined with northern Tanzania or Kenya for the annual Great Migration. Rwanda showcases some of the finest properties on the African continent, including Wilderness Bisate Lodge and Singita Kwitonda. Both need contextualising, so CONTACT US if a gorilla trekking experience is on your radar and we’ll fill in the gaps.

P.s. It’s never too late to plan a last-minute summer adventure, nor too early to think ahead for next year’s travels. Let us help you level up your travel planning experience.

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