Summer is finally upon us, and not since the last Ice Age has the sunny season been more needed. At least this is true for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. Just in time for your Summer fun and vacation planning, Argo presents five must visit vacation wonderlands for 2013.
Forte Village Resort in Sardinia
Not so many out there know, but Sardinia is actually quite famous for more than its beaches and Summer parties to match. Of all the places on Earth, Sardinia’s people are noted for their longevity. That’s right, there are places on this Island where the median life expectancy is over 100 years old. There’s lots of reasons for this, one being the climate, and another being the lesser known Sardinia wines containing ten times the anti-oxidants other regions contain. Then there’s the native agriculture, but another life long lasting thing about this Island is the lifestyle.
Enter one of the world’s finest natural resorts, the unique blend of nature, hospitality, and tradition called Forte Village. This resort needs no accolades from us, it has been voted World’s Leading Resort 14 years in a row. Here, no matter what your inclination for vacationing is, there is literally something for everyone. Ride jet skis in the afternoon, take in a concert at night, enjoy five star amenities galore, take in the breathtaking nature that surrounds the resort, play golf, get all-star tennis lessons, there’s even a “Kid’s City” here.
But you should investigate, it’s just our job to introduce you to fabulous places. 40 minutes from Cagliari, Forte Village Resort has 8 hotels, a stunning beach, and miles of pristine green space to explore.
Tango Mar in Costa Rica
Yet another epic health destination, Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is home to some of the world’s most fabulous wellness resorts. None of these is more fabulous though, than Tango Mar. Situated on 150 acres of pristine private beaches, the resort offers five star accommodations, wellness activities extraordinary, amid some of nature’s most beautiful scenery.
Guests here can, of course, bask all day long in the Costa Rica sunshine and enjoy the rest only this kind of green surrounds can offer. The rooms and private villas of this resort provide a home base for exploration, along with luxurious accommodations, a gourmet restaurant, a seaside bar, even a golf course and yoga studio. And this place has really been call the Garden of Eden. Oh, I almost forgot whale season, along the coast here is some of the best up close whale watching anywhere in the world.
Hôtel Les Sources de Caudalie in Bordeaux
Maybe you’ve been saving for some time for an unforgettable experience this Summer. Or, maybe you are just well off period, and you’ve never been to this fabulous resort spot in Martillac, Bordeaux, France. Whatever the case, something out of the ordinary awaits at this world renown health resort.
Famous for their unique anti-aging vinotherapie treatments, this marvelous venue situated in the vineyards of Bordeaux takes advantage of every element those famous grapes do. The sunshine here, the thermal waters, the soil, everything in this region seems to come alive in Spring and Summer with a special sort of character. The same is true for the character of this retreat. Need we mention the wines? Expect the finest hospitality anywhere, wonderful scenery, and gourmet just about everything while you get well here. Hôtel Les Sources de Caudalie is one of those places, once you’ve been, that you’ll never forget.
Natur-Med Thermal Springs and Health Resort in Turkey
The first ever mind and body wellness resort in modern Turkey, Natur-Med is located on the Aegean Coast isolated from the noise and madness of motorways and industry. This year round resort is famous for the healing powers of the local mineral hot springs, and for the natural healing qualities of the country lifestyle as well. The climate has a lot to do with just how rejuvenating this place is, it’s warm and temperate here almost all year long. As for the amenities of the resort though, treatments such as magnetic field therapy for restoring damaged joints, muscles and nerves, these and other special remedies make the place a uniquely reaffirming place on Earth.
The list of programs available at this legendary resort are really too long to list here. Just a few of the hotel amenities include; 50 standard and suite rooms with C/H, bath, TV, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, private balcony, air conditioning in garden rooms, 1 indoor thermal pool, 2 outdoor thermal pools, and much, much more. Just the panorama of the sea surrounding and the Samson Mountains, this alone is a healing experience you’ll want to experience forever. Maybe the worst thing about this part of Turkey, is leaving it.
Il Grotta Giusti Natural Spa Resort in Italy
Situated in is situated just a few minutes from Florence, Pisa and Lucca, this natural spa resort is set in a private park of its own within a nineteenth century villa. Here guests are invited to enjoy the luxurious appointments only royalty are used to, along with wellness treatments and surrounds to be found nowhere else like here. 58 double rooms and 6 Junior Suites, furnished in extravangantly and with style, make this resort hotel one of the world’s most desirable. There’s a Business Centre with Conference room and other specialized spaces here as well.
Russian and Roman baths, nature walks, aqua treatments and fitness aspects, Turkish hammams, tennis, golf, you name it – Il Grotta Giusti Natural Spa Resort is a paradise of fun activities, luxurious appointments, and Italy nature all rolled into one experience for travelers. If longevity is a combination of genes and environment, surely staying in this part of Italy for a spell will make you live longer.
From Sardinia to Costa Rica, back round to France, and then to Northern Italy, there’s so many wonderful Summer resort experiences for you to consider, we hope these few excellent ones help you to discover a Summer 2013 to remember.