8 Amazing Destinations to add to your 2020 Travel List
With the start of a new decade comes fresh ambition and the opportunity to add incredible destinations to your travel bucket list – and why aim for anything less than luxury along the way? From France to Japan and beyond, there are many beautiful locations across the world to visit this year.
To help you decide which countries to scratch off your list, we’ve put together this collection of must-visit destinations for 2020 and beyond!
Add this stunning Dutch Caribbean island to your collection of travel destinations for 2020 and you won’t be disappointed. Boasting gorgeous beaches lined with powdery white sand, glimmering turquoise water and perfect resorts, it’s little wonder why Aruba draws visitors in their thousands.
Swim in a natural pool, snorkel to discover a breathtaking underwater world, relax on a beautiful beach and indulge in delicious cuisine – a luxury experience, that’s for sure!
A jewel in the Thar Desert of the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is still a rough-hewn hub of art and culture, when many of India’s biggest cities have been radically transformed by modern technology. The city’s incredible 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that everyone must see and if you’re lucky to go there in February you could even attend the World Sacred Spirit Festival.
Jodhpur offers a unique immersion into an India that was long before skyscrapers and call centers, with gorgeous cobalt-blue houses that have been painted to reflect the rays of the sun and also to show off the resident’s superior status. The Umaid Bhawan Palace is also a spectacular sight, an Art Deco compound that still houses the former royal family and also functions as a luxury hotel today.
With the 2020 Olympic Games taking place in Tokyo this year, it’s not secret that everyone might want to go there. But in addition to the Olympic games, that also led to all new hotels, sporting venues and many other city upgrades, the Japanese capital is always one of the world’s best picks for travelers who want to enjoy a unique food scene, rich cultural heritage and jaw dropping architecture.
Endless adventures await in this bustling metropolis: you can watch the tuna auction at the Toyosu fish market, find unique clothing items at the popular Kitakore complex, or travel back to another era in the city’s traditional Yanaka district. Tokyo has something for everyone and this year it’s even more exciting.
Caesarea has become more and more popular in these last couple of years. The happy marriage between antiquity and modernity is drawing a lot of visitors to this laid back coastal town, that’s located in the northern part of Israel on the site of a former Roman harbor which is more than 2,000 years old.
The ancient harbor is beautifully complemented by the all new King Herod Visitor’s Center, named after the port’s founding monarch and built in the massive arched vaults that were once part of a temple. You can wander between the ruins of Roman bathhouses or you can explore submerged Roman breakwaters and columns, while snorkeling at the Old Caesarea Diving Center.
Of course, Paris never became a destination to miss, but in recent years, it’s been slightly overshadowed by glittering, up and coming cities across the world. It’s a classic, classy and elegant destination, even though it had its setbacks in 2019 due to many protests. But with a lot of grand openings – new restaurants and high end hotels – the City of Lights is renewing itself.
The iconic Jules Verne restaurant, nestled on the second floor of the Eiffel tower has just unveiled a glamorous new look and it’s now led by a new high profile chef, Frédéric Anton. You could even visit the stunning Paris Elysées Club while you’re in town and play some poker – a favorite game for Parisiens and also one of many games you can play at William Hill’s Irish online casino.
In a few months the Bourse de Commerce will open as a museum showcasing the private art collection of French billionaire François Pinault and also housing a restaurant led by the acclaimed father and son duo Michel and Sébastien Bras.
Between the 1950s and 80s this stunning Mexican resort has been extremely popular with the rich and famous. In more recent decades, though, resorts such as Cancun have outshone Acapulco and have monopolized much of the tourism to Mexico. However, Acapulco is once again on the rise as a luxury destination not to be missed after undergoing some fantastic upgrades and transformations.
The 2022 Fifa World Cup is still two years away, but if you’d like to enjoy Doha’s unique arts and culture scene there’s no time better than today. The futuristic National Museum of Qatar, designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel, has opened its doors last year, adding a new highlight to the city’s impressive mix of art hubs, like the Museum of Islamic Art of the Arab Museum of Modern Art.
Doha also inaugurated a brand new underground railway system and there are also many new high end hotels in town, like the Mandarin Oriental, Doha or the Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli. The Old Doha is also a must see and a stroll through the city’s historic open-air street market might be the best way to end an unforgettable day in town.
A popular luxury honeymoon destination, the Seychelles is an archipelago made up of more than 100 islands. Flanked by the sparkling cyan Indian Ocean, this incredible destination is certainly a mesmerizing luxury location to add to your 2020 travel list. You’ll be greeted by stunning natural beauty, gorgeous cuisine and hospitality like nowhere else.