Nicole Tj
May 2, 2023

Your Summer Destination Bucket List 2023 (+ Top Hotel Picks!)

Okay, listen up travelers! It's that time of year again, and if you're like us, you're already dreaming about your summer escape. That's why we've curated a list of the absolute best places to spend your summer in 2023. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, these places have something for everyone. From the charming old town of Gibraltar, to the serene rice terraces of Bali, the beautiful beaches of Maui, and the stunning landscapes of Australia, these destinations are sure to satisfy your wanderlust. So start packing your bags, and get ready for an unforgettable summer!

Gibraltar landscape


Nestled between Europe and Africa, Gibraltar is a small British territory that offers a perfect mix of history, sunshine, and stunning sea views for a summer getaway. Explore the charming old town, hike up the Rock, or relax on the sandy beaches and soak up the Mediterranean sun.

Where to stay in Gibraltar?

Sunborn Gibraltar: Experience luxury on the water at Sunborn Gibraltar, a five-star yacht hotel with stunning views of the Rock and the Mediterranean Sea. With 189 rooms and suites, this floating palace offers chic accommodations, fine dining, and a rooftop infinity pool. Perfect for luxury travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience in Gibraltar.

The Rock Hotel: Established in 1932, The Rock Hotel is a historic boutique hotel nestled at the base of the famous Gibraltar Rock. With 104 rooms and suites, this four-star hotel offers colonial charm, sweeping sea views, and lush gardens. Perfect for travelers seeking a mix of history, luxury, and natural beauty in Gibraltar.

Maui landscape

Maui, Hawaii

With its warm, sunny weather and crystal-clear waters, Maui is the ultimate summer paradise for travelers seeking outdoor adventure. Snorkel with sea turtles, surf the waves, or simply lounge on the beach and take in the breathtaking scenery of this tropical island. Experience the unique Hawaiian culture through traditional hula performances and local cuisine.

Where to stay in Maui?

Marriott Maui Ocean Club: Located on the famous Kaanapali Beach, the Marriott Maui Ocean Club offers spacious villas with kitchenettes and private balconies. This family-friendly resort features a 3.5-acre pool complex, on-site dining options, and a prime location for exploring all that Maui has to offer.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa: Escape to a luxurious tropical paradise at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, located on the stunning Kaanapali Beach. This five-star resort features chic accommodations, multiple pools with waterfalls and a slide, award-winning dining options, and a world-class spa. Perfect for luxury travelers seeking a serene and indulgent retreat in Maui.

Bali rice terrace

Bali, Indonesia

Known as the "Island of the Gods," Bali is a dream destination for a summer escape. Whether you want to explore lush rice terraces in Ubud, immerse yourself in the island's spiritual side with a visit to Tanah Lot temple, or soak up the sun on the golden beaches of Seminyak or Kuta, Bali has something for everyone. Don't miss out on the vibrant nightlife of Seminyak, Ubud and Kuta, or delicious Balinese cuisine at Jimbaran Bay. With warm, sunny weather year-round, Bali is perfect for a summer adventure. Experience the rich Balinese culture through traditional dance performances at Uluwatu temple or local markets in Ubud. No matter what you choose to do, Bali is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

Where to stay in Bali?

Bisma Eight: If you're looking for a luxury stay in the heart of Bali's cultural center, Ubud, look no further than Bisma Eight. With stunning views of the jungle and Mount Agung, this hotel offers a peaceful retreat for couples and solo travelers looking for a serene escape.

The Jas Villas: Ready to stay close to Bali's bustling nightlife and beaches? The Jas Villas in Seminyak offers stylish villas with private pools, just a short walk away from the lively Oberoi Street. Perfect for groups and families looking for a fun and trendy vacation spot.


Summer in Australia is all about the great outdoors, from swimming in the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef to hiking in the Blue Mountains and Cairns. With its diverse range of landscapes and activities, Australia is the ultimate summer destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. Explore the bustling cities of Sydney and Melbourne, visit the rugged Outback, and soak up the warm summer sun on the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast. Experience the unique Australian wildlife through a visit to the Great Barrier Reef and the many national parks.

Where to stay in Australia?

Club Crocodile Airlie Beach, Whitsundays: Paradise is calling! If you're looking for a budget-friendly tropical getaway, Club Crocodile in Airlie Beach is your answer. Relax by the pool or explore the nearby Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. This laid-back hotel is perfect for families and beach-lovers.

Cairns Luxury Apartments, Cairns: Escape to a luxurious oasis in tropical North Queensland. Cairns Luxury Apartments offers stunning ocean views and spacious, modern apartments perfect for a romantic getaway or group retreat. Located just a 15-minute drive from Cairns Airport, get ready to experience the ultimate relaxation and adventure in this tropical paradise.

Yacht Club Villa, Sydney: Looking for an exclusive and luxurious stay in Sydney? The Yacht Club Villa is the answer. With stunning waterfront views and private access to the harbor, this villa is perfect for couples or families seeking a lavish getaway in the heart of the city. Located just a 25-minute drive from Sydney Airport, get ready to experience the ultimate luxury and convenience in the bustling city.

Riley Crystalbrook, Cairns: Get ready to experience the perfect balance of luxury and sustainability at Riley Crystalbrook in Cairns. With a focus on wellness and eco-friendly practices, this chic and trendy hotel is perfect for solo travelers and couples seeking a stylish and mindful escape in the heart of the city.

Where will you summer next?

Well, there you have it, folks! Whether you're a beach bum, nature lover, or culture vulture, our list has got you covered. From the vibrant energy of Gibraltar to the serene rice terraces of Bali, we've highlighted some of the most breathtaking destinations that are sure to make your summer unforgettable. So pack your bags, grab your sunnies, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories. Trust us, you won't regret it. Cheers to summer 2023, and all the amazing adventures that await!

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