Holiday recommendations for mixture of relaxation and culture
October 1, 2013 4:08 AM Subscribe
My girlfriend and I are looking for a holiday that will allow us to have a mixture of chilling out in a nice hotel or resort, but also put us in range of museums and galleries and restaurants and interesting day-trips.
posted by StephenF to travel & transportation (13 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Neither of us have ever just gone to a hotel and stayed by the pool for a week, and our suspicion is that while it sounds nice right now we would be bored after a few days of it. We are both in our early 30s, no kids, and our previous trips have been very active with lots of touring and moving and travelling around. We want something a little more relaxing this time.
We live in Dublin, Ireland, and ideally this magical destination would be <5 hours flight time, though we could live with a bit longer. We have been looking at Morocco as one possible option, and also the side of Ibiza away from the clubs and pills. We want to go this year, in October or November. We could go about €200 per night for a very special hotel, though that's a maximum rather than a target. In my mind this would be a special jaw-dropping place of beauty that I remember fondly in the grey Irish winters to come. Activities like horse riding or diving are a plus.
Suggestions much appreciated!