Fall in Love with These Four International Destinations in 2021
With the fall season officially beginning tomorrow, here are a number of both traditional and non-traditional international destinations from YTL Hotels hat are perfect for travelers during the months of October and November:
Bray on Thames, England
England is beautiful in the fall - the leaves change to a golden red color and the weather cools down - and Bray on Thames, just 40 minutes outside of London, boasts many experiences for travelers to enjoy. With a three-mile frontage on the Thames, visitors can stroll the streets of Bray taking in the stunning fall foliage by foot, charter a boat to float down the river and go on a culinary tour of the town’s many Michelin-starred restaurants. Travelers can also visit the nearby market towns of Henley and Marlow, stop at Windsor to see the world's largest inhabited royal castle, and head to London for a day of sightseeing - Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Hyde Park are less than an hour away.
Monkey Island Estate is located on a private island in Bray on the River Thames. With a history dating back 800 years, the property has been the haunt of monks, royalty, aristocrats, and a host of famous writers and performers looking for a secluded getaway away from the city. Monkey Island is surrounded by elegant gardens and seven acres of land, and is accessible only by footbridge, boat or helicopter, offering a quiet country fall escape. The hotel boasts 41 guest rooms, six luxury residences, a modern brasserie, the Monkey Room with original 17th century ceiling frescos, a whimsical Whisky Snug, and the Floating Spa on a canal boat.
Niseko Village, Japan
Resting at the foot of Mount Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village is considered one of the best places on Hokkaido to enjoy the mild fall days. Travelers can hike, bike, golf, explore the local market streets, and even raft down the Shiribetsu River to admire the changing surroundings. In terms of accommodations, the brand-new Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a haven for travelers with an affinity for nature, especially during the fall. The property offers hot springs, an amazing culinary scene, access to extensive trails, and deep historical roots in the local culture, all with amazing views of the colorful changing leaves.
Pangkor Laut Island, Malaysia A non-traditional fall destination, Malaysia is perfect for travelers looking to extend their summer and enjoy hot weather during the fall in the US. With tropical climates averaging in the 80s F year-round, Pangkor Laut Island is nestled alongside the Straits of Malacca and located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia. The paradise wonderland weaves together natural beauty as the resort is surrounded by beaches and glowing evening sunsets, giving off a vibe of serenity and relaxation. The private island has been two million years in the making, and is home to Pangkor Laut Resort, featuring 143 chic private rooms that perfectly compliment its romantic surroundings and clear turquoise waters. Guests can spend their days lounging on the private beaches, unwinding with a spa treatment, delighting in a traditional meal, and relaxing on their balcony taking in the unique sounds of macaque monkeys in the background while enjoying glorious sea views.
The charming city of Edinburgh, Scotland is the quintessential destination for those seeking a fall escape to a historic place. The city of Edinburgh has a magic about it that takes visitors a step back in time. During their trip, travelers can take a stroll through history, touring the sites and medieval streets of Old Town, the oldest part of the city, hike up to the towering cliff called Arthur’s Seat for unparalleled views, or head up the less strenuous path to the scenic Calton Hill.
For accommodations, travelers should look no further than the iconic, five-star Glasshouse Hotel in the center of Scotland’s beautiful and historic capital city. The luxurious Glasshouse has a rich history, having been converted in 2003 from the 160-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church into what it is today. Leaving only the original front of the Gothic building, this 77-room boutique hotel is one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh, with its cozy-contemporary interiors and warm Scottish service. The two-acre rooftop garden is a nice escape for guests hoping to steal away for some spectacular views of the city center and Calton Hill, which is a part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.