Whether it’s ideas for a date night, the trendiest fits, adventure or vacation, Instagram users have long established the site as the go-to platform for all things inspiration. With the world barely recovering from a severe global pandemic and lockdown, here are a few Insta-worthy destinations some of the world’s super-rich are keenest to head back to.
In the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of south-eastern France, lies a coastal town on the French Riviera, revered for its long lineage of esteemed artists and international “jet setters”, dating as far back to the 1960s. Remaining known for bustling its beaches and nightlife, the miniscule fishing villages of Saint-Tropez have since evolved and expanded to accommodate a multitude of million dollar yatchs.
Showcasing a collection of beaches, each measuring an estimated 30 metres wide with their own private huts and public tanning areas, along its five-kilometre shore, Saint-Tropez is the ideal destination for windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, and other motorized water sports such as, power boats, jet bikes, water skiing and scuba diving.
Most popularised by the film ‘And God Created Woman’ featuring Brigitte Bardot, Saint-Tropez has earned its reputation an artistic and hedonistic town, but also as a clothing-optional safe-haven.
Revered for its old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts with the star-shaped Fort Carré, the resort town of Antibes between Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera, overlooks a sea of luxury yachts moored at the Port Vauban marina. Generously dotted with grand villas, Antibes borders along the chic resorts of Juan-les-Pins and the Jazz à Juan music festival, buzzing enthusiastically all night long.
Considered one of Balearic islands, and an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is well known for its ideal balance of innumerable European nightclubs, hotels, bars, shops, quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches of sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills.
Shop the quirkiest fashion, and one-of-a-kind jewellery, accompanied by tasty local food stalls, and live music entertainment, every Wednesday at Es Canar – or stop by the highlight of Ibiza’s daytime party scene, Bora Bora for the ideal mix of music, social gathering, drinks, relaxation, and water-sport.
Boasting coastlines, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails, the rugged landscape of Sardinia spans nearly 2,000km, dotted with thousands of mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins. Rich with a tumultuous history, the Italian island has seen influence from the Arabs, Greeks, and Catalonians, amongst many others who have left their mark.
Home to picturesque town of Ozieri, the atmospheric cliffside ruins of Tharros, and the flavourful San Teodoro, Sardinia is renowned for its architecture, food, culture and heritage – offering an expansive variety of local delicacies, including shellfish mixed platters, with gelato, and the region’s famous fish zuppa, a light seafood stew crammed with crustaceans and fresh catches of the day.
Pastel-coloured houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants fringe its Piazzetta, as a small cobbled square overlooks the super-yacht-lined harbour of Portofino. Once a humble fishing village southeast of Genoa city and along the Italian Riviera coastline, Portofino is regarded a 16th-century fortress, encompassing museums with art exhibitions, luxury shopping, panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea, and an array of outdoor activities along the marine reserve.