1. Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
This small village on the southern coast of Uruguay is currently one of the chicest spots in South America. During our New York winter, the sun is shining in full force in Jose Ignacio. The scene is glamorous but laid back with sunbathers enjoying late lunches at superb restaurants.
Top pick: Vik Retreats Bahia, Playa and Estancia Vik
2. Puglia, Italy
The “boot” of Italy is one of the best places in Italy. From authentic dining, to wineries to sandy beach clubs – Puglia is a great mix of culture and relaxation for travelers of all ages. Biking is the ideal way to explore the region because of the flat landscape.
Top pick: Borgo Egnazia
3. Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos has been gaining popularity, and is back and better than ever. With hot beach clubs like Nammos Beach, with guests partying into the evening and restaurants serving fresh caught fish, Mykonos is for party people and sophisticated travelers alike.
Top pick: Santa Marina Mykonos
Montenegro’s rocky coastline is one of the most beautiful in the world. With no lack of history nor luxury hotels, Montenegro is one of this summer’s up and coming destinations.
Top pick: Aman Sveti Stefan
Voted one of the top destinations by Travel and Leisure, Kyoto is both beautiful, exotic and serene at the same time.
Top pick: Ritz Carlton Kyoto
Ibiza is about so much more than nightclubs and famous DJ’s. The beauty of Formentera beach, the quality of restaurants and incredible villas on the island are cementing its place in the luxury travel market.
Top pick: Private Island Tagomago off the coast of Ibiza, complete with yacht.
Rustic in all the right ways, Nicaragua provides adventure (biking through the rainforest), culture (visiting Grenada) and relaxation (beach) all in one.
Top pick: Mukul Resort and Spa
8. St Barth
Nothing new to the scene, St. Barth is still one of 2015’s top destinations. Providing the perfect mix of a European island with a laidback beach feel – It is the only island that has a reliable nightlife scene.
Top pick: Cheval Blanc Isle de France
Known for its blue lagoons and pristine beaches, Fiji’s provides some of the best diving in the South pacific. With the opening of Laucala, Fiji has joined the ranks as one of the most exclusive places to visit.
Top pick: Laucala Island
With the world expo in Milan and new hotel openings, Milan is not only the center of Italian fashion but also an underrated cultural center.
Top pick: The Mandarin Oriental Milan