Everyone loves to find a secret destination that isn’t surrounded by an army of tourists, so here are a few to set the heart and mind racing from around the world.
Cross Bath open-air thermal bath, Bath
Bath is like walking on a film set (or a literary novel), the city is graced with beautiful Georgian architecture and it’s amazing to imagaine all the famous names that have graced its cobbled streets. A particular ‘hidden gem’ which is known by the locals but is less known to tourists is the Cross Bath – an intimate open-air thermal bath located just off the main high street. The Cross Bath provides an alternative to the more extensive spa facilities located within the Thermae Bath Spa and it is perfect for a relaxing after work dip with friends, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Peumayen restaurant, Santiago, Chile
Enjoy traditional Chilean food with the reawakening of Mapuche, Aymará and Rapa Nui ancestral cuisine at Peumayen restaurant in the Bellavista neighbourhood of Santiago. Peumayen uses unfamiliar ingredients to most, such as horse meat, conger eel cheeks, black sea snails and monkey-puzzle tree nuts. Because of the unusual ingredients used Peumayen gives diners a taste of this authentic cooking with a twist that is hard to forget.
Orlando is so well known for being the theme park capital of the world, but it is also becoming known as a great culinary destination. A firm favourite is the new restaurants Capa, a Spanish steakhouse at the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. It offers great views from the 17th floor of the hotel, an open kitchen design and some of the greatest views of Disney’s nightly fireworks.
Grótta, Reykjavik, Iceland
In the western part of Reykjavík is an area named Grótta. This area, which juts out into the sea, is the best spot in the city for the sunset as it shimmers over Faxaflói Bay. There is even a small, man-made hot pool in amongst the rocks that you can dip your feet in for a truly Icelandic experience.