2024-02-22T17:35:00Z By Keeley Rodgers
Here are the best holiday options based on each star sign to give you some astronomical assistance, from large city breaks to wild escapes and everything in between.
Aquarius: Kenya, Africa
Kenya is the destination for an Aquarius. With 42 distinct ethnic groups, each contributing to the country’s rich culture, Aquarians are offered the unique opportunity to explore different perspectives, values and ways of life, from northern to southern Kenya. Diverse landscapes offer a never-ending adventure, from safaris to exploring mangroves on a traditional dhow boat; the unspoiled surrounds providing Aquarians the opportunity for much needed moments of solo thought, as they escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Aires: Tasmania, Australia
Perfect for a daring Aries, the far-away island of Tasmania is a nature and adventure haven. Widely known for having the cleanest air in the world, Tasmania boasts over 2,000km of walking tracks, while 20% of the island comprises 18 Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area national parks. From white-water rafting to mountain biking, hiking and fishing, a trip to Tasmania is likely to get the adrenaline rushing.
Cancer: Québec, Canada
For the emotional souls of Cancer, a trip to Québec offers a profoundly reflective and meaningful experience. The best way to achieve ultimate self-reflection is by making the journey to Kuujjuaq in north eastern Québec to witness the ethereal dance of the Northern Lights. When the sun rises, travellers awake to the beauty of Québec’s untouched landscapes of pristine lakes, towering forests and rugged mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see. This unspoiled corner of the world inspires some soul searching and invokes an appreciation of Canada’s largest province, while creating unforgettable moments for all those that visit.
Capricorn: Nikko, Japan
Standing proud as an ancient site of Buddhist and Shinto mountain worship, Nikko is a small city in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, in the mountains north of Tokyo. A land of spectacular temples and shrines, majestic peaks, towering waterfalls and rejuvenating hot springs, Nikko is fit for Capricorns who are eager to explore this region’s cultural and religious heritage, while paying respects to local Japanese traditions.
Gemini: Athens, Greece
Curious Geminis are sure to be captivated by the energy of Athens, a city where modernity meets ancient history. From the majestic Acropolis and the timeless Parthenon to contemporary city life, Athens draws travellers in with its architectural marvels and rich cultural fabric. The dynamic city centre offers visitors a playground for intellectual exploration and nestled in a central and burgeoning neighbourhood of Omonia, Moxy Athens City is the perfect place to stay. This ultra-modern hotel boasts bright and lively decorations, a bustling bar space, serene, relaxing lounges, and a terrace.
Leo: Puerto Rico
Known for its welcoming people and vibrant party culture, Puerto Rico is the ideal destination for the social confidence and generous spirits of Leos to thrive. The Caribbean gem boasts unrivalled geographic diversity including El Yunque (the only rainforest in the U.S. national forest system), 270 miles of pristine coastline, natural thermal springs in Coamo and three of the world’s five bioluminescent bays, giving guests a wide range of opportunities to show their adventurous side.
Libra: Ubud, Bali
Libras will feel right at home when surrounded by the lush oasis of Bali’s rolling rainforest uplands. A serene alternative to Bali’s party zones, the area of Ubud is said to be a paradise of healing and relaxation. Nestled alongside the Ayung River and amidst the jungle, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve makes for a breathtaking and restorative stay. A secluded temple for wellness and deep relaxation, the Mandapa Spa offers a vast range of Balinese-inspired treatments by local healers.
The Indian Ocean island is spoiled for choice with aquatic offerings, from snorkelling excursions and visits to the unique undersea walk, and the natural phenomenon of the underwater waterfall. Pisces may share romantic moments with their loved ones across the island, from taking romantic sunset catamaran cruises, to enjoying candlelit dinners on Mauritius’ pristine white beaches.
Sagittarius: New York City, USA
Sagittarians are renowned for getting bored quickly; in New York City, this is not a problem. With five boroughs to explore and thousands of attractions, there is never a dull moment. With a great sense of humour, Sagittarius travellers may venture to Broadway or one of the many comedy clubs to get a fix of laughter, with over 231 clubs in the city to choose from, outloud laughs are available from slapstick to satire. The fun continues with offerings of live sport, but if this doesn’t tickle your fancy, explore the city’s vibrant nightlife, or have a taste of an active holiday surfing at Rockaway Beach.
Hiding away in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is an ideal escape for a culturally rich yet secluded trip. Known as the shipwreck capital of the world, with more shipwrecks per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, diving around this island offers hours of fascinating, solitary entertainment exploring the world beneath the waves. After all the underwater activity, satisfied Scorpios can sit back and admire the island’s crystal clear waters from one of its numerous pink sandy beaches with a Rum Swizzle in hand.
Taurus: SLO Cal, California, USA
From experiencing the annual elephant seal migration upclose at Elephant Seal Vista Point, to marvelling at the majestic breach of humpback whales along the 80-mile pristine coastline, visitors are never too far from a natural wonder. Home to the 12 mile Paso Robles Wine Trail that winds through the spectacular Paso Robles wine country, vistas of rolling hills and vineyards are perfectly accompanied with locally produced wines. Weekly farmers’ markets offer locally grown produce and spirits, where those with a refined palate can savour the rich flavours of farm to table dining.
The profoundly beautiful country of Rwanda offers the ideal destination for the caring Virgo, with conservation at the heart of its tourism. Virgos can venture into Volcanoes National Park to observe the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and learn about the local community’s conservation efforts at the recently opened Ellen DeGeneres Campus. As well as the gorillas, Rwanda is home to the Big Five in Akagera National Park, where thoughtful Virgos can appreciate the success of the recent rhino and lion reintroductions, and the beauty of Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest lake with 2,700km of deep emerald green waters.
This information was compiled by MMGY Hills Balfour.