Summer in Sydney isn't complete without a dip in the Bondi Iceberg pool, a glorious ocean pool just a dive away from the sea. An ode to the Australian swim and surf culture, this outdoor swim centre is one of the many pools dotting the coastline of the country down under. Swimming in the public Olympic sized pool also offers an incredible view of the waves, with warm rocks providing solace for post-swim relaxation. Among other reasons to hit the water in Sydney, Bondi is a popular neighbourhood among tourists and locals alike, offering hip cafés, world-class shopping, and cutting-edge cuisine – best enjoyed under the Australian summer sun.
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil is home to a vast nation full of lush landscapes and incredible jungles, but ask a local Carioca (a resident of Rio de Janeiro) where to go in the summer, and it’s all about the beach. Ipanema is world renowned for a reason, with stunning surroundings includig the heralded Sugar Loaf Mountain, the combination of sloping green cliffs and warm sand makes Rio de Janeiro a perfect spot to explore. Just grab a beach chair and a caipirinha, and you’ll be good to go.
When the excruciating heat dies down in the UAE, the emirate’s glittering cosmopolitan city transforms, becoming a hot bed for events. The weather hits its stride towards the end of October, and the crystal blue coastline becomes populated all day long. Excellent public beaches such as Kite Beach are accessible, but the endless options of private beach clubs draw luxury lovers from around the world. Beyond the sunny beaches, Dubai offers unique venues for eating al fresco, due to the 365 days of relevant heat, making it one of the most concentrated cities in the world for fine-dining.
One of the top destinations for tropical travel, the archipelago atolls of the Maldives are home to excellent weather and tons of sunshine, specifically from November to April. The past times are limitless on these idyllic islands, mostly consisting of luxury resorts: snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and swimming are the beginning of adventurous options made available, but that's scratching the surface. Looking to just...chill? This may be the most picturesque place in the world to do so.
Thailand is home to so many stunning islands that it can prove difficult to choose which one to visit. However, paradise is found in Phuket where an offering of nightlife, fine dining, and breath taking beaches are all available. On the Southern side of the island at Rawai beach, taking a boat ride in a traditional Thai boat is the ideal option to experience the scenic route via seaside. Beaches are mandatory in Thailand, but at night, another side of the city comes to life. Enjoy the breezy atmosphere and head to the discos for the time of your life, without a snowflake in sight.