Spend some time on bali’s beautiful beaches
If it is rest and relaxation you’re after, consider flying off to the Indonesian island of Bali to recharge your batteries. After arriving on Bali, it’s easy to see why this island is so popular with newlyweds and attracts around two million visitors each year. Choose to relax on golden beaches, take a walk in the evening with the scent of Frangipani blossom in the air or trek through volcanic countryside scattered with rice terraces.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite you’ll have no problem finding good dining options in Bali, serving fresh local dishes and a wide selection of international cuisine. Religious temples, dancing, flora and fauna, water sports, fine dining and shopping - Bali is a relatively small island but there are so many different sides to it, you won’t want to stop exploring.
experience the cultural side of cape town
If it’s a city break you’re looking for then why not consider South Africa and its capital city, Cape Town. Its Mediterranean climate makes for warm and dry summers which last from November to March, so a visit during October should provide you with enough relief from the UK’s falling temperatures, without making it too hot to walk around comfortably.
Visit the Cultural History Museum and find out about the history of South Africa, or head down to Cape Town’s Victoria and Albert Waterfront, where you’ll find shops, an aquarium, craft markets, bars, restaurants and live music. If you’ve energy left over after a meal, then dance the night away in one of Cape Town’s clubs.
A trip to Cape Town would be wasted if you didn’t make an effort to explore the surrounding area. There are day trips galore to get your teeth into, from boats which will take to out to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent many of his years in prison, to snorkeling and diving trips, and walks up Table Mountain.
Hire a car and venture out on your own to experience some of the delights the Western Cape can offer. Go whale watching off the coast at Simon’s Town, watch African Penguins wander about on the sands at Boulders Beach or spend a good few hours wandering around Cape Point, taking in magnificent views across the ocean from the old lighthouse. Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure a trip to Cape Town is an experience you won’t forget any time soon.