Our Top 5 Daydream Holiday Destinations

Have you been spending Sundays at home dreaming of lounging in a secluded beach, feeling soft, powdery sand between your toes or drinking mint tea in luxurious tents in the middle of the desert? Maybe it's time to really pack your bags and head out.

If you're not sure where, we've compiled these stunning, romantic and relaxing daydream destinations you can visit for 2016. 

Alila Uluwatu - Main Pool

A lover's paradise and the ultimate beach bum's backyard, we bet it won't take a lot to convince you to visit this wonderful place.

Why You Need To Go:
For the sun, the surf, the culture and just pure relaxation.

Where to Sleep:
You came all the way here so might as well stay at one of the best – Hotel Alila Uluwatu. Set on a plateau with limestone cliffs reaching out to the beautiful ocean, each one of the 65 poolside villas provides picture perfect views wherever you look. It's luxury combined with serenity.

Activities to Enjoy
Surf in the beautiful lefts of Lombok, visit the monkey-filled forests of Ubud, climb the top of Mount Batur or go for a sunset view like no other at the Uluwatu Temple, you'll never run out of thing to do and places to explore in this exotic, relaxing place.

Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas - Private Villa and PoolPhoto source: http://www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu

From city lights to pristine white islands, Thailand has become the holiday spot for daydreamers everywhere. It's not just the vision of Leo's The Beach that gets us going but also the tasty cuisine and rich history.

Why You Need To Go:
For relaxation, adventure and those gorgeous powdery sands. (Full moon parties? Optional!)

Where to Sleep:
A bit off the beaten tourist path is the island of Koh Lanta. Stay in luxury and beauty at Pimalai Resort & Spa . From a gorgeous panoramic view of Kan Tiang Bay at the Pool Villa or the Andaman Beach at your doorstep in the Beach Villas, there's a room to suit your taste and style.

Activities to Enjoy:
Enjoy the serenity of the Mekong River in Chiang Mai; find your inner Indiana Jones by exploring and hiking around Khao Yai National Park. Witness the breathtaking sea life when diving at the Similian Islands or go temple hopping between Lopburi, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. Finally, instead of riding them, get up close and personal by volunteering at Chiang Mai's Elephant Conservation Centre. 

Pimalai Resort & Spa ThailandPhoto source: http://blog.greenpearls.com/en/be-good-to-nature-pimalai-resort-spa/

Mt. Etna, gorgeous Greek and Roman ruins, amazing food and stunning scenery, a Sicilian escape never fails. Find comfort for your restless, wandering dreamer soul in this gorgeous slice of paradise.

Why You Need To Go:
For great food, beautiful culture and authentic Sicilian flavor.

Where to Sleep:
Rest your weary head at Hotel Villa Carlotta in Taormina. With a view of the Mediterranean, the hotel boasts luxury apartments, bedroom villas and suits. The Tower Suite comes highly recommended if you're looking for a taste or romantic luxury with your partner.

Activities to Enjoy:
Explore the busy local market of Palermo. Indulge in sweet treats like the Cannoli and Tricotta, and yes, have some more Ricotta! Climb Mt. Etna or go indulge in the gorgeous Greek and Roman ruins around the city. You can also explore the beautiful hilltop village of Taormina or the medieval small town of Erice.

Room with a view - Hotel Villa Carlotta in Taormina

Balcony View - Hotel Villa Carlotta in TaorminaPhoto source: http://www.whitelinehotels.com/blog/hotel-villa-carlotta/

Make the most of your Arabian Nights dream sequence in Morocco. It's a place where dreams and reality collide into a wonderful blend of color, mosques, mountains, spices and amazing mint tea.

Why You Need To Go:
For culture, beauty and a chance to live your Arabian Nights fantasy.

Where to Sleep:
Depending on where you'll be based while here, you'll find luxury as well as budget accommodations on your trip. For a night out at the desert, stay at your own tent villa with Erg Chigaga; camel rides to sundowners come with the package. For a seaside escape in Essaouira, stay at the gorgeous Heure Bleue . Jimi Hendrix and reggae king, Bob Marley once stayed here. Finally, for a mountain atlas escapade, stay in the Kasbah du Toubkal, you won't regret it.

Activities to Enjoy:
Trek the beautiful Sahara, enjoy the rustic beauty of Volubulis, pretend you're Lawrence of Arabia and set foot on your very own Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou. Of course, you can't go without getting lost in the medinas of Fes or hiking the Atlas Mountains.

Kasbah du Toubkal Morocco

Heure Bleue Hotel in MoroccoPhoto cred: http://www.kasbahdutoubkal.com/photos/

You can't mention paradise without mentioning the Maldives. Epitome of luxury, it's hard not to daydream of yourself enjoying a cocktail in your own over-water bungalow, admiring the golden sunset streaking across the stunning sapphire-blue waters.

Why You Need To Go:
For relaxation, a romantic getaway and of course, the chance to enjoy pampering luxury.

Where to Sleep:
Go all out and enjoy your wines like James Bond at the One and Only Reethi Rah. For those who like to mix their relaxation with some good ol' dancing, try W Retreat and Spa, they have a funky underwater party place.

Activities to Enjoy:
Dive deep into its waters and enjoy the marine life. Jump from island to island or simply soak in the gorgeous beauty of the place in your own little spot. There's nothing the Maldives can't do to ease your soul. Fancy waking up under the ocean? You can ask the Conrad Maldives Rangali resort to transform the dining restaurant into your very own special underwater bedroom. This is one way to sleep with the fishes you wouldn't mind trying out.

One and Only Reethi Rah - MaldivesPhoto credit: https://www.mahlatini.com/maldives/