It’s full of white sandy beaches dotted with beachfront cafes and surf babes. There’s a magical wildlife refuge. Yoga retreats are a dime a dozen. Some are even saying it’s kind of like what Tulum was like ten years ago, before it became the hottest destination in Mexico. So, what is this enchanted place? Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. With all that plus a super rad villa in the jungle, it’s easy to see why this tropical destination is lighting up all our travel radars.
VENUE TYPE: Island
In our latest edition of bucket list worthy birthdays, we are fully obsessing over this stunning little cottage with massive windows and beautiful sitting spaces that look right out onto the landscape of an old fishing village just south of the Arctic Circle. Located on its own island in Norway’s Unesco-protected Vegaøyan, the surrounds will have you ready to embrace your inner Viking and explore the coastline, arctic waters, beaches and mountainous terrain.
You might find yourself wandering through the rugged mountains and turquoise bays, and you might even get lucky enough to spot the Northern Lights while you’re at it. Besides that, all you really need to wish for this birthday is for someone to teach you how to Hygge like the Nordics do.
More about this stunning property below, from Off Grid Hideaways.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, North Central Province, Maldives
Whether you keep your birthday bucket list organized online, in a journal or on a crumpled old bar napkin, you’re going to want to pull it out to jot down this overwater and underwater hotspot. Conrad Maldives sits on its own private island with luxury villas floating right atop the ocean and a dining space that takes a deep dive under to ensure you get the full snorkeling experience without so much as touching a set of goggles. What are we waiting for? Let’s dive in.
An island of one’s own. A tropical paradise of beautiful beaches and vibrant seas. A rainforest filled with wildlife, lush vegetation and colorful birds. A luxury cottage on the open water. What more could you want from a #bucketlistbirthday destination resort? More than one? Okay, we’ll give you that too. This collection of four islands in the Philippines offers adventure, discovery, luxury and sanctuary, all with a sustainable and earth-friendly approach.
In the realm of all things trendy, plants have reigned supreme as the decor pièce de résistance in homes as well as at weddings and events. From party-favor-sized succulents to lush foliage tablescapes, all things green have secured their spot at the top of every party thrower’s wish list. Who’s leading the plant powered charge? Palms. They have been incorporated into all elements of design in the most creative ways, proving they’re not going anywhere soon ensuring all other flora species are green with envy.
From tropical cake toppers to palm adorned ceremony arches, even the colder seasons ahead can’t stop this movement. Forget the frost with all things warm and sunny this fall-winter or add a hint of glint with metallic painted fronds. Use this visual guide as a roadmap to inspire your next unbe-leaf-able gathering of any size, type or temperature.