Are you looking for a holiday with a difference in 2018? Well this week we caught up with the team at Escape2.ie to get their expertise on some of their best exotic getaways for 2018. Escape2 are now offering travelers the perfect luxury twin-centre getaways which combine all the attractions of sun and beach holidays with culture, shopping and sight-seeing activities. Their 12 and 13 night holidays below include 3 nights in the amazing city of Abu Dhabi, where there’s plenty to see and do. Not only is it a great sun and beach destination especially during the winter months, but there’s world- class dining, shopping and of other attractions.

 

 

Thailand

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’, Phuket is the largest island on Thailand’s southern coast.  It’s extremely popular with tourists due to its magnificent sandy beaches, balmy waters, and for its beach huts and cafes. Phuket is also a great base to explore the other islands nearby and the diving and snorkeling are world-class as well. Take a look at this amazing Phuket and Abu Dhabi 13-night twin-centre holiday from €1149 per person.

 

 

Vietnam

Vietnam is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience with its beautiful landscapes, unique culture and fascinating people. The hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh is a must-see on any trip to Vietnam and nothing can prepare you for the limestone cliffs and islets of Halong Bay – the jewel of Vietnam. Check out Escape2’s itinerary that takes in Abu Dhabi, Ho Chi Minh and Halong Bay for 12 nights from just €1279 per person!

 

 

Bali

The island of Bali is famous for exotic culture, breath taking scenery and beautiful sandy beaches. Known as the ‘Island of the Gods’, Bali attracts all kinds of holiday makers from honeymooners, to families and backpackers and consistently voted the as one of the world’s top island destinations. There are 4 main beach resorts in Bali: Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur Beach and Ubud and Escape2 offers hotels in each of these areas and has something to suit all tastes. There’s a reason why this place is being considered by many as one of the most beautiful exotic getaways in the world.

See Escape2’s 12 night Bali and Abu Dhabi from €1349 per person!

 

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a land of staggering contrasts and spectacular beauty. Golden sandy beaches dot the coast and inland you’ll find lush green hills, waterfalls and incredible wildlife. Sri Lanka boasts an ancient civilisation and many fascinating customs and traditions and is home to no fewer than 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Enjoy Sri Lanka and Abu Dhabi from €1439 per person.

 

The spectacular Galle Fort. Photograph by @hareshdesoysa 📷 #srilanka

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The Maldives

With powder white beaches, towering palm trees and waves softly lapping against the shore, the Maldives is like a tropical paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and explore colourful coral reefs and a dazzling array of marine life, including the whale shark. Or try wind-sailing, kite surfing or a sunset cruise. This is one of those exotic getaways that truly is a once in a lifetime destination. Your luxury island resort is calling you from €2519 for 9 nights all-inclusive in the Maldives and 3 nights in Abu Dhabi.

 

 

So what are you waiting for? Be sure to book your holiday of a lifetime in 2018 with Escape2! *Prices quoted are per person based on 2 sharing and include Etihad Airways return flights and accommodation for travel in May 2018. Prices are subject to availability at time of booking.

Don’t forget also that no matter what travel plans you have for 2018, you can get great value travel insurance from our website.