With hundreds of gorgeous islands scattered along the coast of Thailand, it is becoming increasingly difficult to decide which of Thailand’s islands is best for you. Each offers idyllic beaches, beautiful sunset spots, delicious restaurants and a number of cool activities, BUT each is just as dreamy as the next.
I recently spent just over a week in the States with my boyfriend, and as well as visiting New York we wanted to explore some of the surrounding areas. After a bit of research we decided Boston was definitely on our hit list, and we were lucky enough to enjoy our first night in the city at the beautiful Hotel Marlowe…
I visited Finland for the first time back in June, and instantly fell in love with the tranquility, way of life and of course the iconic midnight sun. Here is my ultimate 4 day guide that will get you to all the best bits of Finland and leave you wanting more. From sweeping national parks and waterlily lakes to treehouse villages and smoke saunas, Finland really is one of the most exciting places to be for the summer.
DAY 1 – Helsinki: Finland’s foodie paradise
Fly into Helsinki with Finnair and begin your Nordic adventure. The country’s buzzing capital is small yet seriously sophisticated, and is definitely the place to be if you’re into creative eating…
Spend your first day sipping creative cocktails (think Seaweed & Riesling, Liquorice root & Lemon) at Hotel Lilla Roberts and experiencing a fabulous 9 course meal (omg) at Bronda.
For your first evening activity, head up to the rooftop Ateljée Bar to watch the sun set behind the dusky skyline. With magnificent sweeping views of the city, this place has to be a must for any sunset lover.
DAY 2: The Kimito Islands: Lighthouses, Cafés, The Great Outdoors
Head out to the islands of the Turku Archipelago – the Kimito islands to be exact. The islands must be reached by ferry from the mainland.
A picturesque cycle route along the coastal trail of Kimito will bring you to the tranquil oasis that is Westers Garden. The owners pride themselves on making everything from the vegetables and herbs that are grown in their garden alongside the manor.
Standing alone on the island at 52 metres above sea level, it is easy to see why Bengtskär is a popular destination with visitors. The lighthouse often hosts exhibitions and events, and if you have time why not spend a night in the boutique hotel in the tower?