With the joy of the festive season so long gone and the excitement of the New Year quickly becoming a distant memory, the January blues are fast tightening their claws on most of us. But, there’s a perfect remedy for these January blues, and that would be booking yourself a holiday (I’m not kidding). And not just anywhere, but at some of the most beautiful blue destinations in the world. So, with the help of Hotels.com, we’ve rounded up a few of these hotspots to help you banish that January feeling.
It’s Time For the January Blues to be Gone!
Looking out onto the beautiful blue Aegean Sea whilst enjoying a stay at The Lilium Villas might just be the best way to overpower the January blues. This luxury Santorini hotel is situated in on the edge of the caldera high above the turquoise blue sea and with an unrivaled view of the volcano. Located near the town of Fira, you will find yourself immersed in stunning white and blue buildings that are iconic to the Santorini landscape.
Chefchaouen in Northern Morocco is famed for its striking, blue-washed buildings found in the old town. Nicknamed the “blue pearl of Morocco” you can spend time wandering the cobbled streets of the old town and visiting the famous leather workshops whilst relaxing in the evenings at the Lina Ryad & Spa. Surrounded by magnificent cerulean mountains and nestled in the heart of the medina, this luxurious ryad enjoys a privileged position in one of Morocco’s most unique destinations.
No roundup of the best blue locations around the world would be complete without the Italian water city of Venice. Built on more than 100 small islands in the Adriatics, it has no roads, just canals, including the renowned Grand Canal thoroughfare which is lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. While here, you can enjoy a stay at the UNA Hotel Venezia. This hotel has been restored to its ancient grandeur and is in the historical and lively Cannaregio district, with popular tourist spots on the doorstep.
Another way of enjoying the stunning blues while beating the January blues can be by simply looking up to the skies. Head to Iceland to experience the famous Northern Lights and spend a night you won’t forget under the stars. Stay at the Geo Hotel Grindavik and enjoy the aurora borealis right from your doorstep. Grindavík is a beautiful fishing village on the South West coastline of Iceland with a lively and busy harbor, and the Geo Hotel is very well situated for travelers looking to explore the area.