It’s that time of year again – Ant and Dec are picking out a luxury hotel while a line-up of famous faces prepare themselves for this year’s ‘I’m a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here!’
Many past contestants haven’t stayed more than a few days in the jungle, put off by a diet of bugs and the less than luxurious living arrangements. How will this year’s crop of celebs fare up? If you’re planning your very own jungle adventure – but you see yourself in a comfy hotel room trying out coconut curries and spicy rice, instead of sleeping on a roll mat and guzzling witchety grubs – here are a few faraway destinations that will give you rainforests and wildlife without holding back on the luxury.
From flawless beaches to tropical forests and back again, Costa Rica is bursting with adventure. Take a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park and experience tree-top canopy walks and rainforest ziplines, keeping an eye out for vibrantly coloured tropical frogs, sleepy sloths and squirrel monkeys on your way. Visit waterfalls, try your hand at river rafting and swim off a coast where wild dolphins are known to spend their time.
Costa Rica is much more tourist friendly than Ant and Dec’s camp of bushtucker trials, so you can rest assured there’ll be great food and carefully crafted cocktails at your fingertips when it’s time to unwind after a long day exploring. Book your jungle-filled holiday today!
Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica
No need to eat jungle critters here – Sri Lanka holidays are the perfect opportunity to sample a delectable melting pot of flavours, from jackfruit curries and coconut dhal to European-inspired dishes like the flavoursome Lamprais. When you aren’t busy stuffing your face on unbeatable cuisine, this is another destination prime for waterfall visits and treks in lush green vegetation.
Pick yourself a great hotel with stunning views over the Indian Ocean and start planning visits to places like the biodiverse Negombo Lagoon and surrounding mangroves. There are plenty of dive tour operators if you want to get up close with exotic sea life, or find yourself some wheels and explore inland with a 4×4 – whatever you get up to, you’ll be coming back to ultimate comfort at the end of each day. Whether you’re going it alone or booking All Inclusive holidays to Sri Lanka, you should always have a beautiful 4* hotel to come back to.
Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
Goa is a name synonymous around the world with gorgeous beaches and a laid-back hippy vibe. There are too many sandy shores to choose from, and natural wonders like the Dudhsagar Waterfalls are only a short journey away from the coast. If trekking up cliffs and abseiling down waterfalls sounds like your kind of day out, the three huge wildlife sanctuary areas just back from the coast should whet your appetite.
Goa isn’t just about dozens of beautiful beaches – there are also old forts and architectural wonders like the tomb of St Francis Xavier to explore. The area’s popularity means you can pick from an assortment of luxury hotels in different areas of the region, whether you’re aiming for All Inclusive or planning on heading out to a B&B so you can spend your evenings hunting down the best of the local street food.
Silver Sands Holiday Village
Candolim, Goa, India
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