Luxury holiday ideas for the over 50s

Friday, 14 August 2009 12:00 AM

Luxury holiday ideas for the over 50s

Luxury holiday ideas for the over 50s

Today's over 50s are more adventurous than ever before when it comes to luxury travel, thanks to the plethora of easily accessible destinations available around the world.

Research suggests that some of the most popular destinations when it comes to luxury holidays for over 50s are sunshine-soaked hotspots such as Spain.

In addition to the Mediterranean, particularly popular locations for over 50s holidays also include the Caribbean, the US, the Middle East and the islands of the Indian Ocean, such as the Maldives and the Seychelles.

All of these destinations have that key sunshine factor while also offering other essential attractions such as historical and natural sights, great food and culture, and a friendly ambience.

So what is there for over 50s to do on all inclusive luxury holidays?

If you're heading to the Caribbean, the laidback atmosphere of the islands may well mean you feel the urge to do little more than relax on the beach, stroll around the towns in search of magnificent colonial structures and indulge in a spot of sailing.

The Mediterranean is a hotbed of culture and may be particularly well suited to over 50s wanting to expand their horizons through visits to art galleries, museums, operas, the ballet, the theatre and more besides, as well as tours taking in the best of the local architecture.

For those travelling to the US, Florida is a top destination for over 50s thanks to its warm climate and superb golfing facilities, as well as its shopping and must-see sights such as the Kennedy Space Center.

The Middle East, meanwhile, is the perfect stop for holidaymakers who love their luxury hotels, as the likes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are packed full of high-end establishments offering everything you could possibly want from a hotel. You might also want to take the opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of Dubai's souks or even go on a desert safari.

If you're considering all inclusive luxury holidays in unspoilt Indian Ocean destinations, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in some unique cultures and try a variety of exotic cuisine - as well as see some of the most beautiful natural sights to be found anywhere in the world.

Whichever destination you opt for, it's clear that when it comes to luxury holidays for over 50s, you'll be spoiled for choice.