Kickstart your 2022 holiday planning by pairing your dream destination with your personality
While the pandemic might have continued to press pause on holiday plans, we have high hopes that 2022 will be the year we travel again, and better than ever before. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to your next adventure, we’ve selected six wanderlust-worthy destinations to suit every type of traveller – simply select an answer from a-f in the questions below, count up the number of each letter and start browsing boutique hotels in the corresponding category.
1. If you had to describe yourself in one word, it would be…
2. You like to spend your weekends…
a) Browsing local markets
b) Meditating and practising yoga
c) Looking after your garden
d) At the latest art exhibition
e) Going for long walks
f) In the gym or working out
3. Which of these interior styles speaks to you the most?
b) Coastal Chic
4. Your go-to drinks order is…
a) Mint tea
b) Coconut water
c) Fruit smoothie
e) A glass of wine
f) Hot chocolate
5. You like to get lost in which of these book genres…
a) Historical Fiction
d) Romantic Fiction
e) Action & Adventure
6. Your holiday playlist is mostly…
b) Ocean Sounds
d) Tropical House
7. Which of these would you most like to stay in?
a) A colourful riad
b) A beachfront villa
c) An eco-lodge in the rainforest
d) A converted farmhouse
e) A safari tent
f) A cosy alpine chalet
8. What do you plan your itinerary around?
c) Local experiences
f) Outdoor activities
9. Which of these is a must-pack?
a) Jewellery for every occasion
b) Skincare essentials
c) Reusable water bottle
d) A stylish sun hat
e) Comfortable shoes
f) A map
10. What kind of souvenir are you most likely to bring home?
a) A market find
c) Something handmade
d) A woven bag
f) Local produce (think cheese, chocolate, charcuterie!)
Mostly A: Morocco…for desert dreamers and treasure hunters
A sensory mish-mash of medinas and mountains, souks and sand, Moorish architecture and moreish food – Morocco is made for year-round adventures, from colourful city breaks and off-the-beaten-track oases to snow-capped ski resorts.
Mostly B: Bali…for surf and soul searchers
As the home of yoga, soul soothing centres are in abundance on this chilled-out island if you’re really looking to stretch yourself – while Bali’s beautiful beaches are brimming with secret surf spots and laid-back local hangouts.
Mostly C: Costa Rica…for eco-friendly explorers
With an ever-growing set of eco-credentials and a Blue Zone community under its belt, Costa Rica is taking sustainability seriously while maintaining its pura vida ethos. Head here for charcoal coastline, luscious rainforest, and boho beach towns.
Mostly D: Balearic Islands…for barefoot bohemians
Slip into a relaxed rhythm of Balearic Island bliss on Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and their wildly beautiful little sister, Formentera where whitewashed fishing villages and crumbling country houses meet bleached blonde sands and shabby chic seaside stalls.
Mostly E: South Africa…for the wild at heart
South Africa is big on everything, and all about embracing your wild side – the Kalahari desert and Kruger National Park, whale-watching and great white shark diving, canyons, capes and coastal routes.
Mostly F: Switzerland…for modern mountaineers
The luxury ski resorts of Gstaad, Verbier, and St. Moritz are calling, with the promise of powder-soft snow, iconic mountainscapes (Matterhorn, we’re looking at you), and warming fondue nights. If skiing isn’t your thing, the hills are alive in summer with wild flowers, folk festivals, and outdoor pursuits from hiking to yodeling.