These Are The Top 5 Holiday Destinations For 2023 - The Gloss Magazine

These Are The Top 5 Holiday Destinations For 2023

Dreaming of next year’s luxury escape? Discover these trending destinations …

While it might seem early to some, those who like to make plans in advance are likely already thinking about 2023 getaways. Where to go next? Whether you’re planning your dream honeymoon, a once-in-a-lifetime family trip, or a luxury escape to celebrate a milestone, looking ahead to 2023, the team at OROKO have shared their insight on the most sought-after destinations for next year’s holidays. One thing’s for sure, now more than ever, holidaymakers are looking for trips that are out of the ordinary – for 2023, OROKO are already seeing high demand for long-haul destinations that promise a combination of culture, adventure and top-class luxury.

Based on demand and insider knowledge, OROKO anticipates that the top five holiday destinations for 2023 will be Bali, Costa Rica, Egypt, Greece and South Africa. Quite a line up! Wondering where to stay and what to do once you’ve picked your dream location? Listen to the experts, they know these destinations inside out and their knowledge and partnerships are key to a seamless holiday. So, you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the ride …


If you’re looking for a European getaway that offers a break from the norm, why not embrace a Greek escape that will take you away from the typical tourist resorts and hot spots. Experience some of Greece’s most idyllic and lesser explored highlights on a summer holiday that combines the timeless city of Athens and the Costa Navarino, a luxury hideaway located in Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese.

Dara Strutt, Travel Specialist at OROKO says Greece will forever be a popular luxury holiday destination and that the Costa Navarino is becoming a firm favourite. “Greece has always been one of the most popular destinations for family holidays. Halkidiki and the Cycladic Islands are trending, but nothing beats the allure of Athens and the Costa Navarino.”

So many of us like to combine some sightseeing, culture and city life alongside a longer beach break for pure relaxation. After spending a couple of days experiencing Greece’s capital and soaking up the lively culture of the Athenians, exploring the historic sights and seeing all the city has to offer, you will likely be ready for a change of scenery and a more slow-paced tempo. OROKO recommends setting out to the captivating beauty of the seaport of Nafplion and shores of Costa Navarino for a breathtaking beach escape. For ultimate luxury, stay at The Westin, Costa Navarino, a long-time OROKO partner hotel. Situated on the beachfront of the Ionian Sea, it offers an idyllic beach holiday for families. The resort is home to outstanding kids’ clubs for all ages as well as a waterpark, two signature golf courses and a selection of outdoor pools, so you can guarantee there’s something to keep the whole family happy.

For couples, Athens and the Costa Navarino also offers a perfect escape for two combining beach and culture. After spending a few days in Athens getting lost in the wonders of Ancient Greece, plan your beach stay at The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort. A sister hotel to The Westin, Costa Navarino, couples can enjoy romantic dining and luxury spa experiences in their resort but also share the excellent facilities at the sister hotel. It’s a win-win for all.


We all know how stressful organising a wedding can be, so why not take one thing off your plate and leave the honeymoon planning to the experts. OROKO have journeyed throughout Bali and have handpicked the perfect accommodations and experiences so you can guarantee you’ll land in paradise and enjoy a blissful slice of newlywed life after the busy wedding celebrations.

Who wouldn’t dream of exploring the beautiful island of Bali on honeymoon? For those looking to combine culture, adventure and beach relaxation, Bali offers spectacular accommodation options as well as outstanding value. OROKO recommends a tailored luxury holiday that starts in the trendy beach resort area of Seminyak, continues into the rainforests and rice fields of Ubud and finishes on the peaceful shores of Uluwatu so that you can experience everything the island has to offer.

In fact, Aisling O’Carroll, Sales Manager at OROKO is just back from Bali, and was blown away. “Bali caught me by surprise – I always knew it was a great destination for nice beaches, but there is so much to do on the island aside from surf. The jungle is so dense and beautiful and the level of five-star properties there is head and shoulders above anywhere I’ve been. Not to mention the excellent value for money!”

If you are a couple who prefers heading out on adventures rather than lounging on the beach, other activities OROKO recommends include an escape to the highlands of Bedugul, where you can visit the most sacred temple of Bali on a privately guided trek and explore Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. After your days are spent exploring, spend your nights in luxurious hotels that promise magnificent views, holistic spa treatments and out-of-this-world infinity pools. Trust us when we say OROKO have found the cream of the crop for a loved-up trip of a lifetime.


Home to almost five per cent of wildlife species found worldwide, the many treasures of this tiny country are steadily being discovered by the rest of the world. Despite being less than two thirds the size of Ireland, luxury Costa Rica holidays take you to one of the most biodiverse and exciting countries on the planet. What could be more memorable than a wildlife adventure in Central America where the whole family can experience the sights and sounds of the rainforest and jungle that covers the country? The birthplace of eco-tourism, it also hosts some of the finest eco-lodges in the world and offers an excellent option for responsible travel.

With volcanoes and rugged mountains dividing Costa Rica in two, expert knowledge is essential when planning a luxury holiday as it not only promises that you’ll stay in the best lodges, but it will ensure you tick off all the must-visit destinations in the right way, and the right order, to ensure it is a seamless not stressful adventure.

Mary Masterson, Senior Travel Specialist at OROKO, has very fond memories of Costa Rica and always recommends it to families looking for a soft-introduction into wildlife adventures; “From stick insects to sloths, cloud forests to wonderful beaches, Costa Rica is a paradise destination. It’s a privilege to be able to experience such a diverse and wildlife-rich country with your children.”

Experiences to add to your bucket list? Some highlights include the opportunity to witness once-in-a-lifetime spectacles of mother turtles laying their eggs at nightfall, jaguar hunting through the rainforest and mighty alligator snapping their jaws at unsuspecting prey. After an adventurous exploration of Costa Rica’s rainforests, OROKO recommends ending your luxury family adventure with a relaxing stay on the sandy shores of Tamarindo where you can enjoy some beach time together – we couldn’t imagine a more unforgettable family holiday.


For couples and families looking for a truly unique getaway without having to travel halfway across the world, a trip to Egypt is an excellent option. Brimming with history dating back to the time of the pharaohs, this is one history lesson the kids are guaranteed to enjoy! From the mighty pyramids to the mummified remains of King Tutankhamun, Egypt is one of the most captivating destinations in the world and certainly one that will engage the entire family. A popular holiday destination in both 2022 and 2023, people are increasingly becoming fascinated by lost empires and ancient civilisations, and a luxury trip to Egypt (with a bespoke itinerary organised by the experts at OROKO) is one way to explore and experience the ancient history this destination holds.

Jordan’s Wadi Rum and Petra are contenders, but Egyptian Nile cruises seem to be on the top of bucket lists right now, according to OROKO. Rather than embarking on group tours, OROKO tailors bespoke luxury holiday itineraries based on your interests and preferences, so you can explore a custom trip that will work for your family. A cruise along the Nile is proving most popular as it allows you to jam-pack your holiday with cultural experiences, whilst the luxury cruise element ensures you can peacefully journey in style.

What to explore on the ground? On your trip of a lifetime, marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World, journey to the base of the Great Sphinx, wander the famed alleyways of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, journey by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus and experience the magnificent Valley of the Kings, especially famous as the final resting place of King Tutankhamun. These memories will stay with you (and the kids) forever.


Increasingly popular with honeymooners, colourful and vibrant South Africa is a region where wildlife and wine combine to provide an adventure and relaxation hub unlike anywhere else in the world. For those looking for a seriously special escape filled with delicious food, wine and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, it could be time to book your trip to SA.

Brendan Breen, Managing Director at OROKO Travel says “We know South Africa like the back of our hand, using our unparalleled knowledge to create the perfect suggested itineraries to South Africa. We have handpicked our favourite excursions, driven along the same roads you will and tested out all the safari lodges to know where you’ll get the finest guides and wildlife experiences.”

If you’re keen to see as much as possible on a two-week trip, OROKO recommends beginning in Cape Town and embarking on a privately guided tour of Cape Point. Then, take to the skies on an unforgettable paragliding experience. Continue on a self-drive scenic journey to the Winelands, where wine, relaxation and gastronomy reign. Spend three nights in a luxury countryside hotel and embark on a journey aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram. OROKO will reserve tables at their favourite restaurants and can arrange other experiences like wine tastings and private tours. What more could you ask for?

For the final leg of your SA trip, kick adventure up a notch and set out for Kruger National Park. OROKO recommends staying in Thornybush Private Game Reserve, where wild animals like lion, leopard and elephant roam freely between the reserve and national park. At Thornybush Game Reserve, you are offered guaranteed luxury accommodation with special honeymoon suites, private dinners, spa treatments and romantic sundowners to make for an unforgettable holiday. Head out on morning and game drives and stay in an OROKO partner property where the views are to die for – as you watch the sun setting over the bush after a day on safari, you’ll come to understand just what makes South Africa so special.


Now is the perfect time to book your luxury holiday for 2023. Booking early ensures the best hotels and room types, experiences and flights. When venturing further afield, expert knowledge and on-the-ground experience is key. OROKO have strong partnerships and travel knowledge to tailor a seamless holiday itinerary that suits your party type and preferences. You will never secure better value than if you book today. Visit to learn more.

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