If 2020 has been a nightmare to most of the world population, it hasn’t really been the case for the fashion and lifestyle influencer, Mina Habchi.
Mina Habchi has been entertaining and sharing her many followers for the past 2 years with not only fashion outfits, but also travel and places recommendations. Indeed, Mina Habchi likes to visit the most luxurious and iconic hotels around the globe, as she loves both architecture and interior design.
Today, Mina is going to share the best places and destinations she’s been to in 2020. These will hopefully give us some tips and ideas for our upcoming travel plans once the pandemic is over and things start getting back to normal.
Capri and The Amalfi Coast
Probably my highlight of this Summer 2020. It wasn’t my first time there but it’s always a pleasure to be back, and I’m really planning on travelling there at least once a year!
The reason? Everything is just too beautiful! The Italian cuisine, the vibes, the sea, the beautiful and colourful villages built on the cliffs. It’s the kind of place where you really feel on holiday from the moment you get there. The vibe is chill, people are nice, the weather is beautiful, and the lemon ice-creams are delicious. There’s a beautiful hotel that I’d definitely recommend in Positano, called Palazzo Murat. It’s a refined noble 19th Century palace in the heart of the little town of Positano.
When you get tired of the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, I’d recommend you to take the boat to the beauty Island of Capri. You stop by the famous Piazzetta before heading for some luxury shoppings in the tiny streets of Capri. Prada, Loro Piana, Hermes, Dior, Chanel… all of the shops are there, and you can even find some Capri Limited editions in some of the boutiques. You then move for a night at Hotel Punta Tragara for probably the best view on the Faraglioni before going for lunch at La Fontelina, the celebrity hotspot.
The French Riviera (la Côte d’Azur)
Undoubtedly the place to be every Summer. The reason? There are many cities and places to go to! Monaco, Menton, Eze, Villefranche-sur-Mer, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Nice, Cannes, St-Tropez, Théoule-sur-Mer… You’ll never get tired of the Cote d’Azur, as the French call it. Looking for some rooftops with amazing views? Nikki Beach in Monte-Carlo, Le Méridien in Nice, or Le TIGrr in Saint-Tropez.
You came to party in St-Tropez? I’d definitely recommend beach partying at Verde Beach or Loulou at Ramatuelle. You can then have a rest at the renowned Byblos Hotel, before heading to la Villa Mauresque in Saint-Raphael. It’s a villa built in 1881 by Chapoulard for a Pacha coming back from Orient.
Definitely a go-to Mediterranean destination I’d recommend. If you don’t have enough time to do the whole Island, I’d suggest you travel straight to Figari airport, and stay for a few days at the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio. The gorgeous view on the Bonifacio town and rock from the infinity pool is definitely worth it. You should also take a boat and go to the Lavezzi Islands for the crystal blue water, before heading for a lunch at La Ferme on the beautiful island of Cavallo – an island named “the island of billionaires”.
I probably won’t teach what and where Santorini is. You’ve probably seen thousands of Santorini pictures on your Instagram feed already. However, there’s a hotel that I’d really recommend to my readers and followers, called Mystique Hotel. It’s a Luxury Collection Resort in Oia overlooking the turquoise expanse of the Aegean Sea. The hotel looks a lot like a Star Wars idyllic place thanks to its beige rocks, walls, and cliffs. Definitely worth gazing at the hotel for hours while sipping your drink in the infinity pool of the hotel. You can then go visit the little town of Oia, its tiny streets, the blue domes, and the very postcardesque views. I’d also recommend visiting the other popular towns of Santorini called Imerovigli and Fira if you are spending at least five days in Santorini.
For more travel and lifestyle tips, you can follow Mina Habchi on her Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/minahabchi) or read her blog on which she posts regular articles on travel, lifestyle and fashionable outfits (https://minahabchi.com/).