Because Insure4Retirement is able to provide travel insurance to our customers, via our partner Quotedesk, we’ve been given a great insight into some of the amazing places that our customers go. As summer and the holiday season are quickly approaching, we thought we would share with you some of the best holiday homes and chalets from around the world. From ski resorts to jungle paradises, hopefully this quick guide of ours will give you some ideas for your next break.
Built in 1786 for local farmers, this rustic hut has been converted into a luxury holiday destination in the middle of the Swiss mountains. With a wood-burning fire and incredible views across the hills, it can be hired overnight by two adults, so it’s perfect for an anniversary or special birthday.
Located on the edge of the Snæfellsnes National Park, this luxury holiday home is perfect for exploring the Gullfoss waterfall, hot springs, the Geysir, the Snæfellsjökull glacier, and the capital of Reykjavik. It even has a hot tub, and there’s always a chance to see the Northern Lights.
With views looking out onto the Danum River and the wettest rainforest on Earth, the luxury chalets at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge are perfect for a jungle escape. Each room has its own hot tub, and there are also guides for hire should you want to explore the incredible Malaysian countryside.
This boutique lodge sits by the glorious golden beaches of Great Barrier Island. Each of its chalets provides fantastic sea views across the Pacific and the Hauraki Gulf. It’s a perfect spot for a more active holiday, with local activities such kayaking, snorkelling, abseiling, trekking and surfing on offer.
If you are planning a holiday for a large group of people, this luxury chalet sleeps 10 in absolute comfort, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms altogether. It’s perfect for hitting the famous ski slopes slopes or for hiking in the summer, and it even has its own heated swimming pool too!
If it’s absolute luxury you’re after, then the Chalet Aconcagua is the right chalet for you. Complete with its own private spa, you can also rent it fully catered if you really want to splash out. Sitting right in the heart of Zermatt, Aconcagua is perfect for skiing and absorbing the Swiss mountain culture.
This is another holiday destination for those looking for ultra-luxury. Located in the trout-fishing capital of the world, Treetops Estate boasts four lakes, seven streams, safari tours, on-site helicopter volcano tours, and experiences like Wild Food Cooking School and Indigenous Food Trails. Each chalet is uniquely designed and incredibly luxurious.
Located in the high Andes, just an hour’s drive from the capital of Santiago, this beautiful chalet is perfect for skiers and for those looking to explore the stunning Andean countryside. Casa Fareliones sleeps up to eight people and has an open-air jacuzzi as well.
These authentic log cabin chalets come complete with wood-burning stone fireplaces, hot tubs and panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies. The Lodge is located on the edge of Kicking Horse River, near the Kootenay National Park, and offers horse-back riding, fishing, hiking and helicopter experiences.
Lastly, another luxury destination, this time in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, which is famous for its incredible safari action and breathtaking scenery. Located on the edge of the Luangwa River, the Camp boasts safari experiences as well as several luxury holiday villas, a central complex with a bar and restaurant, and a spa.
We hope this list has inspired you to do some travelling this year. If you do book your perfect chalet, don’t forget to arrange your travel insurance via Quotedesk, who alongside Insure4Retirement are part of Arthur J.Gallagher. Quotedesk houses a whole range of products including: travel, car, holiday home, business, landlords insurance and much more. Travel insurance cover includes medical expenses up to £10million and cancellation cover up to £5,000.