Top 19 for 2019

Pack your bags...these 19 destinations await. Featuring new additions to the hotel-world as well as some old classics.

The big question - where first?

No matter the destination, I'd love to help with your 2019 travel plans, please get in touch! 



Pantelleria - Sikelia Luxury Retreat
A tiny Italian island just off Sicily, perfectly twinned with a few nights in Rome or added to your Italian island-hopping itinerary.

Valletta - Valletta Vintage
Where? I hear you say. Malta. My parents honeymoon-ed here and after 30 years, it's back on the map. Spend your days wandering and admiring. Stay at Valletta Vintage to give you the local edge (beware, you WILL want to redecorate your house after seeing these stylish apartments.

Yorkshire Dales - Brownber Hall
Take your partner, friends, dog or go it solo, this is the place for long walks, sourdough pizzas and an honesty bar calling your name.

Cognac - Domaine des Etangs
Be ready to live a French fairytale. Just 50 mins from Limoges, this is the perfect weekend break and when you book with Paper Plane, you'll get a complimentary 60-minute spa treatment each. What are you waiting for?

Puglia - La Peschiera
Honeymooners, minimooners, couples at the ready. It's not a new destination but it stays firmly on the map for it's blue sea, sky and pools.

Comporta - Sublime Comporta
It's been slowly making it's way as the new 'place to go' in Portugal and for every reason; unspoiled beaches, private lakes, rich in heritage and just one hour from Lisbon, making a cracking city + beach itinerary.

Mallorca - Finca Serena
With more than 40 hectares of pure Mediterranean; olive trees, cypresses, lavender, lemon trees, pines and 10 hectares of autochthonous grapes, new kid on the block Finca Serena is making this island worth another visit.

Hampshire, Heckfield Place
This place has been getting a lot of talk and stole the show in the UK hotel opening scene last year after 5 years of waiting. 45 beautiful rooms, impeccable attention to detail, 438 acres of land, 2 restaurants and it's worth waiting until Summer for a stay when The Big Bothy, their full spa opens.



Madagascar - Miavana
Arriving in this piece of paradise is by helicopter, so from the go, you know it's going to be pretty special. 14 villas situated in 15,000 hectares of protected marine space - get this on your 2019 bucket list.

Phillipines - Nay Palad Hideaway
Nay Palad Hideaway takes all-inclusive to a new level, you'll get the usual meals and drinks included as well as non-motorised watersports, cooking lessons, massages and yoga classes thrown in. Not to mention the lush forests, azure waters and a stretch of powder-soft private beach to keep you occupied.

Japan - Zaborin
Japan is still very much on-top this year as the country carries on to offer an exhilarating variety of cultural and culinary experiences. Every season has something to offer!

Tulum - Tulum Treehouse
Planning a group getaway this year? You've found the perfect place. Rent this beautiful villa for up to 10 people. Located close to the beach with a pool on site, top restaurants on your doorstep and an enviable rooftop dinner location.

Sri Lanka - Teardrop Hotels
This small hotel group is leading the way for boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. Their collection now includes Colombo, Galle, Kandy, Ella, Balapitiya, Nuwara Eliya and Dickoya.

Panama - Isla Palenque
As the Bocas del Toro archipelago is becoming more and more popular with backpackers, enter Isla Palenque. An exclusive private island resort set amidst 400-acres of enchanting jungle in the Gulf of Chiriquí.

Bhutan - Aman Journey
Remote, undiscovered and hidden in the Himalayas between India and Tibet, Bhutan carries a mysterious attraction which definitely makes it top of my 2019 list.

Oman - Magic Camps
Mountains, beaches and Magic Camps - and it is magic. Tucked away from civilisation, the camp will be made just for you, be in among the dunes or by the sea for  a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Colombia - Casa Galavanta
This one's a little bit special as it's a private home that we're able to include in itineraries thanks to our trusted partner on the ground in Colombia. Specialised foodie experiences, helicopter expeditions, yachting in Cartagena, learning to lasso and staying in a luxury tented camp, I think this country might just offer everything.

New Zealand - Luxury Lodges of NZ
A country I've been lucky enough to call home, I can't let this one escape the list. With the lodges here getting better and better each year, it's worth putting 2 or 3 weeks aside and seeing the variety of landscape this country has to offer.

Israel - Six Senses Shaharut
To the south of the Negev Desert, this new opening will have 60 suites/villas occupying a footprint of approximately 46 acres including a Six Senses Spa, naturally.

Price - best guaranteed

Paper Plane receives payment direct from hotels and partners so there's no fee to book, and a guarantee that you won't pay over the published price.


Destinations - worldwide

Paper Plane can create itineraries for any destination using instinct and experience (an 'eye' for the right thing); weekend breaks, long-haul holidays, villa holidays, weddings, honeymoons, babymoons, family holidays, group holidays, health retreats & business travel. 


Trust - multiple trusted partners

Paper Plane has relationships with multiple trusted partners so the recommendations provided don't come from just one collection of hotels, which gives me the freedom to make you the only priority


Service - the extra touches

Flights, hotels and transfers are booked as a given but Paper Plane believes it's the extra touches that mean the most to any trip so can happily assist with tours, restaurants, activities and any personal requests. 

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