If, like us, you are itching to get away this Spring (especially with all of these storms we are having in the UK), not to worry because we have put together this Brummells guide to the most exquisite, luxury travel spots which are all calling your name this Spring.
Avoid the popular tourist seasons by travelling in Spring
Unless, of course, you are visiting Japan to see the cherry blossoms; in which case Spring is the busiest time of year. Visiting Tokyo in March time tends to see temperatures of about 13 degrees, which although sounds cold; the gorgeous views of Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) makes it all worth while. Blooming usually begins around the 25th March until the first week of April. It's short, meaning tourists rush to visit in this short time period.
Many people also don't realise that a very popular activity in Spring time for Japan is to go strawberry picking. Strawberries are very popular in Japan, especially in Tochiotome and Amaou.
For a really exquisite holiday; travel to Okinawa. Okinawa are southern tropical islands of Japan which open to the public in March time. The high season starts from June, so avoid the crowds by travelling in Spring.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a break that doesn't involve such a long flight, we recommend Barcelona. Ideal for short trips; Barcelona allows you to get the best of both a city and a beach break in one. Average temperatures for Spring time vary from 15°-23° making it a (slightly) warmer trip too.
Travelling to Barcelona in Spring is ideal for avoiding over-tourism, however still allows you to experience the best of the city; from the Flower Market to the incredible architecture of Sagrada Familia. The Sagrada Familia is a breathtaking building designed by Gaudi, which began being built in 1883 and still isn't complete! The estimated completion date is 2026. A city perfect for any art history enthusiast, with a huge range of museums and galleries to wander.
Enjoy the beauty of The Font Magic, a water and light show outside the Palau Nacional. A great tourist spot for both couples looking for a romantic trip as well as for families looking for some evening entertainment! The show lasts about 25 minutes and is only on over the weekends.
For a different way of exploring the city; rent a bicycle! Ride along the beach, explore the Gothic Quarter or just explore the backstreets of this picturesque city.
If you're not much of a city person, we recommend visiting Douro Valley, Portugal this Spring. From wine tasting to scenic boat trips; there are so many ways to experience this gorgeous location. For the best views, stay at the Six Senses Douro Valley. "Set in the unspoilt, natural landscape of Portugal's Douro Valley.. the 60-bedroom Six Senses houses the country's best hotel spa"
Six Senses Douro Valley
We'd love to hear where you are travelling to this Spring, so feel free to share photos with us via social media with the hashtag #FindingTheExquisite!