As the Commonwealth Games come to England, get patriotic for your next holiday as we explore some of the best destinations in the member states.
Kingston | Jamaica
Jamaica’s energetic capital gives more than a colourful welcome to visitors, thriving with world- class galleries, playful locals, and picturesque golf courses. Spend a day uptown for alfresco dining along mural lined streets and the gorgeous Hope Botanical Gardens, or bathing along spectacular beaches at Lime Cay Island. 2022 also marks Jamaica’s 60th anniversary of independence, with the country’s Bacchanal carnival flooding Kingston’s streets with colourful headdresses and signature steelpan drums.
With over 300 days of sunshine, Malta is the ultimate year-round holiday destination, balancing secluded beaches, outstanding hospitality, and enchanting culture. The capital city of Valletta is one of Malta’s three UNESCO World Heritage sites, with a history of over 7,000 years to discover along its bustling cobbled streets and elegant architecture. The rural and rustic Gozo is meanwhile a short ferry ride away for a day trip spent browsing the small island’s quaint shops and cafes.
Cape Town | South Africa
Home to iconic mountain ranges and stunning ocean vistas, Cape Town’s natural beauty has kept the city at the top of tourists bucket lists. A cable car ride to the top of the dramatic Table Mountain grants breath-taking panoramic views of the city and surrounding Atlantic Ocean, with the exotic Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden nearby. Just outside the city, the Cape Winelands’ unique climate has also earned South Africa’s global prestige as one best wine producers in the world, and a vineyard tram tour exploring the regions famous vintages is a must.
Montreal | Canada
Canada’s second-largest city offers an abundance of impressive architecture, trendy bars, and great eating spots to explore. A visit to Old Montreal reveals the city’s Parisian chic with several upscale cafes and boutiques to look out for, while the Parc du Mont-Royal situated high atop Montreal offers staggering views amongst lush greenery and diverse wildlife.