T H E  D E S T I N A T I O N  E D I T:
PLACES TO GO IN 2019

Once everyone has heard of it, we're over it. From Uruguay to Portugal, here are the new places to spend your hard-earned PTO in 2019.

T H E  D E S T I N A T I O N  E D I T:
PLACES TO GO IN 2019

Once everyone has heard of it, we're over it. From Uruguay to Portugal, here are the new places to spend your hard-earned PTO in 2019.

Comporta, Portugal
For those seeking: a tranquil Ibiza

Comporta, Portugal
For those seeking: a tranquil Ibiza

Just shy of a two-hour drive from Lisbon, this untouched bohemian beach town is a hot spot for the French (interior designer Jacques Granges owns a home here). Fun fact: it occupies the longest beach in all of Europe (100 miles).

Where to stay: Skip the hotel and rent a house (they’re all compound style) in Brejos or Possanco.

What to do: Go horseback riding through the dunes, followed by a private picnic on the beach. You won’t see anyone for miles.

Where to eat: Sal's at Pego Beach is the perfect lunch spot for vino verde (green wine), razor clams, tiger prawns and squid rice. For dinner, pop by Gomes in town (and don't miss their gourmet grocery next door).

Just shy of a two-hour drive from Lisbon, this untouched bohemian beach town is a hot spot for the French (interior designer Jacques Granges owns a home here). Fun fact: it occupies the longest beach in all of Europe (100 miles).

Where to stay: Skip the hotel and rent a house (they’re all compound style) in Brejos or Possanco.

What to do: Go horseback riding through the dunes, followed by a private picnic on the beach. You won’t see anyone for miles.

Where to eat: Sal's at Pego Beach is the perfect lunch spot for vino verde (green wine), razor clams, tiger prawns and squid rice. For dinner, pop by Gomes in town (and don't miss their gourmet grocery next door).

What to Wear

What to Wear

Niseko, Japan
For those seeking: St. Mortiz-level skiing in Asia

Niseko, Japan
For those seeking: St. Mortiz-level skiing in Asia

Put simply: “après” is not part of the Japanese vocabulary. In fact, Niseko attracts the most serious of skiers thanks to an abundance of quality powder (the city is one of the most northern points in Japan).  

Where to stay: The ski-on-ski-off Skye Hotel perfectly combines Japanese and alpine culture.

What to do: Ski, obviously. But there are also great spas and unique-to-the-locale hot springs. Book a private onsen (hot spring) at the Skye Hotel and gaze at the grand Mount Yotei.

How to get there: Fly to Sapporo where you can then choose between a 2 hour train, car or bus ride to Niseko.

Put simply: “après” is not part of the Japanese vocabulary. In fact, Niseko attracts the most serious of skiers thanks to an abundance of quality powder (the city is one of the most northern points in Japan).  

Where to stay: The ski-on-ski-off Skye Hotel perfectly combines Japanese and alpine culture.

What to do: Ski, obviously. But there are also great spas and unique-to-the-locale hot springs. Book a private onsen (hot spring) at the Skye Hotel and gaze at the grand Mount Yotei.

How to get there: Fly to Sapporo where you can then choose between a 2 hour train, car or bus ride to Niseko.

What to Wear

What to Wear

Bawah Island, Indonesia
For those seeking: a sustainable Bali

Bawah Island, Indonesia
For those seeking: a sustainable Bali

Paradise, found. Arguably the most private island in all of South East Asia—situated in the remote archipelago—Bawah is certainly worth the trip (it's a mere three-hour flight from Singapore and requires little traveling once you arrive). Surrounded by sheltered lagoons, this eco-friendly island is built from sustainable bamboo and recycled materials.

Where to stay: Those in need of some R&R should look to Bawah Reserve, where villas and bungalows are situated on water.

What to do: Relax. If you start to get restless, take a canoe trip.

Paradise, found. Arguably the most private island in all of South East Asia—situated in the remote archipelago—Bawah is certainly worth the trip (it's a mere three-hour flight from Singapore and requires little traveling once you arrive). Surrounded by sheltered lagoons, this eco-friendly island is built from sustainable bamboo and recycled materials.

Where to stay: Those in need of some R&R should look to Bawah Reserve, where villas and bungalows are situated on water.

What to do: Relax. If you start to get restless, take a canoe trip.

What to Wear

What to Wear

Punta del Este, Uruguay
For those seeking: a hybrid of St. Tropez and Montana

Punta del Este, Uruguay
For those seeking: a hybrid of St. Tropez and Montana

Punta del Este offers unparalleled mountainous-meets-beach-meets-poolside scenery and wine that will sate even the snobbiest of sommeliers.

Where to stay: The Vik Retreats are reliable favorites in Playa, Bahia and Estancia but we suggest trying the sleek Fasano.

Where to eat: A reason to escape to Uruguay might very well be for Francis Mallmann’s restaurant alone. Garzón offers the most decadent menu—plus, it’s where you’ll find the artsy set.

Punta del Este offers unparalleled mountainous-meets-beach-meets-poolside scenery and wine that will sate even the snobbiest of sommeliers.

Where to stay: The Vik Retreats are reliable favorites in Playa, Bahia and Estancia but we suggest trying the sleek Fasano.

Where to eat: A reason to escape to Uruguay might very well be for Francis Mallmann’s restaurant alone. Garzón offers the most decadent menu—plus, it’s where you’ll find the artsy set.

What to Wear

What to Wear