How to book a surprise holiday

At Pure Destinations, we love to create unforgettable holidays for every occasion and if you’re planning on surprising your partner or family member to a holiday they won’t forget our guide on how to book a surprise holiday will help you plan the perfect surprise holiday!

Destination is key

When planning a surprise holiday the first question you need to ask yourself is “Where do they want to go?” – is there a dream destination that you have discussed with them before that have they dropped in conversation: “I would love to go… / I have always wanted to go to…”

If your surprise holiday is for a birthday or anniversary, is there a place they would love to re-visit or has been on their bucket list for some time?

Think about the time of year you plan to go

Now you’ve got the destination in mind, think about the time of year that suits you and the person you’re surprising as well as considering the best time of year for good weather as you don’t want to book their dream holiday to find out that it’s rainy season…

Find out what they really want

If there’s not a particular place that the person your surprising wants to visit, you may need to do a bit of research by talking to them about their likes and dislikes, fears and thrills so that you can help plan the perfect surprise.

Keep the surprise going throughout the trip

One of our biggest tips is to keep surprising through the trip, even after you’ve revealed the initial surprise of the holiday! Great ways to continue surprising through the trip is booking an airport lounge but don’t tell them until you get the airport, or arrange a room upgrade for the last few nights of the stay, booking a dinner as a surprise at a specialty restaurant is also a lovely way to surprise them or book a spa treatment as a really lovely treat! There are so many other extras that can be added onto your holiday when you book with Pure Destinations and our concierge team are on hand to offer those services.

Surprise holiday destinations

Any destination that you think the recipient will love is a great surprise holiday destination. However, if you’re unsure our travel experts offer great advice as they have travelled around the globe and been to a range of luxury resorts. Cities are great for surprise trips, Rome is a good choice if you’re looking to stay closer to home and New York is always offers the ‘wow’ factor. If you’re looking to surprise the man in your life, Las Vegas is a popular choice!

For romance, the Indian Ocean offers breathtaking destinations such as the Maldives as you can mix room types throughout your stay, book private dining on the beach or champagne breakfasts on the sandbank. Seychelles is also a great option as you can island hop!

Why not pop into one of our luxury travel stores to talk to a travel expert about planning a surprise holiday. Book your appointment here.