Trend Alert! Luxury ‘Edventure’ Vacations

Have you seen the edventure hashtags on social media or heard about edventure trips? In case you’re wondering what this means, it is quite simple: according to the Urban Dictionary, it means “an unusual or exciting educational experience.”

In other words, an edventure trip is basically a sort of themed vacation where you travel to learn and partake in new interests. If you’re looking to do more on your next holiday trip, here are some ideas you may find fascinating

If you’re into diving, go to St Lucia
A scuba diver at Anse Chastanet
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Spread across 600 lush acres with sprawling views of the majestic twin Pitons and the Caribbean Sea, Anse Chastanet is a 49-room beachfront retreat that boasts the island’s largest PADI dive operation. Get certified during your stay or if you’re advanced, take advantage of the resort’s Coral Kaleidoscope package that includes 7 nights of accommodations, daily meals, and 12 beach or boat dives where you’ll explore the island’s famed coral reefs and life under-the-sea.

If you’re into photography, go to the Galapagos
African American man holding a camera
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Intimate and exclusive for just 20 guests, the identical luxury expedition yachts, Origin & Theory by Ecoventura are named after Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and Origin of Species. They are managed like floating boutique hotels and are the only Galapagos vessels to have joined the ranks of the esteemed Relais & Chateaux collection.

During back to back sailings in October and November 2022, naturalist and National Geographic certified photo instructor, Antonio Adrian, will host Ecoventura’s themed photography departure aboard the luxury expedition yacht, Theory. He’ll be teaching guests the basics of photography and how to best capture their seven-night trip. A naturalist and photographer, Antonio will help guests better understand their cameras as well as the technicalities of composition and framing to help take that perfect shot, whilst enlightening them about the flora and fauna that surround them in the Galapagos.

If you’re into wines, go to Lucca, Italy
African woman tasting wine
Exploring wines will make for a great edventure trip. Image courtesy of Bluezaria

Another great idea for edventure trips is wine tasting. At the Grand Universe Lucca, explore wines like a true Tuscan royal.  The former palazzo turned luxury hotel features three immersive Tuscan Wine tasting experiences – the Montalcino, Montecarlo, and Super Tuscan and Chianti Classico – each deeply exploring the grapes of these regions, their distinctive flavour profiles and best pairings.

Located at the base of the property, the ancient Eterno Wine Cellar is the perfect setting for these experiences, featuring remnants of an ancient wall and an extensive collection of Tuscan wines. Once you discover your favourite Tucan red, enjoy a change of scenery at the awe-inspiring Sommitá rooftop bar which overlooks the fascinating walled city.

If you’re into cooking, go to Bonaire
Plate of food at Brass Boer
Enjoy a food-filled edventure trip at Brass Boer. Image courtesy of Brass Boer

Home to a burgeoning culinary scene, the Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire houses an impressive mix of high-end eateries, waterfront fare and gourmet food trucks just waiting for foodies to explore. From a locally-inspired oceanfront restaurant, Brass Boer, whose owner is a renowned chef with a Michelin star to an intimate live cooking fine dining experience at CHEFS, Bonaire is the ultimate culinary vacation. Those seeking an authentic taste of the island can head to Posada Para Mira to nosh on local dishes such as goat stew and iguana soup.

If you’re into snorkelling, go to Bimini, Bahamas
African american man snorkeling which is a great idea for edventure trips
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Hop on your private vessel or embark on a guided tour with Bimini Blue Adventures which is located in the RW Bimini complex, and head out to sea where three dive/snorkelling spots are all a short boat ride away!

Stop first at Triangle Rocks to swim with reef sharks in their natural habitat, then to the S.S. Sapona shipwreck (a former rum runner ship that ran aground during a hurricane in 1926) to spot vibrant and diverse coral reefs and marine life (maybe even a turtle!) among the ruins. End the adventure at Honeymoon Harbor to say hello to friendly nurse sharks and feed the local stingrays their favourite snacks – shrimp and squid. Head back to the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini for an action-packed night at the casino, then rest and fuel up for another day of Bimini bliss.

Source: Luxury Travel Magazine

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