Your mom means everything to you, so why not treat her to an excellent getaway? If your mom is an adventurous jetsetter who wants to see the world, we’ve assembled a helpful guide to the top luxury destinations across the globe.
Heralded as one of the most beautiful areas in the world, this archipelago is made up of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa. Home to pristine beaches, coral reefs, and nature reserves—this island paradise offers unique sites for visitors to behold. You can see baby sea turtles, giant tortoises, and enjoy cruises around the different islands this fantastic country offers. If you want to impress your mama, you could even have a Mother’s Day gift basket waiting for her at your resort.
If you and your mom love nature, Peru holds some seriously impressive natural sites. You can explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas or trek through the Peruvian Amazon jungle. The region is known for its thermal baths, and it serves as a kind of gateway to Machu Picchu. You and your mother can explore the myriad side streets and wander through stores, restaurants, and coffee shops.
Plus, it’s a very short trip to Machu Picchu when you’re ready to explore those ancient Incan ruins. And there’s even a museum a mile away from the city center dedicated to Machu Picchu, so you can learn a little before you go. If you’re looking for an in-town activity, you can go to the hot springs facility in town, visit botanical gardens, or see the local butterfly sanctuary.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
If you’re ready to impress your mom, take her to Amsterdam. There, you can explore the height of luxury in the many boutique hotels and visit world-famous museums. Once you’re in the city center, you’re extremely close to other attractions like picturesque tulip fields and the windmills of the Dutch countryside. You can also easily travel to Bruges in Belgium to go see interesting architecture and what makes the “Venice of the North” so charming.
If your mom just wants to sit back and relax, the Maldives is the spot. Check out the Male fish market for the freshest seafood then go finish up your shopping at the Male local market. Go visit religious and cultural sites like the Grand Friday Mosque. Swim with manta rays or just lie on one of the many pristine white-sand beaches. There’s plenty of ways to kick back and relax. Mom deserves it, after all!
Costa Rica is another mom-friendly destination. You can check out one of the world’s most active volcanoes, the Arenal Volcano, or just enjoy the beauty of 80 miles of perfect beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula. There are plenty of adventures to be hand on this island nation. You can also traverse hanging bridges and see La Fortuna Waterfall. If you and your mom are adrenaline junkies, consider adding horseback riding and ziplining to your itinerary.
Big Sur, California
Big Sur is full of luxury lodgings, stunning coastline views, and plenty of fun, easy hikes. One of the best places to visit is the Bixby Bridge, a picturesque project dating back to the thirties. Before the bridge came into existence, the residents of Big Sur were virtually cut off during the winter because the other road out was impassable due to snow. You can also take part in local hikes, tours, whale watching, and a multitude of other activities. The possibilities are endless, and you won’t be bored looking at the beautiful cliffs and deep blues of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sr.
Planning a luxury vacation for your mom for Mother’s Day is always a good idea. Whether she’s an active type who wants to take on long bike rides or hikes, or more of the relax-the-day-away type and wants to enjoy a white sand beach – there are plenty of stunning locations for you to take her. Remember to focus on what your mom wants to do and plan activities that will surprise and delight. With a little planning and focus, you can make the most memorable Mother’s Day ever.