Time to gather around your tellies people, because Luxury Escapes: The World’s Best Holidays is coming back to Australian screens for its third season!
The 13-part travel series, which is produced by luxury holiday site, Luxury Escapes, in partnership with American Express, follows presenters Sophie Falkiner and Shane Jolley as they explore 22 destinations – from the pristine shoreline of the Maldives to the desert plains of Kenya.
The two tick off bucket list experiences while staying in some of the most luxe accommodation on offer.
We caught up with Falkiner at the launch of the third season at Sydney’s Jade Temple last night to find out more about what we can expect from this season.
She told us her fave location form this season was tricky to decide on.
“It would have to be a toss-up between New Zealand, going to the Annandale Villas which were complete rockstar villas. They were sensational, unforgettable,” She enthused.
“And I’d probably say Bali as well, I’ve been to Bali eight times but I’ve never stayed in Uluwatu before. I stayed at the Alila Villas and it was such a beautiful, serene, magical place to stay. They had a beautiful infinity pool that went off into the ocean and it was just stunning. I loved it.”
Falkiner told us her favourite part about travel is the experiences.
“Beautiful accommodation is always great and you always get great accommodation if you book through Luxury Escapes but I’m all about massages and going to spas,” she said.
“I also really like to get out and experience the culture and see what the locals are doing. I think its great to spend time in beautiful resorts and hotels but I think part of the beauty of travel is to really meet people and understand who they are and what they’re about and learn something from your travels.”
Despite her love for spas and luxury villas, Falkiner is an adventure traveller at heart.
“I’ve done white water rafting at a very scary level, I’ve done skydiving, parasailing, you name it.
“I’ve been so blessed I’ve been able to experience these amazing activities. But I like a bit of adrenaline. I like to feel alive.”
So there you have it, folks, tune in this Saturday at 6 pm on Network 10 to follow Falkiner and Jolley’s adventures.
And if you’re feeling particularly inspired by what you see, each destination featured will be matched with some pretty great deals on the Luxury Escapes website!
Here’s a rundown of what you can expect this season: