40th Birthday Vacation Ideas
Your 40th birthday is a major milestone, so it deserves to be celebrated in style. From private islands to chic city hotels, we’ve put together a list of fabulous destinations which will make the big four-O a birthday to remember.
Niyama Private Islands
Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
Niyama Private Islands is a luxury 5* Indian Ocean resort set on two pristine islands on the Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives. With exceptional watersports, an Explorers kids club and a sense of privacy, Niyama is perfect for both couples and families alike.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Surrounded by pristine blue seas and powdery white sand, Anantara Kihavah is nestled in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, home to abundant marine life where ocean lovers can enjoy snorkeling and diving amongst the vibrant coral reefs.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Positioned right on the European side of the Bosphorus, this lovely Four Seasons hotel has wonderful views across to Asia and the old town of Istanbul, and is away from the immediate hustle and bustle of the city.
Selinda Concession, Linyanti, Botswana
Newly reopened in June 2019 after an extensive rebuild, Selinda Camp is a luxurious camp located on the private 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve. This area of the Linyanti boasts wonderful views over the floodplains and elephants by the thousands.
Six Senses Douro Valley
Douro Valley, Portugal
Set in a 19th century manor house, Six Senses Douro Valley is arguably the finest hotel in northern Portugal. Commanding an enviable position overlooking the River Douro, the hotel’s grounds and gardens celebrate the produce and flavors of the region.
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Bahia Vik is the third member of the uber-stylish Vik retreats to open its doors in and around Uruguay’s hip beach front village of Jose Ignacio. This contemporary retreat has sweeping ocean views and offers striking accommodation nestled in the dunes.
Daios Cove Mansion
The Mansion at Daios Cove, Crete is a 600sqm private residence with spectacular views, heated pool, staff quarters, gym and spa. Combine this with resort facilities and an exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, it's ideal for that special occasion.
Reykjavik & Northern Iceland
Iceland is a magical wilderness known for its thrilling adventures and incredible scenery. On this spectacular itinerary, get off the beaten track and discover once-in-a-lifetime experiences without compromising on luxury. While the scenery may be rugged, our choice of fantastic hotels makes for the ultimate trip through Iceland in the utmost...