There’s an unspoken rule in Singapore that end of the year is the anticipated season to let loose and jet off, thus making June the bearable halftime break to tide you through until you get there. But seeing that it is already late May, you’ve barely had the chance to do your holiday research. No? Just us at Esquire? We hereby use the authority of the editorial ‘we’ to establish that this is the case. So humour us when we say that this list is your saving grace—Club Med is the only resort that provides an all-inclusive experience. Meaning no handling of itinerary or even logistics of your trip. Just book your flight, pay for your stay, and you’re all set. Whatever you’re budget or premium, there’s a Club Med for everyone in this curated mix of snowy and sunny vacation spots.
Best suited for: The sun-soaker
The vibrant Mauritian-styled décor nestled among 19 hectares of lush tropical garden effectively eases you into a pause from city life. Choose from relaxing skin scrubs, Ayurvedic massages and rejuvenating wellness activities in this postcard-perfect getaway.
Best suited for: The short-tripper
Just under an hour away, you don’t even need plane tickets for this affordable escapade. But that doesn’t mean you’re limited for choice—there’s snorkelling, kayaking, and almost full-day epicurean offerings across the resort’s many bars.
Best suited for: The escape artist
Standing at an altitude of 1,600 metres on the Plateau des Saix, you are guaranteed an amazing environment for authentic ski experience. Yes, travel time to the resort is longer than other destinations on this list, but the beauty of France’s Haute-Savoie region is worth the distance.
Best suited for: The party animal
If you’re seeking a white snowscape—but somewhere a little nearer than France—this Japanese resort allows you to tackle ski slopes yet indulge in the buzzing party scene and wide spectrum of dining options (ice bar!) of the nearby snow village.
Best suited for: The hopeless romantic
Enjoy a full suite of idyllic activities catered to couples at the award-winning villas. Picture an intimate beach dinner under the stars, intuitive butler services and the panoramic views of the Maldives. If that doesn’t spell ‘honeymoon’ we don’t know what does.