For the compulsive jetsetters among us, there are simply too many incredible places to see and just not enough vacation days. So while traveling abroad might be tempting, especially with the easing of travel restrictions, we cannot help but recommend a few local gems that will stoke your wanderlust and keep the tiny flame of optimism burning.
ROCCA MARINA, CHEKKA
Definitely a beautiful place to visit if you are in the North, especially if you want to take some really cool pictures. The resort has a capacity of 1,500 people, but they are currently only receiving 500 people, even on weekends. With spacious pools, a kid-friendly beach area and plenty of water sports on offer, you’ll think you’re in paradise.
CHÂTEAU KEFRAYA, BEKAA
The scenery alone makes Château Kefraya worthy of your attention. Enjoy the wine tour and learn about Château Kefraya’s wines while soaking up the view of endless vineyards. A tour highlight is seeing the oak barrels in which Château Kefraya produces its 1.5 million bottles worth of wine per year!
LA VILLA 1920, BADARO
As soon as you arrive at this new Italian restaurant in Badaro, you’ll be hypnotized by its cool vibe. Filled with plants and colorful flowers, one of the most interesting areas is the bar, so get your phone ready for a few Instagram shots.
BEIT TRAD GUESTHOUSE, KFOUR
At Beit Trad, you’ll be welcomed with board games, cards, library and warm smiles. Every little detail has been thought through and every room tells a story. Stay for the weekend and forget your troubles.
LITTLE REED, QSAYBE VILLAGE
Located in Qsaybe Village, 30 minutes from Beirut, this family-owned farmhouse offers amazing buffets on Sundays prepared by the women of the village. It’s a fantastic choice for families, as kids can enjoy wandering around the farm and meeting the donkeys, goats, chickens and even peacocks.
Article in collaboration with Aya Diab.