Everyone can relate to their own Chinese zodiac prediction in at least some small way. We like to dig a little deeper to find out which destinations best suit every sign – if not to make sure we have a good time, it’s to help us decide from hundreds of possible destinations.
o we scoured around for early 2019 forecasts and here is the result.
Recommended destination: Phuket, Thailand
Your social activities are set to increase in 2019, as there will be good people around you. Make use of this vibe you’ve got going on and hit cool resort towns or islands.
Why: Beaches lined with bars and restaurants, with fellow travellers having a good time in the sun to keep you company – this is where you need to be, you social butterfly. And then retreat to your luxe villa or a quiet stretch of sand if you need a break.
Recommended destination: Queenstown, New Zealand
You will have good health this year, but remember to maintain it. An adventure in the sun, with lots of outdoor activities will do you a lot of good and get your adrenaline pumping.
Recommended destination: Bali, Indonesia
Take the year to prioritise your love life, if you’re in a relationship. If you’re single, be open to meeting new people – someone who is perfect for you may be close by.
Why: Bali is one of our favourite destinations. It has amazing beaches, a blooming cafe culture, exciting surfing spots, a great nightlife scene and spa treatments all around the island. Check yourself into a romantic resort if you’re going as a couple. If you’re single, be open to meeting new people over drinks at popular spots such as Motel Mexicola.
Recommended destination: Kyoto, Japan
The year 2019 is time for exploration, self-improvement and self-confidence for you fluffy-tailed souls. Embark on a solo holiday.
Why: Japan often crops up in lists of safest holiday destinations. Kyoto is rich in culture, has great food and lots of interesting attractions. Most importantly, it’s a safe place for solo travellers.
Recommended destination: Oman
It’s also a year of romance for you, dragon, so take a step back from your busy lives every now and then, switch off your mobile devices, and book yourselves a romantic trip, away from everyone else. If you’re single, then it’s going to be about self love; it never hurts to indulge in some me-time.
Why: Enjoy beaches, cruises, mosques, sand dunes (you have to try sand-dune bashing at least once in your life), with no chance of bumping into anyone you know.
Recommended destination: Koh Samui, Thailand
Your zodiac is predicting unpredictability for you (yes, it’s ironic, sorry), so it’s best to stick to a safe destination (safe as in it’s got an established tourism industry so it will be easy for you to get around and find things to do, places to see, local delights to eat).
Why: Private beaches, villas with panoramic views of the ocean. That is the essential luxury holiday experience in Samui, which also has a lot of family-friendly attractions, beach bars, and restaurants. You could plan it all out to make full use of your time there, or just stay in with good company (plus, what’s a private chef for?).
Recommended destination: Niseko, Japan
You’re going to see a spike in career opportunities this year, which will bring in a steady income. So, splurge!
You’ve earned yourself a well-deserved break, so go on a ski trip during winter with your closest friends and family, in between feasts (Hirafu is home to many good Japanese restaurants and bars, so go with an appetite).
Recommended destination: Cape Town, South Africa
2019 looks bright for this zodiac in terms of work, wealth, love and health. It’s all going to go well. So have the courage to take on a more unusual destination.
Why: It’s a long way away, which means you’re in for a change in scenery and culture. Which, if you get down to it, is why we love travelling in the first place. Cape Town is surprisingly affordable with great food to boot. Definitely book yourself a safari tour out of town.
Recommended destination: Tuscany, Italy
It’s not the time for big risks, monkeys. Visit somewhere pretty laid-back, where you can just relax, have hearty food and sip on great glass of your favourite wine.
Why: Hide away in the peaceful Tuscan countryside for wine and cheese tasting tours, home-made pasta, and postcard-perfect views. When you do want some tourist action, head to Florence for a big dose of art and Renaissance architecture.
Recommended destination: Sydney, Australia
You’ll do well this year if you make quick and informed decisions, so do not take too long deciding where to go on a holiday. If it’s a spur-of-the-moment thing, choose places that will keep your itinerary packed, even with last-minute planning.
Why: This bustling city is home to lots of good food, museums, beautiful beaches, ocean pools, farmer’s markets, and iconic attractions (we do not have to tell you which). It will not be difficult to find something to do.
Recommended destination: Vietnam
Money matters are going to be one of your top concerns this year. It’s not that you’re having a hard time; it’s that you’ll need to manage your finances better. That said, if you’re going on a shopping holiday, bring a friend who can help be your voice of reason.
Why: It’s not expensive to visit, with good food and beautiful seaside towns, and you could even do a spot of shopping at the markets for Vietnamese souvenirs if you really want. (Did we mention bring a friend to be your voice of reason?)
Recommended destination: Greece
It’s your year! You will reconnect with family, old friends and colleagues, who will contribute in some way to an auspicious year. Celebrate by bringing your closest group of friends on holiday with you.
This article originally appeared on Wanderluxe by The Luxe Nomad .