Published: 10 September 2014
Sometimes, the best way to enjoy a destination is to have other people to share your joy and enthusiasm with. For this reason, it is often a good idea to get together with friends and plan a group holiday.
Of course, one of the big challenges in planning any holiday is choosing a destination, and when multiple people are involved this problem is often compounded.
No single location that can please everybody on Earth. However, there are a number of destinations around the world that have so much to offer that they can give almost anyone a memorable and incredible holiday experience.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap is a lively city in Cambodia with distinctive architecture. In Siem Reap, you will be well-situated to cater to a wide range of tastes.
The city is close to a range of historic sites and ruins, including Cambodia's biggest tourist attraction Angkor Wat, the world's largest temple.
Of course, the city of Siem Reap itself is not short of attractions, and is ideal for those who prefer the buzz of the city crowds, and also provides guests to the wealth of attractions, amenities and nightlife that you might expect from any city.
A range of museums and other cultural attractions such as Apsara dances will delight every kind of visitor. Surrounding the city is beautiful countryside dominated by rice paddies.
Recommended Resort: La Residence d'Angkor, a spacious and luxurious 5* hotel close to the heart of Siem Reap.
Jaipur is the biggest city of Rajasthan, India's largest state, and is also the state's capital. The name Rajasthan means "Land of Kings" and the state has a long history as the home of great Indian nobles.
The city of Jaipur is the ideal base for a wider exploration of the state's palaces, forts, and later grand buildings of the colonial era. Many such structures, such as the City Palace and Amer Fort, can be found within the boundaries of the city itself.
Jaipur is also home to a wealth of artistic and cultural attractions, and is one of India's main centres of arts and crafts. Combined with high-quality infrastructure, this makes Jaipur a vibrant and varied destination.
Recommended Resort: Samode Haveli, a well-situated luxury resort with a range of fantastic dining and spa options.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
For groups who want a quieter getaway, close to nature, Halong Bay in Vietnam is one of the finest destinations on Earth. A UNESCO World Heritage Site with a number of awards, the bay is renowned across the world as a site of truly outstanding natural beauty.
The bay houses a combination of lush jungle greenery, stark natural monoliths of rugged limestone, and extensive cave networks, all set in and around a beautiful sea.
Whether the members of your group want to relax and admire the scenery or take a more adventurous and explorative approach, it is hard to think of a better place than Halong Bay.
Recommended Resort: The Halong Violet, a full-fledged luxury resort on a traditional junk. This cruise ship allows you to view the bay from the ocean; the best place to appreciate its beauty.