09 Aug

5 Last-Minute Eid Al Adha Getaways

From mountainous escapes to island retreats

Written By MILLE team

Eid is right around the corner, and if you haven’t already planned what to get up to for the occasion—a little getaway might be a good idea. With this year’s holiday falling at the end of the summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a last-minute getaway away from the region’s blistering heat and hustle and bustle.

 

From mountainous escapes to island retreats, MILLE rounds a list of destinations that are perfect for a quick, quaint, and peaceful escape.

 

Salalah, Oman

 

When people visit Oman, most of them end up in and around Muscat. But while the Sultanate’s capital city does have a lot to offer, Salalah is sure to give you an alternative and much more unique experience. It’s best to visit the area between the months of July and September, depending on khareef (monsoon) season when the wet climate transforms the typically hot and dry landscape into an evergreen haven. Thankfully Eid al Adha this year will fall right in the midst of the season, making it the perfect getaway.

 

Djerba, Tunisia

 

This island is located right off the coast of Tunisia and is perhaps the North African nation’s most beautiful lowkey getaway. Its crystal clear Mediterranean waters make it the go-to for locals and has had European tourists flocking for many years. The island is also known for its long Jewish history, with its ancient Jewish temple El Ghriba and the traditional neighbourhood of Houmt Souk (which was once peacefully inhabited by both Muslims and Jews) making it the perfect location for a spiritual escape.

 

Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius

 

Flic-en-Flac is definitely one of Mauritius’s most beautiful beaches. If you’re looking for a relaxing, peaceful retreat this Eid, then a stay on the island is definitely worthwhile. Book a stay at the idyllic Sugar Beach Hotel for some of the most breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

 

Hallstatt, Austria

 

Escape the craziness of Eid and book a trip to the this 19th century village. Located between the southern shore of Lake Hallstatt and the Dachstein Mountains, Hallstatt is actually the smallest town in Austria, with a population of just 800 people. But its beautiful lake and mountain views have made it a go-to destination for tourists from all over the world. You can spend your time peacefully strolling through the old village, hiking up the mountains and canoeing on the lake.

 

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

 

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly location, the sustainable El Nido Resorts are the perfect place to go. Located in Palawan Island, El Nido is a collection of 45 different islands, famed for their white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Whether you spend your time hanging at one of the resorts, or island hopping in and around the many lagoons, this is easily the perfect Eid tropical retreat.