Even though the pandemic may have changed the when, where and how of travel, the desire to explore and create lifelong memories is still human nature. And for 2022, Shangri-La has scoured the world for some of the most incredible travel experiences around, ensuring that whenever guests feel ready to create new and unforgettable travel memories, the Shangri-La teams will be there to welcome them with heartfelt hospitality and inspiring surroundings.
The 2022 Shangri-La Bucket List has been curated with different types of travellers in mind, so whether driven by a desire to get out in nature, to seek out epicurean experiences, or to create family memories together, there’s an experience for everyone.
The Bucket List covers a number of Shangri-La hotels and resorts with experiences to inspire travellers to rediscover the world, including Abu Dhabi, Bengaluru, Delhi, Dubai, Istanbul, Jeddah, London, Mauritius, Muscat, Paris, Toronto and Vancouver.
Nature-lovers will be able to rediscover the great outdoors, with simple walks in city parks to escaping to a private island, riding a horse at golden hour, kayaking beneath towering cliffs, or simply soak it all up on one of Shangri-La’s sandy beaches.
Adventurists will have plenty of new horizons to explore, whether it’s the soft adventure of a sunset desert safari in Abu Dhabi, or the thrill of exploring British Columbia’s ice caves on a private helicopter tour.
After so many months of lost time, families will be able to create new travel memories together, from skiing in the Canadian Rockies to splashing in Jeddah’s Red Sea waters, floating down Muscat’s only lazy river, or exploring Toronto by bike.
Wellness is at the core of Shangri-La, and for wellness seekers looking to soothe body and mind after the past turbulent months, experiences including a traditional hammam in Istanbul, Ayurveda in Delhi, meditation in Bengaluru, and many more.
It’s also time to claim back all those missed celebrations. From engagements to birthdays, weddings to anniversaries, or just celebrating the joy of finally being back together again, Shangri-La has settings, experiences and skill to make every celebration even more meaningful this year.
Epicureans who love to travel for food are in safe hands with Shangri-La. From exceptional Chinese cuisine at Shang Palace restaurants to Michelin stars in Paris, sky-high dining in London, floating breakfasts in Dubai, and Shangri-La insiders’ favourite spots in local markets, foodies’ appetites will be fed at every turn.
For a high-brow holiday, culture connoisseurs will enjoy wandering some of the world’s greatest museums in London, exploring Istanbul’s cutting-edge galleries and private ateliers, or spotting the latest haute-couture at Paris Fashion Week.
And with making a difference through travel being so important these days, Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world offer a variety of programmes that let guests make a difference. Whether it’s learning about the local environment, discovering protected wildlife or taking part in sustainability-based activities, there are plenty of ways to make a change while staying with Shangri-La.