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The best films to inspire your next holiday

Whether you’re planning your next holiday or wishing you were - you’ve come to the right place. In this blog we’ve picked our favourite summer blockbusters to create that feeling of wanderlust to make you want to book that flight right away.


The Beach

It can’t be a holiday film hot-list without The Beach. Set in the enchanting caves of the Phi Phi Islands, Thailand, The Beach sees young Leonardo Di Caprio as a curious traveller in pursuit of adventure. When he comes in possession of a mysterious map, the rumours transpire of a picturesque paradise like no other. Besotted with the unknown, he leads down a path of discovery. Yet, is everything as idyllic as imagined?   

How to create your own:

  • Location: Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
  • Length of holiday: 2 weeks
  • Type of holiday: adventure
  • When to go: November or December
  • Must-sees: Bamboo island, Maya Bay
  • What to do: scuba diving and snorkelling




Mamma Mia

A young girl with cheery visions of her future and her family is preparing for one of the biggest days in her life. Her wedding day. The preparations are underway in the charming Greek islands where her mother runs a quaint and characterful hotel. Yet, there’s trouble in paradise when the bride-to-be goes in search of her father, and secretly invites three men from her mother’s past (much to her mother’s dismay). And it’s all whilst riding the wave to the beat of ABBA.

How to create your own:

  • Location: Greece
  • Length of holiday: 1 week
  • Type of holiday: beach
  • When to go: July
  • Must-sees: Chapels and beaches
  • What to do: sun bathing and snorkelling




Just Go With It

An Adam Sandler classic. This rom-com set in dreamy Hawaii follows the protagonist on his quest to get the girl. Armed with a bed of lies, he recruits his assistant to help on his mission by posing as his ex-wife. What could go wrong? As they jet off on a magical holiday in paradise, little do they know how their lives will change forever. Topped with uproarious comedy and an unforgettable cameo from Nicole Kidman, this film will get you in the mood for summer instantly.

How to create your own:

  • Location: Hawaii
  • Length of holiday: 2 weeks
  • Type of holiday: beach
  • When to go: November  
  • Must-sees: Volcano national parks and Hanauma Bay
  • What to do: hiking and night-life




The Last Song

A rebellious teenager, Ronnie, is cast away from her beloved New York, from her mum, her friends and is sent to live with her estranged dad on the coast of Tybee Island, North Carolina. Ronnie stands her ground, in the belief that there’s nothing for her in this new, quaint town. Yet, to her surprise, the film takes a sentimental uplift when not only does she achieve personal growth; she falls in love and reconnects with her dad through their shared passion for music.

How to create your own:

  • Location: Tybee Island, North Carolina
  • Length of holiday: 1 week or less
  • Type of holiday: adventure
  • When to go: July
  • Must-sees: Lighthouse station and the Tybee Beach Pier
  • What to do: fishing and hiking





Salmon fishing in the Yemen

In an attempt to satisfy a Sheikh’s desire to bring sports fishing to Yemen, a scientist embarks on an incredible journey to make it happen. His upstream journey is met embracing fish, faith and romance. For heartfelt tenacity in an unlikely place, this film will leave you eager for the outdoors and ready to combat anything.

How to create your own:

  • Location: Yemen
  • Length of holiday: 5 days
  • Type of holiday: adventure
  • When to go: October  
  • Must-sees: Dar al-Hajar palace and Jabal Sabr mountain
  • What to do: hiking




Moonrise Kingdom

A weird and wonderful Wes Anderson classic, this coming-of-age film will resonate with anyone remembering their first love. Whimsically stylised on the coast of England in the 60’s, this film tells the tale of two kids infatuated with each other, who decide to run away together to an isolated beach called Moonrise Kingdom.

How to create your own:

  • Location: England
  • Length of holiday: 4 days
  • Type of holiday: relaxing
  • When to go: May  
  • Must-sees: Local ruins, caves and trails
  • What to do: hiking





The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants

Best friends who spend all of their time together are about to go on a summer like no other. And this time, they’re doing it separately. As their lives start down different paths, there’s one thing that remains the same: a pair of jeans. No matter where they are, this pair of pants brings them back together. This film highlights the strength of girlhood and will leave you feeling empowered to take that trip and have the adventure of a lifetime. 

How to create your own:

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Length of holiday: 3 weeks
  • Type of holiday: adventure
  • When to go: August
  • Must-sees: Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia
  • What to do: drink sangria and eat paella



It’s time to escape from the gloomy winter, whether it be for a few hours or a week, add these films to your weekend watch-list and get ready to feel inspired to start your next adventure. To jumpstart your excitement, why not discover our latest collection of luxury beachwear to complement your next holiday? And if you’re planning to go away with your best friends, we have a guide to make your planning that little bit easier. Read about it here.





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