It looks as if the little as if the little known Balkan nation of Albania is set to be one of the top travel destinations of the 2012. Last year the country was named “Best in Travel for 2011” by the well-respected Lonely Planet guides, while London’s Financial Times named it as one of the most intriguing prospects for emerging travel.
Albania has already been named by MSN Travel as being one of the Hottest Destinations of this year. Cox & Kings, who are one of the longest established travel companies in the world, have Albania in fourth position this year on their prestigious shortlist. Cox & Kings irresistibly describe Albania as being a “Landscape of almost heart wrenching beauty, rugged mountains, snow-capped for much of the year, towering above unspoilt white sand beaches and green mysterious valleys.”
It is often called a country which is awakening from a period of oppressive hibernation, and MSN Travel says” Bordered by Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro, Albania is nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean but has long been ignored as a travel destination after years of being shuttered in communist isolation. But the world is slowly awakening to its potential both as a beach and historical destination.”
Ravin Maharajah, partner in Lalzit Bay & Spa Resort, a five star resort currently under construction on the beautiful Adriatic coastline of Albania had this to say: “We are extremely confident of the success that will come out of Albania as it heads away from oppression and towards modern Europe. There is an abundance of sunshine, white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm waters, beautiful mountain ranges and above all a kind, warm and generous population.” He went on to comment on how favorably impressed he has been by the Albanians efforts to push their country forward, including the changes made to infrastructure.
Lalzit Bay Resort apartments are just moments from the beach, and are situated in beautiful private gardens while the villas are stylishly appointed and have private swimming pools. Prices begin at just €35,000, and more details can be found on their website.