It’s no secret that we girls here at Kaur’s Laurel are obsessed with pink. For us girly girls, it has an almost therapeutic quality – pink calms and soothes as much as it empowers and excites. Pink is cheerful, romantic and restorative all at the same time. Rest assured that we’ve searched the world (or Pinterest, for that matter) for you to experience la vie en rose.
Whether you prefer rose, fuchsia, mauve, salmon or cerise, there’s one thing that ties all these destinations together - everybody’s favourite primary colour. Scroll through this gallery for the top 8 pink travel escapes.
#1 Takinoue Park, Hokkaido, Japan
No, it’s not Photoshop. Takinoue Park is literally painted with a carpets of pink and purple moss (called shibazakura). The bright, surreal landscapes attract thousands of sightseers every year between May and June when the flowers are in full bloom.
#2 Pink Palace, Jaipur, India
Affectionately referred to as the Pink City, Jaipur, India is home to hundreds of stunning rose-colored palaces, forts and walls from a bygone era. The iconic Hawa Mahal (or “Palace of Winds”) stands out with her elaborate architecture, intricate scrollwork, domed canopies and fluted pillars.
#3 Pink Sand Beach, Isla Harbour, Bahamas
This tiny slice of the Bahamas boasts three-and-a-half miles of gorgeous rose-hued sand, thanks to the red shells of foraminifera, a tiny marine creature that dwells in coral reefs around the beach.
What to Pack: Sora Bra, $32.45, pictured above. SHOP THIS.
#4 Lac Rose, Senegal
Lake Retba, or “Lac Rose” as it is known to locals, has a high salt content that attracts a certain algae called Dunaliella salina. This algae produces red pigment to absorb sunlight, dyeing the waters a lovely pink. The shades of Lac Rose can vary depending on the season and include everything between bubblegum-pink to grapefruit-ruby.
What to Pack: Gwen Bra, $32.45, pictured above. SHOP THIS.
#5 Random house in Penang, Malaysia
The buildings of Penang, Malaysia combine old colonial and Chinese architecture with bright lollipop-esque colours. This magenta arch is just one example of the quirky, fun aesthetic that is so uniquely…Malaysian.
What to Pack: Dulce Lingerie Set, $32.45, pictured above. SHOP THIS.
#6 Tunnel of Wisteria Blossoms, Japan
This fairytale tunnel of lilac and cream boasts 150 wisteria flowering plants of 20 different species, each with its own unique shade of violet or pink. Its ephemeral beauty can only be observed between late April to mid May. Visit anytime outside this window and you’ll encounter a “disheartening mass of lifeless, twisted branches"
What to Pack: Holly Bra Set, $28.95, pictured above. SHOP THIS.
#7 Amanjena, Morrocco
This immaculate, rosy-hued luxury resort tucked away in the olive groves of the Atlas Mountains looks like a scene stolen from a Hollywood movie. Stunning luxuries like candlelit massages and pools of floating rose petals make this a most decadent escape.
What to Pack: Belle Bra Set, $30.95, pictured above. SHOP THIS.
#8 House of Ruth Handler (creator of Barbie), Santa Monica, USA
This pink-themed travel bucket list wouldn’t be complete without some reference to Barbie, arguably the world’s icon of pink since 1959. Her creator’s house is exactly what Barbie’s would look like, comprising pink and purple panels more fluorescent than a highlighter. Kitschy and garish? Yes, but a little part of us can’t help fantasising about being a Barbie Girl in this Barbie World...
What to Pack: Nicole Bra Set, $28.95, pictured above. SHOP THIS.
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