Luxury holidays in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is youthful, vibrant and likes to have a seriously good time – just like its residents. The nightlife is second to none but, although this city is a pro at partying, it also chills out with chutzpah. And then there’s the food: bagels, shakshuka, fluffy pitas, falafel, tahini… Whether you opt for street food or destination dining, it’s hard to have a bad meal in this city, where chefs take all the best bits from Mediterranean, African and Middle-Eastern cuisine. Here, your days will be spent on golden beaches like LaLa Land and Manta Ray, sniffing out fashion and homeware finds at Jaffa’s flea market, taking in the contemporary Design Museum Holon or photographing the Bauhaus buildings in White City. And then nights are for cocktails and revelling till dawn. Sleep? You can sleep on the plane home.

When to go

Tel Aviv has a Mediterranean climate, so it’s best to go between April and October. Make sure your long weekend includes Thursday night – that’s the night everyone goes out-out. Saturday is the Sabbath, so expect it to be quieter.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Ben Gurion International Airport is the one. You can reach Tel Aviv city centre in fifteen minutes by train from Terminal 3.
  • Automobiles

    Tel Aviv is eminently walkable, so you won’t need a car. Take the opportunity to get in your 10k steps instead going from brunch to beach to cocktails. Otherwise, Uber is ubiquitous and so are Tel-O-Fun city bikes.