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Where to swap based on your zodiac sign: it's Leo season!
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Where to swap based on your zodiac sign: it's Leo season!

Lydia Altman
By Lydia Altman - 7 minute read

Hap­py Leo sea­son! If you’re here, you’re most like­ly cel­e­brat­ing your birth­day in July or August, and you’re look­ing for some home swap inspo based on your bold lion qual­i­ties. Well you’re in luck, as we’ve put togeth­er a lit­tle guide to the top four places that Leos will love. 

Dubai, UAE

Every­one loves a lit­tle bit of pam­per­ing occa­sion­al­ly, but for lux­u­ry-lov­ing Leos, this is usu­al­ly their fore­most con­sid­er­a­tion when they’re plan­ning a hol­i­day. And as opu­lent Dubai lit­er­al­ly oozes lux­u­ry from every high-end devel­op­ment and glam­orous pool­side bar, it’s the ide­al des­ti­na­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly as our mem­bers have plen­ty of lux­u­ri­ous home swaps to share! In fact, with a mul­ti­tude of things to do – plus the promise of din­ing in 7* lux­u­ry – it’s sim­ply the per­fect option for trav­el-lov­ing Leos.

Con­fi­dent and adven­tur­ous Leos are intrin­si­cal­ly com­fort­able in tak­ing part in exclu­sive excur­sions, so to try some­thing dif­fer­ent, con­sid­er ski­ing or snow­board­ing down the sand dunes of Dubai! If this doesn’t take your fan­cy, then you could opt for a pri­vate sand dune safari and a camel ride to real­ly get the adren­a­line pumping.

It goes with­out say­ing that as a Leo, you’ll prob­a­bly also want to indulge your­self a bit (you are on hol­i­day, after all!) so a trip to the Dubai Mall is some­thing that can­not be missed. Here you can shop til you drop at a huge range of lux­u­ry and high street stores, while being sur­round­ed by stun­ning archi­tec­ture and more impor­tant­ly, air con­di­tion­ing! When your feet need a rest, stop for a bite to eat at Tribes Restau­rant, which is known for its deli­cious African cuisine.

Last­ly, it wouldn’t be a trip to Dubai with­out going up the Burj Khal­i­fa, so make sure that is on your list of things to do! And of course, this trip wouldn’t be com­plete with­out a lux­u­ry home swap to go back to. Sarah’s stun­ning apart­ment has views over Dubai Mari­na and even has a beau­ti­ful swim­ming pool to cool off in at the end of the day!

Dubai Where to swap as a Leo Love Home Swap

The lux­u­ri­ous­ness of Dubai will excite any Leo!

Big Sur, California

A less­er cho­sen place to vis­it in Cal­i­for­nia, but no less amaz­ing than the hus­tle and bus­tle of big­ger cities such as Los Ange­les and San Fran­cis­co, is the stun­ning and seclud­ed Big Sur. We tru­ly believe that the area’s exclu­sive vibe will appeal to the wan­der­lust aspect of Leo per­son­al­i­ties, par­tic­u­lar­ly as it offers spas, amaz­ing walks, plen­ti­ful wildlife and organ­ic cui­sine. The best part is you can get to Big Sur from a near­by town where we have a few lux­u­ri­ous home swaps to choose from, which are per­fect to retreat to after a long day of hik­ing or explor­ing the area’s beach­es. Just one of our favourites is this stun­ning home in Carmel-by-the-Sea. With an open floor plan and glass win­dows all around, it’s the per­fect spot from which to appre­ci­ate the stun­ning nature outside!

To get to Big Sur itself, take your time to enjoy one of the most amaz­ing dri­ves of your life along High­way 1 (also known as Route One). Along this route, there are many great things to do and see. Make sure you stop at some of the exclu­sive beach­es that Big Sur has to offer such as Point Lobos and Julia Pfeif­fer Burns State Park. If you pre­fer a relax­ing day at a spa, then take a trip to Post Ranch Inn where you can have an incred­i­ble lunch and enjoy the beau­ti­ful facil­i­ties, while adren­a­lin junkies will want to enjoy the incred­i­ble hik­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties in the vicin­i­ty. Lone­ly Planet’s sug­ges­tions on the best Big Sur hikes is a great start­ing point.

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Bix­by Creek Bridge, Big Sur

Maui, Hawaii

It can be exhaust­ing being a con­fi­dent and busy Leo, so a relax­ing swap might be just the tick­et to re-charge your bat­ter­ies. Look no fur­ther than Maui, Hawaii. We think that you will love the lux­u­ri­ous­ness of the home swaps that are avail­able and the pho­to­genic scenery!

Maui offers a pletho­ra of adven­tur­ous activ­i­ties to do such as pad­dle board­ing and scu­ba div­ing where you can make the most of the insane marine life. Leos are burst­ing with life and ener­gy, so you’ll under­stand­ably want to pack plen­ty into your break – check out Go Hawaii’s page to see all the amaz­ing things you can do while there! Next up, Leos real­ly do appre­ci­ate fine cui­sine, so no hol­i­day will be com­plete with­out some deli­cious food. We’d sug­gest head­ing to Mama’s Fish House. Serv­ing up local­ly-caught fish, this fam­i­ly-run estab­lish­ment offers the most incred­i­ble panoram­ic sea views.

And of course, it wouldn’t be the ulti­mate lux­u­ry trip trip with­out a killer home swap to return to. This stun­ning four-bed­room home in Maui is per­fect for fun-lov­ing Leos. Sit­u­at­ed in a pri­vate, gat­ed com­mu­ni­ty, this prop­er­ty offers amaz­ing ocean views that are enhanced by palm trees and gor­geous sun­sets. We know Leos will real­ly appre­ci­ate the inte­ri­or design of the home which is a fusion of mod­ern Hawaii with enchant­i­ng Bali­nese fin­ish­es, includ­ing cus­tom-made, hand-carved fur­ni­ture and a sprawl­ing stair­case to real­ly make you feel like a king or queen! And as Leos love to be the host­ess with the most­ess’, they’ll undoubt­ed­ly appre­ci­ate the fact that this swap has plen­ty of space to enter­tain your guests both indoors and outdoors.

Maui Where to swap as a Leo Love Home Swap

The stun­ning scenery of Maui is the per­fect loca­tion for a busy Leo to recharge!

Queenstown, New Zealand

If you’re more of an adven­tur­ous Leo who thrives on adren­a­line rush­es, then we’ve got you cov­ered. Step for­ward Queen­stown in New Zealand, which should be high on your buck­et list! From bungee jump­ing to hik­ing, this des­ti­na­tion has it all, so it’s no won­der that it’s con­sid­ered to be the adven­ture cap­i­tal of the world!

Leos are known for being brave and con­fi­dent, but how brave and con­fi­dent you real­ly are will be test­ed by Kawa­rau Bridge Bungy which is the most famous (and first!) bungee jump in the world! If this isn’t your scene, then you can always try some­thing a lit­tle safer on ground, like explor­ing some of the amaz­ing hikes that Queen­stown has to offer.

After a day of explor­ing, lux­u­ry-lov­ing Leos will be in need of a lit­tle pam­per­ing. Look no fur­ther than Onsen Hot Pools Retreat & Day Spa where you can take a relax­ing soak in the hot pools which have panoram­ic views of the moun­tains and Shotover Riv­er. Once you’re suit­ably pam­pered, retreat back to a stun­ning home swap like Bevan’s home. With spec­tac­u­lar views from the liv­ing room across Lake Wakatipu to the moun­tains, this stun­ning home sleeps up to eight peo­ple. Close enough to Queen­stown for a day trip, this peace­ful pad is the per­fect retreat for some quiet­ness at the end of the day. Pre­vi­ous guests to the home have mar­velled at its amaz­ing loca­tion for a day of ski­ing, while oth­ers have enjoyed a more leisure­ly pace of life with trips to the local wine bar!

Queenstown Where to swap as a Leo Love Home Swap

Noth­ing will please an adven­tur­ous Leo more than the adven­ture cap­i­tal of the world!

Next month we’ll be look­ing at where Vir­gos should swap in August and Sep­tem­ber. If you’d like to make some rec­om­men­da­tions on where these dili­gent souls should explore, we’d love to hear your sug­ges­tions! Sim­ply click on the Feed­back tab to send us your thoughts, or share your own per­son­al swap snaps on Insta­gram. Don’t for­get to use the hash­tag #welove­home­swap so that we can like your photos!