Thanks to government measures, coronavirus cases remain low in Georgia - so much so that the country has adopted a new tagline: "The Safe Destination". The second-largest city behind Tbilisi, Batumi is a delightful cocktail of nature, wellness, sustainable tourism, shopping, good food, better plonk, historic sites and, of course, its namesake pebble beach, lapped by the Black Sea. If the Batumi Boulevard is too busy for your liking, drive 20 minutes north to the narrow shore of Mtsvane Kontskhi, backed by a botanical garden. On the fence about travelling right now? Temperatures linger around the mid-20s into September.
Stay: Kartuli Hotel