Whether you’re looking to stay close to home or venture further afield, make your next spa escape one to remember: discover some of our favourite destination hotels, from gorgeous boltholes in the beautiful Cotswolds through to mountain retreats and beachfront abodes across Germany, Austria and more, each guaranteed to help soothe and pamper you to your heart’s content.
With the days getting shorter and gloomy weather a permanent fixture, it’s safe to say winter is well and truly here to stay. What better tonic to the onset of hibernation season than a fun-filled city break? Whether you’re dreaming of a snow-frosted sojourn or a far-flung getaway, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite destinations for an unforgettable winter escape.
For many of us, an annual beach holiday feels like a necessity – a moment of calm and respite from our otherwise hectic lives. Most of us missed out on our beach holiday in 2020, which is why we’re looking ahead to 2021 and planning our top beach destinations for that all import week (or two) in the sun. Whether you enjoy powdery sand, rugged coastlines or bustling beachside towns – we have the perfect beach destinations for all, plus the best hotels to stay in when you’re there. Now is the ideal time to book in our incredible Black November Sale, where you can book ahead for your 2021 beach holiday.
With its mix of functionality, minimalism and culture, Stockholm constantly ranks highly on the list of the world’s coolest capital cities. The vast range of shops, bars, galleries and cafés is continually changing and new places are always popping up to visit. At the same time, the classics live on and attract new generations of visitors year after year. The perfect Stockholm stay is a mixture of old and new, both the familiar and unknown. Here are some tips on places to visit in the Swedish capital on a city break or weekend away.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and also the historic capital. Due to its seafaring location, Rhodes played a huge part in the areas ancient history, some of which dates back centuries and can thankfully still be appreciated today. If you’re looking for a beautiful island beach holiday, that’s also got plenty of architecture to entertain history buffs, plus gorgeous natural landscapes to boot, then Rhodes and nearby Kos sound like the perfect destinations for your next Greek island getaway.
Situated in northern Greece, the region of Halkidiki is known for its three magnificent peninsulas (or legs as they’ve come to be called), each home to stunning beaches that lead into the Aegean Sea, and incredible natural vistas. The most popular peninsula with holiday-makers is Kassandra which is occupied by luxury hotels and sand-hugging resorts. If you’re looking for something off the beaten track then Sithonia is home to secluded coves, and in Athos, you’ll see a beautiful historic Byzantine monastery which can be viewed from afar.
Croatia is multifaceted, from its rugged rocky landscapes to historic buildings and crystal clear bays. The land on the Adriatic Sea offers the perfect place for beach, culture and active travellers. The diverse natural treasures of Croatia extend from the mainland to around 1,000 surrounding islands.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and accordingly diverse. It has four main regions; Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi, each with something unique to offer. Whether you’re looking for lazy nights in the old town of Chania or idyllic seclusion in Lasithi – here are our top tips for a Crete holiday.