Autumn is such a good time to get away. Whether that’s to see the stunning fall scenery of the East Coast of New England, or catch the final rays of summer sun across the Mediterranean. Without the high heat of high summer, it’s actually a really good time to get out and about beyond the luxury resorts.
Families that have been separated can steal away for a week of October half term in Cyprus, or head to Iceland to hopefully witness the awesome Northern Lights, visit waterfalls, a huge volcano crater and dip in the Blue Lagoon.
For unadulterated luxury, travel to Oman for more than your average fly and flop, or practice your tennis and golf in sunny Tenerife. Whatever is on your autumn wish-list, and whoever you want to travel with, let us help you plan a holiday to look forward to.
Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus
Cyprus in autumn in something of a no-brainer. With a short-haul flight, guaranteed sun well into October and temperatures in the mid twenties, Cyprus is perfect for a quick week (or two) away from home. We think it’s quite an underrated destination, with plenty for the whole family to see and do.
The beautiful Aphrodite Hills resort is the perfect base from which to explore the island, or simply kick back and relax. Indulge in the luxe spa, relax by the pool, fill your days with golf and tennis, pack the children off to the Kids Club or to join the Dream Team Soccer School.
There’s a huge range of accommodation, from lovely rooms to the stunning Mythos Villas which sleep up to ten in luxurious seclusion. If you are thinking of taking the whole family away to make up for lost time together, Aphrodite Hills really should be on your list to consider.
Prices start from £10,130 for six people staying in a 3 bedroom Superior Villa during October half-term with breakfast, including flights from London to Paphos with EasyJet
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Perhaps Dubai’s sophisticated grown up cousin, Oman is a wonderful destination for guaranteed winter sun in complete luxury. Oman remains largely undiscovered yet boasts long golden beaches, a beautiful interior and spectacular fjords on the Musandam peninsula. The best time to visit Oman is between November and March.
We love the Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman. Nestled in Oman’s dramatic Musandam Peninsula, where rugged mountains dive into vibrant emerald waters, across a powdery sand beach, the village-inspired resort in Oman offers a range of villas, suites and beachfront retreats, each with a private pool, traditional summer house and the time and space to find yourself.
Yet Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman is so much more than just a luxurious fly and flop destination. Snorkel in the crystal waters or explore the rocky coastline by kayak. Hike into the mountains for a picnic overlooking the Sabatyn Canyon or even take a microlight aircraft to fly over the Hajar mountains and see the incredible landscape from up high.
Away from the beaches and pool, Iceland delivers awesome scenery and experiences for adventure lovers. Although well known for its Northern Lights from October through to March, Iceland has so much more to offer in addition to its natural fireworks display.
Stay in Reykjavik to enjoy its gourmet restaurants, bustling nightlife and easy access to the rest of the island. Explore the Tríhnjúkagígur volcano, where the volcanic chamber is the size of a football field and so tall that you could fit the Statue of Liberty in it – an unforgettable experience!
Take the classic Golden Circle Tour, showcasing some of the most beautiful sites in Iceland including the Gullfoss waterfall, considered to be the most beautiful in Iceland. Visit Þingvellir, a filming location for the Game of Thrones and stay at the Silica Hotel, the original hotel at the Blue Lagoon with its own private lagoon and relaxed atmosphere.
Explore the East Coast of New England
Explore some of the most picturesque spots on the US East coast in this 10-day self-drive tour of New England. Brimming with rich American history, stunning coastal landscapes and some of the finest seafood in the country, avoid the crowds in the great American outdoors.
We suggest you start with a classic Boston city break before driving on to Cape Cod to look out for Humpback Whales. Continue to Burlington for craft beer tasting, followed by few days to hike through Acadia National Park. Eventually finish in Portland for a gourmet seafood feast.
Download: The Savile Row Travel Touring Brochure for more worldwide touring inspiration or call 01491 575987 for a printed copy.
Bahía del Duque, Tenerife
Another prime autumn sun candidate, temperatures hover in the mid-twenties for much of the season in Tenerife. We love the Bahía del Duque, located in the south of the island for its authentic Canary architecture and decor, combined with all the luxuries you would expect from a five star resort.
The Bahía del Duque rooms offer breathtaking views of El Duque Beach or the hotel’s exotic gardens. Or choose one of the Las Villas collection of luxurious residences, an idyllic small private retreat where the refined service and the warm climate create an environment of privacy and unparalleled exclusivity.
Improve your tennis on the same courts used by some of the world’s best tennis players from the ATP World Tour, who visit for the mild climate and the quality of facilities. Next to Las Villas de Bahía del Duque, the 9-hole Pitch & Putt allows golfers to practice their short game in a wonderful replica course of medium difficulty overlooking the ocean.
D Resort Göcek, Turkey
Enjoy the final throes of summer at the glorious D Resort Göcek in Turkey. With just a 4 hour flight from London into Dalaman, and then a 30 minute private transfer, the resort is an ideal short haul break in the sun.
D Resort Göcek is a place to kick back and relax in luxurious comfort. Borrow a complimentary bike or meander into the quaint village of Göcek, charter the hotel-owned luxury speedboat or sit and gaze at the astonishing yachts pulling into the very glamorous harbour.
Dine-in at the hotel’s ‘The Breeze’, beautifully situated at the end of the marina and next to the beach with superb views of the Mediterranean. Or dine out at one of the many restaurants which line the marina and occupy the village squares behind it.