Now imagine that sun while on holiday! News from some of our favourite destinations sounds good for UK travellers. Despite the bumps, the vaccine rollout is going well and we can see a return to holiday travel through the summer months and beyond. So, let’s look at some terrific options to get you thinking about your next holiday, whether that’s near or far …
We think the Conrad Algarve tops the list of Portugal’s most luxurious resorts for 5* family fun! It’s a substantial resort set in stunning gardens with pools to suit everyone – whether that’s for family fun or some much needed quiet time.
There is plenty for families of all ages to enjoy at the Conrad Algarve, from the toddlers, through to teens, parents and grandparents. In addition to everything you would expect from a top class beach resort, the range of experiences is terrific – from clam-picking to a tailored golf experience, go off-road in a Polaris Buggy or take a private charter Sunseeker or catamaran to explore the coastline. This is a perfect place to make family memories together.
7 nights in the summer holidays for 2 adults and 2 children (u12yrs), staying in guaranteed connecting rooms with included breakfast, transfers, direct BA flights LHR-Faro from £9896.
Stay at the ‘luxury oasis’ of Sublime Comporta for a chic escape surrounded by undulating umbrella pines and cork trees, wild sand dunes, stunning rice fields and over 60km of pristine, white-sand nearby beaches. Sublime Comporta is a magical, unspoiled setting for ultimate relaxation.
Make your stay unforgettable with experiences at the hotel or in Comporta. Go dolphin and bird watching, horseback riding, sailing, surfing and wine tasting. Take your hire car to explore local Roman ruins, play golf against a backdrop of ocean and mountains, and of course enjoy some of the most exquisite food from the region.
7 nights in late May, staying in a Friends Room King Bed, with included breakfast, transfers, direct BA flights LHR-Lisbon plus one week car from £1458 per person
Overlooking the secluded Pissouri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus, the Columbia Beach Resort is a wonderful destination for families and couples alike. This beautiful resort is the one of our favourites for the perfect, easy holiday that ticks all the boxes. Great food, terrific facilities, awesome weather through into autumn and plenty to do, or not do – whatever is your holiday goal for 2021!
10 nights in August for 2 adults and 2 children (u12yrs), staying in an Executive Suite, with included breakfast, transfers, direct flights from £6250
With boho-chic and a social club vibe, Maçakızı is a wonderfully stylish boutique hotel, perfect for couples or friends to gather together, within easy reach of buzzing Bodrum.
Perhaps charter the Maçakızı Boat for a lunch or sunset cruise to celebrate a special occasion, or just to celebrate life! Or relax in the Maçakızı Spa’s traditional Turkish Hamman. Enjoy ‘Chef Nights’ with local and international guest chefs to create special gastronomic experiences for the Maçakızı guests.
7 nights in June for 2 adults, staying in an Upper Deck Garden Room, half board included, transfers, direct BA flights to Bodrum, from £2118 per person
For those looking for space and independence, a villa is a great solution. Stay tuned for news coming soon of our Savile Row Travel Villas selection, but in the meantime, here’s one of our favourites in Kefalonia.
Sleeping up to 8, Villa Stafida is an oasis of calm and decadent indulgence with sensational views over both Mounda beach and Katelios Bay. The villa effortlessly combines traditional stone facades with ultra-modern interiors, offering a stay in both comfort and style. All areas of the property lead out to a magnificent terrace area, where both the views and large infinity style pool await.
Pricing for 7 nights starts from £6000 including flights
We’re already seeing huge demand for this fabulous Indian Ocean island, which means prices go up while availability goes down. If you plan to go this year, you need to get your skates on, especially for the October half term break. For couples not bound by term dates, the options are better.
The Kelly Hoppen designed Lux* Belle Mare is full of eclectic experiences to delight at every turn. Try your hand at the extensive watersports on offer, indulge yourself in the spa or do absolutely nothing at all. However you spend your time, you can be sure that you’ll be doing it in true LUX* style at this resort.
10 nights in September for 2 adults, staying in a Junior Suite, half board included, transfers, direct Air Mauritius flights, from £2400 per person
Kicking Back in Kenya
One on the few African countries currently not on the ‘red list’ and with regular flights from the UK, Kenya is perfect for a spot of ‘natural distancing’. Diani Beach on Kenya’s South Coast is home to some beautiful rustic luxury beach resorts. Its white sands and turquoise warm waters make a perfect setting for a holiday in paradise by the ocean.
Waterlovers Beach Resort is a gorgeous little enclave of peace and luxury, located right on the famous white sands of Diani Beach, South of Mombasa. With just 8 suites, and a super-luxe 4 bedroom Penthouse Apartment, Waterlovers is intimate and friendly, ideal for couples, small groups or families. To make your trip even more special, we can add world class wildlife experiences, one of our favourites being Bateleur Camp in the Masai Mara.
7 nights in November, staying at Waterlovers Beach Resort in a Suite, with included breakfast and flights via Nairobi or Istanbul from £1680 per person
Iceland has opened its’ borders to vaccinated travellers from UK, US and EU though it is still unclear what documentation might be required. We can expect to hear more details soon, but we’re confident that travel will be possible from the UK in early summer.
Take a thrill seeking long weekend in Reykavik and the surrounding area, including a visit inside a volcano, whale watching and a super jeep adventure around the Golden Circle.
Stay for 4 nights with return flights from around £3000 per person