It’s impossible to be sure where will open up for UK travellers in the coming months, but insiders, including travel guru Simon Calder, favour the chances of European islands over their mainland neighbours. Availability will be scarce however. That’s why it’s really important to be ahead of the curve – get your seat & suite reserved now, ready to hit go when we get the green light.
Let’s look at some of our favourite options for the Canary, Balearic and Greek Islands that could be just a short flight away …
BAHIA DEL DUQUE, TENERIFE
A prime candidate for summer and autumn sun is the Canary Island of Tenerife. We love the Bahía del Duque, located in the south of the island for its authentic Canary architecture and dècor, 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.
PRINCESA YAIZA, LANZAROTE
Located in the south of Lanzarote, the 5* Princesa Yaiza is a perfect family destination with just the right amount of luxe to keep everyone of all ages relaxed and satisfied. A Thalasso spa, nine restaurants, six impressive swimming pools and six bars, all with a different atmosphere provide incredible variety in one stunning resort.
Families with children of all ages will love the Princesa Yaiza. Kikoland is a children’s park of sports and leisure facilities on an area of over 10,000 m² within the resort.
LA HACIENDA DEL BUEN SUCESO, GRAN CANARIA
Located in a magical and beautiful setting, surrounded by a never-ending sea of banana plantations. La Hacienda del Buen Suceso is just 15 minutes from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 45 minutes from the famous beaches and dunes on the south of the island.
With spectacular views of the sea and the mountains, La Hacienda del Buen Suceso is a boutique bolthole a world away from the typical Canary Island resort. It’s a perfect base from which to explore the hidden gems of Gran Canaria that are off the tourist track, or simply relax in an atmosphere of old world charm.
SIX SENSES IBIZA
New for Summer 2021, Six Senses Ibiza brings laid back beachfront luxe to the peaceful and private northern tip of Ibiza. Stay in exquisite suites and villas from romantic beachfront cave suites to ultimate five bedroom residences perfect for families and larger groups.
With its crystalline water and unobstructed sunset views, Xarraca Bay is one of the most alluring hidden secrets on the island. The north of Ibiza has a particularly strong and vibrant year-round community and a flourishing well-being scene. Enjoy this stunning resort for a cool-season retreat or for summer days filled with lazy lunches and swimming in the warm turquoise seas.
Quite possibly the most iconic of all the Greek Islands with its stunning white-washed walls, azure blue skies and old world charm, Santorini is a mecca for couples looking to switch off from real life and indulge in some me-time. Katikies is renowned for its unparalleled services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance as one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini.
Elegant, soothing living and sleeping areas feature bedrooms in lofty upper levels in certain suites, whilst sensational private terraces offer Caldera and sea views. This is a small-child-free hotel, with only children 13ys+ allowed.
IKOS ARIA, KOS
Basking in the enticing Dodecanese sunshine on the southwest coast of Kos island, Ikos Aria offers a compelling mix of contemporary style and traditional hospitality.
The golden sands of Kefalos beach and the enticing azure waters of the Aegean are your own private playground. Lie back on your sunbed and allow us to serve you chilled drinks and delicious snacks all included at no extra cost. Deluxe Collection guests enjoy their own extensive private pool and children’s pool, together with a beach area reserved exclusively for their use.