Nowadays almost all of us wish we could be calmer, disconnecting from the daily grind and switching off during time with our loved ones. The desire to be tranquil is an ever more urgent priority and as summer draws to a close we’re here with a dose of inspiration serving up a curated collection of the most sought after holidays and experiences for the coming months that tick all the boxes for a truly relaxing getaway, whatever that means to you.
Set on the west coast of the Barbados and just steps from the sea, this epicurean adult-only boutique hotel has been an island favourite for decades. Guests can connect with local artistic, cultural and culinary creations, sampling unique vintages in the Wine Cellar, meeting artisans on gallery tour, or experiencing early morning photography walks before embarking on a gourmet journey with the award-winning chef’s table at Tapestry Restaurant.
Heritage is at its heart of Curtain Bluff, Antigua and owner Chelle plays a very active role, greeting guests and ensuring that the resort’s atmosphere is one of a big extended family. Each week Chelle hosts a cocktail party at her home, Bluff House, where guests of Curtain Bluff are invited for moonlit cocktails and her world-famous shrimp.Read more
Welcome jet-lag massages on arrival, daily champagne breakfasts and themed dinners all make a stay at this adult-only, award-winning hideaway feel more like an invitation to a private social club with friends. Spoil yourself with 24-hour personal ambassador service where your every wish is tended to.Read more
Setting the bar for luxury accommodation in Grenada, those seeking a stay to distance themselves from the stresses of daily life will do well here. Unwind in Janissa’s Spa, surrounded by a tranquil courtyard where skilled spa technicians utilise the restorative powers of spices, seaweed and citrus zest to revive and revitalise.Read more
Unrivalled service, genuine hospitality and heavenly relaxation await The One&Only Collection. Explore award-winning beach, urban and nature resorts set in some of the most idyllic locations in the world.
Insider tip: We anticipate even bigger savings this month. Why not take the opportunity to make your getaway even more special and treat yourself with a top suite.
Switch off and get back in touch with yourself and each other at this decadent resort, where guests blend peacefully into a backdrop of thirst quenching hues and Maldivian ambience. Snorkelling and marine life observation opportunities are second to none with one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. Furthering the relaxation offering are Wellness Wednesdays with a focus on being healthy in mind, body and soul.Read more
Lapped by shimmering turquoise waters, this Mauritian resort is teeming with opportunities for underwater exploration. Learn about the beautiful coral reef or the marvellous mangroves on a private guided snorkelling excursion. Unwind at the award-winning spa or be entertained at the Zilwa night, watching cultural dances accompanied by delicious Mauritian dishes.Read more
Sitting pretty on the spectacular island of Félicité, accessible only by helicopter and boat, Six Senses Zil Pasyon enjoys a blissfully private and secluded setting. With a wide variety of islands, you can experience more than one with a scenic helicopter tour where highlights include unspoilt islands and spectacular beaches. An excursion to Aride Island allows you to see how the islands were before humans inhabited them.Read more
Cast yourself aside and discover the mystique of the Middle East’s soaring city skylines, desert expanses and kaleidoscopic souks.
There is no mistaking the iconic silhouette of the sail-shaped Burj al Arab; offering unrivalled service, private beach access and some of the finest dining venues, there’s no mistaking why it is repeatedly voted one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Visitors can arrive by helicopter experiencing a striking birds-eye view of the city before unwinding at the terrace.Read more
Occupying a prime position amongst long sandy beaches, lush mangroves and azure lagoons, spacious living areas feature high ceilings with floor to ceiling windows for views out to sea. Hop in a kayak for a unique tour of the region’s most prized natural mangroves or enjoy an early morning boat trip catching fish in the Arabian sea.Read more
With an onsite waterpark, 23 restaurants and bars, an aquarium and full spa and fitness services, there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied. To further enhance your stay, try the Imperial Club, where a dedicated team will be on hand to provide a personalised service from the moment you arrive.Read more
As the days get chillier and the nights arrive earlier, it’s time to escape the British weather on a luxury family holiday. Fly and flop close to home to enjoy the last of the warm European weather or travel further afield for action-packed family adventures in Mexico or Florida. We’ve curated our favourites in the most family-friendly destinations during October Half Term.Read More