What sweet music the latest travel announcement was to our ears. If you’re anything like us, you may be feeling even more positive and confident about travelling. While the red list is still in action, we've said goodbye to the traffic light system and hello to a ‘rest of world’ list. Late October sees no PCR testing for fully vaccinated travellers (England only) and some of our much beloved destinations are back on the cards; where unimaginable service, fine food, pampering wellness experiences, welcoming communities and awe-inspiring scenery awaits.
It’s not just our own protocols you have to stay on top of before booking a holiday, each destination has its own entry requirements too – it can be confusing and little complex especially if you don’t have expert advice. This is where we come in, we’ll take care of all of this on your behalf. For us, arranging trips has always been more of an art than a science – a mix of insight, creativity and meticulous planning to ensure the whole experience is just as flawless as it is sensational, so rest assured you’re in the hands of exceptional people. We're here to ensure your plans are safe, flexible and fully protected – saving you time and stress while guiding you safely to travelling once more. Wherever and whenever you wish to travel, this is our round up of the special places to consider first.
Wondering where next? Read on for our curated edit of luxury holidays for a dose of winter sun & snow. If you're planning further ahead, check back here over the coming weeks as we add our expert recommendations for family half term and Easter breaks, worldwide itineraries, spring sojourns and summer 2022 holidays.
Meaning ‘beautiful island’ in the local Maldivian tongue, One&Only’s flagship has aged like a fine wine since its original opening 15 years ago. A contemporary escape resplendent with no less than a dozen beaches, six restaurants and a one-of-a-kind certified dive centre, its all-singing-all-dancing nature has earned it grande dame status in the Maldives. Indulge in restorative spa treatments including the award winning Island Bliss Coconut Journey, it will awaken your senses and leave you feeling invigorated.Read more
Far from a shrinking violet, The Ritz- Carlton, Abama is a blooming rose citadel that closer resembles a small town than a hotel. Despite its vast size (it covers 400 acres), this is a place that feels like a quiet and exclusive club for those in-the-know and eager to quickly sneak off for a week of warmth in Spain’s sunniest spot. With a dozen restaurants/bars, seven swimming pools and over 450 keys there’s few desires to leave its comforts and trust us, there’s no need to.
New renovations have not eclipsed the original heritage and unique atmosphere of this small and stylish Maison. With art-filled rooms, a newly added Eden Spa and arguably the best social scene on St Barths, it’s no wonder the jet set flock to this island icon. Excellence is evident in the heart of the hotel, the Sand Restaurant, where creative and extended menus are overseen by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten drawing inspiration from his successful New York City establishments.
Where slow living, meets high style. Quite simply, the owners want you to feel like
you are at the best hotel, on the best beach in the Caribbean. Renovated under the expert hands of Belmond, this undeniably glamourous resort stands as a magnificent re-imagination of one of the most legendary retreats in the Lesser Antilles. Although the resort is firmly rooted in the locale, its gastronomy tours the globe. Think locally sourced cuisine, Peruvian tapas, and even a slice of Venice at Cip’s.
The first thing you notice upon arriving at Vakkaru is its surroundings; set in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, the property is surrounded by nothing but flourishing reefs and trademark Maldivian waters that tempt you to snorkel amongst their abundance of marine life. Couples will be perfectly placed for romantic reconnection; private sandbank lunches, couple’s spa treatments and the intimacy of your over water villa await.Read more
Luxury lodge living spells freedom of the most intimate and luxurious kind, so gather your fun-loving family or friends and head to the pristine white slopes of this much-loved ski destination. Located in the heart of Courchevel 1850 in the Three Valleys area of the French Alps, the area’s usual lavishness makes way for new heights of mountain living in these quite literal homes-away-from-home. Tailored ski-in, ski-out facilities await at the main La Croisette lift as well as a dedicated ski concierge service, while the Six Senses Spa is a welcome respite from a day on the slopes.Read more
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