Last Minute Luxury Escapes with Elegant Resorts
If you’re beginning to tire of the chilly, wet weather we are currently experiencing in the UK and are dreaming of a last minute escape to warmer climes – or you merely crave a change of scenery in the next couple of months – we have an enticing, handpicked collection of superb luxury hotels across the globe that are sure to inspire you, including some with special offers that are guaranteed to banish the January blues.
Beach holidays are of particular appeal at this time of the year, and the options are endless. The Caribbean can rightly claim to be one of the hottest, yet coolest, destinations on the planet right now, where the warm soft sands and sparkling waters of Barbados, The Grenadines and St Lucia offer a great deal of temptation, while Miami in the USA is currently extremely popular with the jet-set, who flock to enjoy the Latino vibe, fabulous nightlife and Miami Beach’s huge swathe of sand. The coast of Mexico, meanwhile, offers an intoxicating mix of Mayan culture, pristine white-sand beaches and clear aquamarine waters, while on the other side of the world, the Maldives and Mauritius need little introduction when it comes to picture-postcard scenery and the promise of relaxation, whether holidaying as a couple or family. For something a little different, you could head to Asia, where the tropical beaches of Thailand, Malaysia and even Vietnam meld beautifully with the exotic Asian culture and fantastic cuisine, or visit Oman, where mystical Arabian culture and parched, mountainous desert landscapes give way to the sandy beaches of destinations such as Muscat. For something a little more glitzy and glamorous, there’s always Dubai, where the weather is perfect for sunbathing at this time of year and the multitude of designer stores and shopping malls offer air-conditioned respite – if you can tear yourself away from the sun and sand!
South Africa never fails to enchant with its eclectic, always interesting, collaboration of landscapes, culture, heritage, wildlife and activities, whether you wish to laze on a beach, sample delicious fare in the Cape Winelands, enjoy a safari at a luxury private game reserve or head to cosmopolitan Cape Town, whose iconic Table Mountain presides majestically over spectacular scenery and an array of culturally significant landmarks, including Robben Island, Victoria&Alfred Waterfront and the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
If you’ve not quite had enough of shopping prior to Christmas, you could always head to iconic New York City for the weekend to flex your credit card even further, sightsee or take in a Broadway show. Closer to home, but no less alluring for that, are simply stunning European cities with a huge amount to offer the discerning traveller looking for a long weekend break. The great cities of Italy will never fall out of favour with romantics or those who yearn to explore the fascinating architecture, world-class museums, galleries and restaurants that are such a feature of Venice and Rome, while Austria provides a mix of cosmopolitan Alpine chic and sophisticated city style in classy, cultural Vienna. And if you’ve not already heard, the snow is finally beginning to make its presence felt at some of Europe’s most glamorous ski resorts, such as those in Italy and Switzerland, so if a European ski holiday appeals in Cervinia, Verbier or St Moritz, we have the perfect luxury accommodation for you.
For further information regarding our handpicked collection of last minute luxury escapes, please contact our expert Travel Consultants on 01244 897 505.