Home to a vibrant mix of people, cultures, and traditions, with the bonus of just a short and easy flight to get there, Europe offers the ideal location for a luxury holiday. Truly a continent of fascinating contradictions, here you can find both bustling, historic capitals and rustic island villages where time stands still. No matter where you choose, there is something for everyone within Europe's many beautiful destinations!
Perfect for culture...
Crete, Greece - Blue Palace
A fusion of Greek, Arabic, Turkish and Venetian heritage, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
nevertheless remains quintessentially Cretan; think terracotta-coloured stone walls, mature palms and olive trees, and endless blues mirroring the waters of the Cretan Pelagos. If you're looking for culture in this stunning resort, look no further than the 'Therino' open-air cinema, an old-time Greek tradition, where guests are encouraged to relax beneath the stars and watch a classic film. Alternatively, enjoy a short stroll from the resort to the quaint fishing village of Plaka, boasting a selection of charming taverns and restaurants before visiting the UNESCO-listed island of Spinalonga, just a few hundred metres away.
Perfect for foodies...
Ibiza, Spain - Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
Occupying a prime location overlooking the turquoise-coloured waters of Talamanca Bay, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
is the ideal place to go for the Balearics' most sensational epicurean experiences. Choose from four five-star restaurants, including a signature Nobu restaurant and a fashionable Pool Bar where the cocktails and soundtrack ooze Balearic bliss. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, enjoy delicious cuisine and the spontaneous and innovative signature dishes of the global empire, Nobu, created by Michelin-starred chef, Nobuyaki Matsushisa, combined with island-inspired flavours and ingredients at the eponymous restaurant or savour your world-class sushi as you lounge by the pool - a food lover's dream!
Perfect for beaches...
Halkidiki, Greece - Danai Beach Resort & Villas
A member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World', Danai Beach Resort & Villas
is perfectly located in a beautiful seaside setting with an endless stretch of golden sands. Boasting lavish villas with luxurious interiors, guests can enjoy spending time of the resort's private beach where, alongside luxurious sun loungers complimentary to all guests, private cabanas strive to offer complete beachfront intimacy. Epitomising bliss, you can lie under the glorious sun and indulge in a massage from the expert healing hands of the spa's therapists. For thrill-seeking guests that want to take to the enchanting water, there is a huge variety of exciting watersports right on your doorstep, as well as the opportunity for a cruise on the resort's luxury yacht, The Bird.
Perfect for spa lovers...
Elounda, Greece- Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel
With excellent views over Mirabello Bay and the sea beyond, and a superb collection of leisure facilities, lovers of relaxation will be in heaven at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel
Boasting a magnificent 2,200m² of space, the Six Senses Spa, was the first of its kind in Europe and offers its guests an authentic Greek holistic experience combined with traditional treatments borrowed from the Far East. World-class facilities include a Finnish sauna, Turkish Hammam, outdoor bubble beds, a Thalassotherapy pool and a Thermal Suite, as well as treatments on the beach and the exclusive Tepidarium space which combines the elements of glass, heat, stone and marble to create a wholly relaxing and calm-inducing environment.
Perfect for adults only escapes...
Phaphos, Cyprus - Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel
Nestled in a peaceful beachside location, Asimina Suites
is a boutique-style hotel offering the perfect escape for those who crave an adults-only haven. The complex is bright and modern, offering plenty to do and an excellent standard of service to match - the hotel has achieved the optimum balance between hospitality and functionality, allowing for both guest independence and superb guest attentiveness. The deluxe facilities include three bars, one of which offers live entertainment most nights. There's also an indoor freshwater swimming pool with Jacuzzi, two interconnecting outdoor pools with Jacuzzi jets, a spa, gym and four restaurants, as well as late night dancing and entertainment.
Perfect for family fun...
Algarve, Portugal - Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort
With a spectacular clifftop setting, overlooking miles of unspoilt beaches, Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort
is an unrivalled destination for families in the summer. With a myriad of experiences available to suit all ages, such as truly fabulous Kids' and Teen Clubs, this beautiful resort is the ideal place for families to reconnect and recharge. For guests under 8 years, Porto Pirata Children's Village offers endless fun and discovery, complete with two wondrous, life-size, pirate ships. Alternatively, a trip to the village promises thrilling programme of activities, including Pirate's Day, mini golf tournaments, limbo dancing and aqua fun in the kids' swimming pool. With all this and more, Pine Cliffs is a destination that will leave the whole family wishing they could stay forever.