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Our Top Ten Last-Minute Summer Escapes

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28-Jul-2023 Laura Curtis

Our Top Ten Last-Minute Summer Escapes

Jet off this summer with your choice of last-minute luxury

Are you after a last-minute luxury holiday that'll make this summer one for the photo album? But not sure where or how to find your perfect escape with just a few months (or weeks) notice? Look no further than Elegant Resorts' handpicked selection of the hottest destinations for a perfect summer getaway.
Europe is the ideal short-haul destination for a last-minute holiday, with luxury hotels and resorts for every type of stay. Whether you're travelling with the kids, adding some romance to your summer or looking to tick another city off of your bucket list, we've got you covered with a choice of last-minute luxury options that are all just a short flight away. So, get holiday ready and explore our top 10 last-minute summer escapes.

Columbia Beach Resort

For Sailing Away

With the azure Mediterranean as your playground and Columbia Beach Resort as your luxurious base for the summer, the glistening seas will be calling your name. Pissouri Bay is on the doorstep of Columbia Beach Resort, and you'll have access to an array of watersports during your stay.
So whether you try out the resort-run sailing lessons that are open to all ages, or let the professionals take the wheel with a boat trip around the island's stunning coastline, you'll be heading into autumn with some unforgettable Mediterranean memories.
Columbia Beach Resort

Royal River

For A Touch of Romance

For couples seeking a spontaneous spot of romance and serenity this summer, the Royal River in Costa Adeje is the ultimate destination. This adults-only haven offers a peaceful ambience, a selection of intimate settings, and exceptional service, making it the perfect retreat for a couples trip to Tenerife. Whether you're savouring a candlelit dinner, relaxing by the infinity pool, sipping your way around the vineyards on a wine-tasting experience or indulging yourselves at the spa, Royal River is the epitome of romance.
Lagoon Villa

Six Senses Douro Valley

For Valleys and Vineyards

Portugal is renowned for its rolling hills and wineries, and Douro Valley gives you the best of both. Perched on a hill overlooking the meandering river below, Six Senses Douro Valley is an enchanting 19th-century manor that seamlessly blends its rich regional heritage with the timeless elegance of Six Senses' design values. It invites you to indulge in the scenic beauty of the Douro Valley while savouring the finest wines and ports that Portugal has to offer. It's a true taste of summer.
View of Six Senses Douro Valley

Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

For The Kids

Enjoying year-round sun from a prime spot on Marbella's coastline, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for any family looking for a last-minute escape. The sun-soaked shores offer an ideal setting for splashing in the sea or building sandcastles, but the resort also houses an amazing kids' club within a converted farmhouse, which provides 5000m² of playing space! So parents can be confident that the little ones will have an amazing time away.
Kids Club


For A Multi-Gen Escape

If you're thinking of going all out on the family holiday this year and getting everyone involved, Anassa has everything you're looking for. This Cypriot paradise is a treasure trove of unforgettable moments for everyone, from the youngest explorers to the seasoned travellers. The interconnecting room options and two-bedroom family suites reward families with a comfortable haven for together time, and with activities including barbecues, Cypriot dancing and sailing, Anassa ensures that each generation finds something special to delight in.

Eagles Palace & Villas

For An All-Inclusive Stay

Leave your worries behind as you embrace the ultimate pampering in the serene surroundings of Halkidiki and the all-inclusive offerings of Eagles Villas. Inviting you to revel in a world of limitless indulgence and unforgettable experiences, you'll have access to an array of activities like watersports, mountain biking or tennis, and there's also plenty of delectable dining options. So, whether you're sipping on cocktails or soaking up the Grecian views, this luxury resort caters to your every need and want so that you can simply relax.

Grecotel Corfu Imperial

For Staying by the Ocean

Discover the allure of waterfront living at Grecotel Corfu Imperial, where an ultra-exclusive ambience embraces you on a private peninsula overlooking the Ionian Sea. With a choice of waterfront suites and villas, this enchanting resort offers the perfect haven for a last-minute luxury beach break. And with a private beach right at your doorstep, relaxation is guaranteed. Let the sound of the waves lead you to beachside bliss as you stay just steps away from the sea with the most incredible ocean views.
Waterfront Villas with private pool

Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel

For The Ultimate City Break

Rome is a perennial favourite for a city break and graces countless bucket lists. Hotel De La Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel takes all the wonder of Rome's ancient era and pairs it with timeless elegance, resting at the foot of the Spanish Steps. Set in the heart of the city, surrounded by beckoning landmarks and Italian charm, this converted 18th-century palazzo promises artful interiors, exquisite dining options and sweeping views of the city's charming streets and buildings to create the ultimate base for your city adventure.

Nana Princess Suites, Villas & Spa

For Summer on the Beach

Nana Princess is home to the quintessential summer escape, with sandy beaches and glistening seas. This coastal haven offers the idyllic retreat of your dreams, basking under the warm Cretan sun.
Whether you choose to take a dip in the clear waters of the Aegean Sea or unwind on a complimentary sun lounger, the beachfront at Nana Princess promises unparalleled serenity. For an even more exclusive experience, selected suites and villas boast their own private beach gazebo, attended by a personal beach server, ensuring true beach bliss at this coastal sanctuary.
Nana Princess Suites, Villas & Spa
Nana Princess Suites, Villas & Spa

Six Senses Kaplankaya

For Putting Yourself First

The year is flying by fast, so if you're looking to spend your summer getting back into your New Year's resolution or just away from the stresses of the first half of this year, Six Senses Kaplankaya's wellness facilities have you covered.
This idyllic retreat offers an array of wellness programmes, rejuvenating spa treatments and immersive activities designed to nurture your mind, body, and soul. The resort harmoniously blends the tranquillity of a beachside setting with cutting-edge wellbeing therapies, as well as tailoring your stay to meet your wellness needs.
Yoga at Six Senses Kaplankaya
Yoga at Six Senses Kaplankaya
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Laura  Curtis

Laura Curtis

Senior Copywriter

Whether it's a short-haul weekend away or an exciting international adventure, I'm always eager for my next trip. I've been lucky to travel in abundance, and each time I come home, I bring back unforgettable stories that I love to share.