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Twelve Peaceful Retreats to Counter Daylight Savings

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27-Mar-2024 Laura Curtis

Twelve Peaceful Retreats to Counter Daylight Savings

The best-kept secrets for better sleep...

Why do we sleep better when we're on holiday? Experts say that luxurious linens, comfy beds, and a break from daily stress are key to relaxation. And whilst we're grateful for the brighter days ahead, the lost hour of Daylight Savings means we're in need of a relaxing holiday and better sleep now more than ever.

So, whilst we're dreaming of luxury holidays, we've put together some expert recommendations for peaceful, easy-going stays. All of which are complemented by our knowledgeable team and a dedicated concierge who will make sure your dream holiday exceeds expectations.

Petit St Vincent Private Island


Surrounded by sparkling waters, the gentle sounds of waves lapping the shore and a complete absence of digital distractions, Petit St Vincent Private Island is an undeniably relaxing retreat.

Petit St Vincent Private Island boasts only 22 one- and two-bedroom villas strategically scattered across the island. Whether nestled high on a hilltop or perched directly on the pristine beachfront, each villa guarantees unparalleled privacy.
Two Bedroom Beach Villa
Two Bedroom Beach Villa
All the villas have been designed to help you unplug and unwind, purposely free of internet and electronics. Locally sourced materials and floor-to-ceiling glass doors immerse you in the island's serenity, whilst the soft Italian linens add an extra level of comfort.

The Chedi Muscat


Amongst the peaceful surroundings of Omani nature, The Chedi Muscat promises a refined retreat that elevates the sense of escapism created by its neighbours of the Al Hajar Mountains and Gulf of Oman.

From the zen water gardens to the longest pool in the Middle East, and not forgetting the thought-fully appointed rooms and suites, relaxation is at the core of The Chedi Muscat. Setting a soothing atmosphere, expansive windows usher in breathtaking vistas, whilst a muted palette and king-size beds ensure a restful stay.
The Watergardens
All Deluxe Club Rooms, Deluxe Club Terrace Rooms and Chedi Club Suites include access to The Club Lounge, so you'll have additional benefits like limousine transfers and evening cocktails for an easy holiday steeped in luxury.

Andronis Arcadia


Offering a level of luxury that is inspired by the divine, this refined hillside hideaway is a peaceful paradise overlooking the Aegean Sea. As an earthly embodiment of Arcadia, the home of mythical God, Pan, Andronis Arcadia channels the refreshing tranquillity of Santorini's surroundings.

The all-suite hotel offers you the highest standards of comfort, and every luxury suite has a private pool with sunset views. Spacious, stylish, secluded and set against the most incredible backdrop, the accommodation at Andronis Arcadia is the perfect place for relaxing after a day of exploring the nearby hotspot of Oia.
Eden Villa



The extra hour gained from Daylight Savings services no holiday more than a luxury cruise. Even more time for more experiences in some of the world's most coveted and remote destinations, before doing it all over again in another luxurious location tomorrow.

Taking you to captivating wilderness destinations like Antarctica or the Amazon, Seabourn's expedition ships promise an unforgettable experience of surreal landscapes. But with such excitement comes such comfort to retreat to, with thoughtfully designed suites offering a haven of tranquillity, boasting plush bedding and captivating ocean views.
Wintergarden Suite

Six Senses Ibiza


Six Senses Ibiza enjoys the serenity of Cala Xarraca Bay's unspoiled coastline, enveloped in pine forests and positioned to gaze across the coast.

Placing you firmly in paradise, immaculately finished guest accommodations ensure the highest level of luxury. But the resort's two mansions - five-bedroom The Cliffhanger and ten-bedroom The South Mansion - take comfort and privacy to the next level, allowing you to drift off in absolute luxury.
The Cliffhanger
The Cliffhanger
Designed for larger parties, whether that's a multi-generational escape or a getaway with friends, both mansions offer plenty of outdoor space, including a private pool and al fresco dining areas. Despite being made for moments together, when it comes time to retreat, the bedrooms promise a private sanctuary.

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness


Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness exudes laid-back luxury from the very first moment. Characterised by the refined grandeur and respect for its scenic Bel Ombre setting, this resort boasts bright open spaces, coastal colour palettes and maximum comfort.

Promising plenty of peace and quiet, Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort channels true tranquillity. Restoration and relaxation are promoted at the 2,500 sqm Seven Colours Spa, whilst the 1km of soft sand and beautifully clear lagoon promise beach bliss. Immerse yourself in a haven where two championship golf courses, exquisite gastronomy and a pristine nature reserve converge to create an unforgettable escape.
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Best of all though is the suites. Set to the tune of the ocean waves, these stylish and airy accommodations pair light and natural interiors where your every need is considered.



Escape to a refined hillside retreat set against a backdrop of Mediterranean blues, and savour the impeccable service of a true Cypriot sanctuary. With a style inspired by a quaint Byzantine village, with lush gardens and whitewashed walls, Anassa is a timeless stay. Ideal for losing life's little worries and finding a laid-back Mediterranean mindset, this is a stunning sanctuary for respite away from the ordinary.
Adonis & Aphrodite Suites Pool
Adonis & Aphrodite Suites Pool
Low-rise accommodations cascade down toward the gardens and beach for serene scenes and complete privacy, navigated by winding pathways to your room, suite or villa. Many room types come with little extras, whether that's sunset views or a private pool, but all are airy, artisanal and radiate luxury.

Gili Lankanfushi


Swaying palms, thatched roofs and the endless blue of the ocean - Gili Lankanfushi was made to melt away stress. This all-over-water resort is all about discovering relaxation in its purest form, losing yourself in nature's beauty and leaving distractions behind.

Gili Lankanfushi provides an ultra-luxury take on the castaway experience, enticing you into a far-flung tropical escape that is even set in its own time zone. All that surrounds you is clear water and blue skies, and technology-fuelled modern madness is nowhere to be found thanks to the resort's 'no news, no shoes' philosophy.
Residence Bedroom
Residence Bedroom
Each villa is timelessly designed in island style, open to the ocean breeze and sitting on stilts over the turquoise lagoon. Large beds lure you in, and natural materials like wood and linen invite you into an utterly comfortable space.

Elounda Peninsula All-Suite Hotel

Dubbed the 'Waterfront Jewel of Crete', Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel is a haven of tranquillity set on the shores of Greece's largest island. Bathed in sunshine almost year-round and beckoning with traditional charm, Elounda is one of the most privileged spots in Greece; calmer and quieter for those searching for sanctuary.

Spacious suites, villas and residences line Elounda Peninsula All-Suite Hotel's Blue Flag beach, with every stay affording sea views. For the ultimate in exclusivity, the Diamond Residences are designed to the highest of standards.
Presidential Villa with Private Heated Pool
Presidential Villa with Private Heated Pool
Each boasts a private garden and pool, as well as exclusive access to the beach. The bedrooms are meticulously designed, inspired by the calming colours of the shore, and are all en suite to luxurious marble bathrooms that feature whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers.

The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah


Premium Two Bedroom Villa with Private Pool
Premium Two Bedroom Villa with Private Pool
Just a short drive away from the bright lights and soaring skyscrapers of Dubai, and you'll arrive at The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah. Despite the short travel time, this is worlds away from the bustle of the city; framed by protected mangroves, white sand beaches and lulling lagoons.

Designed to be an escape from the city (though it is still within reach for those who want to explore), the tranquillity of this luxury hotel doesn't just come from its surroundings. Every element has been considered to help you switch off.
Centred around rest and rejuvenation, the spacious rooms and villas are flooded with natural light. Chic interiors and modern amenities set the scene for pure relaxation, whilst many go that step further with a private pool. Unwind in your stylishly designed haven, gaze out at the coastline from your private terrace, and melt into the comfort of your plush king-size bed.

Raffles Seychelles


Surrounded by pristine beaches, framed by forests and clear ocean waters, Praslin is a magical island so enchanting that it was once thought to be the Garden of Eden. Now home to Raffles Seychelles, this picture-perfect paradise combines with the signature service of Raffles to create a getaway of unparalleled peacefulness.

From private yoga classes to personalised spa treatments and even the complimentary Sugar Palm Kids Club, this is a haven that is passionate about peace and quiet. 86 private pool villas are spread out across 30 hectares of natural preserve, combining privacy with breathtaking views. And with 475m of sandy shores, you are afforded some unforgettable moments -from picnicing on the pristine sands at sunset to chartering a yacht across the calm waves of Anse Takamaka.
Panoramic Pool Villa
Panoramic Pool Villa
Anse Lazio Sundowner
Anse Lazio Sundowner
The accommodation choices embody Praslin's Garden of Eden parallel, with views of swaying palms and interiors with hues of honeyed gold. All 86 pool villas are designed with harmony in mind, where king-size beds and impressive bathrooms welcome you into respite.

Blue Waters Resort & Spa


An icon of style and sophistication within a private bay on Antigua's northwestern coast, Blue Waters Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for an intimate escape.

Radiating an air of refined elegance, this retreat showcases spacious interiors adorned with coastal hues and an unparalleled sense of comfort, blending perfectly with the natural beauty of its surroundings. The hotel's chic and breezy accommodations seamlessly merge bright and open spaces with cutting-edge amenities and natural touches, meticulously catering to every conceivable need.
Rock Cottage
Explore the 17 acres of lush tropical gardens, relax on one of the three private beaches, indulge in rejuvenating treatments at the Spa at Blue Waters or simply bask under the warm sun on your private patio.
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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.