Sun, sea and sand for some and espressos and sunny piazzas for others, we all have own idea of bliss when it comes to finding the perfect summer break. Whether it’s a relaxing resort you look for or a bustling city break and site seeing, our Holiday Report features some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts for the modern traveller. From classic interiors and bistros to endless horizons and dreamy spas, find your ideal destination right here.
Surrounded by a translucent sea and trimmed with 6 kilometres of white sandy beach, the One & Only Reethi Rah resort in the Maldives is just an hours ride by yacht from the mainland. While the island is one of the largest in the Maldives, it’s still intimate, and you can expect to find yourself frequently lounging on your own private beach. With a breakfast bar, restaurant, spa and even a tanning school, you’re sure to acquire the perfect summer glow whilst relaxing and unwinding amongst some of the most picture perfect views and endless ocean scenery.
The resort offers chic beach villas with your very own private pool, indoor and outdoor showers overlooking the beach, complementary water sports, exotic spa treatments and fresh breakfast laid out every morning.
Located on the island of Guidecca, across the lagoon from St. Mark’s Square stands the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. A little off the beaten track from the bustling ‘down-town’ Venice area, the hotel offers both privacy and space you wouldn’t ordinarily get on a city break. The vast garden-esque grounds, spa, fitness and wellness centre give it a resort feel whilst housing one of the only, and certainly most picturesque swimming pools in all of Venice.
Only a short distance from the heart of the city whilst boasting the romantic seclusion of a classic resort, the hotel is reputable for its spacious rooms and exclusive, luxurious aura. With many returning customers, the hotel boasts a sentimental familiarity with the always immaculately uniformed Roberto to meet you at the dock on arrival. A stand out amongst a vast amount of hotels in Venice, Hotel Cipriani’s spectacular reputation and notable surroundings set it high above the rest.
Leave the cares of the world behind and experience the serenity of La Mamounia, Marrakesh. Away from the intensity of the city’s crowded, noisy atmosphere, lies La Mamounia, a haven of lush vegetation, colourfully patterned pillars and turquoise lagoons. Cedar scented and adorned in quaint Morrocan details, enjoy the sensory experience of dates and almond milk on a arrival that welcome you into the hotel’s lush grounds surrounded by snow capped mountains and greenery.
Facilities include a luxury spa and a fitness and wellness centre with a multitude of restaurants and bars offering the most exquisite local cuisine. Steeped in Moroccan culture whilst catering for the needs of the modern traveller, La Mamounia is a haven of fine taste and culture to take you out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and into an intimate Moroccan experience you’re sure never to forget.