The sunshine has finally arrived here in the UK, with a heatwave getting us even more in the mood for laid-back holidays and extending this summer feeling. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a last-minute summer getaway, take a look at our favourite luxury destinations for all the travel inspiration you need.
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Since opening its beachfront doors in April, this luxurious villa and residences on tropical Malolo island have stunned guests and ignited envy in Instagram followers. With a private plunge pool for every class of accommodation, this gorgeous, expansive beach site with lush green garden and ocean views is our idea of paradise. The resort boasts that ‘outer island’ holiday feel you’ve dreamed of, but it is still accessible from the mainland in just over 30 minutes, making it a fuss-free place to visit for families or couples looking for short stay escapes. You’ll find two restaurants, an outdoor pizzeria and grill, three bars, a gourmet food market and a walk-in-wine cellar here, and as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a premium spa on-site with a range of wellness programmes and treatments available. Plus, the Six Senses resort is committed to being a 100% solar powered property, so you can travel in style without feeling guilty about your carbon footprint.
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Located in the North Male Atoll of the Maldives, this renowned luxury resort is a picture of serenity. Gili Lankanfushi is famous for being the ultimate place to relax, home to 45 stunning over water villas where you can escape from reality, some of which are so secluded that they’re only accessible by boat. Each villa has been built using eco-friendly materials and blends seamlessly into the remarkable natural landscape, but step inside to find state-of-the-art facilities, private plunge pools and glass bathroom floors with a sea-view. The resort also boasts outdoor massage pavilions, a fantastic spa and a spectacular selection of restaurants and bars, all of which are barefoot-friendly and in-keeping with the relaxed Gili way of life.
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The Philippines archipelago is home to more than 7,000 islands, which means there are a whole host of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Nay Palad Hideaway is a gorgeous little place to escape, ticking all the right boxes for a romantic getaway. With just nine villas at the resort, guests can enjoy time to themselves in a tropical paradise at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Everything is included in your stay, whether you’d like to enjoy delicious seafood and drinks, massages or island excursions.
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With an idyllic location on Vietnam’s culturally rich central coast, the Nam Hai resort provides easy access to three spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as the perfect opportunity to relax on the pristine white sand of China Beach. The town of Hoi An itself is a charming place to visit, with bustling ancient streets where you can sample local street food and shop for unique finds in the markets. The Four Seasons Nam Hai Resort welcomes you with its luxurious Asian architecture and luscious palm trees and tropical foliage, offering you the chance to relax and explore in equal measures. Wake up to the sound and sight of the sea through your bed’s drapes and take in an extraordinary beach view from your private terrace. You can also enjoy three swimming pools and plenty of gorgeous sunbathing spots, where you’ll have ice cream and cold towels delivered to you whenever you wish.