Encounter Understated Luxury with our Classical European Escapes

Discover all of the charms of Europe as you lounge on sun-kissed beaches and find your own secret cove for a mid-afternoon picnic. Boasting some of the most captivating scenery these hidden gems delight in unparalleled service and enchanting views, allowing you to sit back and relax amid all of the splendour of the most luxurious retreats Europe has to offer.


Grand Hotel Minareto

Long celebrated as a classical crossroads of ancient cultures, Sicily lies surrounded by the glorious waters of the Mediterranean, a heaven for outdoor pursuits of every variety. Nestled within three hectacres of beautifully manicured gardens, the Grand Hotel Minareto is the epitome of Sicilian charm in a boutique setting. Indulge in the heavenly flavours of island produce as you savour citrus and shellfish, pistachios, tuna, almonds and ricotta as beautifully prepared time-honed classics or laze on a dream-like white sand beach as you dip in to the pristine waters of the surrounding Plemmirio Nature Reserve. Bicycle rentals allow you to explore the dramatic coastline at your leisure before returning to elegantly exclusive cottages adorned with Persian carpets and stunning seascapes.

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Asia Gardens

Uncover a celebration of Thai culture at an Asian-inspired enclave nestled within Spain‘s captivating Costa Blanca. From inspired tea ceremonies to heated pools ready to sink into, prepare to experience unparalleled relaxation as your every need is catered for by experienced staff whose service carries all the way from the extensive spa to the numerous bars and lounges across the resorts. Unwind to breath-taking views from the resort’s exclusive vantage point among the Sierra Cortina mountains as you sample flavours from across the globe, creatively cooked up by expert chefs and look out across the unending stretches of coastline along the stunning Costa Blanca.

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Lesante Hotel & Spa

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greek gods as you explore the white sands and turquoise beaches of Zante in an area bursting with glorious vistas and steeped in fascinating local history. Mentioned by the Greek poet Homer, the island is famous for its enchanting beaches and emerald waters, most notable of which includes Navagio (Shipwreck) beach.  Experience a luxurious taste of Greek island life as you unwind to chocolate therapies or oriental steam baths at Lesante Hotel & Spa, winner of Europe’s Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel 2015 in the World Luxury Hotel Awards and home to the most exclusive spa on the island of Zante.

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Epic Sana

Winner of Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Spa in the 2016 World Travel Awards, Epic Sana is a secluded haven along the breath-taking coastline of Portugal‘s dramatic Algarve. Meander through acres of pine forest as you revel in the chic design of a resort offering a modern take on classic design taking inspiration from its captivating natural surroundings. Offering state of the art technology and amenities, Epic Sana is an oasis if tranquillity offering award-winning dining and wellness facilities that will pamper you inside and out. Discover the captivating sights of the Algarve as you scale gravity-defying cliffs and sample some of the world’s most delicious cuisine.

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Lopesan Baobab Resort

Discover a fairytale of wooden bridges suspended over striking waterscapes as you wander in search of a secluded spot for an afternoon drink, hidden behind a tumbling waterfall. Inspired by Gran Canaria‘s neighbour continent Africa, Lopesan Baobab Resort is overflowing with stylish inspired design and tropical gardens that line every corner. Tantalise your taste buds as you sample the barbecue-grilled delights of the only restaurant of African cuisine in the Canary Islands and rest easy at a resort conveniently equipped with specially adapted areas for those with reduced mobility including pool access. With plenty to do in the surrounding area, Lopesan Baobab allows you to choose between action-packed adventure or lazy days lounging by the flower-lined pool. Whichever you choose, this Gran Canarian gem allows you to do it pampered in the very height of luxurious living.

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From ethereal blue caves to volcanic peaks, mouth-watering delicacies to local culture, Europe has all you need for an inspired break bursting with elegance. Why not let our personal travel advisers find your perfect escape over at Xclusivity?

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