Full of colourful cultures and intricate diversities, our favourite short-haul destinations offer an abundance of sun-soaked resorts showered in luxury. Here are some of our top go-to destinations for 2018 and the incredible resorts that make them shine.
Home to some of the most photographed sites in the Caribbean, St. Lucia is a haven of tropical greenery and abundant foliage with a kaleidoscope of exotic life inhabiting it’s rainforests. From historic plantations to boutique resorts showcasing the utmost in luxury living, here are a few reasons we have fallen in love with this captivating country.
A haven of year-round sun and snow-white sands, the Turks & Caicos have long attracted those in search of captivating waters and the delights that go alongside them but one of its most well-known beaches has recently scooped the top spot and been named the number one beach in the world. The sights of the famous mile-long beach of Grace Bay offer a dream of silky sands and a long coral reef rich with colourful aquatic life whilst its accompanying delights offer a truly indulgent stay in the playground of Instagram globetrotters and those in the know.
Nestled in the heart of St. Lucia is a family-friendly resort showered in pampering enjoyment. From egg-hunts to all-day fun-fairs, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has a whirlwind of fun-filled activities to make the most of your family escape. Read on for some of our favourite things to do at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort this Easter.
A Caribbean paradise home to pristine beaches, an elite spa, championship-standard golf courses and a marina for water-based activities of all sorts, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is a real eye-opener. This Dominican Republic luxury golf resort set the benchmark for luxury travel in the region during the early 1970’s and continues to elevate the standard even today. We treasure Casa de Campo, and here’s why.
From enchanting fishing villages where locals go about their lives in peaceful tranquillity to dramatic rocky cliffs that teeter and tumble into aquamarine waters where pirates once roamed, the Dominican Republic offers a myriad of delights and attractions allowing you to walk in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus as you discover historical ruins and traces of the ancient Taíno people carved into time-worn rock walls.
Set amid waters teeming with a kaleidoscopic array of marine life and captivating coral gardens, Gili Lankanfushi sits as a tropical oasis in the breath-taking Indian Ocean where barefoot luxury is standard and lazy days are spent dangling your feet from a swaying hammock into the tranquil waters below.
Delve into the adults-only luxury of one of the world’s top resorts as you explore the delights of Le Blanc Spa Resort, a wonderland of tranquil infinity pools overlooking Cancun’s most mesmerising beach offering an indulgent service with award-winning amenities.
Mesmerising and pampering, Unico 20° 87° is a one-of-a-kind resort set upon the captivating white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya offering an immersive escape infused with a luxurious taste of the local culture. From personalised aromatherapy experiences to an extensive wellness programme, Unico 20° 87° provides everything you need to indulge mind, body and spirit among its enthralling surroundings.
Dreaming of sun-kissed beaches and picnics for two? For truly indulgent escapes simply oozing in romance, look no further, we have rounded up some of our favourite destinations the world over to treat your loved one this year.