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.
From mountainous islands steeped in mythology to hidden caves discovered through crystal waters, Greece is a wonderland of diversity and the perfect short-haul destination to discover some of the secret wonders of the world. An adults-only Greek haven nestled along the peaceful coast of Tsilvili, the newly-built Contessina Suites is an oasis of tranquillity offering in-suite whirlpools & private pools, perfect for washing off the day’s excitements and is the perfect base to enjoy the sights of Zante such as the infamous Shipwreck Beach.
From the colourful culture of the Spanish mainland to the enchanting islands that line its outer regions, Spain is a country bursting with flavour and music. For a pampering sample of the Spanish allure, indulge in the extensive spa facilities of an exclusive resort nestled among the Sierra Cortina Mountains boasting exceptional views of the Mediterranean. Surrounded by exotic gardens, the rooms of Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, A Royal Hideaway Hotel are adorned in Balinese style for the ultimate in serenity as you are pampered by the resort-wide focus on spiritual and physical well being.
Full of mythical charm, Cyprus forms the enchanting backdrop to a world of mesmerising sights from crumbling castles to atmospheric shipwrecks with nothing but blue skies to break your vistas. A wonderland of enchanting waterfalls and lagoon-style pools, Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos is a true haven offering a range of excitements for families and couples alike, with dedicated adults-only areas crafting an escape to suite every type of traveller. Nearby dive and cultural sites offer the perfect backdrop to a resort offering some of the best facilities and surrounding in Cyprus.
The land of romance and mouth-watering cuisine, Italy is a time-honoured classic just waiting to delight with its alluring seaside towns and classic resorts. A cliffside solarium crowns the breath-taking features of the Grand Hotel Minareto, surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Plemmiro Nature Reserve. A boutique marvel set among enchanting bungalow-style accommodations, the resort is the perfect place to spend your summers catching the incredible sunset vistas from the Jacuzzi terrace, whilst soaking up the inimitable Italian ambience.
Bathed in picture-perfect natural wonders, the Algarve is an idyllic retreat from the crowds of other seaside wonders and sits as an up and coming sun-soaked escape packed with beautifully luxurious resorts. Emerging through these, Epic Sana Algarve sits as one of Europe’s leading luxury resort & spas, tucked away amid acres of verdant pine tree gardens and boasting a contemporary chic resort design featuring state-of-the-art technology combined with unparalleled natural surroundings.
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