We are experts at keeping our ears close to the ground, and pride ourselves on being the first to know whenever exciting news hits the travel scene. Always scouting out hot new hotels or exciting renovations from firm favourites, we have put together a selection of some of 2017’s most highly anticipated openings and re-openings, all with something special and different to offer, in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Be the first to experience these stunning luxury hotels in 2017. 


Pink Sands Club, St Vincent & The Grenadines

Pink Sands Club, the highly anticipated new luxury hotel on the tiny island of Canouan, has finally opened its doors to guests, bringing an unprecedented level of luxury to the Caribbean and a true sense of escape from everything but extreme comfort and unfaltering service. The resort is determined to deliver an outstanding experience to guests whilst ensuring blissful exclusivity, and they are certainly on track to impress.

The boutique hotel is a perfect blend of classic elegance and modern style and sophistication, and with only 26 suites and six villas, the atmosphere is intimate and exclusive. Pink Sands Club is most definitely a place to be seen. The décor is ultra-glamorous and colonial in style, with coral arches, cream fabrics and cool marble bathrooms, complemented by state-of-the-art features and cutting edge technology, which give the interiors a fresh and unique feel. Of course, the pink touches throughout add a romantic twist, and guests will find this to be one of the most irresistible hotels in the Caribbean. 

They have thought of everything here; each bed boasts ocean views, state-of-the-art technology gives guests complete control to personalise their room’s ambience, relaxing spa treatments can be enjoyed in over-water palapas with glass bottoms, and the infinity pool with a three-tiered tanning deck is a sun-worshipper’s haven. Gourmet cuisine is also to be expected here; Juliet is a wonderful restaurant for refined dining (reserve a table on the terrace for fabulous views) and fresh seafood at the beach house-style Lagoon Café is utterly mouth-watering. 

7 nights from £5,249 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a One Bedroom Beachfront Suite including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Complimentary return flights from Saint Lucia + spa treatment or a round of golf during your stay.

Kanuhura, Maldives

Kanuhura, set in the bright atolls of the Maldives, is a peaceful private island hotel in the middle of the Indian Ocean, recently refurbished and re-opened in December 2016. Offering luxury in a laid-back setting, the vibe here is castaway chic, and you’ll sense it as soon as you step off your seaplane and onto the island. Villas open up right onto the sand so guests feel a wonderful sense of privacy, and be sure to make the most of the stunning marine life here when snorkelling or diving. Kanuhura’s exceptional Kokaa Wellness Retreat & Spa offers an exclusive retreat for those seeking a holiday full of pampering and relaxation.

7 nights from £2,925 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Sunrise Bungalow including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 30% on selected dates.

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Portugal 

ANANTARA Vilamoura is the luxury brand’s European debut; a 5-star hotel set to open in April 2017 and attracting serious attention to the breathtaking and rugged southern coast of Portugal. Anantara’s track record of heartfelt hospitality in some of the most exciting destinations in the world is why we can’t wait to see them work their magic in the beautiful Algarve. The region is a swathe of olive tree fields sweeping away from a rocky coast, lined with little fishing villages and sandy coves for beach lovers to revel in Mediterranean sunshine and seafood.

Elegant rooms have been carefully designed, promising maximum comfort and panoramic views, with some overlooking the stunning Oceanico Victoria golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Fine dining is to be expected from the five fantastic restaurants; from EMO’s Mediterranean cuisine, to the live show-cooking you will experience at the stylish Sensorial restaurant, and live entertainment at Pop Sushi Bar.

Keeping busy won’t be a problem, particularly for golfers; Anantara is the official hotel to the prestigious PGA Portugal Masters golf tournament, with direct access to the course, as well as fast shuttle services to other golf courses in Vilamoura. The hotel boasts three outdoor swimming pools, one just for adults, and the Spa and Wellness area will be an oasis of calm, with Turkish baths for guests to feel completely relaxed. Families will certainly be tempted by the resort’s Kids’ club, offering innovative activities to create unforgettable family holidays.

Anantara will bring unprecedented luxury to the Mediterranean – the countdown to April is on!

7 nights from £969 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Pool View Room including Breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 15% + room upgrade + complimentary dinner. Selected dates during 2017.