Holidays are the perfect way to really reward yourself for your hard work, to indulge in the blissful pleasures that travel brings and make your trip a once in a lifetime experience. We have hand-picked a selection of ultra-luxury holidays where you can really spoil yourself with something extra special.
To make this year even more memorable, treat yourself to an extraordinary experience you always wanted to try, try something for the very first time like a luxury helicopter transfer straight to your hotel, indulge in that stylish penthouse suite you always dreamed of, or escape to somewhere completely new that you might never have heard of.
Let us make that reservation for your special private dinner with your favourite wine, or organise your private day trip out on a luxury catamaran to explore nearby islands. We’ll pull some strings to get you the most spacious suite with the most sensational views, ensuring your luxury holiday is more incredible than you could ever have imagined.
Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia
From the minute you arrive at Jade Mountain you know you have arrived somewhere very special. A truly stunning architectural feat fabulously designed by owner, Nick Troubetzkoy; perched atop the steep verdant hill of Morne Chastanet, with panoramic views out to the magnificent and iconic Pitons, this is Saint Lucia’s most exclusive retreat. With individual bridges leading to your private infinity pool sanctuary, you will feel on top of the world as soon as the door is opened to the most mesmerizing view you will ever experience; with the fourth wall missing, you will wake up to your personal Piton view every day. During your stay your ‘Major Domo’ will make your time here as luxurious and relaxing as possible; on call 24hrs a day, they will take care of everything you could possibly need. When it comes to dining, the Jade Mountain Club combines exquisite meals with spectacular views. Seasonal menus devised by award-winning chef Allen Susser showcase modern fusion cuisine infused with bold Caribbean flavours. After dinner, take yourself to the Celestial Terrace, the most romantic spot for star-gazing. Your experience here will be truly unique and completely unforgettable.
7 nights from £3,995 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Sky Jacuzzi Suite on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Complimentary Upgrade to All-Inclusive + 5th night free between 15 January - 19 December 2017.
Spice Island, Grenada
A long-time favourite of our clients and part of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, this beautiful all-suite resort offers the highest standards in modern comfort and style, whilst still retaining great charm and character. Our friend, Sir Royston Hopkin, and his family own and operate the resort in the manner in which they themselves would wish to be pampered and treated.
An elegant, family-owned resort, Spice Island is one of the most delightful hotels in the Caribbean - the gracious hospitality offered by Sir Royston and his team is just one reason why our guests love it here.
Located right on the glorious white sands of Grand Anse, Spice Island’s beachfront setting is hard to beat - Dining at Oliver’s restaurant is a very special experience - each dish is beautifully presented and always delicious.
Spice Island faces due west so you’ll be treated to some spectacular Caribbean sunsets during your stay - pull up a seat on the terrace and enjoy one of the resort’s signature ‘Liquid Sunshine’ cocktails while you watch the sun go down.
7 nights from £2,399 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Oleander Suite on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save 20% + stay 7 pay 6 between 01 April - 15 December 2017.
Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Step into a waking dream in an awe-inspiring setting for an unforgettable holiday. PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi sits in its own private lagoon and is considered one of the Maldives’ most stylish island resorts. The beautiful Ocean Bungalows are incredibly popular, however, the ultimate comfort comes in the form of the exceptionally large Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Residences; take a late night dip in your private fibre-optic lit infinity pool, laze around on your spacious outdoor deck and marvel at unparalleled views across the azure waters. Your Thakuru (butler) will take care of anything that you might desire during your stay here. For a once in a lifetime experience, set out on the crystal clear water on your luxury Maldivian Dhoni (traditional sail boat), with dolphins arching from sea to sky in front of you in a race with the bow as the white sails billow gently in the breeze. This is such a unique and romantic experience and you’ll be treated to delicious cocktails as the sun melts into the blue horizon and you sail the deserted island by the moonlight.
7 nights from £3,299 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Pool Villa on Half Board. OFFER: Save 30% + complimentary Half Board on selected dates in 2017.
Enter a world of luxury at One&Only Resorts, set in the most exotic locales in the world, offering awe-inspiring luxury and world-class facilities. We have picked three fabulous features that make each One&Only Resort stand out from the crowd.
One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
Sitting alongside a stunning white sand beach, this resort continuously exceeds itself and will re-open on the 1 March 2017 after extensive enhancements to the rooms and restaurant. Expect first class luxury, superb facilities and service second to none.
1. Michelin Star cuisine by renowned French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
2. Chocolate-dipped strawberries and a glass of Champagne delivered to your room each afternoon.
3. Complimentary bicycle hire for exploring this incredible island.
7 nights from £3,379 peer person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Room including breakfast. OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5 + complimentary breakfast on selected dates during 2017.
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Intimate, luxurious and elegantly laid-back are all words we would use to describe this stunning boutique resort. When you’re not out and about discovering the thrills of Dubai, laze on designer day beds, eat in stylish surroundings and pamper yourself in the Guerlain Spa.
1. Heavenly pampering in one of the exclusive spa treatment suites, each with a private outdoor relaxation area and rain shower.
2. A romantic evening of exquisite French cuisine at STAY by Michelin Star chef Yannick Alléno.
3. Deep-sea fishing trips with a chance to catch tuna, sailfish and bonito.
5 nights from £1,549 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Palm Manor House Premier Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 35% + complimentary upgrade to Half Board.
One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
One of the world’s most exclusive resorts, with a name meaning ‘beautiful island’, the idyllic One&Only Reethi Rah astounds guests with a luxurious hotel experience in an exceptionally beautiful island location.
1. Water Villas with gorgeous decks and wrap-around hammocks suspended over the water – perfect for sunbathing or stargazing.
2. Private painting classes with Christopher Hogan, one of the world's leading marine abstract artists.
3. Live music at Rah bar each evening, accompanied by exotic cocktails and fruit concoctions.
7 nights from £3,739 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Villa on Half Board. OFFER: 45% saving + complimentary upgrade to Half Board between 17 April - 17 December 2017.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
One&Only Royal Mirage is a unique resort comprising of three separate and very different hotels. The location close to the best shopping malls and top sites of Dubai is perfect, and yet within the walls of the resort it feels like a haven far from the city. Arabian Court’s intimate courtyard, meandering walkways and fountains create the captivating atmosphere that gives this hotel such a romantic feel. The Residence and Spa offers the utmost seclusion, built unashamedly in the pursuit of totally pampering its guests in the impressive One&Only Spa, and The Palace, a recreation of the splendour and opulence of an Arabian palace, evokes much of the romance and magic of the Arabia of legend.
1. At Arabian Court, Eauzone is a spectacular spot for a special dinner on the beach surrounded by palm trees, where floating seating areas and wooden decks look out over the Arabian Gulf.
2. At the Residence and Spa, the Complete Oriental Treatment in the Hammam is incredibly appealing after a day exploring Dubai.
3. At The Palace, having a private balcony facing the sea offers amazing views right from your king size bed.
5 nights from £1, 199 per person. Based on 2 adult sharing a Deluxe Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary upgrade to Half Board.
Cotton House, St Vincent & The Grenadines
On the unspoilt paradise island of Mustique, Cotton House is an illustrious hotel set in a beautifully converted 18th Century sugar plantation. The estate lies on the edge of the beach, tucked into a bright green wilderness of thick tropical gardens.
They get the balance of relaxed hospitality exactly right, and it’s the little extra touches that make a stay at such a charmingly unfussy hotel so special - from the scented candles and pillow menu in your room to the gourmet picnic hampers provided if you want to explore the island’s secluded beaches, you’ll be truly pampered here, as little luxuries abound.
Tristan Auer’s design cleverly gives Cotton House a sense of harmony with its gorgeous surroundings, with lots of open spaces connecting you to nature. The views from the spacious verandas and plunge pools into the gardens or out to sea are stunning.
Spend an elegant evening in the colonial-style Great Room, adorned with traditional West Indian artefacts, sampling native rums and cigars whilst looking out to the serene lily pond and mingling with other guests. Then at dinner, indulge in the extensive, award-wining wine list, which will keep even the most enthusiastic oenologist happy.
7 nights from £2,499 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden Cottage including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Complimentary transfers to Mustique from Barbados or Saint Lucia + anti-jet lag massage.
The Sandpiper, Barbados
It’s a credit to The Sandpiper’s exceptional staff that so many guests return year after year, no doubt enchanted by their boundless warmth and enthusiasm. One of the most exclusive family-run luxury boutique hotels in the West Indies, with an amazing story, this is a real favourite for those seeking an intimate atmosphere and the utmost privacy. The stylish hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens and sits on a sandy beach, bordered by a wooden deck where you can sunbathe beneath a shady tree looking out over turquoise waters. Bougainvillea adorns the terraces of rooms overlooking the peaceful gardens, and the luxurious Tree Top Suites have their own plunge pools. A real bonus is having access to the spa at sister hotel, Coral Reef Club, which offers delightful tranquillity and luxurious rejuvenation treatments. The hotel is also renowned for its award-winning restaurant that opens out to a romantic torch-lit pool and tropical gardens. Executive Chef, Christophe Poupardin, is a master at creating dishes with Caribbean flair as well as fusion dishes from Europe and Asia, and their famous Sunday BBQ has a fun and relaxed atmosphere with live steel pan music. Make sure you go to Harold’s Beach Bar for sundown cocktails; it’s a real Bajan treasure on a charming spot.
7 nights from £1,955 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Room including breakfast. OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6 + four complimentary dinners. Selected dates during 2017.
Eden Rock, St Barths
Eden Rock is lavish in design, utterly luxurious in style, ultra-exclusive in feel and extravagant in every way imaginable – it is without a doubt the most fabulous place to experience the very best that St Barths has to offer. Everyone comes back completely in love with this quirky hotel full of character. Built onto giant boulder rocks on a dramatic cliff edge, the views from here to the bright blue ocean will entrance you. Villa Rockstar will suit you down to the ground if you’re looking for some serious fun; a huge space, you can even record your own song on the mixing deck in the basement. Villa Nina is one of our favourites, as the art collection there is extraordinary. It is a gallery in its own right, and particularly impressive is the photography that lines the villa entrance. For those looking to chill out on a stunning and secluded beach, this won’t fail to impress, and the experience is all the better for the beach service, where the most attentive team will get to know your favourite spot and save it for you each day, satisfying your every need. Foodies will be in awe at the mouth-watering menu at ‘On The Rocks’ by Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and down at Sand Bar on the beach, be sure to try the truffle pizza, a house specialty. We recommend reserving the table on the deck at the very end of the cove for spectacular views right over the water; it’s the most private spot to dine in peace.
7 nights from £2,969 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden Room including breakfast. OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5 between 01 June - 27 August 2017.
Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort, Saint Lucia
Sugar Beach lies on a breathtaking bay tucked between the towering Pitons. With over 100 acres of stunning natural surroundings, superb restaurants and a fabulous spa, you’ll enjoy the very best of everything at this magnificent resort. The gorgeous rooms range from beachfront villas with direct access to the sand, to stunning hillside villas with private roof terraces overlooking the Pitons. And if that wasn’t enough, every room comes with dedicated butler service, so you will be incredibly comfortable and well looked after here. For those looking for adventure, Sugar Beach is a fabulous fit – there is a National Marine Reserve just off shore, where the diving and snorkelling is divine with countless varieties of tropical fish, rays and turtles to marvel at. There are also hiking trails leading to waterfalls and zip lining in the rainforest nearby. For an evening of luxury and the finest cuisine, try the super stylish Cane Bar, serving an Asian-inspired evening menu and specialty rums. And after a day out sailing or snorkelling in the warm sunshine, treat yourself in the fabulous Rainforest Spa, housed in tree-house style gazebos hidden amongst the tropical foliage. A stay here is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.
7 nights from £2,015 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Sugar Mill Luxury Room including breakfast. OFFER: Save 10% + 5th night free + complimentary breakfast between 01 May - 31 October 2017.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands – Celebration Weeks
The legendary Necker Island is a private paradise in the beautiful British Virgin Islands, usually hired out as a whole for an exclusive private island experience. However, for selected weeks throughout the year, Necker Island hosts fabulous ‘Celebrations Weeks’, which are perfect for individuals, couples or small groups of friends keen for a luxurious Necker experience.
The island hosts up to 17 couples, with a fun and sociable atmosphere where guests meet up over gourmet meals or out on the water when taking advantage of the incredible facilities. Necker is all about decadence and luxury and with attentive service from a staff of over 100, you are simply required to relax and have the time of your life.
Every day the fantastic team arrange exciting activities that suit everyone’s interests. The 74 acre island has so much to offer, from sailing, to playing tennis with a professional coach, or enjoying secluded dining in romantic locations around the island.
There is of course plenty of space for some quiet sunbathing or a relaxing swim in one of the freshwater pools. The swim-up pool bars are particularly inviting for an afternoon cocktail, and everything is included in your stay so from the moment you arrive you can unwind and indulge.
Our Top Recommendations for Making the Most of Necker Island:
· Discover the abundant Necker Island wildlife - there are at least 50 lemurs, giant tortoises and over 350 flamingos.
· Indulge in Necker’s ‘sushi bar’ with a twist – they serve fresh sushi in a kayak filled with ice, which floats down the beach pool, so you can enjoy a sumptuous feast out on the water.
· Spend an evening at Bali Hi Beach for a candlelit dinner by a mesmerising bonfire with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.
7 nights from £12,419 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Great House Room on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 10% off a Celebration Week during 2017.
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