The dark nights are lingering on, and warm weather is only a distant memory. Fortunately, a life in the sun is only a flight away.
During our spring, the Orient is absolutely at its best. There is Malaysia, a veritable melting pot of people, traditions and religions. The magnificent landscape offers dense jungles, soaring peaks and lush tropical rainforests. The Datai, Langkawi is an intimate and luxurious rainforest retreat designed to integrate with nature.
Then there’s Thailand, which offers many compelling reasons to venture east, with the temples, palaces, tropical scenery and sun-kissed beaches. The Sarojin is a secluded tropical retreat with 10 acres of beautifully manicured gardens.
Add a layer of spirituality in Bali, the Island of the gods, which is steeped in folklore with a richness of cultures, architecture, arts and festivals and rimmed by coral reefs and palm fringed beaches.
When the weather starts to warm closer to home, Europe comes into its own. The hotels and resorts of Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece are drenched in hot sun through the day, cooling into long, restful evenings.
For culture and romance, Italy’s immeasurable art and architecture has been shaped by more than fifty thousand years of history. (Not to mention dazzling coastlines and exquisite cuisine and wines.) The Adler Hotel offers an oasis of relaxation in the Tuscan countryside with a fabulous spa and family friendly facilities.
France has a timeless appeal, from the chic harbours of the Provencal coast to the most beautiful villages and castles with irresistible food and wine. We have a fantastic worldwide villa portfolio that we can share with you; one of our favourite luxury villas in France is the Roc Rouge Villa.
Then there is Spain, with pristine soft white sandy beaches, azure skies, dazzling white towns, ancient cities, imposing mountain peaks, and regiments of olive groves.
Greece, the civilisation where democracy was born, offers sun-drenched beaches, clear blue skies and breathtaking scenery. For a peaceful and relaxing luxury spa retreat look no further than the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort.
The Western Algarve is a fabulous destination for families of all ages. In a stunning position overlooking the Martinhal Beach the newly opened Martinal Beach Resort & Hotel offers a wide selection of family houses and luxury villas, as well as a five star hotel.
As autumn approaches, it’s time to go tropical. Though there is never a bad time to visit the jewel of Mauritius and the Seychelles, Britain’s autumn months see the islands at their most comfortable. Barefoot luxury was invented in the Seychelles, with deserted palm fringed beaches, crystal clear water and mountainous interiors. Taj Denis Island, a castaway island retreat, takes you back to nature. Whilst deep sea fishing and salt water fly-fishing is world-class, there is also plenty of opportunity for island hoppers to steer a gentle course from beach to beach on board a luxury yacht. For snorkelling or diving the underwater world is superb, with outstanding corals and thriving fish populations.
Mauritius is an island of immense beauty with a breathtaking lush, central plateau, crowned with lofty mountains and a spectacular coastline encircled by coral reef. The Dinarobin Golf & Spa offers an impressive all-suites resort with an extensive beach setting and some fabulous family
To escape the bitter chill of winter, why not head to a relaxing tropical island and soak up the heat. Choose between the peace and quiet of the Taj Exotica in the Maldives, a beautiful hotel in a stunning setting with an amazing spa and the world’s finest white sandy beaches or the stunning new Viceroy Resort in Anguilla, offering the ultimate in design in a fabulous setting.
All year-round, the sun can be yours . To find out more about these locations, please get in touch with Bespoke Vacations.