Just because we can’t travel at the moment, doesn’t mean our holiday dreams should languish in the drawer along with our passports.
There is now more need than ever to book your next holiday. Covid 19 has meant a strange year for everyone. Staycations cancelled, flights grounded and even camping brought to a halt. All of the last year’s events have led to levels of pent-up demand that none of us have ever seen before. As such, securing a property or flight has become increasingly difficult due to limited availability.
Whether you’re longing to snowboard in Switzerland or meditate in the Maldives, we really can’t stress enough the need to book now to secure that dream holiday you’ve been dreaming of. Our top tip is to just check the small print to ensure that any booking can be cancelled or moved. Of course, we’re here to help with that. Get in touch if you’d like our help.
So, let’s whet your appetite and get you dreaming…
Last-minute summer getaway
If you’re looking for a last-minute summer getaway, why not consider the variety and happiness that comes from island hopping in Greece? At the moment, Greece is looking likely to be one of the typical Brit destinations first opening its doors.
Myconian Collection in Mykonos, Canaves Oia in Santorini (also Sunset Oia catamaran cruises around the island) and Elounda Peninsula or Elounda Mare in Crete all boast some of the island’s most beautiful settings. Crete is a perfect place to relax in cooling sea breezes, sip heavenly cocktails whilst watching a mesmerising sunset, or have some fun in a vibrant beach club. The islands of Delos and Spinalonga are also famous for their beautiful scenery and their incredible history.
Winter sun or ski resorts for Christmas 2021
If you’re an avid foodie, who has missed out on the joys of travel tantalising your taste buds this year, then the Rosa Alpina in the heart of the Italian Dolomites is the perfect destination for you. Who doesn’t love to indulge in Michelin Starred cuisine while enjoying the fresh mountain air? As home to many exquisite restaurants, including Rifugio Moritzino and Restaurant da Aurelio Passo Giau, it’s no wonder the Italian Dolomites is a dream destination for those who equate travel with gastronomic delights.
If skiing is your passion, take advantage of their luxury ski and gourmet safari. The 6-day safari allows you to explore the Dolomites’ Ladin valleys while also discovering the traditions and history, with some mighty good skiing too. Why not add a helicopter ride to the Marmolada Glacier? Yes, it really would be an absolute trip of a lifetime!
Why stop there! Badrutt’s Palace offers an incredible array of winter activities, including skijoring, snow polo, snow cricket, car rallies, and horse racing. What’s more, these activities all take place in a stunning location on a beautifully frozen lake.
Caribbean winter sun
Oh how we have missed the beautiful Caribbean! Eden Rock Hotel and Jumby Bay Island are both parts of the much-loved Oetker Collection.
Jumby Bay Island is a popular spot for families looking to sample the delights of a sublime Caribbean holiday. Head here if you want a stunning location that offers an all-day all-inclusive package from eating and drinking to snorkelling in the reef.
The more well-known Eden Rock St Barths is more ideal for couples and honeymooners. This is an ideal spot for potential celeb-spotting whilst surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches and clear blue sea. However, families needn’t miss out altogether here. This stunning hotel is also home to Eden Rock Villa Rentals; ideal for family getaways.
Easter 2022 Italy
After a year of your travelling dreams being put on hold, be bold and confident and dream ahead to 2022. The hottest new opening on the horizon that we’ve spotted is Hotel Castello di Reschio in Italy, nestled on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. A hidden gem waiting to be unveiled, the estate rests beautifully in the Niccone Valley with wonderful vistas of the alluring and unchanged landscape.
Offering an array of spa treatments, this is an incredible place to relax. When you’re done relaxing, there are plenty of more active ways to unwind such as horse riding, tennis, wildlife watching, cycling, yoga, and much more.
Let us help
Don’t let the challenges of 2020 and 2021 limit your dreams any longer. Book now and don’t miss the opportunity to get started back on your travelling road with something truly remarkable and memorable.
Thanks to GP Associates for sharing some of their most spectacular independently owned and managed hotels from The Collection.