1. Blissed out in Bali
Think of Bali, and conjure up images of bucolic jungles, bountiful beaches and blissed out hotels - the perfect summer antidote for spring in lockdown. Make up for lost time at The Residences by The Legian Seminyak, which has launched a remarkable long-stay offer, that lets guests stay for two months in an ocean-facing suite or private pool villa at great rates and even further savings on dining and indulgent spa treatments. This beautiful Bali bolt-hole, on the fringes of Seminyak, combines the luxury and service of a five-star hotel, paired with the privacy of a holiday home, all set to a backdrop of a stunning beach setting. Stretch out your limbs at The Beach House - the largest hotel villa in Bali - languish over long, lazy lunches at The Pool Bar or dine after dark at The Restaurant by Michelin-starred Exec Chef Stéphane Gortina. Whatever your pleasure, Bali certainly brings the bliss.
2. The Magic of Mauritius
Rugged beauty combined with rustic luxury doesn’t get much more beautiful than in Mauritius, an island filled with rich history, Creole culture and tropical nature reserves. Allowing you to truly take advantage of its homeland, Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas has launched a Wonder Offer giving guests a whopping 40 per cent off stays from September 1 until October 21. Island awakenings and golden sunsets await, at the hotel that stretches out across Le Chaland Beach, on the Southeast coast of Mauritius. Flex your cultural muscle with a trip to a tea plantation or rum distillery, learn the spice secrets of Creole cuisine or go hiking in La Vallée de Ferney. Then rest your weary head at Anantara Spa for a hammam ritual, before falling asleep in your Ocean View Suite, to the sound of lapping Indian Ocean waves.
3. Mountain high
Eleven Experience’s two summer hideaways in the French Alps offer the ultimate adrenaline fix. Chalet Hibou and Chalet Pelerin are two private adventure retreats tucked away from the crowds in the mountain region of Le Miroir, and surrounded by beautiful hikes, trails, waterfalls and waterfalls, setting you free to fill your lungs with amazing alpine air. Accessed by road, or by private plane or helicopter, Chalet Hibou and Chalet Pelerin sleep 16 and 12 respectively, and can be twinned to create one large group space for the ultimate dream private escape. For ultra luxury, Chalet Pelerin has an indoor pool, while Chalet Hibou has a fully kitted out gym, and both boast a media room, outdoor hot tub, Finnish sauna and steam room. This summer, three different levels of service offers guests greater flexibility, choosing from a fully-staffed property that includes all meals and epic excursions, to Bed & Breakfast, or a more dressed-down self-catered chalet stay. Whatever your pleasure.
4. Future Vision in the Maldives
The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi and The Residence Maldives Dhigurah’s ‘Buy now, indulge more’ summer offer, lets guests book their stay now and get additional credit when you buy resort vouchers, to be spent on your room rate, F&B, activities and spa treatment. For example, if you buy $500, you get an extra 10 per cent credit, or buy $1,000, and get an additional 20 per cent credit. Now, the question is, what to spend it on? Home to the only two Spa Clarins in the Maldives, the holistic treatments will have you sun-kissed, skin-blessed and left with a sense of solace; the atoll’s colourful coral reef is home to parrot fish, barracudas, manta rays, nurse sharks and dive sites untouched by mankind; take an underwater photography course; visit other islands and local villages on a culture tour; or... Simply lie back, close your eyes, and let the beauty of your surrounds be the only reason you need to finally unwind.