Luxury Escapes summer holiday
La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Spain

Plan your perfect summer getaway with Luxury Escapes

14 Jun 2024 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

From a Spanish heritage retreat to an Italian coastal escape, discover the best high-end holidays for every taste

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A luxury holiday can mean many things: a serene beachside retreat with a private pool, a stay in a historic hotel, or a city break packed with culture and gastronomy. After a temperamental start to summer in the UK, you’re probably hankering for sunny shores and a serious dose of vitamin D. But, if you’ve left your summer holiday planning to the last minute, why not allow the experts at high-end travel platform Luxury Escapes to do the hard work for you? 

The luxury travel specialist has become a go-to for well-heeled travellers thanks to its extraordinary itineraries, portfolio of stunning hotels, and ability to craft unique travel experiences. From the sun-kissed Californian coast to the sandy beaches of Thailand, Luxury Escapes’ insider knowledge and close connections with some of the world’s most impressive hotels guarantees a great stay wherever you go.

Luxury Escapes also goes the extra mile with bonus perks. Think room upgrades, spa treatments, elevated dining and complimentary excursions to take your holiday to the next level. With an enticing array of holidays to choose from, we’ve selected some of the best to book now for an unforgettable summer getaway.

Hotel Villa Franca Positano, Italy

Hotel Villa Franca Positano, Italy

Famous for its coast-hugging roads, sun-drenched terraces, fine cuisine, old world glamour and stunning views, the Amalfi Coast is home to some exquisite hotels. Case in point: boutique bolthole Hotel Villa Franca. Perched above the Tyrrhenian Sea, the hilltop resort offers panoramic views of Positano’s pastel-hued houses and the glittering blue water below. Stylish rooms feature cool white tiled flooring, vaulted ceilings and plenty of local art and ceramics, with many offering balconies or terraced gardens.

Gourmands can delight in delectable Mediterranean fare at Michelin-starred rooftop restaurant, Li Galli, while art enthusiasts can discover works by local artists at the hotel’s own gallery. Head to the rooftop pool to soak in some rays or venture out to the nearby Spiaggia Grande beach for a relaxing day out.

The Luxury Escapes experience: Enjoy a guaranteed room upgrade, welcome gift and prosecco on arriva,l as well as drinks, dining and spa credits.

Discounts start at 57 per cent, book two nights from £1,649 per room

La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Spain

La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Spain

Set within olive groves, La Bobadilla is a charming hotel built to resemble a rural Andalusian village. Lined with orange trees, intimate patios and scented gardens, the boutique escape features gleaming marble walls and terracotta floors, as well as architecture inspired by traditional Mudejar design. Despite its fantastic location, with both Málaga and Granada under an hour away, you’ll find it difficult to leave the sprawling grounds. Head to the hydrotherapy spa for relaxation or spend your days by one of the two sprawling pools.

La Bobadilla was first created as a gourmet restaurant, so it’s no surprise it is still home to some amazing restaurants: Michelin-starred La Finca serves Andalusian delicacies, including caviar from neighbouring Riofrio, while El Cortijo Restaurant serves elevated classics on a terrace overlooking olive trees and distant vineyards, and Bar La Plaza is great for cocktails and tapas.

The Luxury Escapes experience: As well as a guaranteed room upgrade, enjoy a welcome wine and chocolate hamper and a complimentary private couples’ hydromassage.

Discounts start at 72 per cent, book four nights from £759 per room

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club, USA

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club, USA

A palatial beachside escape in Southern California, the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club has all the ingredients for a luxurious seaside holiday. Sweeping views of the ocean and Dana Point’s endless beaches set the scene for the grand hotel, which boasts multiple pools, a perfectly manicured golf course and a private beach club. There are seven unique dining options. Casual choices include Aveo Table + Bar, serving Mediterranean cuisine with ocean-side views, and Club 19 on the golf course, while for an elevated experience, head to Bourbon Steak Orange County for steak and seafood delicacies.

While there’s plenty to keep you occupied within the resort, should you wish to explore, Dana Point Harbour boasts a whale-watching experience while Laguna Beach has a vibrant art scene and Legoland and Disneyland are under an hour’s drive away. 

The Luxury Escapes experience: Enjoy tram rides to Monarch Bay Beach Club and access to fitness classes, beach activities and more, as well spa credits and room upgrades.

Discounts start at 39 per cent, book three nights from £999 per room

Domaine de Valmouriane, France

Domaine de Valmouriane, France

While famed for its food and wine, the South of France also boasts some great hotels, such as Domaine de Valmouriane. Converted from old farm buildings, the rustic manor is situated within seven hectares of picturesque olive groves and pine forests, and offers stunning views of the Les Alpilles mountain range.

Centred around a tranquil courtyard, the hotel features neutral architecture and bright modern art flourishes. Housing just 25 rooms and suites, the calming hotel is a serene haven in Provence, with nearby cultural attractions including the quaint village of Les Baux-de-Provence and the Van Gogh trail in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. Enjoy local flavours in the surrounding villages or at the hotel’s restaurant, while Domaine de Valmouriane also boasts a wonderful pool, private cinema and a cosseted spa for all your R&R needs.

The Luxury Escapes experience: Toast your holiday with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival and enjoy a 3pm late checkout to make the most of your stay. 

Discounts start at 44 per cent, book three nights from £749 per room

Dolce by Wyndham Athens Attica Riviera, Greece

Dolce by Wyndham Athens Attica Riviera, Greece

Renowned for its domed architecture, picturesque sunsets and endless ocean views, Greece has long been a popular summer destination. And, while Greek islands are undeniably stunning, Athens provides all the beauty with the added culture and comfort of a city. For ultimate relaxation, head to Dolce by Wyndham on the Attica Riviera.

This idyllic Grecian haven has direct beach access, a sprawling seawater pool, watersports centre and multiple sports facilities, including two outdoor tennis courts. There is also a huge array of restaurants and bars: indulge in fine Greek cuisine at the Ammos beach bar and restaurant or sample Mediterranean flavours at Filema a la carte restaurant. Elsewhere, Ageo Spa offers customised therapies to ensure you leave feeling your best.

The Luxury Escapes experience: Upgrade to half board to enjoy nightly buffet dinners at Thea restaurant or splash out on the all-inclusive package, which includes daily lunch and dinner, as well as all-day free-flowing drinks.

Discounts start at 68 per cent, book two nights from £199 per room

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