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Sometimes we just need a good old-fashioned holiday. However, there’s nothing out-dated about resorts these days.
There’s an easeful simplicity to staying in one location for your entire vacation, it’s safe, secure, easily accessible and guarantees the opportunity for some downtime. World-class resorts boast impeccable service and 5* facilities, from Michelin Star dining, designer interiors and world-class spas, to eclectically stocked libraries, boutique cinemas and pumping fitness classes (should you be inclined). Whilst classic “all-inclusive” stays have transformed into the most exquisite, tailor-made experiences, integrating adventure, wellness, wildlife and more.
However, there are some resorts that simply take it up a notch. Perhaps exploring the local sea life via your very own private yacht sounds appealing or jumping in the hotel’s helicopter for a picnic on the slopes; try sleeping under the stars in a beach bubble tent, or if you’re in the know, gain access to top-secret hidden rooms and private suites. Depending on the occasion, you may want to rent the entire resort for total exclusivity, which is possible too.
Take the hassle out of your family holiday with a five-star luxury stay in St. Lucia. Bask on the shores of white sandy beaches, against a backdrop of lush tropical rainforest and savour the silence whilst the kids head-off to make new friends under the watchful eye of professional child minders.
Nestled amongst the Dalmatian archipelago, enjoy laid-back Mediterranean living on the idyllic island of Hvar. Rejuvenate at a Pharomatiq spa, chill by the pool, pick your dinner at an organic beach garden and indulge your taste buds at the local wine and culture club.
Find yourself on the slopes of Mont Blanc with friends, sipping regional wines by the fire of your door-to-ski chalet, fully equipped with outdoor and indoor Jacuzzis, sauna and massage room. Take advantage of the onsite babysitting service and venture into the village centre to sample the fine-dining scene.