Keeping in line with the UK's green-light destinations open to us by May 17th, fall in love with these attractive properties dotted throughout Portugal and Iceland and arrange your dreamy getaway now! Just a short flight away, a change of pace and scenery will surely recharge your spirit and reset your mind.
Six Senses Douro Valley
Proudly part of one of the world’s oldest winemaking enclaves, Six Senses’ conversion from 19th century winery buildings into a world-class hotel complex and spa is simply unmissable. Oenophiles will enjoy expanding their knowledge from the Wine Library and in-house sommeliers, as well as a pilgrimage to Port Knox, a secret port cellar with 100-year old oak vats built into the top of a nearby mountain. A feast for the senses from the moment you touchdown.
Grand House Algarve
Stay at the stunning Belle Époque Grand House for a taste of ‘Authenticity, Simplicity and Soul!’ The 30 sun-drenched rooms and suites have made a point of honouring the rich history within its surroundings, transporting you to an opulent yet unpretentious way of life. Boasting a prime waterfront position, with its very own Beach Club and away from the crowds, billowing curtains breathe in the ocean breeze of Algarve’s most eastern town, Vila Real de Santo António. This is the gateway to the mouth of River Guadiana and natural wetland reserves that are perfect for birdwatching.
Herdade da Malhadinha
A rural paradise fitted with thoughtfully designed artisan objects, Herdade da Malhadinha’s bay windows face out towards the Alentejo vineyards and plains. Expect total exclusivity and luxury the 6 modernist spaces with several room, suite and villa options, each with their own character. inspired by art, slow village living and terracotta. Time seems frozen at the heart of this secluded destination, preserving ancient traditions and cultural customs that are an honour to discover firsthand. Visiting their Stud Farm of Pure Blood Lusitanos is an experience in itself.
Situated next to the prestigious Victoria Golf Course, the Suites at Anantara Vilamoura are tranquil and spaciously appointed with outdoor terraces and soothing views. Take advantage of cooking classes, live DJ sets at the Purobeach Beach Marina Club, endless kids activities and tailored private dining at the hotel. Nearby, visit Ria Formosa Natural Park lagoons or Aqua Park slides to make the most of the Summer heat.
Conrad Algarve offers a plethora of experience : from Olive oil tasting and Clam picking, to family fishing, 4X4 or buggy adventures, and arranging private catamarans, the sky's the limit! There are three pools to choose from and an idyllic serviced beach just minutes away, as well as private cabanas, oxygen infusion and inhalation therapies at the spa. Their 6 dining and bar options are also worth noting, with a Best Bar Award to their name.
Reid's Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Madeira
Prettily perched on a cliffside haven with subtropical gardens and wild biodiversity, the panoramic views of Funchal Harbour will re-energise the soul of all Nature lovers. Candlelit dinners, lush mountain trails, hang gliding, boat trips and scuba diving all await. Be sure to join Belmond’s Welcome Summer party on the 19th of June to kick off your glamorous stay.
...Now over to Iceland for sun-soaked summer nights, epic driving across the country, volcanic adventure and adrenaline-fuelled activities or total lagoon relaxation...
Blending into the breathtaking landscape as a converted sheep farm, Deplar Farm is a true hideaway for those seeking wellness or outdoor activities, such as prime-time fly fishing, cycling, hiking, or horseback riding. The lodge consists of just 13 en-suite bedrooms and 2 cabins by the river, for avid anglers. You won’t want to leave this playground, offering a geothermal-heated outdoor pool, hot tubs, premium spa facility, games room and helipad.
The Retreat Hotel
The Retreat offers a unique experience in a magical setting - the epitome of a pampered stay, with unlimited massages and treatments at their world-class Spa followed by tasting menus at their Michelin-rated restaurant. Imagine waking up to surreal views of light blue lagoons as a private space to rejuvenate, unwind, and dream. Opt for Helicopter or ATV tours to make the most of the views!
With so much pent-up demand for a much-needed escape, don’t miss out on availability for the Summer and beyond! Engage with your 360 Private Travel designer to find out more and rest assured that our flexible booking terms are always set in stone for your peace of mind.
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