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From cosy UK staycations to a balmy break in the Mediterranean, here are our top travel picks for this season.

Discover the best of Greece at this new all-inclusive hotel

Imagine waking up to the sound of waves lapping the shore before tucking into a fresh Mediterranean fruit platter while planning a relaxing day in the sunshine. Well, you can make that dream a reality by booking your next holiday at IKOS Odisia – the new luxury all-inclusive hotel launching in May 2023 in Corfu. As one of the best premium all-inclusives in Europe, IKOS Odisia offers Michelin-star menus, fine wines, top branded spirits, 24-hour room service and a mini-bar which is replenished daily.




Island life: turn your dream of an idyllic holiday to Greece into reality with Travelbeam

Explore this idyllic island by hiring a Mini Cooper for the day, which is included as part of the rate. The resort is also great for families who can take part in a range of activities such as mountain biking, tennis and football academies and there’s even a creche and kids’ club for all ages. For couples and parents who need a relaxing break, unwind at one of the resort’s wine-tasting sessions or experience a treatment at the luxurious Anne Semonin spa. Request a quote for your next holiday at travelbeam.co.uk/holiday-type/ikos-odisia

Take the stress out of your trip by booking a bespoke holiday

Wayfairer Travel is a boutique company that believes luxurious travel should be responsible, too. While many of us love to explore new countries and cultures, it can have an adverse effect on communities and wildlife, but Wayfairer Travel wants to ensure its impact is a positive one. With 33 destinations to choose from in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Polar regions, Wayfairer Travel creates bespoke travel packages so your trip is designed and managed exactly the way you want it, from safari to luxury holidays.




Bespoke packages: let Wayfairer Travel design and manage your trip exactly the way you want it

Enjoy a 24-hour personal concierge service from the moment you book for everything from visa queries to added extras. Find out more at wayfairertravel.com

Unwind in a Cypriot hotel and discover a new multisensory spa

Minthis is a luxury resort in Paphos, Cyprus, that takes inspiration from its Mediterranean surroundings to create a unique escape. As a year-round destination with a mild winter climate, the resort boasts a beautiful location within a protected Natura 2000 nature reserve. The philosophy is anchored in holistic wellbeing, balancing adventure and discovery with peace and tranquillity.




Peace and tranquility: get away from it all at Minthis luxury resort in Paphos, Cyprus

New this month, Minthis has opened its wellness spa, offering treatments combining natural elements and ancient wellbeing methods, including the Ancient Vine Renewal, a body massage and facial powered by Santorini grape oils. If you’re looking to relax and rebalance the body and mind, book a stay at Minthis to experience its spa facilities, luxurious accommodation, championship golf course and contemporary dining options. minthisresort.com

Try a fresh approach to mind freedom while staying at the world’s leading glamping operation

Born out of the iconic and wonderful Glastonbury Festival, Camp Kerala has been the market leader for the past 17 years by elevating the party spirit at events across the world, including Glastonbury, Thailand’s Wonderfruit and trackside at Formula 1. Camp Kerala brings an extra element of luxury to festival accommodation.




Elevate the party: Camp Kerala adds an element of luxury to festival accommodation

Following the incredible success of this year, ‘mind architect’ and life coach Peter Crone joins Camp Kerala for a weekend of enlightenment and sanctuary, where you can unwind and free your mind. As winners of The World’s Leading Glamping Operator at the World Travel Awards for the past four years, guests can trust they’re in the best hands. Book your tent at Camp Kerala online at campkerala.com

Travel across Croatia with ease

Explore the Croatian wonders of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik thanks to seamless air travel on Croatia Airlines. With flights from Heathrow to Zagreb starting from £119, choose your seat and time on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday, departing every week. From Zagreb, you can easily reach the blue waters and party scene in Split, or the iconic old town of Dubrovnik, thanks to a short internal flight from just £39.




Iconic: explore Croatia – including Dubrovnik’s unmissable old town – with Croatian Airlines

Passengers are entitled to one cabin bag plus a smaller handbag on all flights, while checked baggage allowance depends on the fare family of the ticket. Check-in is free of charge at the airport, or you could save time by doing it online. Find your flight at croatiaairlines.com

Discover the wonders of Lapland

Explore the best winter Lapland can offer with Northern Lights tours by Firebird. Choose from a dozen pre-made packages or customise the programme to your liking so you can experience this winter wonderland on your own terms. There’s an array of once-in–a-lifetime experiences to enjoy, including a snowmobile safari in the capital, Rovaniemi; reindeer sleigh and a husky ride; and a visit to the iconic Santa Claus Village. After a day of fun-filled activities, spend the night at an incredible glass igloo resort or ice hotel.




Winter wonderland: explore Lapland and the Northern Lights with luxury Firebird package

Firebird will take care of every detail, as all package tours include accommodation at hand-picked hotels with complimentary breakfasts, professional English-speaking guides, airport meeting services and transfers. Use code WINTERBIRD to receive £100 off per person when booking this award-winning package at firebirdtours.com – offer valid until 30 November 2022.

Cosy up this winter at a luxury sea view hotel in Devon

Blow away the cobwebs at Gara Rock, a countryside hotel near Salcombe, surrounded by verdant Devon fields, a few local sheep and endless miles of sea views. This stunning clifftop setting is perfect for a getaway with a loved one, family and good friends — and your fluffy four-legged ones are invited, too. Enjoy a selection of seasonal dishes featuring produce from the hotel’s kitchen garden at the sea-view restaurant.




Jaw-dropping views: enjoy a stunning clifftop setting on a cosy staycation at Gara Rock in Devon

Unwind at the Wild Rock Spa and book in for relaxing treatments including manicures, pedicures, facials or massages, expertly delivered by the on-site therapists. You can also steam your stresses away in the sauna before admiring the view from the whirlpool bath. For something extraordinary, check in to a luxury clifftop patch away from the rest of the hotel in Gara Rock’s Secret Suite, where you can take in the stunning sea views from the expansive penthouse. Find out more at gararock.com

Maximise your time on holiday by flying privately

Did you know it’s possible to take a private jet to Europe’s most exciting and prestigious ski resorts? Fly in style with Sentinel Aviation, a private jet charter founded by Roland Dangerfield, a former Army officer turned business jet pilot. Swap the stress of flying for more time on the slopes this winter by flying privately. Pick from helicopters, luxury VIP airliners or private light and heavy jets for your mode of transport, which can comfortably fit everyone from couples to large families.




Arrive in style: maximise your holiday time by flying privately courtesy with Sentinel Aviation

With Sentinel Aviation, you can enjoy the luxury of comfort, privacy, flexibility and convenience that’s hard to achieve when flying commercially. To get a quote, visit sentinel-aviation.com or email [email protected]

Explore one of the most remote Maldivian regions in style

Walk the sands of one of the most remote private islands in the Maldives while staying at the luxurious resort of Kandima on the Dhaalu atoll, where only seven of the 57 islands are inhabited, Kandima spans one of the country’s most pristine regions. Take your pick from 10 different room categories – from studios to expansive villas – and gaze over the Maldivian coastline each day.




Pristine beaches: take an exclusive break on the luxurious private island of Kandima in the Maldives

Little ones can enjoy activities and excursions thanks to Kandiland, one of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives, while you spend your days parasailing, paddleboarding, jet skiing, snorkelling, diving or training for your PADI certification.

Unwind at Kandima’s award-winning wellness centre before picking from an array of 10 dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a fully-fledged medical centre, dental clinic and 24-hour support line from a team of international doctors, guests at Kandima can enjoy true peace of mind during their stay in the Maldives. kandima.com

Book a family-friendly holiday on the Dubai coast

Enjoy the delights of Dubai at a special discount with 25 per cent off winter vacations at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. By signing up to the free loyalty programme by ALL – Accor Live Limitless – you can save 25 per cent off the best available rates. Visit the luxurious resort, which is just off Palm Jumeirah island, and stay in one of the many accommodation options, which includes luxury rooms and fully-furnished apartments. With more than 10 restaurants and bars to choose from, let the team at Sofitel Dubai The Palm take you on a culinary journey that takes inspiration from dishes and flavours from around the world.




Winter sun: take the whole family away for a luxurious break at the Sofitel Dubai The Palm

For little ones, the Amura Kids Club offers a programme of fun and interactive activities every day at the dedicated pool, indoor cinema and soft play area. In the meantime, parents can relax at Sofitel SPA where experienced therapists provide holistic treatments inspired by L’Occitane. This offer is available for a minimum stay of two nights and is valid for stays until 19 April 2023. Go to sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com/offers/winter-vacations-in-dubai/

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