Feeling stressed? Need a holiday? Treat yourself to a luxury holiday and pamper yourself until you feel like you again. Just a week away from the stresses and strains of everyday life can make you feel new. So go on and rejuvenate your mind and body with these top three luxury hotels around Europe.
Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos, Cyprus
Holidays to Cyprus remain a favourite for luxury getaways as you are guaranteed sunshine; even the winter months can see temperatures reach a warm 18°c. Not only does the island enjoy fantastic weather, Cyprus has the beaches to match it with 57 Blue Flag beaches to choose from. The Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos is the ultimate in contemporary luxury. A member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’, the hotel lives up to this prestigious collection with an impressive range of facilities and attentive services. Oozing style throughout the property, guests can enjoy a refreshing drink at the poolside bar, be soothed by the twinkling tones of the pianist at the cocktail bar or relax in the lounge bar. The refurbished and upgraded five star Amathus Spa and Wellness Centre let’s guests indulge in the ultimate relaxation with luxurious treatments from Pevonia Botanica to Carita.
While Paris is the go to destination for romance for many, those who are tired of clichés go to Santorini. Why? The scenery is just one reason – and who could blame anyone for falling in love with the picturesque landscape? The island seemingly floats in the vast and dazzling blue Aegean Sea which is complimented by crisp blue skies. Santorini boasts of a number of boutique hotels which means a serene hideaway for you and your loved ones. They don’t come more unique and individual than Mystique Resort in Oia. Each of the 28 rooms is individually decorated with locally-handcrafted furniture. Guests can unwind in the infinity pool which offers terrific views or enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in the secret wine cave, that’s right a wine cave. For the ultimate indulgence, book a session in the spa or take advantage of the butler service. Better yet, book the Air of Secrecy Villa or Air of Mystery Villa. These independent villas come with a walk-in wardrobe, panoramic private terrace with open-air dining area and a Jacuzzi bathtub.
Hotels don’t get much more luxurious or grander than the Castillo Hotel Son Vida in Majorca. A historic 13th century castle perched high on a hill is perfect for those who want to be king and queen for a little while. Wherever guests choose to relax, whether it’s from the terrace or the lush verdant gardens, they can enjoy unrivalled panoramic views over the Bay of Palma. But don’t be fooled into thinking the castle is stuffy and old. The decor is grand and traditional but still offers a variety of ways to keep entertained including four tennis courts, four swimming pools and shopping concourse. Those looking to pamper themselves can visit the beauty centre, sauna and Salon Real which serves a sumptuous afternoon tea. Lovers of wine must dine at the Es Vi restaurant. The Bodega style gourmet restaurant serves local cuisine plus a vast selection 400 wines to choose from. Golfers can test their skills at two nearby golf courses – Son Quint Executive and Son Muntaner.