Now that winter is coming to an end, here at Western & Oriental we can’t wait to start looking forward to warmer weather, shorter sleeves and – above all – jetting off on some inspiring spring and summer holidays!
Our Destination Experts have put together their Top 10 holiday ideas perfect for spring, featuring destinations around the world; each of these outstanding choices has been selected for their breathtaking offerings, from sumptuous spas and perfect pools to adventurous activities and exciting excursions.
What’s more, you’ll discover amazing Spring Savings on each one, whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or an unforgettable family adventure. Read our guide below for inspiration, and get in touch with our team to secure great value on these amazing experiences.
A great option for a European family escape, this clifftop resort overlooks the Aegean Sea and has spectacular coastal views. A member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World group, Danai Beach Resort & Villas is stylish throughout, with whitewashed buildings, spacious suites and opulent villas.
The private 314-metre beach is equipped with cabanas, sun beds and tents should you wish to relax, though more adventurous guests may wish to try one of several watersports on offer. You’ll also find instructors in dance, cooking, art and various languages in-resort, with tennis, yoga and fitness lessons available upon request.
Perfect for a short-haul family getaway, Epic Sana is sleek, stylish and ideally located for taking advantage of the Algarve’s stunning landscapes, with a prime position overlooking the golden sands of Falésia beach. The resort’s décor is inspired by the surrounding forests, with shades of green scattered throughout the spacious rooms and suites – right down to green toilet paper!
An array of facilities includes five outdoor pools (two for children), an indoor pool, three eateries, two bars, a sports complex, kid’s club and a relaxing spa. Year-round, the resort offers activities and programmes with something for every traveller – upcoming events include an Easter egg hunt, a craft beer session and a beach run to celebrate Epic Sana’s fifth birthday!
This five-star retreat is sandwiched between a sandy beach and lush tropical jungle. Each of the elegant rooms and suites features floor-to-ceiling windows so you can admire the spectacular views should you wish to relax, though there’s plenty of adventure to be found around the resort.
The three-tier infinity pool is magnificent, complete with a children’s pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. The Danna Langkawi Spa menu lists a range of treatments, and if you’re travelling with your family, you can relax and be pampered knowing that little ones are well looked after at Kiddies Club. Other on-site facilities include a Billiard and Games Room, Reading Room, the Verandah lounge and three excellent dining choices.
Impeccable service, lavish accommodation options and a picturesque setting make this a superb choice for a spring getaway. Belmond Jimbaran Puri is perfectly situated for adventurous guests and those looking to immerse themselves in local culture; just some of the excursions on offer include a sunset cruise to Uluwatu Temple, a trip to a traditional village and a cooking class complete with a visit to a local fish market.
Unwind with a Balinese massage, or discover native herbal remedies and learn how to make your own. To get the adrenaline pumping why not take to the Bali Sea for excellent surfing, or hike into the dense jungle for a rafting adventure? For something a bit more chilled, the resort offers tai chi and yoga sessions, with a focus on relaxation and meditation.
Ideally located on Koh Samui and set amongst acres of beautiful tropical gardens, Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa is perfect for those looking for a beach break as well as travellers who prefer a more active holiday. All suites and villas were refreshed in 2014, and are spacious and stylish, dotted amongst swaying palms and lush flora.
The golden beach here is perfect for soaking up some sun, but the sea lapping its shores also has no tides, so this is a great spot for keen swimmers. Ideal for families, the resort boasts the excellent Kids’ Activity Centre, where your brood can take part in watersports, darts, reading, video games and much more! While they’re entertained, you can enjoy a spa treatment, work out at the gym, play a round of golf or try one of the many options at the Watersports Centre.
Savings of up to £1,300 per family (based on 2 adults, 1 child). Book 30 days prior to arrival and receive a 25% discount on a second room for children, plus save 10% on accommodation rates. Find out more here.
Styled like a postcard-perfect Polynesian island, find Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, and discover plush accommodation, a jaw-dropping range of dining choices and a wide selection of activities perfect for the whole family.
Just 20 minutes from Dubai’s city centre, you’ll be well placed for exploring this famous city, and you’ll also find plenty within the resort to keep you and your family entertained. Spread over 2,500 square-metres, the So SPA is the ultimate destination for those in need of some rejuvenation, wellness and relaxation. Younger visitors will love the Kids Club and the resort’s proximity to the famous Aquaventure water park, while other activities here include fishing, swimming, tennis, waterskiing and more.
Offering one of the best all-inclusive packages in Mauritius, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort is a great option for families, couples and groups of friends looking for a tropical escape with plenty of activities. Stylish rooms reflect the island’s African heritage, and the collection of 12 restaurants and bars mean guests have a world of international cuisines to choose from.
With so many things to do you’ll be spoilt for choice here. Just some of the options include relaxing poolside; going quad biking, windsurfing or snorkelling; playing badminton, tennis, beach football or mini golf; or exploring the Frederica Nature Reserve. There are also specialised clubs and programmes for babies, children and teenagers.
Offering complimentary motorised watersports, one of the West Coast’s best beaches, stylish rooms, and a luxurious spa, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is a fabulous option for a Caribbean Eastertime escape. The Dine Around Programme allows Tamarind guests to sample plenty of delicious cuisine at sister properties across the coast.
Fill up on the complimentary breakfast buffet before heading out for an excursion – perhaps to visit a range of historic sites, play cricket on the beach or even head out on a Rum Shop Crawl! For a romantic retreat, we recommend Private Beach Dining and a dip in the adult-only pool, while for family fun the resort provides a (seasonal) crèche service and the excellent Flying Fish Kids Club for little ones aged 3-12.
Get away from it all this spring and head to this indulgent couples-only retreat in beautiful St Lucia. Sitting on two miles of pristine beach, at Rendezvous your time is yours to choose as you spend – whether you wish to take part in watersports activities or simply relax with your loved one and take some time for yourselves.
The Stolen Moments programme includes a range of experiences designed to make memories à deux, with cooking classes, a beachside cinema and a champagne cruise just some of the offerings. Elsewhere, find golf, tennis, waterskiing, windsurfing, scuba diving and mixology classes among more activities available at this island paradise.
So good they named it twice, New York (New York) is one of the world’s premier holiday destinations, and with good reason. There’s an endless list of things to do and see here, and The Surrey is one of the very best bases from which to explore. The luxe hotel not only occupies an enviable location close to some of the Big Apple’s best attractions but also offers exquisite dining, palatial accommodation, a private roof garden and an extensive art collection scattered throughout the hotel.
Recently voted the number one hotel in New York by Condé Nast Traveler, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable getaway at The Surrey.
If our guide has inspired you, get in touch with one of our Destination Experts today to book a bespoke travel experience to one of these amazing destinations and take advantage of spectacular Spring Savings.