Summer is here, at least for those of us living in the norther hemisphere, and it is time for some luxury escapes. There are plenty of great holiday destinations but if you are looking for somewhere unique to visit this summer, our luxury escape destinations are perfect for a getaway.
Whether you are looking for a city escape or a beach bum paradise, these luxury summer escapes have plenty to offer.
Dolce Wyndham Sitges – Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a fantastic summer holiday destination. Whether you want to explore the city’s history and art, indulge in tapas and red wine, or hang out all day at the beach, Barcelona has everything under the sun for a great vacation.
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges is the only five-star property in the Sitges area. The hotel resort is an eco-friendly property making you feel just as good for being kind to the environment as to yourself.
The hotel has something for everyone including swimming pools for kids, sports-dedicated travelers, and anyone wanting to gaze longingly out to sea thanks to the infinity pools. Dolce by Wyndham is situated on a hillside above Sitges to give visitors daily breath-taking views of the area.
There are four restaurants and three bars on-site for visitors to enjoy. You can choose to eat meals inside or on the veranda overlooking the resort’s property. Nearby Terramar golf course gives you the chance to play some of the best fairways and greens in Spain. The resort is just over a mile from the beach, so you can be swimming in the Mediterranean Sea in no time.
Dolce by Wyndham has 219 rooms with 41 suites. Each has a terrace with views of the Mediterranean Sea or the resort’s swimming pools. It is truly an escape from the norm at Dolce by Wydham Sitges.
Four Seasons Astir Palace – Athens, Greece
Located in Athens, Greece, the Four Seasons Astir Palace opened in March 2019. Anyone heading to this gorgeous hotel will be able to still get the new hotel smell when they arrive.
Travelers can reach the hotel within 30 minutes of the city center of Athens. Its location makes sit a great luxury escape for anyone looking to explore the history of the Greek capital.
Rooms come with private balconies giving visitors views of the beach while listening to the soothing sounds of the nearby water. The hotel is situated on the Athens Riviera and surrounded by fragrant pine trees which offer a fresh scent to each morning. The in-house spa has been praised for its relaxation methods. The spa’s treatments are inspired by Hippocrates, the founder of medicine.
The Four Seasons Astir Palace’s location also provides travelers with a plethora of beach dining options. You won’t have to stay on-site or travel into Athens for a great meal or drink.
The hotel has over 700 staff members to wait on you hand and foot. The hotel has a number of sports facilities for tennis, basketball, and water sports. There are also three private coves, two swimming pools, and a floating olive grove.
If you want Greek luxury this summer, do not miss out on the Four Seasons Astir Palace.
Studley Castle – Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Studley Castle received a £26 million makeover to turn it into a premier travel destination in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. What makes Studley Castle so unique is it is an adults-only holiday destination.
The 180-year-old castle is part of the Warner Leisure Group, who purchased the property in 2018. The hotel officially opened in March of this year, meaning that if you stay this summer, you will be one of the first to experience the regal estate.
Studley Castle has a relaxing spa with a long treatment menu to help you remove the stress of back home. The castle grounds provide plenty of excitement as well. There are walking and cycling trails for sporty couples to explore. Fancy trying your hand at archery? You can do that with Studley Castle’s activity guides. One of the coolest aspects of the hotel is the small theater inside where you can catch a great film. There are also two on-site restaurants meaning you won’t have to leave the luxury castle hotel during your stay.
If you do decide to adventure off the estate, you can visit the home of William Shakespeare. Stratford-upon-Avon is the home of the great English playwright and you can explore the town that he made famous.
Secrets St James – Montego Bay, Jamaica
Secrets St James is a secluded Jamaican resort that takes holidaymakers to a beach paradise. It is an adults-only luxury escape with ocean views and visitors can select a private option when staying for real relaxation.
The resort is nothing like the cities and towns of Jamaica. It is a relaxing, quiet destination in which you can hear the wind and waves lap onto the shore. You can select a room with a swim-up pool allowing for frequent chances to cool off. You can also choose rooms with their own private patios.
Secrets St James is located on its own peninsula. Its location gives it an away from the rest of the world feel. The private beach gives you the chance to sunbath on the warm Jamaican sands or head out into the waters to sea kayak.
Guests can choose an all-inclusive package that provides meals and drinks throughout their stay without dipping further into their pockets. Secrets St James also provides weekly beach parties with live entertainment. There is nothing better than enjoying drinks on the private beach while DJs spin hot dance tracks. A pool, spa, and casino are all on-site for guests to enjoy during their stay.
One of the perks of Secrets St James is the Preferred Club members package. Members receive more amenities than non-members, which can greatly improve the luxury experience.
The secluded peninsula and adults-only theme are two of the reasons to book a stay at the Secrets St James. Once you arrive, you won’t regret visiting this Jamaican gem.
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