Winter is well and truly upon us, and we can’t help but find ourselves dreaming of a warm and wonderful summer escape to defrost.
Below is a selection of some of our favourite summer, beach and bungalow holidays to enjoy now that our world as opened up again. From the Greek Islands to Mexico, Hawaii and even our very own Tropical North Queensland – there's a luxurious summer holiday for every one of us.
These one of a kind beachside beauties from around the world are some of our absolute favourites. From cruising the Med, to Mexico, Margaret River and Mykonos, these offer the kind of ‘blow your mind’ experience that you deserve now that we can once again explore the globe. For absolute summer spoiling, look no further.
Myconian Villa Collection, Mykonos, Greek Islands
Nestled on the hillside above Elia Bay, this stunning whitewashed 5-star resort is unique. Its superb design feels like you are staying in an opulent private house, yet the Villa Collection is home to a constellation of spacious suites and rooms with uninterrupted views of the Aegean.
Alila Villas, Uluwatu, Bali
Blending harmoniously with its natural surrounds, Alila Villas is an architectural marvel. It is both a modern, sustainable hotel and a peaceful tropical paradise. Uluwatu also boasts pristine, white sandy beaches to explore. That is, if you ever want to leave the sanctuary of your private villa.
One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
Mexican charm comes to life at this legendary resort in Los Cabos. A stay at this beautifully furnished oasis, where every comfort is taken care of, sees you immersed between blue skies and the azure sea, with attentive service that seems to appear out of nowhere just when you need it.
Smith’s Beach Resort, Margaret River, Western Australia
In the heart of Margaret River’s wine region, and perfectly positioned on the pristine sands of Smith’s Beach, Smiths Beach Resort is pure heaven for beach lovers. Overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, enjoy this luxury spot nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Beaches of the Mediterranean
Luxuriate for 12 extraordinary nights on an immersive cruise from Barcelona to Venice with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Ask your Travel Associates advisor about this magical cruise, which is perfect for those who cannot decide which stunning Mediterranean beach they want to call home for summer. Enjoy a selection of the best, complemented by Regent’s luxurious amenities.
There’s nothing more enticing than a tropical island paradise, and these are some of the best you will find. From Fiji to Thailand, Hawaii and even homegrown, these relaxing resorts are just what you need to rest and rejuvenate.
Turtle Bay Resort, O’ahu, Hawaii
Turtle Bay Resort has been reimagined, yet is still deeply rooted in the land and history of Oʻahu. A stay here in your Ocean View Room will soothe your soul as you develop an authentic connection to the natural beauty that surrounds you and the warm, welcoming community that lives within it.
Lomani Island Resort, Fiji
Quite literally, ‘lomani’ is the Fijian word for love. It is no wonder then that this adults-only paradise will have you falling in love with the lush palms, stunning bougainvillea, crystal waters and sparkling white sands that surround you. This is the ideal place to relax, reconnect and reinvigorate your soul.
Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, Thailand
A tropical sanctuary with local charm, this stunning resort is close to the buzzy Chaweng Beach. Gorgeous villas cluster around palm-fringed lagoon pools, and foodies will find their heaven with breakfast overlooking the glittering ocean or a culinary journey in the jungle canopy.
The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa, Palm Cove, Queensland
This North Queensland treasure strives to deliver exceptional experiences to all that stay in its luxury accommodation. Relax with your partner or enjoy a tropical getaway with friends. The 5-star resort boasts an adult-only tranquillity pool, while children can delight in the heated mineral pool.
Seriously stunning, an overwater bungalow is the epitome of summer. Wake up in the morning and walk a mere few steps to the water. What could be more perfect? From the startlingly clear water to the myriad reef fish, an overwater bungalow offers a kaleidoscope of colour for the senses. And when you have drunk your fill, retreat back into the cool embrace of your perfectly private accommodation.
Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives
Nestled on an exclusive island in the middle of the serene blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the 5-star all-inclusive Lily Beach Resort and Spa feels and looks like heaven on earth. Your Deluxe Water Villa even features a glass bottom floor, a huge spa pool, and private deck to enjoy.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Tahiti
Marvel at the exotic reef fish and colourful corals that inhabit this stunning island resort. Your recently-refurbished private overwater bungalow with its own plunge pool, traditional teakwood furnishings and Polynesian artwork is the perfect place to while away the hours in utter bliss.
Whatever warm and wonderful summer holiday you're dreaming of, your Travel Associates advisor can help make it one of a kind.