There comes a time in our lives when we want to be spoiled; we want peace and serenity, we want to be waited on hand and foot, and although we know this is going to cost us more than a bargain holiday, we don’t mind paying a little extra if we know it’s going to be the most laid-back experience possible.

This is where luxury holidays come in.

Now, you don’t have to fly thousands and thousands of miles on an long-haul flight to find luxury, you can find it in a boutique hotel in Benidorm overlooking the sea, perfect if you don’t want to travel too far, but there’s no denying that some of the most eye-catching, beautiful destinations in the world are a long-haul flight away.

Spending longer in the air needn’t be the stressful and exhausting experience you’re imagining, and it’s entirely possible to make it easier on your body and mind by throwing in a few extras, which also up the ante as far as luxury is concerned. I recently stayed at one of the top Manchester Airport hotels, and I enjoyed a massage the night before I travelled, a delicious meal, a relaxing bath, and I was totally chilled out and Zen by the time I went to the check-in desk the next morning. I’d certainly recommend you look at this idea wherever you’re flying from, and you’ll find some great deals with, which won’t break the bank.

Booking extra leg room on the plane, or perhaps throwing all caution to the wind and going business class, could spice up your flight, giving you an overall more memorable and special travel day, but if you would prefer to save the luxury for your time in resort, then there are plenty of ways to do just that.

Obviously looking at destination is the first step. The Indian Ocean islands are perfect for rest and relaxation, with spa facilities and sunset views to cast away any care you have ever had. The Caribbean is another perfect destination, with a choice of islands, all with subtle differences. Maybe a cruise is your idea of all-inclusive heaven, or perhaps a secluded villa break in Italy. Wherever you choose, there will always be a more up-market, luxury option.

Your accommodation should be your next step, and you should do thorough research online to check out honest reviews before booking. If you don’t want to be in a family hotels, there are plenty of adults-only resorts around, or maybe Sandals for a luxury holiday with peace and serenity.

Whatever you decide on, there are a few elements that make up a luxury break – beautiful surroundings, opulent and comfortable accommodation, usually a stunning beach to relax on, and good company, whether that’s your own, or someone you love.


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