Home to the famous smoked kippers, Craster easily rivals the luxury of foreign shores. Face the bracing sea air with a walk to Dunstanburgh Caste, sample the delights of the popular fish restaurant then rest your head in one of Coastal Retreats’ stylish cottages.
2. Lake District
On the shores of Lake Ullswater, the four-star Inn on the Lake hotel offers rooms with spectacular views, four-poster beds and magnificent decor. There is also a range of fantastic dining options from afternoon tea on the terrace to luxury private dining.
3. Yorkshire Dales
With stunning scenery and a veritable treasure trove of historical sites, the Yorkshire Dales is the perfect escape for keen walkers and intrepid culture vultures alike. The Yorebridge House Hotel offers lavish rooms with hot tubs and a candlelit dining room.
The Scarlet Hotel offers a cliff-top outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs overlooking the Atlantic, an award-winning restaurant specialising in contemporary Cornish food, idyllic garden terraces and some of the most sought-after views on the Cornish coast.
1. The Trans Siberian Railway
Covering 5,753 miles between Moscow and Vladivostock, a ride on the Trans Siberian Railway is the height of luxury. Experience 1920s glamour with cocktails and fine dining on board a Golden Eagle Luxury Train.
There is nothing quite like the sights, smells and tastes of Marrakech. Explore the thriving souks before driving to the countryside retreat of Le Palais Paysan where you can enjoy spa treatments and stunning views of the Atlas Mountains.
The city of love is thriving with art, culture and haute cuisine. To make the most of this delectable destination, book into Le Bristol. Home to the three-star Epicure restaurant, reportedly ‘the world’s best hotel restaurant’, this iconic hotel oozes style.
4. The Maldives
The ultimate tropical holiday destination, warm sparkling seas and fabulous seafood await you at this Indian Ocean retreat. Stay in one of the deluxe beach villas at Kuramathi Island Resort to unwind in the spa, enjoy incredible food and snorkel in the clear blue waters.
Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa is an adult-only retreat in Cyprus. The perfect place to relax, the hotel’s spa is fed by the mineral-rich sulphur waters of the Ayia Anastasia spring and the sumptuous spa suites come complete with their own outdoor jacuzzis.
The private islands of Song Saa, Khmer for ‘the sweethearts’, are home to one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, where traditional Cambodian architecture is blended with modern cuisine, indulgent spas and extraordinary marine life, including turtles and seahorses.