Who doesn't want to get away from it all and feel like they're rich and famous for a while? A luxury holiday means you get to tuck into gourmet meals, enjoy a premium room and soak your troubles away at a top-notch spa. You may want to also indulge in room upgrades such as your own pool, a private hot tub or a premium suite. Searching with Blue Lilo means you can find the luxury holiday of your dreams without the hefty pricetag leaving you free to spend more freely.
These days just about every resort will have some 5-star options to choose from. However, some destinations have a reputation for taking luxury to the next level. Here are a few of the hottest luxury destinations at the moment.
Few cities conjure up images of grandeur, quite like Dubai. It's known as the playground of the rich and famous. Even if you're not a millionaire, you can still live large in this city. Take your pick of 5-star resorts. The most renowned being Atlantis the Palm, which has one of the best waterparks in the world and even lets you dine amongst the fish and sharks in their aquariums. The city is renowned for its world-class shopping, dining and facilities so you'll never run out of things to do here.
For a more relaxing holiday, try the resort of Elounda in Crete. It's known for exuding the sophistication and glamour of Southern Italy but a much more budget-friendly price. Think picturesque fishing villages, secret coves and stunning vistas. Of course, you can also expect the warm hospitality and delicious Mediterranean food that make Greece a favourite tourist destination.
Think 5-star hotels are only for adults? Think again. There are plenty of luxurious resorts that cater to families. You can expect top-notch entertainment and facilities to keep the little ones busy. For Mum and Dad treat yourself to a day at the spa or savour some gourmet food without having to worry about the kids will eat. You can count on the hotel restaurant to have plenty of top-notch food for the adults, and child-friendly grub for the picky eaters too.
Booking a luxury adults-only getaway is an excellent choice for a couple's holiday. You can expect plenty of peace and quiet and entertainment, that is a bit more sophisticated than your typical family resort. This type of stay is perfect if you want to stroll down the beach, relax by the pool, or sip wine while enjoying the sunset.
What's better than an all-inclusive holiday? Only a luxury all-inclusive holiday. If you consider yourself a serious foodie or like to indulge in delicacies then this the holiday for you. You'll be treated to top-notch food and well-mixed cocktails. Resorts of this calibre also usually have several restaurants so you'll never have to eat the same thing twice. Perfect for those who get tired of typical hotel buffet food.
We all know that affording a holiday can be tricky enough as it is sometimes. Nevermind affording a 5-star one. Here are some tips to help you save so you can book your perfect holiday.
Go Off-Peak: More demand always means higher prices so to save big travel off-season, avoid school holidays and for most destinations the summer months. This doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on sunshine, though. May and September have great weather for most beach destinations but without the crowds and steep prices. Another way to save is to fly during the middle of the week when flights are more likely to be discounted.
Free Child Place Holidays: If you're travelling as a family, taking advantage of free-child place holidays are a great way to save big! Travel providers understand that family holidays are expensive, so they offer free spaces to encourage families to book. Each provider has their own regulations, so be sure to check our free child place holidays page for more information. Generally, one child can travel free for every two paying adults and is entitled to the same board basis the parents choose.