Spa & wellness

  • 1 Porto, a haven for wine lovers
    Located in the historic city of Porto, The Yeatman Hotel & Wine Spa takes prime position as it overlooks the River Douro, providing the idyllic holiday setting by day and by night. Porto, the city...

  • 2 Ibiza: The perfect heavenly hideaway
    To really get a feel for this idyllic island, you need to scale its peaks. Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena is just the place for it - a unique and magical destination, built with dreamy days looking out to sea...

  • 3 Andorra: Top 10 relaxing spa hotels
    When thinking about Andorra, besides snow, your imagination flows and brings forth images of wellbeing, pampering spa treatments and relaxation. The luxurious thermal centre in Caldea might be the reason.  There...

  • 4 Bahia del Duque: star appeal on Tenerife
    This beautiful hotel in shades of ochre and terracotta, surrounded by lush gardens, pools and waterfalls is a place of dreams, starting with the architecture typical of the Canary island, its palatial...

  • 5 Award-winning golf in the Algarve
    This is the first year that the magazine has held the awards and 32% of the 3,276 votes by readers in the category for 'best value golf destination' went to the Algarve. The area also featured in other...

  • 6 Super ideas for Valentine's getaways
    A touch of nostalgia
 On the Devon coast, the privately owned Burgh Island – actually only separated from the mainland at high tide – is the site of Burgh Island Hotel. This fine art-deco...

  • 7 Pimalai, luxury and leisure in a jungle setting
    Imagine an idyllic island with lush greenery, the scent of exotic plants floating on the warm evening air and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea lapping a curve of pale golden sand. That's exactly what...

  • 8 Take a healthy break
    Do you fancy an escape from the daily grind, a chance to recharge your batteries after the excesses of mid-winter, to pamper yourself, mind, body and spirit? It's a good time to be thinking about a little...

  • 9 The Canaries – a perfect place for Christmas
    Over four million Brits prefer to celebrate Christmas abroad. Some of them choose snowy ski resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees, but many are looking to add a little sunshine to the last week of the year....

  • 10 Indigo Pearl Resort: industrial chic in an exotic Thai setting
    The modern architecture of the resort is carefully designed so it never rises higher than the palm trees that surround it and skilfully integrates the tin-mining heritage of the island with evocative...

  • 11 Autumn relaxation in the Italian Alps
    Bordered by Switzerland in the north and France to the west, the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta is surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery. With its 25 ski stations and 1,200 kilometres of pistes,...

  • 12 Parrot Cay – 1,000 unspoiled acres in the Caribbean
    The Turks and Caicos comprise eight main islands and over 40 smaller cays, of which Parrot Cay is one. International flights can take you to the archipelago's main island, Providenciales, known locally...

  • 13 Casa del Mar: shades of blue on Corsica's southern coast
    Extensive gardens, a private beach, a back drop of mountains... the setting is perfect for this unusual hotel with its minimalist architecture and sleek elegance. The clear bright light of Corsica floods...

  • 14 Cool pools around the world
    Imagine an endless horizon as pool, sea and sky blend in a perfect shade of azure blue. Some of the best luxury hotels offer their perfect pools for your pleasure. Will you take the plunge? The Oberoi...

  • 15 Michelle Obama enjoys family time in Africa
    Sprawling for a vast area of 75,000 hectares, Madikwe Game Reserve encompasses rocky peaks, open grasslands and verdant valleys, each habitat home to its own particular range of wildlife. And within the...

  • 16 Follow Catherine Zeta Jones' lead with a luxurious break in Bodrum
    Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones certainly know how to take a holiday.  The pair recently kicked back by sailing on a million pound yacht around one of the most beautiful spots in the world...

  • 17 The princely hotels of Monaco
    Hotel de Paris Opened in 1864, the Hotel de Paris aimed to offer the height of excellence of the period and continues to honour this goal today. Set in the privileged Place du Casino, the hotel boasts...

  • 18 Spas fit for a future queen
    Spa by ESPA, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland  
 This fine hotel with its award-winning spa is close to St Andrews, where Kate Middleton and Prince William met when they were students. For just £135...

  • 19 Experience Spain with your five senses
    SIGHT 

 

Sunset over the Alhambra As dusk falls over Granada and the bustle of tourists dies away along the streets of the Albaicin, the great rosy-gold complex of the Nasrid palace with its...

  • 20 Spoil yourself at the Zannos Melathron
    In the South Aegean Sea, the delightful island of Santorini is the result of a careful balance of the work of man and Nature. The island and its cliffs are dotted with romantic white villages, but it...



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