7 Europe escapes for the bank holiday weekend
Looking for some last-minute travel inspiration this August bank holiday weekend? We’ve rounded up 7 of Europe’s luxurious holiday gems, from secluded hideaways to exotic beach clubs.
Cap Rocat , Mallorca
Set on its own incredibly private peninsula, Cap Rocat is a chic hideaway in the most secluded area of Palma de Mallorca’s bay. Built ingeniously into the cliffs and concealed from mainland and sea, experience sheer serenity in this hidden island gem. While away the hours indulging in the hotel’s spa carved on the depths of the fortress, with a dramatic 25m saltwater swimming pool, sunk 12m below ground level. A wide conservatory-style glass ceiling allows the brilliant Mallorcan sunshine to flood the space by day, while by night, the clear star-filled skies create a mesmerizing place to swim.
Gecko Hotel & Beach Club, Formentera
Set on the island’s most beautiful beach, Gecko Hotel & Beach Club offers unbeatable settings, making it the perfect spot for a lazy weekend soaking up the Formentera sunshine. The Gecko Beach Club experience offers you the chance to relax in sheer style, with sunbeds, a bottle of champagne and a fresh fruit selection to indulge in. Those in need of some quality R&R can head to the outdoor wellness area, in total tranquillity beneath the palm trees – where hot stone massages, SeaSkin facials and reflexology are available.
For bookings: https://geckobeachclub.com/en/bedrooms/
Burley Manor, U.K
Need to escape the city, relax and breathe in the fresh countryside air this August bank holiday? This summer, you can experience all of this and more at Burley Manor with their new Temple Spa Tipi pop-up – a Moroccan inspired space hidden within the gardens. From skin-boosting body wraps and Mediterranean massages to rejuvenating facials and full spa experiences, enjoy drifting away in this outdoor wellbeing hideaway.
For bookings: https://www.burleymanor.com/
Regent Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
Set on the palm-lined waterfront of the luxury super yacht marina Porto Montenegro and with the lush mountainous backdrop of Boka Bay, Regent Porto Montenegro offers a luxury bank holiday escape with unbeatable surroundings. Float in the 64-metre infinity pool that perches over the tranquil seascape with awe-inspiring views or head to the pool bar for light gourmet bites, delicious thirst quenchers and signature cocktails at sunset. For sheer relaxation, immerse yourself in the award-winning Regent Spa, where a relaxation area, experience shower, Finnish sauna, steam room, hammam (Turkish bath), indoor and an outdoor pool, gym and nail salon await you.
La Résidence de la Pinède , St.Tropez
Fancy spending bank holiday on a private beach in St. Tropez? La Résidence de la Pinède is a Tropezian hideaway in a perfect setting to enjoy seaside pleasures and escapades at the heart of the mythical village. From uplifting water sports activities along the Riviera’s unspoilt coastline to hinterland treks through the Massif des Maurs, the famed hotel is incomparable if you’re seeking a revitalising retreat away from the crowds of the popular town.
For bookings: http://www.residencepinede.com/en/rooms#classic-room
Club Marvy, Turkey
Club Marvy is a stunning beachfront hotel in Turkey, just 40 minutes from Izmir, and is built on a secluded bay overlooking two idyllic private beaches. The celebrated Boho Beach Club offers an adults-only haven for couples and friends seeking to enjoy the many beach soirées the hotel puts on for its guests and is the perfect spot to bask in the sunshine over bank holiday weekend.
Barceló Raval, Barcelona
Experience the ultimate city break in Barcelona at the exclusive Barceló Raval, where the 360° outdoor roof terrace is the perfect spot to sip on exotic cocktails and admire the panoramic views of the city’s skyline. The terrace features a swimming pool and bar, with a live DJ hosting on Thursday, Friday and Saturday if you’re ready to party in true city style.