Love could be on the cards right now, but how long until we fill re-united with our love for travel, being outdoors, taking minibreaks and planning our spring/summer staycations? We all learned to take one step at a time into uncertainty, and came to accept that foreign travel is no longer on the cards for the next two seasons. What can restrict us from re-imagining our escape into idyllic settings, country walks, and serenity, away from it all?
If you rather avoid being questioned on reasons for going abroad at the border or being in quarantine in hotels at your own expense, upon your return home, keep reading to find out what is, hopefully, still available on our doorstep.
The magic of Scottish Highlights
Without dropping names, perhaps you wonder if what they say about the Scottish Highlands is true? Spring and summer are the best time to discover the magic of these incredible mountain passes and that sense of space and peace that’s difficult to find in modern life. Imagine indulging yourself in a quiet village like Dalwhinnie, opening the doors of its infamous distillery and delving into some spectacular views of the Cairngorms. Walking, mountain biking, fishing, and loads of other activities are all within reach for those who love being active. To paint a proper taste of the Scottish Highlands, imagine returning to one of the charming Highland cottages which will surprise you with a spacious gardens and who knows, an outdoor hot tub…
Seeking a British paradise
Candlelit rooms , fluffy robe, glass of champagne, fire-place, decked balcony facing the beachside, could be a dream too far for mums-to-be and brides seeking to relax for a few days in Great Britain. While looking for a luxurious coastal retreat with a private acres of Blue Flag beach, impeccable service, fine food, superb spa facilities and breathtaking views across one of the world’s most beautiful bays, it might be a challenge. We found a place that some of our readers call it “the British paradise”- Carbis Bay Estate.
This luxury resort was chosen to host world’s leaders joining the G7. You might want to avoid those 3 days in June. Or not.
Discover London’s serene perfection
The beauty and magic of Great Britain’s capital city is an evolving transformation, where the modern lifestyle celebrates its history. The city that never sleeps, London is home to the most expensive buildings in the world, most extraordinary Michelin and five-star restaurants rivals. It’s narrow streets once travelled by coaches, now are home to luxury cars, holding a constant, frenetic movement within. Can you find your oases in the middle of it’s overwhelming vibrancy? The City of London is a city where old cathedrals neighbor modern malls, and who could resist its “going out” calling? Cycling is part of the culture and you might get faster to your destination navigating on the cycle lane and passing by luxury cars.
Missing the glittering pool, glass in hand, that holiday glow? You don’t need to board a plane this spring and summer to kick back and recuperate. The Spa at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge launched the ultimate daycation package and has reopened its spa last autumn, making this paradise a tempting destination for revitalising minibreaks.
Designed by Italian architect supremo Antonio Citterio, located just around the corner from Harrods and Harvey Nichols, in contrast with its Edwardian neighbours, Bulgari Hotel is every bit as glamorous as the most sophisticated guest would expect. While roaming through the modern high-shine palette of black granite, polished mahogany and steel, you will find here an oasis of calm and serenity, beautifully scented.
A subterranean wellness retreat hidden in the basement, this is one the largest spas in London, set over two levels, hosting 11 treatment rooms with one double spa suite, all enveloped in calm mystery, a luxurious fitness studio, nail bar, making the concept of ‘Spa’, an understatement. The masterpiece is a work of outstanding artistry, skill, and workmanship: arched inside a colonnade tiled in green and gold there is a 25-metre swimming pool. Champagne, freshly squished juices, fruit platters and salads are ready to be delivered to your private cabana daybed.
Daycation package includes a 90-minute massage, during which you are scrubbed, kneaded and polished to absolute, serene perfection; a 90-minute reviving facial; a manicure and pedicure and a cut and blow-dry in the intimate Neville salon.
Guests will also receive a gift and 10 per cent of proceeds are donated to the Virus Free Found – a new corporate philanthropy fund by Bulgari, which supports Oxford University’s research into manufacturing and testing vaccines. Guests can also upgrade to the overnight B.Beautiful Staycation package.