As the British winter outstays its welcome, many are still looking for their first proper dose of sun. And you don’t have to search far with southern Europe on your doorstep. Perhaps head to Tenerife and Hotel Botanico whose subtropical gardens hide an excellent spa or the Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque where world-class resort amenities spill out onto golden sands.
For something a bit different, look to the foothills of Mallorca’s Tramuntana Mountains where 16th and 17th century manor houses are tucked away among the olive groves of the island’s northwest coast. Rising star Croatia also offers unique accommodation in palatial 19th century getaways and five-star Adriatic resorts.
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Book by: 17 October 2018
Hotel Botanico is located in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens, and the Puerto de la Cruz botanical gardens are nearby. The picturesque old town is just a few minutes away with the hotel's shuttle.
Save up to £556 per couple
Book by: 16 October 2018
Considered to be among the best resorts on Tenerife, this Leading Hotel of the World is a favourite among repeat holidaymakers. It’s been modelled on a typical Canaries’ village, complete with next-door beach, bell tower and staff in traditional clothing.
Experience Belmond's award-winning luxury at this collection of converted 15th-and-16th-century manor houses nestled in amid the sandstone peaks of Mallorca's Tramuntana Mountains. From the gourmet El Olivo restaurant to its spa, pools and unique excursions, this is one of Spain's finest hotels.
Early booking offer - save £362 per couple per week
Book by: 16 October 2018
Set atop a cliff on Mallorca's Sa Talaia headland, with commanding views across the town of Port Soller and the Mediterranean Sea, Jumeirah Port Soller, opened in April 2012, offers luxurious five-star accommodation in a scenic and peaceful corner of this beautiful Balearic island.
Originally built in 1895 this stylish hotel retains all of its original charm and combines this with all the modern benefits you would expect from a 5* property.