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It’s official: the cold snap has kicked in. But if you’re not quite ready to curl up in your cosy winter knitwear, we’ve found some glorious sunny getaways to escape to. Whether you’re looking for laid-back fun with the family or a grown-up romantic break, these are the best hotels, family-friendly resorts and luxury adults-only retreats to book now on TUI…
When it comes to family holidays, TUI Family Life has all bases covered – from kids’ clubs and child-friendly restaurants to coffee shops and spacious rooms. With facilities that cater to everyone, all you have to worry about is spending quality time with your loved ones. Here’s our pick of the hotels the whole family will love…
Mai Khao Lak, Thailand
Set on the edge of a stunning caramel-coloured beach and surrounded by lush, tropical forests, this dreamy Thailand resort offers modern private villas with designer interiors and decked patios where little ones can wash off in the comfort of their own outdoor bath tub.
Marmari Beach by Atlantica, Greece
Boasting white sandy beaches, three outdoor pools and waterslide fun for little ones, this Greek getaway promises a jam-packed itinerary. Rooms are bright and spacious with stylish furnishings – think white drapes and rustic woods – and come with your choice of either a balcony or terrace. For foodies, there are plenty of traditional Greek tavernas on your doorstep, located less than two minutes’ walk away.
Nausicaa Beach, Cyprus
Following a recent revamp, this modern resort has everything you need for a fuss-free escape. Spacious accommodation caters for families of all sizes, and there are more than enough activities to keep the kids well and truly entertained. And for mums and dads, the golden sands of Fig Tree Bay beach are just a few footsteps away.
If you’re looking for a holiday without herds of screaming kids, TUI Sensimar offers the most relaxing, peaceful escapes for adults-only, so you can revel in blissful serenity completely undisturbed. Here are our favourite child-free escapes…
El Dorado Seaside Suites & Spa, Mexico
Surrounded by peaceful swathes of white sands and sparkling azure seas, little luxuries like jacuzzi rooms and gourmet dining come as standard at the El Dorado Seaside Suites & Spa. With welcome glasses of fizz, poolside waiter service and four-poster daybeds on the sleepy, adjoining beach – it’s no surprise Forbes named it one of the most romantic hotels in the world.
Lagoon Mauritius, Mauritius
With its lagoon-side setting and quaint sandy beach, Lagoon Mauritius is a real tropical hideaway, boasting stunning coastlines, lush greenery and a shimmering turquoise lagoon that doubles up as a watersports hotspot. Choose from a variety of rooms with sea or garden views, and a balcony or terrace – some with their own private hot tub. Pure bliss.
Caravel Hotel, Greece
Perched right on the edge of a sand-and-shingle beach on Zante’s northeast coast, sea views are easy to come by at Sensimar Caravel. A couple of steps link the pool terrace to the glistening shores, so it’s really easy to flit between the two. Location-wise, there are a handful of local bars and tavernas a ten-minute stroll away. Zakynthos Town is within easy reach, too – just a 15-minute drive.
Want a no-expense-spared vacation? TUI Sensatori offers the most indulgent of luxury escapes. From wellness breaks to whimsical foodie adventures, we’ve picked the three best blow-the-budget options to start saving for…
Resort Ibiza, Spain
Set in sleepy Cala Tarida, on the west coast of the island, this gorgeous beachfront resort overlooks white sands and the majestic Mediterranean Sea. Perched on a hillside, it enjoys some of the most stunning sunsets in the Balearics, particularly on the rooftop which offers uninterrupted views of the golden rays as they touch down onto the rippling blue waters – the perfect spot to relax with a cocktail after dinner.
Resort Rhodes by Atlantica, Greece
The newest addition to the TUI Sensatori portfolio, this glamorous Greek sanctuary comes dripping in five-star luxury. Stylishly sexy, Resort Rhodes is filled with fine dining restaurants, swanky cocktail bars and world-class spa treatments, so you can float away and unwind in blissful surroundings. There’s a beach on your doorstep, ideal for soaking up the balmy rays, and it’s perfectly located for a day’s exploring – Prasonisi is just 20 minutes away and home to Rhodes’ most popular stretch of coastline, while a 20-minute drive in the opposite direction will bring you to Lindos and its ancient acropolis.
Resort Azul Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Nestled on a majestic 50-kilometre sweep of tropical shoreline in the north-east of the Dominican Republic, Resort Azul Punta Cana boasts beautiful white sand beaches, designer interiors and a gourmet dining scene – a haven of pure indulgence. Step out onto the butter-soft sands of Uvero Alto Beach, where you can spread out on the four-poster day beds with a cocktail (or two) in hand, take a dip in one of the many pools, or head to The Sports Hub for a hardcore workout session. And for foodies, there’s an array of fantastic restaurants as part of the resort’s Gourmet Inclusive dining, with sumptuous cocktails and gastronomic bites available around the clock.