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TUI is offering SheerLuxe readers the ultimate Black Friday deal: £200 off its luxury SENSATORI holiday destinations when you spend a minimum of £1,300. All you need to do is use the code ‘BFLUXURY’ when booking. Travel dates range from 26th November 2018–31st October 2019 and the holiday must be booked on 26th November 2018. From Ibiza to Jamaica, by way of Greece, here are SL’s top picks on where to go…
TUI SENSATORI Atlantica Dreams Resort and Spa, Rhodes, Greece
With highly polished interiors and a Blue Flag beachfront location, this new-for-2018 resort adds a splash of luxury to an under-the-radar corner of Rhodes. Expect design-led interiors from the outset – the landscaped pools blend into sea views on the horizon and the rooms are Scandinavian-inspired with luxury fittings, like waterfall showers and mood lighting. While the interiors are ultra-modern, the resort’s surroundings are authentic through-and-through. In this part of Rhodes, a sprinkling of traditional tavernas rustle up home-made cuisine, and the Blue Flag shingle beach – right outside the property – is popular with local families. Six top-notch restaurants complete the offering.
TUI SENSATORI Resort Atlantica Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus
Aphrodite Hills is a luxury resort between Paphos and Limassol in Cyprus. Just a stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea, the retreat pairs an award-winning spa with a great choice of restaurants. Resort Atlantica is set in the very centre of the exclusive Aphrodite Hills complex, which is also home to luxury properties, great restaurants, a championship golf course and a top-class spa that boasts a string of awards. Its hilltop position means it looks out over the Mediterranean – if you want to get closer to the coast, there’s a shuttle bus to whisk you there. Other highlights include a clutch of pools that come with infinity edges. When it comes to activities and entertainment, expect a timetable spanning yoga classes and acoustic music performances.
TUI SENSATORI Resort Atlantica Caldera Palace, Lyttos Beach, Cyprus
The very first TUI Sensatori property, Caldera Palace is well-versed in the art of indulgence. Everything from meals to spa treatments are served with a touch of classic, Greek style. Luxurious rooms range from doubles to family rooms and suites, and most are available with sea views, private pools or swim-up entrances. Top-tier entertainmentspans adults-only comedy nights, professional shows and laid-back live music. For children, new wave play comes courtesy of the Crazy Kitchen, Silly Science Lab and water-soaking Sprayground. While the kids are having fun, head to the spa, which comes with 23 treatment rooms, or one of the seven stylish restaurants on site.
TUI SENSATORI Resort Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Uvero Alto is one of the most secluded villages on Punta Cana’s exclusive Coconut Coast, a majestic 50km sweep of tropical shoreline in the north-east of the Dominican Republic. It offers everything for the perfect girls’ week away, or a romantic getaway – a spa, cookery and fitness classes, four pools and a beach filled with four-poster day beds. The Vino Vino bar is a great place to kick-start evenings, while the Lighthouse beachfront restaurant offers views over the Caribbean. We’d opt for a double swim-up room, which comes with a private terrace and sleeps up to four.
TUI SENSATORI Resort Barut Sorgun, Side, Turkey
This beachfront resort comes with four swimming pools, six restaurants and a selection of stylish bars. But this resort’s real selling point is its location – right on a golden sand beach and just footsteps from a 400-hectare forest. Guests can pick from activities like tennis, Pilates and watersports. There’s just as much choice when it comes to dining. The resort's six restaurants showcase national dishes, gourmet cuisine, and everything in between. Designer Philip Treacy was the brains behind the resort's Butterfly Bar. Here, you can sip a 'Sensatori Mystery’ – vodka, sparkling wine, cherry juice and strawberry – in a private booth, while looking up at a rainbow of hanging baubles. The town of Side – which offers shops and further restaurants – is just a 15-minute journey away.
TUI SENSATORI Resort Ibiza, Cala Tarida, Ibiza
TUI SENSATORI Resort Ibiza is in a standout spot on the White Isle. It comes with a great beachfront setting and unforgettable views. Located in sleepy Cala Tarida, on the west coast of the island, the resort overlooks a sandy beach and the Mediterranean Sea and, because it's set on a hillside, offers some of the best sunsets in the Balearics. The whole place has been designed to make the most of these vistas – we like the look of the rooftop bar, which offers uninterrupted views and a relaxing spot to enjoy a cocktail or two after dinner. The resort has a look and feel that keeps in with the natural beauty of the local area: low-rise buildings are painted chalk-white, and accents of local cobbled stone are present throughout the complex.
TUI SENSATORI Resort Negril, Jamaica
Positioned on Negril's famous Seven Mile Beach, TUI SENSATORI Resort Negril puts white sands and the Caribbean Sea in the palm of your hand. Thanks to its soft sands and tropical backdrop, Seven Mile Beach regularly features on lists of the world's best beaches. One of the resort’s highlights is its gourmet all-inclusive dining scene, letting you enjoy unlimited food and drink around the clock. There are also different room types, including swim-up rooms that feature over-the-water daybeds. Days here are made for R&R. You’ve got four pools to laze next to, and there’s a beachside palapa offering activities like yoga and tai chi.