As I write this, it is raining, grey and cold and I can think of nothing more glorious than a spot of winter sun. I don’t need any persuasion to book a trip away but if you do, perhaps one of these unusual seasonal offers will tempt you.
Today I am going to let you in on our team’s favourite offers for winter sun holidays in Portugal, Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Resorts love winter sun-seekers and so do we.
Belmond Reid’s Palace is surrounded by acres of gardens and boasts views of Funchal Bay. This Madeiran hotel certainly deserves its five-star rating. It is stylishly furnished and offers guests access to three swimming pools, a gym, tennis courts and a spa.
Guests who reserve a Superior Suite or higher – ask our team for details of the Belmond’s more luxurious accommodation – for at least seven nights will be treated to a private dinner. This three-course, gourmet meal will begin with canapes and includes champagne for two.
Gran Canaria’s Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia is, without doubt, one of the best hotels on the island. It has a peaceful atmosphere and its villas are nestled in a palm grove. The rooms come with all the amenities you’d expect and have their own balcony or terrace – perfect for making the most of the sunshine. Its large saltwater pool is heated, making morning swims warm and pleasant.
The Gran Hotel Residencia knows how to treat newlyweds. You will be greeted on arrival by a bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries. There are several perks during your stay – including an oriental steam bath in the spa. Honeymooners will even be treated to breakfast in bed one morning of their visit.
Character and Charm
Tenerife resorts are known for their distinctive architecture and colourful decoration. The Villa Cortes, set close to the sea, is no exception, and has a unique style that conjures up the image of a Mexican hacienda. With a boutique feel, the Villa Cortes provides spacious rooms, excellent dining options, a heated freshwater pool and a spa.
Who can resist a free night? That is exactly what the Villa Cortes is offering guests who book a stay of seven nights or longer in January, February and March of 2019. This is an incredible offer in a beautiful location – it might be time to find your passport.