Travel is well and truly back! It’s been a wonderful start to the year planning exciting wellbeing trips and energetic adventures alongside Esther and Leanne on the team, who have been pulling out all the stops with me to build some beautiful experiences for our much loved clients. We have so many wonderful repeat clients who value our knowledge and suggestions so it’s a joy to plan so many meaningful experiences.
This month for our sporty clients we’ve sold tennis holidays in Tenerife – there’s an excellent tennis academy next to the Ritz Carlton with spacious accommodation options – as well as Padel tennis breaks at the beautiful Puente Romano hotel in Marbella. The Body Holiday in St Lucia has been as popular as ever and our clients head back there for the same superb fun fitness formula year after year. Other clients seeking some adventure and culture are heading to the stunning Kasbah Tamadot in the Atlas Mountains for a Marrakech spa and trekking itinerary.
For pure wellness seekers, SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain has been popular especially for detox alongside Euphoria in Greece for yoga and Lefay in Italy for spa and relaxation and it’s wonderful to be sending our clients to Kamalaya in Thailand again for its unique, serene, nurturing setting and health expertise . Our very own in:spa retreats in Marrakech have been filling up fast due to the exceptional teams in place and it’s been so great to have so many in:spa repeat guests wanting to join us again after a challenging few years. Palmaia in Mexico is an exceptional new addition to the high-end wellness scene and has had incredible feedback as a hip and soulful new luxury inclusive beach resort so our clients are heading there too. It’s incredibly exciting to see new concepts arriving with a real focus on wellbeing.
We’ve sold some stunning touring itineraries in Canada – including Niagara Falls Excursions, glacier tours and Banff hot springs, bear watching and hiking in Whistler and exploring all Vancouver has to offer via sea plane and harbour boats! Costa Rica has been very popular too this month with clients booking trips to visit San Jose (Do you know the way??), the cloud forests and the beaches… and we’ve been including spectacular wildlife spotting in their itineraries. We have booked several Thailand tours incorporating some Bangkok spa and luxury beach resorts in Phuket and Koh Samui too. We have a lucky couple off to the Four Seasons Maldives imminently, a large family gathering heading to Carlisle Bay, Antigua and several families heading to Mauritius this summer. Mauritius keeps proving itself as a superb value summer alternative to Europe, especially for families, (eg the lovely Trou Aux Biches and Constance Belle Mare Plage). We’re also currently putting together some exceptional Australia and New Zealand trips too and are excited to share our proposed itineraries soon.
Closer to home, Portugal and Greece are always popular with our activity seeking, water-sports-loving families with the much loved Vila Vita Parc, Martinhal, Pine Cliffs and IKOS hotels as popular as ever for half terms and summer travel.
Travel has been strong everywhere in the last month, but that means that the rooms and flights are filling up for peak periods even as far ahead as October school holidays, so we hope this has inspired some dreaming and shown you the breadth of our knowledge and expertise. We’d love to get to work on your plans soon too, whether long or short haul, just for you or for multiple families travelling together!