Luxury travel is far more than just splashing out on a first-class ticket or treating yourself to a cocktail by the pool – it encompasses everything surrounding your trip from start to finish, including where you eat, sleep and visit. No longer reserved for the worlds 1%, with the right planning and resources, anyone can achieve a luxury getaway right here in the UK.
Want to know how to create your own luxury UK getaway? Lyme Bay Holidays have explored some of the top ways to make sure your holiday is the trip of a lifetime this year.
With such a huge variety of luxury destinations across the UK, it’s important to choose the perfect place just for you. Whether you’re after a city break, a lakeside retreat or a luxury stay with a coastal feel, the UK has it all.
When picking your perfect destination, keep in mind your idea of a luxury break, to make sure you choose the perfect place that ticks all the boxes. If this means spending hours at the beach and a trip packed with relaxation, picking somewhere coastal away from towns and villages could be ideal. Alternatively, if you dream of days packed with shopping and eating at only the finest of restaurants, then it may be worth exploring somewhere with more of a city culture.
Your destination will determine not only the overall feel of the trip but also the activities you can incorporate as part of your getaway, so it’s important to plan and research carefully.
Once you’ve chosen your idyllic destination, you’ll next need to pick the perfect place to call home during your getaway. With accommodation being so much more than just a place to rest your head, it’s important to pick somewhere suited to your lifestyle. Whether you’re after a luxury coastal apartment with a view of the sea, a villa with space for the whole family, or want to cosy up in one of the many traditional Dorset holiday cottages from Lyme Bay Holidays, there is a huge variety of luxury accommodation around the UK.
When picking the perfect place to stay, select somewhere which can offer added luxury to your trip, such as a holiday home with stunning coastal views, a pool to relax in during the day or perhaps somewhere with a large garden to BBQ in during the summer months.
Choosing to travel during the off-season is perfect when holidaying somewhere traditionally popular with tourists. The quieter seasons will help to ensure you get the most out of your trip whilst still achieving a local feel. Many luxurious activities such as wine tasting, taking to the golf course or even sailing are not restricted to the high-season, so you can rest easy in the knowledge that you won’t be short on things to do.
If you’re planning on travelling during the off-season and your trip involves outdoor activities, it may be worthwhile booking closer to the time to ensure you’re not caught out by unexpected weather.
Food and Drink
The UK boasts some of the world’s top restaurants, and for the foodie, planning a luxury getaway can often revolve around where the best places are to eat and drink. Exploring local restaurants can be the perfect way to try the freshest foods and locally grown produce, whilst truly immersing yourself in to local cuisines or different cultures.
Researching the best restaurants before you travel can save you time whilst away and booking in advance can ensure you get a table in the finest places.
For those with a keen nose for wine, why not explore local vineyards and take part in a wine tasting tour, or for a fun evening activity, research local bars which may well offer cocktail making classes.
Whether your holidays involve putting your feet up every day, or mixing it up with a dose of exploration, there’s no doubt that you’ll want at least one or two days where you can truly relax and unwind. Before you travel, consider researching local spa’s in the area and book a treatment or two to give yourself a little extra treat. Or if you’re staying on the coast, speak to some of the locals about the quietest and most hidden spots, to give yourself a beach break with a little peace and quiet.
For a truly relaxing holiday, it’s also important to choose not only the right accommodation, but also a remote location where lights and sound won’t disrupt your stay, perfect for those days when you don’t want to venture out. For the ultimate indulgence, consider selecting a property which also offers a hot tub or swimming pool, so your evenings can be just as relaxing as the days.
When booking your trip, why not consider the little added extras which can make it even more luxurious? Hiring a car can be an excellent way to see more of your chosen destination, whilst avoiding busy public transport and ensuring you get exactly where you want to go.
For those who would rather take to the seas however, renting a boat can also act as an excellent form of travel, giving you an option to explore local bays and harbours, or perhaps just spending a day relaxing out at sea. Investigating the best ways to travel around your destination can also help you to get the most out of your stay.
So why not explore everything the UK has to offer whilst experiencing a luxury lifestyle on your holiday this year? With the right amount of planning, your holiday could just be the ultimate luxury getaway you always dreamed of.