Luxury weekend getaways are all about relaxation, enjoying the beautiful scenery, and getting away from it all. And after several months of lockdowns, it has become necessary to quench your thirst for a relaxing getaway. But the question is, how do you plan a perfect luxury getaway?
Below, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best ways to spend a weekend getaway in luxury. From gulet cruising in Croatia to staying in a luxury villa, these getaways are sure to spark your wanderlust. So, be inspired by these luxury weekend breaks and create a lifetime of memories.
1. On A Gulet
Staying on a gulet in Croatia creates a perfect combination of luxury and adventure, an ideal getaway for those looking for an experience of a lifetime. These traditional wooden yachts are equipped with modern comforts and amenities, including a high-tech navigational system. Yet, they still manage to retain the charm and unique experience of gulet sailing. Offering comfort and convenience, these gulets are staffed with experienced crews, including captains, mates, and chefs, making your time on the boat even more memorable. You are free to choose from the pre-planned itineraries or customise them according to your preferences.
Lie back and enjoy the gorgeous views along the coast or relax in your deluxe accommodations. Indulge in sumptuous Dalmatian cuisines and treat yourself to all the refreshing beverages in the fully stocked bar as the boat sails along the Croatian waters. Guests can also enjoy a variety of onboard activities, which include snorkelling, water-skiing, and fishing. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, with colleagues or a group of family and friends, going on a gulet cruise can make for a perfect luxury getaway for the weekend.
2. On A Barge
Staying on a luxury hotel barge in France can be one of the most luxurious and memorable experiences you can do for the weekend. It’s very convenient and hassle-free. Just like going on a cruise, you only need to pack and unpack once, and you don’t need to worry about getting from one place to another, searching for places to stay, and planning the excursions and activities. As your barge glides along the scenic French waterways, marvel at the lush vineyards and beautiful villages from the comfort of your cabin. The barge will cruise through the different regions of France, passing on canals and rivers, before stopping at some fabulous destinations.
You will have various route options for luxury hotel barges in France. You can take the Alsace to Ardennes route, a journey that passes through the lush forests of the Ardennes, beautiful mountains of Vosges, and scenic Doubs valley before arriving in the Alsace region. Meanwhile, the route from Midi to Languedoc will sail along the famous Canal du Midi and into Carcassonne’s ancient citadel for an epic journey through the Mediterranean.
If you’re looking to get away from the daily hustle and bustle, consider a luxury glamping holiday in Germany. Home to some of the world’s most beautiful glamping destinations, Germany is an ideal destination for a relaxing weekend getaway, regardless of the season. From a modern treehouse retreat to a luxury glamping site and stunning Eco Pod in the middle of the forest, you will have various options for awesome and comfortable stays on your glamping holiday in the country.
If you’re looking for a comfortable escape to the woods, look no further than this beautiful glamping site in the Black Forest. The area offers different glamping tents set up in a unique and rustic environment. Perhaps, the most popular of them is the Gisela gondola, a gondola lift that was salvaged from a French ski resort and can sleep up to two guests. Equipped with a sun canopy, a small seating area, and a double bed, it’s perfect for couples on a romantic getaway.
There are several other ways to go glamping in Germany. You can sleep in a heated domed pod, luxurious tent with electricity, or high-end Eco Pods fitted with luxury amenities. These glamping sites offer fantastic views of the forest and provide opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities like wildlife watching, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, and many more.
4. In A Luxury Villa
Beautifully situated along the Mediterranean, Spain is home to some of Europe’s most luxurious vacation rentals, making it an ideal destination to spend a weekend getaway in luxury. The country is the perfect vacation destination for all types of travellers, from couples to families and groups of friends. Aside from exploring its architectural wonders and incredible works of art, you also get to enjoy high-end dining, vibrant nightlife scene, and pristine beaches along the Mediterranean coast.
If you want to seek peace and quiet, head to the sleepy town of Puerto Pollensa in Majorca. This gorgeous little town is known for its beautiful laidback villages and long swathes of sandy beaches. The best part about staying in Puerto Pollensa villas is you will find plenty of options for a luxury vacation, most of which opens to the gorgeous views of the ocean. You’ll also find a villa with dedicated concierge services and fitted with luxurious amenities, including a private pool, jacuzzi, and spacious game rooms.
5. Stay At A Michelin Star Restaurant
If you want to sate your appetite while on a luxury weekend getaway, consider staying at Michelin star hotel restaurants. These luxury hotels aim to offer their guests the highest calibre of a gourmet experience.
Thankfully, you do not have to travel far to experience Michelin star dining experience since the UK is home to some of the best hotel restaurants in the world, and most of them are host to talented Michelin Star chefs. For instance, Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park is home to The Fat Duck, famous for its luxury dining experience hosted by Heston Blumenthal. Established in 1995, the restaurant earned its first Michelin star in 1998 and has retained three stars since 2004. Rocco Forte’s Edinburgh hotel, The Balmoral, is home to a Michelin Star restaurant named the Number One. Featuring a contemporary dining experience with world-class Scottish hospitality, the restaurant first earned its star in 2003. Head Chef Mark Donald uses seasonal ingredients to fill its menu with a wide array of sumptuous local flavours.