It’s good to exercise caution and work together to contain the COVID-19 threat. Still, those of us who take regular trips out can’t help feeling caged up at this time. For now perhaps, armchair travelling will have to suffice. Let us put a few great holiday resorts and ideas on your radar.
Mani, Greece: 100 Rizes Seaside Resort
Greece is perhaps best known for its fascinating mythology and ancient city states. And many of its popular tourist attractions are related to them. Curious travellers who seek out a less cliched route will be well-rewarded for their efforts though. Especially if they pick the 100 Rizes Seaside Resort as the jumping off point for a deeper exploration of the country.
Located on the Mani Peninsula, the resort’s architectural style is inspired by stone Maniat tower houses. Stone walls that contrast beautifully with wooden floors evoke the style of a traditional Grecian village. Furnishings in neutral tones of cream and terracotta also afford guests a sense of luxurious modernity. Plus every room boasts beautiful views of the surrounding hills and the Ionian Sea. If you need to get away from it all, this is just what the doctor ordered
Treat yourself to refreshing Greek food at the resort’s restaurant. But before you sit down to dinner, be sure to take a stroll along the resort’s private beach to enjoy a spellbinding sunset.
Discover more at 100rizesseasideresort.com.
Lisbon, Portugal: The Lumiares Hotel & Spa
Portugal calling you? Consider the Lumiares Hotel & Spa located within the thriving and fashionable district of Bairro Alto in Lisbon. It’s a stylish boutique hotel that also comes complete with its own wellness facilities. It offers different accommodation options from beautiful studio apartments to penthouse rooms, all for the weary traveller to luxuriate in.
Each apartment comes with its own kitchen and has a generous living area for various activities, and is even fitted with soundproof windows to ensure tranquility. The hotel offers rooftop dining with a contemporary menu from Chef João Silva that’s sure to leave you craving for more.
Last but not least, pamper yourself at The Lumiares Spa. An integrated health sanctuary, it offers an extensive selection of top quality treatments, along with sauna, steam room and fitness facilities.
See details at thelumiares.com.
Colorado, US: Rawah Ranch
Ever harboured a fantasy of being a cowboy? Or hankered for a taste of life on the range? Then consider the Rawah Ranch for your next big trip. This is where you’ll find nine cosy wooden cabins steeped in Colorado’s diverse landscape and history. The Aspens and Indians lodges offer a back-to-nature vacation among the trees. The Mackward, which is the hotel’s signature family cabin, offers a little more in terms of space and conveniences. The on-site restaurant’s hearty country fare will satisfy any appetite that the curated activities have worked up.
See details at rawahranch.com.