Effortless Escapes

Got insatiable travel cravings but don’t want to head too far out? Take a break and visit these incredible destinations that are just a doorstep away. We’ve rounded up a number of out of town spots which are perfect for relaxing, exploring and refueling away from the stress of daily life, great for people who aren’t looking for a long vacation but need a quick perk-me-up trip indulging in wellness treatments, learning more about a new culture or hiking through the jungle. Check out the list below for some easy getaway options that can be further customized for you.

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Farewell Harbour Lodge

Farewell Harbour Lodge

British Columbia, Canada

Nestled on Berry Island, surrounded by ten acres of pristine rainforest, Farewell Harbour Lodge is an authentic family owned and run lodge, and an excellent base from which to see Grizzly Bears and marine mammals in their natural habitat.

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Amangiri

Amangiri

Lake Powell, The Southwest, United States of America

Emerging organically out of the wind-carved mesas, canyons and deserts of southern Utah, Amangiri is the ultimate contemporary hideaway close to Lake Powell, and offers a serious wow-factor with all the pampering and adventure you might care to seek.

Adventure Couples Off the beaten track
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Blue Waters

Blue Waters

Antigua

An elegant colonial style Caribbean resort, Blue Waters is nestled in a secluded cove with stunning cliff-top sea vistas. A tropical paradise, surrounded by pretty gardens and white beaches, perfect for families and couples alike seeking relaxation.

Beach Couples Diving

$1,800per person for 7 nights

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Calabash

Calabash

Grenada

Calabash Grenada is a small, informal, luxury hotel with an excellent reputation for high standards of personal service. Situated on a secluded, powdery sand beach, its relaxed and intimate atmosphere will ensure guests are welcomed as part of the family.

Beach Diving Eco/ethical tourism Couples

$1,700per person

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Casa Lecanda

Casa Lecanda

Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Casa Lecanda is a meticulously restored Yucatan home in Merida's historical center that now runs as a small luxury boutique hotel, offering guests a romantic window into the colonial age and a superb base for exploring the city and surrounding Maya ruins.

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Goldeneye

Goldeneye

Jamaica, Jamaica

GoldenEye, owned by Chris Blackwell of Island Records fame, is the jewel in the crown of the Island Outpost collection of properties in Jamaica. A beautiful boutique property tucked away from it all in Oracabessa Bay just outside of Ocho Rios.

Beach Couples Culture

$1,700per person for 7 nights

Hotel Esencia

Hotel Esencia

Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico

Overlooking the turquoise Caribbean coastline and powder white sands of Xpu-Ha beach on the Riviera Maya, Esencia offers an intimate boutique hideaway from which to enjoy ocean adventures and the rich Mayan culture of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Beach Couples Spa & health Culture
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Jumby Bay Island

Jumby Bay Island

Antigua

Jumby Bay Island is an exclusive private island hideaway, off the coast of Antigua, accessible only by boat. Pristine white beaches, luxury villa style accommodation and superb dining, make this a perfect romantic retreat or family treat.

Beach Couples Villa

$9,000per person for 7 nights

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Moraine Lake Lodge

Moraine Lake Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Only accessible during the summer months, Moraine Lake Lodge is hidden away on the edge of this breathtaking clear blue lake. An oasis of calm and tranquility, the lodge is a perfect base for taking in all the excitement of the Rocky Mountains.

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Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn

CA-1, Big Sur, California, United States of America

Perched 1200 feet up on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Post Ranch Inn is an architectural gem, and seamlessly blends understated rustic luxury, immaculate cuisine and astounding service.

Couples Eco/ethical tourism Spa & health
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13 nights
Ultimate Western Canada and Montana

Ultimate Western Canada and Montana

Vancouver, Clayoquot Sound, Seattle & Montana

This ultimate summer family adventure is the perfect antidote to the modern world. Venture into the Canadian wilderness with a stay on the Clayoquot Sound before heading out to Montana for a luxury Wild West experience. Perfectly combining wildlife viewing and ranch activities, families will love the sense of adventure.

Wildlife Adventure

$22,000pp

6 nights
Epic Canada

Epic Canada

Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff National Park

Spend a week in Western Canada experiencing the highlights of Vancouver and Banff and Jasper National Parks. Travel by train and wind through the spectacular Rocky Mountains in pure luxury as you enjoy GoldLeaf service on board the Rocky Mountaineer. Amongst the towering peaks of Alberta's most loved mountain range, keep an eye out for wildlife.

Adventure

$6,300pp

10 nights
Active Caribbean

Active Caribbean

St Lucia & Grenada

Experience two internationally renowned underwater sites, staying at two of our best Caribbean hotels. Both have fabulous beach front locations, exquisite cuisine, wonderful spas and children's clubs, offering something for everyone in your family.

Beach Diving Spa & health

$5,600pp

10 nights
Highlights of Jamaica

Highlights of Jamaica

Port Antonio and Ochos Rios

This off-the-beaten-track Jamaican itinerary showcases the natural beauty of the lush Portland parish with its many cultural experiences on offer and finishes at an elegant beach resort along the coastline at Ocho Rios.

Beach Fishing Adventure Spa & health

$3,900pp

12 nights
Mayan Mexico

Mayan Mexico

Mexico City, Campeche, Merida & Riviera Maya

Explore the colonial splendour of high-octane Mexico City, discover off-the-beaten track Mexico at hidden haciendas and tour ancient Mayan ruins, before heading to the Caribbean coast for ocean adventures and some serious relaxation and pampering. A perfect itinerary for couples wishing to get more under the skin of Mexican history and culture at a...

Beach Couples Culture Diving

$8,300pp

10 nights
Twin Center Barbados and Mustique

Twin Center Barbados and Mustique

Barbados and Mustique

Escape to the beautiful island of Barbados with its English colonial history and luxurious hotels, then move on to the exclusive private island of Mustique for a relaxing, indulgent stay at a former sugar plantation - a perfect combination for a romantic getaway!

Beach Golf Diving Fishing

$5,000pp

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