Why travel too far in the summer when the variety and beauty of Europe is so close on your doorstop and is begging to be explored. From the islands of Greece, to the gorgeous views of the Amalfi Coast, there are countless coastal retreats to escape to. Europe is all about amazing sophistication, food, wine, a dash of history and culture; take Tuscany and the chance to sip Chianti as the sun sets over the idyllic countryside. Nothing quite sums the Adriatic Coast like the Aman Sveti Stefan, simply wonderful at blending old world nostalgia with staggering levels of luxury and refinement.
Grace Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection
Grace Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxurious boutique hotel perched high on the cliffs of this volcanic island, offering spectacular views over the caldera. Located in peaceful Imerovigli, it is one of the most exclusive hotels on Santorini.
GBP £2,800 per person
Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Masseria Torre Maizza is one of the most luxurious options on this laid back stretch of rural Puglian coast. Its range of facilities and award winning beach club make it perfect for long summer breaks.
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort
Elounda, Crete, Greece
Blue Palace is a stylishly designed hotel with views out towards the island of Spinalonga. The ultra-chic Thalassotherapy Spa, fantastic watersports and award-winning restaurants make the perfect luxury hideaway for both couples and families.
GBP £1,300 per person
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany is an exclusive country estate offering luxurious suites and villas with private heated pools, exceptional cuisine and great outdoor activities, set against the magnificent backdrop of the Val d'Orcia.
Belmond Castello di Casole
Belmond Castello di Casole commands a prominent hilltop position, offering magical views of the Tuscan countryside, combining Old World Tuscan charm with modern boutique luxury, elegance and sophistication.
Monastero Santa Rosa
Conca dei Marini, Amalfi Coast
Monastero Santa Rosa, once a 17th century monastery, has been transformed into a stunning hotel perched on the cliffs above the Bay of Salerno. Expect beautiful rooms and fantastic views coupled with impeccable service and a Michelin starred restaurant.
Amanruya is a tranquil resort on the beautiful northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula. Set on a peaceful hillside, offering breathtaking views of the sea, Amanruya boasts stylish accommodation and the renowned Aman service.
GBP £3,700 per person