Dreaming of turquoise waters, golden beaches and somewhere new to explore? It’s time to take the short hop over to one of Mediterranean’s dynamic destinations…

Although the allure of the Caribbean and Indian Ocean is often irresistible, sometimes a piece of sun-kissed, short-haul luxury is all you need to satisfy your wanderlust. The Mediterranean is home to legendary cities and quaint traditional villages, boundless rolling hills and sublime stretches of sand, all of which combine to present a luxury holiday like no other, only a short flight away. We have gathered a shining selection of luxury hotels and resorts spanning the mesmerising Mediterranean, assured to inspire your itinerary…

Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Swimming Pool at Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Ready to open the doors this Spring, Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is set to become Cyprus’ most sought-after luxury resort. Bordered by olive groves, palm trees and blooming flowers, this beachfront beauty brings a wealth of luxurious facilities to the lively town of Limassol. While adults indulge with rejuvenating treatments in the Thalassotherapy spa, young travellers are free to take advantage of the colossal Park Kidz club, which features a magical fairytale castle and a seasonal football academy, working alongside football icons including Rio Ferdinand and Bobby Zamora. After a day of lounging next to one of the three outdoor swimming pools, choose from no less than five fabulous restaurants and savour a unique culinary experience.

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

Arsenali Lounge Bar at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Quintessentially Cretan, the beautiful Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is one of the island’s most popular luxury resorts, perfectly set overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mirabello. Gently cascading down the hillside, many of the rooms and suites include a private infinity-edge plunge pool, while along the stretch of private beach, the Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy indulges every sense with rejuvenating treatments and facilities, including a tranquil relaxation pool and traditional Turkish Hammam. Dining is simply sublime with five restaurants serving authentic cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients, or for a change of scenery, take a short stroll to the traditional fishing village of Plaka and dine along the waterfront.

Verdura Resort, A Rocco Forte Hotel

Thalassotherapy Pools at Verdura Resort, A Rocco Forte Hotel

Verdura Resort, A Rocco Forte Hotel elevates the trademark Rocco Forte ‘Art of Simple Luxury’ to an enviable new level. Occupying nearly two kilometres of private Mediterranean coastline, the exemplary facilities housed amongst the olive groves of the resort include three golf courses designed by Kyle Phillips, six tennis courts, four divine restaurants and a world-class wellness offering, including the serenity of the Verdura Spa. The list of activities and adventures is limitless here – from a wine-tasting masterclass with the expert Sommelier, to being a ‘DJ For A Day’ at the Amare Bar, learn new skills or discover a new talent with the help of the resort’s professionals.

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

Aerial View of Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

Hidden away in a picturesque private cove, only a ten-minute drive from the heart of Agios Nikolaos, this is the height of sophisticated luxury in Crete. From contemporary villas to secluded suites, Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas has space for everyone to relish, with two tennis courts and a fitness centre for tireless travellers, and a breathtaking infinity-edge swimming pool for those looking to switch off during their Greek retreat. The resort is a firm favourite with families, featuring a fabulous Kids’ Club and a child-friendly beach, whilst everyone can relish in the tantalising flavours of the diverse dining scene, including the refined ambience of the Ocean Restaurant with its mouthwatering, Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Gardens at Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Nestled at the heart of the ‘Golden Mile’ and only five minutes to Old Town Marbella and Puerto Banús, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has welcomed celebrities, sporting heroes and even royalty throughout the years, with many falling in love with the resort’s aromatic, subtropical gardens, charming Andalusian-style accommodation and wide variety of amenities and activities. This legendary resort treats every discerning traveller to gastronomic excellence with flavoursome menus prepared by Executive Chef, Juan Gálvez, while children have their very own 5,000-square-metre mini village, with everything from cooking classes to aroma workshops, to keep imaginations running wild. For adults, the resort promises holistic wellbeing by the sea with a Mediterranean-inspired wellness concept, guaranteed to leave you feeling revitalised.

Feeling Inspired?

To book your luxury holiday to the Mediterranean, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists on 01244 897 578 or visit elegantresorts.co.uk