We teamed up with Abercrombie & Kent and picked out the best hotels from our top winter sun destinations of 2014.
Whether you’re looking to head to the white sandy beaches of Mexico, get away from it all in the Maldives or explore the Great Barrier Reef, we have the ultimate hotel for you.
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Escape the crowds and head to this luxury island retreat, with stunning indoor/outdoor suites set amongst lush tropical forests. Spend the day lazing on their white sandy beach or in your private swimming pool, and if you are feeling adventurous jump into a kayak and explore the stunning coastline.
Feast on authentic Thai food at Benz’s restaurant, built on stilts deep in the lush mangroves, or take a seat at their treetop restaurant and enjoy killer sea views.
Rates from £4,199 per person for 7 nights in a Bayview Pool Suite on a B&B basis including international flights and airport transfers.
Enjoy one of Mexico’s most idyllic white sandy beaches at this cool contemporary casa. Located on a stunning private estate, guests can enjoy bright modern rooms, with private terraces and some with private pools.
Head down to the beach and flop onto a sunbed to soak up the rays and take in the incredible views. Tuck into local specialities at the pool side restaurant and enjoy mouth watering mezcal cocktails at the beach bar – ‘salud’
Rates from £1,999 pp based on 7 nights on BB inc transfers and international flights
Open the shutters in your cosy Hampton’s style bedroom and enjoy the stunning scenery surrounding this beach-chic hotel. Whether you fancy an early morning surf, yoga on the beach or just a well-earned lie in, you wont be disappointed.
Catch up on your kindle at a poolside cabana, then head to the Living Room Bar for the ultimate sun down drink.
Rates from £2,650 per person based on 7 night’s room only with economy flights and car hire
Escape to your own piece of paradise at this heavenly resort, located in the south of the Maldives, one of our top winter sun destinations. Privacy is paramount at this romantic getaway and guests can enjoy fabulous contemporary villas, with huge beds and private pools, built on stilts over the azure blue waters.
If you can tear yourself away from your villa, head to the white sandy beach or be adventurous and explore the tropical reef surrounding the island.
Rates from £1,999 per person for 7 nights in a Garden Room on a Half Board basis including return international flights and seaplane transfers.
(price includes special offer valid until 30th Nov: Free nights and complimentary half board)
Surrounded by sun kissed beaches and turquoise waters, Hamilton Island is the ultimate picture perfect paradise. Located in the north of the Island, Qualia’s exclusive rooms over look the Coral Sea and surrounding Whitsunday Islands.
Take a trip and walk on the snow white sands of Whitehaven Beach and explore the vibrant marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, then head back to the pool for a well-earned drink and a lazy afternoon in the sun.
Rates from £1,919 per person for 7 nights in a Leeward Pavilion Room on a B&B basis including airport transfers
Step onto your veranda and take in the warm air as you enjoy beach side bliss at this beautiful boutique hotel. Chill in your contemporary suite, complete with outdoor plunge pool and stunning modern bathroom.
Sink into a sunbed by the pool and feel totally relaxed, then head to Beach Club to devour local dishes and get ready for an afternoon by the sea.
Rates from from £2,349 per person based on 7 nights in a Pool Suite for two sharing, includes international flights and airport transfers