2015?! Book a holiday for 2015? Okay, so you may have just arrived home from sunning yourself for the last 2 weeks but what better way to treat the holiday blues than booking another summer break?
If this sounds like the perfect cure to brighten up your glum mood, take a look at the following beautiful boutiques that have been carefully selected by boutique break specialists, i-escape, to ensure that your next break will be one to make a lasting impression.
Chic Cretan beach escape - Ammos Hotel, Greece
Just a 15-minute drive from the bustling harbour town of Chania, this stylish and vibrant beachfront hotel successfully combines traditional Cretan living with a dash of luxury. The secret to its popularity is its family-friendly offerings: a warm, sheltered sandy bay, self-catering kitchenettes and over-and-above service. Take time exploring the surrounding area on horseback, trekking through the world-famous Samaria Gorge, or simply relaxing by the stunning hotel pool with delicious homemade Greek cuisine. With families returning year after year, it’s easy to see why the summer months are booked up at a rate of knots.
Prices start from £112 per room per night in June 2015, based on 2 sharing a Garden-View Studio on an accommodation-only basis.
Rustic retreat amongst the olive groves - Agro Can Gall, Ibiza
Tucked away in the quieter northeast of Ibiza, this 200-year-old finca takes full advantage of the island’s tranquil side. It’s popular with both couples and families alike, with extensive grounds, bikes to borrow and spacious rooms with king size beds and goose-feather pillows. Stroll around the orange, olive and almond groves, unwind by the 25m infinity pool, or even relax with a yoga class. With its close proximity to fantastic restaurants and beaches and extremely welcoming hosts, it’s no wonder Agro Can Gall, on eternally popular Ibiza, books up particularly early.
Prices start from £151 per room per night, based on 2 sharing a Double with Terrace on a B&B basis in 2015.
Beachside bliss on a budget - Azur Hotel, Turkey
Situated in the shadow of Mt Tahtali, Azur Hotel is an idyllic budget family hideaway. Centred around a sparkling pool lie 20 wooden cabins and 8 rustic stone bungalows, complete with mod-cons and rear terraces overlooking the picturesque gardens. Families can relax on Cirali beach (only a 2-minute walk away), book a cruise on a traditional wooden gulet, or visit the astonishing natural flames of the Chimaera. Alternatively, keen hikers can scale the 2,300m summit of Mt Tahtali or explore the ruins of the Lycian city of Olympos. This budget escape is big on activity and fantastic value for money, meaning that rooms for 2015 are already filling up fast with families keen to bag a boutique bargain.
Prices start from £88 per room per night, based on 2 sharing a Garden Lodge on a B&B basis in 2015.
Cool cliffside hotel on the Amalfi Coast - Maison La Minervetta, Italy
With some of the best views in Sorrento, artful décor and 24-hour personalised service, this stylish cliffside hotel is a summer-sun favourite. A small terrace and Jacuzzi pool lie above 13 boutique rooms (each with an exquisite view), and guests get free use of a nearby beach club. Enjoy relaxing walks along the Marina Grande harbour, laze on Positano’s black-sand beaches and visit the many baroque churches nearby. Pompeii and Naples, renowned for their historical significance, can also be found close by. Summer crowds come in their thousands to Sorrento, with Maison La Minervetta a firm favourite amongst those in the know - so book now to avoid disappointment.
Prices start from £239 per room per night, from June-September 2015, based on 2 sharing a Junior Studio on a B&B basis.
Boutique B&B close to home - Salt House, Cornwall, UK
Salt House in St Ives is fast gaining a reputation as one of Cornwall’s most stylish boltholes. With breathtaking sea views, sophisticated designer décor and just 2 rooms to choose from, it is not surprising that this boutique B&B fills up quickly in peak season. Small but perfectly formed, Salt House is just a short stroll from St Ives’ fantastic restaurants and art galleries, yet it’s set away from the bustle of the town centre, allowing you to lap up the views from your private balcony in utter peace.
Prices start from £230 per room per night, from June-September 2015, based on 2 sharing the South Room on a B&B basis.
To find out more about hotels to book now for 2015, or to make a booking, visit www.i-escape.com.