• After a seriously long winter, it looks like we might – finally – be edging into spring. But we reckon you’ve earned more than a touch of watery spring sunshine. Why not treat yourself to a last-minute escape, complete with a healthy dose of luxury? We’ve picked out a few options to get you started…

    Eagles Palace

    When you’re after a classy break, booking a stay at a hotel that hints at royalty is a good place to start. Eagles Palace lives up to the hype, too. This place hugs the coast of Halkidiki’s picture-perfect Mount Athos Peninsula. We’re talking Aegean Sea views on one side and camera-ready green hills on the other.

    There’s an exclusive feel to the hotel. It has its own private Blue Flag beach, featuring plenty of sunbeds for lounging. Shade-wise, you can pick between the palms that line the sands, or claim a thatched parasol – there are plenty to go around.

    You’ll find the hotel’s lagoon-like pool just a few footsteps off the sand, and drinks are served up at the swim-up bar. If you want to take your relaxation up a notch, the spa’s the place to go. Fancy treatments like honey facials and frangipani salt scrubs are on the treatment menu – you can even book a muscle-melting massage on a beachfront table.

    If your definition of luxury involves a personal touch, this hotel’s the one for you – and it’s got the credentials to prove it. Eagles Palace has earned a spot in the elite Small Luxury Hotels of the World Club.

    Bohemia Suites and Spa

    The adults-only Bohemia Suites and Spa has snapped up a spot on Gran Canaria’s southern tip, just five minutes’ walk from Playa del Ingles’ sweeping beach.

    This hotel takes high class to the next level. Its 360-degree rooftop restaurant lines up bird’s-eye views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Maspalomas Dunes. If that wasn’t classy enough, this place deals in fine dining. Cuisine-wise, fusion dishes of local products combined with international cooking techniques. After you’ve had your fill, claim a seat at the open-air Atelier cocktail bar.

    The hotel’s spa is Asian-inspired, offering Thai and Bali-style massages, as well as quirky treatments including the Thai Herbal Compress Massage. Plus, a luxury hammam is also available.

    The décor here adds to the luxury vibe. Red carpets run through the hotel’s halls, and you’ll find swanky touches like gold-crowned pillars, too. Meanwhile, outside, there are two pools and two Jacuzzis to choose from. Dip your head under the water in one of them, and you’ll be able to hear music through the high-tech underwater speakers.

    Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas

    Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas is also reserved exclusively for adults, and sits on Corfu’s east coast. Scenery-wise, it’s bracketed by olive groves and the blue-tinted coastline, making for a typically Greek, picture-perfect escape.

    Suites come as standard at this place. They’re all decked out in neutral tones, and kitted out with balconies and terraces. You can even opt for a suite with a private Jacuzzi or pool. But that’s not all – every suite comes complete with eye-widening views of the Ionian sea and its islands.

    If you can tear yourself away from your room, the hotel’s beach sits at the front of the hotel. This beach has earned itself a Blue Flag. Loungers and parasols are scattered around, so you can pick your place and kick back for the day. The infinity pool’s an ideal spot for chilling-out, as well – its sunbeds come complete with cushions and thick, relaxation-ready mattresses.

    Ready to lock down your last-minute break? Book your escape to Eagles Palace, Bohemia Suites and Spa, or Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas.

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