Escape the chill: 4 unique and luxurious escapes to melt away winter blues

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Shake off the winter slump and flee to warmer climes with our top four exclusive winter destinations to revive your body and soul. We’ve found some of the best places to escape to this winter that are just a short flight from home.

Remote Moroccan mountain retreat

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Situated at the foothills of Morocco’s stunning Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah Tamadot is a spectacular walled retreat, offering sumptuous luxury accommodation surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. After soaking up the warm Moroccan sun, slip into the heated infinity pool or wander through the hotel’s hidden courtyards and gardens. For the ultimate in tranquillity, choose to stay in one of the resort’s nine private Berber tents, where you can stargaze from your own private Jacuzzi. Owned by Sir Richard Branson, this palace in the mountains is just over a three hour flight from home.

Rooms start at £400 per night.

Designer coastal villa 


If a palatial paradise in the mountains sounds too remote, how about your own private villa on the sunny coast of Lanzarote? This stunning villa designed by the world famous architect and artist Cesar Manrique has to be one of the most unique buildings on the island. With a curvaceous landscaped tropical garden and swimming pool looking out onto the turquoise Atlantic sea, it’s an enviable place to relax with family and friends. With temperatures rarely dropping below 20 degrees all year round, the Canary Islands are just a short three to four hour flight from home, where you’re guaranteed to return with a warm glow.

Villa rental from £5327 per week.

Fit for a king

688K4524 If exploring a cultural capital is top of your list for a luxurious winter escape, the sophisticated Arabian hotel Al Moudira in Egypt should satisfy your sense of adventure. Located near the Valley of the Kings, this beautiful hotel is made up of stunning pavilions, arches, domes and fountains, conveying a sense of mystery and magic. With hand-painted murals in the rooms inspired by Egyptian mythology, it’s hard not to feel like Arabian royalty in this exclusive resort, only a five hour flight from London.

Rooms start at £123 per night.

Ultimate chic


If it’s glamour and opulence you’re after, with sunshine to match, get ready to pamper yourself silly at the Mardan Palace Hotel in Antalya, Turkey. With a 24 hour butler service, Hermès toiletries and interactive multimedia systems in each room, it’s modern comfort to the maximum. Whether you just want to relax in the Turkish sun or dine on the finest exotic foods, it’s all here for you to enjoy without ever needing to leave the hotel. A short three to four hour flight from home and you arrive in heaven.

Rooms start at around £130 per night.