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Looking to book the ultimate luxury holiday? Whether you’re planning an opulent honeymoon or you want to treat your loved ones to their best family holiday yet, the makings of a great holiday come down to the planning.

In this guide, we take you through the key aspects you need to consider when deciding on your next luxury getaway, from highlighting the importance of destination choice to looking at resort facilities and service offerings.

What is luxury travel?

First things first – in order to know what to look out for when booking your getaway, it’s important to understand what is commonly understood by the term ‘luxury travel’. After all, if you don’t know what you’re striving for, how can you know when you find the perfect luxury holiday opportunity?

Well, put simply, luxury travel is an experience that transcends the ordinary. It’s about indulgence, exclusivity and outstanding destinations. However, above all else, it’s about creating truly extraordinary memories.

When you think of luxury travel, think private beaches, unique resorts, five-star service and outstanding cuisine. Whether you’re going alone, on honeymoon or on holiday with family and friends, luxury travel is about not settling for second best, but instead going all-out to ensure your every need is catered for. This means you are left to simply relax, be pampered and enjoy your holiday.

What makes for a luxury holiday?

Not all holidays are created equal. And with so many holiday providers now claiming to offer super-luxurious experiences at almost unbelievable prices, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.

To help you identify genuine luxurious holiday opportunities, there are three key aspects you need to keep in mind. Here’s what to look out for:

1. Destination

An integral part of what makes a holiday luxurious is the destination. Think about it – even if your resort boasts fantastic facilities and a level of service that is second-to-none, this will likely be overlooked if the location is below par.

With this in mind, opt for destinations that meet your high expectations. This is to say, if you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, choose a destination that is renowned for its crystal clear waters and sublime beaches, such as the Maldives or the Caribbean. On the other hand, if you are looking for a luxurious city break filled with indulgence, you may consider a luxury resort in destinations such as Dubai or Las Vegas.

When it comes to choosing a destination, it’s a matter of selecting one that is just right for you. It’s all about finding the right fit for your interests and wants, while not compromising on the personal preferences that make a holiday luxurious in your eyes.

2. Personalised service

When you have settled on a destination, it’s time to think about how well you will be treated when you get there. After all, a defining feature of a luxury holiday is the hospitality and service that you and your travelling party experience during your stay.

With this in mind, you should search for resorts that prioritise hospitality. Once again, this involves finding accommodation that best fits your own personal standards and expectations. For example, if you want to stay in a hotel, consider doing some research into how guests are treated and the quality of its concierge service. Similarly, if you are looking to stay in a luxury villa, you may want to ensure you have a team of staff around you to cater to your needs. Depending on your budget and expectations, this could include everything from private chefs and chauffeurs to massage therapists, butlers and nannies. Remember, a personalised touch really can elevate your experience – in the world of luxury holidays, it’s all about attention to detail.

3. Location facilities

The final key aspect of a luxury holiday is the quality of facilities available to you while you are there. The fact is, there is far more to a luxury holiday than a swimming pool, a well-stocked bar and a balcony with a view. Nowadays, next-level luxury holidays are all about the amenities that go above and beyond the standard.

The must-have facilities on your luxury holiday checklist will again depend on your own needs and wants. However, to help you get started, think about facilities like infinity pools with stunning panoramic views, secluded and seemingly untouched beaches that allow you to relax to the max, and five-star spa facilities that provide unmatched relaxation opportunities. These are just a few of the elements that may contribute to a truly opulent getaway. The bottom line is, whatever sort of accommodation you opt for, when it comes to these types of holiday, every amenity and small detail should be meticulously crafted to exude luxury.

How to book a luxury holiday

As we have discussed above, booking a luxury holiday does require a certain level of research. After all, you want to make sure your investment is going to provide you with the lavishness you expect and the memories you want to create. With this in mind, you should start by setting a budget and researching destinations that align with your preferences.

Once you’ve set a budget, decided on a destination, and have an idea of what sort of resort or accommodation you’d like to stay in, it’s a good idea to consult a travel expert who can provide valuable insights and recommendations. When you get in touch with Away Holidays, for example, our expert team will support you every step of the way to help you put together your ideal luxury holiday.

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