Travel guide: Top Eid Al Adha escapes
Maldives, Istanbul, London
Pack your suitcases and ready the passports this Eid Al Adha as Buro 24/7 Middle East shares the best hotel destinations that you shouldn't miss out on. From city adventures in China to culinary journeys in London and private beachside getaways in the Maldives, these are the places to celebrate an Eid to remember.
Amilla Fushi, Maldives
Welcome to the island paradise where 67 lush villas await. Take your pick from four to eight-bedroom abodes that showcase both contemporary design with a touch of inspiration from the hotel's natural surroundings. Also, expect sandy beaches and blue lagoons juxtaposed against all-encompassing lush greenery.
For reservations, call +41 (0)800 333 313.
Mantra Samui Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui is one of Thailand's most popular island hotspots and the go-to hideaway destination is the Mantra Samui Resort. Recently completed a full refurbishment, the resort now features elements of heritage — think wooden tiered ceilings — as well as the new spa, Jai, offering traditional Thai treatments, all within a setting that seamlessly flows with the lush outdoor landscape.
For reservations, call +66 77 951 600.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
Choose for a boat or helicopter ride to the resort where relaxation comes to the fore with its sandy beaches, scenic views and world-class spa facilities. Activities are also aplenty with water sports on tap as well as the chance to explore the natural landscape that surrounds, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vallée de Mai. In the evenings, watch a movie under the stars at the resort's unique Cinema Paradiso.
For reservations, call +248 4 671 000.
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
Escape from the daily grind and reinvigorate this Eid, focusing on both anti-stress and detoxification processes at Spain's premiere wellness hotel destination. With a view to 'disconnect to reconnect', SHA Wellness clinic will help you achieve purification of both body and soul courtesy of its health-focused nutrition programmes alongside therapeutic treatments.
For reservations, call +34 966 81 11 99.
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey
With views that span Paradise Bay, the Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, guarantees an idyllic vacation, complete with private beaches and on-water amenities including exclusive yachts. As well, a host of fine restaurants promise a Mediterranean culinary journey through a variety of Turkey's classic signature dishes.
For reservations, call +90 252 311 18 88.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia
After a two-year hiatus, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has reopened with new-look palatial pads and fresh amenities. Inspired by the local Balinese culture, 147 pool villas are spread over seven distinct exclusive areas while the Imperial Villa is situated at the edge of the private beach. New to the resort are the must-experience cooking and art programmes for guests.
For reservations, call +62 361 701010.
The Langham, London, England
One of London's most sought after destinations, The Langham, London, offers one of the best gastronomic experiences courtesy of Roux at the Landau, by chefs Albert and Michel Roux Jr. The first such collaboration between the father-and-son duo in 20 years, taste the signature flavours that have elevated the Roux name to iconic culinary status.
For reservations, call +44 20 7636 1000.
Giardino Ascona, Geneva, Switzerland
Nestled in Ticino, Giardino Ascona is the perfect place to escape urbanity and re-energise amidst stunning natural landscapes. A host of activities await, from hiking and trekking the nearby peaks to relaxing at the famed Dipiu Spa and indulging in fine gastronomy at the two-Michelin star restaurant, Ecco Ascona, where the menu includes Ayurveda-inspired dishes that fuse Oriental cuisines.
For reservations, call +41 (0)800 333 313.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India
Situated 2,000 feet above the bustling city of Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace brings grand opulence — think Venetian chandeliers and marble stairwells. After exploring the rich heritage and tradition of the palace, including tapestries, portraits, porcelain, rare furniture and other fine artworks, indulge in afternoon tea at Jade where the classic British affair is elevated with a selection of local delights and blends.
For reservations, call +91 40 6629 8585.
W Shanghai, China
Take in sweeping views of the majestic Huangpu River at the W Shanghai, where design elements reflect the city's dynamic present, coupled with an ode to its treasured past. From the signature Away spa to the must-try culinary hotspot The Kitchen Table, the newly opened hotel is the perfect stop to explore one of China's most vibrant cities.
For reservations, call +86 21 2286 9999.
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