We know that this year has been a write-off for many a wedding, honeymoon or travel plans. We get it. But this pause has given us the perfect opportunity to set our sights to 2021 and beyond.
It’s been the ideal time to dream, plan and save for that long-awaited getaway.
And why should the rich and famous get all the fun? Let us show you how those little extras can make you feel like you’re living an A-lister lifestyle. Your Co-operative Travelmaker work with a number of luxury partners, such as Kuoni, to offer you exclusive travel itineraries and bespoke weddings and honeymoon packages.
Here’s some ways we you could upgrade your next getaway.
1. Travel in style
Why not begin your VIP treatment as soon as you reach the airport?
Flying business class is much more than ‘turning left’ when boarding the plane. It starts from the moment you breeze through check-in and sink into a comfy chair in the exclusive lounge, where you can clink glasses of champagne and help yourself to some tasty treats before your flight.
Once you’re onboard, relax in your own bubble of space and watch the latest movies on your huge personal screen while you’re wined and dined. No need to worry about leg-room here.
If you can bring yourself to sleep, you can stretch out on a fully flat bed, complete with your own fluffy pillow and duvet, and wake up refreshed and ready for paradise.
2. A different kind of rush
If you’re finally off on your long-awaited honeymoon, we know that it should be all about the romance, but why not include some sky-high adventures that will certainly make your heart race?
In Kenya, Governors’ award-winning hot air balloon safari is an experience that is not to be missed. Rise early to float high over the vast plains to search for the Big Five, before landing for an intimate champagne breakfast in the bush.
If you’re more tempted by the Maldives, a seaplane ride to your resort is almost as exciting as being there. Flying over the tiny jewelled atolls and sparkling ocean below really is a ‘pinch me’ moment.
For a real adrenaline rush like no other, skydiving over the iconic Palm Jumeirah is not to be missed while in Dubai. Or for an alternative way to escape to the sky, book a night in a beach bubble on Finolhu for the best star gazing.
3. Time to indulge
With the pressures of planning and possibly delaying your 2020 travel plans, you really deserve to factor in some spa-time on your luxury holiday.
Jetwing Vil Uyana in Sri Lanka has a tranquil island spa set on a lake dotted with lotus blooms. The strenuous climb up Sigiriya Rock is worth it. You’ll be rewarded with a deep tissue massage while listening to birdsong and trickling water. Just heavenly.
If you can’t get enough of muscle-melting treatments, the Floating Resort by Scuba Spa is a five-star live-aboard yacht in the Maldives, and the four-day itinerary pairs well with an island stay. You can choose a spa or scuba package that is right for you- or a combination of both. We love the warm bamboo massage after a day of snorkelling among rainbow coloured fish, and watching sunset from the top-deck Jacuzzi is the perfect way to end your day at sea.
4. A room with a view
Always dreamed of waking up to the sound of the ocean, or opening your terrace doors to a private pool? Now with more time to save, there may be space in your budget to add the wow factor to your room choice.
Treat yourself to an epic pool villa with sweeping sea views at Tongsai Bay in Thailand’s, Koh Samui. Here, you can lounge in a bath brimming with rose petals, or take in the jaw-dropping valley views from your outdoor heated infinity pool at Viceroy Bali.
5. Add an unforgettable experience
Holidays should be all about the once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Your Travelmaker can book an exclusive Maldivian island for you where you can have the jetty to yourselves and enjoy a private cinema screening under the stars, with cocktails flowing. You can feast on the freshest seafood during a secluded dinner on the rocks with incredible ocean views at Constance Lemuria. Or for the ultimate castaway experience, why not be whisked away on your very own yacht to a remote sand isle for a magical dining experience at the Sarojin.
Your Co-operative Travelmaker are here to make your travel dreams and once-in-a-lifetime adventures a reality. Speak to one of our travel experts today and begin looking forward to your 2021/2022 luxury holiday.