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In preparation for the holidays, privately owned tour operator The Discerning Collection has outlined a couple of stunning R&R properties guaranteed to offer an indulgent and truly restful break this summer … all for under £1,000pp!
Domes of Elounda, Crete
Stay: Located between the small fishing village of Plaka and Elounda, Domes of Elounda is a haven of serenity and tranquillity, sitting at the entrance of the Mirabello Bay, overlooking the UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga.
Suites boast private heated outdoor Jacuzzis or pools with spectacular sea views and mouth-watering seafood awaits at the hotel’s Topos 1910 waterfront restaurant.
Spa: Domes Spa is the property’s hidden gem, offering tranquil spa treatments and rituals that combine ancient Greek methods with the latest wellness and healing techniques.
Boasting a black mosaic seawater pool and kitted out with fittings and furniture by Moroso, Serralunga & Bonaldo this Spa is truly luxurious.
Cost: The Discerning Collection (www.discerningcollection.com; 01784 817 720) offer 7 nights at Domes of Elounda, Crete from £975pp including flights, accommodation in a Premium One Bedroom Suite with Garden View on a B&B basis and private transfers.
Stay: Surrounded by pine-covered mountains and featuring 103 elegantly furnished rooms and suites, D-Resort Göcek is located on its own private strip of sandy beach just moments from the harbour town of Göcek.
The property boasts two superb restaurants featuring some of the finest Turkish cuisine, alongside a newly opened Teppanyaki station – the only Japanese restaurant in the region!
Spa: Spread over 3 floors – and boasting a Turkish hamam, 2 abachi wood saunas and four treatment rooms – D-Spa also provides peaceful rest areas, a vitality pool, steam rooms, ice stations, relaxation suites and mystic Turkish baths.
Indulge in a 50 minute Hamam Ritual, where a pink mud massage offers deep cleansing and relaxation, or opt for the Synchronised Four-Hand Massage (50/80 mins), performed simultaneously by two therapists supported by hot stones and aromatic oils.
Cost: The Discerning Collection (www.discerningcollection.com; 01784 817 720) offer 7 nights at D-Resort Goeck from £795pp including flights, accommodation in a Superior Room on a B&B basis and private transfers.