5 Ways to Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Holiday

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5 Ways to Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Holiday

You’ve worked hard all year and you’re ready to get away from it all. Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of that luxurious holiday – stunning scenery, elegant decor, sumptuous facilities – but not sure you have the budget to match. Well if you know what to ask for and have the right tools, there are several ways you can add a touch of luxury to your holiday without the hefty price tag. Follow these five steps and enjoy the high life for less.

1. Timing is key

Think about when you can get away. That luxury getaway is often cheaper in between seasons and also off peak. Don’t assume that the gorgeous luxury hotel in the centre of Paris will be out of your price range if its customers are usually business travellers who stay during the week. It’s highly likely weekends will be quiet and it will be keen to fill these rooms. Similarly, if you’re looking for mid-week accommodation, don’t write off those luxury hotels close to tourist spots that are usually full at the weekends, because staying Monday to Friday can be significantly cheaper.

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2. Travel well

If you want to travel in style, try to upgrade your plane ticket. Flights are often overbooked, meaning more people than ever are being given complimentary upgrades due to overselling of economy seats. And if you’ve got a genuine reason, such as being exceptionally tall, pregnant, or to mark a special occasion, there’s no reason why you can’t use this to your advantage.

Make sure you join all the reward programmes before you travel, too. Modern loyalty programmes are created to provide luxury services and offer many free benefits. You’ll be surprised how quickly your points can rack up, unlocking perks such as upgrades, discounted room rates or complimentary spa treatments. Some even let you submit requests before you arrive, so you can personalise your stay.

3. Little extras

Do some online research and find hotels and places that offer the little extras that can make a real difference to your stay. All-inclusive resorts, for example, often combine value for money with top-quality food and facilities. Pre-dinner cocktails on the terrace and a selection of restaurants to choose from, wallet free, can really notch up that luxury feel. Hotels often have simple touches like fresh sheets every day, and chocolates left on your pillow. There is nothing like your own private sanctuary to feel in the lap of luxury, so finding hotels with the best swim-up suites, hot tubs or al fresco jacuzzi options are worth it.

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4. Prioritise indulgence

Embrace a world of luxury by making the most of your holiday destination. Spas can offer a host of treatments that make you feel extra special. There’s nothing quite like a massage with the calming sound of the waves along with a refreshing sea breeze to experience the height of luxury. And with treatments now including hot stones and even hot chocolate, the stress of everyday life will soon feel a million miles away.

After that, you don’t have to splurge on a Michelin-starred meal to enjoy the delicious food on your doorstep. Seek out local restaurants for freshly caught seafood grilled in homegrown olive oil when in Greece, a delicious milk-chocolate gelato in Italy or follow up on that hot Moroccan tagine with a refreshing cup of mint tea and some shisha. Finally, pick your spot – dining with a glorious sea view with a golden sunset shimmering across turquoise waters will elevate your holiday to a whole new level of luxury.

5. Make friends

When you’re in a strange city, it’s all too easy to jump straight into a cab and splash out at a city’s expensive top night spot. But by finding the inside story with just a friendly chat, you’ll can find some great venues often in up-and-coming neighbourhoods, at half the price of more well-known ones. Locals are rightly proud of their amazing home and love to go the extra mile to make sure you have a holiday that you’ll never forget. Get the lowdown from your friendly tuk-tuk driver and you’ll soon discover those luxury hideouts, loved by locals, that aren’t listed in the brochures.

So there you have it. Follow these five steps and it is entirely possible to make your trip feel extra special at an affordable price. With these simple touches of luxury, you’ll come back even more refreshed and ready to take on the world. And why not? You deserve it.

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