According to a recent study, United States travelers are planning to take an average of two leisure trips and an expected average of 4 to 5 vacation days this summer. We’ve rounded up a few luxury summer getaways for every type of traveler from Barbados to London.
Millennials + Friends: Located on the island’s only luxury marina, Port Ferdinand is a luxury retreat boasting a destination Spa, fine-dining restaurant, and villa-style accommodations overlooking the picture-perfect marina. Newly opened at the property is Nikki Beach, an elegant beach club experience with panoramic ocean views, VIP cabanas and lounge chairs to soak up the sun, making it a perfect destination for millennials and your besties.
Family-Friendly: Prized as one of the top luxury family-friendly resorts on the island, Saint Peter’s Bay boasts 1 to 5 bedroom, villa-style accommodations perfect for multi-gen travelers. With curated children’s programming, a kids’ club for all ages, an ocean facing pool, water sports, swimming with the turtles, nanny and babysitting services, and family photoshoots, this is the ideal family summer retreat.
London + Cotswolds, UK
- Cityscape: Situated in the St. James neighborhood in the bustling city center of London, The Stafford London offers guests a central, iconic residence during their visit. With 107 individually designed guest rooms and suites, the hotel is also home to The Game Bird restaurant and the iconic American Bar led by notable Chef Ben Tish.
- Countryside Getaway: A 2hr trip outside of London, The Lygon Arms is located in the beloved Cotswolds, a picture-perfect town in the British countryside. Sister property to Cliveden House (where Meghan Markle stayed the night before the royal wedding!), The Lygon Arms is a charming boutique hotel steeped in British glamour, featuring cozy guestrooms, a refreshed spa and culinary destinations that represent traditional British cuisine.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
- Wellness Warrior: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is one of America’s most iconic resorts with 249 rooms, located in the exclusive community of Ponte Vedra Beach. Offering an action filled line-up of fitness offerings, the resort is perfect for the wellness traveler. Think: world-class tennis program, two championship golf courses, beachfront activities (like cycling, kayaks, boogie boards etc) 4 pools and a beachfront fitness center. Relax at the destination Spa, with a brand-new cryotherapy center and over 100 treatments!
- Couples: Just down the road from the Inn & Club, is sister property, The Lodge & Club, offering a completely different experience. The Lodge boasts 66 beachfront accommodations and is designed with romance in mind. The perfect couple’s getaway, guests can enjoy the beach club service, s’mores at the outdoor intimate firepit, a romantic stroll along the beach or have a romantic dinner at the Sea View Grille that offers panoramic views of the Atlantic.
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