Articles by: Secret Escapes

Hotels, Places

Our stay of the week – Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya

Our stay of the week – Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya

Hotel Esencia in Mexico’s Xpu Há should really be called Hotel Esencial, because if there’s any one Mexican hotel that you should visit in your lifetime, it’s this one. Set […]

by × August 17, 2016 × 0 comments

Places

An expert’s guide to the best spas in the UK

An expert’s guide to the best spas in the UK

If your muscles are aching, your skin is anything but radiant and you can practically hear a steam room calling your name, we can help you plan the perfect UK […]

by × August 9, 2016 × 1 comment

People, Places

My city: Singapore

My city: Singapore

Our ‘my city’ series puts a new perspective on some of our favourite places, as we catch up with creative residents, asking them to divulge their best kept secrets. From […]

by × July 4, 2016 × 0 comments

Culture, Places

Old building in Verona

Verona to Venice: sea mists and deserted side streets

Whatever springs to mind when you think of Italy – hearty bowls of pasta, canals dotted with gondolas, mountains of creamy gelato or tumbling historic ruins, it’s a given that […]

by × April 21, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Places

Iceland: journey to another world

Iceland: journey to another world

It’s not often you can say you feel like you’ve travelled to a different world – particularly when such a world is a mere three-hour flight away. Yet many first-time […]

by × December 2, 2015 × 0 comments

Places

Where to ski? Pick the right piste for you

Where to ski? Pick the right piste for you

These resorts have the luxury, the family-friendly vibes, the après scene – whatever you need for the perfect ski trip. Our resident snow pro, Marcus Blunt,  has put together a […]

by × November 18, 2015 × 4 comments

Hotels, Places

Hotel Kanra. Photograph: www.jonathansavoie.com

Hotel review: Hotel Kanra, Kyoto

At the beating heart of Japanese heritage, the old imperial capital of Kyoto is one of the country’s most captivating destinations. Forming a cultural crossroads where East meets West, the […]

by × October 22, 2015 × 0 comments

Food & Drink, Places

Babylonstoren, Cape Town (Image: Babylonstoren)

The world’s best foodie breaks

Dreaming of a palatable escape? From taking a vegetarian tour of Cape Town to following a spice trail through Morocco, we’ve eaten our way through some amazing foodie destinations, bringing […]

by × October 20, 2015 × 1 comment

Places

Transport-handy hotels worthy of more than a stopover

Transport-handy hotels worthy of more than a stopover

Sometimes location is everything. Often that means a sea view or front-row seats at a watering hole, but there are also occasions when you need to book a hotel for […]

by × September 11, 2015 × 0 comments

Places

Secret swimming: the Calanques of Marseille

Secret swimming: the Calanques of Marseille

Marseille’s ancient port, buzzing art scene and cool, multicultural vibes have made it a firm favourite with city breakers. And with a Eurostar service now running direct from London, it […]

by × August 12, 2015 × 0 comments

Places

The UK’s best child-friendly boutique hotels

The UK’s best child-friendly boutique hotels

When you think of child-friendly breaks close to home, you probably have an idea in your mind already. Pools swarming with kids and clowns and mascots everywhere, or, the total […]

by × April 27, 2015 × 1 comment

Competitions, People

Spotlight on: Kerstin Hellman, travel photographer

Spotlight on: Kerstin Hellman, travel photographer

Is there a dreamier occupation than travel photography? We chat to the very talented Kerstin Hellman, who moved to Ireland’s scenic west coast to capture its crashing coastline and romantic […]

by × October 21, 2014 × 0 comments