Looking forward to a luxurious late summer getaway this year? You’re not alone – and after months of long lockdowns and being told to stay at home, you’d be hard pushed to find someone who isn’t clamouring to book some flights or high-tail it to the nearest five star hotel for some much-needed rest and relaxation.
Although many travel restrictions have now begun to ease, international travel still comes with plenty of rules and regulations, and for some, it has taken the shine off the usually care-free process of getting away from it all and jetting off to sunnier climes. And, with the UK home to some fabulous beaches and coastal resorts of its own, it’s no surprise that an increasing number of people are choosing to opt for a staycation this year instead.
From the breath-taking Cornish coastline and the affluent shores of Devon to the buzz of Brighton and beyond, there are plenty of beautiful destinations to choose from on home soil – and many are home to some of the nation’s very finest luxury beachfront hotels.
Here, we take a look at our top four picks for a luxurious late summer break in 2021 – and we can guarantee that you’ll be spoilt for choice.
South Sands, Salcombe, Devon
Sitting in a prime location on the picturesque Salcombe Estuary, guests at South Sands need only walk out of the front door of the hotel and they are on the beach. The affluent seaside town of Salcombe is popular amongst yachting and sailing enthusiasts and attracts a wealthy crowd – and this hotel, with its selection of high-level facilities, also happens to be dog friendly – so if you can’t bear to leave your pooch at home then rest assured that they will welcomed with open arms here.
Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall
An opulent coastal retreat that enjoys privileged access to a privately owned 25-acre Blue Flag beach, if you’re looking for impeccable service, stunning vistas and an all-round unforgettable experience then Carbis Bay certainly won’t disappoint. Coming under the spotlight earlier this summer when it played host to the G20 Summit, this place is filling up fast for the coming months, and from its excellent spa and superb fine dining options to its spectacular location, it’s easy to see why it has fast become one of Cornwall’s most sought-after five star hotels.
Fistral Beach Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall
Boasting spectacular ocean views in Newquay – the beating heart of the Cornish coast – the Fistral Beach Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this awe-inspiring region in the south of England, and with one of the UK’s very best beaches on your doorstep, locations truly don’t get much better than this. From adventurous short breaks to romantic weekends away, this adults only hotel features a luxurious on-site spa and a restaurant serving up mouth-watering cuisine, as well as a range of lavish rooms and suites to choose from. If rest and relaxation is your vibe, then get yourself booked in sharpish.
Malmaison Brighton, Brighton
Brighton’s Malmaison Hotel is situated right on the waterfront, and features 73 beautiful boutique rooms and suites. Beds are big and comfortable, and there’s an elegant brasserie on site that boasts its own sea view conservatory. If you’re eager to take a luxurious break from the big smoke but don’t want to travel far, then this is the place for you.