With the arrival of autumn, we’re already planning our next, sun-drenched destination to relieve ourselves from the prospect of colder, darker days. We’ve enlisted the help of luxury travel specialists, Quintessentially Travel to share five of the top winter sun destinations – and even better – some of their exclusive benefits you can enjoy during your vacation. All that remains is to pick one, pack a suitcase and jet off to sunnier climes, Bowler & Beach swim shorts in tow. 



Soneva Fushi

With 99.9% of this island utopia covered by water, it is unsurprising that the Maldives offers reef life and sea clarity that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. 

At Soneva Fushi, No News No Shoes is the order of the day. A complete “Robinson Crusoe” escape, this resort is a “Do Not Disturb” hideaway – with only the finest creature comforts to hand. Charmingly remote and fringed only by white sand beaches and azure blue sea, it truly defines Intelligent Luxury.      

Quintessentially Travel exclusive benefits include:

  • Upgrade on arrival
  • Champagne & Maldivian Tapas
  • Shoreline Beach dinner
  • Private sunset sailing by Dhoni at Baa Atoll
  • Flavourful cuisine (organic vegetables) cooking class for two
  • Early check-in/late check-out



Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

For a taste of the West Indies, jet off to St Lucia where you can capture views of the twin Piton peaks – a St Lucian landmark – peruse coconut and papaya orchards, and access the Soufriere volcano via the world’s only drive-in crater.

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is set on the site of an 18th century sugar plantation in over 100 acres of lush rainforest. For the ultimate escape stay in one of the Sugar Mill Rooms, offering more seclusion and privacy with their own private walled garden and plunge pool.

Quintessentially Travel exclusive benefits include:

  • Upgrade on arrival
  • Daily full breakfast for 2
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out



Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Expansive rice paddies, jagged coastlines and scattered waters create some of the most incredible landscapes in the world. The stunning Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is set amongst striking rock formations, a lush foliage hillside and epitomises barefoot luxury.

A 20-minute boat transfer from Nha Trang City, all the 58 sumptuous villas are nestled in beautiful natural surroundings, blending in with the expansive white sandy beaches and swaying palms.

Quintessentially Travel exclusive benefits include:

  • Upgrade on arrival
  • One complimentary 30 minute massage for up to 2 per room
  • Daily Buffet breakfast for 2



Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

With uninterrupted views of golden sands and glistening ocean, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is located on Phuket’s longest beach and is your private refuge in this unspoiled part of the world.

Whether you want to cook up a storm during a Thai cookery lesson, enjoy a day cruise to the Similan Islands or simply bask in the sun by the infinity beachside swimming pool, you will want for nothing at this tropical retreat. 

Quintessentially Travel exclusive benefits include:

  • Daily Breakfast Buffet for 2 persons at La Sala
  • Upgrade to next villa category at time of reservation
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort credit
  • Guided Mountain Bike Tour for 2 persons, once per stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out



Parrot Cay by COMO

The 40 islands that comprise Turks and Caicos promise castaway luxury and captivating views. Attracting many species of exotic bird and rare fish, as well as wild donkeys and flamingos, the islands boast a unique variety of wildlife.

If your priority is pure relaxation, enjoy your own slice of paradise at Parrot Cay by COMO. Where pirates once had their hideaways, this resort is set in a 1,000 acre retreat, tucked away in a quiet corner of the Turks and Caicos.

Quintessentially Travel exclusive benefits include:

  • Upgrade on arrival
  • Daily full breakfast for 2
  • Early check-in/late check-out
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit

That concludes our pick of some amazing places to enjoy the winter sun with the help of our friends at Quintessentially Travel. We certainly feel that any one of our Bowler & Beach swim shorts would look fantastic at any one of these resorts, so why not take a look at which pair – or pairs – you’d like to pack and then get in touch with QT by clicking here to book that next trip?!


A bit about Quintessentially Travel:

As the pre-eminent luxury travel experts, Quintessentially Travel bring you the finest travel experiences, anywhere in the world. With an unparalleled portfolio, a worldwide team of dedicated Travel Specialists and access to global benefits (all of which are too good to refuse), Quintessentially Travel is your tailor-made passport to the world. By becoming a member, QT will bring you a whole host of exclusive benefits when booking your holidays, whether it is an upgrade on arrival, spa sessions, early check-in and late check-out, complimentary wi-fi to name just a few. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with QT now and let their experts make your holiday dreams come true! 

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