Well, try as we might, it is impossible to ignore the onset of Autumn here in the UK. Fortunately, these next few months present some incredible opportunities for travel. In this case, we are looking at destinations for the wonderful month of November. There is no doubting the Seychelles are a fantastic choice for sunseekers. But you could instead embrace the time of year with an early trip to Montana, where you can enjoy the last of the spectacular colours of Autumn. Whatever your idea of a perfect November destination, we can help. Our private travel consultants are here to assist you, planning a tailor-made holiday just for you, that ensures you make the most of wherever you visit. Call us on +44 1993 899 430 for more information on any of the following destinations or to discuss alternatives for your November holiday.
One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
An exclusive oasis of serenity and beauty, the award winning One & Only Reethi Rah is a truly stunning resort, located on the North Male atoll in the Maldives. You will arrive in style via Luxury Yacht or Seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport, to find yourself surrounded by the wonders of the turquoise Indian Ocean, lush green scenery and white sandy beaches.
Choose from one of 129 villas, all which have been traditionally crafted from natural materials and are opulently appointed. Beach Villas open onto their own stretch of private beach and are available with their own pool. All villas command impressive views and are supremely comfortable. Spend time relaxing in a hammock looking out over the sea, or run a luxurious bath to soak in whilst looking out across the beach.
Six restaurants all tempt the palate and can make choosing where to dine a tricky decision. The answer of course is to try them all! Reethi is the resort's fine dining restaurant and serves a fusion of French, Asian and Italian cuisines. We would suggest a pre-dinner drink at one of the resort's three bars. For wine lovers, Epicure is a must – with more than 500 labels from some of the world’s finest wineries, a custom tasting experience can be a real journey.
And when you are not enjoying the beach, or taking time out to eat a superb meal, there is plenty to keep you occupied. Water sports including diving, tennis or even art lessons are on offer. And for the ultimate in pampering head to the One&Only Spa – a blissful sanctuary inspired by nature.
One & Only Reethi Rah currently has some incredible offers available including a 7 night stay for the price of 5. For full details on these offers please contact us.
More information on One & Only Reethi Rah is available here.
One of our favourite European resorts, Anassa nestles into the surrounding hills overlooking Chrysochous Bay where the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean lap.
Stay in one of 166 low-rise rooms, suites or villas which form a whitewashed village cascading down through the flower filled gardens to the beach below. Several of the suites have their own private plunge pools, complete with sun terraces overlooking the unspoilt coastline. For larger groups or families, the luxury villas offer the perfect accommodation for between 6 and 9 guests.
Eating well has always been a Mediterranean pursuit and the eight restaurants and bars allow you to indulge in some superb cuisine during your stay. Anassa showcases traditional Mediterranean dishes which are infused with their own herbs that have been grown in the gardens. For a romantic dinner we would suggest booking a table at Basiliko. Over candlelight enjoy gourmet Asian cuisine with a hint of Mediterranean flavours, from Grilled Wagyu Beef Cannelloni to Alaskan Black Cod.
And you have to make time during your stay for a trip to the Thalassa Spa. Thalassotherapy (from the Greek word ‘thalassa’ meaning sea and 'therapeia', healing) draws on the restorative benefits of the maritime climate, seawater, and marine derivatives. From one-off saltwater jet spray massages, seaweed polishes and algae body wraps, to 10-day detox immersions, the spa’s focus is on individual, tailor-made treatments using entirely natural products.
More information on Anassa is available here.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Dibba Bayeh, Oman
With an award winning spa, superb weather, amazing food and an incredible array of activities, Six Senses Zighy Bay could be the perfect choice for a November holiday in the sun.
Guests will stay in their own luxury villa, many of which have their own private pool, garden and outdoor patio. Optionally, a villa with direct access to the beautiful beach can be requested. The list of mod cons available is impressive with wireless internet, flat screen TV’s with theatre systems, individually controlled air conditioning and even private wine cellars! Attention to detail is noticeable at Six Senses Zighy Bay… even your bed will be made up with ergonomic pillows of your choice.
The Six Senses spa is described as a refuge for the ‘mind and body’. Delivering integrated wellness experiences, this is the place to escape the busy humdrum of daily life. Innovative holistic treatments are delivered by expert in-house consultants who will ensure you leave feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated.
Dining at the resort is a real pleasure. With six restaurants and bars to choose from there is always something to match both your mood and appetite. Formal dining takes place in the mountaintop restaurant ‘Sense on the Edge’ which has some incredible views. Or why not make the most of the location with a unique Bedouin dining experience? These family-style evenings begin with local organic salads, followed by lamb prepared in an underground oven.
More information on Six Senses Zighy Bay is available here.
Nestling in the Indian Ocean, the island of Praslin is home to Raffles Seychelles. This exclusive resort within reach of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai.
Each villa offers guests a private plunge pool and outdoor pavilion, complete with sun loungers and dining table from which you can soak up the breathtaking views of the turquoise ocean, white sugar sand beaches and lush green hills. An easel along with sketching paper is even provided allowing budding artists an opportunity to capture the view. Larger one and two bedroom villas offer the ultimate in privacy, space and seclusion and include the discrete services of a butler to ensure you are well looked after during your stay.
Dining is a real experience at Raffles Seychelles. Choose from seven restaurants and bars featuring an exotic array of sumptuous dishes. Alternatively arrange for a private dinner wherever you want – on the beach, in your villa or even a barbeque on the neighbouring island. Perfect for a special occasion.
When you are not eating or relaxing on the beach or partaking in non-motorised water sports (including swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and sailing) then you must find time to visit the spa which is among the largest in the region, with 13 individual treatment rooms (including 2 double rooms) isolated from each other by boardwalks, with the entire complex set in a tropical garden.
More information on Raffles Seychelles is available here.
The Resort at Paws Up, Montana, USA
Spanning an incredible 37,000 acres, this working ranch is home to the The Resort at Paws Up. A truly clever combination of inspired 5-star rustic chic accommodation set alongside an impressive array of activities.
What really sets The Resort at Paws Up apart from other ranches is its first-class accommodation and luxury amenities. Getting away into the wilds of Montana does not mean you should have to rough it! Choose to stay in either a Luxury Home or spend your nights under the stars in a Luxury Tent. Either way your time in Montana will be incredibly comfortable. Luxury homes are available in three sizes and will accommodate between 4 and 8 guests. All mod cons are provided, including flat-screen televisions and Wi-Fi. And let’s not forget the six-person hot tub set on the back deck. Perfect for easing aches and strains after a day out horse riding. The Luxury Tents take camping to a new level. For romantic retreats, the Honeymoon Tents are especially popular. Their private location, incredible views and abundance of romantic amenities, including a claw-foot bathtub for two, make them the ideal dwelling for honeymoons, anniversaries, or romantic retreats of any kind.
Luxury is not the only thing on offer at The Resort at Paws Up. It is a spectacular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. November, when the leaves are changing colours and a crisp chill has entered the air, is really rather special and the perfect time to get out and about on horseback. If 37,000 acres isn’t enough for you to explore then the 1.5-million acres of the nearby Bob Marshall Wilderness combine to make for the ultimate outdoor playground for adults and kids alike. Back at the Ranch, try your hand at clay shooting or if you found covering ground on horseback rather uncomfortable, you might want to hop on an ATV for a tour. And if these activities are not enough then there is also swimming, boating, hiking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, kayaking, rappelling and more!
More information on The Resort at Paws Up is available here.
For further information on any of these handpicked destinations, talk to our expert travel consultants who will help you plan the perfect November getaway. You can call us on +44 1993 899 430 or click here for further contact details.
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