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Six Destinations For Spring Sunshine

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By Niamh Walsh on 16th May 2024

From the azure waters of Santorini to the lush landscapes of Kyoto, discover six luxurious escapes perfect for basking in the warmth of spring sunshine.

Whether you're seeking golden beaches, vibrant cityscapes, or serene countryside escapes, the world is brimming with enticing destinations to explore during this rejuvenating season. Here are five idyllic locales to consider for your springtime retreat, each paired with a luxurious hotel offering the epitome of comfort and indulgence.

1. Santorini, Greece

The Sybarite recommends: Katikies Hotel

Perched atop the breathtaking cliffs of Santorini, Katikies Hotel offers unparalleled views of the shimmering Aegean Sea and the island's iconic caldera. With its whitewashed buildings, cascading bougainvillea, and infinity pools seemingly merging with the horizon, this boutique hotel epitomises Greek luxury and elegance. Indulge in sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine at the hotel's renowned restaurant, or unwind with a massage at the serene spa. Santorini's mild spring temperatures make it an ideal destination for exploring charming villages, archaeological sites, and of course, enjoying leisurely days under the Mediterranean sun.

2. Maui, Hawaii, USA

The Sybarite recommends: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Perhaps now made infamous by HBO's iconic The White Lotus, nestled along the pristine shores of Wailea Beach lies the Four Seasons Resort Maui. With spacious oceanfront suites, private lanais, and attentive service, this resort offers the perfect blend of luxury and tranquility. Spend your days snorkelling amidst colorful marine life, lounging by the infinity-edge pools, or indulging in world-class dining experiences. Spring brings balmy temperatures and clear skies to Maui, making it an ideal time to explore the island's lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes.

3. Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Sybarite recommends: Belmond Hotel Caruso

Perched on a cliff overlooking the picturesque town of Ravello, Belmond Hotel Caruso is set within a restored 11th-century palace, offering panoramic views of the azure Mediterranean Sea and the rugged coastline below. Relax in the hotel's infinity pool, surrounded by lush gardens and lemon groves, or savour authentic Italian cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant. Springtime on the Amalfi Coast brings mild temperatures and blooming wildflowers, perfect for exploring charming villages, scenic hiking trails, and historic landmarks.

4. Lake Garda, Italy.

The Sybarite recommends: Cape of Senses

On its rightful pedestal, Cape of Senses towers over the breathtaking Lake Garda. Once established as a destination for action-filled family holidays, Lake Garda has entered a new realm of attraction for those who want to unwind, thanks to Cape of Senses. The shoulder season of early Summer offers temperate climates without the hordes of tourists, becoming an idyllic destination to recharge in the oasis of this secluded adults-only spa escape.

5. Kyoto, Japan

The Sybarite recommends: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and timeless beauty of Japan's ancient capital with a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto. Nestled along the banks of the tranquil Kamogawa River, this luxury hotel blends traditional Japanese design with modern sophistication. Admire the cherry blossoms in full bloom during Kyoto's famed Hanami season, or explore the city's historic temples, lush gardens, and traditional tea houses. After a day of sightseeing, unwind with a traditional tea ceremony or indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment inspired by ancient Japanese rituals.

6. Maldives

The Sybarite recommends: Soneva Jani

Escape to a private island paradise in the Maldives and experience barefoot luxury at its finest at Soneva Jani. Set within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this exclusive resort offers overwater villas with private pools, retractable roofs for stargazing, and direct access to the crystal-clear waters below. Embark on snorkelling adventures amidst vibrant coral reefs, enjoy sunset cruises aboard a traditional dhoni boat, or simply relax on pristine white-sand beaches. With its year-round tropical climate, the Maldives is a haven for sun-seekers looking to unwind in blissful seclusion.

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