In an increasingly hectic world, sometimes a holiday just needs to be about sheer escapism – be that from the office, from the city, or even from the children. The exclusive escapes suggested here all incorporate more than a little indulgence, and the time and space to take time out from reality back home.

The emphasis here is often more on the hotel and the in-house facilities than on some of our more adventurous trips.

Spa facilities feature prominently, and top class food and wines also play their part in many of these destinations in creating an ambience of sybaritic sophistication. These exclusive escapes will hopefully guarantee you head home revitalised.

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Original Travel consultants can guide you in getting the most out of our exclusive escapes, from advising which room would suit best and where to eat if there are any local restaurants worth a visit.

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Where to go

Maldives

Maldives

Paradise islands don’t come much better than the Maldives.

Maldives
Anguilla

Anguilla

Possibly Original Travel’s favourite hangout in the whole Caribbean, Anguilla oozes laidback charm.

Anguilla
The Namib Desert

The Namib Desert

It doesn’t get much more dramatic than the gigantic dunes of Sossusvlei, in the heart of the Namib Desert, and one of the most iconic sights in Africa.

The Namib Desert
Muscat

Muscat

The Omani capital is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East.

Muscat
An Orange Tree

Inland Andalucia

Moorish towns of Granada, Seville and Cordoba combine with beautiful rugged scenery and coastline.

Inland Andalucia
View of Florence, Italy

Tuscany & Umbria

Historic towns and cities, peaceful county retreats and outstanding regional cuisine.

Tuscany & Umbria
View of a vineyard in the shadow of a moutain

The Winelands and Cape

Sample the many delights accessible via scenic drives from Cape Town, from wine tasting to whale watching, and countryside retreats.

The Winelands and Cape
Transylvania

Transylvania

Misunderstood and hugely under-rated, Transylvania is a fascinating region with an unparalleled cultural history, beautiful landscapes and wonderful opportunities for seeing wildlife.

Transylvania
Caribbean

Caribbean

Original Travel knows the region well, and can recommend the highlights from the best bars in Havana to the best dive sites in the British Virgin Islands, and everything in between.

Caribbean
West Coast Thai Beaches

West Coast Thai Beaches

Travel down the coast of Thailand and veer west for crystal clear waters and spectacular marine life that make it a favourite amongst divers and snorkellers.

West Coast Thai Beaches
East Coast Thai Beaches

East Coast Thai Beaches

Thailand's picture perfect beaches are rightly famous and combined with superb Thai hospitality and hotels, they are a dream destination.

East Coast Thai Beaches
Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

The most striking feature of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Southern Mozambique is its remote untouched beauty.

Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago
Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

The remote Quirimbas Archipelago is one of the last untouched wilderness areas on Africa’s Indian Ocean coast.

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
Mauritius

Mauritius

This tiny Indian Ocean island has long set the standard for tropical luxury holidays.

Mauritius
Seychelles

Seychelles

An ideal choice for anybody looking for lower-key beach time than is provided by the glitzier Maldives or Mauritius.

Seychelles
French Polynesia

French Polynesia

They may be on the other side of the planet, but the islands of French Polynesia are well, well worth the detour.

French Polynesia

Where to stay

Viceroy Anguilla, luxury hotel in Mexico

Viceroy Anguilla

The Viceroy Anguilla is arguably the best new hotel to open in the Caribbean for a while, and on one of our favourite islands, too.

Viceroy Anguilla
Amanpuri

Amanpuri

Accommodation consists of traditional Thai-style pavilions and villas scattered amongst the towering coconut palms; all rooms feature king-size beds and private outdoor terraces.

Amanpuri
The Chedi

The Chedi

The award-winning Chedi is one of the top hotels in the Gulf region.

The Chedi

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