Introducing Ultimate Escapes

Allow us to introduce you to our new luxury Ultimate Escapes range – holidays uniquely designed to ensure you enjoy an amazing luxury travel experience every time you travel. 

We have selected only the very best hotels in the world’s most desirable destinations and they are waiting to be discovered by you. All include return business class flights, complimentary chauffeur transfers in the UK, private transfers in your resort and our Premium Service Guarantee.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a family break, or a once in a lifetime honeymoon, you will find something for every occasion.  Showcasing our top 3 destinations, let us take you away and escape from it all.

Maldives

Escape to what is quintessentially referred to as ‘paradise’ and head to the Maldives for pure indulgence in the finer things in life. The Maldives is the epitome of luxury and the home of ‘no news, no shoes’ so you can rest assured a holiday to this exquisite island will provide unadulterated tranquillity. There are many exclusive options in the Maldives to make your stay even more special, from seaplane transfers and underwater spas to private Jacuzzis and bespoke experiences. If it is wonderful coral reefs, stunning sunsets and gourmet dining that you’re looking for; the Maldives should be at the top of your list.

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Phuket

Dubbed the pearl of the Andaman Sea and Thailand’s biggest island, Phuket has everything from exclusive fine dining restaurants to relaxing spa treatments and unspoilt glistening white sandy beaches. A spring board to many other stunning islands offering a private sanctuary, Phuket is a fantastic choice for a one stop luxury escape or to start a luxury island hopping adventure. Explore Old Phuket to indulge in a melting pot of Thai tradition where trendy baristas and artists are making themselves at home amongst the temples and traditional shops that line the streets.

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Mauritius

Famed for its azure, crystal clear waters and bright white sandy beaches, there is more to the already assumed extravagance of this fascinating island. As well as the picture perfect over-water villa’s, personal butler service and all-inclusive fine dining that often makes this destination famous, Mauritius is also home to historic sights, cultural diversity and geographical splendour.

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Caribbean

A collection of stunning islands ready to be explored, there is something for everyone in the Caribbean - from the volcanoes of Saint Lucia to the waterfalls of Jamaica.  With impossibly crystal-clear seas and stretches of white sand as far as the eye can see, you will struggle to find anything but perfection here.  Whether it’s lazy days in the sun or the colourful marine life you’re looking to explore there is so much the Caribbean has to offer – be seduced by the Cuban salsa, explore the colonial roots of Bermuda or be inspired by the dramatic landscape of Saint Lucia.

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Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is a stretch of stunning Mexican coastline that stretches for 135km and boasts picture perfect beaches, scenic Maya ruins and limestone sinkholes desperate to be explored.  Home to small fishing villages, Riviera Maya is juxtaposed with the very best in luxury accommodation, fine dining, spa experiences and golf retreats.  The whole area is full of ‘pinch me’ moments that you will never forget.

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Cancun

A tale of two cities, Cancun is a beautiful mix of exquisite luxury and local flare.  With bright white beaches and sophisticated seafood restaurants there is plenty here to create the most luxurious of holiday but if you’re looking to really get under the skin of this city, escape downtown to a salsa or jazz club.  North of the city offers guests the opportunity to swim with whale sharks for those wanting the ultimate adventure whilst in Mexico.

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Bali

Coined the Land of the Gods, Bali is a destination that is out of this world. With the perfect juxtaposition of lush terraced rice fields and luxurious beach resorts, this island has something for everyone. A truly spiritual destination, Bali exudes peace and serenity. If you’re looking for a strictly relaxing experience head to the pristine beaches of Nusa Dua which boasts exclusive resorts and one of the best beaches on the island. However, if it’s culture and arts you’re after then experience Ubud, an area of 14 sprawling villages full to the brim with galleries, temples and authentic Balinese cooking classes; surrounded by lush, green rice paddies Ubud is where you’ll experience Bali at its best.

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Seychelles

Home to some of the most luxurious hotels on the planet, Seychelles screams elegance, relaxation and indulgence.  With bright white sand beaches with lapping topaz, clear waters, you would be hard to argue that this wasn’t paradise.  To add to this is the juxtaposition of lush hills and big glacis boulders as its back drop.  If you want a bit of activity whilst you here then Seychelles can offer that as well, with jungle and coastal walks, boat excursions, and diving and snorkelling.

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Dubai

A melting pot of cultures, Dubai is multi-cultural super-city steeped in Islamic traditions.  Seamlessly blending strong traditions with futuristic ambitions, Dubai is the ideal place for those wanting a 5 star luxury experience.  With shopping malls that are out of this world, global cuisine to tempt every taste bud and an emerging art scene that will rival some of the greatest, Dubai is a modern marvel with a traditional heart.  To absorb the more traditional side to the city there is a chance to visit local Souq’s to shop for local crafts or experience the life of the nomadic Bedouins from the back of a camel discovering the desert landscape. 

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Unique to Ultimate Escapes

Uniquely, every one of our Ultimate Escapes include return business class flights, with a premium airline, complimentary chauffeur transfers in the UK, private transfers in resort and our exclusive Travel Butler concierge service. When you book your holiday with us your luxury experience starts from the moment your chauffeur collects you from your home. We will also give you a £200 credit to use for the deposit of any future Ultimate Escape holidays you book.

When you book a holiday or even just a flight with First and Business you will benefit from our Premium Service Guarantee; our promise that we will look after you from the minute you call to the time you arrive home safely from your travels.

Ask any of our customers and they will tell you one of the reasons they book with us is for the attentive service they receive from our consultants. It is just one of the things that set us apart from other travel companies in the UK. ­

Experienced, well-travelled and highly trained, we believe our consultants are the best in the business and by offering a Premium Service Guarantee we are ensuring our customer enjoy amazing luxury travel experiences.

Our Premium Service Guarantee states that:

1. We will book you the best available seat on the plane, at no extra charge (excluding airline fees)

2. We will always enter your Frequent Flyer details into your flight booking. If you are not a Frequent Flyer member, we will sign you up to your preferred program so that you can start earning points immediately

3. We will take care of any special requests you have for your flight or whilst staying at your hotel, including any dietary requirements, special assistance or specific requests for special occasions

4. We will assist with your online check-in

5. We will arrange your chauffeur or taxi to get you from home to the airport and/or vice versa

6. We will recommend and book you the best room at your chosen hotel

7. We will always attempt to contact you with details of flight changes, even if you are overseas

8. We will be on hand 24 hours a day whilst you are on your travels to help with any emergencies

9. We will welcome you home from your travels and ask for your honest feedback on our service and our products

For more details about our Premium Service Guarantee please click here.

Best Time to Travel

Choosing when to travel is almost as important as where to travel when picking that dream destination. High season generally also means high prices – it can also mean high temperatures but that doesn’t necessary imply it’s the best time to travel. Often what we call the ‘shoulder season’ is a great time to visit many of the world’s best beach destinations. Falling either side (or on the shoulder) of  the peak travel period temperatures are likely to be more bearable, beaches and resorts will be less crowded and usually we offer exclusive deals that demonstrate fantastic value for money.

Bali

Bali enjoys a tropical, warm and humid climate and is dominated by two main distinctive seasons: dry season and rainy season. The best time to travel to Bali is April, May, June and September, within the dry season, it is just before and after high season so prices are more reasonable and the area is generally less crowded.

Click here to view a selection of the Bali Ultimate Escapes we have on offer.

Caribbean

The Caribbean is renowned for having one of the most desirable climates on the planet, with temperatures between 24 and 29 degrees year round and rain fall a fairly predictable but short occurrence. The best time to travel to the Caribbean is December to April, when it’s generally a little cooler, drier and less humid.  May to November can be wet and hurricane season falls between July and October. 

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Maldives

Another year-round destination, with a tropical climate, The Maldives has dry and rainy seasons throughout the year, with the dry season running from December to April and the rainy season from May to November. In April you will find the clearest waters for snorkelling and high temperatures.

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Mauritius

Enjoying a warm and pleasant climate all year round, Mauritius offers holiday makers an idyllic setting for ultimate relaxation. The warmest weather occurs in February whilst the coolest month tends to set in during July. In general the western and northern regions are warmer and drier than those in the east and south.

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Mexico

There is no bad time to go to Mexico but it’s a big country so there are a wide range of climate’s to consider. The weather at sea-level tends to be warm and hot throughout the year, whereas higher elevations can get chilly during the winter months, especially from November through to January.  Beach go-ers will enjoy the best weather during October and May with the hurricane season lasting from June to November.

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Thailand

The weather in Thailand, like many other of our key destinations is governed by three key seasons.  The rainy season falls between May and October. Despite its name, it is worth considering travel within the rainy season, there will be rain most days but only in short bursts and often in the afternoon or overnight.  The cool season is the best time to visit between November and February with temperatures settling at a blissful 30 degrees. The hot season can reach temperatures of 35 degrees in March and May.

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Seychelles

With fairly consistent temperatures throughout the year of late 20 and early 30 degrees, the Seychelles is pretty much perfect all year round. The wettest months are January and February and you’ll find the hottest months are December to April. For crystal clear waters for snorkelling and diving, head to the Seychelles in April to May and October to November.

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Langkawi

Situated near the equator, Langkawi enjoys fairly consistent weather all year round with temperatures ranging between 30 and 35 degrees.  As an island, it is fairly sheltered from any extreme weather conditions but does experience a rainy season during the months of September and October. The best time to go is between the months of November and April when there is a good balance of sunshine and light rain.

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