This retreat set in four hectares of grounds in Marrakech's Palmeraie has room for only 26 and can be your very own Moroccan paradise. It has a wine cellar and billiards room and an orchard, herb garden and olive tree for food-lovers who can resist nothing better than locally produced jam, bread and olive oil. Inspired by 14th-century Moorish architecture, rooms are large with a private terrace and garden. For pure indulgence, visit the hotel's spa
with traditional hammam steam room and a range of treatments which means you'll soon forget about the cold weather back home. To round off the perfect day, head to the rooftop bar for sunset drinks with a view.
If its grandeur and luxury you're after then this hotel has it in spades. Split into two 45-storey towers in the heart of Dubai marina, all rooms are decked out with high-tech gadgetry and stunning views from the floor to ceiling windows. If the high tech gadgets are confusing you slightly, have no fear as you can call on one of the personal hosts or butlers for a helping hand. Food comes courtesy of British chef Gary Rhodes including his Michelin-starred English afternoon tea, pan-latin dining at Toro Toro and Mediterranean and Asian Fusion at Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar. Add to this a swanky spa
and use of the pool and beach at sister property Le Royal Meridien Beach resort & Spa - you'll never want to leave.
An idyllic location set in lush gardens by the sea this resort has enough to keep you busy with its eight restaurants, five outdoor pools, games room, tennis courts, football pitch and spa
. Whether you choose a room that faces the gardens, the pools or the sea, wooden parquest floors and bamboo furniture should make your stay feel soothing and relaxed. If you want to bring the little ones, this is a child friendly resort with a creche, kids'
club, babysitting and plenty of things to do to keep them occupied.
It's the miles of white sand beaches that have guests coming back year after year to this luxurious resort. That and the stunning rooms, excellent food and attentive, yet relaxed service. Opt for one of the villas
with private pool for even more decadence but even if you book one of the standard rooms
each comes with direct beach access and plenty of space to chill out and unwind.
If it's understated elegance you're after coupled with stunning white sandy beaches and some of the clearest blue sea you've ever seen, you'll find this gem of a resort in the Maldives hard to beat. Found on a private island its 33 overwater suites
are shaped like traditional Maldivian dhoni sailing boats - think floaty white linen, wooden furniture and decking leading down to your own patch of coral reef. Don't expect much in the way of nightlife - evening entertainment here is in the form of excellent food
, stylish cocktails and soaking up the cool vibe.