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Luxury Holidays

Go off the scale on indulgence

Our luxury holidays offer exceptional five-star getaways. That means instead of simply arriving and staying in a fantastic hotel, you can travel in ultimate luxury before bedding down in a lavish suite or exclusive villa with a private pool. On top of fantastic bars and restaurants, you’ll enjoy beachside butler service and an extensive choice of gourmet restaurants that plate up unbelievable cuisine for you to sample.

If a head-to-toe massage is your idea of luxury, try a holistic retreat like the Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives. You’ll be pampered to the full in individual spa villas dotted among the banyan trees.

Not your idea of luxury? No problem. Stock up on designer labels from Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s on a movie-star style shopping trip in New York. Or, charter your own yacht and cruise the Caribbean on a dream sailing holiday. There’s really no limit when it comes to planning your dream getaway, so talk to our Destination Specialists about creating a luxury holiday just for you.

Top luxury hotels

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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Maldives

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Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

The Residence Zanzibar

Zanzibar

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The Residence Zanzibar

The St. Regis Bali Resort

Bali

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The St. Regis Bali Resort

Try our favourite destinations

Maldives

If remote paradise is what you’re looking for, there’s no better place to do it than in the Maldives. Enjoy a sea plane transfer to your paradise island, and treat yourself to an upgrade to an overwater villa to make your trip even more special. Feel the time slowly tick by as you sprawl on the white sands, cocktail in hand, before taking a dip in the warm waters, heading to your private pool overlooking the ocean, or being treated to a relaxing treatment in the indulgent spa. Luxury doesn’t get much better than this. Flight time: 10 hours 30 minutes

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Mauritius

Mauritius

Imagine seeing the sun set over the glittering Indian Ocean as you relax on your sun lounger next to the infinity pool, after a day in true paradise. A holiday to Mauritius has it all: beautiful beaches, delicious food and stunning landscapes. For the ultimate luxury escape, stopover in Dubai for some retail therapy before kicking back on the pure Mauritian shores. With just a four hour time difference, you won’t need long to adjust to this island paradise. Flight time: 12 hours

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Thailand

Thailand hotels are at the forefront of luxury and a trip to the ‘Land of Smiles’ is sure to leave you beaming. From enticing rooftop restaurants and cocktail bars in Bangkok to lavish five star resorts in Phuket and Koh Samui, Thailand offers the perfect backdrop for a lavish experience. Home to both unique boutique hotels and larger all inclusive resorts, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with other destinations merely following in Thailand’s footsteps. Twin your travels with a stopover in Hong Kong or Dubai and you’ve got the ultimate luxury adventure, combining city excitement with barefoot paradise. Flight time: 13 hours

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Malaysia

From the dramatic city skylines and designer shops of Kuala Lumpur to the beautiful beaches of Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia is bursting with luxurious experiences for all the senses. Combine the cosmopolitan cities with the wonderful wilderness of Borneo or the ancient temples of Penang and explore a land of extreme contrasts, where luxury is second nature. With a huge range of resorts to choose from, from decadent overwater villas to indulgent spas set amid lush jungle landscapes, this will be a holiday you won’t forget in a hurry. Flight time: 15 hours (via Amsterdam)

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Africa

Imagine a world of beautiful wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and dining under the stars; now make it a reality by booking a holiday to Africa. Combine a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime safari, and the luxury of seeing animals in their most natural habitat, before escaping to Zanzibar for white sands and crystal-clear waters. See some of the world’s greatest wonders, including Mount Kilimanjaro and Victoria Falls, and sleep in some of the most amazing resorts with views over the African plains. This is wild luxury at its best. Flight time: 11 hours

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Petite Anse, La Digue

Seychelles

Tuck yourself away in the barefoot luxury of the Seychelles; a remote, elegant paradise made for fulfilling those desert island fantasies. Explore both land and sea, wandering the shores with shoes-in-hand before snorkelling in the Indian Ocean to see turtles and tropical fish. Hop between the jewel-like islands to see even more of the Seychelles’ natural beauty and stay in some of the Indian Ocean’s finest five star and boutique resorts, or spend a few nights in Abu Dhabi for a Middle Eastern adventure before arriving in pure paradise. Flight time: 13 hours 30 minutes (indirect)

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Barbados

Head to Barbados for a luxury holiday and you won’t want to come home. Powdery sands, lavish resorts and delicious Caribbean cuisine awaits you along with idyllic beaches, vibrant nightlife and a glass or two of Bajan rum. Step away from the ocean and wander through Bridgetown, or explore the island’s rugged beauty with a wildlife tour and a swim with the sea turtles. No matter how you spend your days, you’re sure to fall in love with Barbados. Flight time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

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Las Vegas

Enjoy a slice of glitz and glamour in Las Vegas, home to some of the world’s most extravagant hotels and where anything and everything goes. If a remote desert island isn’t your idea of paradise, perhaps the unforgettable, opulent Strip will leave you enamoured instead. Spend your days wandering through the jaw-dropping hotels and oxygen-pumped casinos before exploring the Grand Canyon by helicopter and watching the stunning Bellagio Fountains show as the sun sets. What could be better? Flight time: 10 hours 30 minutes

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Frequently Asked Questions

While the difference between four and five-star hotels is a subtle one and varies by destination, in most cases a five-star hotel is awarded an extra star because it ticks all the boxes when it comes to facilities. That said, hotels in both categories offer an exceptional level of service.

Luxury extras vary from one hotel to the next, from pillow menus and bedroom upgrades, to complimentary spa treatments and butler service on the beach. Plus, we often throw in free nights so you can eek out your holiday a little longer. 

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for… Luxury Holidays?

• We’ll always ask what luxury means to you before we help create your holiday • Our Destination Specialists will work hard on your behalf to perfect your dream escape • We’ll advise you of all the incredible offers so that luxury doesn’t always come at a price • Luxury is what we do – we’re providers of the finest travel experiences worldwide.