Meek & Mild vs Wild Child
Whether you’re in need of a tranquil, refreshing break to start your year, or you’re looking to rebel against detox regimes and unleash your inner party animal, Booking.com has something for everyone. The global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay has looked to its more than 1.6 million properties in over 126,000 destinations around the globe to identify some of the top getaways around the world designed to satisfy all cravings as we head into 2018.
For the well-behaved, Booking.com offers places to stay from spiritual yoga retreats in Abano Terme, to tranquil B&Bs in Derbyshire. Falling in line with findings that almost double the amount of people are planning to take health and wellbeing trips in 2018 (from one in 10 in 2017 to nearly one in five in 2018), these getaways will leave you feeling relaxed and reenergised, ready to tackle 2018.
For the inner party animals, take your next adventure to the streets of Sin City or head to Ibiza to witness some of the world’s top DJ’s. Packed with beach parties and mega-clubs, these destinations are perfect for those looking to go wild in style. From spacious villas for hosting guests to luxurious apartments near buzzing nightlife, you’ll be able to indulge your inner party animal in true comfort.
For the Meek & Mild
Rain or shine, with its glorious Peak District National Park, Derbyshire is a fantastic place to visit for family days out, short breaks or holidays. Roll out your yoga mats and escape to the countryside where the woodland views provide the perfect setting to unleash your inner yogi. Surrounded by 16 acres of land, Hayeswood Lodge Boutique B&B offers luxury with individually-designed rooms, approximately seven miles drive from Derby.
The little resort of Albir in the region of Alfaz del Pí is wedged between Benidorm and Altea, perfect for anyone looking to get away from the busy beaches. The Sha Wellness Clinic is a deluxe spa complex that boasts stunning panoramic views of the Costa Blanca coastline and countryside, with celebrities such as Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue and Naomi Campbell all having visited. The wellbeing clinic boasts over 6,000 square meters of facilities, and treatments include anti-aging, weight loss, beauty rituals and detox sessions.
Abano Terme, Italy
Head a few miles south of Padua and you’ll find Abano Terme, where hot springs and mud baths have been a well-known tonic since the Roman times. Enjoy the town’s glorious landscapes of the Euganean Hills and experience total relaxation and well-being at Abano Grand Hotel. Boasting richly decorated rooms and full spa programmes, you can indulge with access to saunas, thermal baths, a wide variety of massages and treatments, plus three thermal pools.
For the Wild Child
Las Vegas, USA
To indulge your inner wild child, there is no better place to party than the Las Vegas Strip, famed for its vibrant nightlife. Situated on the South Las Vegas Strip, M Resort Spa & Casino offers non-stop entertainment and a variety of dining options, including restaurants, bars, a deli and a bakery. Guests can enjoy specialty cocktails, craft beers and wine at one of five on-site bars including Ravello Lounge, which features live entertainment by top bands and DJs.
The beautiful island of Ibiza has bustling, lively nightlife for those still craving some New Year excitement. Stay at the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza, located in the heart of the historic centre of Ibiza. Set in a neo-colonial building, each room is decorated in colonial style by interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Featuring a terrace on the Passeig de Vara de Rey Street, with views of the city, this charming hotel has a gastro bar and outdoor space for hosting special events.
To experience the ultimate party atmosphere head to the Island of Mykonos in Greece. Mykonos is famous for its legendary beach parties and world-renowned DJs. Enjoy party season at the Villa Kampani, in Mykonos Town. The villa opens out to a balcony and terrace boasting Aegean Sea and Mykonos Town views. It features a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, perfect for entertaining.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months/plan to take a trip in the next 12 months. In total 18,509 respondents were surveyed (1,000+ from the UK, US, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, India, Singapore and Russia and 500+ each from Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand and Taiwan). Respondents completed an online survey in August 2017.