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How to choose a luxury holiday

A new year is inevitably a time to plan, look forward and tick off those all-important goals that have been playing on your mind. Whether you decided to make New Year resolutions or not, make 2019 your best year yet by embarking on a dream trip and transform that luxury holiday vision into a reality.

Whether you’re pining for barefoot beach bliss, a heavenly romantic retreat or you’re looking to jet off on an activity-fuelled family getaway, there’s a host of key considerations when choosing a luxury holiday.

Before you take flight for cloud nine, we’ve compiled some top tips to help you choose a luxury holiday without compromising on any aspect of decadence.

Tailor-made is best

A luxury holiday is a trip of a lifetime and should be as unique as the person experiencing it. A tailor-made option is a way to maximise your experience and craft your break to your preferences.

Completely custom-created, a tailor-made break has countless benefits compared to an off the shelf package holiday. You may already have a luxury all-inclusive destination in mind, but you can build a tailor-made option around your own interests, budget and pace – ensuring maximum escapism.

Whether you’re craving adventurous activities or prefer to lose track of time meandering through the day, a tailor-made holiday will fulfil your needs with a customised itinerary unique to you.

Key considerations

When planning a luxury holiday, there are often key considerations which can get overlooked amongst the excitement. Significant factors to help planning your luxury break include:

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Places of interest

Investing in a guide book or researching your destination online ahead of time is a great way to get the absolute most out of your luxury holiday. Perhaps relaxing on a beach is top of the agenda, but if you’d like to vary your trip with visits to local places of interest, mapping out day trips or excursions is a great way to get the most out of your experience.


If you’re heading to a luxury resort, research the restaurants on offer and see if they have a dress code.

Accommodation options

From relaxing private plunge pools to secluded beachfront resorts, accommodation plays a key part in shaping a luxury holiday, and it is important to investigate all accommodation options to ensure you have exactly what you want. Whether it’s VIP hotel luxury or simple hammock time, choose the accommodation which matches your interests and holiday goals.

Culinary options

A benefit of all-inclusive luxury holidays is the vast array of dining choices. Ensure you thoroughly research the culinary options on offer before you book your holiday.

If you’d prefer to kick back and relax during your holiday, an all-inclusive dining option is a great way to enjoy tempting mouth-watering cuisine and stress-free meal times. This unlocks more time for you to relax and soak up your holiday experience.

Boasting an array of tempting cuisine, choice and flavours, all-inclusive dining offers a varied and cost-effective option.

Think experience

When choosing a luxury holiday, it is crucial to consider the experience alongside the destination.

Antigua is a perfect place for adrenaline-fuelled activities like paddle boarding, yoga, non-motorised water sports, cooking demonstrations, garden tours, and so much more. A host of water sports can be enjoyed on this idyllic island. Pristine white sand beaches and jaw dropping views also await you on this stunning island.

If you’re winding down after taking the plunge and in need of post-wedding relaxation, blissful Barbados could be the experience you need. This popular destination truly has it all, whether you’re craving peace and quiet or hustle and bustle. With its idyllic beaches and piercing blue lagoons, it’s easy to see why blissful Barbados is a popular choice for luxury honeymoons.

Start planning

Nothing speaks grandeur more than a Caribbean luxury all-inclusive escape. Boasting a stunning range of breath-taking beaches and soaring tropical temperatures, a luxury Caribbean holiday will never fail to deliver a memorable luxury experience.

If you have your sights set on a luxury holiday on one of these beautiful islands but are unsure of which to choose, we can help. Contact Elite Island Resorts now and book your luxury holiday today.


Singing Superstar Joss Stone VIP concert at Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Fans of singing sensation Joss Stone are in for a once in a lifetime treat – a VIP exclusive concert whilst holidaying at the Elite Island Resorts Caribbean Galley Bay Resort & Spa!

Booking at Galley Bay Resort & Spa to see Joss Stone

Joss Stone is making an exclusive appearance at our luxury Caribbean Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua on June 11 and only hotel guests are invited.

If you want to see Joss Stone get in touch with the Elite Island UK team today.

Joss Stone returning to Elite Island Holidays

Joss, who appeared on the Elite Island Resorts’ Palm Island two years ago, said“I’m really excited to be heading to Antigua for this show as part of my total world tour. The show we did before on Palm Island Resort for St.Vincent and the Grenadines was great so I’m sure Galley Bay Resort will be really lovely too! Performing on the beach brings a magical vibe, sea breeze and soul!” See the full story here:

Joss also mentioned that “The show we did before on Palm Island Resort for St.Vincent and the Grenadines was great so I’m sure Galley Bay Resort will be really lovely too! Performing on the beach brings a magical vibe, sea breeze and soul!” and you can see the full story on

Welcome back Joss

Paula Whitehead, European Managing Director, Elite Island Resorts UK, said: “We’re truly delighted to welcome Joss back, this time to Antigua, after our guests on Palm Island so enjoyed her last private performance. Galley Bay is a beautiful location for her return, and what’s particularly exciting for our guests is that the resort’s small size ensures a more intimate concert experience with a multi-award winning artist as part of their holiday”