A holiday can be fun, even a little frantic, and full of activity. It can be remembered fondly as a voyage of discovery or the trip of a lifetime. Holidays can also be a time of peace, tranquillity and relaxation. If that's the kind of getaway you have in mind, Haven hotels across the world can provide the perfect destination for you.
Relaxing destinations for Haven holidays
1. Phang Nga Province, Thailand
There are many places around the world that boast beautiful beaches, dramatic landscape and ancient history, but nowhere is quite like Thailand. The contemporary skyline of its capital, Bangkok, sits alongside peaceful canals and ancient temples. Visitors enjoying Haven holidays in stylish resorts like Khao Lak can experience peace and tranquillity while basking in its delightful clear blue waters.
2. Dorset, United Kingdom
The county of Dorset in southwest England may not be quite so exotic, but it is still a beautiful and very popular place to visit. The county certainly has its share of gorgeous beaches, delightful countryside and pretty harbour towns. The ancient stone arch of Durdle Door reaching out into the turquoise sea instantly turns any snap into a picture postcard. Relaxing Haven holidays in Dorset have much to offer, and first-time visitors certainly won't go home disappointed.
3. Cancun, Mexico
The city of Cancun is known as a bustling resort with plenty of sea, sand and sunshine, and no shortage of cocktails if that's your thing. It's also a popular destination for families looking to kick back and relax, in a location with an easy-going atmosphere. With stunning views of the Caribbean Sea as well as ancient ruins to explore, the city offers guests on Haven holidays a little bit of everything.
4. Helsinki, Finland
Finland is a land of snow and ice, right? Well, not quite. In fact, summers in the capital Helsinki are quite comfortable, and a good time to discover what this vibrant seaside city has to offer. Its public transport system is one of the best in the world, but if you'd rather walk or cycle to the sights, it's easy to do. There are plenty of museums and attractions in the city, and no less than 6 national parks nearby.
5. Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan capital of Colombo was once known as 'the garden city of the East' and is still a hugely popular destination for visitors. The city features some fascinating colonial architecture and bustling shops and markets. Colombo also has a flourishing cosmopolitan side, with plenty of galleries, stylish restaurants and friendly cafés. Let's not forget the fantastic beaches, either.
5 of the best hotels for Haven holidays
Set in beautiful grounds and featuring 5 pools, a spa and several restaurants, this is a stylish and contemporary adults only hotel. Nearby are 3 national parks and some wonderful wildlife.
Located in Poole, Dorset, this Haven Hotel offers spectacular views, a stylish spa and a highly regarded restaurant. There are miles of beaches to enjoy, and it's the perfect spot from which to explore the beautiful south coast.
Opened in 2018, this stylish hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and luxurious Haven holiday. A range of restaurants, along with spa, pool and beach facilities will add to your experience here.
Many a celebrity has enjoyed a stay at this elegant and stylish hotel in Helsinki - and no doubt a traditional Finnish sauna, too! With its atmosphere of homely warmth, this is the ideal place from which to discover the city.
There's a sense of the exotic in this stylish Colombo hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean. Guest can relax with a cocktail by the tropical pool, or make use of the numerous leisure facilities.
When is the best time to go on Haven holidays?
The summer months are naturally the most popular time for holidays. That's especially true if you're planning a visit to Helsinki, where the winter can be harsh. UK holidays in spring and autumn have much to recommend them, particularly if it's sightseeing and relaxing cosy dinners you're looking for. It may not be hot, and it may not be sunny, but few people come to the UK for its weather. They come to uncover its treasures. It's also a quieter time, with some great deals on offer from Voyage Privé.
Getting to the best place for Haven holidays
Flights are available to all the listed destinations, and if you book online with Voyage Privé you'll have a wealth of information at your fingertips. If transfers are not included, it might be a good idea to arrange them in advance. It's also worth checking with both the airline and airport to see if there are any new guidelines in place regarding passenger safety. Finding out before you fly what the baggage allowance will be is a good idea, too.
Making the most of your Haven holidays
You'll always get the best from your Haven holidays if you allow yourself a little planning in advance. Look online for what facilities and activities are available, and for any events that may be taking place nearby while you are there. Jot down a loose itinerary before you go, making sure you alternate busy days with chill-out days. This is a great way to spread your enjoyment over the whole slice of holiday.
The Voyage Privé expert's opinion on the best places for Haven holidays
There are Haven holidays for every kind of traveller, so do your homework and choose the destination that suits your tastes. Helsinki might not be the best option if your dream is to relax beneath palm trees on a tropical beach. On the other hand, if you're looking for museums and efficient public transport, it could be a perfect choice. Make sure that you know what you want, and leave it to us to make sure that you find it.