With the Holy Month of Ramadan just a few weeks away, UAE residents are now busy making travel plans for the Eid-al-Fitr holidays. Taking place during the hottest months of the year, what we are all desiring is accessible, luxurious experiences in more moderate climates. The following hotels from the Oetker Collection promise just that and more.
Villa Stephanie – Baden Baden
This newly launched spa is situated in the historic Villa in Baden-Baden, a spa town in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany and has an average July temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and offers an integrated approach to health, combining beauty, wellbeing and medical needs. Covering an area of 5000 square meters, an entire house has been dedicated to the world of spa. Stretching over five floors, it comprises a 500-square-meter sauna, plunge pool, private gym, hammam and a ladies sauna. There are also inspiringly designed treatment rooms overlooking the gardens, a lounge with an extensive library and twelve spacious double rooms and three impressive suites – all this is enshrouded by nature in a lush green private park and the world-famous Lichtentaler Allee. www.villastephanie.com
Palais Namaskar – Marrakech
For a scenic, therapeutic Eid experience, Palais Namaskar in Marrakesh delivers a retreat that restores vitality in an unrivalled, panoramic setting within the Palmeraie oasis, beneath the Atlas Mountains and Djebilet Hills. An oasis of hospitality, Palais Namaskar offers 41 suites, villas, and palaces, many with private pools, set in 12 acres of lush gardens. The Spa Namaskar, based on the fundamentals of Feng Shui, offers tailored treatments in the areas of stress management, age prevention, and the ultimate rose pregnancy retreat for expectant mothers. To celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr, Palais Namaskar is offering an extra night for stays of longer than three days, as well as upgrades, and complimentary transfers to explore Marrakech. www.palaisnamaskar.com
Fregate Island Private – Seychelles
Ideal for families celebrating the Eid holiday, Fregate Island Private is a secluded paradise, four degrees south of the equator and 55 kilometers (35 miles) off Seychelles’ Mahé coast. Families will discover the castaway idyll of their dreams amidst relaxed luxury. Sensitively developed, the natural surroundings are home to free roaming giant Aldabra tortoises, sea turtles and a plethora of rare and exotic birds, all cared for in an ambitious conservation program. Activities for families and children include Feed James, the resort’s 150 year-old Giant Tortoise, or a baby tortoise in the nursery; exploring the pirates treasure left by the first residents of Fregate Island and racing around the island with our waterspouts team, among other recreational and leisure activities. www.fregate.com
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