There’s dazzling and then there are our Indulgent Escapes® by Jet2holidays destinations. While not all locations on our package getaways map offer these five-star retreats, many of them do, so we wanted to show you around the hottest spots. Prepare to cast your mind to supreme complexes, where rooms and suites take plush to new levels and the on-site facilities may as well be endless. Don’t even get us started on those glossy, must-dip-into outdoor pools…
When you’re on an Indulgent Escape, we want you to have a smooth journey from start to finish. That’s why the inclusion of 25kg baggage, return private transfers*, two complimentary onboard drinks~ and more all come as standard. Luxury begins from the moment you book.
The continental sophistication of the Algarve puts this puzzle piece of Portugal front and centre for a glamorous getaway. While you can savour the sun’s rays on the vast, golden beaches around Vilamoura, the resort also boasts top-rated golf courses that beg you to their fairways. Pair days out with nights in chic restaurants sampling net-fresh seafood.
Bohemian and beautiful in their own ways, the three islands that make up the Balearics are just outstanding – both in summer and winter. Choose majestic, mountain-studded Majorca, where everything’s bold and bright, or be tempted by Ibiza, the so-called White Isle that specialises in swish beach clubs. Take a breath in Menorca as cosy coves steal your gaze.
The four Canary Islands are coastal classics at their finest. Team days exploring charming towns with evenings under the stars in Tenerife or opt for a peaceful stay with bountiful natural wonders in Fuerteventura. National parks, epic sand dunes, hip shopping streets, high-ranking local dining options… the list goes on across Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
Into history and culture? Sensational Cyprus carves out many a bygone-era path for you to tread. As you venture around the rocky inland and postcard-worthy seafront scenery, unearth treasures such as the Tombs of the Kings, Kourion Archaeological Site and Limassol Marina. Meze platters, Cypriot coffee, halloumi made with hints of mint… settle right in, why don’t you?
Marble-paved streets intersect with well-preserved monuments across Croatia. Find yourself exploring the wraparound city walls of Dubrovnik before a sunset stroll on a patch of pebbly beach. You might prefer to island-hop by day, cocktail-sip by night as you experience all that Split’s riviera exhibits. This country really does ooze finery around every corner.
You might know that we’re the Greek specialist, which means we not only have all the handiest hints about the islands and mainland areas, but a wealth of destination choices too. Between the staggeringly swanky Santorini, captivating Corfu, resplendent Rhodes, heavenly Halkidiki and more, there’s a piece of Greece most certainly for you. We promise.
Lemon-scented Italy will bowl you over with its sepia-soaked streets, luscious lakes and olde worlde must-sees. When you add that to its must-sip-here bars laying on aperitivo hours of tipples and nibbles, you really do have the full package. We’re particular fans of wine tasting among Tuscany’s undulating hills and ribbons of al dente pasta by Sorrentine water’s edges.
Off the coast of Portugal, majestic Madeira is a commanding island made for adventure-seekers and outdoorsy types. But rest assured, through blossoming botanical gardens, fascinating museums and trendy rooftop bars, you can experience more than your fair share of modern. Exquisite afternoon teas are essential to escapes here too.
Maltese retreats are best enjoyed by history-hunting holidaymakers. Around the cosmopolitan capital, Valletta, you’ll notice colourful doorways, iconic architecture and many nods to British influences. Swill your feet in the water off Malta’s shores, embark on boat trips to its sister isles of Gozo and Comino, and try a mix of local speciality dishes and fine-dining innovations.
Montenegro’s free-flowing lakes constantly come into view. As terracotta-topped towns line the edges, mountains densely carpeted in forests frame your surroundings. The most upmarket spot of all is the gleaming, yacht-lined Porto Montenegro, a playground for the well-heeled. Savour the flavours of top-ranking plates in acclaimed restaurants after boutique retail therapy.
España is possibly one of the most traditional holiday destinations, so it stands to reason that it’s a coveted country we have Indulgent Escapes in. Relish time wandering around the more elegant pockets of seaside resorts or even weaving in and out of famed shopping streets. You can’t beat teeing off on some of Europe’s most talked-about professional golf courses in the Costa Del Sol either.
Where all-singing, all-dancing hotels embrace Turkish customs, you’ll be able to unpack your suitcase. Treat yourself to some me time with a time-honoured hammam pampering, laze on silky-soft sand on one of the many beaches, and sample lip-smacking delicacies across a world of sweet and savoury. Whatever you do, don’t miss the bustling bazaars in their kaleidoscopic selves.
*Unless otherwise stated. ~Excludes champagne which is payable.
Posted: 27th Jun 2022.