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When you travel again, you might be longing to travel differently. You may be looking for a more private, secluded escape to reconnect with those you have missed most.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite hotels and resorts at trending destinations Dubai and Greece. They are sure to offer all the privacy and space you need to set your own agenda, with home comforts and fabulous facilities that create the perfect balance of relaxation and recreation.

Intimate indulgence

Tucked away in scented gardens dotted with a pool, fountains and shady gazebos, One&Only Royal Mirage - Residence & Spa is perfect for couples searching for an intimate getaway within a spacious resort. Indulgent suites offer sparkling views of the Arabian Gulf and plenty of space for R&R. Those looking for the ultimate sanctuary should opt for a stay within the Beach Garden Villa, with its own temperature-controlled swimming pool, deluxe kitchenette and grand Arabesque-style entertaining lounge.

One&Only Royal Mirage

Elegant, yet quietly family-friendly

One&Only The Palm is set on an enviable spot on Dubai's iconic Palm Island. This stylish hideaway exudes exclusivity; it's a place where guests of all ages will relish in the blissful tranquillity and a slow pace of life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa is a fabulous option for families. Beautifully secluded, there's extensive outdoor space with shaded seating, dining areas, an oversized gazebo and its own swimming pool overlooking the ocean.

One&Only The Palm

Scenic seclusion

For some, Dubai is all skyscrapers and shopping malls, but hidden in a quiet spot within Madinat Jumeirah’s captivating waterways is the resort’s most luxurious accommodation: the Jumeirah Malakiya Villas. This architectural marvel of seven exclusive villas connects the man-made with the natural for your own sanctuary of outdoor living, complete with butler service. With views of ‘ancient Arabia’ and delicate touches of splendour, everything here is private, from the terraces to the plunge pools.

Jumeirah Malakiya Villas

Off the beaten track

Santorini’s popularity means space and privacy are distinctly hard to come by; but OMMA Santorini breaks the mould. Just 30 contemporary volcanic-cave-inspired rooms and suites (each with private terrace and most, a private plunge pool) hide in plain sight on a less trodden path from Oia to Thira. The Omma Villa will provide optimum solitude; it features its own garden, swimming pool and outdoor lounge area, while inside you’ll discover beautiful Cycladic architecture as well as elegantly appointed bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms.

OMMA Santorini

Space and sophistication

For families, space is the ultimate luxury at Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection in Crete; that and the enviable list of activities. Expect three fresh water pools, a fully serviced private beach, ‘mummy & me’ spa activities, special welcome gifts to make children grin with delight and a choice of dining venues complete with children’s menus. The exceptional Domes Luxury Villas, form part of the resort’s ‘Haute Living Selection’, offering à la carte dine around and enhanced VIP services as well as boasting heated private pools and ample space to relax.

Domes of Elounda

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