Clare Dight reports on a yoga holiday in Cyprus, skiing in the French Alps, a new trip to Greenland and the opening of the new wing of the Ritz Carlton on Dubai's Jumeirah beach.
Travel Deals: Cyprus, Skiing, Greenland and Dubai
A yoga resort near Latchi village, Cyprus
A new holiday destination dedicated to yoga and meditation, Zening Resort, will open on the less-developed Akamas Peninsula on Cyprus' north-west coast in May. With 17 holiday cottages set in 24 hectares of grounds overlooking Chrysochous Bay, Zening also promises guests organic vegetarian cuisine and an Ayurvedic spa. The Healthy Holiday Company has week-long packages from £1,019 (Dh5,795) per person, full board, including three meditation and yoga sessions. Book at www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk.
A new beachside retreat in Dubai Marina
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, in Dubai Marina, close to JBR Walk, has just opened a new wing. It features 148 guest rooms and suites with sea views and private balconies, a Club Lounge, a new Asian-themed spa and its own swimming pools and restaurants, including Blue Jade, an Asian eaterie. A double room costs from Dh2,916 per night and a junior suite costs from Dh5,702 per night. Both including taxes. To book, visit www.ritzcarlton.com.
An adventure awaits in icy Greenland
Travel company, Cox & Kings, is launching a range of new tours and experiences to Greenland, one of the last great wildernesses in northern Europe. Trips range from one-night, two-day stays touring the fjords of Kulusuk from £590 (Dh3,353) per person - flights are a short hop from Reykjavik - to four-night stays touring southern Greenland, visiting Qaqortoq and Narsarsuaq. The four-night package, from £1,470 (Dh8,354) per person, also offers the opportunity to fly by helicopter over the ice sheet. Trips depart from May to September. To book, visit www.coxandkings.co.uk.
Deep snow and lavish creature comforts
Le Miroir, a picturesque village tucked into a hillside of the Tarentaise valley in the savoie region of the French Alps, is the setting for Chalet Pelerin, a newly opened property in travel company Eleven's portfolio. Available for group bookings, the chalet has four en-suite guest bedrooms, a children's room fitted with bunk beds, an indoor saltwater pool, Finnish sauna, steam room and outdoor whirlpool. The chalet also offers guests on- and off-piste skiing with expert guides as well as heli-skiing for the more adventurous. Summer activities include mountaineering and mountain biking. Chalet Pelerin costs from €10,000 (Dh49,014) per night, full board, including the services of a chef and all drinks, one day of heli-skiing, one day with a professional photographer to capture the trip and all ski gear (but not outdoor clothing). Visit www.elevenexperience.com.
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