A round-up of some of the places we recommend adding to your Autumn travel list.
Stay: Hotel The Serras
Placed in the Gothic quarter this 5-star boutique hotel overlooks the new luxury Port Vell. Expect to find Michelin-starred chefs, a rooftop terrace & cocktail pool, all to be enjoyed whilst taking in the scenic view of luxury yachts moored in the harbour.
Passeig de Colom, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Take your morning workout to the beach with PB:Training; group fitness classes focus on strength & conditioning or fat burning. Alternatively, opt for a personal training session tailored to your needs.
BEACH: NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Stay: Eagle's Nest Hotel
Sat atop its own private ridgeline, the Eagle's Nest hotel & retreat provides spectacular views of the Bay of Islands. They can even provide personal trainers & spa therapists, this is the ultimate luxury stay.
60 Tapeka Road, Russell 0242, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Try: Take a road trip & dig your own natural spa
Find hot water bubbling through the golden sands of Hot Water Beach & take a dip in your own natural hot spa pool either side of low-tide.
COUNTRYSIDE: UNITED KINGDOM
Stay: The Newt in Somerset
In the beautiful English countryside you will find this newly opened Georgian family home. Since 1785 the estate has previously been home to seven generations of the Hobhouse family, including Arthur Hobhouse who happens to be the founder of the National Parks so you can expect the grounds to be spectacular.
Bruton, Somerset, BA7 7NG, United Kingdom
Try: Total relaxation
After a morning stroll through the countryside head to the spa & enjoy an ancient Hammam treatment which will relieve stress, increase circulation & help ease & relax any tired muscles.
ISLAND: THE AZORES, PORTUGAL
Stay: Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
Situated on the island of São Miguel next to the famous 1775 Terra Nostra Gardens this hotel is considered to be one of the best in the Azores. The hotel provides 24-hour access to the gardens where you can relax & take in the lush surroundings.
Rua Padre José Jacinto Botelho 5, 9675-061 Furnas, Portugal
The island has many walking trails for exploring the volcanic landscape. Staff at the Terra Nostra Hotel are friendly & on hand to advise on local routes & tours of the island.