Q Magazine - Summer 2019

Tel: 01737 226522 www.qualitytraveluk.com Welcome to the latest issue of our regular travel magazine where we hope to entice you with a varied selection of worldwide holiday ideas and destinations. So, why not treat yourself, partner, family or a group of friends to a well-earned break. With all the comings and goings over Brexit, it is not surprising that ‘staycations’ have become the talk of the moment. In celebration of the outstanding options available for luxury breaks across the UK and Ireland we have compiled a sumptuous selection of city hotels and country retreats together with some of the finest rail journeys covering the Scottish Highlands, Ireland and the home counties of England. Spain is still very much a favourite with UK travellers and her islands are particularly favoured for luxury holidays. The Canaries offer a perfect, year round sunny climate, so it is no wonder that The Ritz-Carlton, Abama on the west coast of Tenerife continues to shine. Moving to the Balearics, we showcase the gorgeous Park Hyatt Mallorca, a stunning new village-style Mediterranean resort set in an idyllic hillside location overlooking the sea. There’s no time like now to plan a dreamy, tropical getaway and in this issue we get a look at one of the newest resorts in the Maldives, Joali, as well as an overview on the choices available with Anantara should you have Thailand on your wish list. We continue to highlight innovation in luxury cruising with a review of the upscaling happening at Oceania Cruises. Summer may well have crept up on us whilst we have deliberated on travel plans, but we hope that this issue will fire you with renewed inspiration, whether you are looking to stay close by or whether you are in the mood for a special experience on distant shores. Wherever your finger should drop on the world map, remember that we are here to assist with your every travel requirements. Welcome... “A world of difference for the discerning traveller” PublishedbyTravelspeakLimited -0208944 6050 -www.travelspeak.co.uk 3 Travel News 4 Iconic Skylines 6 The Great Escape 8 A Village Affair 10 Art in the Maldives 14 Classical Elegance Re-Inspired 16 British Isles Special Feature 12 Thai Infusions 4 16 12 10 23 Q Experiences Sidlow Farmhouse, Ironsbottom, Sidlow, RH2 8PP