In need of a getaway over Eid al Adha? Grazia's got you covered...

Feast your eyes on these suite short-haul destinations
In need of a getaway over Eid al Adha? Grazia's got you covered...

Eid al Adha is nearly upon us! We don't know about you, but a minibreak feels rather appealing right about now. Given that it's not the longest of holidays, you don't want to waste too much time on a plane. So we've rounded up the crème de la crème of fabulous minibreak locations, all under eight hours from Dubai. 

Happy holidays...

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

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Make the most out of your getaway by staying at the Maldivian paradise, Cheval Blanc Randheli which is rather conveniently just over four hours away from Dubai. The luxurious 46-villa maison most known for its popularity amongst royals and celebrities is at the heart of the island’s lush vegetation and crystalline ocean views. The resort is designed for barefoot living with an elegant twist. 

They offer either one or two bedroom villa options, carefully tailored amenities, an array of activities from wellness to cooking to sports and bespoke food and beverages menus which makes it a perfect private sanctuary for you to unwind.

Find out more and book online. 

Waldorf Astoria, Maldives Ithaafushi

waldorf astoria maldives

The recently opened highly anticipated Maldives resort takes luxury to the next level spanning over 3 interconnected islands with over 120 villas. The resort paradise gives you the perfect luxury getaway including access to a private island equipped with deluxe amenities, a plethora of fun activities and 11 world class, speciality dining venues.

If you book until 27th of September for a stay before the end of December, the resort offers a bunch of luxurious privileges including free daily breakfast, massages and snorkelling experiences. The resort is a beautiful 30 minute yacht ride away from Malé International Airport. 

Find out more and book online

H Resort Seychelles

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Spend a relaxing luxurious vacation while also reducing your carbon footprints by conserving and protecting the environment at the intimate H Resort Beau Vallon Beach at the Seychelles, a mere five hour flight from Dubai.

The resort is best known for its series of environmental initiatives and has been recognised as the island’s leading Green Resort. The resort implements several eco-friendly acts like food composting and rainwater harvesting and provides conservation programs to the guests so you can enjoy your vacation in the most ethical and sustainable way.

Find out more and book online.

Fregate Private Island, Seychelles

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Take a break from the world by disappearing into blue skies and sapphire seas at Seychelle’s Freegate conservation sanctuary. With only 16 secluded villas with their own private pools that spill into the blue horizon amidst stretches of pristine nature bursting with wildlife, the private island that spans over seven fairytale like beaches is the perfect recipe for a carefree and luxurious getaway. Renowned as the Seychelles' answer to the legendary Galapagos Islands, this is definitely one for bird watchers and nature fanatics. 

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Caresse Resort and Spa, Bodrum Turkey.

caresse resort bodrum

If an island getaway just isn’t your thing, you make the seven hour trip to beautiful Bodrum for a vacation at a luxurious resort and spa located on the hillside villages that accentuates the gorgeous Turkish Aegean sea coastline. The unique and distinct character of the destination extends throughout the resort with an offer of a variety of luxurious rooms, suites and villas along with a captivating private beach that creates a warm homey and contemporary feel perfect place to relax, unwind and allow your senses to comprehend tranquillity

Find out more and book online

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