It’s competition time and this one is a beauty! We’ve teamed up with Shopbop to offer you the chance to win the ultimate stylish getaway. Up for grabs is a fabulous 5-night i-escape hotel stay PLUS a $2,000 Shopbop gift voucher to spend on the holiday wardrobe of your dreams.
To enter, all you have to do is choose which of our 4 Undiscovered Hotspots you want to go to…
Finding it tough to choose? Wondering what to pack if you bag the $2,000 gift voucher? Here’s our handy little guide to help you out:
The Romantic Escape
Areias do Seixo, Costa de Prata, Portugal
Areias do Seixo blows our mind. Situated along the pretty coastline just north of Lisbon, this sensational eco hotel has 14 gorgeous rooms, blending Indian and Moroccan colour schemes with extraordinary mod cons and irresistible bathrooms. There are beds framed with driftwood; warm gold Chinese cabinets; pod-like woodburners suspended from the ceilings, and burnished silver lamps. There’s an organic restaurant, an Ayurvedic spa and an outdoor pool. And when you arrive, you’re warmly greeted with fresh lemongrass tea (from the garden, naturally) and homemade cake.
The Mountain Escape
Ceylon Tea Trails, The Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Ceylon Tea Trails is a collection of 4 beautiful bungalows in one of Sri Lanka’s most peaceful areas, with spectacular sweeping scenery and lush tea plantations. Originally built for British tea managers during the Raj, they now offer modern comforts without losing the sense of history. Each comes with its own chef, butler and manager and 6 luxurious guest rooms. After a sunrise trek to Adam’s Peak, return to a refreshing pool, a crackling log fire and a magnificent dinner – the Sri Lankan curries are not to be missed.
The Beach Escape
CasaSandra, Isla Holbox, Mexico
If you’re looking to escape the tourist trail in a serene destination with white-sand beaches, CasaSandra will be pure heaven. The sexy rooms have sea views, hammocks and seriously stylish décor: Cuban antiques, bespoke colonial-style furniture from Guadalajara, hand-embroidered cushions. Dive with whale sharks, go deep-sea fishing and horse riding, or simply laze on the double loungers by the pool and feast on the super fresh Cuban-Mexican seafood.
The Restorative Escape
Thirtyseven Gozo, Gozo, near Malta
Thirtyseven Gozo is a boho-chic haven in the village of Munxar on the blissfully quiet island of Gozo. Furniture is vintage, there’s an inviting pool with huge daybeds, and original artworks are everywhere; from pop art to large-scale nudes, along with gorgeous artefacts from the owners’ travels. Best of all, though, is Patti and Giuseppe’s welcome and the wonderful homemade meals. It is genuinely hard to leave.