Barefoot Luxury Hotels
Gold and marble this is not... From the coast of Africa to Colombia's unspoilt Tayrona National Park, we've rounded up our favourite hotels that exude rustic charm, character and sylisth simplicity: here barefoot luxury is the overriding priority. These delightful properties are all the more alluring for people who want to completely kick back and relax on holiday: no formalities, no dress codes, no stress.
Africa is particularly good for laid-back luxury, with a good number of fantastic boutique, eco-chic escapes such as Azura in Mozambique or luxurious &beyond Mnemba Island on a private island off Zanzibar's north coast; alternatively head to the rustic thatched bungalows of Matemwe, also on Zanzibar.
Brazil's Bahia beaches are another good option if you like your luxury shabby-chic; Villas de Trancoso is a boho-style haven coupled with attentive, friendly service and is one of our favourites. Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, where the phrase 'no shoes, no news' describes the hotel's relaxed approach is ever-popular with clients, along with hideaways in the South Pacific, such as Tokoriki in Fiji: think swinging hammocks, a warm welcome and - as it's located on a neighbouring island to Monuriki where the film 'Castaway' was filmed - unrivalled escapism.
We've rounded up the best hotels for barefoot luxury around the globe - take a look below for inspiration or call and speak to an Expert on +44 207 337 9010 for a tailor-made quote.