Departures Board

Get your wanderlust fix here 🌎 Featuring Cretan fine dining, wine in Nova Scotia, enchanted gardens and getting cosy in Copenhagen

Wellness by the Aegean Sea

In the mood for easily accessible boutique wellness? ACRO Suites, only a short distance from Heraklion International Airport on the island of Crete, reopens on 20th April 2023 with a new addition – a brand-new restaraunt, Elaionas, offering fine dining based around traditional Cretan dishes. Reflecting its name, Elaionas is set into an olive garden with panoramic sea views. The retreat has also introduced a new weekly yogic deep relaxation session, tapping into the practice of yoga nidra which is a conscious yogic sleep, induced by guided meditation.

Wine-tasting in Novia Scotia

The growing wine scene in Atlantic province, Nova Scotia, is well worth tipping your wine glass to. One of the first areas to cultivate grapes in North America, the Canadian province has climate and soil that favours unique and distinctive grape varietals. Planter’s Ridge Winery is an artisanal vineyard, now with three luxurious bedrooms for the perfect wine-tasting retreat. The owners have paid homage to the century-old farmhouse by showcasing its original features while adding modern flourishes and embellishments. Artisanal breakfast is included in your stay.

Enchanted gardens

Head to Hampshire for some scenic wandering amongst light-up tunnels, fairy tale creatures and flowery delights. Abbey Gardens will become a magical Enchanted Light Garden from 11th February until 5th March, with access free of charge. On 18th and 19th February, the lights will be complemented by interactive entertainment, with walkabout artists dazzling with light performances throughout late afternoon and early evening.

Get cosy in Copenhagen

Fancy an impromptu Valentine’s getaway? Embrace the spirit of hygge and cuddle up at the five-star NH Collection Copenhagen. With stunning views of the harbour, the modernist hotel is offering a Valentine’s Day package, starting at £186 – including an assortment of seasonal homemade sweets, snacks and fruit, a bottle of cava, a personalised card, a bouquet of flowers and preserved rose petals for guests to take home. February 2023 prices for a stay at NH Collection Copenhagen start from 1,480 Danish Krone (approx £175) per night.