The sun is out, the weather is glorious and everyone in Britain is in a good mood. This is the perfect time to start thinking about taking a short city break or a week long summer escape. To give you a bit of inspiration on where to go and what you can do, I’ve drawn up a list of five fantastic luxury holiday destinations (I promise that these are exactly the kind of places that you have been dreaming about during the cold winter months).

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Five Star Treatment in the Gambia

The Gambia is a prime holiday destination for anyone looking for guaranteed sunshine and beautiful beaches (I actually used to live in Senegal so can testify to how beautiful the beaches are and how nice the weather is). The 80 km coastline is filled up with some of the best and most luxurious five star resorts in the world. Aside from the stunning beaches there are also plenty of stunning National Parks to explore. If you want to really want to indulge yourself then book into the Sheraton for a week long stay at just £700 per person.

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A Fairytale French Retreat

If you are looking for a holiday closer to home, but you’re running out of your holiday allowance, then a long weekend in the picturesque walled city of Carcassonne could be just the ticket. For just £300 you can stay in the luxurious Relais & Châteaux hotel. The price includes a three course meal for two at the gourmet michellin star restaurant. When you’re not sampling some of the best cuisine in France, you can entertain yourself with long walks through the winding cobbled streets and visit some of the stylish French shops and wineries.

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Escape to the Aegean

The warm waters of the Aegean is the perfect place to getaway from it all, which is why Crete is such a firm favorite with holiday makers. Join the exodus this October and head to the sun drenched island of Crete for a week long luxury escape at an exclusive five star resort. For just £370 per person you could be relaxing on a beach enjoying the warm sunshine while everyone else in Britain is preparing for the inevitable autumn showers.

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North African Adventure

Marrakech is an enchanting place to take a holiday. From the old Medina, which is filled with tiny shops selling spices and copper pots, to the grand merchant houses that have been transformed into luxury hotels and restaurants, this city will simply take your breath away. It is the perfect destination for an extended luxury holiday. For less than £280 for a week long stay at a five star resort, you could experience the varied charms of this enchanting city for yourself this summer.

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Warsaw is one of the most picturesque capital cities in Eastern Europe. The city offers a diverse range of activities that would fascinate any traveler. There are fantastic museums to visit, beautiful squares to relax in and enchanting cafes to try and heaving nightclubs to enjoy. It is this diversity that makes the city such an enchanting place to visit. This is why a three night break in the exclusive five star Hilton Hotel in the centre of Warsaw for less than £160 would be the perfect luxury city break.