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Get to know a destination in depth – the way you want to.

On a Stay & Explore holiday your hotel will have been handpicked for its unbeatable location within easy reach of a variety of sights. Our local expert will also be on hand, when needed, to share their hints and tips, and give you an insight on how to live like the locals.

Whether it’s the hidden little restaurant that serves the best tapas, or a sight the guidebooks have overlooked – there’s really nothing to stop you going out and discovering something new each day. And for those days you don’t feel like exploring independently, you can join a choice of excursions available from the hotel.

You can Stay & Explore in a variety of destinations, including Spain, Madeira, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Hampshire, St Vincent & the Grenadines and much more…

Picturesque Lake Bled

See the sights of Europe

Euroepean holidays
Green turtles can be seen swimming in the sea

Explore the world

Worldwide holidays
Enjoy tranquil sunsets

Villa Hotel Kastelet, Croatia

Just ten metres from the beach and Adriatic Sea beyond, this private villa retreat is in a great position for heading into the medieval heart of Split, the walled city of Dubrovnik and the stunningly beautiful Krka Waterfalls. With just 28 bedrooms, this ‘little castle’ is the ideal place to recharge ready for the next day’s exploration.

Explore Croatia
El Castillo at Chichen Itza

Mahekal Beach Resort, Mexico

If you want to discover the real Mexico, then a stay at the Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen will provide the perfect base for those busy days exploring and lazy days relaxing. Hop in a hire car and head to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, snorkel alongside turtles at Akumal, or whizz through the jungle canopy on a zip-line at Aktun Chen. The choice is yours!

Explore Mexico
Sample Spanish delicacies

Juan de la Cosa, Spain

With views stretching out across a golden beach and a variety of scenic walking trails with plenty of birdwatching opportunities nearby, the family-run Juan de la Cosa provides authentic Spanish cuisine and an ideal base from with to explore. The perfect place to uncover the treasures of Green Spain

Explore Spain
Meet the New Forest's wild horses

New Forest Discovery

Beautiful woodlands, rolling heaths and picturesque villages encapsulate the New forest, so a stay at the Moorhill House Hotel – just on the doorstep of this famous National Park – is an excellent choice. You can follow walking trails directly from your hotel, visit the village of Burley, or head to the seaside town of Bournemouth, and more.

Explore the New Forest