Blue Monday is not just a New Order song, people! If you haven’t heard, today is allegedly the bluest day of the year. Although we’re taking this with a pinch of salt, we can also agree that our wallets and favourite skinny jeans are also feeling the seasonal pinch. But not to worry, we have just what the doctor ordered. Today we’re going to snatch back the colour blue from the clutches of sad-broke-and-coldness, celebrating azure oceans and sapphire skies instead. Sound good? Let’s welcome in Blue Monday with some of our most heavenly holidays:
Blue Waters, Antigua
I mean, how can you stay blue with a view like that? The multi-award winning Blue Waters Resort & Spa is hidden away on the sunkissed shores of Antigua, with an enviable arsenal of amenities, including several freshwater pools, romantic beach coves, and 17 acres of lush tropical gardens. Spend your days exploring the menu of spa treatments, perfecting your downward facing dog at the yoga pavilion, or getting active on a Hobie-Cat or paddle board at the beach. This family-run hotel delivers five-star service with a personal touch, sure to brighten up any stay.
Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete
Step out of the ordinary with a stay at Crete’s Blue Palace, where every detail screams timeless luxury. Explore 50 shades of blue as your private infinity pool seems to merge into the ocean panorama ahead and the cloudless sky. Discover a captivating landscape, from tranquil beaches to rolling hills fragranced with wild herbs; or simply take in the view of UNESCO-protected Spinalonga Island as you enjoy a Cretan feast at one of the resort’s many exquisite restaurants. In fact, your holiday is completely customisable with the help of concierge, so from archaeological site trips, to vineyard visits, and sunset cruises, the choice really is yours.
True Blue Boutique Resort, Grenada
This Grenadian retreat has definitely earned its name, offering distinctive blue-painted villas, four swimming pools, beautifully beachy surroundings, and an excellent onsite dive centre (for those feeling deeply blue). Extremely well-located, this charming boutique resort is situated within minutes of the Maurice Bishop International Airport, Grand Anse Beach, and a range of local restaurants and shops. Arrange an additional rum and chocolate tasting, cooking class, or yoga session complimentary with your stay at True Blue Boutique Resort and just watch as your winter woes melt away.
The Blue Water, Sri Lanka
Just half an hours’ drive outside Sri Lanka’s bustling capital, you’ll find The Blue Water Hotel. Designed by world-renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, the resort blends sensitively into the landscape of Wadduwa Town, from its verdant gardens, to its nature-inspired interior design touches. Picture pristinely sandy stretches fringed with palm trees and lapped by turquoise waves. Picture a tranquil oasis complete with sweeping panoramas. Imagine yourself sipping on a refreshing poolside cocktail as the sun sinks below the horizon. Blue Monday? What Blue Monday?