So, U&I Lifestyle are going global and has successfully partnered up with numerous luxury brands around the world! One of the most sought after resorts in the south of Spain is Kempinski, situated on the beach in Marbella. Our clients get 10% off just by booking with us here at U&I Travel #Winning.
We have very recently just saved one of our clients hundreds of pounds by booking his vacation at Kempinski, not to mention taken away all his stress by acting as a concierge for his trip. We have a luxury transportation partner in Marbella, so our client is extremely happy with the package he purchased. Best of all we do not add a markup to any of our prices, we simply just pass on the discounts to you. Trust us when we say we have a passion for travel, and want everyone to be able to afford the luxury experience! For more information on how to get your hands on The Card, so that you can benefit from thousands of discounts across the globe (for just £85 right now!) email us or click here.
With that being said, we thought we’d let you in on U&I’s favourite #VayCay spots. Charlene used to work within the travel industry before moving to U&I, so had travelled extensively around the world. She absolutely loves the USA, mostly for the Cheesecake Factory and Bath and Body Works! (LOL). But one of her all time favourite destinations is Thailand...
“I visited Thailand a couple of years ago on a bit of a whim, and in my opinion it is one of the most incredible places in the world. We started off in Bangkok and did all the touristy things there, island hopped to Koh Samui where we spent a couple of nights in a beautiful Villa at the luxurious Buri Rasa complex. We were there over a half moon so of course had to visit Koh Phangan for one of their famous Full Moon parties. We did a lot of partying in Thailand, but we also spent a few days up in the mountains at an elephant conservation park, where we got to feed, bathe and play with elephants at a luxury ‘glamping’ resort. It was surrounded by greenery and it couldn’t be more scenic, especially when we went on a hike around the jungle (not so glamorous climbing rocks and trees and trawling through lakes , all whilst battling bugs, but it was worth it for the view!) and also an incredible canoe trip down a lake (someone else was in charge of rowing, so this was a bit more my cup of tea!) This all sounds very adventurous, and trust me when I say I am not the adventure/activity holiday traveler! But I would 100% recommend Thailand to anyone!”
One of Natalie’s favourite destinations is Beirut, Lebanon. For those who may not know, Natalie is half Lebanese and visits Beirut at least a couple of times a year....
"I absolutely love Beirut. My dad grew up there, and a lot of his side of the family still live there, so my whole family always have a wonderful time when we go. I think a lot of people get the wrong idea when it comes to Lebanon, and due to the media, I can't blame them! It's a shame though, because it really is such an incredible country. When I go, I always stay at our partnered hotel, Phoenicia (U&I members get discounted rates and VIP perks when staying there), which I can't fault!
There are a few months of the year where you can experience something pretty amazing in Beirut. During the ski season (yep, you can visit some beautiful ski resorts in Lebanon!), you can go skiing up in the mountains in the morning on stunning white slopes, and when you're done, drive about an hour down into Beirut City and sunbathe on the beach. Skiing and sunbathing on the same day... yes please! The beaches are beautiful, the restaurants are wonderful, and the nightlife is AH-MAZING. It's no secret that all of us here at U&I love a good night out, and some of our favourite bars and clubs are in Beirut. We highly recommend Skybar and Music Hall. Oh, and you can find Shisha EVERYWHERE, which for me is just the best!
Oh, and one last thing, as I'm talking about Beirut, have you heard about the brand new musical "Broken Wings" which is coming to London this August? It's based on the life of the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran, and it's going to be something spectacular. You can get your tickets here if you'd like to come along, too!"
We would absolutely love to hear about your travel stories. Please don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know your favourite holiday destination.
We are so excited to tell you about our newest partnership, but we're keeping it on the DL right now.. Keep an eye out on our Instagram next week for some sneaky hints when we'll be giving you some insider info about our latest partner whilst we're on a fam trip with them somewhere very exotic. Eek! I've said too much already!
Team U&I wish everyone a fabulous rest of the week