Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 93)

AUSTRIA Austrian holiday resort, Ramada Residences by Wyndham Saalfelden boasts 500km of snow-covered ski slopes and is ideally located between the Saalfelden and Zell am See resorts. The hotel is the perfect base to explore the area and skiers and snowboarders, no matter their age or level, will have plenty to do after a day out on the slopes. From trying Austrian cuisine and ice skating to tobogganing, sleigh riding, receiving a massage from the on-site masseur, or simply relaxing in the resort-based residence, there is something for everyone. To find out more, visit getaway The perfect We’ve rounded up some of the best mini-moon destinations in Europe GREECE As summer crowds dissipate after a busy holiday season, there has never been a better time to book an island getaway. With locations in two of Greece’s most sought-after islands, Mykonos and Santorini, Kivotos Hotel & Villas offers guests the chance to take advantage of the ongoing warm weather in a luxurious setting favoured by royalty and celebrities. Kivotos Santorini, built atop the cliffside in Imerovigli, stands out against the island’s whitewashed and blue-coloured houses thanks to its jet-black and smoke-grey colouring. The interior of the property is just as striking, leaning on the fundamentals of minimalist design and providing a new take on the architecture of the region. Kivotos’ flagship hotel in Mykonos shares the same commitment to luxury. Incorporating contemporary art and antiques into the design of the 41 suites and villas, the property offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Visit for more information. ICELAND Off the Map Travel has launched a new glacial lagoon on the southern coast of Iceland, giving couples a front-row seat to see the stars and famous Northern Lights. Floating in the summer months, the two isolated rooms will freeze into the ice at a secluded location on the lagoon during winter, accessed by an all-terrain vehicle. Isolated from other tourists in an uninhabited corner of Iceland, the new accommodation is the perfect way to reconnect with nature and see the stunning snow-covered wilderness. The rooms measure at nine metres squared and include a generous double bed, bathroom, panoramic windows, central heating, Wi-Fi and hot drinks. The Glacier Lagoon Adventure trip by Off the Map Travel is now available to book from mid-January to the end of March. Check out for more information. FRANCE Val d’Isère, known for its high altitude and impressive snowfall, has added two new chalets to its already extensive collection, each sleeping 10 people. The Chalet Cala Slopeside in the heart of Val d’Isère is spread across two floors, in a ski-in and out location. Boasting a hot tub, sauna and prime location, guests can look forward to waking up to sweeping views of the Bellevarde mountain each morning. The second new chalet, Chalet Loup in Le Fornet, has been beautifully restored and is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the village with original features such as a wooden terrace and thick walls for a cosy stay. Split across three floors, the chalet is ideal for people seeking seclusion as well as those who want to take advantage of its proximity to the Grand Vallon and ski area. Discover more at 84