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Our Heritage

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Founded in 1988 by luxury travel industry pioneers, we began in the city of Chester with a small team and the aim to fill a gap in the UK market, providing tailor-made luxury holidays to the finest hotels, complemented by the highest standards of client service and travel.

The luxury Caribbean market, was the main area of Elegant Resorts’ expertise, and the initial focus at the beginning. Travel to exotic destinations within the Caribbean was aspirational to many and, despite an economic down-turn the company achieved a profit within its first year.

A major contributor to the success of the early years was the weekly winter service to Barbados from British Airways by Concorde. With a flying time of less than four hours, clients could leave the UK and be on the golden beaches of the Caribbean that same afternoon. Elegant Resorts was credited with booking more arrivals to Barbados on Concorde than any other travel company and it was a sad day on 30 August 2003 when the last scheduled supersonic service flew from Barbados. Clients who flew – and even chartered – Concorde now had to find a new mode of transport; the business then started to focus on private jet travel. Since then, we have gone from strength-to-strength, and gradually, over time, other areas of the world were added; meaning today our portfolio comprises of hotels, resorts, villas and private islands in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf, Middle East, Mexico, North and South America, Canada, Africa, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Australasia. In addition, we offer a range of experiences, from luxury cruising, yachting and skiing holidays to a selection of adventure holidays.

As well as winning many prestigious industry awards and being at the forefront of travel innovations such as the concept of the modern travel brochure and being the first UK tour operator to be appointed a Virgin Galactic Accredited Space Agent.

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Independent Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

The Elegant Difference…

Along with first-hand experience, a passionate team and over 33 years of legendary heritage, we’re distinguished as leaders in luxury travel by our enhanced level of personal service, and the finer details below…

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