With the joy of Christmas long gone and the excitement of New Year’s Eve a distant memory, January brings us back to work and back to reality. Hotels.com® believes that booking a holiday is the perfect remedy for Blue Monday – said be the most depressing day of the year – and is instead embracing blue with a roundup of the most beautiful blue destinations around the world to help banish that January feeling.
Look out onto the beautiful blue Aegean Sea whilst enjoying a stay at from £102 per room per night*. This luxury Santorini hotel is situated in on the edge of the caldera high above the turquoise blue sea and with an unrivalled view of the volcano. Located near the town of Fira, you will find yourself immersed by stunning white and blue buildings that are iconic to the Santorini landscape. For more information, please visit
Chefchaouen in Northern Morocco is famed for its striking, blue-washed buildings found in the old town. Nicknamed the “blue pearl of Morocco” you can spend time wandering the cobbled streets of the old town and visiting the famous leather workshops whilst relaxing in the evenings at the Lina Ryad & Spa from £116 per room per night*. Surrounded by magnificent cerulean mountains and nestled in the heart of the medina, this luxurious ryad enjoys a privileged position in one of Morocco’s most unique destinations. For more information, please visit Hotels.com.
No roundup of the best blue locations around the world would be complete without the Italian water city of Venice. Built on more than 100 small islands in the Adriatics, it has no roads, just canals, including the renowned Grand Canal thoroughfare which is lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Enjoy a stay at the UNA Hotel Venezia from £84 per room per night*. This hotel has been restored to its ancient grandeur and is in the historical and lively Cannaregio district, with popular tourist spots on the doorstep. For more information, please visit Hotels.com.
Another way of enjoying the stunning blues that can be found on our planet is simply by looking up to the skies. Head to Iceland to experience the famous Northern Lights and spend a night you won’t forget under the stars. Stay at the Geo Hotel Grindavik from £68 per room per night* to enjoy the aurora borealis right from your doorstep. Grindavík is a beautiful fishing village at the South West coastline of Iceland with a lively and busy harbour and a wonderful nature and the Geo Hotel is very well situated for travellers looking to explore the area. For more information, please visit Hotels.com.