- Gibraltar Luxury holidays
A luxury break in Gibraltar could technically class as a 'staycation', as this small section of the Iberian Peninsula is a British overseas territory. The complete land area is just 2.6 square miles, which means an active break should allow you to explore Gibraltar in its entirety in a relatively short period of time. It is home to more than 30,000 people, and the population can be found mainly in a single city area overlooked by the iconic landmark - and for many people the main draw to visit the area - the Rock of Gibraltar.
A visit to the Rock
The Rock of Gibraltar is a promontory in the truest sense of the word - not just a section of land jutting out into the sea, but one with a very steep and tall cliff face - and this distinctive shape makes it a captivating landmark on the skyline, not to mention a great photo opportunity during your visit. The Rock is pictured from all sides and often from above too, but its western face is probably the most photographed, with the buildings of the city dwarfed beneath it, providing a sense of scale as to the sheer size of the cliff faces above.
Gibraltar's natural world
The distinctive landscape of Gibraltar is also home to some unusual species, and gives its name to the Gibraltar Candytuft, a type of Brassica that is also found in North Africa, but nowhere else in Europe. A diverse mammal population includes dolphins, foxes, bats and rabbits, and conservationists are working hard to ensure that these creatures' habitats are protected against excessive development or the intrusion of human visitors and invasive plant species from Europe and beyond. All the same, if you are a keen eco-traveller, it might be sensible to visit Gibraltar as soon as possible if you want to see these species in an untouched state.
When should I visit Gibraltar?
Gibraltar is pleasant enough at any time of year, with daily average temperatures in the low teens during the winter months. Rainfall generally only occurs on one in three days at most, and is particularly rare throughout the summer from June until September. July and August are the warmest, reaching up to 25°C, although the period from June until October offers average temperatures over 20°C, complementing the dry conditions to make Gibraltar a really great place to spend any time in this part of the year.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays in Gibraltar are about you, and nobody else. If you want a view along Gibraltar’s spectacular coast, your luxury hotel will make it happen, and if you fancy a champagne breakfast by the pool, they’ll arrange that, too. Paying a little bit extra for a luxury package is well worthwhile in Gibraltar, where the degree of pampering you receive is entirely your choice. Gibraltar offers luxury which you won’t forget, and while you may not have the conveniences of life in a big city, you will have the incredible natural environment of this unique destination to explore, and the meticulous and refined attention to detail that luxury holidays to Gibraltar are famous for.