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Colourful hotels to brighten up your winter

Jetting off to sunnier climes for winter? We don’t blame you. Swapping winter sun for warm sun is a great way to fend off the winter blues, and bring a little colour into your life during a more subdued season. For maximum impact, here is a collection of our favourite colourful hotels curated by Condenast Traveller  – places that pack a punch thanks to aesthetics that favour the bright. So whatever side of the globe you plan on heading to, you can holiday in hue. And if you’re not planning a trip, don’t worry – we’ve curated a selection of accessories and furniture to help you recreate the look at home, and bring the sunshine to you.

Cuixmala, Mexico

Cuixmala is a luxury eco-travel resort surrounded by 30,000 acres of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, between the jungles and vast savannah of Mexico. It’s been awarded a Condé Nast Traveler GOLD AWARD in 2018, and fitting for its warm surroundings: its design style is colourful and calming – sunset hues like yellow, red and orange in a modern meets traditional South American style. To recreate the sunset look at home, add yellow pendant lights to your main spaces, and accessorise with this pretty orange body vase and pink cactus silk rug.

Paradiso, Ibiza


Located on the main avenue of San Antonio Bay, Paradiso is one of the brightest, most luxurious hotels in Ibiza. It sits in a quiet enclave near the best beaches of the island, and contrasts this idyllic setting with a design style that’s loud and unapologetic. Its colourful furniture has a look of the 70s, and is characterised by organic shapes, graphic prints, and pastel colours that include lots of pink. To recreate this creative and quirky look at home, add these bold, coloured glass tumblers to your kitchen, this mid-century style yellow lounge chair to your living room, and this pink peacock jug to your dining table.

SALT of Palmar, Mauritius

Part of the SALT Resort Group, the Salt of Palmar was the luxury chain’s first destination – set in the heart of vibrant, colourful Mauritius. Fittingly, this hotel’s design style is bold and beautiful, favouring primary colours, bold graphic shapes and impressive clashes of texture and hue. It’s a look that’s equal parts modern, mid-century and industrial. And it can be recreated at home with bold, bright accessories and furniture – like this red cylinder chair, black pottery vase and red Scandinavian pendant light. Colour is king.