The world is your oyster when it comes to travelling as a couple but the question is, where to go? What are you looking for? Top romantic escapes to small group adventures or private journeys? There are so many options to consider however, we wanted to highlight a few of the best honeymoon and romantic escapes for you.
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Royal Mansour, Marakech
Royal Mansour’s meticulous design authentically represents the classic forms of the traditional Medina. An elegant composition of riads, restaurants, spa and functions area is arranged around the main reception building with its fabulous lobby, dining, bar, lounges and library. Buildings, squares and gardens are interspersed with winding, shady alleyways, Royal Mansour covers 3.5 hectares, completely surrounded by its own wall, one side being the existing city wall. There are 53 riads, each one exquisitely proportioned and decorated with the finest craft detail. All ground floor riads have an outdoor patio, living room, bar and lobby. The larger riads also have galleries and dining rooms with bars. All roof terraces provide wonderful private views of the city or the Atlas Mountains and have their own pool, sun beds and fireplaces. The larger riads also feature outside dining and separate bathrooms. Under the supervision of Yannick Alleno, famous Michelin three-star chef from Paris, there are two main restaurants, traditional Moroccan and a french gastronomic one. The entrance lobby area also has its own all-dining restaurant and bar, with a private dining room and lounges on the first floor. Guests may also stay in their riads to dine and entertain in privacy and style, either inside or on the roof terrace. The Lobby Bar & Lounge offers relaxing and spectacular surroundings; the Cigar & Liquor Bar feature a great selection of old spirits and famous cigars; and the Tea Lounge offers snacks, smoothies, healthy cocktails, fresh fruit juices and teas. And since the end of 2016, a new world came to life at Royal Mansour Marrakech; Le Jardin, an exceptional garden of 1, 5 hectares offering new features: a 600 m² swimming pool surrounded by seven private pavilions and an outdoor dining also directed by Chef Yannick Alléno.
Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, Kenya
Experience a safari without barriers at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp. Set on a private sanctuary larger than some nations, Loisaba encompasses a major corridor for migrating elephants, as well as large populations of roaming lions and other species. Their human counterparts feel equally free to do as they please at this 12-suite, Africana-chic camp with twice-daily game drives, guided walks, camel safaris and mountain bike tours. Go fishing, enjoy a bush picnic or soak in the infinity pool with views that stretch to Mt. Kenya. Interactions with local Samburu villagers break barriers between cultures. The inviting main areas of Loisaba Tented Camp include a large open dining area, separate open lounge and bar, a large wooden decking area for outside dining, relaxing and enjoying the view, and one of Africa’s most picturesque infinity pools.
The Conservancy has its own dedicated antipoaching team of two sniffer dogs and their handlers. Join them in daily training sessions and watch them in action.
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Taste the spoils of a safari in South Africa in the peace and tranquillity of the unspoilt African Bushveld. Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is the ultimate destination for spotting the ‘Big Five’!
Ulusaba is located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park. At Ulusaba our emphasis is on exceptional personal service. Our attentive staff and superb facilities will ensure that being in the middle of the African Bush does not need to mean foregoing creature comforts. You’ll have the unique sights, sounds and smells of Africa on your doorstep, while still enjoying the kind of style and luxury you’d expect from a five star boutique hotel. As do all of Sir Richard Branson’s resorts, Ulusaba Private Game, with 21 rooms and suites, prides itself on offering a completely personal and exclusive experience.
While on a game drive in a 4×4, request that the ranger cross the river — it is a fantastic experience! –Flavio Géo Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Kenyan safari camp, Mahali Mzuri, opened in 2013 and offers an unforgettable safari experience in the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Each of the 12 luxury tented suites sits on a raised platform and includes a spacious bedroom with an en suite bathroom, sitting area and deck overlooking the pristine landscape. The camp is located in the path of the great migration — on a typical game drive you’ll spot wildebeests, elephants, zebras, lions, buffalo, topi, hippopotamuses and more! The impressive dining options include a wide selection of African and international dishes served in the main dining tent or out in the bush.
Immerse yourself in the local culture with a day trip to a Masai village and take a basic lesson in Maa (the Masai language).
Chiva-Som International Health Resort
With a real sense of privacy, luxury and exclusivity Chiva-Som takes a holistic approach to your wellbeing, combining ancient eastern therapies with the latest Western techniques to encompass mind, body and spirit. The Resort offers treatments for everyone from weight loss and stress reduction to total relaxation and pure pampering. Relax with our extensive range of treatments such as Thai massage, Body Wraps, cleansing, firming and relaxing facials and Oriental foot rituals. Improve your fitness with Tai Chi, Qi Kong, Pilates, and personal training classes or in the fully equipped gym. Calm and heal your mind and body with complementary therapies and medical services such as Che Nei Tsang, Mind Training, Shiatsu, Watsu, Reiki and many others.Outstanding facilities include indoor and outdoor salas, a bathing pavillion for aqua aerobics, outdoor pool for relaxing and sunbathing, multi-level steam rooms, plunge pools, hydro pools, a high-tech air-conditioned gym, Watsu Pool and more.
The splendid Leelawadee Suite offers a luxurious bedroom with a large outdoor area and includes a private jacuzzi.
Yao Noi Six Senses
Six Senses Yao Noi resort sets the highest benchmark for island resort living in Asia. The iconic limestone pinnacles rising from the waters of Phang Nga Bay create a surreal backdrop and a sense of privacy and adventure. Pool Villa accommodations provide generous personal space, a variety of views and present an uncompromised lifestyle.
Natural materials used in the modern architecture, together with attention to detail and focus on the unique destination reinforce the Six Senses philosophy of sustainability and creating exceptional experiences.
La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc by MGallery Collection
Located on Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam), La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, member of the MGallery collection, boasts a style reminiscent of a French seaside mansion. Set in tropical gardens on a beautiful stretch of beach, the beach luxury resort and boutique hotel and spa boasts large terraces with sweeping views ideal for honeymoons, spa vacations or family holidays. In addition to 70 rooms with private balconies, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc features two restaurants, a lounge bar, swimming pool, water sports and day spa, all in front of the beach and beautiful grounds, making it a remarkable setting and unique experience for weddings, civil unions, ceremonies, birthdays, and reunions of family or friends. The protected paradise of the island of Phu Quoc, an unspoiled natural landscape comprising hills, forests and white sandy beaches and a turquoise sea just perfect for diving. In luxurious tropical gardens, a building in the 19th century colonial style is the setting for stays of well-being. La Veranda Resort offers a unique welcome, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. At this luxury beach hotel on the island of Phu Quoc, Vietnam, the dominant themes are well-being, discovery and escapism. A spa destination for total relaxation: Taï Chi and Qi Qong on the beach in search of physical and mental harmony. When the sun goes down, treat your palate to the delights of the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, “The Peppertree”.
Amansara, Siem Reap
Blending seamlessly into its mystical environment, Amansara lies in the former guesthouse of King Sihanouk. Minutes from the sacred temples of Angkor – a Unesco World Heritage Site – Amansara is a peaceful sanctuary on the outskirts of Siem Reap. A masterpiece of 1960s New Khmer architecture commissioned by King Norodom Sihanouk for his guests, today the residence houses 24 sleek Suites, along with a soaring circular dining room and a holistic spa. The original pool has been replicated amid tranquil mature grounds, and many of the Suites feature private gardens and plunge pools, adding to the introspective atmosphere. Custom-fitted remorks (rickshaws) and vintage Jeeps whisk guests and their private guides to Angkor, where Amansara’s Khmer Village House provides respite and rustic meals within the archaeological complex.
Book the private sunrise yoga at the Ankor Wat. It’s beyond spiritual. –Jeffery DalPoggetto Larkspur, California.
Banyan Tree Lang Co
Escape to a sanctuary for the senses at the stunning, multi-award winning Banyan Tree Lăng Cô in central Vietnam, a private paradise of luxurious all-pool villas nestled between the azure waters of the East Vietnam Sea and the Truong Son mountain range at Laguna Lăng Cô. This is the perfect destination for travellers who seek a luxury hideaway, or a base from which to explore this beautiful area, which includes three UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites: Hoi An Ancient Town, The Imperial Citadel of Hue and My Son Sanctuary. Step into a world of ancient and modern history, of unspoilt natural beauty and unparallelled luxury at Banyan Tree Lăng Cô.
PHULAY BAY Ritz – Carlton Reserve
From your first glance, Phulay Bay elicits a sense of jaw-dropping awe and blissful joy. Designed for the discerning traveler, this exquisite eco-resort’s 54 villas meld seamlessly into their stunning environs while providing incredible indulgences. You’ll find spacious verandas with inviting lounges, indoor/outdoor baths, rainforest showers and 24-hour attention to your every whim. Explore the enchanting wonders that surround you — including the maze-like grounds. Take a class in Thai cooking or batik painting. And ask your personal butler to arrange a picnic on a nearby island.
Be sure to visit nearby Tiger Cave Temple, an amazing Buddhist monastery, and pick up some good-luck amulets blessed by Thailand’s “Good Luck Monk.”
Wildflower Hall, Shimla India – heritage Grand hotel
Situated at 8,000 feet above sea level, Wildflower Hall is unique amongst luxury hotels in Shimla.At Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas, guests can refresh with nature walks, rafting, cycling or yoga, or relax and rejuvenate with an exclusive spa therapy. We offer a range of specially curated Oberoi Experiences designed to help our guests make the most of their time with us at this wonderful location.
Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Shimla will delight in our main restaurant, which spans a smart, brightly lit indoor dining space, a charming glass conservatory with intimate seating arrangements and an outdoor terrace, which has magnificent views of the Himalayas. The menu features pan-Indian (including local Himachali), Asian and Continental cuisine. Adorned with antique war memorabilia, our Cavalry Bar is a wonderful setting for an aperitif, a nightcap or to enjoy an interactive history session, while the intimate Lutyens Hall is perfect for private dinner parties.
Wildflower Hall offers relaxing, rejuvenating treatments unmatched by other spa hotels in Shimla. The Oberoi Spa affords exclusive massage, yoga and Ayurvedic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel and grounds. Our open air whirlpool has magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while our indoor pool, lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers, is temperature controlled throughout the year.
We offer all guests complimentary access to high speed Internet for up to four devices. Guests who book in advance and directly with us can also enjoy special rates, exclusive privileges and hotel offers. Relax with loved ones on a specially curated family holiday or a romantic honeymoon. Stay with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in Shimla for an unforgettable experience.
The St. Regis Langkawi
Situated on the southern tip of the Langkawi Island, The St. Regis Langkawi is nestled between centuries-old rainforest and glimmering beach views of the Andaman Sea. Promising unparalleled relaxation, immerse yourself in 5-star luxury resort living in our oasis-like pool and luxury private beachfront access. With 85 suites and four over-water villas, experience our exquisite signature Butler Service, serene spa quarters, luxury chauffeured limousine service and many more during your stay. Indulge your palate in exquisite masterpieces in one of our six dining venues concocted by the finest esteemed chefs located on island. From its rich history to natural geo-parks, discover the beauty and mystique that is of ‘the Jewel of Kedah’ and immerse yourself in the local natural beauty and culture of Langkawi. Live your life exquisitely at Langkawi’s best address.
Bungaraya & Gayana Marine Resort Mix & Match Borneo Option
Unwind in tropical paradise at Bungaraya Island Resort, a luxury getaway perched on the hillsides of Polish Bay on Gaya Island off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia Borneo. Cocooned in pristine rainforest, this award-winning, secluded resort features 48 timber villas in traditional Bornean architecture overlooking a beautiful, white-sand beach. Like the alluring hibiscus flower that bears its name, the resort astounds at every turn – whether you’re lazing on the beach, relaxing at the hilltop spa, sampling local and international cuisine or savouring a tipple at the renowned underground wine cellar. If you can’t decide if you want to on land or in an overwater bungalow you can mix and match. Splitting your time with its sister hotel Gayana Marine Resort and relax in one of their 52 overwater bungalows.
Topas Ecolodge is a small lodge situated on a beautiful hilltop deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park only 45 min outside Sapa town in North Vietnam. We have 33 mountain bungalows all built as rustic chalet-style single bedroom houses from local white granite. Our bungalows are designed in a relaxed style, each offering a private balcony from which you can enjoy magnificent views of towering peaks and endless valleys dotted with ethnic minority villages. The lodge makes a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area by foot or bike or simply relaxing far away from the busy urban areas. Our tranquil infinity pool is surrounded by rice terraces high in the mountains and has incredible views of the peaks and valleys. It is the perfect setting to relax, take in the surroundings and feel at one with nature.
Intercontinental danang sun peninsula resort
Enjoy the very best of Vietnam at the multi-award winning InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, a luxury hillside resort and spa overlooking a sparkling private bay. Famed architect Bill Bensley has reimagined Vietnamese design, history and myth with his characteristic whimsy, creating a magical retreat over four levels—Heaven, Sky, Earth and Sea. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be pampered by the InterContinental’s personal service and unparalleled amenities.
Discover culinary artistry at La Maison 1888, by three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire. Soothe body and soul in our custom spa packages at HARNN Heritage Spa and treat yourself to the world’s finest pedicure at PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez. Meet your neighbors, the rare red-shanked douc langurs who inhabit the lush forests of Monkey Mountain, or simply kick back and enjoy our 700-meter private beach.
Take advantage of the convenient shuttle service into Danang and Hoi An.
The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur
Situated amid 32 acres of landscaped gardens dotted with reflection pools and fountains, The Oberoi Rajvilas is an oasis of peace built around an 18th-century Shiva temple, where you can renew your wedding vows with a Hindu priest, or experience meditation and yoga. Traditional techniques were used throughout the resort to replicate the famous pink walls of Jaipur, and gold-leaf frescoes and high-domed ceilings pay homage to the city’s Mughal past. The restaurants have indoor and alfresco seating and live folk music in the evenings. Located in a restored 18th-century mansion, the spa offers ayurveda-inspired and Oberoi treatments.
Add a wellness experience by having a Hindu blessing ceremony, meditation or yoga in the resort’s 18th-century Shiva temple. –Tisha Neufville Roswell, Georgia.
This stunning lodge is widely considered one of Australia’s iconic wilderness experiences. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness regions. Just 2 hours scenic drive from Launceston and 1.5 hours from Devonport, this superb escape showcases the best Cradle Mountain has to offer with warm hospitality, sensational local food and wine, indulgent spa treatments, breathtaking scenery and magnificent wilderness surrounds. Set discreetly within the wilderness setting, the Lodge offers 4 different styles of accommodation, from the contemporary Pencil Pine Cabins to the luxurious King Billy Suites. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge provides the perfect haven to escape, rejuvenate, indulge and explore.
With thousands of genuine outback experiences to choose from, Territory Discoveries can tailor make your holiday to suit your budget and unique special interests. We know all the hidden secrets the Northern Territory can offer and whether you are looking for accommodation, tours, cruises, car hire, rail journeys or attractions anywhere between tropical Darwin and Uluru, in the heart of the Red Centre; our team of destination specialists are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you to create your NT holiday.
A scenic 2.5-hour drive from Sydney, located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, within the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. The resort occupies just one percent of its own 7,000-acre conservancy. The Wolgan Valley is approximately 26 kilometres long and seven kilometres wide. The Wolgan River cuts a deep gorge through the sandstone in part of the valley, forming a bottleneck that is only one kilometre wide. Steep cliffs contrast with the gentle curve of the valley floor and a picturesque road winds along the river to reach the resort on the eastern end. With each suite boasting its own deck with stunning views, double-sided fireplaces, 24-hour room service and your own private pool – relaxation and romance are definitely on the menu. For the more adventurous there is horse riding, hiking, and tours included in all packages along with all meals included in a choice of restaurants.
Secluded within a National Park, enriched with beautiful and diverse Australian wildlife and bounded by private beaches, Lizard Island offers 40 private rooms and suites packaged with cuisine created from local produce accompanied by Australian and international wines. Complimentary activities include access to your own motorized dinghy and clear-view sea kayaks, gourmet picnics and a minibar that is restocked daily. Located on the Great Barrier Reef, you will be able to experience the world’s best diving and snorkelling. Rejuvenate with a customized spa treatment or meditation and yoga classes surrounded by tranquillity. Hotel Tip: Grab a dinghy and a picnic basket and head off to your own private beach — Lizard Island has 24 beaches for only 40 rooms, so you’re virtually guaranteed your own.
A unique Australian expression of luxury, qualia is nestled in the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. Everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind and spoil the senses. Feel time unravel in exquisite pavilions that sit in harmony with the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Facilities include two serene pools and two bars and restaurants. For ultimate relaxation, visit Spa qualia or play a round at the 18-hole Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island. Use of an electric golf cart, kayaks, snorkelling equipment and catamarans is included, as are VIP transfers to the airport or marina.
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability to a premium positioned Pavilion, within the same Pavilion category type.
- Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
- Colours of Sunset Cruise – includes a tour of the Whitsundays for 1 & 1/2 hours on a luxury cruiser including canapés and selected alcoholic beverages for two adults, OR a Talk & Taste Experience, once during the stay.
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Situated on a 40-acre estate in the heart of Margaret River wine country, Cape Lodge provides one of Australia’s finest epicurean experiences. Its lakeside restaurant ranks among the best in the world and helps culinary enthusiasts perfect their skills with on-site cooking classes. The boutique hotel features 22 romantically understated rooms and a secluded, five-bedroom residence. A private vineyard produces small batches of Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz for guests; neighbouring wineries include the likes of Vasse Felix, Pierro and Cullen. Explore the biodiverse region in a number of tours.
Advisor Tip – Delve into Dreamtime with Wadandi native Josh Whiteland, whose family has lived here for 50,000 years. Join him for bush walks and a didgeridoo performance inside Ngilgi Cave.
With clear views over the Pacific Ocean and the world’s southern-most coral reef, Capella Lodge rests above Lord Howe Island’s tiny, secret beach at Lovers Bay and at the foot of the imperious twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird.
Guests are captivated by mesmerising views of the mountains and turquoise lagoon stretching to the horizon from the Lodge’s indoor and outdoor lounging areas, the restaurant and suites. A clever, contemporary architectural design features an open-plan bar, restaurant and lounge to create an easy living, flow-through feel; skillion roofs and floor to ceiling windows welcome the outside in.
The restaurant throws open its windows to catch the sea breeze and the scent of frangipani. Interiors are Lord Howe beach-house chic; washed wood and luxe organic finishes combine with modern mariner and Lord Howe kentia-themed Bruce Goold furnishings to create a relaxed, contemporary style and streamlined luxury.
From the expansive Gowers Terrace, a dip in the horizon pool or lounging with a book or a loved one carries a spectacular backdrop of mountains and subtropical forests, of green pastures running to the jewel-toned reef. Guests relax with sunset drinks as the sun dips over the horizon.
“Capella Lodge is an intriguing mix of international sophistication and Australian understatement, designed to emulate a private beach hideaway.”
A luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s East Coast, delivering sophisticated and intimate style and inspirational experience.
Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty.
Featuring 20 luxurious suites, exclusive day spa, restaurant, guest lounge and bar, this new experience is a celebration of the art of service, internal and external wellbeing, local culinary delights, ancient landscapes and abundant wildlife.
All guests can restore their wellbeing in the premium spa facilities and on-site gym. Soothe the busy mind and refresh the soul with a luxurious treatment in one of Spa Saffire’s three retreat rooms overlooking the inspiring landscape and reflective pools. Treatments have been designed exclusively for Saffire by celebrity facialist Marionne De Candia and Dr Jean Laing, doctor of chiropractic and bodywork therapies.
Saffire is one of Australia’s most spellbinding natural wonders – where you can truly relax; restore your wellbeing; indulge and inspire your sense.
Tasmania is renowned for its untouched wilderness, pristine coastline, cool climate wines and fresh local produce. The rugged north east coast of Australia’s island state is one of the most ideal places in the world for a links golf course. It’s on this coastal strip, where stark beaches fold into undulating farmlands, that Barnbougle Golf Links has been crafted out of an extraordinary landscape. Our food and wine offering is an experience almost as memorable as the golf.
Over the years we have forged strong relationships with a network of premium Tasmanian & Australian growers, farmers, foragers and fishermen. These suppliers drive our menus through the unique and benchmark products they procure and produce.
A year-round getaway, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler offers renowned service and convenient access to the slopes of Whistler-Blackcomb. Guests can choose from activities on or off the mountain before enjoying one of the resort’s 273 inviting guestrooms, suites or townhouses, or 20 luxurious Private Residences. Treat your senses at the award-winning spa or at Sidecut Modern Steak. Sidecut features only the top two percent of Canadian Prime Beef and prepares it with custom rubs and sauces on an 1,800-degrees infrared grill. Visit Fifty Two 80 Eatery + Bar for live music, locally inspired food and handcrafted cocktails. Four Seasons signature features: deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, large double vanity and, in a separate alcove, WC with telephone.
Dining Options: Named for the curvature on the side of a ski or snowboard, Sidecut declares its spectacular alpine location with glorious views of the local mountains and a brilliant, fire-lit setting. A sleek wood interior, colourful earth tones.
The Ski Concierge service lets you collect and store gear safely, and your boots to dry overnight. Holidaying in the snow has never been easier!
Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland & Labrador
Fogo Island Inn – Located off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Fogo Island is a remote yet accessible outport community. Situated in the Labrador Current along “Iceberg Alley,” the Island is bounded by the rugged shores of the wild North Atlantic Ocean. The icebergs seen from the coastal regions of Newfoundland, including from Fogo Island, are carried south by the powerful Labrador Current. The quantity of icebergs visiting Fogo Island changes from year to year and they don’t exactly operate on a schedule, but you can usually spot them dotting our coastal waters between mid May and June. The Inn is situated on the rocky shoreline and combines stunning architecture with genuine local hospitality and the cosiness of in-room fire places and amazing locally sourced food on the award winning Dining Room. You’ll feel like you’re at the end of the earth – because you almost are. Escape the world and reality for a few days on the rocky shores of Fogo Island.
CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORT
Adventurers hoping to restore their nature deficits in luxury will love remote, refined, remarkable Clayoquot Wilderness Resort — one of the world’s finest eco-destinations. Experience “luxury gone wild” at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, a Relais & Châteaux all-inclusive eco-safari resort destination located near Tofino on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Accessible only by seaplane, helicopter or boat and situated in a UNESCO-designated protected Biosphere Reserve, guests enjoy a truly remote, refined and remarkable wilderness retreat amidst one of the last remaining ancient temperate rainforests in the world.
Fashioned after turn-of-the-century great camps, Clayoquot features 25 great white canvas prospector-style tents, each richly appointed with luxurious comforts including cast iron stoves, ensuite bathrooms with heated floors, private outdoor showers, antique furnishings and opulent linens.
Guests enjoy artfully prepared coastal gourmet cuisine, restorative spa and wellness experiences as well as an impressive menu of marine and land-based adventures including whale and bear watching, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, yoga and heli-adventures. Truly an escape to the heart of the wild, in the lap of luxury.
The fishing boat trip offers great eagle viewing as the eagles swoop alongside and snatch fish out of the water.
FOGO ISLAND INN
Fogo Island Inn sits on an island, off an island, at one of the four corners of the Earth. Situated along Iceberg Alley, all 29 suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. Furnished with handmade quiet luxuries, they serve as a welcome refuge from the numbing uniformity of modern times. The island’s still-wild world has caribou to track, hills of berries to forage, nature trails to explore and countless birds and sea life to behold. This award-winning Inn is operated as a social business, is a community asset and 100% of the operating surpluses are reinvested into the community.
Arrange to spend time with a Community Host — a local resident who will share their knowledge and love of this truly unique corner of the world.
Fairmont Lake Louise, Lake Louise
Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park this iconic resort sits majestically on the shores of Lake Louise. Surrounded by pristine wilderness with unobstructed views of the Victoria Glacier, discover the grandeur of history and endless activities on the doorstep. Enjoy renovated rooms and suites, an expansion to the Fairmont Gold product, six restaurants, a Fairmont spa and easy access to the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Step into our backyard and discover why snow worshippers, nature lovers and world travelers continue to visit this resort for the best outdoor adventure and timeless luxury. Summer Activities: Hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, biking, heli-tours, wildlife tours, gondola and more. Winter Activities: Skating, dogsledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sleigh rides and more.
Experience the signature Lakeview Cosmopolitan while noshing in the Lakeview Lounge with an amazing vista of the lake.
ONE & ONLY PALMILLA Los Cabos
A sublime place to rekindle romance or simply reconnect with yourself, One&Only Palmilla presides over one of the region’s few swimmable beaches. Hemingway and Harlow loved the escape for its privacy, and today’s guests are equally smitten with the luxurious suites featuring butler service and pre-Hispanic architecture. Dining is masterminded by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and indulgent spa treatments are offered in the privacy of a spa villa with an open-air garden, daybed and rain shower. Take time for a round or two on the signature Jack Nicklaus golf course, and for deep-sea fishing, snorkeling or diving.
Ask for a room with a private plunge pool and watch the ocean from your balcony’s daybed. From December through March, you may see whales!
Sandy Lane Beach-Barbados
Elegant and exceptional and considered by many to be the Caribbean’s premier address, Sandy Lane is set in an ancient mahogany grove overlooking a 1,000-foot crescent of gorgeous white-sand beach. With a magnificent 47,000-square-foot spa that lavishly accommodates 14 VIP treatment rooms, a fitness facility and full menu of spa services; 45 holes of championship golf, including two courses designed by Tom Fazio; four restaurants and seven bars; nine floodlit tennis courts; beachside service; Sandy Lane will exceed your expectations.
Sit in the balcony of your luxurious room, sip champagne and watch as the majestic sun sets over the Caribbean Sea. Or savour a sumptuous, candlelight dinner on our white, coral-sand beach. The Romance Package is an excellent choice for couples, or dear friends, whether celebrating a special occasion, anniversary or simply seeking an exclusive and romantic renaissance.
Soufrière, Saint Lucia cradle mountain lodghe
hoose to arrive at the spectacular Jade Mountain by helicopter — it’s the only property in St. Lucia with its own private helipad — first zooming between the spectacular Pitons. (This is the only resort on St. Lucia offering views of both peaks.) Every aspect of Jade Mountain’s organic design is equally dramatic, from the suspended sky bridge to your decadent sanctuary (one of just 29 accommodations), where your infinity swimming pool seems to float in space. Guests enjoy the exclusive pleasure of dining on fresh, flavorful cuisine from award-winning Chef Allen Susser, and stargazing from the otherworldly Celestial Terrace.
Linger over dinner at the Jade Mountain Club, then head up to the Celestial Terrace for late-night stargazing.
Victoria House Resort & Spa, Belize
Victoria House is an intimate and luxurious resort, and is absolutely perfect for couples looking to just get away from it all, or a place to spend that perfect honeymoon. With the gorgeous beaches just outside your door, it’s no wonder many guests say that the best part of their trip was, quite simply, the relaxation. Spectacular, private, and perched right at the edge of one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world, the Belize Barrier Reef, Victoria House offers a variety of breath-taking adventures. Explore ancient Mayan temples, take an exhilarating zip-line tour over the verdant jungle canopy, embark on a rainforest expedition, take a fishing trip or dive the renowned Great Blue Hole.
The Samling, Lake Windemere
Every consideration for your comfort and relaxation has been lavished on The Samling. A striking gabled Georgian house, surrounded by a cluster of old lakeland stone buildings, the décor complements both the original interior and the contemporary conversion of the vernacular buildings. A backdrop of stone shaded neutrals enhances accents of rich colours drawn from the surrounding landscape – the deep indigo blues and greens of the tree fringed lake, to flashes of vivid gold lichen. Every room has its individual character but all cosset you with sumptuous yielding comfort and elegant luxury. The Main House accommodates 5 bedrooms: The Classic Double Frozen Fell; Luxury Doubles, Rydal Water, Grasmere, and Thirlmere; and the Junior Suite, Coniston. The Kitchen team under Head Chef Peter Howarth source the best of local, national, and international ingredients, with the emphasis being on the best. We grow an impressive range of leaves and micro-greens ourselves in our gardens and greenhouses. Our aim is to produce delicious dining that will excite and delight.
Inverlochy Castle, Scotland
You will find regal respite at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, managed by ICMI, set amidst Scotland’s foothills of Ben Nevis. Built in 1863, the castle was a private home for 100 years before being converted to a celebrated country-house hotel. Your bedroom is one of 18; each has a unique design, private bathroom and amenities including a flat-screen television and Bang & Olufsen sound system. Outdoor activities include fishing for wild brown trout and hunting grouse or stags. Dine at Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle for an experience to savor, with the legendary father and son offering the finest dishes, using local produce.
During a visit in 1873, Queen Victoria wrote of Inverlochy: “I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot.” A regal endorsement, indeed!
Inverlochy Castle Hotel is a beautiful 19th century castle surrounded by the luscious green of the evergreen trees and the sparkling blue from the nearby loch. Being in Scotland’s finest Country Hotel, you will enjoy the holiday of a lifetime, where every detail for your comfort and enjoyment has been carefully considered and one which you are sure never to forget. The area surrounding Inverlochy Castle is rich in landscape and history, to name but a few of these breath-taking places – the falls at Glen Nevis, the monument at Glenfinnan and the mountains of Glencoe. During a trip to Balmoral in 1873, Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy sketching and painting where she wrote in her diaries ‘I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot’. Nestling in the foothills of the mighty Ben Nevis, Inverlochy Castle sits amidst some of Scotland’s finest scenery. Dining at
‘Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle’ is a culinary experience to savour, with the legendary father and son taking the helm of the kitchen and offering the finest dishes using local produce. Dining is in any of our three dining rooms, each decorated with period and elaborate furniture presented as gifts to Inverlochy Castle from the King of Norway, creating a unique experience in unrivalled surroundings.
LUCKNAM PARK PHOTEL
Lucknam Park is a country house hotel just six miles outside Bath and under two hours drive from central London. It is approached by a mile long avenue of Beech and Lime trees through 500 acres of listed parkland. The house itself was built in 1720 and has 42 bedrooms, including 13 suites and Keeper’s Cottage – a self-contained 3 bedroom cottage in the grounds. All rooms are individually designed with en-suite bathrooms.Restaurant Hywel Jones, is overseen by Michelin starred Executive Chef Hywel Jones. Within the walled garden is the award-winning spa, ESPA, with indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium, 9 treatment rooms including a Nail Bar, two floodlit outdoor tennis courts, 5-a-side football pitch, plus equestrian centre catering for all ages with a variety of activities, bicycles, croquet lawn – all available for guests use.
The grounds are the ideal place to try British country pursuits – think horseback riding, falconry and clay pigeon shooting.
Impeccably English and perfectly individual, The Goring features 69 sumptuous rooms and suites, each uniquely decorated with the ﬁnest furnishings. As the last remaining family-owned luxury hotel in London, it’s renowned for its warm, intimate atmosphere and personalised service. With an elegantly designed Michelin Star restaurant, a world-renowned afternoon tea and an opulent yet fun bar offering an irresistible selection of the finest wines, spirits and cocktails. Located in Belgravia – one of the most exclusive and elegant areas in central London – it’s perfectly placed for the spectacular London sights. The iconic walls of Buckingham Palace border the district and nearby Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Sloane Street make for a fashionable stay the hotel’s suites offer true indulgence.
For dinner, walk to Caraffini in Sloane Square; the Italian restaurant is a local favorite, and the concierge can reserve your table.
Chewton Glen- Hampshire
Chewton Glen is a world-renowned luxury country house hotel and spa situated less than two hours from central London . Over the last five decades it’s evolved from a country house into a small resort with world-class spa and leisure facilities. Hidden in a valley, 14 luxury Treehouse Suites can now be found, and the kitchen garden supplies much of what is served in the sophisticated, relaxed dining room. You can now learn to cook in the hotel’s cookery school in association with the famous chef James Martin. The New Forest National Park and nearby Solent Coast provide a magical backdrop, and the hotel’s proximity to Southampton Docks makes it an ideal location, pre- or post-cruise.
Take time to enjoy a leisurely walk through the gardens to view the ocean.
Peninsula Hotel Paris
Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula sits in the heart of Paris within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts. The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 86 suites. Inspired by Haute Couture, the theme suites at The Peninsula Paris hotel – some of the French capital’s most spacious and the world’s most highly customised – are veritable showcases of French heritage and savoir-faire.
Experience Paris from the hotel’s exclusive rooftop suite gardens and restaurant. Located on the sixth and seventh floor, they serve up stunning views over Paris’ most iconic monuments and its stunning panorama.
Esprit Saint Germain, Paris
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain has been designed along the lines of a private residence. Ideally situated in the heart of Paris, on the Left Bank. This is a very Parisian, very intimate and warm 5 star boutique hotel, stunningly designed with real loving care put into each of its 28 rooms and lounge. Clients are welcomed as if they were guests in a friend’s home with a personalized and dedicated service, enjoying complimentary drinks anytime during their stay sitting in the living room by the fireplace. It is just what you imagine a French hotel should look like. People who like Paris and the left bank area in particular will enjoy our location. We are located in the upscale area on a small street with wonderful boutiques and close to many good restaurants. Hotel Esprit Saint Germain was created for clients who enjoy Boutique Hotels with refinement and comfort. Women traveling alone, families, couples, and business travelers. Honeymoons and celebrations are often occasions to visit our Hotel Esprit Saint Germain.
Located at the edge of the Loire and at the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise, homeland of Leonardo da Vinci, the hotel Le Choiseul is a charming house typically from Tours built in 18th century. The hotel enjoys an exceptional location in the heart of the Valley of Loire castles Le Choiseul has 30 rooms of 5 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room including junior suites, “Deluxe”, “Superior”, “Traditional” or “Standard” rooms, located in one of the three residences which make up Le Choiseul: Choiseul’s restaurant, is a perfect gastronomic stop: fine cuisine and famous wines. The dining room “Côté Loire” on the first floor offers a magnificent panorama over the Loire.
Il Sereno brings a new era of luxury to the banks of Italy’s iconic Lake Como. Awarded the title of “Most Anticipated New Luxury Hotel Opening in 2016” by Luxury Travel Advisor magazine, Il Sereno’s ethos of understated elegance presents a freshness to this well-established destination.
The 30 spacious suites, ranging from 40 square meters in size to The Penthouse at 200+ square meters, all make full use of the natural light and awe-inspiring scenery with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the peaceful waterfront. Keeping with the Sereno promise that there is no substitute for space and a view, this intimate yet sophisticated property complements the breath-taking mountains, and tranquil waters with ease.
Guests can relax at the hotel’s full-service spa, situated under original, century-old arches. The property features a private beach, as well as a dock, allowing guests to arrive via one of the hotel’s boats, custom-built by Ernesto Riva. The 60-foot-long freshwater infinity pool suspended over the lake is without a doubt one of Il Sereno’s show-stopping features, and the large sundeck is perfect for spending a leisurely afternoon under the Italian sun.
Reserve one of the spacious 2,150-square-foot penthouses for access to an oversize private terrace and garden with rooftop hot tub.
LA SIRENUSE, Positano
You’ll have to pinch yourself to believe you’re basking in the beauty that is Le Sirenuse. As John Steinbeck once put it, “It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you’re there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” Many travelers have fallen in love with this family-run villa’s romantic arches, vaulted ceilings and handmade floor tiles. Spend afternoons on the sunny terrace, taking in views of Positano, Capri and Li Galli. Enjoy an evening cocktail in the romantic Champagne Bar, followed by dinner in the gorgeous sea-view restaurant, La Sponda. An Aveda beauty center and spa facilities provide tempting diversion.
During summer months, be sure to book the houseboat for a glorious cruise. Afterwards, dine at the fabulous Chez Black.
Excelsior Palace Hotel, Rapallo
Facing the bay of Rapallo to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west, the unique setting of Excelsior Palace Hotel has inspired a return to the elegance of the early 1900s. Guestrooms and suites boast views of the stunning Gulf of Tigullio. Don’t miss the Beach Club for its two panoramic swimming pools, or Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant, with its sea-view terraces. Be sure to spend time in the Health & Fitness Club, for its gym and indoor swimming pool, and the spa, for personalized treatments. There are many leisure activities to pursue and curious nooks to discover throughout the hotel’s brightly lit spaces.
Don’t miss the jetty at the hotel’s Beach Club. Some of the exclusive options — aperitif at sunset overlooking Portofino, a day boat excursion to the Cinque Terre or boat rides in the Tigullio Gulf.
Even if you know nothing about The Tsitouras Collection’s past, you will sense its powerful aura; as soon as you find yourself standing by the imposing bust of Maria Callas gazing at the caldera as the sun sets in the horizon you will realise why some of the world’s most legendary personalities have been drawn here over the years in search of an inspired and inspiring Santorinian abode. An impressive example of local architecture, the old mansion which harmoniously resonates its surroundings, has been converted into five separate houses, each demonstrating a separate style and theme. In collaboration with British designer David Hicks, who advised him on colour schemes, Dimitris Tsitouras went about decorating each house around a different facet of Greek history, infusing each one with a particular personality, and thus creating a design hotel with museum-quality art work that dates back to the 19th century. A
dedicated chef will prepare enticing dishes on a daily basis for guests who crave exclusive delicacies to satisfy their appetite. The menu is a la carte and based on simple, delicious Mediterranean regional produce alongside a wide array of fresh fish and fruits de mer. The intention is to offer Santorini’s quintessential classics as well as more indulgent treats, such as sophisticated amuse-bouches and fine gourmand selections, which are served all day long by the pool or on the private terrace of each house. The day starts with a sumptuous breakfast served throughout the day and light snacks customized and fully personalised to satisfy each and every guest, and continues with delectable creations served upon request in the tranquillity of your room or at Maria Kallas terrace by the pool.
Details matter at Tsitouras Collection.
The Residence, Zanzibar
Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Feel your spirits soar amid extensive tropical gardens that meet with powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the island’s eclectic cultures, our luxury Zanzibar resort blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on if you wish by your own butler. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. Savour a taste of the Spice Island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments. Discover more of the island and the waters that surround it in a myriad of activities, from visiting historic sites and rare natural wonders to deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins. Whether you dream of a quiet couple’s retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family, embrace all the delights of our island life at The Residence Zanzibar.
Hide away at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort. Landscaped terraces lead down to golden sands at this former coconut plantation, nestled within a tiny bay along Sri Lanka’s southern coast. The 120 rooms and 32 villas provide sumptuous sanctuary with inspired touches like rattan furnishings and batik fabrics. Dine on fine Italian at Il Mare, perched on the cliff’s edge, or teppanyaki, at the oceanfront Verele; then take cooking lessons in the demonstration kitchen. Exotic dreams come true with elephant encounters, Ayurvedic spa treatments, yoga on the beach and bicycling to nearby rock temples
Head to the local food markets in Tangalle to choose your ingredients with the hotel chef for a cookery class back at the resort.
FREGATE ISLAND SEYCHELLES
At Fregate Island Private, you will feel at one with the heavenly nature that surrounds you. At four degrees south of the equator, the island is a vision of giant granite boulders, powdery white-sand beaches and some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna, including more than 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises. The resort welcomes only a select number of guests at a time to its 16 residences and the Banyan Hill Estate, all with large infinity pools and butler service. Practically everything is homegrown here, from the ingredients in your spa treatments to the water you’ll drink and the food you’ll eat at the Plantation House restaurant.
Opt for a helicopter transfer; the dream begins even before your arrive. It takes you from the “real” world to an untouched paradise!
Wild Coast Tented Camp
Where the Indian Ocean meets the Jungle… Resplendent Ceylon’s latest creation is Wild Coast Tented Lodge, adjacent to the world famous Yala National Park, renowned for its dense leopard population. This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated in a stunning location where the jungle meets a rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean. When dining at Wild Coast Tented Lodge you’ll be treated to an array of gourmet safari cuisine with a Sri Lankan flair, served in our elegant bamboo Dining Pavilion open to the ocean breezes. Or dine romantically in our beautiful natural beach garden under a star-studded Sri Lankan night sky. The one thing you must make time for is the Sanctuary Spa at Wild Coast Tented Lodge. It is a tropical haven for the Spa enthusiast. Situated in one of the most vibrant and spectacular settings in Sri Lanka, bordering pristine ocean and dense bush, it is blessed with fresh ocean breezes – this unique setting contributes to a sense of well-being. The key to our wellness experience is two native Sri Lankan ingredients, Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon, both of which we use liberally in our oils, scrubs and poultices.Wild Coast Lodge will leave you with memories that last a life time.
ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH
Reethi Rah is a place where joy comes alive — an exquisite Maldivian haven that celebrates life to create magically unscripted stories for the world’s most discerning guests. Spacious villas with ocean views and private verandas are placed along the shore. Restaurants consist of Reethi Restaurant for international dishes; Tapasake, for Japanese cuisine; Botanica, for organic fare; Rabarbaro, for Italian fare; and Fanditha, for Middle Eastern dishes. The spa’s tailored treatments take place in a private pavilion. Enjoy watersports, tennis, football, an art studio, snorkeling, pools, a KidsOnly Club and teen activities.
Take a sunset cruise aboard a traditional sailing dhoni or a luxury catamaran and witness the picture-perfect vistas of the island.
Hurawalhi Island- Maldives
Set on an enchanting private island in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, Hurawalhi Island Resort is much like your relationship: it is a perfect match of serenity and excitement, comfort and adventure; it stirs up your every atom with an intricate blend of intimacy and thrill.
It is at Hurawalhi that you can fill your days with an unsparing amount of extraordinaires, your mind with wonder, and your heart with romance. The 90-villa, adults-only luxury resort is as brilliant as the ocean that laps against its beaches and more magnificent than any island you have visited. You can swoon over photos of the Maldives, but nothing will prepare you for the beautiful blend of barefoot bliss and contemporary design found at Hurawalhi.
Welcome to Water Garden Sigiriya where luxury meets nature surrounded by lakes & water streams. The breathtakingly beautiful Sigiriya hotel boasts a modern day water harvesting design revisiting the 2,000 year old water garden on Sigiriya Rock. Choose from an array of dining options and settings, whether you’re in the mood for an intimate gathering amidst the great outdoors or a more traditional indoor venue. Our master chefs cater to a diverse appetite, encompassing cuisine from around the world. The spa at water garden Sigiriya is A carefully crafted oasis of wellness, tranquillity and beauty, with spacious interiors full of warm hues and subdued earthly tones, unmatched among spa hotels in Sri Lanka.
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands region, and an easy drive or just a 40 minute flight from Auckland. Set on over 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Kauri Cliffs enjoys a commanding position with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooking the championship golf course. The beautiful lodge is built in the grand colonial style, with a range of gorgeous and spacious living and dining rooms, many opening on to covered verandahs providing options for alfresco dining next to outdoor fireplaces and taking in the mesmerizing views. Just 22 outlying guest suites, each with two guest suites, provide the spacious accommodation at this Relais + Chateaux hideaway, nestled on the edge of native forest and the sea. The 2 bedroom Owner’s Cottage is another step above. The world-class championship golf course with many holes overlooking the Pacific Ocean is highly acclaimed. Non-golfers, need not despair, Kauri Cliffs is home to a fabulous spa beautifully nestled amidst a totara forest with indoor/outdoor treatment rooms with outdoor fireplaces and was recently named in Tatler Magazine’s 101 Best Spas., Other popular activities are beautiful walks to the giant Kauri Tree, relaxing at Pink Beach, exploring the Cavalli Islands and much more.
Blanket Bay- Queenstown
Heed the call of the wild at Blanket Bay, one of New Zealand’s premier lodges. Whether your dream is fly-casting for wild trout in glistening mountain streams or taking long hikes through remote beech forests and Alpine flora, this lakefront property is one of Mother Nature’s crown jewels. Take a horseback ride along the shores of Lake Wakatipu or visit local wineries. Cozy up in your sumptuous room, with its private terrace overlooking the natural splendor. Dinner, served in the Lake View Evening Dining Room or on the Outdoor Terrace, is complemented by your choice of the region’s finest Pinot Noirs, Rieslings and Chardonnays.
In the time it takes to drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound, you can lift off by helicopter directly from Blanket Bay and fly over the Southern Alps. Dramatic and efficient.
Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon providing fine accommodation in seven luxurious Lake View Suites, four comfortably appointed Lakefront Apartments, The Residence and The Penthouse, all situated on premium lakefront positions in the heart of Queenstown. Eichardt’s is synonymous with exclusivity. Experience the breathtaking wilderness of the Southern Alps by private helicopter charter: fishing for crayfish off the West Coast, dining in the remote reaches of a picturesque glacial valley, or hunting for Red Stag with a team of handpicked local guides. Land based experiences with seasoned mountain guides, offer access to unique terrain for unforgettable hikes, world class mountain biking, and 4WD farm experiences. During winter, experience untouched powder on private ski fields, snowshoe across some of New Zealand’s most pristine natural landscapes or Dog Sled along towering mountain passes. This could be the perfect place to start your Queenstown escape.
HELEN BAY LODGE, Helena Bay
Helena Bay Lodge puts a luxe spin on the laid-back North Island experience. With nearly two miles of pristine coastline and four private beaches, guests in the five villas find plenty of places for intimacy and reflection; extensive balconies make the perfect perch for dolphin and whale watching. Gather in the communal main house to dine on estate-to-plate cuisine from Michelin-star Chef Ernesto Iaccarino, complemented by a selection from a 1,000-bottle wine cellar. Peruse the library, relax with a massage, or roast gourmet s’mores over the fire pits; diving, fishing, hiking and sea kayaking are just a few ways to play.
Around 12 miles off the coast, you’ll find the Poor Knights Islands, home to the world’s largest sea cave and hundreds of fish species.
The George, Christchurch – The Residence
The George, a luxury boutique hotel, is the essence of supreme comfort and is renowned for offering a personalised stay and attentive staff. Located in the heart of Christchurch overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and River Avon you will find peaceful Christchurch accommodation just steps from the cultural precinct and key attractions. Impeccable service in an intimate ambience is guaranteed at The George, the only Christchurch hotel with a one-to-one staff to guest ratio. The George is home to two of Christchurch’s most iconic restaurants & are regarded by many, as the best restaurants in Christchurch.
Executive Chef Antony Page’s pursuit of excellence and quality ensures that 50 Bistro and Pescatore are at the forefront of Christchurch’s burgeoning dining scene. 50 Bistro offers ‘neo-bistro’ contemporary New Zealand cuisine while Pescatore offers a collaboration between fine dining, art and science with an emphasis on seafood.
Copacabana Palace- Rio De Janeiro
An art deco masterpiece, Belmond Copacabana Palace is the crown jewel on the world’s most iconic beach
Since its doors swung open in 1923, this landmark hotel has entertained the rich and the famous. A hive of activity, this is the spot to mix with Brazil’s elite over caipirinhas. What’s more, it’s the best seat in the house for Rio’s theatrical highlights: the spirited spring carnival and firework-flecked new year. A cosmopolitan way of life meets old-world glamour at Belmond Copacabana Palace. An iconic bar, Michelin-starred restaurant and botanical spa are all waiting to be discovered inside its art-deco walls. Become part of history with a stay in rooms once graced by Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles. Sink back with a glass of crisp champagne in sumptuous surrounds dotted with Brazilian freijo or mahogany wood furniture. Bathrooms of pink and white Brazilian marble catch the eye. For an extra pinch of Copacabana magic, our seven penthouse suites are sanctuaries of oriental carpets, delicate french fabrics and hand-picked antiques. This Rio gem is where magical memories are made. Step out together for a private city tour to uncover often-missed highlights. Soak up the sun in the magnificent pool, or join Brazil’s style setters at the Piano Bar. At sundown, pick from a choice of top restaurants, offering everything from hearty local dishes to Italian fine dining. A candlelit table for two awaits.
America Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco
Hotel Monasterio is located inside a centuries old monastery in the heart of Cusco, moments from Plaza de Armas. The 122 rooms are situated around the jaw-dropping symmetrical courtyard that is laced with walkways, flowerbeds and a 300 year old cedar tree at its heart. By day, head to the courtyard’s cloisters and enjoy tea or a light lunch. Or take pen and paper, settle down by the central fountain and let the muses strike. In the evenings the courtyard’s graceful arches are accentuated by beautiful lighting. When darkness falls, the illuminated arches make a sensational frame for the starry night sky above. Hotel Monasterio is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Andean region of Peru.
La Escondida Casa de Huespedes & Spa, Patagonia
Is Located in one of the most endearing landscapes of Villa La Angostura. It’s modern architecture is deployed on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and with almost 100 meters of its own beach and more than one hectare of garden, it offers a unique refuge in Patagonia. In its interiors, the decoration and functionality is typical of a Patagonian house, and invites you ti rest and relax. The clear woods of lenga, cypress and larch shine in all environments, upholstering the large living –room with stone hearth and armchairs that invite intimate moments. Let your flavours of the south take you to faraway places.
Los Cauquenes Resort, Ushuaia
Located at one of the most exotic places in the world, at the shore of Beagle Channel and with a beautiful view of the snow-covered peaks of the imposing Andes Mountain Range, Los Cauquenes matches his rustic architecture in lenga wood and stone. Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa + Experiences has 54 rooms, including five suites with Channel and Andes views. Los Cauquenes has gone a step forward as regards the quality of service provided to its guests and the promotion of Ushuaia as a tourism destination. Combining adventure and relaxation, local and gourmet cuisine and the city’s classic and latest attractions, always with Los Cauquenes’ special touch, it offers customized service, tailored experiences and attention to detail. By this, its guests can enjoy the destination with the same level of care and attention offered by the resort.
Los Cauquenes can now assist you with tailored experiences for enjoying the remarkable city of Ushuaia.
TXAI RESORT ITACARE Brazil
Bliss out in Bahia at Txai Resort Itacaré, a Relais & Châteaux property. This former coconut farm sits on the coast near Itacaré, known for its fine sand beaches, surf breaks and samba rhythms. The area’s laid-back vibe is evident throughout the rustically simple resort, built from locally sourced materials such as bamboo and dried palm fronds. Thirty-eight bungalows, suspended on stilts, open up to the sea, tropical gardens and virgin rainforest, with plenty of cozy common areas. Hike to Tiujípe Waterfall, raft the Contas River or take a capoeira class before an ancient spa treatment and authentic cuisine.
The resort’s institute supports an array of environmental projects, from protecting sea turtle eggs to teaching sustainable practices to local farmers. Ask about a tour.
Tierra Patagonia sits on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve), the ultimate setting for exploring Chilean Patagonia. Nestled into the landscape, the hotel has views of Lake Sarmiento and the Paine Massif. Handcrafted textiles and furnishings give the hotel a true Patagonian feeling in 40 luxurious rooms. Adventure is at your feet as soon as you wake up. Personalized, expert-led excursions allow you to explore Torres del Paine by foot, horseback or van ride. Tierra Patagonia complements all this with a spa and indoor pool with stunning views. Dine on authentic, locally sourced fare.
Spend time immersing yourself in the delights of the resort. Enjoy wine, food, spa treatments, reading in the library and more – always with award-winning views outside.
Laucala Island, Fiji
A private island refuge in the South Pacific, Laucala unites dramatic rainforest-laced landscapes and white sandy beaches with unparalleled levels of luxury and privacy.
No expense has been spared at the exclusive tropical hideaway, where 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches and atop the island’s volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle.
Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout, from the natural fibres and woods used in design to the wild orchids harvested in gardens and organic produce grown on island farms.
Set over 1,400 hectares, Laucala epitomises the seclusion and graceful hospitality for which the Fijian archipelago is famed.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji
Once upon a time across the bluest of oceans, an island was born of lava and sand – an untouched paradise whose heart was a turquoise lagoon of unimaginable beauty and tranquility. The first visitors came and explored. To honour the magic of the place, they named it “Likuliku”, meaning “calm waters”.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a haven of subtle luxury for adults only and reserved exclusively for guests in-residence at the resort. A wilderness island retreat, it is the first and only resort in Fiji with authentic over water-bures, in a natural ocean lagoon, surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary. It is a unique and special place amidst a pristine environment, designed with integrity to Fijian cultural values, traditional designs and architecture, and is embraced by the renowned warmth of the Fijian people.
From the water it looks like an ancient village, so traditional is the style. The beating heart of the Resort is a magnificent building in the design of a Fijian canoe house. Surrounded by sprawling ceilings, hand-woven thatch and an exotic mix of natural materials and modern elements, Likuliku Lagoon Resort embodies the richness of an ancient culture with vibrant present-day lifestyle touches.
Welcome to Fiji’s unique luxury escape for couples.
Welcome to your magical sanctuary.
Turtle Island –Fiji
Experience pure indulgence, relaxation and romance at one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. This truly all-inclusive island is home to only 14 couples at a time. The breathtaking panoramas of the renowned Blue Lagoon and neighboring Yasawa and Fiji Islands can be seen from your spacious Fijian villa. Gentle winds carry the scent of tropical flowers through the resort and the warm, azure waters at our 14 private beaches beckon you to relax on your vacation. The cuisine, prepared with fresh seafood from local waters and fruits and vegetables grown on the island, is a culinary delight. The paradise of Turtle Island resort offers a cultural experience where you embrace as family our gentle, engaging, noble hosts.
Kokomo Private Island
A private island on the edge of the celestial Kadavu Island Group, Kokomo is a true undiscovered paradise. Encircled by the famous Great Astrolabe Reef and dotted with pockets of lush tropical nature, Kokomo is one of the few rare islands in Fiji with stretches of stunning white sand beach. Do as much or as little as you like. Participate in one of the many water or land based activities or relax in the Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary. Enjoy one of the best dive and snorkelling spots on the planet and explore the world beneath the water, go deep sea fishing, kayak around the island at sunrise or take an excursion to a nearby island to explore underwater caves before embarking on a trek to a secret waterfall. Kokomo Private Island has it all. At Kokomo Private Island, our luxury suites are designed for privacy, comfort and relaxation. All with private infinity pool and garden. You can choose from our 21 Beachfront Villas or opt for one of the five Luxury Residences, all boasting striking views of the island and surrounds. Setting a new standard in Fijian cuisine, indulge your senses in a place where island grown and locally sourced produce is transformed into decadent gourmet meals. Beachfront, poolside, destination and in-villa dining is available from sunrise to sunset. All menus are updated daily and champion Fiji’s seasonal, flavoursome produce.
PACIFIC RESORT AITUTAKI
Pacific Resort Aitutaki is an intimate collection of 27 spacious absolute beachfront bungalows and suites, each beautifully decorated and appointed with luxury amenities illustrating why the property is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Spend lazy days by the pool and on the beach, visit the spa, explore the world famous lagoon or snorkel the resort’s Aquatic Eco Trail. Sip cocktails poolside, enjoy tantalizing cuisine at Rapae Bay Restaurant overlooking the lagoon or choose a private beach dining experience. You can be sure that you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with memories of this idyllic paradise.
Hotel Tip. For a romantic touch, lead your loved one down a flower-petal path to your private, candlelit dinner on the beach.
The Brando – The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. The resort was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture, to provide one of the most luxurious, authentic and enriching travel experiences available anywhere in the world in an environmentally sensitive, sustainable and culturally rich manner. The Brando is committed to preserving and protecting the natural splendor and precious biodiversity of Tetiaroa; respecting and supporting Polynesian culture, hospitality and traditions; and achieving a negligible carbon footprint while treating guests to a luxurious, relaxing and romantic stay in the crystal clear, warm waters of the South Pacific.
Meadowood, Napa Valley
A long-standing member of Relais & Châteaux, Meadowood is Napa Valley’s ultimate luxury destination resort, nestled in the heart of iconic St. Helena. Set within the 250-acre estate, 85 exquisitely appointed guest Cottages, Suites and Lodges, featuring fireplaces and terraces, afford the utmost privacy and serenity. Indulge your inner epicurean at three-Michelin-star Restaurant at Meadowood. Sporting life at Meadowood features golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and croquet. Meadowood’s Guest Services Team will design a custom itinerary for your visit, including access to the valley’s exclusive wineries, restaurants and experiences.
Be sure to plan extra time in the Treehouse Retreat at the spa, with its amazing copper tub for two and plenty of romantic space.
The Westin Verasa Napa
Blending downtown convenience with a resort-like setting on the Napa River, The Westin Verasa Napa offers travelers a boutique destination from which to confidently explore Napa Valley. Recharge in the well-appointed guestrooms, which feature luxurious amenities like the Westin Heavenly Bed, before experiencing all that the area has to offer. Situated steps away from local attractions like world-class wineries, the Oxbow Public Market and more, this well-placed hotel is the ideal starting point for a Napa Valley adventure. Savour local flavours at Michellin-starred La Toque, relax with a soothing spa treatment or test your endurance at the fitness studio. You’ll soon realize that at The Westin Verasa Napa, there’s no shortage of ways to experience a picture-perfect California getaway.
POST RANCH INN, BIG SUR
High above the cliffs of Big Sur, you’ll find a luxurious, romantic escape: Post Ranch Inn, known for its award-winning organic architecture. Choose one of the 40 secluded guestrooms, suites and private houses that blend rustic elegance and comfort with ocean and mountain views. Each room features a wood-burning fireplace, private deck and complimentary minibar. Enjoy activities like morning yoga, rejuvenating spa treatments, swimming in the heated pool and ocean-view basking pools, hiking and nightly stargazing. The celebrated Sierra Mar restaurant, recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, serves organic seasonal fare.
For a special occasion, book an upper Pacific Suite featuring a huge private deck with spa and jetliner views over the ocean.
Halekulani, which means “House Befitting Heaven”, is an enclave of understated elegance and luxury. Service excellence is a hallmark of Halekulani where our staff’s attention to detail not only meets, but exceeds our guests’ expectations. Master Chefs create unique cuisine from the island’s fresh bounty. We offer gracious dining experiences at the AAA Five Diamond/Forbes Five Star rated La Mer featuring exquisite Neoclassic French cuisine, Oceanside Orchids serving international seafood specialties and legendary Sunday brunch and House Without a Key the hotel’s popular gathering spot for informal breakfast, lunch, cocktails and entertainment. 410 spacious guest rooms and 43 suites feature large lanais averaging 100 square feet. Serene understated elegance is very much the theme in all guest rooms and suites. Ninety percent of all rooms offer at least an ocean view. Receptionists greet guests and escort them directly to rooms where registrations are carried out in comfort and privacy. At Halekulani, the standard of luxury is anything but standard. Services and Amenities: Guests receive a welcome bowl of fresh fruit and Halekulani chocolates Twice daily maid service and a memento left on the pillow each evening Deep soaking tub and separate glassed-in shower with thermostatic control Luxurious bathrobes Mini-refrigerator with overhead cabinet and bar accessories In-room high-speed Internet access Complimentary daily newspaper Complimentary in-room safe Three telephones: bedside, business desk, and in bathroom No charge for local telephone calls Full concierge service Fitness room features state of the art equipment and regularly scheduled fitness classes 24 hour room service In-house facility offers same-day dry cleaning and pressing service, seven days a week.
There is no better way to celebrate the aloha spirit than evening cocktails or dinner at the House Without a Key restaurant.
Beverly Wiltshire- Beverly Hills
The quintessential Beverly Hills getaway, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel is steps from the renowned boutiques of Rodeo Drive. Inside this history-rich luxury hotel, you’ll find posh rooms and suites — some with contemporary décor, some with more traditional furnishings, and all with luxe amenities. Recently awarded the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, The Spa is a chic haven offering the latest anti-aging therapies and eco-conscious treatments to revitalize the body and mind. Relax by our exquisite pool and savour Southern California sunshine year-round. Take time to see and be seen at THE Blvd or CUT by Wolfgang Puck.
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