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Perfect for: Private Island Castaways. Couples seeking luxury and privacy. People looking for a once in a lifetime experience.
Recommended Hotel: PER AQUUM HUVAFEN FUSHI, THE MALDIVES
Vibes: Forgetting daily routines. Jumping into the water from your private deck. Everything you need to relax in one place.
Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean and belonging to the dreamy tropical nation of Maldives, PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi is truly a remarkable place. The hotel’s modern boutique feel as well as its underwater spa really make it stand out from the rest. Enjoy the calendar of bespoke experiences, like private performances from Joss Stone, the Russian ballet or Lee Foss.
Perfect for: Ultimate loungers looking for a room with a view.
Recommended Hotel: ASTARTE SUITES, SANTORINI, GREECE
Vibes: Aegean luxury. Blues and whites for days. Watching the changing colour of the sun setting in the water.
Astarte Suites sits high above the Aegean Sea on the island of Santorini. The secluded location and the intimate size give it a feel of a private villa, with all the luxuries of a boutique hotel. Just a short walk away is Oia, one of the most well known and beautiful villages in the Mediterranean. Astarte consists of 9 beautiful luxury suites, all overlooking the volcano and the caldera.
OLD WORLD CHARM
Perfect for: Sun-worshippers. Island-hoppers. History lovers.
Recommended Hotel: GRAND VILLA ARGENTINA, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Vibes: Regal charm. Sunbathing on your private beach. Reading in the gardens. Lazy lunch beside the sea. Carefree sailing across the Adriatic. Birdsong and lapping waves. Sunset happy hour.
Villa Argentina sits on a dramatic cliff, surrounded by ancient walls, with a breath-taking view of Dubrovnik Old Town and the island of Lockrum. Take in the enclosing pine tree-clad mountains and the crystal emerald Adriatic sea. Villa Argentina, originally a private residence during early 20th century, was converted into a luxury hotel in the 1950s. 127 rooms and 4 suites keep the original architecture, with high ceilings and stone balconies, beautifully integrating the old with the new. Enjoy the old-world charm, the lush lemon and wild orange tree gardens; the rosemary, lavender and bay leaf plants. Breakfast on your private balcony with a historic backdrop. Dinner beneath the grapevines.
Perfect for: Winos and Foodies. Lovers of Architecture. Design Enthusiasts.
Recommended Hotel: L’AND VINEYARDS, ALENTEJO, PORTUGAL
Vibes: Tasting the fertile landscape of Alentejo in the full-bodied wine made on the premises. Gazing into the clearest night sky from your bed.
L’AND Vineyards is a luxury boutique resort, set inside a vineyard in the heart of Alentejo. Enjoy views of a vine garden, a tranquil indigo lake and the Medieval castle of Montemor. The building houses the L’AND winery, as well as 22 modern suites, beautifully integrating design and nature, built with natural stone, slate and wood. Choose between Sky-View or L’and Suites. Both suites have a large outdoor terrace with fireplace and a private patio, creating a peaceful and intimate atmosphere. The Sky-View suites allow the full opening of the bedroom ceiling, and include a private courtyard garden with a plunge pool. Sleep under the Alentejo night sky and take advantage of one the least polluted areas in Europe.
Perfect for: Castaways. Coconut lovers. Underwater explorers.
Recommended Hotel: THE BRANDO, TETIAROA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Vibes: White sand beaches. Untouched reefs. Coconut palms and turquoise lagoons. Polynesian charm. A tropical environment in its natural state.
A short flight away from Tahiti, resides one of the most private and untouched French Polynesian islands – Tetiaroa. The sanctuary is home to The Brando – a vision developed by Marlon Brando for one of the first sustainable luxury retreats in the world. Tetiaroa is composed of many small islands surrounding a beautiful lagoon, which used to serve as a vacation destination of Tahitian royalty. The Brando offers 35 oceanfront villas, reflecting Polynesian culture. Choose a one, two or three bedroom villa, with inside and outside masterfully merged together.
Perfect for: Explorers. Wildlife lovers. Photographers. Adventure Seekers.
Recommended Hotel: MARATABA SAFARI LODGE, THABAZIMBI, SOUTH AFRICA
Vibes: Animal calls at night all around you. The clearest skies. River boat cruise at sundown. Being at one with nature yet luxuriously comfortable.
Marataba Safari Lodge sits on open plains and is surrounded by the Waterberg Mountains inside the Marakele National Park. Choose between 15 beautiful canvas-and-stone suites, each with a private viewing deck, a free-standing stone bath and an outdoor shower. Take advantage of the dramatic scenery of the red sandstone mountains and the river below. The main lodge has a large fireplace, to exchange stories by, a swimming pool to cool off during the day and numerous hammocks in the trees. Marataba offers an opportunity to see animals rarely seen anywhere else, because of its location in the transitional zone between the western and eastern regions of South Africa.
Perfect for: Travellers chasing the Northern Lights and looking for a true North Pole Experience.
Recommended Hotel: HOTEL KAKSLAUTTANEN IGLOO VILLAGE, FINLAND
Vibes: The heat of the sauna following a refreshing cool plunge in the lake. Blue twilight. Crisp, bright snow. The purples and greens of Aurora Borealis. Summer midnight sun.
Hotel Kakslauttanen is located along the road to the Arctic Sea, close to Urho Kekkonen National Park in one of the cleanest natural environments you will ever visit. Accommodations vary by size and design. Choose a personal glass igloo – perhaps the most unique part of the hotel, where the Northern Lights can be seen through your glass ceiling. Stay in one of the rustic chic cabins, made from kelp pines, including a fireplace and a sauna! Or, spend a night in one of the snow igloos for a true North Pole experience.
DESIGN LOVERS GETAWAY
Perfect for: Designers. Architects. People looking for a unique natural experience.
Recommended Hotel: TREEHOTEL, HARADS, SWEDEN
Vibes: Sleeping amongst the tree-tops. Time traveling to the 1950’s. An enchanting and magical experience.
Treehotel combines great design, nature, sustainability and magic to create one of the most unique retreats in the world. Located in Northern Sweden, in the village of Harads, your long journey to get here will be worth it. Choose one of 6 unique treehouses with a view of Lule River valley, surrounded by centuries-old pines and suspended 4-6 metres above ground. Warm up in the Tree Sauna. Each “Treeroom” has been created by some of Scandinavia’s best architects and everything from the rooms to the furniture has been custom designed.
Perfect for: Eco-tourists. People looking to spiritually recharge. Yogis.
Recommended Hotel: PLAYA VIVA, JULUCHUCA, MEXICO
Vibes: Sustainability meets luxury. Staff that quickly become family. Whale sightings from your private beach. Untainted sand. Kayaking amongst the pelicans.
Playa Viva is a boutique beachfront ecolodge, located on Mexico’s Pacific side with Sierra Madre mountains as a backdrop. Enjoy the private stretch of beach, morning yoga, and the unique sustainable design. Choose one of 12 treehouses, eco casitas or suites – all open air and oceanfront. Wander the 200 acre property and discover an Aztec archaeological site or a mangrove ecosystem – home to a variety of wildlife. The mix of public and private spaces help create the perfect vibe for meeting new people or finding yourself. Playa Viva runs on a 100% off-grid solar system and uses smart water conservation. The ecolodge also runs The Playa Viva Turtle Sanctuary, protecting turtles from predators and poachers.
OFF THE GRID
Perfect for: Escapists. Couples who are thirsty to explore the world in a non-traditional way.
Recommended Hotel: CAMP ADOUNIA, MOROCCO
Vibes: Travelling back in time. The golden dunes of Sahara. Starry nights by the camp fire. The melody of Berber songs accompanied by the desert wind.
Camp Adounia is a luxury glamping retreat in the Sahara desert and along the picturesque and secluded African beaches. Built to resemble old Moroccan desert tents where nomads stayed ages ago, the exotic getaway is a once in a lifetime adventure to truly connect with nature and share an unforgettable experience together.
Perfect for: Divers and Snorkelers. Shark lovers. Water World Nomads.
Recommended Hotel: MISOOL ECO RESORT, WEST PAPUA, INDONESIA
Vibes: Coconut palms. Underwater adventure. Sundowners while watching baby sharks and sardines in the water below. Lazy afternoons with a good book.
Misool Eco Resort is a remote dive destination and wildlife conservation centre in southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia, surrounded by crystal clear water, powder-white beaches, coral reefs, and uninhabited islands. The Water Cottages are built on stilts over water with reclaimed hardwood and Balinese-style open-air bathrooms. Discover an untouched underwater world you can dive into straight from your villa. Relax in the hammock on your private veranda with nothing but blue and green hues in your view.