5 UNUSUAL SAFARI RETREATS

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5 UNUSUAL SAFARI RETREATS

Segera Retreat

KENYA

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Segera is a one-of-a-kind retreat in the heart of Laikipia, created by conservationist Jochen Zeitz in order to provide the most authentic and luxurious safari experience. Surrounded by true Kenyan wilderness with the majestic Mount Kenya to the east and Great Rift Valley to the west, this is a place where the most celebrated wildlife species roam free. Choose one of six villas, complete with private decks and panoramic views of African savannah or the botanical Sculpture Garden. The signature villa is the two-bedroom Segera House, featuring three indoor lounge areas; a private garden and a plunge pool. Villa Segera is a perfect luxury option, complete with private dining areas and a large salt-water swimming pool. A not-to-be-missed experience is a night at the Nay Palad Bird Nest - a 360 degree birds-eye-view treehouse, built alongside the river. Enjoy an open-air bed lit up with lanterns, an unforgettable sunset, and fall asleep under the star-studded African sky. 

Wild Coast Tented Lodge

SRI LANKA

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Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a unique luxury camp on the shores of the Indian Ocean and next to Yala National Park in Sri Lanka. The unique architecture was created by Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers, using natural materials, and masterfully diminishing the line between man-made and nature. There are 28 luxury tents, called Cocoons & Urchins, in the shape and colour of the surrounding rock formations, and the aerial view of a leopard's paw print. Enjoy expedition chic design, complete with copper bathtubs and four-poster beds, views to the jungle or the ocean, and private plunge pools in some. Cool off in the pool after a day of exploring. Visit the Sanctuary Spa and get one of the traditional Sri Lankan treatments, using Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon.

Tongabezi Lodge

ZAMBIA

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Tongabezi is a luxury safari lodge on the banks of Zambezi River, near Victoria Falls in Zambia. Surrounded by ebony trees and set against the basalt rock bed, the retreat consists of five houses and four river cottages, inspired by nature and built into their surroundings. Stay at the Tree House surrounded by indoor and outdoor trees or one of the River Cottages, complete with private decks overlooking the river. The Dog House is elevated and is constructed from three connecting decks with the river running underneath. Choose the Bird House for open-air bathtubs and a personal terrace for dining under the stars. The Garden House is perfect for families and set farther back from the river. Complete your Tongabezi experience with a one night stay on the remote Sindabezi Island.

Loisaba Conservancy

KENYA

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Guests will see Africa, the way it used to be, at the beautiful Loisaba. Also serving as a cattle farm, you will be surrounded by untamed bush, landscaped gardens and a private swimming pool.  Choose a Loisaba Cottage for a comfortable and luxurious experience or spend the night under the stars in one of the two star beds for the true wild African atmosphere. The first starbed is located in one of the eastern valleys overlooking the 'Kiboko' waterhole. The second sits on the banks of the Ewaso N'giro River. Wake up at dawn and gaze at waves of elephants and grevy zebras in the distance. 

Kagga Kamma

SOUTH AFRICA

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Kagga Kamma is situated in the Cederberg mountain region among the red-brown textured sandstone formations. The accommodation choices are the reason that you are here. Choose the Outcrop Open Air Room to sleep under the stars, while listening to the sounds of the night on a remote rocky outcrop with a bedside fire. Another unique option are the Bushman Lodges. Choose one of five thatched rondavels or one of ten cave suites, built into the rock formations. Explore the formations closely from your private terrace. During the hot summer months, cool off in the swimming pool, seamlessly blending in between large rocks. 

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5 HOTELS YOU WILL WANT TO PINTEREST

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5 HOTELS YOU WILL WANT TO PINTEREST

POD HOTEL, CAMPS BAY, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Camps Bay, a trendy suburb of Cape Town, sits between the majestic cliffs of Table Mountain and the navy blue Atlantic Ocean. POD Boutique Hotel is located directly across from Camps Bay Beach. Choose between 15 beautifully designed rooms, with modern live-edge wood and granite touches, and floor to ceiling glass windows. Three suites have private plunge pools, and the POD's wraparound pool terrace overlooks the ocean. Enjoy breathtaking views of the water or the 12 Apostles Mountain Range, while sipping a Caipirinha.

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ASTARTE SUITES, SANTORINI, GREECE

Astarte consists of 9 beautiful luxury suites, overlooking the Aegean Sea’s blue waters and situated on a cliff. All suites have volcano and caldera views, and heated indoor or outdoor Jacuzzis. Do the Volcano tour and see why Santorini is the Pompeii of the Greek islands. Choose between Perissa (black), Red and White beaches. Visit Oia - most famous for its white-washed buildings hanging on the cliffs and the breathtaking sunsets or Akrotiri, an ancient city buried and preserved by volcanic ash.

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HOTEL AIRE DE BARDENAS, SPAIN

"The future begins here " - The Times. Aire de Bardenas is set at the edge of a desert in the northern province of Navarre. Each room combines comfort and well being with simplicity and naturalness. The hotel offers special bungalows with views of Bardenas Reales. Other rooms have a private garden and/or a large outdoor bath. Aire de Bardenas has its own patio full of trees and a vegetable garden.

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WHITEPOD HOTEL, SWITZERLAND

Whitepod is a eco-luxury hotel and Alpine experience in Valais, Switzerland, consisting of a village of pods, surrounded by private ski slopes and hike trails. A pod is a sphere composed only of triangles (using minimum materials), complete with all of the amenities of a traditional hotel room. Choose the Cozy Pod, The Family Pod, the Deluxe Pod or one of the newer Pod Suites. Choose the Swiss Pod Suite, complete with a large terrace and a bar with a selection of wines and vermouth, or the Forest Pod Suite with a hammock in the indoor trees and unparalleled views. All suites include a private sauna. By staying at Whitepod, you are contributing the hotel's sustainable lifestyle.

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OWN VILLA, BALI, INDONESIA

Own Villa is an intimate riverside resort, surrounded by a lush tropical jungle and overlooking the rice fields of Bali, Indonesia. This place is perfect for anyone looking for the privacy of a villa with the hospitality of a boutique hotel. There are only four Sumatran-style open-air villas to choose from, complete with private terraces, gazebos, and rain showers. Enjoy the infinity pool, naturally blending into the environment or visit the Spa and relax with traditional Balinese treatments. Own is available to be rented as a whole, making it a perfect retreat for a group of friends or the whole family. 

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5 REMOTE STAYS PERFECT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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5 REMOTE STAYS PERFECT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tierra Patagonia

CHILE

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Tierra Patagonia Adventure and Spa Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Sarmiento, with Paine Massif in the background, just outside of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. The landscape hotel seamlessly blends into its surroundings and is built like it was "shaped by the wind", inspired by Patagonia. Light is a major part of the design, bringing the outside in, with large windows facing the lake and the mountains. The glass-paneled Uma Spa is one of the highlights, complete with an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam room, and an open-air hot tub, perfect for nightly stargazing. Tierra Patagonia is in association with the Chilean Tourist Board and Forestry Association, supporting the reforestation project, aiming to plant one million trees across Chilean Patagonia.

You are here to explore. Take a walk along the outer edges of Torres del Paine National Park, reserved especially for guests of Tierra Patagonia. Look out for sightings of eagles, foxes, ostrich (ñandú) and condors. Go horseback. Feel humbled by the Cordillera Paine and Sierra Baguales mountainscapes surrounding you. Take a photography tour to document the iconic peaks, glaciers, and mirror-glass lagoons. 

Tongabezi Lodge

ZAMBIA

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Tongabezi is a luxury safari lodge on the banks of Zambezi River, near Victoria Falls in Zambia. Surrounded by ebony trees and set against the basalt rock bed, the retreat consists of five houses and four river cottages, inspired by nature and built into their surroundings. Stay at the Tree House surrounded by indoor and outdoor trees or one of the River Cottages, complete with private decks overlooking the river. The Dog House is elevated and is constructed from three connecting decks with the river running underneath. Choose the Bird House for open-air bathtubs and a personal terrace for dining under the stars. The Garden House is perfect for families and set farther back from the river. Complete your Tongabezi experience with a one night stay on the remote Sindabezi Island.

Tongabezi is truly for explorers. The activities are unique and plentiful. Discover the majestic Victoria Falls from a bird's eye view. Adrenaline junkies can do the Falls bungee jump or swim in the infamous Devil's Pool. Visit Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, where you can walk across Knife Edge bridge over cascading water. Learn about Zambia's history with a trip to the Livingston museum. Meet the children from the Tongabezi Trust School. Take an early morning game drive or even a daytrip to Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Fogo Island Inn

CANADA

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You will find yourself at the most eastern part of Canada. Surrounded by jagged rocks and a powerful ocean, Fogo Island Inn is a perfect destination in itself. A beautifully designed hotel includes an award winning restaurant and twenty nine suites with floor to ceiling windows facing the North Atlantic Ocean. Most suites include wood stones and four-piece tubs. Do winter well with coastal or inland snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and caribou safari. Enjoy bird watching. Take a photo expedition along photographers from National Geographic.

Topas Ecolodge

VIETNAM

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While taking a scenic train ride along the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, you realize you will be visiting a special place. Topas Ecolodge is a unique, welcoming lodge, built with the environment and the local villages in mind. Choose between 25 rustic chic bungalows, each with a private balcony and an unparalleled view. Overlooking Ban Ho village to the south and with the Hoang Lien mountain range in the background are the 9 Deluxe Bungalows. Overlooking Thanh Kim village to the north, with the Hoang Lien mountain range are the 16 Executive Bungalows. The balcony looks out to mountains, rivers, countryside and rice paddies. The scenery is ever changing - one minute you could see the mountains the next everything is covered in a mysterious mist.

The lodge is located inside the Hoang Lien National Park, just outside Sapa town. The Park contains about 30 km2 of beautiful mountainous landscape, including Vietnam’s highest peak, Fansipan (3142m).  The area is perfect for experiencing untouched nature by foot or on mountain bike, provided by the lodge. Explore the surroundings villages and rice paddy fields. 

L'Alyana

VIETNAM

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L’Alyana is a luxury boutique resort on the Hon Heo peninsula in Nha Trang city in Vietnam. Surrounded by tropical woods, golden sand, clear blue sea and the picturesque Ninh Van bay, the hidden retreat is a perfect place to truly get away from it all. Enjoy 33 private pool villas, open to their surrounding environment, and mixing authentic Vietnamese architecture with contemporary eco design. Each villa is complete with a personal butler and views to the lagoon. Take advantage of the spa. Try a traditional Vietnamese detox treatment, using warmed glass cups. Or, choose a coconut, rice powder, or a green tea body scrub. L’Alyana has been named one of the best hotels in Asia in 2016 by TripAdvisor.

Visit Nha Trang (a short complimentary boat ride away) and discover the real Vietnam. Hike to the Yang Bay Water Fall or sail to the Monkey Island. Go snorkeling in Hon Mun Marine Park. Take a bike tour along rice paddies. Hike the Jungle Rock or the Mountain Trail.

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5 OUTSIDE THE BOX LUXURY HOTELS

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5 OUTSIDE THE BOX LUXURY HOTELS

Soneva Kiri

THAILAND

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Soneva Kiri is a luxury resort on a large yet barely inhabited island of Koh Kood, surrounded by white beaches and a lush rainforest. A place, where you will discover Thailand like it was back in the day. The all-villa resort is complete with infinity pools, personal electric buggies, and private butlers. Choose anything as intimate and as Beach Pool Villa Suite or as lavish as the 6 Bedroom Sunset Ocean View Reserve. The environmentally friendly design is seen throughout the property, blending in to its surroundings with minimal impact.Families will love the Den, a large bamboo playground, dedicated to learning through creative and meaningful experiences. The Spa is open for authentic Thai treatments, like mud massages, herbal baths, or a silk facials. End the night at the open air and jungle-enshrouded Cinema Paradiso or watch the night sky at the Observatory. 

Post Ranch Inn

CALIFORNIA

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Stay above the clouds along the luxurious California coastline at Post Ranch Inn. Mountains. Pacific Ocean, melting into the horizon. Redwoods. Unspoiled nature all around you. Choose between staying at the Cliff House, where you take in magnificent ocean views from a glass-walled free-standing structure. Pacific suites with a 180 degree view of the coastline. Peak house for a private mountain view. The Tree House, which sits on stilts nine feet of the forest floor and includes a skylight for nightly stargazing. Mountain House, echoing the shape of the Redwood trees and offering breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Peaks and Ventana Wilderness. For a group larger than two, enjoy the Butterfly House or the South Coast House, where you will enjoy a private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the Pacific. Enjoy morning yoga and meditation, afternoon hiking, whale watching and nightly stargazing. You don't have to wander far to explore what California nature has to offer at Post Ranch Inn. 

Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi

THE MALDIVES

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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 modern boutique feel as well as its underwater spa really make Huvafen Fushi stand out from the rest. Every room and bungalow is equipped with a private pool, with the ocean just a few steps away. Painted in pastel and earthy colours, the rooms have everything you need from oversized beds, Bose surround system, espresso machines, rainfall showers and all imaginable bath necessities. This place was created for peace, pleasure and comfort. If you are interested in getting married in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi organizes weddings in a coral cathedral, on paradise beaches or even underwater for a truly one of a kind experience.

Dedon Island

THE PHILIPPINES

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DEDON Island is a one of a kind luxury hideaway, located between two saltwater ecosystems on the island of Siargao in the Philippines. Surrounded by coconut groves and mangroves trees, the resort sits on a stunning private white sand beach. Imagine an untouched tropical environment seamlessly blending in with modern and whimsical design elements created by DEDON (a luxury outdoor living space company). Stay in one of nine Superior or Deluxe Villas with a private porch and an outdoor shower. Hide from the sun in one of the famous NestRest pods. Climb up in the Treehouse for a yoga class or destination dining. Relax in the gardens, surrounded with frangipani, orchids, and lilies. Dedon Island is all about taking off your shoes and embracing the island way of life. 

The Berkeley River Lodge

AUSTRALIA

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The Berkeley River Lodge is a true dream escape in one of the world’s finest natural settings. Luxury villas sit atop a 65 metre-high dune offering panoramic views spanning a gulf, gorges, river and an island. The hotel was designed to blend in with the coast allowing nature to do the talking in this most rich and vivid landscape. Described as “God’s Land”, you'll savour this divine and life-changing experience.

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5 HOTELS INSPIRED BY FILM

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5 HOTELS INSPIRED BY FILM

MOVIE: By The Sea
HOTEL: Don Ferrante, Monopoli, Italy

Don Ferrante is a boutique hotel in a small seaside town of Monopoli in southern Italy. The restored building was once an ancient fortress and is located in the town's charming historical centre with narrow streets, whitewashed houses and the Adriatic Sea through your window. Spend a lazy day by the pool and the evening in the jacuzzi. Visit the spa for a relaxing olive oil scrub and massage. Take advantage of the rooftop terrace for an unforgettable view.

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MOVIE: The Lobster
HOTEL: Parknasilla Resort & Spa, Ireland

Parknasilla Resort & Spa is a historic family-friendly hotel in Kerry, Ireland. Located on Kenmore Bay and surrounded by Kerry Mountains with blues and greens melting into the horizon - the hotel is a perfect destination to reconnect with nature. Couples will love the suites, while the self catering lodges are perfect for families. Enjoy the antique charm and the panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. 

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MOVIE: Youth
HOTEL: Alpina Dolomites, Italy

The Alpina Dolomites Lodge is a wellness luxury retreat in the Italian Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perfect for every season throughout the year. Located on the Alpe di Suisi, Europe’s largest high-altitude plateau, the hotel offers an unparalleled mountain experience. Alpina's architecture is inspired by nature and built with a minimum impact on the environment. Created with wood, stone and glass, the interiors are cozy and elegant, with panaramic views of the Dolomites. Visit the Alpina Spa - one of the best in the country for detox treatments and water therapy. Relax in the indoor or the outdoor pools and the Finnish sauna after a day of hiking or skiing.  

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MOVIE: Call Me By Your Name
HOTEL: Monaci delle Terre Nere, Italy

Monaci Delle Terre Nere is a charming boutique hotel at the foothills of Mount Edna, the biggest active volcano of Europe. Surrounded by tranquil Sicilian countryside, with the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. The hideaway has been converted from a 19th century monastery and vineyard. There are 20 individually designed rooms, throughout the property, combining traditional wooden and stone architecture and modern design, with of the walls are made from actual lava rock and the reception converted from an old grape pressing factory. Monaci is focussed on sustainability and organic produce and is one of only three certified Eco-Bio places in Sicily. Wander through the orchards, sleep under the olive trees, or visit the organic farm. Relax by a personal fireplace on the cooler nights, or take a dip in the infinity pool during the hot days. 

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MOVIE: A Bigger Splash
HOTEL: Sikelia Luxury Retreat Hotel

Sikelia is a boutique art hotel on the small and mysterious island of Pantelleria, located between Sicilian and African coasts. Here, barefoot luxury meets modern Mediterranean design and high-end local cuisine. All suites are built within ancient dammusi structures, with private terraces facing the countryside. Get lost in the Arabic garden. Experience an evening spa treatment under the starlit sky. Enjoy the silence of Pantelleria nights. 

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5 WELLNESS RETREATS TO PUT ON YOUR LIST

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5 WELLNESS RETREATS TO PUT ON YOUR LIST

Alpina Dolomites

ITALY

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The Alpina Dolomites Lodge is a wellness luxury retreat in the Italian Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perfect for every season throughout the year. Located on the Alpe di Suisi, Europe’s largest high-altitude plateau, the hotel offers an unparalleled mountain experience. Alpina's architecture is inspired by nature and built with a minimum impact on the environment. Created with wood, stone and glass, the interiors are cozy and elegant, with panaramic views of the Dolomites. Visit the Alpina Spa - one of the best in the country for detox treatments and water therapy. Relax in the indoor or the outdoor pools and the Finnish sauna after a day of hiking or skiing.  

Kenoa Hotel

BRAZIL

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Kenoa Beach Spa & Resort is a remote beachfront design hotel in Barra de Sao Miguel, 30 minutes away from Maceio, the capital of the state of Alagoas, just nine degrees south of the equator in northeast Brazil. Inspired by nature, the resort was designed and built using sustainable Brazilian materials in unexpected ways. There are 23 villa-style cabanas, complete with panoramic views of the Atlantic coast, interior gardens, terraces, a traditional Japanese ufuro tubs, and plunge pools in some. Relax under eucalyptus trees in Kenoa's many private outdoor areas. Watch the sun go down from the infinity pool. Visit the spa and try one of the Coffee Treatment.

Areias Do Seixo

PORTUGAL

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Areias do Seixo is a destination hotel an hour outside of Lisbon, Portugal. Design, nature, and sustainability describe it best. The hotel is surrounded by pine trees and sand dunes, with the Atlantic in the distance, and is a perfect retreat for those looking to escape the world. Each room is different and tells a story. Choose one of Gold, Tree, Land or Love rooms, built with minimum impact to the environment and complete with log fireplaces, wooden patios, and views to the ocean, the dunes or the garden. Families and groups will love the villas and the townhouses available on the premises, with barbecues and outdoor swimming pools. Visit the spa for a dry sauna, or a turkish bath or therelaxation room and outdoor pool.

Silica Hotel

ICELAND

Silica Hotel is the official accommodation of the infamous Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Luxurious, private, and complete with its own hot spring, the hotel is a perfect destination for those looking to recharge and relax in unusual surroundings. Silica has 35 rooms, including private verandas with views to the lava fields. A designer's dream, the hotel does an excellent job of integrating the inside and the outside, inviting the landscape to be a part of every guests's experience. Swim in the blue lagoon and indulge in a traditional silica mud mask. Enjoy one of the spa treatments offered onsite, one can only experience in Iceland. Look around and truly take in this otherworldly place.  

Unique Garden

BRAZIL

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Unique Garden Hotel and Spa is a 300 thousand square meter detox and spa retreat in Mairiporã, Brazil. Surrounding a lush Atlantic rainforest and Cantereira State Park, the sanctuary is home to many rescued animals, rare birds, and tropical plants, and a perfect place to reconnect with yourself and nature. Choose a Cottage in the Mediterranean Village - the most central, close to all restaurants, spa, gym, pools, and the area for conversations and contemplation by the renowned architect Ruy Ohtake. The Flowers Cottage offer panoramic views and include a winter garden and fireplaces. The Presidential Cottage is the most spacious and exclusive with a private entrance and a courtyard.

 

 

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5 SECRET EUROPEAN HIDEAWAYS

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5 SECRET EUROPEAN HIDEAWAYS

ThirtySeven Gozo

MALTA

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Thirty Seven Gozo is a converted 400 year-old farm house-turn-boutique hotel on a charming and sleepy island of Gozo, Malta. Enjoy 2 swimming pools, gardens of frangipanis and rose bushes, palm trees and cactus, and 2 very welcoming hosts. Stay in one of ten originally designed rooms and suites with views to the pool area, the valley, and the Mediterranean. Choose The Shanghai Junior Suite for ultimate privacy, with a separate poolside bungalow and a rooftop terrace or The Palm Room with a personal patio garden. Choose the Ghawdex Room for a cave-like romantic experience. Have a lazy day without leaving your day bed. Stargaze all night from your private terrace. Try painting or pottery. Write that novel you have been putting off.

Eco Del Mare

ITALY

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Eco Del Mare is a day/night club, restaurant and boutique hotel on a charming private bay in Poets' Gulf, Maramozza, Italy. The hidden retreat is 140 steps below street level, surrounded by nothing but picturesque cliffs and the sea. There are only six seafront rooms, each with a unique design and featuring one of a kind pieces by young Italian and international artists. Enjoy rustic luxury, being steps away from the beach, and an authentic Italian summer. 

Mediterraneo Kastellorizo

GREECE

Mediterraneo Kastelorizo is a boutique hotel steps away from the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The bedrooms are bright and charming, beautifully decorated by the French owner, Marie, who fell in love with the island and never left. Stretch out on the sunbathing terrace beneath your window and enjoy the slow afternoons. Choose the master suite on the ground floor for a private sun deck. Swim across the bay to the island’s bar for a drink.

Can Xuxu

SPAIN

Can Xuxu, meaning ‘House of Darlings’ is a secret Ibiza paradise. The converted Colonial style Finca is hidden on a hillside in Cala Tarida. The owner, Alex, wanted to share his laid-back lifestyle with the world by making his villa accessible. Each of the 12 rooms is different and designed by Alex, who sources his materials from Asia. Japanese and Indonesian influence is evident in the unique decoration. Enjoy the swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens. Visit the sunset terrace for a proper sundowner cocktail. Private, lush and cool describes Can Xuxu best. 

Fazenda Nova

PORTUGAL

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Fazenda Nova is a luxury boutique retreat, converted from an 1830s farmhouse, and surrounded by rolling hills and olive gardens, in the heart of Algarve, Portugal. Enjoy one of ten private rooms, whether it is the Garden Suites, the Garden Apartments or the Terrace Suite, featuring a charming outdoor space and designed in a chic Portuguese country house style. Relax under almond or olive trees that grow on the property. Dip in the pool and escape the summer heat. Get lost in a secret garden.  

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5 MODERN RAINFOREST RETREATS

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5 MODERN RAINFOREST RETREATS

Unique Garden Hotel

BRAZIL

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Unique Garden Hotel and Spa is a 300 thousand square meter detox and spa retreat in Mairiporã, Brazil. Surrounding a lush Atlantic rainforest and Cantereira State Park, the sanctuary is home to many rescued animals, rare birds, and tropical plants, and a perfect place to reconnect with yourself and nature. Choose a Cottage in the Mediterranean Village - the most central, close to all restaurants, spa, gym, pools, and the area for conversations and contemplation by the renowned architect Ruy Ohtake. The Flowers Cottage offer panoramic views and include a winter garden and fireplaces. The Presidential Cottage is the most spacious and exclusive with a private entrance and a courtyard.

Mashpi Lodge

ECUADOR

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Mashpi Lodge is a luxury design hideaway 3 hours away from Quito, Ecuador. Sitting 950m above sea level between a rainforest and a cloud forest in the middle of a lush private reserve, the retreat is part of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. With views to the surrounding jungle through floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and open-air terraces, you will experience nature and wildlife like never before. Stay in one of three spacious Yaku Suites (meaning "water"), located on the first floor and featuring king size beds and bathtubs-with-a-view or in one of twenty Wayra rooms (meaning "wind"). Visit the spa and receive a treatment to the sounds of hummingbirds. Practice yoga at the outdoor deck. Relax in an open-air hot tub after a day of exploring.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

AUSTRALIA

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The Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is located in the Tweed Valley between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. The Retreat is bordered on three sides by a World Heritage National Park, set among fern gullies and giant figs. Enjoy one of the 10 private bungalows, architect-designed in a perfect natural paradise. Each cottage is hidden inside an Australian rainforest for maximum privacy. Choose the Creekside Spa Cabins with exposed timber beams and a cozy atmosphere. The Tamarind Bungalow has a modern feel with a fireplace and a large deck. The Rainforest Canopy Bungalow and the Luxury Rainforest Lodge is a luxurious cabin accommodation with a spa and a fireplace. All cottages have floor-to-ceiling windows. The Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is equal parts luxury, magic and romance. 

Alila Ubud

INDONESIA

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Alila Ubud is a peaceful hillside sanctuary, situated on the edge of the Ayung River Valley in Bali, Indonesia. The boutique hotel combines traditional Balinese design with modern materials and amenities, making it one of the most unique hotels in Ubud. Think modern geometry, open-air bathrooms, private gardens, and unparalleled jungle views. The hotel’s 56 rooms and 12 villas sit above the ravine on stilts, similar to treehouses and have panoramic views of the river and the volcanoes. Choose a Pool Villa, a Valley Villa or the Terrace Tree Villa for ultimate luxury and privacy.

Keemala Luxury Villas

THAILAND

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Keemala Villas are located on the west coast of Phuket, in Kamala Village, sitting on a hill and surrounded by a lush rainforest with views to the Andaman Sea. The Hotel celebrates the culture of four fictitious Phuket tribes - the Earth, the Wanderers, the Sky, and the Nest people. The 38 pool villa designs all reflect its mythical history and are connected together by jungle walkways. Choose one of the sixteen Clay Pool cottages with rainforest views. The seven Tent Pool villas resemble luxury tents, inspired by wildlife and wanderlust. The Tree Pool houses have a quirky cocoon-like design and sit high up off the ground.. Finally the 8 Bird's Nest Pool villas are covered by a woven birds nest and offer the largest villas at Keemala.

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5 HOTELS PERFECT FOR STARGAZING

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5 HOTELS PERFECT FOR STARGAZING

EXPLORA ATACAMA

CHILE

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Welcome to the Atacama Desert - the driest place on Earth. Rising from the Pacific Ocean up to the base of the Andes, Explora Atacama is located in the Ayllu de Larache near the village of San Pedro de Atacama. You will find yourself in the oasis in the middle of the desert, 2500 above sea level. Choose between 50 beautiful rooms with views of the Salt Mountains, the desert landscape, or the countryside. Relax in one the hotel's four interconnected pools, among lush native vegetation. During the cooler months, enjoy the sauna and the steam room, or an open-air jacuzzi after a long hike. Atacama has some of the clearest skies in the world, so make sure to visit the Observatory for celestial explorations and stargazing.

THE BERKELEY RIVER LODGE

AUSTRALIA

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The Berkeley River Lodge is a true dream escape in one of the world’s finest natural settings. Luxury villas sit atop a 65 metre-high dune offering panoramic views spanning a gulf, gorges, river and an island. The hotel was designed to blend in with the coast allowing nature to do the talking in this most rich and vivid landscape. Described as “God’s Land”, you'll savour this divine and life-changing experience, like a guided tour of the Kimberley night sky with the lodge’s Astronomer. 

L'AND VINEYARDS

PORTUGAL

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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.

HOTEL RANGA

ICELAND

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Hotel Rangá is a remote luxury hotel in southern Iceland, perfect for stargazing, chasing the Northern Lights and exploring the far corners of the country of fire and ice. There are 51 rooms, including suites designed after each of the seven continents, facing the East Rangá River or the Mt. Hekla volcano. Spend the night with the universe by looking through Ranga's high quality astronomical telescopes at their one of a kind observatory (A 14 inch Celestron Edge HD Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and a TEC 160ED APO refractor on a Astrophysics 900 mount). Finish the day with a soak in the riverside hot tubs after a day full of discovery. 

FEYNAN ECOLODGE

JORDAN

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Feynan Ecolodge is located along the Dana Biosphere Reserve and is the first accommodation of its kind in Jordan. The ecolodge is completely solar powered and each of its 26 guest rooms is uniquely designed with internal courtyards, ambient candle lighting and solar-heated showers. Choose economy, standard or deluxe rooms or stay at the Lodge, which accommodates larger groups and/or families. Relax on the rooftop terrace with a 360 degree view of the desert during the day and a limitless lit up sky at night.

 

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6 MUST-STAY CAVE HOTELS

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6 MUST-STAY CAVE HOTELS

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve 

SOUTH AFRICA

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Kagga Kamma is situated in the Cederberg mountain region among the red-brown textured sandstone formations. The accommodation choices are the reason that you are here. Choose the Outcrop Open Air Room to sleep under the stars, while listening to the sounds of the night on a remote rocky outcrop with a bedside fire. Another unique option are the Bushman Lodges. Choose one of five thatched rondavels or one of ten cave suites, built into the rock formations. Explore the formations closely from your private terrace. During the hot summer months, cool off in the swimming pool, seamlessly blending in between large rocks. 

Eremito

ITALY

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Nature, peace and spirituality come together to form the unique retreat that is Eremito Hotelito del Alma, located in Umbrian valleys, 2 hours away from Rome, Italy. The restored eco-friendly building dates back to 14th century, and offers 14 rooms or “Celluzze” perfect for meditation. Enjoy The Relax Area, entirely dug out from rock. Take a steam bath on a cool night. Let the stillness inspire you. 

Adrere Amellal

EGYPT

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If you are planning on visiting the Siwa Oasis in Egypt - Adrère Amellal is your option for a true luxury setting. You will be taken care of from the start with all the meals and activities included.  The location is pure magic with the resort sitting on the edge of the "Sand Sea", with the "White Mountain" as a backdrop and a salt sea right in front of your eyes. Surrounded by date palms, the house is built from mud and salt. Each one of the 40 rooms are unique with mud walls, wood floor, and kilim rugs. There is no electricity and the rooms are intimately lit with homemade beeswax candles.

Can Mostatxins

SPAIN

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Hotel Can Mostatxins is a beautifully restored boutique hotel dating back to the 15th century. It is located in the heart of Alcudia, a medieval walled town of Mallorca, Spain and surrounded by the Bay of Pollenca and Tramuntana Mountains. There are 8 bedrooms with exposed sandstone, renovated to combine the original Gothic style and modern design. The Tower Executive Room and the Tower Suite are accessed by a private glass walkway. Both have kept the low doorway and the medieval window and have a wonderful terrace with views across the whole city.  

Argos

TURKEY

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Argo’s slogan is “Wake Up To A Dream” and what a mystical world they’re describing. Situated on the site of an ancient monastery in the Old Uchisar Village, the panoramic views of Cappadocia will mystify you. Inside, you’ll find stunning décor and eco-conscious design. They’ve sourced the finest patterns, pottery and pillows to embellish their already elegant furniture. The rooms are a lovely blend of traditional and modern elements. On the cooler nights, find a fireplace tucked into the walls of your candlelit cave room, and for the warmer nights, wade into a private pool/grotto found just steps from your bed.

Monaci Delle Terre Nere

SICILY

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Monaci Delle Terre Nere is a charming boutique hotel at the foothills of Mount Edna, the biggest active volcano of Europe. Surrounded by tranquil Sicilian countryside, with the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. The hideaway has been converted from a 19th century monastery and vineyard. There are 20 individually designed rooms, throughout the property, combining traditional wooden and stone architecture and modern design, with of the walls are made from actual lava rock and the reception converted from an old grape pressing factory. Monaci is focussed on sustainability and organic produce and is one of only three certified Eco-Bio places in Sicily. Wander through the orchards, sleep under the olive trees, or visit the organic farm. Relax by a personal fireplace on the cooler nights, or take a dip in the infinity pool during the hot days. 

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5 EXPERIENCE HOTELS WORTH THE TRIP

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5 EXPERIENCE HOTELS WORTH THE TRIP

Wild Coast Tented Lodge

SRI LANKA

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Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a unique luxury camp on the shores of the Indian Ocean and next to Yala National Park in Sri Lanka. The unique architecture was created by Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers, using natural materials, and masterfully diminishing the line between man-made and nature. There are 28 luxury tents, called Cocoons & Urchins, in the shape and colour of the surrounding rock formations, and the aerial view of a leopard's paw print. Enjoy expedition chic design, complete with copper bathtubs and four-poster beds, views to the jungle or the ocean, and private plunge pools in some. Cool off in the pool after a day of exploring. Visit the Sanctuary Spa and get one of the traditional Sri Lankan treatments, using Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon.

Dar Ahlam

MOROCCO

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Dar Ahlam, known as "The House of Dreams" is a refurbished 200 year old kasbah, located 4 hours away from Marrakesh, Morocco, in the magical oasis of Skoura. Surrounded by palm groves and almond trees, and overlooking the Atlas Mountains. The retreat is what we call an experience hotel. There are only 14 individually decorated suits. Choose the "Bird" suite in the garden, with 3 fireplaces and a private terrace.  Enjoy the swimming pool and the hammam. Nap under a date tree. Dine in the gardens, created by the French landscape architect Louis Benech. Enjoy French hospitality, complete with Moroccan charm.  

Explora Patagonia

CHILE

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Welcome to a place that has been called the end of the world since the dawn of time. The Patagonia region has been cut off from the rest of the globe by sea, mountains and ice fields, creating a land that is magical and hypnotic. Explora Patagonia is located on the shores of Lake Pehoe, with breathtaking views of the Paine ridge and the granite towers. You will find yourself right in the centre of the Torres del Paine National Park, in the heart of Patagonia, a declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The 49 rooms of Explora Patagonia are designed to take full advantage of the surrounding landscape. Choose Exploradores Suite or Cordillera Paine Room with views of Macizo del Paine, or  Salto Chico Room for an amazing view of the Salto Chico waterfall. Don't expect to find TVs or Wi-Fi in your room, since Explora's mantra is disconnection from everyday routine and deep relaxation after a day full of activity. The design confirms the hotel's philosophy, with wood playing a fundamental role, and the essence of nature being as close as ever. Visit the hotel's pool and open-air jacuzzis with views of Pehoe Lake and Paine Massif to relax at the end of the day.

Explora Atacama

CHILE

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Welcome to the Atacama Desert - the driest place on Earth. Rising from the Pacific Ocean up to the base of the Andes, Explora Atacama is located in the Ayllu de Larache near the village of San Pedro de Atacama. You will find yourself in the oasis in the middle of the desert, 2500 above sea level. Choose between 50 beautiful rooms with views of the Salt Mountains, the desert landscape, or the countryside. Relax in one the hotel's four interconnected pools, among lush native vegetation. During the cooler months, enjoy the sauna and the steam room, or an open-air jacuzzi after a long hike. Atacama has some of the clearest skies in the world, so make sure to visit the Observatory for celestial explorations and stargazing.

Resort Dhulikhel

NEPAL

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Dwarika’s Resort is created for deep relaxation and getting in touch with your inner self and nature. There is a lot to see in Nepal and a stop at this Himalayan oasis will truly make your trip unforgettable. Dwarika's resort has been built with natural materials, such as wood and earth. Each suite has an air of serenity and positivity around it, along with mesmerizing views of the mountains and the Lang Tang Valley. The Executive Suite has a large rooftop terrace and a private garden, as well as a luxurious open bathroom. The Royal Suite is truly suited for a king, set at the resort's highest point, with an outdoor lounge and sleeping area, as well as a private chef on request. Relax by the infinity pool and make sure to visit The Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa, where you can find treatments and peace like nowhere else in the world, especially with onsite naturopaths,  yoga and astrology masters and visiting monks. (Try the Himalayan rock salt treatment.) You are promised to leave Dwarika’s feeling restored and peaceful.

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THE MEXICO YOU ARE YET TO DISCOVER.

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THE MEXICO YOU ARE YET TO DISCOVER.

Hotel Escondido

Oaxaca

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Escondido, means "hidden" and the name really speaks for itself. Located in the state of Oaxaca, Hotel Escondido sits on a secluded beach, not far away from Puerto Escondido, Mexico’s surf paradise. Choose one of the sixteen design palapas with individual pools and terraces, all facing the beach. Take a swim in the long infinity pool, built parallel to the coast. Visit the spa for traditional Mexican treatments and really enjoy being away from it all.

Hotel Azucar

Veracruz

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Azucar, a unique and authentic Mexican boutique hotel is located between Veracruz city and Poza Rica. The 21 white bungalows have palm-leaf roofs, a private terrace and hammocks. Rooms are modern and minimalist with indoor and outdoor shower interconnected.  Relax on the white pool deck with a Margarita with the beach directly in your view. Take a day trip to San Rafael. Visit El Tajin ruins or Papantla, the original home of the vanilla. Go rafting on the Philobobos river for the ultimate adventure. Explore the nearby mangroves by kayak or take a bike excursion along the beach.

Hotel Encuentro

Guadalupe

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The unique landscape of Valle de Guadalupe houses some of Mexico's biggest wineries. Explore the vineyards and the restaurants in the area for a culinary adventure. You are here for the beautiful vast surroundings, the unique architecture and the wine. Enjoy 20 Luxury cabins sitting in the valley with wineries and green hills in the background, seamlessly blending into the environment. Relax on the pool terrace  or watch the stars in jacuzzi at night. Light the Mexican kiva to stay warm on a private wooden terrace.

La Casa Que Canta

Zihuatanejo Bay

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La Casa Que Canta is a luxury boutique hotel, facing Zihuatanejo Bay in Ixtapa, Mexico. There are 25 private oceanfront suites to choose from, complete with terraces, breathtaking views, and plunge pools, only minutes away from the famous La Ropa beach. Wander the property's lush gardens, cool off in the salt water infinity pool, take an afternoon nap in one of the hammocks, or simply enjoy the view in a place that was the setting for the film When a Man Loves a Woman. 

Playa Viva

Juluchuca

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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 archeological 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. 

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5 REMOTE HIDEAWAYS FOR THE ARTIST IN YOU

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5 REMOTE HIDEAWAYS FOR THE ARTIST IN YOU

Chez Georges

Brazil

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Chez Georges is a luxury villa in the hills of Rio de Janeiro's Santa Teresa neighbourhood. Nestled between the golden beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and the lush jungle that surrounds the city, Chez Georges is a unique private oasis, for anyone who appreciates architecture, music, and art. The villa can host up to 14 guests with it's 7 suites. The villa has been built and designed by a renowned architect Wladimir Alves de Souza, showcasing Brazilian Brutalism at its best. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain, and Guanabara Bay; large wooden doors; floor to ceiling windows and white walls; complete with a refreshing 15 metre pool. The the most unique feature of Chez Georges is sound-proofed music studio, complete with a control room and recording room, facing the lush greens on the forest. 

Fogo Island Inn

Newfoundland, Canada

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You will find yourself at the most eastern part of Canada. Surrounded by jagged rocks and a powerful ocean, Fogo Island Inn is a perfect destination in itself. A beautifully designed hotel includes an award winning restaurant and twenty nine suites with floor to ceiling windows facing the North Atlantic Ocean. Most suites include wood stones and four-piece tubs. Perfect for explorers of the far corners of the world; people looking to get close with nature in remote and luxurious surroundings, and photographers.

Sobreiras AlentejoCountry Hotel

Portugal

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Sobreiras is a rural contemporary hotel in Alentejo, Portugal, perfect for peace, privacy, and uninterrupted nature time. All rooms have private terraces and views of the beautiful countryside, filled with pine and cork oak trees, inviting the landscape to be a part of your experience. Enjoy the clean raw timber design, the refreshing infinity pool, and the clearest starry nights. Wander the orchard. Take a nap in the hammock. Live simply. Perfect for seekers of peace; writers; winos and foodies; lovers of architecture & design enthusiasts.   

 

Hotel Aire de Bardenas

SPAIN

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"The future begins here " - The Times. Aire de Bardenas is set at the edge of a desert in the northern province of Navarre. Each room combines comfort and well being with simplicity and naturalness. The hotel offers special bungalows with views of Bardenas Reales. Other rooms have a private garden and/or a large outdoor bath. Aire de Bardenas has its own patio full of trees and a vegetable garden. Take a glass of Merlot to the desert and enjoy the sun going down, after a bike tour through the Bardenas Reales Natural Park. Perfect for writers; winos and foodies who love good design, culture and functional modern spaces.

El Ganzo

Mexico

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Hotel El Ganzo is a unique boutique hotel at the base of the Puerto Los Cabos marina in San José del Cabo, Mexico. The retreat is unlike any beachside Mexican getaway you have experienced, celebrating creativity, diversity and culture. There are 70 custom-designed rooms, facing the Marina and the Sea of Cortez. The spacious Master Suites include a terrace and a Jacuzzi. Relax and watch the horizon in one the Bali daybeds at the rooftop infinity pool. Visit the El Ganzo Spa, and try the Mezcal Ritual detox, complete with an agave scrube, mezcal lotion massage, and desert clay purification. Musicians will love the underground music studio. Guests will love weekly live performances and art shows from visiting artists. 

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5 LIVELY HIDEAWAYS TO GET SOCIAL

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5 LIVELY HIDEAWAYS TO GET SOCIAL

AYANA RESORT AND SPA, BALI, INDONESIA

Ayana is a luxury resort perched on a cliff above Jimbaran Bay in Bali, Indonesia. Shared facilities with RIMBA Jimbaran Bali Resort, offer guests 15 restaurants and bars including the famous Rock Bar; a private white-sand beach; 11 swimming pools and the award-winning Spa on the Rocks. Choose between 290 and 78 private pool villas nestled along the coastline. Take in the majestic sunsets and ocean-front views and enjoy ultimate Indonesian luxury. 

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KENSHO HOTEL, MYKONOS, GREECE

Kenshō is a stylish boutique hotel on the infamous island of Mykonos, Greece. The artistic retreat is inspired by the natural colours of the Mediterranean and traditional Aegean architecture, and overlooks the picturesque Ornos Bay. There are 25 luxurious rooms and 10 suites, designed with natural stone and aged wood, that include personal plunge pools or jacuzzis and have a strong design focus on outdoor space.

KENSHŌ faces the beautiful Ornos Bay and is 2 km away from the town of Mykonos. Visit the island's capital - Hora, a colourful harbour, also called "Little Venice". All the famous beaches are located on the southern coast: Psarou - the closest to Mykonos town; Kapari Beaches for intimate sunsets and a great view of Delos. For a day party, check out Paradise Beaches, known for endless bars and djs. For a day on the water, get a private boat and explore the Mediterranean or take a day trip to Delos, a sacred island nearby.

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MAÇAKIZI HOTEL, BODRUM, TURKEY

Postcard views. Being surrounded by olive trees and sparkling Aegean Sea. Watching white yachts disappear into the horizon. Cocktails and dancing to the setting sun. Macakizi is a boutique hotel, on the edge of Aegean sea in Bodrum, Turkey. Surrounded by hills and bougainvilleas, this secret retreat is the only place you'll want to be this summer. The rooms are set hillside, and are spacious and luxurious, with wooden accents and lots of light. Visit the outdoor spa or the glass-wall hammam or do a yoga class overlooking the water. Enjoy lazy hot summer days at the beach club and warm up by the outdoor fires on cooler nights.

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SRI PANWA PHUKET, THAILAND

Sri Panwa is a beuatiful luxury hotel in Phuket, Thailand and a destination in itself. The private pool villa & spa resort is high up on Cape Panwa with surreal views of the Andaman Ocean and PhiPhi Islands. Choose a one or two bedroom pool villa, all facing the water, and surrounded by dense lush jungle for maximum privacy. Stay at the new Habita Suite complex, complete with an infinity waterfall pool and unique leaf shaped roof. Everything at Sri Panwa is inspired by nature, making it the ultimate landscape-enhanced retreat. Visit the Cool Spa for traditional Thai or modern treatments or do sunrise yoga on the floating yoga deck. If you want to get your sweat on, there is boxing ring at the hotel's gym. Finish the day by watching the sun go down, from one of the most perfect view points. Enjoy 7 different restaurants throughout the property. Make sure to make a reservation in advance for the famous Baba Nest - 360 view the rooftop bar, voted one of the best beach bars in the world by CNN International.

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FELISSIMO HOTEL,  BALNEARIO CAMBORIU, BRAZIL

At Felissimo you will find great design in the midst of a Brazilian rainforest. Hidden in a tropical garden, and only 500 metres from sea, the hotel consists of 9 suites and 2 private lofts. Relax in the turquoise mosaic pool or take in the sea view from your private terrace. Felissimo is in close proximity to one of the best clubs in the world - Warung Beach Club. 

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Room + Wild Tulum Roundup

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NOMADE, TULUM

Nomade is a beachfront boutique hotel in Tulum, Mexico. Enjoy white sand beach, a backdrop of a lush jungle and true barefoot luxury. The accommodation choices includes Jungle Suites, Ocean Villas, Deluxe Tents, and Pool Villas. Relax on one of the nicest beaches in Tulum and enjoy the hippie chic vibe.

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BE TULUM

Be Tulum Hotel is an image of Tulum, Mexico many have in their minds, that actually exists in reality. Set in the dense jungle, with a white sand beach as its backyard and close to the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an, the boutique hotel is a near perfect tropical destination. There are 44 private suites between the jungle, the beach and the sea, all created with local materials and original designs. Choose the Ocean Front Suite for ultimate luxury, complete with a rooftop terrace, a pool and a sun bathing area. Visit the Yäan Wellness Energy Spa to relax with an organic treatment after a day full of adventure. 

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LA ZEBRA, TULUM

La Zebra is located on one of the most perfect stretches of beach in Tulum and combines nature, design, and cuisine in a boutique tropical environment. Choose between one of the colourful classic cabanas or the contemporary suites. The jungle chic cabanas are only steps away from the ocean, complete with a palapa roof and the modern contemporary suites are every design lover's dream . Both come with A/C, private decks, and hammocks.

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MI AMOR, TULUM

Built on a rocky coast, above the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and surrounded with a lush jungle, Hotel Mi Amor really sets the tone for being one of the most romantic destinations in Tulum, Mexico. Choose one of the handful of suites the boutique hotel offers, complete with private balconies and plunge pools, where even the Garden Suite comes with a glimpse of the water. Enjoy a welcome massage as you are checking in. Relax on a floating daybed, surrounded by plants. 

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HOTEL ESENCIA, PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Hotel Esencia is a boutique Mexican hotel, located between Tulum and Playa del Carmen on a still untouched Xpu-Ha Bay. Originally, serving as a private villa of an Italian duchess, the beachfront oasis is surrounded by Yucatán jungle, and has been reimagined in 2014 with an arrival of a new owner. There are 29 tropical-chic suites and villas, with private terraces and personal touches like complimentary beach bags, snorkeling gear, and Havaiana sandals.

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5 HIDEAWAYS FOR THE ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER

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5 HIDEAWAYS FOR THE ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER

WHITEPOD HOTEL, SWITZERLAND

Whitepod is a eco-luxury hotel and Alpine experience in Valais, Switzerland, consisting of a village of pods, surrounded by private ski slopes and hike trails. A pod is a sphere composed only of triangles (using minimum materials), complete with all of the amenities of a traditional hotel room. Choose the Cozy Pod, The Family Pod, the Deluxe Pod or one of the newer Pod Suites. Choose the Swiss Pod Suite, complete with a large terrace and a bar with a selection of wines and vermouth, or the Forest Pod Suite with a hammock in the indoor trees and unparalleled views. All suites include a private sauna. By staying at Whitepod, you are contributing the hotel's sustainable lifestyle.

Both seasons offer a wide variety of unique and traditional outdoor activities. Enjoy access to 7 km of ski slopes with private ski lifts, dog sledding and snowshoe hiking the winter. Summer offers 25 km of hiking trails, as well as unique activities, like hiking-cooking trail, where you cook with the plants you’ve gathered or edu-trail hike, where you learn about the region's agriculture. Those looking for something with more adrenaline will love mountain biking or paragliding with a certified pilot. If you care tear yourself away from the property, take a day trip to Lavey-les-Bains Thermal Baths, Salt Mines of Bex, Fairies’ Cave, or the Jardin Zen – Aigle. End the day with a relaxing massage, available back at the hotel.

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HOTEL PALACIO DE SAL, SALAR DE UYUNI, BOLIVIA

Palacio de Sal Hotel is located on the edge of the vast and mysterious Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia - the world’s largest salt flat. Mirroring its environment, everything from the walls to the furniture in the hotel is built entirely with salt. Choose one of 30 igloo-like rooms, built with salt blocks. Relax by the fireplace in the game room or have a drink at the bar after a long day of exploring. Take in your surroundings from Palacio de Sal's viewing room with a surreal 360 degree view.

You are here for Salar de Uyuni -  the largest salt flat in the world, covering an area of 12,000 square km, and sitting 3660 meters above sea level, visible from space. Created by a prehistoric lake going dry, Salar de Uyuni is a desertlike landscape of salt, rock formations and islands. Discover this other-worldly natural wander while staying at Palacio de Sal on foot or mountain bikes. Other Bolivian landmarks not to be missed are Árbol de Piedra ("stone tree") in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve; Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon), a salt lake in the Sur Lípez Province, where you will also come across flamingoes; Laguna Celeste, another famous Bolivian lake and last but not least the Salvador Dalí Desert (Valle de Dalí), where landscapes resemble the artist's signature paintings.

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LA FERME DE GEORGES, THE LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES NATIONAL PARK, BRAZIL

La Ferme de Georges is an eco hotel on the edge of the surreal sand dunes and lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in the town of Atins, in northeastern Brazil. Built on a hill, and overlooking the river and the jungle, the lodge offers 7 casitas, appropriately named the Dune Chalet, the River Chalet, the Tree Chalet and the Park Chalet, after various natural elements in the area, and designed with local materials. Enjoy the many viewing points and hammocks throughout the property. Visit the organic garden. 

You are here to explore The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park - a unique protected area with freshwater turquoise lagoons and smooth surrealistic sand dunes. Trek the dunes on foot, horse back, or with a 4x4. Go Kite Boarding or Surfing. Enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the area. Find a unique way to document this heaven on earth.  

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LONGITUDE 131°, ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK, AUSTRALIA

Welcome to the raw majestic wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia. Longitude 131° is a luxury resort standing at the foot of Australia’s most recognizable natural sights - Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the sacred red mounts of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Choose one of the fifteen luxury tents on stilts, all with stunning views of Uluru, designed to keep you cool in summer and warm in the winter. Relax beneath the canopy roof, at the resort's library where you can read about ancient explorers after a day full of adventure. Cool off in your personal oasis in the outdoor swimming pool. This is the ultimate wilderness luxury experience.  

Explore the unique flora and fauna of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. See the desert come alive with a Sunrise Walk before dawn. Take a camel ride through the vast surroundings. Discover unique geology with Longitude's knowledgable guides. 

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AWASI PATAGONIA, CHILE

Awasi Patagonia is located on the outskirts of Torres del Paine National Park inside a private reserve. Choose one of 12 hillside villas with panoramic views of Lake Sarmiento and horn-shaped peaks of Cuernos del Paine. Surrounded by a forest and pampas (lowlands), the area is perfect for wildlife sightings. The cottages are inspired by old patagonian shelters, providing privacy, yet open to observing the natural world. 

Awasi Patagonia offers tailor-made, private tours perfect for anyone wanting a luxurious wilderness experience. You will be assigned your own guide upon arrival, to built a custom itinerary - whether it's horseback riding, fishing, or hiking the unique Torres del Paine landscapes. Mountain bike or ride horses through the majestic plains to the lakes. Kayak through fjords and ancient glaciers. Hike through dense forests. Spot condors, pumas and flamingoes. Be one with the wild and discover one of the only places in the world that hasn't changed in centuries - Patagonia. 

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5 RETREATS WITH THE ULTIMATE VIEWS

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5 RETREATS WITH THE ULTIMATE VIEWS

POD HOTEL, CAMPS BAY, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Camps Bay, a trendy suburb of Cape Town, sits between the majestic cliffs of Table Mountain and the navy blue Atlantic Ocean. POD Boutique Hotel is located directly across from Camps Bay Beach. Choose between 15 beautifully designed rooms, with modern live-edge wood and granite touches, and floor to ceiling glass windows. Three suites have private plunge pools, and the POD's wraparound pool terrace overlooks the ocean. Enjoy breathtaking views of the water or the 12 Apostles Mountain Range, while sipping a Caipirinha.

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TIGER MOUNTAIN POKHARA LODGE, POKHARA, NEPAL

Nestled 1,000 feet above the Pokhara Valley, among bamboo and fruit trees, with a surreal Himalayan backdrop, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is one of the most unforgettable places to stay in Nepal. Enjoy views of the famous Himalayan peaks - Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu and the Annapurna Range from the terrace of your private cottage or the lodges' infinity pool. The clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. Inside you will find rich Tibetan rugs and handmade wood furniture. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails on the candle-lit terrace or after dinner aperitifs around the fire. Find a sense of living in a local village with luxury in this natural haven.

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HOTEL HACIENDA NA XAMENA, IBIZA, SPAIN

Na Xamena sits on top of a majestic cliff, high above the Mediterranean and surrounded by a pine forest. If you are looking for privacy, luxury and relaxation - this place is for you. The property is a traditional white Ibiza-style villa in the midst of a preserved natural park. There are 77 rooms and suites to choose from as well as 4 restaurants, a bar, a spa and a sun terrace. The unique feature of Na Xamena are Cascadas Suspendidas - cascading therapeutic waterfalls, suspended at the top of the cliffs. The water circuit is made of several pools of heated sea water, with different depths and levels, connected by waterfalls. 

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KASBAH DU TOUBKAL, MOROCCO

Kasbah du Toubkal is located in the heart of Toubkal National Park, at the base of Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, overlooking the village of Imlil. Set amongst walnut groves and restored with Berber craftsmanship and techniques, the hotel faces mountains, waterfalls, and lakes, offering an extraordinary experience and a chance to discover unseen Morocco. Choose between fourteen comfortable rooms, including three private apartment suites, with a balcony, a kitchen and unparalleled views of the High Atlas Mountains. Wake up to fresh mountain air and fall asleep to the crackling fireplace.

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GOCTA ANDES LODGE, AMAZONAS, PERU

Gocta Lodge has one of the most beautiful views in all of Peru and is a perfect starting point to explore the region of the Chachapoya. Located in the small village of Cocachimba and situated at an altitude of 1,800 meters, Gocta is designed to have the best view and proximity to the Gocta Waterfalls. Every room you choose faces the Falls. Enjoy the surrounding gardens, infinity pool and terraces in a perfect spring weather setting. You are here to experience the Gocta Waterfalls. Take a 2.5 hour hike to the base of the falls through farmlands and cloud forests. 

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WHICH GREEK ISLAND IS FOR YOU?

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WHICH GREEK ISLAND IS FOR YOU?

Mykonos

Personalities: Jetsetters. Nightlife lovers.  

STAYSAN GIORGIO HOTEL

San Giorgio is a beautifully designed boutique hotel, located seaside on the island of Mykonos. There are 32 rooms to choose from, with traditionally Greek white walls and handpicked wooden furniture and accessories. Choose the Basico room; Mare and Mare Plus rooms with balconies and Aegean views; the Veranda with a large bamboo-covered terrace and hammocks; or the Grande or Famosa Suites with a master bedroom, a living area and a spacious veranda for ultimate luxury. Tan on a wooden platform, disappearing into the water. Sleep the afternoon away in a hand-sewn hammock. Enjoy the beach clubs located nearby for a sunset adventure. San Giorgio is perfect for travellers looking to enjoy everything Mykonos has to offer: Mediterranean waters, bohemian vibes and vibrant nightlife. 

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Santorini

Personalities: Lovers. Romantics with a taste for luxury. Ultimate loungers looking for a room with a view.   

STAY: KAPARI NATURAL RESORT

Kapari Natural Resort is a boutique hotel, located on the romantic Greek island of Santorini, in the quiet village of Imerovigli. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere, an infinity pool disappearing into the Mediterranean and majestic views of the caldera. There are only 14 rooms and suites, restored from the 300 year old complex of traditional houses and built into the cliff. The built-in furniture and the white modern design truly showcase the Santorini vibe. Choose the Vanilla Rooms for the beautiful views or one of the two-level Premium Rooms located close to the pool. For ultimate luxury, choose The Kapari Suite -  the largest of all rooms, offering a Cycladic style fireplace, a Jacuzzi and a steam bath. 

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Zakynthos

Personalities: Sea Explorers. Lovers. Hikers.    

STAY: ZANTE MARIS SUITES, ZAKYNTHOS

Zante Maris Suites is a modern boutique hotel in Tsilivi, Zakynthos. Nestled hillside with panoramic views of Ionian Sea and surrounded by olive trees, the hotel is a perfect Greek Island oasis. Stay in one of the swim up suites, complete with sea views and a sun deck and surrounded by a pool. Relax in the lounge or the restaurant looking over the bay and the village. Enjoy live music with your dinner and the cool ambiance of this private retreat. 

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Milos

Personalities: Photographers. Writers. Families. 

STAY Captain Zeppos

Captain Zeppos is a boutique seafront bed and breakfast on the beautiful Greek island of Milos. Located right on the sea in the centre of a Pollonia - a small picturesque fishing village on the northeast edge of the island, the retreat will become your home away from home. There are only 4 suites and one private villa, complete with kitchens for those who like to cook. Each suite is named with colours and decorated in a traditional Cycladic style, with subtle island luxury accents. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets over the Mediterranean from your own suite, complemented by Pollonia's landscapes. Lose yourself in a good book. Relax in the jacuzzi after dinner or have a sundowner in the lounge. 

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Folegandros

Personalities: Escapists. Travellers looking for a remote and quiet island. 

STAY:  BLUE SAND HOTEL AND SUITES

Blue Sand Hotel & Suites is a remote, seafront retreat on the small Cyclade island of Folegandros, Greece. Built on a rocky cliff, overlooking the Agali Bay - one of the nicest local beaches, the hotel is perfect for those who do not want to be found. The traditional Greek architecture is highlighted with modern design elements and thoughtful luxurious accents. All rooms come with unparalleled Mediterranean views and private balconies. Enjoy the warm hospitality that comes with the family-owned business. Soak in the sun on the private beach. Lounge on the terrace and watch the sun go down.  

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Paros

Personalities: Kite and Wind surfers. Artists. Marble enthusiasts. 

STAY: Calme Boutique Hotel

Calme Boutique Hotel is a luxury hillside retreat on the Greek island of Paros. Located in the southeast, close to the village of Drios, where the land is covered with olive groves and vineyards, and one of the best beaches on the island, Chryssi Akti (The Golden Beach) is only 700 metres away. The bohemian Cycladic design is in everything from the stone walls to the unique room names, like Lavender, Thyme, and Basil or Mint and Aloe. There are only 14 suites, each featuring an outdoor space and a private pool.

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Rhodes

Personalities: Lovers, friends and families looking to enjoy ancient history and unique natural surroundings.

STAY MELENOS LINDOS HOTEL

Welcome to Lindos - a charming white village, sitting under the ancient Acropolis on a small harbour of the Greek island of Rhodes. Melenos Lindos is a special hotel where history and nature come together as one. The hotel has been designed with a lot of attention to detail - mosaic floors, hand-painted ceramics, gorgeous plants, intricate antiques and romantic lighting at night. The twelve suites all have beautiful views of of the Aegean Sea and distant coastline. Each suite has a private terrace, decorated with pebble mosaics. Relax while watching the coastline or daydream in the intimate garden, among lavender, jasmine, and lush grape-vines.

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5 UNIQUE STAYS THROUGHOUT BRAZIL

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5 UNIQUE STAYS THROUGHOUT BRAZIL

KENOA HOTEL

Kenoa Beach Spa & Resort is a remote beachfront design hotel in Barra de Sao Miguel, 30 minutes away from Maceio, the capital of the state of Alagoas, just nine degrees south of the equator in northeast Brazil. Inspired by nature, the resort was designed and built using sustainable Brazilian materials in unexpected ways. There are 23 villa-style cabanas, complete with panoramic views of the Atlantic coast, interior gardens, terraces, a traditional Japanese ufuro tubs, and plunge pools in some. Relax under eucalyptus trees in Kenoa's many private outdoor areas. Watch the sun go down from the infinity pool. Visit the spa and try one of the Coffee Treatment.

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UXUA CASA HOTEL & SPA, TRANCOSO

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa is one of the reasons one should visit the Bahia State of Brazil. Enjoy barefoot luxury, one-of-a-kind sustainable design, and genuine warm hospitality. The 11 unique Casitas have been restored and designed by the Diesel creative director Wilbert Das, with help from local artists. Some Casitas date back as far as 500 years! Choose a one, two or three bedroom Casita or the Treehouse - all made from reclaimed materials. Visit the Beach Club, and see why UXUA's Beach Bar is named one of the best in the world. End the day at the spa, inspired by the natural Bahian elements - mangroves, rainforest, sea, and sand. Make sure to try the Almescar Tree Oil Massage, the hotel's signature. All spa products are hand-made from coconut oil, shea butter, Brazil nuts, and dark cocoa grown in the gardens on-site.

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CRISTALINO LODGE, AN AMAZON SANCTUARY, ALTA FLORESTA, MATO GROSSO STATE

The Cristalino Lodge is located in the Brazilian Amazon region inside a private forest reserve, sitting on the banks of Cristalino River. Choose one of the 18 wooden rooms or bungalows, carefully designed to blend into the environment and built using natural materials. Wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys. Take the afternoon to read in a hammock on a private terrace. Watch the sunset on the floating dock and listen to the soothing sounds of the river. 

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FELISSIMO HOTEL,  BALNEARIO CAMBORIU

At Felissimo you will find great design in the midst of a Brazilian rainforest. Hidden in a tropical garden, and only 500 metres from sea, the hotel consists of 9 suites and 2 private lofts. Relax in the turquoise mosaic pool or take in the sea view from your private terrace. Perfect for people who appreciate great design and secret gardens.

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CHEZ GEORGES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Chez Georges is a luxury villa in the hills of Rio de Janeiro's Santa Teresa neighbourhood. Nestled between the golden beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and the lush jungle that surrounds the city, Chez Georges is a unique private oasis, for anyone who appreciates architecture, music, and art. The villa can host up to 14 guests with it's 7 suites. The villa has been built and designed by a renowned architect Wladimir Alves de Souza, showcasing Brazilian Brutalism at its best. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain, and Guanabara Bay; large wooden doors; floor to ceiling windows and white walls; complete with a refreshing 15 metre pool. The the most unique feature of Chez Georges is sound-proofed music studio, complete with a control room and recording room, facing the lush greens on the forest. 

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5 LAKESIDE RETREATS AROUND THE WORLD

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5 LAKESIDE RETREATS AROUND THE WORLD

IL SERENO HOTEL, LAKE COMO, ITALY

Il Sereno is a modern boutique hotel, located on the banks of the infamous Lake Como, in Italy. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and dark teal water, the intimate hotel brings fresh contemporary luxury to the area. The design is inspired by Lake Como's history and culture, with the vertical gardens and sculptures, inspired by the colours and the movement of the lake. (specially created by botanist Patrick Blanc). There are 30 lake front suites to choose from, complete with private terraces, lake views and floor to ceiling windows with plenty of natural light. Guests have a privete beach, a fresh water infinity pool stretching over the lake, a full-service spa, and 3 classic wooden boats designed by Ernesto Riva available for the use.

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Photo property of Il Sereno Hotel

HOTEL PALAFITTE, NEUCHÂTEL, SWITZERLAND

Palafitte is built on piles on the lake of Neuchâtel with breathtaking views of the Alps. Choose between the Lake or Shore Pavillions. Each room has a private terrace, with direct access to the lake, as well as a jacuzzi. This is an outdoorsman's paradise! There is an array of activities from golf, mountain biking and hiking in the summer to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Highlights include Creux du Van, a breathtaking cirque created from water and ice erosion and Saut-du-Doubs, a beautiful mineral and aquatic area to explore on foot or by boat. 

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LAGUNA LODGE ECO-RESORT & NATURE RESERVE, GUATEMALA

Enter the Mayan world of The Laguna Lodge by boat, through the legendary Lake Atitlan. The structure of the hotel is naturally integrated into a mountain, providing beautiful views of crystal blue water and three dormant volcanoes. All 6 suites are created from volcanic stone, adobe and palm and inspired by natural surroundings. Step out on your private patio to a garden of coffee and banana trees. Have a candle-light dinner while listening to the sweeping lake, creating surreal ambience. Warm up by the river stone and jasper fire place.

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GAL OYA LODGE, SRI LANKA

Gal Oya Lodge is located across beautiful Sri Lankan wilderness next to the Gal Oya National Park. Choose between nine eco-chic rooms with private verandas and ceiling glass windows. Design details such as table tops of sliced timber, the thatched roofs; coconut shells, bamboo and stone as bath accessories make the rooms one of a kind. For a special occasion or a larger group, choose the two bedroom villa perched at the highest point of the lodge, offering the best views. Enjoy the outdoor shower. Swim in the outdoor emerald pool, surrounded by mountains and cliffs. 

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Photo property of Gal Oya Lodge

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Photo property of Gal Oya Lodge

ISLETA EL ESPINO, NICARAGUA

Isleta El Espino is a boutique ecolodge, situated on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua. The hideaway is owned by a brother and sister team and has a total of five rooms, including a treehouse. Everything on the property has been built by local designers and artisans. Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and mangoes falling from the trees. Turn on island mode. 

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