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5 CANADIAN WILDERNESS RETREATS

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5 CANADIAN WILDERNESS RETREATS

Discover Canadian wilderness with 5 unique retreats from Pacific to Atlantic. Experience whale or bear watching, mountain biking, or surfing in Tofino. Take a sunrise canoe ride and watch the local wildlife of Ontario. Bike through vineyards and breweries, tasting samples along the way in Prince Edward County. Take a photo expedition along photographers from National Geographic in Newfoundland.

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4 UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN RETREATS

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4 UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN RETREATS

Australia offers some of the most design-oriented sustainable stays in the world as well as stunning diverse landscapes. Get to know the wilderness of the Tweed Valley and the Gold Coast. Discover the Northern River region, where the tropics meet the mountains. Watch the sunset on an infinite stretch of Pacific Coast beaches. See the highest waterfalls in Western Australia on a scenic helicopter flight. Explore the unique flora and fauna of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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7 SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL PRACTICES

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7 SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL PRACTICES

What does being a sustainable traveller mean to you? For us at Room + Wild, it means travelling with a purpose, learning more about the destination we are visiting - its people; its wildlife; its surroundings, and leaving the place we visited in a better state than before.

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5 HOTELS WORTH VISITING SOUTH AFRICA FOR

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5 HOTELS WORTH VISITING SOUTH AFRICA FOR

South Africa is a country that will please any type of traveller - wildlife and nature lovers, winos and foodies, divers, surfers, and beach bums. Discover true wilderness inside Kruger National Park. Hop on a Wine Tram and see the Franschhoek Wine Route. Take a day trip to Cape Town's Table Mountain, the city's most famous icon, visible from 200km out at sea. Hike or take a cable car to the top and enjoy spectacular views.

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5 HOTELS CREATED BY VISIONARIES

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5 HOTELS CREATED BY VISIONARIES

Some hotels don’t follow the rules. Travel to Bali, Brazil, Switzerland, and Tanzania and discover these gems. Stay in one of the unique rooms created by architects Ando, Kuma, Mayne and Zumthor; all with expansive views of the Swiss mountainscape. Take an outdoor shower with nothing but the ocean in your view for a true inside/outside living experience of Zuri Zanzibar. Find peace and balance at Bambu Indah in Bali.

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5 RETREATS FOR WINE LOVERS

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5 RETREATS FOR WINE LOVERS

Calling all wine lovers to discover the unique landscape of Valle de Guadalupe - home to Mexico's biggest wineries; learn the vine-to-bottle winemaking process in Tuscany;  or taste the green wines of Castelo de Paiva in Portugal.

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5 LANDSCAPE-ENHANCED MINDFULNESS RETREATS

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5 LANDSCAPE-ENHANCED MINDFULNESS RETREATS

Take a self care vacation. Journey to reconnect with nature, your body, and mind at some of the most unique wellness stays in the world. Discover deeper meditation with sound baths and spiritual transformation with mind-altering retreats. Stimulate your creativity. Do a complete digital detox. Embrace the art of mindfulness.

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5 ARCTIC RETREATS FOR A COMPLETE ESCAPE

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5 ARCTIC RETREATS FOR A COMPLETE ESCAPE

The purples and greens of Aurora Borealis. Crisp, bright snow. Watching the starry arctic sky without leaving your igloo. A true hygge experience. Stillness and peace. Transforming and creating. Leaving inspired.

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5 MOST ROMANTIC HOTELS

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5 MOST ROMANTIC HOTELS

Have tea in the Sahara while writing in your journal. Take camel rides with 360 degree horizons. Slow down and enjoy la dolce vita of Tuscany. Explore centuries-old properties of the Amalfi Coast.

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5 GOURMET RETREATS MADE FOR FOODIES

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5 GOURMET RETREATS MADE FOR FOODIES

Foodies will love our exclusive gourmet escapes around the world. Discover boutique wine tours and private chef dinners in awe-inspiring locations. Go truffle hunting in Italy. Explore places where the cacao plant was first worshipped as the “food of the gods”.

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5 ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME STAYS

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5 ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME STAYS

Lion Sands Game Reserve

SOUTH AFRICA

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Lion Sands is an award winning safari retreat in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. The reserve consists of four lodges, built with their surroundings in mind, incorporating steel, wood, thatch, glass, water & sand. Stay in the River Lodge, the only private reserve to have access to the Sabie River, with the rooms connected by wooden walkways, offering unparalleled game viewing. The ultra-lux and modern Ivory Lodge consists of 9 villas, complete with lounge areas and private swimming pools. Choose The Tinga Lodge for retro safari design and wooden viewing decks or the Narina Lodge, located under 100 year old trees and overlooking the Sabie River. For a once in a lifetime experience, spend the night under the stars in one of the Lion Sands’ Treehouses. Listen to wildlife come alive around you. Take in the views of the iconic African plains at dusk.

Cape Weligama

SRI LANKA

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Cape Weligama is a beautiful coastal resort, along raw majestic cliffs and soaring Indian Ocean in Sri Lanka. Take in the sound of crashing waves, the surrounding lush jungle, and wild tropical flowers throughout the property at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious retreats. The layout of the resort resembles a traditional Sri Lankan village. Stay in one 39 large private abodes, designed by one of Asia's most well known architects, Lek Bunnag. Each room is named after an explorer on a Ceylon journey and is complete with terracotta-tiled rooftops, large terraces, Sonos wireless audio, steam rooms, and a stone bathtubs. Take in the view from the crescent-shaped infinity pool. Visit the spa and try a treatment with organic Sri Lankan spice scrubs made from clove, nutmeg, sweet orange and sandalwood, or Ceylon tea - a known antioxidant.

Longitude 131

AUSTRALIA


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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.  

Six Senses Zil Pasyon

SEYCHELLES


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Six Senses Zil Pasyon is a one-of-a-kind private island resort, located on Félicité - an Island in the Seychelles, encircled by Grande Soeur, Petite Soeur, Coco and Marianne Islands. There are 30 pool villas as well three- and four-bedroom residences, surrounded by the large iconic rocks rising out of the turquoise water, with panoramic views of Indian Ocean and dense lush foliage. It is the little details that make Six Senses Zil Pasyon special, like swings in the bathroom, architecture that is part of the environment, and the treehouse-like spa. Enjoy Tree Therapy, a health reboot known as forest bathing or book a session with one of the visiting practitioners - whether it is yoga or reiki. Watch a movie under the stars. Live like a castaway. 

The Brando

FRENCH POLYNESIA

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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. Relax in an outdoor bathtub or cool off in a private plunge pool. Everything in your stay is part of the price, including daily spa services and activities, as well as one diving session. 

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4 ADRIATIC SEA HOTELS WE LOVE

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4 ADRIATIC SEA HOTELS WE LOVE

Olea All Suite Hotel

ZAKYNTHOS, GREECE

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OLEA All Suite Hotel is a unique design hotel, set on the hills of Zakynthos, Greece; surrounded by olive and carob trees with the Ionian Sea sparkling in the distance. There are 93 suites facing the lush gardens, the sea, or the mountains; complete with terraces, sundecks and private pools in some. The rooms are spacious and beautifully designed with muted natural tones, echoing surrounding nature. Waking up here is truly paradise. Sit back and enjoy the views. Visit the spa for traditional Greek and modern treatments. Make sure to try the Tropical Storm Shower. OLEA practices sustainability in a number of ways.

Grand Villa Argentina

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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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. 

Hotel Excelsior

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik is an iconic luxury hotel, residing seaside in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Overlooking the cobalt blue Adriatic sea and the mysterious Old Town, Excelsior combines years of history with modern luxury. Housed in a former 1913 royal villa, and facing Lokrum Island, the landmark hotel has welcomed guests luke Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor. There are 139 spacious rooms and 19 luxury suites designed with dark wood and natural shades, with touches of yellow and blue; located in the original 1913 section of the hotel (Villa Odak) and the more modern part – The Tower. Stroll through the gardens. Take in the sunshine in one of the sunniest places in the world. Spend the afternoon in the spa, with Jacuzzi whirlpools, or wander into the Turkish or Roman baths, or perhaps relax in the intense heat of the Finnish sauna. 

Don Ferrante

ITALY

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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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5 LODGES IN THE MOST REMOTE CORNERS OF THE WORLD

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5 LODGES IN THE MOST REMOTE CORNERS OF THE WORLD

Panorama Glass Lodge

ICELAND

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Panorama Glass Lodge is a one-of-a-kind seaside stay in Hvalfjörður (fjord of the whales), Iceland. The sole glass cabin igloo reflects true Scandinavian luxury and offers unparalleled privacy and views. Enjoy a glass ceiling, an outdoor hot pool, a fully equipped kitchen, a rainforest shower with a spa ambiance, and raw surrounding nature. Have the best sleep of your life with duvets from Böhmerwald Bavaria and linen from Schlafgut Germany. Look out for Northern Lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer; try and spot the seals or even whales out in the fjord. End a day of exploration in your private luxury cabin on the edge of the world.

Zero Real Estate Toggenburg

SWITZERLAND


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Zero Real Estate is a unique pop-up hotel in Toggenburg, Switzerland, inspired by the «Null Stern Hotel» art project by Swiss concept artists Frank and Patrik Riklin with their partner Daniel Charbonnier, truly embodying the Room + Wild spirit. The one-of-a-kind accommodation consists of three hotel rooms without walls, 1200m above sea level, on the awe-inspiring landscape of Toggenburg. The Burst Suite sits at the foot of the Alpstein mountain with a 270 degree panorama from the Rhine Valley to the Churfirsten mountain range. The tranquil Schwendi Suite overlooks the Schwendi lakes; and the Stump Suite sits under the canopy of giant trees.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

OMAN

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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is a remote canyon-edge hotel, 2,000 metres above sea level on top of Al Hajar mountains, in Oman. Enjoy a truly awe-inspiring setting at one of the world’s highest luxury resorts. There are 82 canyon view rooms and 33 private pool villas, including Oman’s most luxurious three-bedroom villa, designed in authentic Arabian and Omani style. Take in the jagged rock formations, the majestic mountains and cliffs from your private balcony or the infinity pool. Stand on the canyon view platform, made infamous by Princess Diana. End the day at one of the world’s highest luxury spas. (try the Rose Ritual, with Al Jabal Al Akhdar’s Damask roses)

Sikelia Hotel

ITALY

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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. 

Manshausen

NORWAY

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Manshausen is a resort and activity centre on a tiny Norwegian island by the same name, created by polar explorer Børge Ousland – the first person to visit the North Pole in a solo expedition. The unique retreat is made up of sustainable and modern seacabins, the main house, and the Expedition loft. The two bedroom seacabins are spread out along the stone jetty and the terrain, overlooking the place where the sea and the mountains meet through large floor to ceiling windows. created by architect Snorre Stinessen is the designer of the huts. Relax in the hot tub and watch the starry sky. Visit the newly renovated main house for a large open dining area as well as a fully stocked National Geographic library. Manshausen aims to soon be climate neutral and supports local food producers.

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5 NATURAL SPA RETREATS

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5 NATURAL SPA RETREATS

QC Termeroma Resort

ITALY

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QC Termeroma is a chic, wellness retreat amidst Italian countryside in Fiumicino, only 20 km from Rome. Surrounded by Trajan's natural park, ancient trees, and perfectly manicured gardens, the hotel is a hidden oasis to get lost and recharged. Choose the Romantic room with a private patio or the spacious and luxurious Caracalla Suite. Enjoy marble walls, historic fountains, and Roman-inspired architecture. Travel back in time of the Baths of Caracalla, of Diocletian or of Trajan. Take part in ancient water therapies at the resort's wellness farm with its  hydro massage seats, Japanese bath, infinity pool, hydro massage tubs, waterfalls,  bio-saunas, and sensorial relaxation rooms, all inspired by the surrounding nature. Do a unique treatment with mountain honey, salt and alpine herbs. 

7132 Hotel

ITALY

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7132 Hotel is a remote luxury hotel in Vals, Switzerland. Surrounded by mountains, valleys, and trees, the retreat is a design haven, perfect for exploring Swiss nature and personal wellness. Stay in one of the unique rooms created by architects Ando, Kuma, Mayne and Zumthor; all with expansive views of the mountainscape. The Kengo Kuma Rooms are reminiscent of Japanese teahouses and the Mayne rooms are inspired by wood and stone, with the glass shower being the focal point of the room. The main draw of 7132 is the architectural masterpiece that are the thermal baths, made from 60,000 slabs of Vals quartzite and filled with 30° Celsius St. Peter’s spring. Enjoy the unique serene atmosphere; and hop between the fire pool, the ice pool, the blossom pool or the spring grotto.

Cliff House

IRELAND

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The Cliff House Hotel, as you can guess from the name, is built into a cliff, with all the rooms, overlooking the navy blue sea of the beautiful Ardmore bay. The six floors flow down to the sea, with no interruption of the view. Ardmore Bay is an old-world fishing village and called Ireland's "gourmet heartland." The Cliff House has existed since the thirties and is the only five-star seaside hotel in Ireland. Here you will find a lot of history, rustic charm as well as contemporary Irish luxury. Enjoy modern, yet warm design of moss-covered roofs and limestone floors. Choose between 39 sea view rooms and suites, with a naturally inspired colour palette and design elements. You will see marine blue and sea green everywhere. Enjoy this dramatic coast from a private balcony.

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.

Retreat at Blue Lagoon

ICELAND

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The Retreat is the official accommodation of the infamous Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Luxurious, private, and complete with its own hot spring and an otherworldly spa, the hotel is a perfect destination for those looking to recharge and relax in unusual surroundings. Choose between the Moss Suite or the Lava Suite, facing moss-covered lava fields and the volcanic horizon or The Lagoon Suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and your own private blue lagoon. The minimalist modern suites are designed to reflect the native Icelandic nature - charcoal tiles, lime green accents, warm-coloured wood. The surrounding lagoon and the spa is why you are here. Spend hours in mineral-rich waters, steam caves, and suspended nest chairs. Take part in geothermal seawater treatments — with silica, algae, and minerals.

 

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5 REMOTE ISLAND GETAWAYS

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5 REMOTE ISLAND GETAWAYS

Delamore Lodge

NEW ZEALAND

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Delamore Lodge is a boutique luxury hideaway on Waiheke Island of the Auckland region in New Zealand. Facing the secluded Owhanake Bay of and surrounded by lush hillside, the resort comes with unparalleled cliff top views of the Hauraki gulf, the surrounding islands, Little Barrier, Great Barrier and Coromandel. Choose one of the spacious nature-inspired suites - Awatea Suite (Dawn), Motu Suite (Island), Mahana Suite (Warmth), or Moana Suite (Ocean), complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, private patios,  rain showers landscaped gardens and never-ending views. Take it all in from the infinity pool. Relax in the cave-like Jacuzzi or the steam sauna. Wander through Delamore's extensive gardens filled with citrus and olive trees. 

Six Senses Zil Pasyon

SEYCHELLES

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Six Senses Zil Pasyon is a one-of-a-kind private island resort, located on Félicité - an Island in the Seychelles, encircled by Grande Soeur, Petite Soeur, Coco and Marianne Islands. There are 30 pool villas as well three- and four-bedroom residences, surrounded by the large iconic rocks rising out of the turquoise water, with panoramic views of Indian Ocean and dense lush foliage. It is the little details that make Six Senses Zil Pasyon special, like swings in the bathroom, architecture that is part of the environment, and the treehouse-like spa. Enjoy Tree Therapy, a health reboot known as forest bathing or book a session with one of the visiting practitioners - whether it is yoga or reiki. Watch a movie under the stars. Live like a castaway. 

Song Saa Private Island

CAMBODIA

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Song Saa Private Island Resort is located in Cambodia's Koh Rong Archipelago, on the islands of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, connected by a hanging bridge over a marine reserve. Choose the Over-Water, Jungle or Ocean-View villa, all built with local sustainable materials with bamboo roofs and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean. Surrounded by virgin rainforests, coral reefs and white gold beaches, Song Saa is a truly untouched private retreat. The staff's hospitality is genuine, immediately making you feel like a part of the family. 

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. 

The Brando

FRENCH POLYNESIA

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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. Relax in an outdoor bathtub or cool off in a private plunge pool. Everything in your stay is part of the price, including daily spa services and activities, as well as one diving session. 

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5 RETREATS WITHIN NATURAL WONDERS

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5 RETREATS WITHIN NATURAL WONDERS

Retreat at Blue Lagoon

ICELAND

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The Retreat is the official accommodation of the infamous Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Luxurious, private, and complete with its own hot spring and an otherworldly spa, the hotel is a perfect destination for those looking to recharge and relax in unusual surroundings. Choose between the Moss Suite or the Lava Suite, facing moss-covered lava fields and the volcanic horizon or The Lagoon Suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and your own private blue lagoon. The minimalist modern suites are designed to reflect the native Icelandic nature - charcoal tiles, lime green accents, warm-coloured wood. The surrounding lagoon and the spa is why you are here. Spend hours in mineral-rich waters, steam caves, and suspended nest chairs. Take part in geothermal seawater treatments — with silica, algae, and minerals.

Drive across the country. Start with seeing the enormous geyser Strokkur (erupting every 5-7 minutes), following the scenic Gullfoss. Hike to the top of a dormant volcano, go glacier hiking, ice climbing and rafting, then sit in a thermal hot spring, or swim in the Blue Lagoon. The possibilities are endless in “the land of fire and ice”. The Retreat is the perfect last stop after discovering Iceland's “Golden Circle” route.

Tierra Atacama

CHILE

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Tierra Atacama is a boutique desert hotel located 2,407 metres above sea level in Northern Chile. Enjoy views of the Andes mountain range nearby volcanoes, and the infinite desert. All the rooms are inspired by Atacama landscapes with nude and cocoa accents; include Tierra’s signature outdoor showers, and private terraces with stunning views of Licancabur Volcano or the Cordillera de Sal. The scenery is reflected in the indoor and outdoor design of the hotel for a true nature-inspired experience. Visit the Uma Spa for unique treatments, like Reiki & Crystal Massage, complimented with rica rica herbal tea or chilled cucumber water or spend the afternoon in a wicker hammock under ancient desert trees. 

Atacama Desert is every explorer's dream, where you can wander on foot, horseback, bike or 4x4. Hike Cordillera de la Sal through surreal moon-like landscapes and sand dunes of Valle de la Muerte (Death Valley). Take a rewarding soak in the hot springs of Puritama. Discover the colourful Rainbow Valley (Valle Arcoiris). Hike Licancabur Volcano, where you will stumble upon across flamingoes or llamas. Have lunch at Salar de Tala (salt flats). Take part in unique stargazing experiences in the place with the clearest sky in the world.

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 riding. 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. 

La Ferme de Georges

BRAZIL

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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.  

Chumbe Island

TANZANIA

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humbe Island is a private island retreat near Zanzibar, Tanzania. This unique tiki destination is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and a lush tropical jungle. Stay in one of seven eco bungalows, designed to provide both privacy and a sense of freedom of living in the open. The rooms are steps away from a pristine white sand beach, which you can see from your bed. Enjoy being able to stroll from your bungalow hammock to the warm tropical ocean in under 30 seconds.

Chumbe Island Coral Park is a private nature reserve that includes a protected coral reef sanctuary and a forest reserve. Besides the rich marine environment, there are multiple nature trails and historical ruins for you to discover. Swim with gentle gigantic sea turtles and colorful fish. Take a night nature walk to look for coconut crabs. Enjoy being stranded on this one of a kind tropical island.

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5 HOTELS TO VISIT FOR THE VIEWS

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5 HOTELS TO VISIT FOR THE VIEWS

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

OMAN

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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is a remote canyon-edge hotel perched on top of Al Hajar mountains, 2,000 metres above sea level in Oman. Enjoy a truly awe-inspiring setting at one of the world’s highest luxury resorts. There are 82 canyon view rooms and 33 private pool villas, including Oman’s most luxurious three-bedroom pool villa, designer in an authentic Arabian and Omani style. Take in the jagged rock formations, the majestic mountains and cliffs from your private balcony or the infinity pool. Stand on the Canyon view platform, made infamous by Princess Diana. End the day at one of the world’s highest luxury spas. (try the Rose Ritual, with Al Jabal Al Akhdar’s Damask roses)

Tainaron Blue Retreat

GREECE

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Tainaron Blue Retreat is an intimate boutique hotel, inside a 19th-century stone tower, located on the slope of Taygetos mountain in Mani, Greece -  the southernmost point of mainland Europe. The three rooms are located inside the Tower, with its narrow staircases and wooden ladders, taking you on a journey to the past. Take in the unique ancient architecture, the panoramic views and the sea stretching out before you, as well as Olive Oil toiletries in every room.   

Munduk Nature Resort

BALI

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Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort and Spa is a hillside retreat and coffee plantation in Northern Bali, Indonesia. Enjoy panoramic views of rice fields, coffee trees, and mountains with the Javas volcano and the coastline in the distance. Relax in the 18 meter infinity pool - chosen as the world's third top Infinity Pool by Asia Spa. The boutique hotel offers 9 villas and 3 suites, designed by award winning Bali architect, Popo Danes. See traditional Balinese architecture married with modern design and amenities, private terraces, bathrobes, and luxury toiletries. 

Hacienda Na Xamena

IBIZA, SPAIN

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Hacienda 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. 

Hotel Encuentro

MEXICO

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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.

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