Honeymooners, Beach Bums, Rum lovers
Sea salt therapy, cool ocean breeze, rum punch.
Anytime! Average temperatures range from 24C/75F to 30C/87F all year round. The driest season is between January and May. The rainy season is from June to December, however the precipitation is very low.
If you are planning on visiting Grenada, LaLuna is the place you want to stay at. With a limited number of guests, the emphasis is on you. The tropical paradise sits on a private beach along Grenada's Caribbean landscape. Choose the Cottage Suite - the most elevated accommodation with beautiful views of the sea. Cottage Deluxe is located right above the beach and Beach Cottage Deluxe is directly on the beach. If you are travelling with family or friends, choose the Two-Bedroom Cottage or one of the Villas - where you will find barefoot luxury and privacy at the same time.
Grenada's location makes it one of the most fascinating places in the Caribbean - forests and mangroves, crater lakes, white sand beaches with crystal blue water, lush forested mountains and waterfalls. The most unforgettable activities include visiting the Spice Market and the Belmont Estate, a functioning cocoa and nutmeg plantation. "The Chocolate Experience" will show you how chocolate goes from the cocoa fields to the final product you are familiar with. FInish the day with the Rivers Antoine Rum Distillery, where you will learn about Grenada's history and try the local fiery beverage. For a natural adventure, visit Annadale Falls or hike to Concorde or Seven Sisters Waterfall. Finally, snorkel amongst underwater sculptures at the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park.
Catch of the day served with papaya, sesame seed, passion fruit and soy sauce. Pumpkin ravioli and seafood carpaccio. Visit Coconut Beach restaurant for Creole/Local Cuisine or BB’s Crab Back for Caribbean Cuisine.
Fly into Grenada's Maurice Bishop International Airport and arrange a pickup with the hotel.
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Trendy design-lovers with a taste for luxury.
Exotic Wildlife. Barefoot luxury. Sounds of the Sea.
October to March
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.
You don't have to wander far to enjoy true South African nature at POD, with the ocean in front of you and the mountains at your back. Cape Town is famous for its beautiful beaches with white sand and clear water. Visit Camps Bay beach, minutes from the hotel, for a Mediterranean vibe and great restaurants. The Clifton Beaches are characterized by dramatic cliffs and are perfect for yacht watching. Finally, for a romantic picnic visit Llandudno Beach, located at the base of the Twelve Apostles mountain range. To venture out for the day, take a trip to Robben Island to see a wide spectrum of seabirds and mammals, or Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - the most beautiful garden in Africa. For those living an active lifestyle and looking for adrenaline, take a surfing lesson or see the beautiful Cape Town coastline from up high, while skydiving.
Caipirinhas on the beach. Visit The Cod Father in Camps Bay for great sushi and fresh fish cooked to order. While in the Winelands, visit The Tasting Room, one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, offering creative high-end fare or Babel - for fresh and heathy food from their personal garden.
Take a taxi from the Cape Town Airport.
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Jaba Nibue, Playa Grande, Taganga, Santa Marta
Jaba Nibue, Playa Grande, Taganga, Santa Marta
Photographers, honeymooners, lovers, explorers with a taste for luxury
The complimentary colours of the landscape outside your window. Riding a horse through a jungle. Having a cold Aquila (national beer) after a day of adventures.
Visit anytime of year. 30 degrees Celsius all year round. Welcome to the equator.
Jaba Nibue is situated a short boat ride away from Taganga fishing village on the beautiful and remote Playa Grande. Built on the side of the mountain, the ecohabs follow an ancient design that is sustainable yet visually pleasing. The view from your personal ecohab is simply surreal with surrounding red mountains and emerald sea. The landscape is hard to pinpoint and constantly changing - looking one way you imagine eastern Africa - another way, the view is very Mediterranean. While there is a lot to see in this region, it is important to take a day to simply enjoy the scenery from your window.
Jaba Nibue sits on the outskirts of Tayrona National Park - one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. The best way to explore it is arriving by bus or taxi and leaving by boat - the chariot is half the adventure. Once you enter the park, you are advised to ride a horse through the rainforest, before entering one of the most unique and breathtaking beaches - Cabo San Juan. Imagine lush jungle spilling out onto the perfect white sand, surrounded by large smooth rocks. You will leave Tayrona with unforgettable memories and photographs. Another great day trip is to Playa Christal - a deserted beach with the clearest water and a beautiful mountainscape.
Catch of the day: fried red snapper with a side of coconut rice and crispy plantains. Fresh baked bread in Tayrona Park - choose a bun with cheese, chocolate or coconut.
Fly into Cartagena and take a 4 hour car service to Taganga. 5 minute boat ride later you will arrive at Ecohabs Taganga. Suddenly the long trip will seem very worth it.
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Honeymooners, lovers, astrology enthusiasts, people with a taste for the finer things in life.
Smelling sea salt in the air. Yoga at sunrise and wine at sunset. Infinity hot tub overlooking the pacific. Landscape inspired accommodation. Heated floors. Crackling fireplace.
California weather all year round
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.
Borrow one of the hotel's complimentary Lexus' to explore the Big Sur. Visit the port Lighthouse, sitting atop a volcanic rock. Be a living postcard, when observing the iconic Bixby Bridge - the most photographed piece of the coastal route. Other not-to-be-missed highlights include 17 Mile Drive, known as the most scenic drive in the world and the Hearst Castle, a must-see National Historic Landmark, once a home of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.
Edible tour of the Chef's Garden, perfect wine and food pairing tasting menu a the Sierra Mar Restaurant.
Fly into San Francisco or Monterey and take a drive along the Pacific coast.
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Wildlife Enthusiasts. Explorers. Doers.
Enjoy a picnic lunch with unforgettable views over the black lava fields. Make friends with an iguana. Fall in love with a penguin. Check Island mode.
Anytime! 21° - 30°C temperatures all year round. It is the warmest January to June.
Iguana Crossing has been built to harmoniously blend into its surroundings. Choose between an Ocean or Volcano View rooms. Enjoy the scenery in a rooftop jacuzzi or an infinity pool. Plan a trip with the help of friendly local staff. This is the place to be if you are planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
The largest of all the Galapagos islands, Isabela is a paradise of wildlife, sea, wetlands, mangroves and volcanoes. This place is for the Ace Venturas and Crocodile Dundees of this world. Take a daytrip to Las Tintoreras islands, where you can take a swim with a penguin or a friendly reef shark. Kayak through Los Tuneles to see interesting tubes and bridges created by lava flow. Los Humedales Welands Walking or Biking tour holds a possibility of the Galápagos Tortoises encounter. For underwater enthusiasts, choose the Isla Tortuga y los Cuatro Hermanos daytrip. Geology lovers must see Sierra Negra and Chico Volcano. There really is something for everyone.
Ceviche. Sancocho de Pescado (fish soup with yucca). Catch of the Day. Flat lava stone barbecue.
Take a flight that lands to Baltra Island (Seymour Airport). From here take the internal flight in a propeller plane, operated by a local company. This will be worth it.
Travel with cash - there is no ATM at Isabela Island.
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People in search of the ultimate tropical tiki getaway, sailors, travel souls.
Tropical. Cool Drink. Flowers. Palms. Blue Water. Breeze. Repeat. At the slowest pace possible.
December-March are the warmest months. Sunny and tropical all year round.
A hotel with Maitai in the name? It had me at Maitai. This traditional Polynesian hotel village is located on Huahine Island, one of the many intriguing “Society Islands” in French Polynesia. These magic destinations, famous for their mystery and an air of true tiki paradise, are every tropic-hoppers’ dream. Huahine, said to be a Garden of Eden in the South Sea Islands, is true blue beauty. The vibe: your hut is reminiscent of ancient Polynesian canoes, surrounded by fragrant tropical flower gardens, over-looking lily-padded lagoons, and inside it's adorned with authentic island pottery. Vivid green mountains are your backdrop with intoxicating lush vegetation all around you. Pale waters and swaying palms are steps away. Staring into this gorgeous space, your brain will become slushier than your frosty drink.
Who needs to wander? You’re here. In paradise. But if you want to take a break from drinking out of a coconut: Tour a vanilla plantation. Visit a pearl farm. Go Lagoon fishing. Snorkel in the coral gardens.
Fly from Bora Bora or Tahiti to Huahine Island… barefoot.
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Lovers and Honeymooners
Climbing the volcano and feeling like you are in the land before time. Ordering the seafood platter and cold drinks to your room after the hike. Enjoying unspoiled views of the entire island.
May - September
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.
Seafood. Fresh caught octopus. Best feta and olive oil you will ever have.
Santorini can be reached from most international airports via Athens. The flying time from Athens to Santorini is about 40 minutes. Ferry is 8 hours. Hotel provides Private Transfer from/to airport and port. Besides a taxi, you can rent a moped or a donkey to get around town.
Impeccable service. Family owned business. Rates include continental breakfast, welcome with champagne and fresh fruits, and airport/port transfer.
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Honeymooners, nature lovers, people who enjoy the finer things in life.
Heli-fishing for your dinner. A guided tour of the Kimberley night sky with the lodge’s Astronomer. Sunsets and scenery filling your soul with complete and utter gratefulness.
May – October.
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.
Hike around the wild terrain, taking it all in. Beauty is at every angle. See the highest twin waterfalls in Western Australia plunging 80 metres while on a King George River scenic helicopter flight. Enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch packed by the chef. Visit the site of ancient rock art. Take a river cruise to secluded water holes for a refreshing dip. See rock wallabies, sea turtles and birds of prey.
Cuisine described as “flavours as rich as the scenery.” Try the oak barrell smoked salmon from Tasmina with fine Australian wines elegantly served at The Dunes Restaurant. If you are in the mood for something in particular, the chef will recreate your favourite dish on request.
Berkeley recently launched their our own airstrip and now also offer land based aircraft transfers (generally in C210) from both Kununurra as well as Darwin. The floatplane option is still available from Kununurra. Transfers are available daily.
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Anyone. A retreat for all who enjoy wilderness, canoeing, kayaking and a peaceful atmosphere (great for weddings and honeymoons).
True peacefulness. Leaving the door to your no-bug-will-enter-screened-in porch wide open as the the sounds of the wind, water and trees put you to sleep.
May to September
The Lodge at Pine Cove is a serene setting for connecting with nature. Park your car, cross a bridge and unlock the door to your personal cabin. Elevated and surrounded by trees, you are situated in a cove of inlets, right on the water’s edge. The calming effects of this scenery will have you headed home with a clear mind and a positive energy. Can you already hear the loons? I can.
Take out a canoe or kayak and explore the various waterways of the French River. Learn of its rich history from the Lodge staff. Take a day trip to the Five Finger Rapids near Wolesley Bay. The Lodge also offers creative writing retreats.
Each morning at The Lodge, a fresh breakfast is delivered to your door in a picnic basket full of home-made granola, yogurt, coffee, milk and warm just-baked chocolate croissants. For other meals, order baskets of marinated meats and salads to your door and use your cabin’s personal BBQ to grill up a meal. Or, if you feel like mingling, saunter over to the main lodge for a three-course meal. (Tip: Bring your own food and drink to the cabins as well - you have a full kitchen).
The Lodge is a four hour drive from Toronto.
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Families, Honeymooners, Divers, Connoisseurs of Beautiful Scenery
Realizing you are in heaven on earth while kayaking through a mysterious mangrove forest or swimming in a hidden emerald pool.
November to May are undeniably the best. However Krabi is great for most of the year, since its protected by mountains, enabling a tremendous amount of warm sunshine yet keeping the nights relatively cool.
Set within a coconut grove, Rayavadee is a resort built with two of the top beaches of Asia on either side. Everywhere you look there are awe-inspiring limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, beautiful plant life or monkeys. Your personal bungalow is set inside a lush tropical garden and includes complimentary beer and chocolates as well as a giant bed. Visit the Grotto bar in an open cave for an unforgettable meal. Learn the art of Thai cooking, flower garland weaving or fruit carving.
Rayavadee's is in perfect proximity to Phuket, Phi Phi Island and the magical Phang Nga Bay, also known as the James Bond Island. The Our Ta Lane & Hong Island trip is a wonderful full-day excursion offering a kayak trip through breathtaking Ta Lane Nature Reserve and the chance to swim and relax on the beach at Hong Island. For an unforgettable experience of a deserted tropical island, visit the Rok island.
For the land lover, enjoy a jungle hike to a beautiful waterfall. Visit Krabi Town's colourful morning market or Climb 1,000 steps to the summit of Tiger Cave Temple.
Fresh juice. Coconut everything. High-end Authentic Thai food.
Rayavadee is accessible only by sea due to the surrounding limestone cliffs. Krabi International Airport, with daily connections from Bangkok, is located just 23 km from the resort.
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Lovers, Bohemians and Romantics.
Traditional early morning jump from the cliffs.
December through April is the high season with the best weather. However, low season of May to November also shows lower rates. The months of June to November are characterized as the hurricane season, so make sure to check the long forecast before travel.
Exclusive cliff-side accommodations, Private Cave Dining, The Blackwell Rum Bar, and Aveda Amenity Spa. As described by The New York Times, the colourful wooden, thatch-roofed cottages “could have been designed by Matisse.”
Explore Negril’s stunning seven-mile beachfront. Indulge in best snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and dolphin watching as well as hiking and horseback riding tours.
Stuffed Crab Back. Also try the Caves' signature drink - The Cliffhanger. Freshly squeezed watermelon juice with a hint of ginger, served with Blackwell Rum and a hint of Appleton Gold Jamaica Rum.
The Caves is 90 minutes away from the Montego Bay Airport. Transportation can be arranged directly with the Caves at an additional cost. Get around Negril by taxi.
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Types who enjoy life's simple pleasures, serenity and magic.
Breakfast on a private terrace in your own personal lake house, before embarking on an adventure in Neuchâtel.
Throughout the year, depending on your preference for cycling or skiing.
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. Check out www.neuchateltourisme.ch for a full list of activities.
A tour of local specialties that changes with the seasons, proposed by the chef.
A train from the Zurich or Geneva Airport is a little over an hour long. Enjoy free use of public transportation in the city of Neuchâtel.
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Relaxing types, snorkelers, yoga and spa-goers.
Just plain strolling barefoot and admiring jewel blue waters. Feeling the heritage woven through the landscape. Sipping on Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountain coffee. Reggae always. Rockhouse Chef shows you how to cook his specialty prawn-dish. Crying from happiness.
October - December
Rooms and Villas’s sit atop a cliff-face hanging over lagoon-toned waters. A few stony steps from your room, a swimming ladder dips you into the ocean. Play the Rockhouse way: Mondays are for Yoga + Tuesdays are a Spa Sensory Wellness day + Wednesdays you'll meet the managers for cocktails and hear stories + Thursdays why not head to the library in Negril + Friday drink a red stripe and fear leaving.
One tour outside the hotel that really sticks out is The Black River Safari. Cruise down the river on a motorized pontoon to find fat alligators sunning themselves as your boat wades through the funkiest of trees – Mangroves.
Get around by taxi's referred by the hotel.
Jerk chicken or lobster from 3 Dives Restaurant (found right outside of the hotel).
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Honeymooners, People with a taste for the finer things in life, Sailors.
Crisp cool colours against the warm sand. Sparkling sunrise. Simplicity and luxury.
May to June.
St. Barth is an elegant French island, where culture and a tropical environment come together in the northern arc of the Caribbean sea. The luxurious property sits directly on the Flamands beach and consists of 40 rooms, suites and villas. Choose the Beach Room overlooking the ocean or the Beach Suite with a private terrace with an infinity pool. For a hidden and intimate haven choose the Garden or the Tropical Suite. Stay at the Flamands Villas for a luxurious residential experience. Enjoy panoramic views over the Flamands bay while sipping a cocktail.
Private picnics on a desert island. Sailing on the turquoise waters and enjoying the beach. Watching the sunset in Lurin from one of the hilltop cafes.
Carte Blanche dinner in the intimacy of your private terrace.
The Hotel's Chauffeur will meet you at the Gustavia Airport, to begin your journey.
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Couples and friends looking to celebrate and unwind.
Old world charm. Breakfast on your private balcony. Fresh flowers, wine and fruit waiting for you in the room. The scent of sea and lemon trees in the air.
May to October.
Enjoy being perched on a jagged cliff with views of the colourful Amalfi coast. One side of the room faces the coast, while the other looks towards lemon and lime vines. The rooms are bright and spacious, decorated with vibrant ceramics Amalfi is known for. Enjoy the salt water pool and being surrounded by olive groves and fruit orchards.
Sip Prosecco on a retro sun lounger at the hotel's Beach Club and enjoy the Mediterranean water. Explore the Amalfi coast.Take a day trip to Positano or Capri.
The house Limoncello. Signature pasta - Paccheri with seafood. Fresh grilled fish.
Take a scenic jagged drive from Naples or from Rome.
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4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Koh Andet Island, Tatai Village, Koh Kong
4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Koh Andet Island, Tatai Village, Koh Kong
Explorers looking for a remote jungle paradise. River Glampers.
A scenic river journey to the lodge. Realizing you are a dot on the horizon. Floating tents - the feeling of a gentle movement at night. Diving straight into the river from your personal deck at sunrise.
November to March.
Surrounded by Cardamom mountains and forest and sitting on Tatai River is the Four Rivers Floating Lodge. The environmentally friendly resort is a unique and unspoiled nature retreat, offering the luxury of a boutique hotel. The 12 floating tented villas all have personal terraces and private decks to jump off into the water. The owners' passion for preserving the beautiful Cardamom Rainforest is evident in everything from the lodge's design to their warm hospitality, making your stay that much more special.
Tatai River is the perfect starting point of your exploration of the Cardamoms and Southeast Asia’s largest coastal mangrove. Book your trips in the evening with the tour guides for the following day. Enjoy nature's spa with a hydro massage from Tatai Waterfalls.Try fishing for your dinner with the help of the locals. Kayak through the mangroves. Do the Ta Kiev Mountain Trek, taking you through rice fields and waterfalls. At night, wander to see thousands of fireflies.
Western and southeast Asian food. Try beef with lemon grass, pumpkin soup as well as the B 52 cocktail.
Take a bus or a private car from Phnom Penh to Ta Tai village. The trip will take about 4-5 hours. From there your guides will take you on a 30 minutes scenic boat ride to the Lodge.
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Honeymooners. Divers. People looking for a true remote island experience.
A genuine and untouched paradise. Caribbean from the 1940s. Slowing down.
Anytime! January to June is the dry season.
3 hours away from the Colombian island of San Andres, lays one of the last untouched Caribbean retreats - Providencia. Deep Blue is a boutique hotel with 12 spacious rooms and suites facing the mysterious Crab Caye Island.
Enjoy casual luxury atmosphere, the tropical forest and turquoise sea, as well as the unparalleled view.
Deep Blue is privileged to be sitting on the border of the McBean Lagoon National Park and is perfect for underwater exploration. Take advantage of the hotel’s free kayaks as well as scuba and snorkeling equipment. Kayak to Crab Caye Island. Explore the island on a golf kart ('Mule'). Go scuba diving through the world’s third longest barrier reef. Discover the caves and pristine coral at Tete's Place as well as the German tanker shipwreck Planchon.
Take out Deep Blue’s 18 foot boat and explore Providencia and the neighbouring Santa Catalina Island. Arrange a picnic on a deserted beach.
Fresh made bread in the morning. Private dining on the dock. Visit Donde Martin for a special night on the town and Roland's Bar for a casual lunch. Divino Nino is a not-to-be-missed spot as well, where you can have your coco loco in a hammock or a delicious seafood parrillada for two. Take a boat adventure where you can catch your own lobster and have the chefs at Deep Blue prepare an unforgettable Lobster ceviche later.
Take a flight to San Andres Island and then a 3 hour ferry to Providencia.
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