If the way to your heart is your stomach, head to the Skoura Oasis to get your fill. Incredible private dining awaits in secret spaces on the manicured grounds, and on a drive into the Atlas Mountains for an indulgent evening under the stars.
The Creative Heart | Ellerman House, South Africa
Pair fine wines and fine art at the celebrated Ellerman House consistently ranked as one of the top hotels in the world by top travel publications like Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. With the recent addition of a custom-crafted wine cellar guests can now sample 7,500 vintages in an inspiring, intimate environment.
For the Love of Nature | Hotel Paracas, Peru
Peru’s southern coast is alive with history and outdoor encounters. Soar over the mysterious Nazca Lines in a private plane, or sail to the Ballestas Islands, the “Little Galapagos”, and get a glimpse of the docile marine animals and migratory birdlife.
Romantic Relaxation | White Pearl Resort, Ponta Mamoli
Private pools, private beaches, and an unending Indian Ocean view – soaking up the sun and sand can be your only aim for days on end at Mozambique’s fantastic White Pearl Resort. Spring for an ocean-side massage to complete the stay in paradise.
Aristocratic Luxury | Chateau de la Barre, France
For a countryside escape in the gateway to the Loire Valley, head to the historical Chateau de la Barre. The property is hosted by a Count and Countess whose family has lived in the chateau since the 15th century. Outfitted with ornate antiques and tapestries, you’ll feel you are part of the aristocracy during elegant dinners in the grand dining room and late-night fireside conversations.
Exotic Adventures | Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
Phuket is known for its exotic sandy beaches and impressive forests amongst the warm waters of the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean. From Six Senses Yao Noi, one of Phuket’s most beautiful and relaxing retreats, set out by luxury speed boat to explore uninhabited islands for unparalleled swimming and snorkeling in azure waters, or go kayaking by twilight through the caves around Phuket.
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