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A renovated colonial townhouse in the heart of the historic UNESCO-listed town of Paraty on the Costa Verde, Pousada Literaria is a charming guesthouse that reflects the town’s literary spirit.
The suites and apartments are decorated with bold colours, book-themed artworks, polished wooden furniture, and bright cushions and throws, giving them a welcoming feel. There are some villas that are perfect for families and include access to the hotel’s facilities including the swimming pool, Poesia Spa, and an intimate house at Mamangua.
Breakfast is served all day, either in the Pousada or adjoining Bookstore, while the Quintal des Letras restaurant serves local, seasonal produce.
Spend your days wandering the cobblestone streets of the historic centre of Paraty, exploring the coast by boat, taking a culinary cruise to the Saco do Mamangua, or learning about the region’s varied birdlife. Then retire to a cosy corner and curl up for the evening.
Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort’s French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences are reflected in this beautiful resort, which is only a short stroll from Hoi An’s colourful and bustling ancient town.
Designed in French colonial style with terracotta-tiled rooftops and open walkways, the rooms and suites are spread over two- and three-storey buildings nestled in the lush gardens.
The rooms and suites are spacious and bright, decorated in neutral tones and with tiled floors and wood furniture. There’s a living area, a queen-sized bed in the bedroom, and the bathrooms have mosaic-tiled showers. Suites have sunken tubs. Each one features an al fresco lounging space overlooking the river or garden.
An expansive buffet breakfast is served at Lanterns. There are light bites at the poolside Reflections bar and high tea is served at the Hoi An Riverside Restaurant.
After a hard day’s sightseeing, the palm-fringed pool is the perfect place to relax.
Offering comfort and stylish surroundings, True North feels like a floating hotel with impeccable service, superb facilities and a friendly and knowledgeable crew. The ship is purpose built to access the most remote areas and shallow waters and there are also six comfortable expedition boats.
Eighteen spacious and well-appointed cabins feature contemporary décor, en suite bathrooms and modern amenities. Large windows provide stunning views.
Enjoy fine dining and a delectable menu of Australian cuisine as you admire the stunning views through the panoramic windows in the ship’s dining room. After a busy day, relax on the sundeck, enjoy a cocktail at the alfresco bar or listen to a nature talk.
One of the highlights of True North is the onboard helicopter offering the chance to fly high over breathtaking scenery, fish in undiscovered billabongs or stop for a gourmet picnic lunch in the bush.
True North offers one- or two-week cruises with activity-based itineraries led by experienced guides.
Occupying a prime location on Darwin’s waterfront, Mantra on the Esplanade is a hotel with panoramic views across the harbour. It’s a great base for exploring the Northern Territory’s capital city, and the ideal vantage point to appreciate the region’s stunning sunsets.
The rooms, apartments and penthouse suites are light and spacious with modern furnishings and contemporary décor, and they feature views over the city or harbour. All have fully equipped kitchens, separate living spaces, and balconies.
The onsite Telegraph Eating House & Bar offers a modern Australian menu with local, seasonal produce infused with tropical and Asian influences. Darwin’s famous Mitchell Street dining hub is just a few minutes walk away.
The hotel is conveniently located for exploring Darwin’s main attractions, including the harbour, Cullen Bay Marina, CBD, museums and galleries, and shopping centres. The Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge are within driving distance.
The Alexa is an exclusive, single cabin boat offering the ultimate romantic adventure on the seas. Built just for two, it’s perfect for private cruises, honeymoons and diving adventures. Your unique journey commences at Labuan Bajo, a small harbour town an hour’s flight from Bali. Itineraries are individually tailored to suit your needs.
The 31-metre vessel is constructed from teak wood, stainless steel and tinted glass, and combines traditional style with sleek modern design. There are three decks boasting a large dining area and bar, library, lounge and open-air spaces with sunbeds, and a dining and sleeping area.
Generous living spaces are decked out with silk rugs, antiques and local art. The Master Cabin features a queen-size bed, the finest linens, a luxurious en suite bathroom, wraparound windows offering 270-degree views and a private balcony.
Indulge in the finest cuisine, swim with Manta rays, go diving in the crystal clear waters of Komodo National Park and surf in Sumbawa. After a day of adventure, enjoy a deep relaxation massage then stay up all night under the southern stars.
Experience authentic Argentinian life at the Estancia Los Potreros in the Cordoba region of Argentina. This family-run, 6,500-acre working cattle ranch is located high in the Sierras Chicas hills between the Pampas and the Andes, but less than an hour’s drive from Cordoba.
Accommodation is high quality yet simple, with an emphasis on comfort. The seven en-suite rooms feature antiques, while log fires keep you warm in winter.
With a maximum of 12 guests, there’s an intimate feel. Everybody dines together on home-grown organic vegetables and home-reared beef, accompanied by the estate’s own Malbec.
Guests are invited to become part of daily life. Go on trail rides around the grounds on horseback, join the gauchos as they work, learn how to lasso, and indulge in a game of polo. Out of the saddle, enjoy guided walks, try birdwatching, relax by the pool, or sip sundowners on your porch while soaking up the scenery.
Malolo Island Resort is located in the Mamanuca archipelago in Fiji. Ringed by white sand beaches, lush vegetation and a turquoise lagoon, this luxury boutique resort is an enchanting tropical paradise combining simple, rustic chic style with modern comforts.
The resort provides 46 spacious and elegant Plantation style bures (bungalows) nestled within lush tropical gardens. Each bure features colonial chic décor, high vaulted ceilings and all mod cons. For those wanting the utmost privacy and romance, the Tadra Beach Bures, for couples only, are sublime. Family accommodation is also available.
Experience the finest Asian, Pacific Rim and international cuisine at the restaurants. We recommend long, leisurely lunches by the pool, romantic dinners on the beach or gourmet picnics on a secluded sandbank.
After a busy day, sip a cocktail at the beach bar or enjoy a pampering massage in the rainforest spa while the children are being entertained at the kids’ club.
Set on a 240-acre, horseshoe shaped private island surrounded by lush rainforest, white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and pristine coral reefs, Matangi Island Resort is the ultimate tropical paradise.
Fourteen beachfront bures (traditional Fijian bungalows) are nestled under swaying coconut palms in lush tropical gardens, each one handcrafted from locally sourced wood, bamboo and lava rock. The thatched bures feature elegant décor, high ceilings, large windows and all mod cons. The treehouse bures are perfect for honeymooners wanting maximum privacy and romance, and they also come with outdoor Jacuzzis and impressive views across the bay.
There are many gastronomic adventures here. Pacific Rim cuisine is prepared using the freshest ingredients and served in the relaxing dining room overlooking the lagoon. Romantic dinners on the beach and picnics can also be arranged.
Sip a cocktail by the pool or be pampered with a massage at the fabulous spa. The signature Fijian Bobo massage is one not to be missed.
This award-winning, luxury resort is situated on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca archipelago in Fiji. Ringed by white sand, lush vegetation and sparkling waters, Likuliku Lagoon is the ultimate tropical paradise. It’s supremely romantic and combines Fijian traditions with modern luxuries.
Forty-five spacious and elegant thatched bures (traditional Fijian bungalows) are styled with rustic chic décor and include a king-size bed, a private courtyard with outdoor shower, a spacious deck overlooking the lagoon, and all modern amenities. Some boast a plunge pool.
Here you’ll find the finest cuisine from the Pacific Rim. Dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients and there’s an emphasis on seafood and tropical fruits. Enjoy lavish breakfasts, mini-degustations, traditional Lovos and South Pacific-style barbecues in an intimate setting at Fijiana.
Spend your days lazing by the stunning pool, experience a Fijian-style massage, and later sip a cocktail at the bar as you watch the sun set.
Vomo Island Resort lies at the top of the Mamanucas, 15 minutes by helicopter or seaplane from Fiji’s main international airport. Guests can also arrive by boat, which takes approximately an hour. Nestled in lush vegetation and surrounded by sandy beaches and aquamarine waters, this 225-acre, private island paradise is the epitome of island chic.
Vomo Island Resort provides 28 villas and two private residences. These stylish villas combine authentic Fijian touches with European elegance and feature king-size beds, spa baths and private sundecks. Choose from Beachfront Villas or Villas on the Hill, which offer privacy and spectacular views. Interconnecting beach villas are available for families. For those wanting to indulge, the four-bedroom Residence comes with a butler service.
Enjoy gourmet cuisine served poolside or on the beach at The Reef Restaurant. A weekly Meke and Lovo night gives you the chance to experience authentic Fijian cooking.
Other facilities include two bars, a spa, a fitness centre, a pool and a 9-hole golf course.