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Anantara Phuket in Thailand is a luxurious all pool villa resort which opens up onto unspoiled panoramas of the peaceful Mai Khao Beach.
The 83 Pool Villas are scattered along this prime stretch of sand. Each one comes equipped with a large terrazzo top, sun loungers set on an outdoor hardwood decking, a private pool and all modern amenities. The Sala Lagoon Villas have the addition of a private sala built over the lagoon, whilst the Garden Pool Villas are set in the resort gardens. For families, the two bedroom Family Pool Villa is an ideal option.
There are three exciting restaurants to choose from, ranging from Thai style tapas and cocktails in The Tree House, The Tasting Room which puts together individually designed menus with fine wine, and Sea. Fire. Salt which offers seafood barbecues.
Other facilities include an infinity pool, a spa, and M Beach Club Phuket which serves delicious dishes and innovative cocktails to the sounds of a DJ.
Surrounded by ancient rainforest next to a secluded powder-white beach, The Datai Langkawi is a tranquil retreat ranked as one of the Leading Hotels of the World. With its private beach and abundant tropical wildlife, it’s a haven for those looking to reconnect with nature and soothe mind, body and spirit.
The 124 luxurious rooms, suites and villas are divided amongst the canopy, rainforest and beach. The canopy rooms are in the main building, while the rainforest villas are on stilts deep in the forest, some with private plunge pools. The beach villas have private pools and butler service, while the Datai Estate offers five bedrooms, two pools, butler service and a private chef.
Start your day with a champagne breakfast, then choose between four dining options; Malay, Thai, international and seafood. The lounge serves afternoon tea and cocktails.
Explore the rainforest with guided nature walks, enjoy water sports, learn regional cookery, play a round on the neighbouring championship golf course, and be pampered in the spa.
Baan Hinyai is a five-bedroom luxury villa situated overlooking Lamai beach. This ultra-stylish holiday pad features an iconic roof structure clad in cedar shingles and is surrounded by huge granite boulders that cascade into the sea. The international airport is a 25-minute drive away.
Each bedroom offers spectacular ocean views and features contemporary décor, a king-size bed and a lavish bathroom built around the rock formations.
Villa highlights include a state-of-the-art, Western-style kitchen; a huge, wooden dining table that seats 20; an infinity pool; and an outdoor cinema. There is a Villa Manager on hand to attend to your needs and a private chef who will create mouthwatering Thai and international delights according to your requirements.
Baan Hinyai is located steps from Namuang waterfall and a ten-minute drive from Lamai. There’s an array of watersports on offer including kayaking and paddle boarding, and other hi-tech marine toys can be hired nearby.
Baan Hinta is a contemporary and secluded five-bedroom luxury villa with plenty of space for guests to relax and take in the beautiful views of Lamai Beach. It’s just 25 minutes’ drive from the international airport and within walking distance of several resorts, restaurants, shops and spas.
The villa is an architectural masterpiece surrounded by granite boulders that cascade into the sea. It features an iconic roof clad in cedar shingles, an expansive split-level dining room, an inviting pool, outdoor showers, an outdoor cinema and a state-of-the-art, Western-style kitchen with a huge dining table seating 20. There is a Villa Manager on hand to attend to your needs.
Each bedroom at Baan Hinta features contemporary décor, a king-size bed, a lavish bathroom, the latest technology and a private balcony or terrace. There is also a kids’ bedroom with a unique glass wall that looks under the sea.
Baan Hinta’s private chef will create Thai and international dishes customised to your requirements.
Nestled into the forest canopy of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is an intimate eco-retreat offering the ultimate location and the chance for guests to rejuvenate, reconnect, and unwind.
Sangoma is the Zulu word for the traditional healers or diviners and it’s an appropriate name for this calm setting. The five safari-style suites combine modern comforts with natural materials and African-inspired décor. There’s a king-sized bed, lounges and armchairs, a roaring fire, and private free-standing bathtubs with views over the forest. A large, private deck with a hanging chair - which is a great spot for sunset and reading - overlooks the bushland.
Dinner is a five-course meal with paired wines. Elsewhere there are daybeds, lanterns and candles, an infinity pool with oversized daybeds, and relaxation pods. The massage room is located in a luxurious oversized tent so guests really feel at one with nature.
- Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine
This magnificent resort from the luxury fashion group Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is located in the Noonu atoll, 40 minutes from Malé on the impressive Cheval Blanc bespoke seaplane.
The Randheli is the epitome of luxury, a remote paradise in the Maldives that will appeal to those looking for an exclusive escape with unparalleled facilities and outstanding personalised service.
Each of the 45 stunning one and two-bedroom loft style villas is huge, and has been designed to maximise comfort and luxury. Seven metre high doors create an impressive space while the lavish interiors incorporate subtle Maldivian influences. All villas include a four-poster bed, 12.5 metre infinity pool, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. Water Villas, perched on traditional stilts over the lagoon are incredibly romantic. Dedicated butlers are provided.
Every meal at The Randheli is a gastronomic experience and the food is outstanding. Breakfast is served on the terrace at The White restaurant, which overlooks the reef. The 1947 fine dining restaurant focuses on French gourmet delights with Michelin-starred chef Yannik Alléno at the helm. Iberican and Japanese specialities are served at Diptyque with daily live cooking shows, and at Deelani, the focus is on fish. For a unique experience, chefs are available for live in-villa cooking.
If you can manage tear yourself away from your gorgeous villa, the diving and snorkeling are incredible and you can do a variety of watersports. There’s also a spa, huge pool and gym. Tailor-made service might include a customised diving trip for the whole family, private dinner on a dhoni boat or yoga on your own section of beach.
For younger guests there are exciting adventures to be had at The Randheli. As well as specially designed menus, there is a range of experiences for children and their families to join in with. There’s also kids’ club and lounge for teens.
The Rincón del Socorro is a former cattle ranch on the edge of the Ibera Wetlands that’s been transformed into an eco-estancia. Set in a 30,000-acre private reserve accessible by light aircraft or jeep, this comfortable lodge is a little off the beaten track but offers a unique wildlife experience.
The main building has been tastefully renovated in traditional style with six simple yet stylish rooms in the main building and three separate bungalows, each with private bathroom. The onsite restaurant serves free-range meat and home-grown organic fruits and vegetables, complemented with a regional wine list. There’s also a rustic outdoor barbeque area for traditional asados.
The lodge runs a programme of activities including horse-riding, walking, and night safaris accompanied by knowledgeable guides, with a focus on discovering local flora and fauna including caiman, anteaters, capybaras and over 350 bird species.
Guests can unwind by the outdoor swimming pool, browse the onsite library and relax in the reading room.
Located on a 10,000-acre estancia close to the Andes, lakes and glaciers, EOLO is an elegant hideaway that evokes the spirit of Patagonia. This remote Relais & Chateaux property offers exquisite food, stylish décor and views of the Patagonian landscape.
Inspired by historical estancias, the 17 rooms and suites are set around a central courtyard and individually designed with antique furniture, high-quality fabrics, big bathtubs, and huge windows. There are no TVs; nature provides the only film.
The renowned restaurant serves the finest regional produce using international techniques, complemented by an Argentine wine list and sublime vistas. After dinner, sip a cocktail at the bar while watching the sunset over the plains, browse the library, or take a dip in the indoor pool.
Activities include trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jeep excursions, zip-lining and birdwatching. The lodge is perfectly positioned to visit the UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park and world-famous Perito Moreno glacier.
Located at the foot of the Andes in the heart of Argentina’s most famous wine route, the Cavas Wine Lodge sits amongst rolling vineyards. This Relais & Chateaux property just outside Mendoza is devoted to the joy of wine.
Eighteen quirky, private villas are dotted amid vines and furnished with king-sized beds, spa bathrooms, outdoor showers, and individual plunge pools. Each has a private west-facing rooftop terrace, where guests can watch the sunset behind the Andes.
The main house has a communal living room and elegant restaurant serving Latin American cuisine with an emphasis on organic, seasonal produce. It’s complemented by an extensive wine list.
Guests are invited to join cookery lessons and wine tastings, take a dip in the pool, or indulge in one of the signature wine therapies in the plush spa. The lodge is perfectly placed for exploring the wine region, biking or horse-riding through the vineyards or hiking in the Andes.
Housed in a grand British colonial villa beside a lakeside Buddhist shrine, this luxury boutique hotel combines old world splendour with contemporary chic. Residence by Uga Escapes is located close to Beira Lake and Galle Face Green in the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.
Residence by Uga Escapes provides just eleven spacious and lavishly appointed suites designed for maximum comfort and privacy. Each one is decorated in a shimmering colour palette of creams, browns and golds, and comes with a secluded courtyard. These serene sanctuaries are the ideal place to unwind after a tiring day in the city.
Rare, the hotel's restaurant, infuses Sri Lankan flavours with modern international cooking. Pull up a seat on the lovely flagstone terrace for an after-dinner drink.
There’s also a 15-metre swimming pool which is a central feature around which everything else is arranged.