Luxurious rainforest retreats that you’ll love 
 
01
The Datai, Malaysia 

 

Surrounded by a 10-million-year-old virgin rainforest, The Datai in Malaysia is a must-visit for nature lovers. Not only are the skies filled with great hornbills, flying lemurs and sea eagles, but the resort comes with its own treetop walk and nature reserve. Book a beach villa that has direct access to the golden sand.

The Datai

 

 

02
Capella, Bali
 

Bill Bensley has let his imagination run riot once more at this glamping site in Bali. Inspired by a 19th-century expedition, this grand tour has settled in Ubud. Take the suspension bridge to the Capella camp to discover, brass monkeys crawling across rooftops, a restaurant serving up Balinese black pork and stories and movies around the campfire. 

Capella Bali

 

 

03
Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
 

If you’re looking for a jungle adventure, take the zipline into reception at Shinta Mani Wild. This luxe resort was launched to help protect the Cambodian jungle. And you can do your part to protect the environment by joining the rangers on their tour of the nature reserve.

Shinta Mani Wild

04
Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos

 

Wake to the sound of tropical birds at this jungle oasis. Take a seat on your balcony at the Rosewood Luang Prabang and look out over the tropical landscape. Not wild enough for you? Then choose one of the chic canvas tents filled with glamorous silks and vintage suitcases.

Rosewood Luang Prabang

 

05
Keemala, Thailand

 

Clinging to the hillside in Phuket, you will find 38 villas that are inspired by the fictitious lives of Phuket’s early settlers. Book into one of the woven bird’s nest villas suspended in the jungle canopy, relax in your private pool or take a tour of the coast line by snorkelling or stand-up paddling.   

Keemala

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Russian High Arctic

Russia The Arctic

  • Sail around the Russian High Arctic in luxury with all modern comforts onboard Sea Spirit 
  • Experience a true expedition cruise to the rarely visited Franz Josef Land archipelago
  • Visit a soviet-era research facility, once a base for polar exploration
  • Look out for colonies of nesting seabirds on the rugged, steep cliffs of the islands
  • Spot polar bears, walrus and endangered bowhead whales around the archipelago

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 13 nights

From $8,000 pp

Antarctic-Falklands-South Georgia Expedition

Polar Regions Antarctica

  • Exploring the isolated outer islands of the Falklands for penguins and albatross
  • Whale-spotting in the waters surrounding South Georgia
  • Ambling along the waterfront promenade at Stanley and visiting the museum, cathedral and harbour

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 18 nights

From $10,270 pp

The Parks of Madagascar

Madagascar Africa

  • Experience Madagascar’s unique wildlife, including lemurs
  • Marvel at the UNESCO-listed limestone peaks in the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park 
  • Witness sunset at the famous Avenue of the Baobabs
  • Spot rare, endemic bird species including Appert’s greenbul, found only in the Zombitse National Park

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 15 nights
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