If you are looking for a little R&R, head between the dunes to find one of these hotels
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Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Whether you drive or paraglide into Six Senses Zighy Bay, one thing is for sure – you won’t want to leave. This chic retreat set within its own private bay, provides your perfect escape from the rest of the world. Go mountain biking, snorkelling, rock climbing or hiking. Then wrap up your day with a treatment in the spa or a sunset cruise.

Six Senses Zighy Bay

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Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara

Leave the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi and drive out into the Liwa desert to find the oasis that is Qasr Al Sarab. However, this is no mirage, it really is as magnificent as it looks. Expect gastronomic treats at a rooftop terrace that overlooks the desert, hammam spa rituals on marble beds and desert treks with naturists. It’s not just a hotel, it’s an experience.

Qasr Al Sarab

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Al Maha Resort & Spa

If you really want to get away from it all, book into Al Maha Resort & Spa. Nothing will interrupt your time there, except maybe an oryx walking past your private pool. You can join the field guides by foot, 4WD, camel or horseback to explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve within which this glamorous resort is set.

Al Maha

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  • Scrambling up the towering Khongoryn Els sand dunes for a glorious sunset and then sliding back down
  • Riding camels with an authentic nomadic camel breeder in the Gobi Desert
  • Staying at the luxurious Three Camel Lodge
  • Horse riding through the forest to the seldom-visited Tovkhon Monastery
  • Spending the night in your own bespoke ensuite luxury ger that has been set up in the wilderness just for you

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ideal length 10 nights
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The Parks of Madagascar

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

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ideal length 15 nights
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Ultimate Honeymoon Japan

Tokyo Kyoto

  • Explore the magic of Tokyo’s oldest Geisha district

  • Enjoy a romantic early morning helicopter ride above the city

  • Dip into hot spring baths while staying in a traditional ryokan

  • Take in beautiful views of the sakura from Mt. Otowa in Kyoto

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ideal length 12 nights
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