Feed your travel curiosity as we unveil what’s getting us talking this month. From the latest newcomers to our portfolio, to curated awe-inspiring experiences that are leading the way within the travel landscape, read on to discover luxury travel worth talking about...
In a nutshell: A project of passion for the owner, this soon-to-be-adults-only property is chic with a hint of the unexpected, fusing a quirky design with intimate service and a healthy dose of relaxation.
Why come here: Defying the mainstream by sitting further into the mountains and weaving African influences into its décor, Royal River is completely unlike the more glitzy Tenerife beach haunts we’ve seen.
Not to be missed: You can’t go wrong with any villa here, but some are a cut above the rest. The River Villas are the most unique, with private plunge pools that flow into a fern-flanked lazy-river-replica.
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In a nutshell: Blazing onto the scene with the largest spa on the island and the sleek design of its Asia-dwelling siblings, Angsana proved they didn’t come to the Ionian Coast to play games.
Why come here: This is the place where charming Greek hospitality and warm Far Eastern friendliness combine, bringing Banyan Tree-levels of style and facilities to an area where smaller beachfront properties prevail.
Not to be missed: Being on the only Greek island with sand dunes, a jeep or horseback safari exploring the heaped sands and biodiversity (including a resident flamboyance of flamingos) surrounding Korission Lake can’t be missed.
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In a nutshell: A cluster of impeccably private villas dotted along 200 miles of lesser-known Riviera Nayarit coastline; there’s no better place to focus on self-improvement and inner zen.
Why come here: Flower children find balance here, especially in the spa where all the mind and body healing goes down with therapeutic prehispanic ceremonies and unique-to-Mandarina wellness journeys.
Not to be missed: A bespoke three day itinerary introduces the ancient spirit of La Abuela – a 500-year-old sacred tree, the challenge of surfing Sayulita’s waves, and the artistry of horse riding like the Mexican Charros.
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In a nutshell: Elevating all of the essentials of a South African sojourn to upscale heights, this 14 night itinerary takes couples on a journey of the country’s best boutique hotel gems, while meeting some of the most inspiring local people and encountering the most unforgettable experiences along the way.
Why come here: Tailored specifically for discerning couples, the focus is on meeting influential people that represent some of South Africa’s history, culture and winelands; while also experiencing its nature in unfamiliar ways.
Not to be missed: There’s a plethora of experiences to be had but one of our favourites is accompanying Christo Brand, the former prison-guard-turned-friend of Nelson Mandela, for either dinner or a Robben Island tour.TAKE ME THERE
In a nutshell: We're very excited about the 12 refreshed Ocean View Suites – made up of Junior Suites and two-bedroom Family Suites – that will be debuting at one of our all-time favourites in late November.
Why come here: Jumby Bay promises they will capture the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that is so much part of this hammock swinging barefoot resort. And the best part? They can be combined and interconnected to offer the ultimate retreat to indulge in the luxe beach house vibe for small groups too.
Not to be missed: Take time out from cycling around the island's many intricate pathways to cruise through the Caribbean seas on a fully crewed private yacht charter, dropping anchor close by the best snorkelling spots where undisturbed coral reefs thrive.TAKE ME THERE
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