We're big believers that to really experience a place you have to do more than just see it; you have to taste it.
Food and wine are one of the highlights of overseas travel and foodies are increasingly well catered for with holidays that centre on gastronomic passions as an integral ingredient. Our luxury hotels and resorts by their nature have exceptional restaurants and cuisine; but the foodie journey does not end there – continue your epicurean journey with cookery classes, wine tastings and market tours; our selection offers something a little more creative.
Discerning foodies are invited to reserve Inspiration or the Chef’s Table for the most exquisite cuisine and personalised dishes at The St. Regis Mauritius. Did you know that, as part of the St. Regis Rituals, you can also experience the ritual of Sabrage or enjoy afternoon tea with a hand-picked selection of Dammann Frères tea at The 1904 Bar located at the Manor House.Read more
Bestowing the hottest culinary experiences in the city, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach features ten distinctive venues. Feast on cutting-edge Mediterranean and Asian-influenced cuisine at Sea Fu or dine at Suq, a lively market-style restaurant. Discover the glamour of Mercury, a world-class roof-top bar serving exotic cocktails in an ultra-modern setting.Read more
Antigua's most talked about newcomer, Hodges Bay Resort & Spa is set to become the pinnacle of luxury opening 2018. Four versatile dining options are complemented by five lounge bars. Enjoy Mediterranean fare at White Sands, or plan a special evening at S.A.L.T featuring a prime aged meat menu and international inspired cuisine using fresh local ingredients.
A true trailblazer in the culinary world, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one of our top places suggestions, serving up spectacular dining experiences across 12 restaurants in an unparalleled twin island setting. The underground wine cellar and cheese and wine bar, both firsts in the archipelago, are not to miss. The unrivalled opportunity to dine with sharks, stingrays and turtles at the phenomenal Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is the hotel’s most famous attraction – there’s only space for 14 diners so it’s worth getting it booked in advance.
Watch Japanese chefs up close at the Koko Grill; Atoll Market features eight show kitchens whilst Ufaa, by celebrated Chef Jereme Leung, features an innovative Chinese culinary concept. It really comes as no surprise that Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was crowned the Indian Ocean’s leading foodie resort when it achieved multiple prestigious accolades at the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards.
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The seven dining venues at Grand Velas Los Cabos boast a veritable gastronomic spectrum. If Piaf’s romantic French fare or Frida’s traditional Mexican offerings don’t appeal, try Michelin-starred chef Sidney Schutte’s eight-course menu of signature specialities at Cocina de Autor. Top it off with meticulous wine pairings from the resort’s extensive inventory and breezy ocean views over the Baja Peninsula.Read more
Everything at Spice Island Beach Resort is sprinkled with local spices, Grenada’s premier all-inclusive luxury resort. Widely known for its exquisite cuisine and romantic beachfront settings, enjoy elevated Creole cuisine in Oliver’s Restaurant whilst enjoying the sweet sounds of the very best Grenadian calypso and steel bands or the casual toes-in-the sand vibe of the Sea and Surf Terrace and Bar.Read more
In a resort where the biggest concern is when to leave the alabaster-white beach for a bite to eat, Constance Moofushi extends barefoot luxury to the restaurant so your toes need not leave the sand. Manta Restaurant offers an internationally-inspired buffet, as well as chef recommendations and tailor-made meals to guests’ tastes - accompanied by fine wines from an extensive cellar collection.Read more
Presided over by Bajan Head Chef Jason Joseph, the Camelot Restaurant at Cobblers Cove is one of the most celebrated on the island. Special evenings include the celebration of seafood serving the finest caviar and lobster or the fun barbecue buffet. Cookery demonstrations and catching your dinner with resident fisherman Barker adds further emphasis to this gourmet retreat.Read more
A good choice for couples – exclusive private dining on the beautiful Petite Anse beach at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles. Create memories to cherish by releasing a paper lantern into the starlit sky at the end of the evening. Set hillside and beachside, the two restaurants and two lounges are equally as enjoyable. Picnic baskets for island hoppers and fishing trips can be organised; the hotel’s chefs cook up the day’s catch. Late night? Order a lamb shish kebab with warm pitta bread; in-villa dining is available 24/7.Read more
Dining is not just about delicious food at Elounda Mare. This is a boutique villa hotel that prides itself on dining experiences that encapsulate Mediterranean elegance. Opt for one of two à la carte restaurants, beside the tranquil infinity pool to the twinkling blues of the sea beyond, or request a private candlelit dinner prepared by a personal chef in your villa surrounds.Read more
Embark upon the ‘Bait to Plate’ experience at Colony Hotel by Elegant Hotels – an opportunity to fish for your supper under the watchful eye of the chef. Observe sea life on the reef before anchoring in prime fishing territory, upon your return the chef’s team will prepare it for you to enjoy in traditional Bajan style, accompanied by delicious fresh produce from the hotel’s organic garden. Other themed events such as Lobster & Jazz - fresh seafood supper soundtracked by cool jazz - and informal all-day dining are on offer at the Sunset Deck. Another day, enjoy cocktails and a seasonally-inspired menu at the Laguna Restaurant & Lounge, or take a complimentary garden tour to see chefs harvesting produce before transforming it in lively cooking demonstrations.Find out more
Whilst we know our edit of luxury getaways for 2018 are tempting enough, there are also exceptional savings to be had that add to their appeal. These include everything from bonus nights and up to half price savings on accommodation, to complimentary transfers and half board.
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