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INDEX INTRODUCTION

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INDIAN OCEAN

Philippines

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SOUTH PACIFIC

India

218

Fiji & Cook Islands

326

Bhutan

232

French Polynesia

330

AUSTRALIA & TASMANIA

334

NEW ZEALAND

340

Maldives

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Sri Lanka

066

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Seychelles

070

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman & Qatar

234

Mauritius

080

Jordan

250

Madagascar

100

Egypt

254

EUROPE

Morocco

260

Italy

344

France

373

Spain

386

AFRICA South Africa

104

SOUTH AMERICA

Tanzania & Zanzibar

124

Argentina & Uruguay

266

Portugal

404

Brazil

270

Greece

410

Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia & Zambia

132

Chile

275

Cyprus

430

Kenya

142

Peru

278

Croatia & Montenegro

436

Ecuador

282

Turkey

440

Costa Rica

284

CITIES OF EUROPE

442

SKI

455

ASIA Thailand

152

Malaysia, Singapore

184

MEXICO

288

ADVENTURES OF THE NORTH

456

Indonesia

191

USA & HAWAII & CANADA

291

CORPORATE GROUPS

458

CARIBBEAN & CUBA

308

CRUISES

459

Cambodia, Laos, Burma & Vietnam 198 China

207 HOTEL INDICATORS

Throughout the brochure you will see the indicators listed below. Our aim has been to facilitate your choice of hotel, based on your needs. Read on for an explanation of each indicator.

BEACH

FAMILY

WIFI

GOLF

The resort is located directly by the beach, no long walks or crossing of roads are needed. A family-friendly property with kids club and other facilities for children. The hotel offers complimentary WIFI throughout your stay. The resort has at least one 18-hole golf course located on property.

DIVING

SNORKEL

TENNIS

SPA CLINIC

The resort has a certified dive centre on property.

ADULT

At this resort snorkeling is possible directly from the beach, no boat rides required.

ALL INCL.

The resort has at least one tennis court on property. This resort is exclusively devoted to wellness holidays and offers extensive spa facilities, medical experts, spa cuisine and spa programs such as detox, weight loss and much more.

RUSTIC

The property is targeting adult guests and has an age restriction for younger guests. The resort operates on all inclusive basis; all meals and most alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the daily rate. The hotel does not live up to Select Collection’s 5 star quality requirements. It has been included for its charm and for providing a special experience in a special location. Don’t expect the standard, facilities and services you normally find in a 5-star hotel. 007


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TWENTY YEARS OF TR AVEL

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e have turned 20. It is now two decades since I founded Select in Stockholm with a “daring” idea – to devote our attention only to top luxury travellers. They were two rewarding decades, despite two recessions and other challenges. Looking back I realize that while Select grew very successfully and expanded to five countries, at the core we did not change. I never lost my passion for totally luxurious travel. And I never lost sight of my foremost aim – it only got stronger. To quote my first brochure:

With the boom in information technology (IT), there was a trend worldwide to depersonalize travel. Many travel operators fired staff and moved out of town, virtually forcing customers to sit on a phone pressing 1 for this and 2 for that, or book themselves on the internet. Travellers discovered how much work it is to create your own itinerary, how booking yourself does not save money, how easy it is to misread rules or miss your connections – with no one to blame except yourself or your husband. And with no well-connected travel agent back home to sort out problems, get you an upgrade, or a bottle of champagne. To me the travel business is all about people. At Select Collection we use information technology to save us time so we can give more time to our customers. Not less time. This is important as we do totally individualized travel. To encourage customers to come in and talk to us, our offices in the Nordic countries and London are central and beautifully decorated, most with exotic lifestyle boutiques – and even a spa under the same roof in Stockholm. Our staff

Portrait: Stellan Herner

“Whoever you are, wherever you want to travel worldwide, we want to meet you, help you… and be friends.”

are well trained, well travelled and well respected. With a café latte in hand our customers can perfect their unique trips face to face with our travel consultants, getting the benefit of our contacts and constant travels worldwide, while in the background IT helps quietly. In our foreground are people – our friends at hotels worldwide, and you, our valued customers…. So on our 20th anniversary, a warm thank you for all your loyalty. May we create many more wonderful journeys together.


WHY USE SELECT COLLECTION? EXPERIENCE | EXPERTISE | TRADITION

2012 is a milestone in Select Collection’s history – we have been in business for 20 years. Select Collection started with a vision to become the leading luxury tour operator in Northern Europe and to serve affluent travellers in a way that was unheard of in the market. The idea was to build a loyal customer base and serve clients wherever and whenever they wanted to travel – never compromising on quality and offering only the world’s best hotels and resorts. Over the years extensive experience of serving luxury travellers has been built up. Our expertise includes matching the right customers to the right hotels, destinations and airlines. Our tradition of face to face consultation, accessibility in centrally located boutiques and a strictly quality controlled portfolio of hotels and resorts lives on as our foundation for the future. 

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THE CUSTOMERS SAY

Why should you let Select Collection take full responsibility for your next holiday? Over 2000 of our customers have answered this question in a survey and the most common answers are presented below. THE TRAVEL CONSULTANTS

The travel consultants are service minded with a nothing is impossible attitude. Make one phone call and Select Collection takes complete responsibility for the arrangements. THE SELECTION

The selection of hotels presented in the brochure is strictly quality controlled. Such a solid five star selection adds a feeling of security and comfort when booking a holiday.

THE COMPANY

The company displays a high level of professionalism at all levels and is an established operator in terms of knowhow, service and financial resources. FOLLOW UP

The travel consultants always follow up on return from the holiday. This is a much appreciated practice since it generates increased understanding of each client’s individual needs and also helps other clients planning to visit the same hotels and resorts. THE WELCOME

The welcome greeting on arrival at the destination and a small gift or nice added values are a much appreciated way to start a holiday.


TR AVEL IN STYLE Let us… Sit back and let us elevate the experience to come. We know how to make you feel special and at ease. We make sure you travel in style, always. 

We know luxury inside out. We know which hotels deliver and exceed expectations and which don´t. If you select a hotel featured in this brochure you can always be sure of an experience worth escaping for. Let us tell you a bit more about why our vision of luxury is different and how we can upgrade the experience at every step of your journey.  Select Collection is all about style, sophistication and attention to detail but most importantly personalized holidays based on individual needs. We label it Haute Couture Holidays. Select Collection does not offer any prepackaged trips with fixed departure dates and clusters of other travellers you never invited to accompany you. We believe in individuality, and we take pride in customizing the experience, just for you, every time. The travel consultant starts the process by interviewing you. Your expectations are key in this process so be open-minded about your needs and preferences and also how much you are planning to spend on the holiday in

question. By knowing the budget the travel consultant can dedicate time to maximizing the experience rather than spending it on preparing proposals that mismatch. Finding the right hotel is crucial in the consultation round. Rest assured that the hotels that qualified into our brochure are the best of the best. We have evaluated the properties by personally visiting them, factored in service, ambiance, location, wind conditions, food quality, physical facilities and more. We use our long experience of what makes a hotel successful when making these visits and if everything matches we label it a Select Collection hotel. But what is luxury nowadays? Our evaluation is more dynamic than that of big hotel groups and five star rating programs. If a hotel has 24 hour room service, a restaurant, a pool and fitness center and hotel rooms measuring at least 30 sqm then it becomes five star in their world. In our world we absorb the ambiance, monitor the sun positioning, the

water quality, the coral reef, the authenticity of the dining concept and, and, and... Once you settle on a destination and a hotel it is time to elevate the holiday experience so get ready to travel in style: 2 Can we propose a relaxing flight in business class or a secluded mini suite in First Class. 2 Does a smiling host meet you at the jet bridge with an electric cart and offer fast track passport control. 2 Can we have the BMW 7-series pulled up at your arrival to whisk you to your hotel. 2 Are you staying in a room, a suite, a villa. Is your bungalow directly on the beach or embedded in lush greenery. People like different things. Communicate your needs to us to make sure the room booked matches what you envision. 2 Now enjoy the welcome amenity and let the holiday begin. We will make contact on your return to collect your valuable feedback and impressions of your latest escapades. 013


BEACH HOLIDAYS

Our passionate team travels extensively in search of the best beaches. We bring bags of sand home from many wonderful beaches and add to our sand collection on display in each of our offices. Stop by, let the sand run through your fingers – is the grain smooth or rough, sugary white, golden yellow or copper red. Below is the list of some of our team’s favourite beaches in the world. 

PACIFIC

SOUTH AMERICA

MANLY BEACH | SYDNEY | AUSTRALIA

THE BEACHES AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT PAPAGAYO | COSTA RICA

Iconic long beach with shallow water, surfers and good-looking life guards. LIZARD ISLAND | AUSTRALIA

Has no less than 24 soft sandy beaches with fantastic snorkeling. INDIAN OCEAN DOLPHIN BEACH | SONEVA FUSHI | MALDIVES

Picture perfect and undisturbed views of the Indian Ocean. ANSE MACQUEREAU, FRÉGATE ISLAND | SEYCHELLES

Has no less than 24 soft sandy beaches with fantastic snorkeling. ANSE LAZIO | PRASLIN | SEYCHELLES

A perfect crescent of soft fine grained sand ANSE GEORGETTE | PRASLIN | SEYCHELLES

The picture perfect beach.

THE BEACH AT ROYAL PALM | MAURITIUS

An intimate beach with great service and action filled views. SOUTH BEACH AT TSARABANJINA LODGE | MADAGASCAR

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Two beaches separated by the thin peninsula and surrounded by wild life. IPANEMA BEACH | RIO DE JANEIRO | BRAZIL

City meets ocean, not the best for swimmimg due to the high waves but spectacular for people watching. Brazilians don’t mind showing off and enjoying life on the beach. THE BEACH AT FAZENDA SAO FRANCISCO | CORUMBAU | BRAZIL

A wild natural beach, untouched by human hands. Take a walk along this Bahian beach to the village of Corumbau.

BOUSOULAS BEACH | HALKIDIKI | GREECE

Sani Resorts 7 km long beach probably one of Europe’s best beaches with crystal clear water and white sand. BEACHES OF SANTORINI | GREECE

With its black lava sand. MALI LOSINJ | CROATIA

Dive from cliffs into crystal clear water. Central Dalmatia | Croatia Find your favourite spot on this coast, swim out in the clear sea and enjoy the view of Velebit Mountain. ASIA TUP ISLAND | KRABI | THAILAND

CARIBBEAN MEAD’S BAY BEACH | ANGUILLA

A wonderful beach for walking. Stop at Jacala for amazing food. THE BEACH AT HERMITAGE BAY | ANTIGUA

Calm, quiet, beautiful colour of the ocean and a magical stretch of beach.

Great snorkling but a bit crowded with all the longtail boats. SOUTH WEST BEACH AT SONEVA KIRI | KOH KOOD | THAILAND

Transparent water accented by great beach club service and comfortable bamboo hammocks. THE BEACH AT AMANKILA | BALI | INDONESIA

EUROPE COSTA NAVARINO | KALAMATA | GREECE

Amazing beach in unspoilt area, runs for 10km with lots and lots of sand and only a few sunbeds it seems.

Secluded wild beach with palm trees all around.


SPA AND WELLNESS

The sound of chimes, the gentle breeze of the ocean and warm caring hands fueling our bodies with energy and calm. Holidays nowadays equal opportunity to embrace wellness. Almost every resort in our brochure offers spa services. For those ready to get serious and devote an entire holiday to wellness flip over for a list of recommended spa destinations.

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SPA DESTINATIONS To jet away to recharge physically and mentally; wellness holidays are increasingly popular. For an escape devoted entirely to life and health improvements we recommend either Kamalaya or Chiva-Som both in Thailand or closer to home our recommendation is Sha Wellness Clinic in Spain. For a more casual spa experience full of pampering and LUXURY we give some examples below based on flying hours from home. BY HOURS AWAY... 3-4 HOURS

6-7 HOURS

Lefay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda, Italy Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy Four Seasons Terre Blanche, Provence, France

Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha, Qatar Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, U.A.E. Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam, Oman

4-5 HOURS Sha Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain Anassa, Polis, Cyprus

5-6 HOURS Four Seasons Resort, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Abama, Tenerife, Spain

10 HOURS Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Six Senses, Hua Hin, Thailand Banyan Tree, Koh Samui, Thailand Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi, Chiang Mai, Thailand 019


HONEYMOON All honeymooners are different. Some want an action-filled holiday, others a softly romantic resort. But a sure thing is; it has to be perfect. Below is our list of recommended destinations based on month of travel. We have factored in the best times to visit each destination based on historic weather patterns.*

JANUARY: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Caribbean, Dubai, India, Kenya, Maldives, Malaysia (Langkawi), Oman, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa (Cape Town), Thailand (Krabi, Phuket, Koh Kood), Zanzibar. FEBRUARY: Argentina, Australia, Borneo, Brazil, Caribbean, Dubai, India, Kenya, Maldives, Malaysia (Langkawi), Oman, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa (Cape Town), Thailand (Krabi, Phuket, Koh Kood, Koh Samui), Vietnam (Con Dao, Hoi An, Nha Trang), Zanzibar. MARCH: Argentina, Australia, Borneo, Brazil, Caribbean, Dubai, India, Kenya, Malaysia (Langkawi), Maldives, Mexico (Baja California & Cancun), Oman, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa (Cape Town), Thailand (Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui), USA (Florida & California), Vietnam (Con Dao, Hoi An, Nha Trang). APRIL: Borneo, Dubai, India, Koh Samui, Mexico (Baja California & Cancun), Mozambique, Oman, Philippines, Sri Lanka, USA (Florida

& California), Vietnam (Con Dao, Hoi An, Nha Trang). MAY: Bali, French Polynesia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico (Baja California), Mozambique, Philippines, Seychelles, South Africa (Kruger Park), Thailand (Koh Samui), USA (Florida & California), Vietnam (Con Dao, Hoi An, Nha Trang).

(Hoi An & Nha Trang), Zanzibar. SEPTEMBER: Bali, Botswana, Europe, French Polynesia, Fiji, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Kruger Park), Zanzibar. OCTOBER: Argentina, Brazil, French Polynesia, Fiji, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa (Cape Town), Zanzibar.

JUNE: Europe, Bali, Botswana, French Polynesia, Fiji, Madagascar, Mexico (Baja California), Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Kruger Park), Thailand (Koh Samui), USA (Florida & California), Vietnam (Hoi An & Nha Trang),  Zanzibar.

NOVEMBER: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Malaysia (Langkawi) Mauritius, Mexico (Cancun), Philippines,  Sri Lanka, South Africa (Cape Town), Thailand (Koh Kood).

JULY: Europe, Bali, Botswana, French Polynesia, Fiji, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Kruger Park), Thailand (Koh Samui), Vietnam (Hoi An & Nha Trang),  Zanzibar.

DECEMBER: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia (Langkawi), Maldives, Mexico (Cancun), Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa (Cape Town), Thailand (Phuket, Krabi, Koh Kood), Zanzibar.

AUGUST: Europe, Bali, Botswana, French Polynesia, Fiji, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Kruger Park), Vietnam

*Weather is unpredictable; see the above as a general guideline, not a complete weather guide but a helpful tool to avoid the traditionally worst periods to visit certain destinations. The table above is not a guarantee for good weather.


FAMILY

It is a special time when the whole family gets together in an inspiring setting. A time full of excitement, joy and impressions of other cultures and traditions. It opens horizons, enriches and educates young and old. See the world together.  

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WE ARE FAMILY

We have compiled a list of family friendly resorts and we sort them based on how far away they are in hours by plane. In addition on the individual hotel pages all family friendly resorts are marked with a FAMILY indicator.

3-5 HOURS Four Seasons Terre Blanche, France Sani Resorts, Greece Daios Cove, Greece Elounda Mare, Greece Westin Costa Navarino, Greece Vila Vita Parc, Portugal Verdura, Sicilly, Italy Fortevillage, Sardinia, Italy Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy Abama, Tenerife Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife Four Seasons Resort Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt Anassa, Cyprus Almyra, Cyprus Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco

6-8 HOURS One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Atlantis The Palm, Dubai Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai Banyan Tree Al Wadi, U.A.E. Shangri-La´s Barr al Jissah Resort Al Bandar, Oman Sharq Village, Qatar Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

10 OR MORE HOURS Acqualina, Miami Four Seasons Resort Papagayo, Costa Rica Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico Viceroy, Anguilla Cap Juluca, Anguilla 024

O&O Ocean Club, Bahamas Half Moon, Jamaica La Samanna, St Marten Fairmont, Barbados Sandy Lane, Barbados Conrad, Maldives Soneva Fushi, Maldives Island Hideaway, Maldives LUX* Maldives Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huura, Maldives One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives Constance Moofushi, Maldives Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives Ephelia, Seychelles Lemuria, Seychelles Sainte Anne, Seychelles Paradis, Mauritius Four Seasons Resort at Anahita, Mauritius Le Touessrok, Mauritius Le Saint GĂŠran, Mauritius Shanti Maurice, Mauritius The Residence, Mauritius Trou aux Biche, Mauritius Soneva Kiri, Thailand JW Marriott Phuket, Thailand JW Marriott Khao Lak, Thailand Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand Santiburi, Thailand Rayavadee, Thailand Intercontinental Hua Hin, Thailand Intercontinental Bang Taling Nam, Thailand Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia St Regis Bali, Indonesia Intercontinental Bali, Indonesia Almanara, Kenya


WATER SPORTS

Stay active on water. Many of our resorts offer water skiing, hobie cat, jet ski, canoeing and more. For example in Mauritius watersports and even waterskiing are included in your room rate at most of the resorts. See under activities on each hotel page for more information.

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DIVING & SNORKELING Dive deep under or hover serenely over the reefs. All resorts that offer a dive center on property have been marked with a DIVE indicator on their hotel page in this brochure. Likewise if the resort offers snorkeling straight from the beach without need to travel by boat we have given them a SNORKEL indicator.

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RESORT SPORTS

Holidays allow time to for a leisurely workout, table tennis, volleyball, badminton or a game of tennis. The gracefully purple tennis court pictured awaits your smash at W Retreat in Koh Samui. All resorts with a tennis court are labelled with a TENNIS indicator on the hotel page.

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GOLF

If you want to golf in exotic locations paired with five star accommodations and service look out for the GOLF indicator which appears on all hotel pages where a golf course is located on property or in the immediate surroundings (walking distance).

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION At Select Collection we travel extensively to keep up with travel trends and to quality certify the hotels we partner with. On the following pages we share and give samples of some of our most recent findings such as just opened hotels as well as other highlights around the world. The complete selection of hotels, experiences and itineraries can be found in the inlay of this brochure.

NEW HOTELS Our news flash includes hotels that have recently opened. You can read more about each one of them on their respective hotel page in this brochure. A lot is going in the Maldives, a destination which has become no. 1 on almost all affluent travelers’ wish list. Viceroy Maldives – a sense of style arrives early 2012 with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg. Jumeirah mainly known for its Dubai resorts are also entering the Atoll scene. The ultra luxurious Dhevanafushi by some compared to iconic Burj Al Arab opened already 2011 and sister property Jumeirah Vittaveli geared for the family market debuts early 2012. In the far south of the Maldives the long awaited Six Senses Laamu has finally opened and Select Collection’s recent inspection left us wowed. A casual barefoot luxury resort with a fresh vibe combined with pristine surroundings, gourmet food and genuine service. In the Baa Atoll Anantara Kihavah was launched in 2011, a private island with a modern take on decor and restaurant experiences. The underwater restaurant is already a hit and the spacious villas with infinity pools offer every amenity one could dream of. Zabeel Saray in Dubai opened its doors in 034

2011 and an enclave of luxurious villas launch in March 2012. The hotel is inspired by the Ottoman era and its most striking feature must be the 8000 square meter Ottoman spa. Located on the Palm just neighbors with strikingly elegant One&Only The Palm which opened 10/10/10. One&Only The Palm exudes an impressive understated aire of sophistication and its boutique size makes for an intimate experience with personalized service and great dining in any of the three restaurants. In Africa two exciting openings have finally brought true five star experiences to the island of Zanzibar. The Residence Zanzibar known by many from its lovely sister resort on Mauritius is located on the southwest corner of Zanzibar. The resort consists of pool villas where the interiors showcase an understated mix of African and Omani inspiration. Combine The Residence with the northern tip of the island where Italian hoteliers have opened Essque Zulu. A casual five star resort with spacious accommodations and an innovative view of the guest experience. On the neighbor island of Mauritius Banyan Tree launched an intimate boutique resort under its Angsana

brand. The 39 suites and 11 villas property on the calm northwest coast of Mauritius are offering an adult experience for couples of any age. In Europe exciting newcomers include the Mandarin Oriental in Paris. This hotel has perfectly mastered the fusion of modern interiors and classic service. Exceptionally exclusive, refreshingly understated. In Portugal’s Algarve coast charming Bela Vista Hotel offers a personal low key luxury experience right by the beach. Bela Vista shares management with legendary Château de la Chèvre d’Or on the French Riviera. In North America Aman Resort’s Amangiri is perfectly infused into the desert on the border between Arizona and Utah. This exceptional architectural creation is like no other resort you have ever experienced. Combine this with golfing and shopping in the Phoenix/ Scottsdale area or fly straight to Baja California and the extravagant Capella Pedregal in Los Cabos. The resorts share commonality by both being integrated into mountainous terrain. An authentically Mexican experience awaits and all Select Collection clients receive free daily Mexican breakfast as an added value.


Lobby at Mandarin Oriental Paris.

Underwater restaurant at Anantara Kihavah, Maldives.

Main pool at Amangiri, USA.

Pool Villa at The Residence, Zanzibar.

Pool side Cabana at One&Only The Palm, Dubai.

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SUITE 163 Suite 163 at Alva Park, Costa Brava, Spain: the ultimate suite reimagined by creativity. Such a special place with an amazing gym with pro cycles and cameras monitoring the beach, a special dining room complete with floating floor, a glassed butterfly garden, moving walls and live entertainment from behind a screen. The master bed sets on a backboard of Hermés scarves lit from behind. This playful haven of absolute style is every traveller’s dream. For the children this place also has the Children’s Kingdom Suite complete with a Märklin train and other treats for the young ones.

STYLE AND WINE On this page we present one of the most impressive suites in our collection and an amazing place to enjoy wine, stars and majestic mountains.

STARGAZING Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina. From your own cute house called Vignette one is surrounded by vines and the majestic snow clad peaks of the Andes serves as the backdrop. At night enjoy a crisp starlit sky from your very own roof top terrace with fireplace, magical.

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DAR JL Dar JL, our most private and personal hotel in Marrakech.

AMANJENA Water is everywhere at Amanjena.

FOUR AMAZING HOTELS IN MARRAKECH FOUR SEASONS MARRAKECH Four Seasons has two generous pools, Dar most private and personal oneJL, forour adults and one for children hotel in Marrakech

Marrakech is a hot destination full of life, experiences and Select Collection recommends four fabulous hotels one very different from the other. The iconic La Mamounia is for the traveller sparing no expenses and wishing to see and be seen by the massive pool, in the classy restaurants or manicured gardens. At Amanjena privacy is key, hide among celebrities in spacious accommodations spread out over the generous resort grounds. Four Seasons is ideal for families with its separate kids pool, a great kids club and a young adults club full of entertainment and excitement. Our secret find is Dar JL, the most personal and intimate Marrakech hotel we have on offer. The rooms and suites hold precious art, the gardens are fairytale like and we adore the two mules adopted from the Souks in Marrakech.

LA MAMOUNIA Our favourite rooms at La Mamounia are the Executive Suites.

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FOUR SUITES WITH A VIEW Views are everything, see below four suites with a view to cherish and remember.

APHRODITE SUITE AT ANASSA, CYPRUS VILLA H03 AT BANYAN TREE SAMUI, THAILAND

Perched at the very top of the resort with breathless vistas of the azul coloured ocean. Enjoy the views with your loved one nesting in the glassed contemporary sala.

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Endless ocean views on a generous terrace with a overhanging Jacuzzi.

THE ARAVALI SUITE AT DEVI GARH, INDIA We can’t get enough of the colour of the infinite ocean, the ability to dive right in and we also like underwater life viewed from the glass flooring in the bathroom.

A marbled bathroom with a panoramic window viewing the rolling hills and greenery.


BOTSWANA EXPLORER This exhilarating adventure will allow you to explore the wilderness hotspots of Botswana, from the flourishing waterways of the renowned Okavango Delta to the prolific wildlife of the pristine Chobe National Park and the contrasting arid landscape of Savute, a 9 night adventure.

THREE ENRICHING ITINERARIES Select Collection offers itineraries crafted to fit individual needs and preferences in most of our worldwide destinations. See three examples on this page.

AMANKORA JOURNEY, BHUTAN Visit the unknown land where time stands still. Aman has 5 lodges in the country that can be combined into an Amankora journey. We recommend minimum 7 nights and if you want to see all lodges and the entire country a minimum of 11 nights is required. You’ll enjoy spiritual highlights, dramatic scenery and a visit in a rare culture. A life changing adventure.

OUT OF AFRICA AIR SAFARI See Kenya from the air in a spruced up 8-seater Cessna with butterscotch coloured leather seats and large windows. For the ultimate journey go between July and October when the great migration takes action. The safaris go on for 4, 6, 7 or 8 nights and include overnight stays in luxurious lodges.

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Footsteps from your room at the Fazenda is this untame natural beach perfect for long walks.

FAZENDA SAO FRANCISCO DO CORUMBAU, BAHIA, BRAZIL A luxurious coconut farm right by a divine natural stretch of wild beach. View it or take walks to the local village with its colourful churches and snack shacks. At the Fazenda we dine on local specialties prepared with love and attention to detail using only ingredients that surround us. The grilled stem of the coconut tree is a delicacy.

TWO HIDDEN GEMS Places not easy to get to stay unspoilt, below two of our favourite hidden gems worth the long journey.

MADAGASCAR In the northeastern part of the country lies Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, a Robinson Crusoe style island in the middle of the Ocean. The journey to get there is a bit long but once you arrive this rustic place is a luxurious experience in the sense of its natural surroundings. The diving is world class. Ideal for honeymooners who like soft adventure.

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FIRST CLASS BUBBLES Are you a Champagne lover and value a Vintage Champagne of a certain pedigree when splurging on a First Class ticket. See our comparison of what some of the major airlines serve up in their First Class cabins.

Asiana serves the elegant Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 1999. Retails at approx: 110 EUR for a 750 ml bottle. Air France serves for example Billecart-Salmon Brut 2000 (approx. 60 EUR) in its La Prèmiere Class. Swiss, Qatar Airways & British Airways all offer Laurent Perrier’s prestige bottle Grand Siècle Grand Cuvée 1996 (approx: 110 EUR). Thai and Etihad have selected Bollinger’s La Grande Année (approx: 85 EUR).

Lufthansa rotates its Champagne offering frequently but on one of our recent menus they served Pieper Heidseck Cuvée Rare which retails at approx: 70 EUR and Cuvée Allegra from Jacquart is also common onboard (approx. 40 EUR). ANA offers Krug Grand Cuvée Brut but is also one of few airlines to serve a Rose Champagne as a complement. Singapore Airlines is generous to offer a choice of Krug Grand Cuvée Brut (approx. 140 EUR) or Dom Perignon 2000 (approx: €110).

OUR FAVOURITE DESTINATION SPA IN EUROPE SHA WELLNESS CLINIC, ALICANTE, SPAIN In a short period of time Sha has become best in class in Europe for health devoted holidays and short breaks. Go here for serious life improvements not to bask in the sun. A team of specialists will look after everything including dietary needs.

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MALDIVES One of the last paradises on earth. Scattered across the equator the Maldives are more than 1000 tiny coral islands, with sparkling white beaches and turquoise lagoons full of luminous schools of fish. The islands lie so low that the sky arches over to join sand and sea around you. We offer the ultimate experience of living in luxury on stilts in the lagoon or right on the beach, perhaps with your own boat, your own pool, your own spa, or your own air conditioned gym …

Island Hideaway Spa Resort & Marina

INDIA

MALDIVES

SRI LANKA

Viceroy Maldives

MALDIVES

Zitahli Resort & Spa Kuda Funafaru

Lhaviyani Atoll Kanuhura

Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru Anantara Kihavah Villas Soneva Fushi by Six Senses One&Only Reethi Rah Baros Jumeirah Vittaveli Constance Halaveli Resort Constance Moofushi Resort Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Ari Atoll

Four Seasons Explorer Baa Atoll

North Malé Atoll

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Soneva Gili by Six Senses

Malé Naladhu South Malé Atoll Lux* Maldives

Six Senses Laamu

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

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MALDIVES NORTH MALE' ATOLL

ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH

WIFI

SNORKEL FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Surrounded by the wonders of the crystal blue ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalized exploration. Set on one of the largest islands in North Male’ Atoll, adorned with endless white sand coves and turquoise bays, all villas enjoy beautiful ocean views and direct access to the lagoon. Few resorts on earth have so much romance, space and exclusivity. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located on one of the largest islands in the Maldives with 6 km coastline & 12 white sandy beaches, the resort offers 98 beach villas with private beach access & 32 water villas above the clear protected lagoon with direct water access, some villas with private pool. All rooms are spacious and offer large verandas with outdoor seating areas, AC, flat-screen TV, DVD/CD player, Internet/wi-fi, tea/coffee making amenities, hairdryer, minibar etc. & villa host service.

Wining and dining at 3 restaurants (Arabic, Asian-Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine) and 1 bar with live music. Spa (1500 sq m) with Vitality Pools, Crystal Steam rooms, sauna, lifestyle showers, fitness centre and beauty salon. 2 swimming pools. Library, boutique. Motorized and non-motorized water sports, volleyball, simulated grass tennis courts, dive centre. KidsOnly Club with separate children’s pool, babysitting service. Excursions. D O N ´T M I S S …

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

75 minutes by luxury yacht from Male’ International Airport.

A couple’s hot stone massage, Bastien’s Manicure, and lifestyle showers at the spa; movie night in the sand; Fanditha Magical Hour in the sunset; guided snorkelling.

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MALDIVES BAA ATOLL

DIVING

BEACH

FAMILY

TENNIS SNORKEL

FOUR SEASONS RESORT AT LANDAA GIRAAVARU An intense experience of nature awaits guests at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, in the remote Baa Atoll – a proposed UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Snorkel with turtles, eagle rays and juvenile lemon-sharks in the large lagoon then retreat to 44 acres of unspoiled island wilderness flanked by pristine white sand. Secluded restaurants, spa and recreation facilities hidden down jungle paths add to the sense of discovery. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Resort comprises 102 thatched bungalows and villas on land amidst natural foliage, along the beach or standing on stilts above the water. All rooms are air-conditioned, equipped with overhead fans, 42-inch plasma TV and DVD entertainment system, high-speed Internet access, wi-fi, in-room safes and private bar.

The Resort features 4 restaurants, 4 bars and 24-hour in-villa dining as well as a Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat with 10 treatment rooms. The Marine Research Centre runs pioneering manta ray, whale shark, fish breeding and coral reefscaping conservation projects. There is also a PADI Dive Centre, fitness club, Kids’ Club & Young Adults’ Club. Non-motorized sports are complimentary. Kitesurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, parasailing & banana boating are available at a fee from the Water Sports Centre.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by seaplane from Male’ International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Fresh fruit platter on arrival.

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Ayurvedic consultation, divine rituals and fascinating underwater views from the overwater treatment rooms; banana pancakes at Blu; snorkeling on the house reef…


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MALDIVES NORTH MALE’ ATOLL

FAMILY SNORKEL

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT KUDA HURAA & FOUR SEASONS EXPLORER A colorful garden island that reflects the charm of a traditional Maldivian village and radiates a warm atmosphere. Accommodations, restaurants and recreational facilities are arranged around a central promenade bordered with fragrant flowers. Combine with the luxury yacht Four Seasons Explorer on 3, 4 & 7 night cruises, to discover Maldivian culture and marine wonders on remote islands and faraway reefs. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Kuda Huraa: Beach Bungalows with high thatched roofs featuring private verandas and own pools; Water Bungalows and larger one-bedroom water suites offering views across the Indian Ocean, with steps from a private sundeck leading into the lagoon below. All architectural details crafted using indigenous materials and age-old techniques. Four Seasons Explorer: a three-deck luxury catamaran, accommodating only 22 guests and equal number of staff.

The resort features 4 restaurants, 1 lounge, 1 poolside bar; Indian, Asian, Italian cuisine & grilled seafood & meats. The Island Spa offers treatments using natural ingredients. A Marine Discovery Centre that runs turtle protection and coral propagation programmes, Surfing courses from age 6, PADI Dive Centre, fitness club, Kids’ Club & Young Adults’ Club. Non-motorized sports free, fee for motorized. On Four Seasons Explorer enjoy three dives a day exploring some of the most sought-after locations in the Maldives. Visit remote art & craft villages and Crusoe islands.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by speedboat from Male’ International Airport; or arrival from Four Seasons Explorer cruise.

D O N ´T M I S S …

Underwater exploration with a marine biologist, dolphin watching, sunsets in a traditional Maldivian dhoni on excursions from Kuda Huraa or cruising on Four Seasons Explorer.

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MALDIVES SHAVIYANI ATOLL – VAGARU

VICEROY MALDIVES

WIFI

SNORKEL

BEACH

DIVING

At the Maldive’s uncharted northern edge, an island of singular beauty curves around a blue lagoon encircled by coral reef. Here among 17 acres of palms and pristine sand lies Viceroy Maldives. Bungalows spread out for privacy and space over the water and along the beach – all featuring private pools. A spa devoted to holistic renewal and Viceroy’s impeccable service enrich the resort experience, realizing seclusion and rejuvenation within a world of total luxury. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort comprises 61 Bungalows with plunge pools – 32 over water and 29 on the beach. Beach bungalows are cloistered at the water’s edge amid lush greenery, with garden area holding outdoor shower and sundeck with pool, giving access directly onto the soft sand beach. Spacious water bungalows with tiered decks are perched over the lagoon, well spaced for privacy. From decks with pools they give direct access to the turquoise lagoon. All have Mac minis & coffee machines.

Five diverse dining venues, including the Treehouse (blending East African & Middle Eastern cuisines), offer everything from casual beachside cuisine to elegant fare with Asian and European influences. Holistic massage, reiki and Ayurvedic treatments are offered at the overwater spa; yoga and up-to-date cardio gym. Dive & Watersports Center offers snorkeling, PADI diving, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, wake boarding and deep sea fishing.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

D O N ´T M I S S …

55 minutes by seaplane taxi from Male’ International Airport.

The Treehouse, the best kept secret for sunset cocktail and star gazing in the late hours.

A D D E D VA L U E S

1 bottle of Champagne

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MALDIVES NORTH MALÉ ATOLL

BAROS MALDIVES

ADULT

WIFI

SNORKEL

BEACH

DIVING

The essence of the Maldives. Around this small round island, warm azure waters wash over colourful living coral reef, offering magnificent diving, close to a secluded golden white beach. Sandy trails lead through lush tropical gardens to 75 thatched villas. This idyllic island retreat is blessed with a blissful spa and enhanced with sensationally designed restaurants and bars where fine cuisine and wines are presented. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

All 75 villas, beachside or overwater, are elegantly designed with sandstone and timber, fine furnishings and large windows to let in natural light, and are timeless in ambience. As well as a private veranda, sun loungers and a dining table for two, each villa has a spacious, teak-floored bedroom featuring a king sized bed with soft cotton sheets and pillows, as well as a vanity desk and a large sofa or day bed.

Every culinary desire is catered for in settings like the Sand Bank, a romantic dhoni cruise, and 3 restaurants and 2 bars including the iconic Lighthouse Restaurant and Lighthouse Lounge above the waves, Lime Restaurant, Cayenne Grill, Satay, and Sails Bar by the palm grove. To rejuvenate body and spirit, The Spa features the finest botanical therapies, adding bliss to the essence of Maldives. Sports include see-through canoe, waterskiing, snorkeling, diving. Please note Baros Maldives accepts children aged 8 years or older.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by speedboat from Male’ International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in the room. Lunch for 2 at The Satay Bar excluding beverages.

D O N ´T M I S S …

Make sure to prebook the sandbank dining experience. A private waiter and chef serves a magical menu in the middle of the Ocean surrounded by calming waves and torches.

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MALDIVES LAAMU ATOLL

SIX SENSES LAAMU

WIFI

SNORKEL

BEACH

DIVING

Dolphins swim along the green shores of Six Senses Laamu, the only resort in Laamu Atoll, and the rich coral house reef invites snorkling among Oriental Sweetlips, parrotfish and even green turtles. Surf Yin Yang, one of the Maldives’ most famous waves, breaks just offshore. Chic beachfront and overwater villas built in natural materials are spread out for privacy and views of greenery and beach or crystalline lagoon. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Designed to have minimal impact on the environment, 97 chic beachfront & overwater villas are nestled among shoreline mangroves. Water villas (108 sqm) feature direct lagoon access, glass bathtubs & aquarium dining tables. 1-bdrm beach villas are 220 sqm including garden; 2 bdrm beach villa has private pool. Concealed modern technologies like swivel TVs, Bose entertainment systems, fully loaded iPods & docking stations, free wi-fi.

The resort features 6 waterside and overwater lounges and restaurants, where chefs prepare wholesome recipes with herbs, vegetables and fruits grown in the island’s organic garden, or sourced from Maldivian fishermen or farmers. Thai & Indonesian therapists deliver spa treatments in airy cocoons amid vegetation on the beachfront. Facilities include open air experience showers, gym, windsurfing, canoeing, catamaran sailing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, Kite Surfing, snorkling, surfing lessons, diving and PADI Dive School, Chill Bar, Chai for Tea, Wine Cellar 6 metre over water, Icecream parlour where kids & adults can enjoy 40 different ice creams, Live soft music in the evenings and The Den (Kids Club for 4–12y).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes flight south to Kadhdhoo Laamu Atoll, then 25 minutes by boat. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits on arrival. Early checkin and late checkout complimentary subject to availability.

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Snorkling among staghorn and mushroom corals with the marine biologist; sunset from your own panoramic platform; carrot icecream at the icecream parlour.


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MALDIVES KIHAVAH HURAVALHI ISLAND

ANANTARA KIHAVAH VILLAS

TENNIS

DIVING SNORKEL

BEACH

WIFI

FAMILY

Anantara Resorts’ latest island hideaway in the greatest paradise on earth ushers in a new chapter of unique guest experiences in unsurpassed luxury surrounded by untouched natural beauty. Guests arrive to a postcard-perfect setting, an island of private pool villas, surrounded by jewel-coloured waters. Guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, with six restaurants and bars, both above and below the water. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the beach or over the water, 78 spacious private pool sanctuaries, 258–861 sqm, boast private infinity-edge pools, dining pavilions, expansive wooden sundecks and lounging areas complete with swinging daybeds, hammocks and sun loungers. All villas feature his and hers walk-in wardrobes, rain showers, and over-sized bathtubs, some offering a mesmerising view of the sparkling ocean, both below and beyond the adjacent infinity-edge pool.

Six restaurants & bars including Sea the underwater wine cellar & restaurant, Fire a teppanyaki lounge, the Salt restaurant, and Sky rooftop bar with breathtaking views. The swimming pool is 49 metres long with Sunshine Butlers whom are always on hand with cold towels and fruit. Offering traditional Maldivian activities, free Thiththi Boli Kids Club for guests 12 and under, the spa showcases six overwater treatment suites, snorkling, PADI diving, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

35 minutes by seaplane from Male’ International Airport.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A D D E D VA L U E S

The underwater wine cellar and restaurant, part of the exclusive Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. signature dining experience, each offering a different cuisine.

Spa credit of USD 50 per person per villa (max 2 per villa).

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MALDIVES SOUTH MALE ATOLL

NALADHU MALDIVES

TENNIS

BEACH

WIFI

DIVING

Fringed by powder white beach with a backdrop of coconut palms, Naladhu is a true tropical island paradise. A luxurious sense of intimacy pervades 19 stunning houses, each just footsteps away from the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Culinary experiences on Naladhu include the intimacy of in-house-dining, gourmet adventures on sand banks, or mingling with other guests in The Living Room, the relaxed all-day dining venue. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Featuring panoramic ocean views, there are 13 private ocean pool pavilions and 6 beach pool pavilions under palm canopies on the powder white beach front. All are 300 sqm with al-fresco bathing pavilion with bathtub adjoining a private 32 sqm swimming pool, waterfall shower and private steam room shaded by frangipani. All rooms offer the services of a House Master, wi-fi, iPod, indoor and outdoor day beds and a dining sala.

Specialty Thai and other world cuisines in private venues or main dining area. Fitness centre,17m infinity pool, PADI Dive Centre, snorkeling excursions, windsurfing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, surfing. Personalized yoga, pilates, fitness training, meditation & water aerobics. Tennis on nearby island, scenic seaplane flights. In-room spa services. Short boat ride for treatments in spa suites over Dhigufinolhu lagoon or in lush gardens on Veligandu Huraa.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

35 minutes by luxury speedboat from Male’ International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E

One complimentary intimate dining affair excl. drink. Complimentary early checkin or late checkout if space is available.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A spa treatment in the comfort of your own pavilion or a spa journey to award winning Anantara Over Water Spa.

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MALDIVES ARI ATOLL

CONSTANCE HALAVELI RESORT

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

DIVING SNORKEL

Floating in the North Ari atoll and shaped like a curved dhoni (Maldivian boat) is the new Constance Halaveli Resort. It is a place where time seems to stand still and dreams become reality. Water and sand contrast with the exuberant green of the foliage. The shadows of villas play on the turquoise lagoon. With three restaurants and a spa, at Constance Halaveli both body and mind are well cared for. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 86 water or beach villas each with their own private plunge pool located on the beach or over the water. Comfortably furnished using modern wood and marble, each is equipped with AC, hairdryer, LCD TV /satellite channels, DVD, wi-fi, iPod connection, telephone, minibar, mini wine cooler, tea & coffee facilities, individual safe, 24h room service.

The resort features 3 restaurants and 2 bars; gym; complete spa experience offering treatments using unique natural products, hair salon, steam bath, chill pool, hot pool, sauna, Jacuzzi. Kid’s club. TGI diving center, tennis, beach volley, badminton, nonmotorized watersports. Payable activities include sunset Dhoni cruises, dolphin search, PADI diving, banana boat, fishing, local village excursions.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

D O N ´T M I S S …

25 minutes by seaplane transfer from Male’ International Airport.

Spa de Constance Halaveli – complete spa experience offering natural healing and nurturing beauty using oils, scrubs and wraps created to a unique formula.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit on arrival. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout complimentary if space is available.

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MALDIVES SOUTH ARI ATOLL

CONSTANCE MOOFUSHI RESORT

FAMILY

ALL INCL. SNORKEL

WIFI

BEACH

DIVING

Ringed by colourful coral reef and turquoise lagoons, Constance Moofushi Resort offers a paradise experience, combining “Crusoe Chic” with the elegance of a deluxe resort. You can see irridescent fish and stingrays by snorkeling a few metres from the shore, marvel at some of the world’s best diving spots, try game fishing and dolphin spotting, or merely relax at the overwater spa. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Spacious accommodations include 110 beach and water villas – beach villas (57 sqm), water villas (66 sqm), and senior water villas (94 sqm). All feature AC, ceiling fan, sitting area, free wi-fi, LCD TV, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD & DVD), phone, minibar, safe, tea & coffee facilities. Senior villas have an outdoor bath tub on the terrace. Villas can include an extra bed, while the senior water villas can include 2 extra beds for children.

All-inclusive: meals at buffet restaurant, unlimited cocktails, fine wines, premium brands and more. 2 restaurants & 3 bars. Overwater spa with 8 treatment rooms, yoga pavilion. Swimming pool. Free gym, wind surfing and pedal boats. Colourful house reef only a few metres from the shore and 3 large lagoons. PADI diving. Nearby there are various dive sites offering fabulous marine biodiversity. Sunset cruise, village visit, game fishing, dolphin search, boat hire on offer.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by seaplane from Male’ International Airport (MLE). If arriving MLE after 1600 or departing before 0845 overnight in Male’ needed.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A romantic Robinson getaway where you are dropped on a pristine Crusoe island for the day.

Bottle of wine & fruits in room on arrival; complimentary upgrade, early checkin & late checkout if space available.

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MALDIVES BOLIFUSHI ISLAND, SOUTH MALE ATOLL

JUMEIRAH VITTAVELI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Escape to an idyllic world where spectacular beauty fuses with blissful comfort. An unspoilt island resort beckons in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Here you lose yourself in a pure horizon, where the breeze whispers notes of serenity beside the iridescent water and vast stretches of pristine sand. A constellation of treasures awaits leisure travellers who share a passion for rare luxury experiences. &

L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S

The 91 villas and suites comprise five residence types: 36 Beach Villas, 8 Beach Suites, 39 Lagoon Villas, 7 Lagoon Suites and a luxurious Presidential Villa presenting a choice of mesmerizing views from sun-kissed beaches to azure skies. Subtle Maldivian architectural expressions and craftsmanship are coupled with luxurious environments. Guests are spoilt for choice with their own private beach or terrace where they can luxuriate in idyllic seclusion.

Pan-Asian restaurant with mesmerizing views, beach restaurant for succulent barbequed steaks, seafood and fish, Fenesse for gourmet Mediterranean flavours. Dedicated kids and teenager clubs, separate family & kids pool (262m), babysitting, adults-only pool, PADI dive centre, extensive water sports facilities and spa treatments for children. Guests are encouraged to personalize their experience, whether it is in Talise spa or in one of the restaurants.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

D O N ´T M I S S …

20 minutes by boat from Male’ International Airport.

Dinner in one of the cabana’s at Fenesse. The Michelin starred Executive Chef Kai Boeddinghaus conjures up gastronomic delights in the serene overwater restaurant.

A D D E D VA L U E S

A 200 USD spa voucher per villa per stay. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MALDIVES MERADHOO ISLAND, GAAFU ALIFU ATOLL

JUMEIRAH DHEVANAFUSHI

SNORKEL

WIFI

BEACH

DIVING

A secluded island resort in the far south of the Maldives, where irridescent seas sparkle in glowing sunlight and you walk barefoot on cushions of soft white sand. Amidst spectacular indulgence unwind and relax, effortlessly. Guests on the island are spoilt for choice with their own private beach or garden. Or for rare opulence and exclusivity enjoy overwater living 800m offshore. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The 38 all-suite property comprises three principal residence types, 13 Beach Revives, 8 Island Revives and a single Island Sanctuary all with private pools and decking with ample sunbeds, plus Apple Media Center with innovative interactive controller. The Ocean Pearls, an independent resort, lies 800m offshore, suspended on platforms above the sea offering suspended treatment room, and infinity edge pool.

A unique approach to service in 3 exceptional restaurants and 1 inviting bar provide a personalised gastronomic experience. Talise Spa, built over the water, rejuvenates and refreshes mind, body and soul, offering a selection of wellness programmes designed by a team of traditional and alternative therapists with holistic approach to well-being. Fully-equipped health club suspended over the water, snorkeling, canoes, windsurfing, diving amongst rare corals, deep sea fishing.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1h and 45 min from Male’ Int Apt (MLE) by private seaplane; or 55 min by domestic flight from MLE to Kaadedhdhoo apt, then 15 min by speedboat.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A D D E D VA L U E S

Sunset cruise on a dhoni. Quality time with your loved one as you sail around the island enjoying the sunset, Champagne and canapés.

A 200 USD spa voucher per villa per stay. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MALDIVES LHAVIYANI ATOLL

KANUHURA

WIFI

SNORKEL FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

A magical flight in a seaplane over the turquoise waters and atolls of the Maldives brings you to the serene shores of Kanuhura. This natural island paradise, wrapped in the bright blue hues of sea and never-ending sky, is a welcoming retreat, an all-villa resort where service is understood and luxury is easy-going and elegantly understated. With a range of bars, restaurants and activities, Kanuhura lies close to some of the world’s best diving sites and a private Crusoe island. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located on a little island of the Lhaviyani Atoll, the resort has 75 Beach Villas (62 -130 sqm) along the coral sands and 20 Water Villas or suites (125-135 sqm) at the end of a wooden pier. All rooms have elegant rustic interiors, featuring AC, private veranda with direct beach/water access, open-air natural stone bathtub and shower, TV, CD player, minibar, safe, free Internet access, 24-hour room service with private villa host.

The resort offers 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 1 lounge & 1 club. In-villa dining is a speciality, providing romantic dinners and special celebrations in the privacy of your villa, or various locations on the island. Other facilities include a spa, beauty salon, Kids Club with pool, babysitting services, library, boutique, game room. 2 tennis courts, squash court, pool, table tennis, volleyball, motorized & non-motorized water sports, PADI dive centre. Excursions. Private adjacent Crusoe island exclusively for guests.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by seaplane from Male’ International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the villa. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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Walking right round the island on pristine white sand – 30 minutes. Snorkling off the beach among shoals of fish. A luxury picnic hamper on Jehunuhura (Crusoe) island.


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MALDIVES SOUTH ARI ATOLL

WIFI

SNORKEL

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

CONRAD MALDIVES RANGALI ISLAND Called “the epitome of every tropical paradise fantasy”, the Conrad Maldives is a stunning, romantic island resort offering sophisticated barefoot luxury. Spread across two islands, surrounded by colourful coral reef and lagoon, the resort is an escapist dream, with long beaches of powdery white sand and sexy details like underwater restaurant and Sunset Water Villas with their own jet boat. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On Rangalifinolhu Island: 35 beach villas and 42 deluxe beach villas feature private plunge pools, garden bathrooms, living areas round courtyard; 21, Retreat Water Villas in Spa Retreat, on stilts over the lagoon. On Rangali Island: 50 water villas, many with Jacuzzi on deck. All villas have separate bath and shower, AC, CD/TV/DVD, fan, direct dial phone, wi-fi, safe etc.

Dining and wining in 7 restaurants (including one spectacular underwater restaurant) and 4 bars. Spa Retreat on stilts over the sea; Over-water Spa with glass-floored treatment rooms above coral reef. Gym, yoga. Fabulous diving, watersports, tennis, cruises. Free windsurfing, snorkel set, infinity pool. Palm-fringed beaches of white sand.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

D O N ´T M I S S …

30 minutes by scenic seaplane from Male’ International Airport.

A private dining experience on the beach with a personal chef; cocktails and viewing or a meal at the spectacular underwater restaurant.

A D D E D VA L U E S

A welcome bottle of wine.

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MALDIVES BAA ATOLL

SONEVA FUSHI BY SIX SENSES

WIFI

SNORKEL

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Soneva Fushi is set on the tropical paradise island of Kunfunadhoo. Villas, all with beach access, are tucked into lush greenery, surrounded by a lagoon of clear turquoise water and coral reef. Guests can do a host of activities including outdoor cinema, star observatory, biking and snorkeling. The resort has been designed to reflect the dream of a Robinson Crusoe experience, modern amenities charmingly ‘ dressed’. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

In the Baa Atoll, 118 km from Male’, the resort has 65 villas, each just a few steps from your own stretch of white sandy beach. With outdoor sitting area and bathroom opening out to private garden, each has a spacious bedroom with king bed, AC, fan, and full amenities including TV/DVD, stereo sound. Many villas have private pool, some separate living room. Many suit families, offering 2 separate bedrooms.

Dining at 3 restaurants including fine cuisine and Organic garden restaurants reached by a swing bridge over the banana palms. Six Senses Spa for beauty and body treatments, with steam rooms and sauna. Internet library. Tennis courts, badminton. Dive centre offering PADI certification within a week. Snorkeling, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing. Enjoy movies al fresco at Cinema Paradiso, star gazing at the Observatory and dining (breakfast or dinner) on the romantic sandbank.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

35 minute seaplane flight from Male’ International Airport, with bird’s eye view of the beautiful islands and atolls.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bar(a)bara bar – indulgent, different. At the end of a long board walk. Be served canapés and champagne overlooking the sunset. Or go snorkeling from here…

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MALDIVES NORTH MALE' ATOLL

SONEVA GILI BY SIX SENSES

SNORKEL

WIFI

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

A tiny coral island and sparkling lagoon are the setting for Soneva Gili, with jetties threading across the water to spacious villas. Following the Soneva philosophy of ‘Intelligent Luxury’, they are crafted from natural materials, offering rooftop and overwater sundecks, with open air bathrooms, sumptuous daybeds and personal entertainment centre. Some are only accessible by personal boat. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

A total of 45 overwater villas includes 8 water residences, 7 very private Crusoe Residences & 1 Private Reserve reached by boat. Water villas feature open air living room with dining area, rooftop & overwater sundecks, open air bathrooms with separate shower and tub, luxury amenities incl. espresso machines. The Crusoe Residences and the Private Reserve stand alone in the Indian Ocean, with private rowing boats and shuttle to main island. The Private Reserve incl. 2 master suites & guest room.

Main restaurant where East meets West; By the Sea restaurant offering fusion PeruvianJapanese; lunch buffet at the main bar incl. sushi; wine cellar & chocolate cave; private dining experiences under the palms, in your villa, in the organic herb garden at a 360 degree table, on One Palm Island or the tree house platform. Six Senses overwater spa with Ayurvedic doctor, steam rooms, sauna. Freshwater pool. Gym. Tennis. PADI Dive Centre with purpose built dive Dhoni, famous dive sites within 10 min boat ride. Watersports.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by speedboat from Male’ International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

D O N ´T M I S S …

Ultra romantic personalized dining experience on One Palm Tree island following a night on the Roofdeck Terrace sleeping under the stars.

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MALDIVES DHONAKULHI

WIFI

TENNIS SNORKEL FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

ISLAND HIDEAWAY SPA RESORT & MARINA Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi offers spacious, private luxury villas and a range of top-class facilities in a corner of paradise, leaving the rest of the island in its pristine natural state. Hence the slogan, “Naturally Exclusive!” The villas are tucked into greenery on the beachfront enjoying wonderful views, some with infinity pools, two on stilts in the wide shallow lagoon. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located in Haa Alifu Atoll, it offers 49 spacious, exclusive villas, in 8 categories (176– 1420 sqm). Most of the villas enjoy gardens, lounge with sofa beds and outdoor living areas. Exquisite Jasmine Garden villas also offer private infinity pools, 2nd bathroom and dining pavilion, while the Residence has a Jacuzzi splash pool. Suiting a group, Hideaway Palace comprises 2 clusters of 5 villas each, with pools.

Dining venues include 2 restaurants (or 24-hour dining in the villa); and a bar known for its Malt whiskey collection. The spa creates an environment to overwhelm the senses. Facilities include a small library, bicycles, marina, dive school. Spectacular snorkling & diving (house reef 10–30 m, 20 dive sites within 1 hr, channel with manta rays close to shore). “Tender Hearts” is open to all kids: games and activities.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minute scheduled flight from Male’ International Airport to Hanimaadhoo Airport, then 20 minutes by speedboat. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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Snorkeling off the beach – just a few lazy kicks of your fins and you are over the house reef among sharks, rays and hosts of colourful fish.


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MALDIVES KUDA-FUNAFARU

ZITAHLI KUDA-FUNAFARU

WIFI

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Commence yor magical journey with a 50 minute seaplane flight over the breathtaking azure waters. Surrounded by untouched reefs and pristine beaches the Kuda-Funafaru island is one of the first resorts in the Noonu Atoll. It offers privacy, refreshingly spacious accommodations, great value for money and understated luxury in a true paradise setting. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Zitahli Kuda Funafaru is approximately 700x500 metre in size and located in the Noonu atoll. It offers 50 contemporary island chic villas where space is the ultimate luxury. The smallest is the Deluxe Beach Villa with a generous 175 sqm. of space. Deluxe Aqua Villa over water is 185 sqm, the Super Deluxe Villas offer spacious plunge pools on the beach or over water. For families the Zitahli suite with 400 sqm of space is ideal with 2 separate bedrooms, huge pool and private sundeck.

Dining venues include the casual Breeze restaurant with all day à la carte or buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mosaic serves Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner. Poolside for light snacks. In villa dining 24 hrs. Private candlelit dinners. Spa, fresh water pool, gym open 7 am to 9 pm. Chargeable activities include a Werner Lau managed dive centre, windsurfing courses, kite surfing courses, snorkeling safari, sunset dolphin cruise, catamaran sailing and more.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes by seaplane from Male’ International Airport.

D O N ´T M I S S …

The amazing in-room circular bathtubs. A D D E D VA L U E S

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MALDIVES SOUTH ARI ATOLL

LUX* MALDIVES

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Paradise is made of this! An island surrounded by crystal clear lagoon and miles of ocean in shades of blue and turquoise, with four kilometres of the whitest sandy beach and safe swimming and snorkeling. This is a place for a real break, enjoying the luxury. Close to 37 of the Maldives’ best dive sites, LUX* MALDIVES is an ideal base for experiencing the diversity of marine life, including those amazing creatures, the whale sharks. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Built on stilts in the lagoon or on the beach of Didhoofinolhu, the resort offers 193 suites & villas. All Beach villas have terrace with lagoon access, some with private pools and outdoor shower and garden. Sunset Junior Suites also enjoy a bathroom garden. Water villas offer secluded platforms for enjoying the ocean views. All suites/villas with AC, tub, toilet, separate shower, tea & coffee facilities, phone, TV/DVD and dressing area. Wi-fi.

The island offers 7 restaurants, 6 bars, Infinity Spa with 15 double treatment rooms – 4 of them over water. Gym, Internet lounge, infirmary with resident doctor, 3 boutiques, teens club (13-17), kids club (3-12), night club with DJ, 5-star PADI dive centre, 2 swimming pools over the sea, floodlit tennis courts, watersports, free boat ride to house reef for snorkeling, other snorkeling excursions.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by sea plane from Male’ International Airport.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A D D E D VA L U E S

We insist you book the Whale Shark safari for a chance to swim beside these magnificent and harmless sharks, and explore the reefs, a once in a lifetime opportunity

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SRI LANKA

We invite you on a journey that takes you back to far gone days: When paradise beaches stretched for miles with only the sound of waves and coconut palms in the breeze. To old Ceylon with colonial mansions among lustrous green tea plantations and rolling hills. To Galle, a fortified town with a maze of streets selling irresistible handiwork, in silver and gold. We take you to these special places, for peaceful relaxation, shopping and exploration, in exquisitely pampered Select style‌

INDIA

SRI LANKA

Kandy

Colombo Tintagel Villa Bentota

Amangalla

Amanwella Ceylon Tea Trails

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ITINERARIES SOUTHERN ESCAPE – 7 NIGHTS

A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND – 12 NIGHTS

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Arrive in Sri Lanka and travel to Galle Fort, on the southwest coast. Take an afternoon walk along the 17th century ramparts. Overnight: Amangalla. Explore Galle Fort, visit a white tea plantation and a Buddhist temple. Overnight: Amangalla. Enjoy spotting blue whales and dolphins off Mirissa followed by lunch at a beachside restaurant. Overnight: Amangalla. Travel south down the coast to Tangalle, passing stilt fishermen, and deserted golden bays. Overnight: Amanwella. Relax on the beach, snorkel over the reefs, and an afternoon visit to the 5th century Mulgirigala rock temple. Overnight: Amanwella. Take a safari in Yala National Park to spot leopards, elephants, and sloth bears. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner on the beach. Overnight: Amanwella. Travel to Colombo, and explore the city’s sites, shops and markets. Overnight: Tintagel. Depart.

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Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 50600 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 6850 EUR

Departing London: 5750 GBP

Departing Oslo: 52400 NOK

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Departing Stockholm: 61500 SEK

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Arrive in Sri Lanka and travel to Kandy. Overnight: Kandy House. Visit Temple of the Tooth, lunch at the home of the well-known batik artist, Ena de Silva, followed by an afternoon visit to Sigiriya rock fortress. Overnight: Kandy House. Take the train from the 19th century Peradeniya station to Hatton, in the heart of the Tea Country, transfer by car to your lodge. Dinner and overnight: Tea Trails. Meet a tea expert and experienced planter at Tea Trails who will take you for a factory and plantations visit, you will also learn how to taste and grade tea. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight: Tea Trails. Early breakfast at Tea Trails before your journey down through tea plantations, past spectacular waterfalls, to Tangalle in the tropical south. Journey takes 7 hours, with picnic lunch. Overnight: Amanwella. Relax on the hotel’s private beach. Overnight: Amanwella. Travel 2 hours by car to Yala National Park to spot leopards. Upon return enjoy a magical candlelit dinner on the beach. Overnight: Amanwella. Travel north up the coast to Galle passing iconic stilt fishermen and check in to Sri Lanka’s oldest hotel Amangalla. This morning you will head inland by bicycle to experience Sri Lankan village life. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at the Sun House, situated on the hill above Galle town. Overnight: Amangalla. Travel to Bentota, 1.5 hours by car. Visit Lunuganga, the late architect, Geoffrey Bawa’s house and gardens and have lunch in the grounds. Overnight: Villa Bentota. Relax in the gardens that border the stunning Bentota beach and if you wish book a treatment at the in-house Ceylon Spa. Overnight: Villa Bentota. Travel to Colombo, 1 hour by car. Lunch at the Gallery Café, once Geoffrey Bawa’s studio. Enjoy the city’s sights, shops and markets. Overnight: Tintagel. Depart.

Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 68100 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 9200 EUR

Departing London: 7800 GBP

Departing Oslo: 70400 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 82100 SEK Price is starting rate per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class accommodation and daily breakfast. This option includes meals and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality..

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SRI LANKA – TANGALLE / AMANWELLA

BEACH

WIFI

Amanwella is the ultimate beach hotel, with its crescent shaped gold coloured beach. Privacy is guaranteed on the generous stretch of beach framed by hundreds of swaying palm trees. The simple, yet stylish pool suites are perched on the hill, some with ocean views. The beach restaurant serves the fresh catch of the day. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Most of the 30 suites are located on the hillside, reached along pathways that lead down to the sandy beach. Each spacious suite offers a contemporary living space in soothing colours with king bed and glass walls opening onto a spacious terrace and a sparkling plunge pool. The open plan bathroom features tub and shower; 3 suites are interconnecting via the terrace.

The contemporary split-level restaurant with Asian and Mediterranean cuisine offers stunning views over the infinity pool towards coconut grove and beach. The Beach Club serves lunches, while the bar serves exotic refreshments. Spa treatments are available in the spa pavilion. Bathing is possible in season, but sea can be rough at times. A D D E D VA L U E S

1 set lunch for 2 during the stay, excluding beverages. TR ANSPORT

5–6 hours by car from Colombo International Airport; or 2 hours from Amangalla.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A private torch lit dinner on the beach in the coconut grove.

SRI LANKA – GALLE / AMANGALLA

WIFI

The town of Galle is home to an exceptional 17th century World Heritage Dutch fort. Nestled within the fort walls rests the immaculately restored historic hotel, Amangalla. The hotel proudly preserves its rich colonial heritage, amid glossy wood floors and well-travelled antiques, offering guests a stylish stay. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

A mere stroll away from bustling narrow streets within the huge hexagonal fort, 30 rooms & suites are decorated in tasteful colonial style with glorious antiques, from fourposter beds to pettagama chests. The bathrooms, in hardwood and white, are genteel and comfortable. There is also a two-storey Garden House in lush scented gardens, featuring its original antique furniture, one bedroom and lounge.

The Dining Room offers antique silverware and traditional Sri Lankan curries. The spa offers Ayurveda treatments, yoga, steam room, hydrotherapy, barber shop, salon. Generous swimming pool in the gardens. Amangalla provides a tranquil base for shopping and exploration of the fascinating culture and history of Galle. A D D E D VA L U E S

1 set lunch for 2 during the stay, excluding beverages. A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by helicopter or 4 hours by car from Colombo International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

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SRI LANKA – COLOMBO

SRI LANKA – BENTOTA

PA R A D I S E R O A D T I N TA G E L

PA R A D I S E R O A D T H E V I L L A B E N T O TA

This stunning heritage hotel was home to the Bandaranaikes. Transformed into a lifestyle boutique hotel, Tintagel offers the most discerning clientele an elegant city retreat. Each of the 10 suites is styled with panache, most with private balcony or spacious terrace. Service is sensational. The Gallery Cafe is one of the top eateries in Colombo. The Red Bar, gorgeous lap pool, and serene spa enhance this centrally-located hotel.

This beautifully renovated beachside hotel just 1.5 hours drive south of Colombo offers 15 individually designed rooms and suites with all modern amenities, views of palms and sound of the ocean. The Villa Café is the place to eat down south, for lemongrass & ginger chicken, Wasabi-coated salmon and more. Lots of space to chill, with gorgeous pool and gardens, beach 50 m over the railroad track (best Nov-Apr).

SRI LANKA – HATTON / CEYLON TEA TRAILS

ALL INCL.

WIFI

TENNIS

The Golden Valley of Tea presents rolling green hills, plantation bungalows, high tea and exquisite service. Here in solitude, at an elevation of 4000 feet above sea level (1220 mts.) lies Ceylon Tea Trails, four classic colonial bungalows built for British tea estate managers in the days of the Raj. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The bungalows are located 20-40 minutes drive from the town Hatton, each with 4 to 6 rooms, offering 20 luxurious rooms and suites in all. Rooms are named after former estate managers who lived in the bungalow. Master suites have separate living rooms and private gardens (except Tientsin), garden suites have private gardens. All offer ensuite bathrooms and twin wash basins.

Everything is included in the rates, tea in bed, English or Sri Lankan breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, 4 course dinner, house wines and more. You set your own pace while at Tea Trails. Unwind in the beautiful gardens, visit a factory for a gentle education in the art of Ceylon Tea or spend an adventure-filled day biking, trekking and white-water rafting. Tennis available at the Tientsin bungalow.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS...

At least 4 hours by car from Colombo International Airport, 2 hours from Kandy.

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SEYCHELLES One of the world’s most romantic and exclusive destinations, with lavish colonial luxury and carefree chic, under palms that swish in the breeze. Warm clear waters caress 115 tranquil islands, some voluptuously green and mountainous, others built on coral, with shimmering white sand. We offer seemingly endless days of pure indulgent romance, multicultural dining, sports, spas and coral gardens, including some of the world’s most truly exclusive “treasure islands”.

S EYC H E L L E S

AFRICA

M A DAG A SC A R

North Island

Constance Lémuria Resort

Praslin

Raffles Praslin

S E YC H E L L E S

Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

Victoria Constance Ephelia Resort Frégate Island Private

Mahé Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

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SEYCHELLES FRÉGATE ISLAND

FRÉGATE ISLAND PRIVATE

SNORKEL FAMILY

WIFI

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

As magical as Peter Pan’s Neverland, Frégate Island Private lies 4 degrees south of the equator. Exclusivity in every respect is the maxim on Frégate Island as well as the preservation and protection of its unique natural environment. A selected number of guests at a time can experience this paradise – in luxury, with seven beaches and a jungle that protects rare flora and fauna. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the north east coast of the private island, 16 spacious villas with one or two bedrooms, and a presidential villa, give a light tropical feel and wide sea views, each with indulgent private infinity pool and large terrace with daybed and jacuzzi; separate living room, bathrooms, inside & outside showers. Amenities include AC, ceiling fan, TV, DVD/ CD player, phone, wi-fi, Internet, etc. A private butler takes care of guests’ wishes.

Innovative meals based on natural flavours are served at 2 restaurants, or in the tree house, at the beach, in the villa or at any other place of your choice on the island, while 2 bars invite for drinks. Relaxation is guaranteed at the Rock Spa. Variety of activities: guided nature walks, gym, diving (PADI), sailing, surfing, mountain biking, deep sea fishing, boat trips. For children (5–12) the Castaway Clubhouse offers a seasonal programme in high season.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by helicopter or small plane from Seychelles International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Welcome amenity on arrival. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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D O N ´T M I S S …

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SEYCHELLES NORTH ISLAND

NORTH ISLAND

WIFI

SNORKEL ALL INCL.

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

The pinnacle of luxury. North Island is a precious natural treasure, surrounded by warm water in all shades of blue, with tortoises and rare birds restored, along with trees like the legendary coco-de-mer palm. Created with the utmost care for the environment, the resort offers a rare sanctuary to guests seeking exquisite solitude and a tropical island experience, with 11 guest villas and a health spa offering only the very best. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Nested into the treeline facing Anse d’est beach or on the incline in the forest, North Island consists of 11 Villas – 10 Presidential villas (450sqm) and 1 Villa North Island (750sqm). Each has a plunge pool, a master bedroom with doors opening to the turquoise sea; marble bath and 2 showers (one outdoor); 2nd bedroom, lounge, kitchen. TV, DVD/CD, wi-fi; own bikes and electric buggy.

Lounge and dining area on the beach with harmonious organic design and unforgettable views: “no menu” meals based on guest’s wishes, using fresh ingredients for multicultural flavours. Bar. Spa providing unique treatments from island ingredients (fee). Gym. Informative library. Horizon pool with heart-stopping beauty. Complimentary diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, birding with residence naturalist, Mountain biking and yacht charters are available on request.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by helicopter from Seychelles International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in room on arrival; Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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Honeymoon beach with only your footprints in the sand. “Spa Hill” for views beyond compare. A hike around the island to spot giant tortoises. Awareness of Now…


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SEYCHELLES PRASLIN ISLAND

RAFFLES PRASLIN

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

An all-villa luxury resort on the fabled island of Praslin – all villas featuring private pools. The ultimate tropical retreat, offering blissful intoxication for all the senses by the sun-kissed powdered sands of Anse Takamaka. The resort enjoys sweeping views of white beaches, lush tropical vegetation and dramatic granite boulders and offers four restaurants and bars, as well as a luxurious spa perched high up among rock formations. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Raffles Praslin is located on the beautiful north-eastern tip of Praslin, the second largest granite island of Seychelles. The 86 spacious villas assure lavish comfort with views of ocean and green hills, each with a private plunge pool and expansive outdoor pavilion. The one and two-bedroom Villa Suites offer a barbecue grill in the outdoor pavilion. The villas are from 125 sqm, built on gentle slopes, facilities reached via relaxing strolls or buggy.

Exotic flavours at the breezy Curieuse Restaurant, traditional cuisine and Mediterranean delights at Losean, signature Raffles cocktails or classic wine at the Danzil Lounge Bar or the Takamaka Terrace Lounge. The spa features 13 treatment pavilions, gym, yoga, pilates, steam room, sauna, whirlpools and experience showers, outdoor lounge and pool, spa garden. Kids Club: for toddlers, children & teens. Diving and excursions to Vallée de Mai and La Digue available.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minute flight from Seychelles International Airport.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A D D E D VA L U E S

Treatments at the spa high among rock formations, with view of blue ocean, white sandy beaches and dramatic granite boulders. Relaxing in the tranquil spa garden...

A bottle of wine and fruit on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SEYCHELLES MAHÉ – ANSE LOUIS

MAIA LUXURY RESORT & SPA

SNORKEL

FAMILY

WIFI

BEACH

More than just breathtaking views, unsurpassed service and astonishing accommodation, Maia offers you a place to restore yourself. You are enfolded by peace and privacy in this palm-filled secluded paradise, where the sands of Anse Louis beach are washed by the warm Indian Ocean. Nothing is too much. A dedicated personal Butler instinctively anticipates your needs and wishes. The smallest request is handled simply. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On a private peninsula at Anse Louis on the SW coast of Mahe, 30 spacious (250 sqm) one bedroom, top hat thatched villas offer uninterrupted ocean views, spacious gazebo, bar, oversized day-bed, infinity pool and outdoor sunken double bath tubs. Facilities include plasma TV, DVD player, iPod, AC, ceiling fan, fridge, mini-bar, ice machine, makeup fridge stocked with La Prairie body products.

Maia offers a restaurant but dining at Maia is whenever and whatever – on the beach, around the pool, on the helipad: Creole, Mediterranean, Asian, Indian and Oriental cuisine. The Sunset Pool Bar serves Maia cocktails, fresh fruit smoothies and delicious light food throughout the day. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, helicopter excursions and a fully equipped fitness centre. Diving centre nearby.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Seychelles International Airport.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A D D E D VA L U E S

A private candle-lit dinner on the beach, a BBQ in your villa, a massage on your balcony terrace, a rose-petal bath, and for kids banana-split scented baths.

Bottle of wine and fruits in the villa.

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SEYCHELLES SAINTE ANNE ISLAND

SAINTE ANNE RESORT & SPA

ALL INCL. SNORKEL FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

The island of Sainte Anne is located in a protected marine park, perfect for discovering the most beautiful treasures of the Seychelles. Tucked like a gem between glittering beaches, azure waters and palms, the all-villa resort offers a generous all inclusive concept for all guests. The bijou-spa by Clarins is the place to replenish both body and soul. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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Only 15 minutes from main island Mahé, 87 villas open into tropical gardens fronting the beach, of which 29 villas have private pools. All villas have private terrace/garden & gazebo; spacious bathrooms with dressing area, tub, shower, separate toilet; private shower outside. The in-room amenities include adjustable AC, DVD, satellite TV, Internet (on demand), phone.

20 minutes by car from Seychelles International Airport & 15 minutes by boat to St Anne; or 10 minutes by scenic helicopter.

The resort offers 5 restaurants including 3 on the beach. Live music. Spa with 7 massage cabins, balneotherapy, hair & beauty care, 2 saunas, 2 hammams. Fitness centre with cardio equipment. Swimming pool & kids pool. Mini club 3–12. Bicycles, volleyball, tennis, table tennis. Non-motorized watersports only: kayaks, pedal boat, glass-bottom boat, snorkeling. Scuba, game fishing, tennis balls, personal trainer (charge). The all inclusive concept includes all meals, afternoon snacks at the bar, drinks and alcoholic beverages until midnight, unlimited Champagne by the glass everyday as of 18.00 and mini-bar stocked once a day. The concept does not include spa treatments, extras, lobster evening, private lessons, excursions etc. Ask your travel consultant for a complete list.

A D D E D VA L U E S

D O N ´T M I S S …

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

The lobster evening at Le Robinson restaurant twice a week. A small supplement applies.

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SEYCHELLES MAHÉ PORT – LAUNAY

CONSTANCE EPHELIA RESORT

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

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TENNIS

Situated on two of the most beautiful beaches on the island, overlooking a marine national park, Constance Ephélia Resort enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant and rare vegetation. Apart from spacious suites, this child-friendly resort features luxurious villas with their own pools. Some are on the hillside with ocean views, while others are near the powdery white beach. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Overlooking Port Launay marine national park. The resort offers: 224 suites (62-80 sqm) accommodating 2 adults and a third person on a sofa bed (only in senior suites, extra bed in Junior suites are for children) and 42 villas (120-980 sqm) with one, two, or three bedrooms and private pools. Family villas accommodate 6 persons plus extra child. Amenities include bathroom with tub and separate shower, complimentary wi-fi, LCD TV, mac mini (iPod connection, CD/DVD).

The resort features 5 restaurants & 5 bars. The main restaurant serves international buffet. South Beach offers Mediterranean fare and an ethnic grill. North Beach offers haute cuisine. The Spa (5000 sqm) is set in tropical gardens and offers beauty and wellness treatments; 12 treatment rooms, plus rooms for facials, Shisheido massage, hair salon, nail bar, Yoga Pavillon, sauna, Jacuzzi. There are 4 swimming pools, 5 boutiques, gym, tennis, squash, watersports (non-motorized complimentary).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car from Seychelles International Airport.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A D D E D VA L U E S

The heavenly spa village for sumptuous treatments; and cocktails at Seselwa beach bar listening to Creole music.

Bottle of wine & fruits in room on arrival; complimentary upgrade, early checkin & late checkout if space available.

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SEYCHELLES PRASLIN

CONSTANCE LÉMURIA RESORT

WIFI

SNORKEL FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

A deluxe resort with an 18-hole championship golf course, Constance Lémuria is surrounded by luxuriant vegetation and washed by warm waters. In an idyllic location on the coast of Praslin, sheltered from prevailing winds, it enjoys three secluded white sand beaches. The property is designed in empathy with the natural surroundings to provide an ambience of tranquility and refined elegance. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the north-west coast of Praslin in tropical gardens on the shore: 96 suites and 8 villas with 1 or 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms applicable only for presidential villas. All suites and villas enjoy bathroom with separate tub and shower, plus AC, TV, DVD/CD player and other essential amenities. The villas also feature lounge, dining and massage pavilion, deck with outdoor tub and shower, as well as private swimming pool.

The resort offers gastronomic cuisine and seafood with Créole touches at 3 restaurants and 4 bars. Gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, Shiseido massage & body treatments, hair care. Mini Club. Shopping, laundry service. Swimming pool. Complimentary tennis, green fees at 18-hole course, kayaks, windsurfing, pedalos, hobicats. Charge for diving (PADI), deepsea fishing and golf lessons.

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5 minutes by car from Praslin airport; luxury 4WD & helicopter transfers available.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Anse Georgette – a pristine beach with white sand and turquoise water, a little further than the main beach and without infrastructure – but stunning.

Bottle of wine and fruits in room on arrival. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MAURITIUS

Warm, romantic and hospitable — this is where couples fall in love again and families luxuriate! A tranquil tropical island surrounded by sandy beaches and coral reef, Mauritius is perfect for playing golf, relaxing or enjoying every kind of watersport. With Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Buddhist living in harmony, the rainbow-hued culture, blending French, Indian, Creole, Chinese, gives flavour, not just to the cuisine but the whole experience.

SEYCHELLES

M A DAG A SC A R AFRICA

MAURITIUS

Royal Palm Trou aux Biches

Angsana Balaclava

Port Louis

Constance Le Prince Maurice One&Only Le Saint GĂŠran The Residence

MAURIT IUS

Le Touessrok Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Paradis Hotel & Golf Club

Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa

Shanti Maurice

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MAURITIUS GRAND BAIE

ROYAL PALM

WIFI

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

The prestigious Royal Palm lies in a superb location on the protected north-west coast, within walking distance of the village of Grand Baie. Rendezvous of the rich and famous, and those who wish to sample the fine things of life, Royal Palm pours the best of traditional Mauritian lifestyle into creating a peaceful and elegant getaway where a discreet staff attends to every need. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Amid palms and greenery on the beachfront, 84 exclusive suites exude elegance and style, all with terrace or balcony and sea views. Bathrooms feature separate shower & toilet, walk-in closet and modern amenities including adjustable AC, satellite TV, DVD/CD player, telephone, fax line, wi-fi, hairdryer, bathrobes etc.

Choice of 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Live music. Lavish Spa by Clarins with Balneotherapy, 13 massage rooms surrounding sparkling water features, freeform pool with sundeck, 2 saunas, whirlpool bath, 5 Oriental hammams, hairdresser and beauty care; gym with the latest cardio equipment. Miniclub. Boutiques. Free tennis, squash, waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaks, pedal boats, glass bottom boat, snorkeling. Charge for diving, cruise, speedboat. Perfect swimming off a white sand beach.

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1 hour by car or 20 minutes by helicopter from Mauritius International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

For min 5 night stay: bottle of wine and fruits in room on arrival. Fruits in children’s room. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

Go for the wellness menu in the Natureaty restaurant for an inspiringly healthy meal.

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MAURITIUS LE MORNE PENINSULA

DINAROBIN HOTEL GOLF & SPA

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

The name Dinarobin spells luxury and privacy. Clad in lush gardens, the elegant all-suite hotel lies along a gorgeous white sandy beach fringed by a sparkling turquoise lagoon. A place of grace and beauty that stimulates all your senses, the Dinarobin is famed for its tropical spa by Clarins and its innovative cuisine. Guests also have access to the golf course of neighbouring Paradis hotel. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On Le Morne peninsula facing the sea, the resort offers 172 suites with terrace or balcony. All have spacious bathroom with dressing area, bathtub, shower, separate toilet and sitting area (some with 2nd bedroom or separate lounge). All have full amenities including adjustable AC, wi-fi, satellite TV, tea & coffee facilities, telephone and Internet access. Club Suites are equipped with Ipod-docks and Nespresso machines.

At Dinarobin there are 4 restaurants and 2 bars (sister hotel Paradis has another 4 restaurants). Other facilities include: an exquisite Clarins spa with mountain views, exotic décor, and fragrant garden, sauna, massage, fitness centre; large swimming pool, kids pool and 5 heated garden pools; 3 tennis courts, table tennis, badminton, beach volley. Watersports include snorkeling, windsurfing, waterskiing, glass bottom boat, and for a fee scuba diving, catamaran cruise, big game fishing.

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1 hour 30 minutes by car or 20 minutes by helicopter from Mauritius Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

For min 5 night stay: bottle of wine and fruits in room. Fruits in children’s room, Bob Marlin bags for under 12. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MAURITIUS LE MORNE PENINSULA

PARADIS HOTEL & GOLF CLUB

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

Bordered by seven kilometres of pristine beach and the largest lagoon on the island, Paradis lies at the foot of Le Morne mountain. The hotel is a luxurious haven for all sport and nature lovers, with its legendary 18-hole golf course, full range of watersports and superb tropical surroundings. Together with sister hotel Dinarobin it offers eight restaurants with different cuisines and flavours. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the south-west tip of the island, the resort covers a vast 150 ha, featuring 286 rooms and suites, as well as 13 villas. All accommodations are seafacing with terrace or balcony; bathroom with dressing area, tub, shower, separate toilet; modern amenities: adjustable AC, phone/fax/Internet etc. The villas are the ultimate luxury with own electric cars and valet service.

Dining outlets for all tastes: 8 restaurants in total with sister hotel Dinarobin. Health & beauty: Spa, fitness centre,2 saunas, 2 hammams, 7 massage cabins, hairdresser, beauty care. Kids & teenager clubs. Swimming pool, kids pool. Free tennis, table tennis, windsurfing, waterskiing, snorkeling, hobicats. Charge for tennis balls, golf, diving, game fishing. Free wi-fi.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour 30 minutes by car or 20 minutes by helicopter from Mauritius Int. Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A chance to enjoy a range of watersports and complimentary instruction for sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing (fee for private lessons).

For min 5 night stay: bottle of wine and fruits in room. Fruits in children’s room, Bob Marlin bags for under 12. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MAURITIUS BEAU CHAMP

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAURITIUS AT ANAHITA Cocooned by a private sanctuary, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita embraces views of blue lagoon waters and the green-blanketed Bambou Mountains. From the championship golf course and serene lagoon beaches, to inspired dining, refined yet warm service, and treatments in an overwater spa, every moment brings a sense of natural connection and exquisite retreat. All accommodations feature a private landscaped terrace with plunge pool. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

With views of ocean, mangroves or bright lush gardens, 136 spacious villas and residence villas are hewn from local hardwoods and volcanic stone, some on a private island. With surprising design touches, all feature an ample private terrace and garden with plunge pool/swimming pool, bathroom with deep tub and exotic garden shower, and high-tech convenience. Villas are 165 sqm; Residence villas are 266–835 sqm and offer 2 to 5 bedrooms.

The resort offers 4 restaurants: Acquapazza for Italian cuisine and seafood; the authentic steakhouse of Beau Champ; poolside Bambou for Pan Asian cuisine; Le Club for a relaxed lunch overlooking the stunning final green. Designed by Ernie Els, the 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course features large fairways. The spa offers therapies reflecting the cultural mosaic of Mauritius, saunas, ice fountains, steam rooms and mangrove Vichy showers. There is a fitness centre with lap pool & Technogym; 2 tennis courts and Kids’ & Teens’ club.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car or 15 minutes by helicopter from Mauritius International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A blissful Mauritian treatment at the overwater spa, with views out over the water and mangroves; then a meal at Acquapazza on the deck by the lagoon.

Bottle of wine and fruits in room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MAURITIUS POINTE DE FLACQ

ONE&ONLY LE SAINT GÉRAN

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Resort with a soul. At One&Only Le Saint Géran Mauritian influences reign supreme. The resort’s relaxed and discreet luxury is complemented by service that is attentive, warm and unobtrusive. Terraced and balconied rooms all face out to the Indian Ocean. Under the calm sway of thousands of coconut palms, immaculate gardens run down to the edge of the coral-sand beach, which seamlessly wrap around the peninsula. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated on the east coast of the island on its own peninsula, the resort offers 162 suites & 1 private villa. All rooms feature sea or lagoon-facing terraces/balconies, private butler service, AC, satellite TV, multimedia entertainment system, DVD/CD, minibar, safe, Néspresso machine, iPod docking station, wi-fi access, 24-hour room service & business services including Internet.

Dining at PRIME Contemporary Grill and Rasoi by Michelin-star chef Vineet Bhatia; including a poolside restaurant offering a variety of local and international specialties; 4 bars. Nightly entertainment and dancing under the stars. Spa with 8 treatment rooms for body & facial treatments, garden pavilion, sauna, steam rooms; gym with trainers; hair salon. Swimming pool. Tennis club. Canoeing, windsurfing, glass-bottom boat, snorkeling & waterskiing free of charge. Dive centre, Kite surfing, Stand-Up paddle, 9-hole Gary Player designed golf course.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes by car or 15 minutes by helicopter from Mauritius International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

Romantic private dining on the beach with decorated tent, candles and your own attentive waiters.

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MAURITIUS POSTE DE FLACQ

CONSTANCE LE PRINCE MAURICE

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

This serene and stylish resort created in stone, thatch and wood, enjoys an idyllic location on the north-east coast. Situated on 60 acres (24 hectares) of unspoiled private land, Constance Le Prince Maurice offers guests maximum privacy. Its tropical gardens consist of rare and luxuriant vegetation and the calm turquoise lagoon blends perfectly with secluded palm-lined beaches of brilliant white sand. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort lies on a sandy peninsula jutting into the lagoon, with 76 junior suites (70 sqm) & 12 villas (130 sqm), on the beach, in the garden or on stilts in the lagoon reserve. The villas have whirlpool baths and outdoor soaking tub; 3 are overwater villas and 9 beachfront with heated private pools. Princely suite (350 sqm) has 2 pools and 3 private terraces. All suites have balcony/terrace and marble bathrooms.

1 hour by car or 15 minutes by helicopter from Mauritius International Airport.

Le Archipel, the main restaurant overlooking the pool is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a lavish breakfast buffet, Asian theme evenings with a Mauritian influence. Le Barachois open only for dinner serves grills and seafood. The Beach Deck is open for lunch and special evenings only. 2 bars. A spa with Guerlain treatments. Les Petit Princes mini club for children aged 4 to 11 open daily 9 am to 9 pm. Library with free internet stations. Several boutiques. Free activities include Windsurfing, Hobie Cat, snorkelling, Kayak, waterskiing, Laser sailing, Pedalos. 2 tennis courts (fee for rackets and balls). Two 18-hole golf courses are 15 minutes away by shuttle, free green fee for hotel guests.

A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS‌

Bottle of wine and fruits in room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

A special dinner floating over the lagoon in the La Barachois restaurant which serves grills, seafood and Mauritian delicacies.

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MAURITIUS BELLE MARE

THE RESIDENCE

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Inspired by turn-of-the-century plantation houses, The Residence is reminiscent of the palaces of yesteryear. With an endless stretch of immaculate white sand beach fringed by a turquoise lagoon, a personalized butler service, an exquisite and imaginative cuisine, and a luxurious spa dedicated to well-being of the mind and body — tropical beach paradise is synonymous with The Residence Mauritius. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated in a tropical garden along the beach, the resort has 163 elegant rooms and suites in creamy colours all with a classy colonial ambience. All have king-size or twin beds, separate bathtub and shower cabin, AC, overhead fan, desk, living area, satellite TV, personal bar, tea & coffee facilities, DVD and CD player, telephone, hairdryer, walk-in wardrobe with electronic safe.

3 restaurants including Plantation on the beach, Verandah and the main restaurant, as well as a comfortable lounge bar featuring live music. Carita Spa, sauna, steam room, hair salon. Scuba diving (PADI), undersea walk, horse riding. Kids club. Complimentary activities: waterskiing, windsurfing, hobicats, kayaks, paddle boats, snorkeling, glass bottom boat, 3 floodlit tennis courts.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by car or 15 minutes by helicopter from Mauritius International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A meal in the Plantation restaurant on a groomed and sheltered stretch of creamy pristine beach.

Bottle of wine and fruits in room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MAURITIUS ST. FÉLIX

SHANTI MAURICE, A NIRA RESORT

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

A tranquil boutique lifestyle resort with an extensive spa, on the unspoilt southern coast, nestled along a cove of coral sand and turquoise sea. Staying at Shanti Maurice you can experience the sights, sounds and flavours of Mauritian culture with its mix of Indian, African, French and Chinese influences. The superb Nira Spa is one of the core features offering Ayurvedic spa complimented by the multi award-winning African products and treatments developed by Africology. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Spread across tropical gardens are 61 spacious suites & villas. All 17 villas (208–800 sqm) are beachfront and offer private pools, outdoor rain showers, salas. Junior Suites (81 sqm) are housed in villa blocks, 4 suites per villa. Ground floor suites have direct beach access and outdoor rain shower; 1st floor suites have large balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each has a dressing room.

Stars restaurant for Cape cuisine, Pebbles for international & flavours of India, rustic Fish and Rhum Shack for fresh fish & seafood, cocktails using rum from local distillery. Extensive spa. Meditation, aerobics, fitness sessions, yoga, nature walks, cultural performances, Vedanta lectures, kayaking, windsurfing, pedalo, Hobicats, aquaaerobics/ yoga, tennis, cooking classes, kids club, library, Putting Green of 9 holes.

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40 minutes by car from Mauritius International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Grandma’s Kitchen: visit a local home for an authentic family meal. Nira Spa – masseurs, nutritionists, personal trainers & Ayurvedic doctor.

1 bottle of Champagne per room per stay and a 30 minute massage per adult upon arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MAURITIUS TROU D’EAU DOUCE

LE TOUESSROK

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

Le Touessrok is a romantic resort fringed with palms and long sandy beaches, set upon a peninsula and islet overlooking a tranquil lagoon. Across the water are two tropical islands, including a spectacular championship golf course designed by Bernhard Langer. This is a resort dedicated to hospitality, pleasure and relaxation, where golf, fabulous watersports, family activities and evening entertainment await you. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Overlooking Trou d’Eau Douce bay on the east coast, a short boat-ride from the championship golf course and Ilot Mangenie, the resort features 3 private Villas with pools and own staff, 125 Junior Suites, 6 Ocean Suites and 68 Deluxe Rooms. All rooms & suites are sea-facing and all rooms have personal butlers. Rooms feature contemporary furnishings with bright touches of colour and latest in-room technology.

Main restaurant serving cuisine of 9 countries with 8 show kitchens on different levels. Further 4 restaurants (incl. Asian & Indian haute cuisine); 3 bars. Fitness centre (free), exotic Givenchy spa with relaxing pools, hair salon. Free wi-fi. 2 more pools (1 heated). Complimentary snorkeling, canoes, sailing, pedal boats, windsurfing, tennis. Golf with free green fee but optional cart charge. Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, catamaran. Kids club with pizza oven, Teens Club.

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1 hour by car or 15 minutes by helicopter from Mauritius International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine & fruits in room on arrival; complimentary upgrade, early checkin & late checkout if space available.

DON’T MISS…

The escape to the resort’s private island Ilot Mangenie and its wild beaches. For lunch experience authentic Mauritian cuisine prepared in a wood oven.

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MAURITIUS TRIOLET

TROU AUX BICHES RESORT & SPA

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

On one of the island´s best beaches, with soft white sand and palms fringing a sheltered turquoise lagoon, the latest luxury resort from Beachcomber stretches over a large tropical park. Thatched pavilions and villas, with a stylish spa, choice of restaurants and sporting facilities, are spaced to give the ultimate in privacy, space, serenity and communion with nature. Trou aux Biches was totally recreated over three years and reopened in 2010–2011. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Built along the palm-lined beach, there are 66 beachfront suites, each with a small private pool. Other suites (Junior Suites, Tropical Suites and Family Suites - 240 units) are built in crescents around gardens with larger pools (125 sqm) – not far to the beach. For ultimate privacy the resort offers 27 homely villas with one or two bedrooms, kitchens, outdoor bathtubs, and huge family sofas overlooking sizable pools in private courtyards ringed by rocky walls.

The resort features 6 restaurants: Blue Ginger, L’Oasis, Mahiya, La Caravelle, Le Deck and Il Corallo offering a world of flavours including Thai, Indian, Mediterranean. Optional Full Board plus gives all meals and selected drinks. Other facilities include a luxurious Spa by Clarins with 20 cabins, hammams, sauna, balneotherapy, algotherapy, gym, kids club, teens club, tennis, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaks, glass bottom boat, snorkelling and more. Scuba diving for a fee.

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1 hour by car from Mauritius International Airport.

DONT MISS...

A D D E D VA L U E S

Enjoying a massage in a thatched open air cabin with the sound of bird calls and a gentle breeze to cool you off – the Spa by Clarins has delightful rustic charm.

For min 5 night stay: bottle of wine and fruits in room on arrival. Fruits in children’s room. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MAURITIUS TURTLE BAY

ANGSANA BALACLAVA

BEACH

On the North West coast, in the secluded area of Turtle Bay, Angsana Balaclava offers a romantic hideaway ideal for couples and lovers looking for privacy and relaxation. This luxurious boutique resort is designed to reflect a Mauritian feel – with a fusion of Oriental, Occidental and African cultural influences. The architecture and design of the resort feature thatched roofs, rattan wall coverings and stone flooring. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The boutique resort offers 51 handsomely appointed suites and 1 Imperial Villa. All (except Garden Suites) are endowed with private pool. All feature wi-fi, Nespresso machines and other amenities. The spacious Spa Suites offer a free 90-min spa session per person per day as well a private relaxation pool. Beach Front Suites give breathtaking views the Indian Ocean and are equipped with private steam room in the luxurious bathrooms. Interconnecting rooms & suites are available.

Dining venues include 2 restaurants and 2 bars. The hotel features a gym, steam room and Angsana Spa with trained therapists specializing in holistic natural treatments. Complimentray watersports include waterskiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and sailing. Dive centre nearby. Conservation Laboratory to protect and preserve the marine environment in front of hotel. Kids‘ in-room facilities, consultant to play with children, kid’s menu and baby sitting services provided.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

55 minutes by car from Mauritius International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

We insist you book a Spa Suite with complimentary 90-minute spa indulgence per person per day, or Beach Front Suite with direct beach access, both with private pool & steam room.

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!"#$%&%#'()(%'*"+,(-.(,%/0$'%&1("+,(-22-$&#+%&1 Mauritius is much more than beautiful beaches and fantastic sunsets. It is a unique mix of cultures and religions. It is a rich display of colours, aromas and flavours. Hospitable people give you an experience of the island’s cultural diversity to enrich your holiday experience. In this paradise, children are given a special welcome, there are no dangerous animals and you enjoy a wide choice of sporting activities on land and water. Your holiday starts on the plane where Air Mauritius gives a first taste of the delights that the island offers.

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MADAGASCAR A bit of Africa that drifted off into the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is known for its unusual animals and plants. But as a paradise destination it is one of the world’s best kept secrets. Off the north west coast of Madagascar we offer barefoot luxury, on a little island where the water is more turquoise and the reefs more colourful than you could ever imagine. We also offer a lodge in a nature reserve full of unusual animals like lemurs, extraordinary baobabs and more.

S E YC H E L L E S TANZANIA Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

MOZAMBIQUE

COMOROS Nosy Be

Anjajavy

Mahajanga

Antananarivo

MADAGASCAR

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MADAGASCAR NORTH WEST COAST

ANJAJAVY

WIFI

RUSTIC

BEACH

DIVING

Anjajavy lies in one of the world’s last untouched areas. The only access is by plane over wild terrain, so the resort and nature reserve make an ideal destination for those seeking a different holiday, and the privilege of a rare wilderness experience. Pristine beaches, untouched waters and fascinating forests await you. Anjajavy offers guided walks where guests can see lemurs and other rare animals and plants. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On a peninsula 120 km north of Majunga, with a string of pristine beaches and fascinating forests, there are 24 stylish sea-facing villas, all split level with lounge and bathroom ground level, 2nd bedroom/study upstairs. All villas have spacious bathrooms, separate toilets, large outdoor decks, ideal for meals or evening drinks, looking over gardens to the ocean, silent AC and fans. Wireless phone can be loaned for calls.

The landscaped gardens are an oasis to unusual plants, lemurs, hummingbirds and malachite kingfishers – tea served here daily. French cuisine is inspired by local flavours. Guests enjoy a 200 sqm swimming pool by the beach; free windsurfing, kayaks, snorkeling, boat trips, guided/selfguided walks to spot: baobabs, lemurs, birds of paradise, leaf-nosed bats, flying foxes. Visits to village Community projects. Doctor on site, Skype, wi-fi at reception.

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75 minutes by private plane from Nosy Be or Antananarivo airport to local landing strip; 4WD to hotel.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Sundowner cruise in the mangroves; walks to spot lemurs & rare species; Crusoe picnic on a pristine beach; village market under a mango tree (by boat Sundays).

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MADAGASCAR NOSY BE

CONSTANCE LODGE TSARABANJINA

SNORKEL

BEACH

RUSTIC

DIVING

TENNIS

Tsarabanjina is one of the paradise islets of the Mitsio Archipelago. Fringed by white sandy beaches and ringed by coral reefs, this hilly island has lush vegetation full of extraordinary birds. Safe, calm and sunny, this is an ideal place to explore nature’s wonders under and above water. Tsarabanjina is a sacred isle with the tomb of ancient kings. People of the islands come here bringing offerings… L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Built directly on two beaches, North and South, the Lodge has 25 rosewood bungalows with big private terraces and thatched roofs. Every bungalow is unique, bearing the name of a flower, a tree or a fish. Each has main bedroom with fans, bathroom with shower and separate WC, private terrace with deck chairs and coffee table.

The lodge features a restaurant and a bar, boutique, library, gym and massage. At the reception, you can request: safe, telephone/fax via satellite, mobile telephone network, daily papers, international magazines. Recreational activities include: fabulous snorkeling, waterskiing, sailing, volley ball, pétanque. For additional fee: scuba diving, sport fishing, excursions.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour 30 minutes boat transfer from Nossi-Be harbour (Nosy Be). Nossi-Be harbour is 30 minutes by car from Nosy Be (Fascene) International Airport.

D O N ´T M I S S …

A D D E D VA L U E S

Diving at 4 Frères & Tétons among sponge gardens of unimaginable colours, shoals of friendly fish, dotted blue rays, moray eels, huge groupers...

Bottle of wine and fruit in room on arrival; complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SELECT COLLECTION SPA A journey for the senses ‌

Select Collection Spa in Stockholm offers over 50 different kinds of treatments including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments and scrubs. All inspired by some of the hotels and resorts featured in this brochure. Our therapists are experts in their fields and have long experience from some of the world’s best five star hotels and resorts. We look forward to pampering you in our Select Collection Spa any day of the week.

B O O K YO U R A P P O I N T M E N T :

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SOUTH AFRICA It’s the new South Africa, vibrant with colour, freedom and hope. It’s also graceful colonial Cape Town, elegant wine farms and primitive savannahs, where lions and leopards prowl. It’s palm lined golf courses, some with crocodiles in the water hazard – its excitement! And for all that it offers luxury in a special African style.

ZIMBABWE

BOTSWANA

MOZAMBIQUE The Saxon Boutique Hotel &Spa &Beyond Kirkman´s Camp Londolozi &Beyond Leadwood Lodge Singita - Ebony & Boulders Lodges Hoedspruit Singita - Castleton Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Kruger Park Ngala Tented Camp

NAMIBIA

Pretoria Johannesburg

Skukuza Nelspruit SWAZILAND

&Beyond Homestead

Phinda Game reserve &Beyond Zuka Lodge L E S OT H O

Durban

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town

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Franschhoek

Plettenberg Bay

George

Port Elizabeth

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

Steenberg

Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

One&Only Cape Town Cape Grace Mount Nelson Hotel

Delaire Graff Estate Mont Rochelle Hotel Grande Roche Hotel Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Eagles Crag at Shamwari

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ITINERARIES 11 NIGHTS SELF DRIVE – WINE, KAROO, GARDEN ROUTE, SAFARI

6 NIGHTS, SAFARI IN 7 HABITATS KRUGER/SABI SAND & PHINDA GAME RESERVES

Luxury lodges, Big Five viewing, all-inclusive. Habitats include grassland, bushveld, coastal forest and wetland. Optional private family safari drives, beach & diving. 1. Arrival Johannesburg and assisted to Three Diamond Charter Lounge. Flight to An easy 40 min to 4 hr driving per day take you through some of the best scenery South Skukuza airstrip, road transfer the safari lodge of your choice. Overnight on all Africa can offer – varied and constantly changing, with 4-nights on all-inclusive basis. inclusive basis. 1. Arrival Cape Town, assistance for Car Hire & GPS. Overnight: Select Collection 2. Safari Experience. Overnight: Select Collection luxury safari lodge in Sabi Sand/ luxury hotel of your choice, breakfast included, price will vary depending on Kruger conservation area. Overnight on all inclusive basis. chosen hotel. 3. Road transfer to Skukuza airstrip for charter flight with Three Diamond Charter 2. Cape Town. Drive yourself round the Peninsula via Kirstenbosch-Cape Pointto andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Road transfer to the lodge. Camps Bay, see snow white beaches, fishing villages, cosy cafes, penguins, stunning Overnight andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge on all inclusive basis. mountain passes. Overnight: Select Collection luxury hotel of your choice, 4. Safari Experience. Overnight andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge on all inclusive breakfast included. basis. 3. Cape Town on your own, recommendations for acitivities include harbor cruise, 5. Safari Experience. Enjoy your plunge pool or optional family safari, rhino tracking, shark diving, seal island, Robben Island, Table Mountain, dining in trendy Kloof daytrip to the wild golden beaches at Sodwana Bay, scuba diving, flight over 7 Street, Camps Bay or Waterfront. Overnight: Select Collection luxury hotel of habitats. Overnight andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge on all inclusive basis. your choice, breakfast included, 6. Safari Experience or optional daytrips, Overnight andBeyond Phinda Mountain 4. Self-drive to your beautiful Select Collection hotel in the Winelands. Breakfast Lodge on all inclusive basis. included. 7. Road transfer to airstrip. Charter flight with Three Diamond Charter to Benoni 5. Winelands. Drive yourself on the enchanting “wine route” or take an optional Airfield, road transfer to Johannesburg International Airport. wine tasting tour to various estates in Franschhoek. Overnight: Select Collection luxury hotel of your choice, breakfast included, Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 27700 DKK Departing Helsinki: 3850 EUR 6. Self-drive on famous Route 62 through Karoo mountains to Sanbona Dwyka Departing London: 3200 GBP Departing Oslo: 30000 NOK Tented Lodge. Overnight: Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge in a Luxury Tent on all Departing Stockholm: 31500 SEK inclusive basis. 7. Little Karoo. Game drives, guided walks, fynbos, ancient rock art. Overnight: Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge in a Luxury Tent on all inclusive basis. accommodation, transfers and meals as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will 8. Self-drive to garden route & Views Boutique Hotel & Spa. Overnight: Views vary with availability and seasonality. Boutique Hotel & Spa in a Premier Suite, breakfast included. 9. Wilderness on your own. Beach, swimming, nature trails, dolphin watching, spa treatments. Overnight: Views Boutique Hotel & Spa in a Premier Suite, breakfast included. 10. Selfdrive Garden Route to Eastern Cape. Overnight: Shamwari Game Reserve Eagles Crag Lodge on all inclusive basis. 11. Safari Experience – game drives seeking Big Five. Overnight: Shamwari Game Reserve Eagles Crag Lodge on all inclusive basis. 12. Self Drive to Port Elizabeth Airport. Hand rental vehicle back. Depart. See also p. 115

CAPE TOWN – PAARL – SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE – WILDERNESS – SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE

Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 36600 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 4700 EUR

Departing London: 3950 GBP

Departing Oslo: 36200 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 41300 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, accommodation, rental car and meals as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.

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ITINERARIES 13 NIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN – WINELANDS – GARDEN ROUTE – SAFARI The magic of the Western and Eastern Cape – including Big Five game country and 3 night safari all-inclusive. 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Arrival in Cape Town, road transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Select Collection luxury hotel of your choice, breakfast included, price will vary depending on chosen hotel. Cape Town. Full day tour (excl entrance fees). Cape Town. Day at leisure. Cape Town. Day at leisure. Road transfer to Franschhoek or Stellenbosch. Overnight: Select Collection luxury winelands property of your choice, breakfast included. Full day chocolate, Cheese, Olive Oil & Wine Tour (available during the week). Road transfer to Cape Town International Airport, fly to George, road transfer to scenic Knysna. Overnight: Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, breakfast included. Knysna. Spa, golf, nature walks. Overnight: Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, breakfast included. Knysna. Optional boat trips, dolphin watching, birding, shark viewing, fairytale Tsitsikamma forests. Overnight: Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, breakfast included. Knysna. Art & crafts shopping. More time at leisure to discover one of the world’s most beautiful areas. Overnight: Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, breakfast included. Road transfer to Shamwari Game Reserve. Overnight: Eagles Crag Lodge on all inclusive basis. Safari Experience – Shamwari. Overnight: Eagles Crag Lodge on all inclusive basis Experience – Shamwari. Overnight: Eagles Crag Lodge on all inclusive basis. Road transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport – fly home via Johannesburg.

Starting rates for this itinerary:

Departing Copenhagen: 45500 DKK Departing London: 4950 GBP Departing Stockholm: 52000 SEK

Departing Helsinki: 5950 EUR Departing Oslo: 46000 NOK

9 NIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG – SAFARI – CAPE TOWN The classic South Africa – with a 4 night safari all-inclusive 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Arrival Johannesburg, half day Soweto Township tour. Overnight: Saxon Hotel, breakfast included. Flight transfer to airstrip, overnight at your Select Collection luxury lodge or tented camp in Sabi Sand/Kruger conservation area on all inclusive basis. Safari Experience. Overnight: your Select Collection luxury lodge or tented camp on all inclusive basis. Safari Experience. Overnight: your Select Collection luxury lodge or tented camp on all inclusive basis. Safari Experience. Overnight: your Select Collection luxury lodge or tented camp on all inclusive basis. Fly to Johannesburg, then on to Cape Town. Overnight: Select Collection luxury hotel of your choice, breakfast included. Cape Town. Full day tour (excl entrance fees). Overnight: Select Collection luxury hotel of your choice, breakfast included. Cape Town. Full day chocolate, Cheese, Olive Oil & Wine Tour (weekdays). Overnight: Select Collection luxury hotel of your choice, breakfast included. Cape Town. Day at Leisure. Optional seal island, shark diving or jazz club tour. Overnight: Select Collection luxury hotel of your choice, breakfast included. Road transfer to Cape Town International Airport, fly home.

Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 37500 DKK Departing London: 4100 GBP Departing Stockholm: 42300 SEK

Departing Helsinki: 4850 EUR Departing Oslo: 37700 NOK

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SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN

ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN

WIFI

FAMILY

One&Only Cape Town establishes an unprecedented level of luxury in South Africa… an urban chic waterfront resort with captivating views of Table Mountain and private Spa Island, and some of the most spacious suites in the city. This oasis of cosmopolitan style, calm and elegance lies in the heart of the vibrant V&A Waterfront with its dining, shopping, entertainment and nautical atmosphere. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The crescent-shaped 7-storey Marina Rise offers splendid views from 91 spacious rooms and suites. Two lush islands in the heart of the marina feature 40 Island Rooms & Suites. Clean lines, dark African woods and contemporary artwork accentuate the accommodations, with fabrics in warm, muted tones, splashes of colour, oversized baths, rain shower, sep. WC, dual marble vanities, discreet 24-hr butler.

With 3 restaurants, lobby lounge and bar, spectacular wine loft, casual pool grille, and private dining options, there are culinary discoveries to suit every mood. On its own private island in the centre of the waterway, lies the exclusive 1200-sqm One&Only Spa providing soothing Signature massages. A full complement of salon services is provided in Wayne Gates hair salon and Bastion's Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio. A designer boutique features champagne bar and iPod station.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport, a few minutes by helicopter. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS...

Starting with a signature treatment at the island spa to Unwind, Restore and Elevate – the perfect way to vitalize you for South African adventures.

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SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN

CAPE GRACE

WIFI

With a fabulous setting on a private quay on the lively Waterfront, Cape Grace is a hotel that feels more like a good friend’s beautiful home. The Capetonian décor and environment reflect its aspirations for full fivestar luxury in an understated way. But more importantly, the staff relate to guests as personal hosts, with warmth, genuine hospitality and a passion to delight. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Cape Grace has one of the most enviable locations in V&A Waterfront, with Table Mountain guarding the rear and waterways of the harbour to the front. Each of the 120 luxurious guest rooms and suites, all with French doors opening to stunning views, are decorated differently. Amenities include fresh flowers, robes and slippers, separate bath and shower, fully stocked private bar, flat screen TV, iPod docking station, room safe and complimentary wireless connectivity.

Dine wherever the mood takes you at Cape Grace; oysters & champagne on the pool terrace, sweet afternoon treats in the library, a romantic meal in your suite, or à la carte in Signal Restaurant where classic dishes are touched by South African flavours. A favourite al-fresco spot is beside Bascule Whisky, Wine and Cocktail Bar, flanking the private marina.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

25 minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport. Free luxury transfers within a 10 km radius, subject to availability.

The 56-foot yacht ‘Spirit of the Cape’ is available for charters, sunset cruises and even a whisky tasting from Bascule Bar’s largest collection of whiskies south of the equator.

A D D E D VA L U E S

For min 3 night stay, bottle of wine, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN

MOUNT NELSON HOTEL

WIFI

FAMILY

TENNIS

This stately Colonial hotel is set in 9 acres of landscaped gardens with entrancing views of Table Mountain, easy walking distance from the city centre and other attractions of the Mother City. You can dine on excellent food and wines, escape the stresses of everyday life at the luxurious Librisa Spa, and find a genuine welcome at this garden estate resort. Families are a special focus at the Mount Nelson Hotel with a dedicated children’s club, extra facilities and special menus. FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

In the heart of the City Bowl, off vibrant Kloof and Long Streets, the hotel offers a South African flavour and unsurpassed views of Table Mountain. The hotel features 209 rooms (including suites). Clean and contemporary, the rooms still evoke a sense of the past with antique reproductions, vintage-print fabrics and upholstered chairs. All equipped with wi-fi, tea & coffee making facilities and other amenities.

Dining venues include 2 restaurants, 1 bar and The Lounge. Leisure facilities include 2 heated swimming pools, 2 floodlit tennis courts, 1 x golf practice net, a fully equipped gym and a spa with separate ladies and gents wet spa facilities (plunge pool, steam room, sauna and sensation shower). All 8 en-suite treatment rooms with separate manicure and pedicure rooms. Kids Club daily in summer (December & January), separate kid’s menu and baby sitting services provided.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 min by car from Cape Town International Airport. Eco-friendly low carbon emission courtesy car offered to guests to visit Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the Waterfront.

DON’T MISS…

The private Garden Cottages with views of Table Mountain; the world renowned Afternoon Tea, or the newly opened and award winning Planet Restaurant.

A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity.

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SOUTH AFRICA STELLENBOSCH

DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES & SPA Owner and visionary Laurence Graff has transformed this magnificent Cape Winelands property into a premier wine, art and hospitality destination. This piece of paradise, with two outstanding restaurants, winery, exclusive Lodges, spa and two luxury boutiques is nestled between majestic mountains overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Striking Cape Dutch architecture meets African styling, with original South African artworks from Laurence Graff ’s personal collection. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Sweeping views across stunning vineyards and mountains provide a sense of escape and privacy for the guests of the Estate’s 10 Lodges. The sumptuously decorated lodges, each with their own private plunge pool, invite complete relaxation in an idyllic setting, cocooning in soft white gowns or settling in under the finest Coleman Prowse Egyptian cotton bed linen surrounded by bespoke furniture and cleverly designed touches of indigenous styling.

Guests can enjoy art and design, gourmet foods, award winning wines and a world class spa. The elegant spa suites offer personalised luxurious treatments from Swiss Perfection, Aromatherapy Associates & Mamma Mio. The Spa offers a 22 metre heated infinity pool, a fully equipped Techno gym and Pilates studio. Graff Diamonds salon showcases a range of Graff jewellery handmade in London by Graff ’s master craftsmen. 100% Capri retail store, the brainchild of Antonino Aiello. Vineyard walks, wine tasting and visits to the historic towns of nearby Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Discreet Vinoteque, a decadent 18-seater dining and wine-tasting room below the restaurant. Surrounded by original art and gold-embossed leather-clad columns.

A local welcome amenity.

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SOUTH AFRICA FRANSCHHOEK

MONT ROCHELLE HOTEL A beautiful boutique style hotel situated on a hill above Franschhoek, combining an intriguing blend of rich colonial charm and stylish contemporary design and facilities, qualities perhaps only surpassed by the magnificence of the vineyard views. Space and tranquillity emanate from every corner of this magnificent property, surrounded by its own vineyards. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel has 16 luxurious rooms and 6 sumptuous suites (including junior suites and suites that feature their own private splash pools). All rooms have breathtaking views of the valley from their own private balconies or terraces, each one equipped with wi-fi, coffee machine, DVD player, satellite TV, aircon and under-floor heating as well as separate bath and shower.

Head to the boutique wine cellar to sip the well regarded estate wines, relax by the pool or on a terrace, savour fine cuisine in two delightfully epicurean restaurants or take one of the sumptuous picnics to a quiet spot to enjoy the finest of gourmet delicacies.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

Booking a basket full of picnic delights, to be savored in the winery gardens or by the dam – for a romantic, relaxing and peaceful day.

45 minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Handmade chocolates and fruit in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SOUTH AFRICA CAPE WINELANDS

FRANSCHHOEK COUNTRY HOUSE & VILLAS

WIFI

This exclusive boutique hotel is situated in one of the world’s most beautiful wine producing areas, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Franschhoek. This fine country retreat gives attention to detail and friendly personal service by a young and vibrant team. The restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890 is surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains with exquisite country gardens. It offers a top rated restaurant on site and cozy wine bar. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Country House and Villas offers 14 luxury rooms and 12 Villas Suites. All the rooms offer features and facilities expected of a first class hotel. Most rooms lead out onto private balconies or private patio with magnificent views. The Villa Suites are very luxurious, each 100 sqm in size and boasting a fireplace, DVD player, individual satellite TV, 2 air conditioners, 2 balconies, and many more unexpected luxuries.

The Monneaux restaurant is known for its innovative Modern French Cuisine. A-lacarte lunches are served on the magnificent new fountain terrace, dinner in the elegant dining room or enclosed veranda. The wine list emphasizes local wines, also enjoyed by the glass in the cozy wine bar. During summer, guests laze at one of two pools (one heated) with beautiful mountain vistas, visit boutique wine farms in Franschhoek, or stroll in the charming town founded by the French Huguenots.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Treating yourself to an exclusive villa suite. Booking a table at the award winning Monneaux Restaurant. Spoiling yourself with a relaxing spa treatment.

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SOUTH AFRICA CONSTANTIA VALLEY, CAPE TOWN

STEENBERG

WIFI

GOLF

Surrounded by vineyards, nestling at the foot of the magnificent Stone Mountain, the elegance and tradition of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the luxuries and conveniences of our modern age. A championship golf course, an award winning winery, Catharina’s Restaurant, a new trendy tapas bar, Steenberg Spa and a swimming pool complete the serene picture of this luxurious hotel. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

This hotel is situated on the Cape’s oldest wine estate just 20 minutes from Cape Town at the foot of the mountain chain that stretches down the Peninsula. It features 24 rooms & suites, including 3 Heritage Suites all with en-suite bathrooms, AC and all the amenities you would expect of a 5-star hotel. The Heritage Suites also include a kitchen, dining room and lounge. Interleading rooms are available for families. Complimentary wi-fi.

The hotel offers a restaurant & bar – Catharina’s, where buffet lunches with live Jazz happen every Sunday. BistroSixteen82 is a new trendy tapas and wine bistro located at the winery at Steenberg. There is also a Pool bar for drinks and light meals. The Ginkgo Spa features 4 treatment rooms and a relaxation room. Winetasting and wine purchasing can be enjoyed at the Winetasting Room. Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers within a 5 km radius. Daily shuttle into the Waterfront.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

35 minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

Sundowner’s and Tapas at Bistro Sixteen82.

Bottle of wine and fruit in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE — KNYSNA

PEZULA RESORT HOTEL & SPA

WIFI

FAMILY

GOLF

TENNIS

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa delivers a whole new world of luxury and privacy in elegant African style. Perched on the Eastern Head of Knysna on the Garden Route coast, the hotel is known for its exquisite location, indigenous forests and secluded beach, and offers guests gourmet cuisine, sumptuous accommodation, a world-class spa, championship golf course and range of outdoor activities. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort has 78 spacious suites including 2 presidential, all with private terrace or balcony, housed in detached villas overlooking the golf course, Indian Ocean or Knysna Lagoon. Each has a bathroom with bath, shower and double vanity; climate control, under floor heating, TV/DVD, phone, wi-fi, pantry kitchen, drinks cabinet, log fireplace. The Castle complex offers 5 spacious luxury suites with sumptuous bathrooms, vast living areas and private terraces overlooking the beach.

Elegant dining and social venues include Zachary’s gourmet restaurant, Champagne & Whisky Bar, Cigar Lounge, Boma and Castle on the Beach. Health and beauty facilities include: Spa & gym with sauna, steam room, heated indoor pool, hair salon, nail bar. Other opportunities: outdoor pool, Designer Collection boutique, business centre, tennis, archery, pétanque, golf, canoeing, hiking, nature trails, horse riding, beach activities. Kids club.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes by car from George Airport; 40 minute flight from Cape Town to George Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin or late checkout if space is available. p. 114

DON’T MISS…

Fresh oysters and a glass of bubbly on the terrace of the romantic beach castle. Canoe ride and secluded picnic on a pristine beach. Guided hike through virgin forest.


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SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN–WINELANDS–LITTLE KAROO–GARDEN ROUTE–EASTERN CAPE

CAPE WINE, BEACH & SAFARI SCENIC SELF DRIVE TOUR

Drive at an easy relaxed pace along the famous R62 and garden route, enjoying choice accommodation and stunning scenery – vineyards, mountains, forests, beaches and game reserves. Cape Town to the winelands (40 min), on to the haunting Little Karoo (2.5 hours), then enchanting beachside Wilderness (3 hours), and finally Shamwari Game Reserve (4 hours). See itinerary p. 105.

CAPE WINELANDS

LITTLE KAROO

GR ANDE ROCHE

DWYKA TENTED LODGE

PA A R L

ALL INCL.

SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE

A manor house dating back to 1707 in the heart of the Winelands, with wonderful views and romantic Colonial charm. Known for its culinary excellence with gourmet restaurant and relaxed bistro. This beautifully renovated hotel offers 28 spacious rooms & suites, 2 pools (1 for adults). Golf nearby, wine tasting around the wineries of Paarl, and estates in Stellenbosch-Franschhoek areas (20 min).

In a vast landscape of mountains and plains, the reserve offers unique Cape fynbos flora, big game animals, awesome rock formations and rock art of the ancient Khoisan peoples. At Dwyka, 9 tents exude an atmosphere of pioneer adventure – secluded in luxury with private plunge pools and decks. Lodge offers bar, dining area, wine cellar, boma for atmospheric dining, massage, 2 game drives/day, guided walks.

A D D E D VA L U E S

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of Cape wine in room on arrival for for stays of 3 nights or more.

Sparkling wine and canapés on arrival for stays of 3 nights or more.

GARDEN ROUTE VIEWS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

WIFI

BEACH

WILDERNESS BEACH

EASTERN CAPE BUSHVELD E AG LE S C R AG

ALL INCL.

S H A M WA R I G A M E R E S E R V E

With stunning views over the long golden beach and surging Indian Ocean, this chic boutique hotel is well placed to explore the garden route with its forests, rivers and ravines. The hotel has 18 spacious light-filled rooms, a holistic spa offering body treatments, hydrotherapy, sauna, steam rooms, 2 restaurants, lounge bar overhanging the beach below. Wilderness Nat. Park nature trails 3 km, George 25 min.

Hidden in a beautiful gorge with lush greenery, exclusive Eagle’s Crag offers 9 light contemporary suites, each with private deck and plunge pool. Wall-to-wall glass doors on two sides provide stunning cliff views. The lodge offers spa, library, bar, attractive dining areas, boma for starlit fire-lit dinners. The reserve offers Big Five game, 2 game drives/day, guided walks with qualified rangers. Port Elizabeth apt 1 hr.

A D D E D VA L U E S

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of Cape wine in room on arrival for stays of 3 nights or more.

Sparkling wine and canapés on arrival for stays of 3 nights or more. p. 115


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SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG

THE SAXON BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

WIFI

TENNIS

The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa is an exclusive Boutique Hotel and Spa located in close proximity to Sandton, Johannesburg’s up-market business area. This all-suite hotel, located on 10 acres of land, offers guests a luxurious retreat where they can relax and immerse themselves in the exquisite, stylish atmosphere. In 1990, while still a private home, Saxon hosted Nelson Mandela, during which time he edited his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Nestled in a private residential area, Sandhurst, just 5 minutes from Sandton City. The Saxon features 54 suites. In addition to the original 20 Egoli Suites, 4 Presidential Suites and 1 Platinum Suite it features an additional 3 villas adding a further 29 luxury Suites. Each villa has a pool, terrace, lounge, boardroom / dining room, satellite kitchen and butler service. In-room features include a large screen TV, Blue Ray DVD player, sound system; work stations and wi-fi.

Dining at Saxon Fine Dining Restaurant and al fresco dining on the Pool Terrace, Olive Bar, spa café, piano lounge. Facilities include: a 900 sqm pool, heated lap pool, health and beauty: state-of-the-art spa with complimentary hydro facilities, 24-hour gym with Personal Trainer. Excursions to museums, shopping malls and craft markets.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

A sound therapy or signature massage at Leading Spa, which offers a range of signature treatments and classical treatments.

40 minutes by car from Johannesburg International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in room. Early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SOUTH AFRICA SABI SANDS RESERVE MPUMALANGA

LONDOLOZI

ADULT

WIFI

ALL INCL.

Untamed, spectacular and pulsing with the deep rhythm of the African bushveld, Londolozi is the quintessential experience of the planet’s wildlands. Your hosts the Londolozi family, with 30 years of ecotourism experience, have created a luxurious sanctuary in the heart of Sabi Sands Reserve. Spectacular game viewing and exceptional leopard sightings are commonplace in this rich wild wonderland. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Londolozi lies within a conservation area that includes Sabi Sand Reserve & Kruger National Park. High on the banks of the Sand River, almost hidden by riverine forest, the Tree Camp offers 6 suites with cascading plunge pools, outdoor showers, bathroom with tub, decks. There are also 3 ultraluxurious Private Granite suites with dramatic views of the granite rocks and heated private plunge pools.

Deck dining, full time champagne library, and boma (outdoor dining arena lit by lamps and firelight). Gym (inclusive), yoga (1 inclusive class per day) and massage (exclusive). Wireless internet free in designated areas. Game drives in open 4WD vehicles, specialist Leopard Safaris, meditative walking. Tree Camp has a main pool area, apart from the private plunge pools. No children under 16 unless camp exclusively booked.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

55 minutes by Federal Air to Londolozi airstrip from Johannesburg International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Treat yourself to a Granite suite with plunge pools stretching to granite rocks on the river bank – dine on your private deck, let the river sing you to sleep.

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SOUTH AFRICA SABI SAND GAME RESERVE

ULUSABA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

WIFI

ALL INCL.

FAMILY

TENNIS

Spotting the Big Five in the peace and tranquillity of the African Bushveld. Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve lies in Sabi Sand Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park. With the unique sights, sounds and smells of Africa on your doorstep, enjoy the kind of style and luxury you'd expect from a five star boutique hotel. Because Ulusaba is privately owned, guests enjoy over 13500 ha (about 33000 acres) of unspoilt, game-rich Bush in near solitude. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Rock Lodge (10 rooms) is perched on a rocky hill and includes Cliff Lodge a short stroll away, with 2 suites perfect for families. Each room at Rock Lodge has been designed with the colours of a different African tribe. Safari Lodge (11 rooms, 0.5 km away) is built along the dry Mabrak riverbed with tree house rooms connected by swing bridges, and elephants and wildlife passing by. Many guests split their stay between both lodges.

All meals, drinks, minibar and twice daily Game Drives included. Experienced Game Rangers accompany you on game drives in open Land Rovers, sharing their vast knowledge. Enjoy also the swimming pool, Aroma Boma Beauty Treatment Centres, tennis court, gym, wine cellar at Safari Lodge, star gazing at the observatory, cultural, wildlife or scenic tours including helicopter trips – and visits to community projects in local village. Kids of all ages welcome to the Cub’s Club at Rock Lodge.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour 20 minute flight by twin-engine aircraft to Ulusaba airstrip from Johannesburg International Airport; 30 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, Nelspruit.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

‘Community Tours’ to the surrounding villages to see Ulusaba’s charitable community projects – 100% of donations go directly toward much needed projects.

Wine and fruits in room. Free upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SINGITA EBONY & BOULDERS

WIFI

ALL INCL.

Singita Ebony & Boulders offer the ultimate in safari luxury on prime game viewing land known for concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings. The two unfenced lodges are infused with the serenity, glamour and elegance of Singita. Sumptuous Ebony Lodge and Boulders Lodge, built around an enormous boulder with wrap-around views, are perfect spots for observing wildlife drawn to the Sand River. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Singita Ebony and Boulders Lodges each offer 12 elegant, comfortable suites (24 in all). Ebony is styled with an eclectic mix of colours, fabrics and textures while Boulders’ design is inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests. Each suite features a heated private plunge pool and game-viewing deck, along with expansive living areas, sumptuous en suite bathroom and shower, outside shower, double-sided fireplace and modern amenities. Two of the suites at Ebony & Boulders are family suites.

The main lodges at Ebony and Boulders each feature a communal lounge and timber deck dining area overlooking the Sand River, a bar area and traditional open boma, library and wine cellar, as well as a gym and spa. The Singita wellness philosophy takes your personal rejuvenation to a level well beyond any pampering you’ve previously experienced. Two open Land Rover safaris per day, walking and spot-lit night safaris, archery and mountain biking are all included.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

55 minutes by Federal Air flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Singita airstrip in Sabi Sands.

DON’T MISS…

Wine tasting in the unique cellar at Singita Boulders Lodge.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SOUTH AFRICA MPUMALANGA

SINGITA LEBOMBO & SWENI LODGES

WIFI

ALL INCL.

Rare solitude and unsurpassed luxury on prime Big Five game viewing land make Singita one of the world’s premier safari destinations. In an exclusive concession on the remote eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park, Singita offers an unrivalled wilderness experience. Featuring spectacular lodges, Singita has been rated by leading travel magazines as the ultimate game lodge experience. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated at the confluence of two rivers, Singita offers two lodges. Elevated on a sheer cliff top, Singita Lebombo Lodge features 15 luxurious loft-style suites with sweeping wooden decks overlooking the N’wanetsi River. The more intimate Singita Sweni Lodge has 6 exclusive suites on the banks of the Sweni River with raised timber decks. All suites offer luxurious bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, Egyptian cotton sheets, AC.

A restaurant, bar and lounge complete with fireplace are provided at each Lodge, with timber deck dining areas affording views of the bush, as well as a wine cellar, spa and free gym. Treatments can also be done in the privacy of guest suites. Wifi is provided. There is a traditional boma, and each lodge has a public swimming pool. Two open Land Rover safaris per day, walking and spot-lit night safaris, archery and mountain biking are all included.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

2 hour flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Satara airstrip; 8 hr by car from Johannesburg.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A tour of the Singita School of Cooking – a chef training concept focused on unemployed young people from the local communities.

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

ANDBEYOND NGALA TENTED CAMP

ALL INCL.

Only 3 km from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, Ngala is renowned for its sophisticated tented accommodation in tranquil bush surrounds. Ngala Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park, a vast wilderness with a spectacular diversity of wildlife. Set on the banks of the seasonal Timbavati river, the camp is well situated for game viewing. Elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, buffalo, white rhino and prides of lion roam through the reserve. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The unfenced camp comprises only 6 deluxe tented suites on raised platforms with outdoor showers, baths mounted on rough-hewn wooden bases, twin hand basins, sep WC, overhead fans, aircon, electric blankets for winter, and private wooden decks. Stylish tent interiors feature imaginative retro pieces. Each tented suite was cleverly designed to incorporate existing trees, thereby minimising environmental impact.

Mature indigenous shade trees form a cool canopy over the Camp, and elegant guest areas overlook the seasonal Timbavati riverbed. Private lunches on the viewing decks, at the poolside, or in the garden. Theatrical al fresco dinners in the dry riverbed. The Camp’s lap pool is perfect for afternoon game viewing. Twice-daily game drives in open safari vehicles and nature walks included in the rate. Stargazing, birdwatching, bush sundowners.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by 4WD to Ngala Tented Camp from Ngala airstrip or 1 hr 30 min from Hoedspruit airport, reached by daily flights from Johannesburg International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

A delicious lunch, served in the garden watching the lively antics of the resident troop of monkeys. At sundowner time, ask the ranger to stop in the dry riverbed for a beach and wilderness feel.

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SOUTH AFRICA SABI SAND GAME RESERVE

ANDBEYOND KIRKMAN’S KAMP

ALL INCL.

This well known historic camp dates back to the early 1920s, and celebrates the atmosphere of a Colonial lowveld homestead. Gracious style and luxury have been retained, and guests step back in time upon entering the original homestead, which now houses the Lodge’s sitting, dining and bar areas. With no fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, this is one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent, with the additional benefits of a private game reserve. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Each of the 18 guest cottages has a private veranda and is furnished in the same charming style with iron bedsteads and the cosy clutter of framed pictures. Ensuite bathrooms contain ball and claw baths, separate shower. Aircon, ceiling fan, hairdryer, safe and phone.

The large 1920 s style sitting room leads through French doors onto velvety lawns that contrast with the wild bush. Breakfast & lunch are served on shady verandas, and dinners are shared in the boma or in romantic lantern-lit bush settings. The lodge offers a communal swimming pool, Safari Shop and massages. Two game drives per day are included, offering exclusive game viewing, excellent rangers, Shangaan trackers & off-road A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N driving to ensure exceptional sighting. Kids under 17 welcome, game drives 6–11 yrs at 30 minutes by 4WD from Skukuza airstrip, which is 1 hr 30 min flight from Johannesburg discretion of manager. International Airport. 2 hours by car from Kruger Mpumalanga Int. Airport. DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in cottage. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available. p. 122

Writing your day’s exciting animal sightings on the chalk board in Harry’s Bar when you enjoy a classic cocktail time.


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SAFARI FOR FRIENDS & FAMILY To enjoy the African wilderness with friends and extended family, the most attractive idea is to take a small safari lodge for just you and your group. We have picked out four luxurious sole-use options in Sabi Sand and Phinda game reserves. Kids of all ages welcome. Recommended age for safari drives is 8+. Other fun adventures for younger ones can be arranged or shorter drives may be possible on discretion of rangers.

SABI SAND

FAMILY

ALL INCL.

TENNIS

KWAZULU NATAL

FAMILY

ALL INCL.

S I N G I TA C A S T L E T O N C A M P

A N D B E YO N D H O M E S T E A D

A hideaway that welcomes kids of all ages. Castleton comprises a classy stone-walled homestead and 6 charming rooms in a garden setting. The camp is booked as an exclusive villa for up to 12 guests. Enjoy sublime cuisine, vintage South African wines, fireside dinners in the boma and sundowners in the bush, while children can have fun at the tennis court, swimming pool or trampoline. Safaris by 4WD or mountain bike – children on safari at the discretion of the guides.

Phinda Big Five game reserve comprises 7 different habitats from wetlands to forests and bushveld. Here lies the thatched Homestead, a gracious sole-use safari villa. This boasts 4 spacious and luxurious suites with sweeping views and comfy outdoor sitting area with inviting sofas. Complete with private ranger/host, tracker, butler and chef, as well as exclusive use of an open 4WD. An interactive kitchen allows for intimate, informal dining, and infinity pool provides fun for all ages.

KWAZULU NATAL

SABI SAND

FAMILY

ALL INCL.

FAMILY

ALL INCL.

A N D B E YO N D Z U K A L O D G E

A N D B E YO N D L E A D W O O D L O D G E

Intimate Zuka Lodge offers 4 thatched Zululand cottages, ideal for family gatherings. A private ranger/host, tracker, butler, chef and sole use of open safari vehicle are all included. The charming cottages overlook a waterhole visited by a diversity of wildlife. Each boasts a circular bath chamber, double shower, comfy chairs on its veranda. The lodge has an interactive cafĂŠ style kitchen, indoor sitting & dining areas, library with internet access, and a swimming pool with wooden deck.

At the confluence of the Sand and Mabrak rivers, an area known for leopard sightings, the Lodge has 4 suites in crushed stone and rough granite, spaced for serenity. Each has fireplace, lounge, bathroom and outdoor shower, own plunge pool. Unwind by the large lodge swimming pool, share meals on the open deck, in the boma round a roaring fire or in the bush. 2 drives a day in open 4WD with guides & trackers. Kids welcome if Lodge taken for sole use, but only 6+ on game drives.

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TANZANIA The annual migration of some two million wildebeest crosses Serengeti National Park, followed by lion, cheetah and leopard. Many animals collect in the Ngorongoro crater, where you can camp in style on the rim of the volcano. The mythical Maasai serenely graze their cattle here among all the predators. Twice daily safaris are included at our exclusive camps. Zanzibar evokes romance, spices and magical Arabian touches brought by traders from long ago. Narrow alleyways of coral stone bustle with life, while distant beaches hear only the Ocean. The main island has 25 beaches and there are many more islands in the archipelago.

SOMALIA

K E N YA UGANDA Lake Victoria

Serengeti

R WA N D A BURUNDI

Singita Grumeti Reserves &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Arusha &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

TA N Z AN I A

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam

Lake Tanganyika

SEYCHELLES

ZAMBIA COMOROS Lake Nyasa

MOZAMBIQUE

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TANZANIA SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

ANDBEYOND SERENGETI UNDER CANVAS

RUSTIC

ALL INCL.

This is Serengeti in style, a chance to partake in a classic Tanzanian safari as it would have been experienced in the 1920s. Roaming wilderness camps follow in the footsteps of the animals. The locations of these migratory camps are carefully plotted to coincide with the annual Great Migration as massive herds traverse the Serengeti plains. This brings guests as close as possible to the migration or to resident game. The wild magnificence of the Serengeti is offset by the warm service and simple luxury of comfortable tented accommodation. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The herds move fairly slowly enabling luxurious camps to be set up in the best locations. Serengeti camps feature 9 spacious luxury roaming ensuite tents complete with hot bucket shower and separate WC. With a hint of Bedouin style, tents boast custom made Indian rugs and polished brass samovars and basins. Crisp linens and chandeliers in your spacious tent lend an air of extravagance.

The gracious sitting and dining tents feature comfortable furniture and a choice of board games and books for whiling away the hours between safaris. Spectacular dining is also offered in the bush beneath the stars. The camps are planned to be within comfortable driving distance of the migration during exciting daily safaris (early in the morning and again during the afternoon and early evening), or often for the full day. Close proximity to the mass herds cannot always be guaranteed. When the migration crosses into Kenya, the camps are sited in remote and beautiful corners of Serengeti, renowned for excellent resident game. All Serengeti camps offer personalized butler.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

Depending on the camp’s location, 1 or 2 hours by 4WD safari vehicle from Serengeti airstrip, which is 2 hour flight from Arusha International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in the tent on arrival. Early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS…

Night round the camp fire listening to the sounds of the savanna. Packed picnic lunch surrounded by the Great Migration.

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TANZANIA NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

ANDBEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE

ALL INCL.

Perched above cool mists on the edge of the Crater rim, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s sumptuous safari suites present breathtaking views. Like a baroque fantasy, the safari lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular in Africa. The ancient Ngorongoro caldera, one of the Wonders of the World, shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, with extraordinary concentrations of animals. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

At 2200 m altitude, steeped in romance, the lodge has 30 stilted mud and thatch suites, adorned with graceful antiques, Persian carpets, chandeliers and African treasures. Leather chairs recline in front of a lit fireplace and raw silk curtains screen a private veranda. The bedroom, sitting room and en-suite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Crater below. Bathrooms feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs.

Personal butlers tend to guests’ every need. Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas; and viewing decks. The domed dining room, with fireplace, crystal, silver and wooden platters, turns every meal into an occasion. There are daily game drives into the Crater, half-day trips to Olduvai Gorge and optional Maasai village visits. With one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa – this is the best places to see the Big Five in one game drive. Daily park fees extra.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour 30 minutes by car from Manyara airstrip; 2 daily flights from Arusha International Airport to Manyara.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Watching Papai, the Masai Mama, beading outside the Safari Shop. Going on a nature walk. Asking your butler to teach you some words of Swahili.

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TANZANIA SERENGETI

SINGITA GRUMETI RESERVES

WIFI

ALL INCL.

Singita Grumeti Reserves offers an absolutely unique and exclusive safari destination bordering the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This private game reserve comprises four luxury lodges which are all very different, yet boast the same high levels of luxury and sophistication. All are positioned on the renowned migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Sasakwa Lodge, on a hilltop with views of the Serengeti plains, has 10 cottages with 1 to 4 bedrooms. Sabora Tented Camp has 9 luxury tents on the Serengeti Plains offering elegant simplicity and laid-back romance. On the banks for the Grumeti River, intimate Faru Faru Lodge lends a contemporary signature style to a safari camp and has 9 luxury suites. Newly introduced Singita Explore offers an authentic, mobile safari experience on an exclusive-use basis for up to 12 guests.

Singita delights in creating delicious feasts using locally grown organic produce, coupled with vintage wines, in surprise settings. Each lodge has a dining room, bar and lounge; plus own spa. With the exception of Explore, all the lodges offer gyms. At Sasakwa all cottages have private plunge pools. Sabora has 1 swimming pool for all guests. Faru Faru has 2 swimming pools. Elevated decks to view game. Exciting daily 4WD safaris walking safaris are included, plus archery and horse riding.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

2 hour flight from Arusha Airport to Sasakwa airstrip.

DON’T MISS…

Horse riding across the plains of the Serengeti – a must for experienced riders. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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TANZANIA ZANZIBAR – MNEMBA ISLAND

ANDBEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND LODGE

RUSTIC SNORKEL ALL INCL.

BEACH

DIVING

Situated on an intimate private island off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar, surrounded by an atoll of coral reefs within a marine reserve, Mnemba Island Lodge is sheer unpretentious paradise. With its delicious seafood and warm hospitality, this rustic barefoot paradise is recognized as one of the world’s most romantic island destinations. It is also known for its dazzling array of marine life. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On Mnemba Island, 4.5 km off the Zanzibar coast, the Lodge has 11 rustic palm frond beachside bandas, nestled in a tropical beach forest fringed by a white sand beach. Each has a private beach sala (veranda) with Zanzibari loungers, and spacious en-suite bathroom. No aircon – they remain cool due to open windows, woven walls and overhead fans. The only thing between you and the fresh sea air is your mosquito net.

The thatched dining and sitting/bar areas have beautiful open views of the beach. Fresh fruit and seafood are sailed into Mnemba daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach, waves gently lapping at one’s feet. The Lodge also offers fantastic snorkeling, PADI certified dive school, 2 dives per day for certified divers, windsurfng, kayaking and sundowner dhow cruise.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1.5 hour road transfer from Zanzibar International Airport, then a 20 minute boat ride.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Snorkling on the colourful house reef. Being woken up for an amazing sight – turtles laying their eggs or turtle eggs hatching.

Bottle of wine and fruit in room. Early check-in if space is available.

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TANZANIA ZANZIBAR – RAS NUNGWI

ESSQUE ZALU ZANZIBAR

WIFI

SNORKEL

FAMILY

BEACH

Facing a magnificent lagoon ideal for swimming and snorkeling, this hotel from the Preferred Boutique Collection lies in landscaped gardens. Typical East African flora and fauna surround the suites, villas and public areas, walking distance from the typical African village of Ras Nungwi. Essque Zalu offers excellent cuisine, African Healing spa, grand infinity pool and a genuine welcome – with a special focus on families. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated 45 minutes from Stonetown. The hotel features 40 sea view and garden view suites, as well as 9 three and four bedroom villas all with private kitchenette, massage room and plunge pool. All Suites and Villas are equipped with wi-fi, tea/coffee facilities and other amenities. The spacious Villa suites offer a sizable terrace with breathtaking views of the Ocean, and are ideal for families or group of friends. Some garden suites can be interconnected for greater space.

Dining venues include 3 restaurants and 3 bars. The hotel features a gym and African healing spa, specializing in treatments using African based products. Other facilities include free wi-fi in Suites, Villas and public areas. Infinity Pool. Beach which varies in size according to the tides. Watersports and nearby dive centre under separate management. For the young ones: the Petit VIP Kids Club daily, separate kid’s menu and baby sitting services provided.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes by car from Zanzibar International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Booking a Sea-view or Ocean-view Suite for superb views of the lagoon. Stepping onto a traditional dhow for a sunset cruise and sundowners under the African sky.

Bottle of champagne on arrival. Airport transfers in private car. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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TANZANIA ZANZIBAR

THE RESIDENCE

WIFI

BEACH

FAMILY

TENNIS

On a powdery white beach flanked by palm trees, The Residence Zanzibar incorporates various influences that have shaped the island’s history to create a unique ambience – Swahili, Omani, English and Indian touches ensure a delightful journey of unsurpassed service, gastronomy and well-being. In this all-villa resort every villa has its own private swimming pool and guests are indulged in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

All 66 villas are luxuriously appointed with Butler for each villa and sundecks complete with private swimming pool (20-35 sqm), wicker chairs and daybed. Contemporary, stylish furniture harks back to the island’s African and Omani heritage. Each villa features satellite TV, CD/DVD player in the living room, mini bar, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, mosquito nets, personal safe, tea and coffee making facilities, broadband internet access, AC and overhead fans in living room and bedrooms.

There are 2 restaurants serving a range of cuisines including Middle-Eastern, Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean. Guests can dine on their own private deck at no extra cost. Facilities include a beautiful spa, hair salon, 41m long swimming pool, boutique, library, broadband internet access in villas. Complimentary use of tennis court, bicycles, gym, kayaks, pedal boats, snorkeling equipment. Diving, snorkel tours, kite surfing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin safari, dhow cruises available.

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55 minutes by car from Zanzibar International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The amazing Spa offering Ohashiatsu, an exclusive massage created by Mr Ohashi, a very well known shiatsu master based in New York. and the Carita Hair Spa.

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NAMIBIA Haunting deserts and wild savannas, Namibia has the heart-rending beauty of vast spaces, vast silences and vast skies, with russet dunes rippling to far horizons. It also has a fascinating wildlife, including desert elephants, and a lot of surprises. Like watching a flaming desert sunset from a sparkling pool … BOTSWANA Rivers run inland to one of the most remote and spectacular wildernesses on Earth: the Okavango Delta. Pools of clear water, bushy islands and far reaching plains teem with animals and bird life. From our tranquil, exclusive camps you venture out on safaris by 4WD or glide in dugout canoes into adventure … ZAMBIA The land of the legendary walking safari, the gigantic Victoria falls and the wild Zambezi River. It has breathtaking lakes and wetlands, a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife and a raw pulsating wilderness – all in one happy, friendly country. MOZAMBIQUE As if nobody had ever walked there, shimmering beaches stretch along the Indian Ocean coast and off-lying islands, with miles of waving palms and coral reef. A blend of Portuguese, Arab and Indian influences make this country different from its neighbours it´s neighbours. TANZANIA

ZAMBIA ANGOLA

MALAWI MOZAMBIQUE

The Royal Livingstone

&Beyond Xudum Lodge & Xaranna Camp Mombo Camp & Jao Camp

Vamizi Island

Lusaka

Ongava Tented Camp Vumbura Plains Camp Kings Pool Camp

Azura at Quilalea

Livingstone Maun

NAMIBIA

ZIMBABWE

Beira

Damaraland Camp

Swakopmund Skeleton Coast

Windhoek Wilderness Air Safari

B OT S W A N A

Vilanculos

Azura at Benguerra

Gaborone Maputo

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

= &Beyond Botswana Explorer

SOUTH AFRICA

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ZAMBIA VICTORIA FALLS

THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE Located only a stone’s throw from the breathtaking Victoria Falls on the forested banks of the mighty Zambezi, The Royal Livingstone is the perfect composition of adventure and colonial luxury. Dream away in the comfort and excellent service of the hotel while listening to the thunder of the spectacular world heritage site and watching game grazing on the lawns – it’s pure Africa! L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel is situated on the Zambezi River, just a 10 minute walk from the Victoria Falls. The 173 rooms and suites are situated in villas along the Zambezi River. All rooms have entrance foyers and balconies or terraces. The combination of Victorian style and modern comfort makes each stay unforgettable. A Butler takes care of all your wishes. The hotel is located in a Nature reserve with free roaming zebras, giraffes and monkeys.

On the shaded verandas of the Restaurant and Lounge you encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier, more courteous age. Time stands still when enjoying a sundowner on the sundeck overlooking the Zambezi River and the Falls. Other facilities are the bar, the spa (massages by the River available), swimming pool. Game drives in the bush, elephant back safaris, sunset cruises, daytrips to Chobe National Park, helicopter flight over the Falls. Baby sitting services provided.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 to 20 minutes by car from Livingstone Internatonal Airport. Shuttle service available.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

Dinner excursion with the Royal Livingstone Express – an excellent 5 course menu on board the nostalgic train with steam engine travelling through Zambia nightly. Visiting the spectacular Victoria Falls is free of charge for guests.

Complimentary high tea for stays of 3 nights.

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BOTSWANA CAMPING SAFARI ADVENTURE MAUN – VICTORIA FALLS

RUSTIC

ALL INCL.

ANDBEYOND BOTSWANA EXPLORER – 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS Into the deep magic of the Botswana wilderness. This camping safari moves through the best that Botswana offers – from the clear waterways of the Okavango Delta and the lavish beauty of Moremi, to vast desert and savanna traversed by herds of animals – ending at the mighty Victoria Falls. For those who seek adventure, amazing animal sightings, expert guiding and the real beat of the wild – definitely rustic, sometimes bumpy full of the unexpected and yet overall soothingly comfortable. To remember always… L I F E O N T H E M OV E

S I G HT S A N D ITI N E R A RY

Guests experience the night magic of Africa in mobile camps at a selection of private campsites in fascinating wilderness areas, pampered by friendly staff. 8 nights in comfortable domed tents with private bathrooms, each featuring ensuite flush WC and al fresco bucket shower with warm water. The last night is spent on a private wilderness concession overlooking Victoria Falls. Only 6 guests per mobile unit.

Light plane flight to Okavango Delta (2n): exploring crystal-clear channels and waterways by mokoro (dug-out canoe), and game-viewing walks on the islands. Short flight to Moremi (2n): game drives in Africa’s most beautiful game reserve. 6-hour game drive to the Savute area, (2n), famous for lion, other predators and huge animal concentrations at waterholes in dry season. 4-5 hr overland game drive to Serondela area (2n): known for huge herds of elephant, large variety of birds, beautiful scenery, blazing sunsets – game drives and boat trip. Short drive to Victoria Falls Elephant Camp (1n). Falls tour, cruise along banks of Zambezi river with chance to see hippos, singing birds and crocodiles – canapés and sundowners at sunset. Interaction with Elephants at the camp.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

You are met at Maun airport. Continue by light plane to the camp sites & overland by luxury 4WD, ending at Victoria Falls. Guaranteed window seat. Boat and Mokoro in the Delta, cruise Chobe & Zambezi Rivers. Depart from Victoria Falls International. Airport.

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BOTSWANA OKAVANGO DELTA

MOMBO CAMP & JAO CAMP

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Jao Camp lies within vast floodplains, an area with beautiful islands fringed with riverine forests and prolific wildlife. The camp was designed by the architects of North Island in the Seychelles, ensuring a high level of sophistication. Mombo Camp is elegant, colonial and totally inspired by nature, built under large shady trees overlooking a wonderful floodplain teeming with wildlife. This is the Africa seen in wildlife documentaries. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Each camp features 9 individually crafted and spacious tents, which stand on raised decks under shady trees to offer magnificent vistas, connected with main buildings by walkways. Every tent has ensuite facilities, double vanity and indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a sala for game watching. Animals often wander past under the rooms.

In addition to lounge & dining areas, the camps each offer outdoor boma for dining under the stars. Each offers a range of massage therapies and a plunge pool. Morning and afternoon game drives included. Jao Camp also offers boating, fishing and mokoro excursions depending on water levels, and hippo, crocodile, elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra & wildebeest may be seen. At Mombo, lion sightings are frequent, leopard and spotted hyena, as well as vast numbers of herd animals.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30–35 minutes by light plane from Maun International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The Jao spa overlooking lush waterways sprinkled with water lilies for African treatments inspired by Mother Nature. Relaxing on your sala to catch game passing by under your room.

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KINGS POOL & VUMBURA PLAINS

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Luxury camps offering tents with their own plunge pools. Kings Pool lies on a private reserve adjoining Chobe National Park, overlooking a river and lagoon full of hippo. Great wild life experiences include lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Vumbura Plains overlooks a vast floodplain in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta, featuring a diversity of land and water habitats. Wild life experiences include lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Kings Pool overlooks Linyanti River and the ox-bow shaped lagoon, featuring 9 tented rooms. Each offers own plunge pool, sleeping area, lounge, sala & ensuite bathroom with shower, bath, flush toilet, outdoor shower. Also offers a romantic honeymoon room. Vumbura Plains has two satellite camps linked by boardwalks comprising 14 tented rooms on wooden platforms. The tents offer own plunge pool, lounge, sala & ensuite bathroom with shower, bath, flush toilet plus outdoor shower.

The camps have own dining, lounge & pub areas raised off the ground under romantic thatch, with decks on stilts, and offer bomas for romantic firelit dining. Kings Pool also offers a swimming pool and 2 hides (for animal viewing). Raised walkways allow elephants and other animals to wander freely through the camps. Daily game drives in open 4WD vehicles are included, as well as walking safaris, trips in mokoros (dugout canoes) depending on flood levels.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N DON’T MISS... Kings Pool is 5 min by 4WD from airstrip; 50 minutes by light plane from Maun. Vumbura Plains 40 min by 4WD from the airstrip; 40 minutes by light plane from Maun. Sitting quietly in a hide at Kings Pool to see hippos wallowing. Gazing over the flood plains at Vumbura from your own sala and plunge pool. A D D E D VA L U E S

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NAMIBIA WILDERNESS AIR SAFARI – 7 DAYS

BEST OF NAMIBIAN CIRCUIT This air safari takes you over vast expanses of rippling sands and rugged mountains, under a great blue sky. You touch down to explore distinct regions: the towering red Sossusvlei dunes and neighbouring nature reserve with desert-adapted wild life; the stark plains of Damaraland with their desert elephants and strange plants like living fossils; and the amazing wildlife abundance on the Etosha savannah. A C C O M M O D AT I O N

ITI N E R A RY & ACTI V ITI E S

We suggest you spend 2 nights at each camp. LITTLE KULALA CAMP offers views over the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei; 11 exquisite thatched villas with AC, feature decks each with a private plunge pool, a rooftop 'skybed' for romantic stargazing, indoor and outdoor showers. DAMARALAND CAMP on the face of a sand canyon that nurtures rare plants, offers 9 tented rooms and unique rock pool (Alt. Desert Rhino Camp). ONGAVA TENTED CAMP & LODGE bordering Ethosha National Park comprises 6 tents & 12 chalets. All units offer running WC, hot showers.

Each trip is tailormade. We suggest the following. Kulala Wilderness Reserve, splendid scenery and brilliant night skies, desert wildlife including ostrich, springbok, bat-eared fox, cheetah and jackal, with easy access to the towering red Sossusvlei dunes.Torra Conservancy (run in partnership with Wilderness Safaris) in northern Damaraland where the precious water comes from early morning fog, yet supports a diversity of wildlife including desertadapted elephants, mountain zebra, southern giraffe, cheetah, black rhino and strange other-worldly plants. ALT: Palwag Concession with Welwitchia plants (basically living fossils), desert-adapted rhino and other game. Ongava Game Reserve; nature walks, game-watching from hides, night drives, and prime game-viewing in the famous Etosha National Park.

AIRPORT

The safari departs by light aircraft from Eros airport (ERS), which is 45 km from Windhoek International Airport (WDH). Ends at ERS or WDH. Sophisticated planes e.g. Cessna Caravan from the well attended fleet of Wilderness Safaris.

DON’T MISS…

The extraordinary brilliance of desert night skies. The broader brighter milky way and the roaming Southern Cross.

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NAMIBIA NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE

ANDBEYOND SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE

ALL INCL.

Cradled against the ancient mountains, near the gigantic russet Sossusvlei sand dunes, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is renowned for its sophisticated desert experience with luxurious accommodation, star-gazing windows, and fascinating nature drives and walks. Overlooking the sheer splendour of the Namib Desert, NamibRand Nature Reserve offers a unique opportunity to unwind and discover timelessness. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Just 10 air-conditioned stone and glass desert villas are spread out along the escarpment allowing absolute privacy. Each villa features a private veranda, split-level bedroom/living room with fireplace, en-suite glass-encased bathroom and outdoor shower. Villas also boast star - viewing skylight, CD system, personal bar.

The guest areas comprise a fire-lit bar, sitting area, library, swimming pool, wraparound verandas, viewing decks, Safari Shop. A fine selection of wines complements Pan African meals. Exciting dune breakfasts and dinners are served in dramatic desert locations. The resident astronomer reveals mysteries of the night sky through a large telescope. Quadbiking experience in NamidRand included in rate. Fee for Sossusvlei tour excluded and park fees.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

6 minute by 4WD from private airstrip. Daily flights to private airstrip from Windhoek. A D D E D VA L U E S

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A quad bike ride with a stop on the dunes for a refreshing G&T while the sun sets. A late night sipping port and watching new stars come into view through the telescope.


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MOZAMBIQUE QUIRIMBAS ARCHIPELAGO

VAMIZI ISLAND

SNORKEL

RUSTIC

DIVING

BEACH

This is barefoot luxury for those seeking tranquility, enchantment and a stunning tropical island surrounded by rich reefs for snorkeling and diving. Special ocean conditions at Vamizi have preserved the colourful living corals, and the waters contain a plethora of marine life. Ocean kayaking, dhow sailing, turtle watching, and picnics on the long deserted beaches are among activities on offer. Or just relax with a massage ... L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

This sheltered island, 12 km long, lies close to the northern coast, featuring 13 romantic timber villas strung along a powder white beach. With over 170 sqm of timbered floor, villas have plenty of space for spreading beds and sofas, a marble shower and vanity area inside, and a sun deck. No aircon as they are designed to catch the breezes – and no TV. The resort also offers private 5-bedroom villas with own plunge pools and beach access. A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

Dine on seafood, fresh from the surf, and other tropical dishes either in the thatched dining room in the main lodge or at Muntu Nkulu castaway restaurant (open during the winter season on the south side of the island), or have your own romantic private dinner on a deserted beach. Massages & beauty treatments available in your villa. World-class diving (best Sep-Nov), PADI certification, complimentary snorkeling over coral off many of the island’s coves and beaches, kayaking among mangroves, Hobie Cat sailing, turtle watching, whale watching (Jul-Sep), deep sea fishing also available.

45 mins by daily Cessna Caravan flight from Pemba Int. Airport to Vamizi, or 2 hr 15 min from Dar-es-Salaam Int Apt with a stop at Mocimboa de Praia airport for passport control and then a 10 min flight to the island. It's a 45 min drive from the airstrip to the villas.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A picnic lunch and Crusoe experience on the Lighthouse beach. Island trails – look out for Samango monkeys and giant coconut crabs.

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MOZAMBIQUE QUILALEA ISLAND

AZURA AT QUILALEA

ALL INCL.

SNORKEL

RUSTIC

DIVING

FAMILY

BEACH

Azura’s trademark African-chic style has come to Quilalea Island, a private coral island surrounded by the pristine waters of a marine sanctuary. The eco resort is a hidden gem, a boutique villa retreat far from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Diving and snorkeling can be done straight off the beach and are absolutely spectacular. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On a 35 ha island in the Quirimbas archipelago. The retreat consists of only 9 villas accommodating 18 people. Villas are light and spacious, revamped under the new ownership of Azura at Benguella with natural finishings, and private decks stretching out over the beach with several daybeds and sunloungers. The villas are built either on the sunset or sunrise side. Top category Villa Quilalea sits on a clifftop offering own plunge pool.

The restaurant provides the renowned Azura cuisine. A new Wine Cellar for private dining showcases the owner’s wines. The resort offers a bar and pool area, African Spa, TV & Media room, PADI Dive & Watersports Centre, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, walking trails, Dhow sailing, fly fishing, game fishing, bird watching.

D O N ´T M I S S … A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 min flight to Quirimba Island from Pemba airport, plus 20 min by boat to Quilalea. A D D E D VA L U E S

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MOZAMBIQUE BENGUERRA ISLAND

AZURA AT BENGUERRA

ALL INCL.

RUSTIC

DIVING

FAMILY

BEACH

Azura is Benguerra Island's luxurious 'eco'- boutique retreat. Built and operated in partnership with the local community, Azura offers spacious 'beach chic' designer villas secluded among indigenous gardens, with private pools just steps from the white beach. The resort pampers with warm personal attention, delicious local cuisine and an African spa. It offers world class diving and fishing. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

In Bazaruto Marine National Park, 14 km from Vilanculos. The resort features 16 handbuilt villas in beachfront location, with private plunge pools, beachside sala and spacious outdoor living areas (at least 100 sqm under roof and 425 sqm private area). Modern chic blends with wooden beams and traditional artwork beneath a thatched jekka roof. Amenities include aircon, fans, king bed, oversize mosquito net, bathroom with shower, double vanity, sep. toilet, outdoor his and hers showers.

Meal settings range from informal ‘foot in the sand’ dining experiences to tasting dinners in the Jellyfish Restaurant. Activities to experience are the Dhow Sunset cruise, island drive, African spa treatments, snorkel tours, diving safaris, deep sea fishing. Big tidal differences can affect snorkling off beach. A dedicated Mozambican host looks after you during your stay, including serving your meals, arranging activities and joining you on excursions.

TR ANSPORT

10 minutes by helicopter from Vilanculos International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The Signature Island hop day trip: snorkeling at Two Mile Reef, lunch on a white sand bar surrounded by crystal waters, and climb up the highest sand dune for stunning views.

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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KENYA Kenya is the land of the Great Safari. Few countries can boast such a range of landscapes and animal species. From its great migratory herds on the Masai Mara to white beaches and Kilimanjaro, Kenya is a land of bewitching natural wonders. To widen your safari experience, we suggest you combine lodges. New this Collection is an air safari including different ecosystems, great scenery and cultural visits. Cap it all with a beach holiday – perhaps in your own luxury villa – with golf, snorkeling or diving on coral. ETHIOPIA SUDAN

SOMALIA Bateleur Camp at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp

K E N YA

UGANDA

Elsa’s Kopje

Lake Victoria

Masai Mara Nairobi R WA N D A

The Majlis Satao Camp

BURUNDI Satao Elerai

TA N Z AN I A

Severin Safari Camp

Mombasa

Alfajiri Villas Almanara Luxury Resort

= Out of Africa Air Safari Lake Tanganyika

SEYCHELLES

ZAMBIA COMOROS Lake Nyasa

MOZAMBIQUE

MALAWI

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KENYA NAIROBI TO MOMBASA 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

OUT OF AFRICA AIR SAFARI

Travel in style in a sophisticated Cessna 208B Grand Caravan with 8 first class reclining seats, flying over some of the most remarkable sights in the world including the Big Migration (July to October). Passengers touchdown for 4wd game drives among herds of elephants and zebra, looking for lions and other beasts of the bush. Time for walking with Masaii guides, visits to Masaii villages and sundowners in the bush. Seven nights in safari camps, luxuries like spa and good food not forgotten. Services of an expert guide for 8 days. A C C O M M O D AT I O N O N S A FA R I

SIGHTS & EXPERIENCES

Overnight stays at the following. Karen Blixen Camp (2 nights) with 22 luxurious tents on the bank of the Mara River in spectacular location. Satao Elerai Camp (2 nights) located on an escarpment with a wonderful view over Mount Kilimanjaro. Severin Safari Camp (1 night) in Tsavo West National Park, time to relax at the spa and pool. Satao camp in East Tsavo (2 nights), an area known for herds of red elephants. On a 8-night safari an extra night is spent at Karen Blixen Camp. All accommodation on full board basis including bottles of drinking water.

Sights include Masai Mara always rich in animal life especially during the great migration. Amboseli Park: Beautiful scenery with views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Bush sundowners and the mystique of night on the savanna. Tsavo West National Park: Exploring the secrets of the African wilderness by foot accompanied by a Masaii, learning about the ecosystem. Discovering Mzima Springs, oasis of palm trees and acacias. Poacher’s Lookout, beautiful sunset with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés. Tsavo East: game drive looking for herds of red elephants. Picnic lunch and Luggards Falls where multi coloured rocks have been carved over centuries into fantastic shapes, and giant crocodiles lie on sandbanks.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

You are picked up at your hotel in Nairobi and transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara, continuing by Luxury Cessna Masai Mara – Amboseli – Tsavo West – Tsavo East – Mombasa.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in room on arrival. Early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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KENYA MASAI MARA

COTTARS 1920´s SAFARI CAMP

ALL INCL.

The Cottar Safari returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari', reminiscent of a golden era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance. The Cottar’s flagship camp is the Cottars 1920´s Safari Camp. Situated on the edge of the Masai Mara with stunning views over the Serengeti Plains, the small camp evokes an era of luxury and quality, providing safaris in the grand old style, privacy and an abundance of wildlife. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Cottars 1920´s Safari Camp accommodates guests in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished. The tents incorporate original safari antiques, private en suite dressing room and bathrooms, main bedrooms and verandas. Situated in an untouched area bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park.

Delicious meals are served in the elegant mess tent – or in the bush. Discreet, attentive service is given by trained butlers. Guest activities include day and night game drives with professional guides and trackers. Bush walks and treks around dangerous game with correctly armed and trained personnel for your safety. Infinity swimming pool and spa area. Complimentary massages; manicures, pedicures and seasonal treats. River swims, cultural visit, fishing.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by 4WD from Cottars own private airstrip. Cottars provides a daily direct air service from Nairobi Wilson airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

For complete and utter privacy – Cottars Private Homestead, a 5-bedroom luxury house opened in mid –2011.

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KENYA MERU NATIONAL PARK

ELSA’S KOPJE

Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”. It remains one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with the most spectacular setting – looking out over the vast untouched plains of Kenya. Designed to blend into the rocky crags of its “ kopje” (rocky hill), above George Adamson’s original campsite, every cottage is the ultimate room with a view. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

There are 8 spacious cottages, all designed to incorporate the natural features of the rocky hillside. Each offers a large bedroom with an elegantly appointed en suite bathroom. Elsa’s Private House is a spacious, stylish hideaway with 2 ensuite bedrooms, a large private living/dining area, a small garden and private infinity swimming pool. The honeymoon suite, Elsa’s latest addition, is a huge space spread over three floors, with an ensuite bedroom, a spacious sitting room and private deck.

The lodge offers an open bar, lounge and dining room along with massage, small boutique, and inviting infinity pool overlooking the Meru plains. Activities include day and night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals and sundowners, cultural visits, day excursions to the Tana River, and line fishing (catfish and barbel). Meru is fairly arid, but with 13 rivers and springs the area also has some thriving lush oases, and beautiful Doum palms. It includes a 44 sq km rhino sanctuary.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

5 minutes drive from Mughwango airstrip or 30 minutes drive from Kinna airstrip, which are approx. 1 hour flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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For honeymooners and those in love – Elsa's Honeymoon Suite with breathtaking views.


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KENYA MASAI MARA

ALL INCL.

BATELEUR CAMP AT ANDBEYOND KICHWA TEMBO With the evocative scenery captured in Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa, Bateleur Camp is a luxury camp set within the well-loved Kichwa Tembo concession, directly in the path of the Great Migration. The tents epitomise classic elegance, set in riverine forest overlooking the vast game-filled plains of the Masai Mara. Beautiful antiques adorn the comfortable communal sitting area and indoor/outdoor dining area, transporting you to the heyday of classic safaris. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

There are two tented camps each featuring 9 tented suites with polished wooden floors, en suite bathrooms with stone-walled showers, twin hand-basins, separate flush WC, ceiling fans. Each tent has a private deck for game viewing, overlooking the vast plains, and a personal butler ensures your every need is catered for.

Your private butler will serve you delicious Pan-African cuisine in the dining area, on the veranda or in romantic setting under the stars. Bush breakfasts and candlelit dinners offer an unforgettable experience. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD safari vehicles and exhilarating night drives on the private concession, guided bush walks, Maasai community visits (optional extra) or spectacular sundowners. Swimming pool and nearby safari shop.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by 4WD to the camp from the Kichwa airstrip, which is 1 hour by light plane from Nairobi Wilson Airport (2 flights daily). A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in your tent. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS…

Make sure your room steward leaves the front flaps of your tent open in the evening so you can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise that appears in front of you.

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KENYA DIANI BEACH

ALMANARA LUXURY VILLAS

WIFI

ALL INCL.

BEACH

The white sands of Diani Beach stretch for 25 kilometres between the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and the open plains of the Shimba Hills National Reserve. Tucked amidst towering palms and tropical gardens, Almanara rests quietly – offering six Executive Villas and one spectacular Presidential Villa, each complete with personal chef and maid services. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Each of 6 Executive villas (380 sqm) features 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms; plus cloakroom, open plan dining and living areas with local artwork and bespoke furniture; kitchens with personal chef and maid; rooftop terraces and spacious verandas. The six villas share one lagoon swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The Presidential villa offers 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, stunning views. All villas offer AC, wi-fi.

In your villa, meals and drinks are included (excl. champagne & premium spirits.) Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant (not included in rate) offers a daily menu of fresh seafood and international cuisine. The resort offers swimming pool, Jacuzzi with sunken pool bar, games room, pool table, dart board, table tennis, table football. The watersports centre offers kite surfing & windsurfing courses, equipment rental. Golf, diving & snorkelling trips to the coral reef and sand island can be organized.

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1 hour 15 minutes by car & ferry from Mombasa International Airport; 10 minutes from Ukunda airstrip.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Lobster for lunch, Dorado for dinner or another dish of your choice, enjoyed on your spacious veranda or private rooftop terrace.

Bottle of wine and fruit in room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available. p. 148


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KENYA DIANI BEACH

ALFAJIRI VILLAS

WIFI

BEACH

ALL INCL.

Sheltered on a coral cliff, above the talcum sands of Diani Beach, this stylish private retreat is perfect for lazy days, fine food, total privacy and discreet service. Just three private villas make up one of the most luxurious hideaway on the East African coast, a favorite escape for A-List celebrities. At Alfajiri the concept is as you please! Private dining is a la carte, served al fresco or in your villa – just tell your personal chef what suits your taste. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Each villa has its own personality and unique design and private pool, but all three offer the same award winning service. Eight guests can be accommodated in each villa in 4 bedrooms all en-suite. Dining veranda and lounge dominate the front of the villa, where a stretch swimming pool sits on the edge of a small cliff, merging into the ocean and the horizon. All rooms are air conditioned with mosquito nets.

Discreet and widely acclaimed service from experienced staff as and when required. Local, natural, organic food with lobster, fish and even homemade pasta – just tell your chef what suits your taste. Alfajiri includes daily massages and snorkeling on coral reef in rate, offers a vehicle for rides within Diani Beach, and gym, sauna and steam room at a nearby spa. Golf at a nearby 18 hole golf course, kite surfing, diving, PADI courses, deep sea fishing also available.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

One hour by car from Mombasa International Airport; 5 minutes from Ukunda Airstrip, reached by private charters and a daily service to National parks and Nairobi.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Enjoying a daily massage in the privacy of your villa – while friendly nannies on duty 24 hours ensure that the little ones are taken care of.

Bottle of wine and fruit in the villa on arrival. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available

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KENYA MANDA ISLAND – LAMU ARCHIPELAGO

THE MAJLIS

RUSTIC

WIFI

FAMILY

SNORKEL

BEACH

The Majlis is a luxury boutique hotel with the ambience, comfort and intimacy of a private home. With a superb beachfront location and breathtaking views over the Ras Kitau bay and Shela village, it offers the perfect setting for barefoot luxury, informal pampering and excellent cuisine. The hotel lies on Manda Island, one of the idyllic islands of the Lamu archipelago, graced by forests, palms and white beaches. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel offers just 25 exquisite deluxe rooms and suites divided into 3 beachfront villas. The spacious rooms, all presented in timelessly elegant Lamu style with high beamed ceilings and large windows offer air conditioning, highest-quality linen bedding, a roll-down netting, a generous en-suite bathroom, a private veranda or balcony, electric fans and a safe.

State-of-the-art facilities include a gourmet restaurant with Sushi bar, 2 bars, 2 attractive swimming pools, a wellness center and an activity center, which co-ordinates a wide variety of activities ranging from water sports to mountain biking, snorkeling (best Oct-May) and boat excursions. Wi-fi internet access is available. For the young ones: Kids Club, family-friendly room layout, separate kid’s menu and babysitting services are provided.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10 minute boat cruise from the Manda Island airstrip (Lamu). A D D E D VA L U E S

For honeymooners, stay 5 nights and receive complimentary massage for bride, private dhow cruise with sunset cocktails for couple, private beach dinner, and best sea view depending on availability. p. 150

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The boat excursion with lunch at Manda Toto. Pure, unspoilt, a memory you’ll never forget. And don’t miss spicy mango soup.


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THAILAND Exotic yet accessible. A place for adventure or indulgent luxury, where five stars cannot explain what you get. It’s service given with smiles and warmth. It’s magical surroundings, and hotels that open out to sea or rainforest, where Thai massage and Oriental mysteries bring a new sense of well-being. And, of course, it’s the cuisine. From serene getaways in hectic and exciting Bangkok to hideaways on the beach, you will find your special place. Read on…

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

L AO S

Chiang Mai BURMA

THAILAND

Bangkok

The Peninsula Mandarin Oriental Eastern & Oriental Express

CAMBODIA

Koh Samet Hua Hin

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Six Senses Hua Hin Chiva-Som

Trat

Koh Kood

Paradee

Soneva Kiri by Six Senses Rayavadee Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Koh Samui

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa

Phuket J W Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Trisara Amanpuri Paresa The Pavilions The Banyan Tree Phuket Sri Panwa Andara

Krabi

Santiburi Samui Golf & Resort Banyan Tree Samui Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Napasai by Orient Express W Retreat Koh Samui Kamalaya InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort

Six Senses Yao Noi

MALAYSIA

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THAILAND BANGKOK

THE PENINSULA

WIFI

TENNIS

The Peninsula Bangkok is located on the banks of the scenic Chao Phraya River and all of the spacious, luxurious rooms and suites are complemented by panoramic views of the river and city skyline. Whether enjoying the spa and fitness facilities, or the choice of dining venues ranging from elegant and chic to traditional Thai, guests are assured of legendary service and Peninsula perfection. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

With the hotel’s ingenious W-shaped design, each of its 370 spacious guestrooms and suites offers river views, including 60 one-bedroom suites and 5 theme suites. Each has a luxurious marble bathroom with 2 vanity units and built-in TV in bathtub, as well as private fax machine, wireless high-speed Internet access, dual-voltage, CD player, telephone, safe.

Unbeatable Asian and international dining at 4 restaurants. Facilities include The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, a fitness centre, 3 tiered swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, boutique, business centre. It also offers The Peninsula Academy, The Peninsula Junior Academy and The Peninsula Wellness programmes. Guests gain exclusive access to the Thai Country Club golf course.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes by car from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Int'l Airport. Transfers are available by Rolls Royce, BMW 7 Series and helicopter.

DON’T MISS…

Dining outside at the River Cafe and Terrace in the balmy evening air watching longtail boats go by on the mighty Chao Phraya River.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Welcome basket with fruits.

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THAILAND BANGKOK

MANDARIN ORIENTAL

TENNIS

Splendidly located on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has been an inspiration to a host of renowned writers from Somerset Maugham to Paul Theroux and many other celebrated guests have considered it home during their world travels. The hotel’s splendid service and facilities are renowned worldwide, including its Oriental Spa and Thai Cooking School. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

With its riverside location, the hotel is close to the shopping district and skytrain station. Its 393 rooms include 35 lavish suites, with spacious lounges and 135-year history of Royal visitors. Most rooms have a view of the river and all enjoy butler service. Touches of grandeur from the past combine with modern amenities.

The hotel has 9 restaurants and bars: Le Normandie, The China House, Lord Jim’s, Sala Rim Naam (traditional Thai cuisine), and Ciao (outdoor Italian Bistro), plus the Bamboo Bar, Verandah coffee shop, Riverside Terrace and Authors’ Lounge. Additional facilities includea a spa offering therapies based on Thai and Western techniques, gym, small kids club, 2 outdoor swimming pools, tennis and squash courts.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by limousine transfer from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Large fruit bowl in room. Complimentary early checkin from 9am subject to availability and late checkout until 6pm subject to availability.

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DON’T MISS…

The revamped Riverside Terrace, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Chao Phraya river along with favourite dishes from around the world.


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THAILAND KOH KOOD

SONEVA KIRI BY SIX SENSES

ALL INCL.

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Soneva Kiri lies on an untouched island blessed with white sandy beaches and tropical rainforest. Protection of the environment was paramount in the creation of Soneva Kiri, and personal electric carts and bicycles are the mode of transport within the resort. A stay amidst the simple sophistication of the pool villas is enhanced by continual creation of unique experiences for guests, while the Private Reserve offers unsurpassed levels of intelligent luxury and privacy. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located on Koh Kood Island, the resort comprises 29 villas with private pools, along the beach front and on the hillside, overlooking the sea. Each villa occupies 400 to 1200 square metres with living areas and air-conditioned bedrooms surrounded by water features. All villas offer personal butler service and sophisticated amenities.

There are 3 restaurants including a fine dining restaurant offering spectacular sunsets. Further indulgence at clifftop bar, ice cream parlour, chocolate room, gourmet room and other options. The resort features a spa village, open air movie theatre, PADI dive centre, windsurfing, snorkling, Kids Den and more. All-inclusive covers food, drink, nonmotor watersports, transfers. Excludes. premium brands, diving, spa treatments, some excursions & unscheduled transfers.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by scheduled shared plane transfer from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Soneva Kiri Airport, then 5 min. speedboat ride to the resort. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in room. Comp. upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS…

An exclusive Tree Pod Dining experience – elevated to a lofty height by safety winches with food courses and drinks delivered by a flying waiter harnessed to a zip line.

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THAILAND KOH SAMUI

BANYAN TREE SAMUI

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

Among swaying coconut palms, fantastic pool villas of superb quality and style distinguish this ultraluxurious resort. Offering probably the largest private pools on the island, the villas perch on a lush green hillside that slopes down to a secluded white sandy beach. This resort is a perfect spot for top luxury clients with or without children. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the south-eastern coast, the 88 remarkable villas cascade down a hillside hidden in verdant vegetation. The quality and details are stunning. All sport generous private pools (at least 35 sqm), and spacious outdoor sun lounge. Some have their own treatment rooms. The highest villas give endless ocean views, true love nests with infinity edge pool and outdoor glassed sala area. Mod-cons like iPod dock, stereo system and wifi are combined with traditional Thai furnishings.

There are 3 dining outlets including classic beach grill restaurant Sands, The Edge main restaurant and Saffron for signature contemporary Thai cuisine, with three private dining rooms for wine and gourmet events. In-villa dining is very popular. The resort offers a kids club for children 4 –12. Adult delights include The Rainforest hydrotherapy Spa offering a holistic approach to wellness and head-to-toe therapies in 10 spacious indoor spa pavilions with beach views. Banyan Tree Gallery showcases indigenous handicraft by artisans from all over the world. Watersports offered.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Samui International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A romantic dining experience in a softy-lit private pavilion by the beach – book a day ahead for this “Dinner of the Legend: Samui Episode”.

Welcome drink and garland, daily fruit platter.

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THAILAND KOH SAMUI

FOUR SEASONS RESORT KOH SAMUI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

This jungle hideaway runs down a hillside to a white sandy beach amid swaying coconut palms, while the stunning infinity pool blends with the turquoise sea. Bars and restaurants look out over tropical magnificence. Spacious Thai villas with private pools are spread between hillcrest and beachside. Body treatments can be enjoyed at the spa – or on the beach – and nearby is a world of islands, reefs and rainforest to explore. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Nestled on the hillside or steps from the beach, the Resort’s 60 one-bedroom villas are perfect for romantic getaways, while the 14 one- to five-bedroom residence villas are ideal for guests who require extra space. All include chic al fresco living spaces with private infinity pool and astonishing panoramas. Amenities include huge bathrooms, iPod docking station, alcove with desk, wired & wireless high-speed Internet access, wine cooler, private bar, coffee- & tea-making.

With a focus on fish and shellfish from nearby waters and exotic herbs Four Seasons presents a profusion of tropical and international fare. The Spa houses treatment rooms in five salas each with outdoor shower, outdoor bathtub and steam room or indoor rain shower, providing facials and other treatments. Massage on the beach. Yoga pavilion. Health club/gym with advanced machines, tennis courts, 2 pleasure cruisers. Diving, watersports, elephant trekking and more can be arranged.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Samui International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The coral reef in front of the resort's white sand beach. Charter "Siam Seas" to explore the 40 islands of the marine national park. Venture to Koh Tao and Nuangyuan with the clearest waters and best diving in the Gulf.

Bottle of house wine on arrival. Complimentary upgrade to next room category if space is available.

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THAILAND KOH SAMUI

NAPASAI BY ORIENT-EXPRESS

WIFI

SNORKEL

TENNIS

DIVING

BEACH

Napasai overlooks Ban Tai beach on the Gulf of Thailand, amidst 17 acres of lush tropical vegetation. It has a private sandy beach and 28 000 square metres of crystal clear ocean lagoon with a nature reserve to create a haven for vibrant fish and a diversity of corals – a wildlife paradise for snorkelers. The lagoon features very calm clear waters where guests can swim, or at low tide walk out to the reef and snorkel in the ocean pools. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Napasai is located on Ban Tai beach in the Maenam area, a peaceful place with unspoiled natural surroundings, 20 minutes from Chaweng, the liveliest nightlife on the island, and 10 minutes to fishing village Bophut. 55 Villas with uninterrupted sea views plus 14 Oceanfront Pool Residences feature contemporary Thai design with stylish Jim Thompson silk and cotton fabrics. Each villa and Residence features flat screen TVs, complimentary wi-fi and ipod docks.

Napasai offers 3 restaurants and 2 bars. The hotel features a spa providing a wide range of relaxing treatments rooted in Thai traditional medicine, inspired by an Asian healing philosophy, including a yoga deck with panoramic ocean and island views. Gym. Private beach 1800 sqm. Tennis. Full range of non motorized sports, exclusive marine tours, snorkeling and diving. Kids 8 and older can explore the underwater world with PADI Bubblemaker. Range of PADI Junior courses available.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Samui International airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

An Oceanfront Pool Residence to enjoy spectacular ocean views from every vantage point, with the hill behind creating the ultimate in privacy.

For minimum 5 night stays 1 complimentary 60 minute’s massage for 2. Space available upgrade, early check in and late check out complimentary if space available. p. 159


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THAILAND KOH SAMUI

W RETREAT KOH SAMUI

WIFI

BEACH

TENNIS

Welcoming you with a giant Buddha and Thai markets, Koh Samui is Thailand's latest lifestyle destination. With stunning views and the most pristine and beautiful beach, W Koh Samui features pool villas, bars and restaurants that offer anything you could possibly lust after. All in ultra chic and cutting edge design – contemporary Thai style has never felt this cool… L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Beautifully located between Maenam and Bo Phut far from all the hustle and bustle, yet Chaweng Beach and Fisherman’s Village only a 15 minute drive. The 73 private pool villas/retreats offer all the indulgence and luxury you could possibly "Wonderlust" for, some on the beachfront and others stepped up the hill with staggering views.

Enjoy food to meet your cravings at The Kitchen Table, or innovative contemporary Japanese cuisine at Namu. Sweet Spots dotted around the property offer free icecream and drinks/water. Bars with playful names like WOOBAR and SIP offer enjoyment and cool tunes. The AWAY Spa features calming or energizing signature treatments, SWEAT is the fitness centre, WET is a huge swimming pool, SWING is for tennis, and WAVE for kayaks, surf & boogie boards, snorkeling gear.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10-15 minutes by car from Samui International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

Early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

A private dinner at The Edge of Wonderland, surrounded by ocean and swaying palms, with 5-course Japanese-inspired menu, wine and sake. The big juicy prawns at Phad Thai.

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THAILAND KOH SAMUI

KAMALAYA

BEACH

SPA CLINIC

Built at the edge of an idyllic tropical lagoon, Kamalaya is a place where well-being and self discovery naturally unfold. This Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa offers more than 70 treatments integrating medicine with Eastern and Western healing traditions. This is a unique concept in holistic holidays, offering customized wellness programmes in a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment, along with inspired healthy cuisine. There is no pressure on you to do anything but enjoy a life-enriching healthy holiday. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Kamalaya rests on a lush tropical hillside, sloping down to a tranquil private beach. The resort is a collection of individual buildings that integrates the surrounding landscape into the simple elegance of its architecture. Choose from 25 spacious Villas some right on the beachfront, 10 sea view Suites and 24 Hillside Rooms, all with stylish interiors.

Soma Restaurant, Amrita Café & Alchemy Tea Lounge offer healthy inspired cuisine. Menus include vegetarian, fish & meat dishes, detox & customised meals, fresh juices, herbal teas, selected wines. Kamalaya offers the opportunity to rediscover your own healing potential. The Wellness Sanctuary: different treatment rooms, open-air massage salas, 2 yoga pavilions, plunge pools, steam cavern. Far Infrared Saunas, Shakti Fitness Centre, lap pool. Daily activities: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Pilates, Meditation. Tours & golf can be arranged. Only guests 16 and over in the wellness sanctuary.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Samui International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

€150 wellness voucher for minimum 7-night stay and pre-booked wellness package (excl. visiting practitioners & periods 23 Dec–15 Feb). Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space available.

DON’T MISS…

The Buddhist monk’s cave at the heart of the resort for tranquility and meditation.

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WIFI

SNORKEL

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

INTERCONTINENTAL SAMUI BAAN TALING NGAM RESORT Baan Taling Ngam translates from the Thai as “Home on a Beautiful Cliff”. Cliffside rooms and villas offer stunning Gulf of Thailand vistas while shoreline accommodation gives direct access to the beach. Seven swimming pools, spa and fitness facilities along with many sea and land activities ensure full relaxation. Food and drink venues to match any mood day and night complete the resort-home feeling in one of the world’s most magnificent island settings. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort is located within the exclusive enclave of Taling Ngam on the west coast of Koh Samui. All guestrooms, suites and villas overlook the beautiful Gulf of Thailand shoreline and range in size from 67 to 320 sqm. Each elegantly appointed accommodation offers balcony, terrace or sundeck, separate bathtub and shower, and advanced technologies. Many offer semi-private pools. With panoramic views , some stand-alone villas offer 2 bedrooms.

Dining venues: 2 restaurants and 2 Bars. 7 swimming pools including an infinity edge pool perched on the cliff and one infinity edge pool by the beach. Fully equipped fitness centre. Baan Thai Spa located on the hilltop offers guests a tranquil and serene experience. Function Room for up to 100 guests, 150-metre licensed private pier with a capacity of up to 300 guests. Resort Centre with movie, library and internet station for guests’ recreational needs. Kids club is available for children. Golf course nearby. 45 mins speedboat to Koh Phangan.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Samui International Airport. Shuttle 4/day to Chaweng. A D D E D VA L U E S

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DON’T MISS…

Air Bar perched on the cliff – perfect place to kick back and unwind from the day’s activities while enjoying signature cocktail concoctions and 360 degree sunset view.


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THAILAND KOH SAMUI

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

TENNIS

SANTIBURI BEACH RESORT, GOLF & SPA In one of the world’s most beautiful locations, Santiburi lies along the fine sandy beach of Mae Nam, overlooking the turquoise sea of the Gulf of Siam. Amidst 23 acres of 50 year-old palm trees and lush tropical gardens, guests discover that luxury, convenience and beauty blend into one unforgettable experience. Luxurious villas and suites are hidden in greenery, each designed like an elegant Thai home. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Along the beach and in the lush gardens, 20 minutes from Chaeweng, the resort comprises 59 luxurious villas, and a further 12 Equatorial Duplex Suites, all with terraces and the highest standards of Thai décor, generous bathrooms and state-of-the art amenities. Some of the villas offer private plunge pools or swimming pools/Jacuzzis. Accommodations come with one or two bedrooms; beach, pool or garden views.

Dining venues include the Thai restaurant, Beach restaurant, Pool restaurant and 2 bars, or guests can enjoy a private and romantic BBQ dinner on their own terrace or Sala. Complimentary watersports include windsurfing, hobicat, and catamaran sail boat. The resort offers a 50 meter long, oval shaped swimming pool. On site, squash and tennis courts are available as well as billiard, Thai boxing, volleyball, football pitch, gym and many other activities.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Samui airport. Mercedes Benz is available on request. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS…

We insist you try Thai massage by expert therapists and enjoy the sea view PGA golf course 5 minutes free transfer away, a unique experience on every hole.

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THAILAND PHUKET – PANSEA BEACH

AMANPURI

WIFI

BEACH

TENNIS

Amanpuri (‘peaceful place’) fronts the Andaman Sea and a white beach, featuring Thai-style suites and private villas in a plantation of tall waving palms. The spacious pavilions are all connected to the resort facilities by elevated walkways. Most of the villa homes have ocean-front settings, and are decorated with Thai furnishings, art and antiques, and enjoy a private pool as well as living and dining salas. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated above Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket, Amanpuri features 40 airconditioned pavilions of 115 sqm including terraces. Each suite features a king-sized bed, spacious dressing area, separate bath and shower, outdoor dining sala, stereo system, broadband internet and more. There are also 30 villas with 2 to 6 bedrooms, some overlooking the ocean.

Amanpuri offers Thai, Italian and International cuisine and light fare and drinks at 3 dining venues situated by the pool or on the beach. The Aman Spa features a range of massage therapies, facials, scrubs, body wraps and beauty treatments, with salas for meditation and yoga. Amanpuri also features a fully-equipped gym with spectacular views, 27m swimming pool, 6 tennis courts, snorkeling, watersports, and cruises aboard the large private fleet of cruisers.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car to Phuket International Airport. Complimentary limousine transfers can be arranged. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of house wine in room on arrival.

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DON’T MISS…

Afternoon tea by the pool at Amanpuri – an institution that brings in carved fruits and colourful rice cakes with exciting traditional toppings.


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THAILAND PHUKET — THALANG

TRISARA

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

SNORKEL TENNIS

Trisara, in Sanskrit meaning the "Third Garden in Heaven", is an intimate and exclusive resort and spa nestled in lush tropical jungle. Offering private pools and magnificent ocean views from all accommodation, Trisara is a sanctuary of privacy, space and simple good taste. The resort lies amid beautiful gardens sloping down to the beach on Phuket’s quiet, undeveloped north-west coastline. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort's 39 pool rooms, villas and suites sit above the bay, adjacent to the beachfront restaurant decks and bar. Each villa and room embraces ocean views, oversized king beds and beautiful bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. The larger residences are a celebration of tropical luxury. Each of the residences is a private compound styled property, with between two and six bedrooms, private kitchens, 20 metre pools and dedicated cooks and service staff.

Dining venues include 2 restaurants and 1 bar offering Thai, tapas and international cuisine with a further range of dining experiences to choose from. The hotel features a kids club, gym, salon and luxurious spa spanning 1500 sqm inclusive of a silent airconditioned treatment room for two persons, steam room, changing rooms, two separate showers, a relaxing area and a large open deck either set amongst a tropical garden or overlooking the Andaman Sea. Other facilities include free wi-fi in rooms and public areas.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary full daily breakfast and private airport transfer, fruits, chocolate & cookies. Upgrade, early checkin /late checkout if space available.

DON’T MISS…

The signature "Royal Trisara" massage using three uniquely skilled therapists with six hands moving together as if driven by one heart.

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THAILAND PHUKET — KAMALA

PARESA RESORT PHUKET

WIFI

On the sculptured cliff tops of Kamala overlooking the azure blue waters of the Andaman Sea, surrounded by lush tropical forests and gardens, Paresa Resort has created an oasis of tranquility and unrivalled luxury. The ultimate Phuket retreat, away from the throng of daily life, Paresa is also within easy access of the sleepy and picturesque Kamala village, as well as lively Patong Beach. Paresa features luxurious pool villas and pool suites and the famed hospitality of Thailand. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Paresa is located on the stunning cliff top of Kamala’s “Millionaires Mile”. The resort comprises 49 sea view suites and villas all with a pool and balcony in secluded Thai tropical setting. Each features a king-size bed with luxury linen, relaxing daybed, LCD TV/DVD & bar. The Dima Spa Suite also offers an island bathroom, steam room and spa treatment area. Villas feature from one to four bedrooms with butlers available.

Distinctive wining and dining experiences in 2 restaurants and 1 bar, at secluded spots in the resort or in the villa. Diavolo offers Italian flavours. Talung Thai offers authentic Thai cuisine and magnificent sunsets. Inspired by ancient Thai healing “Panpuri” spa rejuvenates and indulges, featuring 5 double treatment suites with baths and steam showers; manicures, hair styling. Other facilities include fibre optic infinity pool, energy pool, sea deck and beach club, fitness centre, cooking school, yachts. Free shuttle to Kamala Beach twice a day.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of Paresa sparkling wine and fruits in the room. If space is available, early checkin at noon on arrival date and late checkout till 1500 hrs if space is available.

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DON’T MISS…

Infinity dining: a dining experience with the stars above and the sparkling fibre optic pool below, on your own island, with an exclusively-designed menu.


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THAILAND PHUKET – BANG TAO BEACH

THE PAVILIONS

ADULT

WIFI

Exclusivity, indulgence and romance are the key features of The Pavilions, Phuket, a chic boutique resort that consists entirely of villas with private pools. Most villas also feature their own steam rooms and spa areas, and private in-villa spa treatments are offered. The resort is a member of Relais & Châteaux. It is intended for adults looking to enjoy precious time together, and there are no guests under the age of 16. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Just a few minutes from the quiet northern tip of Bang Tao Beach, the hotel boasts a new collection of 24 ‘Spa & Pool’ Pavilions and Penthouses all with private spa and steam room to complement the resort’s stunning 18 Ocean View Pool Villas. Each villa features airy Asian style, living rooms, kitchenettes, satellite TV, IDD phones, and sound systems with iPod docking stations. Spa Treatments use award-winning ‘Aromatherapy Associates’ products.

The resort boasts two fantastic restaurants, both with spectacular views and offering a range of culinary treats. The resort also features the perfect venue for entertainment and shopping at The Plantation Club. The “360° Bar & Outdoor Grill” has the reputation as the premier spot in Phuket for watching spectacular sunsets.The resort has its own tranquil beach area at Bang Tao beach, just a short drive away. Activities: three golf courses lie nearby; The national park, Patong beach and Phuket Town are all under 30 minutes drive from the resort.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary Airport transfer; Complimentary 60 minutes couples Spa Treatment in en suite Spa Room; Complimentary Champagne breakfast.

DON’T MISS…

360 Bar & Outdoor Grill – the best location to enjoy a delicious cocktail, chilled out tunes and the spectacular Phuket sunset.

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THAILAND PHUKET – LAGUNA

BANYAN TREE PHUKET

WIFI

FAMILY

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

One of Asia’s top resorts – luxury at its best. Spacious villas feature private landscaped gardens and Thai-style open living, including bubble pools and private pools. The generous two-bedroom deluxe pool villas are one of the perfect options for families, and include a kitchen and study or games room as well as private pools. The resort also offers creative cuisine from a choice of restaurants, and well-being is enhanced by golf, tennis and watersports, or treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

At Bang Tao Bay, 135 spacious villas are styled for harmony and outdoor living. The 380 sqm Deluxe 2-bedroom pool villa features a master bedroom, twin bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and study room as well as dining area and lounge, luxuriously furnished for family holidays or for groups of friends.The private outdoor pool measures 3.5 by 9 m; there is also a jet pool, outdoor & indoor showers, and outdoor sala – the perfect spot to enjoy a barbecue for the family.

Creative cuisine is offered in 6 restaurants, including Thai, Mediterranean, fusion seafood and Asian wellness cuisine. Dining just for 2 (must be booked): on a longtail boat, over the lagoon, under a banyan tree. Facilities include Banyan Tree Spa with its holistic approach to physical and spiritual well-being, drawing on Asian traditions that date back centuries, 40m swimming pool, lagoon pool and rapid water canal, golf course, fitness pavilion, snorkling, diving, watersports.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

"Dinner of the Spirit" just for two – advance booking essential. Pampering spa afternoon in your villa. Crisp fried catfish & mango salad or other Asian choices at Saffron. Aubergine cappuccino with truffle oil or other Mediterranean fare at Watercourt.

Bottle of wine. Upgrade, early checkin and late checkout all complimentary if space is available.

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THAILAND PHUKET – LAGUNA

WIFI

FAMILY

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

DOUBLEPOOL VILLAS BY BANYAN TREE Supreme luxury and total exclusivity. The 24 lavishly romantic DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree are legendary, with their master bedrooms surrounded by ponds. They feature luxury amenities and graceful gardens containing both wading pool and infinity pool with Jacuzzi. This boutique villa resort provides an intimate and serene environment, with easy access to the restaurants, bars and spa of Banyan Tree Phuket (see facing page). L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The master bedroom is surrounded by a wading pool with direct pool access from the foot of the bed. In addition to this private wading pool a second 15 m infinity edge pool with built in Jacuzzi overlooks the lagoon and manicured grounds. Spacious living room with state of the art audiovisual technology, bathroom with picture windows including double vanity and indoor bathtub plus combined steam & shower room and plenty of outdoor living space to dine, lounge or relax with an in-villa spa treatment. Villas come with one, two or three bedrooms.

A personal villa host attends to guests round the clock offering fabulous hospitality. From Champagne breakfasts to outdoor barbecues, and romantic dining experiences for two, your personal villa host will assure your personal preferences in food are taken care of. French Vietnamese restaurant Tre lies within the resort. In addition to exclusive facilities, guests can access all facilities at sister property Banyan Tree Phuket (facing page).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

20 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport.

Wagyu beef pho soup with truffle infusion, and home-smoked salmon fillet served with lotus seeds fried rice and ginger-red wine sauce, or other dish tailor-made to your taste at the French/Vietnamese restaurant Tre. Champagne breakfast on your sala.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine. Upgrade, early checkin and late checkout all complimentary if space is available.

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THAILAND PHUKET – CAPE PANWA

SRI PANWA

WIFI

BEACH

TENNIS

This is a place discovered by the inner set. High on a peninsula amidst 32 acres of lush, tropical vegetation, the resort offers stylish accommodation of the highest quality, along with maximum privacy and superior service. All Villas have their own pools and command breathtaking panoramic ocean views, inspired by the essence of Tropical Contemporary Design. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The magnificent glass-walled villas sit 40-60 m above sea level, perched on Cape Panwa and commanding breathtaking views of the south-eastern tip of Phuket. Select from Pool Suites, 1 to 2 bedroom Pool Villas, or 3-5 bedroom Residence Villas. Each villa opens onto its own infinity pool with a jet stream Jacuzzi system, and enjoys a large master bedroom dressed with the finest linens, an outdoor bathing area with a separate rain shower and a sunset pavilion of its own.

Dining presents hands-on authentic Thai, Japanese, BBQ, Italian and Western cuisine in Baba. Indulge in a panoramic sea-view Beach Pool set just over Sri panwa’s beach, gym & fitness facilities, library, steam rooms, 2 tennis courts, games room, and the Cool Spa. Baba Poolclub presents a 25 metre swimming pool, Baba Pool Bar, Baba Q (barbecue), Baba 88 disco bar, Baba Cooking School, and Baba Space for meetings. The resort offers 2 boats for trips, free snorkeling on coral.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A full day of pampering for yourself at Cool Spa – you will not forget it as long as you live! It’s a truly special place.

One 60 minute traditional full body massage at Cool spa for 2 persons per unit. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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THAILAND PHUKET – KAMALA BEACH

ANDARA RESORT & VILLAS

BEACH

TENNIS

Thai-inspired design and contemporary lifestyle infuse this luxurious resort with its spacious pool villas and residences. Andara is set on a gentle hill rising from the Andaman Sea on the west coast of Phuket, offering stunning ocean views, just minutes from the island’s best restaurants, boutiques, golf resorts and other attractions. Kamala Beach and the resort’s beach club are just a few minutes by private shuttle or a 10 minute walk. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Thai-inspired design creates seamless indoor and outdoor living in 26 pool villas and 37 residence suites. Pool Villas (1200–2500 sqm) enjoy beautiful ocean vistas, living & dining areas perfect for entertaining or lounging, and 3 to 6 bedrooms. Housekeeping takes care of everything, while the private villa chef will cook up sublime meals in your kitchen. Residence suites (240–890 sqm) come with 1 to 4 bedrooms, kitchens, spacious living & dining areas, many with private pools.

Fine cuisine at the renowned Silk Restaurnat & Bar offering alfresco dining with memorable views. Secluded and sensual, the spa offers treatments including traditional Thai massage, Ayurveda, Swiss, Japanese and Swedish massage, as well as scrubs, detox & body treatments. Facilities include a 40 m outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, gym, beach club and 2 custom finished motor super yachts for exploring nearby islands.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

35 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport.

Sunset cocktail with Friday Tapas served at the Andara poolside after a full body Thai massage at Andara spa. For kids: Junior cooking class and other fun (on request).

A D D E D VA L U E S

Welcome drink, fruits and flowers in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin & late checkout if space available.

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THAILAND PHUKET – MAI KHAO BEACH

JW MARRIOTT PHUKET RESORT & SPA

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

With an idyllic setting on Mai Khao Beach, this elegant resort offers luxurious facilities and flawless service. Set in exquisite tropical gardens, it features three swimming pools, freshwater ponds and natural coastal wetlands overlooking the Andaman Sea. The resort enjoys 17 kilometres of natural beachfront, adjacent to a marine national park and protected sea turtle nesting area. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort has 265 deluxe guest rooms of which 13 are suites. Guest rooms are either ocean facing or have stunning views of the lush tropical gardens and pools. Rooms are spacious and elegant with a minimum 47 sqm of luxurious living space. One and twobedroom ocean front suites offer their own plunge pools. All guest rooms have highspeed internet, 29” Sony TV with DVD player, coffee & tea making facilities, in-room safe.

An exciting choice of 11 restaurants and bars offering international cuisine, Italian, Japanese, Thai, steak and seafood. Ginja cooking school. Mandara Spa with luxury treatments, fitness centre with cardiovascular machines, sauna, 3 pools, plunge pool, Jacuzzi. Business centre with internet services. 2 tennis courts, kids' pavilion, shopping gallery. For the more active: jogging trail, mountain bikes, watersports on site Nov-Apr: sea kayaks, windsurfers, diving, snorkeling.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car north of Phuket International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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DON’T MISS…

The Mandara Signature Massage – a “four-handed” massage using specially blended essential oils for total relaxation and suppleness of the skin.


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THAILAND KHAO LAK

JW MARRIOTT KHAO LAK

WIFI

FAMILY

TENNIS

Right on the beautiful white sands of Khao Lak Beach, this peaceful resort offers bright and spacious rooms with a contemporary Thai feel, all with balconies or terraces. It is surrounded by an extraordinarily long pool with sparkling canals accessed from many rooms. Five restaurants are located on site tempting with a range of cuisines, there are several bars with glorious views, and a spa offering massage and body treatments. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Spread over 3 floors the hotel offers 273 rooms and 20 suites. Each luxurious guest accommodation includes a generous sitting area and individual balcony or terrace, oversized bath tub and shower, separate toilet, 40-inch wall-mounted LCD TV, jack pack plug and play adapter, free high speed Internet access, wi-fi, work desk, coffee and tea making facility, DVD player, smart touch screen telephone, voice mail, electronic in-room safe, refrigerator.

The resort features 9 restaurants & bars, offering international, Japanese (incl. teppanyaki), Mediterranean & Thai cuisine. Quan Spa for massage, body & beauty treatments, steam room, therapy baths. Gym. Sauna, whirlpool, 16 000 sqm lagoon pool, Khuk Khak Beach on site. Kayaking, squash, volleyball, jogging trail. Free Internet access, business centre, early checkin/late checkout lounge, kids club. To do: elephant trekking, markets (shuttle to Bang Niang & Khao Lak).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour 30 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport.

DON’T MISS

A D D E D VA L U E S

For water lovers, book a deluxe pool access room. And don’t miss cocktails at the beach bar to enjoy the sunsets.

Bottle of wine and fruits. Space-available complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout.

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THAILAND KOH YAO NOI

SIX SENSES YAO NOI BEYOND PHUKET

WIFI

FAMILY

TENNIS

Koh Yao Noi is a picturesque island in Phang Nga Bay, one of Thailand’s most magical spots, with the limestone pillars featured in many movies. This scenery, together with a private beach, creates the unique setting of the Six Senses Yao Noi. The natural vegetation provides privacy for the villas and private pools, which are elevated to allow glorious views. Best view of all is from the Hilltop Reserve, which in 2011 became the site of a new pool and restaurant complex. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Nestled amid greenery are 54 pool villas, 2-bedroom Beach Retreat. The design reflects commitment to the environment and uncompromised standards of luxury. Each villa has its own infinity-edged pool with sundeck and is attended by a personal villa team which is trained to anticipate every whim.

The fine dining restaurant features glass floor with creek beneath. A fusion of world and local Thai cuisine is offered at the Living Room; and there is a bar, wine cellar and tiny dining outlet the Chef ’s Table. Facilities include a holistic Six Senses Spa village; gym; water sports centre. Koh Yao Noi offers sailing, excursions to nearby limestone islands with secluded beaches and rock climbing opportunities, as well as snorkeling and scuba diving.

AIRPORT

&

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by speedboat from Phuket harbour; which is 20 minutes by limousine from Phuket International Airport; 15 minutes by helicopter from airport to resort. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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DON’T MISS…

A champagne breakfast by your pool arranged by the villa butler, or an evening barbecue beneath the stars, with a personal chef and waiter.


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THAILAND KRABI

WIFI

SNORKEL

FAMILY

BEACH

PHULAY BAY, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE Tucked away in one of the most exquisite corners of the world, Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers an exclusive and luxurious sanctuary. This personalized retreat combines a refined, casual setting, indigenous flavours and the most individualized service for the journey of a lifetime. From this getaway you can explore pristine islands arising from calm turquoise seas, three national parks and ancient Thai temples. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Set in tropical gardens or featuring ocean views, 54 spacious villas and intimate pavilions create a peaceful haven. Accommodations are luxuriously designed with a modern interpretation of contemporary Thai style complemented by traditional Thai hospitality. The most luxurious bathrooms surrounded by floor to ceiling glass feature large outdoor bathtubs for two with private tropical garden view.

Dining options include Lae Lay for seafood with breathtaking sea views; Sri Trang for flavours from Southern Thailand; Plai Fah casual poolside bar, Chomtawan sunset lounge and Jampoon for delectable international cuisine. Recreation facilities include outdoor infinity swimming pool, extensive spa managed by ESPA with VIP area and health cafe, fitness centre, yoga and pilates studio, water activities, snorkeling, kayaking, cooking classes, charter boat to “Hong Island”.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

35 minutes by car from Krabi Airport, and 2 hours from Phuket International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in room for stays of min 7 nights. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS…

A family barbecue on the beach or romantic sunset dinner for two. A picnic while exploring Krabi's natural beauty. A personalized menu at the Chef Tasting Table.

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THAILAND KRABI

RAYAVADEE

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

In a setting of lush foliage, limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Andaman sea, Rayavadee lies on the edge of Krabi National Marine Park in the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsula. The resort’s award winning architecture and landscaped gardens were inspired by the atmosphere of a southern Thai village. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Rayavadee’s 98 enchanting two-storey pavilions and 4 beachfront villas are spread over 26 acres (11 ha) of coconut groves, their spacious and intimate interiors providing unsurpassed comfort for the property’s highly discerning guests. Modern amenities include wireless internet, AC, TV, CD/DVD player, safe.

The resort offers a choice of 4 restaurants and 2 bars. Guests can relax in the tropical spa or exercise in the gym. They can also play tennis or squash, enjoy the beachfront swimming pool or make the most of free watersports such as kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, laser boarding. Local hiking is worthwhile and exclusive boat charter is also available.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes combined drive and boat trip from Krabi International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Fruits in room. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout guaranteed except for peak.

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DON’T MISS…

Experiencing one of the resort’s Spa Pavilions where you can enjoy a luxurious Jacuzzi in your very own tropical garden.


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THAILAND KOH SAMET

PARADEE

WIFI

RUSTIC

BEACH

DIVING

Luxurious and secluded, the Paradee on the beautiful island of Koh Samet is a serene retreat. Meaning “sixth heaven”, Paradee has been designed as a resort for couples who love privacy and peace. Truly a lover’s paradise, the Paradee has a glorious sunrise beach on one side, and on the other side of the resort a beautiful rocky cove perfect for enjoying the sunset. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Just 40 luxuriously appointed villas with thatched roofs at the southern tip of Samet Island enjoy a magnificent view of the tropical gardens or the white sandy beaches. Each has 100 sqm of living space, stylishly furnished with natural materials including teak and Thai silk. A private pool is featured in most of the villas. All villas have modern amenities including DVD and wi-fi.

International and Thai cuisine including seafood are served at the restaurant; a sunset bar overlooking the beach and pool bar offer exotic cocktails. Blissful massages offered at the beautifully decorated Spa. Fitness room, Internet corner, Library, DVD library, Boardroom. Large infinity pool and a wide range of water sports: scuba diving (PADI), windsurfing, complimentary kayaking and sailing. Island-hopping Tours with a selection of picnic packages.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

2 hours 30 minutes by car from Bangkok to Ban Phe pier, Rayong; 15 minutes by speed boat to the island.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

We insist you take a pool villa. And don’t miss arranging a special romantic dinner by your pool or on the beach.

Bottle of wine and fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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THAILAND HUA HIN

CHIVA-SOM

ADULT

SPA CLINIC

WIFI

BEACH

Chiva-Som is the “Haven of Life” – a luxury health resort dedicated to revitalizing the mind, body and spirit. The beachfront resort represents tranquility at its best with luxurious accommodation nestled within lush tropical gardens. Chiva-Som offers extensive holistic health facilities to help you relax, restore, rejuvenate and redirect, and is certainly one of the best destination spas in the world. No children under 16 allowed. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located in the Royal city of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand, 185 km south of Bangkok, the exclusive retreat features 58 rooms & suites: guest pavilions inspired by traditional Thai architecture surrounded by tropical gardens, lakes and waterfalls; and Western-style guest rooms each with a spacious terrace overlooking the Gulf of Siam. The design uses natural light and materials such as wood, marble and hand-glazed ceramics.

Chiva-Som Spa Cuisine is renowned. Two fine dining restaurants serve 3 delicious spa cuisine meals per day. Other cuisine and drinks also available. Professional consultation free of charge. World class treatments – at least 1 massage per day included. Extensive spa facilities include 70 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with gym, steam, sauna and jacuzzi. Exciting, health conscious classes such as, yoga, pilates and Tai Chi conducted daily.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

3 hours by luxury car from Bangkok International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Chiva Som Spa Cuisine Book – gift from Select Collection. Fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space available.

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DON’T MISS…

A Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage to release deep tension and stress – one of the most popular treatments, so book in advance.


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THAILAND HUA HIN

INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN RESORT

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

The InterContinental Hua Hin Resort occupies an enviable beachfront location and provides guests with luxurious rooms and suites, exceptional restaurants, a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, a heavenly spa, and a banquet hall. The distinctive resort combines inspiring elements of Eastern and Western design to create an elegant and relaxed environment, welcoming guests with warm gracious Thai hospitality and impeccable service. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort features 119 luxurious guest rooms, including 3 Ocean Front Pool Villas, and La Résidence Royale Hua Hin. Each spacious living space is enriched by stylish furnishings, a large and inviting bathroom, inspiring artworks and authentic local design accents. The resort’s private villas include the luxury of a private pool, an outdoor deck for relaxation, and 24 hours personal butler service.

The resort offers 6 restaurants and bars including an innovative Thai restaurant “Pirom”, Trattoria-style Italian restaurant with wood-fired pizza oven “Felicita”, and Beach Grill “Azure” with fantastic views. The spa offers a variety of treatments unique to the region, while the fitness centre features the latest cardio & weight training equipment. An outdoor pool is set amid landscaped tropical patios. The resort is close to seafood restaurants, local markets, vibrant nightlife, 8 golf courses and idyllic national parks.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

From Bangkok, limousine transfer takes 2.30 hrs. while a private 8-seater plane takes 35 minutes. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and welcome fruit basket. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout are offered upon room availability.

DON’T MISS…

Buddhist merit making by offering alms to the monks right on the serene beach of the resort at dawn every morning.

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THAILAND PRANBURI, HUA HIN

SIX SENSES HUA HIN

WIFI

FAMILY

TENNIS

Six Senses Hua Hin is located on the verdant coast of the Gulf of Siam. The pool villas, dotted throughout the lush property, are connected by brick pathways that extend from the welcome area, through avenues of palm trees and tropical plants, to the seafront. The resort is designed with a focused commitment to the environment. As each spacious villa has its own personal pool in a walled, landscaped garden, guests enjoy the utmost in privacy. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Six Senses Hua Hin is located just south of Hua Hin township. The utmost privacy is afforded guests with each of the 55 villas having its own pool and sala in a walled garden. With the exception of the Duplex Pool Villas, they all offer a private spa option featuring a shower and steam room plus a treatment area. All offer floating outdoor bathtub in the lotus pond or garden.

The Living Room offers a daily changing table d’haute menu with wine pairings. Other dining options include The Restaurant, authentic Thai cuisine at Chef Manao restaurant, and Mediterranean delights at The Beach. Alternatively, guests may wish to dine in the privacy of their villa, or have their Pool Villa Butler arrange a champagne breakfast. Six Senses Spa offers therapeutic treatments. Other facilities include a gym, water sports centre, 8 tennis courts and kid’s club.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

2 hr 30 min by car from Bangkok Survarnabhumi International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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DON’T MISS…

The award-winning Earth Spa which brings a new paradigm to holistic wellness.


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THAILAND CHIANG MAI

MANDARIN ORIENTAL DHARA DHEVI

FAMILY

TENNIS

Spread over 25 hectares of verdant estate in the cultural heart of Northern Thailand, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, offers some of the world’s most spacious and luxurious accommodation. Like a beautiful heritage site, the resort showcases Lanna art and architecture, featuring spectacular examples of local craftsmanship and design, with an extensive collection of museum-quality antiques. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Near Umbrella Village 10 minutes drive from the city centre, the resort offers 123 luxurious suites, duplex villas and grand residences, sympathetically crafted in keeping with traditional Lanna architecture. All have separate sitting areas and generous bathrooms. Featuring sumptuous Thai silks, local hill-tribe textiles and spacious terraces, some units have private plunge pools or swimming pools.

The resort offers 4 restaurants serving Thai cuisine, French cuisine, Cantonese cuisine and Sunday brunch; lounge bar; 2 pool bars; cooking school; The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre with 18 service stations; 2 large swimming pools; health and fitness centre; library and recreational facilities; Lanna kids club; arts & craft village; grand ballroom and private meeting areas and Kad Dhara Shopping Village.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Chiang Mai International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The "Tok Sen" traditional Lanna massage – a stimulating massage technique available at The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre.

Bottle of wine, and daily fruit basket offered in the room. Complimentary upgrade and early checkin/late checkout, subject to availability.

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THAILAND – CHIANG MAI / FOUR SEASONS RESORT CHIANG MAI

FAMILY

TENNIS

Retreat to the serene Mae Rim Valley, minutes from the artistic and cultural heritage of Thailand's northern capital. Overlooking terraced rice fields and mountains, the Resort’s spacious Lanna-style pavilions immerse you in transforming Four Seasons possibilities, from the Thai cooking school to the acclaimed spa. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Architecture, cuisine and spa treatments honour Thailand’s rich cultural heritage. Clusters of pavilion-style buildings create a traditional Lanna-village atmosphere. The Resort includes 98 remarkably spacious accommodations: 64 pavilions, 12 pool villas, 17 residences and 5 residence villas with one, two, three or four bedrooms.

Featuring Thai cuisine, Asian specialties and international favourites, the resort offers 2 bars & 2 restaurants. Other facilities include The Cooking School, spa featuring treatments inspired by Thai rituals, a lanna-style beauty salon, infinity pool, adult pool, tennis club & Lan Sai Village carrying antiques, Thai silks etc.

TR ANSPORT

25 minutes by car from Chiang Mai International Airport. D O N ´T M I S S … A D D E D VA L U E S

An exquisite private meal for two in the Rice Barn among rice paddies.

1 bottle of house wine. Room upgraded to next category complimentary if occupancy on arrival day permits.

THAILAND – CHIANG RAI / FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP GOLDEN TRIANGLE

The Golden Triangle is where three countries meet. Amid exotic bamboo jungles, enjoy interaction with elephants and unique luxury tented accommodations complete with hand-hammered copper bathtubs. All-inclusive adventures can include every detail, from drinks and dining to river boat excursions to meet local hill tribes. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Spaced to allow total privacy, 15 free-standing tented accommodations are built on elevated ground along a 1 km hillside trail overlooking the Ruak River, Burma, the mountains of Laos or the jungles of the Golden Triangle. Furnishings are handcrafted.

Dining experiences shared in various locations, from barbecues to five-course formal meals. Cocktails or afternoon tea at the Bar overlooking Burma and the river. Traditional Thai massage in open salas. Free-form pool & whirlpool. Learning to drive elephants/ trek on elephants, hiking, excursion down the Mekong River, exploring local cultures.

TR ANSPORT

1.5 hours by car and longtail boat from Chiang Rai Airport, 1 hour by helicopter & longtail boat from Chiang Mai.

DON’T MISS…

Cocktails waiting for the sky to turn gold over the Golden Triangle. A D D E D VA L U E S

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SINGAPORE, THAILAND, MAYLASIA & LAOS RAIL JOURNEYS OF 2 TO 6 NIGHTS

THE EASTERN & ORIENTAL-EXPRESS The golden age of travel lives on as you slide on rails through exotic landscapes, enjoying decorative cabins, gourmet dining and cocktails in the observation car. Choose from Classic train journeys between Bangkok and Singapore (2-3 nights), or the new Chronicles of South-East Asia (3-6 nights), taking you off the beaten track to meet the people, taste local wines, explore temples, see elephants and gibbons or enjoy a beach stay. LI FE ON BOAR D

SIGHTS AND ITINER ARIES

Beautifully appointed compartments are all paneled and decorated with rich woods and intricate inlays, featuring large picture windows, en-suite shower, WC & basin. Lunch and dinner with Eastern and Western cuisine are served in the 2 Restaurant Cars, and breakfast including fresh croissants in your cabin. The bar is open throughout the day and late into the night for cocktails, aperitifs, liqueurs and entertainment. The observation car gives perfect views and a venue for coffees & cocktails.

Classic Journeys Bangkok–Singapore (2/3n) include: River Kwai, colonial Georgetown, Fort Cornwallis. Chronicles of South-East Asia include ‘Epic Thailand’ (6n) – Isan village life, sacred thread ceremony, Chiang Mai, Khao Yai National Park (elephants & gibbons). ‘Fables of the Hills’ (6n) – architecturally amazing Kuala Lumpur, mist shrouded Cameron Highlands, colonial Georgetown, Tham Kasai viaduct, evocative River Kwai, Surat Thani’s Monkey Training Camp. ‘Legends of the Peninsula’ (6n) – Tham Kasai viaduct, River Kwai, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, night at beachside Anantara Si Kao Resort. ‘Tales of Laos’ (3n) – old world Vientiane, Angkor-style Khmer temples, Khao Yai National Park, Friendship bridge.

AIRPORTS

Bangkok International Airport & Singapore International Airport.

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SINGAPORE This economic dynamo is dramatically clean and modern, but still Asian in ambience. Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions give colour and festivals while the British colonial era lives on in grand old hotels. East meets West in both cuisine and shopping: from electronics to perfumes and silks. MALAYSIA Asia’s great cultures, Malay, Chinese, Indian, and many ethnic groups have created a rich mix that bubbles up in festivals, unique art and crafts and an array of dance forms. One of the most stable and innovative of the Asian giants, Malaysia whets cutting edge technology and raises buildings to the sky. But it also calls travellers with rich jungles full of life, islands that promise paradise, and highlands cool enough to play golf, go jungle trekking‌

Bunga Raya Island Resort

Kota Kinabalu

THAILAND

The Datai

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Langkawi

M A L AY S I A

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Kuala Lampur

Singapore

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SINGAPORE SINGAPORE CITY

RAFFLES

WIFI

Raffles is a legend, and a landmark. Immortalized in the novels of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, it exudes an atmosphere of timeless elegance with its colonial style architecture and lush tropical gardens. Offering a vast choice of restaurants and bars, it is especially famous for its Singapore slings and afternoon tea. The hotel is within easy reach of shopping on Orchard Road and the fascination of Arab Street and Chinatown. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

In the heart of the city. Suites feature elegant period furnishings including Oriental carpets on teakwood flooring, and 2 TVs, Internet access etc. Courtyard, Palm & Personality suites: parlour & dining area lead into the bedroom and on to dressing area and en-suite bathroom. The Grand Hotel Suites feature parlour, two bedrooms, pantry and private balcony. Presidential Suites are distinguished by their premier location in the Hotel, their spaciousness and elegant appointments.

A fabulous choice of 15 restaurants and bars includes the Long Bar – home to the renowned Singapore Sling; Tiffin Room, which continues the tradition of Afternoon Tea at Raffles, and Bar & Billiard Room, known for “the Tiger under the billiard table”. Raffles Amrita Spa provides pampering relaxation, while the Arcade houses a selection of elegant international brands including Tiffany and Co. & Louis Vuitton. There is a rooftop pool & garden, gym, 24 hr butler service.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Singapore International Airport. 5 min by train to Orchard Road.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Afternoon tea at the Tiffin Room. Fruit smoothies at The Creamery. Singapore Sling at the Long Bar. Special treats with a facial or 60-min back massage.

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SINGAPORE SINGAPORE – MARINA BAY

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, SINGAPORE

TENNIS

Mandarin Oriental is located at the heart of Marina Bay, Singapore’s most exciting dining and entertainment district, with extensive views of the beautiful harbour, the ocean or the city. The hotel features a luxurious spa with holistic signature treatments, a lap pool with sizzling cityscape views, personal gym trainers, and an excellent variety of dining venues. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 527 stylishly appointed rooms and suites, designed with subtle Oriental touches, and incorporating the finest comforts of contemporary living. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and overlook the city skyline, the ocean or harbour. Rooms are designated according to view so it is possible to book the desired view. Luxury suites are spacious (62–242 sqm) while the Oriental Club accommodation offers exclusive services and access to a private lounge.

Choices includes 6 restaurants & bars offering Italian, Cantonese, Japanese, international and American steakhouse fare, or the chefs will create your own personal dish. The Spa features a range of treatments, including holistic Signature therapies designed to bring balance and vitality, Foot Spa, communal relaxation room, changing rooms with Experience Showers – Male rooms with sauna and female with steam room. Fitness studio with personal trainers, Lap pool and tennis courts.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Singapore International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Gin slings, tea or tapas in the vibrant, highly contemporary Axis Bar – a place for the city’s sophisticated set with sweeping views over Marina Bay.

All suite bookings: complimentary afternoon tea for 2 in Axis Lounge; bottle of wine & fruit in the room; late checkout till 2000 hrs. Honeymooners & silver/golden wedding couple: guaranteed upgrade to next room category, bottle of wine, fruit & flowers.

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MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, KUALA LUMPUR

TENNIS

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur offers luxury and serenity right in the city centre. With a prime location between the flowering gardens of the City Centre Park and the soaring heights of the Petronas Twin Towers, it gives impressive views. Rooms and suites are elegant, light and spacious with the latest in-room technology, while apartments with kitchenettes offer a home away from home along with full service. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 643 rooms and suites from 40–345 sqm with sumptuous beds, extravagant bathrooms, ancient and contemporary Asian decor, and state of the art technology (surcharge for internet/wi-fi). This includes 41 suites with spectacular views and 51 apartments with two or three bedrooms and full Mandarin Oriental service. Mandarin Oriental Club floors feature private lounge and exclusive services.

A wide range of dining venues includes 11 restaurants, bars & lounges. The Spa is designed to refresh mind, body and spirit, featuring 9 treatment rooms and a heat and water oasis. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, outdoor infinity pool, tennis and squash courts. You are well placed to explore the streets of Little India, climb to the top of Petronas Twin Towers, and experience the diversity of the city – including an astonishing array of ethnic foods.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

28 minutes by Airport Express from Kuala Lumpur International Airport; 60 minutes by car.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Royal English Afternoon Tea and Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Lounge in the Park. Late night cocktails and chill out music with the city’s elite in sophisticated Casbah.

Upgrade to Deluxe Park Room for stays of min. 2 nights. Min. 4 nights stay: 2 buffet breakfasts included in rate. p. 187


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MALAYSIA LANGKAWI

THE DATAI

BEACH

The Datai is an oasis of relaxation and tranquility surrounded by centuries-old virgin rainforest, with an idyllic white sand beach, swimming pool and spa, and golf course nearby. All accommodations are set within the rainforest with their own private verandah and stunning views of the natural vegetation or the breathtaking Andaman Sea. Well placed to explore mystical Langkawi with its jungle-covered mountains, lakes, caves and waterfalls, swathed in legend. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Datai’s 40 villas, 16 suites & 54 rooms are nestled in the rainforest with private verandas and stunning views. All rooms are spacious ranging from the elegant 62.5 sqm Deluxe room to the lavish 2-bedroom Datai Suite of 258 sqm including kitchen. Popular Superior Villas & Pool Villas lie in the heart of the rainforest reached by pathways. Pool Suites are 2 free-standing villas connected to a living-dining area with large terrace & shared swimming pool. All offer Bose sound, iPod dock etc.

At The Datai there is little need to venture out of the resort with its dining, relaxation and recreational facilities: Thai cuisine at The Pavilion elevated in the forest; Malaysian & Western at the Dining Room, curries at Gulai House, casual at the Beach Club. Spa under rainforest canopy offering massage, herbal baths, facials, scrubs. Sauna, gym. 2 swimming pools. Private white sand beach, an array of non motorized watersports.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

30 minutes by car from Langkawi International Airport.

‘The Spa at The Datai’ for stimulating body polishes, nurturing envelopment, romantic bath ceremonies, rejuvenating beauty rituals and therapeutic massages.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available. p. 188


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MALAYSIA LANGKAWI

FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANGKAWI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

An archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is a tropical paradise of lush foliage and dramatic cliffs. Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the island’s best beaches, Four Seasons combines indigenous architecture with gracious service in a resort experience unmatched in Malaysia. The resort stretches along an expanse of fine white sand, against a backdrop of cliffs and mountainous rainforest. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

90 spacious pavilions and villas feature wooden floors, soaring ceilings & verandas. The Pavilions’ upper level rooms have veranda with fringed sea views; ground floor rooms have outdoor terraces, garden showers and outdoor tub. One Bedroom Villas are on the beach, with plunge pool, garden shower and spa treatment room.

Beachfront Serai celebrates the flavours of classic Italian; signature restaurant Ikan Ikan features authentic Malay specialties, Kelapa Grill serves casual meals. An extensive spa with 6 pavilions seems to float amongst reflecting ponds. Devoted to total escape to encourage healing from within the self, therapies range from Malaysian massages to Ayurvedic treatments. There is also a tennis court, gym, pool. Mangrove Safari, Asian Cookery Class and Afternoon Tea at Rhu Bar are also popular.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Langkawi International Airport; which is 55 min by air from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

For min. 7 night’s stay: bottle of wine and fruits on arrival; complimentary upgrade to next room category if space permits on arrival, and space-available early checkin/late checkout.

DON’T MISS…

Complimentary yoga classes, from sunrise to sunset yoga, kids yoga, Ketenangan yoga, and even desk yoga to stay supple when you get back to work again (booking essential).

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MALAYSIA BORNEO – SABAH

WIFI

SNORKEL RUSTIC

BEACH

DIVING

BUNGA RAYA ISLAND RESORT & SPA This exotic boutique resort lies in an area of verdant jungles, coral reefs and protected marine life off the coast of Borneo. Bunga Raya Island Resort is a secluded coral island hideaway of timbered villas framed by white sandy beach and virgin rainforest, featuring spa and exotic dining. On the shore facing the island, a sister resort features an overwater seafood restaurant and Marine Ecology Research Centre. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Providing comforts for the discerning traveller, Bunga Raya’s 48 hand-crafted villas with spacious balconies are nestled in rainforest and terraced down a hillside around a crescent beach, from 1-room villas to opulent 3-bedroom, multi-level villas with own pools. Many villas have plunge pools or Jacuzzi. The architectural style reflects rustic Borneo dwellings, while amenities include wi-fi, flat screen TV, DVD.

The Wine Cave, The Koi and Pantai Grill offer wining & dining indoors, on the terrace or the beach. Short shuttle ride to overwater Alu-Alu restaurant for seafood from its organic fish farm: glass tanks displaying dinner live. A hilltop spa with exotic private pavilions blends traditional Asian and Western treatments using restorative indigenous plants and oils. Activities include diving, snorkeling, kayaking, jungle trekking, luxury cruising.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10 minutes by car to the ferry terminal from Kota Kinabalu Int’l Airport, then 20 minutes by boat to the resort.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A romantic candle-lit dinner in a beach pavilion. Your chef will tailor a menu to your liking and match it with wine from the award winning cellar.

30 minutes head & shoulder massage for 2 persons per room with a minimum 4 nights stay. Complimentary upgrade and early checkin if space available.

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INDONESIA Civilization upon civilization has settled on the islands of the archipelago, and each has developed an individual and colourful culture. Over 1000 years ago the highly civilized Javanese were building monuments like Borobudur, jewel of Eastern art. On extravagantly fertile Bali, an ancient form of Hinduism has left a heritage of temples and rituals among its peaceful people: silversmiths, painters, batik artists are in profusion, and shopping irresistible. Moyo is a remote island lying off the coast of Sumbawa, surrounded by beautiful coral reefs. Covered with jungle and savanna, it is home to wild pig, monitor lizards, herds of native deer and hordes of bright macaques.

Thailand Cambodia Vietnam

Malaysia

INDONESIA

J AVA

Australia

J AVA

Amanwana

Yogyakarta

Amankila M OYO I S L A N D BALI

Amanjiwo The Legian

Intercontinental Bali Resort Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

Amandari

Denpasar

Amanusa St. Regis Bali

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INDONESIA JAVA/BALI

AMAN JOURNEY A journey with Amanresorts all the way. From one of the world’s greatest treasures Borobudur in Java – to the glossy green island of Bali where you can experience Ubud (the centre of arts & crafts), and traditional rural Bali with pristine beaches and clear waters. Our sample itinerary takes you to the main sights, seeking for uplifting "untouristy" moments, walks, picnics and surprises off the beaten track. At the resorts you are wonderfully pampered with romantic dining and sublime massages. This is a sample itinerary. You could also include a third resort in Bali. Or fly on eastward to Moyo Island poised for adventure …

3 CENTRE AMAN JOURNEY 1. 2.

3. 4. 5.

6.

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NOTE: This is a sample itinerary. For golf and shopping, and the long beach of 5-star enclave Nusa (YE¯[IWYKKIWX]SYEHH%QERYWE3V[IGER¾]]SYSRJVSQ&EPMXS%QER[ERE¯ERYRWTSMPX island poised on the edge of adventure. See our highlights of the Amanresorts in Indonesia below and on facing page.

MAGELANG – CENTRAL JAVA

TENNIS

WIFI

AMAN J IWO

Amanjiwo overlooks Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary. Private dawn and sunset visits to Borobudur are a highlight, and trips to ceremonies, temples and antique shops can be arranged. Romantic architecture features 36 suites set in X[SKVEGIJYPGVIWGIRXW[MXLPMQIWXSRI[EPPWWLETMRK[EPO[E]WXIVVE^^S¾SSVMRK domed roofs, sliding glass doors to garden terraces, thatched bale/pavilions & sunken bathtubs in private walled gardens. Dining, bar, spa. Yogyakarta Int. Airport 1 hr. p. 192


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BALI – MANGGIS

WIFI

BEACH

TENNIS

DIVING

MOYO ISLAND

WIFI

DIVING

BEACH

SNORKEL

AMANKILA

A M A N WA N A

Amankila lies in the unspoilt traditional regency of Karangasem in East Bali, which has a wealth of local tradition. Perched on a cliff, this hideaway has an iconic three-tiered TSSPERHTVMZEXI&IEGL'PYFXLEXSJJIVWGSQTPMQIRXEV][EXIVWTSVXW3ZIVPSSOMRK Lombok, 34 free standing suites are connected by elevated walkways, some with private pools. Dining, bar, library. Cultural excursions, trekking, biking, cruising, diving, snorkeling. Bali Int. Airport 1 hr.

Moyo is an island nature reserve surrounded by colourful reefs, with superb snorkeling. 3REFIEGLSZIVPSSOMRKXLI*PSVIW7IE%QER[ERESJJIVWPY\YV]XIRXWYRHIVE GERST]SJXVSTMGEPJSVIWX8LIWTEGMSYWXIRXWJIEXYVIPSGEPEVX[SVOLEVH[SSH¾SSVW a king bed and large bathroom. Dining & bar in bamboo pavilion. Music pavilion. Live aboard cruises to Rinca or Komodo islands where the famous dragons can be seen. 6IWSVXQMRF]¾SEXTPERIJVSQ&EPM-RX%MVTSVXSVQMRF]WTIIHFSEXJVSQ7YQFE[E

BALI – NUSA DUA

WIFI

BEACH

TENNIS

GOLF

BALI – UBUD

WIFI

TENNIS

AMANUSA

AMAN DARI

Elevated above the Golf & Country Club, Amanusa offers spectacular views of the ocean and the verdant peninsula of Nusa Dua, close to a wealth of boutiques and restaurants. The resort is artistically designed to celebrate Bali’s natural beauty; 35 spacious thatched suites linked by walkways feature 4-poster beds, draped in veils. Some have private pools, all feature sunken baths, outdoor shower & outdoor terrace. Dining, Balinese massage, gym, Beach Club, private beach. Bali Int. Airport 15 min.

Among rice terraces above the rushing Ayung River, Amandari gives fabulous views and EGGIWWXSXLIEVXMWXMGGSQQYRMX]SJ9FYHERHZMPPEKIW¯EVXKEPPIVMIWQYWIYQWWMRKMRK HERGMRKERHGVEJXW¯EW[IPPEWXLIREXYVEP[SRHIVWSJXLIMRXIVMSV&YMPXPMOIE&EPMRIWI village, 30 thatched suites some with private pools overlooking the valley, offer garden courtyards and living area with wide glass doors, outdoor shower & sunken bath tub framed by ferns. Dining, bar, library, gym, spa, yoga classes. Bali Int. Airport 90 min. p. 193


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INDONESIA BALI – NUSA DUA

ST. REGIS BALI RESORT

WIFI

BEACH

GOLF

The exclusive area of Nusa Dua is known as the Garden of Bali. Located right on the stunning beachfront by the golf course lies the St. Regis Bali Resort, in lush gardens with spectacular swimming pools and panoramic ocean views. Since there are no resorts on either side of The St. Regis Bali, the beautiful white sandy beach remains serene and almost private. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The St. Regis Bali Resort features 81 suites, 41 villas and 1 residences. Each suite and villa is infused with a residential feel and is intricately adorned with indigenous materials, cultural artifacts and fabrics true to the style of culturally rich Bali. Each villa features a Butler Quarter with its own separate entrance for a 24 hour personalized St. Regis Butler service.

The resort boasts 2 restaurants, a delicatessen & 2 bars, including Vista Bar with beach view, signature Kayuputi, and Asian-inspired Boneka. Facilities include babysitting, kid’s pool, kid’s menus, Athletic Centre, Remède Spa for Balinese-inspired treatments, and 4 pools including a lagoon. Water Sports Centre offers kayaking, snorkeling, diving, canoeing & wind surfing at or near the resort. Off-site banana boat, parasailing, jet skiing, deep sea fishing. Golf 5 minutes by golf buggy.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Bali International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

For stays of 7 nights or more receive one 60 min. Balinese massage, one 60 min. Aqua Vitale pool treatment and one buffet dinner (for maximum 2 persons per room).

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DON’T MISS…

The Aqua-Vitale pool at the Remède Spa for the sheer pleasure of hydrotherapy. Float free while it relaxes muscles and helps to eliminate toxins.


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INDONESIA BALI – JIMBARAN

INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

BEACH

FAMILY

DIVING

TENNIS

Overlooking the azure waters of Jimbaran Bay, the Resort is blessed with a pristine stretch of beach renowned for being one of the finest on the island. Set within a generous landscape of exotic palms, the Resort lends itself to leisurely garden walks where the air is scented with fragrant blooms. Magnificent pools, aesthetic fountains and a winding lagoon soothe the senses. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Positioned midway between Nusa Dua and vibrant playground of Kuta, the Resort offers three luxury levels of accommodation appealing to a diverse cross-section of international guests: Resort Classic, Singaraja and Club InterContinental. The 418-room resort was designed to blend modern convenience with elements of traditional Balinese architecture.

The resort offers 4 dining outlets. Spa Uluwatu is a dedicated healing and beauty facility for individual sessions, while the exclusive Villa Retreats promises indulging spa packages for couples. There is a fitness centre and 6 swimming pools, as well as Planet Trekkers for children, and plenty of recreational activities such as bicycles, Balinese music lessons, yoga on the beach, 2 tennis courts. Shopping gallery, conference facilities.

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Bali International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

The interactive Balinese seafood cooking class “A Taste of Bali” under guidance of a professional chef, including transportation to Jimbaran Fish Market, lunch and all Bottle of wine in room for Club Continental customers, fruits. Complimentary upgrade, cooking ingredients. early checkin and late checkout if space is available. A D D E D VA L U E S

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INDONESIA BALI – SEMINYAK

THE LEGIAN

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

Set in idyllic tropical gardens on a fabulous stretch of beach, The Legian offers high-end luxury in suites and villas that never lose sight of their traditional roots. Local craftsmanship is displayed in the peaked roofs and bare wooden columns and rafters, while Balinese traditions of design and form are presented in a contemporary manner. The focus of the entire property is the sea – the ceaseless sound of waves from the Indian ocean. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Legian is located on Bali’s SW coast, on the outskirts of the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district Seminyak. It features 67 sumptuous suites with a contemporary Balinese theme, wide airy verandas, large comfortable day beds for lounging and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean with the exhilarating sound of surf. The Club at The Legian, with 11 pool villas, is the pinnacle of luxury. The Club Lounge, serving breakfast, light lunch, dinner & cocktails, has a 28-m pool.

Dining venues include a restaurant and 2 bars. The hotel features a gym and luxurious spa where you can indulge in Oriental beauty rituals and therapeutic massages. Other facilities include free wi-fi in rooms and public areas. Watersports are offered and diving at a nearby dive centre under separate management. Golf courses are among the nearby attractions. For the young ones: separate kid’s menu, activities in season and babysitting services provided upon request.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Bali International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Afternoon tea at the Pool Bar followed by the magnificent Sunset. Special Club Service Suites with butler and more.

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar. If space is available, complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout.

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INDONESIA BALI

BANYAN TREE UNGSAN

WIFI

FAMILY

Perched 70 metres above sea level on the cliffs of Bali’s southernmost peninsula the resort is located near the sacred Uluwatu Temple. With unrivalled panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and sunsets, Banyan Tree Ungasan features distinct traditional Balinese touches that blend seamlessly with the mystic charm of its verdant surroundings. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Each villa is an intimate retreat, set in a private landscaped garden and designed to make the most of the resort’s magnificent vistas. Amenities include a marble bathroom with sunken bath, a Balinese-style outdoor shower, private infinity pool, and outdoor jet pool, while a Balinese balé invites guests to laze in cool respite. Tastefully selected furnishings combine contemporary touches with a sensual Balinese experience. Other amenities include wi-fi, LCD TV, BOSE stereo, complimentary in-villa coffee and tea making facilities.

The resort offers 4 bars and restaurants serving contemporary fine dining, International Ethnic Cuisine and innovative cocktails. Banyan Tree Spa with 9 spa pavilions offering an extensive range of pampering massages, beauty and body treatments. Banyan Tree Gallery showcasing indigenous art and craft. Gym and aerobics room. Swimming Pool. Library – international selection of books, magazines and internet access. Kids’ Club.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

35 minutes by car from Bali International Airport.

Cliff top dining or other Destination Dining options, with cocktail, champagne and selection of delectable cuisines.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Welcome drink. Honeymooners: intimate moment with flower petal bath and villa bedroom dressed with scented candles, aromatic oils, fragrant flowers in a tranquil environment.

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INDOCHINA Shedding their war-torn past, the countries of Indochina welcome visitors with smiles and optimism unveiling mystical pagodas and Buddhist temples, French Colonial buildings and grand avenues, mountains, rainforests and beaches… BURMA Mysterious Burma, long a centre of Buddhist spirituality and learning, with pagodas glittering in diamonds and gold. In Rangoon, Mandalay and Bagan there are extraordinary monuments – in Bagan over 2000 haunting pagodas. The whole city of Mandalay is like an Oriental market – and that is not all. There is the river…

CHINA

GLADESH

Road to Mandalay Hanoi

Bagan

BURMA L AO S

Luang Prabang

Vientiane Hué

Amantaka

Yangon

Da Nang

The Nam Hai

THAILAND Amansara

VIETNAM

Governors Residence CAMBODIA

The Jahan Cruise

Siem Reap Nha Trang

Phnom Penh

(Saigon) Ho Chi Minh City

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Six Senses Con Dao

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ITINERARIES 10 NIGHTS INDOCHINA WITH MEKONG RIVER CRUISE 1. 2.

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Arrive in Saigon, walking tour of the city. Overnight: Park Hyatt Saigon including breakfast. Private transfer to My Tho for embarking on Jahan cruise. My Tho is 70km South of Saigon and located on the upper Mekong river. Welcome dinner on the boat. Overnight on the Jahan. Cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep island, observe Mekong Delta rural life. Continue to Cai Beâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colorful floating market. Lunch at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa. Evening cruise towards Chau Doc. Overnight on the Jahan, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Spend the morning and day in the town of Chau Doc, visit the local market, Temple, and see the floating floating villages. By mid-afternoon, The Jahan casts off for the border towards Phnom Penh. Overnight on the Jahan breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Arrival in Phnom Penh. After breakfast, embark on a city tour in the capital of Cambodia. Visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda & see Khmer crafts at the National Museum and more. Overnight on the Jahan breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Depart Phnom Penh cruise past the Mekongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tranquil villages. Visit the rural Angkor Ban with its beautiful pagoda. Cruise towards Kampong Cham. Overnight on the Jahan breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Visit the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Dating from the 8th century with architecture of the Chenla Empire. Cast off and cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor. Overnight on the Jahan breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Sail to Kampong Chhnang via Prek Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dam along the meandering Tonle Sap River. Motorboat excursion to see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. Overnight on the Jahan breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cruise to Siem Reap. The water level varies throughout the year. Under normal conditions in July to early Dec. you will cross the Tonle Sap Lake at dawn and 9:00 disembark at Siem Reap Port with private transfer to your hotel (approx. 1 hour). Between Dec. and June cruise early morning to Prek Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dam where you will disembark The Jahan after breakfast. Pick up at the pier Prek Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dam and private transfer to hotel in Siem Reap (approx. 4 hours). Overnight: Amansara breakfast and dinner included. Visit Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple as well as the Terrace of the Elephants & the Terrace of the Leper King. After lunch visit Ta Prohm temple overgrown with fig trees. In the late afternoon, visit Artisans dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Angkor. Overnight: Amansara, breakfast inlcuded. Transfer to Siem Reap airport.

14 NIGHTS INDOCHINA 1. 2.

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Arrive in Luang Prabang, Laos. Overnight: Amantaka breakfast included. Start your day with a visit to the Royal Palace, now a National Museum. Not open on Tuesdays. See the main Buddhist temples of Luang Prabang; Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Mai. End the day with a climb of 328 steps to the top of Phousi Hill to watch the sunset. Overnight: Amantaka breakfast included. Visit Kuang Si waterfall 1 hour drive away. On arrival hike through the national park and for the more adventurous, continue to the top of the waterfall. Enjoy a picnic lunch and then private transfer back to the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a 2 hour long-tail cruise on the Mekong River. Overnight: Amantaka breakfast included. Day at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi. Private transfer to hotel in Hanoi. Overnight: Sofitel Legend Metropole breakfast included. Tour of Hanoi with private guide. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology (20 minute drive out of town). End day with a walking tour through the Old Quarter and a show at the water puppet theatre. Overnight: Sofitel Legend Metropole breakfast included. Embark on a 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Board your luxury junk. Mid-afternoon visit the Cua Van fishing village. Re-board the Violet cruise to Cong Do Area where the boat will drop anchor for the night. Overnight: Violet Junk, breakfast included. Wake up early for Tai Chi class on the upper deck. Tea, coffee and pastries are served afterwards. Visit Titov Island and climb the 400 steps for a magnificent panoramic view over the bay. The Junk arrives at the jetty late morning. Transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Danang. Private transfer to hotel. Overnight: The Nam Hai, breakfast included. Enjoy one of Vietnamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best 5-star resorts. Also take a walking tour in the World Heritage listed ancient town of Hoi An. Overnight: The Nam Hai, breakfast included. Day at leisure at The Nam Hai. Overnight: The Nam Hai, breakfast included. Fly to Saigon, private transfers. Overnight: Park Hyatt Saigon, breakfast included. Morning, take a two hour drive northwest of Saigon, through urbanized areas and typical lush southern Vietnamese countryside, to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Return to Saigon. Afternoon, embark on a city tour to admire Saigonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, designed by the French architect, Gustav Eiffel, and continue to visit the former Presidential Palace. End the day at the Ben Thanh market before transferring to hotel. Overnight: Park Hyatt Saigon, breakfast included. Fly to Siem Reap. Visit Angkor Wat one of the modern wonders of the world. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries. If time permits, continue to visit other temples in the area. Overnight: Amansara, dinner and breakfast included. Head to the ancient Royal city of Angkor Thom with its centre piece, the Bayon temple. Visit to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. After lunch see Ta Prohm, a beautiful temple overgrown with fig trees. In the late afternoon, visit Artisans dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Angkor, an organization focusing on training unschooled rural youth in traditional handicraft skills. . Overnight: Amansara, dinner and breakfast included. Drive about 45-minutes to the countryside. Arrive at the quay and board a local boat for a 1.5-hour ride on the Tonle Sap Lake also known as the Great Lake of Cambodia. Find out how communities live and work on the lake; see the floating schools, markets, and police stations. Drive back to Siem Reap. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight: Amansara, dinner and breakfast included. Day at leisure until departure flight.

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BURMA DISCOVERY Mysterious and magical. Land of the golden pagodas and timeless river. Burma (also known as Myanmar) is now opening up to the world revealing its natural beauty and astounding cultural heritage. Among which is the World Heritage site of Bagan, the revered Buddha of Mandalay and the Shwedagon pagoda “glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul…" We offer a combination of hotel and cruise that enables top luxury travellers to experience stunning momuments, markets and friendly local life.

BURMA – THE ROAD TO MANDALAY

Cruising gently along the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River, the cruise accesses the unique sights, scents and sounds of Burma in Orient-Express style. This beautiful craft voyages between Bagan with its fabulous and romantic Mandalay with its famous Buddha statue and gold-leaf crafts, taking 3 to 10 nights. LI FE ON BOAR D

SIGHTS

Inside this graceful river cruiser the emphasis rests on traditional luxury. Facilities include pool, 2 bars, library, restaurant, lounge, boutique, beauty spa salon, fitness room & medical room. The spacious en suite cabins are furnished with the most beautiful fabrics, finest linens and softest towels. All feature AC, a small personal safe, telephone, satellite television, en-suite bathroom & shower amenities.

After a night in Yangon you are flown to the river boat. Cruising along the lifeline of Burma, you pass bamboo rafts and fishing boats, people leading their lives on the river bank, and ruined temples. Bagan has nearly 3000 monuments – a site comparable to Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Mandalay offers the Golden Palace Monastery, the Buddha. and city streets filled with wood-carving, sculpting & gold-leaf-making stalls, like a vast bazaar.

BURMA – YANGON / GOVERNORS RESIDENCE

WIFI

An Orient Express hotel, this romantic, colonial-style mansion makes a luxurious base for discovering the seaport of Yangon (Rangoon) – within easy reach of the totally stunning Shwedagon Pagoda. Glittering with gold and afire with diamonds and rubies, the monument is surrounded by 1000 or so smaller pagodas and pavilions. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, The Governor's Residence lies in the elegant Embassy Quarter. The hotel offers 45 Deluxe Rooms and 2 Junior Suites, all luxuriously decorated with teak furniture, tropical cottons and silks. A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

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FA C L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel is set in a verdant garden dotted with lotus pools. Dinner is served alfresco in the balmy evening air by lantern-light. The restaurant and lounge offer gourmet delights both in and outdoors. The Kipling Bar is the place to relax in the evening with cocktails. Other features include a green ceramic fan shaped pool surrounded by sunbeds, deeply traditional Burma massages, library, and tour desk.


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10 NIGHTS BURMA with Orient Express RIVER CRUISE, ROAD TO MANDALAY 1. 2.

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Arrival in Yangon, Burma. Overnight: Governor’s Residence breakfast included. Yangon is home to over 4 million people. During a guided tour you will visit the Sule Pagoda, stroll through downtown Yangon, Mahabandoola park and the Kyaukhtatgyi pagoda, the National Museum and the Bogyoke Market (closed on Mondays and public holidays). End of the day you will see the Indian quarter and the Shwedagon pagoda. Overnight: Governor’s Residence breakfast included. Fly to Mandalay in the early morning. In the afternoon tour of Mandalay and then check in on the boat. Overnight in a Superior A deck cabin on The Road to Mandalay dinner and breakfast included. After breakfast, visit a local village for a walking tour. The rest of the day is spent on board as the boat sails downstream. Overnight on The Road to Mandalay lunch, dinner and breakfast included. Morning arrival in Bagan, where over 2,000 temples and pagodas are scattered. Full day tour of the temples of Bagan. Overnight on The Road to Mandalay lunch, dinner and breakfast included. Full day tour to Mount Popa, believed to be the home of powerful ‘Nats’ (spirits). Overnight on The Road to Mandalay lunch, dinner and breakfast included. Today join the guide to explore some of Bagan’s local markets and a lacquer-ware factory. Alternatively, hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart to explore this area on your own. Overnight on The Road to Mandalay lunch, dinner and breakfast included. This morning the boat sails north to the small village of Shwe Kyet Yet. After lunch take an excursion to Sagaing, considered to be the living center of the Buddhist faith in Burma. Overnight on The Road to Mandalay lunch, dinner and breakfast included. Visit Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin), a colonial hill station with a cool climate, English style houses, colourful market and beautiful botanic gardens. Return to the boat. Overnight on The Road to Mandalay lunch, dinner and breakfast included. This morning disembark and fly to Yangon. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Governor’s Residence breakfast included. Fly home or extend to include visits to Inle Lake and Ngapaly beach.

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CAMBODIA & VIETNAM – MEKONG RIVER CRUISES – 7 NIGHTS – THE JAHAN

Boutique river cruises connect Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) with Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. "The Lost Civilization" upstream cruise and "Pearl of the Orient" down-stream cruise offer more than luxury afloat. Guests are taken right into the colourful life of the Mekong delta with excursions by oxcart, sampan, bicycle, tricycle and dingy to see floating markets, jungles, temples and villages. LI FE ON BOAR D

SIGHTS & ITINER ARIES

The newest boat in the Heritage fleet offers 26 cabins, staterooms & Jacuzzi suites. Boat life includes educational lectures, Thai Chi lessons, sundowners at the lounge, pampering at the spa, dancers performing while dinner is served, relaxing on the pool deck, gym and steam room, iPods, laptops, a la carte private shore excursions.

Sights can change depending on water levels. Examples of what can be seen: Cambodian stilt village of Kampong Phluk, rowing boat through a flooded forest. Tonle Sap lake, river through the jungle. Kampong Cham. Phnom Penh Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, fascinating museums. Evergreen islands on the Mekong, Cai Be’s floating market. Jungle village. Lady Temple & floating villages.

AIRPORT

Cruise begins/ends at My Tho 70 km from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City; the int. airport lies 7 km NW.

DON’T MISS…

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LAOS LUANG PRABANG

AMANTAKA

WIFI

TENNIS

Amantaka is a peaceful retreat within walking distance of Luang Prabang’s many picturesque temples and historic sites. Housed in graceful French colonial buildings, the property is close to boutiques, bakeries and restaurants, and is surrounded by lush countryside, spectacular waterfalls, amber cliffs and ancient cave complexes. Apart from two meals and house drinks, a stay at Amantaka includes one activity per day around Luang Prabang. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Between the Mekong and Khan Rivers; Amantaka offers 24 suites from 70 to 120 sqm, some with pools, and all with spacious interior and exterior living areas. Light and airy suites are entered through louvered doors from the courtyard. A king bed lies in the centre of the suite beneath a high ceiling. The living and bedroom area open onto an outdoor area shaded by mango trees with loungers and umbrellas.

Breakfast and lunch or dinner are included in your stay along with house drinks containing alcohol. Amantaka offers several dining options from authentic Lao and French-influenced cuisine to the finest international fare. There are two bars providing a relaxed setting and casual dining. Amantaka features a library, art gallery, swimming pool, tennis, gym & yoga studio. Shops, restaurants & night market are walking distance as are the 32 elegant temples of Luang Prabang, and the former Royal Palace. Your stay includes one activity per day in and around Luang Prabang.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10 minutes by car from Luang Prabang International Airport, which is 1 hour flight from Bangkok. A D D E D VA L U E S

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Taking the Amantaka boat to enjoy a magical sunset cocktail as you float gracefully down the Mekong River.


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CAMBODIA SIEM REAP

AMANSARA

WIFI

Near the ancient ruins of Angkor, Amansara derives its name from the Sanskrit words aman or peace and apsara, the heavenly nymphs of ancient Hindu texts. Formerly King Norodom Sihanouk’s guest villa, Amansara is set in a garden and exudes the ambience of a private residence. A retreat from which to explore the heritage of Khmer civilization, each suite offers a private driver guide for twice daily Angkor outings. Your stay also includes breakfast and lunch or dinner with house drinks including alcohol. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated in Siem Reap just 10 minutes drive from Angkor ruins, Amansara has 24 suites, featuring open plan settings with finishes in terrazzo and timber. Each suite has a deep-soaking tub, rainshower and patio or private plunge pool, AC, ceiling fans, a sound system and safe. A complimentary minibar offers a range of healthy herbal drinks and usual favourites. There are 12 suites with private pools.

The dining room offers traditional Khmer and Western cuisine. Breakfast and lunch or dinner are included in the rate, along with house drinks including alcohol. The library provides newspapers, books and Internet access. Other facilities include: roof terrace, gallery, spa with 4 treatment rooms, and swimming pool with shaded pergola. Excursions from Amanasara include temple outings, exploring Angkor and environs, cultural lectures, biking, shopping trips and helicopter tours.

AIRPORT & TR ANSPORTION

15 minutes by car from Siem Reap International Airport (included). Flights from Bangkok to Siem Reap almost every hour.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Yoga at the Angkor Temples. A new experience offered only by Aman. Experience sunrise near Angkor Wat whilst some gentle yoga calms the soul.

Welcome bottle of house wine in room on arrival.

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VIETNAM HOI AN BEACH

THE NAM HAI

BEACH

FAMILY

TENNIS

With striking minimalist design, this all villa resort is located on pristine Hoi An Beach overlooking the South China Sea, blending elements of Vietnamese culture with contemporary style for the ultimate in luxurious beachside living. The pinnacle of luxury are the pool villas. Two restaurants, spa, kid’s club and floodlit tennis courts are offered, while the concierge can arrange golf at two of Vietnam’s best courses, 10 minutes drive, or excursions to World Heritage sites. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

It features 60 one-bedroom villas with gardens facing the sea as well as 40 pool villa residences with one to five bedrooms, each villa with a private infinity pool, exquisitely designed living & dining areas. In a Pool Villa enjoy additional perks such as private butler service, return airport transfers, daily afternoon tea service in the villa; daily pre-dinner drinks from 6–7pm, complimentary laundry and much more…

The resort offers two gourmet restaurants, bar, serene spa, and abundant recreational pursuits including 4 tennis courts, a spa health club, 3 swimming pools, a kids club, golf 10 minutes away at The Montogemerie Links (designed by Colin Motgomerie) and Danang Golf Course (designed by Greg Norman). The hotel is 15 minutes from the old town of Hoi An. Well known tourist spots like Quan Cong Temple are close by.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Danang International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The Bar and Lounge, a temple of traditional design with a modern twist, for entertainment by Rain – resident singer and pianist, with a wide repertoire from classical to current pop hits.

Bottle of sparkling wine with assorted canapés in villa on arrival. Complimentary upgrade and early checkin/late checkout if space available. Champagne and cake for honeymooners.

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VIETNAM NINH VAN BAY, KHANH HOA PROVINCE

SIX SENSES NINH VAN BAY

WIFI

DIVING

BEACH

FAMILY

SNORKEL

TENNIS

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay, with impressive rock formations, white sand beach, and mountains behind. It is a 20-minute boat trip from the city of Nha Trang. All the villas have private pools, some with beach access, while Water Villas lie on the edge overlooking the reefs, making them an excellent launch pad for snorkeling. Further up the slope Spa Suite Villas offer exclusive steam room and in-villa spa treatment facilities. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort comprises 58 spacious pool villas situated on the beach front, on the rocks, in the jungle, or on the hillside with panoramic views. Several hilltop villas located near the Six Senses Spa have personal Spa Suites. The villas are spaciously designed and generously equipped featuring 2 rooms and a garden terrace or a large sundeck. The different villa types offer various levels of seclusion to ensure privacy.

Restaurant and Bar, 24-hour in villa dining, plus a wine-cellar cave. Gym, activities centre, tennis court, Song Asia design shop, buggy service, personal bicycles, on-site Doctor, kids hut, babysitting, foreign exchange, 24 hour in villa dining, library. The LIFE department organizes windsurfing, diving, water-skiing, tennis, hiking, snorkeling, canoeing, fishing, island hopping or volleyball. Private excursions – local markets in Nha Trang or a cultural trip.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by car from the Nha Trang International Airport to the jetty, then 20 minutes by boat to Ninh Van Bay.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

We insist you book a Water villa – first of their kind in Vietnam – havens of serenity facing the sunset with private deck and plunge pool, and direct access into the tropical waters.

Bottle of wine in room. Complimentary upgrade and early checkin/ late checkout if space is available.

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VIETNAM CON DAO

SIX SENSES CON DAO

WIFI

DIVING

BEACH

FAMILY

SNORKEL

Con Dao is an untouched and breathtakingly beautiful island, protected for decades as a national and marine park. The resort is built along a sandy beach sheltered by green forested hills, and enjoys stunning vistas of the deep blue sea. Six Senses Con Dao represents a passionate commitment to supporting the environment. The contemporary architecture has been designed to enhance the natural beauty of the site, materials and colours blending seamlessly into the terrain. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 50 Villas (including three & four bedroom villas). All are sea facing with terraces, equipped with wi-fi, tea & coffee making facilities and other amenities. Villa bathrooms are both indoor and outdoor, all with breathtaking views of the Ocean. Extras are CD/DVD and iPod docking stations with Bose sound system. (Please note no rollaway beds. Each villa has a day bed.)

Dining venues include 2 restaurants and 1 bar plus a delicatessen. The hotel features a gym and spa. Other facilities include free wi-fi in rooms. Non-motorized watersports and Rainbow Divers are based on site. We recommend a tour around the Island on a bike, historical tour, or a day of marine discovery. For the young ones: a small Kids Club is available.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Con Dao Airport, reached by daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City.

DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T MISSâ&#x20AC;Ś

We insist you book an Ocean Front Villa to enjoy direct access to the Beach. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in room. Complimentary upgrade and early checkin / late checkout if space is available.

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CHINA While the world’s greatest giant grows faster and more trendy by the minute, the world’s oldest culture lives on in fabulous monuments like the Great Wall and Imperial Palace. If you know where to go Shan Shui too is alive and well: harmony between mountains and waters. Apart from the best addresses in Beijing and the shopping and eating paradises of Hong Kong and Shanghai, we have resorts in special places where the old China is sacred and nature revered.

KAZAKHSTAN NORTH KOREA MONGOLIA

Beijing

PAKISTAN

SOUTH KOREA

Aman at Summer Palace Grace Beijing

Shanghai Hangzhou

Xi’an

CHINA

The Peninsula Shanghai Amanfayun Banyan Tree Hangzhou

Banyan Tree Ringha Banyan Tree Lijiang NEPAL

HOMA

Guilin

Lijiang

BHUTAN

J A PA N

Kunming Hong Kong

The Peninsula Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

INDIA BURMA

Banyan Tree Sanya

PHILIPPINES

LAOS THAILAND

VIETNAM SRI LANKA MALAYSIA

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ITINERARIES 7 NIGHTS CHINA 1. 2.

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Arrive in Beijing, private transfer to the hotel of your choice. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. In the morning Tai Qi class at the Temple of Heaven. Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon visit Forbidden City and wander through Tiananmen Square. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. Drive 2.5 hours to Jinshanling section of the Great Wall. Walk the Great Wall and enjoy a box lunch before your transfer back to the city. On the way stop to view the iconic Bird’s Nest arena and the Water Cube National Aquatics Center. Experience the Summer Palace and walk the 728 meter long corridor decorated with 8000 paintings. Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant followed by a rickshaw ride in Beijing’s Hutong district. In the evening enjoy an authentic Roast Duck dinner. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon fly to Shanghai. On arrival our representative will meet you and guide you to the world famous Maglev train with speeds of up to 430 km. per hour. Private car transfer from the Maglev train station to your hotel. Overnight: The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. In the morning a walking tour of the old French Concession followed by a visit to the Shanghai Art Museum. Lunch. In the afternoon experience the Bund and Nanjing road on your own for shopping. In the evening see the Shanghai Era Acrobatics show. Overnight: The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. Visit the Shanghai Museum at the People’s Square and view ancient Chinese art divided into 11 galleries and three exhibition halls. After lunch visit Old Town and the Yuyuan Garden. Overnight: The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. Day at leisure until your private transfer leaves for the airport. Fly home.

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Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 39000 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 5150 EUR

Departing London: 4650 GBP

Departing Oslo: 39500 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 44500 SEK

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Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 28700 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 3750 EUR

Departing London: 3450 GBP

Departing Oslo: 28900 NOK

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Departing Stockholm: 31900 SEK

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Arrive in Beijing, private transfer to the hotel of your choice. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. Start the morning with a Tai Qi class at the Temple of Heaven. Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon walk in the footsteps of emperors in the Forbidden City and wander through Tiananmen Square, the world's largest public plaza. Rest of day at your own leisure. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. Drive 2.5 hours to Jinshanling section of the Great Wall. Walk the Great Wall and enjoy a box lunch before your private transfer back to the city. On the way stop to view the iconic Bird’s Nest arena and the Water Cube National Aquatics Center. Experience the Summer Palace and walk the 728 meter long corridor decorated with 8000 paintings. Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant followed by a rickshaw ride in Beijing’s Hutong district. In the evening enjoy an authentic Roast Duck dinner. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. In the morning fly to Xian, the eternal city. On the way to the hotel stop at Hanyangling Museum, the most intact Royal Maosoleum. In the afternoon visit Old City Wall, one of the largest ancient military defense systems in the world measuring 13,7 kms. In the evening you will learn how to make Chinese Dumplings in a local restaurant followed by dinner. Overnight: Xian Sofitel Hotel, breakfast included. In the morning transfer to see the Terra Cotta Warriors uncovered in 1974. The first emperor of the Qin Dynast ordered the making of the approximately 8000 terra cotta soldiers. Enjoy lunch and in the afternoon fly to Guilin. Overnight: HOMA Guilin, breakfast included. A day to enjoy an upstream cruise on the Lijiang River and be exposed to the indescribable beauty. Drive to Yangshuo to see the light show in the evening. Return back Guilin. Overnight: HOMA Guilin, breakfast included. Experience the stunning contemporary art sculptures around the hotel grounds before flying to Shanghai. Private transfer to the hotel, rest of day at leisure. Overnight: The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. In the morning a walking tour of the old French Concession followed by a visit to the Shanghai Art Museum. Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon

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experience the Bund and Nanjing road on your own for shopping. In the evening see the spectacular Shanghai Era Acrobatics show. Overnight: The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. Visit the Shanghai Museum at the People’s Square and view ancient Chinese art divided into 11 galleries and three exhibition halls. After lunch visit Old Town and the Yuyuan Garden. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. Day at leisure until your private transfer leaves for the airport. Fly home.

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Arrive in Beijing, private transfer to the hotel of your choice. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. Start the morning with a Tai Qi class at the Temple of Heaven. Lunch. followed by a walk in the footsteps of emperors in the Forbidden City and wander through Tiananmen Square,. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. Drive 2.5 hours to Jinshanling section of the Great Wall. Walk the Great Wall and enjoy a box lunch before your private transfer back to the city. On the way stop to view the iconic Bird’s Nest arena and the Water Cube National Aquatics Center. Experience the Summer Palace and walk the 728 meter long corridor decorated with 8000 paintings. Lunch followed by a rickshaw ride in Beijing’s Hutong district. For dinner Roast Duck. Overnight: Aman at Summer Palace or Grace Beijing, breakfast included. In the morning fly to Lijiang, a fairyland with fresh air, clear streams and snow capped mountains. Overnight: Banyan Tree Lijiang, breakfast included. Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with its highest peak Shanzidou 5596 m. Lunch followed by visit to the Old Town of Lijiang. In the afternoon see the Black Dragon Pool in the Jade Spring Park. Overnight: Banyan Tree Lijiang, breakfast included. Morning at leisure before the 4 hour drive to Shangri-La country. Overnight: Banyan Tree Ringha, breakfast included. In the morning visit Ganden Songzanlin Monastery. If possible, meet with a senior Tibetan Lama. After lunch walk or ride to the untouched village.Visit an ordinary Tibetan home. For dinner you will sample Tibetan cuisine. Overnight: Banyan Tree Ringha, breakfast included. The day starts with a visit to Pudacuo National Park followed by Jiantang Town located at 3300 meters above sea level. Overnight: Banyan Tree Ringha, breakfast included. Fly to Hangzhou via Kunming. Hangzhou is famous for its beautiful West Lake. Overnight: Amanfayun, breakfast included. Visit the rolling foothills surrounding Hangzhou. Our excursion includes the Longjing Tea Plantation and China Tea Museum. Boat tour on West Lake and visit the Chinese Medicine Museum. Dinner on your own followed by a grand open-air show of light, music and dance staged on the lake. Overnight: Amanfayun, breakfast included. Before leaving for Shanghai you visit Lingyin Temple and Liuhe Pagoda.The transfer to Shanghai will be via train in First Class seats. Private driver awaits you at the train station. Overnight:The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. In the morning a walking tour of the old French Concession followed by a visit to the Shanghai Art Museum. Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.Visit the Bund and Nanjing road on your own for shopping. In the evening see the spectacular Shanghai Era Acrobatics show. Overnight:The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. Visit the Shanghai Museum and view ancient Chinese art divided into 11 galleries and three exhibition halls. After lunch visit Old Town and the Yuyuan Garden. Overnight:The Peninsula Shanghai, breakfast included. Day at leisure until your private transfer leaves for the airport. Fly home.

Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 39000 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 5150 EUR

Departing London: 4650 GBP

Departing Oslo: 39500 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 44500 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.


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CHINA BEIJING

GRACE BEIJING

WIFI

A boutique luxury hotel reflecting the arty avant garde mood of Beijing’s “SoHo”, the 798 Art District. In the heart of this vibrant district, Grace Beijing is housed in the former Yi House Hotel and has been re-launched in partnership between Grace Hotels and the former owners. The distinctive hotel blends contemporary Chinese art and traditional accents with influences ranging from Ming Dynasty to Art Deco.

L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

This architecturally and visually distinctive hotel contains 30 luxury rooms each with its own unique contemporary decor, reflecting its enviable location within Beijing’s fashion and arts centre. Rooms feature mod cons like wi-fi, iPod docks, flat screen satellite TV and plenty of Chinese luxury bathroom amenities in roomy bathroom with separate bathtub and shower.

The hotel restaurant and bar are meeting points in Beijing. The renowned hotel restaurant re-named Yi House offers modern Mediterranean and Asian cuisine and has a superb wine cellar. The Beijing 798 Art District is in the Chaoyang area of Beijing, created by Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in a disused factory area – now home to many Beijing artists, numerous art galleries and bookshops. It is also a centre for fashion design and architecture.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Beijing Capital International Airport. 20 mins. from the city. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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Bar 798/Gossip bar – aiming to be the next hotspot of this vibrant cultural Bohemian area.

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CHINA BEIJING

AMAN AT SUMMER PALACE Inhabiting a series of historic dwellings, Aman at Summer Palace is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. Adjacent to the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds, the resort provides easy access to four World Heritage sites, and in its design captures the essence of the Ming Dynasty's elegant aesthetic. A mysterious sense of peeking through the veil of time parades throughout. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

There are 18 guest rooms and courtyard guest rooms plus 25 spacious suites. With items of furniture inspired by the Ming dynasty, traditional wooden screens and bamboo blinds inspire the romantic sense of times past. The suites feature roomy bathrooms with island bathtubs, separate shower and toilet areas, and dressing room with Ming style wardrobes. The Imperial Suite comprises 3 separate dwellings.

Dining venues include the lounge, open all day; Naoki dedicated to Kaiseki fare (FrenchJapanese); Grill for Western fare; a Chinese restaurant; and a bar overlooking the pond and garden. Wellness facilities include spa for face & body treatments, with 9 double treatment suites; Pilates/yoga room, hair salon; squash court, 25-m lap pool & up to date Technogym. Other facilities include a library and theatre. The Summer Palace is walking distance.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 to 50 minutes by car from Beijing International Airport.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

Freshly squeezed juices and smoothies after a workout at the gym or a session at the Pilates studio. Relaxing on a sunbed by the lap pool after a fascinating visit to the Summer Palace.

One set lunch for 2 at the Chinese restaurant once during the stay, excluding drinks.

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CHINA HANGZHOU – WEST LAKE

AMANFAYUN

WIFI

Stone pathways lead to shaded courtyards, quaint restaurants and peaceful accommodations, some reconstructed from original village dwellings dating back to the Tang dynasty. The resort is surrounded by tea fields, natural forests and lush groves of bamboo, and is the ideal location from which to explore the region’s ancient Buddhist temples, botanical gardens, wetlands and pagodas, and Hangzhou’s famous silk and shopping streets. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated on 14 hectares near West Lake just 20 minutes drive from Hangzhou city centre. The resort comprises 42 dwellings along a 600-m thoroughfare, the Fayun Pathway. Some date back more than a century, reconstructed using traditional methods. Rooms, suites and villas are all different. Fine calligraphy art pieces decorate the walls and a sound system with iPod option is available in all rooms. TVs on request. Most units open to private or semi-private courtyards with outdoor dining and lounging areas.

The hotel features a restaurant with picturesque views serving French cuisine, and an authentic eatery Steam House offering local cuisine like steamed dumplings; 3 independent eateries nearby serve: aromatic local cuisine; home cooked meals and teas; and Zen-inspired vegetarian dishes. Amanfayun’s Aman Spa consists of five separate buildings surrounded by bamboo groves and Magnolia trees. Fayun Place-the library specific for in-house guests features an extensive array of books and DVDs focusing on Chinese history and culture.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

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Vegetarian House at the end of Fayun Pathway next to Lingyin Temple, offering innovative, zen-inspired dishes unique to this local eatery.

One set lunch for 2 at Steam House once during the stay, excluding drinks. p. 211


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CHINA SHANGHAI

THE PENINSULA

WIFI

Undoubtedly one of Shanghai’s best luxury hotels. Art-Deco-inspired glamour represents the return of classic luxury to Shanghai, and comes with views of the Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong and the gardens of the former British Consulate. Food and beverage at the hotel has turned it into a hotspot for Shanghai, while the Spa by Espa offers spa journeys including massage, aromatherapy and jetlag elimination. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel’s 235 comfortable rooms and suites exhibit art deco elegance and breathtaking river and skyline views, along with the latest technology: 46 inch flat screen TV, Nespresso machine, iPod docking, free internet telephone and wifi. A series of suites presents luxury with sparkling views.

The hotel offers Sir Elly’s restaurant – THE place in Shanghai for European food and glorious views – and Yi Ling Court known for its Cantonese fare, as well as 4 bars and lounges. The Peninsula Spa by ESPA offers signature spa treatments, tropical rain showers, steam rooms and sauna, ice fountains, reflexology while you take refreshments, high tech fitness room, indoor pool.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Shanghai HongQiao International Airport (SHA); 60 minutes by car from PuDong Airport (PVG).

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A D D E D VA L U E S

Afternoon tea served in the traditional grandeur of the lobby, living memory of the old Shanghai. A half day or full day spa journey to eliminate jetlag and revive serenity.

Local welcome amenity.

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CHINA BANYAN TREE SANYA, HANGZHOU, LIJIANG & RINGHA

FROM WARM BEACHES AND WETLANDS TO SNOWY PEAKS From lush tropical Sanya, to Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new wetlands national park, then high in the mountains amidst snowcapped peaks. In these magical settings Banyan Tree offers true Oriental style and ambience, warm service, and sublime spa experiences. Laze by your private pool in a spacious villa on the beach at Sanya, trek to Tiger Leaping Gorge under Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, or enjoy water views from your jiangnan style villa among the lush, serene wetlands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15 minutes from historic Hangzhou, 2 hours from Shanghai.

SANYA, HAINAN ISLAND

BEACH

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HANGZHOU

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B A N YA N T R E E S A N YA

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A retreat in popular Sanya by a tropical lagoon and white sand beach, with 49 QEKRM½GIRXTSSPZMPPEWSJ¯WUQ)EGLLEWTVMZEXIKEVHIR[MXLW[MQQMRKTSSP open-air bathtub or Jacuzzi, separate pavilion and outdoor terrace for entertaining and relaxing, some with treatment area or second bedroom. The resort offers 4 restaurants & bars, private dining experiences, Banyan Tree Spa, gym, huge pool. Sanya Int. Airport 30 min.

With its greenery and ponds, this tranquil resort is soothed by the calm waters of the Xixi National Park, home to a wealth of plant and animal life. Traditional Chinese XMPIHVSSJWMZSV][EPPWERHWXVMOMRK3VMIRXEPHIGSVGSQI[MXLQSHIVRGSQJSVXW8LIVI are 72 villas some with water views, or bubble pool in the garden. The resort offers 2 restaurants, lounge, Banyan Tree Spa, yoga, cycling. Hangzhou Int. Airport 50 min.

LIJIANG

SHANGRI LA COUNTY

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WIFI

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B A N YA N T R E E R I N G H A

A royal retreat at an altitude of 2400 metres on the legendary Silk Road. The 122 villas offer inspiring views of the peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, some feature private gardens and Jacuzzi or plunge pools. The resort offers 2 restaurants featuring epicurean Chinese fare, tea lounge, Banyan Tree Spa's signature treatments, trekking e.g. to Tiger Leaping Gorge. 10 min walk to old city Shehu. Lijiang airport 40 min.

At 3200 m between heaven and earth in the remote wilderness of Shangri La, authentic Tibetan farmhouses have been relocated log by log. The hideaway offers VYWXMG8MFIXERJEVQLSYWIWIEGL[MXLWQSO]½VITPEGILERHGVEJXIH[SSHIRFEXL private terrace with unparalleled views, and modern amenities. The resort features 2 restaurants, Tea Lounge, Banyan Tree Spa, trekking. Diqing Shangri-la Airport 35 min.

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CHINA KOWLOON — HONG KONG

THE PENINSULA HONG KONG

WIFI

A true modern classic, where timeless elegance and advanced facilities reflect the new era of hospitality. Spacious guestrooms and suites with panoramic views reflect a subtle blend of East and West, combining legendary service with innovative technology. Facilities include a swimming pool, a spa, a wide choice of award-winning restaurants and bars plus a shopping arcade. Rolls-Royce limousines, Mini Coopers and helicopter service offer luxurious transfer options. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel’s proximity to Kowloon’s entertainments and shops is outstanding. The 300 luxurious rooms and suites feature Hong Kong’s most spectacular views, together with the most advanced technological innovations, including flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD players, fax machines, marble bathrooms with TVs, electronic safes, executive desks with dataports, and free high-speed broadband internet access.

The hotel boasts 9 restaurants & bars, including French, Chinese, Swiss, Japanese, Continental cuisines, while The Lobby features the famous Afternoon Tea. Felix, a spectacular rooftop restaurant designed by Philippe Starck, serves Modern European cuisine. An innovative lounge concept, Salon de Ning, offers dancing & cocktails while The Bar is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks. Other facilities include The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, gym with harbour view, sauna & steam room.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car from Hong Kong Int. Airport. MTR subway & The Star Ferry short walk. A D D E D VA L U E S

One HK$300 spa voucher per room per stay. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available. p. 214

DON’T MISS…

The Peninsula Spa by ESPA for a deeply personalized spa experience. The famous Peninsula Afternoon Tea in the Lobby.


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MANDARIN ORIENTAL, HONG KONG Overlooking the glittering Victoria Harbour, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has been the centre of Hong Kong’s social and business scene since 1963. Following the hotel’s redesign, this iconic hotel offers its famed service along with the finest in updated 21st century luxury. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel’s 501 rooms and suites offer the most possible space, with suites ranging from 44 sqm to 292 sqm. The sleek interiors incorporate contemporary luxuries and thoughtful ingenuities. The sophisticated entertainment & business technology comes with the full support of the IT butlers, and the comfortable rooms give a warm and homely sense of welcome and Oriental sophistication. For kids: welcome gifts, special menus, babysitting.

The hotel offers 10 outstanding bars & restaurants all distinct in character – two with Michelin Stars. Dramatic views and bold cuisine on the 25th floor, intimate settings in the Captain’s Bar and a lively sophisticated atmosphere in Clipper Lounge. The Mandarin Spa draws on traditional Chinese medicine to offer an extensive range of treatments, alongside heat & water experiences including a Chinese herbal steam room. The hotel also houses a fitness centre & swimming pool, hair salon and barber.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Hong Kong International Airport.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

Man Wah Cantonese restaurant with panoramic views and a menu of local favourites – including lunchtime dim sum creations.

Welcome bottle of wine in room on arrival.

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PHILIPPINES The tranquillity of white beaches, sparkling waters and palms waving in the breeze – if you know where to go. The islands have attracted travellers from the East since before Europe had history, with cascades of rainforest, sculpted limestone cliffs, and powdery sand. Pamalican and other islands are surrounded by beaches, turquoise water and colourful coral…

CHINA

PHILIPPINES

Manila

Amanpulo

THAILAND

VIETNAM

MALAYSIA

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PHILIPPINES PAMALICAN ISLAND

AMANPULO

WIFI

SNORKEL

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

The resort nestles amongst the tropical foliage of its own private island, ringed by ribbons of silky white sand, turquoise water and pristine coral reefs. Hawksbill and green sea turtles, rays and a wide array of coral fish live in these waters, and snorkeling and diving are superb. The calm seas and surrounding islands can be explored on Aman’s own boats. Amanpulo’s guests are greeted in Manila and travel by private plane to Pamalican Island. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Pamalican island is in the Quiniluban group of Cuyo Islands. In hillside and beachfront settings, 40 spacious casitas are modelled after the traditional Philippine bahay kubo, and feature Cebu marble bathtubs and twin vanities. Beach Casitas are linked by private path through the bush to a white sand beach. Each casita has a golf cart for exploring. There are also villas with private swimming pools, separate bedroom, living and dining pavilions, an outdoor lounge and a kitchen.

There are 4 dining venues, offering Asian and Continental cuisine, casual tapas and wood-fire pizzas. Amanpulo’s Bar spreads onto the outdoor terrace, with views of sea and island. Facilities include Spa Casita, offering massages and aromatherapy treatments, 4 tennis courts, gym, 30m swimming pool, Beach Club, Lagoon Club, dive school, snorkeling equipment – paddle out to the reef in a Hobie ocean kayak, or snorkel from the beach.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

Meet at Manila Intl. Airport, car transfer to domestic hangar, 1 hour turboprop flight.

Kawayan Bar, a bamboo raft afloat on the sea, for lounging, swimming and snorkeling offshore. It can also host picnics and private evening barbecues.

A D D E D VA L U E S

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INDIA India assaults, seduces and beguiles the senses. Unimaginable wealth and luxury jostle side by side with simplicity, rich spiritual practice and sensational Bollywood. The past lives on with temples and palaces, side by side with the microchip. If that isn’t enough, from the jungles and beaches, to the deserts of Rajasthan, there are sumptuous hotels, many in themselves cultural experiences…

Aman New Delhi The Imperial The Oberoi Gurgaon

Amanbagh Rambagh Palace The Oberoi Rajvilâs Devi Ratn Jaipur Umaid Bhawan Palace

CHINA

The Oberoi Amarvilâs

PAKISTAN

Mahua Kothi – Taj Safaris

Jodhpur

Jaipur

New Delhi Agra NEPAL

Aman-i-Khás

BHUTAN

Udaipur

INDIA

Devi Garh

BANGLADESH

The Oberoi Udaivilâs Taj Lake Palace

Nagpur The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

BURMA

Mumbai (Bombay) Hyderabad Taj Banjaar Tola Taj Falaknuma Palace

Alila Diwa Goa

INDIA

SRI LANKA

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Arrive Delhi, private transfer to hotel. In the afternoon a guided tour of new Delhi. Overnight: The Imperial or Aman New Delhi. Mid morning embark on a private guided half day tour of Old Delhi with rick ride & Metro ride. Overnight: The Imperial or Aman New Delhi. Early morning private transfer to Delhi railway station for departure on the Shatabdi Express train to Agra. Breakfast at Amarvilas before visting Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Overnight: The Oberoi Amarvilas. Breakfast at the hotel followed by drive to Fatehpur Sikri, continue drive to Jaipur which takes approx. 4 hours. Overnight: The Oberoi Rajvilas or Rambagh Palace. Visit to Amber Fort. In the afternoon Visit Jaipur city including the City Palace Museum, Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Overnight: The Oberoi Rajvilas or Rambagh Palace. Check out at noon and fly from Jaipur to Udaipur. In the evening boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight: The Oberoi Udaivilas, or TAJ Lake Palace. Visit Udaipur city including the City Palace, the Crystal Gallery, walk to Jagdish Temple and the market. Afternoon fly to Delhi domestic airport, transfer to international airport for your international flight.

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Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 27800 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 3900 EUR

Departing London: 3400 GBP

Departing Oslo: 30800 NOK

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Arrive Delhi & private transfer to the hotel. Guided tour of New Delhi and old Delhi with rick ride & Metro ride. Overnight: The Imperial or Aman New Delhi. Early morning private transfer to Delhi railway station for departure on the Shatabdi Express train to Agra. Breakfast at Amarvilas before visting Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Overnight: The Oberoi Amarvilas. In the morning drive to Fatehpur Sikri (37 km, approx. 1 hour) visit the “City of Victory”. Continue to Ajabgarh (215 km, approx. 4 hours) check-in at Amanbagh a masterpiece inspired by the region’s Moghul architecture. Overnight: Amanbagh. Full day at leisure. Overnight: Amanbagh. Breakfast at the hotel. Late morning depart for Jaipur, a 100 km/2 hour drive. Arrive Jaipur, private guided tour visiting the City Palace Museum, Observatory & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Overnight: The Oberoi Rajvilas or Rambagh Palace. Visit Jaipur city including the following attractions; City Palace Museum, Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). In the evening Rick ride in the markets of Jaipur. Overnight: The Oberoi Rajvilas or Rambagh Palace. Breakfast at the hotel followed by drive from Jaipur to Jodhpur (300 km/06 hours). If time allows a guided tuk tuk ride in the markets of Jodhpur. Overnight: Umaid Bhawan Palace. After breakfast visit Jodhpur city and the Mehrangarh Fort and its foundations laid in 1459. Continue with visit to village of Rohet, home to the world’s first conservationists. The Bishnois are a peace loving community preserving animal and plant life. Overnight: Umaid Bhawan Palace. Drive to Ranakpur (180 km/4 hours). In Ranakpur we view marble architecture at the Chamukha temple built in 1439 – the most extensive Jain temple in India. Continue to Delwara (2.5 hours journey). Overnight: Devigarh Palace. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Overnight: Devigarh Palace. Your private driver takes you to Udaipur. En route visit Nagda/Eklingji temples. Evening boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight: The Oberoi Udaivilas or Lake Palace. Visit the sights and markets of Udaipur city. Overnight: The Oberoi Udaivilas or TAJ Lake Palace. Fly from Udaipur to Delhi and transfer to The Oberoi Gurgaon where you will have a hotel room until your international flight leaves late in the evening.

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Arrive Mumbai and private transfer to TAJ Mahal Palace – an iconic landmark built in 1903, the hotel is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Mid morning we visit the Elephanta Caves on Elephanta Island by common boat (closed on Mondays). In the afternoon we explore the city of Mumbai with a private guide. Overnight: TAJ Mahal Palace. Fly to Hyderabad. Private transfer to TAJ Falaknuma Palace a hotel among clouds located 2000 feet above Hyderabad. In the afternoon you will see the Old City of Hyderabad which includes visits to The Salar Jung Museum, The Chaminar (Arc de Triomphe of the East), Jama Masjid (the oldest mosque in Hyderabad built 1597) and we finish off with the Lad Bazaar located in an area of Hyderabad which has kept its historical charm. Overnight: TAJ Falaknuma Palace Continue exploring Hyderabad with visits to Golkonda Fort (closed on Mondays) and in the afternoon you will visit Purani Haveli - the old quarters, an architectural landmark. Overnight: TAJ Falaknuma Palace Fly to Nagpur followed by a six and a half hour drive to Kanha National Park. Overnight: TAJ Safaris Banjaar Tola. Early morning game drive in Kanha National Park followed by breakfast at the resort. Enjoy lunch and relax at the lodge before afternoon game drive at approximately 14.30. Overnight: TAJ Safaris Banjaar Tola. We drive to Bandhavgarh (approx 06 ½ hours) and to the area commonly known for offering the highest chance of spotting tigers. Overnight: TAJ Safaris Mahua Kothi. Morning and afternoon safaris by jeep. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the lodge. Overnight: TAJ Safaris Mahua Kothi. Morning and afternoon safaris by jeep. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the lodge. Overnight: TAJ Safaris Mahua Kothi. Our drive to Panna National Park takes around 4.5 hours. In the afternoon enjoy a jeep safari. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. Overnight: TAJ Safaris Pashan Garh. Drive to Khajuraho (1 hour), visit Estern and Wester group of temples before continuing to the airport for your flight to Delhi via Varanasi. Arrive Delhi, private transfer to your hotel of choice. Overnight: The Imperial or Aman New Delhi. In the morning a guided tour of New Delhi and in the afternoon a private tour of old Delhi with rick ride and Metro ride. Overnight: The Imperial or Aman New Delhi. Early morning private transfer to Delhi railway station for departure on the Shatabdi Express train to Agra. Arrive Agra and private transfer to your hotel where you will enjoy breakfast before visiting Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight: The Oberoi Amarvilas. In the morning drive to Fatehpur Sikri (37 km, approx. 1 hour) stop for visit the “City of Victory”. Continue drive to Ajabgarh (215 km, approx. 4 hours), arrive Ajabgarh and check-in at Amanbagh a masterpiece inspired by the region’s Moghul architecture. Overnight: Amanbagh. Full day at leisure. Overnight: Amanbagh. Full day at leisure. Overnight: Amanbagh. Breakfast at the hotel. Late morning we depart for Jaipur, a 100 km drive which takes approximately 2 hours. Arrive Jaipur and check in to hotel followed by a private guided city tour including the following attractions; City Palace Museum, Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Overnight: The Oberoi Rajvilas or Rambagh Palace. Visit Amber Fort, ascend fort on Elephant back and descend fort by jeep. In the morning Visit Jaipur city including the following attractions; City Palace Museum, Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). In the evening Rick ride in the markets of Jaipur. Overnight: The Oberoi Rajvilas or Rambagh Palace. Fly to Delhi on the evening flight and transfer to the international airport to connect to your homebound flight.

Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 78200 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 10600 EUR

Departing London: 9100 GBP

Departing Oslo 81500 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 94000 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy

Departing Copenhagen: 49900 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 6900 EUR

class, accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an

Departing London: 5950 GBP

Departing Oslo: 52800 NOK

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INDIA NEW DELHI, RANTHAMBORE & RAJASTHAN

AMAN JOURNEY – 9 NIGHTS

Amid the effervescent energy, colour and aroma of India you need a refuge. With culturally tuned finesse, Aman Resorts offer wells of peace in three perfect spots that together make a lifetime journey. Discover Indian history and exuberant city life on sorties from your luxurious base in New Delhi. Experience the vibrant culture of the desert in Rajasthan, and stay in a palmy Royal oasis. Turn Jungle Book to life seeking the elusive tiger in the jungles of Ranthambore – tent living with perfect Aman touch.

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On arrival, met & transferred by hotel car. Rejuvenating jet lag massage. 9. Overnight Aman New Delhi. An early morning departure for Agra and the Taj Mahal by road. Visit to the Taj 10. Mahal followed by lunch then depart for Amanbagh via Fatehpur Sikri, the citadel of Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great. Evening and overnight at Amanbagh. Breakfast, then village camel-ride excursion. Overnight Amanbagh. After breakfast, full day excursion to Jaipur (Amber Fort, City Palace etc). Overnight Amanbagh. After breakfast, car journey to Ranthambore. Lunch, jeep safari with English speaking naturalist, dinner in tented camp. Overnight tent Aman-i-Khás. Breakfast and morning safari, lunch, afternoon safari, dinner by the roaring fire. Overnight tent Aman-i-Khás. Breakfast and morning safari or yoga in the forest, lunch, afternoon safari, dinner by the roaring fire. Overnight tent Aman-i-Khás. Early morning transfer to Sawai Modhopur station for a train journey to Delhi, accompanied by your butler who will serve you a packed breakfast on the train. Hotel car transfer from the railway station & overnight at Aman New Delhi.

Breakfast. Morning tour to New Delhi. Afternoon tour to Old Delhi. Overnight Aman New Delhi. Breakfast. Transfer to Delhi Int Airport. Depart.

INDIA – RAJASTHAN / AMANBAGH Evoking the palatial grandeur of the Moghul era, Amanbagh pays homage to India’s golden age. The resort lies in an oasis of palms fed water by a lake in the Aravalli Hills. The luxurious accommodation includes domed Pavilions that open to a garden courtyard with private pool. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

In a verdant walled oasis, 24 Haveli Suites each offer living area, king bed, spacious bathroom, private courtyard; 16 Pool Pavilions feature private pools, living areas, king beds, bathrooms with marble bathtubs, separate showers, garden courtyards.

Amanbagh offers a restaurant with intimate atmosphere, bar and lounge. Spa offering healing and traditional therapies. Library, roof terrace, boutique. Outdoor swimming pool, wading pool. Excursions include trekking and biking; visits to traditional villages, Ajabgarh Fort and the surrounding temples; horseback, camelback and elephant rides (the elephants are 90 minutes drive from Amanbagh).

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1 hour 30 minutes by car from Jaipur International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

One set lunch with local curry for 2 once during the stay, excluding drinks.

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INDIA – RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK / AMAN-I-KHÁS A wildlife camp of luxurious tents in Moghul style set on the edge of Rajasthan’s Ranthambhore National Park. Twice-daily nature safaris provide the opportunity to sight leopards, tigers and other willife. An outdoor fireplace serves as informal lounge. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

There are 10 luxury air-conditioned tents with a canopy. Draped partitions create separate bathrooms with a shower, soaking tub and twin vanities, a lounge with oversized daybed, dining area, bedroom with king bed and writing desk.

The camp features lounge, dining and spa tents; outdoor fireplace; traditional ‘step-well’ pool. Wildlife safaris are offered daily, with chance to spot gazelles, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, hyenas and sloth bears. Excursions to traditional villages, Ranthambhore Fort, bird watching and nature walks. Season from October to April.

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15 min by Hotel car transfer from Sawai Madhopur station, c. 5 hr from Delhi by train, accompanied by Aman-i-Khas batman; or 3hr 30min drive from Jaipur. A D D E D VA L U E S

One set lunch with local curry for 2 once during the stay, excluding drinks.

INDIA – NEW DELHI / AMAN NEW DELHI

An extraordinary oasis amid the frenetic activity of Delhi. This 9-storey urban resort offers a refined and leisurely city experience, rooms featuring plunge pools on private terraces. The design takes inspiration from Mogul architecture with a contemporary twist. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On a 7 acre site in the centre of New Delhi and adjacent to the Delhi Golf Club, 39 large rooms & suites have private plunge pools; a separate, low-rise building houses another 28 suites, some with private pools (32 sqm). Discreet ambience with sandstone walls, Kareda stone floors and traditional stone jali screens lend an aura of seclusion and comfort. Suites come with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Changing art exhibitions.

The Aman restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine & fusion French-Japanese, using much organic produce from Aman gardens. The Lodhi Restaurant offers Catalonian cuisine & tapas. A bar invites rendezvous. Health Centre: 50m lap pool, tennis, squash courts, Pilates studio, gym, spa, hair & beauty salon, hammams, serene bamboo garden.

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40 min by car from Delhi Int. Airport; 30 min from Delhi domestic airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

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INDIA NEW DELHI

THE IMPERIAL The Imperial, conceived as the most luxurious hotel in New Delhi, is living history. The pillared verandahs, dining rooms, tea lounges, Royal Ballroom and cool and spacious gardens have played host to some celebrated encounters between British and Indian aristocracy. It was here you could click glasses at the same table as Lord Harding or Gandhi, supporting war efforts or the Quit India Movement. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located on Janpath, the hotel is close to shopping, museums, theatres etc. With high ceilings and impeccable décor, the 231 rooms and suites overlook verdant gardens and bespeak discreet luxury and total privacy, equipped with all conveniences, from 33-chanel TV to wired & wireless internet. Suites also feature DVD players.

Replete with tableware from London, Italian marble floors, teak and rosewood furniture, and fountains from Florence, The Imperial offers 9 venues for dining, drinks & afternoon tea with names redolent of history. A newly launched spa highlights the Moghul era with its intricate architecture, offering treatments and hydrotherapy facilities. Hairline, beauty salon & barber shop, offers hair care. There is a private swimming pool in the shaded grounds.

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40 minutes by car from Delhi International Airport; 30 minutes from Delhi domestic airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Local amenity; fruits. Complimentary upgrade, early check in & late check out if space is available.

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INDIA JAIPUR

RAMBAGH PALACE Spectacular forts and palaces, beautiful rugged terrain, and people with great pride in their past bring life to the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur. Rambagh Palace offers the perfect base to begin a journey, unveiling the rich culture and history of the erstwhile rulers of Rajasthan. Guests can relive the royal lifestyle in the sensitively refurbished palace, which has been restored to its former glory. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Set in ornamental gardens 4 km from the centre of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace has 79 rooms & suites. Rich in texture and colour, each luxury room has a four-poster bed, walkin wardrobes, spacious bathroom, modern amenities including AC, tea & coffee maker, minibar, safe.

Dining at 3 restaurants, offering cuisine from selective royal houses of India besides European and Oriental delicacies. 2 bars. Jiva Grande spa with holistic Indian treatments from aromatherapy massages, body scrubs and wrap, to royal baths. Indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre. Tours include Historical Walk of the palace and the Maharaja’s drive in a vintage car through the Pink City.

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20 minutes by car from Jaipur International Airport (Sanganer); 4 km from the railway station.

DON’T MISS…

The pillow menu – to choose between Contoured Cervical, Micro Fiber, Natural Lamb Wool. Aromatherapy Latex, White Goose Down.

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INDIA – UDAIPUR/DELWARA / DEVI GARH

WIFI

This all-suite luxury hotel with contemporary design is a transformed 18th century Fort Palace with domes and turrets. Gleaming marble interiors with semi-precious stone details are complemented by personalized service. The rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan is evident all around. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Overlooking Delwara village, 28 km from Udaipur, the hotel has 39 spacious suites, each Besides the restaurant and bar, there are numerous private dining venues, under the with private lobby, tented terrace/balcony, bay windows and views over the Aravali hills. stars and moon. The Devi Spa by L'Occitane. Outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, croquet Presidential Complex Suite features a private black marble swimming pool & Jacuzzi. lawn, putting greens, pool table, library, astrologer; camel rides, elephant safaris, mountain biking outings. A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Udaipur Airport. Flights from New Delhi (domestic) 1 hour 30 minutes.

DON’T MISS…

A picnic in the hills or a trip to nearby 14th century Jain temples. A D D E D VA L U E S

1 bottle of wine. Space-available complimentary upgrade, space-available compl. early check in & late check out.

INDIA – JAIPUR / DEVI RATN

WIFI

The newly opened Devi Ratn represents the spirit of modern Rajasthan. Devi Ratn takes its name from the "Nav Ratn"; nine pure gemstones that are said to focus cosmic energy. Domes and arches rise in red sandstone, and gemstone colours create a vibrant mood. &

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FA C I L I T I E S

All 63 suites at Devi Ratn celebrate texture, pattern and colour. Along crescent shaped streets, every suite has a view of the Aravali mountains. Gemstone hues, terrazzo flooring and bay windows distinguish the spaces. Villas are set in an enclosed courtyard, each with a private pool and jacuzzi.

Chakra Bar and Vajra Restaurant serving Indian and European fare, along with many venues for private dining, including the rooftop. 'Devi Spa by L'Occitane' at Devi Ratn presents a fusion of Indian and Mediterranean well-being. The scenic beauty of the surrounding Aravali hills can be enjoyed on a trek, bicycle ride, camel or horse safari.

ACTIVITI E S

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Jaipur airport.

DON’T MISS…

The clear night sky through telescope. A D D E D VA L U E S

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INDIA UDAIPUR

TAJ LAKE PALACE

WIFI

Like a vision in white floating in the water, this marble wonder was once the pleasure palace of the Royal family. In keeping with its history of uncompromising luxury, it has been transformed into the sparkling Taj Lake Palace: enhanced by frescoes, courtyards, fountains, and exquisite rooms and facilities. The majesty of the world’s most romantic island palace lives in harmony with the luxuries of the modern age. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Taj Lake Palace is located on an island in the middle of Lake Pichola 1 km from the city centre, with 83 rooms and suites offering modern amenities including wi-fi. Each room/ suite is distinct in design and exudes a historic and regal opulence. Most rooms offer a view of the lake, City Palace and mountains. Palace Rooms include a wide sitting area, and the suites are truly Royal.

Courtyards, pavilions and gardens create a matrix of inner and outer spaces. Venues include 3 restaurants and a bar. The spa offers treatments using ancient Indian techniques of wellness & healing. Other facilities include beauty salon, shop, travel desk, butler service, laundry service, banquet rooms. There is a swimming pool.

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45 minutes by car from Udaipur Airport to the hotel jetty; then boat to the hotel.

Jharokha restaurant: a miniature white marble palace with soothing views of the lake, where you can enjoy Lake Palace Eggs Benedict and signature French Press Coffee.

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INDIA JODHPUR

UMAID BHAWAN PALACE

TENNIS

Nestled in the lap of the desert city of Jodhpur, the Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel is one of the most prized possessions of India. Situated amid beautiful surroundings, the grand palace, is one of the last royal palaces of India. The magnificence of the palace and its interiors is echoed in its outstanding mythological paintings and its state-of-the-art amenities. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On a hilltop, with views of the city of Jodhpur (5 km) and Mehrangarh Fort, the resort has 22 rooms and 42 suites, including the Maharaja & Maharani suites, which capture a Royal world, all with lavish Art Deco interiors and modern amenities including plasma TV, DVD players, minibar, wi-fi. The spacious suites have sitting areas and balconies with views of the palace gardens.

International cuisine at Pillars, Indian fine dining at Risala; elegant drinks at the bar. Spa with holistic healing, beauty treatments, meditation and yoga, relaxation pools and lounges, fully-equipped gym. Indoor and outdoor heated pools. Marble squash courts, polo, tennis, horse riding. Sightseeing: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Old City.

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10 minutes by car from Jodhpur Airport.

The Palace Collection Store, which offers an exquisite collection of the finest antiques, ethnic fabrics, contemporary jewellery, textiles, clothing and books.

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INDIA MUMBAI

THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE A pioneer of hospitality in the East, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai has welcomed guests for more than 100 years. This imposing edifice is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai and, besides the Gateway of India, is the most memorable icon of the city. Its magnificent interiors are witness to a century of gracious Indian hospitality and, with the ultimate in comfort, it is renowned the world over. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

A short drive away from the key commercial districts and within minutes of the shopping and entertainment hubs of the city, the hotel has 560 rooms including 42 suites. Each room has TV, DVD player, in-room fax machine, 2-line speaker phones with voice mail, tea & coffee maker, personal safe.

Eight casual and fine dining restaurants explore nuances of finest Indian and international cuisines; 2 bars. Spa, beauty parlour, hair salon, barbershop. Swimming pool. Travel desk, car rental, pastry shop, shopping arcade, currency exchange, doctor-on-call, babysitting. Golf, yacht hire, badminton, squash, tennis arranged.

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DON’T MISS…

40-45 min by car from Mumbai Domestic Airport; 60 min from Mumbai International Airport.

The magnificient Palace Wing transports you to a different time with its sunlit corridors lined with rare objets d’art. The Grand Luxury Suites provide unique accommodations overlooking the busy Mumbai Harbour.

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INDIA HYDERABAD

TAJ FALAKNUMA PALACE Falaknuma Palace, commissioned by Sir Nawab Vikar-Ul Umra, is known for its opulence including large Venetian chandeliers, grand marble staircases and gurgling fountains, priceless statues and objects d’art as well as Mughal, Rajasthani and Japanese gardens personally conceived by the Nizam. Just the Palace Library is a collector’s envy. Guests can now experience the famed Nizam’s hospitality which was once the sole preserve of royalty. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

High above Hyderabad, the hotel offers 60 breathtakingly luxurious guestrooms & suites. Luxury Rooms are shaped by Italian marble flooring, valance curtains, colonial furniture, 310 TC Egyptian cotton linen sheets and Ploh bathrobes, all facing a lush green Central Courtyard brimming with nostalgia. Modern amenities include DVD. There are a series of ultra luxurious suites with the ultimate in lavish décor, rare furniture, and views. The Grand Presidential Suite is arguably the largest in all India.

Indian fine dining at Adaa including Hyderabadi specialites, and all day Italian cuisine at Celeste. Unique Dining Experiences in various picturesque locations around the Palace. Personalized itineraries for sightseeing and shopping. Other facilities include a swimming pool, Jiva spa, beauty salon, health club, yoga sessions, billiard room, card room, lawn croquet, personalised butler service. The Heritage Walk presents the elegance and extravagance of times past.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by luxury car from Hyderabad International Airport (HYD).

DON’T MISS…

The Champagne Palace Walk – which brings to life a time when princesses with chandelier-size emeralds played a role in royal extravagance, drama and deception.

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INDIA – KANHA NATIONAL PARK / BANJAAR TOLA – TAJ / ANDBEYOND The two camps are perched dramatically on the edge of a river overlooking the core forest zone of Kanha National Park. Located on a private concession, the luxurious camps are named after the gypsy tribes who camped here. The tents are lightweight and eco-friendly, leaving a gentle footprint on the sensitive riverine environment. FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

Each camp offers 9 romantic suites with private deck on the river, featuring soak tubs with a view, indoor showers, canvas roofs, bamboo wall panels and floors, exotic furnishings with delicate tones and rich block prints celebrating Bastar and Dogra art.

Each camp has a comfortable guest area expressing vibrant décor, with a large open-air dining space, intimate café and library. Guests can enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, savour regional delicacies at the interactive kitchen. Interpretive game drives with highly trained naturalists make this a fascinating Jungle Book experience.

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DON’T MISS…

4-5 hour chauffeured road transfer to the lodge from Jabalpur or Nagpur airports; reached by domestic flights from Delhi or Mumbai. Kanha is also well connected from Raipur which is 4 hours from the lodge.

Decadent Indian desserts – so save a little space for dessert as you savour delicious Indian cooking, including Haandi dishes served in earthenware pots.

INDIA – BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK / MAHUA KOTHI TAJ / ANDBEYOND The lodge is set amid a dense wooded property and has beautiful village style accommodation fitted with all modern amenities. The service style is homely yet efficient. Guests dine under the stars in the outdoors or in the privacy of their courtyards. Twice daily safaris are hosted by skilled naturalists. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The lodge sprawls over large grounds, 20 min from the park entrance. Each of the 12 charming guest suites or jungle village huts are in central Indian style, decorated with rich local textiles, featuring stylish bathrooms, AC, ceiling fans, house gowns in traditional cloth.

The original homestead has been beautifully renovated, featuring enormous veranda and huge windows. In the open kitchen you can watch Masala being ground. Spoil yourself with Ayurvedic massages in the room. Lounge by the pool. Discover the jungle of Bandhavgarh National Park on twice daily safaris by open 4WD.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

3 hrs 30 min by car from Jabalpur Airport; which is reached by daily flights from Delhi Int. Apt.

The open kitchen to witness the simple joys of churning butter, hand-grinding masala, chopping garden vegetables with sickles, and rotis being made on a chulha.

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INDIA MAJORDA BEACH, SALCETE – GOA

ALILA DIWA GOA

WIFI

FAMILY

Alila Diwa Goa blends contemporary Goan architecture with Goa’s cultural richness to create a stylish, relaxing environment true to the destination. At the heart of the resort is an infinity pool extending into the paddy terraces. There are several dining options including Spice Studio featuring regional Indian cuisine from along the Western coast. Guests can integrate sightseeing with a feel of the local community and culture. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Each of the 153 guestrooms and suites are designed for relaxation and indulgence, enhanced by the beauty of the vibrant natural surroundings. Rooms are equipped with luxury bed linen, hi-tech amenities including a 40-inch LCD TV and blissful bath experiences. For a more intimate experience, the Diwa Wing – with 35 rooms and suites offers pure luxury, with in-room check-in, anytime breakfast at Bistro and its own lap pool with an open air jacuzzi.

Dining venues include 3 restaurants and 1 bar. The resort features a luxurious spa with 9 treatment rooms (with attached steam facilities) specializing in Asian inspired treatments, sauna and fitness centre. Other facilities include free wi-fi in rooms and public areas, Kid’s Club and Teen Zone activity centre, Alila Living retail outlet, daily movies in the amphitheatre and Alila hospitalities at ‘Chai Gaddo’ every evening.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

20 minutes by car from Goa Dabolim International Airport.

A culinary tour of Goa by booking one of the resort’s culinary journeys which includes visiting the local market to shop for produce followed by a cooking class.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Spa voucher for 2 people entitling discount of total 1000 rupee for treatments. Fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade and early checkin/ late checkout if space available.

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AGRA — INDIA

JAIPUR — INDIA

TH E OBE ROI AMARVIL ÂS

THE OBEROI R AJVIL ÂS

A short walk from the Taj Mahal, guests at The Oberoi Amarvilâs can appreciate the fabulous monument while enjoying world-class luxury. All 192 rooms and suites rooms give breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal. Elaborate gardens, with lawns, fountains, pools and pavilions complement the classic architecture of the resort. The hotel offers effortless service, 2 restaurants, bar, tea lounge, spa, pool. Agra airport: 25 minutes drive.

The Oberoi Rajvilâs revives the gracious lifestyles of the legendary Rajput princes. In a beautiful fort setting, with Jaipur as backdrop, landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools recreate the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan. The 54 rooms, 14 luxury tents and 2 pool villas cluster around private courtyards in richly embellished setting. The hotel offers restaurant, spa, yoga in Shiva temple, gym, pool. Jaipur Airport: 14 minutes drive.

UDAIPUR — INDIA

NEW DELHI – INDIA

TENNIS

TH E OBE ROI U DAIVIL ÂS

TH E O B E RO I , G U RGAO N

Magical Udaipur is known as “City of Dawn”, with white marble palaces reflected in Lake Pichola. This is the grand setting of The Oberoi Udaivilâs and its 87 rooms and suites. Overlooking the lake and City Palace, the hotel captures the romance and splendour of a royal era. Add to that a spa to pamper body and soul, fine Rajasthani and fusion cuisine, this is luxury that never surfeits. Udaipur airport: 45 minutes drive.

An oasis in the prime business district Gurgaon, within easy reach of New Delhi city centre, the 202 guest rooms and suites feature landscape windows, with views of reflection pools and gardens. The hotel offers 24 hour personal butler and select suites with private pools, along with a range of gourmet experiences from around the world, larger than Olympic size heated outdoor pool, and 24-hour spa. Delhi International Airport: 15 minutes drive. p. 231


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BHUTAN A Buddhist nation high in the Himalayas, where traditions have remained unchanged for centuries. With peaceful and harmonious people who pride themselves in Gross National Happiness rather than product, the Kingdom is the ideal destination for an exciting outward journey that takes you closer to yourself. CHINA Amankora Paro

Amankora Punakha Amankora Amankora Gangtey Amankora Thimphu Bumthang

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Thimphu

BHUTAN NEPAL INDIA

AMANKORA JOURNEY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 NIGHTS

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE KINGDOM IN THE CLOUDS Bhutan is one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last travel frontiers where custom and tradition live on. The dramatic landscapes, from snow capped peaks to raging rivers, are largely undisturbed because of environmental initiatives and religious beliefs. Our Aman programme takes you into this ancient Kingdom for an adventure amid cliff-hanging monasteries and serene and engaging people. This is just a guideline to help you create your own individual itinerary. We suggest at least 7 days. L I F E O N T H E M OV E

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

You stay in exclusive Amankora guest lodges with rustic charm and style, each in a Amankora Paro is 30 min and Amankora Thiimphu is 1 hr 30 min by car from Paro fabulous setting, in suites featuring wood stove, large bath and twin vanities. Lodges offer International Airport, which is accessible via Bangkok or New Delhi. Indian, Bhutanese and Western dishes; bar; Bhutanese massage treatments; library and lounge. Activities include hiking, visits to monasteries and temples. Amankora Paro is a A D D E D VA L U E S 24-suite pine forest retreat at 2250m with views of snow-capped peaks. Other lodges are Thimphu (16 suites); Punakha, 8 suites in orange orchards; Gangtey, 8 suites in a Bottle of premium wine in room on arrival at the first lodge. conservation area; Bumthang, 16 suites.

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Arrival Paro & Thimphu. Met by your guide at Paro airport, transfer (1.5 hr). Time to explore museums or shop for artifacts & textiles. (Overnight Amankora Thimphu) Tour of Thimphu. Sightseeing tour including the option to walk to Cheri Goemba monastery or visit cottage industries. (Overnight at Amankora Thimphu) From Thimphu to Gangtey. Early departure for a dramatic drive past fortress monasteries, and ancient monastic wall paintings. Over the 3050m mountain pass where on a clear day Himalayan peaks are visible, through the scenic Wangdi village, and forests of bamboo and oak, to hidden Phobjika Valley. (Overnight at Amankora Gangtey) Gangtey Valley Exploration. Visit to the Black Neck Crane Center. Option of walks, mountain bike ride, easy hike through Gangtey Nature Trail or soaking up beauty from the Lodge. (Overnight at Amankora Gangtey) Gangtey to Bumthang. Journey on highway carved out of rock with dramatic landscapes and precariously perched farmhouses. Chendebji Chorten, built to cover a demon spirit, quaint village Trongsa, and ancestral home to Bhutan’s monarch, where novice monks recite mantras or blow sacred horns. Down into the valley, Yatra weaving. (Overnight at Amankora Bumthang) Explore Bumthang Valley. Wangdichhoeling palace, and prayer wheels. Kurjey Lhakhang monument and Jambay Lhakhang, home to early winter festivals. The sin-absolving Tamshing Monastery followed by quick visits to cottage industries. (Overnight at Amankora Bumthang) Explore Tang Valley – Bumthang District. Excursion to the stunningly beautiful

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Tang Valley revealing far flung monasteries, and the amazing museum at Ugen Chhoeling Palace. Traditional picnic with breathtaking views. (Overnight at Amankora Bumthang) Bumthang to Punakha. Drive to Punakha where you may enjoy the Spa. (Overnight at Amankora Punakha) Punakha Valley Exploration. Beautiful hike, terraces of rice, chillies and cabbage, drive back past royal homes to ancient fortress. Picnic riverside lunch before visiting Lobesa village with short walk to fertility monastery built in 1499. (Overnight at Amankora Punakha) From Punakha to Paro. Way back up dramatic river valleys, before crossing Paro Town to Amankora Lodge and spa. Quick stroll to the Drukgyal Dzong ruins, or ramble down main street. (Overnight at Amankora Paro) Paro Valley Exploration. 4-hr trek up to view the “Tiger’s Nest” sacred monastery perched on a cliff face. Return to lodge or enjoy picnic in the valley. National Museum. Crossing a cantilever bridge, drive to town temple, built 1525, with ancient wall paintings, or farmhouse to share a traditional meal with a Bhutanese family. (Overnight at Amankora Paro) Departure Day. A morning transfer from Amankora Paro to Paro Airport for your International departure.

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DUBAI & UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dubai: Big Apple of the Middle East – always the latest amazing thing. The Sheikdom welcomes you with uberluxurious hotels, white sand and shopping, golf and waterparks. Skyscrapers tower up to blue skies next to mosques and minarets, and myths become reality on the fanciful man-made Palm island. Abu Dhabi: The capital lies on an island, a green and tolerant metropolis, where gold glitters and money flows. Still deeply Arabian, it is home to the world’s most expensive mosque, extravagant malls and old-style souks. Not to forget golden sand dunes that can be seen on desert safari. OMAN An old world charm lingers on in Oman. Firmly rooted in Islam, the sultanate has traded for 5000 years with countries far and wide. With sparkling white buildings and golden minarets Muscat offers an intriguing mix of old and new – forts, mosques and museums showcasing its ancient culture. Oman is also a best kept secret for beach and diving holidays. QATAR Flanked by mighty skyscrapers, the place to hang is the broad, palm-lined Corniche along the blue waters of Doha Bay. Another must is newly revamped Souk Waqif – an Arabian fantasy of silks, spices and shisha cafes. Or Villagio mall for big-name brands and slick gondola shopping tour.

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Atlantis The Palm Madinat Jumeirah Resort One & Only Royal Mirage One & Only The Palm The Ritz-Carlton Dubai Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Al Khesab Six Senses Zighy Bay

Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village & Spa Doha

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Emirates Palace

Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Dubai

Abu Dhabi

Al Bustan Palace a Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shangri -La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Husn Shangri -La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Bandar The Chedi Muscat

Muscat UN I TE D A R A B E M I R AT E S SAUDI ARABIA

Sùr OMAN

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ONE&ONLY THE PALM

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The hottest address in Dubai, Palm Island, is built like a palm leaf with bays and beaches. Here lies One&Only The Palm, sparkling with fountains and pools. This luxurious enclave is within easy reach of numerous elegant restaurants, shops and other attractions on The Palm, and a short water taxi or limousine ride from the pulsing city of new Dubai. The hotel blends Moorish and Andalusian style with expansive arched windows and arabesque flourishes. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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There are 90 rooms and suites in the Manor House and low-rise Mansions with beach and pool just steps away. All include a terrace or balcony, sumptuous marble bathroom with walk-in rain shower and free-standing bath, the latest in-room technology including interactive media pack. Each Mansion houses Premiere Rooms, Junior Suites & Executive Suites, some with private pool. Manor House features Premiere Rooms, Executive Suites, a Grand Palm Suite. There are 4 Private Beach Front villas.

The resort has 3 restaurants ZEST, STAY by Yannick Alléno & IOI Dinning Lounge and Bar under guidance of Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno. Facilities include a stunning swimming pool, 450 m beach front, the One&Only Private Spa and Fitness Centre. Guests can enjoy watersports such as kayaking, hobie cats, paddle boats, water-skiing, wake boarding, banana rides and windsurfing just a boat ride away at sister resort, One&Only Royal Mirage. Nearby is adrenaline-stimulating Aquaventure. Prestigious Golf courses are within 20 minutes drive.

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30–40 minutes by car from Dubai International Airport.

Enjoying air-conditioned comfort in your private poolside cabana. Rejuvenating ESPA treatments in a suite with private outdoor terrace at the One&Only Private Spa.

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ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE

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One&Only Royal Mirage conjures up the romance of Arabia with its intricate arches, domes towers and courtyards, extending hospitality on a regal scale. In contrast to the skyscrapers of Dubai, the stylish resort is low rise and extends through 65 acres of gardens, lush lawns and immaculate flower beds, set along one kilometre of private beachfront, overlooking Palm Island Bay. Excellent facilities and dining choices mean you don’t have to go anywhere else. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located directly on Jumeirah Beach, all accommodations are sea facing. The resort consists of 3 separate resorts: The Palace: 230 rooms & suites from 45 sqm, Arabian Court: 172 rooms & suites with balcony/terrace from 50 sqm, Residence & Spa: 48 rooms & suites with balcony/terrace from 54 sqm, 1 Garden Villa. Each room features 40’’ full HD LCD television, DVD player, iPod docking station and high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms are adorned with wood, marble and slate.

Venues include 8 restaurants and numerous bars. The architecturally impressive Health & Beauty Institute features the One&Only Spa and Oriental Hammam, hair salon and fitness centre. The resort features 4 temperature controlled swimming pools; tennis courts; volleyball; KidsOnly Club. Watersports, such as sailing, waterskiing, diving are on offer, and shuttle to Aquaventure water park at Atlantis, The Palm. Various excursions are arranged. Golf courses nearby.

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30 minutes by car from Dubai International Airport. Limousine transfer on request.

An Arabian or British afternoon tea experience in the spectacular Lobby Lounge.

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ATLANTIS THE PALM The Imperial Club is a haven of luxury within the spectacularly popular Atlantis, The Palm. It is a resort within a resort with its own rhythm and privileges, yet next to all the fabulous facilities that draw children and adults alike, including The Lost Chambers, Dolphin Bay and Aquaventure, along with 18 restaurants, bars and lounges, and much more. Two incredible Lost Chambers Suites offer views into the rich underwater world of the lagoon. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Royal Towers of Atlantis lies on the astounding man-made island of The Palm. The towers are an architectural wonder, housing 1373 spacious rooms & 166 suites, all with views of the Gulf or The Palm, most interconnecting. Imperial Club rooms are located on the 11th–15th floor of the East Tower, offering upgraded hotel room amenities as well as access to a dedicated lounge on the 12th floor with sweeping views.

Complimentary breakfast for club guests. The Imperial Club lounge also offers afternoon tea & scones, pre-dinner cocktails, snacks & beverages all day long. Club guests get free access to Atlantis Kids Club 2–6 pm, internet, use of steam, sauna and jet pool at ShuiQi Spa & Fitness Centre. Assistance with booking restaurants, spa treatments, Dolphin Bay. The resort includes 18 restaurants, water slides, river slides, Dolphin Bay, The Lost Chambers, 1.4 km sandy beach, spa, kids club, teens club, dive centre.

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35 minutes by car from Dubai International Airport.

Dolphin Bay for a personal interaction with these intelligent, friendly and intuitive sea creatures – bookings essential.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON DUBAI

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An intimate retreat in the heart of new Dubai Marina, overlooking 350 metres of white sandy beach and lush, beautifully landscaped gardens. Moorish architecture, terracotta roof tiles, and salmon hued walls lend this enchanting resort a Mediterranean feeling. All rooms and suites have private balcony or patio; and 350 multi-cultural employees offer unparalleled personalized service. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel has 138 rooms and suites with balcony/patio, 1 king or 2 queen size beds, spacious bathrooms with separate WC & bidet, double hand basins set in marble, bath and separate shower. Rooms have lounge corner. Executive suites (100 sqm) have sitting room. Ritz-Carlton suite has lounge, dining area and kitchen.

Dining at Splendido (Italian), poolside café Gulf Pavilion, and Bedouin tent restaurant Amaseena by the Gulf (Arabic cuisine). Library bar and swim-up bar. Spa for treatments blending wisdoms of east and west, sauna, whirlpool, eucalyptus steam room, hair and beauty salon. Gym, 4 tennis courts, 2 squash courts, 2 swimming pools including a children’s pool, kids club. Adjacent to Emirates Golf Club, JBR walk, luxury shops and restaurants.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45–50 minutes by car from Dubai International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

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Bottle of wine and fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

Dining in Amaseena tented Bedouin Village with starry skies, soft sea breeze and sound of the waves on the shore (open winter months).

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MADINAT JUMEIRAH RESORT

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Madinat Jumeirah is a stunning beach resort that recreates Ancient Arabia. Set along a white sandy beach, the resort comprises two grand boutique hotels, 29 courtyard summer houses and Souk Madinat Jumeirah – a retail and dining experience. Arabian themes combine with winding waterways and open seascapes, to create a beautiful and a luxurious oasis in which to relax, experience and interact. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Madinat Jumeirah offers two hotels, each comprising 292 spacious rooms and suites decorated in Arabian themes, featuring full in-room amenities including walk in rain shower and internet access. Al Qasr or The Palace is in the centre, designed to reflect a Sheikh’s summer residence, while Mina a’Salam is set on the Gulf. The premium accommodation is Dar Al Masyaf, in the style of summer courtyard houses.

The resort offers a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and bars with 44 outlets offering different cuisines and exotic drinks. Souk Madinat Jumeirah features 75 shops. Talise Spa incorporates wisdom from the oldest cultures along with latest international techniques to stimulate and strengthen body and mind. Private yoga lessons available. Health club offers trainers, latest machines, hair salon. Watersports include windsurfing, sailing, diving, banana boat. Tennis on site. Golf 5 min.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Dubai International Airport.

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Wild Wadi with 30 water rides and attractions (free for guests). Friday Brunch at Al Qasr and Mina A Salam, with family entertainment and/or delicious food.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DUBAI – THE PALM

JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY

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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is an opulent beachside resort located on the west crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, giving exhilarating views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s impressive skyline. The hotel is lavishly decorated in the exquisite style of the Ottoman Empire with spectacular hand-painted ceilings and murals, crafted marble, crystal chandeliers and valuable Oriental art. The resort offers a fabulous spa, fine dining, luxurious accommodation, leisure activities and premium shops. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Luxurious accommodation, all with balconies, includes 405 rooms and suites, and 38 ultra luxurious residences. Residences feature private pool, private butler service, garage, kitchen and beach or lagoon pool access. Rooms are from 40-80 sqm, and suites 90310 sqm. Amenities include bathrooms with rain showers and marble baths, high speed internet connection, tea and coffee making facilities, iPod docking stations.

Flavours from France, India, Lebanon, Turkey, Vietnam and beyond at 10 restaurants, lounges and bars. Opulent spa over 8000 sqm offering 42 treatment rooms in male and female areas, steam rooms, saunas, floating baths, adventure showers, Thalasso pools, traditional marble Hammams, modern gym. Other attractions: theatre, private beach, infinity pool with 2 jacuzzis, kid’s pool, 2 tennis courts, diving, sailing, fishing, free access to Wild Wadi, 12 premium boutiques on site.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

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45 minutes by car from Dubai International Airport.

A rejuvenating Sultan massage in an opulent marble Hammam, and total indulgence in the floating baths at the remarkable Talise Ottoman Spa.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES RAS AL KHAIMAH

BANYAN TREE AL WADI

BEACH

FAMILY

Amid stretches of desert dunes and spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf, Banyan Tree Al Wadi offers spacious pool villas within 100 hectares of private nature reserve and at the beach club. This oasis of indulgence features 3999 sqm of hydrotherapy spa facilities and 60 hectares of dedicated nature reserve – home to local desert wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryxes, a world-class falconry mews, horse and camel stables. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located in tranquil Wadi Khadeja in Ras Al Khaimah, the resort offers 101 pool villas in the desert. The 158 sqm Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villa depicts traditional mud brick architecture, while the 253 sqm Al Khaimah & Al Sahari Tented Pool villas emulate the nomadic style tent style of Bedouin tribes. Just 20 mins away from the desert resort, the beach club offers 32 Beachfront pool villas emulating nomadic tents of Bedouin tribes, creating a feeling of pure romance and relaxation.

Two spectacular bars. International & Arabic specialties at all day dining restaurant, Thai restaurant overlooking the waterhole where wildlife gathers, beach club restaurant offering Mexican & International cuisine. Dining platform within the nature reserve. Facilities include gym, aerobics & yoga rooms, Banyan Tree spa with hammam, vitality pools, Beach Club (20 min drive from desert resort). Activities include falconry, horse riding, camel safaris, bike trails, archery, snorkeling, Kids Club adventures.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Dubai International Airport; 2 hours and 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

Dine exclusively at Saffron Tower, designed in the style of an Arabic watchtower, where a personal butler orchestrates dinners amidst soft sand dunes under a brilliant sky of dazzling stars.

A welcome amenity, Early checkin and late checkout if space available.

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OMAN ZIGHY BAY

SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY

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The site of Six Senses Zighy Bay is a secluded fishing village on the Musandam Peninsula. This beachfront resort offers a selection of Pool Villas & Suites, with a backdrop of the Hajar Mountains and a 1.6 kilometer sandy beach along Zighy Bay. Guests have the choice of paragliding to the resort from the mountains as part of the arrival transfer, ascending by four wheel drive or by speed boat. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

With contemporary design, 82 private villas feature a blend of the traditional Omani style with rustic chic décor and luxury facilities. All villas feature an infinity edge pool, sun lounge and outdoor dining area, wine cellar, and outdoor shower. Amenities include tea & coffee making, home theatre system with video & music on demand, Wi-Fi. Some have spa treatment rooms. 1–4 bedroom villas available. Spa suites and interconnecting villas available.

A multitude of flavours at the brasserie, wine cellar, unconventional bar, and dinner atop the mountains. The Six Senses Spa reflects Omani style and mystic quality, offering holistic treatments with mountain-view, couple treatment rooms, hammam, and ice caves. Destination Dining, dhow cruises, desert adventures, trekking, paraglide, microlite, Jungle Gym, child & Teenage clubs and Cinema Paradiso. Exclusive journeys crafted for experiences of a lifetime.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

90 minutes by car and 4WD from Dubai International Airport, and 45 minutes from Ras al Khaima Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Starlight table at Sense on the Edge, innovative course-by-course fine dining at 293 metres, and the Private Reserve and Retreats for ultimate luxury and privacy.

1 bottle of wine in room. Complimentary upgrade, early check in and late check out if space is available.

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SHARQ VILLAGE & SPA DOHA

BEACH

Blending stunning traditional architecture and design with modern amenities, Sharq Village & Spa offers an enchanting world on the waterfront of Doha. This Ritz-Carlton property features luxury accommodations, exceptional spa, world-class dining and impeccable service. A perfect place for escaping the European winter, relaxing by the pool or on the beach, or heading out to discover singing sand dunes, colourful souks, and Quatari forts. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated on the Corniche 20 min drive from downtown. Built village style with fountains, pools and courtyards the resort offers 174 luxury rooms, suites & villas in 14 traditional Qatari town houses, with Arabic style, gracious amenities and impeccable service. In-room amenities include plush bedding, wi-fi, marble baths, rain showers and Bulgari bath products. Rooms are 48 sqm, suites from 104–165 sqm, Royal Villa over 2000 sqm.

The hotel features 8 dining venues, lounges and bars serving flavours from Persian to Arabic. The four villages that make up the Six Senses Spa feature 23 treatment rooms, state of the art fitness facilities, prayer rooms, heated marble wet beds, 2 Hammams, 3 Thai rooms, dry flotation bed, private steam rooms. Swimming pool. Private sandy beach. Visits arranged to souks & museums, singing sand dunes, Jabal Al Jassasiya ancient engravings, Oryx nature reserve, bird sanctuaries.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

5–10 minutes by car from Doha International airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

VIP amenities in the room, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS…

Al Wanis at the hotel, a Qatari experience lying on cushions, enjoying mezze, drinks and shisha waterpipe. Souk Wakif in Doha – aromatic, colourful, bargaining haven.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI

EMIRATES PALACE

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The magnificent Emirates Palace is a national landmark in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and is one of the most impressive hotels ever built. The structure cost 3 billion USD to put up and is one kilometre long from wing to wing. Loaded with chandeliers, water features, marble and gold, it is located on a private white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens. The hotel is managed by Kempinski. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Uncompromising indulgence is provided in 394 rooms and suites, ranging from 55 sqm to 680 sqm. All accommodations have balconies and private butler. The decor is a masterful blend of Arabian regal splendor and the latest technology. Decoration includes acres of gold leaf and the finest marble. The guest is given command of all appliances including aircon with touch screen hand held controls. Suites have laptops and gigantic 61 inch LCD screens. Free wi-fi.

The hotel offers 16 restaurants, bars and lounges – indulging in traditional & avant garde dishes with flavours of East & West. Or be pampered in your own room/suite with gourmet dishes prepared just for you. Facilities include Anantara Spa, 40 meeting rooms, ballroom, auditorium. Leisure: 1.3 km private beach, West Wing’s adventure pool/ lazy river for families. East Wing’s tranquil pools. Sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tennis. Kids club. 6.4 km jogging trail.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 min by car from Abu Dhabi Int. Airport; and 1.5 hours from Dubai Int. Airport.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

Authentic local delicacies at Mezlai Emirati restaurant. Night life, smooth grooves and avant garde cuisine for the local elite at hotspot Etoiles Abu Dhabi.

Fruits in room replenished daily.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OMAN MUSCAT

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AL BUSTAN PALACE, A RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL Set against a dramatic mountain backdrop in green manicured gardens, the magnificent Al Bustan Palace lies along a sandy beach washed by turquoise water. Exquisite dining, luxurious suites, gorgeous infinity pool and friendly refined service add to the charm of easy days. On top of watersports like snorkling and sailing, make your Oman holiday with an excursion: swim in a wadi in the desert, or visit old Muscat, the Grand Mosque and one of the city’s many forts. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Carefully designed for comfort and convenience, the rooms reflect local traditions and art deco influences, exuding the richness of Arabian culture. There are 250 rooms and suites. Amenities include plush terry robes, slippers, high-speed Internet access, cable/ satellite TV, CD Player, TV/DVD, coffee maker, bathtub, bidet, hairdryer, bathroom scale, safe, In-Room climate control, iron/board.

The resort offers 4 unique dining experiences and provides live entertainment. Facilities include business centre, beauty salon, fitness centre offering the latest cardio and weight equipment with separate aerobics room, sauna, steam room and relaxation rooms. There is 1 km of expansive private beach, along with 5 outdoor swimming pools, children’s pool and children’s playground. Tennis courts. Watersports: sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling. Concierge Services.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car to Muscat International Airport; 15 minutes to Muscat. A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary early checkin from 0900 hours and late checkout till 2000 hours subject to availability on arrival.

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SULTANATE OF OMAN MUSCAT

THE CHEDI MUSCAT

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Designed in the style of traditional Omani architecture, The Chedi Muscat is an exclusive beach resort on the Gulf of Oman, offering world-class facilities for the discerning traveller. Every room has its own magnificent view of the lush gardens or the majestic Hajar mountain ranges. This is a destination where you enjoy the relaxing spa, dramatic landscapes and friendly people. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located on the Boushar seafront with 370 m private beach, 10 minutes drive from fascinating markets, and 20 minutes drive from Muscat, the resort has 158 rooms inclusive of 38 Chedi Club Suites all equipped with adjustable AC, satellite TV, telephone (2 lines), Bose Wave system, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, rainforest shower and bathrobes. Club Suites are separate from the hotel building and lie in the gardens looking out over tranquil ponds or garden.

A choice of dining venues is offered: The Restaurant, The Beach Restaurant, The Lobby Lounge, The Arabian Courtyard & Shisha Lounge, and 3 poolside cabanas. Indoor facilities include a brand new spa with 13 spa suites and a brand new health club, The Boutique, The Business Centre and The Club Lounge, complimentary wi-fi. Outdoor facilities include the 370m private beach, 2 floodlit tennis courts, 3 swimming pools (including the new 103m adults-only Long Pool & The Serai Pool ideal for families).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Muscat International Airport.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

Sipping a nice drink at sunset at the end of the vast and stylish Long Pool, surrounded by candlelight and firepots and with unrivalled views onto the ocean.

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SULTANATE OF OMAN MUSCAT – BARR AL JISSAH

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SHANGRI-LA’S BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA AL HUSN Like an oasis on the beach, the resort is nestled against the dramatic backdrop of the rugged interior mountains and the spectacular turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman. Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa comprises three luxury hotels. The most exclusive retreat is Al Husn – a den of 5 star indulgence that reflects Arabian enchantment and has a private beach. Al Husn does not cater to children under the age of 18 years. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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Only 15 minutes drive from Muscat. The 180 rooms and suites at Al Husn hotel all have direct views of the turquoise sea. They are spacious and luxurious, with decor inspired by royal Arabian palaces, accented by authentic Omani artworks. Free wi-fi and complimentary usage of iPod, provided by the hotel. Daily complimentary afternoon tea and canapés and free pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed on the terrace.

Guests of the Al Husn hotel enjoy exclusive dining, bar and beach areas and butler service. Access to a private beach and Mahhara Beach Bar is reserved for Al Husn guests. The entire resort offers a choice of 22 food & beverage outlets. Other facilities include Chi spa offering treatements based on five elements; hair & beauty salon; gym, 6 freshwater swimming pools, “lazy river”, 4 tennis courts, watersports, diving. Omani Heritage Village. Free shuttles to shopping, souk, dive centre.

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45 minutes by car to Muscat International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine & fruits. Free upgrade, early checkin & late checkout if space is available.

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SULTANATE OF OMAN MUSCAT – BARR AL JISSAH

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TENNIS

SHANGRI-LA’S BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA AL BANDAR Against a backdrop of sunbaked mountains and cool turquoise water lies a perfect spot for couples and families seeking luxury and relaxation, a short ride from fascinating Muscat. Al Bandar is one of three hotels at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and lies at the heart of the resort featuring most of the food and beverage outlets. Al Bandar means The Town and the architecture is inspired by old Muscat, featuring buildings of varying heights and a variety of ornate balconies. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Only 15 minutes drive from Muscat. The five-star property provides 198 rooms and suites facing the lush gardens or looking over the pools to the sea, each offering a minimum 38 square metres of space and a balcony of at least 7 sqm furnished with table and two chairs. The One Bedroom Suite offers expansive, contemporary luxury with 90 sqm. All accommodation offers separate bath and shower.

Al Bandar offers 8 restaurants, bars & lounges – altogether the resort offers 22 F&B outlets. The main beach is 500 m of warm golden sand washed by cool turquoise waters. Turtle Beach is a smaller secluded beach. Other facilities include CHI Spa; hair & beauty salon; 6 swimming pools, kids pool, kids club; “Lazy River” Adventure Zone; 4 tennis courts; watersports, diving; Omani Heritage Village. Complimentary shuttles to shopping, souk, dive centre.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car to Muscat International Airport. Only 15 minutes drive from Muscat. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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Sunset at Bait Al Bahr beach restaurant, the ideal place for traditional Omani seafood against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset.

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JORDAN This smooth-running modern country offers ancient marvels of man and nature. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, more than 400 metres below sea level, with raw beauty whetted by sun and wind. Petra is a stunning city carved from sandstone reached only by a narrow winding way in the canyon wall. On the Red Sea coast you find Aquaba with its Crusader Castle, clear waters and beaches.

LEBANON SYRIA

Amman

Four Seasons Hotel Amman Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Evason Ma’in Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa

I S R AE L JORDAN EGYPT “ SINAI

Petra Al’Aqabah

Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba

S AU D I A R A B I A

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Arrival at Amman airport. Meet at the gate, assistance through immigration & customs. Transfer with private car to hotel in Amman (30 min). Overnight: Four Seasons Amman. 2. Daytrip (200 km in total) to Umm Qeis, the Roman’s ancient city of Gadara, perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee. Trip to Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Overnight: Four Seasons Amman. 3. Amman – Madaba – Karak – Petra (260 km) by the scenic King Way seeing the Wadi Mujib and the crusader castle en route. Overnight: Mövenpick Resort Petra. 4. After breakfast whole day visit of Petra. Overnight: Mövenpick Resort Petra 5. By road Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba (150 km). In Wadi Rum explore the desert in company of Bedouins by 4x4 jeep. (2 hour excursion). Overnight: Kempinski Aqaba or Mövenpick Aqaba. 6. Aqaba – Mujib Reserve – Dead Sea (300 km) Stop at Mujib Reserve, the lowest nature reserve in the world, for 3 hours hiking. Continue to the Dead Sea. Overnight Kempinski Ishtar. If time allows enjoy a Dead Sea Salt Scrub or Mud Wrap. Transfer to Amman airport (45 min) for departure and assistance with the departure formalities.

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Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 17900 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 2500 EUR

Departing London: 2100 GBP

Departing Oslo: 19500 NOK

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Amman city tour – Desert Castles – Amman (230 km) City tour of Amman then drive to visit Jordan’s desert castles (Asraq, Amra and Kharrana), beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture. Overnight: Four Seasons Amman. Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Ma’in Hot Springs (80 km). Drive to Madaba, visit of the homeland of the Byzantine mosaics. Drive on the top of Mount Nebo to see, as Moses did, the panorama of the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. Continue to Ma’in Hot Springs. Overnight: Evason Ma’in. Ma’in – Karak – Dana – Petra (230 km) Overnight: Mövenpick Aqaba Travel by car to Karak, by the historical King route; visit to the crusader Castle. Continue to Dana village for a 2 hour hiking trail in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Then reach Petra. Overnight: Mövenpick Resort Petra. After breakfast whole day visit to Petra. Overnight: Mövenpick Resort Petra By road Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba (150 km). Excursion to Beida to visit the Little Petra. In the afternoon, drive to the nature resort of Wadi Rum. 2 hour Bedouin drive in 4x4 jeep. Continue to Aqaba. Overnight: Kempinski Aqaba. Relaxation on the Red Sea beach. Overnight: Kempinski Aqaba or Mövenpick Aqaba. Aqaba – Mujib Reserve – Dead Sea (300 km). By car to Mujib Reserve, the lowest nature reserve in the world, for a 3 hour hiking trail. Continue to the Dead Sea. Overnight: Overnight Kempinski Ishtar. If time allows enjoy a Dead Sea Salt Scrub or Mud Wrap. Transfer to Amman airport (45 min) for departure and assistance with the departure formalities.

Departing Stockholm: 20800 SEK Starting rates for this itinerary:

10 NIGHTS IN JORDAN

Departing Copenhagen: 26000 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 3500 EUR

Departing London: 2950 GBP

Departing Oslo: 27000 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 29900 SEK

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Arrival at Amman airport. Meet at the gate, assistance through immigration & customs. Transfer with private car to hotel in Amman (30 min). Overnight: Four Seasons Amman. Daytrip (200 km in total) to Umm Qeis, the Roman’s ancient city of Gadara, perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee. Trip to Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Overnight: Four Seasons Amman.

Starting rates include flights in economy class, accommodation and daily breakfast. Excursions, transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fees to monuments, meet and greet on arrival and departure are all included. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality. Price is per person, based on double occupancy.

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AMMAN — JORDAN FOU R S E A SO N S H OTE L AM MAN

A dramatic hilltop location presents breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape, well placed for business or leisure. The 15-storey hotel offers 192 spacious guest rooms furnished in splendid comfort all offering stunning city views and modern amenities including wired or wireless Internet, CD/DVD. The hotel also offers 3 restaurants, 2 bars, wellness centre with cardio machines, indoor pool, whirlpool, outdoor pool. Amman is known as the White City: all buildings are finished in local white limestone. A safe, friendly city that invites walking.

BEACH

TENNIS

DEAD SEA — JORDAN K E M P I N S K I H O T E L I S H TA R D E A D S E A

This stylish Arabesque hotel houses 345 rooms and suites with stunning views of the Dead Sea. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar also offers very exclusive villas. Gardens dotted with water features, ancient olives and bamboo thickets provide a serene and evocative setting 70 km from Amman International Airport. Attractions include the longest private beach in Jordan – a perfect spot for enjoying dramatic desert sunsets; 9 outdoor swimming pools including infinity pool and kids pool, Ananatara spa, 9 restaurants and bars, gym and tennis court.

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WIFI

PETRA — JORDAN M Ö V E N P I C K N A B AT E A N C A S T L E H O T E L

Right at the entrance to the historic city of Petra, this resort with Oriental flair features an exciting combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and luxurious Middle Eastern fabrics and textures. There are 183 newly renovated rooms and suites and seven different dining or entertainment venues. Al Ghadeer Roof Garden provides the ideal spot for sundowners and an evening with argileh and live music as the sun sets over the hills. The Fun Factory entertains kids, while the Wellness Centre provides outdoor pool, steam bath and gym.

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WIFI

TALA BAY - AQABA – JORDAN M ÖV E N P I C K R E S O R T

& S PA TA L A B AY A Q A B A

The resort’s 306 spacious modern rooms all enjoy spectacular mountain and Red Sea views. Guests are spoilt for choice. The resort operates eight restaurants and bars, three fabulous swimming pools, diving centre, snorkling, spa, gym and children’s activity centre. Lying in a tranquil area right on the beach, the hotel is a short walk from a new marina area with shops and restaurants. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay lies only 15 minutes by car and free shuttle to Aqaba and 20 minutes from Aqaba International Airport.

BEACH

AQABA — JORDAN K E M PI N S K I H OTE L AQA BA R E D S E A

Against a stunning mountain backdrop, overlooking the azure waters of the Red Sea. The hotel’s stylish architecture makes a bold statement in contemporary design and ambience, with 200 rooms and suites, 3 restaurants and 3 bars enjoying stunning views of the golden shores and tranquil surroundings. Kempinski The Spa uses the wisdom of flowers and herbs in its treatments. White sandy beaches are fringed with colourful coral reefs offering fabulous diving, making it the perfect lifestyle destination with year round sunshine. On the shores of Aquaba only 20 minutes by car from Aqaba Int. Airport.

WIFI

MA’IN — JORDAN E VA S O N M A´ I N H O T S P R I N G S

& S I X S E N S E S S PA

An oasis in a dramatic landscape, 264 metres below sea level. Hot springs run over rocky cliffs into warm pools surrounded by greenery and arid sun-baked mountains. The hotel offers 94 fresh and original rooms & suites, 2 Royal Suites and a Honeymoon Suite with panoramic waterfall views. Dining options include 3 restaurants, zarb meals in a Bedouin tent, or (15 min shuttle) on clifftop for fabulous sunsets. Enjoy therapeutic thermal pools, sauna & steam room at the Six Senses Spa, 25 minute drive from the Dead Sea and 1 hour from Amman International Airport.

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EGYPT Egypt is a meeting with the wonders of the world: the pyramids and sphinx at Giza; the river Nile and its temples; and the coral reef wonderlands and endless sunshine of the Red Sea coast. It’s also a meeting with Horus and Hathor, and ancient kings. A different world enfolds you in the pulse of Cairo, and the colour and intrigue of its famous bazaar, alongside temples, minarets and mosques, as well as the World treasures of the Egyptian museum.

CYPRUS

LEBANON

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

SYRIA

I SRAE L

Alexandria JORDAN

Cairo

Sharm El Sheikh

EGYPT

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh

SAUDI ARABIA

Luxor

The Oberoi Zahra – Luxury Nile Cruiser Alexander The Great –Yacht on the Nile

Aswan

LIBYA

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL CAIRO AT NILE PLAZA At the heart of the ancient civilization and Cairo’s multi-layered culture, with an approach to life that is both ancient and modern. Perfectly located in Garden City with commanding views of both the Nile and the Citadel, Four Seasons unites its timeless, personalized attention with the dynamism of fast-forward Cairo. It offers a wide range of restaurants with multicultural cuisine. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Four Seasons soars up 30 storeys above the Corniche on the Nile’s east bank, with easy access to the business district and major tourist attractions. It features 366 large rooms and suites all with panoramic views, bright interiors, spacious marble bathrooms with deep soaking tub, separate shower cabin, double vanity, wired/wireless Internet and other essential modern amenities.

Dining at 6 restaurants: Egyptian, Italian, Cantonese, seafood, steak; tea in the lobby lounge. Pool Grill and a bar with pianist from 12 noon till 3 am. Spa offering massage and natural treatments, with 15 treatment rooms including a couple’s room, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room. Outdoor-indoor swimming pool and kids pool. 24-hr health club, certified trainers. 24-hr concierge service. Business Center open 7 am till 10 pm.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Cairo International Airport. Limousine service available.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A dinner cruise on the Nile in a craft like the ancient Pharaonic papyrus boats, including band, show or belly dancing.

Complimentary fruit basket on arrival, early checkin guaranteed except Christmas / New Year, upgrade to next room category if available.

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EGYPT NILE CRUISE CRUISE LUXOR–ASWAN

ALEXANDER THE GREAT –YACHT ON THE NILE

WIFI

Alexander the Great is not just a yacht, it is a floating boutique hotel with understated elegance. It is an oasis of comfort and tranquility as you cruise along the Nile from Luxor via Edfu and Kom Ombo to Aswan, visiting famous treasures of ancient Egypt, fascinating temples and ancient tombs. On board you can enjoy candlelit dinners, treats at the Spa, and bathing in the heated pool. Or just relax on a shaded deck surrounded by the magic of the Nile. LI FE ON BOAR D

ITI N E R A RY & ACTI V ITI E S

The boat features 28 stylish suites with windows and 2 panoramic suites with balconies offering wide views of the Nile, each with AC, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, Egyptian cotton towels, TV/DVD, front camera, etc. Life onboard centres on the Red Fiesta restaurant with panoramic windows of the Nile, offering international cuisine; a bar lounge on the 4th deck; a sundeck with shaded area enjoying views of the Nile; swimming pool, small gym, snack bar; spa offering treatments, massages, Turkish bath, hairdresser; nightly entertainment and social atmosphere.

The boat sails up the Nile on 4, 5 & 8 day cruises docking at the harbours of Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo & Aswan. Excursions leave the boat daily to see some of Egypt’s greatest treasures. With expert guides this is the chance to experience the ancient temples of Luxor and Karnak on the East bank. On the West Bank visits are made to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. From Aswan, a tour goes by felucca (sail boat) around the islands. There is also a visit to the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Further temples are visited at stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu. Evening activities include a cocktail party to meet the crew, Nubian dancing and a fancy dress for the passengers.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

By car the harbour is 10 minutes from Luxor Airport; 10 minutes from Aswan Airport.

A D D E D VA L U E S

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EGYPT NILE CRUISE LUXOR–ASWAN/ASWAN–LUXOR

THE OBEROI ZAHRA

ADULT

WIFI

A leisurely way to discover 5000 years of Egyptian culture and the beauty of the Nile. Sailing for seven days from Luxor to Aswan or return Aswan to Luxor, the Oberoi Zahra offers guests an ultra-luxurious journey with gourmet dining and cabins providing contemporary style and comfort. Egyptologists are available on board to deliver a top-notch cultural experience, and an audio-visual presentation on the next day’s programme is held every evening. No guests under 12 on board. LI FE ON BOAR D

ITI N E R A RY & ACTI V ITI E S

The boat features 25 luxury cabins with timber floors and elegant interiors and 2 suites with private deck and outdoor Jacuzzi. All have large windows to give panoramic Nile views, en suite bathrooms, king beds, wi-fi, satellite TV/DVD. Onboard there is a spa with 4 treatment suites, a la carte restaurant, bar, cigar lounge, swimming pool, lecture theatre for Egyptology and astronomy talks, telescopes to highlight the night sky.

The boat gives 7 nights onboard from Luxor to Aswan or Aswan-Luxor. The sights and attractions are easily seen with scheduled stops at private Oberoi piers, with small luxury coaches to take guests sightseeing, an Egyptologist on each. Plenty of time to relax onboard. The cruise Aswan to Luxor includes archaeological highlights: Day 1 Aswan: High dam & Philae temple. Day 2 Aswan: optional Abu Simbel. Sound & light show Philae. Day 3 Aswan-Komombo-Aswan: Felucca sailing, temple to Crocodile God & Horus. Day 4 Aswan-Edfu: Temple to Horus. Day 5 Edfu-Luxor: Karnak Temple & museum. Day 6 Luxor-Quina: Transfer to West Bank, ancient Thebes, Valley of Kings, King Tut’s tomb, temple of Madinat Habu, Colossus of Memnon. Day 7 Quina-Luxor: Visit to West bank. Day 8: disembarkation.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by Oberoi car to the Zahra Nile Cruiser from Luxor Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits. Free upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if is available.

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EGYPT HURGHADA

FAMILY

BEACH

SNORKEL

DIVING

TENNIS

THE OBEROI SAHL HASHEESH A secluded haven with white sand, aquamarine waters and vibrantly-hued marine life. This exclusive luxury resort on the Red Sea coast is situated on 48 acres with a private beach. Resplendent with domes, arches and columns in exquisite Arabic style, the all-suite resort radiates peace and privacy. Private courtyards are complemented by soothing interiors and the larger suites also have private heated pools. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

All 63 Deluxe Suites and 21 Superior Deluxe Suites are spacious (95 sqm) and elegantly appointed with separate shower stalls and sunken marble baths overlooking a private open-air walled garden. There are 12 larger Grand Suites with own private swimming pool, heated in the cooler months, and 6 Royal Suites. These beautiful apartments have a separate living/dining room, adjoining pantry, guest bathroom, private courtyard with swimming pool, and outdoor dining pavilion.

A bar, romantic pool bar and 2 restaurants serve Continental, Middle Eastern, Oriental, Indian cuisine as well as pizzas, pastas and desserts throughout the day. At the elegant Spa therapists deliver Indonesian, Thai, Ayurvedic, Indian and Pharoah’s massages for deep relaxation and wellbeing. Other facilities include: steam room, gym with Life Fitness equipment, tennis, stunningly beautiful outdoor pool. Spectacular diving offered, snorkeling on coral reef right off the pier.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Hurghada International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Closing time at the Pergola pool bar at sunset with spectacular views over the beach and Red sea.

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EGYPT SHARM EL SHEIKH

FAMILY

BEACH

SNORKEL

DIVING

TENNIS

FOUR SEASONS RESORT SHARM EL SHEIKH Like a self contained village, with isolated walkways and quiet courtyards, the resort cascades down the hillside to the sea below in an idyllic setting. It appeals equally to visitors looking for a restful getaway and those seeking an outdoor or underwater adventure. Vibrant coral formations and marine life make this a premier destination for scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts from around the world. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort offers 136 rooms and suites. All have living area, balcony or terrace, and marble bathrooms with deep soaking tub, and most have sea view. Gezira Suites also have kitchenette and living room, of which 64 Gezira suites have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies/terraces. All have satellite TV, DVD/CD player, wifi and other modern amenities.

Venues include 5 restaurants, 3 lounge bars and a pool bar. The resort features a pampering beauty and wellness spa with lap pool. It also offers a business centre, wifi, kids club and 4 tennis courts as well as pools: 1000 sqm main pool with underwater music and landscaped deck, kids pool, 2 whirlpools and 60 other water features. Kids club, teens centre. Scuba courses, diving at 76 spectacular dive sites, and snorkeling on the house reef suitable even for beginners.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10 minutes by car from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary fruit basket on arrival, early checkin guaranteed except Christmas/New Year, upgrade to next room category if is available.

DON’T MISS…

Romantic private dining on the beach in moonlight or starlight – with personalized menu created by the Executive Chef if booked at least 6 hours before.

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MOROCCO Islamic and deeply traditional, yet full of colour and intrigue. Marrakech brings your senses alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the city with its exuberant markets, museums and palaces. The day starts with haunting calls to prayer and the evening comes alive with snake charmers, acrobats and dancers. Meanwhile havens of exotic luxury offer refuge close to it all. Up in the high Atlas mountains we have a peaceful retreat that offers plenty of healty and adventurous activities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a great combination with shop-till-you-drop Marrakech. PORTUGAL SPAIN

Amanjena Dar JL Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech La Mamounia

MOROCCO

Kasbah Tamadot

Rabat Casablanca

Safi Marrakech

A LG E R I A

WESTERN SAHARA

M AU R I T A N I A

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LA MAMOUNIA

WIFI

TENNIS

An exuberant 17 acre garden of flowers, palms and ancient olive trees creates a magical atmosphere surrounding the legendary hotel La Mamounia. Inside, this revamped hotel evokes a mystical and intoxicating Arabian feel. With its intricate decor, pools, restaurants and luxury accommodations, it lies a few minutes walk and yet a world away from the labyrinth of souks, and the bargaining and intrigue of the Medina. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Within walking distance of the famous Jemaa el Fnaa square (5–10 minutes) or a quick ride by taxi or horse drawn carriage. Marble baths, walk in showers, there are 135 classic, superior & deluxe rooms and 71 suites including 6 lavish Signature Suites, plus 3 spacious Riads that boast three bedrooms, terraces and private pools. Deluxe rooms & most suites have balconies or terraces.

The hotel offers 4 restaurants: Le Marocain, Le Pavillon, Le Français and L’Italien (latter two under Michelin starred chefs), and 5 bars. A 2500 sqm spa features treatments using internationally renowned brands and hotel signature products for tranquility and well-being. Hammams, indoor pool, hair salon by famous stylist, superb fitness centre. Massage cabanas by the ozone treated outdoor swimming pool. Fabulous park including vegetable garden and 2 clay tennis courts and also some good golf courses nearby.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Marrakech International Airport. La Mamounia offers own VIP lounge at airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A deep cleansing Hammam Shiseido ritual at the spa – including exfoliation, light facial cleanse and deep moisturizing of face and body.

Bottle of champagne in Executive suites, Signature suites and Riads. Space-available complimentary upgrade, guaranteed complimentary early checkin & late checkout.

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MOROCCO MARRAKECH

AMANJENA

WIFI

GOLF

TENNIS

Just 15 minutes drive from the old city of Marrakech, Amanjena (‘peaceful paradise’) wraps you in a romantic cloak of well-being with its theme of water, exotic rose tinted domes and Moorish arches surrounded by the greens of a golf course. Water is magic at Amanjena, running in canals from a massive central bassin (reservoir) between gardens, pavilions and maisons. Tinkling from fountains in your private courtyard – adding to the soothing tranquility of this Moroccan hideaway. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Spacious and exquisitely designed, 32 rose-tinted pavilions and 6 maisons feature private courtyards with water features, palms, flowers, orange trees, sunbeds and gazebo with generous sofa and outdoor dining. Inside: Berber carpets, brass lanterns, CD/ TV/DVD, lavish his and hers Moroccan marble bathrooms and amenities. Pavilions feature a high dome with king bed and sunken fires, some with plunge pools. Maisons are vast with 2 bedrooms and big heated pools. Al Hamra maison is the top suite.

The resort offers 3 restaurants: Moroccan/Mediterranean, Thai and poolside. Health & beauty centre with steam baths, whirlpool and gym, offering massage, facials, manicures. Outdoor heated swimming pool finished with glittering green écaille de poisson tiles. Library with Moroccan décor, travel books, daybeds around fireplace, afternoon tea ceremonies. A boutique selling exclusive & hand-made items, 2 tennis courts. Excursions into the medina, souks, palaces & gardens of Marrakech.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Marrakech International Airport. VIP airport lounge & transfer.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Amanjena breakfast in your private garden courtyard, with home-made croissants, home-made strawberry jam, home-made yoghurt and other fresh wonders.

1 bottle of wine and a 60 minute massage for 2 people per stay of minimum 3 nights.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT MARRAKECH

WIFI

FAMILY

TENNIS

An easy walk from the ancient ramparts of the Medina, and just across from the Menara Gardens, the rose-hued walls of Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech enfold a resort and spa in 40 acres of sunlit Moorish gardens – filled with birdsong and fountains. Low-rise accommodations are nestled among mature olive and palm trees. With its relaxing heated pools and resort facilities, a pleasant place to stay between sorties into the maze of souks in the Medina. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Each of the 141 guest rooms – including 27 spacious suites – has a private balcony with views of the grounds, the historic Menara Gardens, or the Atlas Mountains, often snowcapped and dazzling in warm sunshine. Moroccan inspired décor and furnishings. Rooms offer large, well-appointed bathrooms with separate shower and soaking tub.

A choice of 5 bars and restaurants includes Bleu d’Orange (Provençal), Solano (fusion Moroccan, Andalusian, Italian), and a pool grill under the palms. Le Spa is inspired by Middle Eastern traditions and contemporary Western treatments, presenting hammam with garden, and private couple’s pavilions with Watsu pool & Ghassoul. Gym with cardio machines, large family pool, adults-only pool, cabanas with wifi, kids & teenagers clubs, tennis, golf (12 min).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10 minutes by car from Marrakech International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS...

Make sure to book a poolside cabana – free wireless and wired Internet access, ceiling fans, comfortable couches and oversized lounge chairs.

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MOROCCO MARRAKECH

DAR JL

WIFI

TENNIS

Nestled in vast gardens among palm, orange and olive groves in the exclusive Palmeraie district, Dar JL offers the ambience of legendary and magical Morocco. Romantic lantern-lit nights, personal attention and artistic flair distinguish this resort. Dar JL provides guests with their own private space, along with up-to-date amenities and the facilities of a small luxury hotel, only one kilometre from the walls of the ancient city. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

There are 4 exotic villas housing 11 rooms. Dar Limoon opening onto a beautiful terrace and garden: 2 suites, 2 deluxe rooms, living/dining room, pool for shared use. LaTour: 2 bedrooms, Moroccan salon, roof terrace, pool access. Hippie Village: romantic suite with kitchenette, terraces, ornamental pool. All above rooms rented separately. Dar Jennat for sole use only: luxurious 1-bedroom suite incl pool, garden, sauna, 3 bedrooms (2 deluxe), all with terraces, living room, dining room, outside living space, pool, garden.

For each lunch or dinner, select from a variety of magical locations to dine in the garden surrounded by hundreds of lanterns. The international menu features Dar JL’s own organic vegetables fresh from the garden. Extensive grounds include palm, orange and olive groves, yoga pavilion, hammam, massage and body treatments, gym, tennis court, jogging track, practice golf green, Berber Nomad tent for outdoor movie watching. Dar Jennat has private pool, the other villas use Dar Limoon’s pool. Golf courses are only 10 minutes by car from Dar JL and horse riding 30 minutes.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Marrachech International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in your accommodation. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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A Hammam scrub and a massage.Watching a film under the crystal clear sky. Dining romantically in the olive grove among magic lanterns.


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MOROCCO ATLAS MOUNTAINS

KASBAH TAMADOT

WIFI

TENNIS

Sir Richard Branson’s romantic hideaway in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. Only an hour by car from the Medina in Marrakech, this magical boutique hotel makes an ideal combination with a stay in the exotic city. As 90% of the staff come from local Berber villages, you get an authentic Moroccan experience and the feel of a private home. The resort offers stunning views, serene comfort, spa and Hammam, gorgeous infinity pool and plenty of activity. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 28 stunning rooms and suites most with terraces or balconies and some with truly astounding views. In the fragrant gardens there are 9 luxurious Berber Tents featuring private decks and fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains, king-size bed, and large bathtub; 6 tents have own plunge pools. The Master Suite is ideal for families travelling together and comes with a private swimming pool.

Salon with fireplace. Kanoun Restaurant offering a choice of Moroccan and international dishes, focusing on fine local products such as fresh fish from the west coast and meat from the high quality local butcher. Spa offering treatments including a traditional Hammam experience. Indoor pool and outdoor infinity pool with soul-stirring views, table tennis, gym. Fragrant gardens, telescope for star gazing, floodlit tennis courts, library. Excursions, including trekking, camel and horse riding. Activities for kids in high season. Kids 12+ welcome all year, younger kids during selected periods.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Marrakech International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

Bottle of wine and fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

A purifying “Moroccan Experience” in the Hammam. A romantic private dinner in a secluded corner of the fragrant garden.

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ARGENTINA & URUGUAY Argentina charms visitors with wine, festivals and tango; top quality comes at low prices. The capital Buenos Aires embraces sophistication and passion – never sleeps. Beyond is wild country. Explore its vastness with a tailor-made itinerary: from the far north where the Iguazú Falls thunder among tropical rainforests, down to the world’s southernmost city, Ushaia, and the adventures of the Beagle Chanel. Discover that Bariloche in the Andean foothills is much more than skiing, and Mendoza is much more than wine … Uruguay is a small country with a big heart, best known for its ranches, cowboys and unspoilt beaches. Not to forget its steakhouses! Stay at the avant-garde Playa Vik in the laid back village of José Ignacio, a celebrity hideaway. BOLIVIA

PAR AGUAY

Iguazu Salta B R AZ I L CHILE Hotel Del Casco Casa Antucura Cavas Wine Lodge

URUGU AY

Mendoza Buenos Aires ARGENTINA

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa

Falklands

Calafate

Ushuaia Cape Horn

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Playa Vik Jose Ignacio Alvear Palace Hotel Hotel Legado Mitico

Bariloche

EOLO

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ITINERARIES 9 NIGHTS ARGENTINA & URUGUAY

10 NIGHTS ARGENTINA

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Arrival in Buenos Aires, reception at airport and private transfer to hotel which takes approximately 45 minutes. Overnight: Alvear Palace, breakfast included. City tour including the main symbol of the city; the Obelisk and the squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martin and Plaza Alvear. We will also see the neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo, Recoleta and Puerto Madero. In the evening you will enjoy the city’s best tango show the sensual Rojo Tango at Faena. Overnight: Alvear Palace, breakfast included. Day at leisure. Overnight: Alvear Palace, breakfast included. After breakfast transfer to the domestic airport (approx. 20 mins.) for the 1h45min flight to Mendoza. Overnight: Cavas Wine Lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Winery tour with visit to two wineries in Lujan de Cuyo, lunch and wine tasting. Overnight: Cavas Wine Lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. In the morning nature activity; choose from horseback riding, river rafting or biking. In the afternoon enjoy a massage. Overnight: Cavas Wine Lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires change planes and fly to Punta del Este (45 mins. flight). Private transfer takes about 1 hour to Playa Vik located by the small fishing village José Ignacio. Overnight: Playa Vik, breakfast included. Enjoy the village of José Ignacio and stroll the nature beaches. In peak season there are a few nice restaurant choices for lunch and dinner, but in low seasons choice is very limited. We recommend you rent your own car to explore the area and neighboring villages such as La Barra. Overnight: Playa Vik, breakfast included. Day at leisure. Overnight: Playa Vik, breakfast included. Fly from Punta del Este to the domestic airport in Buenos Aires. Private transfer to international airport.

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Arrival in Buenos Aires private transfer to Legado Mitico, director Francis Ford Coppola’s boutique hotel in charming Viejo Palermo of Buenos Aires. Overnight: Legado Mitico, breakfast included. City tour. In the evening Rojo Tango at Faena. Overnight: Legado Mitico, breakfast included. Day at leisure. Overnight: Legado Mitico, breakfast included. After breakfast transfer to the domestic airport (approx. 20 mins.) for the 1h45min flight to Mendoza. Dinner with premium wines at Clos de los Siete winery. Overnight: Casa Antucura, breakfast included. Winery tour in Tupungato district, lunch and wine tasting at Andeluna winery. Overnight: Casa Antucura, breakfast included. Winery tour in Valle de Uco Sur with lunch at O. Fournier Winery. Overnight: Casa Antucura, breakfast and dinner included. Fly to Buenos Aires change planes and fly to Ushuaia (3h 35mins. flight). Private transfer to Ushuaia. Overnight: Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, breakfast included. Experience the national park Tierra del Fuego located 11 kms. from town. The visit includes hiking along Roca Lake and cruising the Beagle Channel with catamaran. An ideal way to view the Magellan Cormorants, curious sea mammals and majestic mountains. Overnight: Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, breakfast included. Day at leisure before your evening flight back to Buenos Aires, when landing private transfer to your hotel in San Isidro, an exclusive suburb of Buenos Aires. Overnight: Hotel del Casco, breakfast included. Day at leisure to enjoy San Isidro’s restaurants, shops and sights including the Cathedral, the Juan Martin Pueyrredón Museum and the scenic waterfront and Marina. Overnight: Hotel del Casco, breakfast included. After lunch depart for airport to fly home.

Starting rates for this itinerary:

Departing Copenhagen: 38500 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 5200 EUR

Departing Copenhagen: 28000 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 3750 EUR

Departing London: 4700 GBP

Departing Oslo: 39500 NOK

Departing London: 3500 GBP

Departing Oslo: 28500 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 44500 SEK

Departing Stockholm: 32000 SEK

16 NIGHTS ARGENTINA & URUGUAY 1.

2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7.

8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Arrival in Buenos Aires private transfer to Legado Mitico, director Francis Ford Coppola’s boutique hotel in charming Viejo Palermo of Buenos Aires. Overnight: Legado Mitico, breakfast included. City tour. In the evening Rojo Tango at Faena. Overnight: Legado Mitico, breakfast included. Day at leisure. Overnight: Legado Mitico, breakfast included. After breakfast transfer to the domestic airport (approx. 20 mins.) for the 1h45min flight to Mendoza. Dinner with premium wines at Clos de los Siete winery. Overnight: Casa Antucura, breakfast included. Winery tour in Tupungato district, lunch and wine tasting at Andeluna winery. Overnight: Casa Antucura, breakfast included. Winery tour in Valle de Uco Sur with lunch at O. Fournier Winery. Overnight: Casa Antucura, breakfast and dinner included. Fly to Buenos Aireas (1h 45 mins), change planes and fly to El Calafate (3h 20 mins. flight). Private transfer to Eolo located 50 mins from the airport and 25 mins. from the town of El Calafate. Overnight: Eolo, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Full day excursion to UNESCO World Heritage site Perito Moreno Glacier with hiking and boat ride. Overnight: Eolo, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Day at leisure for optional activities; horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking etc. Overnight: Eolo, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Fly to Buenos Aires, private transfer to hotel. Overnight: Legado Mitico, breakfast included. Private transfer to domestic airport for flight to Iguazu (flight time 1h 45 mins.). Private transfer to hotel. Overnight: Loisuites Iguazu, breakfast included. The Iguazu falls are made up of more than 270 falls. Today you will experience the Argentinian side. Overnight: Loisuites Iguazu, breakfast included.

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Brazilian side of the falls before leaving for the airport to fly to Buenos Aires. Overnight: Legado Mitico, breakfast included. Private transfer to domestic airport, fly to Punta del Este in Uruguay (flight time 45 mins.) Private transfer to Playa Vik located in the small village of José Ignacio approximately 1 hour from Punta del Este airport. Overnight: Playa Vik, breakfast included. Day at leisure in the Punta area. We recommend renting a car to see the village of La Barra or drive to Bodega Garzon for a gourmet lunch. Overnight: Playa Vik, breakfast included. Day at leisure. Enjoy the wild natural beaches of José Ignacio, no beach service or beds, only natural serenity. Overnight: Playa Vik, breakfast included. Fly to Buenos Aires domestic airport. Private transfer to international airport.

Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 39000 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 5300 EUR

Departing London: 4800 GBP

Departing Oslo: 40500 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 45500 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.

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BUENOS AIRES

BUENOS AIRES

A LV E A R PA L A C E

LEGADO MITICO

In buisness for more than 80 years this iconic landmark has seen a complete refurbishment. A staff of over 500 serves the 195 rooms and suites. Located in fashionable Recoleta. Bathrooms with Hermès amenities. Free wi-fi, spa, gym and beginning of 2013 a roof top pool. Don’t miss the famous afternoon tea service.

Movie director Francis Ford Coppola chose charming Viejo Palermo, the old working class neighbourhood with tree-lined streets, cafes, shopping, art and nightlife, for his boutique hotel. 11 rooms including 3 suites, free wi-fi, library with fireplace. No bar or restaurant but they are plentiful outside the doorstep.

MENDOZA

MENDOZA

C AVA S W I N E L O D G E

CASA ANTUCUR A

By the foot of the Andes close to the Chilean border this absolute gem awaits every wine enthusiast. Spacious rooms among the vines all with outdoor decks, plunge pools, outdoor showers and rooftop terraces with fireplace. Restaurant and spa in the main building. Activities daytime include winery tours, horseback riding, hiking and more.

The lodge has 8 rooms with Andes views and is located in the Uco Valley, 1.5 hours from Mendoza airport. Enjoy the semi-Olympic outdoor pool, rose garden, outside bar and hot tub all surrounded by vines. Library with over 7000 books, a petit cinema and spa treatments. Go on daily wine excursions in the area which includes Tupungato and Tunuyán known for premium wines.

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JOSE IGNACIO

EL CALAFATE

P L AYA V I K

EOLO

An avant-garde beachfront retreat in the charming sleepy fishing village of José Ignacio. Exceptional architecture with a stunning gravity defying pool, flourishing roof tops and rooms with local art. Located by the wild natural beach Playa Mansa. 6 casas & 4 suites all unique in design. Spa, gym, wine cellar, BBQ dining room, BBQ terrace, fire pit, game room.

A luxurious guesthouse 25 minutes from El Calafate town and 50 minutes from the airport. Conveniently located (50 minutes by car) to experience the famous Perito Moreno glacier by foot or boat. Other nature activities include biking, trekking, horseback riding, fly fishing. 17 rooms all without TVs. Indoor pool, sauna, massage room. All meals included.

USHUAIA

SAN ISIDRO

LOS CAUQU E N ES R ESORT

H OTE L D E L CA SCO

Located at the shore of Beagle Channel and with views of the snow-covered Andean peaks. Los Cauquenes is a rustic 5-star lodge with 54 rooms and suites. Facilities include the Reinamora restaurant, heated pool, sauna and relax. The lodge is 7 kilometers from the city of Ushuaia – the world’s southernmost city.

San isidro is an upscale suburb to Buenos Aires worth a visit. The hotel is 45 km from the international airport and 25 km from the city center. A 19th century neoclassical palazzo with 20 rooms, just across the famous Cathedral and close to shopping, restaurants and the marina. Bring back history and experience the heydays of Argentina. No restaurant but several just outside the hotel.

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BRAZIL Wild and sensual, exploding with life and growth. From the exuberant carnival city Rio de Janeiro with its intoxicating samba beat, to the Pantanal and Amazon rainforests, Brazil is voluptuous, vivid and vast: the fifth biggest country on earth. Between steep mountains and glistening sea Rio has wide beaches where the party goes on after nights of hectic dancing. All along the coast there are wild and beautiful beaches, and other amazing sights. VENEZUELA GUYANA FRENCH GUIANA SURINAME

COLOMBIA

Manaus Pousada Maravilha

Natal

B R AZ I L

PERU

Salvador ItacarĂŠ

Brasilia

BOLIVIA

Recife

Convento Do Carmo

IlhĂŠhus

Porto Seguro

Fazenda San Francisco

Caiman PARAGUAY

Sao Paulo Iguazu Falls

Rio De Janeiro Buzius Fasano

Insolito Boutique Hotel Fasano Copacabana Palace

Florianopolis Ponta Dos Ganchos ARGENTINA URUGUAY

10 NIGHTS IN BRAZIL 1.

Arrive Rio de Janeiro, private transfer to hotel. Overnight: Fasano, breakfast included. 2. Private tour of Rio includes Corcovado, Suger Loaf and lunch. Overnight: Fasano, breakfast included. 3. Private transfer to Buzios (approx. 2.5 h). Overnight: Insolito Boutique Hotel & Spa, breakfast included. 4/5. Days at leisure. Overnight: Insolito Boutique Hotel & Spa, breakfast included. 6. Private transfer to Rio airport for flight to Iguazu falls (2 hours). Experience the Brazilian side of the falls. Overnight: Das Cataratas Hotel, breakfast included. 7. Experience the Argentinian side of the falls with private guide. Overnight: Das Cataratas Hotel, breakfast included. 8. Fly to Florianopolis via Sao Paolo (approx. 3h45). Private transfer to resort. Overnight: Ponta dos Ganchos, accepts guests 18 years and older.

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9/10. Day at leisure. Overnight: Ponta dos Ganchos, includes all meals and non alcoholic beverages. 11. Fly to Sao Paulo (approx. 1 h) and connect to international flight. Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 53800 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 6950 EUR

Departing London: 5850 GBP

Departing Oslo: 55000 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 61500 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.


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12 NIGHTS IN BRAZIL

10 NIGHTS IN BRAZIL

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Arrive Rio de Janeiro, private transfer to hotel. Overnight: Copacabana Palace, breakfast included. 2. Private tour of Rio includes Corcovado, Suger Loaf and lunch. Overnight: Copacabana Palace, breakfast included. 3. Day at leisure. Overnight: Copacabana Palace, breakfast included. 4. Private transfer to airport for flight to Campo Grande (2 h), transfer to Caiman Lodge in Pantanal. Overnight: Refugio Ecologico Caiman on full board basis. 5/6. Activites to explore the wildlife and nature of Pantanal. Overnight: Refugio Ecologico Caiman on full board basis. 7. Fly to Salvador via Sao Paulo (approx. 4.5 h). Private transfer to your hotel in Salvador. Overnight: Convento do Carmo, breakfast included. 8. City tour with private guide, includes lunch. Overnight: Convento do Carmo, breakfast included. 9. Fly to Porto Seguro (1 hour), transfer to your seaside Fazenda by the ocean. Overnight: Fazenda S達o Francisco do Corumbau, full board basis. 10/11/12. Enjoy lazy days in this remote beach paradise, take walks on the wild beach, visit the local village and indulge in authentic Bahian food. 13. Fly to Sao Paolo and connect to your international flight. Starting rates for this itinerary:

Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 66600 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 8450 EUR

Departing London: 7300 GBP

Departing Oslo: 67900 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 75200 SEK

Departing Copenhagen: 65000 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 8350 EUR

Departing London: 7050 GBP

Departing Oslo: 66000 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 73700 SEK

Arrive Rio de Janeiro, private transfer to hotel. Overnight: Copacabana Palace, breakfast included. 2. Private tour of Rio includes Corcovado, Suger Loaf and lunch. Overnight: Copacabana Palace, breakfast included. 3. Day at leisure. Overnight: Copacabana Palace, breakfast included. 4. Private transfer to airport for flight to Salvador (2 hours), transfer to your historic hotel in Salvador. Overnight: Convento do Carmo, breakfast included. 5. Full day city tour with lunch. Overnight: Convento do Carmo, breakfast included. 6. Fly to Fernando de Noronha via Recife (approx 3h 45min). Transfer to your resort. Overnight: Pousada Maravilha, breakfast included. 7/8/9. Days at leisure to experience this magical island. Overnight: Pousada Maravilha, breakfast included. 10. Fly to Sao Paulo via Recife (approx. 5h 15min.) Private transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Fasano Sao Paulo, breakfast included. 11. Half day city tour with private guide before your transfer to the airport to fly home.

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BRAZIL – IGUASSU FALLS – DAS CATARATAS

TENNIS

Hotel Das Cataratas is the only hotel located within the Iguassu National Park. The hotel itself is a pink Portuguese colonial residence with over 50 years of tradition. In 2009 when Orient-Express took over management the hotel was carefully restored to meet the requirements of modern age travel. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Hotel Das Cataratas has a privileged location alongside the Iguassu Falls, just a short walk away from attractions such as Devils Throat (15 mins.). The hotel offers 193 rooms. Rooms start at 20 sqm. and the Cataratas suite is 94 sqm with four balconies. All decorated in Portuguese style with local flora art work, painted tiles designed exclusively for the hotel and twin vanities. Deluxe Falls View rooms come with views over the falls.

The hotel features a large swimming pool, separate kid’s pool, tennis court, tropical gardens with orchids. Cataratas Spa offers treatments inspired by the Amazon rainforest. For dining the Ipé Grill by the pool and The Itaipu Restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Bar with live music every evening. 24 hour room service.

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30 mins. by car from Foz do Iguassu International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity.

BRAZIL – RIO DE JANEIRO – COPACABANA PALACE

BEACH

TENNIS

One of Rio’s most famous landmarks, Copacabana Palace exudes grandeur and tradition from its prime position on Copacabana Beach. The art deco building has made celebrities and guests feel at home since the hotel first opened in 1923. The tradition lives on in the careful hands of Orient-Express Hotels. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located right by Copacabana Beach separated only by the road. 245 rooms and suites in two separate buildings. Rooms and suites measure 30–100 sqm. Deluxe Beach view rooms all face the ocean, some with Juliet-style balconies.

Swimming pool, roof top tennis court without charge, fitness centre, spa with treatments from Shiseido and Natura, hair salon. Beach service on Copacabana beach with sun loungers and umbrellas. Two restaurants, piano bar and Bar do Copa. 24 hour room service.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes from the international airport, 20 minutes from the domestic airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity.

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RIO DE JANEIRO

SAO PAULO

FA S A N O R I O

FA S A N O S A O PA U L O

This Starck-styled boutique hotel has the ideal location overlooking Ipanema beach. Ocean front rooms have balconies and entertaining views. The rooftop terrace with infinity pool, bar, gym is the place to be and be seen.

Sao Paulos most elegant and stylish hotel located in the Jardins district only steps away from premium dining and shopping. 91 rooms all with private balconies. Spa with swimming pool, sauna, gym and steam.

PANTANAL

BUZIOS

CAIMAN ECOLOGICAL R E FUG E

I N SO LITO BOUTIQU E H OTE L

A place to discover jaguars, pumas and nature in the wetlands of Pantanal. A 53000 hectare ranch with two lodges (6&5 bedrooms) that can also be taken for private use. Wet season is Janâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mar & dry Julyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sep.

A casual and stylish hotel located on a horse-shoe shaped bay of turquoise water a few steps from Ferradura beach. The village of Buzios is 10 min by taxi. 12 rooms, restaurant, poolside bar, fresh and salt water pools.

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BAHIA

FLORIANOPOLIS

FA Z E N D A S Ă&#x192; O F R A N C I S C O D O C O R U M B A U

P O N TA D O S G A N C H O S

Remote and exotic, this Fazenda is the ultimate hideaway in Bahia. Enjoy the wild long stretch of beach, lazy days by the pool, authentic local food and casually stylish accommodations.

An all inclusive adults only hotel easily accesible, 1 h by car from Florianopolis. 25 rustic-chic villas, small man made beach, pool, spa, fitness centre, cinema. Arvoredo island, perfect for diving is nearby.

SALVADOR

FERNANDO DE NORONHA

CO NVE NTO DO CAR M O

P O U S A D A M A R AV I L H A

Historical colonial style hotel located in the picturesque Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador, 1.5 km from the historical center. 79 Rooms and SuĂ­tes elegantly decorated, Spa, fitness, pool.

A castaway island retreat of only eight bungalows in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. The island offers three beautiful beaches: our favourite beach on the island is the deserted Praia da Leao.14 minutes drive.

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CHILE Caught between the Pacific Ocean and towering Andes, Chile stretches from the Atacama Desert to the wildly beautiful Patagonia way down south, with its glittering fjords, ice-capped volcanoes and hot springs. Between the extremes lies Santiago, a modern city with ski resorts and wineries a short drive away. Chilean territory also includes Easter Island, shrouded in myth.

PERU

Easter Island

BOLIVIA CHILE

Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa

Alto Atacama

Atacama

CHILE

ARGENTINA

Hotel Casa Higueras

Valparaiso

Santiago W Santiago Lastarria Boutique Hotel

The Singular

Punta Arenas

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9 NIGHTS CHILE

13 NIGHTS CHILE

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1.

Meet and greet at Santiago Airport and private transfer to hotel. Overnight: W Santiago, breakfast included. 2. Private transfer to Santiago Airport for flight to Easter Island. Flight time 5h 40mins. On arrival transfer to Hanga Roa. Overnight: Hanga Roa, dinner included. 3&4. Two days of nature excursions. Hanga Roa offers easy to more difficult walks that, one by one, unveil the secrets and beauty of the island. These walks are combined with picnics on rocky outcrops or along the shore. Each day you can choose between 5 or more different explorations. Overnight: Hanga Roa, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 5. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to mainland Chile. Flight time 4h 45 mins. Stay overnight at the airport hotel for your early morning flight to Punta Arenas. Ovenight: Holiday Inn Santiago Airport, breakfast included. 6. Fly to Punta Arenas, Patagonia. Flight time: 3h 25mins. The transfer by shared van to The Singular (approx. 2h 30mins). Overnight: The Singular, all-inclusive basis. 7/8/9. Choose from a list of daily activities offered by The Singular such as; bird watching, trekking to the Mylodon Caves or to the base of Paine Towers, biking, discovering Torres del Paine National Park, exploring Puerto Bories on horseback and much more… Overnight: The Singular, all-inclusive basis. 10. Morning transfer to Punta Arenas Airport for flight to Santiago to connect to your international flight. Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 42500 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 5950 EUR

Departing London: 4800 GBP

Departing Oslo: 45000 NOK

Meet and greet at Santiago Airport and private transfer to hotel. Overnight: Lastarria Boutique Hotel, breakfast included. 2. Full day tour of Cachapoal valley with lunch included. Visit to two wineries with wine tasting. Overnight: Hotel Casa Silva, breakfast included. 3. Full day tour of Curico Valley with two vineyard visits and lunch included. Overnight: Hotel Casa Silva, breakfast included. 4. Full day tour of Colchagua valley with two vineyard visits and lunch included. Overnight: Lastarria Boutique Hotel, Santiago, breakfast included. 5. In the morning half day city tour by bike with guide to see the sights of Santiago. In the afternoon transfer to airport for your 2 hour flight to Calama followed by a 1 hour van transfer to Atacama. Overnight: Alto Atacama, all inclusive basis. 6&7. Explore Atacama desert including Salar de Atacama (Salt Flat), Valle de Luna, Puritama Hot Springs, El Tatio Geysers. Overnight: Alto Atacama, all inclusive basis. 8. Transfer by car to Calama Airport for flight to Santiago. Overnight at the airport before your next day flight. Overnight: Holiday Inn Airport, breakfast included. 9. Fly 3h 25mins. to Punta Arenas in the far south of Chile. Transfer 2h 30mins. to The Singular Hotel Patagonia. Overnight: The Singular, all inclusive basis. 10/11/12. Choose from a list of daily activities such as; bird watching, trekking to the Mylodon Caves or to the base of Paine Towers, biking, discovering Torres del Paine National Park, exploring Puerto Bories on horseback and much more… 13. Transfer to Punta Arenas for flight to Santiago. Private transfer to Valparaiso (approx. 1h 30 mins). Overnight: Hotel Casa Higueras, breakfast included. 14. Full day tour to Isla Negra to visit the home of Nobel Prize Winner 1971 Pablo Neruda among other attractions. Tour ends at Santiago Airport for flight home.

Departing Stockholm: 52000 SEK Departing Copenhagen: 45700 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 6400 EUR

Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy

Departing London: 5200 GBP

Departing Oslo: 48500 NOK

class, accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an

Departing Stockholm: 56000 SEK

indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.

SANTIAGO

SANTIAGO

W SA NTIAGO

L A S TA R R I A B O U T I Q U E H O T E L

The city’s most glam 5 star hotel with trendy interiors by Tony Chi and Sergio Echeverria. Expect great facilities including several restaurants, the soaring 12 metre wall of wine with over 6000 bottles, a night club, rooftop pool and bar, massive gym and spa. 196 open plan rooms with revealing bathrooms and stunning views.

Housed in a 1927 residence on a quiet street in Santiago’s most bohemian neighborhood with galleries, cafes, museums and cinemas. Outdoor swimming pool in the garden, wi-fi, restaurant, massage room and exercise equipment. Daily complimentary afternoon tea.

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VALPARAISO

PATAGONIA

H OTE L CA SA H IG U E R A S

THE SINGUL AR

Valparaiso’s city zone is a UNESCO world heritage site. In the Cerro Alegre area overlooking the bay of Valparaiso the 1920’s villa in Mediterranean style houses 20 charming guest rooms. Garden with swimming pool & spa. Panoramic terrace with cocktails and snack service. The Montealegre restaurant specializes in seafood.

Discover deep Patagonia from The Singular, an old cold storage plant adjoined by a new built body housing 57 rooms. Come for nature and the daily nature expeditions including visits to Torres del Paine National Park. Spa overlooking the fjord with indoor and outdoor pool, saunas and steam room. The signature restaurant serves cuisine traditional to the region.

EASTER ISLAND

ATACAMA DESERT

H A N G A R O A E C O V I L L A G E & S PA

A LT O ATA C A M A

A casual and rustic lodge on the mystical Easter Island with walking distance to the main town. 79 spacious rooms and suites built with natural materials such as cypress logs, clay and volcanic rock. Authentic cuisine using fresh produce from the local market. The Manavai Spa with 4 cave like treatment rooms is the place to rest after long hikes on the island. Kneipp pool, sauna, outdoor Jacuzzis.

Set in a striking location of serene beauty in the shadow of the Pukará de Quitor ruins and San Pedro’s river. 32 rooms all with private terraces from where you can enjoy the colours of the valley. Magical natural escapades await you with varying levels of difficulties, mountain biking, trekking, van excursions. See salt flats, cave paintings, high Andes lagoons, high mountain villages…

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PERU Exhilarant jungle, towering mountains and the highest lake in the world. Peru is also heir to ancient culture, colonial tradition and a passionate way of life. Lima is vivid with history, colour and sound, and the odours of street cooks. Inca citadel Machu Picchu was hidden in the Andes for centuries, but now you reach it by train from Cuzco, the Inca capital. Our itineraries also include the Amazonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green and tangled abundance, white city Arequipa, ringed by volcanoes, and the remote Colca canyon â&#x20AC;Ś

COLOMBIA ECUADOR

PERU

BRAZIL

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Reserva Amazonica

Lima Hotel Barranco

Machu Picchu Hotel Monasterio

Las Casitas Del Colca Sol Y Luna Lodge & Spa

Cuzco

BOLIVIA

Titilaka Hotel

Casa Andina Private Collection

Puno Arequipa

CHILE

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ITINERARIES 7 NIGHTS IN PERU

12 NIGHTS IN PERU

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Arrive in Lima and connect to domestic flight to Puerto Maldonado via Cuzco (flight time: 2h 45min). Transfer from airport to the lodge. Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, dinner and breakfast included. A selection of excursions are included for today. Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, lunch, dinner and breakfast included. Transportation from the lodge to Puerto Maldonado airport for your 1 hour flight to Cuzco. Private transfer from Cuzco airport to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Lunch at restaurant Incanto, excursion to Pisac market and ruins. Overnight: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa, dinner and breakfast included. Private guided excursion to Chinchero, including a visit to Callañaupa textile centre. Gourmet outdoor lunch in the Sacred Valley followed by private guided excursion to Maras salt mines and Moray archaeological site. Overnight: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa, dinner and breakfast included. Private guided excursion to Ollantaytambo, including a visit to Catcco museum. Then board Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Overnight: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, dinner and breakfast included. Private excursion to Machu Picchu, buffet lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Private transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cuzco. Dinner at MAP Café. Overnight: Hotel Monasterio, breakfast included. City sightseeing, including a visit to the neighborhood of San Blas. Private transfer to Cuzco airport for flight to Juliaca (flight time: 1 hour). Transfer from airport to Lake Titicaca. Overnight: Hotel Titilaka, dinner and breakfast included. A choice of à la carte excursions are included for today. Overnight: Hotel Titilaka, lunch, dinner and breakfast included. Transfer from Titilaka to Juliaca airport for flight to Lima (flight time: 1h 45min).

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5. 6.

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9.

Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 43500 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 5950 EUR

Departing London: 4700 GBP

Departing Oslo: 47300 NOK

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Departing Stockholm: 53600 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy

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class, accommodation, meals, transfers, and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.

12. 13.

Arrive in Lima and connect for flight to Arequipa (1h 30min), private transfer to the hotel followed by lunch and half day city sightseeing, including a visit to Santa Catalina monastery and Museum of Andean Sanctuaries. Overnight: Casa Andina Private Collection, breakfast included. Private transportation to Colca Valley. Overnight: Las Casitas del Colca by OrientExpress. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Excursion to Condor Cross lookout point, visit the towns of Cabanaconde, Macca y Yanque. Overnight: Las Casitas del Colca by Orient-Express. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Visit the town of Coporaque, lunch at Chivay. Private transportation to Titilaka on the shores of Lake Titicaca (6 hours approx.) Overnight: Hotel Titilaka, dinner and breakfast included. A choice of à la carte excursions are included for today. Overnight: Hotel Titilaka, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Transportation from Titilaka to Juliaca airport, fly to Cuzco (1 hour flight). Transportation from Cuzco airport to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Visit to Pisac market and archaeological site followed by lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari. Overnight: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa, dinner and breakfast included. Private guided excursion to Chinchero, including a visit to Callañaupa textile centre. Gourmet outdoor lunch in the Sacred Valley followed by private guided excursion to Maras salt mines and Moray archaeological site. Overnight: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa, dinner and breakfast included. Private guided excursion to Ollantaytambo, including a visit to Catcco museum. Then board Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Overnight: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, dinner and breakfast included. Private guided excursion to Machu Picchu, buffet lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, Vistadome Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, private transportation from Ollantaytambo Train Station to Cuzco. Overnight: Hotel Monasterio, breakfast included. Morning at leisure. City sightseeing, including visits to Sacsayhuamán and Templo de la luna. In the evening dinner at MAP Café. Overnight: Hotel Monasterio, breakfast included. Private transportation from your hotel to Cuzco airport for your 1 hour flight to Puerto Maldonado. Transportation from airport to the lodge. Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, dinner and breakfast included. A selection of excursions are included for today. Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, lunch, dinner and breakfast included. Transportation from the lodge to Puerto Maldonado airport for your flight to Lima via Cuzco. (approx. flying time 2h 45min). Connect to your international flight.

Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 57500 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 7900 EUR

Departing London: 6400 GBP

Departing Oslo: 62100 NOK

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LIMA

MACHU PICCHU

H OTE L BAR R AN CO

I N K AT E R R A M A C H U P I C C H U P U E B L O H O T E L

On the corners of the boulevard Saenz PeĂąa and San Martin, the hotel sits in the heart of Barranco, sharing the boulevard with art galleries, trendy boutiques, luxury apartments and a diplomatic residence. The house was designed by famed French architect Jean Claude Sahut, commissioned to add grandeur to Lima by designing the Presidential Palace. Almost a century later the mansion flourishes once again.

A pueblo of luxurious whitewashed bungalows built into terraced hills, steps away from the train station that brings luxury trains from Cuzco and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Two adjoining guest suites, each with a terrace and pool, overlook a lush garden. Each opulent villa suite has an open fireplace, plus sitting and dining areas. Accommodations include also intimate RUSTIC lodges.

CUZCO

AREQUIPA

H O T E L M O N TA S T E R I O

C A S A A N D I N A P R I VAT E C O L L E C T I O N

High in the Andes, more than 3000 metres above sea in the historic city of Cuzco is the 16th-century Hotel Monasterio. The property was originally built as a monastery in 1592 and is now managed by Orient-Express hotels. Hotel Monasterio is the ideal base from which to discover Cuzco and the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu, which can be reached via a spectacular three-hour train journey.

On a quiet street in the heart of Arequipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic district, the white volcanic stone colonial mansion is near the entrance of the famed Santa Catalina Convent and only 3 blocks from Plaza de Armas. We recommend the suites in the original building for historic flair rather than the ordinary rooms in the annex. All rooms have amenities like hotpot and tea selection, robes, quality toiletries, and complimentary wi-fi.

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AMAZON RAINFOREST

COLCA CANYON

R E S E R VA A M A Z O N I C A

L A S C A S I TA S D E L C O L C A

Experience the exotic virgin rainforest on foot or by boat and stay in comfort in one of the 35 wooden cabanas or in the tree house 27 m above the verdant jungle floor. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve and the Madre de dios River in Southern Peru. The lodge is accessed by a 45 minute boat ride from the jetty located 10 minutes by car from Cuzco airport.

A collection of 20 luxurious cottage villas set in the peace and serenity of the remote Colca Canyon. Nestled high in the Andes, this Orient-Express retreat offers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional beauty of Peru. Spot condors high overhead, hike through the fields or visit the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm. Spa Samay features a pool and sauna, and one can experience treatments inspired by the Andes.

LAKE TITICACA

URUBAMBA

TITI L AK A H OTE L

S O L Y L U N A L O D G E & S PA

The award-winning Titilaka is a contemporary experience lodge located on a private peninsula on the shores of Lake Titicaca. From the impressive facade to the crisp dining room, the dĂŠcor fuses modern ambience with the colorful heritage of the region. Large windows allow guests to see outdoors. 18 lake-view rooms feature heated floors. King, Dawn, Dusk and Corner suites have spa bathrooms, with oversized tubs and massage showers.

This lodge is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas at an altitude of 2870 meters (9416 ft), one km outside the town of Urubamba. 28 rustic bungalows include a family unit that sleeps four. Killa Wasi is the restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Yacu Wasi Spa offers sauna, gym, tai chi, massages, body treatments and the Sol y Luna facial developed for high altitude. The lovely gardens host more than 35 species of birds. p. 281


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ECUADOR 14 NIGHTS IN ECUADOR 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7.

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Arrive Quito, private transfer hotel. Overnight: Casa Gangotena, breakfast included. Full day tour of Quito with private guide, a journey through art and history. Includes lunch. Overnight: Casa Gangotena, breakfast included. Early departure from Quito by car to visit the Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological sanctuary around the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano, which rises 5897 metre. Lunch before returning to Quito. Overnight: Casa Gangotena, breakfast included. Private car to the Mindo-Nabillo rainforest. Stop en route to see Tulipe home of the Yumbo sun culture. Overnight: Mashpi Lodge, dinner and breakfast included. A day of nature adventures and excursions in the rainforest inlcuding canopy ride and hikes. Overnight: Mashpi Lodge, lunch, dinner and breakfast included. Enjoy lunch at ‘El Crater’. Built inside a volcano crater it offers a 360 degree view of the area. Transfer to Quito. Overnight: Casa Gangotena, breakfast included. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Galapagos (flight time: 2 hours). Board your Galapagos cruise ship for a Western Galapagos cruise. Overnight: La Pinta, breakfast, lunch and dinner included throughout the cruise. Visit Isabela Island, the nesting place for flightless cormorants, and Fernandina Island. Today the ship will make two additional landings at Isabela Island. Disembark at Rábida Island to see the red coloured beach along with sea lions and marine iguanas. In the afternoon visit Santa Cruz Island for a hike. Morning disembarkation at the Charles Darwin Research station at Puerto Ayora to see the tortoises Lunch poolside at Finch Bay followed by highlands of Santa Cruz. Two distinct landings at Floreana Island. Opportunities for snorkeling, kayaking and glass-bottom boat excursion. Santa Fe Island, wet landing on a sandy beach with sea lion harems. As you approach South Plaza Island you will see a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus. Yellow-gray land iguanas sit beneath these, waiting patiently for pears to drop.

CO LO M B I A

Galapagos Islands

PERU

COLOMBIA

Mashpi Lodge

M/V Santa Cruz M/Y La Pinta Finch Bay Eco Resort

Salinas

14. 15.

Quito

San Agustin de Callo

Casa Gangotena

ECUADOR

Guayaquil

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Quito. Overnight: Casa Gangotena, breakfast included. Private escorted transfer to the airport for your international flight.

Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 60700 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 8750 EUR

Departing London: 6850 GBP

Departing Oslo: 63700 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 72000 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality. Galapagos entrance fee (aaprox. 100 USD p.p.). Quito departure tax

QUITO

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – GALAPAGOS

CA SA GAN GOTE NA

F I N C H B AY E C O H O T E L

Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena houses 31 rooms with contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technologies and comforts. The restaurant serves traditional Ecuadorian dishes from the Andes and the coast. Don’t miss sampling the hotel’s line of locally sourced dark chocolate. Traditional high tea can be enjoyed either on the panoramic third floor terrace or in the patio.

A 27 room beach front property located at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos. Relax by the pool or enjoy a range of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, bike rentals and hiking to Las Grietas. Lounge, bar and restaurant, wi-fi. Staying at Finch Bay is a good option for families who do not want to take a longer Galapagos cruise. The hotel can be your base for daily boat excursions.

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GALAPAGOS CRUISE

The M/Y LA PINTA has set a new standard of excellence for the concept of small ship cruising around Darwin’s living laboratory of the Galapagos Islands. 24 cabins sized 16–22 sqm all on the upper deck air-conditioned with bathrooms, as well as large, sea-view windows. Six cabins are connected for families traveling together. Daily excursions by the best trained category 3 naturalist guides. Gym equipment and Jacuzzi available onboard.

The 43 cabin vessel has been purpose built to sail in the Galapagos. Discerning travellers should book one of two master suites with balconies. The sun deck comes with Jacuzzi, a bar and a platform for dolphin and whale watching. As an alternative to snorkeling the vessel has a glass-bottom boat. Onboard, the chief naturalist and 5 additional naturalists oversee excursions, give lectures and brief the guests on the daily programme.

COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK

ECUADORIAN RAINFOREST

H AC I E N DA SA N AU G U STI N D E C A LLO

MAS HPI LO

This working farm is located in the Ecuadorian highlands at an elevation of 3000 metres (9857 ft) and is reached from Quito by car in 1.5 hours. Accommodations are authentically rustic and simple. Days are spent horseback riding through towns and villages following old Inca paths, trekking with or without guide, downhill mountain biking going from 4800 metres down to 3000 metres, or fishing trout in the streams of the hacienda.

Avant-garde architecture foliaged in the deep green rainforest. The experiential journey from Quito takes 4 hours with stops en route. Daily half day tours in the private rainforest reserve are offered and include easy or demanding hikes (equipment provided by hotel), home visits, 2 km canopy ride and more. Rates include all meals and soft drinks and activities. The lodge is 1500 metres above sea level and we recommend staying 2–3 nights.

M / Y L A P I N TA

M / V S A N TA C R U Z

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COSTA RICA Costa Rica stretches from coast to coast, with only 320 km between the Pacific and the Caribbean. Its interest in conservation has ensured that the jungles are full of orchids, monkeys, sloths, strange frogs, extraordinary birds and butterflies. It is also a country of molten earth activity with volcanos and hot springs. Or just a seductively lazy beach holiday, blissed out with pristine diving or surfing the big breaksâ&#x20AC;Ś

N IC A R AGU A

Liberia

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa Hotel

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge and Spa

COSTA RICA

San Jose

Hotel Grano do Oro

Hotel Punta Islita

Quepos

Parador Resort & Spa Hotel

PANAMA

Puerto Jimanez

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9 NIGHTS COSTA RICA

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Arrival to Liberia. Private ground transfer to your hotel in Arenal, home of the Arenal volcano and hot springs. Overnight: Arenal Kioro Hotel, breakfast included. 2. Today, take a shared hike tour to Arenal Volcano National Park. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Overnight: Arenal Kioro Hotel, breakfast included. 3. Take a private ground transfer from Arenal to Papagayo and arrive at Costa Ricaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most impressive beach resort in a stunning location with the service and facilities that Four Seasons is known for. Overnight: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, breakfast included. 4. Day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, relax by the beach or take optional tours (not included). Overnight: Four Seasons Resort, breakfast included. 5. Today, enjoy a shared tour to Tempisque River (near Palo Verde National Park) with lunch included. 2.5 hours boat ride on the river, from the boat, watch the fabulous array of wild birds, howler monkeys, green iguanas and coatis, anteaters and crocodiles. Overnight: Four Seasons Resort, breakfast included. 6/7. Days at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, relax by the beach or take optional tours (not included). Overnight: Four Seasons Resort, breakfast included. 8. After breakfast, private transfer to Liberia International Airport. Fly home.

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Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy:

Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy:

Departing Copenhagen: 26200 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 3600 EUR

Departing Copenhagen: 22000 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 3000 EUR

Departing London: 2700 GBP

Departing Oslo: 26500 NOK

Departing London: 2600 GBP

Departing Oslo: 25000 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 33700 SEK

Arrive in San Jose. Private ground transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Grano de Oro Hotel, breakfast included. 2. Private ground transfer from San Jose to Bajos del Toro, the tropical cloud forest of the central volcanic valley. Overnight: El Silencio Lodge, breakfast included. 3. Morning walking tour to the mystic waterfall. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight: El Silencio Lodge, breakfast included. 4. Private ground transfer from Bajos del Toro to Arenal, home of the Arenal volcano and hot springs. Overnight: Arenal Kioro Hotel, breakfast included. 5. Day at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the hotel or take optional excursions. Overnight: Arenal Kioro Hotel, breakfast included. 6. Private ground transfer from Arenal to the beach destination of your choice. Overnight: Punta Islita Hotel (Guanacaste) or Parador Hotel (Manuel Antonio). 7/8. Days at leisure on the coast of Costa Rica. Overnight: Punta Islita Hotel (Guanacaste) or Parador Hotel (Manuel Antonio). 9. Transfer back to San Jose; transfer from Punta Islita includes a domestic flight (max 12 kg luggage p.p.) Overnight: Grano de Oro Hotel, breakfast included. 10. After breakfast, private transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport, fly home.

Departing Stockholm: 25500 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.

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MANUEL ANTONIO PA R A D O R R E S O R T & S PA

Perched high above the sweeping Central Pacific coastline on twelve acres of verdant rainforest teeming with wildlife, Parador Resort & Spa exudes old-world charm and the European-inspired ambience of a traditional Spanish parador. Facilities include three swimming pools, four restaurants and bars, tennis court and spa. The resort is just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park. Daily complimentary shuttles are offered to nearby beaches.

SAN JOSE HOTEL GR ANO DE ORO

A Victorian style mansion with charming porches, fountains and tropical plants. The hotel is located in the heart of San Jose on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare. The 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with hallways lined with photographs and art. The restaurant serves French cuisine with a tropical twist. The bar has an old world feel. Rooftop terrace with jacuzzis.

BAJOS DEL TORO EL SILENCIO LODGE

Find yourself immersed in Costa Rica’s tropical cloud forest at this rustic eco lodge. Daily activities include yoga, meditation and hiking to nearby waterfalls. The lodge’s restaurant serves healthy cuisine with vegetables and produce from the onsite organic garden. Three meals are included daily in the rate. The Esencia spa uses healing local ingredients such as mineral rich clay and mud from Costa Rica’s volcanoes.

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GUANACASTE F O U R S E A S O N S R E S O R T PA PA G AYO

Costa Ricaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best resort with true Four Seasons service and amenities. Located on the thin peninsula Papagayo with immediate access to two natural beaches; one for swimming and tanning another for non-motorized water sports. Extensive spa and gym facilities, kids club, tennis, golf course nearby, silent pool, main pool and whirlpool grotto. Beach boys bring complimentary fruits, water and Evian sprays.

GUANACASTE H O T E L P U N TA I S L I TA

An authentic and charming beach resort tiered in several levels. At the top the infinity pool appears to merge with the ocean. At ocean level the Borrancho beach club comes with swimming pool, casual restaurant, swim-up bar and playground for children. Facilities include a 9-hole golf course and tennis courts. The area offers activities such as zip-lining, hiking, horseback riding, sport fishing and surfing. Besides rooms and suites two and three-bedroom villas are available.

VOLCANO ARENAL A R E N A L K I O R O S U I T E S & S PA

Romantic getaway with direct views of the non active side of Arenal Volcano, 10 minutes from La Fortuna town and 2-3 hours by car from San Jose. 53 rooms and suites, Heliconias restaurant with volcano views. The Neidin Spa offers many different treatments including mud baths, coffee scrubs and hot lava stone massages. Some 7 minutes from Kioro there are 7 hot springs pools with different mineral compositions and hydro-massage. Canoeing, caving, rafting, volcano hiking and other tours offered.

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MEXICO Olé. The romance of ancient Mayan mysteries, ranchero music and people who know how to enjoy life. Mexico’s contrasts invite exploration. The cosmopolitan playground Riviera Maya is bathed by warm Caribbean sea, in reach of jungle and Mayan cultural treasures. The cool Pacific washes golden beaches on the other coast, with cactus deserts, craggy peaks and the trendy Baja California. That’s only the beginning …

USA

Banyan Tree Mayakoba Maroma Resort And Spa Hotel Rosewood Mayakoba

MEXICO

Cabo San Lucas Capella Pedregal

Cancun

Mérida

Mexico City Zihuatanejo BELIZE

G U AT E M A L A

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MEXICO/RIVIERA MAYA – MAROMA RESORT & SPA BY ORIENT EXPRESS

WIFI

ADULT

SNORKEL

BEACH

TENNIS

On the edge of lapis-blue Caribbean sea, the thatched villas of Maroma stretch along a sugary white beach, a hushed secret among current and past guests. In the resort’s dense gardens parrots and butterflies play, close to Mexico’s great heritage sites, dazzling beaches, and fabulous reefs. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The estate’s 63 guest rooms, suites and four-bedroom villa glow with mahogany and bamboo-filtered light, featuring unique handpainted tiles, soft wool rugs, original art and furniture from the hotel’s own workshops. King-size beds and luxury baths, some with sunken tubs, provide delicious comfort.

Dining venues include 2 restaurants and 2 bars. The hotel features a gym and Kinan Spa where Mayan beliefs have determined alignment of rooms and influenced many treatments. Free wi-fi throughout. 3 swimming pools. Activities include diving among a huge variety of corals and colourful fish, sport fishing, kayaking, parasailing, sailing, swimming with dolphins, or golf nearby. Accepts children 16 years and older. Children of all ages welcome in July & August.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Cancun International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity.

DON’T MISS…

Booking an Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite (Sian-Nah), Mayan for “House of Heaven” complete with plunge pool and direct ocean views, only footsteps from the sandy beach.

ME XICO/PL AYA DEL CARMEN – BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA

WIFI

FAMILY

SNORKEL

BEACH

GOLF

TENNIS

A village sparkling with water, offering villas with private pools and a sense of tranquil space. Located in the vibrant Riviera Maya in a protected tropical landscape with mangroves, lagoons, sand dunes, low forest and coral – colourful reefs that stretch all the way from Yucatan to Guatemala. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Comprises 107 All Pool Villas and Townhouses with soaring ceilings, outdoor living / dining areas, spacious bathroom, private garden or terrace, outdoor tub, own swimming pool. Spa Pool Villas are designed for romance with pool, Jacuzzi, massage pavilion. Two-bedroom Pool Villas face sunset near the beach or lagoon (a few lagoon villas face sunrise); while 6 three-bedroom villas front the ocean. Townhouse (3 bedroom).

The resort offers 2 bars & 4 restaurants including Saffron signature restaurant serving contemporary Thai cuisine on three pontoons. Banyan Tree SPA comprises 16 pavilions over water or in gardens, with luxurious amenities. Facilities include gym, yoga, beauty salon, pool, beach club with swimming pool and swim-up bar. El Camaleón golf course, tennis. For kids 12 and under daily activities 9am-5pm, Xbox consoles…

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car from Cancun international Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Booking the private rainforest experience in the spa; a spa attendant guides you through a series of steam rooms, saunas, experience showers & hydrojet pools, at hand with ice pouches, towels & water. Well worth the fee.

Welcome amenity. Early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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MEXICO/PLAYA DEL CARMEN – ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA

FAMILY

GOLF

BEACH

WIFI

Along an arc of white sand, the resort is built with chic simplicity on small islands surrounded by lagoon and mangroves, bordering the Caribbean Sea and its fabulous barrier reef. An indulgent spa lies on a private island, and guests have access to a championship golf course in the luxury enclave. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Just north of Playa del Carmen, there are 128 suites on the beachfront or beside clear lagoons. The signature categories include 8 overwater island & lagoon-view suites and deluxe ocean-view duplex suites offering panoramic sea views. Features include private plunge pools, outdoor garden showers and rooftop decks. In-room details include regional artwork.

The resort features 4 restaurants & bars; 3 beautiful pools; Sense, a Rosewood Spa; gym & shops. Rose Buds programme ensures families have fun; parents are encouraged to join activities at the Kids Club (3-12). Guests have access to El Camaleón golf course by Greg Norman, 2 tennis courts, lectures on Mayan culture and Yucatán ecosystem; scuba diving & snorkeling on the coral reef. Shopping, dining & nightlife in Playa del Carmen. Visits to famous ruins Xel-Ha, Xcaret & Tulum.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by car from Cancun International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

The complimentary wet facilities at the spa – our favourite is the fragrant steam room.

One 500 ml bottle of premium tequila from Milagro in your room on arrival.

MEXICO/CABO SAN LUCAS – CAPELLA PEDREGAL

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

A world apart. Overlooking a long expanse of beach and ocean on the southernmost tip of Baja California Peninsula, the beach resort is reached via the only privately owned tunnel in Mexico. The vibrant town of Cabo is on the other side of the tunnel, creating a feeling of total exclusivity. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Where two seas meet, near the legendary Land’s End and the world-class Cabo Marina. The resort offers 66 refined guest rooms & suites featuring terrace with private plunge pool and ocean views, separate tub, rainforest and handheld showers. Luxury villas/ casitas also available with 2 to 4 bedrooms.

Facilities include signature restaurant Don Manuel’s and cliffside El Farallon, where the local catch rests on mounds of shaved ice and you dine over crashing waves.. Auriga Spa (10 000 sqm) offers aqua-therapy, outdoor spa pool & fitness centre. Infinity pool with enhanced service & amenities. Ocean not suitable for swimming due to strong currents. Your Personal Assistant is on hand to arrange excursions. Free minibar.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Los Cabos International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

To experience the Old Town of San Jose del Cabo, easily accessible by foot thanks to the resort’s own Dos Mares tunnel carved through the mountain.

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USA If you want it, or just want to see it…this is where you come. It’s everything. The most powerful nation on earth, enthusiastically commercial, restlessly re-branding, and yet rural, naïve, charming, arty, friendly and full of surprises. Obsessed with the Next Big Thing, New York is still villagey and deeply ethnic. California is glitzy nights and starlets, but also Napa Valley, knock-dead natural beauty and old colonial grace. Warm sultry Florida too has its time warps.

CANADA

The Peninsula New York The Greenwich Hotel

Solage Calistoga Hotel

U N I T E D S T AT E S

Milliken Creek Inn Four Seasons Hotel Francisco St. Regis San Francisco Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur Carmel Valley Ranch

New York

San Francisco Las Vegas Los Angeles

La Valencia Hotel Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

The Us Grant San Diego

Orlando Hollywood The Peninsula Beverly Hills SLS at Beverly Hills Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

MEXICO

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa The Reach Resort

Miami

Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale The Setai, South Beach Acqualina Resort & Spa The Betsy Hotel

Key West

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USA NEW YORK

THE PENINSULA NEW YORK

WIFI

In the heart of New York’s most prestigious business, shopping and entertainment district, The Peninsula New York blends old world elegance and modern luxury in a landmark building from 1905. Classical design elements are merged with contemporary furnishings and state-of-the-art technology. Guests can control their room environment with the touch of a fingertip. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On 5th Avenue and 55th Street, the hotel has 239 rooms and suites decorated in classic contemporary style. All with bedside controls for AC, lights and TV; marble bathroom; complimentary ISDN and wi-fi; operable windows, desks etc. Deluxe rooms 40” TV/DVD. Deluxe Suites offer Fifth Avenue views.

Dining/wining at Fives, Gotham Lounge, and Salon de Ning rooftop bar and terrace with skyline views. The Peninsula Spa by ESPA with cardiovascular fitness machines, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, beauty salon, massages, body treatments. Business Center, 5 spacious function rooms, translation service, computer rental, wireless Internet. Famed concierge service.

AIRPORT & TR ANSPORTION

45/60 minutes by car from JFK & Newark international airports; 30 minutes from LaGuardia.

DON’T MISS…

The complimentary daily fitness classes in the gym or indoor pool. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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USA NEW YORK

THE GREENWICH HOTEL

WIFI

“More like a classy home than a hotel” was one of the accolades. On opening in 2008, The Greenwich Hotel took New York by storm. Owned by Robert de Niro, his son and two developers, total love has gone into creating an extravagantly comfortable boutique hotel haunted by top designer names and the rich treasures of distant cultures. The lantern-lit pool is framed by a former Japanese farm house. Each bedroom is a masterpiece… L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel has 88 rooms, with no two alike. Furnishings draw from a wide range of cultures – from hand-loomed Tibetan silk rugs to the rich patterns of Moroccan tiles. Comforts too come from far and wide: Duxiana beds from Sweden, English leather settees, Italian Carrera marble bathrooms. Modern technology complements the old world charm.

The lounges could belong in a classy home, rich in quiet colour, comfort and texture. The restaurant is a cosy casual Italian tavern with wood-burning oven and open kitchen, and sidewalk seating in summer. The Shibui Spa is famous for its magical pool, and lounge under the roof of a 250-year-old farmhouse where guests can enjoy squeezed juices. The spa offers shiatsu, Japanese bathing rituals, wraps & scrubs, massages, manicures, pedicures and facial treatments. The fitness room is serene with old hemlock floors and hidden lights along with modern equipment.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45-60 minutes by limousine from JFK & Newark Int. airports; 30 minutes from LaGuardia. A D D E D VA L U E S

$100 spa certificate per room. Bottle of red wine and snack welcome plate.

DON’T MISS…

The complimentary minibar stocked with Oreos cookies, jelly beans, pistachio nuts, chocolate, soft drinks, water and more…

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USA MIAMI, FLORIDA

THE SETAI, SOUTH BEACH

WIFI

BEACH

Situated peacefully along the gentle Atlantic Ocean in gardens with sparkling pools, The Setai, South Beach presents a refreshing balance between the thriving South Beach scene and a serene tropical hideaway. Instilled with Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance, The Setai embodies intuitive luxury and distinctive concepts bearing the unmistakable imprint of legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha. It has an intimate private spa, three pools and remarkable restaurants and bars. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On Collins Ave, between 20th and 21st street, this oceanfront address amid tropical gardens boasts 131 rooms in total with 86 studio suites & 45 suites with balconies, kitchen and ocean views (1, 2 & 3 bedrooms); 4 Specialties Suites offer butler service; and there is a vast Penthouse. All Suites feature sumptuous bath, rainfall shower, surround sound CD/DVD system, flat screen TV, espresso machine, complimentary wi-fi.

Distinct dining experiences include fresh Mediterranean cuisine amid sun and sea, and authentic Asian fare showcased al fresco or in an open theater kitchen. Body and mind are recharged at The Spa at The Setai where private spa suites present an array of treatments featuring ancient healing traditions. The hotel offers 3 exquisite pools and private beach. Top Concierge service takes care of arrangements for watersports, golf, deep-sea fishing etc. Situated at the center of the South Beach scene, nightlife, fine dining, shopping and other South Beach attractions await.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Miami International Airport; 10 minutes from the Port; 40 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

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USA MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

THE BETSY–SOUTH BEACH

WIFI

Dramatically poised alongside its Art Deco neighbours at the center of the South Beach scene, nightlife, fine dining, shopping and other South Beach attractions, The Betsy is a distinguished historic landmark hotel. Accommodations with sensory details, imaginative amenities and inspirational design coalesce to produce an unparalleled experience. The Betsy offers a luxurious beach service, and the hotel’s rooftop deck is another delightful spot to linger. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Private beachside haven located on Ocean Drive with 61 rooms and suites. Rooms feature city, pool and ocean views, two double beds or a king; suites include sleeper sofas and separate living and sleeping areas. High-speed internet, iHome docking station and radio, sleep sound machines. Private libraries and (MALIN+GOETZ) amenities enhance every room. The resulting product is a fresh concept in South Beach with elegant, timeless style.

The hotel offers intimate courtyard pool, rooftop deck with a Wellness Garden and Spa. 24 hour fitness room, beach service with chaise longues and umbrellas, Lobby Bar and Salon, where art exhibitions are displayed. Fine dining shines at Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Steak at The Betsy, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, in-room dining and private dining. On Ocean Drive, just outside the hotel, there is a whole lifestyle in action.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

25 minutes from Miami International Airport; 5 minutes from Port of Miami.

The Betsy’s roof deck and their underground speakeasy called B Bar, two of the most intimate and unforgettable spots on Miami Beach.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine or champagne and fruits in room on arrival.

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A product of Lufthansa.

With over 200 dream destinations worldwide, we make it easy to escape. With Lufthansa, you can make your daydreams come true. Indulge yourself with a comfortable journey irrespective of whether you choose to travel in First, Business or Economy Class. For inspiration and information, contact Select Collection.

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USA SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLORIDA

ACQUALINA RESORT & SPA

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

Acqualina’s Mediterranean villa atmosphere embodies a spirit of luxury and serenity. Acqualina features impeccable guest rooms and suites, the first ESPA branded spa in the USA, oceanfront dining including the acclaimed Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront pools and the Acqua-Marine children’s programme. A true beachfront haven, Acqualina provides endless opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Acqualina is located on 4.5 beachfront acres (1.8 hectares) between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, near Bal Harbour and South Beach’s nightlife. The 97 rooms and suites include: terraces, king bed, sitting area, flat-screen TVs, marble flooring, double vanities, separate bath tub and shower, private bars and bathrobes. Many suites have gourmet kitchens.

Dine at the beachfront Costa Grill, Il Mulino New York or the Lobby Bar, or 24-hour in-room dining is available. ESPA at Acqualina features a crystal steam room and sauna. Acqualina features an Adult Only pool, recreation pool & Zero-entry Pool with cabanas, fitness centre, hair salon and complimentary wi-fi. Diving can be arranged, and 2 golf courses are a short drive away. Complimentary AcquaMarine programme and complimentary spa access; $40 daily spa credit per person for up to 2 adults.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport; and 30 minutes from Miami International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The 2000 sqm spa with 16 treatment rooms, crystal steam rooms, heated jet pool, Finnish sauna, experience showers and ice fountain. (The wet areas are complimentary for hotel guests).

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

R I T Z C A R LT O N F O R T L A U D E R D A L E

WA L D O R F A S T O R I A O R L A N D O

This luxury beachfront hotel offers great sea views, and is joined with the beach by skywalk. An ocean-view tropical deck and infinity pool with exclusive cabanas are among the charms. The hotel offers lavish suites, all with balconies and intercoastal or ocean views, 4 dining/wining venues. Luxurious spa, fitness centre, privileges at nearby championship golf course. Fort Lauderdale International Airport 15 min.

Offering complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, this gracious luxury hotel lies in large gardens in Bonnet Creek. Refined accommodations and amenities of this new Waldorf Astoria include: 498 guest rooms & suites, 6 restaurants mirroring the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous venues in New York; extensive Spa by Guerlain with 20 treatment areas, swimming pool with private cabanas, Waldorf Astoria Golf Club. Orlando international airport 30 min.

KEY WEST, FLORIDA

FLORIDA KEYS

TH E R E AC H R E S O RT

L I T T L E PA L M I S L A N D R E S O R T & S PA

Soft white sand and waving palms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a stunning Caribbean hideaway minutes from the pulse of Key West. The intimate, boutique-style hotel features sweeping views of the ocean, private sandy beach and tropical pool, attentive service, 150 beautifully appointed guest rooms, one dining venue, watersports. Oceanside massages. Access to Key West Golf Club. Key West International Airport 10 min.

A best-kept secret for presidents and celebrities, this island resort lies off the coastline of Key West. Sandy beaches, 30 thatched bungalow suites, paths of seashells among flowers and palm trees, no phones, no TVs add to a Crusoe ambience. Gourmet candle-lit dinners, spa, gym, beach bonfires. 30 min/2 hrs by car from Key West /Miami international airports to Little Torch Key, then motor yacht to the island.

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BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

CALISTOGA, CALIFORNIA

POST R ANCH INN

S O L AG E C A LI STOGA

With dramatic views of the coastline, Post Ranch Inn is nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, a romantic getaway off Highway 1 featuring 39 rustic elegant rooms with private decks and ocean or mountain views. Relax by the pools, enjoy a massage, or intimate dinner in Sierra Mar restaurant. 1 hour by car from picturesque Monterey. San Francisco International Airport 3 hours–3.5 hrs.

Surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges in northern Napa Valley, Solage Calistoga offers its own wine country lifestyle. With sophisticated private studio accommodations, celebrated Spa Solage, and Michelin Star-rated Solbar. There are 83 spacious studios and 6 suites, featuring natural materials, inviting furnishings and warm local woods. San Francisco International Airport 136 km.

CARMEL, CALIFORNIA

NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

C A R M E L VA L L E Y R A N C H

M I L L I K E N C R E E K I N N & S PA

A ranch, resort and more. Here you can play 18 holes of world-class golf, access endless hiking trails, explore vineyards, enjoy mountain-top yoga, 3 restaurants and a choice of pools. Each of 139 suites features cathedral ceilings, travertine fireplaces, custom-made furnishings, limestone bathrooms, private decks, 42“ TVs, iPod docking, free wi-fi. Monterey 20 min, San Jose int apt 2.5 hrs.

An ultra private refuge with only 12 chic rooms with river and woodland views, extravagantly outfitted with piles of down pillows, fluffy duvet and linens of supreme quality, marble bathrooms with spa tub and sumptuous robes. Breakfast brought to your room or patio – decadent fresh pastries, orange juice, coffee/tea, and hot items like Belgian waffles. Spa. San Francisco International Airport 1 hr.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

FOU R S E A SO N S H OTE L

ST REGIS SAN FR ANCISCO

A stroll from Union Square and the Museum of Modern Art, 277 guest rooms, including 46 suites, are spacious, warm and inviting. Floor-to-ceiling windows give stunning views of the city, Yerba Buena Gardens or the bay. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, lounge, sports club & spa featuring massages, reflexology, medical rejuvenation therapies, peels and wraps. San Francisco International Airport 30 min.

This contemporary hotel is located in the vibrant SoMa area, adjoining the Museum of Modern Art, featuring spectacular city views, 2 restaurants, gym, spa and butler service. Fresh and airy, 260 guest rooms in hues of cream and white offer sleek window seating, 42â&#x20AC;? TV, oversized soaking tub & separate shower. Near to galleries, restaurants, shopping, nightlife. San Francisco International Airport 20 min.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA

THE US GR ANT

L A VA L E N C I A H O T E L

An icon since 1910, this palatial hotel in the historic Gaslamp Quarter is an easy walk from shopping, dining and entertainment, and a short drive from renowned beaches. In 270 rooms and suites, classic Empire-style furnishings are given modern touches (like a custom-made drip-painting headboard). Grand lobby, and great food at the art deco Grant Grill and lounge. San Diego International Airport 15 min.

This iconic beachfront hotel has hosted celebrities and celebrations since 1926, perfectly placed for beaches, museums, shopping and art. Mediterranean influence evokes an old world charm, with courtyards, hand painted murals and Spanish mosaics. There are 113 rooms, suites and ocean villas with great views, 3 restaurants, and wedding facilities. San Diego International Airport 20 min.

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SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

F O U R S E A S O N S T H E B I LT M O R E

T H E P E N I N S U L A B E V E R LY H I L L S

In classic Spanish colonial style with glorious views, the hotel includes 207 luxury oceanfront rooms & suites (many with patio/balcony), 12 garden cottages with 3 to 5 bedrooms; 3 eateries for innovative California coastal cuisine inspired by Italy; spa with relax terrace overlooking ocean; hair & beauty salon. Santa Barbara airport 20 min. Los Angeles International Airport 1 hr 50 min.

Looks and feels like a private residence in neoclassic Renaissance style. Famous for its discretion and unobtrusive service, the hotel offers elegant and gloriously comfortable luxury. In addition to 196 city rooms & suites, there are 16 garden villa suites with patios and own entrances. Fabulous food, rooftop pool & garden, spa offering gemstone & holistic therapy, gym, Jacuzzi. Los Angeles International Airport 35 min.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

S L S H O T E L AT B E V E R LY H I L L S

M A N D A R I N O R I E N TA L

Luxury Collection Hotel where Philippe Starck has created stunning environments. In 297 rooms & suites design becomes art, 7 of which are fitness suites with Technogym. Indoor piazza with roving food carts, Trés for brunch and scintillating Starck design. Altitude Pool Deck for crafty cocktails. Spa with iPod music resonating through the body during massage. Los Angeles International Airport 20 min.

Directly on “The Strip”, a sophisticated sanctuary of modern elegance. The chic 47-storey property is luxuriously decorated by interior designer Adam Tihany, offering 392 guest rooms & suites, indulgent dining with world-class cuisine at innovative “Twist”, and decadent treatments in the spa, with glittering views of the city. Las Vegas International Airport 10 min.

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USA CANYON POINT, UTAH

AMANGIRI

WIFI

Blending into a dry, raw and powerful landscape this Aman resort offers all the pools and pampering you need after a day of discovery among carved rocks and canyons. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort offers a sophisticated Aman spa. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Southern Utah, close to the Arizona border. Amangiri offers 34 suites including the amazing Girijaala Suite & Amangiri suite. Entry is via a furnished courtyard. A glass wall opens to combined bedroom living room, with spacious dressing area. Concertina glass doors open to a spacious desert lounge with views. Spacious bathrooms feature twin rain showers and soaking tub with views. Décor includes white stone floors, rock-toned concrete, rawhide furniture, timber, light cushions.

At the centre of the resort is the Pavilion, with views of swimming pool, rocky shapes & plateaus. Within the Pavilion is the Dining Room with open kitchen and wood-fired oven imparting flavour and rustic feel. It also houses a private dining room, cellar, Living Room, Gallery, Library. The Aman Spa offers colour therapy-enhanced floatation treatments, sauna, steam room, cold plunge, step pool, gym & yoga pavilion. Dramatic pool with rock features. Outdoor lounge area for sunset experience.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Page airport, Arizona, which is reached from Phoenix, Denver & Las Vegas by Beech Craft 1900D turbo prop aircraft. A D D E D VA L U E S

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USA JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

AMANGANI

WIFI

The first Aman resort in North America evokes the feel of the American West. At nearly 2135 metres above sea level, surrounded by the soaring Grand Tetons, Amangani has magnificent views down to the Snake River Valley. The winter highlight is skiing, while in spring, summer and autumn the wilderness areas of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks are amongst many attractions. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Amangani offers 40 Suites all enjoying a deck with mountain and valley views, each with redwood floors, bedroom/living room and a spacious bathroom/double dressing room, deep soaking tub with window view. The rooms exude chic wilderness design inspiration and feature modern amenities like CD/DVD, wi-fi. Amangani also has homes for rent, with some of the most spectacular views in Jackson Hole.

The cosy redwood-lined Grill, with fireplace and magnificent views, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – specialties include sustainable ranch meats & fresh fish. The hotel features private dining room, in suite dining, picnic lunches, bar, lounge, library, gallery, heated swimming pool & Jacuzzi. The Resort Spa and Fitness Centre features treatment rooms, exercise studios, separate steam rooms & individualized yoga programmes.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Jackson Hole Airport, which is reached by flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Booking a Corner Suite for panoramic wraparound views of the majestic mountain scenery.

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HAWAII Red, black and silver beaches, gigantic breakers and coral reefs. In Honululu, fine buildings preserve history and hedonism thrives. On Big Island you can walk on Kilauea, continuously oozing burning lava. On Kaui beaches and surfing, cliffs and tubing. Maui, sun-baked lovers and drenching luxury. Lanai, underwater and 4 WD adventures. And everywhere, warm hospitality, enticing cuisine and delectable fruit cocktails, plus golf, golf, golf and golf … The St Regis Princeville Resort

CANADA Kauai Niihau

The Royal Hawaiian Oahu

HAWAII

Honolulu

Molokai

U N I T E D S T AT E S

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui

Lanai

MEXICO

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay Kahoolawe

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Hawaii

KAUI/PRINCEVILLE

MAUI/KAPALUA

In one of the most beautiful spots in the islands, the resort perches on cliffs overlooking crystal waters, silver sands and colourful sunsets, 51 km from Lihue Airport. Each of 252 rooms (from 50 sqm) features breathtaking views. We recommend the 1-bedroom Prince Junior Ocean View Suite (76 sqm, floors 8 –11). There are 5 restaurants & lounges, an elegant spa, huge infinity pool, and 3 golf courses by Robert Trent Jones.

Dramatic lava peninsulas create five bays and three white sandy beaches backed by lush forests and wild gardens. On the seafront with direct beach access, the hotel offers 463 accommodations and one & two bedroom Residential Suites, all with Hawaiian style artwork and spacious lanais/balconies. Six restaurants, extensive spa, fitness centre, 2 championship golf courses & academy, watersports. Maui Kahului Airport 45 min.

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OAHU/HONOLULU

LANA’I/LANA’I CITY

T H E R OYA L H AWA I I A N

F O U R S E A S O N S R E S O R T L A N A ’ I AT M A N E L E B AY

A playground for royalty and the Hollywood elite, “The Pink Palace” presents Moorish architecture, modern and Hawaiian chic. The Luxury Collection property lies on Waikiki Beach in spectacular setting, 45 minutes from Honolulu Int Airport. Its 529 rooms & suites are housed in the elegant Historic building or the Royal Beach Tower with its private lanais. The hotel offers continental, Hawaiian & American cuisine, and a spa in garden setting.

On a stunning white beach, bordering a marine preserve teeming with colourful fish, turtles and dolphins, you are in a virtually untouched playground. The Resort offers 236 spacious guests rooms, 8 restaurants, spa, gym, tennis, kids beach, teen center and outstanding Jack Niklaus golf course along staggeringly high cliffs, 15 km from Lani’i City Airport. Don’t miss: rent a 4WD to explore forests, mountains, beaches and fishing villages.

MAUI/WAILEA

BIG ISLAND/KAILUA-KONA

F O U R S E A S O N S R E S O R T M A U I AT WA I L E A

THE FOUR SEASON S RESORT HUAL AL AI

Perfect choice to experience the national park and the magic of Hawaii’s underwater world. Spacious rooms & suites (380) feature dazzling views of the Pacific Ocean from the privacy of a furnished lanai. The resort offers fusion Hawaiian and Californian cuisine with Pacific Rim flavours, spa featuring massages like lomipohaku (hot stone), adults-only infinity pool, gym, 2 tennis courts, golf course. Diving & snorkelling available. Kahului Airport 25–30 min.

Set on the Big Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast, this showpiece resort reflects Hawaiian design and culture. Here, right on the sandy beach, you are surrounded by lush vegetation and a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course with greens amid black lava. The 243 spacious rooms & suites feature private furnished lanais, many with stunning ocean views. Creative cuisine ranges from Hawaiian to Asian & Tuscan. Kona International Airport 10 min. p. 305


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ITINERARIES 7 NIGHTS IN CANADA 1.

Arrive Vancouver Airport, private transfer to downtown. If there’s time, explore such city sites as Granville Island and Stanley Park, or wander along chic Robson Street, before dinner on your own. Overnight: Rosewood Hotel Georgia. 2. A scheduled seaplane flight will transport you from Richmond to King Pacific Lodge for your three-night stay. Settle in before enjoying a five-star meal featuring seasonal West Coast cuisine and a selection of British Columbia wines. Overnight: King Pacific Lodge in a Wilderness View Room. 3/4. Choose from numerous activities at the lodge. Hike through thousand-year-old hemlocks, white sandy beaches and forested streams. Explore ancient shipwrecks, fjords and inlets by kayak. Go saltwater trolling and fly-fishing for Chinook, Coho, Chum and Pink salmon. Take a wildlife excursion in the lodge’s cruiser to view Steller sea lions, humpback and orca whales, porpoises, seals and bald eagles. Other options include world-class ocean fishing, heli-hiking, cultural tours, wildlife photography lessons, and naturalist-led interpretive walks. Overnight: King Pacific Lodge in a Wilderness View Room.

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Another scheduled seaplane flight will transport you from King Pacific Lodge to Richmond, where you will be picked up for the two-hour journey to Whistler along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Overnight: Four Seasons Resort Whistler in a Deluxe Four Seasons Executive Suite. 6/7. From your luxurious base, choose among a number of activities (extra cost): take the gondola to the top of Whistler Mountain for stunning vistas; take a zipline adventure between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains; go on a rafting excursion; explore some of the most pristine black bear habitat in North America on a guided 4×4 tour. Other options include golf, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and sightseeing by floatplane or helicopter. Overnight: Four Seasons Resort Whistler in a Deluxe Four Seasons Executive Suite. 8. Relax today as a private transfer delivers you back to the Vancouver Airport via the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Fly home. Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 64300 DKK Departing London: 7400 GBP Departing Stockholm: 74900 SEK

Departing Helsinki: 8800 EUR Departing Oslo: 67700 NOK

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Arrive Calgary, pick up your full-sized rental car and enjoy a scenic two-hour drive west to Banff. If there’s time before dinner, explore Surprise Corner and Johnston Canyon, wander around town or take a soak in nearby hot springs. Overnight: Rimrock Resort in a Premium Room. Take the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unobstructed 360° views of six scenic mountain ranges and the incredible Banff Skywalk— an easy self-guided interpretive walkway that leads to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site. Overnight: Rimrock Resort in a Premium Room. Drive 4.5 hours from Banff to Jasper along the scenic Columbia Icefields Parkway. Plan to stop along the way for a “Snocoach” tour that takes you onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier. Accommodations are at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Lakefront Suite. Enjoy a private half-day Eco Tour through Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Watch for bighorn sheep, black bears, bald eagles and osprey. Afternoon options include guided fishing, river rafting, and golf. Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Lakefront Suite. Consider taking a final hike in Jasper before departing on your 5.5-hour drive to Sun Peaks, a charming Alpine Village in the striking Thompson Okanagan region of B.C.’s interior. Overngiht: Delta Sun Peaks Resort in a Delta Room. Drive, approx. 5 hours from Sun Peaks to your next hotel, in the heart of Whistler village. Experience Whistler town before dinner. Overnight: Westin Resort in a Studio Junior Suite. Take the Peak 2 Peak gondola for exceptional views, alpine dining, and some of the most spectacular alpine hiking on the continent. Other options for the day include golf, flightseeing tours, and mountain biking. Overnight: Westin Resort in a Studio Junior Suite. Day at leisure in Whistler, options include a thrilling ziplining adventure, a rafting trip that combines big water and West Coast scenery, exploring some of the most pristine black bear habitat in North America on a guided 4×4 tour. Overnight: Westin Resort in a Studio Junior Suite. Drive and ferry approx. 7.5 hours from Whistler to Tofino, on Vancouver Island’s west coast. Cox Bay is the perfect west coast setting of old-growth forest trees, rugged coastline and a sandy beach with crashing surf. Overnight: Long Beach Lodge in a Deluxe Beachfront Room. Zodiac excursion in search of grey whales, sea lions, & seals. Travel through Clayoquot Sound, stopping at a sea cave, viewing black bears, and visiting a seabird-nesting island. Continue to Hot Springs Cove for a magical soak. Overnight: Long Beach Lodge in a Deluxe Beachfront Room. During your day “at leisure” in Tofino, options include sea kayaking, salmon fishing, coastal bear viewing, guided nature walks, beachcombing, surfing and horseback riding. Overnight: Long Beach Lodge in a Deluxe Beachfront Room.

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Drive approx. 5 hours from Tofino to Victoria. If there’s time, start exploring Victoria on your own. Highlights include Antique Row, Chinatown, the famous Butchart Gardens, and afternoon tea at Fairmont Empress Hotel. Overnight: Inn at Laurel Point in a Studio Suite. Race through the seas in an open-air zodiac on a half-day whale watching tour. In the afternoon, continue exploring historic Victoria. Overnight: Inn at Laurel Point in a Studio Suite. Between the drive and ferry, it will take you approx. 3 hours to make your way from Victoria to Vancouver. Take a walk along chic Robson Street, or head to nearby Granville Island or the Vancouver Aquarium. Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel in a Deluxe City View Room. Enjoy a private tour of Vancouver, famous for its cultural diversity and spectacular parks. Explore downtown, Chinatown, and 1000-acre Stanley Park, plus experience a rain forest adventure in the Capilano River canyon. Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel in a Deluxe City View Room. Drive to the Vancouver Airport and drop off your rental car, fly home.

Starting rates for this itinerary: Departing Copenhagen: 64300 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 8800 EUR

Departing London: 7400 GBP

Departing Oslo: 67700 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 74900 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, accommodation, rental car and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.


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CARIBBEAN Islands with a beat! Alluring, lazy, sung about… and havens for almost every celebrity you can think of. Scattered among turquoise seas and coral reefs, all the countries have a colonial heritage: British, Danish, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Swedish. No wonder each one feels different, spiced by libidinous salsa and reggae, Créole cuisine and French couture, from beguiling Jamaica to the pristine beaches of Turks & Caicos. Cuba, with least exposure to ‘coca cola culture’, is proud of its history and bursts with rhythm and vitality. Mustique is a jet-set island, but you are not going to see them. Like you, they are hidden away in a villa with divine pool and 24-hour butler…

USA

One&Only Ocean Club Bahamas BAHAMAS

Havana Varadero CUBA

Amanyara

Cap Juluca Viceroy Anguilla

Turks and Caicos Islands

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Half Moon Puerto Rico

Anguila

St. Barthelemy

San Juan

Kingston

St. Martin British Virgin Islands

JAMAICA

Hotel Guanahani & Spa Antigua & Barbuda

La Samanna Luxury Resort & Spa Hermitage Bay Jumby Bay a Rosewood Resort Sandy Lane Hotel Fairmont Barbados

NICARAGUA Barbados

Laluna Curacao

COSTA RICA

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BAHAMAS PARADISE ISLAND

ONE&ONLY OCEAN CLUB BAHAMAS

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

TENNIS

Facing miles of pristine island beach washed by warm turquoise waters, One&Only Ocean Club rests in romantic terraced gardens, adorned with statues and the dramatic arches of a 12th century cloister. With its reputation for entertaining the world’s elite for more than 45 years, service is elevated to a fine art by gracious staff welcoming you into their colonial plantation home. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Warm and inviting accommodation is offered (105 rooms & suites in two-storey buildings in two wings) and a few villas ideal for families. Private terrace or balcony is featured in all room types: garden-view rooms overlook a forest of palm trees; spacious ocean-view rooms have stunning sea views; and suites are simply enormous. Amenities include wi-fi, CD player, DVD...

Renowned and unforgettable dining features the imaginative cuisine at the Dune. The resort is a playground with one of the most luxurious spas in the Caribbean, excellent fitness centre, world-class golf, tennis … and water. There are 2 pools (one adults only), and the spectacular Caribbean waters for diving, snorkelling, sailing, skiing and windsurfing. A Bermudan-style bar, 6 tennis courts and One&Only Ocean Club Golf Course are open to guests. Complimentary shuttles to Atlantis resort, where guests enjoy all facilities and charging privileges at restaurants.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Nassau International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

The complimentary champagne and strawberries every afternoon.

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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS PROVIDENCIALES

AMANYARA

WIFI

SNORKEL

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Amanyara borders the colourful reefs of the Northwest Point Marine National Park and enjoys an unspoilt coast and hinterland. Nestled in low-lying tropical foliage, the resort is serenaded by coastal songbirds, and looks over vivid turquoise waters and seemingly endless pearly beaches. It is a winning destination for those who love watersports, or just being on and around beaches. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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Located along the coast of Northwest Point, adjacent to Malcolm’s Beach, the resort’s 40 timber-shingled pavilions are nestled in the vegetation, sited on the edge of tranquil ponds or located along the oceanfront, elevated above the waterline. Sliding glass windows retract on three sides creating a sense of oneness with the coast.

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating featuring Asian/Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on local seafood; there is a bar; Beach Club for informal dining; swimming pool and spacious terrace with wide views of the ocean. Facilities include library, boutique, multimedia screening room, fitness centre, 2 tennis courts, spa treatments. Watersports include scuba, snorkeling, sailing, boogie boarding, ocean kayaking, fishing.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Providenciales International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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JAMAICA MONTEGO BAY

HALF MOON, A ROCKRESORT

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

SNORKEL

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

A stunning location, old-world charm and the personal touch have made Half Moon into a premier Caribbean resort. Located in the enclave of Rose Hall, Jamaica, this stately Caribbean oasis has attracted distinguished guests for over 50 years. Spread over 400 acres, it features beautiful beaches, luxurious accommodations, fabulous sport facilities, dolphin lagoon and the magnificent Fern Tree, A RockResorts Spa at Half Moon. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Bordered by twin crescent-shaped beaches, Half Moon offers 198 rooms, suites and cottages as well as 33 villas with four to seven bedrooms, balconies or patios and views of sea or gardens. Half Moon also features 6 signature beachfront spa suites, with state-of-the-art amenities that provide in-room treatments or exercise such as yoga, extending the spa’s wellness experience into guests’ accommodation.

20 minutes by car from Montego Bay International Airport.

Dining venues include 6 restaurants & 7 bars. Boredom is not an option, with an unmatched range of activities including championship golf course and academy, 13 tennis courts, 54 pools, natural dolphin lagoon, squash, riding, watersports, Nautilus gym, Hype Zone for teenagers, colourful Children’s Village and more. Fern Tree spa welcomes guests in a magic Caribbean haven, where a Spa Elder versed in the art of natural therapeutic remedies develops treatments for guest’s specific needs. The 6000 sqm space houses lounge, yoga pavilion, hydrotherapy pool, sculpture garden, water features, seaside treatment cabanas.

A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

The Fern Tree Signature Massage – with a Jamaican Cerasse foot bath, allspice, ginger and orange essential oil massage, infused body compresses, ending with a Jamaican rum body splash.

AIRPORT

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T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

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ANGUILLA MEADS BAY

VICEROY ANGUILLA

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

SNORKEL

TENNIS

In a supremely private, wonderfully tranquil world amid inlets and coves, The Viceroy Anguilla rests on a point where two turquoise bays meet. Guests enjoy innovative Wearstler design, travertine marble, expansive luxury accommodations, gourmet dining and sea-view wellness spa, along with personalized service and relaxed island sophistication. This family-friendly Caribbean getaway opened at the end of 2009. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

With a 1-km beachfront on Anguilla’s west coast, the 166 resort rooms, suites, penthouses and villa accommodations feature luxurious interiors, furnishings and accessories by Kelly Wearstler, Sferra bed linens, marble bathrooms; outdoor rain showers, private sundecks, private swimming pools or plunge pools; outdoor covered dining in select accommodations; wi-fi.

The resort offers 5 bars & restaurants, including: a signature restaurant featuring PanAsian cuisine; Caribbean dining at Aleta; steak and barbecue menus at Bamboo Bar & Grill. The oceanfront spa offers curated wellness experiences based on principles of balance, breath and beauty; the Technogym features cardio & Kinesis equipment, fitness training, meditation. There is a swimming pool & whirlpool; Sea Centre for watersports instruction & equipment; Kids Club offering beach and nature activities, pirate adventures, talent show…

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

5 minutes by car from Anguilla airport, which is 7 minute’s flight from St Maarten Int. Airport (SXM); or 30 minutes by ferry from St Maarten. A D D E D VA L U E S

A special welcome amenity.

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ANGUILLA SOUTH WEST COAST

CAP JULUCA

WIFI

BEACH

TENNIS

With Moorish design, white domes and arches, Cap Jaluca is an exclusive villa enclave, cited among the world’s top luxury resorts. Built along one of the loveliest white sand beaches in the Caribbean, it overlooks the mountains of St. Maarten. Only 15 minutes by boat from the shops, restaurants, casinos and international flavours of Dutch and French St. Maarten, Cap Juluca remains the essence of tranquillity. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the south-west coast of Anguilla, 18 Moorish-style beachfront villas each house up to 6 rooms, all with highest quality fixtures and furnishings. All rooms feature private ocean-view terraces, ceiling fan as well as AC, telephone, refrigerator, marble bathroom, separate shower, and bidet. Continental breakfast served on your terrace.

Dining: 3 restaurants, 2 bars. Wellness: Spa rituals, yoga, fitness centre, library. Leisure facilities: Junior Olympic swimming pool, private golf carts and bicycles, aqua golf driving range, bunker and putting green, croquet lawn, tennis courts with full-time pro, watersports including snorkeling, windsurfing, waterskiing, and sailing. Children’s programme. Golf course.

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20 minutes by boat from St. Maarten or 7 minute flight from St Maarten International Airport. 5 minutes by car to the harbour from the airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Ocean-side dining at Pimms – we recommend the Spicy lobster pasta with champagne butter sauce.

100 USD resort credit. Fruit in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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ST. BARTHÉLEMY GRAND CUL-DE-SAC

HOTEL GUANAHANI & SPA

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS SNORKEL

Saint Barthelemy, “The Unique Island”, a pearl nestling in the Caribbean Sea. Its pure white sandy beaches stretch between an emerald sea and an azure sky. Nestled at the end of Grand Cul de Sac Bay overlooking Marigot Bay, the luxurious hotel is set on its own 16 acre private peninsula in the heart of a tropical garden.

L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel, member of LHW, features 67 rooms (including 2 family suites and 8 prestiges suites with butler service included). Decorated in bright colours in harmony with the setting, all rooms face the sea, and have their own terrace and garden. The suites are located above and in the middle of the property, offering the ultimate privacy and view of the ocean. Each has a sitting room or a sitting area, a terrace and garden, 14 with a large private swimming pool.

Dining venues include 3 restaurants & 3 bars. The hotel features 2 freshwater swimming pools (by the beach with a large built-in Jacuzzi, and in the Clarins Spa), a beachfront fitness room, Clarins Spa (450 sqm with 11 double treatment rooms) including a boutique, water sports centre, 2 floodlit tennis courts, and a meeting room. For the young ones: a kindergarten (for 2-6 years) and Junior’s Club (6-12) open daily from 9am to 5pm.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10 minutes by car from St Barthélemy airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

An unforgettable journey of serenity at Hotel Guanahani’s new Spa. It offers Clarins treatments and Frederic Fekkai hair care.

Complimentary upgrade if space is available.

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WIFI FAMILY BEACH DIVING TENNIS CARIBBEAN/ST. MARTIN – LA SAMANNA RESORT & SPA Set along St. Martin’s finest beach, lapped by the Caribbean Sea, La Samanna Resort and Spa is the ultimate luxury beachside resort. It is also a garden paradise in which to enjoy an al fresco massage, or lie in a hammock, lulled by the waves. Dining is a real occasion with wines from the distinguished cellar.

L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the breathtaking beachfront there are 83 guest rooms & suites, each featuring an extraordinary view of the turquoise sea. Gracefully designed and appointed with the most luxurious furnishings, all rooms and suites boast generous private bathrooms and evoke French spirit with a Caribbean soul. In addition there are 8 palatial villas with laidback Caribbean feel.

Gourmet dishes in the resort’s elegant Le Reservé, lunch at The Grill, or on your own terrace. State-of-the-art fitness centre. A serene indoor/outdoor spa offering a wide range of world-class massages and spa treatments to pamper you from head to toe. An infinity pool by the beach bar, 3 tennis courts, and a Pilates studio. Marigot, chic and trendy capital of French St Martin, by car 15 min.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from St Maarten International Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Tasting the hotel’s own rum, aged over three years in oak barrels with a subtle fragrance of exotic fruits and spices.

A local welcome amenity.

CARIBBEAN/ANTIGUA – JUMBY BAY, A ROSEWOOD RESORT

ALL INCL.

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

A perfect Caribbean hideaway with white sand beaches and mild tropical climate, the resort is set on a 300 acre private island, accessible only by luxury catamaran. The luxurious resort is known for family-friendly, world-class service and distinguished amenities. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

With 40 beautifully refurbished rooms & suites, along with luxury vacation villas spread across this private island, guests feel deliciously ensconced in their own secluded hideaway. Some rooms/suites are traditional ronadavels with wrap-around terraces & outdoor showers. Others offer soaking tub in a private courtyard or private swimming pools.

Dining venues include 3 restaurants & 3 bars. The hotel features a fitness centre, 2 pools (25m pool & new infinity pool by the beach), luxurious new open-air spa, 3 tennis courts, water sports equipment, free wi-fi in rooms. For the young ones: Rosebuds programme complimentary for children aged 3 to 12. A haven for naturalists, the island is host to the White Egret, Blue Pelican and endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle which lays eggs on a deserted beach.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes travel from Antigua International Airport includes private car ride and 10 min private boat ride.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

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ANTIGUA JENNINGS

HERMITAGE BAY

ALL INCL.

ADULT

WIFI

SNORKEL

BEACH

This stunning property is nestled round a beautiful bay offering guests a romantic tropical hideaway. Ultra luxurious and all inclusive, Hermitage Bay features style and comfort, remaining true to its Caribbean location. Organic, locally sourced gastronomy and non-invasive development has created a natural, sophisticated retreat for those wishing to become reacquainted with themselves and the environment. Guests 12 and over are welcome. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated on the west coast of Antigua overlooking the Caribbean Sea, 25 minutes drive from St John’s, it offers 25 spacious, freestanding Cottage Suites including 5 beachfront cottage suites and 3 beach cottage suites boasting spacious lounge areas. The hillside cottage suites include a private infinity pool and large sunbathing deck.There are 3 Premium Hillside suites at the top level which offers ultimate privacy. All suites offer oversize bathtubs, garden showers, wrap-around veranda with daybeds, wi-fi.

Fully inclusive with all meals, afternoon tea, canapés and snacks, plus premium branded spirits and house wines with champagne included during high season. Menus change daily and are à la carte using fresh locally grown produce with European and international flavours. The restaurant is adjacent to the beach with spectacular views, and the bar overlooks the infinity pool. Informal dining is also offered. Spa services include massage and holistic treatments, yoga classes, pilates and meditation. Fitness Centre. Nonmotorized watersports are included. Golf courses and tennis off-site (10 minutes drive).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

35 minutes by car from Antigua VC Bird International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

Picnic for two. Fruit in the room. Early checkin and late check out if space is available.

The complimentary morning yoga, pilates and meditation classes.

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VIRGIN GORDA

ROSEWOOD LITTLE DIX BAY

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

Just beyond a colorful barrier reef, lapped by gentle blue waters, lies Rosewood Little Dix Bay – a truly authentic destination, shaped for sophisticated tastes. The timeless boutique resort on Virgin Gorda offers a tranquility rare in the Caribbean. Little Dix rewards its discerning guests with an instantaneous retreat from their fast-paced lives. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 100 rooms (including junior suites and suites with one bedroom). All are sea facing, with outdoor terrace or balcony and are within 40 steps to the beach. There are also 2 Beach Houses that capture the essence of a true upscale Caribbean vacation. Each spacious room, suite and Caribbean luxury villa evinces a warm, personal mood, and is afforded a thoughtful array of amenities.

Dining venues include 3 restaurants and 2 bars. The hotel features a fitness centre, 7 tennis courts, and an award winning cliff-side spa. Water sports equipment is available, and an on-site dive centre is offered by a local dive shop. For the young ones: Complimentary Rosebuds programme for children aged 3 to 13 available in the Children’s Grove, baby sitting services available.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minute transfer, including 5 minute shuttle from Tortola Beef Island Airport (EIS) to private ferry launch, and 15 minute luxury ferry ride to the resort.

DON’T MISS…

Explore Virgin Gorda’s beaches with one of the resort’s complimentary water taxis, which take guests from the resort to any of 7 nearby secluded beaches.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary private label rum and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late check out if space is available.

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GRENADA ST. GEORGES

LALUNA

WIFI

ADULT

SNORKEL

RUSTIC

BEACH

Laluna is a small discreet hideaway, facing a secluded beach on the west coast of Grenada. The property sits on 10 acres of untouched land, which flows from the beachfront up the lush green hillside for dramatic views. The feeling is laid back, in tune with the pace of the island life. A perfect place for honeymooners and quiet togetherness – no children under 14 are allowed. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the south west coast of Grenada. The 16 one and two bedroom private suites are designed in an open plan to take advantage of the view. Generously sized and tastefully appointed Balinese furnished bedroom, featuring king-sized four poster beds, opens onto an expansive veranda with a private plunge pool, framed in natural cotton fabric that serves as an indoor/outdoor living room.

The Italian chef uses fresh herbs and vegetables from the Organic Garden to prepare daily specials that are served in the beachfront thatched roof dining room. The lounge and sunset bar, known for its wicked cocktails, lies by the pool and beach. The Asian spa offers Balinese therapists and a beachfront yoga pavilion (shala) which offers daily yoga sessions in 3 different styles. 10 minutes by car from shopping and restaurant areas, and 10 minutes from the capital, St. George’s.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10 minutes by car from Grenada Maurice Bishop International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Welcome drink upon arrival. Complimentary early checkin and late check out if space is available.

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BARBADOS ST. JAMES

SANDY LANE HOTEL

WIFI

SNORKEL FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

TENNIS

Blending privacy, luxury and assurance of attentive service with island idyll, Sandy Lane, Barbados is a haven of tranquility for all. The stunning spa located in a splendid Romanesque building fronted by a spectacular waterfall that cascades into the large freeform swimming pool is a celebrated feature, along with its three world class golf courses. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located on the western coast of the island of Barbados, Sandy Lane sits on a white sand beach beside the Caribbean Sea. The hotel boasts 112 rooms and suites and a 5 bedroom Villa, all adorned with the latest technology and luxury amenities including 52” LCD televisions, wi-fi, a packing and unpacking service and a personalized private bar.

Sandy Lane features 4 world-class restaurants including the ocean-side L’ Acajou, 6 bars, a spacious spa (47 000 sq ft or 14 326 sqm); meeting rooms accommodating up to 250 attendees; 9 floodlit tennis courts, a stunning freeform swimming pool, and the chance to learn polo, discover the ocean floor in a submarine or try quad biking. DON’T MISS…

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35 minutes by car from Barbados International Airport.

A round of golf at the world famous and ultra exclusive Green Monkey golf course designed by Tom Fazio.

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BARBADOS ST. JAMES

WIFI

ADULT

BEACH

SNORKEL TENNIS

THE FAIRMONT ROYAL PAVILION, BARBADOS Perfectly located on the beachfront, in the charming environs of St. James Parish, the boutique hotel is ideally situated for guests wanting to embrace a romantic and truly Barbadian experience. All children are welcome except for 1 November-14 March, when guests under 12 are not accepted. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort’s 72 luxurious guest rooms offer unobstructed views of the glittering Caribbean Sea. The 48 Deluxe Oceanfront rooms have clear glass balconies, while 24 stylish Beachfront Junior Suites, complete with butler service and VIP fast track through airport immigration, redefine the phrase ‘steps from the beach’.

After an extensive renovation, all the public areas have been refurbished and affectionately made anew. Dining venues include 2 restaurants and 2 bars. The hotel features a fitness room, 2 floodlit tennis courts, in-room spa treatments in the comfort and privacy of your guestroom. Free wi-fi in rooms and public areas. Several golf courses are nearby. For the young ones: kids activities daily 15 Mar to 31 Oct. Under 18 years are classed as children.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Barbados International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

Complimentary afternoon tea as the sun sets on Taboras terrace.

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CUBA Revolution, socialism and colonialism have left a mix of graceful historic buildings and Che Guevara murals along with old Buicks, all-inclusive hotels and gorgeous sandy beaches. No Caribbean country is so much itself, so dynamic, hectic and vivid … salsa and mambo, rum, cigars and street intrigue… the indomitable spirit of the Cuban people. Havana is an authentic city with infectious energy and gracefully restored piazzas along with aromatic coffee houses, late night cabaret and crumbling tenements. Trinidad is perfectly restored Colonial charm with cobblestones, ornate ironwork and pastel houses, a short drive from a lovely beach. Varadero is a 20 km sweep of pale sand with shallow blue seas, a magnet to holidaymakers, with plenty to do and Cuban-style luxury (we know where). But don’t miss our enclave of ‘charme’ in Bahía de Naranjo Natural Park (near Holguin) – overlooking a lovely beach and spectacular coral reef with underwater tunnels, caves and cliffs, and brilliantly colourful underwater life.

USA

BAHAMAS

Hotel Saratoga

Paradisus Princesa del Mar Paradisus Varadero Hotel Iberostar Ensenachos

Havana

Hotel Meliá Buenavista

Trinidad Iberostar Grand Trinidad

Paradisus Rio de Oro

CUBA Holguin

HAITI

JAMAICA

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Arrival in Havana, private transfer to hotel, welcome cocktail. Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. Experience Havana’s historic city centre declared as UNCESCO world heritage site in 1982. Your day includes; Entrance to the Museo Capitanes Generales, visit to a Torcedor in the tobacco hotel Conde de Villanueva, tour of the rum museum “Fundacion Habana Club” incl. a small tasting, lunch at El Templete, vintage car sightseeing tour, cocktail in the hotel Nacional. In the evening table reservation with 3 hrs taxi transfer for the Paladar La Guarida. Some say “The Hardest table to get in Havana“ (Dinner not included). Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. Today’s programme includes a longer day excursion to the province Pinar del Rio, 450 km distance in total. Includes rustic lunch with cigar and coffee at Vegas Robaina home of one of the most famous Cuban Vegueros (tobacco farmers). Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. Drive to Trinidad, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site with one of a kind colonial architecture (335 km). Includes entrance to the Terry Theater, lunch at Palacio del Valle. Overnight: Hotel Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad (4*+) in a Junior Suite with breakfast and dinner. One full day in Trinidad, the country`s most perfectly preserved colonial city. Includes city walking tour, visit to the rustic Canchanchara (honey liquor bar), guided tour through Palacio Brunet, ascent of the slave tower with a wonderful panoramic view over the Valley of the Sugar Cane Mills. Overnight: Hotel Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad (4*+) in a Junior Suite with breakfast and dinner. Private transfer to Cayo Santa Maria (265 km) or Varadero. Includes visit to the impressive monument of Che Guevara in Santa Clara, The mausoleum and museum located behind the monument (closed on Mondays). Overnight: Hotel Melia Buena Vista (4*+) in Junior Suite Royal Service or Hotel Iberostar Ensenachos (4*+) in a Spa Suite, both on all-inclusive basis. Cayo Santa Maria or Varadero, day at leisure to enjoy the beaches. Private transfer to Havana Airport (400 km). Fly home.

Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 25900 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 3700 EUR

Departing London: 2850 GBP

Departing Oslo: 27500 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 31600 SEK

Arrival in Havana, private transfer to hotel, welcome cocktail. Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. 2. Experience Havana’s historic city centre declared as UNCESCO world heritage site in 1982. Your day includes; Entrance to the Museo Capitanes Generales, visit to a Torcedor in the tobacco hotel Conde de Villanueva, tour of the rum museum “Fundacion Habana Club” incl. a small tasting, lunch at El Templete, vintage car sightseeing tour, cocktail in the hotel Nacional. In the evening table reservation with 3 hr taxi transfer for the Paladar La Guarida. Some say “The Hardest table to get in Havana“ (Dinner not included). Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. 3. The Havana tour today is dedicated to art. Day includes guided tour de Bellas Artes museum, visit to Cayo Hueso – a quarter of central Havana with art on buildings. Continue to see the street project and gallery of Josè Fuster, the “Picasso of the Caribbean”. In the evening table reservation for dinner at a private restaurant (Paladar) with 3hrs Taxi transfer (dinner not included). Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. 4. Today’s programme includes a longer day excursion to the province Pinar del Rio, 450 km in total. Includes rustic lunch with cigar and coffee at Vegas Robaina, home of one of the most famous Cuban Vegueros (tobacco farmers). Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. 5. Drive to Trinidad, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site with one of a kind colonial architecture (335 km). Includes entrance to the Terry Theater, lunch at Palacio del Valle. Overnight: Hotel Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad (4*+) in a Junior Suite with breakfast and dinner. Only for guests 15 and older. 6. One full day in Trinidad, the country`s most perfectly preserved colonial city. Includes city walking tour, visit to the rustic Canchanchara (honey liquor bar), guided tour through Palacio Brunet, ascent of the slave tower with a wonderful panoramic view over the Valley of the Sugar Cane Mills. Overnight: Hotel Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad (4*+) in a Junior Suite with breakfast and dinner. 7. Private transfer back to Havana (430 km). Enroute we visit the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara. Lunch at El Mascotte. Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. 8. Private transfer to Havana airport for your 1 hour flight to Holguin. This route is flown by Western aircraft. Please note flight schedules in Cuba are unreliable and last changes might be required. Upon landing, private transfer to Guardalavaca. Overnight: Hotel Paradisus de Oro (4*+) in a Junior Suite with Royal Service on all-inclusive basis. Only for guests 18 or older. 9/10. Enjoy two relaxing days at the beach. 11. In the afternoon fly back to Havana, private transfers. Overnight: Hotel Saratoga in a Junior Suite, breakfast included. 12. Private transfer to airport and fly home. Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 36600 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 5200 EUR

Departing London: 4100 GBP

Departing Oslo: 38500 NOK

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A haunt of artists and socialites since the 1930s, Havana’s grandest hotel is an elegant Colonial-style building offering splendid views from romantic terraces. The place to go for superb cuisine, it is a walking distance from some of Havana’s most important attractions. Total of 96 rooms & suites, roof garden, pool, gym, wi-fi. Havana International Airport 30 min. by car.

CUBA/TRINIDAD I B E R O S TA R G R A N D T R I N I D A D

In the heart of Trinidad, a charming town with colonial architecture, cobbled streets, ornate ironwork and pastel houses. A small, elegant hotel, 13 km from Playa de Ancon beach, and 335 km from Havana, it features: 40 rooms of which 16 offer balcony and fine views; a la carte cuisine, 2 bars, live music. No guests under 15. 4–5 hours by car from Havana and Trinidad airport 10 min.

CUBA/GUARDALAVACA

P L AYA E S M E R A L DA – PA R A D I S U S R I O D E O R O

This romantic hotel on a sugar white beach lies amid lush vegetation in Bahía de Naranjo Natural Park. The All Inclusive Eco-Resort for adults aged 18 years or more includes buffet and à la carte meals, drinks, and a wide range of activities. Diving on spectacular coral, spa at extra fee. Holgiun airport 1 hour by car and 1 hour 40 min. from Havana.

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CUBA/CAYO SANTA MARIA M E L I A B U E N A V I S TA

Santa Maria, a small lush island with turquoise waters, white beaches and rich fauna, is a Biosphere Reserve. In a privileged area, the 5-star all-inclusive enclave offers 104 stylish suites for adults 18+. 5 bars & restaurants, 2 pools, spa, sauna, whirlpool, spa treatments (fee), yoga, pilates, dance & Spanish classes, watersports. 4 hours by car from Havana.

CUBA/IBEROSTAR H O T E L I B E R O S TA R E N S E N A C H O S

The all-inclusive resort lies on Cayo Ensenachos, a tiny island with two divine beaches joined to Cuba mainland by a 48 km causeway. It features 14 bars & restaurants, pool. Includes meals, drinks, dance & Spanish classes, bikes, tennis, watersports etc. 506 rooms. Villa area 44 rooms for adults 15+; spa area 190 rooms for 18+. 4 hours by car from Havana.

CUBA/VARADERO PA R A D I S U S VA R A D E R O

The all-inclusive resort on the famous Varadero beach is surrounded by lush vegetation, 13 km from Varadero town. Meals and drinks at a choice of Ă  la carte & buffet restaurants are included, 24 hr room service and activities. 421 rooms, 4 pubs/bars, 7 restaurants, dance & Spanish classes, tennis, watersports (fee for diving), baby club/mini club. 1,5 hours by car from Havana.

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FIJI Friendly people and warm coral seas. Bula you hear as you pass gigantic men in sulus and women with bright smiles and flowers in the hair. There are two large rugged volcanic islands, and 331 smaller ones. On the big northern island, with rustic Savusavu belching steam, you step back in time around a mythically beautiful bay. Other Crusoe hideaways lie amid turquoise lagoons, as you imagine paradise. Everywhere they have made an art of the beachside bureâ&#x20AC;Ś THE COOK ISLANDS The Cook Islands give a warm welcome to visitors. Rarotonga is the vibrant centre dominated by a mountain peak, with rainforests cascading to palm-fringed shore. One hourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flight away is exquisite Aitutaki with a spectacular lagoon encircled by a necklace of pristine islets.

FIJI

COOK ISLANDS

Vanua Levu

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa Hotel Yasawa Islands

Dophin Island

COOK ISLANDS

Vomo Island Resort Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

Pacific Island Resort Aitutaki

Nadi Laucala Island

Viti Levu

Suva

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

FIJI

Rarotonga

Avarua

Kadavu

Pacific Island Resort Rarotonga Te Vakaroa Villas

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FIJI LAUCALA ISLAND

WIFI

ALL INCL. FAMILY

BEACH

SNORKEL

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

LAUCALA ISLAND A South Sea dream of rustic simplicity and warm-hearted smiles, among waving palms, sugar white beaches and luxurious villas roofed with coconut fronds. The rare charm of Laucala comes from a philosophy focusing on the natural environment and local culture. Meals are inspired by the resort’s own farm, the spa uses local ingredients, and the golf course is integral with the spectacular surroundings. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The 12 sq km private island lies just off the island of Taveuni, in radiantly clear waters long known only to divers. The resort offers 25 residences each with own stretch of beach or amazing views of the bay from the hillside. All have extensive indoor and outdoor living areas, ample private pools, baths in and out, and outdoor showers.

The 5 restaurants offer a tantalizing cuisine that emphasizes fresh vegetables, fruit and poultry from the resort gardens. The resort offers a kids’ club with demanding programme, a 5000 sqm lagoon pool with little islands, and a spa where the wellness expert’s magic hands open up the energy centres of your body. Diving on colourful coral, rainforest tours, horseback riding, yachting, mountain bikes, golf on the 18-hole championship course with demanding fairways and well-developed greens – or meeting local artists – are all possible on Laucala.

AIRPORT & TR ANSPORTION

The resort airstrip is 50 minutes by light plane from Fiji International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

A spa treatment for two. Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Early checkin/late checkout if space is available.

DON’T MISS…

The inspiring spa garden full of Fiji’s tropical flowers, herbs, spices and fruits.

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COOK ISLANDS/AITUTAKI

COOK ISLANDS/RAROTONGA

PAC I F I C R E S O R T A I T U TA K I

PAC I F I C I S L A N D R E S O R T R A R O T O N G A

This exquisite atoll rises 4000m from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. The resort is a secret tropical world with palms, ponds, waterfalls. Right on the beachfront 27 spacious bungalows, suites & villas offer views of the western lagoon, steps from the clear water. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a private Romantic Dining Experience on the beach. Restaurant, bar, spa, pool, diving. Airport 5 min; Rarotonga 40 min flight.

Fabulously placed on the white sands of Muri beach, this boutique resort offers modern comforts and island hospitality. An intimate collection of 64 superb studio rooms, suites, and two or three bedroom villas are situated in a lush palm-filled garden or panoramic beachfront location. The resort offers beach bar, restaurant, pool, kids club, massages, watersports. Rarotonga int airport 15 min.

COOK ISLANDS/RAROTONGA

FIJI ISLANDS/MAMANUCA & YASAWA

T E VA K A R OA V I L L A S

VO M O I S L A N D R E S O R T

Greeted with flower lei, then driven to your villa hideaway on tropical Muri Beach. All 6 villas have stunning views of the turquoise lagoon and beyond the reef to the ocean. Breakfast is served in-villa, while other meals & bar are on offer at Sails Restaurant. The large Infinity pool and Jacuzzi are ideal spots to unwind and enjoy a tropical cocktail. Free wifi, snorkel gear. Rarotonga int airport 20 min.

A secluded tropical island lined by white beaches, 10 min by helicopter from Nadi. Guests are met with songs, frangipani leis, and total relaxation. Vomo offers 29 villas on the beach or hillside with spacious indoor & outdoor lounging areas, luxurious spa baths. Gourmet meals are included along with tennis, snorkel gear, non-motor watersports, wi-fi. Spa treatments, cruises, game fishing on offer.

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CXXXXXXXXX H O T E L M E L I A B U E N A V I S TA , C AYO S A N TA M A R I A

This 104 room property opened in 2010 and offers the Royal Service all inclusive concept for all guests. Facilities include tennis, kayaks, gym Sapnish and dance lessons and a daily activity program. For better ocean views we recommend upgrading to second floor prime rooms. Only for guests 18 or older.

FIJI ISLANDS/DOLPHIN ISLAND

FIJI ISLANDS/SAVUSAVU, VANUA LEVU

DOLPHIN ISL AND

J E A N - M I C H E L C O U S T E AU F I J I I S L A N D S R E S O R T

Idyllic private retreat offers the ultimate South Pacific luxury experience for just 8 guests, on exclusive-use basis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; superb interior design, fabulous Fijian staff and cuisine, crystal waters and romantic island-style living. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a night under the stars in the hilltop sleep-out bure, candlelit swim in the infinity pool, drinks on the floating pontoon. 2.5 hrs from Nadi int airport by car, then launch 20 min.

This romantic family-friendly eco-resort is intimate and culturally stimulating, offering guests of all ages an interactive experience with the pristine environment, while enjoying creative gourmet cuisine. It offers 24 Fijian-style bures with 1 or 2 bedrooms, great kids/teens club tucked away, tennis, diving, free guided snorkeling on multi-hued coral reefs. Savusavu airport 15 min, 1 hr flght from Nadi .

FIJI ISLANDS/YASAWA ISLANDS

FIJI ISLANDS/MAMANUCAS

YA S AWA I S L A N D R E S O R T

LIKULIKU L AGOON RE SORT

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One of the most remote and untouched islands of Fiji. With understated luxury, 18 thatched bungalows are hidden among the palms along a white beach facing the setting sun. All meals are included. Sun by the infinity pool, dip in crystal waters, dive on coral, visit villages, indulge at the beachfront spa. The ultimate is the honeymoon bure with its own pool and beach. Flight from Nadi 35 min.

A luxury resort for couples with 10 overwater and 18 deluxe beachfront bures. Charming, with traditional features, all have mod cons like music systems. Exquisite flavours of the Pacific Rim, spa with lagoon views, snorkeling a few steps from your bure, diving on coral and the warmth of the Fijian staff are all part of your South Sea experience. 10 min by seaplane from Nadi International Airport.

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FRENCH POLYNESIA Romantic and sensual. Inevitably Tahiti and her islands seduce you, and all the dreams of the perfect tropical island come true for a privileged few. Bora Bora is lyrically called the most romantic place in the world, with Mount Otemanu piercing the sky, and a vast lagoon glowing turquoise, blue and green. Taha’a too has a lagoon in shimmering rainbows. Islets surround the lagoons like pearls, and everywhere there is colourful underwater life.

Bora Bora Tahaa Island Resort & Spa The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Tikehau

Taha’a Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

Huahine

Four Seasons Bora Bora Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort

Tahití Nui Moorea

Pape’ete

Tahití Iti

TAH I T Í

FRENCH POLYNESIA TAHAA ISLAND TA H A ’A I S L A N D R E S O R T & S PA

On a secluded motu, facing the vanilla island of Taha’a on one side and the most perfect view of Bora Bora on the other, the Polynesian-style resort hosts 57 stunning suites and villas. The only Relais & Châteaux destination in French Polynesia, this exclusive hideaway features 3 restaurants, spa, gym, tennis court, swimming pool, and a free shuttle boat to Tahaa. Don’t miss a half day tour to meet sting rays and a half day jeep safari. 35 minutes by boat from Raiatea airport (RFP). From Bora Bora 10 min helicopter; flight Tahiti to RFP 40 min.

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FRENCH POLYNESIA BORA BORA

FOUR SEASONS BORA BORA

BEACH

FAMILY

DIVING

SNORKEL

TENNIS

Bora Bora is the quintessential tropical paradise. The volcanic island is surrounded by sand-fringed motus (small islets) on an outer coral reef that encloses a glowing turquoise lagoon. On the lagoon Four Seasons Bora Bora offers bungalows on stilts, and beach front villas overlook its pristine waters and Mount Otemanu. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Resort offers 107 spacious hideaways nestling around the lagoon and outer beaches, with 100 over-water bungalows on stilts above the turquoise lagoon and beachfront villas along a stretch of private beach. All feature traditional teak wood furnishings, high ceilings and roofs thatched with pandanus leaves. Special touches include striking works of art, private pools, deep bathtubs & panoramic fresh-air views of the lagoon. Amenities include DVD/CD.

Four restaurants and bars offer innovative fare including locally grown fruit, vegetables and spices, and freshly caught seafood. The spa features breathtaking ocean views, It offers inspired treatments and rituals using natural ingredients, and features a hammam and outdoor vitality pool. There are 2 tennis courts, infinity pool, kids pool, kids club.. Boat shuttles to the main island of Bora Bora (fee). Diving, snorkeling, shark feeding.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T MISS...

15 minutes by private launch from Bora Bora airport, which is a 45-minute flight from Papeete International Airport (PPT).

The Ruahatu (God of the Ocean) Lagoon Sanctuary at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is more than just a spectacular snorkeling location, but also a research facility and a place where the marine environment not only thrives but grows, furthering the delicate and wondrous ecosystem.

A D D E D VA L U E S

A welcome amenity.

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BEACH

SNORKEL

TENNIS

Carefree elegance, edged by powdery sands and crystalline lagoon. The resort’s exquisitely designed and ultra-luxurious overwater and beach Villas showcase exotic woods, handwoven fabrics and regional art, many with spectacular views of the mystical Mount Otemanu, some with private swimming pools suspended over the lagoon. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

74 overwater villas, some with terrace Jacuzzi, 5 ultraluxurious 2-bedroom over water villas with private pools and stunning views of Bora Bora, 13 beach pool villas, 2 with access to private helicopter pad. All villas have two 42” TVs, Bose DVD/CD player, espresso machine, St. Regis Butler service.

Three delectable restaurants, including Lagoon by Jean-Georges; the romantic Oasis Pool; Spa Miri Miri’s ethereal atmosphere on its own private island; tennis and snorkeling – these are some of the resort’s world-class services blending a blissful paradise for the whole family with the renowned personalized service of St. Regis.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by boat to Bora Bora airport.

FRENCH POLYNESIA/LEEWARD ISLANDS & TUOMOTO – ARCHIPELS CRUISES

The finest way to travel the Polynesian islands is aboard a luxurious sailing yacht. Archipels offers cruises in the waters around the leeward islands or in the Tuomoto Archipelago. A fleet of four deluxe catamarans sails among translucent turquoise lagoons and some of the most romantic sights in the world. SIGHTS & ITINER ARIES

LI FE ON BOAR D

Itineraries are from 4 to 11 days. You sail in the Tuomoto Archipelago, where thousands of coral islets encircle turquoise lagoons; or among the leeward islands – including Bora Bora, known as the most romantic place in the world, and Raiatea with its vanilla plantations and black pearls, enclosed in the same reef as Tahaa. The crew are careful not disturb your privacy while maintaining safety. You can swim with rays, kayak to a deserted motu, or snorkel over coral formations.

Accommodating 10 passengers in comfort, these sophisticated sailing boats offer aircon and private bathroom for each cabin, professional crew, Tahitian and French food. Every day, a new beach, unspoiled bay or island. On returning from a 4WD land excursion, your skipper will serve you a sunset drink. After a fine dinner, time to enjoy the stars.

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FRENCH POLYNESIA/BORA BORA – BORA BORA PEARL BEACH RESORT & SPA

FAMILY

SNORKEL

BEACH

TENNIS

Facing one of the most romantic sights in the world – Bora Bora lagoon and the mystical Mount Otemanu, this resort offers elegantly appointed bungalows built in pure Polynesian style: on the beach or over the turquoise lagoon. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The 80 bungalows include 50 Over Water Bungalows, adjoining gracefully curving walkways, each with own deck and stairs into the turquoise lagoon; 20 garden suites with private pool; and 10 beach suites with private Jacuzzi. All offer ceiling fans, AC, CD/ DVD players etc.

International dining with French-Polynesian flair along with themed buffet dining twice weekly, poolside lunches, and bar for refreshing cocktails. The Manea Spa offers massage, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and beauty treatments. The resort also offers stunning freshwater lagoon swimming pool by the beach, gym, diving centre, watersports, minigolf and flood lit tennis court.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

10 minutes by boat from the Bora Bora airport, which is a 50 min flight from Tahiti. A D D E D VA L U E S

Cocktail at the bar for max 2 guests/bungalow.

SNORKEL DIVING BEACH FAMILY FRENCH POLYNESIA/TAHA’A – TIKEHAU PEARL BEACH RESORT Tikehau is a graceful oval of small coral islets, with an interior lagoon reached by a narrow pass through the coral reef. Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort lies on a secluded pink sandy beach fringed with coconut palms, an exceptional blend of elegant informality and Polynesian hospitality.

L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The resort offers 13 beach bungalows (10 with AC) and 24 overwater bungalows & suites. All bungalows are Polynesian style, spacious, with private veranda, fan and modern amenities. Overwater bungalows feature a glass window where you can view the underwater life of the lagoon.

The bar and poolside restaurant provide an idyllic setting under the stars. Many excursions and activities are available to enhance this heavenly location: snorkeling, canoes, jetski, kayaks; sunset cruises, picnics, village visits by bicycle, Tikehau Blue Nui scuba diving centre.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by minibus & boat from Tikehau Airport, which is 55 minutes flight from Tahiti.

DON’T MISS

Fare Manea Spa to experience the rich massage tradition of Polynesia thanks to the best certified 100% natural products.

A D D E D VA L U E S

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AUSTRALIA This is the land of the Great Outdoors, loved by those with a passion for wide open spaces: for vast red deserts, endless beaches, and rainforests tall as cathedrals. It’s also a good place to ‘ disappear’ (in luxury) on a coral island. The cities are fun too, with space, pace and style, great dining, and never far from beaches. Finally, the ‘Aussies’ are warm, charmingly downto-earth people: always time for a joke, a beer, a glassy wave, it’s “no worries mate”.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA EAST TIMOR

Lizard Island

Darwin

El Questro Homestead

Cairns Pinctada Cable Beach Resort and Spa

Broome

Silky Oaks Lodge

Airlie Beach

Whitsunday Islands

Hayman Great Barrier Reef

Alice Springs Uluru ( Ayers Rock)

AUSTRALIA

Voyages Longitude 131˚ Palazzo Versace

Brisbane Lord Howe Island

Emirates Wolgan Valley

Capella Lodge

Sydney Perth

Adelaide Park Hyatt Sydney

Albany

Southern Ocean Lodge

Melbourne Park Hyatt Melbourne

Tasmania Saffire Freycinet

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ITINERARIES 15 NIGHTS AUSTRALIA 1.

Arrival in Melbourne, private transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Park Hyatt Melbourne, breakfast included. 2. Day at leisure in Melbourne. Overnight: Park Hyatt Melbourne, breakfast included. 3. Private transfer to airport for flight to Adelaide (flight time: 1h20min). In Adelaide connect to your flight to Kangaroo Island (max 15 kg p.p. luggage storage is available at a cost). Private 1 hour transfer to your lodge. Overnight: Southern Ocean Lodge, all-inclusive basis. 4/5. Days at leisure activity options include; coastal trekking expeditions, beach fishing, mountain biking and more. Overnight: Southern Ocean Lodge, all-inclusive basis. 6. Fly Kingscote to Adelaide and connect to Ayers Rock via Alice Springs (flight time: 5 hours). Private transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Longitude 131, all-inclusive basis. 7. A selection of tours and excursions are available daily and included in the rate. Overnight: Longitude 131, all-inclusive basis. 8. private transfer to airport for flight to Cairns (2h35min). 1h30 min private transfer to your lodge. Overnight: Silky Oaks Lodge, breakfast inlcuded. 9. Day at leisure at the lodge with a selection of complimentary activities on offer such as rainforest walks, canoeing, biking, tennis, snorkeling on the Mossman River. Overnight: Silky Oaks Lodge, breakfast inlcuded. 10. Private transfer to Cairns airport for flight to Lizard Island. Overnight: Sunset point villa at Lizard Island Resort and Spa, all meals and selected beverages included. 11/12. Days at leisure and you may wish to enjoy some of the many activities offered at the Resort. Overnight: Lizard Island Resort and Spa, all meals and selected beverages included. 13. Fly to Cairns and connect to Sydney (flight time Cairns-Sydney: 3 hours). Private transfer to your Sydney hotel. Overnight: Park Hyatt Sydney, breakfast included. 14/15. Enjoy Sydney on your own. Overnight: Park Hyatt Sydney, breakfast included. 16. Private transfer to the airport, fly home.

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Fly Broome to Kununurra (flight time: 1h20min), 1h30min transfer to your homestead. Overnight: El Questro Homestead, includes all meals, selected beverages and activities. 15/16. Days at leisure at El Questro Wilderness Park. Activities include; ruise the Chamberlain Gorge, visit to El Questro Gorge, Barramundi fishing, visit Zebedee Springs thermal pools and more. Overnight: El Questro Homestead, includes all meals, selected beverages and activities. 17. Transfer to Kununurra Airport for flight to Perth (flight time: 4h20min), connect to your international flight. Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 107500 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 14800 EUR

Departing London: 12500 GBP

Departing Oslo: 113500 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 128000 SEK

19 NIGHTS AUSTRALIA 1.

Arrival at Sydney International Airport private transfer to your hotel. Overnight: park Hyatt Sydney, breakfast included. 2/3. Enjoy Sydney on your own. Overnight: Park Hyatt Sydney, breakfast included. 4. Private transfer to Sydney airport for flight to Lord Howe Island (max 14 kg p.p., flight time: 1h50min). Transfer to your resort. Overnight: Capella Lodge, dinner and breakfast included. 5/6. Days at leisure to enjoy Lord Howe Island, plenty of activities are on offer. 7. Private transfer to the airport for flight to Sydney, 3 hour transfer by car to Wolgan Valley. Overnight: Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages and two daily activities included. 8. Today is at leisure and whilst at Wolgan Valley. Overnight: Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages and two daily activities included. 9. Private transfer to Sydney Airport for flight to Hobart (1h55min). Pick up rental Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: car for self drive to Coles Bay (approximately 3 hours driving-time). Overnight: Departing Copenhagen: 93500 DKK Departing Helsinki: 12900 EUR Saffire Freycinet, all meals, selected beverages and activities included. Departing London: 10900 GBP Departing Oslo: 99900 NOK 10/11. Days at leisure with optional activities and tours. Overnight: Saffire Freycinet, all Departing Stockholm: 113000 SEK meals, selected beverages and activities included. 12. Drive to Hobart Airport where you will return your rental vehicle prior to your onward flight to Brisbane (flight time: 2h35min). At Brisbane Airport collect your rental car for self drive to your accommodation in Byron Bay. Overnight:Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, breakfast included. 1. Arrival at Sydney International Airport private transfer to your hotel. Overnight: 13. Today is at leisure to enjoy the beaches and activities in the area. park Hyatt Sydney, breakfast included. 14. Depart Byron Bay and drive to your accommodation on the Gold Coast 2/3. Enjoy Sydney on your own. Overnight: Park Hyatt Sydney, breakfast included. (approximately 1 hour driving-time). Overnight: Palazzo Versace, breakfast included. 4. Private transfer to airport for flight to Cairns (3 hours). Fly Cairns – Lizard Island. 15. Day at leisure to enjoy water-based activities including sunset cruises, sailing, jetski Overnight: Sunset point villa at Lizard Island Resort and Spa, all meals and selected rides, fishing or learning to surf! Enjoy a day on the Great Barrier Reef at Lady beverages included. Elliot Island etc. Overnight: Palazzo Versace, breakfast included. 5/6. Days at leisure and you may wish to enjoy some of the many activities offered 16. Drive to Brisbane fly to Hamilton Island (1h40min). Transfer to your resort. at the Resort. Overnight: Lizard Island Resort and Spa, all meals and selected Overnight: Hayman Island Resort, breakfast included. beverages included. 17/18/19. Days at leisure and while on Hayman Island choose from a wide range of 7. Fly to Cairns, private transfer to 1h30 min private transfer to your lodge. facilities and activities including: salt and freshwater swimming pools, sailing and Overnight: Silky Oaks Lodge, breakfast inlcuded. excellent snorkelling and diving. 8. Day at leisure at the lodge with a selection of complimentary activities on offer 20. Transfer back to Hamilton Island for flight to Sydney (2h20min). Connect to such as rainforest walks, canoeing, biking, tennis, snorkeling on the Mossman River. international flight. Overnight: Silky Oaks Lodge, breakfast included. 9. Private transfer to Cairns for your flight to Ayers Rock (flight time. 2h45min). Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 108500 DKK Departing Helsinki: 14900 EUR Transfer to your tented lodge. Overnight: Voyages Longitude 131°, includes all Departing London: 12400 GBP Departing Oslo: 115000 NOK meals, selected beverages and selected activities. 10. Day at leisure for activities. Overnight: Voyages Longitude 131°, includes all meals, Departing Stockholm: 129800 SEK selected beverages and selected activities. Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, 11. Transfer to Ayers Rock airport for flight to Broome via Perth (flight time: accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an 5h50min). Overnight: Pinctada Cable Beach, breakfast included. indication and will vary with availability and seasonality. 12/13. Days at leisure to epxerience Broome on your own. Overnight: Pinctada Cable Beach, breakfast included.

16 NIGHTS AUSTRALIA

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SYDNEY, NSW

LORD HOWE ISLAND, NSW

PA R K H YAT T S Y D N E Y

CAPE LL A LODG E

Facing the opera house on the very edge of the harbour, the redesigned hotel reopened early 2012. The hotel revels in new interiors with bespoke art, rich chocolaty/creamy hues; re-made restaurant & bar; brand new Living Room with all-day beverages; 100% new spa; 3 new rooftop suites, and butler service for 158 spacious accommodations in open plan design, huge glass doors to own balconies. Sydney airport 30 min.

A small unspoilt Pacific island fringed by coral reef, 700 km from Sydney. With stunning views of lagoon and twin-peaked mountains, Capella offers restaurant, bar, terrace with plunge pool, spa, and only 9 luxurious suites, all with balconies. Gourmet breakfast, 3-course dinner with selected wines, bikes, kayaks, snorkel gear included in rate. Diving extra. Kids 6+ welcome. 2 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, then car 3 min.

ULURU (AYERS ROCK), NT

BLUE MOUNTAINS, NSW

V OYA G E S L O N G I T U D E 131 °

An all-inclusive wilderness camp in view of Uluru, a holy place to the Anangu, local Aboriginal people. Here, in 15 luxury tents perched on a secluded dune, guests wake to magnificent sunrises behind the Rock. Sunrise/sunset tours to Uluru and other treasures of the World Heritage listed National Park are included, along with meals & selected drinks. Self-service bar. Kids 13+ welcome. Ayers Rock airport 15 min. away by car. p. 336

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The special beauty of the Australian wilderness enfolds this resort in the Greater Blue Mountains west of Sydney. In its own 4000 acre wildlife reserve full of wallabies and other marsupials, Wolgan Valley features 40 luxury stand alone suites with private pools, distinctive dining and superb spa. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a guided 4WD wildlife tour to spot one of the albino kangaroos on the reserve. Kids 8+ welcome. Sydney 3 hours by car.


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GREAT BARRIER REEF, QLD

MOSSMAN RIVER GORGE, QLD

LIZARD ISLAND

S I LKY OAKS LODG E

Right on the Barrier Reef, Lizard offers sensational snorkeling & diving, 24 powder white beaches, and an ultra luxurious escape. Only resort on the island, it features restaurant, bar, lounge, spa, tennis, gym, 40 rooms & suites. For panoramas of the island’s dazzling beauty, we recommend The Pavilion high above the Coral Sea with own plunge pool & wide decks. Kids 12+ welcome. Scenic flight from Cairns 60 min.

Amidst tropical rainforest and the sound of the Mossman river, 45 luxurious tree & river houses blend into nature, including our honeymoon tip – the brand new Billabong Suite. The Lodge offers Treehouse Restaurant, bar, lounge, spa, swimming pool (or fresh river swims). Marked forest trails, canoes, bikes, gym, tennis court, yoga. Tours to the Gorge & Daintree National Park. Kids 12+ welcome. Cairns airport 78 km.

BROOME, WA

KIMBERLEYS, WA

P I N C TA D A C A B L E B E A C H R E S O R T & S PA

EL QUESTRO HOMESTEAD

Broome is an old pearling town known for its 20 km Cable beach and quaint historical wooden buildings on the frontier of the mysterious Kimberleys. Pinctada is a luxurious resort with 72 rooms & suites nestled round a pool and meditative garden, brasserie, pool bar, cocktail lounge, spa, and lounge-based checkin. A short walk from Cable Beach. 10 minutes to picturesque China Town. Broome Airport 10 min. by car.

An exclusive all-inclusive retreat with 6 rooms on the edge of the Chamberlain Gorge, where you’ll enjoy absolute luxury and pampering, amidst the rugged landscapes of the “real Australia”. Dining on the cliff top under a canopy of stars, or on the veranda, river cruising, barramundi fishing, dips in the pool or tennis in garden setting. Steakhouse & Bar nearby in Wilderness Park. Kununurra Airport 1 hr 45 min. by car.

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GOLD COAST, QLD

MELBOURNE, VIC

PA L A Z Z O V E R S A C E

PA R K H YAT T M E L B O U R N E

Dripping with luscious Versace furnishings, this glamorous hotel is everything you would expect from the designer brand. Nestled between blue sea and Broadwater, it offers 200 rooms with Juliet balconies & spa tubs. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the Water Salon with private poolside cabanas complete with chilled champagne. Lagoon pool, 3 restaurants, bars, spa, gym, wi-fi. Opposite Main Beach. Brisbane int airport 1 hour by car.

The revamped hotel offers a new restaurant & bar with multi-level dining areas and open kitchens; new club lounge on 31st floor for Grand Club guests; 240 rooms & suites, white Italian marble bathrooms with deep soaking bath and inset TV. Free access to 25m heated pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gym; or blissful treatments at the spa. Close to shops, restaurants, theatres. Melbourne int airport 30 min. by car.

COLES BAY, TASMANIA

KANGAROO ISLAND, SA

S A F F I R E F R E YC I N E T

SOUTH E R N OC E AN LODG E

An intimate sanctuary with organic flowing design, on a peninsula facing Oyster Bay. It features 20 luxurious suites with views of pink-hued mountains, exclusive spa, restaurant, lounge, bar. Deepen your coastal discovery by booking a place aboard the vessel Saffire, cruising past white beaches of Freycinet national park to Wineglass Bay. Or wine-tasting, walking, pelican watching. Hobart airport 2.5 hours by car.

Guided adventures at this all-inclusive luxury lodge invite guests to experience the glorious landscapes and abundant wildlife of Kangaroo Island, Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Galapagos (koalas, sea lions, kangaroos...). Along limestone cliffs with majestic ocean views, the lodge offers 21 stylish suites. Restaurant, open bar with walk-in cellar, sumptuous lounge, spa. 30 min. flight from Adelaide, then 50 min by car.

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AUSTRALIA GREAT BARRIER REEF – QUEENSLAND

HAYMAN GREAT BARRIER REEF

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

SNORKEL DIVING

TENNIS

Hayman is a magnificent private island resort offering adventure, relaxation, tranquility and natural beauty. With white beaches and lush tropical gardens, it is surrounded by the azure waters of the Coral Sea and pristine environment of the Great Barrier Reef. Hayman presents a luxurious resort lifestyle, superb cuisine by acclaimed chefs, health and rejuvenation treatments in Spa Hayman, and wonderful Reef adventures – along with fabulous new villas. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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The hotel features 210 rooms & suites and stunning new beach Villas. All rooms have spacious balconies and views of gardens or sea, equipped with wi-fi. The spacious Beach Villas offer absolute beach frontage with breathtaking views of the Whitsunday passage as well as extras like butler service, Bose Sound Dock, Apple TV, Nespresso Coffee machine, private swimming pool and more. Some rooms can be interconnected for greater space.

Dining venues include 4 restaurants & 2 bars. The hotel features an activities centre with tennis courts, in-house tennis pro, personal trainer, gym, steam room and luxurious Hayman Spa. Hayman features retail designer fashion & resort wear. Watersports and dive centre offer activities such as waterskiing, tube rides, hobie cats, sea kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Daily excursions to the Great Barrier Reef are available by boat, seaplane or helicopter.

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1 hour from Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island, by luxury launch. Helicopter/ seaplane transfers available, helipad. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

We insist you book a Beach Villa for the utmost in bespoke Australian luxury accommodation. Complement this with a helicopter flight to the top of nearby Hook Island for a champagne sunset …

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade if space is available.

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NEW ZEALAND Alps, fjords, glacier lakes and crystal streams; the country might seem like Norway crossed with Scotland. It is not. Vineyards and sunny golden beaches are found north and south. Geothermal wonders erupt in Rotorua. The Bay of Islands is warm and subtropical. And everywhere the forests are totally different.“There are no trees like the trees of that land”, said Legolas in Lord of the Rings. The magic of Tolkien is inescapable. Areas around Queenstown, Wellington and Rotorua are haunted by Tolkien landscapes of “ deep hidden valleys, barren wastelands, remote mystical mountains and lush, low valleys”, with Tolkien tours on offer including Hobbitville. For those immune to the magic of the ring, adventure with a capital A overflows: Adrenalin Sports, from white water rafting to bungy, especially around Queenstown, with skiing JuneSeptember. Add to that that the hospitable Kiwi and Maori culture, golf, trout fishing, tasting of Pinots and Sauvignons, art deco, handcrafts, swimming with dolphins. And finally – distances are small, packed with wonderful sights, so New Zealand is perfect for self-drive. Check out our itineraries!

Bay of Islands Eagles Nest

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

Mollies

North Island Treetops Lodge & Estate

Rotorua

Huka Lodge

Edenhouse

Wellington South Island Christchurch

Blanket Bay Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Queenstown Dunedin

Stewart Islands

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11 NIGHTS NEW ZEALAND SELF DRIVE 11. 1. 2. 3.

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Arrive Auckland, meet & greet on arrival, private transfer to hotel. Overnight: Mollies Luxury Boutique Hotel, breakfast included. Drive to Rotorua (240 kms/386 miles, approx. 3 hours driving) and arrive in “Lord of the rings” country. Overnight: Treetops Country Estate, breakfast included. Explore the geothermal activity and Maori culture, or a helicopter excursion (extra cost) to visit the marine volcano White Island. Overnight: Treetops Country Estate, breakfast included. Drive to Taupo (82 kms/132 miles, approx 1 hour driving). Overnight: Huka Lodge, pre-dinner drinks, dinner and breakfast included. Explore Lake Taupo region with options for fishing, lake cruising or mountain trekking. Overnight: Huka Lodge, pre-dinner drinks, dinner and breakfast included. Fly on scheduled turboprop plane from Taupo to Nelson via Wellington (flight time: 2h10min). Your hotel is 45 min. by car from Nelson Airport. Overnight: Edenhouse, includes pre-dinner cocktails & canapés, full cooked breakfast. Full day private cruise in Abel Tasman National Park with its beautiful bays, golden sand beaches, and forested walks. Overnight: Edenhouse, includes pre-dinner cocktails & canapés, full cooked breakfast. Explore the Nelson region. Overnight: Edenhouse, includes pre-dinner cocktails & canapés, full cooked breakfast. Fly on scheduled turboprop plane from Nelson to Queenstown via Christchurch (flight time: 2h15min). Overnight: Eichardt’s Private Hotel, breakfast included. Scenic flight and cruise to Milford Sound. Overnight: Eichardt’s Private Hotel, breakfast included. Explore the Queenstown region with activities such as wine and gourmet food tours, jetboating on the Dart River and mountain trekking. Overnight: Eichardt’s Private Hotel, breakfast included. Depart New Zealand.

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Explore the Nelson region including the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Overnight: Edenhouse, includes pre-dinner cocktails & canapés, full cooked breakfast. Fly on scheduled turboprop plane to Christchurch then drive to the historic Otahuna Lodge to experience its gardens and exquisite cuisine. Overnight: Otahuna Lodge, includes 5-course degustation dinner with wine pairings, predinner drinks with canapés, breakfast. Explore the region with destinations such as Christchurch or Akaroa on the Banks peninsula. Overnight: Otahuna Lodge, includes 5-course degustation dinner with wine pairings, pre-dinner drinks with canapés, breakfast. Fly on scheduled turboprop plane to Queenstown ‘adventure capital of the world’, stay in the lakefront luxury of Eichardt’s Private Hotel. Overnight: Eichardt’s Private Hotel, breakfast included. Stay at Blanket Bay in Glenorchy with activities (extra cost) such as helicopter excursions to Milford Sound, jetboating on the Dart River and mountain trekking. Overnight: Eichardt’s Private Hotel, breakfast included. Explore the Glenorchy and Fiordland region. Overnight: Eichardt’s Private Hotel, breakfast included. Depart New Zealand

Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 74500 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 10300 EUR

Departing London: 8200 GBP

Departing Oslo: 78500 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 89500 SEK Rates are starting rates per person based on double occupancy including flights in economy class, accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions as per the itinerary. Price serves only as an indication and will vary with availability and seasonality.

Starting rates per person based based on double occupancy: Departing Copenhagen: 70900 DKK

Departing Helsinki: 9800 EUR

Departing London: 7800 GBP

Departing Oslo: 74800 NOK

Departing Stockholm: 85300 SEK

15 NIGHTS NEW ZEALAND SELF DRIVE 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Arrive Auckland, meet & greet on arrival, private transfer to hotel. Overnight: Mollies Luxury Boutique Hotel, breakfast included. Drive to Rusell in the beautiful Bay of Many Islands, 240 kms/386 miles around 3 hours. Overnight: Eagles Nest, breakfast included. Explore the Bay of Many Islands with its history, beautiful beaches, islands, kauri forests, fishing, or golf. Overnight: Eagles Nest, breakfast included. Fly on scheduled turboprop plane from Kerikeri to Rotorua via Auckland (1h45min). Rotorua is famous for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. Overnight: Treetops Country Estate, breakfast included. Drive to Taupo (82 kms/132 miles, approx 1 hour driving). Overnight: Huka Lodge, pre-dinner drinks, dinner and breakfast included. Explore Lake Taupo region with options for fishing, mountain treks and helicopter excursion (extra cost) to visit the marine volcano White Island. Overnight: Huka Lodge, pre-dinner drinks, dinner and breakfast included. Drive to Palliser Bay (155 kms/250 miles), Overnight: Wharekauhau Country Estate, pre-dinner drinks, canapés, 4 course dinner and breakfast included. Explore the farmland property and region including the boutique wine region, Martinborough. Overnight: Wharekauhau Country Estate, pre-dinner drinks, canapés, 4 course dinner and breakfast included. Drive to Wellington, return hire car at airport before flying on scheduled turboprop plane nonstop to Nelson (flight time: 35 mins). Collect car and drive to Edenhouse. Your hotel is 45 min. by car from Nelson Airport. Overnight: Edenhouse, includes pre-dinner cocktails & canapés, full cooked breakfast.

AUCKLAND, NORTH ISLAND M O LLI E S LUXU RY BO UTI Q U E H OTE L

One of the finest Relais & Chateaux locations in Australasia, it offers 13 luxury suites overlooking the harbour or garden, designer amenities, gourmet dining in the exclusive restaurant, and pampering at the hotel spa with exclusive product range. Just 5 minutes drive from the CBD, Mollies is a stroll from the harbour and the trendy shops and cafes in Ponsonby. Auckland International Airport 30 min. by car.

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TAUPO, NORTH ISLAND

PALLISER BAY, NORTH ISLAND

H U K A LODG E

W H A R E K A U H A U C O U N T R Y E S TAT E

An elegant and welcoming retreat on the banks of the Waikato River, amidst outstanding beauty. There are 18 lodge rooms and a suite, offering every comfort just 20 m from the river, plus Owner’s Cottage with 4 superb suites. Country-style breakfast, pre-dinner drinks & 5-course dinner included. Soaking in hot pools, tennis, short walk to Huka Falls, easy drive to geysers. Rotorua Int Airport 1 hour by car.

Recapturing the lifestyle of a bygone era, with superb local wines and irresistible cuisine, Wharekauhau is a luxury lodge situated on a working farm. Perched atop cliffs overlooking Palliser Bay, the main lodge resembles an Edwardian mansion. Don’t miss the half day farm tour on this magnificent property, to see the views and amazing working dogs mustering sheep. Wellington Int Airport 90 min. by car.

ROTORUA, NORTH ISLAND

BAY OF ISLANDS, NORTH ISLAND

TR E ETOPS LO DG E

E AG LE S N E ST

&

E S TAT E

The landscape with its hills, forests and crystal streams was a setting for Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings. The lodge has carved beams depicting Maori folklore, warm enticing dining room, 4 luxurious suites, plus 8 villas a buggy ride away. For those who love nature and trout fishing – 7 streams, 4 lakes, 70 km of hiking trails. Rotorua thermal wonders/international airport 20 min. by car.

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Overlooking the Bay of Islands, just 2 minutes from the romantic old village of Russell, this exclusive resort offers 5 spectacular villas. On an island-shaped peninsula sloping down to a lovely beach, services include memorable dining, in-villa massages, free wi-fi, cycling, boating. We suggest booking a personal chef for intimate dining poolside or in your villa. Kerikeri domestic airport 45 min. by car.


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QUEENSTOWN, SOUTH ISLAND

NELSON, SOUTH ISLAND

B L A N K E T B AY

EDENHOUSE

A stunning back-country retreat on the green shores of Lake Wakatipu with views of the Southern Alps. It offers 8 sumptuously furnished lakeside rooms & suites and 4 superb chalets with lofty beamed ceilings, rock fireplaces and vast picture windows. Facilities include 3 restaurants, lounge, Den, games room, gym, spa, outdoor lap pool. Queenstown International Airport 50 min. by car.

Luxurious hideaway amidst gardens and grand scenery, 30 minutes from the golden beaches of Abel Tasman National Park, housing only 6 guests in 2 suites and a cottage. Its landscaped gardens are a cool oasis in the summer, while open fires give warm and cosy winter atmosphere. For outdoors enthusiasts, or anyone who appreciates elegant dining and fine wines. Nelson airport 45 min. by car.

CANTERBURY, SOUTH ISLAND

QUEENSTOWN, SOUTH ISLAND

O TA H U N A L O D G E

E I C H A R D T â&#x20AC;&#x2122; S P R I VAT E H O T E L

A 19th century manor house with its own botanical gardens. The 5 suites & 2 master suites retain ornate fireplaces and stained glass windows, offering custom-made linens, toiletries by Penhaligonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, deep tubs, separate rain showers. We insist you book a Master Suite for a balcony from which to view the majestic Southern Alps. Elegant communal dinners. Christchurch International Airport 25 min. by car.

In the heart of fashionable alpine Queenstown, fine suites and apartments reflect contemporary elegance in harmony with distinctive antiques and furnishings. We insist you book a spacious Lake View Suite to soak up the beautiful views of Lake Wakatipu, and the surrounding mountain ranges. Close to numerous restaurants/shops. In-room massages. Queenstown International Airport 10 min. by car.

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ITALY Sophisticated tourists began flocking to Italy over 150 years ago, for a Renaissance of light and colour, to savour the wine and food, feel the pulse and enjoy Italian luxury: la dolce vita. You can still do that, plus shop and shop. Experience the lifestyle and verve of Italy’s great cities of art. Combine art with nature and wine in Tuscany’s tranquil hills. Make an art of yourself at a destination spa. Soak in beauty by an Italian lake. Dazzle your senses on Italy’s Mediterranean… islands: fabled Capri, hot sensual Sicily, millionaire playground Sardinia and the Maddalena islands amidst blue, green and turquoise waters. We offer luxurious hotels amid fabulous cultural treasure or on fragrant clifftops, and many more havens for the romantic spirit, from chick boutique hotels to sumptuous palazzos…

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

Venice Simplon Orient Express Hotel Cipriani Centurion Palace

Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

AUSTRIA

Villa D'este Four Seasons Hotel Milano

Milan

S LOV E N I A

Bergamo Venice

Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare

Florence

Villa Mangiacane Castello di Casole

C R OAT I A

Villa San Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Michele Hotel Savoy Villa la Massa Castiglion Del Bosco

Il Pellicano I TA LY

Corsica

Rome

La Maddalena Costa Smeralda

Olbia

Hotel Hassler Hotel de Russie Villa Spalletti Trivelli

Borgo Egnazia Hotel

Naples

Sardinia

Cagliari

Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri Palace Hotel & Spa

Hotel Santa Caterina Hotel Caruso Le Sirenuse Hotel

Fortevillage Resort

GREECE

Palermo Taormina Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

Sicily

TUNISIA

M A LT A

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ITALY RAIL JOURNEYS OF 1 TO 7 NIGHTS

THE VENICE SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS A work of art in itself and a marvellous Art Deco icon, this legendary train takes you back to a more gracious age of travel, when to cross Europe was an adventure carried out in supreme style. The Venice Simplon Orient Express offers journeys and tours that criss-cross Europe, rolling through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities. LI FE ON BOAR D

SIGHTS & ITINER ARIES

Delightful vintage cabins and cabin suites each feature an original washbasin cabinet with hot & cold water. While you dine cabins are converted into bedrooms with crisp linen. Luxurious toilet facilities are available in each carriage. Gastronomic cuisine is prepared on the train by skilled French chefs, with the finest supplies taken onboard during the journey. The Bar Car is the ideal rendezvous for conversation before or after dinner, to the melodious sounds of the resident pianist. Dressing for the occasion is all part of the experience.

The classic Orient-Express journey (5n) Istanbul-Bucharest-Budapest-Venice travels through Turkey & Bulgaria and includes 2 hotel nights. Classic Paris-Istanbul (5n) goes once a year. Journey Venice-London (7n) includes 2 nights in Krakow & baroque Dresden. Some popular shorter journeys follow. Paris-Venice (1n): Alps, Dolomites, Brenner Pass, Venetian Lagoon – arriving late next day (13 Jun–28 Sep 2012 via Innsbruck & Verona instead). Vienna/Budapest/Prague-Paris (1n): Afternoon tea passing lovely scenery, dinner, cont. breakfast. On return journeys, 2 nights can be spent at destination, 2 onboard. Above journeys to Paris can be extended to London incl. Brunch onboard, channel crossing, British Pullman through Kent with afternoon tea & champagne.

CITIES

London, Paris, Venice, Vienna, Istanbul, Budapest, Bucharest, Prague, Krakow, Dresden.

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ITALY ROME

HOTEL HASSLER

WIFI

With views of every monument you could think of, Hotel Hassler and its teeny sister property Il Palazzetto sit at the top of the Spanish steps near to the best shopping areas. Opened in 1893, the Hassler Roma is operated on a daily basis by President and Managing Director Roberto E. Wirth, fifth generation of a famous Swiss hotelier dynasty. Elegance, style, the highest quality service and discretion have made the Hassler Roma the very symbol of international hospitality. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

With their position on the Spanish Steps the Hassler and Il Palazzetto are near the city’s important monuments and best shopping areas. The Hassler has 95 rooms of which 13 are suites, each individually decorated and featuring classic and contemporary accents. They have king-size beds, marble bathrooms, work desks with high-speed Internet connections, a dining table, and garden-side or city views. Suites have separate sitting rooms. Il Palazzetto has only 4 rooms.

The Michelin-starred restaurant Imàgo with one of the best views in Rome, the Hassler Bar, the Palm Court garden and Salone Eva Restaurants. Panoramic guest terrace, perfect for a cocktail in the sunset. Full-scale hair care at the Rossano Ferretti salon. Three elegant meeting rooms, Amorvero Spa & Wellness Center, and several fine dining options.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON’T MISS…

45 minutes by car from Rome Fiumicino International Airport.

The Michelin-starred restaurant Imàgo for the taste, texture and aroma of Head Chef Francesco Apreda’s interpretation of Italian regional cuisine – and views to die for.

A D D E D VA L U E S

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HOTEL DE RUSSIE Right in the heart of Rome, Hotel de Russie – a Rocco Forte Collection hotel, is within easy walking distance of Rome’s key attractions, fashion houses and Via Condotti. The Vatican City is just a 10-minute walk. With its blend of classical and contemporary design, Hotel de Russie provides a tranquil oasis, with extensive terraced gardens where you can dine alfresco. The hotel also has one of Rome’s best health clubs. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino, the hotel has 122 rooms and suites, decorated with delicate, restful pastel hues and clean sophisticated lines. Rooms are air-conditioned with marble or mosaic bathrooms, broadband Internet, 2 phone lines, voice messaging, satellite TV.

The restaurant offers gourmet Mediterranean cuisine with emphasis on local produce and the best Italian ingredients; and there is a bar. The Wellness Zone has a fully equipped gym complete with Personal Trainer, Finnish sauna, steam baths, saltwater whirlpool (36º); the “Beauty Area” offers luxury anti-ageing treatments for face, body and hair.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON'T MISS…

45 minutes by car from Rome Fiumicino International Airport.

In spring, summer and autumn don't miss dining alfresco at Le Jardin de Russie.

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ITALY ROME

VILLA SPALLETTI TRIVELLI

WIFI

In the heart of Rome, Villa Spalletti Trivelli is an aristocrat’s historic residence with a splendid Italian garden that brings serenity to the guests, refined spaces furnished with genuine antiques, massages and beauty treatments, sumptuous rooms with every comfort... and perfectly placed for discovery. It lies close to famous Roman palaces, picturesque views and designer boutique shopping. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The twelve luxurious accommodation solutions range from the Romantic Rooms to the Grand Deluxe Suites that coupled with each other form the Presidential Suites and the Romantic Apartments. Stunning antique furnishings, original old prints, individual colour schemes, king beds enhanced by scientific comfort and Fiandra linen sheets, bathrooms with tub and crafted shower combine with exclusive amenities and beautiful views.

The aristocratic public areas include a drawing room with an honesty bar, the Sala del Camino which is reserved for afternoon tea, and the traditional dining room complemented by outdoor dining. A renowned buffet breakfast is prepared according to the Villa’s tradition, enriched by hot dishes, and Italian coffee specialties. Other facilities include the Wellness center with the Turkish Bath, the Hammam, the Gym, the floating therapy and treatments studied the guests' holistic wellness. The Library features the original book collection of Count Spalletti Trivelli.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

5 minute taxi ride from Rome Termini Station, 40 minutes by car from Rome Fiumicini Int. Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

p. 348

DON'T MISS…

The complimentary evening drinks served every day in the garden or inside.


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ITALY MILAN

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MILANO Right in the middle of the busy couture and financial areas of Milan, an intimate Four Seasons hotel offers quiet rooms opening onto a tranquil inner courtyard. The 15th century building is a former convent on the exclusive Via Gesù between Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. Luxury and contemporary chic harmonize with the convent’s frescoes, columns and vaulted ceilings. The hotel is just off Via Montenapoleone, Milan’s best shopping street. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Facing tranquil inner courtyards or the peaceful Via Gesù, the hotel features 118 guest rooms, including 51 suites (81–280 sqm) – every one a unique reflection of Italian design, with Fortuny fabrics, Frette linens, custom loomed carpets or sycamore burl and pear cabinetry. Technology embraces high-speed Internet access and DVD players.

Il Teatro is a sophisticated dining experience overlooking the inner courtyard. Fashionable locals gather at La Veranda for innovative Mediterranean cuisine. The lounge bar Il Foyer on the site of the convent’s church is adorned with Filippo Peroni sketches. In-room massages & manicures can be arranged, Shiatsu, Thai & aromatherapy treatments (advance booking). A 60 sqm fitness centre is open daily. The hotel is steps from La Scala, Il Duomo & Santa Maria delle Grazie (The Last Supper). Spa scheduled to open in Spring 2012

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Milan Linate International Airport; 45 minutes by express train or 1 hour by car from Milan Malpensa International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON'T MISS…

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

The interactive Sunday brunch which you preferably finish off in the ultra indulgent room made entirely of chocolate.

p. 349


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ITALY CERNOBBIO, LAKE COMO

VILLA D`ESTE

WIFI

TENNIS

Located on the shores of Lake Como, this beautiful Renaissance property is surrounded by a magnificent 25 acre park and overlooks the waters of “the most romantic lake in the world”. From the beginning of March through mid of November Villa d’Este welcomes guests in the tradition of romance and graceful living. The luxury and grandeur of a bygone era are maintained intact in this glorious 16th century palazzo that is considered the “ in” place to be. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Set north of Milan, Villa d’Este can be reached in less than 45 minutes from the big city. The Grand Hotel features 152 guest rooms located in the Cardinal Building and in the Queen’s Pavilion. The rooms are elegant, no two are alike in size or décor, and create the intimacy of a private home. Two exclusive private villas are available for short term tenancies.

Two restaurants, the formal Veranda and the Grill offer Italian refined cuisine. The Canova Bar & the Sun deck for light luncheons by the pool.. A wide selection of massages & treatments at the Beauty Centre. Various indoor and outdoor sport facilities: unique swimming pool floating on the lake, indoor pool, tennis courts, squash, sauna, steam bath, jogging track. All types of watersports. 18 hole Villa d’Este Golf Club.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes by car from Milan Malpensa International Airport, 90 min. from Milano Linate Airport and 40 min. from Agno Lugano Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A cocktail on the lake terrace at sunset; the new facial treatment “regeneration” at the Villa d’Este Beauty Centre; a walk to the Chef ’s Garden with Luciano Parolari, the King of Risotto.

1 Friandies made by the Pastry Chef. Bottle of Villa d'Este Spumante. Space-available complimentary early checkin & late checkout.

p. 350


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ITALY LAKE GARDA – GARGNANO

LEFAY RESORT & SPA LAGO DI GARDA

SPA CLINIC

WIFI

Lefay Resort lies in Gargnano, one of the most picturesque villages on Lake Garda. Overlooking the lake, the resort is situated in 11 hectares of natural parkland in the heart of the Riviera dei Limoni, surrounded by gentle hills, olive groves and woodlands. The bright environment, mild climate and splendid landscapes make a fitting environment for wellness – the key concept of the resort. Also a perfect holiday setting for relaxation, cultural excursions, sport and good food. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The rooms are designed according to the Lefay Wellness concept to capture the beauty and sensation of nature, with wide spaces, natural fabrics, precious materials including Italian marble, olive & walnut woods, and modern technologies. All suites offer terrace or balcony overlooking Lake Garda. Family suites offer 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Exclusive suites offer separate living room featuring Poltrona Frau furniture, private Jacuzzi with lake view, separate shower.

At 2 restaurants the Vital Gourmet concept uplifts traditional Mediterranean diet, using only fresh produce in seasonal rhythm. The Lefay Spa is a wellness temple where mind & body are regenerated through rediscovery of genuine emotions & inner harmony. Tailored health & beauty programmes include energetic massages, hydrotherapy, physical rebalancing, phytotherapy & programmes to lose weight, relieve stress & combat signs of ageing. Bar, Kids Club, swimming pool, golf next door.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

85 miutes by car from Verona International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

Sunset drinks on the terrace with stunning views over Lake Garda. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available. p. 351


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ITALY – PORTOFINO / HOTEL SPLENDIDO & SPLENDIDO MARE

WIFI

The view from the Hotel Splendido, by Orient-Express, is absolutely breathtaking: you are surrounded by beautiful gardens and can gaze down upon the charming little harbour of Portofino. The hotel has just the right blend of beauty, style, comfort and service. Swim and sunbathe by the beautiful swimming pool. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Hotel Splendido is located amid verdant woodlands overlooking the Mediterranean and the bay of Portofino. The hotel offers 69 rooms & suites, many with balcony or terrace and breathtaking view of the bay. In the village of Portofino, on the celebrated “Piazzetta”, lies the intimate Splendido Mare with just 16 rooms & suites, connecting rooms available upon request.

The best Italian cuisine is offered at the 3 restaurants: La Terrazza, the Pool Restaurant and the Chuflay (at Splendido Mare with view of the Piazzetta). Free access to the gym fitness facilities and outdoor panoramic swimming pool. Splendido Wellness Centre offers treatments, sauna & steam room. There is a tennis court on site, Golf Club Rapallo (18 holes) 15 min. drive & Cinque Terre UNESCO site nearby. Guests can charter a private motor boat for sunset champagne cruises.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Genoa Int. Airport , 10 minutes drive from Santa Margherita Ligure Railway Station. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON'T MISS…

A memorable Italian dinner at La Terrazza viewing Portofino Bay and Tigullio Gulf. We recommend the perfectly executed Spaghettini con Vongole.

A local welcome amenity.

ITALY – VENICE / CIPRIANI

WIFI

FAMILY

Four minutes by private launch from San Marco, this iconic Orient-Express hotel looks out over expanses of glittering lagoon and Doge’s Palace. Steeped in Venetian style, it is known for its luscious interiors, its classic and innovative cuisine, and its three bars where society thrives – seeing and being seen. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the tip of Giudecca Island, Cipriani offers 79 rooms & suites, with magnificent views over the lagoon or gardens. Suites with separate living rooms all look onto the open Lagoon and islands, some with balconies. Palazzo Vendramin is a 15th-century residence linked to the Hotel Cipriani through an ancient courtyard and a passageway. It houses 16 suites & rooms with vistas over the gardens and across to St Mark's Square.

Glamorous dining, sublime cuisine and exceptional service from the alfresco Pool Restaurant by the lagoon, to Cip’s Club with its spectacular vistas of St Mark’s, and Fortuny Restaurant with its blown glass and beautiful silk décor. The Casanova Wellness Centre, named after the legendary lover who once held trysts in what are now the gardens of the Hotel, offers massages, including especially romantic treatments for couples, manicures & pedicures, hair salon, gym, sauna, steam bath.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by boat from Marco Polo Airport (VCE) A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity. p. 352

DON’T MISS…

For a romantic Venetian experience go for a room with Lagoon view and balcony.


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ITALY VENICE

CENTURION PALACE One of the most beautiful buildings on the Grand Canal with a magnificent view of San Marco on the other side. The Centurion Palace lies beside the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, between Punta della Dogana and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Housed in Palazzo Genovese, the hotel has kept its splendid Venetian-Gothic facade, but inside a magical ambience blends luxury with scintillating colour and the latest fashion trends. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel offers 50 rooms & suites, all different, all in contemporary style with a refined Venetian glamour. Unique views and intense colours mark the suites, with custom-made furniture in various materials, and exciting details like fireplaces and paneled ceilings. The two level suites have custom-made wooden staircases, windows with different shapes, precious materials in the floor, and bathrooms where golden leaves cover the walls thanks to a special technique.

Antinooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge and Restaurant in honour of the Four Red Forks on the Guide Michelin, serves gourmet cuisine with views over the Grand Canal and gondolas coming and going. Sip cocktails at the bar by the canal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or enjoy a drink in the hotel courtyard. Housed in the hotel is a cloister, meeting rooms, and Technogym equipment. The hotel provides a great base for exploring the city, within easy reach of San Marco, yet happily without its crowds. Easy walk to lively Campo Santa Margherita with its numerous cafes or Peggy Guggenheim Museum.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Venice International Airport, or 30 minutes by water taxi. Water bus Vaporetto on the Grand Canal. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout is space is available. Free use of gym. 20% discount at Antinoo's, excl. beverages. p. 353


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ITALY FLORENCE

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL FIRENZE Four Seasons Hotel Firenze offers an enchanted city resort in the historic centre of town. An art-filled Renaissance Palazzo and a former convent frame a centuries-old five-hectare private park with fountains, winding paths and outdoor seating. Historic details from frescoes to bassorelievos have been lovingly restored. The Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and the Duomo are just a stroll away. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Hotel is walking distance to all major sites and offers easy access to the Tuscan countryside. It features 116 bright and airy rooms and suites with no two alike. Standard amenities include large marble bathroom with separate shower and tub, wi-fi internet access, large flat screen satellite TV, iPod docking station and alarm clock, private bar, safety box.

Modern interpretation of Italian-Mediterranean cuisine is presented in the Michelin starred restaurant Il Palagio and other restaurants and bars, as well as through in roomdining. Enjoy a signature treatment at The Spa with products of Farmacia Santa Maria Novella, one of the world’s oldest pharmacies. A fitness centre, featuring the latest in workout technology, a steam bath, an open-air pool and year-round outdoor whirlpool complete the offer.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Florence International Airport, 60 minutes from Pisa International Airport.

p. 354

DON'T MISS…

Spending time in the Giardino della Gherardesca – a 4.5 acre garden. For a romantic dinner ask the hotel to set a private table on top of a tree-covered hill with views of the Duomo.


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ITALY FLORENCE

HOTEL SAVOY Right in the heart of Florence on the Piazza della Repubblica, this Rocco Forte Collection hotel is a few steps away from famous designer stores and a short walk to the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi gallery. Here in a peaceful atmosphere with contemporary Italian décor and views of the marvellous Duomo and Piazza, you can relax, enjoy a work-out or dine in a leisurely Florentine way.

L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Each one of the 102 rooms and suites at Hotel Savoy is stylishly designed to offer maximum comfort with deeply comfortable beds and classic marble and mosaic bathrooms, complete with exclusive Italian bathroom products. Some overlook the Piazza or Duomo, and all are fully air conditioned with the usual modern amenities.

L’Incontro Bar and Restaurant is among the most popular in Florence, offering great wine and food with views over the Piazza Repubblica and, in summer, outdoor dining where you can absorb the pleasant cosmopolitan atmosphere. The Fitness Centre, equipped with the latest machines, gives fantastic views over Florence.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON'T MISS…

20 minutes by car from Florence International Airport; 60 minutes from Pisa.

In summer enjoy dinner or drinks in L'Incontro with tables on the Piazza. Food is traditional Florentince with modern accents.

p. 355


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ITALY FLORENCE – CANDELI

VILLA LA MASSA

WIFI

FAMILY

TENNIS

This beautiful Medici Villa stands on the banks of the Arno river in the peaceful Florentine countryside. The perfect romantic escape, only 10 km from the heart of Florence and its attractions, with a shuttle service available every hour. Villa La Massa does not disappoint those wanting to experience the quintessential patrician lifestyle. An outstanding service is delivered to clients with a truly genuine and warm attention. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located in a unique landscape, surrounded by 9 ha olives park, the hotel features 37 luxurious rooms filled with antiques; with windowed marble bathrooms and state of the art amenities. Space and modern comforts married with old world charm. Most of the rooms are junior suites or suites and can be interconnected. The spectacular Presidential Suite with private garden located in the “Villino” is the perfect retreat for a family or a larger group.

The Verrocchio Restaurant offers traditional cuisine. Its terrace overlooking the Arno River is a unique setting for romantic dinners. Light luncheons by the pool, wine tastings guided by the sommelier in the 14th century wine cellar, and cocktails at the Bar Mediceo are offered, kids playground, baby sitting services and special kids menus, fitness centre, wellness room for a wide range of massages and outdoor swimming pool. Many outdoor sports and a Golf Club nearby.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Florence International Airport ; 60 min. from Pisa airport, and 20 min. drive from Florence train station. A D D E D VA L U E S

Italian dessert wine and biscuits Vin Santo e Cantucci, fruits. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available. p. 356

DON’T MISS…

A dinner for two in the private garden – visit the chef ’s garden before the meal to choose your favourite home-grown vegetables.


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ITALY FLORENCE

VILLA MANGIACANE

WIFI

Overlooking Florence, Villa Mangiacane is a magnificent 15th century villa built by the Machiavelli family, bearing the hand of Renaissance master Michelangelo. Happily living a revival, the opulent villa makes guests instantly welcome with its relaxed yet elegant service. Secluded amid vineyards, forests and olive groves, it is an inspiring getaway that offers guests the opportunity to live a Tuscan lifestyle in which luxury, art, wine and history blend together seamlessly. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Only 12 km from Florence in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, the hotel has 27 rooms & suites including the opulent Royal Suite. The rooms offer panoramic views over the city of Florence or the surrounding vineyards, olive groves and forests, and feature spacious marble bathrooms, in-room heating, plasma TVs, wi-fi, IDSL lines etc.

Tuscan gourmet restaurant and pool bar in the summer time where lunch is served. Spa with pool and 3 treatment rooms; offering herb, olive & grape oil treatments (spa will be closed for enhancements in the 2012 season). The hotel features a mini gym, wi-fi, antique barrique cellar for wine tasting and private dinners, hot air balloon, 2 outdoor swimming pools, sculpture gardens, and daily aperitif on the frescoed loggia overlooking the Tuscan Hills and Florence. Horse riding, hiking, golf course, tennis courts available nearby. Chianti vineyard tour arranged.

AIRPORT & TR ANSPORTION

25 minutes by car from Florence International Airport (23 km); 60 minutes from both Pisa & Bologna airports. Helipad at resort. A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary shuttle service to Florence.

DON'T MISSâ&#x20AC;Ś

The hotel's private cooking lessons followed by lunch and wine tasting of the Villa Mangiacane wines. Also offered are fabulous private wine tours such as Siena and San Gimignano tours and the whole Tuscan Region with English speaking driver.

p. 357


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ITALY TUSCANY – MONTALCINO

CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO

WIFI

GOLF

TENNIS

Castiglion del Bosco is a historic country estate and important producer of Tuscany's iconic red wine, Brunello di Montalcino. It is also a choice site for luxury holidays offering magnificent accommodations, exceptional cuisine and great outdoor activities, in a serene and picturesque Tuscan setting of flower decked terraces, rustic olive groves and vineyards. Some 180 varieties of vegetables, fruits and aromatic herbs are grown for the restaurants and Culinary Academy. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Against the picturesque backdrop of the Val d'Orcia, the 800 year old village of Il Borgo has been lovingly converted to 23 suites from 50 to 240 sqm, with views of the charming village. The suites with inviting sitting rooms and terraces have been lovingly restored, retaining architectural details, and blending the finest antiques, custom pieces by local artisans and modern technology. Nine 17th century farm houses have also been restored, of which 9 villas have private heated pools.

A Tuscan dining experience is offered at 2 restaurants, complemented by estate wines. The Care Suite Spa by Daniela Steiner specializes in unique beauty, spa and wellness treatments based on organic local ingredients. Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club features 18-holes by Tom Weiskopf. The Canonica offers a Culinary Academy focused on Tuscan dishes, wine bar, shop & organic kitchen garden. The estate also offers bar, fitness centre, soccer pitch, tennis, Tuscan bocce/bowls, riding, picturesque hiking & biking trails.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

3 hr by car from Rome Fiumicino Int. Airport, 1,30 hr from Florence Int. Airport.

DON’T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A visit to the estate's own winery. And don't forget to sample their own honey and olive oil.

Complimentary wine tour with tasting at the on-site winery that produces the Brunello di Montaicino p. 358


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ITALY CASOLE D’ELSA, SIENA

HOTEL CASTELLO DI CASOLE

At the heart of a vast and vital estate is a castle that dates back to the 1100s, with an avenue of cypresses leading to an elegant courtyard. Here you are welcomed to a boutique hotel in the grand European tradition. Exquisitely appointed suites combine Old World Tuscan charm with modern luxuries, elegance and sophistication. Inspired cuisine, an inviting repertoire of activities and attentive service – the very definition of Italian luxury. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 41 suites equipped with modern amenities. Around the hotel courtyard are 18 suites (junior & one-bedroom suites) with a sophisticated style. In buildings to the east of the main hotel are 9 suites with exposed stonework, mosaic bathroom flooring and a more rustic feel. To the south of the main hotel villa are 2-level loft like suites with a private garden, and spacious Olivetto suites offering private terraces with breathtaking views of Tuscan countryside.

Dining venues include Tosca Restaurant, a gourmet pizzeria, and a bar. The hotel features gym, steam room and luxurious spa spanning 500 sqm with 7 treatment rooms. Other facilities include free wi-fi in suites & public areas. Wine tastings, olive oil tastings, cookery classes, pottery classes, walking trails and hunting are offered at the estate. For the young ones: classes in pottery and pizza making, and guided tours with the game warden. Babysitting available.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Siena; 60 minutes from Florence International Airport; 90 minutes from Pisa Airport.

DON'T MISS…

Book one of the Olivetto Suites, all with a private terrace from where you can enjoy views of the Tuscan countryside while sipping on Castello's Signature C wine.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of Signature C wine, fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

p. 359


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ITALY – FIESOLE, FLORENCE / VILLA SAN MICHELE

WIFI

Villa San Michele, by Orient-Express, is a real feast for the eyes. In the 15th century it was a monastery, today it is one of Europe’s most fascinating hotels. At this Renaissance Villa, with a perfect view of Florence, guests can appreciate the city via the complimentary shuttle that in just 15 minutes links the Villa to the city centre. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Nestled on a hilltop in Fiesole the Villa features 46 rooms. Most have windows which enjoy views over the garden, the private woodland and hills of Fiesole. The Junior Suites with private garden & terrace, the Chapel, the Limonaia Suite & all rooms located above the Loggia enjoy views over Florence and the Arno valley. All rooms are elegantly furnished and decorated and offer all comforts.

Guests can taste the finest Italian and regional cuisine at the Loggia Restaurant (famous for its wonderful view on Florence) or have lunch in the Pool Restaurant. The Hotel offers complimentary use of the panoramic swimming pool and access to the gym/ fitness facilities. Massages and beauty treatments are available in the guest’s room, upon request. Cooking classes at the Hotel’s Cookery School and special activities for children are available.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Florence Airport, 15 min. from Firenze railway station. A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity.

DON'T MISS…

Make use of the hotel’s daily free shuttle so you can experience all the sights of Florence.

ITALY– RAVELLO / HOTEL CARUSO

WIFI

In the medieval town of Ravello, commanding breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast, the hotel is probably the brightest diamond in southern Italy. All the fully refurbished rooms and suites are very large and elegantly appointed. Swimming in the heated infinity swimming pool is like floating between sea and sky. &

L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S

The hotel features 50 rooms, each with its own unique style, most with sea view and terrace and many also with a private garden. The custom-made furniture reflects Neapolitan style and tradition; some rooms also feature 18th and 19th-century pieces. All offer separate bath and shower. For the best ocean views go for Junior Suite Deluxe, Suite Deluxe or Suite Exclusive.

Guests can taste regional specialties and Mediterranean cuisine at the Belvedere Restaurant that boasts a beautiful outdoor terrace, a panoramic area on the Amalfi coast and an elegant indoor dining room. The Hotel offers: complimentary use of the heated outdoor infinity swimming pool, free access of the gym/fitness facilities. A complimentary shuttle service to Amalfi and Positano and daily minicruises are available. Spa and Beauty treatments are available at the Caruso wellness Centre.

ACTIVITI E S

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour drive from Naples International Airport, and Naples Central Railway Station. A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity. p. 360

DON’T MISS

Romantic candle-lit dinner at the open air Belvedere restaurant. Pizza-making lessons for children with a “Pizza Master Chef ”.


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ITALY POSITANO

LE SIRENUSE

WIFI

Le Sirenuse is a wonderful base from which to enjoy the pleasures of Positano and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. It opened in 1951, when the Marchesi Sersale turned their summer house into a charming luxury hotel, while maintaining the atmosphere of an aristocratic private home. This romantic jewel offers glittering views, walking distance from the shops and restaurants. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The 59 rooms and suites are contemporary but reminiscent of a glamorous bygone era – an eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture, with vaulted ceilings and hand-made Vietri floor tiles. Looking out over the bay of Positano, most have a private terrace or balcony and all offer modern luxury amenities like an iPod docking station & wi-fi. The bathrooms are marble with Eau d'Italie bath & body products, and most have a double-sized whirlpool tub.

La Sponda gourmet restaurant makes Neapolitan fare ‘lighter’ under a young chef. The Champagne & Oyster Bar on an enchanted terrace is a place to drink, eat and listen to music under the stars with breathtaking views over Positano. At bar tables overlooking the sea, lunch is served. The Sirenuse Spa offers massages, face & body treatments using AVEDA's aromatic natural products & techniques. Complimentary excursions offered in Sant’Antonio, a magnificent old wooden vessel.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

90 minutes by car from Naples International Airport, 3 hours from Rome.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A synchronized massage for you and your loved one in the Spa Suite, followed by some private time in the steam bath or emotional shower.

Bottle of Italian Spumante & fruits in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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ITALY AMALFI COAST

HOTEL SANTA CATERINA

WIFI

At Santa Caterina, an oasis on the Amalfi Drive, staff “charm you”. Built in 1904, the oldest of the Amalfi Coast’s grand hotels, it has been run by the same family for four generations. Such continuity pays off in serenity and in service that runs like clockwork. Rooms showcase colourful drapes and hand-painted tiled floors from Vietri. Elevators down the cliff take you to the seaside. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Just outside Amalfi town on the coast road, the gracious 53-room mansion features patterned Vietri or white-tiled floors, early 19th-century antiques, and balconies looking over the sea toward Amalfi’s yacht harbour. 13 other accommodations in two Villas (Santa Caterina & Il Rosso) are set among the terraced grounds, including 4 garden suites. The most spectacular is a little honeymoon cottage perched at the edge of the cliff amid the orange groves, featuring a private infinity pool.

There are 2 restaurants, one situated high up, elegantly decorated with Lapis lazuli floors and vine-covered arches, serving Mediterranean cuisine; the other restaurant beachy and casual, with wood-fired pizza oven. Breakfast gives a wonderful selection. Guests can relax and rejuvenate at the spa, which has a Scottish sauna. Two rock-cut elevators lead down through the cliff to the rocky bathing area and saltwater pool below.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON'T MISS…

90 minutes by car from Naples International Airport.

For the ultimate romantic escape we recommend the stunning Chalet de Giulietta e Romeo perched at the edge of the rocks.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

p. 362


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ITALY – CAPRI / CAPRI PALACE HOTEL & SPA

WIFI

With its breathtaking views over the Bay of Naples and Ischia, Capri Palace is immersed in art and beauty. Its refined style is reflected at Michelin-starred L’Olivo, Il Riccio beach restaurant and Ragu Bistro. For relaxation and results, Capri Beauty Farm is reckoned as one of the world’s top medical spas. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

In Anacapri, the highest point of Capri island, with classical Mediterranean architecture, stone floors and vaulted ceilings, the hotel has 78 luxurious rooms and suites, some with their own private heated pool and garden.

Restaurants L’Olivo (2 Michelin stars), Il Riccio Beach Club above Blue Grotto (free access & shuttle), the Ragù Bistrot, the Artist’s bar and La Dolce Vite wine cellar. Capri Beauty Farm offers personalized treatments. Outdoor pool, sailing / motor boat excursions.

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1 hr 30 min. by car & ferry from Naples International Airport; private motor boat can be arranged.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

The amazing Capri Beauty Farm. Try its signature “Leg School treatment” designed by Bottle of sparkling wine and petit fours in the room on arrival. Complimentary upgrade, Professor Francesco Canonaco and suddenly la vita è bella. early checkin and late checkout if space is available

ITALY – CAPRI / HOTEL CAESAR AUGUSTUS

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Romantically perched on a cliff in the heart of Capri, the Caesar Augustus offers one of the most spectacular vistas you will ever find. From here you can see the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and Ischia. Refined accommodation, and wonderful terraces with infinity pool seeming to flow into the sea, all invite relaxation. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

In Anacapri, the village immortalized by Axel Munthe, the hotel has 55 rooms all with balconies/terraces and stunning sea views, including 4 special suites, one named after King Farouk, who stayed a whole year. All rooms have full amenities including wi-fi, some with Jacuzzi.

Lucullo Terrace restaurant offers views over the pool and sea, and traditional cuisine with herbs from the hotel’s own garden; while the terrace bar gives stunning panoramic views. Enjoy massage among flowers in the garden or indoors, hydromassage Jacuzzi, and outdoor panoramic swimming pool. Private parking.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hr 30 min by car & ferry from Naples Int. Airport. Helipad 15 minutes from hotel.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

Don't risk missing out on 24 hour ocean views. Book a Junior Suite sea view with balcony or terrace offering Gulf of Naples views.

Fruit in room on arrival.

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ITALY TUSCANY — PORTO ERCOLE

IL PELLICANO

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TENNIS

Il Pellicano was built to commemorate the love of a British airman, Michael Graham, and American jetsetter, Patsy Daszel, who chose this spot in the 1960s to build a secluded resort reminiscent of Pelican Point in California, where they first met years before. Il Pellicano is located in a spot on the Argentario peninsula in which peace and tranquility reign supreme, with dreamlike views. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Overlooking the Argentario coastline, comprising 6 cottages and a central building, Il Pellicano is more a cluster of villas than a traditional hotel. With 50 rooms and suites, surrounded by century-old olive trees and cypresses, it is the perfect location for relaxing holidays, exclusive events and select meetings.

Gourmet cuisine at the Michelin star Il Pellicano restaurant, panoramic terrace & Pelligrill restaurant with Tuscan specialities and bar overlooking the pool/coastline. Pelliclub Health & Beauty offering face and body treatments, beauty and hair salon, calidarium, and fitness room. Lift down to the hotel’s private terrace beach. Other facilities include tennis court, heated saltwater pool, watersports.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour 35 minutes by car from Rome Fiumicino International Airport; 1 hour 50 minutes from Pisa Airport.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

A Calamandino tasting menu, a journey of the finest Mediterranean dishes, in the 2 star Il Pellicano restaurant.

Bottle of Tuscan red wine on arrival. Complimentary upgrade to next room category if space is available, early check in & late checkout if space is available.

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ITALY SICILY

VERDURA GOLF & SPA RESORT

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BEACH

GOLF

TENNIS

The resort, with over 230 hectares of stunning landscape and 1.8 km of coastline, is perfectly positioned to explore the many historical and cultural sites situated close by. At Verdura you can dine on excellent food and wines, escape the stresses of everyday life at the luxurious, spa, and enjoy golf, tennis and watersports. Families are a special focus at Verdura Resort with a dedicated Kids club and Teenagers Club. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 203 rooms including 47 suites, 2 Ambassador Suites and one Presidential Suite. All rooms have uninterrupted sea views and private terraces or balconies. Rooms are equipped with Internet Access, plasma /LCD screen TV, in roomsafe and mini-bar. The exclusive Suites have some extras like CD/DVD players and kitchenettes. All rooms and suites can be interconnected for greater space.

With 4 different restaurants and 4 bars, plus private dining options, guests can choose the perfect venue to suit every occasion. A luxurious spa features 4 thalassotherapy pools, 11 treatment rooms, a 25m indoor pool, sauna and hammam. The resort has a ball room and an open air amphitheatre, a 60m outdoor pool, a fully-equipped gym, two 18-hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole course, 6 tennis courts, a football pitch, and a sandy beach.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hr 30 min by car from Palermo International Airport. 2hr 30 min from Catania airport.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

If you are a golfer don't miss the 2 links courses (East Course & West Course) designed by Kyle Phillips, set in the resort grounds.

Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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ITALY TAORMINA MARE

VILLA SANT’ANDREA

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BEACH

Surrounded by a park filled with subtropical vegetation, Villa Sant’Andrea, by Orient-Express, dominates its private beach on the Bay of Mazzarò, considered one of the most beautiful in all of Italy. Mazzarò is connected with Taormina centre by cable car (3 minutes) and the hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel offers 60 rooms and suites all elegantly appointed, the majority of which look out over the beach and pristine waters of the private Bay of Mazzarò. Others look into the Mediterranean gardens or courtyards. Most rooms feature expansive balconies and terraces, equipped with tables and chairs so that guests can enjoy an al fresco breakfast overlooking the sparkling sea. Connecting rooms, perfect for families and groups, and rooms with disabled access are available on request.

Guests can taste Sicilian and Mediterranean specialties at the Oliviero Restaurant. The outdoor bar offers wonderful views of the bay and pale rocky coastline. The hotel features private beach and swimming pool. The Wellness Centre offers body treatments and facials, and a gym with Technogym machines. Complimentary shuttle service for Taormina centre is available (5 km). The Hotel offers 2 complimentary 2-hour boat tours every day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes by car from Catania International Airport, 5 minutes from Taormina – Giardini Naxos Station. A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity.

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An amazing boat tour, complimentary to hotel guests, to explore the many splendours of the coast around Taormina. A tailor-made tour of Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe.


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ITALY TAORMINA

GRAND HOTEL TIMEO

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High in the rocky hills on the east coast of Sicily, the Grand Hotel Timeo, by Orient-Express, sits near to the Greek Theatre, with wonderful views of the coastline and Mount Etna. Long known as one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats, this landmark building is surrounded by a magnificent park and is well known for its Literary Terrace, where generations of celebrated guests have gathered in the sun. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

All 70 rooms & suites are decorated with Italian flair, the suites evoking the opulent Italian Baroque style. Most rooms have beautiful terraces or balconies while the Presidential Suite has an expansive terrace with summerhouse, lounge, dining room and hydromassage pool. Villa Flora is a delightful annex just 50m from the Timeo Building, offering superior doubles and suites with balcony & pretty village or seaviews. Most suites in the Timeo building have great seaviews.

Guests can taste Sicilian and Mediterranean specialties at the Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant and enjoy a drink on the legendary Literary Terrace. The hotel offers a swimming pool, gym and Wellness Centre featuring massages, sauna, steam bath & hair salon. In-room massages and treatments are also available. Complimentary shuttle service to Villa Sant’Andrea for use of its private pebble beach.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

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50 minutes by car from Catania International Airport, 5 minutes drive from Taormina Giardini Naxos Station.

Beauty treatments and massages with products made from local flowers and fruit essences. A tailor-made tour of Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the world.

A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity.

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ITALY SARDINIA

FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE … AND THEN SOME Sardinia is Italian with a “twist”. Pasta with saffron, its own native language, and local festivals galore. Flamingoes, sands and salt lagoons in the south. Jagged peaks in the centre. Wild horses in the west. And to the north-east the most exclusive coastline in all Europe – Costa Smeralda, with its translucent emerald and turquoise waters. Übersexy yachts and beautiful people crowd into Porto Cervo. Not the place for bargain hunting – just designer clothes and jewellery to buy or window shop. Not the place for fast food – it’s basically banned. But great eating, cocktails and people watching. LUXU RY LI V I N G

M O R E TO DO

We offer our favourite Sardinian hotels on the next few pages, dens of gourmet indulgence and pampering, all on or close to designer shopping and pristine beaches. Costa Smeralda stretches some 44 km near Olbia, with famous beaches like the Aga Khan’s favourite Spiaggia del Principe. The Southern coast closer to Pula and Cagliari is sheltered by mountains in a subtropical microclimate, also with alluring beaches. Discovering new beaches is a passion for holidaymakers, whether draped with beautiful people or totally deserted, so they sail out over iridescent waters to the Maddalena islands. Hotels whizz you off to pristine private beaches, like Hotel Cervo's private beach below on the Costa Smeralda (large image).

If hedonism tires – rent a car to explore island culture. All over Neolithic people left some 7000 haunting conical towers. On the west coast Spanish conquerors built Alghero, a medieval fortress with a maze of stone alleys, bustling year round. Cagliari, along with colourful waterfront and elegant shopping areas, reveals local culture in a range of museums, and revels in festivals, such as the huge May festa to St Efisio. Churches and cute villages are everywhere. Don’t forget to seek for local food like Carraxiu buried meat and Bottarga smoked mullet caviar. And for those who have to – there is big M hidden away in Olbia airport.

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ITALY PORTO CERVO, SARDINIA

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

DIVING

TENNIS

COSTA SMERALDA RESORTS Costa Smeralda is one of the most stunning coastlines in the Mediterranean, offering some of its most exclusive hotels. In lively Porto Cervo, with its superstar marina and lifestyle, Cervo Hotel is a refuge amid the glamorous restaurants and designer shops. On beaches out of town, Hotel Cala di Volpe is the last word in exclusivity; Romantic Pitrizza is pure serenity; and Romazzino is a family favourite with watersports and kids club. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Situated in the heart of the village, Cervo Hotel offers 96 rooms & suites, all furnished with refined simplicity. Romazzino, spread out through gardens close to its private beach, offers 94 rooms & suites; Pitrizza, built on a slope amid greenery with dazzling views, features 55 rooms & suites; Cala di Volpe, created like a rose-tinted fishing village facing a blue bay and marina, has 97 sea view rooms and 17 suites. All feature private terraces/balconies.

Each hotel has its own wide choice of restaurants and bars, health centre/gym, big pool & private beach. Cala di Volpe signature restaurant is famed for its adventurous Sardinian fare, and the resort has a beauty center & Olympic pool, with golf nearby. Cervo Hotel offers tennis club, squash, Wellness Centre, kids club & shuttle to a private beach. Pitrizza’s pool is carved out of rock with view of the bay. Romazzino features a beauty center, kids club, large seawater pool, watersports & PADI diving.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

By car: 30–35 minutes from Olbia Airport; 4 hours 30 minutes from Cagliari Airport; 2 hours from Alghero Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

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La Pergola on the Piazzetta for people watching. Waterside Il Pescatore for seafood & yacht watching. Cala di Volpe for amazing flavours. Il Pomodoro pizzeria with kid’s play park.

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ITALY SARDINIA

FORTEVILLAGE RESORT

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BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

A unique holiday destination for families and couples, serene walking distance from a marvellous white sandy beach. The resort offers a fabulous choice of rooms, suites and bungalows, scattered between landscaped gardens, sports grounds and swimming pools. The perfect place for guests who love sport, and wish to combine it with superb relaxation, thalassotherapy and spa treatments, gourmet cuisine and lifestyle. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located in South Sardinia, one of the most charming Mediterranean islands, unique for its crystal clear sea and beaches. Set within an extraordinary 55 hectares lush tropical garden, Forte Village boasts 8 elegant hotels, including 44 exclusive suites overlooking a magnificent sandy beach and two Villas. The most luxurious of the hotels is Hotel Castello near the sea, offering 181 rooms with balconies/terraces.

A choice of up to 21 restaurants, guided by Michelin star chefs Gordon Ramsay, Rocco Iannone and Giancarlo Perbellini. The world famous Thaermae del Forte, the Spa & Thalasso Center – member of The Leading Spas of the World. A big splash of swimming pools and a unique selection of sports for children and adults at the Forte Village Sport Academy (Chelsea Soccer School, rugby, tennis, golf, biking). The Children’s City, a true paradise for the younger guests.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Cagliari International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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The new Villa Lydia complete with private pool and butler service.


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ITALY LA MADDALENA ISLAND, SARDINIA

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FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

LA MADDALENA HOTEL & YACHT CLUB The enchanting island of Maddalena lies in an archipelago of granite islands and crystal waters in the centre of a renowned National Marine Park. Here the waters range from turquoise and emerald green to midnight blue, and the indented coastline cradles white and pink beaches. In the former military dockyard of Porto Arsenale an exclusive design hotel has been created â&#x20AC;&#x201C; La Maddalena Hotel & Yacht Club, with a yacht harbour. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

A short boat ride from the main island of Sardinia, the hotel offers 95 rooms with garden or sea views, and veranda furnished with chairs and table. Deluxe rooms and junior and executive suites (70/77 sqm) offer seaview. Rooms are furnished with exclusive design pieces and with two different themes, wood and iron.

Gourmet Momento restaurant offers a la carte inspired by local tradition. Mood Bar overlooking the sea is ideal for cocktails at sunset, watching evening fall over Santo Stefano and Caprera. Seafront Essenzia Spa, equipped with gym and relax area, offers 4 saunas, face and body treatments. Other facilities: panoramic swimming pool, shuttle to La Maddalena downtown, rental for bikes, quad bikes, cars, dinghies and speed boats, and yacht charters with skipper.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour from Olbia International Airport by car and ferry boat (incl. 15 minute boat ride); 316 km from Cagliari. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of sparkling wine in the room on arrival.

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Free luxury land and sea shuttles to the island's best beaches and La Maddalena downtown.

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ITALY APULIA

BORGO EGNAZIA

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FAMILY

GOLF

TENNIS

Built in the green belt of San Domenico Golf and a few steps away from the sea, Borgo Egnazia stands out for its pale walls of local stone and atmosphere created by olive trees, flowers, jasmine scent and lemon trees. The resort reproduces the narrow alleys of a traditional Borgo village, adding some enchanting Arabian features. The links golf course is one of the best in Italy, while in a few minutes drive guests can reach charming Apulian towns. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

Borgo Egnazia lies betweeen hills and sea, offering 28 villas, 63 guest rooms in the central building and 92 typical houses, rooms and suites in the Borgo village. The 28 villas with gardens and private swimming pools offer balconies with breathtaking views of the Adriatic. Every corner of the hotel, Borgo and villas has been designed to offer guests a charming ambience with contemporary quality and style.

The resort offers 2 restaurants & 2 bars, including a kids eatery, Apulian pizzeria, trattoria & sophisticated a la carte. Vair is a 1800 sqm wellness centre where every detail revolves around the Mediterranean & Puglia. Other facilities: Trullalleri kids club & Fichi d’India teens club, reading room, billiard room, cigar lounge, cooking school. Entertainment area, 3 swimming pools, indoor pool, tennis courts, beach clubs, shuttle to beach 10 min. 18-hole championship course & club house.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by car from Bari International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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Abbel bel treatment at the spa, to cleanse, relax and nourish your face with almonds, olive oil, prickly pear juice, cherry, rosemary and mint.


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FRANCE Though they guillotined their nobles for Liberté, égalité, fraternité, France also invented joie de vivre — joy of living! And we still go back for it, the cuisine, the wine, the fashion, the art… and the hedonistic pleasure. From the glittering Riviera to the canals of France, from Paris to the fragrant hills and villages of Provence, you will find it. UK

B E LG I U M

LUX.

Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V Hôtel Lancaster see page 448 Mandarin Oriental Paris

Afloat by Orient Express

GERMANY

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues see page 449

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

Geneva

I TA LY

Hôtel Metropole Monte Carlo Château de la Chèvre d’Or

Nice S PA I N

Monaco

Cannes Four Seasons Resort at Terre Blanche

Hotel Belles Rives

La Pérouse

Tiara Yaktsa InterContinental Carlton Casa del Mar

Corsica

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FRANCE CANAL CRUISES BY ORIENT-EXPRESS

AFLOAT IN FRANCE

Like floating luxury hotels, these barges glide along waterways through some of the most beautiful regions of France. From great cities to remote villages, chateaux, vineyards and leafy forests, you feel intimately part of the landscape. Gourmet dining on board and visits to local sights are all part of the experience. You can book a cabin on a fixed itinerary or charter the whole craft, tailor-making your own wine, art or golf tour. ROUTES & SIGHTS

LI FE ON BOAR D

The smallest barge Alouette (4 guests for sole use) cruises along Canal du Midi from Béziers to medieval Carcassone, a route with small eateries and art galleries. Napoleon (12 guests) cruises along the Rhône (Chalon-Arles) through Provence and its brilliant landscapes, aromatic with herbs, and vines that produce Chateaneuf-du-Pape. Amaryllis with its elegant Louis XV furniture (8 guests) & Fleur de Lys with its huge windows (6 guests) both cruise along narrow canals and waterways around Dijon and the Canal de Bourgogne & River Saône amidst medieval villages, flower-filled meadows and celebrated chateaux. The Hirondelle (8 guests) cruises along the beautiful waterways of Burgundy and Franche-Comté.

The barges offer from 2 to 6 luxury cabins or staterooms. Beautifully decorated with lounge & dining areas, sundecks and picture windows, these péniche-hôtels each carry their own chef who pampers with gourmet candle-lit five course dinners, continental or buffet breakfasts and lunches. The table d’hôte menus on board are of the highest quality and include many regional specialties and hand-picked wines. Enjoy a house party atmosphere or family experience, while every need is taken care of by the crew.

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FRANCE PARIS

MANDARIN ORIENTAL PARIS

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Mandarin Oriental, Paris is situated on one of the most fashionable streets in the world, Rue Saint-Honoré, surrounded by haute couture and steps from the Louvre. To this distinguished location a fresh creativity has been introduced in every aspect; interiors that combine natural elements with Oriental influences, a dining experience by Thierry Marx and the legendary Mandarin Oriental service. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The most desirable address in Paris – Rue Saint-Honoré, surrounded by chic French design. The hotel features 99 luxurious rooms and 39 suites offering guests an exclusive and eminently stylish Parisian experience. Interiors are amongst the most spacious in the capital and combine Parisian sophistication with art deco details and oriental touches. Zesty gourmet dining, appealing rendezvous spaces and a serene holistic spa are among noteworthy features.

Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx restaurant is a sensual encounter, dishes created with the chef ’s provocative individuality. Camelia offers contemporary French cuisine & Live Cooking counter, tables spilling out to the landscaped courtyard, and Bar 8 is designed as exhilarating rendezvous. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is a serene oasis for holistic treatments, 7 spa suites with steam showers, 3 couple suites with private vitality tubs. Hammam, pool, advanced fitness centre, personal trainers.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Charles de Gaulle International Airport, 15 min. from Gare du Nord (Eurostar). A D D E D VA L U E S

DON’T MISS…

Visiting the hotel's cake shop and treating yourself to a Le Saint-Honoré – famous pastry bearing the name of the hotel's street. Puff pastry with caramel and a subtle tone of vanilla.

Welcome drink on arrival.

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FRANCE PARIS

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V PARIS Romance in the romantic city. Steps from the Champs-ElysĂŠes, with private terraces, restored 18th-century tapestries, and a spirit that lives on from the past, Four Seasons George V Paris offers supreme style and luxury. The hotel enfolds you in a secluded world of art and antiques, superb dining and refined and comfortable spaces for rendezvous. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The eight-storey landmark 1928 building offers 244 guest rooms, nearly one-quarter of which are suites. Many feature private terraces overlooking the romantic city. All excel with unique architectural details; Louis XV style furnishings or Parisian chic, and crystal chandeliers. The lavish marble bathrooms include a deep soaking tub.

Le Cinq, awarded 2 Michelin stars, is an elegant dining room dressed in grey and gold, with tablecloths, china and silver all custom made. La Galerie lounge showcases Flemish tapestries & antique furniture. Le Bar is a perfect rendezvous for guests & Parisians. The Health Club offers cardiovascular equipment, saunas, steam rooms, fitness instructors, pool, whirlpool, trompe l'oeil murals. The luxurious spa with private treatment rooms & VIP suite offers skin & body treatments.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by car from Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG); 40 minutes from Orly International Airport (ORY).

DON'T MISSâ&#x20AC;Ś

The impressive and world famous flower arrangements. In summer the courtyard garden is a flourishing delight for all your senses.

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FRANCE CANNES

INTERCONTINENTAL CARLTON Hotel of the stars – the InterContinental Carlton Cannes, located on the famous La Croisette, has been a rendezvous for celebrities for a century. With its Belle Epoque façade, the hotel is a timeless monument, a place that combines refined service, elegance and well-being. Facing the Mediterranean Sea, it offers breathtaking views over the Bay of Cannes. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The InterContinental Carlton features 343 rooms and suites most with sea view. Rooms are calm and spacious (25-40 sqm) and suites have all been renovated to recreate the glamour of 1950s Hollywood. 39 suites are named after top celebrities, offering sea views, butler service and sound system, with 10 exceptional suites on the 7th floor, from 115 to 380 sqm, each named after a famous star.

Carlton Restaurant brings together the best qualities of a traditional and gourmet French restaurant; and in the summer the restaurant on the beach terrace draws locals and celebrities. A wellness centre offers massages, skin and body treatment, hair and after sun treatments, manicures, hair salon, cardio training. Products are Carita, Kanebo, by Terry and Annick Goutal. The concierge can point you to attractions in the Old Town, shopping on Rue d’Antibes, mysterious Lérins Islands and more.

AIRPORT & TR ANSPORTION

30 minutes by car from Nice International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Half bottle of champagne, chocolates and fruits in the room.

DON'T MISS…

Free champagne at breakfast every day. In summer enjoy lunch on the beach at the hotel's beach club.

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FRANCE PROVENCE

FOUR SEASONS RESORT AT TERRE BLANCHE

FAMILY

GOLF

TENNIS

Amid the outstanding beauty of the Provençal countryside, each of the five senses is stimulated again and again. This scenic retreat with villa-style, suite-only accommodation is built into a hillside, set against a stunning backdrop of sloping vineyards and sunlit plateaux. The surrounding limestone hills, dotted with olive groves and medieval villages, immediately enchant and captivate. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the outskirts of Tourrettes & Fayence, the Resort features 114 accommodations; Executive Suites are 60 sqm, free standing villas are 100 sqm and the 4 speciality villas are 100–300 sqm with private jacuzzis and/or private pools. All suites and villas with luxurious amenities, all opening onto a large terrace. Each has bedroom with twin or king bed, lounge with bed sofa, marble bathroom with deep tub, separate shower, double vanity, and more.

The gourmet restaurant Faventia is open for dinner (seasonal open, Tuesday through Saturday), the Gaudina Lounge offers all day meals and drinks, the Tousco Grill by the pool serves Provencal dishes and is open during the summer months, light and healthy cuisine is served at the Spa's Café Infusion, 24 hour room service, Les Caroubiers de Terre Blanche at the Golf Clubhouse is open for lunch. Spacious Spa for a "journey of the senses": 12 treatment rooms, 2 couple suites, sauna, hammam, laconium, heated indoor pool, heated outdoor vitality pool, manicure & pédicure studio, fitness center. Additionally, there is an amazing main outdoor heated pool with an outdoor heated jacuzzi aside. Two 18-hole golf courses, David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Biomecaswing Center. Complimentary Kid's Club with opening hours varying with the seasons (2–12 years).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes from Nice International Airport; 30 minutes from Mandelieu Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary upgrade to next category room if space available on arrival, early checkin or late checkout if space available. Stays of min. 3 nights get a bottle of Côtes de Provence as Select gift.

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DON'T MISS…

The extensive Spa facilities with hammam, laconium, heated indoor pool, heated outdoor vitality pool, an amazing terrace ideal for relaxing and the Café Infusion.


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FRANCE THEOULE SUR MER CANNES

TIARA YAKTSA

WIFI

This luxury boutique hotel is located in Théoule sur Mer, close to Cannes and all its lively entertainment. With its 21 rooms and suites, the hotel offers romance and discretion in an environment blessed with many of nature's wonders, set in perfumed gardens between fine sandy beaches and the red rocks of the protected Estérel Mountains. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Just 25 minutes drive from Cannes city centre. The hotel features 13 rooms and 8 suites, all with double queen or king size beds. Most are sea facing with a terrace or balcony and rainshowers, all equipped with large LCD screens, free WIFI, CD player. Some rooms can be interconnected for families.

Dining venues include a gourmet restaurant, L’Or Bleu, and a lounge bar. Extending across the terrace, the restaurant overlooks the Cote d´Azur, with breathtaking view beyond the swimming pool to the immense expanse of sea and yachts. The hotel features an outdoor Jacuzzi, heated infinity swimming pool and day beds in the gardens. Fitness equipment. Face and body treatments by Valmont available. Free private parking.

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45 minutes by car from Nice International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Complimentary upgrade if space is available, except during the film festival and months of July & August.

DON'T MISS…

Book a Deluxe Suite with a large terrace offering a unique panoramic view over the Mediterranean sea and the Esterel mountains.

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FRANCE JUAN-LES-PINS

HOTEL BELLES RIVES At the entrance of the Cap d’Antibes, the Belles Rives is the very place to share the delights of the French Riviera way of life. Once the residence of Francis S. Fitzgerald, this authentically Art Deco property offers all today’s comforts in a romantic ambience: fine dining restaurant, piano bar, beach and private pier open from March to October, and beautiful panoramic terraces with bright flowers and olive trees looking out over the Mediterranean. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

With steps directly down to the seashore and pier, this luxury hotel faces the Lerins islands and offers 43 creatively designed rooms and suites, 2/3 of which have a sea view. Marble bathrooms, authentic furniture, delightful combinations of colours and patterns, along with original paintings, create an original décor in each room, modern comfort included: AC, wi-fi, satellite TV, safe, room service and minibar.

The fine dining restaurant La Passagère, Piano Bar Fitzgerald and neighbouring trendy chic Café at the sister property, provide a refined and savoury experience all year round. Sea, ‘farniente’ and fun are to be found on the sandy beach and picturesque pier, with its gourmet restaurant, terraces, and waterskiing club on the famous hotel pier. PADI diving only 100 m.

A I R P O R T & T R A N P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Nice International Airport.

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The panoramic terrace of the Passagére, which is one of the most beautiful and romantic of all the French Riviera.

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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FRANCE COTE D’AZUR – EZE

CHÂTEAU DE LA CHÈVRE D'OR Situated in the wll known village of Eze, high on the mountain between Nice and Monte Carlo, this intimate luxury hotel offers stunning views of the Mediterranean. Wrapped in aromatic gardens bright with bougainvillea and roses, the hotel offers elegantly furnished rooms, four different restaurants including Chèvre d’Or with two Michelin stars, a heated pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel lies 10 minutes from the beaches of Eze Bord de Mer, Beaulieu and St Jean Cap Ferrat, 15 minutes from Monaco. It features 30 rooms and 7 suites, most facing the Mediterranean sea, all bright and full of character, equipped with wi-fi, TV, air conditioning, safety box and amenities. The spacious Presidential suite offers a large terrace with breathtaking views of the sea and its own private pool and Jacuzzi.

There are 4 restaurants and 1 bar, including Michelin-starred Chèvre d’Or for lunch and dinner, Eden, an outdoor restaurant with lounge atmosphere and Mediterranean cuisine (Apr-Sep), terrace restaurant and pool restaurant Café du Jardin providing Mediterranean specialties for lunch. The hotel features a gym, steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Concierges “clefs d’or” helps with activities, sightseeing, rental car etc). Private parking for surcharge.

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30 minutes by car from Nice International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room. Space-available complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout.

DON’T MISS…

We insist you book a Sea View room with balcony to enjoy the entertaining scene and beautiful views over Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

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FRANCE NICE

LA PÉROUSE

WIFI

La Pérouse perches on a cliff side, in the heart of Nice, with a breathtaking view of the legendary Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) and the beaches of Nice. A few steps from Promenade des Anglais, yet high above it in its own secluded gardens with hidden pool, the hotel has an intimacy and serenity that makes it a home from home in Nice. The hotel is both refined and warm, offering a traditional Mediterranean style with contemporary comfort. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Near the Saleya walkway and its flower market at the foot of Castle Hill, La Pérouse Hotel has 59 rooms, junior suites and suites overlooking the sea. Combining comfort and elegance, rooms are decorated in Mediterranean style. Many superior and deluxe rooms offer a generous balcony where you can enjoy your breakfast in the sun with a view over the sea. All bathrooms are in Botticino marble.

Le Patio, the restaurant of the hotel runs from February to November, and here you can enjoy Provencal dishes indoors or on the terrace in the shade of lemon trees. The bar, open all year round, offers an exclusive and relaxing atmosphere near to the blue waters of the pool. For relaxation: swimming pool, rooftop Jacuzzi, solarium, sauna and fitness room. The hotel offers excellent access to the old city of Nice and its numerous restaurants and cafes, the port, and Promenade des Anglais.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Nice International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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DON'T MISS…

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MONACO MONTE CARLO

HOTEL METROPOLE

WIFI

A stone’s throw away from the Casino, the Metropole has captured the atmosphere of the Principality in its classic yet contemporary design, where old-world glamour meets modern amenities. Soothed by the magnificent designer interiors, you can relax, take in the sights, and spend time unwinding at the hotel’s ESPA spa and outdoor seawater pool in the heart of the luxuriant garden. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

A few steps from Casino Square, the hotel features 133 rooms and suites. Accommodation ranges from: rooms of 25–30 sqm, practical and aesthetically pleasing, through junior suites (40–50 sqm) and suites (60 sqm with bedroom, lounge and dressing room, some with jet shower separate from bath); to fabulous signature suites. Among these is Carré d’Or (240 sqm including 110 sqm terrace).

The best gastronomy comes as imaginative and sophisticated dishes devised by Joël Robuchon to reflect the culture of Monte Carlo. Alfresco lunch is served by the outdoor heated pool. The ESPA Monte Carlo is an exclusive spa offering guests signature treatments that combine the best of ancient and modern therapies to enhance well-being. Treatments include a Day Spa Ritual, a luxurious experience including a spa cuisine lunch and access to the Heat Experience with sauna, crystal hammam, caldarium & scented showers.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car from Nice International Airport; 10 minutes by helicopter. A D D E D VA L U E S

DON'T MISS…

Complimentary upgrade guaranteed for bookings of Deluxe room and higher categories. Fruits in room.

The vibe and delicate dishes in Yoshi, the first Joël Robuchon Japanese restaurant in the world.

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FRANCE CORSICA ISLAND

CASADELMAR

WIFI

Paradise between sky and sea, Casadelmar stretches over two peaceful hectares of landscape covered with cluster pines, yew trees and other aromatic Mediterranean plants. Harmonizing with the surrounding nature and coastline below, it is built with noble materials, such as the red cedar that covers its outside walls. A restaurant with two stars in the Michelin guide, and spa overlooking the sea add to the experience. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Flooded by sunlight, 34 rooms & suites (35–120 sqm) with large terraces overlooking the bay, evoke simplicity and refined comfort. Each room has its own personality based on shades of sand, honey, straw, caramel, raw silk, and ivory, with white walls and grey Brando stone floors. Beds, furniture and wooden panels are custom designed by Architect Jean François Bodin. Bathrooms offer separate shower cabinet and large bath tub, fitted with teak wood, white ceramics and mosaic. Modern amenities.

At Le Casadelmar discover the refined and scintillating gastronomy of Michelin starred Chef Davide Bisetto – an Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, tasty and light. A sunset drink in the lounge bar offers an extraordinary sight. Guests can enjoy private beaches, heated infinity pool. Spa with Turkish baths, Carita and Zen cabins, offering face and body treatments and rituals with essential oils, fitness centre, hairdresser, boutique, helipad, private boats, outside parking and excursions. Golf 30 km.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes from Figari International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

A two star Michelin meal in Le Casadelmar by chef Davide Bisetto. A D D E D VA L U E S

Carita facial treatment. Fruits in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SELECT COLLECTION SKI Our winter wonderland selection includes the world's best ski resorts and chalets. We update our portfolio annually so turn to our website or speak to one of our consultants for more information. Our ski selection includes the best lodges in Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, USA and Canada.

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SPAIN It’s time to think again. Madrid is making a comeback: trendy, sophisticated and magnificent. Barcelona calls with celebration and past grandeur, from the romantic old city to the lavishly laid out avenues. Cordoba, Granada and Seville haunt you with history and the magical Arabian nights. Mallorca is yet again hot: tapas, wine and late dinners that turn into parties. On beaches, amid vineyards and other special places we have hotels to pamper and surprise you…

Abama Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort

Tenerife

MOROCCO

CANARY ISLANDS

FRANCE

Hotel Ritz Madrid see page 445 Hospes Madrid see page 445

Alva Park Costa Brava

S PA I N PORTUGAL

Madrid

Barcelona W Barcelona Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Hotel Arts see page 443 Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Seville

Cordoba Malaga

Valencia

Palma

Sha Wellness Clinic

Grenada

Castillo Hotel Son Vida Hospes Maricel St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca La Residencia

Hospes Palacio de los Patos Marbella Club Hotel · Golf Resort & Spa Hotel Villa Padierna

MOROCCO

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MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona features avant-garde luxury at the city’s most exclusive address on Passeig de Gràcia. It offers easy access to the city’s shopping, dining and cultural venues, a short stroll from Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. Leisure facilities in the hotel include a luxury spa and fitness centre, a roof terrace with a spectacular dipping pool with views over the city, a landscaped interior garden to relax and luxury retail stores. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Lying near Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, the hotel offers the most exclusive accommodation in Barcelona with strikingly contemporary interiors created by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. Its 98 rooms and suites feature a contemporary design that skilfully reflects the dynamic nature of Barcelona and respects the company’s Oriental heritage. The rooms, some with a balcony or terrace, offer views over Passeig de Gràcia or the beautiful Mimosa garden.

Dining venues include brasserie and gastrobar Blanc; Moments (1 Michelin star directed by 5-star Carme Ruscalleda); al fresco dining at Mimosa, a secret garden surrounded by silver wattles; and Banker’s Bar for a wide selection of cocktails. The leisure facilities include a stylish rooftop dipping pool and a luxury spa and fitness centre. The 1000 sqm spa offers an urban oasis with a wide range of rejuvenation and relaxation treatments, water and heat therapies. The resort also provides meeting & banqueting facilities.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Barcelona International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A drink in Banker's Bar – a tribute to the history of the building housing the hotel. The original security boxes serve as the shiny interior background to the bar.

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SPAIN BARCELONA

W HOTEL BARCELONA

BEACH

This modernist masterpiece of avant-garde architecture offers direct access to the beach. The 26-storey hotel lies in a trendy neighbourhood at the entrance of the Port of Barcelona, offering wide sea views, lifestyle and pampering. Inspired by the city’s artistry and exuberance, the hotel features world-class restaurants including BRAVO24, rooftop bar, lounge, pool and sun-soaked terrace, plus spa and fitness centre. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The signature W bed is featured in 473 guest rooms, including 67 suites, where endless sea and city views, fully wired technology, fabulous entertainment system – and service to fulfil all wishes – create the stuff of sweet dreams. Rooms range from Cozy, Wonderful and Fabulous rooms at 39-40 sqm, through one and two-bedroom suites with panoramic terraces, to the penthouse Extreme WOW Suite (295 sqm).

BRAVO24 by Michelin-star chef Carlos Abellán for sizzling cuisine, rooftop bar Eclipse for their signature watermelon martini, and the Living Room to feel at home. Guests stay cool at the wet bar & beautiful pool and wet deck, or take a short stroll to the beach – served W-style on your deckchair with change-room locker facilities. Bliss Spa offers fitness centre. Art and culture,sports,technology,design,leisure and endless beaches within easy reach.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Barcelona International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON'T MISS…

The divine Bliss Spa with shared wet areas great for couples wanting to steam together. As for treatments we recommend the ginger rub using freshly grated ginger root.

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SPAIN LORET DE MAR

ALVA PARK COSTA BRAVA

WIFI

The luxury property Alva Park is located near the beautiful beach of Fenals, in one of the small charming bays of the Costa Brava. The modern, almost Asian elegance of this enchanting estate strikes you from the moment you set eyes upon it. With exclusive interiors and exquisite good taste, it is the ideal location for visits to Barcelona, local fishing villages and medieval country towns. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the Costa Brava, 50m from the beach, 70 km from Barcelona. The resort has 86 spacious suites all with luxurious features like 300-yarn Egyptian cotton sheets and 8 pillows per bed, with a choice of down, goose feathers and various fibres. All have hydromassage bath tubs and separate shower cabinets and WC, exclusive bathroom amenities, flat screen TV, DVD/CD, portable phone. Wi-fi throughout.

Fine dining at Flor d´Aigua and Minamo (Japanese), and on Saturday nights at the dining room of The Grand Butterfly in spectacular setting recreating a natural habitat with hundred of flying butterflies, snow and other surprises. Spa treatments for skin tone & texture, deep relaxation; steam bath, sauna, ice fountain. High-tech fitness room. Saltwater Indian Princess Bath with underwater music. Outdoor heated pool, massage cabana. PGA golf, free shuttle.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

75 minutes from Barcelona International Airport. Transportation can be arranged with BMW, Mercedes Vianos or H2 Hummer.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A magical dinner over water in Japanese restaurant Minamo. Feel hot stone cooked beef melt in your mouth surrounded by sights and sounds of Japan – and then the rain comes…

Strawberries & fresh cream, and bottle of wine as welcome amenity. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SPAIN EL ALBIR, ALTEA

SHA WELLNESS CLINIC

SPA CLINIC

Awarded as Best Medical Spa International and Best Destination Spa of Europe, SHA is a wellness clinic dedicated to improving people’s health and well-being through a fusion of ancient Oriental disciplines and revolutionary Western techniques. In this peaceful haven by the Mediterranean, guests are revitalized and renewed. The resort lies on a hilltop – close to the beach of El Albir and the picturesque town of Altea. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Between Valencia and Alicante, five buildings in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings are set atop the beautiful Sierra Helada del Albir, overlooking the sea close to the peaceful town of Altea. SHA offers 93 Luxury suites measuring from 80 to 320 square metres, most with Jacuzzi on the balcony or terrace, superb views and all the services to be expected of a luxury retreat.

Mediterranean cuisine is prepared from organic ingredients, supervised by Michio Kushi, macrobiotic expert. The clinic focuses on anti-ageing and aesthetics medicine, designed to improve quality of life, slow down ageing process and prevent illness. Treatments are tailored to the individual, aimed at fundamental renewal. Facilities include therapeutic pools, physio hydro massage beds, toning pool, tepidarium, floatarium. Chapel, putting green, paddle tennis, yoga & meditation area, library, gym.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

90 minutes by car from Valencia International Airport. 40 minutes by car from Alicante International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

An Aqua-relax treatment, a tension relieving shiatsu massage performed in a warm pool. A D D E D VA L U E S

Special amenity in the room. Complimentary upgrade to a sea view suite, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SPAIN MARBELLA

WIFI

BEACH

GOLF

MARBELLA CLUB HOTEL · GOLF RESORT & SPA With a unique blend of old and new, the resort lies in a natural paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean. Guests enjoy exclusive luxuries in a relaxed and intimate setting, surrounded by exuberant gardens, enjoying probably the best climate in Europe. Every detail at the Marbella Club Hotel is distinctive and offers an unforgettable experience, from the Thalasso spa to champagne breakfasts. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The beachfront resort has 84 spacious rooms and 37 elegant suites nestled amongst lush gardens. All are decorated in the most exclusive Mediterranean style and have their own furnished balcony or terrace and en-suite marble bathrooms. In addition, there are 14 luxurious Andalusian-style villas, each with private garden and pool.

Spectacular cuisine is offered at 6 restaurants. The beachfront Thalasso Spa features seawater pool, steam baths, sauna, Thalasso and beauty treatments. There are 2 swimming pools; seasonal water sports are available on the beach; and there is a Beach club. Gym and tennis are possible at a sister property, and magnificent Marbella Club Golf Course is 20 minutes drive. Shopping gallery on site.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car from Malaga International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

1 Thalasso spa treatment per person per stay. Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

DON'T MISS…

The lavish lunch buffet extraordinaire, served every day at the Beach Club. Meat grilled a la minute, lobster, desserts…

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SPAIN MARBELLA – COSTA DEL SOL

HOTEL VILLA PADIERNA

GOLF

TENNIS

The essence of Spanish charm, the Hotel Villa Padierna is operated by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Lying in the mountains of Marbella near the Costa del Sol, it is blessed with spectacular sunsets and ocean views – the perfect spot to soak in the sun by the pool or nearby at Puro Beach Club. Hotel Villa Padierna offers an extensive spa, three 18 hole golf courses and a racquet club. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Only 5 minutes drive from the beach, the resort features 129 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, suites and villas (40–383 sqm) with views of the golf courses, mountains or Roman Amphitheatre. Decorated with more than 700 pieces of artwork, they feature Travertine baths, rain showers, high quality linen, CD player, 3 phones. Suites offer Nespresso machine. Some new 1 & 2-bedroom villas feature private pool & kitchenette.

Andalucian, Mediterranean, international menus & snacks featured at 3 restaurants & English style bar. Thermae Spa (2000 sqm) features 8 themed baths & steam rooms; 12 treatment rooms offering ESPA health & beauty treatments, indoor heated pool. At Puro Beach Club (complimentary shuttle in summer) guests enjoy VIP status. The resort offers 18 hole golf courses Los Flamingos (par 71), Alferini (par 73) & Tramores (Par 65), with sea views & marble bridges. Racquet Club has 6 paddle courts, 2 tennis courts.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Malaga International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

Golfing one the hotel's three championship golf courses or taking lessons at the American Golf Academy specializing in short game.

1 bottle of wine, 1 bottle of water and fresh fruits in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early check in & late checkout if space is available.

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SPAIN – MADRID

WIFI

SPAIN – ANDALUSIA –

WIFI

HOSPES MADRID

SEVILLE

This classic city mansion from 1883 has been adapted to the 21st century – fresh, hip and minimalist, with designer furnishings. Adjacent to Retiro Park and the Alcalá Gate only 10 minutes walk from the Prado Museum, the hotel has 41 rooms & suites, gourmet Senzone restaurant, Bodyna Spa with small pool, fitness room, Turkish bath, massages, beauty salon & hairdresser. Madrid International Airport 20 min.

In the heart of historic Seville, Las Casas del Rey de Baeza offers a refuge with magical views of the old city from the rooftop pool. Its 41 rooms create a warm ambience with traditional furniture, art, earthenware and other items. The hotel features gourmet Senzone restaurant serving Andalusian cuisine, pool bar & chillout serving tapas, solarium, and Bodyna Spa. Seville International Airport 20 min.

SPAIN – ANDALUSIA

SPAIN – ANDALUSIA

CORDOBA

WIFI

H O S P E S PA L A C I O D E L B A I L I O

Hospes Palacio del Bailio in the historical heart of Cordoba is a grand 16th century palace, complete with Roman ruins seen through a glass floor. There are 51 rooms & suites blending modern effects with frescoes and palatial décor. The hotel offers gourmet Senzone restaurant, moody tapas bar, Bodyna Spa with Roman baths, sauna and small pool in an orange grove garden. The closest airport to Cordoba is in Seville 55 min away.

G R ANADA

HOSPES L AS CASAS DEL REY DE BAEZA

H O S P E S PA L A C I O D E L O S PAT O S

Hospes Palacio de los Patos is a remarkable restored palace in the heart of Granada. There are 42 rooms & suites, marrying old time finesses and sleek modernity. Facilities include gourmet Senzone restaurant, bar, Bodnya Spa, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and lovely gardens. Walking distance to the Alhambra palaces, one of the splendours of Moorish civilization. Granada International Airport 20 min.

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SPAIN DEIA, MALLORCA

LA RESIDENCIA

WIFI

TENNIS

Sheltered by green mountains on Mallorca’s north-west coast, and just an olive stone's throw from a pretty swimming cove, La Residencia is a Mediterranean dream. Its twin manor houses from the 16th & 17th centuries sit in lush gardens among citrus groves on the edge of the artists’ village of Deia. In the true spirit of Orient-Express, guests can do as little or as much as they wish. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 67 rooms. At La Residencia each bedroom is individually furnished in an authentic traditional style with much of the furniture consisting of local antique pieces which blend and add identity and charm. This dedication to originality is extended to the gardens, where dry stone walls and terracing, a local craft which continues in Mallorca today, border the flourishing 32 acres of land. Citrus trees, bougainvillea, and olive trees adorn the terraces.

For gourmet food, the signature restaurant El Olivo is one of the premier places in Mallorca for fine dining. There is a beautiful spa with some private outdoor massage areas and spectacular views, tennis courts with a resident tennis pro, a gym, a sauna, a steam room and an indoor pool. A walking guide can be hired to take advantage of the fantastic array of walking routes around Deià, in the mountains and the neighbouring olive and citrus groves.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car from Palma de Mallorca International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

La Residencia's art collection with works of more than 85 local artists who have lived and worked in the village of Deià.

A local welcome amenity.

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SPAIN MALLORCA

HOSPES MARICEL

WIFI

Surrounded by all shades of blue, with splendid views of sea and sky from its many terraces, this is a place to dream and escape. One can float in the infinity pool or rejuvenate to the sound of the waves in the Bodyna Spa located in caves above the sea. A luxury designer interior has transformed this historical building into a tranquil, exclusive and private haven. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located on the seafront, 4 km from Portal Nous sandy beach, 8 km from Palma de Mallorca, the hotel has 29 tastefully decorated rooms & suites with sea or mountain view, some with terraces, and 22 newer rooms located in the Maricel building. All have marble bathrooms with shower & bath or shower only plus modern amenities including DVD/CD player along with bathrobes, hairdryer, minibar, safe.

Indoor-outdoor restaurant, cocktail & pool bar. Award winning World Best Breakfast. Spa offering wide range of relaxation treatments with Oriental inspiration, and beauty treatments. Private salon, library. Infinity pool, private yacht pier, steps into the sea. Free parking. A variety of water sports upon request. Business corner. 18 hole golf courses nearby.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

25 minutes by car from Palma de Mallorca International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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Once during your stay pay the supplement for The Maricel Gourmet Tasting Breakfast, a degustation that changes with the season and may include items such as chocolate milkshake with lavender, Mallorcan Pie with Iberian Ham, fruit shots, home made jams and moreâ&#x20AC;Ś

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SPAIN PALMA DE MALLORCA

CASTILLO HOTEL SON VIDA

WIFI

FAMILY

GOLF

TENNIS

High above Palma, the luxury hotel Castillo Hotel Son Vida perches on a hill, only 5 minutes by car from the capital city. The hotel is a renovated 13th century mansion that exudes a romantic, peaceful and elegant atmosphere. Subtropical parks and golf courses surround the hotel. Names in the guest book include Prince Rainer of Monaco and Princesss Grace, Onassis and Maria Callas. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Only 5 km from Palma centre, 7 km from the nearest beach the hotel offers 164 rooms & suites, all rooms with luxurious bathrooms and amenities. Most Deluxe Rooms feature private balcony, while spacious Grand Deluxe View rooms also have spectacular Bay views. Suites include 2 bedroom Family (56 sqm) suites, Deluxe (101 sqm) suites and 4-bedroom villa.

Dining at distinguished Es Castell with Spanish haute cuisine, Es VI wine cellar with best vintages from all over the world. Spa massages and beauty treatments; sauna, steam bath, indoor pool in winter garden, cold water grotto, fitness room. 4 tennis courts. Three 18-hole golf courses and one 9-hole course on property (with views), Golf Academy.

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20 minutes by car from Palma International Airport.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

A paradise for golfers with two courses on site and an additional two just two minutes away.

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SPAIN PALMA DE MALLORCA

THE ST. REGIS MARDAVALL MALLORCA RESORT

FAMILY

GOLF

With a setting of craggy mountains and glittering Mediterranean, the hotel features the ultimate in ambience and elegance, an impeccably attentive service and golf at Europe’s most breathtaking golf courses, only 15 minutes away. On top of that the hotel offers relaxation and pampering at the Spa, and an irresistible choice of restaurants and bars, serving gourmet cuisine and tapas. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Next to Puerto Portals yacht harbour, 2 km from the nearest beach & 7 km from the city centre of Palma, the hotel has 44 rooms & 89 suites, all with private terrace. Most have sea views. All rooms have high-tech amenities, including large screen TVs with integrated DVD & CD sound system, iPod docking station, plus flat screen TVs in bathroom. Heated bathroom floor.

Mediterranean cuisine, plus tapas and drinks at 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Spa with 2 inside pools (1 saltwater), whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, fun showers (free). Treatments on request. 2 outside pools (1 heated; continuous with inside pool), kids pool and kids club (3–12) lunch included, 4 property-owned golf courses with free shuttle for guests.

AIRPORT

&

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Palma de Mallorca International Airport.

DON'T

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An airport transfer with the hotel's Rolls Royce.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SPAIN MALLORCA – PORT SOLLER

JUMEIRAH PORT SOLLER HOTEL & SPA

FAMILY

Brand new and open in spring 2012, one of the island’s most luxurious hotels sits on a dramatic clifftop overlooking the fishing village of Port Soller and the sea, surrounded by trees and mountains. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa includes eleven separate buildings designed to blend into the natural gardens. Joined by paths, they comprise exquisite guest rooms, a wide choice of panoramic dining venues, iconic Talise Spa, meeting rooms and ballroom. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Surrounded by the stunning Tramuntana mountains on the picturesque and unspoilt Northwest coast of Mallorca. There are 120 beautifully-adorned guest rooms (34–152 sqm) facing the harbour, mountains or sea, all with balconies or terraces. Buildings are joined by walks and passages through natural rock and vegetation. Interiors include local art gracing the walls, plasma TV, the latest technology, a choice of fragrant oils to perfume the room.

Six restaurants and bars with al fresco seating areas and fabulous views, Jumeirah’s signature Talise spa, 3 swimming pools (2 heated), kids club, 3 meeting rooms and naturally lit ballroom. 15 minutes walk or shuttle to the beach or Port Soller, one of the most attractive towns in Spain, located in a tranquil valley surrounded by mountains. A 100 year old wooden tram circulates amongst olive and orange groves with many stops between the Port and the authentic town of Soller 3km inland.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Palma International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The extensive spa facilities and treatments in the Talise Spa. Over 2000 sqm. with stunning views and a hydropool overlooking the sea.

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SPAIN TENERIFE – EL DUQUE

GRAND HOTEL BAHIA DEL DUQUE

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

With its romantic towers, Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque is inspired by the traditional Canarian architecture of the 19th Century. Covering an area of 100000 sqm the resort is scattered through vast tropical gardens, and runs right down to the walking promenade along El Duque beach, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel was totally renovated in 2008 coinciding with the opening of its 40 exclusive Villas and the extraordinary outdoor Spa Bahía del Duque by Espa. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque offers a total of 396 rooms divided between the Bahía del Duque, Casas Ducales and The Villas. The elegant rooms combine warmth and luminosity with views of the ocean and the exotic gardens, whereas Casas Ducales, a more private area of the Resort, offer an independent reception area, butler services and an array of exclusive amenities; the 40 private villas each have a plunge pool, 24 hour concierge service and aromatherapy baths.

A wide variety of cuisine is on offer in the 8 restaurants, ranging from the new Asia-Kan, to the Las Aguas Restaurant, run by Canarian Chef, Brauilio Simancas. The hotel facilities include 5 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, 2 paddle courts, a Mini Club, a Teenager’s Lounge, a Pitch & Putt on site. Also a unique outdoor Thalassotherapy Spa by Espa, with a menu inspired by natural and autochthonous products such as Aloe Vera, Banana Leaves and Volcanic Stones.

AIRPORT

&

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Tenerife South Int. Airport or a 90 minute drive from Tenerife North.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The amazing Thalassotherapy Spa by Espa, the only one of its kind in Europe, with a range of exclusively designed treatments using local natural products such as Volcanic Stones, Aloe Vera and Banana Leaves.

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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SPAIN TENERIFE — GUIA DE ISORA

ABAMA GOLF & SPA RESORT

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

TENNIS

Amidst lush greenery in a magnificent position on the virgin west coast of Tenerife, Abama is an exclusive deluxe retreat with an innovative concept that surprises at every turn. From its striking design and African influence, to its holistic spa, gourmet cuisine, sandy beach and challenging 18-hole golf course, Abama brings the highest level of sophistication to the island for an exotic year-round experience. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the west coast overlooking La Gomera island, Abama features 323 luxurious rooms & suites in the Citadel; and 148 in the Villas, the most private & exclusive area. Of these 36 are Tagor Villas for VIPs and adults only. All rooms have full amenities, with lovely bathrooms, separate shower. Villa rooms have direct access to gardens and shared pools or a large terrace with partial/full sea view.

Dining at 10 restaurants, with Argentine, Japanese, fish & seafood, Italian cuisine; 4 bars. Gourmet MB restaurant has been awarded 1 Michelin star. Other facilities include a modern 2500 sqm Wellness & Spa; boutiques and art gallery; 7 swimming pools (one exclusively for adults), kids club; 18-hole par 72 Golf Course and Academy; tennis club; fitness centre. The resort has a private jetty and a Beach Club on Abama’s sandy Beach.

TR ANSPORT

25-35 minutes by car from Tenerife South International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The thermal water circuit which comes at an extra charge and includes sequential thermal bathing, a sauna, several steam rooms and the unique artificial snow cabin.

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available. Special amenities for Tagor villas.

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PORTUGAL Some of the best beaches in Europe grace Portugal’s long coastline, and some of the best golf courses. You also find relics of the past, in Crusader castles, exquisitely tiled piazzas. The Algarve is a magical area with fig trees and orange groves, just inland from beaches and rugged red cliffs. Lisbon is an enchanting city that harks back to the great age of discoveries, while nearby beach resort Cascais is all about sophisticated fun. Then, of course, there is Madeira…

PORTUGAL

S PA I N

Reid's Palace

Funchal

MOROCCO

Madeira

PORTUGAL

Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa

Lisbon

Four Season Hotel Ritz Lisbon

S PA I N

Bela Vista Hotel & Spa Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Faro

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PORTUGAL LISBON

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RITZ LISBON Rising from one of Lisbon’s seven hills, the hotel is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city, within walking distance of the fascinating ‘old town’. Reflecting the nobility and charm of historic Portugal, the hotel houses an outstanding collection of contemporary Portuguese tapestries, paintings and sculptures, examples of the city’s finest art on show exclusively for hotel guests. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located in the heart of Lisbon, the hotel features 282 bright, spacious rooms & suites, of which 272 have terraces with striking views. With the services and amenities one expects from a Four Seasons property, all have large marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower, double vanities, flat screen TV, hi-fi, wi-fi and cable Internet.

Varanda overlooking the park is known as the city’s most sophisticated restaurant; and a piano bar entertains into the night. With garden views, the spa offers lap pool; treatment rooms with private showers; relaxation room with personal music system; sauna, steam room and ice fountain. There is an advanced rooftop fitness centre; and a running track.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

DON'T MISS…

20 minutes by car from Lisbon International Airport.

A round of jogging on the roof top running track with priceless views over Lisbon.

A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruits in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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PORTUGAL CASCAIS

GRANDE REAL VILLA ITÁLIA HOTEL & SPA

WIFI

FAMILY

On the seafront of lively cosmopolitan Cascais, this hotel was created from the residence of the last King of Italy, Humberto II. With magnificent surroundings, blue sea and sky, all public areas and bedrooms overlook the Atlantic Ocean or green areas. Contemporary and attractive, with marble and mosaic finishes, Grande Real Villa Itália is devoted to the comfort and well-being of clients. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On the rocky shore, with views of ocean or green areas, there are 124 rooms and suites, most with balconies, including 3 penthouses. All have AC, LCD TV, broadband wired & wireless Internet, hairdryer, gourmet minibar, safe. Penthouses have 1 or 2 rooms, kitchenette, outdoor & indoor Jacuzzi, exercise bicycle, treadmill, 106 to 167 sqm.

Gourmet restaurant, 2 bars. Spa: Thalasso pool, Jacuzzi, hamman, sauna, ice fountain, jet & Vichy showers, hydromassage, body wrap, couples suite, 6 treatment rooms. Kinésis fitness. Games room, library, hairdresser. Wireless Internet. 2 heated seawater pools. Kids club. Near to golf, tennis, riding, sailing, beach (1 km).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

35 minutes by car from Lisbon International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

Go for a room with balcony or terrace on the higher floors to enjoy sea views. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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PORTUGAL ALGARVE – PRAIA DA ROCHA

BELA VISTA HOTEL & SPA

BEACH

WIFI

A secluded boutique hotel with fine decor from its heyday in the early 1930s, freshly decorated and extended in 2011. On an outcrop above the splendid wide sandy beach at Praia da Rocha, it offers impressive sea views. In summer guests enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and beach, while the Algarve is full of holiday spirit and activity. In winter the area is calm and often sunny with gentle days and rare beauty, while guests are pampered with the excellent dining and services at this intimate luxury hotel. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

There are 3 buildings including the Palace; historical Property built in 1930, Casa Azul and the Bela Vista Jardim, together housing 38 rooms and offering stunning ocean or garden views, most with balconies. The charming suite with sea-view offers access to a private terrace where guests can enjoy the sunset over Praia da Rocha, while the suites are unique. Family deluxe rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, some with balconies. All have AC, central heating, phone, TV, minibar, complimentary wireless.

The hotel restaurant wins much praise for its cuisine and features a terrace that gives superb sea views. There is a traditional bar in the old Palace, and a pool bar at the swimming pool, which enjoys perfect views, while the terrace with its sunbeds gives direct beach access. SPA, offering L´Occitane Brand products. Through the reception, you have access to all the activities and services that the Algarve has to offer: golf, health clubs, plane and boat rides, water and theme parks, etc. Shopping is a short drive away from the hotel in Portimão.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by car from Faro International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Welcome drink, and local product in the room. Complimentary late checkout upon hotel availability.

DON'T MISS…

We recommend the Junior Suites with access to private terraces and sea views located in the original Palace building from 1918.

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PORTUGAL ALGARVE — PORCHES

VILA VITA PARC RESORT & SPA

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

TENNIS

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa is an exclusive cliff top resort with superb sea views. In the style of a Moorish village it is set in over 22 hectares of lush landscaped gardens, harmonizing with nature and the culture of the area. On top of that it enjoys the Algarve’s sunny climate, a wide choice of luxury accommodations, an impressive selection of restaurants and bars, and an array of leisure and sport facilities. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On a cliff top overlooking the sea with steps down to the beach, the resort has 180 luxurious double rooms, suites, one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom suites, with sea or garden view, and balcony or terrace with table and chairs. All have satellite AC/ heating, TV, CD player, wi-fi, personal safe, fully stocked minibar, bathrobes, hairdryer.

Dining and wining at 8 seasonal restaurants and 6 bars, plus a Gothic wine cellar. Vila Vita Vital Spa features Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, ice room, high-tech gym. Other facilities include private yacht, 6 pools (1 heated), tennis, yoga; children’s programmes, mini golf, 9-hole pitch & putt, 18-hole putting green. There is a secluded beach only 100m away. Watersports are offered (Jun-Sep) and golf nearby.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

40 minutes by car from Faro International Airport. Helicopter transfers on request. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of Alentejo, Herdade dos Grous from the hotel’s own vineyard, fruits. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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PORTUGAL FUNCHAL – MADEIRA

REID´S PALACE

WIFI

FAMILY

TENNIS

Our favourite haunt on this magical island, Reid´s Palace offers refined luxury combined with discreet service, superb cuisine and a unique ambience. This legendary Orient-Express hotel has a magnificent headland setting high above the Atlantic waters of Funchal Bay, framed by 10 acres of exquisite landscaped gardens, whose exotic tropical blooms seduce travellers. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

This grand centennial hotel has 163 guest rooms including 35 suites with cable TV/ video or DVD, complimentary high speed internet access in all rooms, safe, mini-bar with complimentary soft drinks and water, air-conditioning, all have balcony or terrace and are sea facing with views to Funchal Bay or the gardens. Each is individually decorated with both traditional style and flair and modern comfort.

Dining and refreshment options include The Dining Room; Les Faunes Restaurant (seasonal) serving gourmet cuisine; Brisa do Mar Restaurant (seasonal) offering alfresco Mediterranean cuisine; informal Ristorante Villa Cipriani with Italian specialities and spectacular views; the Pool Terrace restaurant. Traditional high tea is served on the magnificent tea terrace in the afternoon. The Spa offers an indulgent menu for children, men & women featuring world-class spa brands.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Funchal International Airport. Free shuttle bus to the city centre.

DON'T MISS…

We insist you let us book an ocean view room with balcony. A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity.

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GREECE At the crossroads of civilizations, Greece is a land of dramatic landscapes, pure colours and mythical legends. It is also a land of warm people, tavernas and dance. Crete offers all from mountains and beaches to modern luxury and the ancient Minoan palace of Knossos. The smaller islands, with sculpted villages in blue and white, are also haunted with myth; some like Mykonos and Santorini, are magnets for the ultrachic. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave out the rugged mysterious mainland and Peloponnese.

BULGARIA

M AC E D O N I A

Thessaloniki

ALBANIA

Sani Asterias Suites Porto Sani Village & Spa Sani Beach Club & Spa

GREECE

Skiathos

TURKEY

Athens

Zakinthos

Mykonos Grace Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

Mykonos Porto Zante Villas & Spa

Kalamata

Poseidonion Grand Hotel

Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa The Margi Hotel

Hotel Grande Bretagne Santorini Grace Aigialos Luxury Traditional Settlement

The Romanos, Costa Navarino

Kyrimai Hotel

Kinsterna Hotel

Avli Elounda Mare Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

Chania

Heraklion Crete

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GREECE ATHENS

WIFI

HOTEL GRANDE BRETAGNE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL The palatial landmark built in 1874 in the heart of Europe's oldest capital offers an unrivalled perspective on Athens' mythical history with breathtaking views of the famed Acropolis and Parthenon. This eight story 19th-century building exudes wealth and refinement, and the elegant Hotel Grande Bretagne has charmed distinguished guests for more than 140 years. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Located opposite Syntagma Square within walking distance of the Acropolis, exclusive shopping areas and museums, the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection hotel, enjoys the ideal location in the city centre. With meticulous attention to detail, the 320 rooms and suites marry charming old-world elegance with state-of-the-art facilities whereas the 56 suites enjoy additional benefits including personalised Butler Service.

Guests can experience the utmost dining within GB Corner, with Greek food in the elegant GB Roof Garden and unsurpassed views of the famed Acropolis. The Winter Garden is renowned for its afternoon high tea and live entertainment, while the GB Pool Bar offers unrivalled views, and Alexanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Cigar Lounge is the place to linger over an exquisite cognac. Finally, the GB Spa indulges with pampering massages, and a Thermal Suite with laconium, sauna & herbal steam bath.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Athens Int. Airport; 20 min drive from Athens Piraeus Port. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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A dinner at the rooftop restaurant with spectacular views over the Acropolis. And the time-honoured tradition of afternoon tea in The Winter Garden.

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GREECE ATHENS RIVIERA – VOULIAGMENI

WIFI

BEACH

TENNIS

ARION, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA An enclave of luxury, Arion lies within the Astir Palace Resort on a private peninsula in the heart of the elite area of the Athenian Riviera, Vouliagmeni. Only half an hour’s drive from Athens and its historical attractions, the cosmopolitan resort comprises 75 sweeping acres of seaside luxury. Offering spectacular views, it has long been a favourite of statesmen, celebrities and VIPs. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

In a prime seaside location, between the city and the airport, Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa features 58 bungalows. Each of the 58 bungalows is stunning. Elegant yet modern decor and furnishing provide ultimate comfort and relaxation. Enjoy your stay in a luxurious room featuring breathtaking views and exceptional amenities at every turn.

The resort features 10 dining venues offering Mediterranean, Japanese and other gourmet cuisine as well as snacks in poolside and seaside setting. Leisure facilities feature the Arion Spa, swimming pools and beach, water sports and fitness facilities. The resort also provides shopping and entertainment. Tennis courts and golf course are nearby. Surrounding areas offer a wide range of attractions, including nearby archaeological temples (Cape Sounio) and atmospheric landscapes.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Athens International Airport. Private heliport at the resort. only half an hour from the city and 25 km from the airport A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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DON'T MISS…

Book one of the 58 contemporary and stylish bungalows nestled in the resort's gardens, some with ocean views and private pools.


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GREECE VOULIAGMENI, ATHENS

THE MARGI

RUSTIC

WIFI

This boutique hotel on the Vouliagmeni Peninsula has a tasteful, arty vibe that sets it apart from many of the Athens hotels. Overlooking the pine forests and beaches of the Athenian Riviera, you feel as though you are a million miles away from the hectic city, although close enough to visit the historic sites and monuments. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel lies in most exclusive area of the Athenian Riviera, Vouliagmeni, near elegant sandy beaches and yacht marina, 5 minutes from elite shopping in Glyfada. The hotel features 89 rooms (including 8 suites), all with private balcony and equipped with LCD TV, CD/DVD player, in-room entertainment, movies on demand, refrigerator, and Korres natural products.

Facilities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars, lounge, swimming pool, fitness suite, internet corner, wi-fi (in all rooms and public areas), Home Cinema with DVD library, conference & event facilities, private parking. Nearby activities include swimming, jogging, cycling, yachting (daily excursions from Vouliagmeni Marina), tennis at Vouliagmeni Tennis Club (featuring 4 clay & 4 fast courts), golf at Glyfada Golf Club (7 km from the hotel, 18hole, par 72).

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

20 minutes by car from Athens International Airport, 30-35 min from Athens centre & Piraeus port.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

For that special experience book the VIP Suite; spacious, lovely views, marble bath and moreâ&#x20AC;Ś

Bottle of wine in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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GREECE HALKIDIKI

SANI RESORT

WIFI

FAMILY

SNORKEL

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

The Sani Resort lies on one of the Halkidiki peninsulas, a special place where nature and man exist in harmony, fringed with golden sands, olive trees, green pines and crystal water. Built at the water’s edge, the various hotels offer different moods. The exclusive haven in the heart of the resort is Sani Asterias Suites. By the Sani Marina, Porto Sani Village & Spa offers the tranquility of a private club. Sani Beach Club & Spa is designed to make families bond. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Sani Asterias Suites: 48 villa-style suites facing Marina or ocean, featuring balcony/ terrace and bathroom with Jacuzzi; Porto Sani Village: 103 two-storey villa-style suites by the marina with terrace and garden or balcony; Sani Beach Club with 205 rooms & suites (34–68 sqm) on the beach in one and two-storey buildings, with terraces/ balconies overlooking sublime gardens or the Aegean.

Dining: Sani Asterias Suites offers a poolside restaurant, Sani Beach Club has 6 restaurants & bars, Porto Sani Village has 3 venues. Spa: open to all 3 hotels, with heated pool, jacuzzi, fitness studio, sauna, rasul, hair salon, massage & beauty treatments. Activities: volleyball, aerobics, table tennis and (for fee) tennis, waterskiing, windsurfing, catamaran, banana boat, PADI dive school. Kids: Creche (6 m-4 yrs), Miniclub (4-12), teenager club (only high season). Daily sunset cruises.

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 min by car from Thessaloniki International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of wine and fruit in the room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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The dine around program enabling halfboard guests to dine at a different restaurant every night.


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GREECE COSTA NAVARINO – PELOPONNESE

THE ROMANOS, COSTA NAVARINO

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

GOLF

TENNIS

Costa Navarino is a stunningly beautiful area of Greece with pristine beaches, waterfalls and olive groves. On a breathtaking stretch of sandy beach facing the sunset, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, offers a serene and luxurious hideaway in an area almost untouched by mass tourism, sharing extensive facilities with the superbly family friendly Westin Resort. The resorts offer a wide range of cuisines, fabulous sporting facilities, signature golf course, and an extensive spa, by the crystalline Ionian Sea. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Privacy reigns in 321 exquisitely appointed rooms & 128 suites with private infinity pools at the Romanos. Traditional Greek design with contemporary slant sets the tone in each space. With floor to ceiling windows, rooms feature separate bath & shower stall, and modern amenities. At the Westin there are 445 immaculate deluxe rooms & suites built round a common pool area; 131 of them with private infinity pools.

A choice of restaurants, cafes & bars are on offer in the resort's village-style shopping area. Anazoe 4000 sqm spa offers Greek & Oriental treatments. Other attractions include health centre, outdoor pools, heated kids pool, great kids clubs, teen café, raquet centre, sports centre & Bernhard Langer championship golf course. Excursions to antiquities include Olympia, Mystras, Temple of Apollo, ancient Messini, Palace of Nestor. Activities range from fishing & mountain biking to visits to traditional villages & tavernas (5-10 min drive) and delightful Kalamata town. Area known for sea turtles, flamingos, eagles, chameleons.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 min by car from Kalamata Int. Airport (KLX); which is a 35 min flight from Athens (ATH) or 50 min from Thessaloniki (SKG). Car ATH to resort 3.5 hrs. Helipad. A D D E D VA L U E S

Bottle of Messinian wine and fruits in the room. Early checkin and late checkout if available. p. 416

DON'T MISS…

Book an ocean view room with your very own infinity pool.


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GREECE MONEMVASIA, PELOPONNESE

KINSTERNA HOTEL & SPA

WIFI

Tucked-away in the folds of the lush hillside, with privileged views of the medieval Castle’s Rock and the endless blue of the Aegean, Kinsterna Hotel & Spa offers the facilities and amenities expected of a luxury boutique hotel. The superbly restored Byzantine-era Rural Mansion blends magically into the countryside, covering an area of 15 acres, which is irrigated by the ancient cistern located in the centre of the mansion. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Creating a welcoming atmosphere, 27 spectacular rooms & suites have been elegantly restored and stylishly designed with comfortable furnishings and lavish marble bathrooms, blending with Monemvasia’s authentic character and the building’s Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman heritage. Most suites and rooms enjoy stunning views of the Aegean Sea, the countryside, the private vineyards or the gardens, while several suites feature old fireplaces, a testimony of the mansion’s long history.

The elegant a la carte breakfast in the stylish Restaurant and the tea at the Belvedere highlight the unique experience of the mansion’s guests. The Kinsterna Spa breathes a sense of mysticism with the ceremonial hammam and the rejuvenating care of its experienced therapists, while the remarkably designed river-like swimming pool offers private relaxation areas next to the citrus groves. Activities: horse-back riding, cycling or walking on trails, vine & olive harvest activities; cooking lessons, yoga sessions, organised upon request.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

3.5 hours by car from Athens International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

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A local authentic grape treatment in the Kinsterna Spa using grapes from the surrounding vineyards.

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GREECE ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND

PORTO ZANTE VILLAS & SPA

WIFI

BEACH

On the island of Zakynthos, famous for its turquoise waters and Venetian villages, this boutique all-villa resort stands majestically on a private beach of a secluded bay. Porto Zante is a hideaway where guests enjoy ultimate privacy in world-class villas, exceptional 24-hour hotel service, delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine and spa treatments that offer absolute rejuvenation. For years the resort has been the choice of famous clientele. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Facing a private sandy beach, the resort comprises just 6 world class luxury villas, all with private heated pools and some with private areas on the beach. All feature marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi, separate shower cabins, private garden, kitchen or kitchenette, PC with high speed Internet, Bang & Olufsen Entertainment Systems, CD/DVD players, fax and BVLGARI guest amenities.

Fine Greek and Mediterranean cuisine at the Club House Restaurant or in your villa. In-villa Spa treatments, health and beauty treatments. Gym. Complimentary wireless high speed Internet (wi-fi). Watersports. Horse riding, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; entertainment. Private beach, Speed or sailing boat excursions to the famous Shipwreck (Navagio) Beach & the Blue Caves.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 mins by car from Zakynthos International Airport. 40 mins by plane or 3 hours by limousine from Athens International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

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DIVING

WIFI

FAMILY

RUSTIC

GREECE–SANTORINI –FIRA YA D E S

GREEK

H I STO R IC H OTE LS

TH E AIGIALOS COLLECTION

Built along the rim of caldera, the Aigialos Collection consists of 16 houses that were originally the homes of the islands noble families. Restored to perfection using local volcanic stone and lime plaster, the houses are linked by cobbled walkways, and are tastefully furnished in island style, harmoniously blended with antiques, marble floors and all amenities. With pool & poolside bar, gourmet restaurant & bar, the hotel clings to sheer cliffs that rise from the sea, overlooking the islands famed volcano. 15 min to beach/Santorini Int Airport.

RUSTIC

GREECE – CRETE – RETHYMNON YA D E S G R E E K H I S T O R I C H O T E L S

AV L I L O U N G E A PA R T M E N T S

Nestled in the cobbled pedestrian streets of Rethymnon, the Avli Lounge Apartments were once the home of a Venetian Lord. There are 7 unique suites with luxurious Bizazza mosaic or white marble bathrooms. Ideal for guests who seek to relish the rich history and taste of the island. Domes, Venetian arches, tinkling fountains, antique furniture and works of art set the scene, along with exceptional creative Cretan cuisine in the gourmet restaurant, 1600 Raki Bar-aki & roof garden with Jacuzzi. 1 hr 45 min to Heraklion & Chania int airports.

RUSTIC

GREECE – PELOPONNESE – MANI YA D E S G R E E K H I S T O R I C H O T E L S

K YR I MAI H OTE L

In a region known for its wild rugged beauty, traditional villages, medieval towers and more than a 1000 Byzantine churches. The Kyrimai Hotel is an exquisite renovation of the old trade centre from 1870 – with period architecture, arches and inner courts. There are 22 warm and welcoming rooms & suites, some with Jacuzzi, fireplace & DVD, within the sounds of the sea. Gourmet restaurant with Greek cuisine by chef Yiannis Baxevanis, swimming pool, lovely seaside terrace. 2 hours to Kalamata Int Airport, 4 hr by car to Athens.

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GREECE CRETE — ELOUNDA

ELOUNDA MARE HOTEL

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Elounda Mare Hotel is situated in magical gardens directly on the water’s edge, overlooking the Bay of Mirabello. Antiques and traditional fabrics adorn lounges, rooms and suites. The bungalows lie among flowers and greenery, joined by a maze of stone paths, each with private seawater swimming pool. A member of Relais & Chateaux since 1988, the hotel offers fine cuisine, Six Senses Spa treatments at sister hotel Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort, and a beautiful sandy beach in a serene and intimate setting. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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On the waterfront with its own beach, the resort has 46 rooms and suites with sea facing balcony or terrace; and 36 bungalows (1, 2 or 3 bedrooms) with private seawater pool and patio/garden, sea view. All accommodation has a marble bathroom, AC, TV, Internet access, DVD/CD, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, safe, minibar.

Dining & wining at 3 restaurants, 1 bar. The hotel offers, private beach with waiter service, tennis court, outdoor seawater pool, children’s pool, sauna, steam bath, gym, boutiques. A complete range of watersports is offered. A 9 hole 3-par golf course, children’s club and Six Senses Spa are available at the nearby sister hotel (500 m).

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50 minutes by car from Heraklion International Airport. Helipad. Helicopter transfers available.

We insist you take a bungalow for delicious peace and privacy, enjoying your own Mediterranean garden with heated outdoor pool and views of sparkling sea.

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WIFI

BEACH

FAMILY

DIVING

TENNIS

DAIOS COVE LUXURY RESORT & VILLAS Tiered down a hillside in its own secluded bay, the resort offers stunning views of turquoise water from luxurious rooms and villas. Panoramic glass cabin funiculars connect with the resort’s own sandy beach, sun terraces, infinity pool, dining venues and spa. While highly contemporary and sophisticated, the resort’s design using hillside rock creates an earthy authenticity and harmony, and the ambience is warm and friendly. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

There are 39 villas and 261 rooms & suites. All boast spectacular views of the cove and turquoise sea and most feature private swimming pools. The needs of more discerning guests are surpassed in every way with the one, two and three-bedroom villas, and Wellness Villas with gym and sauna.

Dining venues include 3 restaurants & 3 bars, including 2 a la carte eateries offering Italian creative cuisine and Greek/Cretan contemporary fare at the taverna just above the beach. The hotel features fitness centre; luxurious spa – 2500 sqm with 2 indoor pools, hammams and adventure showers, yoga & Pilates sessons; 2 tennis courts, water sports centre, yacht hire, dive centre, crèche (4 m–3 yrs) and kids club (4–12 yrs) April to October. The Cove Club service for villa guests provides Mediterranean breakfast in a separate restaurant, pillow menu, gifts; dedicated concierge, parking & beach space; preferential bookings and more.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

50 minutes by car from Heraklion International Airport, 7 km from Aghios Nikolaos. A D D E D VA L U E S

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GREECE ELOUNDA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; CRETE

BEACH

FAMILY

DIVING

TENNIS

BLUE PALACE, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA A resort of exceptional quality and style, with spectacular terraces and breathtaking views of the aquamarine waters of the Aegean, the island of Spinalonga and its medieval fortress. Against a backdrop of rocky mountains, the resort is tiered down to the private beach, which is reached by scenic funicular ride. All rooms are elegantly appointed, most with private pools. There are three large outdoor pools, an extensive range of culinary options, and a world class spa offering rejuvenating treatments. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Blue Palace stretches down to the beachfront facing Spinalonga Island, 4 km from Elounda, and 12 km from Aghios Nikolaos and its fine choice of restaurants. The resort offers 251 rooms, suites and private villas featuring great views of the sea, 142 with private pools. All have terraces or balconies, bathrooms with tub and separate shower cabins, luxury bathrobes, satellite TV, wi-fi at a charge and other in-room amenities.

Dining at a choice of 5 restaurants; 2 lounge bars and 1 beach bar. Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy offer treatments, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, hammam and hairdresser. Kids Club. Attractive beach of white pebbles with wooden walkways and pier for entry into the aquamarine sea. Tennis, gym, 3 outdoor pools, water sports; shops, helipad, private chapel. Golf 40 km. Trips to Spinalonga island offered. Short walk to charming century old Plaka village for fresh fish and Greek traditional fare.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour by car from Heraklion International Airport. Helicopter transfer available. A D D E D VA L U E S

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GREECE CRETE — ELOUNDA

ELOUNDA GULF VILLAS & SUITES

WIFI

The last word in luxury, this family owned and run boutique villa hotel offers a combination of villa privacy, hotel pampering and dazzling views. The luxury pool villas and elegant suites are spacious hideaways, where guests enjoy all the services of a deluxe hotel. Tailor-made and personalized service pampers the guests, while attention to detail is in evidence everywhere. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

On a slope overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello, c. 1.5 km from the nearest sandy beach, the hotel offers 18 villas & 10 suites. All villas have private pools with jacuzzis & breathtaking views, the Spa Villas have in addition private gym room, sauna and steam bath,1 to 4 master bedrooms & full 5-star amenities. Close to the main pool and the childrens pool, Suites offer 1 to 2 bedrooms, and separate living rooms with tea/coffee facilities.

Dining & wining at 2 à la carte restaurants, 1 lounge bar. Complimentary use of the Elixir Spa Gallery (offering gym room, sauna, steam bath, massage room, outdoor Jacuzzi) and of Internet corner. Wi-fi in all rooms. Excursions: Sailing, boat trip to Spinalonga island, visit to the Archaeological Palace of Minoa, Knossos.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

For your own infinity pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and fabulous views, book a spa pool villa.

1 hour by car from Heraklion International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

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GREECE MYKONOS

MYKONOS GRAND HOTEL & RESORT

WIFI

BEACH

On Ayios Yiannis beach facing the sacred island of Delos, birthplace of Apollo, dazzling whitewashed, cube-shaped buildings are set against the backdrop of a deep blue sea and sky. Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort has a superb beachfront location just a short distance from Mykonos town. Newly renovated, this stylish and restful enclave has a wonderfully pampering spa, a beautiful pool and a spectacular outdoor amphitheatre for yoga and pilates sessions. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Just 4.2 km from shopping and nightlife, the hotel features 107 rooms & suites, with décor giving a sense of comfort and sensuality, still very much at one with the classic forms and simple palette of the Island’s distinctive architecture. Reflecting this, sheer white drapes now grace the rooms & suites creating a flowing canopy above each bed. The impression is a romantic, feminine version of this discreet island “home”

The resort offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. The Dolphins of Delos Restaurant offers a dramatic open air dining experience with stunning views. In addition the Aqua e Sole Restaurant is a tranquil poolside location. The resort’s facilities include an outstanding spa, tennis and squash courts, free wifi throughout the resort, an impressive stone-built amphitheatre for inspiring yoga sessions and the recently renovated fitness centre.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Mykonos airport.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

A romantic dinner on the beach with unbeatable ambience from the warming bonfire and cascading waves.

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GREECE MYKONOS

GRACE MYKONOS

WIFI

This chic, intimate boutique hotel has spectacular views of the Aegean and the island of Delos, and offers the serene comfort of luxurious rooms with signature design. Enjoy a soothing sip of an ice-cold cocktail in your private outdoor plunge pool, or just absorb the elegance of the pool-side area where friendly and attentive staff ensure your every whim is satisfied. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Above a sandy beach, 5 minutes drive from where it all happens in Mykonos town, the hotel has 31 rooms & suites. All have balconies or terraces with sea view, king size beds, spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers, wi-fi, flat screen TV/ DVD, Nespresso coffee machine, tea making facility and other modern amenities. Most of the rooms have an outdoor plunge pool.

Excellent dining & wining at the restaurant and pool bar. Lobby lounge, library lounge with view. Fitness centre, boutique spa (massage, hair & nail bar, steam room). Swimming pool and relaxing terrace with generous sunbeds and breathtaking view. Concierge services arrange visits to historic Delos. The restaurants and nightlife of lively Mykonos Town are a 5 minute drive.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

15 minutes by car from Mykonos International Airport.

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A D D E D VA L U E S

The VIP suite which has a private elevator to whizz guests up to its Jacuzzi-equipped private veranda affording spectacular panoramic vistas across the Aegean.

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GREECE SANTORINI

GRACE SANTORINI

WIFI

Capturing the spellbinding Santorini sunsets from its terraces and plunge pools, Grace Santorini is enchantingly set into the Imerovigli cliffs above the Caldera basin; its chic and intimate 20 rooms and suites boast super-comfy king-sized eco beds. Guests enjoy al fresco culinary bliss dining around the resplendent infinity pool; a gym and treatment room assist body maintenance. With white walls and stylish simplicity, the décor echoes the blue of the sky and sea in loving details. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

At Imerovigli on the north-west coast. Grace Santorini has 20 rooms and suites, most with terrace and plunge pool and views of the Caldera. Supreme comforts include luxury bed linens, king-size eco beds and 7 choice pillow menu, as well as Nespresso coffee machines, and fresh and loving details.

15 minutes by car from Santorini International Airport.

Excellent cuisine is offered al fresco poolside or in an intimate restaurant; serving cocktails, juices and light meals.There are 2 pool bars, and both the Infinity Pool and Lovers’ Pool have blissful views overlooking the Aegean. The hotel also offers a small Kinesis TechnoGym. Weddings can be arranged. In the picturesque little town of Fira, clinging to the edge of the Caldera, there are blue-domed churches, museums, boutiques, restaurants & cafes. Fira can be reached by a wonderful walk along the clifftops, or easily by car.

A D D E D VA L U E S

DON'T MISS…

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The signature Grace Suite with its own Hammam, indoor Jacuzzi, two outdoor terraces with heated plunge pools and panoramic sea views.

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GREECE SPETSES

POSEIDONION GRAND HOTEL

WIFI

The Poseidonion Grand Hotel has been a landmark on the beautiful island of Spetses for nearly a century. Opened in 1914, the hotel rapidly became a favourite destination for high society, royalty and wealthy Athenians. Following a meticulous five-year restoration programme the hotel was relaunched in 2009, with the finest facilities, fixtures and fittings, while carefully preserving the exceptional Côte d’Azur style of the building. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel is only a 2 minute-walk from the disembarkation area in Dapia port on Spetses. There are 2 buildings with 44 rooms & 8 suites, several with private gardens or balconies offering spectacular views of the Port and the turquoise sea. The high-ceilinged rooms are all furbished to reflect a contemporary earth colour palette and natural tones, with state of the art technology. Top suites are the 3-bedroom Royal Suite with huge terrace, and the split level La Cupola under the dome.

At Aneton exquisite dishes are created using fresh local ingredients and catch of the day. Freud Oriental features delicious Asian-inspired meals. Libary Bar offers light dishes and cocktails. With a century-old tradition of seawater/ thalasso treatments, the Asian Spa at Poseidonion offers face & body treatments, attractive swimming pool, walking distance to beaches with amazing turquoise waters and by boat there is a good choice of even more beautiful beaches.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

2.5 hrs by car from Athens Int Airport to Kosta, then 15 min by water taxi to the hotel. Or 2.5 hr by ferry from Piraeus, or 20 min by helicopter from Athens.

DON'T MISS…

The rooms in the historic main building which offer superior harbour views.

A D D E D VA L U E S

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CYPRUS Myths of Apollo and Aphrodite have drawn travellers to Cyprus throughout antiquity. Tourists still come for year round sunshine, blue seas and the good life. On the western side, far from mass tourism, history and hedonism exist side by side with ravishing luxury resorts within walking distance of Greek and Roman ruins: Paphos with its beachside walk to magnificent ancient mosaics; and the breathtaking Akamas peninsula nature reserve, which cherishes Aphroditeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fountain of Love.

TURKEY

SYRIA

CYPRUS

LEBANON

Nicosia

Anassa

CYPRUS

Paphos

Almyra

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CYPRUS LATSI

ANASSA

WIFI

FAMILY

BEACH

DIVING

TENNIS

Anassa is one of the top luxury destinations in the world, built like a village but inside more like an exquisite palace. In gardens above its own splendid tawny beach, classical low-rise buildings are arranged around an idyllic village square complete with Byzantine chapel. An extensive Thalassotherapy programme in the Roman-style Spa; local and seasonal produce served in four 'farm-fresh' restaurants; tennis and squash courts; and watersports available from the sandy beach all add up to family friendly luxury. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Whitewashed buildings and elegant Mediterranean decor impart all the charm of a traditional Cypriot village. Choose from 175 spacious rooms and suites located in the main building or in villas around the village square. All rooms have balconies or terrace, breathtaking sea views, spacious bathrooms with separate walk in showers and complimentary wi-fi access. Some suites have private plunge pools and whirlpools.

Dining venues include 4 restaurants and 3 bars, seasonal beach barbecues and traditional Cypriot evenings. Anassa also features an award-winning spa, gym, 3 swimming pools. Watersports & Diving Centre under separate management. Jeep safaris, mountain-biking and hill-trekking. Tennis & squash courts. 4 golf courses within an hour’s drive. For the young ones between Apr-Oct Creche 4 months-3 years, Kids Club 4–11years and a Teen Club 12–17years (Jul & Aug). Babysitting services provided.

AIRPORT

&

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Paphos Airport; 1 hour 45 minutes from Larnaca Int. Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

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CYPRUS PAPHOS

ALMYRA

WIFI

FAMILY

TENNIS

Almyra is set in landscaped gardens, with unobstructed views of the harbour, walking distance from the ancient villa of Dionysos and other attractions. You can dine on excellent food and wine at a choice of pleasant restaurants, rejuvenate at the luxurious spa, and find a warm welcome at this seaside resort. Families are a special focus at Almyra with a dedicated children’s club, extra facilities and special menus. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

The hotel features 189 rooms (including junior suites and suites with one or two bedrooms). All are sea facing (except for Inland and Garden View rooms), equipped with wi-fi and other amenities. The spacious Kyma suites offer a roof terrace with breathtaking views of Paphos port as well as extras like CD/DVD and espresso machine. Some rooms and suites can be interconnected for greater space.

Dining venues include 4 restaurants & 2 bars. The hotel features a gym, steam room and luxurious spa – offering Just Pure’s lifestyle concept. Other facilities include 3 outdoor swimming pools (1 for kids, 1 just for adults), free wi-fi everywhere. Watersports and nearby dive centre are under separate management. For the young ones: Kids Club daily March to October, crèche (6 mths-3 yrs) and Baby Go Lightly service. Three golf courses and Roman ruins are among the attractions of Paphos.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

1 hour 15 minutes by car from Larnaca International Airport; 15 minutes from Paphos International Airport.

DON'T MISS…

A D D E D VA L U E S

The “Omakase” menus, a walk to the UNESCO site to see the Mosaics, the magnificent Almyra spa, and Greek meze at the Ouzeri.

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CROATIA Turquoise seas and mythical islands where medieval towns retain their Venetian charm. Fairy tale walled Dubrovnik has been perfectly restored. Korcula is an exquisite island town sculpted in pale stone, 3 to 4 hours by ferry from Dubrovnik. Hidden within the walls of the medieval town lies Lešić Dimitri Palace. In a restored mansion beside Marco Polo’s birthplace, 6 residences have been fancifully decorated to represent Marco Polo’s journey east. Historical Hvar is another hotspot, where yachts glide in with glitterati behind sunglasses, 90 minutes by speedboat from Split. Stylish hotel Adriana fronts

CROATIA

MONTENEGRO

Wild mountains, green with pines and aromatic herbs, plunge down to brilliant turquoise sea. Splendid Gothic cities are touched by a succession of empires – now independent again…and marvellous. Meanwhile we have own special hotspot – the lovingly restored medieval isle of Sveti Stefan…

KO R C U L A I S L A N D

L E S I C D I M I T R I PA L A C E

Hidden within the walls of medieval Korcula, among narrow stone alleys, terracotta roofs and tiny churches, lies Lešic Dimitri Palace. In a restored mansion beside Marco Polo’s birthplace, 6 residences have been fancifully decorated to represent Marco Polo’s journey east, named Korcula (4 bedrooms), Venice (3), China (2), India (2), Ceylon (1), Arabia (1). The suites have kitchen/dining/lounge areas & 3 have terraces. The intimate boutique hotel has spa, waterfront dining & terrace. 3–4 hrs by ferry from Dubrovnik; or 2 hr by car to Orebic, then 15 min car ferry.

Pula

Hotel Monte Mulini Lone Hotel, Rovinj

C R O AT I A

Split

Adriana

Hvar

Hotel Bellevue Hotel Villa Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Lešić Dimitri Palace

MONTENEGRO

Tivat Aman Sveti Stefan

I TA LY

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CROATIA – DUBROVNIK – HOTEL BELLEVUE Hotel Bellevue clings to a tall cliff with spectacular views and elevator down to its beach terrace. Walking distance from the walled town of Dubrovnik, this is a sanctuary offering superb service, contemporary design and quiet beach, spa with indoor pool, picture windows, and dining terrace with views of cliffs. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

Only 800 m from the city centre, 91 stylish rooms and suites all offer a sea view, the majority with balcony. All feature granite and marble bathrooms with toiletries, slippers and bathrobes, plus modern amenities. Suites also feature a Jacuzzi in every bathroom. Croatian art adorns the walls.

The Hotel is host to a-la-carte restaurant Vapor and beach restaurant Nevera, which offer Dalmatian seafood and international cuisine. The spa offers Jacuzzi, sauna, pool, massages and fitness centre. Inviting exploration in the fabulous city are monuments, museums, churches, monasteries, art galleries, shops and boutiques. Islands such as Lokrum and Elaphiti are easily accessible.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

45 minutes by car from Dubrovnik International Airport.

CROATIA – DUBROVNIK – VILLA DUBROVNIK

WIFI

Hotel Villa Dubrovnik has a beautiful cliffside location with stunning views of the island of Lokrum and old city walls. Closed for four years to renovate and refurbish, it is now tip top, offering a range of thoughtful services, free wi-fi and free boat transfers to the old city. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

56 luxury rooms (from 29–37 sqm, some with a Jacuzzi on the terrace), 6 superb suites (54–80 sqm, the majority feature inside or outside jacuzzis), and a family 3-bedroom villa in the gardens with its own services, entrances & facilities (132 sqm, jacuzzi). All have balconies or terraces, most separated from the bedroom by a glass wall.

Fine dining restaurant located on the cliffs overlooking the sea with an unrivalled view of the Old City and all the flavours and aromas of Mediterranean cooking. Casual and relaxing Al Fresco diner for enjoying light lunches or favourite coffee blends, in secluded gardens just above the beach. Villa Spa offering innovative body treatments, massages and sauna. Gym with personal trainers. Private beaches. In/out swimming pool with gazebos.

A I R P O R T & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

30 minutes by car from Dubrovnik International Airport.

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CROATIA – ISTRIA – ROVINJ – LONE HOTEL Lone is a Design Hotel presenting a synergy of functionality, harmony and elegance in an exquisite setting. It is nestled in the protected Zlatni forest park, a leisurely walk from the heart of Rovinj. Ruled by Venice for 500 years, the old town of Rovinj is still very Italian in its lifestyle and architecture. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

FA C I L I T I E S & A C T I V I T I E S

In urban style, the 6-storey Lone features 236 well-appointed rooms and 12 comfortable suites all with terraces affording spectacular views. Wood, stone and fabrics contrast with black and white walls and wallpaper décor. Furnishings are all customized, and there is a playful arrangement of mirrors and glass walls.

Restaurants “L”, “On” & “E” offer creative cuisine including seafood & Mediterranean. Vitality bar is about health. The Lobby Bar gives an extra kick with a view of the 6-storey high lobby and Nightclub Lone offers drinks, tapas & jazz club ambience. Wellness & Spa Lone offers the latest cosmetology and high-tech treatments. Outdoor seawater pool (c. 1000 sqm) amid lawns and pine trees; kids seawater pool, indoor hydromassage pool in the spa with gorgeous view, 150m path to pebbly beach.

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40 minutes by car to Pula International Airport, 1 hr 30 min from Trieste Airport, 1 hour 45 minutes from Ljubljana International Airport.

CROATIA – ISTRIA – ROVINJ – MONTE MULINI

This luxurious boutique hotel lies on the Istria peninsula, in the medieval town of Rovinj. Tucked into a bay with a spectacular view over a nature reserve and the Adriatic Sea, the hotel offers cosy and stylish accommodation, helpful staff, delicious cuisine and a peaceful, relaxing spa, along with four swimming pools. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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15 minutes walk from the town centre, the hotel offers 99 luxurious rooms (39 sqm) and 14 exquisite suites (57–69 sqm) in separate annex. All have balconies with views over the pool and the sea. Rooms feature reclining sofa or armchair, and luxuriously appointed bathrooms with tub & walk-in shower.

Fine dining at 2 restaurants with a fusion of Greek, Spanish, Lebanese, North African specialities or French and local cuisine accompanied by fine wines. The lounge bar with a picture view of the Bay and forest offers drinks, cakes & light fare. The Art Wellness Centre (1000 sqm) features a zone for massage, face and body treatments, and a zone with sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool with a whirlpool area. Free wi-fi, outdoor pools and kid’s pool also offered. Tennis courts & cycles for hire.

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40 minutes by car from Pula International Airport, 1 hr 30 min from Trieste Airport, 1 hour 45 minutes from Ljubljana International Airport. A D D E D VA L U E S

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MONTENEGRO CENTRAL COAST

AMAN SVETI STEFAN

BEACH

On the coastline of Montenegro a complete island with its medieval stone houses, narrow lanes and churches has been transformed into an exclusive Aman hideaway, along with a nearby historical mansion. The fortified islet of Sveti Stefan is joined by a narrow isthmus to the coast, with beaches sweeping round a turquoise bay. The graceful Villa Miločer lies on a pink-white beach facing Sveti Stefan. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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Aman Sveti Stefan offers a total of 58 guest accommodations with 50 rooms, cottages and suites on the 15th century island and 8 suites at Villa Milocer. Retaining as much as possible of the village atmosphere, attention has been lavished on transforming interiors of the medieval fishing village. The Royal summer residence, Villa Milocer, blends its old grandeur with contemporary style.

With 2 km of coastline the resort features a choice of dining venues. On the Piazza in the heart of the village is a Taverna, Enoteca, Pasticceria, Antipasti Bar & Cigar Room. By the island’s Cliff Pool light meals are served. On the mainland a fine dining restaurant perches on a rock, and there are 2 beachside eateries. At Villa Milocer, the Dining Room, Loggia & Living Room feature simple, elegant menus. Massage & body treatments are offered in your room. Beaches sweep along the bay between the two properties, washed by turquoise water. Activities include boating on the Adriatic, visits to the old town of Budva, baroque city of Perast, Skadar Lake, Bay of Kotor World Heritage Site, or hiking and wine tasting tours.

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30 minutes by car from Tivat Airport; 1 hour from Montenegro Podgorica International Airport; 2 hours 30 minutes from Dubrovnik International Airport, Croatia. A D D E D VA L U E S

Kotor/Boka Bay tour for 4 hours by car. Complimentary upgrade on checkin if space is available – not for Grand Suite & Aman Sveti Stefan Suite. Checkout 1600 hrs.

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TURKEY ISTANBUL

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ISTANBUL AT THE BOSPHORUS Beside the shimmering Bosphorus Strait, a 19th-century Ottoman palace has been reinvented. Standing graciously on the European side of the waterway, it offers a sanctuary and resort feel with a magical spa, waterside terraces and outdoor swimming pool. With views of the sparkling watery highway, it lies within easy distance of designer stores, splendidly placed for exploring the opulent palaces of Upper Bosphorus. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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On the banks of the Bosphorus, on the Europe side, well placed for seeing the most famous sites, the fresh, contemporary hotel balances graceful minimalism and Ottoman elegance. The hotel features 166 guest rooms and suites, some with terrace, all with modern amenities including HD plasma screen TVs, and wi-fi. Special items of furniture and a set of rare 18th century etchings add to the sense of history.

Indoor & terrace dining. Urban Spa for massages, exquisitely decorated hammam, indoor pool, outdoor pool and terrace with whirlpool facing the Bosphorus; state-ofart fitness centre. Business Centre with meeting facilities. Wedding Garden; waterside gardens and terraces. Private dock. The hotel is a 20 minutes drive from the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque.

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45 minutes by car from Istanbul International Airport. Limousine service available.

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A private Hammam treatment, a bit more gentle and luxurious than the ones offered in the city.

A local welcome amenity. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ISTANBUL AT SULTANAHMET In one of the most fascinating areas of Istanbul, the Four Seasons hotel has been created from a century-old neo-classic Turkish prison. Set around a tranquil sunny courtyard, Four Seasons has fashioned an intimate and rare treasure house of astonishing beauty â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the ochre-tinted stonework, faience tiles, artwork and antiques, tapestries and kilims proudly proclaiming its Ottoman heritage. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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One of the most perfectly located hotels in the city, Four Seasons is 2 km from the legendary and endless Bazaar, 5 mins walk from the entrancing Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace, with 65 guest rooms & suites, fronting an open courtyard. Inroom amenities include CD & DVD player and luxury fittings.

Elegant dining at Seasons restaurant with glass encased courtyard, outdoor terrace and landscaped garden. Lounge for light fare with beautiful pergola overlooking the garden. Business services around the clock, wireless Internet in all public spaces. Health club and fitness facilities. Flexible meeting space that includes two rooftop terraces.

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30 minutes by car from Istanbul International Airport. Limousine service available.

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Dining or cocktails on the rooftop for uninterrupted views of Hagia Sophia. A D D E D VA L U E S

A local welcome amenity. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

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UNITED KINGDOM/LONDON – SAVOY A British icon since 1889, The Savoy has undergone the most ambitious restoration in British history. The £220 million restoration seamlessly blends original and new, while the stunning Edwardian and Art Deco interiors sparkle with timeless elegance and glamour. &

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With an enviable location on the River Thames, The Savoy is literally steps away from some of the world’s finest theatres, museums and opera houses. The hotel offers 268 guest rooms including 63 suites, a seamless blend of traditional aesthetics and discreet new technology, including wi-fi.

The restaurants & bars that helped The Savoy make its name have been given a splendid new life: River Restaurant for modern French menu in art deco setting with river views; iconic American Bar; and new Beaufort Bar on the original cabaret stage for a vast choice of champagnes by the glass. Other facilities include The Savoy Fitness Gallery, with magnificent swimming pool in its own atrium with natural light.

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50-60 minutes by taxi from London Heathrow International Airport, depending on traffic.

UNITED KINGDOM/LONDON – BROWN'S HOTEL In Mayfair, at a prestigious London address, this glamorous hotel has welcomed elite guests since 1837 – within walking distance of Bond Street, Regent Street, major theatres, art galleries and all the must-see London landmarks, very close to Green Park and Hyde Park. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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With refined sophistication, each of 117 rooms & suites is individually decorated, and many feature antiques and contemporary artworks, creating an elegant and fashionable air. There are 88 rooms, 17 junior Suites and 12 Suites.

The Donovan Bar and HIX at The Albemarle celebrate British art and cuisine. Don’t miss the famous afternoon tea for a quintessential English experience. Brown’s is also home to 6 private dining rooms for intimate meetings or lavish celebrations. A luxurious spa and state-of-the-art gym offer a sanctuary within the vibrant city.

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50 minutes by car from London Heathrow International Airport, depending on traffic.

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UNITED KINGDOM/LONDON – ST JAMES HOTEL AND CLUB This intimate hotel in the luxury Althoff Hotel Collection started its life in 1857 as a gentleman’s club, serving the English aristocracy. Later it became one of London’s most popular clubs for good food, good wine and great parties hosted by people in the film world. The hotel admits both members of the club (as VIPs) and non-members. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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In a secluded Victorian townhouse, each of the 60 guest rooms & suites (20–50 sqm) reflects attention to detail and exquisite furnishings, Murano glass chandeliers, handmade mattresses… Many feature balconies – our favourite is the Penthouse suite with a 50 sqm rooftop terrace.

A retro-French style restaurant Seven Park Place has won acclaim at St James Hotel & Club under Michelin star chef William Drabble. His “sublime” fare (to quote Tatler) can also be tasted at William’s Bar & Bistro, which offers an unhurried, sophisticated atmosphere. A classic or 3-course Afternoon Tea is served at the bistro or lounge. The hotel has partnership with the Elemis day-spa, a 5 min walk from the hotel, according 15% discount on treatments.

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5 minute walk from Green Park underground; 50 minutes by car from Heathrow International Airport or 80 minutes from Gatwick, depending on traffic (16 miles from Heathrow, 28 miles from Gatwick).

SPAIN/BARCELONA – HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA

A chic modern hotel with spectacular contemporary art collection, just a few steps from the beach and harbour. Guests can indulge in soothing treatments at the Six Senses Spa, enjoy unforgettable meals from Michelin-starred chefs, or arrange a perfect evening with the help of the Hotel Arts concierge. L O C AT I O N & A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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Just 20 minutes walk from the city centre. With thei