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C O N T E N T S November 2019

04| Constance Halaveli Maldives 08| Royal Island Resort & Spa Ras Fushi Resort & 09|Centara Spa Maldives

10| Lily Beach Resort & Spa 11| LUX* North Malé Atoll 12| LUX* South Ari Atoll Grand Gaube, Mauri13| LUX* tius

14| Villas do Indico Eco Resort and SPA

Palace Bluewaters 15| Caesars Dubai Palms Beach Hotel & 16| The SPA Kuwait

17| Hillside Beach Club 18| The Bodrum EDITION Beach Hotel 19| Akrogiali Apartments

20| Grand Blue Beach Hotel

21| Dunas Douradas Be

22| Hotel Faro & Beach

Life Beach R 23| Green Sozopol

Bay Phu Qu 24| Green & Spa

25| Bay Villas Koh Pha

26| Aava Resort and Sp 27| Kata Rocks

Dee Boutiqu 28| Nook Andacura

29| The Racha

30| The Shore at Kata 31| The Surin Phuket

32| KC Beach Club &

Kupu Phang 33| Kupu Villas & Spa by L’O


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Luxury 34| Miskawaan Beachfront Villas

35| Haadtien Beach Resort

Luxury Nha 46| Vinpearl Trang Caemilla Beach 47| Villa Boutique Hotel

36| Sea Dance Resort

48| Savoy Hotel Boracay

37| MYTT Beach Hotel

49| Club Paradise Palawan

Club Khao 38| ROBINSON Lak

50| Amorita Resort

Krabi Phokeethra 39| Sofitel Golf & Spa Resort

51| Montigo Resorts, Nongsa

Marriott Phu Quoc 40| JW Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Menjangan Resort 52| Plataran & Spa

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Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort

42|

Premier Village Danang Resort Managed by AccorHotels

Danang Beach 43| Pullman Resort

Mulia, Mulia Resort & 53| The Villas - Nusa Dua, Bali Beach Club & 54| Lembongan Resort Resort & Spa 55| Mรถvenpick Jimbaran Bali

56| Suriya Resort

Grand Danang 44| Sheraton Resort

57| Hidden Cove Eco Retreat

45| Sunrise Premium Resort &

58| Las Islas

Spa Hoi An


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Constance Halaveli Maldives Alifu Alifu Atoll - Maldives Experience luxury living on this private paradise and enjoy the hotel’s magical setting. Stroll down white sandy beaches that combine with turquoise water to contrast with the exuberant green of the foliage. Constance Halaveli Maldives officially opened in April 2009. Shaped like a curved dhoni, the traditional Maldivian boat, it floats in North Ari Atoll. From the luxury villa suspended on stilts, be captivated by the lagoon shaped like an ocean pearl. One will be delighted by the ballet of colourful fish that dance around your feet. At Constance Halaveli Maldives, each villa’s sun terrace is an invitation to dip in the private plunge pool. Take the time to nurture body and mind. Indulge in fine food, sumptuous cuisine and palate pleasing cocktails at the three restaurants; or relax and regenerate in the overwhelming peacefulness of the spa. It’s truly a luxurious private island where time seems to have stopped and whereas ultimate dreams become a reality in paradise. Constance Halaveli Maldives magnifies this oasis of tranquillity, beauty, and well-being with a traditional hotel with inspired design. A generous purveyor of pure contentment. Be prepared for a memorable escape.

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HOSTED BY THE ARCTIC TREEHOUSE HOTEL IN ROVANIEMI, FINLAND

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he winners of the annual World Luxury Hotel Awards were announced on 12 October 2019 at a glitzy affair at Arctic TreeHouse Hotel and SantaPark in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. This was the thirteenth event of its kind and more than 300 guests flew in from around the world to celebrate their awards. The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognize establishments for world-class service excellence. Awards are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote online, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by staff. “The most coveted award is the overall Global Hotel of the Year award,” says Tanique Echardt, Executive Manager of the World Luxury Awards, “Many factors play a part in determining the winner; brand, location, design, and overall guest satisfaction as fed back via online reviews as well as what reflects in the property’s votes during the annual four week voting period. This year the focus was on unique design, classy elegance and outstanding service excellence.” This year’s Global Hotel of the Year award went to Mandarin Oriental Bodrum in Turkey and the Chairman’s Choice Award was presented to W Verbier in Switzerland. Both winners are highly deserving of these prestigious awards, epitomizing as they do the ethos of luxury and fine service.

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Master of Ceremony Maija Ilmoniemi skilfully guided proceedings and entertained guests, who also enjoyed a taste of quintessential Finnish hospitality. SantaPark is the home cavern of Santa Clause descending 50 meters below the Arctic Circle. The menu was planned according to the sustainable values of Arctic TreeHouse Hotel; the gala experience included locally produced culinary delights such as reindeer and pike perch and guests also had the privilege of enjoying true Lappish entertainment throughout the evening. Tuuletar, an accapella band performed mystic singing stories which allowed guests to experience diverse elements of the Lappish culture. Rakas restaurant at Arctic Treehouse Hotel provided the ideal ambience for the after party to end the evening, resulting in an experience of a lifetime. In his speech to welcome guests, Executive Director of Business Finland and Head of Visit Finland, Paavo Virkkunen said “Luxury travel is moving in the direction of genuine, high-quality experiences, where the value of globally rare things like clear air, clean water - and sustainable and responsible use of these commodities - form the fundament of local services, activities and cuisine. Personalized service, design and organic raw materials, caring attitude and safe activities - even in extreme nature conditions - that leave permanent memories. These are the ingredients of Finnish luxury that spreads happiness to our global guests”.


“We congratulate this year’s winners. True luxury is not easily attained. It takes highly efficient and dedicated staff who are willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and no challenge goes unresolved. This is the definition of luxury. It is what makes the winners shine.” says World Luxury Awards Marketing Director, Michael Hunter-Smith. The end of the evening was met with a great surprise when Santa Clause and his elves emerged from the stage and greeted all guests, welcoming them to his home cavern. The elves presented all guests with gifts and Santa gave all an opportunity for very special and memorable photo opportunities. Special thanks went to France24 for their continued support of the awards over the years. Other media supporters include Santé Magazine, Copenhagen Traveller, Destination Golf, The Caviar Spoon, SingaporeBrides and official gift sponsor, Healing Earth, for their contributions. Also attending the gala ceremony where an array of sponsors from Finland including Visit Finland, Visit Rovaniemi, Billecart-Salmon Champagne, RAK, Jetflite and Turkish Airlines.

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Indian Ocean

Royal Island Resort & Spa Baa Atoll - Maldives Escape to a tranquil and secluded oceanfront oasis, where a pristine private beach gives way to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in tropical splendor, enjoying breathtaking views and five-star amenities at every turn. Experience the Maldives you’ve always dreamt of at Royal Island Resort & Spa. Amidst the sparkling jewels of the Indian Ocean, the exquisite Maldives luxury hotel shines and dazzles above all. Indulge and immerse yourself in a colorful journey of discovery, where shores lined with luxuriant banyans and lush palms yield to a majestic underwater world that will render you speechless. Enjoy unmatched services and facilities, including the lavish Araamu Spa and a fabulous selection of restaurants and bars. Relax and unwind with a vast selection of resort activities, including a fully equipped gymnasium, tennis, and squash to scuba diving and water skiing. All of this awaits you at this luxury resort in the Maldives – just let them show you the way.

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Indian Ocean

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives North Male Atoll - Maldives Less than 20 minutes away from Velana International Airport by speedboat, set on a pristine island blessed with tropical beauty in North MalĂŠ Atoll, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults-only retreat that is ideal for couples and honeymooners. Light and airy villas with wooden flooring and natural fabrics provide sensational views of the Indian Ocean and offer the choice of beachside or overwater accommodation. Pure white sand and a sparkling blue lagoon make this a perfect playground for beach games, snorkelling and water sports, while the magical underwater world of some of the top dive sites in the Maldives are reached within less than half an hour by Dhoni. Exciting dining with a choice of dining programmes, along with a sublime spa, make this intimately scaled resort a haven for those seeking a tropical escape.

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Indian Ocean

Lily Beach Resort & Spa Male - Maldives

Lily Beach Resort & Spa opened in 2009 as the first 5-star All-inclusive Platinum Plan Resort in the Maldives. The Island enjoys a great worldwide reputation for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and the exotic house-reef just few minutes away from the shore. This award-winning resort offers a hassle free, excellent value-for-money PLATINUM PLAN with a fantastic array of quality services, such as fine dining experiences, dreamy excursions, sport activities and high-quality products like premium wines and spirits.

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LUX* North Malé Atoll

Indian Ocean

Male - Maldives

Introducing an entirely new level in stand-out luxury, this is the Maldives – elevated. LUX* North Male’ Atoll introduces a dazzling exclusive paradise of unique and spacious villas and spectacularly designed spaces to play, relax and retreat. A short transfer from Male’ by speedboat, this intimate resort is a visual feast of nautical forms and tones. Each of the 67 double-storey residences features a private rooftop terrace and a private pool, enabling inspired indoor-outdoor living and a unique perspective on the planet’s flattest country. Opportunities for drinking and dining range from the openly elegant to the intimately luxurious. Glow Restaurant is an international meeting-point of creative world cuisine, INTI guides you on a delicious journey through Peru and Japan, the height of truly bespoke taste is hidden in the opulent chamber of Barium whilst Beach Rouge provides a feet-in-thesand, sea breezy scenario to take you from day to night. Add the famous Café LUX* and the sophisticated speak-easy charm of the Glow Bar - and the flavours of island life just got fresher. LUX* wouldn’t be LUX* without a few surprises. Expect hidden messages in bottles, the phone home booth, tree of wishes and much more. Welcome to luxury beyond boundaries.

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Indian Ocean

LUX* South Ari Atoll South Ari Atoll - Maldives Whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* South Ari Atoll, a luxury resort where your fantasy of a laid-back, desert island paradise is about to come true. Here, you’ll discover 193 private villas, dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. On land or above water, sunset facing or sunrise, these super spacious rooms and suites bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives. With a 5-Star PADI dive centre, the resort’s limpid waters are a diver’s nirvana but there’s an equal abundance of snorkelling and opportunities to visit the resident whale sharks. LUX* South Ari Atoll also offers two infinity pools, floodlit tennis courts and a Technogym fitness centre while the LUX* Me Spa is host to a wellness concierge and a menu of indulgent and stimulating treatments. LUX* South Ari Atoll boasts eight eateries and five bars. LUX* wouldn’t be LUX* without a few surprises. Expect island-roasted coffee in Café LUX*, impromptu screenings at Cinema Paradiso and the chance to hang your hopes on the magical tree of wishes.

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Indian Ocean

LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius Grand Gaube - Mauritius LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius is a clever balance of contrasts, fresh design and an amazing food experience on the island’s northern coast. A pioneering vision from designer Kelly Hoppen delivers an eclectic retro-chic lifestyle that’s effortlessly sophisticated, yet blissfully informal. Amidst lush tropical gardens, LUX* Grand Gaube is enveloped by undulating coves, the calmest of lagoons and is blessed with two tranquil beaches and two spectacular swimming pools. Generously proportioned rooms and villas, the true destination resort spoils you with space. Redefining the concept of a resort restaurant, from an irresistible combination of dining experiences to a global culinary journey. There is an abundance of places to relax or refuel and extensive sports and wellness facilities featuring a sensational new spa, fitness, tennis academy, golf and water sports.

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Africa

Villas do Indico Eco Resort and SPA Chigamane Vilanculos - Mozambique

Surrounded by tropical gardens, the exclusive 10 villa Deluxe Suites enjoy cooling sea breezes and beautiful panoramic views, taking advantage of the very best of the Mozambique hospitality. The thatched bungalows at the beachfront are charmingly decorated within European parameters, in terms of comfort, and blended with elements from African cultural influence resulting in a comfortable natural environment. The rooms have breathtaking views over Bazaruto Islands and are prepared to lodge couples and families with child. There are also two honeymoon suites ready to accommodate newlyweds. You can enjoy a daily breakfast served at the restaurant or at your terrace, at the time of your choice.

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Middle East

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai Dubai - United Arab Emirates Located on Bluewaters, Dubai’s new island destination where urban buzz meets island calm, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai is the first venture of the legendary Caesars brand in the Middle East, where guests can enjoy all the signature elements of the Caesars Palace experience, while indulging in unparalleled luxury offerings. Expect epic dining options - including Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, royal pampering at Qua Spa - the award-winning wellness concept from Las Vegas, fun at Cove Beach – the stylish beach club, vibrant nightlife and awe-inspiring entertainment housed at The Rotunda, presenting a thrilling line-up of concerts, comedians and Las Vegas headliners. Unwind to chilled Latin beats at Havana Social Club, a vibrant venue that pays homage to 1920’s Cuba. Besides the complimentary access to the lively beach club, additional benefits for guests staying in suites include butler service. Designed by the maestro of modern American glamour Jonathan Adler, the interiors of Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai bring a slice of ancient Rome. The 194 rooms and suites are designed in a sleek contemporary style with most offering unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf. In a city full of promises, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai has one of its own – every guest will live like a Caesar from the moment they arrive.

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Middle East

The Palms Beach Hotel & SPA Kuwait Salwa - Kuwait A five-star urban resort with a vast range of modern facilities, The Palms Beach Hotel & Spa is regarded as Kuwait’s leading business, leisure, dining and weddings destination and has recently undergone a complete renovation. Located in the thriving Al Bidaa district, close to Kuwait International Airport and all major retail precincts, the property is popular with corporate guests, families and groups looking for comfort, convenience and luxury in the heart of the city. Whether you are visiting Kuwait overnight, taking a family break, staying for business or even getting married at the resort, the 179 rooms, suites and apartments offer a range of options with sea, pool and garden views. From one- and two-bedroom apartments, some with kitchenettes, to romantic honeymoon suites, the accommodation is luxurious, spacious and newly refurbished to high standards.

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Europe

Hillside Beach Club Istanbul - Turkey Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye, Turkey, cocoons visitors in contemporary comfort, with rooms terraced up verdant mountainous slopes for breathtaking views, set around the picturesque cove. Surrounded by woodland, the setting ensures a peaceful stay in keeping with the natural and unspoiled surroundings. With its array of five star luxury amenities, Hillside Beach Club is the perfect choice for the discerning guest looking to escape it all and indulge in the holiday of a lifetime. The resort is home to two luxurious spas – the SANDA Spa and the SANDA Nature Spa – in addition to two adult-only beaches and Main Beach, which is perfect for families. Alongside a world-class watersports centre, guests can enjoy a range of activities from tennis and volleyball to silk painting and other creative workshops. Hillside Beach Club prides itself on delivering the very best service in the whole of Turkey. Hillside Beach Club recently became the subject of a case study named “Delivering the Ultimate Family Vacation in the Mediterranean” at Harvard Business School with its 68% repeat guest ratio and 99% guest satisfaction.

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Europe

The Bodrum EDITION Bodrum - Turkey From the next chapter in the growing EDITION legacy comes Ian Schrager’s latest visionary concept: The Bodrum EDITION. Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, acts to redefine the contemporary luxury hotel experience with his expanding global influence. Located just 3 km from Yalikavak Marina at the western point of the Bodrum peninsula, the hotel features 108 guest rooms, suites and villas many with views of the Aegean Sea — some with private pools, balconies and gardens. The hotel’s design includes an infinity pool, garden lounge, state-of-the art SPA facilities with 8 treatment rooms, Turkish Hammam and sauna, a fitness center and an exclusive beach club with jetty that houses private cabanas. Unique food and beverage outlets include a 2 bars, a gourmet specialty grill overlooking the bay, a casual dining and lifestyle experience venue, night life venue and an all-day dining venue. The hotel also has over 1,200 sq. meters of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space including meeting studios, a ballroom and boardroom.Space. Just off the white sand beach, the elegantly relaxed Beach Club pampers scene and solitude seekers alike.

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Akrogiali Beach Hotel Apartments

Europe

Crete - Greece Akrogiali Beach Hotel & Apartments offers an affordable haven of serenity idyllically situated in the effervescent resort of Malia on the island of Crete in Greece. Embraced by a palm tree oasis and idyllically set next to one of the numerous stunningly beautiful beaches of Crete, this sea view accommodation epitomizes the true meaning of a heavenly holiday experience steeped in luxury and privacy. With 57 sea view apartments and studios in a pleasantly tranquil, coastal setting in close proximity to the capital of Crete, Heraklion, Akrogiali Beach Hotel & Apartments also offers a wide array of exceptional facilities, along with offering quality personalized and miscellaneous services. Akrogiali also offers an astounding swimming pool, numerous water sports activities and car rental services as well as a snack pool bar and beach bar serving delicious snacks and refreshing cocktails.

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Europe

Grand Blue Beach Hotel Kos Island - Greece Grand Blue Beach Hotel is a 5-star hotel, located at the seaside village of Kardamena. The Grand Blue Beach Hotel offers a total of 222 spacious and elegant guestrooms with wonderful views of sunny Aegean seascapes. The 3 restaurants and 4 bars will let you wine and dine in style. Sports, activities, games and shows will lift your spirits and the exclusive Spa will invigorate you. Refreshing dives at the beach in front of the hotel or leisure time by the 3 pools? Go and visit and decide yourself !

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Europe

Dunas Douradas Beach Club Portugal - Algarve The Dunas Douradas Beach Club is a luxury five-star resort in the Algarve, with all the features and facilities you would expect from such a place. There are beautiful pools to unwind in, a blue flag beach, a kid’s club and a health club with full gymnasium and spa. Everything you could possibly need for your holiday, whether you are staying for one week or one month, is right at your fingertips. Dunas Douradas Beach Club look forward to seeing you on the beach!

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Europe

Hotel Faro & Beach Club Faro - Portugal Both nature and the cosmopolitan city of Faro, have blended together to make of Hotel Faro, the perfect retreat for a sublime trip. With an overwhelming view to the natural park of Ria Formosa, the rooftop of the hotel, that complies of the restaurant, bar and heated hydrotherapy pool, is magnificent. Exquisite cuisine, original cocktails and a wonderful service can be experienced here. The elegantly decorated bedrooms offer all the comfort, without forgetting technology. As a complement of its services, the hotel offers a small SPA, boat trips to the Ria Formosa and a Tropical Beach Club at Faro island.

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Europe

Green Life Beach Resort Sozopol Sozopol - Bulgaria Green Life Beach Resort Sozopol is close to the beach and the pearl of the Bulgarian Black Sea Sozopol. Sozopol is one of the most preferable tourist destinations in Bulgaria with its architecture and the annual Apollonia Festival of Arts. Green Life Beach Resort Sozopol is a gated complex surrounded by a natural green forest and the golden sands of Kavatsi Beach. The complex offers green areas for recreation, hiking trails, sports grounds, swimming pools, outdoor and indoor fitness. Every guest visiting the complex has the opportunity to taste the culinary delights of the resort’s restaurants and bars. Green Life Beach Resort Sozopol has facilities to accommodate every taste including animation and water entertainment specially designed for children.

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Asia

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Muang - Thailand

Experience the art of nature with spectacular views, luxurious design and indulgent experiences. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is a majestic, luxury resort with 276 guest rooms, each with spacious balconies overlooking the ocean, towering limestone cliffs and lush and tropical gardens. The resort offers authentic cuisine from four restaurants, Thai-Indian, Italian and International, three bars, including a swim-up bar at 7,000 m2 pool and a cafe. A fully equipped fitness centre with steam and sauna, kid’s club, spa, state of the art conference facilities for up to 350 delegates and an exclusive nine-hole golf course with perfect, sweeping views of the Andaman Sea.

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Asia

Bay Villas Koh Phangan Koh Phangan - Thailand Bay Residence offers the ultimate holiday experience for the discerning traveler. Located on the side of a mountain with the breathtaking view of Haad Salad Bay, the villas provide the perfect blend of luxury and relaxation. Providing a fully equipped kitchen, commodious bedrooms furnished with King sized beds dressed in silk Egyptian cotton linens, along with boasting a stunning private infinity pool. Bay Residence aspire to offer the finest customer service in Thailand. Accommodating requests to book trips to explore and experience all there is to offer on this unique island. Offering various additional services such as; foreign and local Private Chef ’s, food delivery, vehicle rental, private taxi service, free transfer service to and from the stunning Salad Beach and its pristine waters, and so much more. Their goal at Bay Residence is to provide every guest with the experience of a lifetime, while also making them feel like they are in their home away from home.

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Asia

Aava Resort and Spa Khanom - Thailand Aava Resort & Spa is a Scandinavian spa resort in Khanom, South-East Thailand, one of Thailand’s last pristine tourist locations. Scandinavian influence can be seen in the unique architecture and design. Aava-design is created by Finland’s top designers. Aava Resort & Spa combines traditional Thai friendliness and family values with Scandinavian quality and elegance. Aava Resort & Spa is a paradise where swaying coconut palms, lush green landscape, limestone mountains and virtually untouched beaches still remain in their natural beauty. The resort sits on beautiful Nadan beach, a 9km stretch of pristine golden sands and clear blue water. If you are lucky you can spot rare pink dolphins that are breeding in the coastline of Khanom.

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Asia

Kata Rocks Phuket - Thailand

Kata Rocks is Phuket’s most iconic lifestyle destination overlooking the calm, crystal clear azure waters of Kata Beach and the Andaman Sea. It combines a fabulous location, beautifully designed one to four bedroom private pool villas and signature Sky Villas, innovative gourmet dining with one of Asia’s most acclaimed resort spas. This 5-star luxury resort’s oceanfront location is minutes away from many of Phuket’s most popular attractions. With a superyacht inspired design, each Sky Villa is distinguishable by its modern award-winning interior design and gorgeous furniture, including numerous other high-end Italian brands. With private infinity pools as a centre piece, outdoor terraces of the Sky Villas are furnished with padded loungers and shaded sofa beds, creating a secluded personal paradise in the heart of Phuket. Each of the 34 Sky Villas is built to the highest exacting standards and offers a true sense of privacy with beautiful ocean views, just perfect for sunset drinks on the expansive outdoor terrace.

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Asia

Nook Dee Boutique Hotel By Andacura Phuket - Thailand The one and only design boutique resort in Thailand, Nook Dee is located on Kata Beach, Phuket with a solid mission and concept in design and service. Cozy, comfortable and cleverly designed with all sea view rooms, Nook Dee emphasizes in making memories and experiences for all guests. The resort is home to 76 sea view rooms and one Private Villa Suite to suite travellers in all palates. The ‘Roy-Dee’ Restaurant focuses on authentic home cooking using the best of grannies recipes and secret tricks together with fresh organic ingredients and herbs. All this is presented in a very ‘boutique’ way with a fine dining concept.

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Asia

The Racha Phuket - Thailand One of the world’s most stunning destinations can be found 12 nautical miles south of Phuket, on the Andaman island of Racha Yai. An expansive white-sand crescent bay with azure waters creates the postcard-perfect backdrop for the five-star luxury island resort, The Racha. With eco-chic luxury living, guests choose to ‘get-way from-it-all’ without taking anything away from the environment. Experience the exquisite Racha resort – a sanctuary for mind, body and spirit.

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The Shore at Katathani

Asia

Phuket - Thailand

The Shore is an intimate collection of private pool villa hideaways and is secluded amongst lush, palm-filled gardens. Couples can experience the ultimate blend of luxurious seclusion and boundless space. This beautifully secluded villa property is the perfect place to begin a new love story or to celebrate a golden one, in the resort’s perfect harmony of lifestyle and environment. Each villa features a private infinity pool, sunken lounge, bath with rain shower with the majority of villas having a panoramic view of the ocean and looking over Kata Noi beach. Along with sophisticated interior design, combining soft colours and natural textures with gentle oriental touches, this wonderful resort offers the perfect location and service for couples wanting to escape for the perfect honeymoon or simply looking for a romantic holiday.

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Asia

The Surin Phuket Phuket - Thailand Set in the heart of the Andaman Sea, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and fondly known as the Pearl of the Andaman. The Surin Phuket is the exclusive beach retreat for discerning travelers, families and couples seeking relaxation and indulgence in a serene beachfront setting. The Surin Phuket is located on the tranquil Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island, Thailand and a member of Design HotelsTM. Offering a total of 103 hillside and beachfront cottages and suites all discreetly built into a carefully conserved landscape, amidst coconut trees and gently sloping down to meet a small coral reef. The Surin, Phuket offers a contemporary Thai experience in timeless simplicity and modern sophistication.

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Asia

KC Beach Club & Pool Villas Koh Samui - Thailand KC Beach Club & Pool Villas is where beautiful people from across the globe come to relax, party and share good times under the tropical sun of exotic Koh Samui. This chic retreat is located on Chaweng beachfront, the most happening beach on the island with pure white powdery sands and divine aquamarine waters, the perfect backdrop for a fabulous party! Chaweng centre with shopping and entertainment is a short stroll away, and they are only 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. Lie back on a stylish lounger, get cosy on a beach cabana and float around on the free-form swimming pool while listening to the cool club tunes from the resident DJ. With a mellow vibe during the day this is the ideal venue to enjoy a tasty Italian lunch and cool down with a refreshing dip in the pool. Why not play and stay in one of the 42 stylish rooms and villas complete with high-tech facilities, a therapeutic Jacuzzi tub and all the modern comforts you would expect from a luxury resort. Choose from accommodation with direct pool access, stunning sea views and your own private pool.

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Asia

Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas & Spa by L’Occitane Surat Thani - Thailand Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas & Spa by L’Occitane is a stylish retreat designed to take the island holiday experience to the next level. It celebrates the healthy attributes of the tropics with a collection of 34 Pool Villas and 5 Suites designed to unite Thai artistry with modern comforts and conveniences. The resort is a place to be at one with nature in a restful setting by the sea.

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Asia

Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas Surat Thani - Thailand

Miskawaan, meaning Buddha’s Garden, is a collection of 11 luxury beachfront villas; 10 are located overlooking Maenam’s stunning golden sands and one is on the pristine Bangrak beach. Miskawaan provides the ideal getaway for a barefoot and luxury villa retreat with your friends, family or business partners. The concept is a comfortable and luxurious home away from home; they are traditionally a family run business, so they ensure that all their guests feel part of this when they stay. The team at Miskawaan are based on Koh Samui and have their own in-house staff of villa managers, maids, chefs, maintenance and gardeners, so this is very convenient for all in-house guests as there is always someone to assist them. The villas are traditionally Thai style; however some have a more modern twist within the décor. Just advise of your preferences and they can recommend the most suitable villa. Some of the newly decorated villas include fabrics from the very famous Jim Thompson. The collection of luxury beachfront villas are ideal for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy an exclusive holiday or to celebrate a special occasion like a wedding or anniversary in tropical Koh Samui.

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Asia

Haadtien Beach Resort Surat Thani - Thailand The Haad Tien Beach Resort, Koh Tao is an all-villa style resort located on its own 380m secluded beach, set in a stunning backdrop of beachfront panoramas, featuring a remarkable natural bay, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. All private villas are designed to feel ‘in touch with nature’, constructed with natural materials by local craftsmen and individually positioned to open out to one of the most naturally beautiful bays in Thailand. Key elements of the resort include the two restaurants; InSea beach bar & grill and Beach Bar, 28m infinity-edged swimming pool, Reef Dive Centre (PADI), and Tien Spa.

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Asia

Sea Dance Resort Surat Thani - Thailand Sea Dance Resort offers the comforts, amenities and luxury that one longs for when vacationing, while at the same time emphasizing exceptional quality and service over glamour. Conceptually designed villas with personal pools and private terraces that overlook beautifully landscaped tropical gardens or beachfront sea views, located on a stunning private bay in the Gulf of Thailand. Sea Dance is committed to giving guests a taste of the local experience and community, while valuing sustainable practices, amenities and initiatives. The resort supports local business and also offers organic produce from gardens directly on the property, keeping guests and the environment happy and healthy.

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Asia

MYTT Beach Hotel Chonburi - Thailand The Mytt Beach Hotel is a modern hotel, set in the heart of North Pattaya, just a few steps away from the beach. The 5-star Pattaya hotel provides exceptional facilities at surprisingly affordable rates, making it truly outstanding value for money.

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Asia

ROBINSON Club Khao Lak Khao Lak - Thailand

ROBINSON Club Khao Lak is on the west coast of South Thailand in the midst of the beautiful Khao Lak rainforest. The 280,000 m² club is located on a spectacular beach. 320 rooms of up to 350 m² in 13 categories offer individual living space for couples, single travellers and active families. Five pools, as well as a family and a baby pool with a water-slide promise relaxed fun, which will be appreciated by guests from all over the world. The ROBY CLUB with professional childcare guarantees fun for all the kids (ages 3 to 12). | WellFit offers GroupFitness, Body&Mind classes and a wonderful WellFit spa for pleasant relaxation. Tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, soccer and archery are the sporting highlights of the island. Breath-taking snorkelling and diving excursions are available at the nearby Similan Islands, known as one of the world’s most beautiful areas for diving.

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Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa

Asia

Phu Quoc - Vietnam Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa’s setting on the edge of Phu Quoc’s National Forest at the north of the stunning Phu Quoc Island, perfectly blends lush foliage, white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The resort’s architecture and tropical landscapes were inspired by the atmosphere of a traditional Phu Quoc village. The goal was to develop a world class resort without disturbing the island’s enchanting, rustic aura. All of the furniture and decorations are handmade by local craftsmen, 40% - 50% wood used is from recycled wood available during the clearing stage of construction. Each and every detail throughout the resort is well taken care of and maintained for guests to enjoy and appreciate the most precious asset: the natural beauty of Phu Quoc.

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Asia

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa Phu Quoc - Vietnam Nestled in the pristine beach of Bai Kem, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is the proud flagship of JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam. Conceptualised on the fictional narrative of a mythical academy of learning, Lamarck University, JW Marriott Phu Quoc offers a selection of 234 artistically unique well-appointed rooms, suites, and villas with Bill Bensley’s whimsical touches blending harmoniously. Boasting of five restaurants and contemporary bars, the crafted dining experience will satisfy even the most discerning palate including Tempus Fugit, French & Co., Red Rum, Pink Pearl and the Department of Chemistry bar. Meetings are redefined in this destination 715 sqm Grand Ballroom, with spacious breakout rooms elegantly designed to suit every need. A wide range of enriching experiences are waiting to be explored, from cultural events, artisanal shopping experiences, ultimate indulgence at Chanterelle-Spa by JW, to water activities at the resort’s private beachfront.

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Asia

Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort Phu Quoc - Vietnam Located at Ong Doi Cape, the southern end of Phu Quoc Island, Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort offers 227 villas with private swimming pool, epitomizing contemporary Asian architecture and cultural Vietnamese design elements. Stretching across the length of the peninsula, the villas are built at different heights from the sea level. Categorised into over-water Island Villas, captivating Beachfront homes and magnificent hilltop on the Rock mansions. All the multi-storey villas offer a pleasing home feeling with two to four bedrooms and spacious living room with kitchenette. Nature lovers can enjoy a range of activities at this paradise, such as kayaking, paddling, biking or simply finding the best spot to contemplate the stunning oceanic view at dusk or dawn. Those looking for a calm piece of mind can find themselves on a relaxation journey at Plumeria Spa, located on top of the hill, offering picturesque sunset view over the resort. Diverse culinary options range from the casual all-day-dining restaurant The Market, the elegant Mediterranean Restaurant Corallo, to the swim up Pool Bar or the convenient Grocery store. Each element is well designed to complete a memorial retreat experience for all guests at Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort.

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Asia

Premier Village Danang Resort Managed by AccorHotels Danang - Vietnam

An exceptional holiday experience awaits you at the Premier Village Danang Resort. Located in My An Beach, Danang, Vietnam, one of the most beautiful pristine beaches in the world, Premier Village Danang Resort, Managed By Accorhotels, is just 15 minutes from Danang International Airport, 10 minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from Hoian ancient town, a UNESCO Heritage Centre. Boasting 111 exclusive villas, the resort offers 3-4 bedroom villas and each one features a private swimming pool with a fully-equipped modern kitchen. This award-winning resort also offers a Kid’s Club and other recreational beach activities for families.

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Asia

Pullman Danang Beach Resort Danang - Vietnam One of the best-equipped five star hotels in Vietnam. Set along Danang beach, the upscale Pullman Danang Beach Resort is just 10-minute drive from the city centre and Danang International Airport. With its stunning beachfront setting, 186 elegantly-appointed guestrooms and cottages, arrays of international amenities and gourmet cuisine, Pullman Danang Beach Resort is a vibrant oasis of activities and relaxation for both leisure as well as business travelers.

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Asia

Sheraton Grand Danang Resort Danang - Vietnam

Set on the shore of Vietnam’s compelling central coast, Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is a refined destination for a getaway to tropical paradise. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Danang International Airport, the resort offers world- class golf courses, clear blue sea and cultural sites, while the UNESCO World Heritage - Hoi An town, is just a short drive away. With 258 guestrooms and suites featuring the Signature Sleep Experience™ bed, Shine Spa for Sheraton™, Infinity pool, dynamic collection of restaurants and bars and more, guests are empowered to create their own stories in every possible way.

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Asia

Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa Hoi An Hoi An - Vietnam Enjoy breathtaking sunrise views of the East Sea in unparalleled luxury and service. Discover a new level of serenity through a luxurious experience at Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa Hoi An, the destination you deserve for your Central Vietnam holiday. As a guest of this 5-star resort, your Hoi An vacation will be made unforgettable by the award-winning hospitality team. Whether you’re planning your honeymoon in Hoi An, traveling for business, or on a family holiday, this all-inclusive resort will always go above and beyond to meet your needs. The countless international and national awards won by the Team will give true justice to their slogan Heartfelt Hospitality – Lasting Impressions. Everything is possible, but nothing is a must – like this your stay in Mirihi really becomes “as unique as you”.

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Asia

Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang Nha Trang - Vietnam

Belonging to the finest luxury brand in the collection of 26 hotels and resorts of Vinpearl, Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang promises you an unforgettable oncein-a-life-time experience. An out-of-the-way and wonderfully tranquil 84 villas stay on Hon Tre island, Nha Trang, Vietnam, with individual villa pools, and a secluded communal pool and beach, where guests can relax in peace and privacy. There is one, beautifully adorned, Presidential Residence with stunning views across the bay, with direct access down onto a private white-sand-beach, of this most beautiful of bays.

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Asia

Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel Boracay Island - Philippines Located in a cool, quiet part of peaceful Station 3 on the world-class White Beach, the charming Boracay Island hotel Villa Caemilla awaits you. Completely renovated in 2014 to a contemporary style that mirrors the palette of her beach-chic surroundings, the hotel is set amongst swaying palms under an azure sky, on the most beautiful, laid-back part of the beach. Here, at the pristine, luxury hotel Boracay, you can’t help but wind down. The relaxation begins as soon as you set foot on the island. Take the complimentary shuttle service from the jetty port to the mellow, open-fronted hotel reception, where you’ll marvel at the beauty of the turquoise sea and creamy-soft sand. The smiling staff will welcome you and refresh you after your long journey with a cool towel and a thirst-quenching drink of your choice, before showing you to your home away from home.

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Asia

Savoy Hotel Boracay Boracay Island - Philippines

Nestled in the heart of Boracay Newcoast, Savoy Hotel Boracay is a hip and stylish 6-story hotel with four room types that offer the perfect spot for cooling down and relaxing after a day out in the sun. A lot of exciting activities await the entire family with its poolside movie nights, biking, kayaking and a lot more! For those active bodies, the fitness center is equipped with up-to-date gym equipment while the Lila Spa provides a welcome respite to rejuvenate your senses. Escape to the best in relaxed beach living in Boracay and let Savoy Hotel Boracay color your experience.

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Club Paradise Palawan

Asia

Coron, Palawan, Philippines Club Paradise Palawan is an exclusive 19 hectare island resort hotel dotted in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Club Paradise Palawan is a tropical paradise strategically located amid Coron’s magnificent landscapes and seascapes, natural tourist attractions, and exhilarating dive sites. Standing gloriously on azure waters and an expansive 700 meter pristine beach that is unmatched in Coron, the resort offers several lounging options and a myriad of activities such as kayaking, para sailing, diving, hiking and island hopping for a pulsating island getaway. 54 rooms including beachfront cottages with private balconies, exude elegant simplicity to afford the most relaxing stay. The colourful house reef, which is home to around 550 underwater species, assures unparalleled snorkeling experience and an on-site dive centre provides diving programs for beginners and avid divers. Discover the island life and experience indulgent, personalized service at Club Paradise Palawan.

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Asia

Amorita Resort Bohol - Philippines Nestled on a rocky cliff above the shores of famous Alona Beach in Bohol, Philippines, Amorita Resort offers its guests world-class service and the signature Filipino hospitality. The Panglao Island beach resort overlooks the Bohol Sea and stands on a stretch of white-sand paradise called Alona Beach, one of the country’s top travel destinations and the ideal base for exploring Bohol’s world-class diving sites, scenic nature spots, and great outdoor adventures. Only a 40-minute drive from Bohol’s Tagbilaran Airport, Amorita Resort (“little darling”) features an outdoor infinity pool, innovative dining options, complimentary Wi-Fi, an in-house dive shop, lush gardens, and stunning cliff-side views of the sea. Mountain bikes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and parking are also available for Amorita Resort guests. Also situated in this Panglao Island resort is the acclaimed Saffron Restaurant, the only restaurant in Bohol offering authentic Bicolano dishes. Saffron Restaurant’s menu features continental cuisine and Filipino food favorites, plus special dietary menus and room service options for all guests. Amorita Resort, which operates a 24-hour front desk, also offers meeting spaces and banquet facilities. Things to do in and around the family-friendly property include snorkeling, scuba diving, indoor games and activities for children, and relaxing resort spa treatments.

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Montigo Resorts, Nongsa

Asia

Nongsa - Indonesia

Featuring a one-kilometer long private seafront for unobstructed panoramic views the resort is blessed with picturesque sunsets. For guests seeking respite from the urban hustle and bustle, recharge and be revived at the Montigo Spa or for the thrill seeking guests the resort offers exciting wake boarding, water skiing or knee boarding. The resort also offers a local 18-hole golf course and The Olo Kids Club is sure to keep your little ones entertained. Guests can delight from an array of dining options with the team of experienced chefs from a selection of dining venues.

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Asia

Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa Bali - Indonesia

A tranquil hideaway located within the protected sanctuary of West Bali National Park, Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa offers an escape to nature at its most beautiful‌ raw and untouched. Experience the epitome of luxury, privacy and comfort in the traditional Joglo villas or contemporary villas of this unique eco retreat, at one with nature amid the forest or right by the ocean. Listen to the song of the exotic Bali Starling while exploring the beauty of the wild, trekking through the jungle, kayaking through the mangrove canal, diving in crystal clear waters, or enjoying a sunset cruise.

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Asia

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas - Nusa Dua, Bali Bali - Indonesia

Located on the majestic coastline of Nusa Dua, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas evoke a relaxed yet polished sensibility. Cutting edge design throughout, the resort comprises three signature experiences; The Mulia is a boutique all-suite resort with 111 suites. Mulia Resort has 526 accommodations including lagoon pool rooms and suites and Mulia Villas is nestled on the hills of Nusa Dua with private pools and tropical gardens enjoying views of the Indian Ocean, offering total privacy and relaxation.

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Asia

Lembongan Beach Club & Resort Bali - Indonesia

Nestled on the magnificent white sandy beach of Jungut Batu, Nusa Lembongan, the heavenly Lembongan Beach Club & Resort is the ultimate tropical getaway for holidaymakers. This resort presents 54 Villas (56 rooms) offering Deluxe Pool View Rooms, One Bedroom Garden Villas, One Bedroom Private Pool Villas, One Bedroom Premiere Private Pool Villas, Two Bedroom Premiere Private Pool Villas and One Bedroom Grand Premiere Private Pool Villas which offer perfect ambience for couples, honeymooners, groups of friends and family. Lembongan Beach Club & Resort, which is managed by TRM Hospitality, features a restaurant, bar, bakery, beach club, gym and a spa where guests can have the ultimate indulgence during their stay. The beach club with direct access to stunning Jungut Batu Beach is facilitated by an infinity pool offering magnificent sunsets and some beach club activities such as stand up paddle, canoeing and snorkeling. Kayu Manis Restaurant offers a wide range of appetizing Indonesian and Western dishes served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with on the beach BBQ’s and romantic dinners. The in-house spa is accessible as it is located in the resort area. Indulge mind, body and soul with a wide range of treatments using natural materials both from land and sea. The mix of Balinese harmonious life and exquisite tropical nature in the resort will ensure the holiday is simply memorable.

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Asia

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Bali - Indonesia An award-winning family lifestyle resort, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali features 297 elegantly furnished rooms and suites and invites guests to immerse themselves in Bali’s laidback island lifestyle, vibrant culinary scene and rejuvenating wellness offerings just 100 metres from Jimbaran Beach. Along with five celebrated dining venues offering a varied selection of cuisines, the resort also boasts an exotic pool with swim-up hammocks, pirate-themed Meera Kids Club, invigorating Arkipela Spa and the connected Samasta Lifestyle Village for additional shopping, wining and dining.

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Asia

Suriya Resort Kammala - Sri Lanka

Suriya Resort is located on the immaculate golden beaches of Waikkal - Negombo. This beautiful getaway is majestically situated on a peninsula overlooking the turquoise blue beach of the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the aquamarine blue waters of the Ging Oya River. Suriya Resort is a creation blended with international and traditional local architecture. The Hotel presents a remarkable variety of accommodations to choose from: 42 elegant Deluxe rooms, 12 Superior Suites and 5 Private Water chalets, offering peace, harmony and luxury in all aspects. Suriya Resort is for those wishing to experience a unique holiday combining the service and facilities of an exclusive hotel with the warmth, pampering and privacy of a luxury resort.

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Australia & Oceania

Hidden Cove Eco Retreat Luganville - Vanuatu Hidden Cove Eco Retreat, the only eco luxury retreat in Vanuatu is on the adventure island of Espiritu Santo. The retreat was designed to be environmentally responsible with comfort, luxury and privacy in mind and is the ultimate private, romantic escape for couples. Each spacious tented villa has large private decks, a plunge pool, marble appointed bathroom, romantic four poster bed and bath for two. Well set apart within walled gardens the villas ensure total privacy. Chef service, exclusive use of a private beach and personalized service ensures a luxury experience in a pristine natural setting between jungle and ocean.

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South America

Las Islas Baru - Colombia

Las Islas, a place to rest in the middle of nature, facing a turquoise sea with white sand beaches. The hotel offers its guests the possibility to stay in some of its 54 bungalows plus 1 presidential villa. It has the standards of hospitality and quality that characterizes affiliated establishments of “The Leading Hotels of the World�.

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