Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
The hotly anticipated Maison, from luxury group LVMH, has been meticulously designed to wow guests with bespoke, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. After touching down in the Maison’s custom-made seaplane, guests will be personally welcomed at their villa (one of 45) by a Majordome – ‘guardian angel’ – who will liaise and prepare a selection of carefully tailored experiences and recommendations for their stay.
Children are very much welcomed and looked after through a wide range of cultural, sporting and educational experiences. They will adore the underwater photo safari!
The Maison’s A Thari Spa Night experience is a must-do: an evening that incorporates observing the Maldivian astrology, followed by a much-deserved treatment at the in-house Spa, topped off with a private candle-lit dinner on the terrace.
The hottest new addition to the eponymous ultra chic Purobeach group, Marina di Scarlino provides the ultimate in sophisticated beach living. The exclusive beach club – known for its cool, relaxed DJ sessions and attentive sunbed service – houses thirty-two contemporary suites, perfectly located adjacent to the Maremma with breathtaking views of the island of Elba.
If you can bear to drag yourself away from the cool waters of the pool, guests are invited to charter a yacht or, for those looking for something more vigorous, horse riding, diving and mountain biking are recommended.
The uber-healthy among you will adore Purobeach’s new Japanese concept, Shiro, and the extensive menu with a focus on fresh, wholefoods and smoothies.
Iniala Beach House, Phuket
Located on Nataie Beach, Phuket, this stunning three-villa, ten-bedroom private retreat is the grand-dame of super-luxe getaways. Thai architecture is married beautifully with modern themes created by designers from Europe, South America and Thailand, resulting in a cool, surreal and sophisticated vibe.
Iniala’s gastronomic delight, Aziamendi, is presented by three-Michelin starred Spaniard Eneko Atxa. Fusing European cooking techniques with fresh, locally sourced delicacies.
Each villa has its very own spa and the children will love ‘Fort Iniala’ – a Playhouse designed and dedicated just for them!
The Iniala experience offers VIP chauffeurs, car rental, all meals and up to six massage treatments per day.
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Boasting a spectacular cliff top location, perched atop the Al Hajar mountains in Oman, Jabal Akhdar surrounds itself with fresh roses, pomegranates, dates and peaches. Forward-thinking design and sustainable architecture have been combined with the very best of local Omani artesian craftwork to produce a truly luxurious getaway.
Exhilarating mountain biking, treks and desert driving experiences have been created for the adventurous and locally inspired bespoke spa treatments for those happy to sit back and relax. Incorporating numerous slick bedrooms and suites, as well as two exclusive royal villas, and a dramatic cliff-side restaurant and pool, the Alila Jabal offers the ultimate in mountain-chic luxury.
Why not use the resort as a base to explore the spectacular mountains, Muscat and the stunning Omani coast?
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