…THE TRAVEL AMENITY OF THE MOMENT…
BOOK AN ENTIRE HOTEL FOR TOTAL SECLUSION
As travellers return to the skies and destinations slowly reopen, the desire to avoid the crowds is only increasing. One way to guarantee total seclusion? Book the entire hotel. From an Italian castle in Puglia to a fourteen-island archipelago in Panama, and a former holiday home of an Italian duchess in Mexico, we’ve rounded up the best hotels that you can buy out in their entirety…
CLOSE TO HOME
BOOK ONE OF THE AMALFI COAST’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER HOTELS:
MONASTERO SANTA ROSA HOTEL & SPA
The 20-bedroom boutique hotel is in a former monastery and guests will have exclusive access to their award-winning spa, Michelin star restaurant and one of the world’s most Instagrammable infinity pools
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa is housed in a former monastery, which became one of the most exclusive boutique hotels in Europe when it opened in May 2012, thanks to its complete renovation by Owner Bianca Sharma and dramatic cliffside location with unparalleled views of the Amalfi Coast. This summer, guests can opt to book all 20 rooms and suites for an exclusive takeover at competitive rates. They will have the run of the hotels spectacular grounds, including the stunning landscaped gardens, historic herb garden, 12th century chapel and famous ‘floating infinity pool. They will feast with specially created, seasonal menus from Michelin Star restaurant Il Refetorio and have full access to the award-winning spa and outdoor gym. The Spa is designed by Jane Goff to fit within the original 17th century vaulted ceilings and rustic stone walls and the treatments are exclusively created for Monastero using Santa Maria Novella products.
HOW: Monastero Santa Rosa is approx. 1h 15m drive from Naples International Airport. To book the entire hotel and all 20 rooms exclusively, rates will start from €25,000 per night plus a €3,000 minimum spend on F&B. www.monasterosantarosa.com
COMMAND YOUR OWN CASTLE IN CHARMING SALENTO, PUGLIA, ITALY
Hire out Castello di Ugento’s eight suites exclusively – a 17th century castle with food at the heart, in this lesser known part of Southern Italy
Castello di Ugento is a beautiful 17th century castle turned boutique hotel, overlooking the rural and medieval town of Ugento at the south-eastern tip of Salento, Puglia. The Castello is home to eight spacious and individually designed suites, which are available to book exclusively, allowing families or groups of friends to safely create unforgettable memories living la dolce vita. Home to the D’Amore family for 375 years, the castle was lovingly restored by owners Massimo d’Amore, 22nd descendent of the family and his wife Diana. Diana personally oversaw the interior design of the property, managing to carefully place light and contemporary furnishings to complement the Castello’s historical interiors. Castello is a culinary destination in its own right thanks to the world renowned, state-of-the-art cookery school located within the castle’s storehouses under original vaulted ceilings as well as the spectacular destination restaurant Il Tempo Nuovo, which serves seasonal specialities using 100% local food supply, including fruit and vegetables from their own kitchen garden and all bread and desserts created on site. Guests can reunite with loved ones at Castello and enjoy private cookery classes, picnics in the picturesque historic gardens and Italian feasts at Il Tempo. The expert concierge team can even organise private wine tastings at the local vineyard and chauffeur escorted trips to the coast.
HOW: Castello di Ugento is set to re-open in July. Rates to buyout the eight rooms at Castello start from €8,500 per night (sleeping 19 guests), on a full board basis and including a complimentary shuttle to local beaches and towns. www.castellodiugento.com
BUY OUT YOUR OWN SPANISH FINCA IN ONE OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE ENCLAVES ON SPAIN’S SOUTHERN COAST, AT FINCA CORTESIN, ANDALUSIA
Independently-owned Finca Cortesin is one of the finest luxury resorts in Europe. While it is extremely well connected and easily accessible from nearby international hubs, the resort is set on a sprawling 532-acre estate surrounded by undisturbed nature and over 23,000m2 of spacious manicured gardens, and is flanked by the Casares Mountains with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coastline. Today, Finca Cortesin is considered a place where a traditional Mediterranean lifestyle is seamlessly wedded to the latest in contemporary living, with an unrivalled ambiance of peace and beauty. With 67 individually designed suites, the hotel is ideal for taking over exclusively for private events, celebrations or just a multi-generational reunion for family and friends. Whether intimate or grand, buyouts are totally bespoke and cater for all ages and interests, with something for every guest to enjoy. The hotel’s expert Concierge can arrange day trips to the picturesque village and tranquil hills of Casares, Sotogrande, Marbella or Málaga, to wine and sherry tastings at Jerez’s famous cellars. On property meanwhile, there is boundless space to spread out as Finca Cortesin was designed in the style of a traditional Spanish ‘finca’ (farmhouse) and built around two principle courtyards of palatial proportions. Its fresh, yet grand design is inspired by traditional Spanish architecture and gives every area a big, bright and luxuriously spacious feel that is otherwise so rare in Europe. Full hotel buyouts include all 67 suites and exclusive use of the hotel, excluding the golf course, Beach Club, Club House, Kabuki Raw Restaurant and Don Giovanni Restaurant.
HOW: Finca Cortesin is located one mile from the sea just outside of the small coastal settlement of Casares and close to the fashionable Sotogrande. The hotel is 25 minutes (40km) from Gibraltar, 50 minutes (84km) from the international terminal at Malaga Airport, and one hour from Jerez (90km). Buyout rates start from €29,000 per night (+VAT) during low season (currently approx. £26,189). For more information, visit www.fincacortesin.com
UNWIND AND RELAX WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
AT STORFJORD HOTEL, LOCATED IN THE SMALL NORDIC TOWN OF GLOMSET
Part of experiential travel company, 62ºNORD, the alpine-chic, Storfjord Hotel sits in the small town of Glomset, boasting uninterrupted panoramic views of the Storfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps. Built in the style of a traditional Norwegian log cabin, the cosy 29-room hotel is available for private use and has two living rooms, a library and one restaurant, embodying a home from home feel. The secluded property is perfect for a family celebration, or a big group of friends looking to unwind and relax in beautiful surroundings, all while enjoying the comforts of a luxurious hotel. All rooms are unique and spacious and have stunning views to gaze away at: from the stillness of the fjord, the ridges of the mountains, to the contours of the forest. Guests can enjoy a range of outdoor activities including hiking the Sunnmøre Alps and kayaking and boating from the private pier. Located on one of the largest fjords of the region – Storfjord (meaning ‘big fjord’ in Norwegian), guests who take to the water can enjoy an unforgettable journey down to the hamlet of Geriranger, one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. When back from a day of adventures, guests can relax weary muscles in the outdoor jacuzzi with a view.
HOW: Buy out rates start from NOK 200 000 (currently approx. £16,609) per night with a commitment for a food and beverage spend of minimum NOK 60 000 (currently approx. £4,982) per day. In high season buy out rates start from NK 300 000 (currently approx. £24,908) per night with a commitment for a food and beverage spend of minimum NOK 75 000 (currently approx. £6,227) per day. https://www.62.no/en
A TOTAL TAKEOVER FOR THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION – HOTEL KRISTIANIA, LECH
Perfect for a snowy Alpine wedding, big birthday bash or gathering with friends and family, groups can have access to the entire 15-suite Kristiania from just €17,000 per night. The intimate and homely atmosphere of the hotel means that guests will feel as if they have booked a private chalet, but with all of the amenities, dining options and warm service of the family-owned hotel. For the ultimate experience, guests can also make use of the butler services including a ski butler, a bath butler, a fitness butler and even a dedicated reading butler, who will source guests’ favourite books ahead of arrival. What’s more, for those who can’t bear to leave their favourite pet pooch at home, Kristiania offers a special D.O.G Dog Service, meaning guests can bring their dogs along for the celebrations.
HOW: Exclusive use rates start from €17,000 (currently approx. £15,270) per night for up to 15 suites on a full-board basis. www.kristiania.at
ENJOY COMPLETE EXCLUSIVITY AND TAKEOVER VILLA MARIE ST TROPEZ WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS OVER THE BAY OF PAMPELONNE, SOAK UP THE CHARM OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA AT THE GORGEOUS FAMILY OWNED BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Villa Marie St Tropez is the perfect boutique hideaway for an exclusive takeover, located in the heart of a three-hectare pine forest just outside the village of Ramatuelle – with breathtaking views over the Bay of Pampelonne. Completely secluded and feeling more like a private house than a hotel, the 45-room hotel reinvents the charm of the Riviera with laid-back Italian glamour. Guests can kick back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the French Riviera whilst tucking into delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Each room and suite is individually designed by Jocelyne Sibuet, featuring antiques and romantic pastel shades that exude Tuscan spirit. Guests can take in the tranquil atmosphere of the French Riviera down on the beach, from a swimming pool carved into the hillside or in the indulgent Pure Altitude spa. The stylish restaurant Dolce Vita is set in the gorgeous gardens of the hotel, spread across different levels and surrounded by the scents of Provence. All Villa Marie staff have been trained in the new health and safety standards for social distancing and hygiene practices. Optional remote check-in/out, protective glass shields in reception areas, single-use magnetic key cards, digitalised dining menus and hand sanitiser across the hotel, are among the numerous new norms.
HOW: Rates at Villa Marie, St Tropez start from €330 per double room. Buyout rates on request. https://saint-tropez.villamarie.fr/en/
EXCLUSIVELY TAKEOVER DEPLAR FARM, ICELAND – THE ULTIMATE PRIVATE ADVENTURE RETREAT
HIDEAWAY WITH FRIENDS AT THE 13-BEDROOM LODGE COMPLETE WITH OUTDOOR THERMAL SPRINGS AND A HOST OF THRILLING PURSUITS
Escape to one of Eleven Experience’s most unique properties, the remote Icelandic lodge, Deplar Farm. The Nordic-inspired lodge, that can sleep up to 26 guests is located on the stunning Troll Peninsula and come winter is surrounded by 3,000ft snow-dusted mountains, allowing guests to have unrivalled access to over 1,500 square miles of untouched mountain terrain and to feel completed secluded. This 13-bedroom property may be wonderfully remote but offers a range of world-class facilities for guests looking to relax and unwind after an active day outdoors. Guests can enjoy the lodge’s extensive wellness area which comprises of a steam room, indoor/outdoor saunas, hot tubs, flotation tanks, 3 treatments rooms and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, heated to 38 degrees from thermal springs, with a built-in sound system and a bar. The Nordic inspired interiors are cosy and stylish, and guests can socialise together in the evening with cocktails mixed by the resident mixologist and feast on local Icelandic delicacies cooked by the private chef. Deplar Farm also offers a library, entertainment room, conference room, terrace, built in pizza oven and a full band set up for late night jamming sessions as well as two helicopter pads. Deplar Farm is also known for its exhilarating menu of outdoor pursuits, including heli-skiing, sea kayaking, whale watching in the surrounding fjords, astro-touring and fat biking special trails around the valley. Due to limited light-pollution in Iceland, guests can also stargaze out across the clear Icelandic night sky from the lodges impressive geo-thermally heated outdoor pool, and from October to March, even catch a glimpse of the extraordinary Northern Lights dancing across the sky. HOW: Exclusive use rates at Deplar Farm during the summer and winter season (1 June – 31 October and 1 Nov – 14 March) start at £28,000 for a private lodge buyout based on 26 guests. This includes customised adventure itineraries, all gear necessary for activities, pre-arrival planning with an Experience Manager, all in-house meals, house alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, daily housekeeping and airport transfers to/from Akureyri. www.elevenexperience.com
HIDEAWAY AT YOUR OWN ALPINE ADVENTURE RETREAT THIS SUMMER IN THE FRENCH ALPS AT ELEVEN EXPERIENCE’S CHALET HIBOU & CHALET PELERIN
Eleven Experience is offering families and groups of friends who are itching to get away post-lockdown and out of their comfort zones the ultimate private chalet experience with epic summer adventures led by their team of superb guides. Eleven’s Experience Managers will help groups plan their dream itinerary, taking into account goals and comfort levels, so that no two days are the same. Set high up in the tiny historic mountain village of Le Miroir – which has just 30 full-time residents – and off the beaten track, sister properties Chalet Hibou and Chalet Pelerin are dream bases for families and groups of friends to re-connect out in nature after time spent apart. Chalet Hibou and Chalet Pelerin, sleeping 16 and 12 respectively, sit opposite each other and can easily be twinned to create one large space for bigger groups to enjoy as one whole. Whilst Chalet Pelerin boasts an indoor pool area and Chalet Hibou a fully equipped gym, both chalets have media rooms, an outdoor hot tub, Finnish sauna and steam room. From biking and trekking to exploring on horseback the region’s centuries-old churches, waterfalls and sapphire blue lakes, Chalet Hibou and Chalet Pelerin are the perfect home base for exploration and R&R. Led by Eleven’s team of expert guides who know every peak and trail, guests can experience the cycle routes made famous by the Tour de France and white water rafting down the Isère River. Whether a beginner or expert climber, there is classic alpine rock climbing to suit every ability, whilst new climbers can build confidence on the via ferrata, a route marked out by steel cable fixed to the rock face. By day, epic adventures await, whilst come sundown, guests can recharge in the freshwater pool, sip wine on the patio overlooking panoramic views, and let award-winning chefs introduce them to tempting regional specialities like tartiflette, paired with the finest French wines.
HOW: Summer rates for exclusive use at Chalet Hibou start from £6,550 per night based on 16 guests. The price includes pre-arrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager, customised guided activities, all gear necessary for activities, breakfast, après and dinner, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The 2020 summer season will run from 15 June to 20 September 2020. www.elevenexperience.com
GO OFF-GRID ON THE ‘LOST WORLD’ ISLAND OF SUMBA WITH AN EXCLUSIVE MONTH-LONG BUYOUT OF NIHI SUMBA
Nihi Sumba is offering a month-long buyout for $1million, providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience this private resort on guests’ own terms
Nihi Sumba is a remote hideaway on Sumba, Indonesia – twice the size of Bali and just an hour’s flight away, yet totally undiscovered by mass tourism. For those seeking total seclusion and privacy, Nihi has announced a month-long Resort Buyout, providing a generous host with the opportunity to treat up to 80 loved ones and friends complete with all-inclusive Nihi service including Guest Kaptains, across 29 villas with private pools set over 576 acres in Sumba. With an abundance of space, Nihi Sumba is an ideal destination for discerning hosts who seek secure, private, and self-contained experiences in a remote place surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty, and pristine wilderness. Guests can go totally off the beaten track and immerse themselves in nature by hiking through dramatic waterfalls, ancient villages and butterfly trails, as well as stand-up paddling down the Wanukaka River to the unique ‘Spa Safari’ by the sea for ultimate relaxation. Guests can also experience the beauty of Nihi Sumba on horseback, riding Sumbanese horses along the mile-and-a-half long stretch of beach. Nihi Sumba is also home to one of the world’s most coveted private waves, known as “God’s Left’ – the ultimate thrill for adventure seekers while calmer waters can be found at nearby Coconut Cove. As Nihi Sumba was born of a vision to protect and preserve the unique Sumbanese culture and empower the local communities to improve their lives, the rate includes a 5% charitable donation to The Sumba Foundation. Nihi’s philanthropic arm, The Sumba Foundation has improved the lives of 27,000 people with its water, health, education, and economic initiatives.
HOW: The 30-day buyout of Nihi Sumba starts from $1million on an exclusive-use basis. https://nihi.com/
TAKEOVER BAWAH RESERVE – A PRIVATE ISLAND PLAYGROUND IN THE REMOTE ANAMBAS ISLANDS, INDONESIA
160 nautical miles from Singapore and accessible only by private seaplane, Bawah Reserve is one of the most remote resorts in Asia and is launching new, self-contained island Elang in Summer 2020
Situated in the remote Anambas Islands, Indonesia, 160 nautical miles from the closest city Singapore, Bawah Reserve is made up of six tropical islands, 13 white sand beaches and two crystal clear lagoons and is only accessible by private seaplane. In addition to its current 36 lodges (including some of the only overwater bungalows in Indonesia), Bawah is launching six brand new cliffside lodges on a previously untouched island named Elang later this year. Further enhancing the reserve’s private island experience, guests over 18 can opt to book the entire island – the perfect escape for those looking to reconnect with family or close friends. They will have exclusive access to the islands own clubhouse which has been carefully designed around a rock formation and inspired by tribal communal houses in Indonesia as well as a beachside restaurant and bar, spa, private beach and salt water infinity pool, created from a natural hollow and refreshed with every tidal change, complete with a water slide. Guests of Elang can take part in the plethora of activities included in the all-inclusive rate, in addition to full board dining experiences and daily spa treatments.
HOW: Bawah Reserve is set to re-open in Summer. Rates to hire the island of Elang start from from $21,000 USD (approx. £17,478) per night. Rates include full board, daily spa treatments, laundry, in-room minibar and a host of land and water-based activities. www.bawahreserve.com
EXPERIENCE PRIVATE ACCESS TO 136,000-ACRES OF WILDERNESS IN ZIMBABWE WITH A BUYOUT OF MATETSI VICTORIA FALLS
Set on a private 15km stretch of the mighty Zambezi and just 45 minutes from Victoria Falls, Matetsi Victoria Falls is unique in that it offers guests both world-class safari experiences as well as an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls. Newly available for day and week-long buyouts, guests can have exclusive access of the beautiful lodge, in addition to private access to the vast 136,000-acre wilderness area that is Matetsi Private Game Reserve and 15km of Zambezi riverfront. Matetsi Victoria Falls is made up of two camps, both with nine suites, as well as Matetsi River House, a four-bedroom villa. The area around Matetsi is abundant with wildlife, and the lodge offers a plethora of activities to take guests closer to the action. Guests can participate in game drives and walking safaris in order to spot a variety of animals such as elephant, hippo, lion and leopard, and there are birdwatching expeditions to find some of the 366 bird species in the area. Due to its proximity to the river, Matetsi also offers sunrise or sunset cruises, and the chance to take part in mokoro (dug-out canoe) or boat excursions. Guests are looked after by a dedicated team including a private chef, butler, guide and tracker during their stay.
HOW: The exclusive-use buyout of Matetsi Victoria Falls starts from US$22,000 per night (approx. £17,400) and US$140,000 (approx. £110,870) per week. Rates include accommodation, meals, house selection of non- alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, laundry and safari activities. https://matetsivictoriafalls.com/
EXCLUSIVELY TAKEOVER 50 PRIVATE ACRES OF LUSH MAYAN JUNGLE, AND THE FORMER HOLIDAY HOME OF AN ITALIAN DUCHESS
AT HOTEL ESENCIA – THE CHICEST HOTEL ON THE RIVIERA MAYA
Set on the unspoiled ivory sands of the Riviera Maya – on what is widely considered the most beautiful stretch of beach on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Xpu Ha – Hotel Esencia continues to enhance its reputation as one of the chicest and most discrete hotels in the world. Originally built as the private holiday home of an Italian duchess, the design-minded boutique hotel is both right on the powder-soft sands of paradisiac Xpu-Ha beach and enveloped by beautiful verdant Mexican jungle on a self-contained estate, making it perfect for buyouts for larger reunions between friends or multigenerational families. Lending itself as the most idyllic backdrop for celebrations, whether intimate or grand, any event at Hotel Esencia offers all the services and conveniences of nearby Cancun, while being utterly removed from the noise of other seaside resorts to the north and south. The estate can accommodate up to 300 people for private events, with Kevin Wendle himself having wed there in 2018. The under-the-radar retreat is also a favourite of the fashion set – a spot that prides itself on excellent service as much as it does gorgeous art and interiors, and offering its well-heeled guests the utmost privacy. With boundless outdoor space to spread out, including gorgeous gardens, private beach, atmospheric indoor/outdoor restaurant, it was as if Hotel Esencia was perfectly built for social distancing, while offering some of the chicest, most personalised hospitality in the Americas.
HOW: Full hotel buyout rates at Hotel Esencia start from USD $40,000 per night (currently approx. £32,402). This is based on 42 rooms and includes daily morning coffee and homemade pastry delivery to rooms, and complimentary morning yoga each morning from 8 – 9am. All hotel buyouts at Hotel Esencia are made totally bespoke. For more information, visit www.hotelesencia.com
TAKEOVER YOUR OWN FAR-FLUNG 14-ISLAND ARCHIPELAGO OFF PANAMA’S PACIFIC COAST EXCLUSIVELY…
AT ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA – AN ULTRA-EXCLUSIVE OCEAN WILDERNESS SLEEPING JUST 24, 33 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE NEAREST TOWN
Combining exceptional marine wildlife, wild fauna and flora and a little-touched, Jurassic Park-style setting, the Pacific Coast of Panama is one of Central America’s best kept treasures. Far lesser-trodden than the Caribbean side of the country, Islas Secas – a privately-owned archipelago of 14 beautiful islands in the Gulf of Chiriquí – is an inspired eco-destination befitting the most intrepid traveller seeking the utmost in privacy and exclusivity. Set totally off the grid 33 nautical miles from the nearest town, Islas Secas is home to seven individually-designed Casita and Tented Casita sites sleeping up to just 24 guests on one of the islands, making it the perfect setting for intimate gatherings of adventurous families and groups of friends. The resort is an idyllic base from which to undertake thrilling marine safaris and immersive natural experiences by land and sea: snorkelling and diving amidst the aquatic wonders of the Gulf; exploring the biodiversity of Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site; and swimming, paddle boarding and ‘e-foiling’ the archipelago’s fish-storied waters. For the cash-rich, time-poor traveller, there is also a short landing strip on one of the islands where HNW travellers can land their own helicopter or small private plane, allowing for faster and easier access from mainland Panama. Islas Secas has a raw beauty and natural energy that makes the islands the perfect luxury experiential holiday.
HOW: Buyout rates at Islas Secas start from USD $18,000 (+ 10% govt. tax) per night on an all-inclusive basis, including all F&B, select activities on and off-island, and road and boat transfers between the city of David Airport and Islas Secas. This rate is based on 24 guests and is currently approx. £14,581. For more information, visit islassecas.com
NEW LONG-STAY OFFER FROM THE RESIDENCES BY THE LEGIAN SEMINYAK, BALI
Seminyak’s most iconic hotel has launched a special long-stay offer in their renowned Residences
Guests can make up for lost travel time with a two-month stay in private villa accommodation, with great value accommodation and savings on dining and spa treatments
Guests preparing to travel once again following months of being grounded can now make up for lost time with an extended stay in some of Bali’s most exclusive villa accommodation. The Residences at The Legian Seminyak offer a unique concept with all the benefits, facilities and service of a five-star hotel, paired with the privacy of a private home, on an unparalleled beach-front setting. There are 11 different villas to choose from and categories range from romantic one-bedroom Residences, to larger two-bedroom Pool Villas and Signature Residences as well as a three-bedroom Beach House. All villas are known for their iconic architecture by renowned architect Hendra Hadiprana, and stylist interiors by celebrated interior designer Jaya Ibrahim. This special new Residences offer allows guests to enjoy The Legian Seminyak’s delicious dining options, with 20% off all the hotels restaurants and bars (including alcohol) – from fine dining at The Restaurant by Michelin-starred Executive Chef, to relaxed lunches at The Pool Bar or sunset cocktails at The Ocean Champagne Bar. Villa guests can also indulge with full access to the award-winning Wellness by The Legian, where they receive 20% off all spa treatments, 10% off personal training sessions, complimentary use of their Technogym and all facilities, as well as complimentary group yoga, Pilates and spinning classes. Those looking for ultimate privacy and luxury can opt for the hotel’s private villa residence – The Beach House – the largest hotel villa in Bali, sleeping up to six guests and one of two with direct beach access. Guests have access to all the hotel’s facilities, as well as two dedicated butlers, a car, personal chauffeur and daily complimentary afternoon cocktails and canapes. In line with the reopening, the hotel is offering the Beach House on a long-term basis. In addition to thorough health & hygiene protocols, the hotel is also home to an in-house clinic open daily 8am – 8pm.
HOW: Rates for the long-stay offer start from USD 9,500 excluding taxes for a two-month stay in a One or Two-Bedroom Residence at The Legian Seminyak, Bali. It is a mere 25-minute drivefrom the Ngurah Rai International Airport and is situated on Bali’s southern coast. For more information please visit: www.lhm-hotels.com
TAKEOVER TAYLOR RIVER LODGE, COLORADO – YOUR OWN PRIVATE LUXURY SUMMER CAMP
Nestled in the wild Colorado Rocky Mountains, Taylor River Lodge is the ultimate destination for a wholesome outdoor Multi-Generational escape to suit all ages. Run by Eleven Experience, provider of “once in a lifetime” tailormade adventures at unique lodges around the world, a stay at Taylor River Lodge is like enjoying your very own private summer camp with all the family in tow. Just a thirty-minute drive from the picturesque old coal-mining town of Crested Butte, the lodge is made up of a series of luxurious log cabins tucked away in a scenic canyon and perched right above the Taylor River – giving guests access to some of the best fishing in Colorado. Guests can stay in the riverfront cabins for couples and larger family cabins nestled under the pines or for large groups the lodge can be taken over privately sleeping 24 guests. In a gorgeous, remote setting with a spectacular variety of rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and small creeks, anglers of all abilities will enjoy a stay at Taylor River Lodge. Guests can explore the Taylor Canyon and River by bike, foot, raft or kayak, or take on an array of other exhilarating activities including archery, rock climbing, white-water rafting and horseback riding. After a day of exploring, guests can relax in the lodge’s riverside bathhouse with its own steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, or put their feet up whilst they sit on the outside deck overlooking the river.
HOW: Rates start from £16,700 per night for a full lodge buyout based on 24 guests and including full guide service, activities including fly fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, archery and rafting; all gear for activities, all meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, gourmet mini bar and return local airport transfers (the season runs from late May to mid-October). www.elevenexperience.com
TAKEOVER THE SLEEKEST HOTEL IN THE CARRIBEAN – SILVERSANDS GRENADA
Silversands Grenada introduced a new level of modern luxury to the island, opening it up to the discerning traveller when it opened in December 2018. The property has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting hotels in the region with its heartfelt service, locally driven cuisine and ultra-sleek design, including the 100m swimming pool – the longest in the Caribbean. For those who truly want to escape it all, and bring a few friends with, Silversands Grenada is now available for exclusive hire. This includes 71 bedrooms made up of five four-bedroom beachfront villas, four three-bedroom hillside villas and 43 guestrooms and suites. This package includes exclusive use of all guest accommodation and public spaces, daily breakfast, one course chef’s selection lunch, two-course chef’s selection dinner, non-alcoholic beverages during meals, non-alcoholic mini bar beverages, airport transfers and one Silversands signature massage per person. The Beachfront Villas offer direct access to the sand, while the Hillside Villas feature awe-inspiring views and spectacular entertaining areas, guestrooms are equally gorgeous and spacious. Emphasis on community and culture flows throughout, with two distinctive restaurants to showcase the island’s abundant agriculture serving the likes of line-caught fish, handpicked herbs, spices and fruit, alongside Grenadian craft beers, rums and wines. Beyond this, Silversands Grenada partners with local tour operators and guides to connect groups with the island’s spectacular landscape. From waterfall chasing to some of the most magical scuba dives; exploring historical sites, centuries-old rum distilleries and organic farm tours, the captivating soul of authentic Grenada is at the forefront.
HOW: A full hotel buyout for Silversands Grenada of all 71 bedrooms starts from USD $1,025,000 (approx. £811,197) for seven nights. This is based on two guests per bedroom with a maximum of 142 guests. This package includes exclusive use of all guest accommodation and public spaces, daily breakfast, one course chef’s selection lunch, two-course chef’s selection dinner, non-alcoholic beverages during meals, non-alcoholic mini bar beverages, airport transfers and includes 10% service charge and 10% VAT.