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Loco for Eco: Coco Prive Kuda Hithi, Maldives

By Cain Nunns The Maldives has long been synonymous with over-the-top extravagant travel. An aquatic playground for moneyed honeymooners, celebrities, business barbarians at the gate and the glitterati set. Each year, new resorts try to outdo each other with their…

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Be in Nature, BE Tulum

By Andrea Feick I must confess: as a resident of Paris, the closest thing I get to anything organic is possibly some salad, and the only animals I ever see are cats, dogs, and pigeons (often on a plate!).…

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Sleep with the Fishes: Gili Lankanfushi

By Laura Dance The quality of luxury will always be differently by different people: some would say it’s defined by excellent quality or rare materials, whilst others would say it’s key characteristic is plentitude or exquisite beauty. Personally, in…

Exotic holiday Retreats Travel

Beachy Keen: Papaya Playa Project

By Chere Di Boscio Imagine this: 80 cabañas sprawled along a pristine 800-metre beach, with dramatic views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Incredible sunrises greet you every morning and gentle breezes rock you to sleep in the…

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Magical, Mystical Mexico: Uno AstroLodge

By Yohan Powell Going to Tulum is always an inspiring adventure, infused with mystery and culture. After all, apart from the white powdered sand beaches and crystalline turquoise waters, Tulum has long been considered a sacred place, deeply rooted…

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Bali Beckons: Bambu Indah

By Electra Gillies With breathtaking views over the ancient Ayung River that stretch out across emerald padi fields, Bambu Indah is a magical intimate boutique hotel perched on the side of a ridge in Sayan, outside Ubud in Bali.…

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Robinson Crusoe Chic: Chumbe Island

By Electra Gillies Zanzibar is the spectacular spice island has a rich and intricately interwoven past, sparkling azure beaches and a myriad of markets to explore. Stone Town is the capital, full of wonderful antiques and attractions, which was…

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Klein’s Camp: Tanzania, And Beyond

By Electra Gillies From the stunning Serengeti to the sweeping shores of Zanzibar and the surrounding islands, Tanzania is the perfect destination for those seeking anything from a relaxing beach holiday to an unforgettable adventure in nature. We began…

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African Idyll: Campi Ya Kanzi

By the Eco Gypsy Campi Ya Kanzi means ‘Camp of the Hidden Treasure’ and that it really is: nestled within Hemingway’s ‘Green Hills of Africa’, this elegant and magical camp entices the visitor to feel the living, beating heart…

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Francis Ford Coppola’s Belize Resorts

By Anisha Shah Belize, the tiny Central American country wedged between Guatemala and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is blessed with virgin beauty. Vast white-sand beaches host translucent azure waters bearing the largest barrier reef in the world, after Australia. Inland,…

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Emdoneni Lodge

By Jeanne Coupelon Animal safaris are usually a bit like watching  TV from a jeep: sure, you see the animals, but you certainly don’t interact with them. But if you’ve ever wanted to cuddle up to a cheetah, run…

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Desert Haven: Wadi Resort, Jordan

By Arwa Lodhi Just over two hundred years ago, explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered the sandstone city of Petra in Jordan. One of the architectural wonders of the world, the stone city has then since inspired countless stories, films,…

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Songjiang Hotel: Lost Paradise

By Jody McCutcheon “Hole-in-the-ground” doesn’t usually connote beauty and luxury, but it’s exactly what the Songjiang Hotel is using to its advantage. Designed by Atkins Architecture, the five-star, 400-bed hotel finds itself in a 100-metre–deep, abandoned quarry on the…

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Capella Lodge: Honeymoon Heaven

By Diane Small What do honeymooners want? Answers may vary, but generally, privacy, beauty and luxury are at the top of the list, and Capella Lodge, in Australia’s Lord Howe Island, fits the bill perfectly. Resting atop Lovers Bay,…