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Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa
A sanctuary with pristine coastline complimented by the elegance of a luxury retreat, Mukul Resort is the ultimate Nicaraguan getaway. Native décor and craft furnishings from Nicaraguan artisans enhance the serene atmosphere of this eco-friendly seaside retreat – and its specialized healing traditions, make Spa Mukul a vacation in itself. Take a bike ride through 12-kilometers of nature trails, or meet some staff rangers teaching guests about the Turtle Conservation program and other native creatures including monkeys, iguanas, and tropical birds. Owned by the Pella family, Mukul Resort keeps with the Pella’s commitment to the people and natural beauty of Nicaragua. With the addition of Nicaragua’s premier golf course at Guacalito de la Isla, it also provides entertainment for players of all skill levels.
Six Senses Hideaway at Zighy Bay
Ever wanted to make like James or Jane Bond and parachute in to your beach holiday? Well now you can at the Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay in Oman. For a magnificently memorable arrival to Zighy Bay, take the parachute option. Attached to a professional, paraglide in and enjoy an expansive bird’s eye view before touching down softly on the beach. You can also drive if that’s too much excitement for the day. No matter how you get there, you’ll enjoy the turquoise waters for which Oman is justly famous. Stroll on the beach, snorkel and dive, then relax at your luxury beachside villa. Villas are designed to reflect the style of a traditional indigenous village, with outdoor showers, private wine cellars, sun lounges, and sliding doors leading out to a private pool. Delightful dining experiences, from a table overlooking the Bay, to a degustation dinner in the wine cellar await.
Topping Rose House – Bridgehampton, New York
For East Coasters, the Hamptons represent a place and a mindset. They conjure timeless, chic shake shingle estates, quaint towns with a lot of coastal class, languid days on white sand beaches, impromptu lawn games, and cocktails on warm evenings. Topping Rose House, named for its original owner, captures this feeling all year around. In 2010 the Bridgehampton home and barn were marvelously restored into the luxury retreat it is today. The historic home’s 22 impeccably decorated rooms are scattered between the main house, studio and cottages, where period references are balanced by edgy art and clean sculptural lines. A farm-to-table gourmet award-winning restaurant, spa, fitness center, heated outdoor pool, house vehicles from Lexus, and beach shuttle are all on-property. If you can pull yourself away, this luxury Hamptons retreat is within easy walking distance from boutiques, art galleries, cafes and, of course, the beach.
Serene Saint Kitts
Belle Mont Farm
Belle Mont Farm has been crafted to be in harmony with the natural landscape and embeds organic elements into its design and cuisine. Wake up in a secluded guesthouse or farmhouse that combines the best of a boutique luxury resort and features spectacular views of the ocean and verdant forest blanketing the slopes of Mount Liamuiga.
Saint Lucia Sanctuary
Jade Mountain gazes out over the peaks of Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort sits on the highest peak of St Lucia and wraps around the hillside, with open front suites with infinity pools extending over the cliff side. The suites, or sanctuaries as they are called at Jade Mountain, are designed in a loft-like format, with grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. For wellness immersion, the Kai en Ciel boutique spa and fitness studio offers beauty treatments, holistic and ayurvedic services, and complimentary yoga classes.
Seaside Saint Barths
Perched on a rocky promontory that sheers the white sands of St Jean Bay. Eden Rock has an array of highly individual accommodations located ‘on the rock’ or dotted along the beach or set within the lush green garden. The ultraluxe villas ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Nina’ sited just steps from the beach, offer world-class private villa accommodation with dedicated butler service.
Astray in Antigua
Jumby Bay is a private island paradise, set in one of the most beautiful, undisturbed places in the world. Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort is reachable only by boat, and with no cars in sight, this private isle of white-powdered beaches and winding bicycle paths is a one-of-a-kind hideaway by the sea.
The Dunmore is a haven of casual elegance in the Caribbean. Charming guest cottages, set above a long pale pink sand beach, hark back to a more elegant era, while incorporating contemporary elements. The result is a feeling of beach bliss, with a welcome that is gracious and warm, just like the people of Harbour Island.
Malliouhana Auberge Resort
Glamorous, with not one but two world class, powdery white sand beaches aligning the shores at the Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort. The Caribbean’s most superlative beaches, and a newly renovated resort supermodel, that’s not at all pretentious. Understated and sublime, Malliouhana is the current cover girl of many of the very best travel magazines.
Turquoise Turks & Caicos
Parrot Cay by COMO
Yoga by the sea anyone? Parrot Cay by COMO is a thousand-acre private island paradise in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. An island idyll, with white, sugar sand beaches lapped by clear turquoise waters, Parrot Cay offers the ultimate in beach luxury with wellness options. Accommodations offer a range of options for couples and families alike. Scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, and windsurfing are just a few of many watersports guests can enjoy before falling into a deep sleep in one of the resorts romantic suites or decadent villas, which come with an additional private pool and butler. Houses with several rooms are also available at Parrot Cay Estate and provide a great alternative for larger groups or families traveling together. COMO Shambhala Retreat offers holistic, Asian-inspired treatments including Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and pilates along with massages and Japanese baths.