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Nihi Sumba, Indonesia

Why we love it

A serene paradise, peaceful yet adventurous with horses swimming in the ocean, great surf and locally caught fish, fresh from the Barbecue.

Hike to Nihi’s hidden beaches and Safari Spa

Immerse yourself in the local community, learning about the Sumba Foundation which empowers local ladies.

Prices from

£3,500 per night

Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Why we love it

Each villa has its own secluded stretch of white sand beach

A luxurious spa, fitness centre, dive centre & leisure room

Boasts its own observatory for stargazing

Prices from

£2,500 per night

Singita Boulder’s Lodge, South Africa

Why we love it

Unparalleled luxury and amazing game viewing

Organic interiors integrating effortlessly with the surrounding terrain

A minimalistic rawness of design and the earthiness of Africa

Prices from:

£1,950 per person per night

Esencia, Mexico

Why we love it

A beachfront location where the soft Caribbean sand and turquoise ocean merge with the leafy jungle gardens 

One of the best spas in the Riviera Maya with bespoke wellness programmes available for every guest

The Master Jungle Suites are exceptional with private plunge pools and spacious interiors

Prices from:

£1,300 per person per night

The Siam, Bangkok, Thailand

Why we love it

Thai Colonial, Chinese and Art Deco themed

The Siam’s boat offers quiet transport around the town

Sundowner cocktail cruises

Prices from

£450 per night

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These accommodations are the best of the best, showcasing top hospitality, exceptional design and world-class food, in the most exclusive locations around the world.


A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.


These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.


Four-star properties which offer enough amenities for a comfortable stay. We may offer these for a more price-competitive option, or in more remote areas which don't offer the most luxe hotels.


These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.

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