With summer quickly approaching we are looking forward to putting on our explorer hats and discovering new experiences and cultures around the world. From cosmopolitan cities to exotic beaches and picturesque mountain ranges these are our editor’s picks for a perfect summer getaway that merge luxury and culture. Whether you’re looking for sun and sand or an off the beaten path wine tour, here are our top destinations that boast luxury amenities with the chance to explore local culture and customs.
First Class Pampering and Native Dancing in Bali, Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia is a beautiful, tropical paradise with stunning beaches, rich culture, and amazing food. People travel from around the world for its stunning natural beauty, incredible cultural experiences, and abundance of luxurious accommodations. The island offers something for everyone, from stunning beaches, lush jungles, and towering volcanoes, to vibrant cities and picturesque villages. With its combination of luxury hotels, natural beauty, and cultural experiences, Bali is an ideal destination.
Where to Stay: The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is an incredible 5-star resort situated on the beautiful Jimbaran Bay in Bali. Ideal for a romantic getaway or a family vacation with authentic balinese private villas spread throughout the property. Together with unforgettable views and authentic arts offerings, The Four Seasons Bali brings you a deeper understanding of the island’s stunning landscapes and inimitable culture.The resort offers a wide range of amenities and activities, including an infinity pool, a spa, and various restaurants and entertainment options. Guests can spend time on the beach, get pampered at the spa, or explore the many activities available, like water sports and jungle trekking. There are also cultural experiences to be had, like Balinese dance performances and cooking classes. With its breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is a paradise waiting to be discovered.
Unravel and Revel in the Charms of Baha Mar
Baha Mar in the Bahamas is an idyllic haven that caters to discerning travelers seeking luxury, exclusivity, and adventure. Just a 2.5-hour flight from NYC and other East Coast cities, this premier luxury resort destination offers high-end accommodations across three brands, including luxurious villas, private residences, and penthouses, all designed to provide guests with ultimate comfort and elegance.
For guests who crave adventure, Baha Mar offers a plethora of options including yoga sessions with flamingos at its wildlife sanctuary, after dinner at your pick of diverse dining options from acclaimed chefs, try your hand at blackjack at their world-class casino. The resort’s location on Cable Beach offers endless opportunities for adventure, with a variety of water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and jet skiing.
Where to Stay: The Rosewood Resort is the highlight of Baha Mar, offering guests a range of luxurious accommodations, including stunning 3 and 6 bedroom oceanside villas and suites with private balconies or terraces overlooking the ocean. The resort also features a beautiful beachfront pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a world-class spa designed to rejuvenate the mind and body. Dining at the Rosewood Resort is a culinary journey, featuring Café Boulud, a fine-dining restaurant that serves modern Caribbean cuisine, a beachside bar and grill, and an adults-only lounge serving craft cocktails and fine wines. With its unrivaled luxury, exclusive offerings, and endless opportunities for adventure, the Rosewood Resort on Baha Mar is the perfect destination for the luxury traveler looking to unravel and revel in the charms of Baha Mar.
Live Your Best Villa Life in Seychelles
Located in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is known for its lush landscapes, stunning beaches, amazing wildlife. The area boasts an array of luxury resorts and hotels, offering world-class amenities and services. These resorts come with private villas, gourmet restaurants, butler services and spa services. Pair this with yachts rentals, stunning coral reefs and crystal-clear turquoise waters that are perfect for snorkeling, diving, and swimming and you have an unforgettable and luxurious vacation
Where to Stay: The Six Senses Seychelles offers unparalleled beauty and luxurious amenities. Guests can enjoy exclusive access to the pristine beaches and clear blue waters of the island, as well as a wide range of activities and unique experiences. The resort features luxurious villas, each with its own private plunge pool and stunning views of the surrounding area. Additionally, the resort offers a wide range of amenities such as a spa and wellness center, gourmet restaurants, an infinity pool, and much more. All of these features, combined with its undeniable beauty, make the Six Senses Seychelles one of the most sought after luxury resorts in the world.
A Wine Tour of Africa’s Deep South
A visit to the Agulhas wine triangle in the deep south of Africa is a must for any wine lover. Here you can find some of the most unique wines produced in the area, with Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc leading the way. For something a bit different, Sijnn Wines offer some outstanding Rhône-style blends. Beyond the vineyards, the Nuwejaars Wetlands is a great place to explore. This area is home to 25 landowners with 113,000 acres of conservation land, and is the perfect spot to spot some of the local wildlife.
Where to Stay: Staying at the Grootbos Private Nature Preserve is an experience like no other! This luxury 5-star resort is situated in the heart of the beautiful Overberg region of South Africa and offers visitors the chance to explore and experience some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the world. With its luxurious accommodation, world-class amenities, and personalized service, you will feel completely pampered and spoilt during your stay. There is also an array of exciting activities to enjoy, ranging from whale watching, birding, and walking trails to horseback riding, kayaking, and game drives. Plus, the reserve is committed to sustainability, so you will be helping to protect the environment while you enjoy your vacation.
Blackjack & Fast Cars in Monaco
Monaco is a renowned destination for those seeking luxury and opulence, with its ancient architecture and mild climate providing a beautiful backdrop for indulgence. With the advent of 2023, the Principality has a fantastic opportunity to reinvent itself and welcome new visitors from around the world, as well as retaining the established attractions that returning visitors love. With the variety of luxury offerings and attractions, ranging from the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino to the captivating Oceanographic Museum, Monaco is an ideal destination for any traveller looking for a unique and opulent experience. With the promise of an unforgettable journey, Monaco is sure to be one of the most desirable destinations for 2023.
Where to Stay: Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is a truly amazing place to stay, offering a unique and memorable experience in the heart of the city. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking views of Place du Casino while indulging in the luxury of this iconic hotel. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, from Michelin-starred restaurants, to the Jewellers’ Courtyard, Opéra Garnier, Casino de Monte-Carlo, and the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, all within easy reach. With its stunning surroundings, exceptional amenities, and unparalleled service, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is the perfect place to stay for a truly unforgettable experience.