5. Where- Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Is there a refuge from our frenzied, gruelling, tedious lifestyles? Yes, there is and it’s called Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal. It is set in a beautifully renovated 19th-century manor house with 41 guest bedrooms, 9 suites and 7 villas overlooking the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley and the Douro River below. Wine lovers, this is your heaven as at the heart of the resort lies the Wine Library which takes pride in a collection of 700 references wine list.
WRevisit your childhood, engage in exciting ‘tree climbing’-
When staying at the heart of a vine-covered valley, activities are bound to be wine-related. Six Senses Douro Valley offers activities including wine and dine, Douro River cruises, visits to the favourite nearby wineries, kayaking, cycling, hiking and traditional Portuguese tile painting. But what stood out was a chance to relive your childhood with your partner by engaging in tree climbing activity. Take a trip atop a tree instead of down the memory lane, hand-in-hand with your better half. Enjoy the view from the top of the soaring stalks of enchanted forest, in the safety of their tree-climbing specialists! No special skills are required, only the willingness to try, making this activity a memorable one for you and your terrific company.
4. Where- Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
A spot probably made for gods but used by humans, the Cheval Blanc Randheli resort in the Maldives personifies the words opulence and elegance. Located in Noonu Atoll, the 46, contemporary, and playful villas are designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy. one cant help but be awe-struck by the designers work. All furnishings are made from traditional island materials – rattan, bamboo, mother of pearl – enhanced by a vivid palette of signature pop yellow, demure taupe and airy whites.
Mingle with ‘manta rays’ under the pristine waters-
Cheval Blanc Randheli doesn’t cease to impress with its one-of-a-kind activities. enjoying the sea is passe when you can enjoy plunging into the cerulean blue waters and mingle world of sea angels. The property hosts this experience like no other by partnering with the Manta Ray Conservation Charity. A high-speed boat or luxury yacht sails divers to the world of mantas rays. Guests are accompanied by a trainer on a discovery of manta cleaning stations or Hanifaru Bay. This half-day or full-day trip transports guests across the Atoll to crystalline waters where mantas play gracefully. absolute bliss, over and underwater.
3. Where- Gstaad Palace, Gstaad
The exuberantly lavish property, owned by the Scherz family is a marriage between opulence and history. The privately owned Gstaad Palace with its rich locale and even richer ambience is mesmerizing. Spectacular three-bedroom penthouse suites or stylishly decorated double rooms will appease your senses with their alpine elegance and discreet luxury. What lies outside will make a place in your hearts forever- an uninterrupted, breathtaking view of the Swiss Alps.
Stay at the historic ‘Walig Hut’-
When staying at the Gstaad Palace you must make time to experience the one-of-a-kind ‘Walig Hut’. It’s a piece of history that can be implanted in your memories eternally whether you opt for lunch or dinner (4–14 people), or even an overnight stay (max. 2 adults and 2 children). This charming hut is located above Gsteig at 1700 meters offering breathtaking views of Gstaad and the Saanenland. Its built-in 1783 was home to the farmers in the summer. Very few of them remain and ‘The Walig Hut’ has been retained and received minimal renovation for your comfort. An absolute must-do thing with the one you love.
2. Where- Six Senses Kaplankaya, Milas, Turkey
Located just north of Bodrum, Six Senses Kaplankaya is a gem-studded in the breathtaking natural beauty of this ancient land. The resort is carved into giant rock formations with green-roofed buildings layered down towards the coastline to offer everyone a view across the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. One will be enthralled by the modern architecture and high tech comforts for its 141 guestrooms, six suites, 66 Ridge Villas and residences.
A day of diving at Aegean wreck sites-
The one experience that you and your partner will find enriching at the Six Senses Kaplankaya is the ‘Aegean wreck dives’. The property is located in a jaw-dropping setting which is why the experiences outdoors are as elevating as indoors. Along the Aegean Coast of Turkey, artificial reefs in the form of vessels and other vehicles can be found. For those who love water and for those who want to experience under-water life with their loved one, the hotel makes arrangements to take you diving for the day and visit Europe’s largest airplane wreck (Airbus 300) or an amazing military supply ship.
1. Where- Capella Ubud, Bali
Someone rightfully said, “when all else fails, there’s always Bali”. This haven in Indonesia is the place you need to head to for absolute rejuvenation. The Capella Ubud in Bali offers twenty-two tastefully appointed and individually styled one-bedroom tents as well as one two-bedroom tented lodge, all featuring private salt-water pools. Capella Ubud is inspired by the early European settlers from the 1800s, Architect Bill Bensley designed these refined tented camp as an homage to their spirit of adventure. It’s much more than a hotel, a holistic experience in the heart of lush green forests.
Fasten your seatbelts for a fun lavascape adventure-
What you can enjoy here is truly exclusive…an unforgettable lavascape adventure. Start with taking a 4WD jeep ride across the lunar-like landscape of the black lava fields, crossing over the unique rugged terrain and leading up the volcano. The journey continues with beautiful sunrise views on the island from Penulisan Hills while sipping your aroma-filled coffee. No trip is complete without some scrumptious food; savour a camp-inspired picnic breakfast at the restaurant on the edge of Lake Batur. Your adventure concludes with a visit to a secluded local farm.