Trust Bill Bensley to spot an exceptionally beautiful and somewhat neglected corner of the planet, and turn it into something worthwhile. This time, though, the world-renowned resort designer is aiming to infuse his idiosyncratic brand of relaxed luxury with increased responsibility for the environment, and meaningful local employment.
The Iguazu Falls are one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the world. For many visitors, this is just a photo-snapping day trip. The relatively new Awasi Iguazu is hoping to change that. Stay in one of their gorgeous 14 villas, built on stilts in the thick of the jungle, giving total immersion in this pristine rainforest, allowing you the time to experience the falls as well as the huge diversity of wildlife and culture that the Misiones region has to offer – all.. with a little help from your personal guide.
If there are two nations in this world that insist on excellence in everything they do then it’s Switzerland and Japan. So when we heard about the subtle Asian influences at one of the most acclaimed luxury hotels in the Alps, we just had to take a look at the breath-taking Chedi in Andermatt.
Okay, so, we know you’re not supposed to say Ayers Rock anymore but – by any name – Uluru is one of the world’s most spectacular natural vistas. And we fully support keeping it sacred. Which is why the chance to wake up each day in direct sight of its warm glow is an experience you’ll savour, and your 360 Private Travel Partner can plan it as part of a wonderful, outdoor Aussie adventure.
A working holiday? Not really – this is the best place on earth to see endangered gorillas and stunning birdlife in the natural tranquillity they crave. And Bisate Lodge, opened just over a year ago, oozes opulence while avoiding the garish trappings of modern life. But… there are fulfilling ways in which you really can help boost Rwanda’s national treasure trove.
The Arabian desert is where the very idea of a night under canvas originated. Now luxurious and delightful Magic Private Camps across the region can be set up just for you and your friends or partners – skilfully pitched so you can savour an authentic, centuries-old lifestyle. You may feel slightly ruffled by day but the soothing process begins at sundown…