Travel is worth every dollar you spend on it. It opens up your life and connects you to the world and all its people and living things. So, Dream Big for your Next Luxury Getaway…
You see oceans and mountains and icebergs and caverns and forests bigger and wilder than anything you’ve ever dreamed could exist and immerse yourself in cultures and languages that are “foreign” to you now, but won’t be for long.
Luxury comes in different forms, just like people and cultures. There’s the luxury of experiencing the world’s natural and manmade wonders and the luxury of being pampered and catered to by the world’s best service staff and tour guides.
These destinations offer both!
Dream Big for your Next Luxury Getaway
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This is where you find those fairy-tale towns perched precariously on cliffs over the sea you see in countless posters and paintings. This 34-mile stretch of the southwestern Italian coastline is surprisingly compact and easy to navigate, which helps to compensate for the traffic.
Add the isle of Capri and you may never want to leave! Luxury abounds here with iconic hotels like Le Suernuse in Positano and Palazzo Avino in Ravello.
The tiny Polynesian island with massive doses of beauty and luxury is also known for its iridescent lagoon and coral gardens, populated by cartoonishly colorful fish species with evocative names like pufferfish and butterflyfish.
Most of the accommodations are private thatched-roof bungalows on stilts, and visitors can be as active or languorous as they desire as they snorkel, swim with sharks, enjoy ocean-water spa treatments and eat delectable seafood.
The archipelago so formative to Darwin’s theories when he visited almost 200 years ago is still one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world, and its residents and the Ecuadorean government are committed to maintaining its status.
Its hotels are relatively small and extremely eco-conscious compared to what you’ll find anywhere else but offer superb food and spa services to fortify travelers for all the adventures they choose.
This chain of more than 1,100 islands strung across the equator in the Indian Ocean perfected the idea of “one hotel, one island,” but travelers can also choose from resorts, guesthouses or “liveaboards,” or cruising on a yacht from atoll to atoll.
Tourists swim, dive, snorkel, scuba and surf, surf, surf. They can also visit undersea restaurants and nightclubs.
This stunning nation is a gateway to the Mediterranean and the whole of Africa, a grand mix of beaches, deserts, mountains and cities from the ancient medinas in Fez and Marrakech to the modern glitz of Casablanca and Tangiers.
Luxury abounds in its opulent hotels and resorts, riads and kasbahs, while renowned spas deliver hyperlocal treatments made from almonds, prickly pears and dates. You’ll also eat a lot of couscous and much more from the dynamic restaurant scene.
The appeal of this European capital is not in its historic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame, nor its teeming, cosmopolitan neighborhoods, but in the splendor of their combination. As for luxury, for starters France has a “palace” designation for five-star resorts that goes beyond that call of duty, and there are 12 here!