We've tracked down the most exciting luxury travel opportunities from new hotel openings in the Galapagos and Tel Aviv, to News and Special offers from hotels and resorts around the globe.
The highly anticipated luxury eco lodge is now open and will celebrate a grand opening on October 1st. A very special offer is available August 1 – September 30 to experience Pikaia and the Galapagos. Receive 20% off Rack Rates for all 7-night programs, plus a priority room upgrade, subject to availability.pikaialodgegalapagos.com
The Norman is set to open in Tel Aviv
Ready for their August 1st opening, The Norman dream is becoming a reality! Bringing an upscale product to Tel Aviv, the hotel features 50 rooms and suites, two restaurants, rooftop pool, and a wellness area. Book your next business trip or holiday to Tel Aviv. To explore further, please visit thenorman.com
Mark Twain called Sri Lanka "A beautiful and
most sumptuously tropical island."
Fishing for Cod at Fogo Island Inn
Experience North Atlantic fishing culture and connect with Newfoundland's roots by participating in a fishery that has shaped lives and culture. It is made for intrepid, curious and discerning high-comfort explorers who wish to immerse themselves into the local culture and experience a unique adventure. The full board package includes a community host island orientation, a half day fishing expedition with a lesson on cod fishing and full use of the Inn's facilities. Two-night minimum, package is available July 19 – August 10 and September 20 – 28. To secure your booking, please call: 709-658-3444 or toll free in North America at 855-268-9277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sri Lanka with Banyan Tours
Mark Twain called Sri Lanka "A beautiful and most sumptuously tropical island." Ceylon, or Sri Lanka as it is known today, boasts nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. The lush, tropical island offers serene Buddhist sites, aromatic spice plantations, pristine hills, and a beautiful coastline of azure seas bordered by golden beaches. For custom-designed luxury tours for individuals and small groups contact Shonali DattaShonali@banyantours.com
Villa Manzu Amazes in Costa Rica
Villa Manzu is the ultimate playground for groups of friends and ideal for a weddings, large or small. Many press clippings from this month agree. From Texas Weddings Magazine – "Looking to marry amongst your closest family and friends, on a cliff over the ocean? Villa Manzu is an eight-bedroom, 32,000 square foot home. When you stay here, you have the entire property. If you pack family and friends in, twenty-four people can sleep in beds- perfect for family and the wedding party." villamanzu.com
Rustic Yurt Adventure at Brush Creek Ranch
Glamping takes a decidedly adventurous twist at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, where guests have the opportunity to overnight in the heart of Wyoming's alpine high country.
This fully-outfitted ala carte adventure allows for a private horseback pack trip for up to 6 guests, complete with private wrangler and adventure guide to a 700-square foot circular Yurt tent. Guests can enjoy hiking, fishing, archery and more, along with gourmet dinner and breakfast around the campfire. Board games, storytelling, wildlife viewing and stargazing are all part of the fun. Visit www.brushcreekranch.com to explore the vast options across 15,000 expansive acres for a truly memorable luxury ranch vacation.
Rancho La Puerta 1 Destination Spa
Rancho La Puerta has received top honours in the Travel + Leisure 2014 World's Best Awards, as the #1 Destination Spa in the world for 2014, and has received this honour four out of five years. AND, readers of Conde Nast voted Rancho La Puerta the #1 Destination Spa this year. If you have not yet experienced this award winning getaway, book the "Say Hello to the Holidays" special. Book by September 1, 2014 for stays November 15 -December 19th and receive the 7th night free for any one week stay. rancholapuerta.com
Large Villa Sale at Six Senses Zighy Bay
Pikaia Lodge Galapagos sealions
At Zighy Bay in Oman, three large villas are the epitome of luxury and privacy. The two Retreats each feature two bedrooms, plus a personal spa suite, a wine cellar and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. Huge outside space is within the privacy of high cobblestone walls, with plumped up sun loungers and shaded living and dining areas including a traditional Arabic summer house, surround the large infinity-edged swimming pool. One four-bedroom Private Reserve features separate living and dining room areas for entertaining, a private spa suite, a gym, a yoga studio, a wine cellar, staff quarters, a 17-metre infinity swimming pool and live-in butler. Reserve these large villas at great savings, 15% off for The Retreats and 25% off for The Private Reserve. Contact Jad Frem at email@example.com for more information.
Mukul Beach, Golf and Spa in Forbes
Nicaragua's new luxury hideaway was written up in Forbes Magazine June 16th issue. Ann Abel writes about founder Carlos Pellas and the investments he has made not just in his multi-million dollar resort, but in the country he loves dearly.mukulresort.com
Introducing Fivelements Ambassadors
Many guests return to Fivelements because they feel a deep connection to the sacred site and staff, or because they have experienced a positive impact from the healing, wellness therapies and cuisine. Guests' passion for Fivelements has inspired a new initiative to invite select retreaters to become Fivelements Ambassadors. Truly engaged in their own wellbeing, the wellbeing of those close to them and of the world as a whole, our Fivelements Ambassadors are all extraordinary individuals who stand as an inspiration to us all.http://www.fivelements.org/en/about-us/living-in-harmony-blog/item/6-int…
New Zealand's ultimate lodge package
Experience the very best New Zealand has to offer with a very special nine-night package. Three nights at each Lodge – Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri Lodge – each Lodge offering unique landscape and activities.
A stay at these lodges always includes daily pre-dinner drinks and canapés, gourmet dinner, and full breakfast – but guests who book the Ultima te New Zealand package also enjoy a quintessential New Zealand adventure at each property (per couple), plus lunch daily.
Options include spa treatments, excursions, kiwi discovery tour, cruises and more. This package offers substantial savings and is a perfect itinerary to explore both the South and North Island. http://www.kauricliffs.com/PicsHotel/KauriCliffs/Brochure/Packages/Ultim…
Muay Thai at the Siam Bangkok
Bangkok's most fashionable boutique hotel features the first luxury Muay Thai gym in Bangkok. Guests can participate in beginning to advanced lessons from one day to one week. The Siam's Muay Thai Master works with guests based on their stamina and fitness level. Two-night Muay Thai package includes full board, eight hours of Muay Thai instruction, massages, excursions to a local Muay Thai fight and more. thesiamhotel.com
Unrivaled art experience at Vik retreats
Estancia Vik and Playa Vik in Uruguay offer sumptuous accommodations, majestic landscapes and countless amenities, but the experience of artistic immersion is truly among the most inspiring aspects of the guest experience.
Havens of design, the retreats boast an unparalleled collection of contemporary Uruguayan and international art, including works by celebrated artists James Turell, Anselm Kiefer, José Trujillo, Carlos Musso, among many others.
With each suite having been imagined by an individual artist, Vik Retreats highlight the best of contemporary art, promising singularly remarkable experience for their guests.vikretreats.com
In search of serenity in the Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi's over-water Meera Spa offers a myriad of spa massage treatments by internationally-respected therapists, reiki, reflexology and ayurvedic experts. The "In Search of Serenity" package is the perfect choice for those looking for something extra in their Maldives holiday.
Available August 15 – October 31, 2014, the package includes Champagne on arrival, daily breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers by speed boat, 75 minute couples massage followed by in Spa Aromatherapy Bath, Private Yoga Session, organic garden tour followed by lunch, and more.http://www.gili-lankanfushi.com/view-offers/49542
News from Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda received another celebrity visit, this time from the French duo "Les Twins", identical twin brothers Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, who are well known French dancers, choreographers, and models.
They called it "the experience of a lifetime." Also in the news, next month, from August 1 -15, Ananda will be hosting a special retreat, "Retreat for Management of Asthma and Breathing Disorders" which will be conducted by Head of Yoga, Sushant Panedy.http://www.anandaspa.com/