Luxe Retreats

Enough of stereotyped hotel rooms in boring, boxy buildings, in same-old city surroundings. Experiment with the unexpected. Step into an out-of-the-box, unusual living space. Make a home in a treetop hanging house, glass igloo, floating pod, prison cell. Live different.

Cheval blanc
Treat yourself to absolute hedonism in tasteful over-water villas serviced by dedicated butlers, equipped by generous rain showers, luxurious daybeds, finest quality linen and abundance of culinary delicacies. Top it all it up with a Guerlain Spa that has its separate island and treatment rooms laid out between the palm trees. You’ll never want to take a flight home.
Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle
Find a true hideaway in the lush bamboo jungles at the Four Seasons Tented Camp. Retreat into a luxury tent with bush chairs and paddle fans or pamper yourself with a leisurely soak in a wooden hot tub on the outdoor deck. The highlight would be an evening stroll in tropical tranquility with the resort’s resident elephants.
Capella Ubud - Bali
Tent facing the deep rainforest, rice paddies, rippling Wos river or a dramatic Keliki valley view? Afternoon in a forest-sunken plunge pool or spa with trees growing in it? Evening sunrise volcano climbs, helicopter trips to Nusa Pedina or bingewatching Bali movies in the fire-pit cinema? Extravagance overload.
Sri Lanka
Cape Weligama
Beachy laidback vibes with opulent overtones and all the creature comforts money can buy. Now we’re talking. Lovebirds can escape to seclusion in terracotta-roofed, butler-serviced with sweeping Indian Ocean views, an adults-only, crescent-shaped pool, and scented steam showers in the spa. It even has an on-site dive center.
As out-of-the-box as you please
Where super-cool accommodation choices go, nothing beats the choices that Japan offers. Drop regular hotels and think different, like the only Ice hotel in Hokkaido, a traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan in Kyoto, a shukubo temple in Nagano, a kinky concept room in Tokyo or a tiny capsule stay in Osaka.