Much has been made of the end of the Mayan calendar today. Although we feel skeptical of predictions that the world will end, they got us thinking about where we would like to be if we could visit one last resort.
Here is the Andrew Harper Travel Office’s list of places we would go if we knew the apocalypse were nigh:
10: Casa Palopo. From Andrew Harper – “Dramatically situated villa-like hideaway overlooking scenic Lake Atitlán and towering volcanoes,” in the heart of Guatemala’s Mayan country.
9: Padaste Manor. From Andrew Harper – “Tranquil and exquisitely restored manor house on the tiny island of Muhu,” in rural Estonia.
8: The Oberoi Amarvilas. From Andrew Harper – “Dazzling hotel built in the style of a Mughal palace, amid nine acres of landscaped gardens, reflecting pools and fountains just 600 yards from the Taj Mahal,” in Agra, India.
7: Capella Lodge. From Andrew Harper – “Tranquil, recently renovated lodge … on an island of scarcely believable natural beauty,” off the coast of Australia.
6: Titilaka. From Andrew Harper – “Singular hotel in enchanting, end-of-the-world lakeside setting,” on Lake Titicaca in Peru.
5: Amanjiwo. From Andrew Harper – “Serene and elegant resort looking out onto majestic Borobudur (the largest Buddhist monument in the world) in the lush heartland of Central Java,” in Indonesia.
4: Six Senses Yao Noi. From Andrew Harper – “Sumptuous 24-acre island resort with a magical location in Phang Nga Bay, about 45 minutes by speedboat from Phuket,” in Thailand.
3: Azura. From Andrew Harper – “Lavish and ecologically sensitive lodge on Benguerra Island in the marine reserve of Bazaruto National Park,” near Vilanculos in Mozambique.
2: Les Prés d’Eugénie. From Andrew Harper – “Renowned and exquisitely appointed hotel and spa created by legendary chef Michel Guérard, two hours south of Bordeaux,” in southwest France.
1: Cocoa Island. From Andrew Harper – “Understated yet luxurious resort on a small coral island, a 45-minute speedboat ride from Malé,” in the Maldives.