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Hotels

All recommended hotels in Worldwide

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi
Hilton Abu Dhabi Capital Grand

High-rise hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi, with three restaurants and a tea lounge.

Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi, Diplomat Suite © Hyatt
Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

Resort complex with 306 rooms, suites and villas amid gardens on Saadiyat Island.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One & Only Royal Mirage
One&Only Royal Mirage

Exotically designed 456-room oceanfront resort built to resemble an Arabian palace, complete with tranquil courtyards, ornamental pools and landscaped gardens.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Mediterranean-style 148-room resort hotel amid landscaped grounds fronting the Arabian Gulf and adjacent to the Emirates Golf Club.

Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay

Contemporary 82-suite resort in the picturesque southwest of Antigua, overlooking a crescent  of golden sand.

Jumby Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Jumby Bay guestroom
Rosewood Jumby Bay

Congenial resort on a 300-acre private residential island 15 minutes from Antigua.

St. Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda
Hermitage Bay
Hermitage Bay

Hillside hideaway above a secluded bay on Antigua’s scenic southwest coast.

Baie des Flamands, Anguilla
Hotel St-Barth Isle De France
Hôtel Saint-Barth Isle De France

Elegant beachfront resort hotel set along the white sands of Anse des Flamands in the  northwestern corner of the island.

Maundays Bay, Anguilla
Cap Juluca
Cap Juluca

Stylish resort on its own 180-acre garden peninsula, fronting one of the finest beaches in the  Caribbean.

Saint Barthelemy, Anguilla
Eden Rock
Eden Rock

Chic boutique resort atop a small rocky promontory bordered by the pristine white sands of  Baie de St-Jean.

Villas

All recommended villas in Worldwide

Hawaii,
Pure Maui

Experience Maui like never before, from the comfort and privacy of a luxurious estate. An exclusive, custom stay awaits, complete with fabulous private homes, gourmet chefs, and the island’s best adventures and spa services … plus personalized attention to complete the package. Honeymoons, romantic getaways and family adventures are perfectly suited for a Pure Maui experience, rivaling the experience at even the finest resorts.

Kenya,
Alfajiri Villas

Widely considered to be the finest villas on the East African Coast, this collection of three villas—Cliff Villa, Garden Villa and Beach Villa (each accommodating 8)—overlooking the Indian Ocean offer the utmost in privacy and stunning views. African styling blends with high roofs, ivory floors, wooden beams, locally made furniture, and impressive collections of African and Far Eastern artifacts.

worldwide,
Abercrombie & Kent Villas

As an experienced villa provider since 1962, Abercrombie & Kent helps you make the most of your stay with first-class accommodations and uniquely personal service—from personal chefs to local tour guides. Villas are available throughout France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain, offering unforgettable getaways for beach travel, family vacations, weddings/honeymoons, golf expeditions and more.

Viti Levu, Fiji
Dolphin Island
Dolphin Island

Your own private island paradise just a 10 minute cruise off the Fijian mainland, surrounded by crystal-clear, turquoise water, wafted by soft sea breezes with beautiful sunsets, framed by palm trees – truly heaven.

Off Raki Raki
Tuscany, Italy
Villa Il Sogno
Villa Il Sogno

A beautiful country road with pristine views leads up to the two-story villa situated on 3 acres of property.

Fiesole
Countrywide, Jamaica
LaCure Villas
LaCure Villas

LaCure Villas serves a wide variety of destinations with villas selected with a careful and detailed selection process to include the most private villas in each location.

Ocho Rios
Countrywide, Kenya
Cliff Villa
Cliff Villa

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, 30,000 square foot Cliff Villa’s elevated position ensures privacy and stunning views on Diani Beach, considered the best in Kenya.

Diani Beach
Garden Villa
Garden Villa

Overlooking the Indian Ocean and Diani Beach, considered one of the best in Kenya, 40,000 square foot Garden Villa is a true oasis.

Diani Beach
On Safari, Kenya
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Four lavish, fully staffed and individually styled houses built along the summit of a ridge offer commanding views across a landscape wooded with acacias and African olives, and crisscrossed by dry riverbeds.

Nanyuki
Baja California, Mexico
Casa La Laguna
Casa La Laguna

One of the newest and largest beachfront vacation homes available in Los Cabos, Casa La Laguna sits on a quiet, pristine, semi-private beach with unobstructed views from Punta Palmilla to Punta Gorda.

Baja California Sur

Dining

All recommended restaurants in Worldwide

&samhoud places

The most interesting new restaurant is the oddly named &samhoud places, which deservedly won two stars in the 2013 edition of the Benelux Michelin Guide. Israel-born Dutch chef Moshik Roth serves exquisite little cameos such as oyster with borage, lemon, chamomile and sea urchin foam; and sole with onions, kumquats, cauliflower and hazelnuts. I increasingly dislike such complex, finicky menus, but Roth’s was brilliant from start to finish. Frankly, the only thing I didn’t care for here was the arrogant and not very knowledgeable sommelier. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Oosterdokskade 5
Amsterdam 1011 AD
Netherlands
Menus, US$170 and US$222
100 MANEIRAS

Located in the stylish Bairro Alto, this lively restaurant draws a well-heeled  crowd for the modern Portuguese dishes of Bosnian-born chef Ljubomir Stanisic. Stanisic  creates intriguing tasting menus that change constantly, featuring dishes such as sautéed  foie gras in chestnut flour with a Muscatel-pineapple reduction, and pistachio-crusted goat  with quinoa.

Rua do Teixeira 35
Lisbon 1200
Portugal
US$75
21212

This innovative restaurant is set in a restored Georgian townhouse. Chef Paul Kitching’s menu is always changing, but representative dishes include a risotto with an assiette of carrots, minted peas, mortadella, mozzarella and macadamias; beef filet with Brazil nuts, prunes and turnips; and pink trout with smoked haddock, horseradish and kippers.

3 Royal Terrace
Edinburgh, SC EH7 5AB
United Kingdom
US$77-US$109 (Prix Fixe)
221 South Oak

This former house a short walk from the Hotel Columbia has no view of note, but it ranks as one of Telluride’s leading restaurants. In a cozy space decorated with bright landscapes, we started with a selection of housemade sausages, of which the sweet and savory chicken-cranberry and the Asian-inflected duck-mushroom versions were especially delicious. I also relished my main course of Colorado striped bass, served with meaty mushrooms and crunchy haricots verts.

221 South Oak Street
Telluride, CO 81435
United States
3660 On the Rise

Engaging service balances the formality of white tablecloths at this contemporary-style restaurant set in the hills a 10-minute drive from downtown Honolulu. The far-ranging menu exhibits influences from East and West. The crispy garlic-scallion prawns were excellent, as was the flavorful butterfish with roasted bok choy. Closed on Mondays.

3660 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
United States
9 Reinas

This dressy Argentine steakhouse features delicious empanadas and succulent steaks from the pampas. The wine list is outstanding.

Carrer de València, 267
Barcelona 08007
Spain
A Kia

Much of the best food in Vietnam is not to be found in the formal surroundings asso- ciated with gastronomy in the West. If you prefer such familiar comforts, this address is not for you. Adventurous diners, however, will be rewarded at this simple restaurant set on an open-air roadside terrace. Run by a charming Vietnamese woman who speaks good English, it specializes in seafood, including delicious sautéed crab and squid; the wild pork casserole is excellent, too. Ask the front desk at the Anantara Mui Ne to make a reservation.

Lo Z1, Z2, Z3
Khu Tttm Bac, Phan Thiet
Vietnam
ABaC

Chef Jordi Cruz was the youngest Spanish chef ever to win a Michelin star, at the restaurant Estany Clar. In this sleek, stylish space, Cruz, a culinary celebrity in Catalonia, showcases local produce in dishes such as scallops on potato blinis, lobster Bolognese, roasted octopus with a shrimp emulsion, and roasted baby lamb with vanilla.

Avenida Tibidabo 1
Barcelona 08022
Spain
US$125
Abacus

Chef Kent Rathbun traveled the world for inspiration in creating his “Contemporary Global Cuisine,” and now presents it in this lively modern restaurant. Among the extensive listings, you might find a duo of Comanche buffalo and tiger shrimp shumai with rice wine, hot mustard and a tamarind hoisin sauce; crispy five-spice calamari with a Thai macadamia emulsion, mango-red pepper slaw, rice noodles and Key lime; pan-seared Faroe Island salmon with lentil-sweet pea samosa, Indian-spiced cauliflower and hibiscus chutney; and woodroasted beef tenderloin with Sangiovese butter, truffle-potato purée, baby squash and bell peppers. The wine list also covers the globe. Closed Sundays.

4511 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
United States
$75. Monday-Thursday, five-course menu, $65; eight courses, $95.
Agape Substance

Despite the facts that it resembles a small, mirrored railroad car and that diners sit at high stools before a communal table, this has become the toughest reservation on the Left Bank because of the superb cooking of young chef David Toutain. Working in a tiny open kitchen, he composes a new tasting menu almost daily, and the dishes reflect his culinary creativity and flawless technical skills. Expect a suite of beautiful edible miniatures such as a slow-cooked egg with new garlic cream and lemon-verbena foam; dressed crab with candied grapefruit and a rich consommé of North Sea shrimp; griddled razor shell clams, squid and zucchini in lavender foam with yuzu cream and dill flowers; and veal in black-olive tapenade with grilled shallots. Service is flawless, and it’s a good idea to order the well-chosen wine pairings. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

66 Rue Mazarine (6e)
Paris 75006
France
US$200

Special Offers

Special Offers

 Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo - Up to $500 Daily Resort Credit
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo - Up to $500 Daily Resort Credit

Relax, renew, rejuvenate and experience more at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, where a daily resort credit of 50 USD to 500 USD (depending on the room category booked) will help you indulge in a variety of dining options, spa treatments and golf.

Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach - Complimentary Fourth Night
Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach - Complimentary Fourth Night

Confirm a four-night consecutive stay in a Deluxe Intracoastal Room category or above and receive the fourth night with our compliments.

Aman China - The Palace and the Village: Two-Resort Package
Aman China - The Palace and the Village: Two-Resort Package

Combine a minimum stay of three nights at two of China’s premier resorts and enjoy the following amenities:

Aman China - The Palace and the Village: Two-Resort Package
Aman China - The Palace and the Village: Two-Resort Package

Combine a minimum stay of three nights at two of China’s premier resorts and enjoy the following amenities:

Amangani - Amangani Ski Club
Amangani - Amangani Ski Club

Enjoy the ultimate ski experience in the Rocky Mountains. Stay a minimum of four nights and receive complimentary ski passes for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for up to two guests per suite, along with complimentary shuttle service between Amangani and the Amangani Ski Lounge.

Amanyara - Amanyara Sojourn—Complimentary Gourmet Dinner
Amanyara - Amanyara Sojourn—Complimentary Gourmet Dinner

Stay three nights or more in any room category and enjoy a complimentary daily gourmet dinner.

Amanyara - Autumn Sojourn
Amanyara - Autumn Sojourn

Escape to this idyllic retreat for a minimum of three nights and enjoy the additional inclusions of daily breakfast and dinner (excluding beverages) and a beach picnic lunch once during stay. Rates start at $1,500 USD per night (excluding taxes) and vary based on time of year.

Amanyara - Enticing Amenities
Amanyara - Enticing Amenities

Confirm your summer travel to Amanyara and receive some enticing amenities to encourage a longer stay. Reserve a stay of three nights or longer and all meals are included; stay four nights and add one complimentary night to the above; and when you extend your stay to seven nights, receive all the above along with a 60-minute spa treatment (one per guest in pavilion). There are additional amenities for families confirming a suite or villa.

Amanyara - Season of Discovery
Amanyara - Season of Discovery

Offering a serene spa and spectacular natural surroundings, the resort is the ideal setting for rejuvenating body and mind. Confirm a minimum of three nights and receive all meals daily;  confirm four nights or longer and receive the fifth night free, in addition to all meals daily; and when seven nights or longer are confirmed, two complimentary Amanyara massages are included per Pavilion or Villa, in addition to daily meals and the complimentary fifth night.

Amanyara - Weddings at Amanyara
Amanyara - Weddings at Amanyara

Amanyara is offering some special amenities to your destination wedding when a minimum of 10 rooms are confirmed between Oct. 1 and 31, 2014: round-trip private airport transfers, daily continental breakfast included in bridal rate, a one-hour cocktail reception with hand-passed canapés, a farewell beach bonfire held the last night with post dinner s’mores, complimentary Wi-Fi and all local or long distance calls to share the updates on the special day.

Itineraries

Munich, Germany
Simply Munich

The perfect introduction to Munich at an uncommon value, "Simply Munich" is designed to introduce you to some of the top sites you on a first trip to the city. Reserve the package as outlined, or tailor it to your needs by working with one of our travel experts.

The Nam Hai, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Exploring Vietnam: A Seven-Day Custom Journey

First-time visitors to Vietnam tend to be struck by the exquisite landscapes, generous people and sophisticated cuisine. This itinerary provides a wonderful introduction to the deep history of this beautiful country.

The Road to Mandalay
Burma Itinerary: Images of a Golden Land

As the government of Burma (Myanmar) slowly unclenches its grip, travel in this remarkable country becomes even more of a joy. But the secret of Burma’s beauty is out. The time to visit is now, when the mystery of Bagan and the magic of Mandalay remain unspoiled.

The Star Ship
Itinerary: Exploring the Virgin Islands by Private Yacht

The top Caribbean resorts may be sold out for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean an amazing beach vacation is out of reach. Perhaps the most exclusive way to explore the Caribbean is by private yacht charter. You and your captain customize the itinerary, allowing extra time for a cookout on a private beach in the British Virgin Islands or fishing off the reefs of Barbuda. Besides being supremely comfortable and relaxing, yacht charters open up islands and coves normally inaccessible to the public. Several of our favorite yachts still have availability over choice winter dates.

Casa Palopó Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Highlights of Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the most idyllic destinations in the world. From the crystal-blue water of Lake Atitlán to the enigmatic ruins of Tikal to the painstakingly restored Spanish Colonial architecture, manicured parks and stylish hotels of Antigua, Guatemala offers a surprisingly diverse range of experiences.

The Hills Provate Golf Club
New Zealand: The World’s Most Spectacular Golf

This itinerary encompasses some of Andrew Harper’s favorite hideaways in New Zealand and some of the most sensationally scenic golf courses anywhere.

Watson's Beach, Lizard Island
Australia — A Journey of Contrasts

Australia presents diverse landscape, from desert to lush rain forest to dramatic mountain ranges.