6 To-Die-For Destinations

by Natasha Wolff | May 14, 2013 12:00 am

Paro Valley, Bhutan
Where to Stay:
Uma by Como, Paro[1]
Why we love it: The 29-room resort is decadent, yet culturally authentic; it’s situated on a hillside with a breathtaking view of the Paro Valley
What you’ll do there: Enjoy a picnic on a peak overlooking a mountainous enclave; relax in one of the private Bhutanese hot stone bathhouses
Rates: start at $700 per night for a one-bedroom villa

Langkawi, Malaysia
Where to stay: The Datai Langkawi [2]
Why we love it: It’s a contemporary retreat located in an ancient secluded rainforest, with caves and waterfalls just steps away. Thegorgeous villas have spectacular views from every angle.
What you’ll do: Take a nighttime rainforest walk, a cruise along the Kilim river or a Thai cooking class.
Rates: $3,100 per night for a Beach Villa

Desert Islands, Abu Dhabi
Where to stay: Desert Island Resort & Spa by Anantara [3]
Why we love it: Located on the little-known island of Sir Bani Yas, the property sits between rolling sanddunes and the gorgeous Arabian Gulf. Villas have private pools and direct beach access.
What you’ll do there: Have a private candlelit dinner on the beach, a couples’ massage overlooking the Arabian Gulf, or ride an Arabian horse at the Sir Bani Yas Stables.
Rates: start at $518 per night in a Deluxe Seaview Room

Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua
Where to stay: Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa in Nicaragua [4]
Why we love it: The brand new $250 million boutique resort opened in February of this year; the villas have garden showers and 24-hour butler service.
What you’ll do there: Take the Flor de Caña rum distillery tour, which starts with a private helicopter ride over Pacific beaches and a volcanic mountain range
Rates: start at $550 per double per night

Mnemba Island, Tanzania
Where to stay: andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge[5]
Why we love it: It’s a secluded paradise—the private island has only 10 bandas and hosts no more than 20 guests at a time
What you’ll do there: Enjoy a seafood feast in a custom-built Mchanga ngome—a “sandcastle dining room”; dive with dolphins or snorkel around the Mnemba reef
Rates: starting at $790 per night

Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Where to Stay: Playa Vik [6]
Why we love it: The resort itself is an avant-garde architectural masterpiece boasting six glass-walled casas, each filled withunique contemporary art
What you’ll do there: Take in the sunset over cocktails at the on-property firepit; dinner in the wine cellar; a midnight swim in the cantilevered pool with fiber optic lights
Rates per night: starting at $1250 per night

  1. Uma by Como, Paro: http://www.comohotels.com/umaparo/uma-como-paro-bhutan
  2. The Datai Langkawi : http://www.dataihotels.com/
  3. Desert Island Resort & Spa by Anantara : http://desertislands.anantara.com/
  4. Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa in Nicaragua : http://www.mukulresort.com/
  5. andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge: http://www.andbeyondafrica.com/luxury_safari/tanzania/zanzibar/and_beyond_mnemba
  6. Playa Vik : http://www.playavik.com/indexENG.php

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