Two remote destinations are staying ahead of the luxury-vacation curve
After Jennifer and Brian Hew left Jamaica in the late 1960s, among a slew of other natives fleeing the country’s escalating political turmoil, they were in search of a new paradise to call home. Thirty years later, in 1994, they finally found that home on a 96-acre island ... More
Four years after Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison bought 98 percent of Lanai for a reported $300 million, the island is open for business—but what, exactly, is it selling?
The veranda of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai overlooks the obscenely picturesque Hulopoe Bay, a crescent-shaped, palm tree and bougainvillea-lined white sand marine preserve on the south side of the island of Lanai. Spinner dolphins and humpback whales splash around in the distance, and if your sunglasses are too dirty ... More
Colorado’s Gateway Canyons Resort truly has it all
There are destinations in America that have been constructed specifically to cater to our notion of “the bucket list.” Visiting these places are rites of passage, adventures that must be experienced first-hand, checked off the list (and Instagrammed). For children, it may be Disney World. For bachelors, it’s Las Vegas. ... More
In Kenya, one woman (and a Sir Richard Branson) are refining sustainable opulence
When Sir Richard Branson came to Kenya in 2003, hoping to create a place for others to come and see the wonders of the continent he loves so famously, he knew he needed someone who really had a lay of the land.
Leena Gehlot’s family has been involved in the luxury safari industry ... More
In one of the world’s most unpredictable regions, here is a stable, stunning destination with an identity all its own
When you tell people that you’ve just returned from the most luxurious, mind-blowing trip of your life, and that the exotic destination was not Mauritius or the Maldives, but Oman—a small Middle Eastern country bordered by Yemen and Saudi Arabia, just a boat ride away from Iran—they will stare at ... More
Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo has completely redefined traditional nuptials
If scuba diving has ever been on your bucket list, there is now one especially novel way to cross it off: getting married underwater. Taking place 40 feet below sea, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has kicked off its partnership with world-famous free diving champion Pierre Frolla to offer the underwater wedding ... More