Loisaba Wilderness - Kenya
From its dramatic Star Beds to the staggering game-filled surroundings, everything at Kenya’s Loisaba Wilderness is quintessentially African. Enjoying a spectacular setting in Laikipia, the property offers delightful accommodation in a self contained cottage and two camps with unique, open air beds overlooking either the “Kiboko” waterhole or the Ewaso Ng’iro River. Suitable for up to 10 guests, the tastefully furnished Loisaba Cottage comes with en-suite bungalow rooms, a private swimming pool and a game drive vehicle. For a truly outstanding experience, sleep under the stars in one of the farm’s custom designed Mukokoteni (bed on wheels).
Silky Oaks Lodge - Australia
A gateway to Tropical North Queensland, the elegant Silky Oaks Lodge on the Mossman Gorge River offers accommodation in a fine array of river and tree houses designed to connect guests with the surrounding nature. All tropically inspired units have marble bathrooms and tasteful furnishings made of rosewood and oak, and some of the upgraded suites come with spectacular rainforest views and terraces/balconies furnished with daybeds and hammocks. Further amenities at this eco-luxury lodge include an award-winning spa inspired by the surrounding Daintree Rainforest, and the open-sided Treehouse Restaurant, where guests can enjoy romantic riverside dining while savoring delicious Australian cuisine and wines.
Madikwe Safari Lodge - South Africa
Built in perfect harmony with the wild, breathtakingly beautiful natural surroundings, Madikwe Safari Lodge offers exclusive game lodge accommodation in the heart of South Africa’s stunning Madikwe Game Reserve. This family-run retreat consists of three different lodges, the largest of which boasts 12 beautiful suites with private plunge pools, outdoor showers and magnificent viewing decks. Interiors are appointed with rustic chic décor, reflecting the red, tawny hues of the African landscape.
L’Auberge de Sedona - AZ, USA
Nestled in Sedona’s Red Rock Country, on the edge of Oak Creek, L’Auberge de Sedona welcomes its guests in idyllic private cottages and spa suites with rustic-style décor and breathtaking creek views. Dining is a magical affair with creative French-inspired cuisine served in a gorgeous natural setting along the creek, and the spa is a decadent haven of peace and relaxation. Some of the resort’s superbly appointed accommodation units come with cedar outdoor showers and romantic wood-burning fireplaces, or picture windows and terraces overlooking the red rocks of Arizona.
Tinga Lodge - South Africa
Perched on the banks of the Sabie River, in the heart of Kruger National Park, Tinga Lodge is one of Lion Sands’ most luxurious accommodations. Consisting of 9 huge suites and a dazzling array of public spaces that open out onto fabulous wooden decks, the lodge is one of those rare places where luxury and wilderness blend marvelously together. Guests are greeted with grand, colonial-inspired interiors decorated with rich dark woods, and each spacious suite has its own plunge pool or viewing deck overlooking the river. For indoor recreation, there’s a classy library filled with stately leather couches and African literature.
Yacutinga Lodge - Argentina
Nestled in Argentina’s Misiones jungle, only 50 miles from world-renowned Iguazu Falls, the eco-friendly Yacutinga Lodge offers charming, traditional accommodation in independent lodging modules spread across 4 hectares of unspoilt nature. All accommodations are built in perfect harmony with the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings and decorated in a genuine rustic style with locally-sourced materials. The lodge has its own swimming pool, organic restaurant and private wildlife refuge.
Nayara Springs - Costa Rica
Located on the edge of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara Springs is a sensational adults only retreat with exquisite accommodation, outdoor spa bungalows, a sophisticated dining scene and a wonderful jungle-fringed infinity pool. Surrounded by luxuriant tropical vegetation, the thoughtfully crafted interiors exude quiet sophistication, with their lavish four-poster beds, rich furnishings made of indigenous wood, and colorful exotic details. The marvelous outdoor spaces feature daybeds and fully furnished terraces ideal for alfresco dining, and the only connection with the outside world is a 250-foot pedestrian bridge.