El Secreto - Belize
Idyllically located on Belize’s majestic Ambergris Caye, El Secreto is a stunning collection of 13 thatched roof villas nestled by the stunning shores of the western Caribbean Sea. With an emphasis on barefoot luxury, the resort combines tropical island flair with the comforts of modern living, providing guests with an unforgettable experience. Designed to encourage relaxation and gracious outdoor living, all accommodations are tastefully furnished in Belizean exotic woods and appointed with elegant marble bathrooms, state-of-the art technology, patios and alfresco Jacuzzis. The hotel’s spa comes with an extensive range of treatments and rituals, and the on-site restaurant offers Belizean and international dishes in a romantic waterfront setting.
Secret Bay - Dominica, Caribbean Islands
A stunning Caribbean playground set on the picturesque island of Dominica, Secret Bay boasts a wonderful collection of hilltop villas and bungalows which, in addition to their beautiful natural surroundings, offer the ultimate in privacy and sustainable luxury. Designed by award-winning architect Fruto Vivas, all accommodation units at this fabulous eco-friendly resort have been built in perfect harmony with the natural environment and appointed with elegant red cedar furnishings made by local craftsmen.
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.
Miraval Resort & Spa - Tucson, AZ, USA
A wellness-oriented retreat in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, Miraval Resort & Spa greets its well-heeled guests with a fabulous spa, healthy cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs, and sustainable casita-style accommodation. With the spectacular Santa Catalina Mountains as a backdrop, the resort’s stylish rooms, suites and villas are graciously decorated in warm cream and earth tones, with ultra-comfortable beds and wonderful desert views.
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.
Little Palm Island - Little Torch Key, FL, USA
Just off the string of islands that form Florida Keys, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a delightfully secluded retreat with its own private marina, a Balinese-style spa, 30 custom-designed, thatched-roof bungalows, and spectacular oceanfront dining venues. The resort sits on its own 5-acre paradise island, and its stylish bungalow suites - fenced by Jamaican coconut palms - come appointed with British colonial décor, romantic canopied beds, languorous Jacuzzis and decks overlooking the turquoise ocean.
Kaya Mawa - Likoma Island, Malawi
One of the most charming places to stay in Malawi, Kaya Mawa offers all the plush comforts of a five-star resort: a secluded location on the tiny Likoma Island, dreamy food, pristine sandy beaches, water activities galore, and luxury accommodation in 11 individually crafted units. Voted by Conde Nast one of the “Most Romantic Places in the World”, the cottage features two rustic-inspired family beach chalets, two pool houses decked out in stone and a couple of private villas, all of them festooned with chic, locally-sourced handmade furnishings.