Mediterranean Masterpieces

A series of 2-page features showcasing the Mediterranean’s leading luxury beach resorts Eye-catching Mediterranean seascapes or inviting pools dominate the hero images used to promote some of the most iconic beach resorts across the Mediterranean. In most cases these resorts actually upstage their geographic location making them the principal reason for travel! A montage of key resort images draws the reader across the two page spread whilst an engaging overview of the property is supported by an inset panel that can be used in a variety of ways as we suggest below: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability Daily American breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in the restaurant $100USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit utilised during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) For stays of two nights or more, guests will also receive: Complimentary round-trip airport/train private transfers in an E-Class Mercedes Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject toavailability ComplimentaryWi-Fi 9 rooms categories, 11 suite types and 4 residences. Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Four restaurants range from swish to seasalty: Helios - French-Mediterranean fine dining Basiliko - Asian Fusion Pelagos - Cypriot mezze Award-winning Thalassa Spa Two outdoor freshwater swimming pools 50 minutes from airport Value-added benefits/Special Offer Staff profile/first hand experience Hotel Information (Default) “I travelled to Paris in April 2022 and was extremely privileged to stay at La Reserve Paris Hotel & Spa. If you would like to find out more why not give me a call and I would be delighted to tell you all about the hotel and my Paris adventures” Call Gillian now on 01923 567245 Ask Gillian Benefits when booking with ACME Travel At a Glance Anassa Mediterranean Masterpieces

Contents Marbella Club Hotel, Golf & Spa Marbella, Andalucia 6 A series of 2-page features showcasing the Mediterranean’s leading luxury beach resorts... forward by clicking your preferred resort page image Spain (including the Balearics) Finca Cortesin Golf Hotel & Spa Near Malaga, Andalucia 8 St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Costa d'en Blanes, Mallorca 10 Six Senses Ibiza Ibiza 12

Hotel Il Castello (Forte Village) Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia 20 Grand-Hôtel du Cap Ferrat Cap Ferrat, Côte d'Azur 14 France (including Corsica) Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc Cap d'Antibes, Côte d'Azur 16 La Réserve Ramatuelle Near St Tropez, Côte d'Azur 18 Italy (including Sardinia & Sicily) Hotel Cala di Volpe Porto Cervo, Sardinia 22 Borgo Egnazia Fasano, Puglia 24 Villa Sant'Andrea Taormina, Sicily 26 Verdura Resort Near Sciacca, Sicily 28

Aman Sveti Stefan Sveti Stefan Island, Montenegro 32 Montenegro One&Only Portonovi Kotor Bay, Montenegro 34 Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta 36 Malta Villa Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, Croatia 30 Croatia

Angsana Corfu Akra Pounta, Corfu 38 Greece The Romanos Costa Navarino, Peloponnese 40 Santa Marina A Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos 42 Mandarin Oriental Bodrum Bodrum, Turkey 46 Turkey D Maris Bay Datça Peninsula, Near Marmaris, Turkey 48 Anassa Chrysochou Bay, Near Latchi, Cyprus 50 Cyprus Blue Palace Elounda Elounda, Crete 44

The Marbella Club glitters with sunshine and history. It is here, in 1954, that Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg fell in love with a rustic beach paradise and the foundations of the Marbella Club Hotel were born. It has evolved substantially from its humble origins of a few rooms clustered about a patio to now include 115 rooms and suites and 15 individually designed 2-6 bedroom villas. It has been and still is a favourite haunt of the famous and is the shining light of the ‘Golden Mile’. Part of the enduring appeal must lie in the local charm that the resort exudes. Even though it is a fully serviced, international luxury resort with all the amenities you would associate like a dreamy spa & gym, superb kids club, delicious restaurants, and an impressive pool and yet it still retains a gentle sense of privacy - a place where you can go and totally switch off. The rambling nature of the place is quite reminiscent of a typical Andalusian village, perhaps quite not so sleepy though! Whatever, the laid-back ethos has been preserved as has the involvement of the founding family. In many ways the Marbella Club has perfected the art of family friendly hospitality. The Kids Club is located on the site of Prince Alfonso’s original family home and youngsters in particular will adore the extensive activities whilst parents with ‘smallies’ will bless the Peter Rabbit childcare services for taking the strain and leaving them to enjoy some well-earned downtime at the spa, on the water or just in a quiet corner under the warm, Mediterranean sun. Teenagers can pop across to sister hotel, Puente Romano, to indulge in a wide selection of active pursuits. All in all, everyone’s a winner at this wonderful club! A princely domain for the perfect summer holiday Targeted information panel to be used by the subscribing travel company for possible use as: Staff profile Price sensitive offer Hotel details (if not submitting their own information) Mediterranean Masterpieces Marbella Club Hotel, Golf & Spa, Marbella, Spain 7

Finca Cortesin Golf Hotel & Spa Near Malaga, Andalucia, Spain A stylish Andalusian retreat with a wonderful private beach club. W hilst Finca Cortesin may be home to one of the finest golf courses in the Mediterranean, the hotel itself is one of the most sought after luxury retreats in Spain offering a privileged few a very special enclave just minutes from the coast. The classic Iberian architecture incorporates elements from both Castilian and Moorish influences. The 67 suites and villas feature an upscale rustic aesthetic with tall ceilings and wood accents. Marble-wrapped bathrooms include a walk-in rain shower, twin vanities, and soaking bathtub. Private patios or terraces offer views of the Mediterranean Sea or manicured grounds. Dining options are varied. El Jardín de Lutz offers traditional Spanish cuisine blended with modern concepts. REI serves traditional and modern Japanese cuisine blended with Mediterranean flavours. Don Giovanni features Italian fare. Enjoy a cocktail indoors at The Blue Bar, or choose to dine beachside at the Beach Club. There are three pools, one indoor and two outdoor, at the hotel. The two open to the elements are both lined with beautiful blue-green mosaic tiles. The heated, art deco-style indoor pool is found in the spa, and offers views of the coast. The hotel also has its own Beach Club 1km away (open Easter to September), with an infinity pool, beachside restaurant and plenty of sun loungers. The ARAṆĪ Yoga & Meditation Centre is perched on a hill with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Masterpieces 8

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St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Costa d'en Blanes, Mallorca Close to the action but a world apart Afirm favourite with families the St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort offers an enticing combination of adult indulgence and family-friendly treats. Certainly, the extensive grounds enable kids room to break loose whilst the adults take advantage of one of the largest spas in the Mediterranean as well as the promise of fine, michelin-star cuisine. Framed by the Tramuntana Mountains and the Mediterranean sea, the resort feels remarkably detached from its exuberant neighbourhood like the glamorous Puerto Portals marina with its super yachts, restaurants and beaches. Retreat to an elegant enclave of ochre-hued stone buildings, adorned with arches, porticos and marble and stone floors, set against the backdrop of emerald-green lawns and the deep blue sea. A large choice of rooms and suites with the option of interconnecting rooms for families showcase the best in 5-star hotel hospitality, each spacious, contemporary and the epitome of luxury. The signature service guaranteed by St. Regis is delivered by a superlative team of butlers, ensuring the highest levels of service (although this is optional!). Dining is a real treat for all age groups. A children’s dining room is at ‘Brisas’, a buffet style restaurant open at lunch and early dinner times exclusively for children. For fine dining, adults can test their taste buds at ‘Es Fum’, for Michelin-star fare or for more casual dining there is an extensive choice of options across the resort. The highlight of the hotel’s facilities has to be the Arabella spa. Aside from a sumptuous heated indoor pool, there is a whirlpool tub, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, ice cave and an octagonal heated saltwater pool. 10 Mediterranean Masterpieces

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Overlooking the unspoilt bay of Cala Xarraca on the northern tip of the island, Six Senses Ibiza is a luxury resort with a difference. The very first hotel of its kind in the Balearics to be bestowed with the coveted BREEAM* certification, the resort is dedicated to conscious and sustainable living, environmental preservation and a unique concept dubbed ‘emotional hospitality’. This is where to holiday if you’re committed to making a difference, without having to compromise on luxury, quality or service. The Ibiza luxury resort’s elegant design melds seamlessly into the landscape, reflecting the colours and ever-changing natural light of its surroundings. With 116 guest accommodations including suites, villas and incredible beachfront caves, plus a selection of architecturally designed, finca-style Village Residencies complete with terraces, gardens and pools available to owners, there’s no finer place than Six Senses Ibiza to call your home away from home on the white isle. Each room at the Ibiza luxury resort boasts stunning sea or lush mountain and forest views. Spend your days soaking up the sun by the heavenly pool, expand your mind by delving deep into the Six Senses Ibiza library, shop in the one-of-a-kind Agora retail-meets-entertainment sustainable fashion boutique, explore the organic vegetable garden and wine vault, or take part in an immersive experience tailored to your tastes. Think paddle boarding, cliff jumping and cooking classes to wellness workshops, sound healing, open-air cinema, underwater meditation, watersports, boat charters and so much more. There’s even a kids’club, ‘GrowWith Six Senses’to keep the little ones entertained and educated throughout your stay. World-renowned chef Eyal Shani – known as the ‘founding father of new Israeli cuisine’ brings his unrivalled talent to Six Senses Ibiza, where he has created unforgettable menus for each of the three restaurants – HaSalon Ibiza, Farmers’ Market and Live Cave. And, of course, no trip to Six Senses Ibiza would be complete without visiting the signature spa, where you can surrender to tailored treatments fusing high-tech and high-touch approaches, in the very experienced hands of some of the world’s finest wellness practitioners. * BuildingResearchEstablishmentEnvironmentalAssessmentMethod Six Senses Ibiza Portinatx, Ibiza Mediterranean Masterpieces Luxury living redefined on the north coast of Ibiza

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Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat A Four Seasons Hotel, Côte D’Azur Mediterranean Masterpieces The magic of the French Riviera shines brightly on the peninsula 14

With a guestbook signed by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Winston Churchill and an enviable perch overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the palatial spread of the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel has been the epitome of Côte d’Azur chic for more than a century. Today, sumptuous rooms with views from Nice to Monaco, Michelin-starred Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine and a lively pool club keep this landmark hotel at the forefront of Riviera life. Experience the unique charms of the quintessential Mediterranean hotel by taking the funicular down to the seafront Club Dauphin and ask Chief Barman Frank Carcamo for a Club Spritz to enjoy by the pool overlooking the Mediterranean. This iconic Italian cocktail, created in the 1950s and inspired by Italian influences that shaped Nice’s culture, is the renowned libation of the hotel. Their bitters recipe remains a closely guarded secret, but it uses aromatic herbs from the gardens Live like royalty in rooms and suites so spacious that you will feel cramped on returning home. Indulge into the award-winning Spa, an invitation to relaxation, well-being and balance. Le Spa features high-end facilities, including lavish treatment rooms and a luxury VIP suite for couples, as well as indoor and outdoor cardio fitness studios. Experience a range of signature facial and body treatments by Dr Burgener, Biologique Recherche and the organic beauty expert Sodashi. Deepen your relaxation in the hydrotherapy circuit, featuring men’s and women’s private steam rooms and saunas, a sensorial shower, whirlpool bath and ice fountain. Targeted information panel to be used by the subscribing travel company for possible use as: Staff profile Price sensitive offer Value-added incentive Hotel details (Default) 15

Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc Oetker Collection, Côte D’Azur Possibly the most glamourous hotel in the Mediterranean Ever since the halcyon days of Napoleon III, the tip of Cap d’Antibes has been a glamorous retreat where the warm Riviera sun and magnificent blue Mediterranean vistas are only the beginning. From its exquisite perch on the Côte d’Azur, guests to the incomparable Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc have privileged access to the region’s many treasures including Antibes’ remarkable coastal path, St Paul de Vence and the beautiful Lérins Islands in front of Cannes. Within the confines of the property the sense of stylish escape affirms the special exclusivity that has attracted so many famous faces seeking a paparazzi-proof retreat. The elegant, belle epoque mansion sits hidden from view within a lush and extensive mantle of Mediterranean foliage with a ‘Grande Allée’ leading between the palm trees down to the waterside Eden Roc where the pool and restaurants are found in an ocean liner-like pavilion, which also accommodates some exclusive suites overlooking the water. It really embodies the most idyllic expression of the classic French Riviera. It was the setting for F Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night, the novel that defined the 'Roaring Riviera' lifestyle. There are 118 guestrooms including One Bedroom Suites, Deluxe One Bedroom Suites and the Eden Roc Suite, which can connect with a Junior Suite to form a vast apartment. Two private villas in the gardens complete the accommodation choices within the grounds, Villa Les Cèdres with two bedrooms and Villa Eleana with three. The hotel has recently acquired a third private residence, Villa Sainte-Anne. Located opposite the hotel’s grand gates, this is an entirely new, fully staffed villa of extraordinary charm with 5 bedrooms and its own swimming pool. Dining at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is a sublime experience. Eric Frechon – who has three Michelin stars at Oetker’s Le Bristol Paris – was brought in as chef consultant to “breathe new life into the gourmet menu”, working alongside executive chef Arnaud Pöette, a mainstay of the property since 1983, and new chef Sébastien Broda, who was formerly head chef at the Grand Hotel Cannes and earned a Michelin star at Le Jarrier in Biot, north of Antibes. Of the three eating venues Louroc Restaurant has been awarded a MIchelin star with less informal terrace dining available at Eden Roc Grill. Along with plentiful choices for water sports, tennis and soothing treatments at the Spa Eden-Roc by Prairie this iconic Mediterranean retreat will bring a bit of a-list glamour to those that want to live the dream! Mediterranean Masterpieces 16

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La Réserve Ramatuelle Near Saint-Tropez, Côte D’Azur Michel Reybier’s retreat is a winner on the Presqu’ile A few minutes from the fabled village of Saint-Tropez, but far from crowds and noise, is a place preserved from the hustle and bustle. A vast private domain nestled in the Provencal garrigue, lulled by the song of cicadas, and with a spectacular view of the endless sea, La Réserve Ramatuelle overlooks one of the most beautiful bays on the French Riviera. Despite its proximity to the rocking scene in St-Tropez, six miles away, this discreet little oasis feels a world away from the high-octane glitz. Its 23 spacious rooms and suites, all with terraces or private gardens, have spectacular sea views and are nestled into a ridge overlooking a secluded cove near the medieval hilltop village of Ramatuelle. The creation of Jean-Michel Wilmotte, one of the designers behind Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art, the hotel uses floor-to-ceiling windows and open balconies to capitalise on the region’s famed light. With natural stone in ochre and white and touches of unfinished wood, the undulating, interlocking structures create a modernist effect—a welcome change from the more classic and frumpy properties of the Côte d’Azur. And despite their simplicity, rooms are extremely comfortable, with plump white sofas positioned to let you gaze at the view. The sundeck hugs a 100-foot-long swimming pool, and there’s an indoor option in the spa for the cooler months. With understated but warm service and arguably the area’s best spa, La Réserve deserves an almost perfect score. Mediterranean Masterpieces 18

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F orte Village is a phenomenon in the world of beach resorts consisting a number of separate hotels and restaurants spread along an idyllic strip of coastline in the very south of Sardinia. One of the oldest properties on the sprawling estate is Hotel Il Castello, a fabulous five star affair, resplendent in its lofty position, with an exterior of the island's red stone and terracotta, and a range of rooms that are simple but elegant. Completely refurbished in 2016, Hotel Il Castello is an oasis of luxury, elegance and exclusive service just steps from one of the most stunning beaches in Sardinia. With spacious balconies and magnificent terraces, the rooms and suites offer spectacular views over the sea, gardens and the mountains surrounding Forte Village Resort. The furnishings are a homage to colourful Sardinian crafts and ultra-contemporary design. Guests have exclusive use of a delightful heated infinity pool as well as direct access to the beach. Accommodation includes suites on the Executive 4th and 5th floors served by a private lift, hotel rooms in various sizes with balconies or terraces and either sea or mountain views, and bungalows in the adjacent Castello gardens which are ideal for families. There is simply no limit to the facilities on offer across the resort, which literally pulses with activity, from pools and spa to a cinema and even a vast 5,000 seat concert arena. It is a children’s wonderland with a water park and many child initiatives as well as superb sports facilities including a number of professional academies covering football, tennis, fencing and even magic! When not enjoying the hotel’s own restaurant, Forte Village offers a choice of restaurants where you can enjoy fine Italian and world cuisine prepared by the Resort Chefs: try the sublime cookery of Massimiliano Mascia, winner of 2 Michelin stars, for example, or the Belvedere restaurant, the Forte Village jewel in the crown, which serves some of the most exclusive dishes from traditional Italian and regional cuisine.. Hotel Il Castello Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia Mediterranean Masterpieces

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22 Cala di Volpe A Luxury Collection Hotel, Sardinia The jewel of the Costa Smeralda Lying just 16 kilometres from the uber-chic port-town of Porto Cervo, Cala di Volpe sits serenely in possibly the most idyllic bay on Sardinia’s spectacular Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast). Designed by French architect Jacques Couëlle, and built in 1963, Hotel Cala di Volpe is the epitome of laid-back luxury that blends beautifully with the natural surroundings. It curves around the coastline in a series of irregular-shaped tiled houses of varying shapes, sizes and pastel hues. The cave-like interiors feature curvy walls in white-washed and terracotta colour palettes. The friendly Mediterranean style creates a laid-back atmosphere, complementing the secluded town's unique feel. The subject of extensive and recent renovations to all the interior spaces, the rooms and suites were cautiously upgraded by celebrated French designer, Bruno Moinard, with the utmost respect to Jacques Couëlle's original ‘organic’ works. The rooms and suites have thoughtful natural decorations like Sardinian baskets and wooden canopies. Some are equipped with freestanding bathtubs overlooking the bay. In effect the hotel has been re-energised. Hotel Cala di Volpe offers a culinary journey through its various restaurants and bars, ranging from Mediterranean flavours at the Barbecue Restaurant to Japanese cuisine at Matsuhisa at Cala di Volpe. The spa is the signature work of the Japanese brand Shiseido offering treatments inspired by the fusion of Eastern traditions and philosophies andWestern science and technology. The unique Spa Journey features Kuroho, a rare fragrance of the Japanese aristocracy from the 9th century. Step outside, and you'll find the hotel's Olympic size pool, one of the largest in Europe, filled with seawater. If you are looking for relaxation in a serene place, a 5-minute boat ride will get you to a private beach with perfect white sands and turquoise waters. Mediterranean Masterpieces

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Borgo Egnazia Traditional styling and state-of-the-art contemporary luxuries A Mediterranean Masterpieces

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Villa Sant’Andrea A Belmond Hotel, Taormina, Sicily Bliss in the bay below the historic town of Taormina With its roots going all the way back to the late 19th century when a Cornish engineer built his dream villa among lush, subtropical gardens, this secluded retreat retains all the charm of a private residence. Villa Sant’Andrea enjoys a reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in Taormina if not the whole of Sicily! Settle into a sun-dappled seat and relax. Then, when action calls, a cable car whisks you in just three minutes to the town centre, with its many cultural attractions and sophisticated shopping scene. The hotel radiates around the original villa that was completed in 1919 and has the intimate feel of a country house hotel, exuding good, old-fashioned class and style, without ever being stuffy or outdated. Considering that the hotel has 71 rooms and suites and occupies a significant plot at the corner of the incredibly beautiful Mazzaró Bay this is a credit to the easy-mannered but attentive hospitality by staff who genuinely are proud of a hotel with an enduring reputation that has welcomed guests since 1950. Featuring its own stretch of private beach, it’s no surprise that water-based activities feature heavily on the agenda here. During the summer months (mid-May to mid-September) soak up the sun on the free daily boat rides around the stunning east coast and the Ionian Sea. You’ll be able to discover the coast aboard a traditional boat, setting sail to the Blue Grotto, Isola Bella, the Gulf of Giardini Naxos, the Fortune Cave and the Siren’s Bay. Away from the beach, you’ll find spectacular panoramic views from the beautiful infinity pool, and there’s a host of Mediterranean-inspired treatments at the wellness centre. Dining here is a special treat with inspired regional cuisine served at Ristorante Sant’Andrea. possibly the most revered venue in Taormina, with fabulous views across the bay when dining al fresco on the balcony. Mediterranean Masterpieces 26

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Verdura Resort A Rocco Forte Hotel, Sciacca, Sicily All singing, all dancing resort perfection on the south coast This dreamy resort represents the Forte family’s return to beachside excellence and is located on the southwest coast of Sicily. The property is completely self-contained and offers private access to a lovely, calm beach, two 18-hole golf courses, four restaurants and bars, a full-service spa, and huge indoor and outdoor pools. Contemporary suites are spacious and stocked with all manner of creature comforts. An extensive range of accommodation emanates from the central courtyard of the resort to the privacy of the Landscape Suites, spacious beach-facing apartments which blend in with the contours of the grassy hillocks just back from the coast. These are divided into Superior Deluxes, Classic Suites and Grand Suites – the latter come with central courtyards reminiscent of Roman villas. All the accommodations have been skillfully decorated in Olga Polizzi’s signature suave, contemporary, ethno-chic style - a warm contemporary Sicilian treatment, with rich earthy colours andmuch use of natural materials – stone bathroom fixtures, wooden four-poster beds, and striking tiles fromCaltagirone. Verdura’s standalone wellness centre is probably the top spas in the whole of Italy. Covering a staggering 4,000m2 it features four outdoor thalassotherapy pools, and has a very distinct approach, following the Kneipp healing and fitness philosophy, based on the five pillars of water, plants, exercise, diet and balance. If you are looking for rejuvenation this is definitely the place! With four restaurants to diversify the taste buds you could certainly remain in this luxurious cocoon for the duration, but a bit of exploration would not go amiss especially since the area is rich in antiquities with two of Sicily’s most impressive Greek temple complexes: Agrigento and Selinunte. Mediterranean Masterpieces 28

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Villa Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, Croatia An indulgent cliffside retreat Perched dramatically on a rocky outcrop amid pine, orange, and lemon trees and surrounded by bougainvillea and oleander, Villa Dubrovnik is a cliffside retreat that makes the most of its spectacular setting overlooking Lokrum Island and the Adriatic Sea as well as picture postcard views onto the old town of Dubrovnik. Built in the modern style at the beginning of the 1960s, the hotel has recently completed a 3-year restoration. Villa Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s most luxurious hotels offering guests a choice of stunning accommodation comprising rooms, suites and villas, all with private outdoor spaces and floor to ceiling windows revealing outstanding views of the island of Lokrum and the Old City walls. The exquisite, minimalist decor is a perfect marriage of white marble walls, light hues and dark wicker furniture with wood detailing, modern artworks, upscale soft furnishings, and full-length sliding doors opening onto private balconies. Restaurant Pjerin offers views of the OldTown and Lokrum Island from its outdoor terrace. Head here in the morning to enjoy local delicacies and return in the evening to sample a mix of gourmet Dalmatian and Mediterranean cuisine paired with Croatian and global wines from the cellar. The hotel also has an alfresco bar for light lunches and a prosciutto and wine bar on the rooftop for daytime drinks and sundowners. Open year-round, the indoor-outdoor pool features sliding glass French doors leading onto an Adriatic-facing terrace lined with loungers and umbrellas. The Villa Spa has Turkish and Finnish saunas, a well-equipped gymwith weights and cardiomachines, and private rooms for a wealth of massages, facials and treatments using organic Sodashi products. The hotel also has its own private beach and operates a water taxi to the old town. Mediterranean Masterpieces 30

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Aman Sveti Stefan Sveti Stefan Island, Montenegro Mediterranean Masterpieces The 15th century fortified village at the heart of a unique luxury resort

The most iconic images associated with Montenegro are of the tiny islet named Sveti Stefan, a fortified village dating back to the 15th century. Today, the island’s cluster of sturdy stone buildings, together with Villa Miločer, a graceful stone residence across the bay, comprise the idyllic beachside resort of Aman Sveti Stefan. The resort presents eight Suites at Villa Miločer and 51 Village Rooms, Cottages and Suites on the island. Views are of the sea, rooftops or quaint courtyards, depending on location. Aman Sveti Stefan incorporates two kilometres of Adriatic coastline including the pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, Miločer Beach and the renowned Queen’s Beach. Set back from Queen’s Beach is the resort’s standalone Aman Spa, which offers four treatment suites, relaxation areas and hydrotherapy rooms, as well as a 32-metre swimming pool, a Pilates studio, yoga studio and comprehensive gym. There is also a small gym on the island, along with six spa cottages and two additional swimming pools. At Villa Miločer, Loggia is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round, offering a simple, elegant menu and exquisite views of the bay. Also on the mainland near the Aman Spa is Queen’s Beach Grill, open seasonally for lunch. The island of Sveti Stefan itself provides a number of unique dining venues open seasonally. These include the atmospheric Piazza with its taverna, enoteca and antipasti bar; Arva, Aman’s signature Italian restaurant open for dinner; and the Rakija Bar, Cliff Pool Bar and Signature Pool Bar. Aman Sveti Stefan provides guests with personalised guided excursions to natural and cultural attractions in the area. These include boating on the Adriatic, visiting the old town of Budva and the baroque city of Perast, discovering peaceful Skadar Lake and exploring the Bay of Kotor, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Targeted information panel to be used by the subscribing travel company for possible use as: Staff profile Price sensitive offer Hotel details (if not submitting their own information) 33

O ne&Only are famous for their dreamy tropical retreats, so the opening of the first European resort would need to be in a very special location. Welcome to One&Only Portonovi, a Venetian inspired masterpiece within the newly built Portonovi marina resort, at the mouth of Kotor Bay in Montenegro. The resort hotel is ultra-luxurious and unique, a modern take on Venetian architecture, with arcaded pastel-coloured facades, and unashamedly plush interiors. From the grand grey marble lobby, with antique Persian rugs and a modern bronze-boulder fountain, you get sweeping views down to the deep blue bay. And then there's the hotel's Chenot Espace medical spa, a destination in its own right. The hotel overlooks a beautifully manicured beach with kayaks, paddleboards, water polo and beach volleyball, and there's also an infinity pool rimmed by a wooden deck, lavender bushes and cypresses. With the marina nearby, you can also take private yacht charters or speedboat tours. Exploring the sights of this southern fjord is one of the key attractions to the region including the UNESCO listed town of Kotor and the twin islands of Perast. The accommodations are vast. comprising an open-plan bedroom and bathroom space, of equal size, wood-andmarble floors, a king-size bed and a glass-sided fireplace, visible from the bed, bathtub and the spacious terrace (with its own daybeds). An enticing variety of restaurants is spearheaded beachside with famed Italian chef, Giorgio Locatelli’s ‘Sabia’ restaurant delivering his superlative take on the very best Italian dishes. One&Only Portonovi Portonovi Marina, Kotor Bay, Montenegro The wonderful new destination resort at the mouth of Kotor Bay Mediterranean Masterpieces

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Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Gozo, Malta Within seven acres of lush semi-tropical gardens on the outskirts of San Lawrenz village, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz has been the crown jewel of Gozo, Malta’s perennially sunny, idyllic second-largest island, for more than 20 years. Built in a style resembling a traditional hunting lodge using the local limestone gives the property a distinctive Gozitan feel that is both attractive and cooling in the hot summer sunshine. With by far the most facilities of any hotel on Gozo, the Kempinski is known particularly for its Ayurvedic spa, possible the largest in the Mediterranean. Play with your kids in the family pool, or float under palm trees in tranquillity. Two indoor pools are available too in case the sun gets a bit too much. There is also an excellent kids club should parents be looking for a bit of an escape from family duties! Active guests will love the tennis courts, squash and gym areas. The beautiful island of Gozo offers exemplary diving opportunities, with reefs, caves and wrecks to explore. The celebrated hospitality of the hotel is provided in the choice of cuisine and dining options, from Italian delicacies with a twist to fresh seafood dining experiences by the pool during the summer season. Whatever time of the year you do decide to visit you are assured of a wonderfully relaxing stay in this superlative hideaway resort in the middle of the Med. Targeted information panel to be used by the subscribing travel company for possible use as: Staff profile Price sensitive offer Value-added incentive Hotel details (Default) The hideaway resort in the heart of the Mediterranean 37

Angsana Corfu Benitses Bay, Corfu Asian inspiration takes the top spot Award winning seems to come quickly to this brand new resort, a first for Asianinspired Angsana in Europe. It’s hard to believe that Angsana Corfu Resort has only been open for a year, but it has already become the island’s most sought after hotel with its spectacular hilltop position overlooking Benitses Bay. Located a short 12 kmdrive south of Corfu town, an UNESCOWorld Heritage site with its imposing Old Fortress, the resort is strategically positioned for must-see spots, beautiful sandy beaches, historical sites and activities for all tastes, an experience of local heritage and a deep sense of belonging. The resort offers a collection of 159 contemporary rooms and suites, plus 37 luxury villa homes built in the style of local architecture, laid out across the hilltop estate. The estate is surrounded by a landscape of exquisite beauty with Mediterranean gardens and olive tree groves, overlooking the picturesque Benitses Bay, presenting far-reaching views of the Ionian sea and the countryside. Families will be spoilt for choice at Angsana Corfu Resort, where kids can reside pleasantly at the dedicated Kids' Club and receive swimming lessons or participate in daily activities. Families and friends can experience the wonders of Corfu, discovering the rich history of Corfu town, the Natura protected lakes and exotic beaches, participate in watersports activities, take long paddleboard rides across the coast or go horseback riding in the sea. Angsana Corfu places gastronomy pleasures high on its priority list. The resort offers a unique palette of vibrant flavours and taste combinations sourced from around the world. Of the four signature restaurants foodies will be thrilled to discover Botrini's, the signature fine-dining restaurant at the heart of the hotel and the most awaited new spot on Corfu island, personally curated by Michelinstar chef Ettore Botrini. Mediterranean Masterpieces Targeted information panel to be used by the subscribing travel company for possible use as: Staff profile Price sensitive offer Value-added incentive Hotel details (Default) 38

Los Romanos A Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino Live the experience Southwest Peloponnese, the award-winning The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, features 321 incomparable rooms of exquisite architecture and design, including the Ionian Exclusive suites and villas with butler service and select privileges. All accommodations reveal alluring views to the sea, or the golf landscape and resort’s gardens, while many additionally offer an individual pool placed against the captivating Ionian sunset. Savour lush flavours from the Messinian countryside, authentic recipes and the finest organically grown ingredients, across a stunning variety of venues, where our acclaimed chefs curate cross-cultural epicurean expeditions to entice your palate. Rejuvenate in Anazoe Spa & Thalassotherapy with signature therapies and unique oleotherapy® treatments, based on ancient local practices uncovered at the nearby Palace of Nestor, while many therapies expand on the ideas of Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, who described olive oil as “the great therapeutic”. Select among a wealth of sports and outdoor activities, discover authentic local experiences, or explore the natural beauty and culture of a region with over 4500 years of fascinating history, evidenced by palaces and vaulted tombs from the Mycenaean era, classical temples, Byzantine churches and medieval castles. Mediterranean Masterpieces 40

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Santa Marina Resort &Villas A Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos Mediterranean Masterpieces The ultimate chill-out zone offers true privacy on racy Mykonos Perched on a private peninsula overlooking the Bay of Ornos, five minutes from Mykonos Town, lies a haven of seclusion and sophistication – more luxurious than ever following extensive upgrading throughout. Santa Marina Resort & Villas' beautiful gardens envelop a choice of accommodation across classic white Cycladic buildings – elegantly decorated rooms and suites enjoying panoramic balcony views and two to seven bedroom villas, several of which include private swimming pools. Gourmets will delight in the Mediterranean specialties served at Colonial Pool Restaurant & Bar, while those looking to kick back can unwind to the chill-out sounds of worldrenowned DJs at the resort’s newest dining venue, the Buddha-Bar Beach. Feast on succulent seafood and other popular selections, accompanied by the innovative creations of the resident mixologist. Here, you’ll also find the only private sandy beach on Mykonos. Framed by the azure Aegean Sea, the infinity Oasis Pool & Lounge area invites relaxation with sun loungers, hanging egg chairs and soft sunken seating, while the Ginkgo Spa offers state-of-the-art therapies by ESPA & Phytomer. Targeted information panel to be used by the subscribing travel company for possible use as: Staff profile Price sensitive offer Hotel details (if not submitting their own information)

A place that feels welcoming and safe, think of Blue Palace as your home away from home. Stretching across 143 acres, the resort has no main building but it is surrounded by bungalows, suites & villas that are dotted around a gentle slope, leading to its impressive beach and breathtaking bay. All rooms open up to extended verandas, most of them with a private pool and all with beautiful views to the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga island. Airy and spacious, are the epitome of a Mediterranean getaway. Restaurants feature open air seating and are spread around various levels, from higher up with beautiful views all the way down to the coastline, for a relaxed and summery vibe with exquisite, fresh, celebrated food. One of the longest beaches of Crete, the olive tree– fringed private beach of Blue Palace offers a magnificent sense of spaciousness and calm while private decks ensure a pristine and soothing environment always. It is home to the beloved Isola Beach Club -the ideal place for lunch and drinks until late, while beach service is readily available for a day by the sea. Every day of Greek summer at Blue Palace feels like a celebration. Embark on sea adventures with a Traditional Caique Experience; visit coves that no one else can reach and find your bliss; dive, do yoga, savour canapés and Cretan wines, or let the chef barbecue the fish you’ve just caught, right before your eyes. Celebrate like a local with a Cretan Feast, savouring well-kept family recipes and dancing to the tunes of the Cretan lyra. Feel the vibe and nature of Crete. Enjoy the outdoors hiking, biking and sailing or shimmy under the stars to live music by the beach. Ask the expert Concierge to share their secrets and discover the ultimate Blue Palace Experience that resonates with your dreams. Mediterranean Masterpieces Blue Palace Elounda A Luxury Collection Resort, Crete Your home away from home 44

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M andarin Oriental, Bodrum, is a breathtaking, fully-serviced resort with great appeal for families seeking a secluded location on one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines, the Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey’s equivalent of the French Riviera. Cascading down the hillside and surrounded by ancient olive groves, the 86 sleek, elegant rooms and suites and 23 one- to four-bedroom apartments all share stunning views out over Paradise Bay, two private sandy beaches and the sparkling blue sea beyond. Exuding a wonderful sense of space, the styling is about elegant simplicity, with muted colour schemes, wooden floors, subtle Turkish and Oriental influences and floor to ceiling windows to maximise the vistas. From water sports to personal cabanas, Mandarin Oriental has every activity covered. Private twin beaches, four outdoor as well as one indoor swimming pools, tranquil treatments in the 30,000square-foot spa, and an aquatic centre overlooking Paradise Bay beckon to intrepid water lovers and offer everything from scuba diving, wakeboarding, and jet skiing to sailing, fishing, and tours around the coast on a traditional Turkish Gulet. There is a sumptuous choice of 10 dining venues, bars and lounges including beachfront restaurants offering Italian, Japanese and Turkish options. Children have their own pool, playgrounds, kids room as well as a special kids menu available in selected restaurants. Mandarin Oriental Bodrum Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey “Hideaway” luxury at the magnificent Mandarin Oriental Mediterranean Masterpieces

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D Maris Bay Datça Peninsula, Turkey The life aquatic amid the beauty of the Datça Peninsula Targeted information panel to be used by the subscribing travel company for possible use as: Staff profile Price sensitive offer Value-added incentive Hotel details (Default) Mediterranean Masterpieces P erched above a scenic cove where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean, D Maris Bay is a secluded luxury resort immersed in nature. Situated on the picturesque Datça Peninsula in southwest Turkey, guests are invited to a hidden paradise where every modern comfort awaits. The sun-kissed destination is home to an impressive collection of five private sandy beaches, scenic restaurants, an indoor and outdoor infinity pool as well as a tranquil Mytha Spa and an array or water sport activities to choose from. Sleek and minimalist in design. D Maris Bay is flooded with natural sunlight creating spacious and bright indoor spaces. Each of the 196 guestrooms, 36 suites and the private villa host sophisticated interior design that blends the comfort and contemporary minimalism of the west with the exoticism of the east. There is also a wide selection of dining options to choose from including the award-winning Japanese restaurant Zuma, and steak restaurant Nusr-Et owned by Nusret Gökçe (also known as 'Saltbae'). Manos would be a perfect choice tor those seeking delicious seafood served with Greek traditions and taverna culture. Inspired by the beach clubs of Cannes and St. Barth's, La Guérite Beach is the resort's most stylish beach front setting, serving zesty signature cocktails and flavoursome Mediterranean sharing platters, with live music from dusk til dawn.

Anassa Chrysochou Bay, Near Latchi, Cyprus The queen of Mediterranean resorts T he Anassa is the finest hotel in Cyprus and one of the best in the Mediterranean. When Anassa opened in 1998, it won instant acclaim for its design, location, service, and facilities. With 166 rooms, suites and residences, a 150-metre secluded beach, three main swimming pools, a delicious collection of restaurants & bars and a fabulous spa - it was also an instant hit with families and couples alike. Located on the north-west coast of the island, 45-minute drive from Paphos Airport, Anassa sits on the edge of the Akamas National Park. This is a quiet and tranquil corner of Cyprus with fabulous weather for most of the year and an extended summer season into late October. The resort itself is an undulating 20-acre hillside estate, with its accommodation gently cascading through gardens, lawns and swimming pools to the secluded beach and crystal clear waters of Chrysochou Bay. Arranged in a crescent and looking like a whitewashed Byzantine village, the various accommodations cascade down through flowerfilled gardens to a sandy beach. Room options range from classical low-rise rooms to beachchic suites, majestic villas, and family home-style accommodation. Luxury fits all categories from couples to large gatherings at Anassa. The facilities around resort are both impressive and varied suitable for keeping guests of all ages happy and contented. Whilst the kids enjoy their own dedicated programmes and clubs, parents and couples can luxuriate in more adult pursuits including the awardwinning Thalassa Spa with its 18 treatment rooms and a plethora of health treatments including superb massages. Some Mediterranean resorts set the standard to which many aspire - Anassa, as its Greek meaning implies - is a worthy queen! Mediterranean Masterpieces 50

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otwithstandingSicily’syearroundwarmand sunny weather (as itsnickname ‘IsoladelSole’suggests),a fusioncuisinewhich reflects the island’s historical legacyat thecrossroadsof the Mediterranean,a landscape that invites exhilaratingoutdooractivitiesbothon land and sea,andacultureentrenched in colourful traditionsand festivals, thereare also sevenamazingUNESCOheritage wonders toput Italy’s ‘football’to the topof yourwish list. TheValleyof theTemples inAgrigento isa truly enchantedplace, fullofalmond trees (especially when inbloom),with themost impressivecollection ofmonumentsofancientHellenicarchitecture in Sicily.Theuniquecharmof this site is in thisblendof culturalenvironmentandnatural landscapewherein are tobe found templesdedicated togodsand godessesaswellasanecropolis (cityof thedead) withancient tombscelebratingpassage to the underworld. Ifpeservedmosaicsareyour fancy then youwillalsowant to travel to theverycentreof the island tovisit VillaRomanadelCasale,whichhas oneof thefinest survivingcollections in theworldas wouldhavebefittedaRomanpalace. From itsevocative lunar-like landscapesat the top to the rich farmlandsand forestsof its lower slopes, MountEtna isanaturalwonderofbiodiversity that dominates thehorizonalong theeasterncoastof Sicily.Whereelsecanyou skion the slopesofa volcanoand thendine in styleby the sea,perhaps in stylishTaormina? It is famous forhiking to thecraters, whichyoumightalsoconsider inwinterconditions ona snowshoehike.Asyoupadacross the snowyou can lookdownon theblueexpanseof the IonianSea whilst themountaingently rumblesherapproval! Situatedon the southEasterncoastofSicilyand surroundedby the IonianSea, Siracusa isoneof the most important towns in Italy for itsarchitecture, monumentsandart.FromancientGreekorigins, the historyof the town spans theRomanEmpireand successiveSaracen,NormanandSpanish invasions. Needless to say it is thisvasthistorical imprintover 3,000yearswhichearns the town itsUNESCO status, togetherwith some superbexamplesofSicilian Baroquearchitectureasalso foundacross the island. sicily &theaeolian islands N Italycurrentlyplayshost to theonly fouractivevolcanoes in the Mediterranean,Versuvius,Etna,Vulcano andStromboli.MountEtna onmainland Sicily isoneof themostscenicspots in Italy. Itholds the crownasEurope'smostactivevolcano. Inaperiodoffiveweeks aroundMarch2021, iterupteda record16 times.Theannualeruption figuresareover200.Meanwhile,Stromboli Island isdominatedby the volcano’s nearperfectconicaldimensionsand isalmostasactive, earning thenickname ‘lighthouseof theMediterranean’,andoneof thekeysights togetherwithVulcano forvisitors to theAeolian Islands. vulcan’s forges Palermo Catania Siracusa Agrigento Caltanisesetta Enna Trapani Messina Taormina ETNA 3323 Avola Noto Modica Scicli Cefalu Sciacca Monreale Stromboli Panarea Salina Lipari Milazzo Filicudi Alicudi Vulcano Ragusa welcome to THE VAULTS Build your publications using a varied selection of articles from the Travelspeak VAULTS Just click on the page images below to view your preferred booklet from our growing library (shaded items coming soon): sturias isanaturally strikingandcontrasting region, from the ruggedcoastand tempestuous sea, to its lushvegetationand inlandwoodednationalparks, dramaticmountain ranges,biosphere reservesand remotecaveswhereyoucanviewprehistoriccaveart. Ifyouwish toenjoyaholiday surroundedbynaturalbeautyand spirit, then thisdistinctlydifferentcornerofSpainwillastoundyou. Togauge thedifferenceyou should recognise the fact that thecombinationof thegeographyand the resilienceof itspeoplehasmade this regionmoreSpanish than their southernneighbours.There isnoflamenco traditionandyouaremore likely toeatbeans inaFabada stew thanapaella!However,consider that the Moorsneverconquered the region,and that itwas fromOviedo that the reconquest from theMoorsbegan,and thecitywas fora long time thecapital.of allChristianSpain. Like itsnortherncoastneighbours,Galicia,Cantabriaand theBasqueCountry, this isverymuch ‘Green’Spain’.With itsdramaticpeaks, ruggedcoastline,and shamrock-greenvalleys,youcouldaseasilybe in Irelandas the IberianPeninsula. Italsomeans thatyou shouldnotexpectaMediterraneanclimate,but rather more temporateconditionswith thechanceofwetweatherat timesandquite coldconditions inwinter.Thecontrastof theAsturiancountrysideandnatural asturias A Fabada, thestarof theAsturiankitchen,maybeoneof the world’smostunderrateddishes.Whenyousee the ingredientsofa fabada;water,beans,chorizo,sausage, sofrito,pimentón, it’shard tounderstand that theycan givebirth tosuchan incrediblecreation.Beans everywhereelse in theworldareasidedish,but in Asturias,yougoout just toeatbeans.And thebestway to appreciate thedish iswithaglassor twoof the localcider, poured foryouonhigh byanexpert local (thereare rules to follow).Asturianspourcider fromhighup toactivate thecarbonationand itneeds tobeenjoyed immediately. whitebeans&cider t’snicknamed the IslandofBeauty for its sublime landscapes, from redcliffsplunging into turquoise waters, to stonevillagesclinging tomountainsand dramaticgorgesplantedwithchestnut trees.There arehiddencoves, sandybeachesandcraggypeninsulas. InCorsica,youcan roamover1,000kilometresof coastline,which includes the iconicScandola reserve, popular for scubadiving.But thehomelandofNapoleon isalsoa landof traditionandhistory,bestdiscoveredon walks through itscitiesnestledaway from theircitadels, overlooking theMediterranean. TheNorth Thegateway toCorsica ismostoftenBastia. It’sapicture-postcard start toaholiday: in theoldport,boatsbobagainstabackdropof colourfulhouses,punctuatedby the tall silhouetteof theChurchof SaintBaptiste.Bastia isalso the startingpoint forapretty route throughCapCorse,an ‘islandon the island’that stretches into the Mediterranean likeafinger for40kilometres.Between the seaand the mountains– thecentral ridgeof theSerra rises to1,307metres– the roadboasts sublimeviews:villagesperchedabove the sea,beaches nestled incoves,andGenoese towershighlighting thehorizon. WestofCapCorseat Ile-Rousse,oneof these towersguards the island ofPietra, the largestof the stringof islandsof redporphyry rock that Corsica I TheScandolaNaturalReserve (created1975) isaWorldHeritageSitetothe south-westofCalvi,ontheCapeGirolatapeninsula (halwaydownthewest coastofCorsica).Thereservecoversapproximately900hectaresof landand 1000hectaresofsea,and isanexceptionalsightevenamongthemany naturalwondersthatyouwilldiscover inCorsica.Withnoroadaccessand difficultaccessby foot,mostvisitorsarrivebyboatonexcursions fromCalvi andnearbyPorto.Strikingrock formationsemerge fromthecrystalclearsea intheGulfofGirolata,andthecoastline ispepperedwith jagged inletsand caves.There issuperbdiving intheaquaticparkanddolphinpodsare regualrlyseen inthearea. ScandolaNatureReserve Corfu n islandof ruggednaturalbeauty,Corfuowesmuchofherhistorical identity to the StateofVenicewhocontrolled the island in thedaysof theRennaissance.ThewellpreservedcityofKerkyra (OldTownofCorfu) isaUNESCOWorldHeritageSite,with manyhistoricbuildings from thisperiod.Wander through theancientalleysandyou willdiscoverornate,BaroquechurchesandRenaissancepalaces.Subsequentoccupationsby theFrenchand theBritishhasadded furtherarchitectural layers to thewindingmedieval streets includingornatearcades linedwithelegantcafésand thegrandPalaceofSt. MichaelandSt.George.During the19thcentury,CorfuTownattractedmany Europeanaristocrats,whobuilt splendidneoclassicalmansions. In1864 the islandwaswelcomed into theyoungnationofGreece. Today’s seasonal invadersare luredby the island’snatural beauty, family-friendlybeachesandwonderful Mediterranean summerclimate.Green rollinghills cover the southof the islandwhilst steep limestonehillsappear in thenorth,and marvellous sandybeachesencircle the entire island.Themostpopular resorts are tobe found inandaround the coastal townsof Sidari,Paleokastritsa andKontokali. A Cosmopoltancultureand family-friendlybeaches Oman Muscat Wahiba Sands Salalah Sur Khasab Nizwa 4 SantaMarinaResort&Villas ALuxuryCollectionResort,Mykonos MediterraneanMasterpieces Theultimatechill-outzoneoffers trueprivacyon racyMykonos Perchedonaprivatepeninsulaoverlooking theBayof Ornos,fiveminutes fromMykonosTown, liesahavenof seclusionand sophistication–more luxurious thanever followingextensiveupgrading throughout. SantaMarinaResort&Villas'beautiful gardensenvelopachoiceofaccommodation acrossclassicwhiteCycladicbuildings– elegantlydecorated roomsand suites enjoyingpanoramicbalconyviewsand two to sevenbedroomvillas, severalofwhich includeprivate swimmingpools. Gourmetswilldelight in theMediterranean specialties servedatColonialPoolRestaurant &Bar,while those looking tokickbackcan unwind to thechill-out soundsof worldrenownedDJsat the resort’snewestdining venue, theBuddha-BarBeach.Feaston succulent seafoodandotherpopular selections,accompaniedby the innovative creationsof the residentmixologist. Here,you’llalsofind theonlyprivate sandy beachonMykonos.Framedby theazure AegeanSea, the infinityOasisPool&Lounge area invites relaxationwith sun loungers, hangingeggchairsand soft sunken seating, while theGinkgoSpaoffers state-of-the-art therapiesbyESPA&Phytomer. Targeted informationpanel tobeusedby the subscribing travelcompany forpossibleuseas: Staffprofile Price sensitiveoffer Hoteldetails (ifnot submitting theirown information) Joali Amasterpiece in tropical island living Joali resides in the northern Maldiveson thepictureperfect Muravandhoo island in the RaaAtoll.Beingoneof the largest anddeepestatolls in theworld,guests are surroundedbybrilliantbluewaters, pristinewhite-sandbeachesanda lush landof coconutpalms.The retreathasbeendesigned in andaroundevery tree,ensuring thedelicate ecosystem ismaintained. The resort’selegantone to fourbedroomvillasand residences are theepitomeof sustainableglamour,eachwithadedicated Joalibutlerandprivate infinitypool.Four restaurantsprovide inventive fusioncuisine fromAsianandPeruvian to Italianand Mediterraneandishes.Guestshave theopportunity to learnand enjoydeliciousmeals throughpersonalisedcookingexperiences and sweetcravingswillbe satisfiedby Joali’sartisanalchocolate and ice-cream. Joali isoneof the firstandonlyhotels in theMaldives tobe immersed inart,with interactiveandexperientialpieces featuring throughout the island. Gettinghigh in theKingdomofNepal A walk on the wild side On foot in theNationalParksofZambia Ababoon screechesand theguidebecomesattentive.Whathasphased theanimal -has itbeen separated fromhisgrouporhashe seen somethingand is sendingoutawarning? The search isonand the groupwalk in thedirectionof the starled primate.Will theycatcha glimpseof theelusive leoprd. In theLuangwa thisprized sighting ismore likely thanelsewhere inAfricaandoneof the region’sbiggestpulls. The Leopardsof luangwa Regions of Italy Regions of Spain Greek Island Idylls Regions of France The Bucket list Pearls of the Indian Ocean USA & Canada Mediterranean Masterpieces Family Favourites The Indian Subcontinent Far East & Pacific Arabian Nights Iconic City Hotels of the World Islands of the Caribbean Postcards from... Crystal-clearwaterswith spectacularcoral reefsandpalm-fringed white sandybeachesawaityourarrivalatNecker Island.Located in theBritishVirgin Islands, it isoneof themost luxuriousprivate islands in theworldandhome toSirRichardBranson.Sleepingup to48adultsand sixchildren, it's theultimateexclusiveplayground for friendsand family toexperience.Withplenty todoon landand onwater,Necker Island isyourhomeaway fromhomeand is just waiting tobeexplored. NECKER ISLAND Toexperience theultimateprivatehideaway,hiring Necker Islandexclusively is theway togoas theexpert teamcan tailoreveryelement to suityou.Keeping activeduringyour stay iseasywhen there'sfive infinity pools, twofloodlit tenniscourts,white sandybeaches andall thewatersportsyoucould imagine,but thereare alsoendlesscosycorners tocurlup inand just soakup theviews.Eveningsareoften spentdownon thebeach partying thenightawayunder the stars. With steady tradewinds,warm turquoisewaters, beautiful trailsand two tenniscourtsNecker Island isa perfectplayground foranynumberof sports.The island providesampleopportunities foryou toexplore the crystal-clearwatersor sample themagicof the island from thecomfortofyourbeachhammock. Atcertain timesof theyearNecker Islandhosts 'CelebrationWeeks'whereyoucanbook individual rooms toenjoy theexcitementand luxuryof the island. Sharing the islandwithotherguests,youcanbook roomsasan individual,couple, familyorgroupof friends for staysof typically sevennights. High Altitude The Call of the Wild Planes Trains & Automobiles Caribbean Classics A Sense of Place The Lake District 4 Surf Targetted informationpanel tobeusedby the subscribing travelcompany forpossibleuseas: Staffprofile Price sensitiveoffer Cruisedetails (ifnot submitting theirown information) Homegrown Delights On the Water El Ritmo Latino A PRIVATE AFFAIR