The Greek Islands Worth The Visit

Rich in culture, and with excellent food and turquoise waters – it’s no secret the Greek islands are some of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, or for that matter, the world. Plus, it looks like it might be a safer option for a chance of sunshine this year. Whether you want to give island hopping a go later this summer, or want to plan for some autumn sun, when rules allow, these are some of the best ones to visit…

Best For… Food


A great option for solo travellers, Sifnos is home to some of the best food in Greece. During the summer months, the island comes alive with food markets and outdoor merchants selling local seafood and sweet treats. Culinary delights aside, the island is dotted with whitewashed houses and chapels, where visitors can appreciate the laidback way of life which is more slow-paced and relaxed than at its neighbouring islands. Sifnos also has several good hiking trails and secluded swimming spots to explore – Vathi Beach is a particular highlight.

There are plenty of stylish holiday homes and villas to choose from.

Best For… Low-Key Bliss


Located in the south of the Aegean, Antiparos is one of the lesser-known Greek islands but it’s one of our top choices this year. An ideal option if you want to escape the crowds and enjoy a laidback holiday, Antiparos has all the beauty of its neighbouring islands, without the fuss. The island is famous for its beaches which have some great swimming spots with crystal clear waters – Psaralyki Beach is a particular highlight. Visitors should also head to the Cave of Antiparos and the charming village of Antiparos Town for a bit of culture. 

Best For… A Long Weekend


Home to some of the most picturesque beaches in Greece, Kos is great for a long weekend. Ideal in the summer but equally beautiful in the autumn, the island is home to lush valleys and Dikeos – a rugged mountain range well worth exploring. Head to Kos Town for food markets, ancient Greek ruins, a towering medieval castle and plenty of good restaurants – Pote Tin Kyriaki is a lovely traditional place which serves delicious seafood. Mastihari Beach is best for families, while Paradise Beach is 12km of white-sand bliss. The thermal springs at Agios Fokas, where visitors can bathe in the sea-pool, is also not to be missed.

Best For… Total Relaxation


If lounging on the beach with a good book is your idea of bliss, head to Skiathos. Home to some of the Aegean’s most beautiful beaches, the island is a great choice for a relaxed trip. Don’t miss Skiathos’ ancient monasteries and tucked-away churches – the Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria about 5km north of Skiathos Town, is surrounded by lush greenery and is well worth a visit. A day out can also be spent hiking along the forested trails in the Koukounaries, before stopping off at one of the many beautiful beaches on route. 

Best For… Families


For something the whole family can enjoy, head to Crete in southern Greece. The largest island in the region has a rich history, as well as a buzzy food scene, long white-sand beaches and charming villages tucked away in the hills and mountains. There are several ancient ruins to see, including the Palace of Knossos, Gortyna (a Neolithic archaeological site), Zakros Palace and Lissos – 3km of ruins along the coast. Elafonisi, a pink-white sand beach is a must visit, as is the Melidoni Cave. Another highlight is the food – opt for fresh seafood with plenty of Cretan olive oil. 

Best For… Luxe Parties


Known for being one of the most stylish and exclusive party islands in the Med, bookmark Mykonos for your next girls’ trip. Full of glitz and glamour, there are plenty of cool restaurants, bars and beach clubs to visit, but Principote Beach Club is a the ultimate way to spend the day relaxing by the pool with a drink (or two) in hand. If you want to avoid the crowds, skip high season and head to the island in September or October where temperatures hover around a comfortable 25°C. The island is fairly small, so you can see the best sites in a week, including Elia Beach, Paraga Beach and the famous Panagia Paraportiani Church.

Best For… Sun, Sea & Sand


The biggest Greek island in the Ionian, Kefalonia is renowned for its landscape and delicious food. There’s a lot to see on the island, so it’s best to plan your trip carefully. Antisamos, Lourdas, and Skala are some of the best beaches, while Fiscardo, Assos and Argostoli are the must-see villages. Myrtos Beach is also not to be missed – regarded as one of the best beaches in Greece its electric-blue waters and white-pebbles are beautiful. In terms of food, you’re spoilt for choice with plenty of beachside restaurants and local delis to choose from. Kiani Akti serves great seafood, while Tassisa in the north is a lovely spot for a romantic dinner.

Best For… Pure Luxury


A firm favourite with honeymooners and those after a luxurious getaway, booking a trip to Santorini is always a good idea. As one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, whitewashed buildings and beautiful ocean views have made the island one of the standout spots in Greece. Aside from walking along the beautiful mile-long beaches and exploring its famous narrow streets, visitors should visit one of the many vineyards, take a caldera cruise, and visit Nea Kameni and Palia Kameni to see hot springs. If you visit one top restaurant during your stay, make it Selene for an authentic Greek meal.

Best For… Outdoor Adventures


With steep mountains and a rugged coastline, Serifos was made for lovers of the outdoors. Large parts of the island are uninhabited and have been able to grow wild, so the remote location is ideal for hiking, climbing, mountain biking and diving. There are also several beaches to explore, including Livadi Beach which has crystal clear waters. Kali’s in the south of the island serves great seafood, while Metalleio nearby is renowned for its ice-cream. 

For more information on these islands or for bookings, please contact our travel managers.

Luxury Yacht Charter around Greece

From May 2021 onwards Stratfield Fairlane and partners are able to offer a selection of ten luxury yachts to charter in Greece.

As well as being one of the most tranquil places to charter, Greece now offers the lowest tax on yacht charters within the Mediterranean, at either 9.6% or 12%.

We have selected our top 5 yachts in Greece for summer 2021. You will find more information below.

Please do contact us to receive information on our other vessels and for example itineraries around historical Athens and breath-taking Santorini.

Churches in Oia, Santorini island in Greece


Length:                                95.00 metres/ 311.8 feet

Accommodation:            12 Guests

Year built:                            2020

Builder:                                Golden Yachts

Facilities:                              14 cabins, 12 cruising guests, 12 sleeping guests, total crew 29, air conditioning, WiFi, Gym, lift/elevator, Jacuzzi and extensive range of tenders and toys also included.


Length:                                 85 metres / 278.10 feet

Accommodation:             12 Guests

Year built:                            2018

Builder:                                Golden Yachts

Facilities:                              11 cabins, 12 cruising guests, 12 sleeping guests, total crew 26, air conditioning, WiFi, gym, Jacuzzi, lift/elevator and extensive list of tenders and toys included.


Length:                                 59.80 metres/ 196.2 feet

Accommodation:              12 Guests

Year built:                            2006 / refit 2010

Builder:                                Benetti

Facilities:                              6 cabins, 12 cruising guests, 12 sleeping guests, total crew 15, air conditioning, WiFi, Jacuzzi and various tenders and toys included.


Length:                                 49.90 metres/ 163.9 feet

Accommodation:             12 Guests

Year built:                            2003

Builder:                                Codecasa

Facilities:                              6 double cabins, 12 cruising guests, 12 sleeping guests, total crew 11, air conditioning, WiFi, Gym, lift/elevator, Jacuzzi and various tenders and toys included.


Length:                                  40.00 metres/ 131.3 feet

Accommodation:              12 Guests

Year built:                            2012 / refit 2017

Builder:                                Sunseeker

Facilities:             6 cabins, 12 cruising guests, 12 sleeping guests, total crew 8, air conditioning, WiFi and tenders and toys also included.

Contact our travel team for more information.

Home away from Home

Stratfield Fairlane and partners have an extensive property portfolio all over the world. We can assist with finding you the perfect long-term rental or holiday home, along with private flight charters and luxury transfers.

French Riviera, Cassis Area

This impressive home sits on an enviable vantage point within the hills, offering stunning views over the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The charming village and port of Cassis are both less than a 15-minute walk away from this house and a private pathway leads to the beach below in less than 5 minutes. The house itself is a renovated former hotel where Virginia Wolf used to stay and is, therefore, an expansive space, perfect for large groups. Outside you will find an impressive driveway that leads up to the house, while outside there is a large terrace where you can enjoy the views. There is also a deck with a private 13-meter swimming pool and sun loungers from which you can soak up the beautiful French weather. Inside, there are four reception rooms that boast sea views, alongside a large, fully equipped kitchen. There is a home cinema for your entertainment during your stay, and a games room with a ping pong table and foosball. There are eleven bedrooms in this house, eight of which feature their own ensuite facilities. In addition, a separate two-bedroom house is found within the grounds, with two queen size ensuite bedrooms with terrace. This home is a perfect mixture of the old and the new, with aspects of French history intertwined with modern comfort and luxury.

St Lucia, Marigot Bay, Caribbean

This wonderful home is set within three acres of tropical foliage, with striking views across the sweeping Marigot Bay below. Set across four different villas, this home looks to combine traditional Caribbean architecture with a European twist. Outside, relax beside the 65-foot pool, with accompanying sun loungers for the ideal sunspot. There is a gazebo within the garden, linked to the pool area by a wooden bridge. Why not dine alfresco in the summer evenings, after cooking in the brick pizza oven. Inside, an effort has been made to bring the tropical outdoors inside, through an open plan living and dining room area with high ceilings and soft furnishings. There is a flat screen TV for your enjoyment in the evenings. There are four cottages which house the different bedrooms of the villa. One has a king-sized room, whilst another is home to a queen-sized bedroom. The last two cottages have a queen-sized room in one, whilst the other hosts two bedrooms, one twin and one king. Each of the bedrooms has its own private bathroom facilities also.

Corfu, Kassiopi Bay, Greece

This stunning house embodies everything you could possibly dream of in a sea access luxury estate. Merged seamlessly with the sea and sky is the saltwater infinity pool, as well as the pool house. Down a short path is a smaller pool designed for children. The sapphire-coloured sea and Albanian mountains provide a breath-taking background as you enter the gorgeous courtyard. The state-of-the-art kitchen opens onto the fabulous outdoor covered entertaining area with a bar, BBQ and dining area. You will also find the cinema room, gym, sauna, and steam room. The master suite and guest room are accessible via the home’s courtyard, and stairs from the living room lead down to the five ensuite bedrooms each with their own private terrace. Your stay is complimented by a local concierge, housekeepers, grounds person and handy man. The house can be rented alongside its sister property to accommodate up to 20 guests.

Colorado – Telluride, Gray Head, US

Tucked on a hillside within a prestigious estate, this sweeping home is an architectural marvel that leaves no stone unturned in its quest for perfection in luxury comfort. Offering light-flooded interiors, a private fly-fishing lake and more style than you have ever seen, the property also boasts a secluded location within easy reach downtown Telluride itself. The views here are simply sublime and can be enjoyed from the numerous al fresco dining and lounging spots including around the fire pit; the gardens wind and wander, offering plentiful hiding places for a moment of quiet or self-reflection.

For formal occasions, venture to the dining room which comfortably seats ten, while the kitchen is fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances to cater to your every whim and need. The fantastic games room here is a delight to all, offering a home cinema, pool table, bar, and ping pong. Upstairs, the master suite is simply stunning, offering a king size bed, fireplace and deluxe ensuite bathroom with dual vanity sinks, A second master suite is equally comfortable, and home to a king size bed and ensuite, while both are the perfect vantage point for incredible mountain vistas. On the lower level the remaining suites can be found, two of which offer split king beds alongside ensuite bathrooms, in addition to two children’s bunk rooms sleeping four each; the bunk rooms happily share a family bathroom. A separate apartment found above the garage is perfect for staff or those seeking a little more independence: a cozy living space is accompanied by a well-equipped kitchen, dining space seating four and queen size bed with an ensuite.

Big Island, Kailua Kona, Huwaii

Overlooking a Jack Nicklaus golf course at a Hualālai Resort, find this true wow factor home in Hawaii. Offering full access to the resort’s extensive facilities for an optional daily guest fee, this magnificent home guarantees high end luxury living for your Hawaii stay. The views alone are simply breath taking with the undulating green of the golf course set before you and the blue of the ocean beyond. The heated infinity pool is the perfect place to spend those warm sunny days whilst starry nights can be spent in the outdoor hot tub. Inside the villa, a contemporary style runs throughout, with high ceilings providing an ethereal sense of space. The living room is generously sized and opens out onto the terrace, almost blending into the outdoors beyond. Here, you can relax on the countless seating areas, catch a movie on the TV or simply enjoy soaking up the views. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could wish for and includes a breakfast bar come kitchen island for casual bites. The bedrooms at this home are beautiful, which include two king size master suites, each boasting amazing outdoor tropical garden showers and a third queen size suite with an ensuite and its own private courtyard.

Contact us today for your personalised travel itinerary.

Discover endless new cruise horizons in 2022/23

It’s no secret that the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet includes some of the most luxurious ships in the world. And they’re ready to make waves for the 2022/23 cruise season.

Docking in Kotka, you would be forgiven for thinking you had arrived in Russia. The town is, after all, only around 100 kilometres across the water from St. Petersburg, and its dramatic Lutheran cathedral is not dissimilar to colourful St Basil’s, holding court in Moscow’s Red Square.

You alight the ship to be greeted by your guide, ready to escort you around for a day of sightseeing. Perhaps to take in the Merikeskus Vellamo, a museum detailing the region’s seafaring history, housed in a dramatic steel-and-glass building. Or to glimpse the stunning fjords that envelop the town with natural drama. Welcome to Finland, and to one of Regent Seven Seas’ newest ports.

This culture-driven town in the country’s south, overlooking the Gulf of Finland, is one of 17 destinations set to debut on Regent Seven Seas’ cruise voyages for 2022/23. And it’s in good company, alongside the likes of Killybegs in Ireland, Monterey in California, Beppu in Japan and Gili Mas (Lombok) in Indonesia. The hardest decision you have to make is which itinerary to choose – there are 148 available across the season, in addition to five Grand Voyages of 61 days or more. Perhaps an easier place to start is with the ship.

A splendid way to travel

It’s hard to look past the newest ship in the Regent fleet: the lavish Seven Seas Splendor. With space for just 750 guests, Splendor made her maiden voyage earlier this year, setting the bar high for future cruise-line launches. The extent of the on-board luxuries is mindboggling: all-balcony suites, guaranteeing unbroken views over the ocean and colourful villages you pass; walk-in wardrobes and marbled bathrooms; indulgent L’Occitane amenities. Venture into public spaces to ogle a collection of more than 300 commissioned artworks, decorating spaces that unite sweeping staircases, Czech marble and chandeliers.

The other standout luxury is the all-inclusive nature of your voyage, from meals and drinks in the seven specialty restaurants and bars to pre-paid gratuities, Wi-Fi, valet laundry and even unlimited shore excursions. Which means you can sashay off the ship in Kotka, or any number of ports, and be met that chauffer to explore some of the world’s most beguiling destinations.

Book Splendor’s ‘Charming Windmills to Fine Chocolates’ itinerary (departing 26 July 2022), and your cruise will be bookended by stays in St. Petersburg, with northern Europe’s fairytale countryside, Norway’s stunning coastline and historic Baltic cities in between. When winter descends, the ship – dubbed ‘luxury perfected’ – cruises south toward the Caribbean, taking in the region’s palm-laced islands and powdery beaches at a leisurely pace, perhaps before journeying along the Panama Canal.

© Stephen Beaudet

An incentive to explore

Seven Seas Explorer will also begin her season in the Mediterranean, taking in blissful Greek islands, colourful Turkish ports, the Baltic Sea and the Holy Land. From here, she heads south toward Dubai and the Gulf Coast, preparing to journey toward Asia for the ‘Ancient Temples & Sacred Sites’ itinerary (departing 14 March 2022). Seeing Japan during sakura (cherry blossom season) is a rare treat, with the ship making a maiden call in Beppu and also stopping in Kyoto with some itineraries with overnight stays allowing for more immersive exploration.

If time is on your side, the 73-night ‘Grand Spice Route Quest’ (departing 31 October 2022) offers an intoxicating taste of Europe, Asia and Oceania, visiting Jerusalem and Luxor, lingering in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, then journeying south to explore the waters between Australia and New Zealand – she arrives in Sydney just in time for New Year’s Eve, which means you can end your journey with a bang.

This grande dame will begin the 2022/23 season in Miami, before exploring the Caribbean then sailing north around the Canadian coast into Greenland, the British Isles and Western Europe. Moving back to the US, she journeys south to take guests on a 25-night Amazon cruise.

Voyager of a lifetime

Seven Seas Voyager will similarly spend some of the 2022/23 season in Europe, cruising the Mediterranean before journeying toward Splendor in Northern Europe. In addition to unexpected stops around the British Isles – think five calls to Ireland, plus Portland, Liverpool, England and Wales – the ship’s star itinerary is the ‘Historic Sites & Crossroads’ (departing 12 October 2022), taking you on a voyage through Europe’s historic civilisations, visiting significant sights and attractions in Greece, Italy and Turkey.

For the remainder of the 2022 season, Voyager will take guests to unexplored ports around Africa, including along the west coast, before journeying to Rio de Janeiro to begin her South American itineraries.

For more information or booking requests, please contact our travel experts.

Bucket List Holidays To Start Planning Now

If there’s one thing this pandemic has taught us, it’s that life is worth living. If like many people you’ve got a burning desire to tick some places off your bucket list, it’s time to start planning now – ready for when this is all over. And with options for families, couples, and solo travellers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy…

Explore The Tanzanian Wilderness 

If you’ve always wanted to explore the beauty of East Africa, Tanzania has it all. Home to world-renowned national parks, beautiful coastlines and fascinating culture, the country is a great choice for a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday. With a vast landscape of protected land, heading on a Tanzanian safari is a no brainer. While the Serengeti is famous for wildebeest, zebras and crocodiles, Rusha National Park is the largest in the country and has some of the highest population of lions and elephants in the world. Located in the south of Tanzania, the park receives fewer tourists than other national parks, so it’s one to bookmark it for a totally remote experience.

Where To Stay: Jabali Private House, Rusha National Park

Set on a rocky peninsula in Rusha National Park, Jabali Private House is an ideal location for families or large groups. The three-bedroom property is surrounded by beautiful baobab trees and feels totally remote – only a handful of lodges share the five-million-acre national park. Guests can head on a day or night-time safari or explore the area on foot. 

Go Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda

Rwanda’s rolling hills and vast mountainous landscape are teaming with wildlife. The northwest regions have some of the most beautiful ranges in the country and are home to some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas and rare golden monkeys. Visitors should make a beeline for Volcanoes National Park for hiking, canoeing and mountain biking, before heading on a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trek.

Where To Stay: One & Only Gorilla’s Nest

Located near the village of Kingi, One & Only Gorilla’s Nest lies at the foothill of the Virunga Volcano range. Nestled amongst a forest of eucalyptus trees, the stunning resort has breath-taking views of the Rwandan hills and national park, as well as state-of-the art facilities throughout. During your stay, you’ll be able to discover the natural habitat of mountain gorillas, while spotting other wildlife in the national park – a truly unforgettable experience.  

See The Northern Lights In Iceland

Iceland’s rugged coastline and natural wonders can be appreciated year-round, but if you’re after the ultimate winter holiday, head to the island during the colder months. Visitors can enjoy an extensive selection of outdoor activities from skiing and glacier hiking, to husky sledding and bathing in geothermal pools. Iceland also has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Nordic region – the northern territories in particular are known for their vast mountain ranges and rivers. For an unforgettable experience, head to the north to see the Northern Lights.  

Where To Stay: Deplar Farm

Located in the northern town of Ólafsfjörður, Deplar Farm is a stunning retreat surrounded by mountains and green valleys. Once a working sheep farm, the property now has everything you need for a luxury stay, including a geo-thermal spa and stylish, Nordic-inspired interiors. Guests can stargaze across the clear Icelandic night sky and catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights (from October to March), head into the Icelandic wilderness on a snowmobile safari, and enjoy a range of outdoor activities.  

Island Hop In The Seychelles

For a luxury getaway and slice of island life, head to the idyllic Seychelles. Ideal for a couple’s trip, or special occasion, the islands are famous for their crystal-clear waters, lush palm trees and mile-long beaches. Visitors can snorkel in the coral reefs, explore the nature reserves, and enjoy the many water-based activities on offer. Mahé, the largest island, has some of the best resorts in the country, though Praslin and Silhouette Island are more secluded. 

Where To Stay: Denis Island

Once you’ve made your way around the islands, head to Denis Island for a private stay. The 350-acre coralline island has just one hotel with 25 secluded cottages. Around the bay, the sea is full of marine life where guests can snorkel off the beach and spot turtles in the topaz waters. The hotel also has a fantastic diving centre, as well as an on-site farm – with a selection of activities on offer, a week here is best spent exploring the flora and fauna.   

Drive The Great Ocean Road In Australia

Head to the south eastern coast of Australia for the ultimate road trip. Made up of over 150 miles of coastal scenery, wildlife and unique history, the Great Ocean Road begins in Torquay in Victoria, and ends at Allansford near Warrnambool. The scenic route takes around three days to complete, but there are plenty of things to do along the way, including surfing, hiking and wildlife spotting. 

Where To Stay: Drift House

There are countless places to stay along the Great Ocean Road, but one of the most stylish is Drift House in Port Fairy. The simple yet modern interiors offer the perfect place from which to relax after a day on the road – book Suite Six for a stylish room with an open fireplace and private courtyard.

Camp Under The Norwegian Stars 

While the beauty of Norway can be appreciated year-round, the summer is one of the best times to visit. Norway is a great choice for discovering beautiful scenery off the beaten track and trying a range of outdoor activities in the north west of the country. The Sunnmøre region is well known for its beautiful landscapes and natural features – think fjords, waterfalls and glaciers. From mountain hikes, cycling trips and cross-country skiing, to kayaking adventures along the fjords, there’s something to suit every explorer.

Where To Stay: Storfjord Hotel

During the Norwegian circuit, guests will visit three hotels, including Storfjord Hotel. With views from one of the largest fjords in the region, the breath-taking location was made for outdoor pursuits, while the lodge itself has been designed in traditional Norwegian style, with wooden beams and simple furnishings. Guests can swim in the nearby lake or enjoy a wellness treatment from a list of spa treatments, too. 

Explore Peru By Train

Explore Peru’s historic Inca ruins, colourful culture and dramatic landscapes on a journey around some of the country’s highlights, including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. There’s plenty to explore around the country, but if you want to do it in style, hop aboard the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train. Beginning in the capital of Lima, the tour passes through Cuzo, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon – a great option for solo travellers or those travelling in a small group. 

Where To Stay: Belmond Andean Explorer

Train travel doesn’t get much better than the Belmond Andean Explorer. South America’s first luxury sleeper has three types of en-suite cabins to choose from, as well as a fine dining restaurant, lounge car, and spa. While there’s plenty to do on board, the best thing about the Andean Explorer is undoubtedly the view. 

Visit The Shorelines Of Mozambique

Southern Mozambique is home to miles of empty beaches, sand dunes, and more recently, a selection of stylish hideaways. For a secluded trip to the beautiful coast, visitors can appreciate the peace and quiet and diverse wildlife. Bazaruto National park is surrounded by crystal clear waters, while the Maputo Special Reserve is where you’ll find Mozambique’s bush – both of which are great options for a safari. Once you’ve made the most of the culture, head to the coast to relax on the white-sand beaches.

Where To Stay: Sussurro

Having just opened this month, Sussurro is a stunning hotel located on the Nhamabue peninsula. Set on the secluded shores of a turquoise lagoon, it’s thoughtfully designed – sustainability and conscious travel are at the heart of the experience. With an idyllic outdoor pool area, yoga deck and selection of spacious bedrooms to choose from, guests can relax in pure style. Personalised itineraries range from four-day safaris to two-week wellness trips.

Head To An Untouched Island In Indonesia

When in Indonesia, island hopping is a must. Kuta and Gili Trawangan in Bali are not to be missed, while Seminyak is one of the best spots for surfing. However, the real heart of the island is Ubud, where visitors can walk through dense jungles on one side and enjoy cultural town offerings on the other. For the best of both worlds, with 13 white-sand beaches and two lagoons, visitors can go snorkelling and diving, then soak up the culture in Ubud.

Where To Stay: Nihi Sumba

There are countless homestays and beachside properties to choose from, but Nihi Sumba, as part of the tour, is a luxury resort that feels totally remote. Guests can go horse-riding in the sea, head on a one-of-a-kind spa safari, and make the most of some of the best surfing waves in all of Indonesia. The bedrooms, with canopy beds and panoramic views of the Indian ocean, feel completely remote – you can fall asleep to the soft sounds of waves and wake up to wildlife on your doorstep.  

Camp Under The Stars in Morocco

Known for its huge mountain ranges, ancient cities, and vast deserts, there are countless things to see and do in Morocco. In the desert, visitors can take tours of the Saharan dunes and visit the ancient medinas, before heading into the cities. The Ouarzazate province, known as the ‘door of the desert’, is rich with culture and is a great starting point from which to explore some of the best sights. 

Where To Stay: Dar Ahlam

This 19th-century Kasbah is tucked away in the Sahara Desert, just a short journey from Ouarzazate. With a number of suites to choose from, the lodgings are spacious and have distinctive Moroccan flair – for a special trip, ask for a room with views of the Atlas Mountains. Guests can spend a night under the stars in the desert, then relax at the hotel in the on-site spa and hammam.

Head On A South African Safari

When in South Africa, booking a safari is a must – June to September is the best time to go for spotting wildlife when animals are more likely to be spotted in the bare bush and watering holes. With over 600 national parks to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice, but Marakele National Park is a great choice for first timers. The mountainous park is home to the ‘Big Five’ (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos), plus one of the world’s largest colonies of the endangered Cape vulture. 

Where To Stay: Marataba Conservation Camps 

Having opened two new camps in September, Marataba is ideal for a week-long safari. Set in a private section of Marakele National Park, guests can stay at the exclusive Founders Camp, which has four suites overlooking the Matlabas River, or the Explorers Camp, which overlooks a busy watering hole. Alongside traditional safari excursions, guests can also take part in the daily conservation efforts and wildlife tracking in the park. Kids will love spotting animals around the camp, while adults will appreciate the luxury campsite accommodation.

See The Himalayas In Bhutan

As one of the world’s most exclusive places to visit, heading to Bhutan is a one-in-a-lifetime experience. With spectacular nature and fascinating cultural sites, visitors can explore the country’s hidden corners and learn about the traditional Buddhist way of life. Six Senses have created a journey across Bhutan’s key valleys that take visitors across lush tropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan mountains in the north. Highlights include the Dochula Pass which offers dramatic views of the Himalayan peaks, Chimi Lhakhang (an ancient fertility temple), and a hike to Taktsang Goemba – the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Where To Stay: Six Senses Lodges

Travelling across Bhutan, guests can stay at five Six Senses lodges which are spread across the country – Paro, Punakha, Thimphu, Gangtey and Bumthang. Each location has breath-taking views of the landscape, and the luxury interiors make for a truly special stay. Punakha overlooks the Mo Chu River, while Gangtey has impressive views of the Phobjika Valley. 

For more information on the above list or for booking enquiries, please contact your lifestyle managers.