Clients who work in high-stress-level environments with pressure pushing down on them like the world on a shoulder, need somewhere worthy to escape and rejuvenate. They need a week away that’s akin to lying on the largest, softest, most beautiful cushion, a brief buffer between them and the reality of a complex world, a small space to catch one’s breath. Taking the calibre of such clients into account, we know that you’ve always got your eye out for luxury retreats to soothe the strains and pains of modern day life, a place of almost divine proportions. To keep you on the cusp of the world’s most exceptional luxury retreats, we’ve narrowed the list down to five of the best. These gems are worth forwarding to your most discerning clients.
Turn your inner ‘urgh’ into an outer ‘ohhmm’
It’s one of the finest yoga luxury retreats in the world. Nestled in the ultra-beautiful Turks and Caicos islands, Parrot Cay retreat offers holistic spa treatments, yoga on private beaches as well as in its gorgeous yoga studio. The resort offers Japanese baths, endless views, private butlers, and loving kindness in each hospitable gesture. It’s a balm to weary heads, hearts and souls.
Immerse yourself in the quiet expanse of the wild
In the heart of the Okavango sits nine of the world’s most sumptuous tents. Botswana’s exclusive and intimate retreat, and Beyond’s Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is inspired by the water-lily. Depending on the season, guests too can float on the water along the channels and shallow lagoons of the Delta on a Mokoro boat ride, a non-motorized experience that leaves plenty of room for soaking up the sounds of the ecosystem living in harmony around you. For those looking for a luxury safari experience, you’d be hard-pressed to find luxury retreats of such peaceful proportions.
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No man is an island, but…
Sometimes escaping to the middle of the ocean is just what you need, a secluded escape that’s free from the nagging and needing of all those around us. When it comes to island luxury retreats, Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives is the celebrity destination of choice. With past guests who include Tom Cruise and George Clooney, you can be sure the island delivers on every count of lush. Each beautiful bungalow comes with its own infinity pool and an option to order whatever you’d like from the chef. So exclusive, getting to the island requires a trip on a private speedboat or seaplane.
Ski Switzerland’s swishest slopes
The Lodge Verbier takes up a firm spot in Sir Richard Branson’s perfect handful of super luxury resorts. Part of the Virgin Limited Edition Collection, this ode to modern comfort and good times is perched in the Swiss Alps. It includes an indoor pool, spa, dreamy ski slopes and even, a small ice rink in the backyard.
Lose life’s lacklustre and find yourself in Tuscany
Surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, you’ll have to pinch yourself to remember you’re not in some Italian dream. Borgo Santo Pietro is a villa retreat like no other, a restored 13th century boutique hotel in the midst of the most glorious natural environment. Indulge in the finest local organic produce, sip on dizzyingly delicious wines, and take your afternoon siesta on a hand-carved bed. Providing easy access to Siena, Chianti and Florence, the villa sits at the core of beautiful Tuscany, however, keeping the quality of the establishment in mind, you may choose not to leave at all, ever.
Here at Charme & Adventure, we are passionate about putting together private tours of Italy to rival the most inspiring travel experiences in the world. We arrange every detail, from the old vintage car that ushers you to your destination to the exclusive private art collections you can be sure none of your friends have seen. To find out more about unforgettable luxury retreats in Italy, contact us. Our private tours of Italy are tailor-made to delight even the pickiest client.
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