10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Experiences


Sometimes the best places to go are the roads less traveled. Immersive, off-the-beaten-path experiences push us out of comfort zones to discover different ways of life. The following properties provide access to local and exclusive experiences that will broaden your perspective of the world.

Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho Special Offer

Hoa Thanh Hamlet, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam

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Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho s a luxury resort in the Phu Yen province of Vietnam, in the heart of a secluded and preserved 98-hectare natural site of lush vegetation facing an impressive one kilometer long white sand beach. Its name in Vietnamese translates into “bay of corals”, in reference to its untouched coastline and beautiful coral reefs. Surrounded by spectacular hills, lush vegetation and authentic paddy fields, the resort lies far away from the mainstream tourist paths. It features 73 spacious standalone villas (46 with private pools) built according to three different architectural styles, which are inextricably linked to the country’s tribal cultures, each of them melting into the lush natural background and built by locals using traditional age-old techniques. The Paddy Field Villas, inspired by the fishermen’s houses with views to the paddy fields, the Hill Pool Villas, reminiscent of the houses you will in the mountain regions with views over the sea and each with a private pool and the Beach Pool Villas, a reference to the tribe community who live along the coast. Three gastronomic options are offered – from traditional Vietnamese to international-style. A yoga studio, a gym, tennis courts, an outdoor infinity pool and a large number of water sports and marine activities are offered. Walks, jogging, cycling or cultural discoveries such as temples, fishing villages and local markets are also possible. Rice planting and harvesting or cooking is also available. A shop, a kids-club and a spa with seven treatment rooms.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

1 Qasr Al Sarab Road Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates , 131277

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Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter. Ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you. Soak in the freeform swimming pool while desert wildlife grazes in the shade below. Be inspired by glorious Arabian décor that channels one of the world’s most ancient and revered cultures. Located in the legendary Liwa Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape by providing a luxury oasis for discerning travelers. Recline by the plunge pool outside your own private villa, or stretch out on a sumptuous day bed surrounded by rich Middle Eastern fabrics and local artefacts. Every room, villa and suite is considered to be some of the finest abodes among luxury Abu Dhabi resorts and features desert views, blending our rich interiors with the landscape. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara distinguishes itself from other Abu Dhabi hotels bringing its guests the quintessential Abu Dhabi luxury resort experience with leisure facilities to please the most demanding of tastes. A sanctuary of wellbeing that draws on an array of ancient cultures at Anantara Spa. A choice of four dining venues that offer the greatest Middle Eastern cuisine and fine gastronomic experiences from across the globe. Tailor-make your ultimate luxury holiday from our range of other facilities including fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool, kids club,

Hotel Crillon le Brave

Place de l'Eglise, Crillon-le-Brave, France , 84410

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100 USD F&B Credit
Full buffet breakfast
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In the heart of Northern Provence, a splendid 5-star hideaway reserved for those looking to disconnect from the urban frenzy and reconnect in a sublime natural environment of authenticity. The Hotel Crillon le Brave stands like a peaceful haven facing the mountains of Ventoux, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves typical of Provence. Surrounding the church, a marvellous labyrinth of 17th and 18th century buildings lined with Virginia creeper, a secret passage is revealed leading to a panoramic terrace overlooking the breath-taking Mont-Ventoux. A dozen old houses make up the hotel, giving it a special, private and exclusive charm, creating a timeless getaway in Mont Ventoux. In Crillon le Brave, the luxury hotel literally merges with Mont Ventoux. More than a concept, a heritage, more than a destination, a private refuge. In the 16 rooms and 18 suites of the Crillon le Brave hotel, the old red floor tiles typical of Provence contrast with the warm subtle decor. Strong linen, natural nuances in half-tones, cosy plaids, soft materials… The serene atmosphere invites rest and luxurious relaxation throughout this 5-star hotel in Mont Ventoux. Adrien Brunet, the Executive Chef, offers the rich flavours of Provence on a platter in our two restaurants, both revealing an impressive view of Mont Ventoux. Under the monumental arches of the old 18th century stone-vaulted stables, the extraordinarily gentle atmosphere of our Tata Harper Spa offers a subdued intimate setting more than perfect for enjoying a massage.

Explora Torres del Paine Special Offer

Salto Chico, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region, Chile , 616000

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Patagonia is a vast region in the southernmost tip of South America. Civilizations with magical rites, sailors and pioneers have contributed to its fame. It is a mythical place, synonymous with exploration. Located in the heart of Patagonia, 400 kilometers north of Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park encompasses 242,242 hectares, surrounded by the impressive Paine mountain range (Cordillera del Paine, Chile). With unusually shaped granite peaks, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, plus unique flora and fauna, Torres del Paine Park is considered one of the most beautiful places on Planet Earth. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978. Strategically set on the shore of Lake Pehoé, Explora's Torres del Paine was conceived as an exploration base site. It features refined comfort for total relaxation and the best gear ideally suited for exploring Patagonia. The architecture of the hotel allows guests to enjoy comfort in this remote region. The design creates an aura of simplicity while showcasing the unfathomable beauty of the natural environment.

Kasbah Tamadot

BP 67, Marrakech, Morocco , 42150

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Kasbah Tamadot is Sir Richard Branson's magical retreat in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. This 28-bedroom hotel is perched at the top of a valley with views up to Mount Toubkal and over to some of the traditional Berber villages that dot around the region. Kasbah Tamadot means 'soft breeze. Each of the 28 rooms and suites has been individually decorated to reflect the beautiful architecture of the building and features antiques from all over the world. Everywhere you look around Kasbah Tamadot you will be surprised and delighted. From the unique design of each of our bedrooms and Berber Tents, to the exceptional customer service of our local staff, be prepared for a holiday like you have never experienced before. Kasbah Tamadot has been named Best Resort Hotel, North Africa and the Middle East in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021! Virgin Limited Edition

Fogo Island Inn

210 Main Road, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada , A0G 2X0

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Fogo Island Inn sits on an island, off an island, at one of the four corners of the Earth. Every one of our 29 one-of-a-kind guest rooms and suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. A stimulating relief from the numbing uniformity of modern times, the award-winning Inn is built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. The Inn is a community asset, and 100% of operating surpluses are reinvested into the community to help secure a sustainable and resilient future for Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Rates are per night, per room, and based on two persons per room. We designed our pricing to be inclusive of a complete hospitality experience. To that end, rates are inclusive of all meals, a half-day Island Orientation with a Community Host, and most excursions. Fogo Island Inn is a non-tipping community enterprise. Our employees participate in an incentive-based bonus plan as part of their compensation.

Little Palm Island

28500 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, FL, United States , 33042

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100 USD Hotel/Resort Credit
$75 per person/ per day breakfast credit
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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is the quintessential adult only island paradise. Whether arrival is by yacht or seaplane, this exclusive resort welcomes you to one of thirty thatched-roof oceanfront bungalow suites. Set in the Florida Keys but evoking a South Pacific isle feel, nary a distraction is allowed - no televisions, telephones nor children. Find every activity that your heart desires from exciting water sports or beach side respites, indulgent dining or spa experiences and relax to your soul's content. The Dining Room at Little Palm Island offers the finest of food and wine from around the world, served in a tropical island paradise. Little Palm Island offers our guests the skill, innovation and service of our Executive Chef and his exceptional culinary team. Our Chef and his team have perfected classic European preparations with tropical and pan-Latin flavors. We offer seasonal favorites with tempting daily offerings which can be enjoyed in our elegant dining room.

Nayara Alto Atacama

Camino Pukara s/n, sector Suchor, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile , 1410000

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Nayara Alto Atacama offers guests entrée into the fascinating landscape of the Atacama Desert, with its crystal-clear night sky and unbeatable stargazing, its salt mountains and lakes, and its vastness. The hotel is an oasis in the desert, emerging in a valley which holds the San Pedro River and is integrated to the environment with its adobe construction and simple forms. Its gardens represent examples of the culture and skills of artisans from the surrounding ancestral communities. Also, among its highlights, there is a natural observatory where visitors can enjoy the stars at night (Atacama Desert known for being home of astronomical observatories) and all the interiors are decorated by local artisan’s handcrafts. Ancient traditions such as herding animals and cultivating family orchards are still carried on by the local people in this area. Guests in Alto Atacama do not need to go anywhere else to enjoy the area; they can walk right into the river, watch foxes and most of the birds within the area and climb a 400 m high mountain starting directly from the hotel grounds. Our Puri spa team promotes a healthy style in treatments, fresh juices and every organic product they prepare. In different spaces and shapes, calm the rhythm to renew energy. The mesas and canyons of the Atacama Desert are an irresistible invitation to adventure, from hiking lunar landscapes, cycling dunes and caves, and exploring geysers and lagoons. You can choose any of our three programs from B&B only to Full Experience.

Amansara

Road to Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia , 171201

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Situated in Siem Reap, the cultural capital of Cambodia, Amansara lies just 10 minutes from the entrance to Angkor Wat. Once the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, today this walled garden estate serves as a tranquil 24- suite retreat with the ambience of a gracious home. 55-minute drive from Siem Reap Angkor International Airport, Amansara provides an ideal base for exploring the Unesco-protected temples of Angkor and discovering Khmer culture. Amansara combines the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ with apsara, the ‘heavenly nymphs’ of ancient Hindu texts. Built with 12 suites in 1962 by French architect Laurent Mondet, today Amansara presents 24 suites, 12 with private swimming pools. Similar in design, each suite enjoys an open-plan layout and a private courtyard. Across a manicured lawn from the suites and adjacent to the main 17-metre swimming pool is the circular Dining Room with its soaring ceiling and shaded terrace. Serving a menu of Khmer and Western cuisines, it includes a walk-in wine and cheese cellar and a casual lounging area. The Roof Terrace offers a seasonal venue for early or late evening drinks and private dinners.

Amanemu

2165 Hazako Hamajima-cho, Shima, Mie, Japan , 517-0403

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Set in Ise Shima National Park, Amanemu (peaceful joy) is perched on the shores of Ago Bay, a blue expanse dotted with islets and drifting oyster rafts. Lying south of Tokyo, two hours by train from Nagoya or 25 minutes by private helicopter, the resort provides easy access to Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrines and ancient pilgrimage routes winding through nearby forests. Celebrating the tradition of onsen (bathing in mineral hot springs), Amanemu’s 2,000-square-metre Aman Spa is an integral part of the resort. Offering an enriching guest experience centred on holistic wellbeing, it has its own thermal spring feeding two outdoor pools – each a different temperature – and two exclusive onsen pavilions. The spa also offers four treatment rooms, a gym, yoga pavilion, Pilates studio and a pool for aquatic body work. The benefits of onsen can also be enjoyed in Amanemu’s 24 Suites and sixtwo-bedroom Villas. Each features a private plunge-bath supplied with water drawn from the same natural hot springs as the Aman Spa. Identical in layout and design, Amanemu’s 99-square-metre Suites present combined bedroom and living areas and expansive decks. Suites are divided into three different categories depending on their outlooks: Mori Suites are surrounded by indigenous vegetation with tranquil green views; Sora Suites are situated closer to the coast with peaceful green views towards Ago Bay; closest to the shore, Nagi Suites offer the best views of Ago Bay.

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Reserve - Mpumalanga, Ulusaba, South Africa , 0000

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Ulusaba is Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve in South Africa. The name Ulusaba means ‘place of little fear’, so named because the koppie, or hill, on which Rock Lodge sits provided the ancient Shangaan tribal warriors with the perfect lookout point. Ulusaba has 20 rooms and suites spread over two lodges: Rock Lodge, including the beautiful Cliff Lodge, and Safari Lodge. Ulusaba sits entirely within the Sabi Sand Reserve near Kruger National Park, surrounded by 13,500 hectares (about 33,000 acres) of open bush. Rock Lodge is perched on the top of a koppie with panoramic views over the bush below. There are 8 rooms at Rock Lodge, including our Master Suite, Makwela Suites, Rock Cliff rooms and the two bedroom Rock Suite, some of which have private plunge pools. Just a short walk from the main house is Cliff Lodge, a private two bedroom suite. Nearly 500 metres away is Safari Lodge which has 10 rooms, including our Safari Rooms, Elephant Rooms, River Rooms the private Treehouse Suite, and the Safari Suite. Built along the banks of a dry riverbed, Safari Lodge guests cross swing bridges between the exquisite tree house style rooms. For the ultimate experience, guests can share their time between both lodges. Anyone who’s been on safari before knows that no two game drives are ever the same! There are two daily game drives at Ulusaba, one leaving early in the morning and one leaving late afternoon, each lasting around three hours. Times will vary depending

Aman Tokyo

The Otemachi Tower, 1-5-6 Otemachi, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan , 100-0004

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Occupying the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo is located just steps from Tokyo Station and the boutiques of Ginza. High above the capital, it offers breathtaking views harmonizing city and nature, with the Imperial Palace Gardens and Shinjuku skyscrapers in the foreground, and Mount Fuji on the horizon. The hotel provides easy access to all points of interest in the city, as the five-line Otemachi subway station is connected to the building. An exclusive sanctuary, Aman Tokyo embraces its namesake’s cosmopolitan nature while staying true to a classical Japanese aesthetic: wood, stone and washi paper are used to both subtle and dramatic effect. The hotel’s inner garden on the reception level is surrounded by an engawa, an inner veranda leading to extensive dining and lounge areas. On the five floors above are the serene Aman Spa, a 30-metre swimming pool and 84 suites – each with a unique layout and panoramic views. Located adjacent to the inner garden with stunning floor-to-ceiling views, the Lounge by Aman is an ideal venue for afternoon tea, drinks, snacks, and cocktails. Offering similar views, Arva serves farm-fresh seasonal Japanese and Italian dishes. It also houses a 1,200-bottle, walk-in wine cellar. Overlooking Arva are two private dining rooms, also with striking city views. Musashi by Aman serves authentic Edomae-style sushi at a Hinoki counter seating just eight – a fine dining experience representing the very best of Japanese omakase cuisine. Enjoy an indoor or outdoor setting with beautiful greenery.

Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs

Loisaba Conservancy, LAIKIPIA, LAIKIPIA, Kenya , 00506

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Located within Loisaba Conservancy, Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs offers an ultra-private experience with eight individual, spacious tented rooms with impressive views that reach across the magical landscape of northern Kenya stretching out to Mount Kenya. Service is paramount, with each room assigned an Elewana Guest Ambassador to serve and cater to guests’ every need. Loisaba sits on a vital Elephant Corridor connecting the famous Laikipia Plateau and plays a key role in supporting one of Kenya's largest and most stable lion populations. The Conservancy is also home to several critically endangered large mammals, including Grevy’s zebra, wild dog, leopard and cheetah. Loisaba is a 57,000 acre conservancy within Laikipia County that is owned by Loisaba Community Trust, a Kenyan Trust incorporated under the Perpetual Succession of Trustees Act, and is committed to wildlife and ecological conservation. The Loisaba mission is to protect and enhance critical wildlife diversity, abundance and habitat in the Loisaba landscape, which sits on the western edge of one of Kenya’s most important elephant movement corridors, while concurrently supporting sustainable livestock production and improving the lives of neighbouring.