CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is widely considered one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, one of Tasmania's premier wilderness regions. Just 2 hours scenic drive from Launceston and 1.5 hours from Devonport, this superb escape showcases the best Cradle Mountain has to offer with warm hospitality, sensational local food and wine, indulgent spa treatments, breathtaking scenery and magnificent wilderness surrounds.
Set discreetly within the wilderness setting, the Lodge offers 4 different styles of accommodation, from the contemporary Pencil Pine Cabins to the luxurious King Billy Suites. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge provides the perfect haven to escape, rejuvenate, indulge and explore.
4038 Cradle Mountain Rd. • Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7306
LUCALA ISLAND RESORT
In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this luscious green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a spectacular tropical hideaway. The high price tag gets you over-the-top luxury and total privacy in one of 25 unique villas—all glamorous versions of traditional Fijian dwellings. Each opens onto its own private pool. Inside, you’ll find Bose sound systems, giant plasma TVs, a personal bar stocked with champagne, and exuberant decor—sofas evoke seashells, light shades are crafted from hundreds of butterfly cocoons, bathtubs are carved from single slabs of granite. It’s hard to leave—amuse-bouches materialize throughout the day, and any conceivable meal will be arranged instantly—but Laucala also has five restaurants, a spa, a stable, and an 18-hole golf course. Go on a mountain bike to explore the seven-mile-long island and Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with mechanics to service private jets, and a James Bond–worthy dive boat for trips to fertile reefs.
Laucala Island, Fiji
Only 15 tranquil rainforest villas occupy secluded positions amongst the world's oldest living rainforest... reinforcing the impression of being 'at one with nature', yet still providing all the creature comforts of a boutique retreat.
Wake to the gentle sounds of nature in your Daintree rainforest accommodation. Enjoy total pampering in the unique Daintree Spa. Discover the secluded pristine waterfall. Breathe in the freshest of air. Dine in the enchanting Julaymba Restaurant & Gallery and experience the taste sensations of tropics, try innovative contemporary Australian cuisine with a native twist. An ideal tropical north Queensland haven to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Daintree River and Cape Tribulation.
20 Daintree Road• Queensland 4873 • Australia
Hayman is a magnificent private island resort, nestled amid a lush tropical paradise in the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. Beautifully appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a villa overlook gardens, pools, ponds, beach and the Coral Sea. Hayman offers privacy, tranquility, natural beauty, adventure, luxury, international dining and exciting resort and reef activities. Hayman has received over 50 Awards of Excellence. Note: The resort is temporarily closed due to the impact of Cyclone Debbie, and unable to accept new reservations until mid-2018.
Great Barrier Reef • Queensland 4801 • AU
LE MERIDIEN BORA BORA
Set on the Pearl of the Pacific, Le Méridien Bora Bora is located on a six-mile-long motu islet, facing Otemanu Mountain, within one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. It is a lush island of tropical rainforests set at the edge of an azure lagoon and, as travelers quickly discover, one of the most beautiful, romantic places in the world.
Motu Tape BP 190 • Bora Bora • French Polynesia
Your helicopter awaits on the front lawn of Huka Lodge. From here you will fly along the eastern edge of Lake Taupo towards the majestic Kaimanawa mountain ranges. As you approach, sit back in awe as the alpine scenery unfolds before you. Once your pilot has set the aircraft down beside the crystal waters of the Rangatiki River, you may take a short walk to one of the many secluded pools which are home to some of New Zealand's largest Rainbow trout. This is nature at its best.
271 Huka Falls Road • Taupo 3377, New Zealand
The Brando features 35 thatched-roof villas, each with its own private pool and access to white-sand beaches. If that doesn’t impress you, the resort is eco-friendly, too. Air-conditioning comes from a seawater-powered system and a blend of solar- and coconut oil-based energy grids allow for near carbon neutrality. Additionally, each villa is equipped with bicycles, allowing guests to explore the island without using a car. Visitors can access the property via a 20-minute private flight from Tahiti, which lies just 30 miles south.
Situated on the edge of the picturesque, private Tetiaroa Island in French Polynesia, the Brando offers guest total luxury in a remote and breathtaking location. The resort features a 35 villas, stretches of wind sand beaches, a spa, fine dining, and ample opportunity for ocean exploration. The island is accessible by private plane.
Teti’aroa Private Island, Arue Tahiti
FOUR SEASONS BORA BORA
Wrapped by majestic views, luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is surrounded by sand-fringed islets on an outer coral reef that enclose a turquoise lagoon. Steep yourself in the island’s traditions, activities, and authentic cuisine during your Bora Bora vacation. Now widely renowned as the most romantic destination in the world, this magical island invites you to immerse yourself in French Polynesia's famed tropical paradise. "Scarcely a spot on the universe affords a more luxurious prospect," legendary Captain James Cook described Bora Bora, the South Pacific's most famous island, in his diary.
Motu Tehotu - BP 547 • 98730 Bora Bora
Melbourne was recently named the world’s most livable city with one of the most livable lodgings being this popular, 25-story 388-room riverside hotel. An attractive alternative to the Central Business District hotels, the English-style Langham opened in 2005. It’s handily located at up-and-coming Southbank near the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Crown Towers entertainment complex, another hotel's neighbor, features restaurants by some of Australia’s leading chefs including Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi. The 11,410 square-foot Chuan Spa, features treatments inspired by the traditional Chinese medicine, as well as an indoor salt-water pool
1 Southgate Ave., Melbourne, Victoria 3006
Turtle Island is an all-inclusive, private island home to only 14 couples at a time. The breathtaking panoramas of the renowned Blue Lagoon and neighboring Yasawa Islands can be seen from your spacious Fijian villa. Gentle winds carry the scent of tropical flowers and the warm, azure waters at our 14 private beaches beckon you to relax. The cuisine, prepared with fresh seafood from local waters and fruits and vegetables grown on the island, is a culinary delight. Turtle Island offers a cultural experience where you are embraced as family by gentle, engaging, noble hosts.
Turtle Island • Fiji