Seychelles: North Island

North Island in the Seychelles is a place of barefoot luxury for those seeking an unspoilt, spectacular tropical retreat. It is one of the 'inner' islands of the Seychelles - often referred to as amongst the most beautiful on Earth. Accommodation at North Island consists of only 11 handcrafted guest villas, each constructed with a touch of understated elegance on the eastern beach - never more than a few steps from the pristine, powder-soft sand. Each villa also features second bedroom, making it ideal for children as well. The North Island lounge, dining room and library, scenically located health spa and gym, world-class dive centre, and a rim-flow swimming pool are all built into a granitic outcrop. A sunset bar and restaurant are tucked away on the western beach of the island.  All this has allowed North Island to create a signature style that combines natural beauty with sheer luxury. It is no wonder that the 2006 Condé Nast Traveller Readers Awards voted it the 'No 1 in the World - Best of the Best'. 

www.north-island.com

Mauritius : Le Prince Maurice 

Constance Le Prince Maurice is located 45 km from the airport and 35 km from the capital, Port Louis. This luxurious five-star hotel is set within 60 hectares of unspoilt land, amidst rare and luxuriant vegetation. Protected from the winds, this peninsula is a peaceful location offering a real sensation of exclusivity and a unique emotion, an experience where spicy aromas blend with the perfume of the warm ocean. By associating Constance Le Prince Maurice with the prestigious house of Guerlain, the clients can have a taste of excellence leading to an unforgettable experience. The most transforming and customized spa experience, where cutting edge innovation unites with luxury, emotion and sensuality. A perfect place for relaxation, the concept of health and fitness is to create a sensation of serenity, source of vitality.

www.princemaurice.com

 


South Africa: Ulusaba 

Sir Richard Branson's Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of the Sabi Sand reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Most of the staff hail from the surrounding villages therefore guests benefit from authentic South African hospitality., Pride 'n Purpose. The Ulusaba family of 119 individuals includes some of the finest and most qualified rangers and trackers in the reserve, who guarantee the experience of a lifetime on game drive. When not occupied on a walking safari or twice daily game drive, take a dip in the swimming pools or indulge in a spa treatment.

www.ulusaba.virgin.com  

South Africa: Pezula

For the ultimate holiday in South Africa, Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, the most luxurious offering in Africa, offers an incomparable lifestyle destination. This is where your real holiday begins in the Western Cape, whether you are travelling as a family, looking for a romantic getaway, planning a golf & spa excursion, want to holiday “green”, or love adrenaline activities. This resort has it all! Take a guided hike through the indigenous forests; canoe along the pristine Noetzie River to the beach where you can picnic in seclusion; horse ride across the floral landscapes; play tennis, archery or pétanque at the Field of Dreams; indulge in a spa treatment; laze at the heated indoor and outdoor pools; or play a round of golf on the Championship Course. Luxuriate in your spacious suite, housed in a detached villa and boasting a patio or balcony, sumptuous bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, pantry kitchen and well-stocked drinks cabinet. A comfortable seating area and fireplace add unparalleled luxury. The outstanding amenities include the multi-award winning Pezula Spa & Gym, a boutique, library and games room, an elegant cigar lounge, champagne and whisky bar and Zachary’s gourmet restaurant.

http://www.pezula.com