Dubai offers amazing and unique adventure experiences that go way beyond the desert drive and group camel ride. Just take a look at our 5 day “Fast and Furious in Dubai” experience. Not cheap, but for the affluent petrol-head looking for something very different, and a rather impressive answer to “What did you do on your last holiday?”
One of two Malaysian states located on the separate island of Borneo, just under 2 hours flight east from Kuala Lumpur. Situated on the north west corner of the island, our Sarawak Experience Tour is wonderfully eco-influenced, and the real luxury comes in the unique adventure opportunities, rather than the quality of the accommodation. Although the hotels we mention below are pleasant and well located.
The state capital Kuching is small and charming, easy to explore and is a good base for visiting the Semenggoh Orang Utan sanctuary, and a traditional Long House village.
Al Maha is wonderfully atmospheric and luxurious. Located within the desert dunes, 45 minutes drive inland from Dubai Airport or city.
The Bali Spa Village is located on the quiet north east coast, 4 hours scenic drive from the airport. As the name implies, a spa focused retreat, perfectly capturing the spirit and the essence of this magical island.
Como Shambhala Estate is probably the most spectacularly appointed of all of our hotels in Ubud, and that is saying something! Located high over the sacred Ayung River, overlooking dense jungle hillsides and rice fields. 15 minutes drive outside of the village centre, 70 minutes from the airport.
It is essentially a wellness retreat, with the main feature being holistic treatments and suggestions.
Eagles Palace is a delightful first class hotel, with a friendly atmosphere and good facilities. Located on the third finger of the Halkidiki peninsular, close to the sacred Monasteries of Mount Athos. The resort is located on a hillside, with steps leading down to a series of cove beaches.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a truly spectacular luxurious resort, in every aspect of setting, accommodation and facilities. Located in the Mae Rim rural area of Chiang Mai, 30 minutes drive from the city and the airport. The resort is set aside a working rice terrace, complete with buffalos.
Four Seasons Tented Camp is located in the extreme north of Thailand at the point where the Mekong River separates Thailand from Laos and Burma (Myanmar). Chiang Rai airport is 45 minutes away.
The Gayana Eco Lodge is located on Gaya island, just 10 minutes by speedboat from the pier at Kota Kinabalu following 15 minutes transfer from the airport. All of the accommodation is grouped around the secluded bay with a dense forest backdrop. Gaya Island has no roads, just jungle trekking paths and an authentic fishing village on stilts.
Haad Tien Beach Resort offers Robinson Crusoe style barefoot luxury. Stripped down elegance, thatched roofed individual villa cottages dotted around the extensive 45 acres of tropical estate, leading down to a 380m soft sand beach. Relaxed, easy going, yet at the same time resort comfort. The journey is all part of the holiday experience. Here the pleasures are more natural and deliberately simple.
For some the ultimate holiday experience, wonderfully unique. A luxurious Bedouin tent assembled in the location of your choice, in the Wahiba Desert
The Japa Mala Eco Resort is located on the beautiful island of Tioman, just off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, 60 minutes flight from KL, and continuing by speedboat for 10 minutes (see footnote). It has an interesting blend of influences, with Malaysian – Italian owners displaying their love for all things natural.