Your dose of virtual escapism is here. Whether it’s indulging your eyes in a digital swim through azure abounds or a reason to open a new savings account in isolation, we’ve curated a list of swoon worthy places to visit on your future junkets (whenever they may be).
Touted as the ‘edge of wilderness’, Nihi Sumba is your next Balinese hiatus. It’s prescribed for the innately adventurous types, but also serves as alchemy for those wanting to revive their wilder side. If you’re looking for a sojourn with deeper meaning, or feel implored to relive ‘Eat Pray Love’ first-hand, this could be the place to – dare we say it – find yourself in tribal cultures, shoreline horse-rides and verdant rice fields.
If you’ve rewatched Sex And The City 2 in lockdown (guilty), crimson horizons, lofty kaftans and magic carpets could be at the top of your wishlist. Scarabeo Camp is a vault of dusty luxury in Marrakech that will send any victim of wanderlust into a dizzy spell SAof daydreaming from the couch. Thankfully, this is no mirage. Think impossible sunrises, sweeping vistas and total displacement form the cacophony of big city life. Set atop undulating, otherworldly desert dunes, this is the kind of isolation we’re often lusting over. Give it a gander.
Cast yourself far, far away in this trove of laissez-faire luxury. Soneva Jani is an expansive network of villas forms a sprawling maze of civilisation on an impossible sheet of pale blue, wreathed only in lush tropical greenery and pristine beaches. Located in Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani seeks to envelop you in the best kind of middle-of-nowhere, forming an extension of nature through villas forged from only the highest quality sustainable materials. The interiors here remind us that every little thing is going to be all ‘white’.
The award-winning luxury resort is located on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood, fringed with lush tropical rainforest and (thankfully) not much else. Soneva Kiri comprises 34 ultra-spacious villas, ranging in size from 1-6 bedrooms, and all boasting uninterrupted luxury. Whether it’s an old job, a past lover, a deep funk or too much time on House Party, this unspoiled fantasy island implores its fleeting inhabitants to reset.
Reggae and recline. This outrageously idyllic boutique hotel sits atop Pristine Cove on Negril’s cliffs. With an impeccable ethos of social and environmental responsibility, the trendy retreat flaunts nature’s architecture and tropical elegance. With a vision to unlock the ‘real, authentic Jamaica’ to the rest of us mere mortals, this rugged edge of the world is steeped in splendour, crystal waters and potent cocktails. A squizz on Instagram places is highly recommended.
This 5-star luxury hotel is located in a historic 13th century monastery (gasp!), has too many panoramic views for its own good and is La Dolce Vita distilled to limoncello strength. At Convento di Amalfi, you’ll start your days by swanning around vine-riddled balconies and gazing out to a pick-n-mix of sherbet rooftops wrapping around a blanket of blue. From there, you might don a face mask in your absurdly magnificent, marble bathroom and marvel at a trail of features from the original monastery. A private cornucopia of cocktails, pasta and people-watching, the hotel even houses two restaurants and a bar for al fresco dining and dancing. With no reason to ever leave, we wouldn’t blame you for rocking up a little late to your day trip to Capri.