From Times Square to times stretched out on a palm-fringed beach. Your dream holiday could be closer than you think. Start ticking off ‘wanna dos’ from your Bucket List today with ultimate escapes to make memories to last for ever.
Free your inner Attenborough
Forget TV safaris and go for the real life experience. Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoilt Eastern Cape Province you’ll find the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve: 22,000 hectares of pristine private wilderness. Renowned for the understated luxury of its lodge-style accommodation, exquisite scenery and for the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the Reserve home, Kwandwe has an outstanding reputation for its conservation work. Here, you can spot the Big Five - the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros and spot many endangered species on game drives and bush walks. For a really life-changing experience you can even walk with big game and track rhinos! Attenborough, eat your heart out!
Graceful in Greece
For generations couples have flocked to Santorini, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, to bask in its romantic atmosphere and enjoy the breath-taking sunsets which famously warm the multi-coloured cliffs which curve around the island’s stunning blue caldera. Perched on one of those cliffs is The Grace Hotel is, quite simply, the place to stay. Famous for its impeccably discreet and discerning service, The Grace is the definition of luxe living offering guests lucky enough to stay there perfection as standard, from its boutique-chic suites to its Champagne Lounge – the perfect spot from which to admire those views. Or perhaps you’ll want to savour that postcard panorama from the hotel’s elegant infinity pool. Relax, re-charge, re-energise and renew that honeymoon romance within the gracefully elegant setting of the Grace Hotel, Santorini.
Time to hit Times Square
Who needs sleep anyway? Pack it all in on a short break to the Big Apple. Stay in the upscale Mandarin Oriental and you’ll be right across the street from Central Park, a 1-minute walk from the 59th St. - Columbus Circle subway and less than a mile from the über-cool Museum of Modern Art. You may never want to leave your room with its floor-to-ceiling windows over Manhattan, but the city that never sleeps is calling. Shop till you drop, take in a Broadway show and see the sights, but leave time for a helicopter ride and something just a little unexpected … maybe saunter along The Highline, NYC’s elevated freightway-turned-urban-park, or dine at Keen’s Steakhouse, beloved by the great and the good, from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt. Can’t fit everything in over one long weekend? Don’t worry. You’ll be back.
Puttin’ on the Ritz with a Canary Isle idyll
You may think you know the Canary Islands, but a stay at The Ritz Carlton Abama will show you how much more there is to discover. Tenerife, the ‘island of Eternal Spring', enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other part of Spain and The Ritz Carlton Abama, located on the stylish Guia de Isora coast, is perfectly designed to help its guests make the most of every sun-filled hour. From the renowned 72-par golf course designed by golf legend Dave Thomas, to its luxury spa, and exquisite pools, the hotel offers sun-worshippers a relaxing and restorative environment, far from the madding crowd. There’s a reason why the very word ‘Ritz’ has become synonymous with luxury as The Ritz Carlton Abama proves.
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