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Blow the Budget Luxury Holidays

Some celebrations call for a luxury holiday that really pushes the boat out! Our well-travelled team of experts have searched across the globe for the most extraordinary exclusive experiences that will wow your family and friends whatever their ages. From hot air balloon safari rides across the Masai Mara in Kenya to a helicopter flight and picnic on the peak of a mountain in New Zealand, whatever you do, this will be a trip you’ll treasure forever. If money is no object then luxury really has no limit!

Take a look at some of our blow the budget destinations, exclusive resorts and private islands that will leave even the most discerning travellers awe-struck…

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS AND ISLANDS

  • Gili Lankanfushi

    Offering the ultimate in understated Maldivian luxury, this acclaimed hideaway has been wooing honeymooners and those with a yearning to discover their inner Robinson Crusoe for years. For sheer romance, Gili Lankanfushi is hard to beat. Picture a perfectly still lagoon dotted with villas, threaded together by weathered jetties in the North Malé Atoll... This is the original ‘no news, no shoes’ concept, where you can spend your days happy and barefoot, as nature intended!

  • Guana Island

    Seven pristine beaches and miles of tropical forest make up Guana Island. With acres of seclusion per guest you’ll barely have to share it with anyone. This is beautiful low key luxury at its very best.

  • Soneva Kiri

    Seen from above Soneva Kiri appears as a scattering of white canopies punctuating the emerald green of the jungle, curving around a gentle bay filled with impossibly blue water and gleaming white sand. Reached by private plane from Bangkok, Koh Kood is the Thailand of old, peaceful beaches, untamed jungle and smiling fishermen peacefully going about their business.

  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

    Located 30 minutes from Thailand’s cultural capital, Chiang Mai in the Mae Rim Valley, the location of the Four Seasons is perfect for a rural Thai escape with access to all the highlights of northern Thailand. 

  • The Brando

    Picture a quintessential island paradise, and the pristine atoll of Tetiaroa will surpass even the wildest of imaginations. Marlon Brando's private island is now one of the world's most exclusive escapes.  Carefree, all inclusive luxury at its best.

  • Eagles Nest, Russell

    Nestled on a private peninsula just minutes from Russell in the Bay of Islands, this secluded retreat comprises five truly unique, self-contained villas, each boasting stylish, contemporary accommodation with eclectic but casually elegant interiors. Set in extensive tropical gardens surrounded by native bush, this 75 acre estate enjoys spectacular views overlooking Tapeka Point and the Bay of Islands with each villa offering privacy and an opportunity to unwind and relax.

  • Mnemba Island Lodge, Mnemba Island

    A mere 20 minute boat ride off Zanzibar’s north-east coast, Mnemba offers one of those rare and elusive holy grail of travel experiences!

  • Nihi Sumba

    On the remote island of Sumba, an hour’s flight east from Bali, we have found a unique sustainable resort – in our opinion one of the finest resorts in the world – Nihi Sumba.

  • Minaret Station, Wanaka

    Only accessible by helicopter from Wanaka or Queenstown, Minaret Station sits at the heart of a remote glacial valley, surrounded by the wild beauty of the Southern Alps. A working high country farm, home to deer, sheep and cattle, this secluded alpine sanctuary provides a unique personalised experience in a magnificent setting.

  • Rosewood Mayakobá

    Inspired by Mayan traditions and designed to blend harmony with its natural surroundings, Rosewood Mayakoba is an oasis of luxury with winding lagoons, lush landscapes and indigenous wildlife on your doorstep. Located just 30 minutes south of Cancun and north of Playa del Carmen, you are within easy reach of Mayan ruins, ecological parks and world-class diving in the Great Mayan Reef.

  • Six Senses Zil Pasyon

    Six Senses Zil Pasyon is the brand new private island resort to open in the Seychelles. Six Senses is famed for its stunning natural and authentic materials, impeccable service and laidback atmosphere and we are super excited that Zil Pasyon is coming to the Seychelles.

  • Soneva Jani

    The Soneva story continues with Soneva Jani, the brands newest resort offering which opened in November 2016. Located in the Noonu Atoll, the resort comprises of five islands, the largest of which is 150 acres in size and is covered with lush tropical greenery and inhabited by land crabs! The highlight is the 5.6 kilometre private lagoon with its gin clear waters and pristine beaches.

  • Cheval Blanc Randheli

    Situated in the unspoilt Noonu Atoll, a 40 minute seaplane flight north of Male, Cheval Blanc is a lush exotic haven offering exclusive accommodation and personalised service. The Cheval Blanc experience begins from the moment you arrive and you will have use of the private seaplane lounge whilst you wait for your onward seaplane. You can opt to travel in style on their own branded seaplane which offers an enhanced level of comfort with just 9 comfortable leather armchairs and exclusive amenities.

  • Thanda Island

    Nestled within Tanzania’s Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve, Thanda Island offers eight hectares of exclusive, sumptuous private island living in the midst of the Indian Ocean.

  • WIldlife, Tea Country and Coast

    Combine three classic and luxurious hotels and explore three incredible and different areas of Sri Lanka in this increadible itinerary - Tea Country, Yala National Park and the south-west coast. 

Island of the month: Mauritius

Mauritius isn’t just an island to enjoy a luxury hotel with soft, white sandy shores and delicious locally grown food with tip-top service. It’s also an island to explore and find exhilarating activities such as hiking, zip-lining and horse riding, as well as helicopter tours and swimming to a waterfall.

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Island of the month: Mauritius

Mauritius isn’t just an island to enjoy a luxury hotel with soft, white sandy shores and delicious locally grown food with tip-top service. It’s also an island to explore and find exhilarating activities such as hiking, zip-lining and horse riding, as well as helicopter tours and swimming to a waterfall.