Hesitating between the mountains and the beach for your next vacation? Motivated by the autumnal greyness, the Kabuto team has decided to help you out.
Let’s find out more about five exceptional hotels, recently or soon-to-be implanted in paradisiacal settings. Trendy addresses, designed for travelers who like winter warmth. Five new magical places in three oceans offering five different experiences.
Which environment…Atoll? Design? Or end of the earth?
The Indian Ocean has 3 new exceptional addresses on offer. Maldives, Sri Lanka or Indonesia: choosing between the 3 is the hardest part.
The Baglioni Resort, located on the island of Maagau to the south of the Maldives, opened last winter, promising you “paradise the Italian way”. This luxurious resort is made up of 96 villas on stilts, surrounded by turquoise waters, white sand and palm trees. The spa, pool bar, private cruises and honeymoon services promise a relaxing and romantic stay. The PADI certified dive center will allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of the seabed. The resort also guarantees an exceptional ‘cuisine’ with Italian, Japanese or international flavors.
Design, nature and privacy in Sri Lanka. You can already book your stay at the Harding Boutique Hotel, set to open in February 2020, at the southern end of the island. The English architect Jonathan Ashmore built this ‘design’ hotel in perfect harmony with nature. It only has 6 suites, totally immersed in the palm grove of Ahangama beach. You will enjoy a unique experience focused on sport and relaxation, away from the crowds. You will be able to learn more about local culture whilst surfing or swimming in the ocean’s waves.
An upcoming honeymoon or just longing to be cut off from the rest of the world? You could be tempted by one of the 27 private pool villas at Lelewatu Resort Sumba, overlooking the Indian Ocean. They are spread over 10 hectares of the jungle, on the Indonesian island of Sumba. This new hotel has a spa and offers both romantic packages for honeymooners and tailor-made events. The resort can be completely privatized for small private weddings or big
Renaissance of a Caribbean institution
On the Atlantic side of the French West Indies, the Barrière group has given a new lease of life to a well-known institution on the prestigious island of St Barts.
The iconic Le Carl Gustaf hotel is set to reopen this winter. It will offer 92 bedrooms and suites laid out amongst cottages, lofts and villas in a true colonial style.
On the heights of Gustavia, a few steps from the famous Shell beach, you will live a luxurious moment of utter discretion and thoughtfulness. Amongst the best features of this 5-star hotel: service ‘à la Française’, private pools, spa, personal Pilates / yoga trainer, and French Michelin starred chef Pierre Gagnaire at Fouquet’s St Barth!
Boho-chic vacation imprinted with exotic fragrances
Believe us, a gem is about to emerge in the Pacific Ocean. An original hotel for original travelers! An address decorated with antiques, flea market bargains and local crafts, in a property that resembles its owners. Have you heard of it? The Coqui-Coqui Boutique-Hotel. Coqui-Coqui is a brand of perfumes, an ensemble of properties & spas and above all a lifestyle. The Argentinian, Nicolas Malleville and his companion Francesca Bonato, dreamed up this boho-chic concept. The story began in Mexico with the perfume adventurer’s passion for exotic flowers from Yucatan. Today it has spread to the Pacific Ocean and the tropical flora of the Polynesian islands. The couple chose Matura beach on Bora Bora to set up their boutique of “curiosities” whilst waiting to open their Polynesian spa resort at the beginning of 2020. A trendy concept entirely decorated with local materials, a real must!
The Kabuto team has selected 2 other different but equally attractive addresses. Allow yourself to be surprised by different types of sand in the early spring. That of the Namibian desert in Africa or that of the Negev desert in Israel. Combine relaxation and adventure: what a trendy concept for smart travelers! If desert adventures appeal to you, do not hesitate to check out the websites of the prestigious Omaanda Lodge and Six Senses Shaharut.