A new year, a new selection of unique experiences in extraordinary places from Away by TTI Travel and our Preferred Partners.
We know your bucket list — the collection of destinations you want to explore in your lifetime. But the more you cross off your list, the more you find to add to it! In 2016, discover a vast array of new offerings, from innovative experiences to freshly-opened hotels. Follow us on an around-the-world tour of the places you’ve dreamed of, creating unparalleled experiences that will truly take you away.
ADVENTURE CANADA'S OCEAN ENDEAVOUR
Travelling with Adventure Canada is an experience unlike any other—and not just because of their incredible destinations. As small-ship explorers to Canada's arctic and sea-bound national parks, they pride themselves on immersive cultural experiences both onboard and off. Shipboard programming is fun and educational. Presentations, debates, and workshops provide guests with perspective and understanding. The expedition staff—experts in their respective fields—are approachable, available on deck, and always onshore during excursions.
Each day’s excursions are thoughtfully planned to make the most of the local environment. Hiking, wildlife viewing (think Sable Island horses or Churchill polar bears), historic sites, community visits, and Zodiac cruising are regular activities. Engaging classes and hands-on activities are offered each day; these range from photography and printmaking workshops to examinations of ancient peoples and current events.
Adventure Canada has a proud history of working with communities they visit, hiring locally, and ensuring their vision of tourism is a sustainable one.
Belle Mont Farm - St. Kitts
Belle Mont Farm, high in the hills of St. Kitts, is a rare jewel. It combines the best of what the Caribbean has to offer—beautiful architecture, gourmet dining, vibrant local culture—with a commitment to sustainability and a renowned golf course. Designed by Ian Woosnam, the links take on a new meaning of "green"—golfers are encouraged to pluck fruit from the orchards that form natural obstacles. Island sheep graze the lawns to groom them. At the hotel, guests enjoy romantic lodgings in the one-bedroom guesthouses, complete with private plunge pools and rainwater showers. Don't miss out on the gourmet organic dining options, sourced from the resort's own farms.
CAMPO BAHIA - BRAZIL
Campo Bahia Resort is situated on Brazil's eastern coast. The hotel was initially built as headquarters for the German Soccer Team at the 2014 World Cup, but has since been transformed into an active and chic getaway for travellers seeking adventure, relaxation, and culture. The resort's luxe private villas can be rented on an exclusive basis. It's the perfect escape for families looking to snorkel, sail, play tennis, or join in with the relaxed local Bahian culture.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA - HAWAII
The Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina is ready to premiere as paradise on earth. Opening mid-2016, this resort is perfectly positioned to catch Hawaii's renowned sunsets and only a short drive from Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. Families and couples will love it. The island of Oahu is packed with adventure—hikes to secluded waterfalls, outrigger canoe surfing (a traditional Hawaiian activity), horseback riding through the mountains, or colourful snorkelling sessions. And the sea breezes will inspire you to unwind.
ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA - MEXICO
Rosewood Mayakoba is an oasis of indulgence, offering 130 luxuriously appointed accommodations with private heated plunge pools and butler service. Following the resort’s closure in September for a $3 million dollar enhancement project, the resort is now debuting its Beachside Lagoon View Suites (with hammocks for an afternoon siesta or evening stargazing), Beachfront Studio Suites (now offering outdoor garden rain showers), and the new two-bedroom Mayakoba Suites (ideal for extended families, with a townhouse ambience and over 1500 square feet of living space).
ZEMI BEACH HOUSE RESORT AND SPA - ANGUILLA
If you've never heard of Anguilla's Shoal Bay East, that's because it's one of the Caribbean's most prized hidden gems. At the heart of the bay sits Zemi Beach House, the first resort on the Eastern end of the island, set to open in February. It won't remain a secret for long. The thoughtfully designed hotel sits on a sparkling pink-white stretch of untouched sand, cocooned by the lush vegetation of Anguilla's Fountain Cavern National Park.
EXPLORA VALLE SAGRADO, SACRED VALLEY - PERU
Deep in Peru's Sacred Valley, between the legendary hills of Machu Picchu and the dynamic city of Cusco, comes the latest offering from Explora, masters of South American experiential accommodation. Valle Sagrado (opening in July, 2016) will be the ultimate base for exploring the local Incan territory. Discover ancient ruins and meet artisans who still use techniques of a former world. Grab a bike and breathe in the fresh mountain air as you ride across the majestic terrain.
Belmond Grand Hibernian Train - Ireland
Ireland's wild moors and mountains, rocky coastlines and rolling farms have shaped its people and history. With Belmond Grand Hibernian, the first luxury train in the country, discover the richness of this land. Starting and ending in Dublin, explore castles and rugged national parks. Visit distilleries with local experts. Wander the cities that proudly display Ireland's heritage. Before settling into your private, Georgian-inspired cabin in the evenings, listen to local musicians and storytellers while you sip an award-winning whiskey. A very civilised way to travel.
ETT HEM, STOCKHOLM - SWEDEN
Nordic design is currently in vogue, but Nordic hospitality is forever. Ett Hem Hotel, housed in a fairytale brick townhouse in central Stockholm, radiates warmth and character. The hotel was originally built as a family home in 1910; indeed, the name is Swedish for "a home," illustrating the welcome guests receive here. There are only 12 rooms, each individually designed with the highest quality Swedish furnishings for ultimate comfort and visual appeal. Guests end the day curled up by the fire in the library, or sipping a glass of wine in the cosy courtyard.
Aman Venice - Italy
The Aman Hotel in Venice is for those who enjoy the finer things in life. In the opulent setting of a gilded 16th-century palazzo, guests live as Venetian nobility. The Aman's design is impeccable—a blend of clean line contemporary with beautifully restored frescos, crown mouldings, and marble. It is an experience to stay here. This year, the hotel is inviting its guests to delight in Venice's cultural offerings by booking their private box at Teatro La Fenice for their 2016 Venice Opera Series.
Ritz Carlton Budapest - Hungary
Budapest is a remarkable city—a blend of dramatic history and a lively contemporary heartbeat. The locals move to their own rhythm, excited to discover new cafés, bars, and cultural hotspots, but proud of their city's architectural classics. The Ritz Carlton embodies this contrast. It's set in an elegant 20th-century building on the River Danube, but the recent renovation brings it thoroughly into Budapest's present.
Keemala Hotel, Phuket - Thailand
Perched on a hillside in an enchanted Thai rainforest, Keemala Resort shares more in common with a collection of otherworldly nests than a hotel. This unique and delightful accommodation is a true experience in itself. Each villa is a private haven, complete with personal pool and monsoon showers. Guests can bask in the peaceful sounds and heady smells of the jungle, or venture out to the beaches of Phuket.
THE REVERIE SAIGON, HO CHI MINH CITY - VIETNAM
When The Reverie was completed in the fall of 2015, it was touted as the highest luxury in Vietnam—both figuratively and literally. It's easy to see why. The property begins on the 27th floor of the Times Square Building on the Saigon River, making it the tallest hotel in the country. But it also dazzles as the brainchild of four Italian design powerhouses. The bold interiors are contemporary; the colours and patterns are inspired by Vietnam with many touches of Italian glamour. What's outside the hotel is just as impressive—through the floor to ceiling windows, guests take in a panorama of Saigon below.
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