Ladies and gentlemen, have you sorted out your travels for the upcoming summer season?
If you haven’t, every month month we will be finding you the best summer destinations that are worthy of the 209 Standard.
This month we will be focusing on some of the rarer and more unique hideaways that you may not have heard of. We spoke to our friends over at Abercrombie & Kent and got the insight on what some of the more unknown destinations for the summer are. Here are 3 getaways that will bring you into new territories while stil indulging in the most bespoke of amenities:
1. South Africa “Animal Style”
Set high up in the canopy of Tsitsikamma’s pristine forest, the Tsala Treetop Lodge is accommodation with a difference. After you’ve adjusted to your lofty surroundings, sink into your private pool and gaze out across the canopy. You’ll also have access to the resort’s library, or you can head down to the well-stocked cellar to select a bottle of fine South African wine to drink back on your terrace. Nearby Plettenberg Bay is home to some of the country’s most spectacular beaches, and the delights of Knysna are close by too.
2. French Polynesia “Marlon Brando-esque”
The Brando in French Polynesia is an idyllic sanctuary of 35 villas with impressive eco credentials, situated on French Polynesia’s private island of Tetiaroa. The five-star resort was the vision of Hollywood star Marlon Brando himself who fell in love with the region when filming Mutiny on the Bounty in the early 1960s. The actor wanted to preserve Polynesian culture and biodiversity, with his legacy continuing today through his granddaughter, Tumi’s commitment to the environmental ethos. For example, the electricity comes from a coconut oil power station while the air-conditioning uses sea water. The unique, luxury hideaway is surrounded by an awe-inspiring coral reef with an abundance of marine life – offering truly breathtaking views from each villa’s floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious deck and private infinity pool.
3. Mexico, Cabo San Lucas “Party with Hollywood”
Again on the Pacific Coast, Los Cabos in Mexico is famed as a honeymoon destination. Right on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, this haven of rest and relaxation is also just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles, or Mexico City. This means that, for culture vultures, there are two fantastic cities to explore just a plane away, depending on which you most want to see. Two popular resorts include the One & Only Pamilla and Rosewood’s Ventanas al Paraiso. Activities abound in Los Cabos, including snorkeling, hang-gliding, and whale watching, that is if you want a break from all the spectacular beach clubs to hang out in…..