Research says that that simply planning a trip can help boost happiness and alleviate stress. Anticipating a planned trip delivers significant mental health benefits and a sense of control during a very uncertain time. Simply knowing there is something to look forward to brings joy.As we dream and anticipate a future trip, here’s a list of unique experiences that you could add to your travel bucket list.
Surf an eternal wave at Cheval Blanc Randheli
You can now experience the thrill of surfing the waves, regardless of the sea condition in Maldives! Cheval Blanc Randheli launched the first ever Surf Simulator in Maldives late last year. All guests, from beginners to the most experienced surfers of all ages, are invited to ride a wave.
Situated in the pristine Noonu Atoll, Cheval Blanc Randheli is an intimate and contemporary haven, a 40-minute journey north of Malé. The resort offers unforgettable experiences like private snorkeling and diving, moon-lit yoga, family desert island adventures, in-villa spa treatments and sunset cruises, and more.
Luxury Camping in Antarctica with White Desert
Experience the magnificence of Antarctica with a stay at the ice continent’s first and only luxury camp, now easier than ever with the arrival of a private jet service. White Desert is the only company globally to have two luxury camps in Antarctica, with profoundly life-changing stays. Guests can either stay at their flagship luxury Whichaway Camp or at their new Wolf’s Fang camp.
Whichaway Camp is the first and only luxury accommodation in Antarctica, with high-tech and eco-friendly pods that accommodate up to 12 people. Offering warm hospitality, top-notch cuisine, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, this eco-friendly camp will appeal to adventurous travellers seeking an exclusive escape in one of the last great wildernesses on earth. This super-stylish camp will undoubtedly add to your memories. In addition, one of the highlights of your stay here will be a close encounter with a colony of Emperor penguins.
Ski Holiday at Cheval Blanc Courchevel
Plan the ultimate ski holiday at Cheval Blanc Courchevel, a contemporary ski-in ski-out Maison set in the prestigious JardinAlpin of Courchevel 1850, France, with direct access to the world’s largest ski domain, les Trois Vallées. With just 36 elegant rooms and suites, Cheval Blanc Courchevel is an intimate and inviting haven where impeccable, personalised service creates an easy going and friendly atmosphere. Take delight in unique features like floating baths to simulate weightlessness, saunas, and private dining rooms. Skiers and non-skiers alike can experience the beautiful outdoors through memorable activities such as family ski trips or an ultra-chic ski touring trek – a different way of connecting and re-discovering the mountains.
Cheval Blanc Courchevel also offers exciting family activities such as dog sledding or snowman building with the accessories provided in the Maison’s own Snowman kit.
Each season, Cheval Blanc Courchevel collaborates with world class designers to create bespoke amenities and products that will enhance guest experience, anything from LoroPiana cashmere scarves with the Cheval Blanc emblem, to a custom-made children’s cows’ skin high chair.
Live like a Bridgerton at The Lanesborough, London
Act like nobility for a night with a package designed to bring the Bridgerton fantasy to life. Guests will spend the night ‘Living like a Bridgerton’ in one of The Lanesborough’s exquisite Regency-style rooms or suites, and will enjoy an indulgent breakfast served in bed. Dedicated butler service means not having to lift a finger, beyond promenading around London at leisure and savouring a delicious afternoon tea served in Hyde Park or back in one of the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces. A chauffeur will whisk guests off to make their fantasy a reality, by visiting Bridgerton’s real life filming locations around the city. ‘You are a Bridgerton, there is nothing you cannot do’
On the doorstep of Hyde Park, just a short walk from Harrods, Harvey Nichols and London’s most exclusive shopping district; Sloane Street and Knightsbridge, this grand luxury mansion has undergone an inspired renovation by the famed interior designer Alberto Pinto. The hotel is home to 93 luxurious suites and bedrooms, Michelin-starred Céleste restaurant, the vibrant Library Bar and Garden Room and the magnificent Lanesborough Club & Spa.
Natural Renewal at Chiva-Som
Famed as one of the earliest pioneers of the wellness industry, guests choose Chiva-Som for its world-class facilities as well as the wellness team’s unparalleled skill and depth of knowledge. Chiva-Som has been attracting well-heeled visitors from far and wide with its selection of holistic treatments and immersive programmes geared towards helping form healthy habits and lifestyle transformations. Guests include celebrities such as David Beckham, Kate Moss, Serena Williams and royalty from around the world.
Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort, Chiva-Som is a beach front property spanning across seven acres of paradise. The resort has six modalities, offering guests the opportunity to focus on fitness, spa, nutrition, physio, ascetic beauty or holistic elements.
Chiva-Som means ‘Haven of Life’ and this truly embodies the goals and philosophies of the resort. Chiva-Som believes that the Mind, Body and Spirit must be given equal care and attention in order for a person to transform their health; a retreat at Chiva-Som signals the start of this wellness journey. The beachfront resort is located in the town of Hua Hin, which lies 185 km south of the capital of Bangkok. It can be reached by car in under three hours, private plane in 25 minutes from Bangkok and chartered helicopter in 40 minutes from Bangkok.
Uber luxury stay at the Armani Hotel Dubai
The location of the hotel makes its unique and must experience once in a lifetime property. Nestled within BurjKhalifa, world’s tallest tower occupying concourse level through to level 8 and levels 38 and 39, Armani Hotel Dubai offers sweeping views across the city and Arabian Gulf. With its own dedicated entrance, it is situated within walking distance of The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest retail destination, set within the vibrant Downtown Dubai business and leisure district.
An oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of a bustling city, the 12,000 ft2 Armani/SPA reflects the Armani lifestyle and design philosophy, offering unique spaces and outstanding service for individually personalised treatments, personal fitness, sequential thermal bathing, creative SPA cuisine or simply, private and social relaxation areas.