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TOP 25 Mediterranean Experiences
Located in the village of Deià, Belmond La Residencia is one of Europe’s most idyllic hideaways. Owned by Richard Branson in the 1980s and a preferred refuge of Princess Diana and (today) Leonardo DiCaprio, the secluded resort is flanked by steep hil
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Nature Views
Research shows that being amid nature – whether water, forest or rolling hills – benefits your mind and body, lowering stress and anxiety levels, increasing wellbeing and happiness, and slowing down heart and breathing rates. For meeting and event pl
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Far Horizon
The view is simply sublime. Reclining on chic grey-and-yellow cushions set in a sunken lounge pavilion, I cast my eyes across a white-tiled terrace, over an L-shaped infinity pool and beyond to the Gulf of Thailand. Perched on a steep slope swathed i
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Sea, Smarts And Sustainability
The Riviera sun floods the cream-and-chrome interior of L’Hirondelle, a waterside eatery with views of a yacht-bedecked port and the soaring promontory known as the Rock. It’s lunchtime, and sunglasses are donned since it’s bright – and, well, becaus
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THE Social edit
Louis Vuitton’s Sydney Maison celebrated its highly anticipated re-opening in style on the evening of 27 November 2019. The latest cruise collection was displayed across the store, redesigned by renowned New York based architect, Peter Marino, while
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The Arts Trail
The Twist, Kistefos Museum, Norway | 24 May – 11 October A dramatic conversion of a wood pulp mill, Kistefos sculpture park outside Oslo has been attracting art lovers for more than 20 years. It now offers a new reason to visit: The Twist, a museum t
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The Seabed Is Alive
On the other side of the glass – in a seawater filled tank illuminated by soft LED colours and fitted out with sand, pebbles and swaying aquatic plants – eyes stare. Gills flap. The tendrils on a gleaming green disc twist; a rock shaped like a brain
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Resort Remedies
This seasonal retreat mixes rowdy good times with fervent self-improvement. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the pine-scented private islet – a tiny speck of land around 10 kilometres off the Croatian coast of Šibenik – is devoted to adult-only glamping.
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Pushing the Limits
There’s a wonderful old story in the motor trade that’s still cited by sales staff at Aston Martin, the exclusive sports car brand. It was the early 1960s, and a potential customer was nosing around Aston Martin’s then-new DB5 coupé – destined to be
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Greece Is The Word
Most trips to Greece will involve a visit to Santorini, where dreamy sunsets are glimpsed over whitewashed, cliff-hugging villages and bougainvillea drapes over bluedomes churches. From 20 May 2020, getting here will be even easier, with Qatar launch
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Antarctic calm
An Antarctic expedition cruise is about doing, not just seeing. Snowshoeing up a mild mountain to watch humpbacks in the neighbouring bay, kayaking in iceberg-laden waterways, hiking to a mountaintop chinstrap penguin colony or stripping down to take
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THE TRAVEL ASSOCIATES GUIDE TO Luxury Travel IN 2020
While Lebanon has been mostly tourist-free in recent years, momentum is gathering in this ever-changing country, a place that – like Turkey – is a nexus point of the West and the Middle East. “For such a small country, Lebanon has so much to offer,”
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Eclipse Of The Heart
Who would have thought a submarine had a dress code? It’s one of the first things guests are informed of when they sign up for the underwater experience on Scenic Neptune, a six-passenger sub that explores the depths of the sea in search of marine li
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Desert Dreaming
A veil of ochre-hued dust glitters the perspiration beading our brows as we shave the crests from the dunes. Tube scarves save our nostrils from the sandblasting, as we joyride the sinuous folds of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s lunar-like desert. Bouncing on th
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The Best Wild West
The day begins with a whisper, the wings of a sacred kingfisher skimming the Hunter River for the briefest of seconds. The quiet is heavy, making everything else in the world seem insignificant. Or maybe that’s due to the surrounding immensity, our b
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A Private Affair
“Turtle call!” Just before midnight, I’m startled awake by a WhatsApp ‘ding’. The message is from the unflappable conservation duo Spencer Wyand and Liz Brammer-Robbins, who are nearing the end of their six-month night-patrol stint for the Hawksbill
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Mediterranean Moments
Come 2021, Silversea will launch its 10th ship, Silver Dawn, with a maiden season exploring the Mediterranean. The 596-passenger vessel will begin sailing between Civitavecchia (Rome) and Venice from 22 September, its nine-night journey stopping in G
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Vietnam Ease
We slow to a standstill, our road blocked by a herd of water buffalo. I’m riding pillion on a vintage Vespa, our group of six embarking on an evening Streets & Eats foodie tour. We are on the outskirts of the Vietnamese port city of Hoi An, surrounde
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Lazy Days on A Longship
In a cellar with a cathedral-like Gothic ceiling, we are blessed to be tasting one of the finest wines in France, swirling the ruby Châteauneuf-du-Pape around in our glasses before sampling its earthy, berry flavours. Our private tour has taken us to
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Editor’s Letter
As we go to print with this issue, all of us in Australia are devastated by the fires and the loss of lives, including some of our firefighters. Homes have been burnt to the ground and many other structures severely damaged. An extraordinary number o
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Hidden In Plain Sight
For decades, Sri Lanka has been hiding in plain sight. Years of uncertainty kept the country off travel itineraries, but 10 years after the end of its civil war and following the aftermath of the Easter bombings in early 2019, the country is moving f
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Cruise News
After a two-year hiatus due to an extensive renovation schedule, The Great Escape Charter company will be returning to Australia’s West Coast. The 10-night West Coast Adventure cruise is highly exclusive, running only once a year from Geraldton to Da
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Contributors
Signature Luxury Travel & Style’s editor-at-large, Andrew Conway, is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning almost 40 years in England, the US and Australia. He was honoured last year with the prestigious Cruise Lines International Associ
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Rejuvenate, Relax, Repeat
At Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka’s first purpose-built wellness resort and one of the world’s best, everything is geared toward nurture. Tucked into the side of a hill and enjoying uninterrupted valley views, the destination spa is deliber
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New Frontiers
Seabourn Venture and a yet-to-be-named sister ship will set sail in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively, designed to tackle the world’s harshest seas. Luxury liner specialist T. Mariotti was charged with delivering the two ships, which will cater sp
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Signature Concierge
After a 10-month renovation, andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge has finally reopened in Namibia. And while the fresh design by South Africa-based Fox Browne Creative is magnificent, it’s the new activities that will really impress travellers. Highligh
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The Revival Of A Grande Dame
The most photographed image of Raffles is of the doormen that greet us as we step out of our limousine transfer from the airport. Resplendent in their traditional uniforms, complete with white turbans, they are indeed a welcoming sight. Our butlers g
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The Signature Q&A IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CRUISECO
What can guests expect on a luxury river cruise, on board and ashore? FIONA DALTON Our guests can expect an ultra-inclusive experience in the most elegant of environments and with the most personalised of service. Coupled with an exceptional experien
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Australia Needs You
It’s tough to overstate the magnitude of this summer’s bushfires. The charred remains of much of our bushland continue to smoulder, and in places like Kosciuszko National Park, which is still recovering from the fires of 2003, vegetation will take de
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Golden Moments
Slurping is the best way to eat your soba noodles, my guide Mari explains as we sit barefoot in a beautiful private dining space that once belonged to a wealthy Japanese baron. And although I was taught quite the opposite when it comes to table manne
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