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Shhhh....it's 'Secret Hideaways' time. Craving privacy surrounded by spectacular scenery, a place off the radar yet oh-so divine.  From the jungles of  Malaysia's Tioman Island to a converted 19th century Spanish fortress in Mallorca to the green plains of Uruguay's Punta del Este, these off-the-beaten track boutique properties define hideaway appeal. Doubt you've heard of these little gems, but we've searched the globe with our insider connections to find and unveil the finest hideaways on the planet. Peruse the private fine art collection at Ellerman House in Cape Town, explore the  Peloponnese Islands from Amanzoe, or detox on the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua at Virtuoso's 2013 Best Spa.  These secret retreats in  St. BartsNew Zealand  and  Thailand will inspire you to get away, or better yet, get lost...



Christopher Hotel, Villas & Spa  Prince de Galles

ST. BARTHÉLEMY, CARIBBEAN

Christopher Hotel, Villas & Spa

A 41-room secret hideaway in the French West Indies, Christopher Hotel, Villas & Spa on St. Barth is a diamond in the Caribbean. At water's edge in Pointe Milou, this intimate property epitomizes the barefoot chic attitude of the island. Recently renovated, find understated charm and a sleek contemporary aesthetic with every room capitalizing on the botanical garden hillside setting overlooking the sea. Absorb poolside coastal views as you dine with your feet in the sand at Mango by day or by night watch spectacular sunsets from restaurant Taino, featuring Brazilian influenced scrumptious cuisine. The alfresco Sisley Spa is unquestionably the prettiest spa on the entire island. At Christopher's, their warm and friendly staff will always go above and beyond the call of duty.

Edge Travel Blog on St. Barth

Current Season’s Special Packages

Edge Exclusive – complimentary dinner for 2 at Taino (Dec 20 – April 13, 2014)

Spring/Summer Packages from EURO 350 per night (April 14 - August 31, 2014) with up to 150 EURO daily resort credit

PHUKET, THAILAND

Point Yamu by COMO

Just opened this month, Point Yamu by COMO
is Phuket's newest 5-star resort set on the Andaman Sea with 360-degree views overlooking the dramatic limestone karsts of UNESCO protected Phang Nga Bay. Interiors by Italian designer Paola Navone showcase a unique expression of contemporary Thai luxury complimenting a cutting edge wellness retreat and 2 world-class restaurants featuring Thai and Italian cuisine. COMO's welcoming staff provide seamless access to Point Yamu's many cultural and marine-based riches from beach picnics to sunrise yoga to diving, kayaking and snorkeling in Phang Nga Bay. The COMO Shambhala retreat focuses on holistic, Asian- inspired therapies and treatments.

Point Yamu Up Close

Stay 7 nights, Pay 5 or Stay 4, Pay 3!
(January 6 – April 30, 2014)
Resort Credit – Either THB 3,000 or THB 6,000 daily resort credit for paid nights (amount depends on room category)

Edge Exclusive - COMO Shambhala product welcome gift (for room categories above a Verandah Room with Pool)

Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa Cap Rocat

EMERALD COAST, NICARAGUA

Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa

Nicaragua is known for its amazing lakes, volcanoes and beaches, and this year the country welcomes its first 5-star eco-sensitive resort Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa Resort, already awarded 'Virtuoso's Best Spa' for 2013. The Spa features six separate casitas with distinctive therapies each harnessing an ancient healing tradition using local ingredients for treatments lasting 3 hours, half day or full day experiences. 37 spacious homes (Bohio or Beach Villa) each boast an ocean view, private pool, garden shower and gazebo for alfresco meals. The pristine natural sanctuary is nothing less than breathtaking along 4 miles of untouched Pacific coastline. Guests can surf, hike, mountain bike, play golf on a world-class 18 hole course whilst howler monkeys look on, or dine at 2 restaurants, one right on the beach serving freshly caught seafood and local produce. Although serious pampering is the goal, guests also connect in authentic ways to the land, culture and people of Nicaragua.

USD 1000 spa credit for minimum 4 night stays - includes airport transfers & picnic

PLUS Virtuoso amenities - upgrade upon arrival*, daily breakfast for 2, USD 100 resort credit (for Bohio stays) or USD 200 resort credit (for Villa stays).

MALLORCA, SPAIN

Cap Rocat

Southeast of Palma, Cap Rocat is a 19th century former military fortress that has been transformed into an enchanting 24-suite refuge (adults only). With a commanding position over the Bay of Palma, enter through the original drawbridge to discover a secluded stone-clad boutique property featuring a saltwater pool atop the old Spanish walls, a sybaritic spa, a private beach aside the glistening Mediterranean and more. With the ambience of an Arabian fortress, the rooms are understated but luxurious. At the resort’s waterside open-air Sea Club, guests dine on wood-grilled seafood dishes with Palma’s lights in the distance. Complement your Mallorca stay with a range of private tours and experiences such as a winery visit, hot air balloon ride or private yacht charter.

Edge Exclusive - Welcome cocktail and early check-in upon arrival*

EXPERIENCES PACKAGES - 4 nights

3 night Gastronomic experience

3 night Golf experience

5 night Rejuvenating & Wellness experience

2 night Dolce Vita experience

JapaMala Tioman Island Hotel Fasano, Punta del Este

TIOMAN ISLAND, MALAYSIA

JapaMala Tioman Island

With a mission to convey the beauty of life in its bare simplicity, JapaMala Tioman Island respects and preserves the inherent splendor of this tranquil Malaysia destination. Retreat in true seclusion to be at one with Mother Nature in this gourmet green space. Traditional malay-kampung villas and chalets with living areas and outdoor features are all structured around the resort's magnificent landscape, which is designed by natural streams, a steep cliff and towering boulders. Activities are abundant from sea diving to jungle trekking to boat excursions to waterfalls, local villages and fishing locales. Beach and hillside villas are dubbed 'Sarangs' meaning 'nests' in Malay which merge into the wilderness.

JapaMala's sister property in Kuala Lumpur Villa Samadhi is an intimate urban retreat discreetly hidden within an upscale neighborhood in the city.

6 night package - 4 nights at JapaMala Tioman Island & 2 nights at Villa Samadhi in Kuala Lumpur includes return airport transfers, 1 hour Javanese massage for 2 at the Spa and 7-course dinner for 2 at the Beachfront Pavilion.

PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

Hotel Fasano, Punta del Este

A destination for South America’s most glamorous crowd since the 1950s, Punta del Este draws comparisons to the Hamptons, but has a laidback spirit that is uniquely Uruguayan.

Capturing this distinctive personality is at the heart of the new Hotel Fasano Las Piedras, the Fasano family’s first venture outside Brazil. With their signature appreciation of tradition, the resort’s luxurious, private bungalows, villas and larger Estancias fit harmoniously between the green plains and River Maldonado.

The Fasano gastronomic restaurant appears as if carved into the rockface and its upper outdoor deck has sweeping views of the 1,000-plus acre estate, all the way to the beachfront that rises in the distance.

Virtuoso amenities - upgrade upon arrival*, daily full breakfast for 2, 100 USD spa credit, early check-in/late check-out*

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA -

Ellerman House

Situated elegantly on the slopes of Lion's Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area just outside Cape Town, Ellerman House stands as an iconic showcase of South Africa's finest art, lodging, cuisine, wine and leisure. In fact, formerly the home of shipping magnate Sir John and Lady Ellerman, this 11 room, two suite and private villa property boasts the largest private art collection in South Africa. With shaded verandas, tiered gardens, pool, spa, formal dining room, library, gorgeous interiors and sweeping panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline, guests from all over the world come here for the combination of privacy, luxury and service this serene getaway delivers.

WALKABOUT VIDEO

4 night package includes 10% accommodation discount, airport transfers, 45 minutes reflexology treatment for 2 and more (May 1 – Sept 30, 2014)

Virtuoso amenities – upgrade on arrival*, daily full breakfast for 2, bottle of Moet & Chandon, Table Mountain tickets for 2, art tour, early check-in/ late check-out* (Virtuoso benefits not combinable with 4 night package)

PORTO HELI, GREECE

Amanzoe

Amanzoe is Amanresorts' retreat in Greece, cleverly disguised on a hilltop on the east coast of the Peloponnese. With panoramic views of the Argosaronic Gulf and the island of Spetses, this 38-suite resort draws its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace' and zoe, the Greek word for ‘life.' Surrounded by undulating olive groves, Amanzoe is just a 10-minute drive from the tavernas and vibrant life of Porto Heli. The road approaching Amanzoe ascends to the arrival pavilion, a grand marble-clad edifice and an expansive reflection pool with spectacular open views. Amanzoe's Beach Club is only 5 minutes drive from the resort on a beautiful bay with sparkling turquoise waters. Guests can also mountain bike the picturesque route to the sea. Explore the nearby islands via a boat excursion, take a day trek to the Mycenaean tombs or onsite museum at Mycenae, or simply relax at the Aman Spa which uses ancient Greek beauty rituals. Amanzoe reopens for Spring on April 6th.

Virtuoso amenities  - upgrade upon arrival*, a la carte daily breakfast for 2, one complimentary a la carte lunch for 2, early check-in/late check-out*

Amanzoe 3 night Spring Escape  April 6 - May 31, 2014 –  includes  upgrade upon arrival*, daily breakfast, one complimentary lunch (excluding beverages), two 60 minute massages (one per adult per stay), 25% discount off additional spa treatments, one way ground transfers - €250.00 plus 13% tax based on 2 adults in Mercedes E Class or 2 adults & 2 children in a SUV. (Conditions apply and offer not combinable with Virtuoso amenities.)

 

*Subject to availability

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