From island escapes in the Maldives, white nights in St Petersburg to our first chalet hotel concept in Zermatt, our travel specialists have handpicked some of their favorite new properties and experiences for you to try this year. The below are just a handful of what we can tailor-make for you, to find out more just contact one of our specialists.
Scott Dunn is thrilled to offer the USA as a new destination for families and couples. Even if you think you know the States, there are still secrets to discover - from cosmopolitan New York to cool California, the magnificent Rockies to sunny Florida, and the Southwest deserts to tropical Hawaii. Whether you want to saddle up with cowboys or raft the Colorado River, linger over Maine lobster or a Napa Valley reserve, browse for designer clothes in SoHo or drive along Big Sur, it’s hard not to be swept away by the USA, with its epic scenery and its people’s natural zest for life.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily
New for 2012, we are very excited to announce that we will be opening an exclusive Scott Dunn children's club at Verdura Resort in Sicily. Located on the south coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca, Vedura is one of Europe's most exciting new resorts set within 230 hectares of gentle rolling Sicilian countryside with nearly 2km of untouched private coastline. There's lots on offer for all members of the family, from the new children's club for younger guests to the selection of fabulous restaurants, choice of golf courses and superb spa for older ones.
NIYAMA, The Maldives
It's not open yet, but shortly the long awaited little sister of Huvafen Fushi will be welcoming the most stylish and discerning of guests to its powder white shores. To celebrate their opening they are offering two complimentary nights in addition to free half board to all its guests until September.
Azura at Quilalea
Azura at Quilalea has just reopened to fantastic reviews following a 3 year refurbishment. It is located on its own private island on the Quirimbas Archipelago, surrounded by stunning, clear turquoise seas with accommodation in either individual Sunrise or Sunset Villas. The food here is centerd on the local produce of fresh fish and seafood, and the scuba diving is considered some of the best in the world. Azura at Quilalea is a truly exclusive desert island paradise.
Scott Dunn is delighted to launch our newest destination, Canada.
Amazing possibilities lie in this vast and beautiful country - from swimming with beluga whales to husky dog sledding, lying under an Aurora filled sky to snuggling up in a hotel made completely of ice, fly fishing in the remotest wilderness to exploring the cobbled streets of a historic city. Whether you're young or young at heart, Canada will awaken your senses and leave you wanting more.
Vamizi Private Villas, Mozambique
New for this year, Vamizi’s Private Villas are the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Making the most of the stunning sea views, they are set back from the pristine sandy beach so as not to disturb nesting turtles and offer guests the chance to totally relax and unwind. All the interiors are understated and cool, with billowing white muslin curtains and huge four poster beds. They feature latticed wooden shutters that provide shimmering views of the turquoise sea. You’ll also find organic products, holistic beauty treatments and private sun decks to help you relax and unwind.
Hotel Chocolat, St Lucia
Hotel Chocolat, set on The Rabot Estate in the lush interior of St Lucia offers stunning views of the Pitons. This is a wonderful place to relax and indulge; guests stay in unique ‘Cocoa Pods’, there is a wonderful infinity pool and you can even take part in a ‘Tree to Bar’ day, where guests can create their own chocolate. The fabulous Boucan restaurant serves delicious dishes, all featuring cocoa, this really is the perfect choice for chocolate fanatics.
Iceland’s capital Reykjavik has always been a popular weekend destination, but the North of this incredible island should be next on your to-do list. The North is a Mecca for outdoor activities, in all seasons. Whale-watching, rafting and horse-riding in the spring and summer and heli-skiing, snow-mobiling and Northern Lights spotting in the autumn and winter.
We work with experts on the ground to tailor the perfect itinerary to suit, be you an intrepid adventurer or someone in search of a more relaxed break.
Ski Boutique Zermatt
New for this winter season we proudly present our first chalet hotel, where you can book a chalet on a room-by-room basis, allowing couples, small groups and solo skiers to enjoy a chalet vacation. Ski Boutique Zermatt features nine stylish bedrooms, a wellness area boasting a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. There’s also an open plan living area with a south-facing balcony offering unforgettable views of the Matterhorn. You’ll enjoy Laurent Perrier, canapés and 5-course gourmet dinners prepared by your very own chef.
Song Saa, Cambodia
Opening in February 2012, Song Saa Private Island offers sublime luxury in the turquoise waters of Cambodia’s Koh Rong archipelago, where many islands remain deserted – offering stunning scenery and secluded white sand beaches. As a guest, you’ll be among the first foreigners to experience this beautiful, untouched world, where rare hornbills inhabit the virgin rainforests and a myriad of tropical fish await discovery on the pristine coral reefs. Luxurious villas, spectacular cuisine and a fabulous spa all await you in this undiscovered corner of Asia.
Up and coming St Petersburg
The 'White Nights Festival' starts in late May and runs through June into May in the city of St Petersburg. The fair weather, long hours of daylight and daily cultural events make it the best time to visit Russia's Northern Capital. At Scott Dunn, we can arrange not only the best hotel rooms, but also tours and tickets to the most important events.
Uruguay could just be South America’s best kept secret. Still relatively unknown as a vacation destination, a handful of neighboring South Americans and Europeans in the know go to Uruguay to enjoy the endless beaches, heritage cities, ultra hip beach scene and absurdly good steaks. Must-go highlights include Colonia, a world heritage riverside port that oozes refined charm and effortlessly cool Jose Ignacio, where the local glitterati and celebs hang out. Or why not try a unique estancia experience where you can learn to play polo, rustle up a parilla or simply relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility.
Qasr Al Sarab
Experience the rolling dunes of Abu Dhabi’s desert and the family fun of Atlantis, Dubai with this itinerary combining the buzz of Dubai with desert calm. Stay four nights at Qasr Al Sarab and receive one night free.