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What's hot for 2014

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you all a healthy and happy 2014. For a little travel inspiration for the year to come, we wanted to tell you about what's hot this year. There are so many exciting new hot spots, resorts offering something a bit different and up-and-coming destinations to discover.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.

Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia

A truly exotic archipelago comprising more than 18,000 islands, Indonesia is the ultimate adventurists dream with the crowning gem having to be Sumba Island where the stunning Nihiwatu resort is found. This small, exclusive island full of lush tropical jungle and trimmed with golden coastlines is one of earth’s last truly untouched paradises and a complete must for 2014’s bucket list.

From £4,745pp based on a 7 night stay in a Luxury Suite on a full board basis. Includes all flights.

Amanoi, Vietnam

As the first Aman venture into Vietnam, the Amanoi epitomizes its luxurious legacy. Nestled on the central coast at the edge of the country’s largest national conservation site with nothing but clear blue tropical waters out to the horizon this has to be one of 2014’s best new hidden gems.

From £6,225pp based on a 7 night stay in a Pavilion on a B&B basis. Includes all flights and return private transfers to the hotel.

Aurora Safari Camp, Lapland, Sweden

Aurora Safari Camp is a top hot spot for 2014 – this is its first real season. An African style teepee tented camp has been transported across a frozen lake to Swedish Lapland. Nestled on an island under snow clad pine trees, you are perfectly placed for optimum Northern Lights viewing in the most adventurous setting - keeping your eyes peeled for moose and chopping your own firewood are order of the day.

From £1,000pp based on 3 nights (2 at the camp and one at nearby Sorbyn Lodge). Includes some activities.

Awasi Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile

Luxury lodge Awasi Patagonia follows hot on the heels of its extraordinarily successful sister lodge in the Atacama, and is now THE place to stay when visiting Torres del Paine National Park. With your own private guide, you will be able to make private excursions into this spectacularly wild and remote park filled with turquoise lakes, dramatic mountain spires, wildlife and glaciers.

From £4,470pp based on 2 adults traveling for 9 nights, including 1 night in Santiago, 5 nights at Awasi Patagonia and 2 nights at La Casona at Matetic Vineyards. Most meals included and all private excursions at Awasi Patagonia.

&Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge

Benguerra Island is a jewel on the Mozambican coast. Part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, a protected marine reserve, this is a true white-sand, turquoise sea paradise. It is now being run by the wonderful conservation-led &Beyond and with just 12 beach cabanas and a family suite, Benguerra fits the &Beyond collection of properties perfectly.

From £3,705pp, based on 2 people sharing a Casita on a fully inclusive basis for 7 nights. Price valid from July 2014 onwards.

Butterfly House Bahia, Brazil

Hidden among the coconut palms that fringe one of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches, Butterfly House is simply balm for the soul. Eight delightfully unpretentious suites and bungalows, a superb restaurant and a wonderful range of activities from whale watching and surfing to nature safaris make this slice of paradise as relaxing or as active as you choose.

From £2,155pp based on 2 adults sharing including all flights and taxes, 3 nights in Salvador at the Villa Bahia and 7 nights at Butterfly House, both including breakfast.

Ellerman House Villa 2, Cape Town, South Africa

After huge hype, Ellerman House Villa 2 has finally arrived! This is the latest and most luxurious property in the Cape with ultra-modern architecture maximising the sweeping views from its elevated position above Clifton. This exclusive-use three bedroom villa offers the exclusivity and privacy of a villa, coupled with all the benefits of being attached to one of the world’s leading small hotels.

From £3,065pp, based on a family of 6 sharing Villa 2 on a B&B basis for 5 nights.

Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant, Sonoma Valley, California

How about a total romantic escape to the leafy lanes and boutique vineyards of California’s Sonoma Valley? Just 90 minutes drive from San Francisco, indulge in a world of discreet luxury at the Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant. Venture out from your luxury suite to sample fine wines and gourmet food or to take a paddle on the Russian River or pedal down country lanes by bike.

From £2,020pp based on 2 people sharing a Heritage Deluxe Room for 7 nights including car hire.

Ultimate Indian Ocean: Maldives, Sri Lanka & the Seychelles

Combine the Maldives, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles for the ultimate Indian Ocean experience blending amazing beaches with some adventure in Sri Lanka. Start your vacation relaxing on sandy beaches in the Maldives before exploring some of the delights of Sri Lanka; visiting the Temple of the Tooth and the tea plantations in the Hill Country before flying down to the Seychelles to end your adventure through the Indian Ocean.

From £4,015pp based on a 14 night stay on a B&B basis in one double room. Includes all flights and transfers.

Morukuru Ocean House, Madikwe, South Africa

The latest member of the ‘Morukuru Family’, Ocean House completes the safari, city and coast circuit of Morukuru’s South African properties. Ocean House is a private four bedroom house in the 36,000 hectare De Hoop Nature Reserve, a two hour drive from Cape Town. The Overberg Coast where the house is located is home to great species diversity, and the house has a bird’s eye view of the continent’s greatest whale nursery from mid-July to November.

From £2,480pp, based on a group of 8 sharing Ocean House, on a fully inclusive basis.

New Mediterranean Villas

Our Mallorcan villa program sees the addition of three spectacular new properties for summer 2014. El Noveno, a 5 bedroom villa overlooking Pollenca golf course and the Tramuntana mountains; Canacati, a stone’s throw from Pollenca old town and Canderosen, a modern masterpiece with stunning views across the Formentor bay. Each villa offers a limited introductory discount for early bookers!

From £8,210 in El Noveno for 7 nights in September based on 6 adults and 6 children sharing, including a 20% introductory discount, chef, host and a nanny.

Darkoum A, Courchevel 1850

The snow is falling heavily in resort and conditions look set to be fantastic for the season. Take advantage of our Early Booking discounts in our chalets over the Easter period. One of our Courchevel 1850 chalets Darkoum A has recently undergone a slight face lift and is perfect for a family or large group looking for some ski in & out action this Easter.

With a 15% early booking discount available at the moment Darkoum A, based on taking the whole chalet for 7 nights, is from is £2,640 per person. Includes our shared transfer and our original chalet catering.

St. Regis, Mauritius

The luxurious St. Regis, Mauritius is an ideal place to get away and relax. With the stunning backdrop of Le Morne mountain, guests can bask in the sun by the pools or on the beach, enjoy a variety of culinary experiences and superb water-sports, plus rejuvenate at the amazing spa.

From £2,300pp based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Oceanview Room for 7 nights on a half board basis. Valid for travel between May – September.

Sugar Beach, St Lucia

Sugar Beach – a Viceroy Resort, is located in one of the most spectacular locations on St Lucia, between the Piton Mountains and on a lovely beach. After a multi-million dollar redevelopment project, enjoy a luxurious vacation at one of the classiest hotels in the Caribbean.

From £1,650pp based on 2 people sharing a Sugar Mill Luxury Room for 7 nights on a B&B basis. Travel between 1 May and 14 October to take advantage of their free night offer giving a saving of £295.

The Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

The Lydmar boutique hotel with its quirky décor in Stockholm is red hot for 2014. A recent addition to Scott Dunn’s new Swedish portfolio, the Lydmar boasts access to the incredible Nordic Spa at the Grand Hotel Stockholm next door. Not to mention a dreamy location right on the waterfront, within a stone’s throw of Gamla Stan’s heritage, shopping and fantastic eateries.

From £1500pp in a Medium Room on a B&B basis with private airport transfers.

The Mudhouse, Sri Lanka

The Mudhouse is remotely located 20 minutes off a main road. Immersed in the countryside and lit at night only by oil lamps, it is a magical place to drift off with only the sounds of wildlife and wake up naturally with the sunlight. This is a real back to nature experience and a very environmentally friendly one too. Relax in the hammocks in your hut and learn to cook delicious and authentic Sri Lankan meals in the electricity-free kitchen or take a boat out on the tank.

From £3,000pp as part of a family customized itinerary to Sri Lanka including a stay of 1 night at The Mudhouse on an all-inclusive basis.

Acqualina Resort and Spa, Florida

Our newest luxury family-friendly hotel in Florida, the Acqualina Resort and Spa is set right on the beautiful white sand beach in Sunny Isles, an exclusive beach area a mere 30 minutes North of Miami. Offering sublime accommodations, fine facilities and even a children’s club, it’s the new ultimate luxury family escape.

From £2,395 per adult and £1,745 per child based on a family of 4 sharing a one bedroom Deluxe Oceanfront Suite for 7 nights in May half term. Includes rental car.

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