Special Occasions

Milestone occasions deserve incredible experiences, mind-blowing backdrops and a couple of extra special surprises along the way. But when planning such a noteworthy celebration, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. How about a family reunion at a private house and observatory in a South Africa wildlife reserve? Maybe a massive party in a private Scottish castle with bagpipers, roaring fires and flowing whisky is more your speed? Or perhaps you dream about snorkelling off the Galapagos Islands before a gourmet dinner on your private yacht? Memories are out there for the making.

We have all kinds of unbelievable holidays up our sleeve for every occasion from a big birthday to a rewarding retirement. We’ve been planning celebratory trips for our guests and even our own team for years. Below are just a few of our favorite trips to mark a milestone, but if you have something else in mind, get in touch so we can help you celebrate it in style.

Milestone Birthdays

If you’ve got a big ‘0’ birthday (or any birthday that’s big to you) coming up, we know some incredible ways to celebrate from massive blow-outs where you’re showered with attention to getaways where you can switch-off and escape from it all. Think candlelit dinners on deserted beaches, private luxury cruises and exotic escapes to far flung places. If you dream it, we can make it happen.

Rent a Private Island in Sweden

Island Lodge is an elegant blend of designer hotel, safari lodge, and campsite and is located on the private island of Bergholmen. This private hideaway is available on an all inclusive basis and sleeps up to 16 people so it is the ultimate escape for a more active family. There is also a wonderful wood-fired hot tub where you can watch the sunset and two sandy beaches all to yourself.

Boutique Floating Hotel on the Mekong

Take a slow boat from Saigon to Cambodia or Vietnam on a luxury Mekong River cruise. Watch as emerald-coloured forests, villages and beautiful countryside drift by your balcony and the floor to ceiling windows of your suite. On land, cycle along the river banks, encounter jungle wildlife in the company of a guide and meet local villagers. If that isn't enough, an inspired Asian menu onboard is planned and prepared by one of the continent's top chefs using ingredients freshly selected from local riverside markets.

Fit for a Maharajah

Romantic Rajasthan with its jewel-bright colours, ornate palaces, colonial architecture, warm and friendly people, and out of this world cuisine is the perfect destination for a milestone birthday. Pick up a bargain in the bustling bazaars, savour the delicious street food, take heritage walks through artisan areas, then escape to the tranquil Rajasthani countryside. Colourful, vibrant and oh-so magical, a special occasion in India will be one to remember.

Exclusive Thailand Villa with a Difference

Escape to your very own luxury hilltop villa at Samujana set on a private estate on Koh Samui, one of the most beautiful islands on the east coast of Thailand. A visual feast, the villas are a symphony of clean lines and contemporary spaces, with rooms that overlook a huge infinity pool or coral cove. Deluxe villas come with a Jacuzzi, steam room, and even a private cinema. Set on a protected archipelago, Koh Samui boasts a huge array of marine life, which makes it a mecca for divers. Samujana is perfect any family festivity.

Family Home in the African Bush

Overlooking a water hole amid 350,000 acres of pristine wilderness, Singita's Serengeti House is your exclusive home away from home in Tanzania. Designed so the interior flows seamlessly with the outdoors, it's perfect for an extra-special family getaway. Wake up to wide open plains illuminated by breathtaking sunrises, relax in your private pool, and marvel at the diverse wildlife on a game drive. Glamour oozes in every detail from the locally made art to the sumptuous upholstery and gourmet meals. Unwind and reconnect with your loved ones on this memorable, perhaps life-changing, experience.

Sri Lankan Villa

Stay in a beautiful 4-bedroom villa with panoramic sea views in the small village of Habaraduwa. Perfect for families and friends, this stylish villa comes fully staffed with its very own chef. Set in a coconut grove leading onto the beach, Habaraduwa House is the perfect Galle getaway.

Luxury Indonesian Sailing Yacht

Superlatively luxurious, exquisitely crafted and charting a course through some of the most scenic waterways in the world, Dunia Baru offers a private sailing experience beyond compare.

With the modern technologies and luxurious attention to detail of a superyacht, yet with the character and charm of an ancient sailboat, Dunia Baru offers exceptional accommodation, world-class dining and an unparalleled opportunity to explore lands little touched by the outside world.

Galapagos in Luxury

Whisk your family away on this small but super-luxurious yacht to cruise the Galapagos archipelago. Head ashore to explore in the company of world-class naturalists, get closer to marine life in your glass-bottomed kayak, and marvel as dolphins ride the bow wave. The MV Origin has been built using eco-friendly, zero-emission materials and is elegantly furnished to make it perfect for any special occasion.

Rocky Mountaineer

Celebrate in style onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world's great train journeys. Over the course of two or three full days, this luxurious train travels to or from the Rocky Mountains with a choice of stunning routes, start points and destinations, in total comfort.

Gourmet California

California is a treasure trove of gourmet delights and this luxury culinary road trip incorporates the Golden State's highlights. This drive through Northern California includes cooking classes at Cavallo Point, meet-the-wine-maker experiences in Sonoma and Michelin-star restaurant reservations in the renowned Napa Valley.

Retirement

Let’s face it, you’ve worked hard for this and deserve a reward. There will be no more restrictions on time you’re able to take off or seasons that you’re able to travel in (hello, shoulder season deals!), opening up a world of possibilities.

The Ultimate Ski Splurge

Chalet Artemis is an outstanding luxury ski chalet in St Anton featuring a private cinema and indulgent spa area with hot tub, swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Chalet Artemis is arguably one of the finest contemporary chalets in the Alps. Sleeps 12.

Chalet Artemis comes with an exceptional tailored service, with private concierge, chef, chalet host and driver service. You will enjoy bespoke modern alpine dining, offering you whatever you desire starting with a sumptuous breakfast and afternoon tea on seven days a week and exceptional dining on five evenings a week with hand selected pre-dinner drinks, champagne and canapes. Chalet Artemis also comes with a full drinks cabinet to enjoy.

Mountains, Markets & Macaws

From Lima to Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, traverse mountains and meadows, meet local people, and marvel at terraced salt lagoons. Explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in the company of your private guide and stay at a beautiful lodge in the cloud forest alive with hummingbirds and exotic flowers. Travel by train to Cuzco to enjoy its colorful markets, museums and architecture before moving on to your hotel in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. There you'll join expert naturalists on hikes and canoe excursions to see wildlife and clay licks that attract hundreds of parrots.

Down Under Adventure

Head to the land Down Under and the Land of the Long White Cloud. This part of the world offers once in a lifetime opportunities, sensational scenery, unforgettable encounters and some of the world's best food and wine. This epic journey sees you travel through New Zealand before heading to Australia to explore the south and east coasts.

Private Flying Safari in Namibia

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the ethereal Skeleton Coast, and the shipwrecks that line it, on this extra-special flying safari run by the Schoeman family. Soar above towering sand dunes, plains and salt pans, seal colonies, and freshwater oases that nourish desert-adapted animals, including black rhino and elephant. Discover Ugab rock formations; colorful red lava and yellow sandstone of the Huab environs; ancient Bushman rock engravings; and meet the nomadic Himba people, who still live according to ancient customs and traditions.

Ultimate Indochina

History comes to life in the company of the very best guides as you journey in style from Saigon to Danang via Siem Reap and Luang Prabang. From colonial boltholes in historic cities to elegant retreats in rural hideaways, from crumbling tea shops to shimmering golden temples, this is a trip of contrasts. With breakfast beside a waterfall to a thrilling Vespa culinary tour, a paddy field dinner, cocktails in a temple and a luxury river cruise, this is an itinerary to top them all.

Epic Round the World Ski Tour

If you love hitting the slopes, you should definitely embark on this once in a lifetime epic skiing itinerary. This journey showcases some of the world’s best ski destinations, from pristine glaciers in British Columbia to the legendary powder fields of Niseko. The round the world itinerary will not only allow you to finesse your off-piste ski technique but takes you around the world in 30 days, starting in the Alps and ending in Iceland, sandwiched by city stays, glitzy resorts and spectacular mountain experiences – the ultimate ski tour.

Epic Yellowstone & Montana Ranch

There's nowhere quite like Yellowstone with its dramatic scenery and wildlife - this itinerary allows you to see it all. Afterwards, you can don your cowboy hat and experience the Rockies, enjoying the active adventures to be had in Wyoming and Montana in true western style.

You will be visiting one of the most photogenic parts of the USA, so don't forget to bring your camera - especially as your private guide will be able to take you off the beaten track!

Wedding Anniversary

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate another year of love than with an unforgettable anniversary trip completely tailored to you and your partner’s desires. From utterly romantic beach escapes to the ultimate safari trip, go weak at the knees for the world's most romantic and magical places to toast your love story

Afloat in France

See the secret side of rural France at a leisurely pace on a luxury barge cruise. Together you'll savour culinary delights to tantalize the taste buds of the most demanding gastronomes. Your beautifully appointed barge takes you through some of the country's most picturesque areas while you enjoy a relaxing house party-style ambiance on board. Stop for vineyard picnics, plus trips to local markets, lavender distilleries, truffle farms and olive oil mills, to name a few.

Big Cats & Holy Ghats

From tigers to the Taj Mahal, this is the ultimate Indian adventure. Track Royal Bengal tigers in Pench National Park and spot leopards, langur monkeys, spotted deer, wild dogs and incredible birdlife in the rural idyll of Bera. The perfect mix of city and jungle, stay in luxury camps and lodges, lose yourself in the beauty of the 'Blue City' of Jodphur, visit the colourful Bishnoi tribes, and be pampered like royalty at Udaipur's enchanting Lake Palace. This is romance and adventure on an epic scale.

Barefoot Luxury for Two in the Seychelles

Celebrate your anniversary in barefoot luxury at a very private villa resort on the dazzling white sands of Mahé in the Seychelles. Take a helicopter to eco-wonder North Island, where critically endangered species have been carefully rehabilitated and restored. Here you can dive the pristine waters, explore the island in your personal buggy, or simply soak up the sun on one of four private beaches to enjoy the ultimate tropical experience.

Argentina in Ultimate Luxury

From vibrant Buenos Aires, where you'll tango 'til you drop, visit estancias, and watch polo, head to the wild beauty of El Calafate. Stay in a Relais & Châteaux property close to the Perito Moreno Glacier, where vast chunks of ice break away with a roar to join the lake below. At Torres del Paine National Park, marvel at the vivid green lakes, granite peaks and abundant wildlife. Your hotel lies in the heart of the park from where you'll enjoy myriad adventures, including sailing, hiking, horseback riding and kayaking.

Ocean View Hideaway

Nestled in a tropical forest overlooking the famous limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga Bay, the Six Senses Yao Noi is a stunning luxury retreat with breathtaking views. Designed with relaxation in mind, each villa has its own infinity pool and sun deck. By day, unwind at the spa, enjoy remote picnics, visit the cooking school, and snorkel or dive the island's crystal clear waters. The resort's excellent restaurants include the Dining Room which has a glass floor that reveals a river flowing underneath.

Sweetheart's Escape in Cambodia

Khmer for 'sweethearts', Song Saa is so named because it spans two tropical islands connected by a footbridge. The finest in eco-friendly luxury, your private villa is set either in a verdant rainforest or directly on the golden beach with ocean views. Perfect for lovers, the pace here is decidedly laid back with an unwavering focus on unsurpassed food and service. Sail and kayak on the sparkling turquoise waters, or if you and your partner are divers, you'll love exploring this watery wonderland which is home to dugongs, seahorses and an array of exotic fish. Bliss!

Japan in Ultimate Luxury

There's no place quite like Japan with its skyscrapers, samurai and sake to be savoured. Delve into Japanese culture on this breath-taking journey from Tokyo, to samurai city Kanazawa, onto Kyoto, ending with an Aman fix at both Amanemu and Aman Tokyo. With exceptional private guiding and stays at some of the most spectacular hotels and ryokans in Japan, this is the ultimate way to experience Japan in true luxury.

Oman in Ultimate Luxury

Oman is one of the Arabian Peninsula’s lesser-known gems. From Muscat’s bustling souks to the endless open sands of the ever-shifting desert, the jagged mountains and the serene coast, this itinerary uncovers every element.

This exciting 11-night tour takes in Oman's beautiful coastline before venturing into the desert for the adventure of a lifetime in a luxury camp, complete with all the creature comforts. This itinerary finishes with some relaxation on the stunning Musandam Peninsula of Oman.

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