The accommodation settings are breath-taking. Just take a look at a selection of spectacular properties hand-picked for your next true escape:

Ixtapa, Mexico

Experience tranquillity on picture-perfect beaches inhabited by wild pelicans, who show no fear of humans, and baby turtles.

Casa Buena Vista is a magnificent, luxurious villa on a gorgeous sandy beach with green, lush gardens, staff and much more to make your holiday a perfect experience.

Who to know: Marina Gratsos, of Carpe Diem Luxury Travel, can arrange boat trips, restaurant outings and hikes into the interior. If there is something you need, Marina is the lady to ask. 

Bwindi impenetrable forest, Uganda

It is hard to put into words just how spectacular the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is for nature lovers. Primeval and wild is a perfect description. This particular area of Uganda is incredible and provides photography opportunities in abundance.

Visiting the jungle with a guide is a must-do to discover the last areas where it is possible to trek the untamed great apes, and mountain gorillas, in their natural habitat. You cannot beat such an experience for life-time holiday memories.

A bed in the wild: Stay at the eco-sensitive Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, separated from the jungle by nothing more than a small stream!  Guest will experience nature at its very best.  Each room has a terrace facing the jungle canopy to spot chimpanzees and monkeys, as well as numerous other types of wildlife, living in the trees.

Who to know: Praveen Moman, of Volcanoes Safaris. Praveen is a well-known conservationist and responsible for the great selection of eco-safari lodges in both Uganda and Rwanda. 

Arrowtown, New Zealand

Arrowtown is close to the remote and stunning Fjords of New Zealand. You cannot beat this magical location for an especial getaway – it is worth the journey!

A bed in the mountains: Lodge at the Hills is a private villa on a private golf course in 500 acres of tranquil countryside with views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes and rolling hills.

Who to know: Lisa Hayden and Fiona Stevens of MajorDomo can tell you more about Lodge at the Hills. 

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