Could there be a dreamier destination for dinner than Zass restaurant? With bougainvillea trailing over the terrace, pink skirted tablecloths and a view stretching across the coast from Positano to Praiano it embodies old-school glamour. A mood only enhanced by the fact that there is a dress code and a no phone policy. Located at the luxurious Il San Pietro hotel, it has somehow managed to elude over-exposure - although we won’t blame you if you can’t resist the temptation to steal a quick picture. If budget isn’t an issue, stay the night and it will only be a short stroll into bed too.
The striking red and white tiled saltwater pool of this boutique hotel in Tulum has inspired countless Instagram saves, yet its appeal lies beyond simply lounging poolside. Located on South Tulum beach it is perfectly positioned to soak up the Caribbean sunshine while nearby glittering turquoise cenotes and Mayan ruins also beckon. However it is the hotel’s intimate yet relaxed vibe that’s the real selling point, with airy white and wood interiors making it a stylish and soothing haven to retreat to. Head up to the rooftop bar at sunset for drinks looking over the mangroves.
Overlookingalush valley of vineyards and framed by soaring mountains, this stately home set back from the rural villageof Franschhoe has postcard-perfect views at every turn. Inside the historic main house and surrounding cottages, a traditional yet vibrant feel echoes through the interiors.While away the hours on chic striped sun loungers by the pool or seek out the renowned restaurants and world-classwineries surrounding the estate - we recommend booking a table at La Petite Colombe.
Holiday on your own private island in the vast wilderness of Tasmania at this secluded coastal stay. Collect and shuck wild rock oysters, hunt for fossils, befriend the resident deers and finish the day gazing at a canopy of stars. The decor may be charmingly rustic but every detail of your trip is carefully considered with large feather-soft beds (with a view directly onto the ocean), Aesop toiletries, a pantry stocked with gourmet treats and sparkling wine waiting for you in the fridge. Take to the water for a row in the old-fashion wooden boat come sunset.
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