For a holiday experience that goes the extra mile, bookmark Condé Nast Johansens. As part of the same publishing house as Vogue, GQ, Traveller and Glamour, and with a raft of local travel experts based across the globe, it’s fair to say they know a thing or two about truly lustworthy breaks.
Whether you’re after a staycation with the wow-factor, an extra-special family break or a blow-the-budget tropical getaway, these ten holidays with a difference are guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.
For an off-the-beaten track adventure you can’t beat Belcampo Lodge, an eco-retreat cocooned in Belize's lush, dense jungle with the Maya mountains to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Use it as your stylish base from which to explore the jungle and its wildlife, take part in guided tours, or simply relax over breakfast and take in the beautiful scenery and local wildlife.
Families can make the most of a short break with a package at Cheval Knightsbridge or Cheval Three Quays, including family tickets to Kensington Palace or the Tower of London, respectively. The latter is a luxury base ideal for exploring The City of London's ancient history and landmarks. Check in with the kids and you’ll receive toiletries from children’s beauty brand Childsfarm. Bring the dog along, too, and you'll be given pet welcoming goodies on arrival. A staycation fit for any little prince or princess.
If you’re yearning for a safari experience without the hefty price tag, this luxury Dartmoor location will fit the bill nicely. Soak up the country house vibes at the Hotel Endsleigh and travel by horseback (or Land Rover) through England’s unspoilt countryside. A blow-out meal and sports massage in the comfort of your room is the perfect end note to an action-packed day.
Those seeking a respite from the world will find it at Iniala Beach House on Phang Nga’s sandy shores. A bumper experience at this hedonistic and artistic resort includes a massage, dining experience in Aziamendi and your choice of unique fitness session from bootcamps to yoga classes, cycling tours of local temples to trips to see stunning waterfalls.