Climbing vines and swaying palms. The scent of the earth after a tropical storm. Nothing compares to waking up to nature - but sometimes, we want the sense of remoteness, without being hours from civilisation. To be surrounded by nature, rather than submerged by it.
On these holidays, you will stay in true oases of calm, though you’re only a short hop from cultural heritage sights. Your accommodation will be stylish and eminently comfortable, while always seeming an extension, not an intrusion, of the natural world.
Dripping with beauty yet less visited than the rest of the state, northern Kerala retains a remarkable sense of calm. In this holiday, you’ll encounter two contrasting landscapes - picturesque spice plantations and beaches to bowl you over - that invite you to simply sit back and enjoy the scenery. But don’t be fooled: there is still plenty to do off the beaten track.
Often in Thailand, travellers feel the need to rush around and tick off the sights. But by focussing on just two contrasting regions, this holiday will help you discover the culture and extraordinary beauty that the country is known for. In the first, you can explore temples and jungles by day then return to the authentic countryside by night; in the second, experience the ultimate Thai beach escape.
Indonesia is home to some of the most extraordinary landscapes in the world - and this holiday, which encompasses two neighbouring islands, allows you to unlock this famous natural beauty. Start among the peaceful plantations of Java, with staggering views of the volcanic landscapes beyond, before heading to Bali for an impossibly idyllic, boutique beach retreat.
Discover hotels that blend seamlessly into the surrounding nature, without compromising on style and comfort
Though your accommodation will feel remote, you’re never too far from remarkable heritage sights
You’re not miles from the beaten path - but by turning left when everyone else turns right, you’ll feel like you’re worlds away
Your arrival at each hotel should feel like a deep breath of fresh air, with beautiful gardens and a serene atmosphere