SAN GIORGIO, MYKONOS, GREECE
The style: Mediterranean Retreat
When to go: June to September for a party, or September to October for fewer crowds.
Why go? Amidst white-washed Cycladic houses overlooking the Aegean Sea, luxury hotel San Giorgio will be your haven after revelling hte in the buss of Mykonos. Enjoy organic Mediterranean-inspired cuisine before indulging in a cocktail or two – the perfect place to live it up or laze away your 'moon.
THE RITZ-CARLTON BALI, BALI, INDONESIA
The style: The Island Break
When to go: April, May, June to steer clear of peak season.
Why go? With sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, relax in your luxurious private villa beafore treating your taste buds to one od the six restaurants showcasing the best of the local seafood and produce before relaxing in their spa sancturary, inspired by the ocean, a revered source of energy in traditional Balinese culture.
THE CORDIS AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
The style: The Inner-City Escape
When to go: February to May
Why go? Try the luxurious Cordis Auckland for a mini-moon close to home. Curise on the Waitemata Harbour and stop at Waiheke Island for some wine-tasting. Or stay in, enhouing all the onsite Chuan Spa has to offer. Follow your spa day with dinner at Cordis' restaurant Eight, with interactive kitchens serving food from the around the world, from tandoori to sashimi.
SHERATON SAMOA BEACH RESORT, UPOLU, SAMOA
The style: The Sub-Tropical Oasis
When to go: May and October for less crowds
Why go? With luxuriously designed rooms, an indulgent spa, waterfront dininh and ample opportunity for you to embrace the vibrant culture of Samoa at the Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort. There's also a wealth of natural wonders to explore including Papasee'a Sliding Rock and To Sua Ocean Trench.
AITUTAKI LAGOON PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT, AITUTAKI, COOK ISLANDS
The style: The Private Island
When to go: Year-round. It rarely drops below 24 degrees Celcius.
Why go? Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort offers the only overwater bungalows set on the onlu private island resort in the Cook Islands. In the Kuriri Point Gazebo you can enjoy mouth-watering private candlelit dinners under a black velvet sky twinkling with stars.
INTERCONTNENTAL SAMUI BAAN TALING NGAM RESORT, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND
The style: The Beachfront Villa
When to go: November to April.
Why go? Book yourselves into a beachfront pool villa at this luxury iconic resort is nestled on the unspoilt west coast of the island. Wake to the gentle lapping waves from the sea just metres away, and relax on your private sundeck with your own personal pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
MARA BUSHTOPS & SPA, MARA, KENYA
The style: The Luxe Safari
When to go: June to October (the best time to view wildlife)
Why go? Head out on anaction-packed safari spotting lions, elephants and rhinos before heading for a spot of R&R at the Amani African Spa Village. The luxury camp’s restaurant sits next to a salt lick, a hotspot for the local wildlife to come absorb its natural minerals. Dine here to get up close and personal.
AYA NISEKO, NISEKO, JAPAN
The style: The Getaway on the Slopes
When to go: November to March (for a snowy getaway).
Why go? Action-packed days on the slopes call for a stay at the luxe AYA Niseko to enjoy their ski-in, ski-out facilities. Soothe sore muscles in Japan’s famed volcanically-heated spring water in the hotel’s Onsen or with a treatment at the AYA Spa. For your Japanese après-ski experience, head to Hirafu Village for a night of fun.