Welcome to Chablé Maroma, an all-suite hotel designed for guests to reconnect with the beauty of nature on Mexico’s crystalline Caribbean coast. All suites feature private pools, outdoor living areas, terraces, sumptuous linens and exclusive amenities. Unwind upon arrival at the 17,000-square-foot spa which includes two private spa suites, and five double cabins for couple’s treatments. A beautiful pool lies parallel to Maroma’s private, sugar-white sand beach for a mix of water, sun, and sand. And whether you choose to dine in the beachfront seafood bar, or the relaxed poolside dining room you can be sure everything on the menu was caught or grown locally and obtained from nearby suppliers.
In a unique setting in the heart of the Mayan forest just 25 minutes from the historic city of Mérida, Chablé resort is a five-star spa retreat spread across 750 acres on Mexico’s famed Yucatan Peninsula. Its 38 spacious stand-alone pool villas and two expansive 3-bedroom presidential estates are nestled within lush gardens. Nearby, a XIX century traditional “Hacienda” offers a completely restored, secluded retreat recalling the elegance and sophistication of the past. The retreat’s crowning jewel is its world-class spa, the first-ever created inside a “cenote.” The spa’s philosophy draws from this ancient culture, offering a wide range of Mayan-inspired spa treatments that harness the power of Mérida’s ancient techniques and ingredients, alongside modern amenities.
Retreat to Royal luxury. Feel right at home in suites that feature elegant touches of warm wood, decadent polished stone floors, and floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views. Unwind in a hammock on your private balcony, indulge in moment to yourself in your jetted tub, and reconnect over an intimate dinner, discretely delivered to your in-suite “Magic Box.” From your morning Nespresso to your aromatherapy turndown, the hospitable resort staff at The Royal Playa del Carmen will ensure your every need is provided, your every desire fulfilled. Suite configuration and layout may differ from images.
Set on its own private peninsula and affording spectacular Aegean Sea views, the Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort is a luxury beach resort offering medical wellness, all-suite hotels, bungalows, private-pool villas and extensive leisure facilities in Crete.
Masseria San Domenico offers boutique-style intimacy bound with first class facilities such as a magnificent outdoor free-form swimming pool.
After a careful restoration, completed respecting the old shapes and the original building materials, the tower was converted into a 5 star deluxe resort. The building itself dates back to the 15th century, when it was used by the Knights of Malta as a watch-tower. Masseria San Domenico offers a state-of-the-art Thalassotherapy Spa, a lovely beach, two tennis courts, a modern gym and a challenging 18-hole golf course.
The Zarafa Dhow Suite is an intimate, two room exquisite tented villa located on the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. The Dhow Suite successfully retains a clearly African feel, while balancing that delicate relationship between personal and informal and romance and adventure. From the Dhow Suite, hippos are visible in the Lagoon and elephant wander through regularly. Night noises will either lull you to sleep or wake you from a deep slumber. It is an exciting area, and guests are in the heart of a wilderness wonderland.
Zarafa Camp is an intimate, four room exquisite tented camp located on the on the private 130 000 hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. Decking around the tent leads to the private plunge pool and full-body outdoor shower, all with views of pristine Botswana wilderness. Under an impressive canopy of African ebony trees, the camp has a sizable main lounge, with adjacent library and dining area. Zarafa has succeeded in successfully in retaining a clearly African feel, while balancing that delicate relationship between personal and informal and romance and adventure.
A four day Heli-Canoeing/Heli-Walking Expedition along the Selinda Spillwayfour day. The Selinda Adventure Trail team is run under the guidance of professional guide. Your guide’s intimate knowledge of the bush curates a memorable physical, spiritual and cultural journey through the wilderness. The Selinda Adventure Trail truly defines adventure whilst bringing you closer to nature and creating a sense of being immersed within the wilderness.
Located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Bethnal Green, Town Hall Hotel & Apartments is a real mix of architectural styles: the handsome Edwardian building is partly topped by a vertical extension of laser-cut aluminum, and the interiors see stately staircases, marble flooring, high ceilings, and a marble-clad swimming pool. Twinkling chandeliers, wood paneled walls, and quirky design pieces also provide eye-catching conversation starters. While the large apartment-style guestrooms encourage a night of reclusive indulgence, the neighborhood beckons with galleries, hip weekend markets, traditional English pubs, swanky new bars, and great restaurants—one of which, the Corner Room resides in the hotel.
An Overview of Greater Mana Expedition
The Mana Pools National Park and neighbouring private Sapi Concession (which has been awarded to Great Plains Conservation to manage and look after) form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a core area of the middle-Zambezi biosphere reserve. Following the conversion of the Sapi Safari area to a private photographic reserve in 2016, together the two comprise of 337,600 hectares of prime protected wilderness estate and are recognised as one of the finest in Africa. With an estimated 80% to 85% of these two wildlife areas only traversable on foot, this is Africa’s dream walking safari destination.
The Mana Pools National Park is also designated as a Ramsar wetland site and is an area of international importance. The Ramsar convention provides for national action and international co-operation regarding the conservation of wetlands and the wise sustainable use of their resources, especially those providing waterfowl habitat.
Great Plains Conservation offers a 6-night expedition which explores the exquisite areas of both Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring private Sapi Concession, creating an experience reminiscent of the old African explorers with a romance of yester-year, whilst ensuring that adventure and discovery are essentially part of the journey.
The Greater Mana Expedition is a safari experience that will certainly appeal to that keen safari guest who is looking to truly enjoy and partake in the excitement of tracking and exploring of one of Africa’s remote wilderness area. As such a large portion of the activities involve prime walking safari opportunities along with game drives and some canoeing and boating opportunities.
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