November in Hong Kong means that it is time to dig out the scarves and jackets and start wrapping up warm. For some, this time of year means heading to the hills and hitting the pistes, while for others the festive season presents a chance to head south for the winter and bask in the sun of the Southern Hemisphere. Here’s our roundup of some of the most luxurious, and adventurous, winter sun destinations that are guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust cravings.
ONE&ONLY HAYMAN ISLAND
Dive into the luxury of the One&Only Hayman Island, a spectacular private-island resort located in the heart of one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef. Situated on the most northerly of the Whitsunday Islands, the One&Only Hayman Island offers unrivalled peace and tranquillity, allowing you to soak up the restorative power of such incredible natural beauty from the privacy of stunningly appointed accommodations. However, the star of the show has to be the surroundings, which can be explored from the air, on foot, and from beneath the sea, where some of the most spectacular and unforgettable scenes lie.
EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS
Pure indulgence awaits at the glamorous Eden Rock – St Barths, the dazzling jewel in the Antilles glittering crown. Combining the glorious Caribbean climate with an undeniably French approach to luxury, the Eden Rock perches on a rocky promontory overlooking the blindingly blue waters below. Privacy and discretion abound throughout the resort, thanks in part to its status as a celebrity bolthole, meaning that you can enjoy the veritable Hollywood treatment whilst whiling away the hours in one of 34 accommodations or on the white sands at the ocean’s edge.
Very few things compare to the thrill of a safari; the adrenaline that courses through your body as you come face to face with some of the most impressive creatures on Earth. Located in the heart of the breathtaking African bush, Zulu Camp embodies the energy of its natural surroundings. Eight luxury accommodations have been built using traditional methods and materials, imbibing each villa with a chic, rustic appeal. However, it is what lies beyond the resort that attracts most guests to this remote province of South Africa – the legendary big five. Encounter them from the comfort of a game viewing vehicle or, for a truly unforgettable experience, from the back of a majestic African elephant.
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