Your Chance To Enjoy A Unique Experience
JULY 2023 ISSUE
A CURATED collection of one-of-a-kind, handpicked activities to suit every type of luxury traveller has just been launched.
‘Experiences by Travel Associates’ are available across a range of the most popular destinations when booked with one of the company’s expert advisors.
“The demand for luxury travel is strong and it’s essential to have the right, trusted advisor by your side to ensure you have the support you need to make your holiday exceptional,” said Rachel Kingswell, Travel Associates’ General Manager AU/NZ.
“Our expert advisors go looking for these hidden gems so that we can design incredible, bespoke itineraries that deliver the kind of magical holiday moments we’re famous for.”
The new collection includes:
Immortalise your holiday with a ‘flying dress’ photoshoot experience in the desert of Dubai (above).
Enjoy the services of expert makeup artists and hair stylists in the privacy of your hotel before being chauffeured to location by a private driver.
Choose from a collection of bold elegant dresses that enhance the dramatic landscape for a once-in-a-lifetime portrait.
A wide range of private, cultural and hands-on experiences are available across 16 European destinations.
Learn about the world of perfume and how to make your own with a private teacher in a boutique in Paris or explore the Galileo Museum and Santa Croce on a privately guided tour in Florence.
Avoid the chaos of LAX with a private tarmac and terminal experience. With PS, those flying out of Los Angeles are treated to private security and customs clearance, luxury spaces and white-glove service before and after their flight. Guests also enjoy lounges or private suites, chef-prepared food and spa services.
SHA Wellness Clinic
Rest and rejuvenate with a trip to SHA Spain. A sanctuary for aligning the body, soul and spirit, SHA offers award-winning wellness programs in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Located in the Sierra Helada Natural Park, SHA combines techniques and therapies from both scientific and natural medicine to help guests live better.
The National Gallery London
Enjoy an intimate, expert-led tour of the gallery’s world-renowned collection while it is closed to the public.
Luxury Shopping Collection
VIP access and shopping benefits at El Corte Inglés (Spain & Portugal), The Bicester Collection (UK), Galeries Lafayette (France) and The Mall Luxury Outlets (Italy).
“Our business offers a seamless, end to end luxury service and these curated experiences are fantastic for clients who want something a little different, or ‘one of a kind’,” added Ms Kingswell.
THE WORLD’S TOP SPAS REVEALED
Left to Right: Aqua Dome, Austria; Scandinave Spa, Whistler; Al Maha, Dubai
TRAVELLERS LOOKING for a luxurious and relaxing trip can take inspiration from a list of the world’s top spas.
Compiled by the experts at SpaSeeekers.com, the top picks include infinity pools and swimmable waterfalls from Utah to the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah, America
Amid the dramatic landscapes of southern Utah, Amangiri is one of the world’s must-visit wellness spots.
The luxury spa taps into the area’s rich natural resources and spiritual energy, creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The centrepiece is a heated outdoor pool that wraps around the desert rock, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the heart of the wild west while they soak in tranquil waters.
Aqua Dome, Alps, Austria
This retreat is a futuristic spa haven set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Alps.
Its thermal outdoor pools are something to behold, designed with a unique UFO-like aesthetic.
The pools allow guests to bathe in the naturally warm, mineral-infused waters while surrounded by an unspoilt alpine panorama. It’s a blissful combination of innovative design and alpine serenity.
Aro Hā Wellness Retreat, Glenorchy, New Zealand
Overlooking the Southern Alps of New Zealand lies a haven of pure bliss and holistic wellness.
With only 20 rooms, Aro Ha offers intimate retreats that centre around your body and your mind – with nature, nutrition, mindfulness and yoga all being key parts of your experience.
At the heart of the retreat is a pool that offers a great spot to unwind and enjoy the views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
Scandinave Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Amid evergreens and mountains, this is a silent sanctuary that invites guests to experience the traditional Scandinavian baths in an eco-friendly setting.
Nestled amid the forest, a series of outdoor pools and hot baths offer an immersive, all-weather, open-air retreat.
The stark contrast of stepping from the heated pools to the chilly Canadian air creates an invigorating sensory journey that is the essence of the Nordic spa experience.
Al Maha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Situated among the dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Maha combines traditional Middle Eastern wellness traditions with unparalleled luxury.
Each suite in this exclusive spa resort boasts a private outdoor infinity pool, allowing guests to soak in restorative waters while watching the desert sunset or even spotting some wildlife.
It’s a one-of-a-kind spa experience that combines luxury and privacy.
The Sacred River Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali
This spa is a tranquil haven deep within the lush Balinese jungle. The outdoor vitality pool, sourced directly from the holy Ayung River, is regarded for its healing properties.
Guests can luxuriate in its waters while listening to the distant hum of life in the rainforest and watching the sunset paint the sky. It’s a truly spiritual, purifying experience that connects you to the heart of Bali.
ilky Oaks Lodge, Mossman, Queensland, Australia
Perched on the edge of the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, the Healing Waters Spa at Silky Oaks Lodge invites you to bathe in the waters of the Mossman River.
Each outdoor treatment suite is enveloped by the lush rainforest, with the crystal-clear river flowing just beneath.
Immersing yourself in the soothing, mineral-rich waters of the natural river pools while surrounded by ancient trees and diverse wildlife is an authentic Australian spa experience that’s hard to beat.
Tabacon Resort, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Located at the foot of the Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Resort offers a spa experience tied to the earth’s volcanic energy.
There is a network of naturally heated outdoor pools and waterfalls that are fed directly by the thermal mineral springs bubbling up from the volcanic earth.
This creates a sensory-rich, purifying experience as you find yourself enveloped in warm waters, listening to the sounds of the surrounding rainforest and witnessing the majestic volcano.
Le Crans Hotel & Spa, Alps, Switzerland
Amid the picture-postcard beauty of the Swiss Alps, Le Crans Hotel & Spa provides an alpine wellness retreat that’s a must-visit.
Its heated outdoor pool offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes, allowing guests to bathe in comfort while sampling the cool Alpine air.
It’s a quintessential Swiss experience that celebrates wellness amid nature’s grandeur.
The Sacred River Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali