The Maldives: where perfect waves lap up idyllic tropical shores. The breaks are a little calmer than surf-havens like Indo and Hawaii but there are waves to suit everyone. June to August is best for those in search of big swells, while September and October provide consistency. Stay in one of these luxury surf resorts for the perfect combination of riptides and relaxation.
Swimming with Earth’s largest mammals is not an experience one will forget quickly. Whilst there are plenty of whale-watching trips across the globe, there are only select locations that allow you to swim alongside these creatures in their native habitat.
Penguins and polar ice caps may not immediately evoke images of luxury, but there are a surprising number of services springing up that offer an up-market approach to seeing the sights of Antarctica. However be warned, no matter how luxurious the product, crossing the Drake passage can be a somewhat character building experience. You may have calm flat seas or they could be huge rolling 20 foot plus waves.
Make yourself at home in your own private castle
Ever wanted to live like European royalty? These spacious castles have been refitted with all the modern conveniences you need, while still maintaining their original charm and elegance. Immerse yourself in the ultimate luxury experience by renting an entire castle for days, weeks or even months.
The fashion world’s crème de la crème are putting their iconic brand names on far more than just clothing. Fashionable and fabulous hotels and suites are cropping up around the world, making it easy for any design-driven traveller to combine luxury accommodation with designer chic.