1. Indian Ocean Wellness
This month, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi debuts the Maldives’ first Aqua Wellness Centre, featuring a brand-new Hydrotherapy Pool, ice fountain, steam room, sauna, a Maldives first-ever wellness concierge, and a whole host of new and unique spa treatments, all surrounded by rich foliage and those earth-shattering views of the Indian Ocean. All spa journeys begin with the Wellness Concierge and a personalised consultation to ensure your treatments are uniquely in tune with your body, followed by treatments such as the Starlight Ocean Massage – which takes place at night in an overwater spa pavilion. Continue your wellness journey, with a stay in a nature-inspired Grand Beach Villa With Pool, with your own pool, hammock and beach access.
2. Natural Wonder
The family-run Aman Rosa Alpina – the newest member of the Aman portfolio – reopens this month for the summer season. Nestled in the peaceful village of San Cassiano, in Italy’s monumental UNESCO-listed Dolomiti mountains, the property immerses itself in the surrounding landscape to offer a sanctuary of fitness and wellbeing. A stay champions the active, with different activities throughout the day, from hiking along the Alta Via trails weaving through the jagged mountains and nature walks to sky running, paragliding and mountain biking.
For more restful repose, the adults-only indoor pool, hammam and sauna will help eke out any tension. Or, see the region by air with a helicopter ride on a Silver Mirror Tour, where you’ll visit a natural wonder known by few – a vast ice wall rising from the ground.
3. A Hilltop Paradise
With Greece another great option for summer adventures this year, another Aman property wins our hearts, as Amanzoe on the Peloponnese peninsula opens its doors again. Its Undiscovered Amanzoe offer allows guests to take advantage of the beauty of this hilltop retreat, with its natural countryside setting and views of the Aegean. Guests who book three nights will get a welcome drink on arrival, daily breakfast, late check-out and complimentary group movement classes, such as yoga, Pilates and fitness). For the more tennis-inclined, there’s a LUX Tennis Academy also taking place from now until November, giving guests personalised tennis lessons and clinics run by high-profile ATP and WTA level coaches.
For more leisurely pursuits, you can borrow one of the hotel’s new e-bikes, allowing guests of all ages and abilities to discover Amanzoe’s surroundings on their own time. For extreme luxury, book the Acropolis-inspired Villa 20, which features nine bedrooms, six private pools, a 650sqm spa and its own Greek Taverna. Olé!
4. Balearic Beauty
A dazzling white rock with crystal clear blue sea, Ibiza has a long-hidden secret on its northern tip, Xarraca Bay. A magical cove with uninterrupted sunset views that will soon be home to Six Senses Ibiza. The first sustainable BREEAM-certified resort in the Balearics, the hotel architecture uses locally-sourced materials, while The Farm is a 400-year-old olive press and agrictultural estate, where guests can take part in growing organic produce that will supply the hotel’s four organic restaurants. 116 rooms, suites and beachfront caves across a 20-acre site all blend naturally into the contours of the bay, providing a full immersion into nature.
A natural escape with authentic experiences in the hidden paradise of xarraca bay − meet six senses ibiza
There’s also an alchemy bar workshop, scuba diving, E-mountain biking and solar catamaran tours, with each adventure curated by your own Guest Experience Maker. And, of course, there’s pioneering wellness at Six Senses Spa Ibiza, for the best in transformative travel.
5. Linger In Bahamian Paradise
Palm trees, pure white beaches and sea so blue it’s as if painted with watercolours, the Bahamas has a beauty all of its own. Set on the pristine white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach, Rosewood Baha Mar is a setting of endless natural wonder, where its placid waters allow for soothing swims, sensory journeys of wellness come courtesy of Sense Spa, and world-class golf awaits at the Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf course.
To make the most of the resort in all its glory, Rosewood Baha Mar’s Experience More offer lets you gives you an extra night on Rosewood when you book a five-night stay, plus US $100 resort credit. Stay in the Oceanside Three-bedroom Villa to really capitalise on the carefree spirit of seaside living, then sink your teeth into traditional French cuisine based around world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud’s four culinary muses at Café Boulud.
6. A Magical Haven Of Calm
Travelling with family this summer and undecided on where to go? The ultra-exclusive The Residence Tunis has launched its Family Fun Package, giving guests staying before July 23rd, three nights bed & breakfast, with an upgrade to a Sea View Room, plus a connecting room for the kids, two-way airport transfers, a family cooking class with the resident chef, a two-hour babysitting service during your spa treatment, and a trip to Sidi Bou Saïd and Carthage. With the activities taken care of, you can make the most of this beautiful Arab-Andalusian-inspired hotel, with its refined approach to hospitality, a stunning stretch of beach and a sprawling 4,000sqm thalasso spa, with treatments by ESPA. There’s also an 18-hole golf course for those with fitness on their mind.
7. Take A Bite Out Of The Big Apple
This summer, The Langham New York on Fifth Avenue, is offering a trio of terraces for travel bubble trips, including three inter-linked terrace guest rooms with private outdoor space for safe and celebratory group activities. The hotel’s Terrace Trio on Fifth joins together three guest rooms on the fifth floor, sleeping eight guests in total, starting at US $2,500 a night, and inclusive of breakfast for six guests through Private Kitchen. When you’re ready to explore, you can book special group activities through your Guest Ambassador, such as group fitness classes on the terrace with DanceBody, cocktails classes with the talented bar team from Ai Fiori, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant; personalised guided tours of Midtown Manhattan’s architecture with InsideOut Tours; or private rental of the Full Moon yacht from Classic Harbor Line for a private sail round New York Harbour. The epitome of elevated holidays.
8. Swiss Alpine Adventures
Known as a snow-kissed, ski-friendly destination, Zermatt is equally as beautiful in the summer, with snow-capped peaks and glaciers making way for green alpine meadows and sun-strewn outdoor activities. Taking advantage of its setting is Cervo Mountain Resort, a sustainable hillside haven perched above Zermatt’s village centre, with views over the Matterhorn, and a modern, natural design to compliment its setting. During the summer, its Lady Matterhorn package is one of its most popular, where guests stay for three or nine nights, with welcome drink on arrival, breakfast, a three-course mountaineering dinner, use of Cervo’s climbing wall, mountain railway tickets for the Zermatt-Schwarzsee route and use of the Mountain Ashram Spa.
9. The Ultimate Summer Escape
Recharge to the full at Ultima Crans-Montana, the ultimate alpine wellness retreat. The mid-mountain haven in the altitude of Plateau de Plan-Mayens is split into two chalets, with 14 beautifully-appointed master suites with ensuite bathrooms, and two children’s bedroom ‘dormitories’, perfect for slumber parties. Investing in self-care is at the core of Ultima Crans-Montana, home to a spa that covers 1,000sqm, as well as an on-site lake and a quartz-clear swimming pool that mirrors the mountains.
At the spa, under the auspices of Baccarat crystal chandeliers and Kelsey Grey and Bahia Blanca marble, personalised detox and immune-boosting treatments are tailored to your unique body’s needs. Guests can also request on-demand treatments for aesthetics and clinical needs, while your private chef will tailor-make each and every meal to complement your wellness journey.