ENDLESS SUMMER ESCAPE OR FRESH FALL GETAWAY…
WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? August is frequently the hottest month of the year – and yet, we’re regularly reminded that cooler autumn days are just around the corner. It’s a time that many feel torn between the seasons… a reluctance to let long summer days fade into memory contrasted by excitement for fall foliage and fun. Whether you’re not ready to let summer go, or already eyeing your favourite sweaters, below are luxurious getaways for travellers in both camps. Let me know which adventure you would choose!
A SUN-SOAKED ISLAND EXPERIENCE
CAP JULUCA, A BELMOND HOTEL, ANGUILLA
From the pristine sands of the best beach in the Caribbean to the cool interiors of its seriously chic accommodations, every part of Belmond’s Cap Juluca in Anguilla exists to impress. Enjoy the exceptional beach and water activities, including kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, or setting sail to explore nearby rich coral reefs where you can swim with turtles. Dine by candlelight under the starry sky as you explore menus filled with vibrant island flavours, brought to life with herbs and spices from the resort’s own garden.
A CLASSIC & COASTAL NEW ENGLAND GETAWAY
WHITE BARN INN & SPA, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION, MAINE
If you’ve already got one foot into autumn, it may be time for you to head to White Barn Inn & Spa. This property offers the best of New England’s charms on the crisp, cool days of fall. Experience colourful foliage set amongst a backdrop of ocean blues from your waterfront cottage, stroll the expansive gardens and relax at the award-winning spa. Embark on a seasonal favourite: adventuring to a local apple orchard to learn about Maine’s orchard history, picking heirloom apples, and enjoying a gourmet picnic under the shade trees.
A STUNNING COSTA RICAN RETREAT
FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA AT PENINSULA PAPAGAYO
Picture this: Awakening to glittering views of the Pacific that stretch as far as the eye can see. Watch the sunrise from your hillside perch at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo as seabirds soar, sailboats pass, and, if you’re lucky — humpback whales breach the ocean’s surface. Indulge in a complimentary gourmet breakfast ordered to your well-appointed suite. After a day of zip lining, surfing, or hiking a volcano, return to your tropical retreat for more impeccable dining, a refreshing swim, or relaxing spa treatments.
A CULTURAL MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY IN BAVARIA
SCHLOSS ELMAU LUXURY SPA RETREAT, GERMANY
Tucked deep in the calm of the Bavarian Alps south of Munich (home to the autumn celebration of Oktoberfest) is the magical sanctuary of Schloss Elmau. In this spa retreat and cultural hideaway, your days will be framed by dramatic peaks, forests with a magical mix of evergreens, stunning foliage, and rushing streams. Enjoy a dip in the largest Hamam (Turkish steam bath) this side of Istanbul, take a 45-minute e-bike to the Partnachklamm Gorge, or let yourself be carried away by a world-class recital in the concert hall built by a philosopher and theologian over a century ago.
For a tailored travel experience, plan your upcoming trip with us today. With over 25 years of experience in luxury travel, we offer our clients insights and personally curated itineraries that take the stress out of travel, allowing more time to decompress and discover and explore your chosen destination while you’re on the road.