ONE holiday, ONE Experience
The one holiday, the one experience... the one not like all the others. Always. So dream big, and dream different from all the rest. Because that’s what we do, too. Simply.
For some to feel travelled, we need to experience things we’ve never encountered before. For some of us, it’s not enough to go somewhere new and merely soak it up. We’re in pursuit of experiences; we want to do something of genuine substance, or to simply be in the presence of the truly remarkable. Travelling in style should not preclude you from savouring unique encounters, connecting with your inner sense of adventure, without compromising on the level of refinement. Always.
At ONE with nature Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru are two boltholes within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. You can spend the day with the resident scientists to learn about the ground breaking research to help to build coral reef and care for baby sea turtles. For the front row view everyone wants, we’ve got mobile camps that move to be as close as possible to the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania.
The ONE for action For ski and snow buffs, Whistler has a reputation for unsurpassed heli-skiing and boarding, to make fresh tracks on otherwise inaccessible vast powder fields and glaciers. Elsewhere in Canada, ascend frozen waterfalls away from the crowds amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Banff National Park. Or soar above the ground in a hot air balloon to truly appreciate the vastness of the Serengeti, Masai Mara and Okavango Delta.
The ONE for when the journey really is the destination. The best seat in the house for a widescreen view of the majestic Canadian Rockies and its ancient glaciers, forests and waterfalls, is aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. For the ultimate discovery explore parts of the world that, until now, have been untouchable to the ordinary traveller on a polar voyage aboard the new Scenic Eclipse discovery yacht.
The ONE great escape would see you arriving at the remote Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman by speedboat, 4x4 or paraglider, and once there opt to trek into the canyons to climb and swim through the gorges.
The One sense of place is to discover a true sense of location. Look, feel, listen, touch and taste a world less ordinary. From India with it’s a cacophony of sights, sounds and smells to The Knickerbocker in New York, just steps from Broadway, Bryant Park and MoMA, there’s no mistaking where in the world you are. Beyond the bright city lights, enjoy peace, adventure and luxury in equal measures at the new Ritz Charlton Arabian resort in Ras Al Khaimah.
The ONE for immersive culture and local spirit head to the utterly magical Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. Reached by a wooden bridge, you cross to another world, deep in the jungle. Adventures include cycling through rice paddies and meeting the locals in nearby villages, or rafting down the Ayung River. Or Sri Lanka and experience life on a working tea estate in Sri Lanka .
The ONE for Authentic settings go riding or cattle driving by day and by night, listen to ancient cowboy tales round a campfire on a 37,000-acre working ranch in the heart of Montana or immerse yourself in the spiritual kingdom of Bhutan to be found in the heart of the mighty Himalayas.
The ONE for romantic retreats or special occasions whether you’re planning a honeymoon or approaching your silver wedding anniversary, love deserves to be celebrated and finding the perfect location is key. From secluded island hideaways to timeless Caribbean classics, we know which hotels will inspire and excite. Set amongst swaying coconut palms, purple bougainvillea and fragrant hibiscus, Baros Maldives is an ideal tropical honeymoon setting. For a more understated and low key escape, let us introduce you to Villa Orsula, an opulent retreat just five minutes from the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Refined, secluded, the sense of intimacy is apparent from the moment you arrive.
The ONE for family getaways where family matters and busy parents need not look any further; we are the go-to travel specialists for your family… Creating stories. Let us arrange your one on-one bonding time, whether that be a mother-daughter swim with turtles, siblings foraging for their own fruit and vegetables with the chef, or choosing the perfect spot for a sandbank picnic and stargazing with dad. For those big get-togethers we will create the right balance of relaxation, adventure and play time so that every generation is catered for. Whether you’re travelling with tiny tots, toddlers or teens, we’ve got you covered.
The One place that make you feel alive, surprised and stimulated. To observe a magnificent habituated gorilla family at close quarters is an intimate and breathtaking encounter to leave you utterly speechless. The view from a ‘tent’ does not come more dramatic than those at Longitude 131⁰ in Australia’s Red Centre overlooking the mighty Uluru or Ayers Rock. The chance to experience nature amongst the tree-tops, Treehotel is a fantastical project made up of seven tree rooms suspended above the ground. And of course the unique art installation that is the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, created afresh each year, no two Icehotels are ever the same.
The ONE for private islands Recluses have never had it so good from your very own Indian Ocean atoll to the coolest private outpost in Polynesia; from going solo in Zanzibar to being castaway in Cambodia or the Caribbean, we have some great options for you. North of Malé is the far-flung, turtle-shaped Velaa Private Island; The Brando on the distant French Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa where the villas are gorgeous and the seafood is melting-the-mouth. If you’re Caribbean bound and looking for pure unadulterated escapism, COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos remains hard to beat. While another top-to-toe feel-good idyll is Zanzibar’s andBeyond Mnemba Island, accessible only by boat. Last but not least is our favourite oh-so-quiet Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia, a paradise with a conscience.
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