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Hotel del Teatre, Regencós, Catalonia
The name tells something of its history: the characterful building that houses the restaurant was once a cinema, and the stage with the big screen remains. Located in a hamlet, with a church and a pretty square, the restaurant is on one side of the square, with the bedrooms across the street in a stone building with white beams, white walls, crisp-linen beds and a minimalist feel. Splash out on the suites with big windows. Pine cliffs, sandy beaches and sparkling coves are a 10-minute drive away.
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Janette Smith won a stay at the Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa in the accommodation category of the 2011 competition. Here she tells how the trappings of luxury did not detract from a wonderful wildlife experience
"Keep an eye out for John Travolta!" laughs our driver, as we peer out of the taxi window, hoping to spot a warthog or two in the African bush. We are on our way to the swish Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape, one of the world's leading luxury safari destinations, and occasional retreat for various species of celebrity.
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Amansara used to be the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, so you know you’re in for private luxury.
Located a mere ten minutes away from the magnificent Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu temple in the world, the 24-suite hotel features swimming and lap pools, a spa, a rooftop terrace, high-end gallery gift shop, library, and gorgeous outdoor dining room, which offeres both traditional Khmer and western cuisines. The aesthetics are simple, with a focus on clean lines and muted tones; the rooms are done in grey terrazzo, dark timber and ivory. It’s just the retreat you need to … Read the rest
Alongside the predictable ripped Acne denim and thrift-store T-shirts, the guys donned an unkempt preppy uniform of crumpled button-ups from Steven Alan and frayed cutoffs from J. Crew. The hipper gals wore Alexander Wang tops and Isabel Marant dresses, while some women showed up in Coach bags and kitten heels, fashion choices more commonly associated with Midtown than Bedford Avenue.
A symphony of foreign tongues could be overheard, too: tourists from Portugal, Japan, France, Spain and, yes, Manhattan, all seeking the idealized Williamsburg je ne sais quoi. One gentleman, rocking back and forth on his skateboard, disparaged Le Bain, … Read the rest
Everyone has their own reasons to feel completely worn out. The holidays, children, work, and what happens on "The Bachelorette" are stresses that can really break just about anyone down. That's when you know it's time to book a week-long retreat where your greatest concern will be whether to go on another hike, take a seaside yoga class, or attend an organic cooking demonstration.
Situated in some of the most serene, scenic parts of the country, these health retreats range from strict detoxification to a calming week of vegan food and Pilates. Regardless, the goal is to leave with … Read the rest