Luxury resort chain Soneva offers guests a luxurious yacht experience in the Maldives. The Soneva in Aquayacht brings guests on a three-night excursion to the pristine Goidhoo Island.
Guests set sail from Soneva Fushi. The island is located in the Baa Atoll, about 30 miles from the property and can only be reached by boat. The untouched island is not often visited by divers and surfers, giving guests an exclusive opportunity to experience the vibrant marine life and corals.
The area surrounding Goidhoo Island boasts prime diving and snorkeling sites. There are two nearby ship wrecks, the Corbinand Naamuli, guests can explore. Divers may even find some buried treasure! The entrance of Goidhoo Corner at the island is home to a diverse array of marine life, including fish, lobsters, sharks, rays and turtles. Head to Goidhoo Pass for excellent surfing conditions with some of the best waves in the Baa Atoll.
The 75-foot yacht sleeps a maximum of four adults and two children. There are two bedrooms with in-suite showers. The master cabin features a glass-bottomed tub for prime marine life viewing. Guests can also enjoy the on-deck Jacuzzi, daybeds, dining area, bar, lounge and library. The on-board crew includes a captain, mechanic, head chef, wellness therapist and butler. A dive instructor, surf instructor, photographer and astronomer may be added upon request.
Pricing for the three-night charter starts at $9,900 and includes all food and beverages. Dive and surf instructor rates for two guests cost $750 and $600 per day, respectively.
The ultimate vacation indulgence involves a bathtub, solitude and amenities to enhance the bathtub experience. Bathtubs come in all shapes and sizes, from clawfoot to wooden ones, each offering unique experiences. These hotels across the world boast some of the finest bathtubs for those looking for the most luxurious bath experience ever.
THE MOST EXCLUSIVE TOURS OF EGYPT EVER OFFERED
Ravens, casks, walled-up ex-friends … grab a glass of sherry (perhaps avoid Amontillado) and celebrate all things Edgar Allan Poe during the fifth-annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards (or, in shorthand, Poe Fest International). It’s all happening in Baltimore Oct. 8 and 9, with a mix of in-person and virtual events. To commemorate the 173rd anniversary of Poe’s death, this year’s festival includes music, theater, vendors and tours.
Park Hyatt New York unveiled its latest rotating art exhibition, and it’s by contemporary abstract artist and hotel bellman of eight years, Jeffrey Okyere-Agyei. This marks his third exhibit at the hotel.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Developer Viaggio Resorts soon debuts Palazzo Ricci in Abruzzo, Italy. Built in 1799, the palace is in restoration mode ahead of its 2023 debut. The project is being offered as a private residence club, fractional or co-ownership model.
The world-renowned Italian fine-dining group with eight Michelin stars to its name, Da Vittorio debuts its new two-story restaurant, Da Vittorio Saigon in the hotel Reverie Saigon. The new restaurant reshapes Vietnam’s high-end culinary industry through its blending of contemporary and sophisticated design with traditional Italian food.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
Desolation Hotel, named for the Desolation Wilderness near which it resides, opened in August 2022 in South Lake Tahoe. Immersed in the scenic alpine beauty of the Sierra Nevada range and inspired by preservationist John Muir, this dog-friendly hotel commits to supporting the local Tahoe community, leading in sustainable hospitality and helping guests enjoy the natural experiences the region offers.