We know that at this time of year you’re inundated with ‘travel tips & hottest trends’ listicles for the year ahead, but to be honest, we don’t care if you’re suffering from advice-fatigue because we’re dishing you our tastiest 2020 recommendations anyway.
Before you roll your eyes and skip this post (not that you would dare), let us tell you why our list is different (read: better).
Firstly, it’s founded on 0% data and 100% desire. You won’t find any impossible-to-remember-as-hard-as-you-try statistics here. Secondly, it’s simply a compilation of the destinations we’ve been adding to our saved folders on Instagram for the last 12 months, so it’s a bona fide visual masterpiece.
UMNYA DESERT CAMP – A luxury Moroccan dune camp built on the foundations of love for the desert and true nomadic lifestyle.
CASA COOK – Boutique hotels with a laid-back spirit (think cool destinations Rhodes and Kos) where like-minded people go to relax, revel, explore and soak up bespoke experiences and a trendy vibe.
AZULIK TULUM – A sanctuary where nature, art, and ancestral wisdom coexist for all who wish to find peace in a space blessed with magical surroundings.
SUSSURRO – A new narrative in African travel in Moçambique that hasn’t technically opened but already looks exceptional and has a big heart.
ASILIA – Camps committed to delivering the best safari experiences in Africa, positioned in iconic natural habitats including the Serengeti & Maasai Mara.
GIRAFFE MANOR – A boutique hotel set amidst 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, and home to a herd of resident giraffe.
PUNTA CALIZA – A small design hotel on the island of Isla Holbox off Mexico’s coastline, owned and operated by a family of travellers very much in love with their country.
LA GRANJA IBIZA – A farmstead set among Ibiza’s pastoral inlands and run in collaboration with Friends of a Farmer, an international association devoted to the cultivation of art, crops and ~inner~ gardens (ooh!).
SES SUCRERES – A boutique hotel in the quiet village of Ferreries in Menorca that dates back to 1844 and has been lovingly converted into an intimate 6 room hotel, tastefully furnished with vintage and restored pieces.
FIVE ELEMENTS – Nestled on the banks of the Ayung River, Fivelements Retreat Bali is an award-winning eco-conscious wellness retreat deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali, making it a peaceful sanctuary to embrace authentic Balinese Healing, plant-based cuisine and sacred arts.
SONG SAA – An intimate escape in a far-flung archipelago. Crafted with love, inspired by the Cambodian coastline, Song Saa Private Island offers luxury, serenity and a deep connection with the environment. It’s a place that breathes in time with nature, built from local materials, by local hands, and infused with local art and soul.
RESPLENDENT CEYLON – A collection of small, luxury resorts offer the discerning traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences, while contributing towards local communities & the environment.