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At nearly 3,000 acres, Laucala Island is by far the largest private island featured in these pages. The Fijian hideaway thus has ample space for an 18-hole golf course (designed by David McLay Kidd...
Hannah "Shotgun" Makepeace would not recognize her namesake today. After moving to Australia’s Noosa River region in 1924, the housekeeper-turned-proprietor of Makepeace Island became known for...
Villa La Cassinella is technically not a private island. In fact, the 18th-century estate is not even on an island—it is perched on a secluded peninsula in Italy’s Lake Como. But this gloriously...
At some point in the 16th century,piratesweary from pillaging and plundering took a break on Frégate Island, a 740-acre haven some 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa. The island’s remote...
If private islands have a downside, it is that they are at times too private—cut off from the communities and cultures that make most destinations worth visiting. Not so at Dolphin Island, a 13-acre...
During construction at Song Saa Private Island, Melita Hunter sent fishing boats on daily excursions through the Gulf of Thailand to gather branches, warped tree trunks, and remains of painted...
At Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay—700 acres spread across 11 private Bahamian islands that illusionist David Copperfield acquired in 2006—guests choose their adventure. With 40 beaches...
London’s 45 Park Lane, home of the Playboy Club casino during the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, has been recast as the Dorchester Collection’s newest five-star haunt. Overlooking Hyde Park and the grande...
St. Regis is celebrating the holiday season with hands-on baking classes led by renowned pastry chefs at two of its East Coast locations. Located only two blocks from the White House and dating back...
After a three-year renovation, the historic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan resort, located on the banks of Egypt’s Nile River, reopened on October 1. The more than 100-year-old property now has...
Rosewood Hotels & Resortsis offering a golfers’ getaway package that includes three nights’ accommodations at its expansive Bermuda resort, Rosewood Tucker’s Point, and a round of golf each at...
Perched approximately 3,000 feet above sea level, the Golden Eagle Tree House—the secluded one-bedroom suite , overlooking the Dan River Gorge (from $425 per night)—is the latest addition to the...
The Dorchester Collection, a luxury hotel brand with eight properties from Los Angeles to London, is adding the famed Hotel Bel-Air to its five-star repertoire. Reopened this month after a two-year...
Cigar lovers can now take their smoke with a shave at the Havana Club in La Quinta, Calif. This new cigar lounge-meets-barbershop, which opened in September at La Quinta Resort & Club, features...
After a soft opening in April, Devi Resorts’ radical boutique hotel, the Rasa , officially opened in September. Comprising 40 canvas cube-like tents, the grounds spread across the rocky hills outside...
The roads along the shores of Lake Geneva are a bit rowdier with the debut of La Réserve Genève’s new fleet of five Tesla Roadsters , but make no mistake, this is a quiet riot. Situated just outside...
Renowned Parisian Hôtel Le Bristol , established in 1925, is putting the finishing touches on a $33 million renovation that includes an expansive new spa, a redesign of its signature three-Michelin-...
Espa opened an expansive flagship spa, more than 37,000 square feet on four levels, in London’s Corinthia Hotel. The Espa Life at Corinthia will likely become a destination for both visitors and...
After four years and about $10 million of renovations, the Ecuadoran mansion Casa Gangotena reopened on September 1. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, whose history dates to the...
The newest member of the Dorchester Collection, 45 Park Lane, opened September 1 in London right across from its sister property the Dorchester. Following the 2010 opening of Coworth Park, the new...
Due north of New Zealand’s popular resort city of Queenstown, a vast and beautiful wilderness remains largely inaccessible to tourists. Hikers can tramp into the South Island’s 1,373-square-mile...
Moët Hennessy treated a small group of Robb Report readers to an exclusive pairing dinner in June at the private chef’s table inside the Montage Beverly Hills’ signature restaurant, Scarpetta. On...
Otahuna Lodge, a Relais & Châteaux property, reopened last month after a six-month renovation. The 116-year-old Queen Anne–style homestead has been restored to its authentic British colonial...
The latest addition to Jumeirah’s resorts, Jumeirah Vittaveli, opens on September 1 in the Maldives. The resort’s 91villas and suites, which range from $1,140 to $10,000 per night, each feature a...
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is offering guests exclusive access to one of its three presidential suites overlooking the Las Vegas Strip with a new getaway package called “The Suitest Thing.” The...
For wine lovers who wish they had more time to research and try new bottles, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley is offering its Club Vin du Soleil, a new club membership that delivers quality, limited-...
Two Northland, New Zealand–based lodges and golf courses, Kauri Cliffs and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, along with their sister property Matakauri Lodge, are offering the new Ultimate New Zealand...
Singapore-based Amanresorts is opening Amanruya, a new seaside resort on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula, on August 1. Each of the resort’s 36 cottages (about $1,150 to $1,300 per night) has an outdoor...
The Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Thailand provides a rare opportunity to see a glimpse of the country’s much-heralded elephant polo matches. The hotel’s first Pachyderms and Polo package is...
In the 1960s, the Pasarell name meant tennis: Brothers Charlie and Stanley Pasarell dominated the game at the junior and college levels before going on to successful professional careers. (Charlie...

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