Earth's Most Exclusive Retreats
The world does not need another list of top beach resorts, mountain lodges, wine-country inns, and other popular retreats. But popularity is not a prerequisite for the Robb Report 100. In fact, several of the selections in our 2012 top-resorts list have never been, and never will be, popular destinations. In compiling the list, we consulted our trusted correspondents, associates, and friends in the luxury-hospitality community and asked them to select the most exceptional and exclusive properties—then pressed them to pick their favorites from among that elite group. The result is a one-of-a-kind compendium of resorts that we recommend with no hesitation, from an Italian director’s dramatically converted four-villa estate on the Amalfi Coast to private islands in Fiji, the Bahamas, the Maldives, and more. And while seasoned travelers will undoubtedly be familiar with many of our choices, we hope the Robb Report 100 uncovers at least a few gems that will become popular with you and yours.
CONTRIBUTORS: Ann Abel, Samantha Brooks, Karen Cakebread, Jackie Caradonio, Kim Fredericks, Scott Goetz, Margie Goldsmith, Farhad Heydari, Will Hide, Brad A. Johnson, Laurie Kahle, Alexander Kulish, Dale Leatherman, John Lyon, Cynthia Rosenfeld, Jennifer Ryan, Jack Smith, Lisa Sweetingham, Bruce Wallin