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Hotel Spotlight: Dar Ahlam, Morocco

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Get ready to be wowed with the Dar Ahlam in Morocco! Once an ancient castle, this all-inclusive resort is surrounded by spectacular desert views and features exquisite food and drinks which are all-inclusive with your stay. A 4×4 is also included, along with camel treks, donkey rides through the palm plantation, and desert picnics. “The creation of a Parisian party planner, Dar Ahlam is as luxurious as lodgings get – let alone in this landscape.”

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The hotel can arrange half or full day excursions to the area’s best sights. Highlights can include taking a 4×4 through the Dadès and Drâa valleys, a trip to the Glaoui Kasbah and its old Jewish district, quadding or camel riding to nearby gorges or villages (so you can stock up on freshly made goat cheese, olive oil and handmade pottery), or riding a stallion to the shores of Almansour Lake.

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“Meals are an enchanting daily surprise: tables are set up in different locations depending on the day’s theme. The menu combines traditional Moroccan specialities and the latest culinary innovations. Frederick Grasser HermĂ© is in charge of savoury delights, and desserts are dreamed up by French pâtissier Pierre HermĂ©.”

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This would be the perfect destination to combine with a few nights in Marrakech- you can even take a helicopter from Marrakech to Dar Ahlam!  Does this sound like a trip of a lifetime to you? Let’s chat and start planning your vacation today!

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Hotel Feature: Singita Serengeti House

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The Serengeti House is one of the Singita Resorts (read more about them in our latest post) located in Tanzania. There are a lot of activities for you to do, including twice daily game drives, horse back riding, shopping, swimming, a spa, and a gym. With the wilderness at your doorstep, Singita Serengeti House is home to incredible natural wonders . “Spanning over 350,000 acres of untouched wilderness, Singita Grumeti is located in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Singita Serengeti House is ideally positioned on the renowned migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest.”

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“Our renowned Bush Spa offers a holistic and healing approach to treatments, allowing us to treat each guest with the individual attention they deserve. The spa menu has been created to complement the beauty and tranquility of the wilderness, and all treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalize and nourish our guests.”

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Doesn’t Singita Serengeti House sound incredible? Email me and let’s start planning!

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Giving Back: Singita

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Singita Safari Lodges are incredible properties which give back in a major way. They are dedicated to providing environmentally conscious hospitality, sustainable conservation, and the empowerment of local communities. Their mission is to “share a unique part of the world, while maintaing respect for the natural environment and challenging the accepted notions of luxury.”

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Singita has built and operates 12 camps and lodges in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. They provide an authentic African experience for clients, while doing amazing things for their surrounding communities. Not sure which lodge will be right for your honeymoon? Singita has a great search tool to help you narrow down your options.

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“As a safari company, Singita differentiates itself in a philosophical way. Whereas the growth of many businesses worldwide is bottom line driven, Singita’s decisions take into account 20, 50 and even 100-year horizons,” says Singita’s CEO, Luke Bailes. “People feel privileged to stay in unpopulated, untouched wilderness areas and they choose to stay with us because our lodges have a reputation for being rare and authentic, while embodying a philosophy of sensitivity.” Adds Bailes, “there’s an authenticity of place at each of our lodges that is not only a rarity but touches guests on every level – spiritual, emotional and physical.”

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“Today, Singita is the trusted guardian of over half a million acres of pristine land in Africa and responsible for successful community development projects, making a tangible difference in the lives of the people living and working in and around its lodges. Singita proudly operates 12 lodges and camps, each a unique experience in its own right, in five regions across three countries in Africa.”

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We’ll be highlighting a few Singita resorts over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back to learn more about these amazing resorts. Email me if you would like to stay at one of these fabulous properties!

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Hotel Spotlight: Dorado Beach, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico

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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is a private estate resort in Puerto Rico on the Atlantic Ocean that is surrounded by tropical forest. “Situated on Puerto Rico’s Caribbean coast yet worlds away from typical luxury beach resorts, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an intimate retreat offering a true sense of barefoot elegance.” This resort is the perfect option for any couple looking for a luxurious tropical experience with the comforts of home. Each suite comes with a private butler,dedicated to making your stay the best that it can be. Indulgent spas and dining experiences are sure to impress, and nature buffs will love the historic 11-mile Rockefeller trail.

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Sound like the resort for you? Email me and let’s start planning your dream honeymoon!

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Hotel Spotlight: Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia

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Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island in Australia. Known for their incredible view of Hanson Bay, the resort itself is perched on a cliff. Its location, stunning views, contemporary environmental design, locally sourced food and beverages, personalized interpretative activities and modern wellness spa make it the perfect getaway for any nature-loving couple. Easy to get to, Kangaroo Island sits only 15 km away from the Southern Australian shore and is just a 50 minute drive from the airport.

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“With more than one third of the island declared as Conservation or National Park, visitors readily come face-to-face with prolific bird and animal species such as New Zealand fur seals, koalas, kangaroos, Australian sea lions, ospreys, echidnas and much, much more.”

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Does this sound like the perfect location for you? Let’s set up an appointment to chat!

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