The place to totally unwind
The Nautilus, Maldives
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Modern bohemian meets beachy indulgence at The Nautilus, in the Maldives.
Switch off your Wi-fi, kick off your shoes, practise your best horizontal position and prepare for paradise.
Located in the raw beauty of the Baa Atoll, it is opening its doors early next year and is peace personified.
Inspired by the enduring form of the nautilus shell, the beach and ocean houses come with separate living rooms, customised furniture, private pools and butlers known as “House Captains”.
Soak up the free-spirit vibe at the restaurants and poolside bar that offer “unscripted dining” so guests can simply dictate what they fancy eating.
Those who need to get 2018 out of their system can opt for alternative healing and wellness classes at the spa.
The place to soak up history
Six Senses Fort Barwara, India
Feel like royalty on holiday and book into the new Six Senses Fort Barwara, a three-hour drive from Jaipur.
This 14th-century fort, which was owned by the Rajasthani royal family, has been turned into an opulent new hotel.
To help retain a gracious and regal ambience, the design includes the original fort structure dotted with traditional gardens and pretty water features.
Within its walled grounds, you’ll find a palace and two temples.
Relax in one of the two swimming pools, dine in one of the two restaurants or enjoy an Ayurvedic treatment in what was once the women’s palace and is now a sumptuous Six Senses spa.
The place to step back in time
Raffles Hotel, Singapore
The reopening of the legendary Raffles Singapore is so highly anticipated that it has already started taking bookings for August 2019 onwards.
We hear that the striking architecture, heritage and graceful service will remain (along with the fabulous Long Bar and iconic afternoon tea), but new bars, courtyards and social areas will add to the glamour.
The restaurant, BBR by Alain Ducasse, the Michelin-starred chef, promises to be one of the many exciting show-stoppers and with its delectable menu of creative Mediterranean dishes we can see why.
The place to make (and drink!) wine
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, United States
The new Four Seasons property in California is farmhouse-style and set within the grounds of its own world-class vineyard in Calistoga.
The unique perk? The chance for guests to blend their own proprietary wines.
After all the fun you may require a lie-down and the place to do it will be at one of the two swimming pools or in the spa. The rooms and residences are sleek and cosy with fire burners.
The indoor and outdoor spaces and terraces are perfect for entertaining and enjoying sweeping views of the stunning Napa Valley.
The place to boost your wellbeing
Arctic Bath, Sweden
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Next year the team behind the famed Treehouse Hotel will be back with another impressive offering – the floating Arctic Bath.
Possibly the most refreshing getaway around, the doughnut-shaped retreat features floating hotel rooms, four saunas and a plunge pool at its centre.
We are reliably informed that this will be the spot from where to experience the Northern Lights or starry skies.
The design for this boutique wonder was inspired by the log jams that float down the Lule River and it is sure to become a star of Instagram when it launches in 2019.
The place to get romantic
Nannai Noronha, Brazil
The small island of Pernambuco off the northern coast of Brazil is set to be home of the latest boutique property from the team behind Nannai Resort and Spa in Mura Alto.
Just like its sister hotel, Nannai Noronha will be the kind of place that romantics talk about with a dreamy facial expression.
Set in a private bay, it is expected to feature a range of bungalows and plush flats, each with a private plunge pool, outdoor shower and panoramas of the Atlantic Forest.
The spa at Nannai Noronha will offer some seriously soothing single and couples therapies, and just when you think the passion has peaked, go à la carte for lunch then breeze on through to the evening buffet.