Do you not yet know where you want to spend your next holiday? Why not just once combine a wonderful location with the finest food? Luxury Defined, the online magazine of Christie’s International Real Estate, rounds up some enticing options.
Food is a delicious way to get to know a new place. Luxury Defined rounds up some very different holiday options that all share a common theme: offering guests the finest dining options. Now you’ve just got to decide whether a beach break in the Maldives, slow living in Greece, or a trip to the Cotswolds suits you best.
Relax in the Maldives
Set on a private island and with just 26 villas, The Nautilus Maldives has a team of house masters—precisely trained butlers—dedicated to “co-creating highly bespoke experiences with guests, specially curated to their own natural rhythm.” Fancy a romantic dinner à deux on a secluded sandbank? No problem. A spa treatment followed by a screening of your favorite movie under the night sky? What time suits?
Take a Journey Inspired by Agatha Christie
It is 100 years since Agatha Christie, then 31 years old, embarked on a 10-month journey around the world, which she documented in weekly letters that became the Grand Tour. To coincide with the anniversary, Black Tomato is collaborating with Christie’s great-grandson, James Prichard, to curate a series of journeys inspired by the author’s travels.
Enjoy the Cotswolds Charm
If you fancy a break in the heart of the English countryside, try The Nook, a self-catering cottage at the Farncombe Estate, one of its new Hillside Hangouts. As well as spacious living areas, The Nook has a disco room with a mirrorball, guitars, a set of electric drums, and a turntable and vinyl collection that provides the perfect soundtrack to supper preparations.
Embrace Slow Living in Greece
Athanasia Comninos is passionate about the Greek island of Antiparos and safeguarding for the future. Comninos has recently opened The Rooster, an “under-the-radar retreat” for travelers keen to incorporate “slow living” into their vacation, through sustainability, organic food, wellness, and learning.
Indulge in London’s Urban Oasis
Book a stay at The Apartments by 11 Cadogan Gardens and enjoy access to a private garden. Located within a Victorian townhouse, the apartments are equipped with Bosch kitchens and spacious living areas, making them ideal for longer stays.
“The apartments are ideally located to explore Chelsea and its surroundings,” says Ian Richardson, general manager of 11 Cadogan Gardens. “Our guests can opt for complete privacy or take advantage of our full hotel services.” These services include housekeeping and room service, concierge, and a gym.