Cape Town is one of those cities that’s having a moment right now. Artists, designers and chefs have taken over the seaside town and made it into a cultural stewpot with penguins on Boulders Beach, hip coffee shops and bars everywhere you look and restaurants that regularly rank among the world's Top 100. There is an upbeat energy to this place, and its natural beauty and coastal cliffs don’t hurt either.
In a city of palace hotels and riads, the Amanjena’s resort-style setting stands out. For a start, there is the architecture of it, built around a reflecting pool and with rooms that start at 1,800 square feet. The hotel also has a fabulous spa with four treatment rooms, two Turkish-style hammams and a heated pool big enough for morning laps. This is a serene and timeless oasis, the kind you’d expect from an Aman hotel.
There’s more to Mauritius than its beautiful beaches and a long-deceased flightless bird. Like the amazing hotels you can find here, and the activities you can do. There is fishing and diving, of course, and all your usual watersports, but also hiking and discovering the island’s nature reserves, rainforests and wildlife. And a hotel that puts you at the heart of it all is the Royal Palm Beachcomber...
Egypt: From Sharm El Sheik to Cairo, via Alexandria
Most people know Egypt for its winter sun destination: Sharm el Sheikh, and that’s not a bad thing. The resort town, sitting between the Sinai Peninsula desert and the Red Sea is undeniably beautiful, but this year, we are also partial to destinations like Alexandria and Cairo, which have plenty to offer visitors. One was once the centre of the ancient world, and most of its historical monuments are starting to disappear. The other is Africa's largest city, full of wonders and wisdom of the ancients.
The latest addition to our collection is a hotel in the most remote part of the Seychelles. Welcome to the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, a hotel with an haute-couture Robinson Crusoe architecture, and where the rooms are not rooms at all but standalone villas that spill outside with a private garden and pool. It’s an experience exclusive enough to have royalty checking in for a castaway fantasy.