Bisate Lodge, Rwanda
Bisate Lodge, adjacent to Volcanoes National Park, combines that once in a lifetime gorilla trek with a pioneering vision of reforestation and community partnership.
Bisate is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone, with dramatic views of the peaks of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rearing up through Afro-alpine forests. . Encountering one of the gorilla groups in the nearby Volcanoes National Park is a truly unique experience.
Six opulent en-suite forest villas maximise comfort and views while adhering to environmentally responsible principles and reflecting the rich culture of rural Rwanda. Bisate is within easy driving distance of the Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily.
Bisate is Rwanda’s first genuinely luxurious and eco-sensitive safari camp, centred on Africa’s most immersive wild primate experience.
One for the bucket list, It’s a holiday ‘project’ that, we think, you’ll be proud to contribute to.
Bordoy House & Garden, Palma de Mallorca
Open for guests from December, the irresistibly seductive Can Bordoy House & Garden in Mallorca’s capital has been well worth waiting for.A hidden gem tucked away down a quiet side street in Palma de Mallorca’s old quarter, Can Bordoy is a medieval mansion that has been transformed into an boutique hotel with just 24 suites all located in former drawing rooms or libraries.
A true oasis amid the bustle of the city, the property has a bistro-style restaurant with a covered terrace for al fresco dining, whilst the spa offers soothing treatments to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
It's also home to Palma’s largest urban garden – a secret space with a swimming pool set amongst olive and jacaranda trees offering a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Palma.
The Surfrider, California
Located on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, across the street from the world-famous Surfrider beach, The Surfrider Malibu is a modern California Beach House, inspired by the picturesque Malibu landscape and rich heritage of California surf culture.
The complete redesign of the original 1950s-era motel has transformed The Surfrider into a contemporary boutique hotel with 20 rooms that gives guests an unparalleled and elevated visit to Malibu and the rooms are reimagined in clean, contemporary California style.
Days unfold simply: catch sunrise from the balcony, maybe borrow one of the bespoke surfboards (designed for Malibu waves with LA’s Wax Surf Co), then cross the road to the pier for brunch. Here, the Malibu Farm Café serves greens from biodynamic One Gun Ranch, Alice Bamford’s innovative farm up in the Santa Monica mountains.
Nearby, there are canyons and sea cliffs to hike, or you can try to blag a table at Soho House offshoot the Little Beach House Malibu. But a more low-key place to be is The Surfrider’s guests-only roof deck for sundowners of Aperol-spiked Apres Surf. For now at least, this has to be the sweetest spot on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vietnam
Vietnam is known for its stunning beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities and a trip to the Fusion Maia Da Nang is a great base in which to start your Vietnamese adventure. The hotel is located in Da Nang, the gateway to Central Vietnam and short hop from the beautiful Hoi An.
This stylish, boutique resort has all pool villas, an airy restaurant with sumptuous food and an infinity pool that beckons you to take a dip. Guests will love the Fusion Maia's day spa where irresistibly, all spa services are included in the room rate. The spa is out of this world with 22 treatment rooms so gusts can be almost sure of a slot when they want to indulge.
They even offer Vietnamese language classes if you want to try and immerse yourself deeper into the culture. There are many examples of how this hotel focuses on relaxation and pampering, like breakfast...
Breakfast in bed is such a holiday treat isn’t it? Fusion Maia’s emphasis on relaxation goes one step further with breakfast anywhere you want at any time of day, including in the nearby historic town of Hoi Anh (to which their shuttle will drive you). So if you lie in but want to sight-see/ shop without missing out on the most important meal of the day, Fusion Maia Da Nang have you covered.
Bubble Lodge, Mauritius
You know we love glamping here at Journeys Curated but when it comes to experiencing the great outdoors, it looks like bubble hotels are the next big thing. Mauritius is better known for its beachfront resorts, but the Bubble Lodge Ltd is certainly the most original way of experiencing this beautiful tropical island.
Based in Bois-Cheri, perched at the edge of a crater lake on the oldest and most famous tea estate in #Mauritius, these transparent, foliage-flanked bio-domes are about as close to nature as you can get.
Luxurious and refreshingly spacious, the bubbles all have a lounge area, dining area, separate bedroom with a king-size bed and a blissful (and impressively high-tech) outdoor shower.
The bubbles are a beautiful compromise between prestige, lush nature, responsible tourism and environmental respect designed to have minimal impact on the environment in Mauritius! Beyond this eco-friendly initiative, they will help guests immerse themselves in a wonderful world, where nature meets the stars and you can spend your nights gazing upon the night sky from your own transparent bubble tent.
A stay at the estate includes some wonderful things included; Pedalos, kayaking and fishing on the lake are all at your disposal; you’ll be sharing the water with ducks and black swans too. Excellent golf, thrilling quad bikes and spectacular guided nature walks to places like the Gris Gris sea cliff are all close at hand. Whether for an entire holiday or as part of a wider Mauritius visit, we know you’ll love it.