Elite Traveler Winter 2021


Saffire Freycinet, Private Pavilion TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA Saffire Freycinet’s curved wooden architecture mimics the landscape of the nearby HazardMountains, and its glass walls are like waves on a shore. Sitting on the Freycinet Peninsula in the Coles Bay Conservation Area, it was once an RV campground. Saffire has planted 30,000 native trees and plants to restore the land. The Private Pavilion has a master bedroom, second bedroom, kitchen, lounge, dining room, two courtyards and a plunge pool. There’s also the option to enjoy in-suite dining. Travelers from around the globe flock to the hotel’s Palate, one of Australia’s most impressive restaurants. Skip the waiting list and have one of the highly acclaimed chefs cook up a memorable dinner, from a la carte to degustation or your favorite dish request, in the suite’s dining room. Best feature In-suite dining with meal prepared by lauded chefs From$2,000 per night. Contact Ross Boobyer, general manager, stay@saffire-freycinet.com.au, +61 362 567 888, saffire-freycinet.com.au

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Villa NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA Located on a 7,000-acre conservation and wildlife reserve in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is the One&Only Wolgan Valley. It is Australia’s first conservation- focused luxury resort and was the first hotel in the world to achieve carbon-neutral certification by carboNZero. The much-loved resort sits on former cattle-grazing land, and some 200,000 indigenous trees have been planted and native wildlife reintroduced there. Tucked away in a secluded pocket of the resort is the Wolgan Villa. The 4,413-sq-ft abode has three bedrooms with four-poster beds, living room, dining room and a fully stocked kitchen (plus butler service). You’ll also find a volume of Charles Darwin’s diary in the villa, open to the pages about his visits to the valley. Venture outside to do your own research or just soak up the sun; the villa has a garden, courtyard, pool and pool deck. Best feature Volume of Charles Darwin’s diary From $7,300 per night. Contact Tim Stanhope, general manager, reservations@oneandonlywolganvalley.com, +61 291 991 811, oneandonlywolganvalley.com

Six Senses Uluwatu, The Retreat BALI, INDONESIA Six Senses Uluwatu is perched on a rugged limestone cliff on Bali’s southern tip, amid lush gardens and with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. It is Bali’s only World Green Council-certified resort, a status it achieved through initiatives such as using cooking oil for biodiesel, growing organic vegetables, supporting the local orphanage, and working with the Begawan Foundation to help protect Bali’s only endemic bird, the Bali starling. The Retreat is a resort-within-a-resort and covers 39,015 sq ft. It has four bedrooms, two living areas, a wine cellar and bar, kitchen, meeting rooms and its own porte cochere. The Retreat also has three large private pools, decks with daybeds and lounge chairs, plus a charming spot for alfresco dining and enjoying a sunset dinner with endless views of the ocean. Best feature Resort-within-a-resort concept From $9,500 per night. Contact Michael Gaehler, general manager, reservations-uluwatu@sixsenses.com, +62 361 209 0300, sixsenses.com

Capella Ubud, The Lodge BALI, INDONESIA

No tree was cut down during the construction of this tented retreat, a fact that becomes startlingly obvious when you first see it: Its 23 villas sit harmoniously alongside dense rain forest, almost appearing to grow alongside it. The result? Minimal impact on the environment and an immersive jungle experience. Of its villas, The Lodge is the most grand. It is the only accommodation with two bedrooms, making it perfect for adventurous families. Its open-plan living room features teak furnishings complemented by local artworks. An open-walls design keeps you at one with jungle life. Located at one of the camp’s highest points, The Lodge naturally offers the best views of the Keliki Valley and is conveniently located close to the resort’s restaurants and spa. Best feature A dreamy 205-sq-ft swimming pool From $3,201 per night. Contact Brooke Hall, director of sales and marketing, brooke.hall@capellahotels.com, +62 361 209 1888, capellahotels.com

Photos Dewandra Djelantik, Cyril Eberle

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