Elite Traveler Winter 2021

Three Camel Lodge, Khubilai Kahn Ger THE GOBI, MONGOLIA

With its great plains and ancient roots, Three Camel Lodge can be a metamorphic experience. The camp has been designed to mimic Mongolia’s nomadic culture. There are gers (yurts) instead of villas, and the main lodge was built using ancient Buddhist construction methods. Sustainability has always been essential for nomads, and so it is here — environmental and social impact guides every decision. You won’t notice any sacrifices being made in the Khubilai Kahn Ger, though. Its top accommodation for small families offers two bedrooms connected by a bathroom. Use this as a base to explore an extraordinary landscape and its people. The lodge can curate a tailored experience for you, including exclusive access to cultural sites and visits to local communities. Best feature Traditional furniture built by local artisans From $882 per night. Contact info@threecamellodge.com, +1 800 998 6634, threecamellodge.com

One&Only Reethi Rah, Grand Sunset Residence REETHI RAH, THE MALDIVES

There are a lot of exceptional resorts in the Maldives, but not many of them can boast their own time zone. One&Only Reethi Rah sets its clocks an hour ahead of Malé to give guests more daylight and a perfectly aligned happy hour. The three-bedroom Grand Sunset Residence has privileged access to the island’s longest stretch of beach. Discretion is assured with its hidden driveway for arrivals, and the manicured gardens and lush coconut groves surrounding its 26,770-sq-ft footprint. The two-villa residence was designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the go-to designer for luxury hotels. Its opulent decor will only momentarily distract you from the extraordinary Indian Ocean views, which, thanks to expansive windows, are rarely out of reach. Best feature Waterfront cinemas on demand From $28,500 per night. Contact Jan Tibaldi, general manager, reservations@oneandonlyreethirah.com, +960 664 8800, oneandonlyreethirah.com

Soneva Fushi, Private Reserve KUNFUNADHOO ISLAND, THE MALDIVES Give an imaginative child a pen and paper, and ask them to design their dream desert island home. Odds are they’d come up with something close to the Private Reserve. With a lagoon-like pool (with slide) that you can jump into from almost every angle, the nine-bedroom residence is a dream come true for young families. Some of the 32,808 sq ft has been built with adults in mind, you’ll be pleased to hear. There is a sauna and spa area, and a sunken dining space in the middle of the pool. The master bedroom has its own pool, sun deck and sea views. Send the children to bed and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars with the resort’s resident astronomer. Best feature Carbon offset program that provides fuel-efficient stoves to families inMyanmar From$36,660 per night. Contact Diletta Guarino, resort manager, diletta@soneva.com , +960 660 0304, soneva.com

Six Senses Laamu, Two-bedroomOcean Beach Villa LAAMU, THE MALDIVES

As with all Six Senses properties, Laamu has a strong sustainability mission. A team of on-site marine biologists track and protect over 500 sea turtles and help protect over 10million sq ft of carbon-absorbing seagrass meadow. The resort has also provided clean drinking water to nearly 20,000 locals by installing water purification systems where they’re needed most. Booking the Two- bedroomOcean Beach Villa helps fund these great causes. Hidden within lush vegetation, this 7,860-sq-ft villa is just yards from its own stretch of beach. The sea views stretch past the pool and into the open-plan living room, so you never lose sight of paradise. Want a day of adventure? Join the resort’s marine biologists as they go about their vital work supporting turtles and manta rays. Best feature Spacious treetop deck with panoramic views From$5,464 per night. Contact reservations-laamu@sixsenses.com , +960 680 0800, sixsenses.com

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