Where in the world to holiday in 2016?

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From a dramatic resort close to the Arizona border to a minimalist lodge set in the rainforests of Ecuador, we round up the best in luxury travel for 2016. Prepare to be inspired…

Mustang Monument Resort, Nevada, USA
For horse lovers and those looking for an authentic experience of the wild west of America, Mustang Monument Resort in Nevada is the place to visit. A luxury retreat set around a refuge for 1,000-plus wild mustangs, accommodation includes luxury tipis. Exosphere

Mustang Monument, luxury travel

Cape Town and Winelands in South Africa
Exceptionally good value for travellers, South Africa continues to be a top-performing destination in Africa. A foodie heaven at the best of times, the value of the sterling against the rand is unprecedented. Carrier  

Cape Town luxury travel

South Pacific, Tahiti
If you are looking for the quintessential South Pacific holiday, it has to be the islands of Tahiti. To experience the best accommodation in Bora Bora, head straight to Four Seasons Resort, which is set on a private motu (islet) in a turquoise lagoon. If time and budget permit, end your Tahitian fling with a few nights of indulgence and carefree luxury at The Brando – truly the Godfather of private islands. Turquoise 

Bora Bora - Four Seasons bath with a view luxury travel

Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
With South America one of the ‘hot’ destinations for 2016, Mashpi Lodge, hidden deep in Ecuador’s cloud forest, is definitely worth a visit. This is the perfect base to explore the spectacular biodiversity of the surrounding rainforest – and its minimalist décor draws the eye to the stunning views. Stay at Mashpi Lodge with a visit to the Galapagos. Exosphere 

Mashpi Lodge Ecuador, luxury travel

Indian Ocean, Maldives
Small, yet perfectly formed, sums up the beautiful Baros – a tiny island floating within the North Malé Atoll, which recently celebrated its 40th birthday. Having undergone a total rebuild a few years ago, Baros is looking sensational, and you would be hard pushed to find a resort that offers a more genuine service from the devoted staff than the one that awaits you here. Turquoise 


USA National Parks itinerary featuring Arizona, Utah & Wyoming
2016 is the year the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of protecting the national parks, so what better year to visit than during the centennial year. Stay at the Amangiri resort in Utah (below), meaning ‘peaceful mountain’, which lies amid towering plateaux close to the Arizona border and is set dramatically around an azure swimming pool. Carrier  

USA Nevada luxury travel

Asia, Cambodia & Thailand
Cambodia is home to the magnificent temples of Angkor, whose very name is synonymous with Asian mysticism, jungle temples and the exotic architecture so unique to the region. Just a short hop from Singapore or Bangkok, Siem Reap boasts fabulous new resorts including Phum Baitang, a Khmer village style retreat in the countryside outside the town, complete with pool, gardens, spa and kids club. Combine this with Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood, Thailand, for a magical holiday. Turquoise 

Siem Reap - Angkor Wat

Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s oldest and most famous hotel, situated in the stunning UNESCO heritage site of Fort Galle, Amangalla is our pick of a base for you to explore this historic and fascinating area. Exosphere 

Amangalla pool, luxury travel

Barbados will mark 50 years of independence this year, so book into Saint Peter’s Bay (below) and join in the festivities. Carrier  

Saint Peter's Bay, Barbados, luxury travel

British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
The fact that you can’t fly directly to the BVI just adds to air of exclusivity and luxury. Stay at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, a boutique island resort on the third largest island, Virgin Gorda, located just 15 minutes by boat from Tortola, and tucked behind a protective, colourful reef with calm, gin-clear water. Turquoise 

Little Dix Bay Beach Grille, luxury travel

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