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Amazing hotel arrivals
  • At Six Senses Zighy Bay, located in the remote Musandam Peninsula, guests can experience adventure haven Oman before they've even checked in by paragliding to the hotel. Accompanied by the resort's professional paraglider, you'll launch from the top of Zighy Mountain and circle before gliding to the bay below.
  • For guests who want to arrive at Alila Manggis in style, there are Harley-Davidson motorbikes available as an alternative airport transfer to the luxury resort. Thanks to links with Bali's Harley-Davidson owners club, you can ride from the airport to the beach or if you are feeling more adventurous, explore the island, driving through the volcanic mists and rice fields. Perfect for honeymooners looking for an extra special experience or anyone looking to fulfil a long-standing dream, the Harleys provide an adventure from the moment you land on the island.
  • Want to take your private jet to the Maldives? Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is home to the only private jet terminal in the islands so you can fly direct to the hotel, a service provided nowhere else in the Maldives. The resort has access to an exclusive VIP lounge handling entry-exit and check-in procedures for guests and offering discretion and a highly enjoyable top-end luxury experience.
  • Book a stay at Saruni Samburu in Kenya and you won't just be greeted by one of the most breathtaking views in the country as you enter via an arch. As you arrive at the safari lodge, you'll be welcomed by local Samburu tribesmen singing for you at the lodge surrounded by 95,000 hectares of private reserve. The food at Saruni Samburu is also served by the charming Samburu, who all come from a village not far from the lodge, and make a lasting impression with their homely welcome.

  • Those staying at remote retreat Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Canada are in for a real treat. After a one-hour scenic float plane ride from Vancouver, you'll arrive at a dock and be greeted by John, Adele and the rest of the friendly staff, before a two-horse drawn wagon takes you to the cookhouse where the sommelier is waiting with a welcome cocktail - bliss!

  • Blanket Bay on the northern end of Lake Wakatipu boasts a unique location and arrival in New Zealand. At the peaceful retreat built in the grand style of fine alpine lodges, guests can arrive in style hang gliding and landing right on the front lawn. Thanks to its wondrous setting, there are countless activities and adventures on offer, and those who prefer water to land can arrive by jet boat.
  • One of the most magical hotel arrivals we've come across is at The Leela Palace Udaipur by boat across the picturesque Lake Pichola. Guests board a beautiful Rajastani boat on the edge of Lake Pichola and are taken on the 20-minute boat ride passing the Lake Palace and colourful City Palace. Once you arrive at the jetty at hotel, set on the banks of the lake, you'll be showered in rose petals as you walk to the entrance.
  • As Nimmo Bay Resort is only accessible by air or water, the resort had to come up with a few stylish ways for guests to arrive. Private jet is one option, but if you don't have your own aircraft the remote resort will arrange for you to arrive by helicopter, making the 'getting there' part of the adventure. Once you arrive, you can explore 50,000 square miles of wilderness with your heli, venturing to inaccessible places in the British Columbia rainforest with your own Nimmo Bay resort guide.
  • Guests at new five-star resort Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives in Lhaviyani Atoll are given a truly authentic, local experience the moment they step off the seaplane on to the arrival jetty. While the management team personally greets every single guest that arrives, you'll also be treated to locals playing traditional Maldivian drums called 'boduberu', an experience rooted in the natural and cultural environment of the region, followed by a welcome glass of champagne in reception.
  • Most visitors to Antarctica arrive on a ship but with White Desert you'll fly directly onto the ice on a private jet. After a five-hour flight across the Southern Ocean passing the Antarctic Circle and entering the land of the Midnight Sun with hundreds of icebergs beneath you, you'll be transported to a luxurious, ecological camp, set in one of the last great wildernesses on earth. The plane lands on a specially prepared ice runway and the thrilling flight makes for a perfect introduction to the bizarre and secluded continent. As the plane taxis to a standstill, members of the White Desert team will greet you as one of the few who have ever set foot on Antarctica and take you to a unique pod, featuring luxury bedrooms with a wash area, toilet and writing desk.