Last month, Heritage Le Telfair, part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, reopened after a 3-month renovation. The property, located in Mauritius, has debuted as a tropical island escape with newly designed guestrooms, suites and common areas. Each room includes the services of a dedicated butler, personal beach attendants, and a Les Clef d’Or concierge is also available. A new wellness pavilion offers guests yoga, tai chi, Pilates, qigong, and mediation sessions, and new spa treatments have been designed by the hotel’s osteopath and wellness specialists to offer guests additional pampering. For guests who want to dive deeper into their wellness regimen, 3- or 5-night wellness packages customized for each guest are available.
With 12 onsite restaurants, culinary options range from a healthy breakfast at Annabella’s to gourmet delicacies at Le Chateau de Bel Ombre. Annabella’s offers a gourmet VIP tent dinner and wine pairing option, or clients can opt for the champagne sunset experience at Gin’Ja, which also serves Asian street food for lunch. Room rates start at $429 per night.
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc, the latest addition to the Fusion portfolio, brings the brand’s innovative health and wellness lifestyle to Vietnam’s largest island Phu Quoc. This secluded beachfront resort, opened in June and accessible from Ho Chi Minh City via a 1-hour flight, features 97 rustic thatched villas offering garden, river or ocean views. The villas feature private walled gardens, plunge pools, hammocks, and shaded outdoor living areas. Villas range from a 413-sq.-ft. One Bedroom Pool Villa to the 2,253.94-sq.-ft., 5-bedroom Grand Beach Villa. Room rates start at $299 per night.
At Fusion, the guest’s health and well-being is at the core of the experience. As Fusion’s founder and CEO Marco van Aggele says in press materials, “With the latest Fusion property we’ve created a wellness retreat that offers outstanding comfort and down-to-earth hospitality without the fuss and formalities of the traditional ‘luxury’ beachfront resort. We’ve also chosen a location that is currently undergoing a boom in tourism thanks to its powder white sand beaches, exotic jungles, world-class diving, and some of the freshest seafood you’ll find
Its All Spa Inclusive concept allows guests to enjoy daily spa treatments at no additional cost. Keeping with the laid-back and stress-free vibe of the property, its Breakfast, Anywhere, Anytime service allows guests to enjoy the most important meal of the day wherever and whenever. The property features three eateries including the casual beachfront bar and diner Soul Kitchen, offering healthy, nutritious meals; Secret Garden, an all-day dining venue offering international cuisine; and the oceanside Pezca, offering seafood with sunset views.
If you’re wondering what this new property will grant your clients, general manager Fernando Arroyo says, “An experience that will fill a suitcase with nothing but wonderful and warm memories to cherish for a long time.”
For glamping in Australia, recommend Longitude 131° in the desert dunes at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The property, which has attracted Hollywood A-listers such as Jerry Seinfeld, Nicole Kidman, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate, recently unveiled several upgrades and now offers 15 safari-style tents—each with custom-built furniture—a bar, and artwork. Taking center stage at this resort are the stunning views of world-famous Ayers Rock and World Heritage-listed Kata Tjuta.
“Longitude 131° is the luxury option for an experience of Uluru-Kata Tjuta. Guest pavilions offer views of Uluru literally from the end of the bed, while a program of signature adventures offers a personal, guided discovery of Australia’s Red Centre. Fine Australian cuisine and wine awaits, with a friendly help-yourself bar in the Dune House, the Dune Top and by the pool,” says James Baillie, owner of Baillie Lodges and Longitude 131°.
The newly unveiled Dune Pavilion features two bedrooms, a bar, private decks with daybeds, a private plunge pool and a luxury sleeping bag for relaxing while stargazing.
There’s also a new onsite dome-shaped spa, two pools, including a new dune-top plunge pool, and communal dining at the Dune House, where meals are served. Tour options are included in guest’s stay, and there’s a range of Bespoke Experiences available at an additional cost. Rates start at $1,179 pp per night and include all dining, open bar with Champagne, premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, signature experiences and airport transfers.
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc: fusionresortphuquoc.com
Heritage Le Telfair: heritageresorts.mu/mauritius-hotels/le-telfair-resort
Longitude 131°: longitude131.com.au