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CEN HK Q1 2018

BlackBook A GLOBAL GUIDE

BlackBook A GLOBAL GUIDE FOR THE DISCERNING TRAVELLER A suite at the otherworldly Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland ON THE PULSE Haute Spots The latest accommodations on the ground and aloft, encompassing everything from lava-field luxe and beachside cabana chic to skybound private suites PHOTO © THE RETREAT AT BLUE LAGOON A promising roster of knockout resorts has ushered in 2018 in grand style – and the year is still young. A calm, clean-lined refuge set 20 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (ritzcarlton.com) is designed to lower the pulse and soothe the soul: guests sleep in 115 elegant villas, each attended to by a personal butler; there are also two championship golf courses on site as well as a spa and even a botanical park. On the other side of the globe, the 71-key Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island (fourseasons.com) – the marque’s second outpost on the archipelago – is delightfully secluded behind 14 kilometres of powderfine sand. In addition to an organic spa, dedicated yoga programme and quartet of tempting gastro outlets, there’s also a tortoise sanctuary and interactive discovery centre for nature lovers. To the northeast, the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi (fairmont.com) introduces an out-ofthe-box attraction in the form of an underwater sculpture museum, CONTACT CENTURION SERVICE FOR BOOKINGS CENTURION-MAGAZINE.COM 23