From the destinations you that you must put on your list to visit, to festivals you don’t want to miss and the most exquisite dining experience. Luxury Chapter round up the most unmissable staples for 2020

DESTINATIONS

St Lucia 

St Lucia captivates anyone who steps on the coastline, welcoming visitors with soothing waves, warm beaches and hospital people. Take in the natural beauty and offerings St Lucia has to offer. Don’t tie yourself to one resort, soak in the luxurious beaches and sun while immersing yourself nature. In 2020 St Lucia is expanding their Village Tourism programme into eight villages across the island allowing you to get a first hand look at the culture, heritage and history. 

Much of St Lucia is mountainous and covered in a blanket of thick rainforest, and the south-west corner has arguably the most arresting sight in the whole Caribbean: of the green and precipitous volcanic cones of the Petit Piton and Gros Piton rising out of a blue ocean.

Bahamas

Rosewood Baha Mar is pleased to reveal Rolling in the Deep, an ultra-exclusive journey developed as part of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’® collection of one-of-a-kind travel experiences, Rosewood Limited Edition. Offering an exclusive opportunity to search the Bahamian seas for the ultimate treasure – a luxurious Ulysse Nardin Diver 42mm watch hidden in the sands below – Rolling in the Deep allows travelers to access a largely unreachable element of Nassau’s signature spirit, facilitating a profound and lifelong connection with the destination and one of its most iconic traditions. A highlight of Rosewood Limited Edition, Rolling in the Deep is available on a first come, first serve basis and is now available, offering the perfect present to bestow upon friends and family this holiday season and beyond.

HOTELS

Energising Tokyo at the Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo is getting into the spirit of wellness in line with the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020. The hotel has set up a wellness getaway that comes replete with an à la carte menu of fitness pursuits to refresh the mind and body and allow visitors to experience the city in a very active healthy way. Spa packages start from £1,227.

Ajwa, Istanbul 

An artisanal gem, the five-star Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet blends the finest elements of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture with the utmost conformity to the highest international standards of comfort and hospitality. The property’s prime location, within the fabled Old City of Istanbul, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, means it is only a short distance away from all the major mosques, museums and bazaars.

DINING

The Ivy Asia 

Step inside a world of fluorescent pink floors, impressive Japanese artwork that lead you up the stairs to the first floor restaurant of the newly opened Clubresturant, The Ivy Asia. A fun and luxurious Asian concept bar and restaurant situated in the heart of the City of London. Indulge in theatrical drinks & cocktails alongside delicious Asian inspired dishes late into the night with their resident DJ keeping the atmosphere alive. The Ivy Asia is both vibrant and playful, transporting to you to a world of excitement from the moment you walk in.  

5.8 Undersea Restaurant Maldives

Leave your footwear at the door and descend down the winding staircase that leads you to your under water dining paradise. You’ll enter the most unique dining room with seating to capped at 20 per service. You can enjoy lunch or dinner while submerged 5.8 meters below the surface giving you spectacular views of the coral reef. The five-course lunch and seven-course dinner menu are comprised of dishes such as Tuna Tartare with wasabi sorbet and seasoned wakame, Smoked Lobster and Sea Urchin Mousse, and Seared Wagyu Tenderloin With Wagyu Cheek Confit. The chefs aim to give diners a theatre like experience, serving their dishes on trays of pebbles or within giant oyster shells, celebrating the aquatic environment.