Carrier Magazine Spring 2016 by Carrier Ltd

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04 in this issue inspiration knowledge and style are the pillars we feel underpin the world of luxury travel these key cornerstones span a spectrum of carrier destinations – we share our highlights across the pages 20 usa new york and bermuda california and mexico – we pull out the perfect pairings on offer when combining an american all-star with an ultimate retreat 10 portugal we go beyond the beaches of portugal and nearby neighbour spain discover why the short-haul sun-drenched iberian peninsula continues to be a favourite in 2016 30 croatia a european en vogue duo – croatia and montenegro feature as must-see destinations this year an enticing mix of history culture and dramatic coastlines

11 long-time favourites for a short-haul dose of vitamin d spain and portugal need little introduction look beyond the beaches from unesco world heritage listed vineyards and forests to the snow-capped spanish pyrenees cosmopolitan cities to sun-drenched islands they are destinations that leave visitors hungry for more this is the iberian peninsula true diversity on the

family getaways opposite page bathroom with a view at madikwe hills diamond residences pool view at elounda peninsula all suite hotel long haul mexican magic all-inclusive all-suite and all-encompassing introducing grand velas riviera maya able to guarantee interconnecting rooms at time of booking two of the accommodation sections known as ‘ambiences’ are ideal for families young explorers will love having the spacious zen grand suites as their base – set in the mayan rainforest eagle-eyed observers can catch glimpses of raccoons deer and monkeys amongst the trees water babies might prefer the ambassador suites by the main infinity pool right in the heart of the action and next to the teenager’s centre and grand velas kids club at the former ping pong and pool tables take centre stage whilst at the latter films kite making and storytelling await that’s if you can get them away from the nearby crystalline waters perfect for scuba-diving and snorkelling

24 inspiration under-the-stars spirituality every full moon or ‘purnama’ is a sacred day in bali when balinese-hindus honour ancestral gods with offerings and ceremonies across the island believed to counter negative forces and replenish vital energy at four seasons resort bali at sayan a new yoga programme has taken inspiration from these revered rituals perched on the banks of the sacred ayung river and surrounded by rice fields and lush forest the new dharma shanti river terrace whose name means ‘path to peace’ in sanskrit provides a soul-stirring open-air setting for full moon yoga complimentary to residents the class encourages guests to channel their creative energy and enhance their wellbeing under the glow of the moon and stars after bidding one day farewell welcome another in spectacular fashion with a sunrise hike up mount batur a dormant volcano the early alarm call is well worth the effort in the darkness of a 2:30am departure guests climb the

30 knowledge croatia montenegro a firm fixture on the european travel map this en vogue duo who share a tiny border are packed with beautiful walled cities brimming with culture and history and national parks cloaked in dense forests punctuated by soaring peaks deep canyons vast lakes and turquoise rivers the beauty on the inside is awe-inspiring but it is the adriatic coastline and thousand-plus islands that usually attract first-time travellers to this unsung slice of europe a natural start-point is dubrovnik one of the world’s most dazzling walled cities rivalling venice in beauty george bernard shaw famously wrote ‘those who search for paradise on earth should come and see dubrovnik’ little has changed since he penned those words a unesco world heritage site its ancient ramparts cocoon a treasure trove of medieval churches and monasteries an intricately beautiful cathedral a labyrinth of cobbled streets and vast squares alive with cafés bars and restaurants

36 knowledge roads to cape point the southwestern tip of africa where it’s fabled that the atlantic and indian oceans meet drive the dramatic chapman’s peak pass with its breathtaking vantage points stop off at boulder’s beach penguin boardwalk to get up close and personal with hoards of animated african penguins for adrenaline junkies and those who like to get off the beaten track we can send you on an exhilarating 4x4 adventure heading north of blaauwberg strand you come to vast dunes and one of cape town’s unsung treasures guests can get behind the wheel and drive the enormous dune fields before stopping off for sand-boarding and a gourmet picnic the journey continues with a trip to the unique paarl spice route this boutique wine village has a gorgeous setting and is a lovely place to spend a chilled afternoon there are a couple of exceptional restaurants a feast of artisan food outlets including coffee and chocolate tasting cheese cured meats a deli

43 winter experiences with snow-sure terrain and exhilarating adventures in abundance north america is a destination par excellence for a snowy getaway whilst finnish lapland offers a magical escape infused with festive

visiting experts the aesthete who an art historian critic and independent curator iris kritikou what curated by kritikou 36 local artists will be participating at the second ‘a jewel made in greece’ exhibition with the aim of promoting the image of contemporary jewellery the event will see the bringing together of creative dialogue between the culture of art and the history of greek jewellery a rare chance to find out the fascinating ways “line movement and matter can be translated into volume form and colour” in other news… hosting this year’s exhibition nods to modern culture can already be found at the hotel’s gallery argonaftis – a space created by the owners who are keen patrons of the arts here there’s a permanent private exhibition of sculptures and paintings from well-known young greek artists each summer the hotel invites the specialists to the resort to showcase their latest work to guests this includes the likes of

56 style le guanahani is blessed with not one but two bright-white beaches a psychedelic offshore underwater world – including shoals of tropical fish turtles and early each year passing humpback whales there is a load to do from moonlight kayaking and open-top mini cooper island tours to going in search of oscar the hotel’s resident iguana all five foot of him tweaked to perfection this happy place whispers holiday last year also saw the much-anticipated opening of baccarat hotel residences new york a dazzling addition to manhattan’s luxury hotel scene it occupies the first 12 floors of the new 50-storey glass tower opposite moma for its first foray into hotels this french crystal company enlisted the expertise of paris-based designers gilles boissier the result is pure out-of-the ordinary genius this 114 room new kid on the block is tastefully flamboyant rooms have vast four-poster beds light pours in through the floor-to-ceiling windows and opulent details

62 style looking for an adults-only home-from-home on the revered platinum coast head to the house with a prime position between vibrant capital bridgetown and charming holetown radiating chic bajan style this all-suite boutique retreat goes all out to spoil its guests a complimentary jet lag revival massage in a beach cabana on arrival sets the scene for what’s to come and the inclusive thoughtful touches don’t just stop there days here start with an indulgent champagne breakfast afternoon tea appears just as it’s needed and evening canapés delight undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events on the island use the house as your base to experience the 12 week summer festival of crop over like a local – we can recommend the best street parties and concerts on the beach with its annual sailing week may sport fishing tournament june and carnival july antigua is a serious challenger a new airport terminal boasting a sleek new lounge with sweeping views