Adventure Paradise Collection
If you’re looking for more than the traditional fly-and-flop getaway then our Adventure Paradise Collection is sure to inspire you into adding some excitement to your usual luxury holiday.
Whether you’re into water sports, horseback riding, yoga or more adrenaline-inducing activities, our Adventure Paradise Collection has something to offer every active traveller in exotic destinations across the world.
Just a 45 minute flight from Nairobi, Ol Jogi is the ultimate Kenyan bush retreat occupying a staggering 58,000 acre private wildlife conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau. Home to a wide variety of wildlife including lions, cheetahs, black and white rhinos and African wild dogs, guests are encouraged to partake in a range of activities from game drives and bush walks to horse riding and off roading, in order to get up close and personal with the animals. If you can tear yourself away from the wildlife, Ol Jogi has a variety of other facilities to entertain you, including a pool complete with cascading waterfall and adjoining spa and steam room, a tennis court, fitness centre and yoga room. It is also possible to explore Northern Kenya by helicopter and recommended itineraries include fishing in the lakes of the Rift Valley, visiting a Pokot tribe village, or if you’re feeling really adventurous, climbing Mt. Kenya.
Set within a five acre private estate, in the northwest province of Guanacaste, Villa Manzu is a supreme luxury hideaway combining original design with breathtaking ocean views, a private beach and an enviable list of amenities for every mood and occasion. Water sports enthusiasts can make use of the villa’s surfboards and stand-up paddle boards and two kayaks are also available. Many hiking paths lead from the villa to nearby beaches and you can explore the local area on one of the villa’s mountain bikes. The Arnold Palmer golf course, tennis court and marina are minutes away and it is possible to arrange a variety of experiences from cooking classes and wine tasting to horseback riding and river rafting. It’s not all action though and after a busy day you can unwind in the Jacuzzi, steam room or cedar sauna room, enjoy a relaxing massage in the spa, practice a spot of yoga or put your feet up in the home cinema.
Made up of multiple pavilions surrounding ornamental reflection ponds, Amanyara Villas are a series of wonderfully tranquil retreats set in 7,000 acres of lush private grounds. Bordering a pristine white sand beach and the Northwest Point marine national park, guests staying here have access to the resort’s fantastic facilities and equipment including Hobie Cats, sailboats, ocean kayaks, boogie boards, paddle boards and snorkelling gear. The Dive Centre at Amanyara offers all levels of scuba diving instruction, giving you the chance to explore some of the world’s most acclaimed reefs. You also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas by boat but if dry land is more your thing then there’s a fitness centre, two floodlit clay tennis courts and a spa oasis offering massages and beauty treatments along with yoga and Pilates classes.
For the ultimate family playground look no further than the Observatory Bush Villa, a 20,000 acre private estate in the Waterberg mountains. With its spectacular mix of mountains, river gorges and bushveld savannah teeming with wildlife, the main attraction is game viewing which can be done on horseback, quad bike or from a Land Cruiser. The reserve comes equipped with a private helicopter, which is not only available for flights above the reserve and memorable picnics in remote locations, but also for adrenaline-inducing skydives at an altitude of 13,000 feet. Should you wish to keep your feet firmly on the ground then you can kayak down the estate’s rivers, go fishing or opt for a swim in a dam with its own waterfall. A particularly unique experience is a tour of the night skies with a local astronomer from the villa’s very own research-grade observatory. The team here are incredibly passionate and will undoubtedly show you the time of your life.
Located alongside the golden sands of Natai Beach on the Andaman Sea, Iniala Beach House combines three design-led villas, a penthouse suite and a children’s hotel, providing accommodation for up to 20 adults and 12 children. With a fully-equipped gym, full-size Thai boxing ring and beachfront yoga or Pilates classes, the complex is ideal for fitness fanatics. A dedicated water sports and activity area located directly on the beach offers kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling whilst the local countryside offers a plethora of activities from cycling excursions through local villages to river kayaking and zip-lining. The complex is only a 20 minute drive from Blue Canyon Country Club and its two wonderful championship 18 hole golf courses and it is also possible to explore Phang Nga Bay by boat, accompanied by your personal team of staff so you needn’t lift a finger.
Home to southern Europe’s leading equestrian facilities, Mas Mateu is heaven for horse lovers with stabling for up to 10 horses, several all-weather arenas, six paddocks and spacious viewing galleries. However, there are plenty of alternative pursuits on offer including football, basketball and paddle tennis. Work out in the gym, equipped with bicycle, running and weight machines, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or just relax in the jetted tub or sauna. The nearest golf course is only an eight minute drive away and it’s less than 15 minutes to the nearest beach. It is also possible to make an excursion to nearby Girona, an ancient Catalan city known for its medieval architecture, walled Old Quarter and the Roman remains of the Força Vella fortress.
Located on the Borana Conservancy, in the Laikipia district of the central eastern Rift Valley province of Kenya, Arijuju Retreat is a luxurious private sanctuary with multiple opportunities for wildlife spotting and exciting outdoor adventures. Spanning over 90,000 acres, the Borana Conservancy is home to a host of wildlife from lions and cheetahs to elephants, leopards and endangered black and white rhino. You can explore the reserve in a variety of ways – walking safaris, mountain biking, horse riding and game drives are all possibilities and you can even go bush running with an experienced guide. A gym is fully-equipped with weights, boxing equipment, treadmill, bicycle and rowing machines and you can find your inner zen in the yoga studio which offers meditative views over the valley. Exciting excursions outside the reserve like helicopter safaris and quad bike trips can be organised and you can also take a trip into the wonderful Ngare Ngare Forest – a haven for birdlife and home to some magnificent clear blue rock pools, perfect for a cooling dip. Back at the retreat is a sustainably-built Spa House with wood-burning hot tub, stone-built hammam and cold plunge pool, providing a relaxing place to unwind after the day’s adventures.
Just metres from the beach, Arnalya Beach House is a contemporary residence surrounded by tropical gardens with refined and elegant living areas. There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied from a game of tennis on the private court equipped with ball machine to a sweat-fuelled workout in the gym, and although the ocean is just metres away, you can cool off in a 20-metre salt water pool. Pilates and yoga instruction on the sunset deck is available on request and it is also possible to organise a personal trainer to put you through your paces. There are many things to do in the local area too – play a round of golf at Nirwana Golf Course overlooking Bali’s Tanah Lot sea temple, try white water rafting, learn to surf at Batu Bolong or Berawa beaches, swing through the trees at Tree Tops Adventure Park or wash and feed rescued Sumatran elephants at the superb Elephant Safari Park in the mountains of Taro.