My last ‘big’ trip was to Rome and Positano, where I took two weeks off for my brother’s wedding. It was held at a beautiful place, Villa Treville in Positano, which had the most picturesque view of the village and ocean below.
Bawah Reserve, a private island retreat northeast of Singapore in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago. It looks amazing; white sand, turquoise-blue lagoons and not one, but 13 beaches! I think luxury nowadays is all about privacy, which is something Bawah does very well. A popular activity is to be dropped off at one of the private beaches and simply radio back on walkie-talkie later on when you want to be picked up.
Because the reserve is so private, you’ll often find you are the only one on the beach. Plus, there’s an outdoor cinema, dinner under the stars, and a daily spa treatment included in your stay. The internet is also a bit slow, I’m told, which is probably a good thing so I have no choice but to switch off for a couple of days.
What do you love most about travelling?
That you jump on a plane then suddenly land in a different world. Whether it is the uniqueness of Tokyo, the hustle and bustle of Bangkok or the idyllic charm of Samui… every destination has its own attraction, culture and history. I truly think you learn so much from travelling, like if you read Howard Schultz’s interviews, it was a trip to Italy that inspired him to build Starbucks.
See also: 48 Hours In Tokyo