Robb Report’s Top Winter Getaways
The celebrated Robb Report is gearing up for a sizzling winter season and has recently reported on their favorite winter retreats for discerning travelers. The collaboration between Robb Report and Robb Report Luxury Travel offers up a myriad of fabulous getaways that promise to start 2010 off on a rejuvenating and thrilling note.
From beachfront spas on private islands to private chalets in luxury ski resorts, from Bali to Aspen, these incredible retreats will sweep you off your feet in a divine winter wonderland. Here are just a few of the top winter getaways for the upcoming season.
Eden Rock, St. Barts. Prepare to fall in love in this Caribbean beach getaway. With exquisite bathrooms, a professional-quality recording studio, screening room, waterfront guest rooms and one of the best restaurants in St Barth’s, Eden Rock’s newest Villa Rockstar is perfect for your inner diva.
Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos. This private island resort in the Caribbean offers three 3-bedroom estates and one 5-bedroom estate to choose from. Get ready for absolute pampering of the spirit. It’s pure serenity, accented by a Como Shambhala Retreat Spa overlooking vibrant wildlife and pristine lagoons. Swathe yourself in relaxing luxury in this stylish Caribbean dream.
Lapostolle Residence, Colchagua Valley, Chile. Perched on a rolling hill overlooking the Clos Apalta vineyards, the Lapastolle Residence offers four spectacular villas that exemplify privacy and discretion. Sip on the wine, take a stroll through the peaceful rows of vines and unwind in this sanctuary of understated elegance.
Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia. As the site for the 2010 Olympic Games, Whistler is definitely the place to be this winter. The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is in prime location for access to both Whistler and Blackcomb ski resorts as well as catching all of the thrilling events. The Four Seasons ski concierge arranges lift tickets, lessons, equipment storage, and anything else you may require throughout your stay.
Qualia, Hamilton Island, Australia. Just off the coast of Queensland, this spectacular luxury resort on Hamilton Island nestled into a lush forest of eucalyptus, expansive decks and panoramic views of the Whistunday Islands. Indulge in a signature Kodo massage at Qualia‘s world-renowned spa.
Como Shambhala Estates, Bali. Bordered by the sacred Ayung River, and surrounded by terraced rice paddies, and jungle-covered mountains, Shambhala is a true departure from the norm. Spectacular architecture utilizing local stone, wood, and traditional alang-alang roofing combine for a greater purpose: that being to clear the mind for thoughts of better health. Shambhala is a unique collection of Residences, Villas, and Retreat Villas that offer a myriad of spectacular residences.
The Lodge at Verbier, Switzerland. Recognised as one of the most luxurious chalets in The Alps, renowned for its stylish interior and exceptional personal service from its 13 person staff, The Lodge is a stunning nine bedroom chalet, accommodating a total of 18 guests. Accented by the lavish decorations you’ve come to expect from Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson invites you into this elegant and over-the-top luxury chalet.
Capella Telluride, Telluride Colorado. Capella Telluride, which opened in February as Capella Hotels and Resorts‘ first property in the United States, does things a little differently. Personal assistants greet you in your room when you arrive and present you with a printed itinerary of your scheduled activities and meals. Your assistant can help plan any number of excursions in the Telluride area, including a day of heli-skiing in the San Juan Mountains.
Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay, The Bahamas. This private island resort is truly magical, as it should be since it’s owned by illusionist David Copperfield. Musha Cay is available for one party at a time, inviting each guest to enjoy the entire island all to themselves. Stay in one of five beach houses, have invigorating massages and plan exactly what you want on your own piece of paradise.
Lucala Island, Fiji. Step into Lucala Island, far from ordinary and into the extraordinary. With 25 island oceanview villas, five gourmet restaurants, yachts, spa, lagoon swimming pools and an 18-hole David McKay Lidd-designed golf course. This private island has spared no expense in creating memorable experiences for each client that enters the peaceful paradise.
For the complete article: /www.robbreport.com/Top-Winter-Retreats
Photo of Hamilton Island: www.flickr.com/photos/butlercorey/3352235302; Photo of Red Mountain Pass, CO: www.flickr.com/photos/eleaf/3631360900
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