A 15-minute helicopter ride up the Rio Negro river from Brazil's Amazon-gateway town of Manaus, this fantastical 210-suite hotel perches on stilts, at treetop level. Favored by such bigwigs as Jacques Cousteau, Bill Gates and Helmut Kohl.
The legendary atmosphere of Arion Resort & Spa is enhanced by contemporary surroundings and spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf. Classic harmoniously blends with contemporary to form a prestigious, yet charming style.
Amanfayun lies hidden in a valley to the west of West Lake. The 20-minute drive from the centre of Hangzhou takes one along densely wooded bamboo and tree-lined avenues, past the botanical gardens and inner waterways of West Lake, to the temples and village of Tianzhu.
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa's Elephant Camp allows guests to participate in a three-day mahout training course in which they learn to care for elephants by feeding and bathing them, trek through the region, and take a splash in the Mekong River.