EX­PE­RI­ENCES

To cel­e­brate our 25th is­sue, the well-trav­elled Sig­na­ture Me­dia team shares its top picks of ex­clu­sive and ex­hil­a­rat­ing ex­pe­ri­ences across the globe.

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You learn a lot in the process of com­pil­ing 25 is­sues of a lux­ury travel mag­a­zine. Each vol­ume, we have been tempted by the won­ders of the world, ex­tra­or­di­nary travel ex­pe­ri­ences and in­dul­gent ho­tels in ex­otic or iconic des­ti­na­tions. Rather than cross­ing items off our wish lists, we are con­stantly adding them.

Nar­row­ing all of th­ese marvel­lous op­por­tu­ni­ties down to just 25 – in hon­our of our land­mark 25th is­sue – that rep­re­sent the crème de la crème was never go­ing to be easy. As a team, we have each con­trib­uted our favourite or dream ex­pe­ri­ences to bring you a travel in­sider’s guide to many of the finest ex­pe­ri­ences in the world.

www.lau­cala.com Our edi­tor’s choice is the most ex­clu­sive pri­vate is­land in the South Pa­cific, the inim­itable Lau­cala Is­land. There are 25 im­mense villas sit­ting be­side the beach, within the co­conut plan­ta­tion and atop the moun­tain ridges, plus one mag­nif­i­cent over­wa­ter villa, each re­splen­dent with hand­crafted de­tails and op­u­lent out­door liv­ing spa­ces. It’s ev­i­dent that cre­ator and Red Bull co-founder Di­et­rich Mates­chitz has spared no ex­pense in the owner’s Hill­top Res­i­dence, which in­cludes house­hold staff, mul­ti­ple villas and the re­sort’s most amaz­ing views. In this 1400-hectare won­der­land, you can ex­plore the un­der­wa­ter world in a sub­ma­rine, re­ju­ve­nate in the spa, feast on the finest cui­sine in the Pa­cific and dis­cover the jun­gle on horse­back, all while bask­ing in warm Fi­jian hos­pi­tal­ity.

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