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