InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa, Bora Bora, Tahiti: A lagoon with your latte? Request your breakfast be delivered by outrigger canoe to the deck of your overwater bungalow. www.boraboraspa.intercontinental.com.
Barney Greengrass, New York: This trad Jewish deli is renowned among New Yorkers for its Nova Scotia salmon (scrambled with eggs and onions), sturgeon and housecured gravlax. 541 Amsterdam Ave. www.barneygreengrass.com.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok: A superior buffet breakfast is served on a terrace beside the Chao Phraya River, with scrumptious tropical fruit and fresh juices. Longtailed boats flash past and occasionally spray the shore as chefs cook omelets to order. www.mandarinoriental.com.
Amarvilas, Agra, India: Have breakfast on your balcony framed by the Taj Mahal; all rooms at this luxury hotel have a cameolike view of the world’s most famous monument to love. Be alert for prowling monkeys (easily scared off by a spurt of yoghurt lassi). www.oberoihotels.com.
Eastern & Oriental Express: Continental breakfast is served at the requested time in your Hercule Poirot-worthy compartment aboard the Singapore-Bangkok (or return) run. As equatorial Asia races by, here are tiny pastries and sweet sliced pineapple, a bracing British cuppa or the miracle of a silver pot of perfect coffee from the train’s tiny galley. www.orient-express.com.
Four Seasons Private Estates, Bali: Nine residences, from two to four bedrooms, form a Private Estates compound adjacent to the Four Seasons resort at Jimbaran Bay. A resident butler will serve breakfast (order nasi goreng and guava juice) in an opensided pavilion as your private pool beckons and dragonflies dance in lime-green gardens. www.fourseasons.com.
Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo: The 5am tuna auctions are closed to tourists but an early morning visit to Tokyo’s big and bustling Tsukiji fish market provides an unusual prelude to the day. Sashimi or sushi rolls, taken at any of the basic little cafes around the markets, will never taste as fresh. (Tip: Wear old shoes with non-slip soles and clothing you don’t mind getting wet.) www.tsukiji-market.or.jp.
Inverlochy Castle, Scotland: Cream swirled into the porridge and thickly cut smoked salmon in hillocks beside the poached haddock: a robust start-the-day spread is served in a series of highceilinged salons at this award-winning 19th-century pile near Fort William. Queen Victoria ranks among its most illustrious guests; it’s not known if she, or her manservant John Brown, were amused by the coddled eggs. (Guest chef Cheong Liew from Adelaide will be doing a series of dinners here from March 10 to 15 next year.) www.inverlochycastlehotel.com. Susan Kurosawa
On deck: InterContinental Resort, Bora Bora