MAR­VEL­LOUS MORN­INGS

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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

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