Culinary Experiences

Go beyond the great meals and delve into the culinary traditions of the region you're exploring, discovering age-old traditions of food preparation and sampling the best local flavors. Press your own tea leaves picked from the lodge's own fields at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Peru, savor South Africa vintages on a winetasting tour at Grootbos, or forage for berries with a community host at Fogo Island Inn.

Aristi, Greece

Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas

Perched amid the rugged peaks of northern Greece and overlooking one of the world’s deepest gorges, the traditional stone-and-slate dwellings of the Aristi Mountain Resort harken back to a time when the Ottomans ruled the region.

Mayo, Ireland

Ashford Castle

Built by the Normans some 800 years ago and owned for nearly a century by the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is a medieval gem set amid the gorgeous countryside north of Galway.

Western Cape, South Africa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Situated in the UNESCO-protected Cape Floral Region, this secluded wilderness retreat boasts some 18,000 acres of open plains—where Cape mountain zebras roam freely and more than 130 rock art sites tell the story of the San people’s ancient heritage.

Tuscany, Italy

Borgo Pignano

Built upon an ancient Etruscan hamlet, the 750-acre country estate of Borgo Pignano invites guests to luxuriate in the flavors, rhythms, and traditions of Tuscany, while providing an idyllic gateway to explore the region’s celebrated hill towns and cities.

Punta Gorda, Belize

Copal Tree Lodge

Nestled in the lush hills of southern Belize’s rain forest not far from the Caribbean coast, Copal Tree Lodge sets a gold standard for agritourism—and provides unparalleled access to Mayan culture and world-class fishing and birding.

Greater San José, Costa Rica

Finca Rosa Blanca

In the hills just outside of San José, this tribute to Costa Rican art and design is set among tropical gardens and shade-grown banana and coffee trees, commanding a panoramic view of the highlands.

Newfoundland, Canada

Fogo Island Inn

A stay at Fogo Island Inn is an invitation to experience a centuries-old island culture, from its fishing and foraging traditions to its robust heritage of art, crafts, and lilting music.

Fregate Island, The Seychelles

Fregate Island Private

On a private island in the Indian Ocean, gorgeous villas are tucked among seven idyllic beaches and lush forests that Aldabra tortoises, sea turtles, and all manner of tropical birdlife call home.

Sacred Valley of the Inca, Peru

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

From their perch on an emerald Andean slope, the colonial-style estate and casitas of Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba invite you to soak up the spirit of the Sacred Valley, a region still shrouded in the mysteries of the Inca.

Cusco, Peru

Inkaterra La Casona

An inconspicuous door in the heart of Cusco’s old town opens into a world of Spanish-colonial splendor at Inkaterra La Casona, an exquisite 16th-century manor house.

Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Jicaro Island Lodge

Perched on one of the tiny isles known as “Las Isletas” in Central America’s largest freshwater lake, the tropical tree houses of Jicaro Island Lodge are your gateway to exploring volcanoes, colonial towns, cloud forests, and the tranquil rhythms of life on the lake.

Santorini, Greece

Kapari Natural Resort

From its perch high above Santoríni’s caldera, Kapari Natural Resort is a celebration of Greek culture and the timeless architecture of the Cyclades.

High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Kasbah Du Toubkal

On a hilltop high in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah du Toubkal is a tribute to Berber culture and hospitality built upon the ruins of an ancient Kasbah.

Skodje, Norway

Storfjord Hotel

A stay at Storfjord, perched on a hillside in the shadows of the Sunnmøre Alps and overlooking its namesake fjord, is more than a vacation from the distractions of daily life—it’s a new way of living.

Sicily, Italy

Susafa

Perched on a green hilltop in Sicily, surrounded by rolling wheat fields and stately Roman ruins, you’ll find the 19th-century estate of Susafa.

Western Montana Wilderness, United States

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Due south of Glacier National Park, in a secluded valley split by the sparkling waters of Rock Creek, the spirit of old Montana is alive and well.

Nosy Komba Island, Madagascar

Tsara Komba Luxury Beach & Forest Lodge

On Madagascar’s secluded Lemur Island, the stylish retreat of Tsara Komba Luxury Beach & Forest Lodge blends into its tropical beachfront setting—but stands out when it comes to community and conservation initiatives.

Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States

Tutka Bay Lodge

A secluded cove at the tip of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula harbors Tutka Bay Lodge, an intimate family-owned wilderness lodge with a culinary twist.

South-Central Alaskan Wilderness, United States

Winterlake Lodge

At the edge of a lake along the historic Iditarod Trail, the hand-built wood cabins of Winterlake offer a beautiful base for your adventures fishing, hiking, or dogsledding in Alaska's backcountry.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Right on the rim of the Earth’s largest intact caldera, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a crossroads of African architecture and old world elegance, perched high above one of the greatest wildlife habitats in the world.