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 of local flavors. Press your own tea leaves picked from the lodge's own fields at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Peru, savor South African vintages on a winetasting tour at Grootbos, or roll up your sleeves and learn how to make bush tucker while staying at Longitude 131° in Australia's outback.

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.

Punta Gorda, Belize

Belcampo Lodge

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

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.

Lord Howe Island, Australia

Capella Lodge

With jaw-dropping views of the ocean, the lagoon, and the two massive peaks, this contemporary beach house is a stunning base to explore the little-known gem of Lord Howe Island.

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.

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.

The Northern Territory, Australia

Longitude 131˚

Longitude 131° rests in the curve of a sand dune within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park—a perfect launch point for discovering the sacred geography of the Australian outback.

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Reserva do Ibitipoca

The lush Atlantic Forest meets a wild geology of quartzite caves and canyons at Reserva do Ibitipoca, a restored 18th-century farmhouse that celebrates age-old Brazilian culture—and the rich biomes that surround it.

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge

Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, Southern Ocean Lodge offers an unparalleled view into the pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness.

Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

The Brando

An island paradise with white-sand beaches and a sparkling lagoon, The Brando is also anchored by the region’s important cultural heritage.

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.

South Andros Island, Bahamas

Tiamo Resort

Tiamo's thatched beach bungalows are hidden on the rugged Bahamian island of Andros, where guests can explore the world's third-largest coral reef and dense tropical jungles that shelter mysterious blue holes.

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.