Alila decodes to ’surprise’ in Sanskrit, an assertion it sure does live up to as one is enthralled by the fort’s striking peach-pink frontage at first look. Its past is just as vibrant. This property weds history with contemporary luxury seamlessly, as per the modest panache of Alila.
Organic Farm Experience at Bishangarh
Radiant corridors are dimly lit, interrupted by massive worn-down antiques about every corner. You can spend your morning beside the gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the organic kitchen gardens and verdant lawns or pick up a nice window spot at the restaurant above or in the room.
OVERLOOKING THE WATERS, MAURITIUS
Outrigger sits on Mauritius’s on the longest beach in the south coast at Bel Ombre, one of the Indian Ocean’s most reachable kitesurfing sites.
Breakfast by the seat at outrigger Mauritius
Adjacent to Outrigger’s beachfront pool is Edgewater with spectacular views of the sea.
You can even opt for a sparkling wine breakfast and a private pool at the plantation club. Don’t forget to have a sugarcane juice though.
EN-SUITE IN LUXURY, DUBAI
Located in the iconic landmark aka the Burj Khalifa, Armani is the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the famed Dubai Mall and the famed musical fountain that are a highlight of the city.
Breakfast In bed at the Armani-Ambassdor suite in Dubai
The luxury suites located on the 38th and the 39th floors are a mien of understated opulence, with every aspect bearing the Armani signature. Each room is assigned an individual Lifestyle Manager who serves as a personal contact and host from the moment you make a reservation to the time you check out and even beyond. So go for it. Order your favourites and have it arranged in the comfort of your suite.
Fresher, hipper, with a renewed and modern accommodation, Kandima in the Maldives has so much to offer, from high design and chic villas, astounding scuba dive a n d snorkelling to ingenious dining o p t i o n s .
The floating breakfast can be later set up on a table too at Kandima Maldives.
S a m p l e this… an Ocean Pool Villa that gives you best of both the worlds aka a bit over water and a bit by the beach and your breakfast in the pool. The breakfast items are carefully placed on a giant floating basket with raised edges, which is very carefully set down on the corner of the pool and gently set afloat into the water, towards the edge of the infinity pool, and yes it is intelligently designed to stop itself. You may choose to have the breakfast placed on a table near the sea too, if you so desire.
Only two cars exist on the island, one for the hospital and the other for the police station, hence the herd of donkeys and narrow motor boats. Lamu is touristy, but it’s managed to keep its charm and hasn’t yet lost its soul. The town is mesmerizing with scents of humanity harvesting, preparing and cooking spicy Swahili dishes. Mix the aromas with various loads of donkey dung, raw prawns and red snapper, into the perfume and voilà rustic seaport ripe with tradition.
(Rupali Dean is a food writer based out of Delhi)