As we’ve discussed before when introducing our new digital travel brochure, Your Next Journey: The Best of Goway Travel, we’ve spent much of the last two years innovating our product line and making it easier for travellers to go globetrotting with us. One of the key innovations was the introduction of our Idyllic Retreats collection.
What is the Idyllic Retreats Collection?
Idyllic Retreats are a collection of unique, high-end properties in sunny destinations around the world. These include exclusive resorts offering beach villas and overwater bungalows as well as boutique hotels in stunning locales. All properties labelled Idyllic Retreats offer deluxe services and accommodations and promise intimate experiences, usually with 50 or fewer rooms on site.
A stay at an Idyllic Retreat is an opportunity for rest and relaxation. Thus, Idyllic Retreats are located in quiet, beautiful environments outside of busy city centres, such as on private islands or sandy coastlines. They’re ideal for a stay of at least a week, offering travellers the opportunity to unwind and reset their mind and body. They promote wellness and rejuvenation with on-site spas and activities such as yoga classes. Above all, they are beautiful properties. A stay at an Idyllic Retreat is about the accommodation experience as much as anything else. The hotel or resort is the highlight of the trip. These properties are designed to enhance the local environment and provide easy access to cultural and natural highlights while serving as a blissful escape from stressful workaday life.
Where are Idyllic Retreats located?
Currently, we offer Idyllic Retreats through Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. We’ll be introducing Idyllic Retreats in Europe, Central and South America, and the US and Canada in the near future.
The South Pacific
Our properties across the South Pacific offer the ideal Idyllic Retreat experience. They are some of the most exclusive resorts in the South Pacific, with deluxe accommodations, overwater bungalows and beach villas, and private island experiences. You can enjoy gourmet dining from world-celebrated chefs, private cooking classes, and plenty of time spent relaxing on white-sand beaches. And let’s not forget about all the scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities, with access to some of the most colourful coral reefs in the South Pacific.
You’ll find Idyllic Retreats across Fiji, The Islands of Tahiti, and the Cook Islands. You can stay in an overwater bungalow at the new Conrad Bora Bora Nui on Bora Bora or escape to Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts to relax on a private islet off the coast of Taha’a. Enjoy an intimate resort experience at Savasi Island Resort in Fiji, where there are only 10 beach villas across the entire 52-acre island, or stay in a traditional Fijian bure virtually next door on Vanua Levu at Namale Fiji Island Resort, an exclusive 5-star adults-only getaway owned by Tony Robbins.
The Islands of Tahiti are currently open to international travellers; you can find more details here. Fiji reopens to international travellers on December 1. More details here.
In Asia, you’ll find Idyllic Retreats tucked away on sandy beaches, perched on mountains, and deep in the jungle. Many of them offer the sort of beachside luxury you’d expect on sunny islands in tropical parts of the world. But Asia also offers unique accommodation experiences, such as staying in a private treehouse villa or in a jungle camp surrounded by wild elephants.
At Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand, you can enjoy the intimate jungle setting and presence of wild elephants at the camp. At TreeHouse Villas on Koh Yao Noi in Southern Thailand, you’ll stay in a treehouse villa located in the jungle and enjoy views of Phang Nga Bay from your balcony. You can hide away at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam and enjoy a pristine beach environment in the country’s most famous resort getaway, or relax on Song Saa Private Island, a pristine tropical environment with its own coral reef off the coast of Sihanoukville in Cambodia.
The Maldives is also a great spot to enjoy the Idyllic Retreat experience, since its over 100 private islands seem naturally designed for luxury travel. Escape to the 5-star Conrad Maldives Rangali Island for the ultimate Maldives experience. Relax in an overwater bungalow and spend your days exploring reefs, recharging in the spa, or snorkelling alongside whale sharks.
You can also find Idyllic Retreats in India and Sri Lanka, so there’s no lack of opportunity for pampering comfort and exceptional accommodation experiences on an Asian vacation with Goway. Keep in mind that most Idyllic Retreats in Asia are not currently listed on the website, but are featured in Your Next Journey. So if you cannot find what you’re looking for on the website, get in touch with a Destination Specialist to book.
As for health and safety protocols, while the situation is fluid, international travellers can skip quarantine in Thailand based on their vaccination status and country of departure. You can find more details here. The Maldives also remains open; more details here.
Let’s not forget about Africa. While safari experiences remain all the rage in East and Southern Africa, the coastline and surrounding islands are also home to some gorgeous beachside properties and island resorts within the Idyllic Retreats collection. These retreats offer the perfect cap to a safari vacation or way to break up city tours of some of the great cultural sites on the continent.
Travellers can pair together Idyllic Retreats on the islands of Mauritius and the Seychelles on Mauritius & Seychelles Escape. Island hop in the Indian Ocean and enjoy intimate comfort at DoubleTree by Hilton Allamanda Resort & Spa in the Seychelles and Sofitel Imperial Resort & Spa on Mauritius. Spend your days lounging on white-sand beaches and teeing up for 18 holes of golf. Unwind at the finest hotel on Mauritius with Idyllic Mauritius: Royal Palm Beachcomber and explore the nearby coral gardens while having the northwestern shore to yourself. You can also enjoy Idyllic Retreats on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania, in the middle of Lake Malawi in Malawi or on the stunning beaches of Mozambique. Like with Asia, not all Idyllic Retreats across Africa are located on our website, so get in touch if you cannot find what you’re looking for.
Both Mauritius and the Seychelles are currently open to international travellers, with some restrictions. You can find more details about Mauritius here and the Seychelles here.
Our new Idyllic Retreats collection offers a guarantee of luxurious comfort and unique accommodation experiences in beautiful parts of the world. If you’re looking for a beautiful place to stay, Idyllic Retreats are made for you.
15 Nov 2021, 2:43 p.m.