Best of the Best 2018 - 15
EAGLE'S NEST LUXURY VILLA RETREAT
B A Y OF ISLA N DS, N EW ZEA LA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D Russell
Nighttime guided Kiwi Experience Walk.
Book a personal chef in advance; he or she
will use the freshest local ingredients to
create a true gourmet experience in your
Distance from Bay of Islands Airport (KKE): 45 minutes
Size: 5 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Casual
R A QU ETTE LA KE, N EW YOR K
N E I G H B O R H O O D Raquette Lake
Vacation like a Vanderbilt at Lake Kora. Once the private playground of America's first royal
family, the last of the Adirondack's Great Camps claims 1,000 prime wooded acres and three
lakes. There are 15 bedrooms spread among country-chic cottages and boathouses; flip to
see who gets the Tree House with its master bed headboard carved from a complete tree.
Antique canoes, sailboats, mountain bikes and fishing rods are all available; indoor play includes a wooden bowling alley, squash court, billiards and vintage board games. Made-to-order meals are sourced from local farms and producers.
$100 food and beverage credit per stay.
Honeymooners and those who simply require
more solitude will want to stay in the twobedroom Island Cabin, set on its own island
in the middle of Lake Kora.
Distance from Saranac Lake Airport (SLK): 48 miles/77 km
Size: 18 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
THR OU GHOU T THE CA R IB B EA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Caribbean
Necker Belle, Sir Richard Branson's luxurious 105-foot catamaran, sails tailor-made itineraries
year-round. With spacious relaxation areas and accommodations for up to 12 guests, this
world-class yacht is perfect for cruising the clear Caribbean Sea. When you're not exploring
the islands, you'll find endless watersports, a forward-beam trampoline and myriad ways to
relax in sublime comfort. Dine where and how you like on fine cuisine prepared to your prearranged preferences, then settle into your spacious cabin.
$100 value credit on Advanced Provisioning
Allowance per charter.
Get a bird's-eye view from the crow's nest
near the top of the main sailing mast -
you'll feel like you're flying!
Distance from Beef Island Airport (EIS): 30 minutes
Size: 4 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Hip
V IRT UOSO V ILLAS & PR IVAT E R ET R E ATS
Discover paradise at the Eagle's Nest Luxury Villa Retreat, a 75-acre estate overlooking the
Bay of Islands. Guests are within walking distance of the charming town of Russell, yet are
tempted to stay put in the remarkably luxurious villas; four of the five offer their own Jacuzzi,
heated horizon-edge lap pool, air conditioning, original artwork, home theater system, fully
equipped gourmet kitchen and more. Of course, there are ample outdoor activities to pursue
- big-game fishing, sailing, diving, kayaking, bush walking, helicopter flightseeing and romantic picnicking on private islands.