Virtuoso Traveler - August/September 2018 - 11
WELLNESS AT SEA 14 | WILDLIFE TOURS 16 | SKY-HIGH YOGA 23 | TRAVELING SHOES 26
NEWS ON NAVIGATING THE WORLD + THE PERKS AND PRIVILEGES OF USING A VIRTUOSO TRAVEL ADVISOR
Picnic perfect: Private seaside
dining at New Zealand's
Helena Bay Lodge.
OCEAN TO TABLE Now here's a dinner reservation we'd fly around the world for: an alfresco table for two at Helena
Bay Lodge, on the northeast tip of New Zealand's North Island. The five-suite property recently introduced a series of immersive experiences, including over-the-top helicopter tours and an all-day catch-and-cook adventure in the South Pacific
that culminates with a private meal at the secluded lodge's new beach pavilion. Pair seared tuna with a local pinot noir from
the 1,000-bottle wine cellar and watch the sunset over the Poor Knights Islands before turning in for the night. Don't worry
if your sailing style is more soak-up-the-sun than reel-in-a-kingfish - next year, Helena Bay will debut a custom-built, 45-foot
yacht, ideal for lazy days and dinners at sea. Doubles from $1,780; Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and one complimentary lunch for two. Fishing excursion, $4,900.
COMPASS IS REPORTED BY ELAINE GLUSAC, SUSAN HANSON, JEN LYONS, AND VICTORIA VEILLEUX
| SEPTEMBER 2018