Virtuoso Life - May/June 2017 - 74
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Seeing green at Scotland's
Inverlochy Castle Hotel.
Tub envy: The Khwai
Suite's outdoor bathroom.
Fort William, Scotland
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Atlanta-based Virtuoso travel
advisor Claire Schoeder
shares why this nineteenthcentury Scottish Highlands castle is one
of her favorite places to visit.
On game drives at this lodge near Botswana's Okavango Delta, guests can
spot African wild dogs, Angolan giraffes, and nearly 500 species of birds. The
wildlife watch continues from the riverfront compound's Khwai Suite, home
to perhaps the dreamiest outdoor bathroom in the bush, complete with a copper soaking tub, an open-air shower, and a plunge pool with prime views of
hippos bathing nearby. Khwai Suite from $870 per person, including all meals and
activities, and one complimentary massage.
"Room 23, Glen Nevis, sits alone on
the third floor and is reached via
a private staircase. A stay here feels
like you're hidden away in your own
"Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest mountain, is the castle's backdrop. A walk
around the grounds, no matter what
time of year, never fails to bring me joy."
"Dinner at Albert and Michel Roux
Jr is a memorable experience in a
wonderful country-house setting. If you
want to dine at 8 pm, make your reservation for 7:30 so you can enjoy canapés
and aperitifs with fellow guests before
being seated in the dining room."
The Exumas, Bahamas
at Musha Cay.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
David Copperfield's private archipelago
is no illusion. The luxe, exclusive-use
retreat maxes out at 24 guests, housed
in five villas ranging from a twobedroom beachfront bungalow to a
10,000-square-foot mansion with a
pair of kitchens, a private sauna, and a
wraparound porch. The retreat is popular for weddings and family reunions,
with plenty of options for celebrating:
Spread out on one of 40 private beaches,
set sail on a 28-foot catamaran, or
enlist the staff to create a treasure hunt
for the kids. Island rental ( five-night
minimum) from $39,000 per night for 12
guests, including all meals, beverages, and
amenities. Additional guests (up to 24),
from $1,500 per person.
"General manager Jane Watson
has been at Inverlochy for 36 years.
When I visit, she's often there to greet
me. She treats guests like treasured
visitors in a well-loved home."
"Take the hotel's Rolls-Royce
Phantom out for a tour or have your
travel advisor book it for one of your
transfers. Nothing else makes you feel
quite like a queen or a king."
Doubles from $568, including breakfast
daily and a picnic or afternoon tea.