Virtuoso Life - November/December 2017 - 52
A new way to
relax in Bali.
If jet lag strikes upon arrival in paradise, the Four Seasons Resort Bali
at Sayan has guests covered. The 60room resort's open-air Dharma Shanti
bale, nestled at the edge of a rice field,
is home to the new Sacred Nap ritual.
Resident wellness mentor (and former
Buddhist nun) Ibu Fera leads the hourlong siesta, which begins as guests
get cozy in purple silk hammocks
suspended from a bamboo ceiling.
Along with a natural soundtrack from
the nearby river and forest, Fera lulls
guests to sleep with soothing chants
and humming Tibetan singing bowls. "I
came up with this ritual while rocking
my baby to sleep," Fera says. Floating
on air, slumber comes easy. Group
nap rituals, $25; private rituals, $134
for two. Doubles from $570, including
breakfast daily and a $100 spa credit.
Happy-hour entertainment at Ashford Castle.
Two hundred years ago, Ireland's beloved Guinness brewery began exporting its stout to the U.S. - a cause
for celebration at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, the city in which Guinness is headquartered, and at County
Mayo's Ashford Castle, which was once owned by Arthur Guinness. Raise a pint - or several - during a five-day
trip to the hotels, which begins at the 142-room Merrion with a tour and private tasting at the Guinness Storehouse. Cross the country for two nights at the thirteenth-century, 83-room Ashford Castle to meet Martin
Gibbons, whose ancestors worked with the Guinness family, and to enjoy an Arthur's Bellini, a Guinness and
Champagne cocktail named for the beer patriarch himself. Four-night experience from $4,641 for two, including
accommodations, private car transfer, two dinners, and special Guinness amenities. Available through March 31, 2018.
READY, SET, RECORD: The vacation video gets a high-intensity upgrade at Arizona's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort &
Spa. A new wellness experience at the 109-room resort includes a GoPro camera to keep - plus a lesson in how to use it - and a
guided trek up Camelback Mountain. Two-night adventure from $1,875, including accommodations, breakfast daily, a guided hike,
one 60-minute spa treatment per person, and a GoPro Hero Session camera.
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