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Indulge yourself with these adults-oriented VIP experiences and amenities available around the world.
Luxury Mega Yacht in Galapagos
Sail through the Galapagos with Ecoventura’s new luxury vessel, the MV Origin. Launching in January 2016, the 20-passenger mega-yacht offers private charters through the enchanted islands. Groups will enjoy twice daily excursions, snorkel and kayak tours lead by two onboard certified naturalists, a concierge, locally inspired gourmet cuisine, open bar and a Jacuzzi on the outside deck, plus viewing of the islands’ unique scenery and topography from panoramic windows in your stateroom. The MV Origin combines modern sophistication with environmental responsibility, alternating between seven-night A & B itineraries to reduce the impact of visits to the islands’ most popular sites. Private charter rates for 2016 start at $117,000 per week. For more information, visit origingalapagos.com.
Private Italian Opera Serenade
Located in the heart of Verona, home of the Opera and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Palazzo Victoria is a romantic Italian retreat featuring original frescoes and individually decorated rooms that mimic the charming Veneto region. For starry-eyed couples looking to get immersed in romance, the hotel can arrange an opera serenade from the privacy of your own suite. The 30-minute “serenata” is performed by a local operatic tenor, best enjoyed with a Bellini or Spritz in hand. To book it, call +39 045-590566.
Ultimate Bubble Bath in Italy
Located outside of Florence, Il Salviatino is a stylishly restored 15th Century villa that blends authentic Italian charm and modern luxury. The property’s seductive Ojetti Suite is a two-story haven with a rooftop jacuzzi that offers direct access to a private balcony where you can enjoy views of Florence and the rolling Tuscan hills. For a touch of suite-ness and additional relaxation, book the “The Ultimate Bubble Bath” in which one of the hotel’s discreet Service Ambassadors will fill your private bath to the brim with luxurious “bubbles” – Prosecco, Spumante or French Champagne). And because you can never have enough champagne, an additional chilled bottle is provided to ensure the ultimate experience. Call +39 055-904-1111 to book. Experience starts at $10,000 (depending on your choice of bubbles).
St. Kitts VIP
Treat yourself to an indulgent Caribbean getaway by traveling in style to the lush island of St. Kitts. St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino now offers the chance to take a luxury vacation without the luxury vacation price tag with its new VIP Experience Package. The experience starts upon arrival with a luxury vehicle waiting on the tarmac to transfer you to the airport’s YU Lounge where you’ll sip champagne while immigration and luggage are taken care of for you. Then head to your spacious suite for express check-in, a welcome amenity and daily breakfast as well as nightly turndown service. You can also experience the YU Lounge on departure to appropriately end the trip like a VIP. Rates start at $418/night and the package can be booked online using promo code P54 at StKittsMarriott.com or call 888-236-2427.
Private Chef in Tuscany
Perched on a hill overlooking the Serchio Valley, one of the most undiscovered areas of Italy about an hour outside of Florence and Pisa, you can feel like a VIP with the resort’s “Tuscan Wine & Culinary Experience Package.” This exclusive experience offers an authentic taste of Italy with the opportunity to cook side-by-side with one of the resorts’ chefs. Begin your culinary experience with a trip to a local food market and hand pick your favorite ingredients. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty so grab your apron (a gift), and head to the kitchen for an unforgettable cooking experience, complete with local wine. Once the hard work is done, you’ll enjoy a three-course meal outdoors on a private veranda overlooking the mountainous region. Buon appetite! Visit RenaissanceTuscany.com or call 800-228-9290 and ask for promotional code ES1. Package rates start at $351 a night.
Romantic Rainforest Escape
Make 900 acres of lush tropical reserve your playground at Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Get your adrenaline pumping with adventure activities like whitewater rafting, horseback riding and rappelling, then soak in the resort’s natural thermal springs, sip cocktails in the secluded, adults-only Shangri-La garden complete with cocoon-shaped private cabanas—21 Plus Salute!—indulge in a luxurious couple’s massage in an open-air spa bungalow tucked amid the trees, and enjoy a candlelit dinner prepared right before your eyes in a private rainforest bungalow–all with the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife in the background. After all the decadence, retire to your spacious Tabacón Suite, where you’ll wake up to incredible panoramic rainforest views. Package rates start at $2,520 for 3 nights. Call 855-TABACON and request the “Romantic Whisper” package.
Private Villa in Guatemala
Retreat to your own luxury lakeside villa at Casa Palopo, a private home-turned-boutique hotel located at the shore of Guatemala’s majestic Lake Atitlan. About 150 steps above the main hotel is Villa Palopo, a grand two-bedroom villa that’s fully equipped with two oversized suites, a living room, dining room, kitchen, and the main event: a jacuzzi and serene infinity pool that overlooks the lake and three volcanoes across the shore. Book the villa to enjoy full use of its amenities, along with a private butler and chef. To get there in style, book roundtrip helicopter transfer from Guatemala City ($3,080 roundtrip) and land at the property’s very own helipad. Villa rates from $884 to $1,368 per night.
– Text & images courtesy Diamond PR