Escape to Luxurious Getaways: From Bora Bora to Rome


| LAST UPDATE 05/14/2023

By Tracy Morrison
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If you're an affluent traveler looking for a luxurious summer getaway, then we have an exquisite list of destinations that you just can't miss. From culinary experiences in Bora Bora to yoga and meditation retreats in the Himalayan foothills, and even an urban wellness retreat in Rome, these destinations offer something for everyone seeking restoration, relaxation, and new cultural experiences.

First on our list is the St. Regis Bora Bora. This resort is taking their culinary experience to the next level with a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the award-winning talent from the Hotel de Crillon in Paris. From August 7-11, 2023, guests can indulge in the Paris-Meets-French Polynesia Culinary Experience Week, which includes a unique ‘Upside Down Menu’ dining concept at the resort's Lagoon by Jean-Georges restaurant, signature St. Regis Champagne sabering, wine tastings, cooking classes, and customized menus. The Michelin Star Chef Boris Campanella and France’s leading sommelier Xavier Thuizat will join forces with The St. Regis’ Chef Nicolas Nguyen to curate this experience. Rates start at approximately $14,700 for six nights for two guests.

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Next, Six Senses Vana in India’s Himalayan foothills offers a Chakra-Focused Yoga & Meditation Retreat that runs from June 11-22, 2023. The retreat is rooted in ancient Ayurvedic practices and therapies and offers improved self-awareness, emotional balance, inner harmony, mental clarity, physical energy, and a deeper sense of connection and purpose. In addition, guests will enjoy garden room accommodations, all meals, arrival and departure wellness consultation and yoga consultation, chakra-focused yoga and meditation sessions, Ayurvedic treatments, natural healing therapy, retreat program activities, and a spiritual day-visit to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga. Rates start at $2,775 for single occupancy and $4,650 for double occupancy for the 5-night retreat.

Finally, Six Senses Rome is debuting their first urban retreat called Infinite-Self, which runs from June 16-18, 2023. The retreat is founded by partners Luuk Melisse and Gabriel Olszewski, and it aims to push physical, mental, and spiritual boundaries to cultivate a richer life. During the retreat, guests will practice cathartic mindful movement within the Eternal City’s historic surroundings to foster a re-connection, restoration, and a deep sense of belonging. The ‘Infinite-Self’ state of release frees us from the bonds of illusion, false understanding, and unessential attachments. During this retreat, guests will tap into their inner consciousness, eradicate ego, and shift to a higher frequency state of gratitude, bliss, and love. The sensory-rich journey includes two nights in a Six Senses Rome Classic Room, daily breakfast, daily Sanctum classes, heritage mindful walk, Earth Lab Bee Wax Wrap Workshop, 2-hour Roman Baths access, 60-minute full-body massage, one communal dinner, and one communal lunch. Rates start at EUR 1,990 per person double occupancy. These destinations offer an opportunity for travelers to restore, relax, and explore new cultures and cuisines this summer. Whether you're a foodie, yogi, or adventurer, these luxurious getaways are sure to satisfy your wanderlust.

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