Winter Blues

Cures for the Winter Blues: we recommend The Four Seasons Maldives – two scrumptious properties, plus a private island and a private yacht- https://www.gwenbooks.com/2019/10/four-seasons-maldives-hotels-private-island/ https://www.gwenbooks.com/2018/03/four-seasons-maldives-yacht-explorer/ https://www.gwenbooks.com/2018/02/four-seasons-kuda-huraa-resort-maldives/

There aren’t enough superlatives to fully and accurately describe the staggering natural beauty of the Maldives. Nothing prepared me for the beauty of the Maldives, the diving and snorkeling are exceptional, fish to table meals, scrumptious spas, it’s a distance, but beyond worth it! I stayed for two weeks and could have easily lounged/snorkeled for an additional week!

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Resort Maldives
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Resort Maldives
Snorkel or dive- this little guy was was in barely 4 feet of water right in front of my beach villa, manta rays hover in deeper seas, turtles may come in close for a peek at your mask!
Ancient Bhutan Kingdom

Brilliant blue skies at dizzying altitudes in the ancient Kingdom of Bhutan, explored village by village with Amankora Resorts. Amankora has five lodges spread through the Kingdom and each lodge is a subtle suggestion of the white walled Dzongs. The Bhutanese architecture is very colorful and replicated in farmhouses, temples and local shops. Amankora has kept it clean and simple, why try to compete with the majesty of the Himalayas, the bedecked local homes and the elaborately painted Temples. See my glorious posts on Bhutan https://www.gwenbooks.com/2019/02/amankora-bhutan-2-by-2/; https://www.gwenbooks.com/2019/01/amankora-bhutan/

We are strong Four Seasons supporters all over the world but for warm water and sizzling sun think of the divine Four Seasons Punta Mita, villas, beach cabanas, tequila tasting, warm water – it’s got it all! The recently opened Four Seasons Cabo is an architectural stunner- if you like a desert environment, absolutely isolated experiences, swimmable beaches then this new resort will speak to you. Our clients seeking winter warmth have visited almost every Four Seasons beach resort: Costa Rica, Bora Bora, Nevis and even the beautiful Four Seasons Athens beach resort in summer. Oh and the multiple Hawaiian resorts: Lanai, Maui, Hualalai, and Oahu Ko Olina, so many choices!

Four Seasons Punta Mita

Farther afield: Fiji, many exceptional properties offering so many water activities, the kiddos will be worn out by the daily options! Exceptional deep sea fishing is also very popular in Fiji.

Laucula Island Resort, Fiji

New Zealand and Australia offer summer warmth when we are chilly. Argentina wine tasting, it’s hot there! Spin the globe, follow the sun!

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Ring us for Winter Warmth Solutions – Cures for the Winter Blues!

Amangiri – Last minute cancel

Oooh, Amazing last-minute cancel at the luxurious iconic Amangiri for these dates: April 19-22.

One of my VV favorite Aman properties overlooking the starkly beautiful desert scenery and the Southwest’s iconic flat-topped mesa rock formations, Amangiri (‘peaceful mountain’) is located in the USA’s Grand Circle region. Five national parks, numerous national monuments and the Navajo Nation Reservation, the largest Native American reservation in the United States, surround the resort.

The 3,472 square feet Amangiri Suite features a large private lap pool with floating steps, an expansive sun deck with outdoor dining areas and a sky terrace, all with magnificent Utah desert views. Sanskrit for “Peaceful Mountain.” 746 square feet interior plus 2996 square feet of external space giving a total livable space of 3742 square feet. Amangiri Suite, located in the Desert Wing, Average Nightly Rate: $5,900.00.

Views of undulating dunes and plateaus with private swimming pool and large terraces.
Amangiri Pool

Guest entry to the Amangiri Suite is through a spacious courtyard with lounging chairs that extends around the suite to an expansive swimming pool and terrace. The swimming pool measures 61 feet by 11 feet and the terrace provides two daybeds, four sun lounges and built-in lounge seating with dining table. The interior of the suite follows the flow of the guest suites however with two bathrooms, one containing twin showers and the other a bathtub. Separating the two bathing areas is a breezeway that connects the desert lounge with the swimming pool terrace. Rising from the entrance courtyard are steps that lead to a sky terrace with a double day bed for lounging in the day or star gazing in the evenings. The Amangiri Suite enjoys more than 3740 square feet of living space.

Amangiri Suite Terrace & Pool
Amangiri Suite Terrace & Pool

Sun deck with four sun loungers, built-in lounge seating, dining area.

Fire pit

Private sky terrace with large day bed

Private courtyard entrance and breezeway. King-size bed

Living area with reading chairs, writing desk

Bathroom with twin rain showers, soaking tub

Twin vanities, dressing areas, separate toilet

Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player, sound system, safe. Air-conditioning, underfloor heating

Personal bar

Complimentary Suite Inclusions

Breakfast, lunch and dinner for two guests per suite (Inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages)

Mini-Fridge (Inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages)

Private transfers to and from Page Airport

Wireless internet

Guided group hikes, daily 

Use of Fitness Center and Water Pavilion including Steam Room, Sauna, Cold Plunge Pool and Step Pool (heated to 102 ˚F in winter & cool in summer)

Daily Fitness Class

Self-guided on property hikes

Custom itinerary planning services

Taxes and Service Charge

Room rates are subject to 6.95% sales tax (7.1% sales tax starting April 1, 2019), 4.57% occupancy tax, 4.57% transient room tax and 10% service charge. Food and beverage are subject to a 6.95% sales tax, 1% restaurant tax and 18% service charge. 

Spa services are subject to 18% service charge. All activities are subject to a 10% service charge.

 Location: Situated on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah

• Tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views toward Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

• 25-minute drive from the nearest town of Page, Arizona

• 15-minute drive to the shores of Lake Powell • Backed by a lofty rock escarpment

Getting There

• 25-minute drive from Page Municipal Airport • Other airports nearby include St. George,

Utah; Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona; and Las Vegas, Nevada

• Vehicle transfers available between Amangiri and St. George, Flagstaff, Phoenix and Las Vegas

We can organize a jet charter as well!

Amangiri

Amangiri

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