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Octant Furnas Hotel Azores Luxury Hotel Best Europe Hotel Spa Ker & Downey

Octant Furnas Hotel

Lauded as one of the best spa hotels in the Azores, Octant Furnas Hotel provides a luxurious retreat on São Miguel, the Azores’ largest island. This Azores luxury hotel sits within the Furnas Valley, home to the largest concentration of thermal waters in Europe.

Chile Vik Chile

VIK Chile

VIK Chile sits perched atop Chile’s fertile Millahue Valley. This 22-room avant-garde design hotel melds Chile’s culture, art, wine, and terroir to create an innovative and holistic wine spa experience in the shadow of the Andes Mountains. 

Australia Qualia


At qualia on Hamilton Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, discover unparalleled hospitality, breathtaking landscapes, and bespoke experiences.

Everest Base Camp Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Adventure Travel With Ker & Downey HERO

Everest Base Camp

Climbing the Seven Summits' exclusive Everest Base Camp offers the highest glamping digs in the world. Learn all about this luxury Mount Everest adventure and the five-star experience awaiting at CTSS' Everest Base Camp.

Royal Malewane South Africa Safari

Royal Malewane

As part of the prestigious and award-winning Royal Portfolio family of properties, Royal Malewane in South Africa will exceed every expectation and change the perception of luxury bush accommodations.

Iceland Summer Honeymoon HERO The Retreat Blue Lagoon

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon is a luxurious abode in the heart of one of Iceland's most iconic natural wonders with healing waters, attention to detail, and personalized service. 

The Lodge At Blue Sky American Luxury Ranch Resort Park City, Utah Read Mckendree

The Lodge at Blue Sky

The Lodge at Blue Sky, an Auberge Collection Resort, offers an unparalleled retreat for nature enthusiasts and luxury seekers in the heart of the American West.

PUQIO Colca Canyon Peru Luxury Tented Camp Ker & Downey

PUQIO, Colca Canyon

Deep in the heart of the Colca Canyon, PUQIO luxury tented camp is the first of its kind in the region.

Southern Ocean Lodge On Kangaroo Island 2023

Southern Ocean Lodge

The Southern Ocean Lodge, a world-renowned luxury lodge, has reopened its doors to guests after the devastating bushfires on Kangaroo Island in 2020.


Best Luxury Hotels in Peru

Here are some of the best luxury hotels in Peru, specifically those under the Relais & Châteaux patronage. These locally owned, boutique luxury hotels promise uncompromising luxury and an authentic sense of place.

Rwanda One&Only Nyungwe House

One&Only Nyungwe House

Designed to integrate into the surrounding environment, the One&Only Nyungwe House is perched on a tea plantation at the edge of the rainforest. Relax mere steps away from hiking and tracking the abundant primate species that call the forest home when you stay at this luxury Rwanda lodge. 

Rwanda Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Singita Kwitonda

Sitting snug between Volcanoes National Park and fertile agricultural land, Singita Kwitonda serves as a buffer between the two. Guests can renew and regenerate at this serene lodge in the shadows of Rwanda's misty mountains.  

Kigali Serena Hotel

Kigali Serena - Ker & Downey

Experience elegance and hospitality at its finest with Kigali Serena Hotel with Ker & Downey. Discover luxurious accommodations, exceptional service, and a central location in Kigali. Book your stay for a perfect blend of comfort and convenience

Kanana Okavango Delta Botswana Safari


A stay at Kanana is an immersive experience in one of Africa's most pristine and breathtaking landscapes. Experience the best of the Okavango Delta at Kanana.

Fiordland Navigator Doubtful Sound Cruise New Zealand

Fiordland Navigator

Experience the inspiring beauty of New Zealand on the Fiordland Navigator. This one-night Doubtful Sound cruise in New Zealand is an exploration of stunning wildlife.

Giraffe Manor Nairobi Kenya Safari (1)

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is an iconic Nairobi boutique hotel situated on 12 private acres, surrounded by an additional 140 acres of indigenous forest, where the giraffe join you for tea.

Dinaka Safari Lodge Botswana Luxury Safari Lodge

Dinaka Safari Lodge

Dinaka, a stunning safari lodge, is the perfect place to stay for a Kalahari Experience. Dinaka Game Reserve has so much to offer everyone.



A sleek all-suite hideaway in the heart of Navajo country, Amangiri is both a modernist luxury desert oasis and a Rick Joy designed architectural marvel, surrounded by the ancient geological splendor of some of the country’s most fascinating National Parks and monuments.

Kweene Trails Botswana Helicopter Safari Martin Harvey

Kweene Trails – A Botswana Mobile Camp Adventure

Kweene Trails offers unmatched exclusivity in the Okavango Delta. From the mobile safari camp, explore 74,000 acres of Abu Private Reserve.

Shinde Botswana Luxury Safaris Ker & Downey


Shinde in Botswana is nestled on a lush palm-dotted island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta. Delight in the best game viewing and bird watching in some of the most luxurious surroundings in the Delta.

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Hot Spots: Luxury Hotels in Croatia

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels explains why you really can have it all with these new luxury hotels in Croatia.  

Lord Howe Island Capella Lodge

Paradise Found: Lord Howe Island

Just 600 miles to the west of Australia lies the world’s ‘last’ paradise: Lord Howe Island.

Como Shambhala Estate Wellness Retreat Indonesia

COMO Shambhala Estate

Escape to Bali and find the ultimate in relaxation and tranquility at the spa retreat and resort, the Como Shambhala Estate, where every detail reflects total healing and calm of body, soul, and mind. 

First Light At The Farmstead

Seven Female-Owned Hotels to Add to Your List

Some of the world’s most iconic hotels are owned by women. These seven female-owned hotels are some of our favorite places to stay in the world. Be sure to add them to your list.

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Best Yachts in Croatia

Ker & Downey names some of our favorite yachts in Croatia for island hopping around the Dalmatian Islands. Find the perfect luxury yacht charter for your Croatia journey.

Galapagos Safari Camp Ecuador

Galapagos Safari Camp

A few reasons why Galapagos Safari Camp continues to be one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Galapagos experiences.

Casa Grande Bolivia

Casa Grande Hotel

At once charming and chaotic, exploring La Paz can take your breath away. So too will the inspiring confines of Casa Grande Hotel located in the capital city.

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GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca rests on the shore of Lake Titicaca just five minutes away from Puno. It is therefore ideally located to explore the surrounding region and the Uros Islands nearby.

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Sacred Valley Peru

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Surrounded by 100 acres with mountains towering behind, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Palacio De Sal Uyuni Bolivia

Palacio de Sal

Palacio de Sal Hotel is built entirely out of salt, in perfect harmony with the surreal landscape of Uyuni.

Starbed At Onduli Ridge Namibia Safari Damaraland

Onduli Ridge

Damaraland’s Onduli Ridge sits perfectly poised for tracking desert-adapted wildlife and taking in the country’s stunning natural beauty.

Cirqa Where To Stay In Peru Now Cirqa


Recharge and refresh in Arequipa at Cirqa, a revival of the original parador, from the geniuses behind Titilaka and Atemporal.

The Singular Patagonia

The Singular Patagonia

Established in a cold storage plant-turned-national monument, The Singular Patagonia is strategically placed at the gateway to Chile's beautiful Patagonia fjords.

Chile The Singular Santiago

The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel

The Singular Santiago represents the spirit of Chilean heritage and creativity and is an ideal property for those looking for impeccable style and uncompromising service in the country’s historic capital.

Royal Chundu Island Lodge Kerdowney

Royal Chundu Island Lodge

Experience Royal Chundu Island Lodge, a luxury safari camp on the Zambezi River, with Ker & Downey luxury safaris to Zambia.

Montenegro Property Spotlight One&Only Portonovi

One&Only Portonovi

With One&Only Portonovi, a new era of luxury in the Balkans begins.

Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition vessel, specially designed to immerse a maximum of 73 passengers into the wonders of Antarctica.

Aymara Lodge Pantanal Safari Lodge Ker & Downey

Aymara Lodge

Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, bird watcher, or someone seeking a tranquil escape in nature, Aymara Lodge promises an authentic and unforgettable adventure in the heart of North Pantanal.

Brazil Caiman Lodge Felipe Castellari

Caiman Lodge

Part conservation project, part cattle farm, and part ecotourism lodge, Caiman Lodge brings visitors as close as possible to Pantanal’s nature and culture, from the hyacinth macaw to the elusive jaguar.

Cristalino Jungle Lodge Brazil Luxury Hotel Amazon Safari Lodge

Cristalino Jungle Lodge

Nestled in the southern Amazon next to a peaceful river, the Cristalino Jungle Lodge is a secret haven where the passion for unmatched service is surpassed only by the lodge's desire to set the standard in conservation and sustainable tourism.

Latin America Where To Go In 2024 Ker & Downey Pantanal

Hotel Pantanal Norte

Situated on the edge of the pristine Pantanal wetlands in Porto Jofre, Hotel Pantanal Norte beckons nature enthusiasts to the ultimate wildlife haven in Brazil -- the jaguar capital of the Americas.

Hotel Unique São Paulo Luxury Hotel Ker & Downey

Hotel Unique

With its prime location, distinctive architecture, avant-garde decor, and top-notch amenities, Hotel Unique stands as a beacon of sophistication in São Paulo.

Rosewood São Paolo Brazil Luxury Hotel Ker & Downey

Rosewood São Paolo

Set in a historic 1904 building that was formerly a maternity hospital, Rosewood São Paulo provides an ideal launching pad for exploration with its proximity to upscale boutiques, cultural institutions, and the city's dynamic energy. 

Brazil The Ibiti Project

The Ibiti Project

Nature and nurture meld harmoniously at The Ibiti Project. Escape to an outstanding area blessed with waterfalls, peaks, ridges, caves, and natural pools, with artwork interspersed throughout. This is one place you have to see to believe.

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American Safari Camp

Explore the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury or comfort on an American Safari Camp adventure with Ker & Downey.

Switzerland Baur Au Lac

Baur au Lac

At Baur au Lac, tradition meets modernity in one of Europe's most sophisticated cities.

The Chedi Andermatt Switzerland Luxury Hotel

The Chedi Andermatt

Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, The Chedi Andermatt combines both modern luxury and Alpine chic charm.

Belmond Andean Explorer Peru Luxury Train Travel Ker & Downey

Belmond Andean Explorer

The Belmond Andean Explorer luxury train transports up to 48 passengers through the vibrant cities and natural wonders of Peru on one or two night itineraries. 

Luxury Tented Camps Around The World HERO Mara Plains Camp

Luxury Tented Camps Around the World

We’ve rounded up 13 of the most stylish luxury tented camps around the world — no bedroll required.

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Explore Ranches

Ker & Downey partners with Explore Ranches as a new way to explore some of the most pristine, privately held land in the United States.

Great Plains Foundation Kenya

Hot to Trot: Great Plains Conservation

Taking a holistic approach to responsible tourism, the Great Plains Conservation safari camps remain among our favorites.

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Sustainable Style: The Cayuga Collection

Find smart luxury close to home. We uncover a true ecological leader in the sustainable luxury hotels of the Cayuga Collection.

Jack's Camp Botswana Safari Lodge Botswana Luxury Safari Lodge

Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp in Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana is an eclectic and elegant permanent camp that provides guests a completely unique experience in Makgadikgadi Pans.

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Delfin Amazon Cruises

Delfin Amazon Cruises, the first Relais & Châteaux cruise in the world, offers one of the most exclusive and immersive experiences in the Peruvian Amazon.

The Most Outrageous Places To Spend The Night Ker & Downey Entre Cielos

The Most Outrageous Places to Spend the Night

A little strange and definitely unique, these are some of the most outrageous places to spend the night.

Top Luxury Villas In The World Luxury Travel Ker Downey Howies Homestay

Luxury Villas for Your Next Getaway

Ker & Downey's picks for the top luxury villas around the world for your next private getaway.


Awe of the Amazon

Ker & Downey's Amy Willis spent a year traveling the world. Here she shares her experience aboard the Aria Amazon in Peru.

World's Best Bathtubs With A View Royal Chundu

World's Best Bathtubs With a View

Pour in the bubble bath - it's time for a soak!

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Indulge in one of Cusco’s most charming and peaceful hotels by traveling to the decadent Palacio Nazarenas.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Discover the beauty of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel’s pueblo bungalows, nestled into the terraced hills near the town of Aguas Calientes.


Belmond Copacabana Palace

Located right on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Belmond Copacabana Palace is one of South America's most famous hotels, providing glamorous and luxurious accommodations since 1923.

Brazil Belmond Hotel Das Cateras

Belmond Copacabana Palace

The glamorous Belmond Hotel das Cataratas represents the epitome of old-world luxury inside Iguassu National Park in Brazil.

Argentina Awasi Iguazu

Awasi Iguazu

Awasi Iguazu is a luxurious 12-villa jungle lodge perched on the banks of the Iguazu River under the canopy of the surrounding jungle, just 15 minutes from the world's largest waterfall, the spectacular Iguazú Falls.

Japan Gora Kadan

Our Favorite Luxury Ryokans of Japan

A stay in one of Japan’s luxury ryokans is a great way to experience traditional Japanese culture, warm hospitality, and meticulous attention to detail the country has become known for.

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Sol y Luna: A Hotel With Heart

At Sol y Luna, guests enjoy absolute luxury in the Sacred Valley and can see how their stay directly impacts the lives of the local children.

Hacienda Zuleta Ecuador Luxury Travel Ker Downey

Hacienda Zuleta

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador is one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Ecuadorian destinations. Experience home in the Colonial Hacienda.

Ker & Downey Nepal Mountain Lodges

Ker & Downey Nepal Mountain Lodges

Ker & Downey Nepal's lodges are the premiere destinations for travelers wishing to trek Nepal at a leisurely pace and in total comfort. With excursions guided by local Gurkahs, Ker & Downey Nepal reveals the charm and allure of this mountainous kingdom as it was meant to be seen - on foot.

Explore The Amazon Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Canopy

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Explore the Amazon at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica in Peru.

Turkiye Museum Hotel

Museum Hotel Cappadocia

Guests are transported back in time in Cappadocia, and a stay at the Museum Hotel perfectly complements the incredible, unique, and historic area.