As travelers become more aware of the environmental impacts of tourism on destinations, Ker & Downey recommends more roads less traveled. Here are three eco-travel destinations to see now.
If traveling to Africa in 2019 is your goal, we invite you to go beyond the typical safari. Take a walk on the wild side in these under-the-radar African countries that are brimming with wonderful landscapes and creatures.
Looking for adventure or a pristine place to unplug? Dive into the many coastal charms of Southern Africa. By Katy Heerssen Africa’s wildlife and diverse interior lands are the stuff of safari dreams, often eclipsing the allure of the shores. Along the continent’s Southern coast, you can find authentic culture, explore abandoned shipwrecks, and safely face your fears of sharks. Bounded by the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean and mighty Atlantic, Southern Africa presents a world of natural treasures beneath the waves and across dramatic, white sand beaches.
Whether planning for an upcoming honeymoon or treating someone you love to a memorable Valentine’s Day gift, let these romantic locations serve as your inspiration. Our favorite amorous getaways from around the world feature private experiences and amenities with lovers in mind. Is your heart racing yet? Contact us to start your journey and find more ideas here. Foodie Love | Dar Ahlam, Morocco If the way to your heart is your stomach, head to the Skoura Oasis to get your fill. Incredible private dining awaits in secret spaces on the manicured grounds, and on a drive into the Atlas […]
It’s frigid across the globe, and if you’re ready for more mild climes, Ker & Downey can help you leave right now! Thaw out, get away, and travel to some of our favorite destinations – warm beach and sunshine are within your reach. Pousada Maravilha, Brazil With a view that stretches out over Sueste Bay and the unending Atlantic Ocean beyond, Pousada Maravilha’s streamlined modern hideaway is the perfect destination for island relaxation. Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman Isolated on the Musandam Peninsula and flanked by beach and mountain, Six Senses Zighy Bay is a premiere destination in the Middle […]
Ker & Downey’s most notable villa vacation spots are ideal for the entire family. If you’re considering getting away, consider these villa vacations. Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman Take in the dramatic views from the private villa Beit Musandam, set on a stretch of beach that looks out onto the Gulf of Oman. A wine cellar, private gym, yoga studio, swimming pool and live-in butler round are exclusively yours, with activities on the tranquil Musandam Peninsula or in the comfort and privacy of the villa possible during your stay. Grootbos Villa, South Africa Nestled in the indigenous Fynbos landscape of the […]
Make plans to avoid winter’s chill with an incredible journey to one of our favorite warm-weather escapes. Soak up the sun of the southern hemisphere where luxury and relaxation are in abundance, and treat yourself to an end-of-year escape. Fasano Las Piedras, Uruguay Nestled in one of Uruguay’s most extraordinary locations, Fasano Las Piedras represents tradition, quality and taste. Uxua Casas Hotel, Brazil Barefoot luxury meets rustic village life at the Uxua Casas Hotel, a tranquil retreat in the simple coastal town of Trancoso. Vamizi Island, Mozambique Located along the edge of a tropical forest, the villas overlook a white […]
In search of the perfect, water-front hideaway for your next relaxing escape? We’ve gathered 16 of our favorite luxury private villas from all over the world with breathtaking views of the water and all the amenities to calm the senses and leave you speechless. Australia, Qualia Beach House Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia’s private beach house is set on 30 acres of garden landscape at the northern-most tip of Australia’s Hamilton Island. Designed to draw the outside in, an open layout with a wall of glass doors that can be completely pushed open effectively blurs the line between indoor […]
Game-rich and scantly populated, the marshes and bushlands of Mozambique have long been one of Africa’s safari secrets. As time goes on in this region of survival and regeneration, the balance of human and animal is challenged, and with the scales threatening to tip dangerously the Niassa Lion Project lends an extra hand to bridge the gap between man and the wild. Mozambique’s Niassa Game Reserve in the north of the coastal country has only 35,000 permanent residents and more than 70% of Mozambique’s wildlife in its 16,000 square miles – an area twice the size of Massachusetts, whose population […]
One generally wouldn’t think that the words Africa and tropical vacation spot would go together, but then you wouldn’t be familiar with the Quirimbas Archipelago. Situated off the northern coast of Mozambique from Pemba to the Ruvuma River, which is the natural border in between Mozambique and Tanzania, the area includes 32 islands. The few resorts on the string of islands, including Vamizi Island, are first class, private resorts that give you the feeling that you are on your own little tropical oasis. Outside of a few lodges on the islands, the islands have never been fully developed, leaving you […]