The world is your oyster, so they say. This month, as we celebrate all things spectacular, check out our special curation of hand-picked experiences that express bespoke luxury. From exploring the South Pole to cruising across the globe in a private jet—here are some of the most exclusive escapades to indulge your senses.
BY AAKRITI JASWANT
Sleep in an underwater room in Tanzania
Had your fill of traditional hotel rooms? Then how about checking into an underwater abode, in the centre of an aquatic oddity that this resort’s staff call the ‘blue hole’. The Manta Resort on Pemba Island in Tanzania offers you the opportunity to experience life in a submerged wonderland. This Swedish-engineered, three-level marvel has a hardwood lounge, a gorgeous bathroom, and a sun-tanning bed. The best part? Waking up to shoals of reef fish swimming right past your window—a paradise unlike any other!
Explore Europe in a luxury sportscar
If the sound of speeding engines gets your heart racing, then this adventure is for you! Organised by Ultimate Driving Tours, this supercar tour is the pinnacle of experiential luxury as it takes you
from Nice to Zurich via Monte Carlo and Interlaken. Buckle up in the choicest cars from a fantastic fleet comprising Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, and Porsches, and enjoy hand-picked encounters like witnessing Monaco’s Formula One race, driving through stunning alpine passes, and a stay in a castle in the Italian Lakes region. End this fairy-tale sojourn on a luxurious note in Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, with a dinner to toast the experience!
Discover Antarctica and the South Pole
A land so enchanting, this elusive landmass has rightfully earned the moniker, ‘The Last Continent’. Many want to explore its untamed, snowy landscape, but only a few will ever get the chance. Be one of these chosen ones and embark on the adventure of a lifetime with White Desert, a company offering expeditions in Antarctica. Beginning with a private flight from Cape Town, you will first pass through the Antarctic Circle and then reach the South Pole station, where you can walk around the lowest point on Earth! The trip only gets better as you will get the rare chance of witnessing thousands of emperor penguins in their natural habitat.
Heli-Hike across Vancouver Island
A truly memorable experience! This paradisiacal island in the Pacific Ocean is best explored via a curated Heli-Hiking experience by the plush Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge—it’s hiking but with a helicopter! Get ready for a thrilling time as you are taken by a chopper to visit ethereal natural marvels— from secret waterfalls to untouched rainforests. This unforgettable tour also packs a sweet surprise in the form of a scrumptious lunch in ‘the world’s most remote al fresco dining location’!
Tour the world in a private jet
Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days has long inspired readers to explore the world. And the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience will satisfy this craving wonderfully. Their 24-day ‘Timeless Encounters’ voyage takes you on a tour of Oahu, Bora Bora, Sydney, Bali, India, Dubai, Florence, and London—all aboard a private jet! Savour bespoke privileges like a private tour of the Sydney Opera House and the opportunity to explore the Taj Mahal with a round