Tatler Travel Guide 2012
Cleveland Collection sister company of Africa Travel proud sponsors of the Tatler Travel Guide 2012, featuring the 101 best properties in the world. From luxury island hideaways, to chic city escapes, and cultural journeys this informative guide highlights the very best properties in the world. We have created a number of unique and exciting offers for readers to exclusively experience these exotic worldwide destinations.
Six Senses Laamu Laamu Atoll, Maldives
This new Six Senses hotel may have bigger sisters in the area (Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili), but it has an edge: surfing. Everyone surfs now- it's a kind of default midlife-crisis option, like doing the Dukan. But this is one of the few places-and certainly the most nifty-offering board action in the Maldives. All is driftwood prettiness, with Slow Food restaurants, beach villas with their own tower for private sunset-gazing, and jungly sand paths leading guests (on their sit-up-and-beg bicycles) to an outdoor screening of The Notebook, lit by flaming torches. So far, so Six Senses, but you’ll not only find film producers and their beautiful girlfriends here - there are also Aussies and Brazilians heading straight for the Yin Yang wave, a brutal eight-foot right-hander that creams along the horizon. Dudes who like their thrills with a dash less danger are happy to ride the easy reef break - Steve, the resident surf hero, will even line you up and give you a push to start you off. As you wait for your tube, you might spy green turtles or a passing pod of dolphins. Come home with abs so sharp they could cut a pineapple.
Book it: Cleveland Collection (020 7843 3596) can arrange a seven night stay at Six Senses Laamu from £2680 per person, to include flights, return seaplane and speedboat transfers, accommodation and breakfast.View