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Off the Beaten Path v.2

Off the Beaten Path v.2

Three of our favorite locations in the world, these resorts are handpicked for their unique locations or design of the resort. Make dozens of memories at these resorts. Memories that will last a lifetime. Call us if you might be interested in these resorts and we will work to build the best honeymoon or vacation ever! Reach us at 401-397-5515.

Southern Ocean Lodge, AustraliaConsider Kangaroo Island Australia’s Galápagos, a lush terrain dominated by dramatic coastal views and endemic species like wallaby, goanna, and echidna (an egg-laying marsupial that looks like a cross between a porcupine and an anteater). This is the setting for the Southern Ocean Lodge, a 21-suite stunner whose glass-fronted façade follows the curve of its coastal clifftop. Most everything here is eco-friendly: limestone floors and spotted gum walls are made from recycled materials, there’s no public pool, and the award-winning seasonal cuisine is all sourced locally.

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro this is not—though the views are just as memorable. On a private crescent-shaped peninsula overlooking a stretch of sand along Brazil’s Emerald Coast sits this quiet, adults-only retreat, whose 25 bungalows up the romance quotient with oversize windows, wood-burning fireplaces, and massive bathrooms with double vanities and round freestanding soaking tubs. Private cabanas are hidden along the resort’s various pathways, where guests can snuggle up with a caipirinha before heading down to the beach for dinner by candlelight.

Birkenhead House, Hermanus, South Africa

It’s worth the drive from Cape Town to Hermanus, a popular whale-watching town on South Africa’s Western Cape. Just past downtown, on a bluff overlooking Walker Bay and two adjacent swimming beaches, you’ll find Birkenhead House, a rare all-inclusive that manages to give five-star status to laid-back beachside living. Each of the 11 rooms, scattered throughout three connecting houses, are individually designed with bold color palettes, chandeliers dripping with crystals, and freestanding Victorian bathtubs, while many are connected to sea-facing balconies. The food here is fabulous, courtesy of Cape Malay-born and influenced chef Ziyaad Osayr Brown, but the real highlight is high tea, when you can enjoy an array of brews and fancy sweets on couches overlooking the surf.

Don Fuchs May 31, 2019