Alila Jabal Akhdar Oman

Alila Jabal Akhdar Oman

Just getting to this resort is an adventure. After a thrilling three-hour jeep ride through the stunning Al Hajar mountain range, you’ll find the super- luxe Alila perched precariously on the edge of a gorge. But the drive is so worth it, with views that will cause goosebumps despite the searing heat.

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This is a thrillseeker’s dream: there are canyon walks, hiking and cave exploration, and, for the ultra-adventurous among you, hair-raising cycle trails.


Scott Dunn ( offers four nights in a Mountain View Suite (below) from £1,590 per person, half-board. Includes transfers and return flights.

Pikaia Lodge Galapagos islands

Pikaia Lodge is causing a real stir right now. This eco-retreat, which lies in an extinct volcano crater, not only offers the best land and ocean exploration of the islands, but its concept of sustainable luxury it has a giant-tortoise reserve and reforestation programme is getting everyone excited.

Too often, the only way to explore these islands is by boat, but this contemporary-cool hotel offers honeymooners a very different Galapagos experience.


Black Tomato ( offers 14 nights in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands from £9,876 per person, all inclusive. Includes flights and transfers.

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