As a new season – and a new year – arrives, many of us are longing to explore new places: snow-covered mountaintops, tropical jungles, sun-warmed beaches or coral islands. And whatever destination or timetable you may have in mind, opting for a private getaway offers the chance to focus more fully on savouring your experience and your time with family or friends. Our curiosity about the world beyond our doorstep may call each of us to travel in different ways and at different times, but whether you’re packing now, planning for a bit later or just pondering the possibilities for an epic future journey, Four Seasons can tailor a private getaway just for you.
Urban staycation or resort holiday. Costa Rica or Kyoto, Bali or Bora Bora, or as close to home as you like. One bedroom or seven. As families and friends look for inspiring and easy-to-book opportunities to get away or reunite, Four Seasons villas and residences welcome guests to settle into the perfect privacy of a vacation home brought to life by legendary service. Before and during your stay, your on-site team will handle all the details; you can opt to have them stock your kitchen with your favourite foods and arrange everything exactly as you like. You’re free to explore the property and destination or have tastes of the place brought directly to you.
Picture yourself and your family relaxing après-ski by the stone fireplace in your spacious mountain-view retreat in Vail. After a day spent outdoors in the fresh air and natural beauty, the kids sip hot cocoa while the adults warm up with a mixologist-led discovery of rare whiskeys from the Resort’s Private Barrel program. Tomorrow you can sample an adventure that captures your curiosity, perhaps snowshoeing or snowmobiling across backcountry terrain. With personal ski services and a dedicated Concierge, you’ll have time to see and do as much (or as little) as you like. Other options include private residences in Jackson Hole and Whistler.
If your thoughts drift instead to an oceanside sanctuary, imagine an escape to
Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club, comfortably secluded yet only minutes from South Beach and a half hour from downtown Miami. Embrace indoor-outdoor living and unwind with your loved ones amid the calming blue and green coastal tones of interiors by sought-after designer Joseph Dirand. Relax with a spa treatment on your expansive balcony or with floor-to-ceiling windows bathing you in warm light and ocean views. To explore land- and seascapes beyond the Hotel, sail off on a private yacht excursion. Prefer a West Coast retreat? Soak up a SoCal feel in the coastal community of Carlsbad, a half hour from San Diego, at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara.
As your curiosity calls you farther from home, seize the opportunity to experience – or re-experience – the world in an especially immersive way, with added peace and privacy. Your spirit of exploration will find abundant opportunity where the rich cultures of Northern Thailand, Burma and Laos converge. Accommodations at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle range from luxurious private tents tucked within lush jungle foliage to a secluded 232-square-metre (2,497-square-foot) Explorer’s Lodge for up to six guests, complete with infinity pool. Here, your curiosity is freshly sparked, then satisfied, at every turn: Discover the uses of regional ingredients like lemongrass and local traditions such as Thai massage at the outdoor Spa. Cycle through Chiang Mai’s rural landscape, from spiky pineapple fields to viridescent rice paddies to stately teak forests. Venture out with the Camp guide to forage for aromatic herbs, which the chef will incorporate into your dinner. Get to know some new friends as you observe elephants rescued by the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation.
It’s hard to imagine a getaway more exclusive than having an Indian Ocean island all to yourself. Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah is a seven-bedroom sanctuary of villas and suites, open only to you and your invited guests, at the world’s first exclusive-use UNESCO hideaway. Follow your curiosity about the richly diverse Baa Atoll biosphere in any direction you like aboard the Voavah Summer, your personal 19-metre (62-foot) luxury yacht. Swim with reef sharks, dive with mantas, and then return and relax with whatever cuisine you crave and with all the treatments of The Ocean of Consciousness Spa at your disposal. To indulge your passion for marine exploration even more deeply, book a private charter of the Maldives Explorer, a three-deck catamaran that’s the area’s fastest and most luxurious dive liveaboard for up to 22 guests.