Costa Rica’s Eco-Friendly Kasiiya Papagayo Retreat

A rejuvenating sanctuary set oceanside

The Papagayo Peninsula has quickly become one of the most coveted destinations in Costa Rica, with several of the country’s most exclusive resorts claiming this thin branch of land as home. Opened in December 2018 the intimate Kasiiya Papagayo is a unique, eco-friendly and deeply rejuvenating sanctuary in this warm-spirited nation. Nestled within its own private peninsula, Kasiiya offers 123 acres of secluded peace and …

Behind the Whimsical Design of Winvian Farm

Founder Maggie Smith highlights the woodland hotel's 19 unique offerings

As soon as the front gates of Winvian Farm open, outside worries and anxieties disappear. Season depending, a toasty fire, along with a drink, greets you on the first floor of the main house, with an exquisite, five-star seed-to-table restaurant bustling through the night’s meal above. A 5,000-square-foot spa sits just across the property, flanked by Winvian’s organic gardens. But the cottages are what makes …

Old-World Charm at Madeira’s 125-Year-Old Belmond Reid’s Palace

An iconic oasis at the edge of an island

Known for its subtropical climate, exquisite terraces carved into steep cliffs and delicious wine, Madeira is a four-island archipelago that’s part of Portugal—though it sits off the coast of northwest Africa. Located in the capital city of Funchal, Belmond Reid’s Palace (or Reid’s Palace) is a 125-year-old hotel perched atop a cliff, nestled between stunning gardens and the Atlantic Ocean. Boasting some 500+ species of flora …