Historic, cultural or eco-chic…
Blackadore Caye, Belize
Leonardo DiCaprio is behind this world-leading eco-resort off the coast of northern Belize. It is a solar-powered, plastic-and-pesticide-free, net-zero-water project with 36 bungalows alongside an ecological research station and observatory.
Iniala Harbour House, Malta
Already one of the sunniest places in Europe, Malta’s capital Valletta is also Capital of Culture 2018. With 24 rooms across the four grand palazzos, as well as a rooftop restaurant and a spa in the vaults, this is the second hotel from a British entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist who has brought in a team of top designers.
Re-launched as part of The Set group, it was originally opened in 1910 by the Bon Marché Boucicaut family. James Joyce wrote Ulysses here and Picasso, Matisse, Serge Gainsbourg and Miles Davis were regulars. The 184 rooms and suites have Art Deco and Art Nouveau architectural elements blended with super-sharp contemporary design.