Luxaviation Group is proud to be supporting rising British pianist George Harliono, aged 18, by leasing a Steinway & Sons Model B, one of the most highly regarded pianos in classical music, for his personal use.
George Harliono made his first hour-long solo recital at the age of nine and has since performed in numerous locations in the UK, US, Europe and Asia.
Winter 2020 is well underway in the Northern Hemisphere, and whilst many are strapping on snow boots, others are wishing to slide into sandals and trade the white-powdered slopes for white-sand beaches. It’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere and here are five destinations that will pamper the senses of any winter sun-seeker with ultimate luxury.
There’s something unique about Cape Town, South Africa. Maybe it’s the city’s energy – the same energy that seems to pull the ‘tablecloth’ clouds over Table Mountain; or the distinctive way the sun slips beyond the horizon when viewed from a trendy bar perched on the hillside of Clifton. Whatever its magic may be, travellers to the Mother City are never disappointed. Beach lovers have plenty of options around the famous Camps Bay, foodies love the growing restaurant scene, and adventurers can satisfy their thrill gene by paragliding from Lion’s Head.
Upmarket Camps Bay draws celebrities, royalty and the rich. Its namesake beach is known for its white sand, natural rock swimming pool and views of the Twelve Apostles mountains. Award-winning restaurants, trendy cafes and cocktail bars with patios overlooking the promenade where those wanting to “see and be seen” gather for each day’s sundowner.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers VIP experiences like crafting your own gin in The Gin Lab of the hotel’s Leopard Bar guided by its mixologist, or a wine tasting and three-course lunch via a private helicopter ride to the five-star Mont Rochelle Estate in the wine country town of Franschhoek. Want something a bit more adventurous? How about a luxury catamaran private charter from the V&A Waterfront to explore Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard? Set sail to sites like Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay. During your trip, you can even try your hand at clay shooting on board, supervised by an expert instructor.
A holiday in Bali has earned its reputation for relaxation with its tranquil villas and exclusive bungalows, breath-taking scenery, and spiritual experiences that transform the mind and soul.
For beachgoers, Bali’s miles of secluded bays and crystal-clear waters create at times awe-inspiring waves, which now have garnered Bali a world-renowned reputation in their own right.
In fact, these waves have made Bali a must on every surfer’s bucket list. Whether experienced or a beginner, those desiring to catch a wave can schedule a private VIP surf coaching excursion. Tailored to your experience level, a private instructor can take you to the surf spots the Island of the Gods has to offer, like Nusa Dua, Uluwatu and Canggu.
Seeking five-star luxury that offers beach, surf, yoga and dining by Michelin-starred chefs? Book a stay at the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay. The resort offers ocean-front villas in traditional Balinese architecture with incredible infinity pools overlooking the ocean.
This destination in the heart of the tropical Pacific Ocean is no longer just for honeymooners. If you want to get away from it all, Fiji should top your list. Those seeking ultimate luxury can disconnect from life back home and curate a bespoke experience at Kokomo Island Private Resort. A private helicopter transfer from Nadi International Airport will have you basking in Kokomo’s luxury in less than an hour.
Home to one of the best dive and snorkelling spots Fiji has to offer, your travel concierge can direct you to the most exclusive spots, including an excursion to the world’s fourth largest reef, the Great Astrolabe, for an unforgettable underwater experience.
If more relaxing activities outside of the water are what you seek, this paradise delivers tenfold. Relaxing and unwinding with spa experiences and holistic sensory journeys through yoga and meditation can be scheduled on your time and location preference either at your villa or on the beach.
This country’s breath-taking landscape and climate ave given birth to some of the best wines in the world. A personal wine tour of Northland cannot be missed. Northland is New Zealand’s birthplace of viticulture and wine making. It is a picturesque and sparsely populated part of the country and home to one of New Zealand’s most historic sites, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, surrounded by heritage gardens, spectacular Bay of Islands sea views, and an abundance of native bird life.
Book a personal sommelier who can not only introduce you to this region’s wines, but give you a behind-the-scenes private tour with the winemakers. You can make this an even more unforgettable experience with a helicopter flight over the vines to a private tasting on a mountain top.
The Matakauri Lodge offers secluded luxury with its villas, each with private terraces looking out over Queenstown lakeside. As your base, you will be near some of the best wineries and sightseeing adventures this part of New Zealand has to offer.
The unrivalled beauty of this archipelago in the Indian Ocean boasts some of the best beaches in the world (including L’Anse d’Argent, the backdrop of the film “Cast Away”). You can choose a beach destination for your entire holiday, or island hop aboard your own private yacht.
The Seychelles is becoming an increasingly popular destination for charter yachts looking to break away from the standard Caribbean winter season. Chartering a yacht is a great way to visit multiple islands in the archipelago during your holiday. From Mahé island, you can set sail toward Praslin, or the Isle de Palme. The latter is a can’t miss that should make your list, for it is one of the most popular destinations in the Seychelles thanks to its Vallée de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site standing, and it being home to Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette – two of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
This island is also home to the impeccable five-star Raffles Seychelles. A visit here can provide total privacy and unforgettable experiences offered through staying at one of its private pool villas that command spectacular ocean vistas. Enjoy a day of pampering at the spa by booking fully customized body treatments, massages and facials – on your schedule, catered to your exact beauty needs and at your discretion. Raffles also offers exquisite dining experiences that range from 24-hour in-villa dining to outdoor, candle-lit dinners on the beach under the stars.
For the nature lover, Aride Island, which is easily accessible by yacht from Praslin, is an ecotourist’s dream. Its nature reserve offers guests the opportunity to view several endemic flowers and some of the country’s most exotic animals. This island is the breeding ground of 18 species of seabirds and has the highest density of lizards in the world. For an ecotourist, it is among the best destinations in the world. Aride’s nature conservancy is committed to the restoration of island ecosystems, sustainable development of islands and awareness of their importance to the planet's biodiversity. It is said if you have not seen Aride, you have not seen the Seychelles.
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