Arrival at the world’s most exclusive Bürgenstock hotel – Photo courtesy of © Bürgenstock Hotels AG
The old adage “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” is not always true. Sometimes both. A water intake might just be something to enhance your next vacation. Below is an overview of some of the resorts you can reach with your water adventure.
Four Seasons Nevis – Saint Kitts and Nevis
Arrive at Nevis Island – Photo courtesy of Island of Nevis
Nevis It is one of the most unspoiled islands in the Caribbean. With blue skies and empty beaches, the pace of Nevis encourages you to stop and admire all its beauty.
After arriving in St. Kitts, board the Four Seasons Hotel Nevis Pick-up service. Then, take a 15-minute drive to Port de Christophe for breathtaking scenery. There, enjoy a drink and stunning views of Mount Nevis before boarding the Four Seasons speedboat to the resort.
Most public boats, small cruise ships, and ferries also travel to Charleston (the capital), where transportation to other hotels is easy to find.
If you want to travel on your own schedule, you can book a water taxi from Reggae Beach on the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts and stop at Oualie Bay in the north of the island.
Finch Cove Resort – Galapagos Islands
Arrive at Finch Bay Resort by panga – Image courtesy of Ava Roxanne Stritt
Finch Cove Resort It’s all about nature – it starts before you even get there. A drive to the station allows you to experience everything this extraordinary place has to offer.
Once in the Galapagos Islands, it’s time to head to Finch Bay. Your luggage is taken away and your guide will help you load it to the panga at the resort.
Located in a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, a panga ride is a fitting choice to travel to one of the most unique places on earth. Bonus: When you arrive by water, you can spot blue-footed boobies and tick them off your must-see list.
Bürgenstock Hotels and Resort – Obbürgen, Switzerland
Enjoy the view on the way to the Burgenstock Hotel – Image courtesy of Ava Roxanne Stritt
Burgenstock Perched on top of a hill, you can see it in the distance as you take the ferry across Lake Lucerne. You’ll see stunning medieval architecture and snow-capped mountains on your journey to this fantastic Swiss destination.
Your journey doesn’t end there. Once ashore, you need to take a cable car (a type of cable car) to the summit station.
Located in the heart of central Switzerland, this hotel is a dream world with private residential suites, four luxury hotels, nine restaurants and bars, two spa areas and an extraordinary wellness centre.
Cayo Espanto – Belize
Arrive at your own private island – Cayo Espanto – Image courtesy of Ava Roxanne Stritt
spanish islands Located on its own 4 acre private island just 7 minutes boat ride from San Pedro. That’s the ultimate in luxury: a vacation on a private island.
Once you land in San Pedro, your “otaku” will be waiting for you on the plane. You will be escorted to a golf cart that will take you to your own private boat with towels and water on board. This scenic tour will take you to your villa.
Fresh towels and cocktails on arrival – Image courtesy of Ava Roxanne Stritt
When I visited Cayo Espanto, the staff were ready to wait for us at our private jetty with refreshing drinks in hand. From wrapping cocktails in napkins to transporting luggage from boat to bungalow, every detail was taken care of. All we have to do is relax and enjoy.
Casa Vieja Lodge – Puerto San Jose, Guatemala
Helicopter at Casa Vieja — Image courtesy of Ava Roxanne Stritt
Imagine taking a private helicopter to a boutique luxury hotel that is not on the water, but on the water. This is how you start your holiday in Guatemala.
Helicopter take you to Guatemala Casa Vieja and arrive at the water’s edge near the pier. This is only to be expected, as Casa Vieja combines unrivaled fishing with high-quality hospitality. In fact, it is considered the most luxurious all-inclusive fishing lodge in the world.
Fishermen who opt for a helicopter upon arrival in Guatemala City can also opt for an exciting 45-minute excursion. It takes you past volcanoes (Pacaya, Agua, Fuego), ancient Antigua island and marina before landing at the hotel.
Resorts World Bimini – Bahamas
Bimini feels like a world apart— Image credit: Resorts World Bimini
Take a boat to your private playground, Bimini World Resort, a two-hour drive from Fort Lauderdale on the Balearia Caribbean ferry. Enjoy drinks and snacks on a scenic ride. Or go for luxury and arrive on your own private yacht.
This resort is just 50 nautical miles from the shores of Miami, yet feels isolated. Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the coast of the United States.
Glide through the calm waters of the Gulf Stream, then descend to the resort’s private jetty or Hilton jetty for a short walk to the lagoon pool – water to water. No vacation time is wasted when traveling is half the fun.