Looking for luxury in an unexpected destination? Then make tracks for , a new resort recently opened on Chile’s Easter Island, which just began welcoming visitors in August following a lengthy COVID-19 shutdown.
Nayara Hangaroa is a 75-guestroom property located about a five-minute walk from Rapa Nui. The property’s design is inspired by Rapa Nui’s historically and culturally significant Orongo stone village. Highlights throughout the property include grass roofs; Chilean cypress pillars; one-piece, handcrafted clay bathtubs; and hand-carved vanities. Each guestroom is designed with local culture in mind, as well as guest comfort and the ultimate relaxation — which is why you won’t find any televisions in the guestrooms.
The property features two restaurants and a pool bar, all featuring local recipes on their menus and dishes made with local seafood and Polynesian spices. The property also boasts a spa incorporating island-sourced ingredients into its treatments. While staying at the resort, guests enjoy easy access to the 15 moai that, combined, make up Easter Island’s most iconic view, ancient ceremonial villages, craters, lookout points, biking and ATV trails, secluded beaches and more.
Since Easter Island reopened to travelers recently, the destination still employs a few strict entry requirements. These requirements include a negative PCR test taken within 24 hours of boarding your flight, a specific mobility pass, single-entry form, round-trip ticket, proof of reservation at your hotel, testing on arrival and a seven-day health follow up. You can view the full entry requirements on the .
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
This spring/summer, Music City welcomes The Printing House, a new hotel celebrating the city’s rich legacy as a hub for creativity. Located at the intersection of Third Avenue and Peabody Street, The Printing House pays homage to the printing press’s influence in and dispersion of music in Nashville’s legacy, from printed sheet music to concert posters to songbooks.
If you think you’ve been to the must-see destinations in Japan, but your explorations haven’t really taken you past the major travel hubs, consider Setouchi. Or maybe you’ve never visited Japan before, but want somewhere off the beaten path, Setouchi fits the bill. A small region in the southern half of the country, the destination offers plenty to see and do, regardless of its size.
From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.
Chautauqua Institution is a unique destination in western New York, which, every summer, hosts thousands of visitors who flock to the expansive grounds to attend a variety of programming all designed with “self and community betterment” in mind. Chautauqua Institution is nothing new; it was founded in the 1870s to provide wealthy Americans a more constructive and educational way to use their leisure time, and, this year, it’s celebrating its 150th anniversary, making it the perfect time to visit.