On this expedition, we will stay in some of the world's finest accommodations. Each one has been chosen for its fine amenities and prime location. In remote areas where choices are limited, we have selected the very best available accommodation to ensure your comfort. Below are several of the accommodations featured on this expedition.
El Palace Hotel
Set in the heart of the city center, close to Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, and the Opera House Gran Teatro del Liceo, the El Palace has been a symbol of luxury in Barcelona since 1919. The hotel’s Caelis restaurant was awarded a Michelin star, and other amenities include two bars, a business center, and full-service spa. All rooms feature antique furniture, dressing rooms, fireplaces, and marble bathrooms.
Located on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Jack’s Camp’s hub is a romantic canvas pavilion where elegant meals are served at a long communal dining table. Ten roomy and stylish tents each have Persian carpets, en-suite bathrooms with brass sinks and wood-paneled showers, and a private veranda with expansive views of the rolling grasslands of the Kalahari. The camp offers game drives, “quad-bike” excursions onto the Salt Pans, and walking safaris with local San Bushman trackers.
Palau Pacific Resort is a luxury property nestled in 64 acres of lush tropical gardens on a pristine white sand beach. The resort features 160 rooms and an array of leisure activities. Palau Pacific Resort is a haven for divers and non-divers alike. Cottage type villas are built in the traditional Palauan A-frame style, and amenities include a private patio or balcony, air-conditioning, wireless internet access, a bathrobe, slippers, and a hair dryer.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa offers guests a stylish experience in a spacious, all-villa environment. The resort is surrounded by lush vegetation and a picturesque coastline, with nearly two kilometres of white-sand beaches. Accommodations include private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas with superb views. Guests can enjoy a tempting selection of dining and entertainment facilities, innovative treatments at the spa, and a variety of aquatic leisure activities.
Uma Paro is located on a 38-acre site atop a tree-clad hill and is dedicated to the philosophy of quiet comfort. The overall concept within the hotel is a mix of clean-lined modernism, with the original detailing of carved wooden windows and doors. The hotel also features the COMO Shambhala Retreat, with steam rooms, a hot stone bath house, and a 500-square-foot indoor pool with outdoor sundeck. There is also a gym and a yoga studio overlooking the Paro Valley. The Bukhari restaurant features Bhutanese cuisine, with most of the food organically grown nearby. Each room in the hotel has a tremendous view of the forest, the mountain, or the valley. Guest rooms also include large bathrooms, DVD players, heated towel racks, hairdryers, mini-bars, and in-room yoga mats.