Where the Jet Set go on Holiday
Author: Jens Nicolai
A luxury villa, a private beach and the kind of view that can only be described as “sensational” - when the jet set wants to recuperate from the strain of its turbulent everyday life, its holiday quarters too must be of the finest.
The Seychelles are considered Paradise on Earth; affordable particularly for the well-off: Cousine Island can be rented for 5000 euros a day, four villas included. For half that amount, a superlative luxury lodge offers three days on the uninhabited North Island, in a 450-square-metre residence for two – including a personal butler. Exclusive dishes can be eaten on the beach at sunset. At the “Banyan Tree”, the Presidential Villa with its view over the Indian Ocean also comes with your own personal beach.
Bali, the island of the gods, offers extremely comfortable lodgings too. Far from the spiritual self-awareness tourists, guests seeking relaxation can splash about in private indoor and outdoor pools between terraced paddy fields, wait in jungle gardens for a “mandi susu massage” with the finest oils, and recover from their body mask in banana leaves. Resorts such as “Amankila” or “Begawan Giri” are considered the Holy Grail of exquisite taste, and the “Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay” also caters for those seeking to indulge in luxury cuisine and accommodation. With prices starting from 750 dollars a night per visitor, the guests who stay here are indeed treated like kings – which they often really are.
year of production: 2004