October 2017 · The 50 luxurious hotels that grace our annual feature incorporate all that is new and grand. Among some of the most dramatic settings in the world, these magnificent hospitality beacons reimagine the elegant and exotic–seamlessly blending gracious hospitality and local cultures, aesthetics and ecotourism. In the ever-evolving luxury travel landscape, these properties reinvent existing sweetheart destinations and facilitate the opening-up of new locations including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Another year, another list, you say. We disagree. Luxuriously living in the moment is an ever-changing art form. Welcome to this year’s best in show–the newest exceptional properties in luxury travel." />

Six Senses Zil Pasyon (Seychelles)

Island whimsy and adventure

Your primal experience begins amidst enormous granite boulders and jagged curves that hover over pristine white sand beaches. Navigating to the spa on a bouncy rope bridge is fun and channels your inner Tarzan. Step into the crystal blue sea for perfect snorkelling then hop a yacht to Coco Island for some excellent bouldering and turtles spotting, only minutes away. 30 secluded balau timber villas tuck into the tropical hillsides varying in size from 186 to 465 square metres with castaway decor and panoramic ocean views. Enjoy the whimsy of swinging beside your bathtub while watching sparkling fibre optics in outdoor pools at sunset. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Felicite, Seychelles

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