Whether you want to take on the wind and waves harnessed to your kite, slide down a tube on your surfboard, or witness the breathtaking spectacle of the ocean floor, here are some of the most beautiful places on the planet to practice your favorite watersport.
Spend your holiday season in a winter wonderland–deep in a snowy forest or beside a tranquil lake. These ten exceptional properties offer snug getaways where you can fully experience the essence of a landscape before returning to the reassuring warmth of logs crackling in the fireplace.
From rock-star royalty to real-life royals, presidents and world-renowned composers, when VIPs travel, they stay in very important places. The stories that result practically write themselves: these are the tales behind some of Relais & Châteaux's most historically significant properties.
Big or small, round or rectangular – there’s really no one-size fits all when it comes to hotel pools. But get the views and setting right and they instantly become blissed out spots to relax and contemplate. Here are 10 stunners to dip your toes into.
With so many Relais & Châteaux properties found in beautiful natural settings, the Great Outdoors offers countless opportunities for physical activity. Rediscover yourself and your loved ones in the fresh air, with kayaking, cycling, golfing, sailing, fishing, yoga, hiking or hot-air ballooning.
Find fresh inspiration for your next couple trip with these experiences curated by Relais & Châteaux properties. From soaking up the culture in Japan to a visit to Dracula’s castle, combine a relaxing stay with an adventure for two and make your next vacation a little less ordinary.
Every country has holiday traditions that put a twinkle in the eye of the young and not-so-young. And Relais & Châteaux properties enjoy keeping these traditions alive, making festive moments more memorable and sharing the celebrations of their local cultures.
Hotels and spas are increasingly incorporating ingredients sourced from their surrounding area – and even their own gardens – into relaxing spa treatments, allowing guests to enjoy a more immersive well-being experience. Here are 10 properties offering pampering products that are also hyper-local.
Whether you choose the countryside, seaside or mountains, the large villas from Relais & Châteaux can be shared by your family and friends to fully enjoy the best moments of life: escapes, vacations, long weekends and celebrations.
Whether nestled in the depths of the old-growth forest or near the ocean waves along the shorelines, these ten locations all enjoy exceptional natural surroundings, and many are completely isolated, offering unique stays in cabins, huts and tents – and giving you a new angle on the world.
Wild or manicured lawns, floral fragrances or the scent of freshly-cut grass, edged with flowers or dotted with shady gazebos. No matter where in the world, a garden is an invitation to a journey within a journey, an opportunity to breathe and become one with nature.
For couples looking to keep the romance alive, these escapes will keep things hot (literally) during the cooler months of winter. From a steaming soak in Polynesia to a hot stone massage in Canada, this is a world tour of the most romantic winter warming experiences.
In almost every culture around the world, it’s possible to find time-proven practices that honor physical and spiritual ancient well-being rites and provide a chance to discover a land’s historic and cultural treasures. This world tour offers ways to reconnect with ourselves and others.
What better moment to enjoy a good hot soak than during a luxurious escape far from home? Enjoy every moment in these 10 Relais & Châteaux establishments chosen with care, where taking a bath is an art, and even, perhaps, the purpose of your stay.
Breathe in the icy air, ski, stroll amidst the drifts, unplug and steep yourself in the mountain atmosphere. Here are twelve warm, welcoming Relais & Châteaux properties in Europe’s peaks and valleys, offering sparkling winter days and nights.
Real rest and relaxation await you after these many months of nocturnal tossing and turning and Covid-curtailed dreams. Here are 10 properties that offer true repose, as soothing as the arms of Morpheus.
With 2022 poised to be the year of the wedding, as couples finally feel free to plan the celebrations of their dreams, the newly published Art of the Wedding by Relais & Châteaux (Rizzoli) provides irresistible inspiration while showcasing the most coveted wedding locations in North America.
Embrace all the beauty of fall – with its morning mists, fiery foliage, and incomparable sunlight – in a wellbeing break that realigns body, mind, and soul. Here are ten options for reveling in France’s autumnal ambiance.
As European Heritage Days are celebrated across Europe, Relais & Châteaux already boasts many magnificent properties that are an integral part of their country’s history and culture. Take your pick from a riad, palazzo or a converted factory or Atlantic fort.
Snorkeling to see the Mediterranean’s underwater treasures, kayaking in the Dordogne, swimming in the limpid waters of Lake Annecy or a Nice backcountry lagoon, communing with the tides of Brittany. Here are ten elemental immersions to enjoy while staying at Relais & Châteaux properties.
There’s nowhere better to reconnect with nature than the wide-open spaces of the USA and Canada, whose varied landscapes incorporate mountain highs, dramatic coastlines and desert scenery. There are so many ways to enjoy outdoor life, too, from simple walks to hot-air ballooning. Here’s our pick.
Relais & Châteaux opens the doors to seven properties in France that bring you back to your senses through contemplation and tranquil immersion in a natural setting.
From boat trips on serene rivers and meditative forest walks to luxurious vineyard escapes, wild gardens and horse rides across historic parkland, it’s time to rediscover the natural world. All you need to do is select your British bolthole, between these seven sweet addresses.
With the arrival of spring and the renewed hope of getting away, we invite you to listen to the whisperings of the wind, to open your eyes, to smell delicate perfumes. Stimulating our fragrance and flavor memory helps us discover the world in greater depth. All you need is to choose your setting...
The very mention of their names gets all skiers dreaming, and some of the most coveted slopes are within easy reach of Relais & Châteaux hotels. Discover them before you speed down them...