JET SET EXPERIENCES: Viva Mexico! Haute Openings

Montage Los Cabos. Located on the sweeping shores of Santa Maria Bay, this stylish new 39-acre property (opening May 2018) will feature 122 expansive guest rooms and suites and 52 Montage Residences. Think amazing views, six pools, and walk-up access to the region’s top swimming, diving, and snorkeling. Don’t miss the new Spa Montage and several inspired dining venues.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. Contemporary and chic, this oceanfront community (opening early 2019) is poised to become one of the hottest openings in Los Cabos. Expect 145 rooms overlooking the Sea of Cortés. Amenities include the private Yacht Cove, a marina with slips that accommodate 250-foot boats, and a Robert Trent Jones II golf course.

To book your stay at these hot properties contact Melissa Pugh.

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JetSet owner Julia Douglas’s favorite way to experience Africa is to combine bush and beach. After several days spent on safari, the Kenya and Tanzania coast is calling.

Discover barefoot luxury at the North Island in the Seychelles. Eleven private guest villas have been crafted from local materials, fusing luxury and simplicity. Coming soon to the Seychelles is the posh Four Seasons Desroches. Located on the remote Mirante—a 35-minute flight from Mahé—explore nine miles of white beach. One of our favorites to add on to South Africa experience is Mozambique’s &Beyond Benguerra. Situated on the second largest island in the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago, the lodge is located on a protected marine conservation area, with dare-to-leave-me beaches and unspoiled coral reefs.

Visit Fregate Island—a stunning jewel of the Seychelles that’s home to 2,200 free-roaming Giant Aldabra tortoises, and is a Banyan Hill estate on a completely secluded peninsula.

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Some of us want to be completely unplugged while in the bush, while others want—or need—to have WiFi access. Several camps don’t offer WiFi by design, yet a surprising amount of camps have service in the middle of the bush, albeit intermittent or at designated areas. We’ll give you the lowdown on powering up.

The aforementioned Singita Sasakwa features in-room phones, high-speed WiFi, air conditioning, and every modern comfort needed while on safari. And the Ol Malo Lodge in Kenya’s Northern Laikipia Province was another favorite. Owner-operated by the Francombe family, Andrew Francombe’s father was born and raised in Kenya. For 23 years he managed a 100,000-acre ranch before buying Ol Malo, which has uniquely designed rooms, pools, and activities for the entire family. The Francombe family passionately supports the Samburu tribe, be it schools, work, medical attention, and creating a beading workshop.

At the aforementioned Alex Walker’s Serian Camp in Kenya, the property decidedly keeps guests unplugged and in the present.

Instagram envy is a given while on safari. But in addition to your iPhone, pack a real camera. And if not, several resorts offer cameras on loan and even tutorials from pros on how to frame The Big 5. And, don’t miss Ole Malo’s helicopter trips — the ultimate thrill in navigating Kenya’s landscape!

Melissa Pugh

Photo credit: Singita