The Great Escape

Island Hopping: A self-portrait story

Where to stay & What to Wear

From tropical retreats in ancient rainforests to movie-star style Caribbean glamour, from unwinding in a calming oasis to the infectious rhythm of a dance party next to the ocean, the world is your oyster when it comes to luscious getaways. Whether you’ re holiday planning or holiday dreaming, these are the places to have on your radar for the next escape.

Where to stay: the Mystique, Santorini


There’s a reason why white looks so good framed against the stunning blue sea. Pack light layers of broderie anglaise for day and sensual monochrome looks for the evening. For swimwear options, go with styles that feature an interesting twist, they’ll really elevate your infinity pool look.

The Vibe: Tranquil oasis with panoramic sea views

An oasis in the heart of Santorini, Mystique boasts everything you would expect from the island’s extraordinary landscapes  – soaring views, infinity pools and gleaming whitewashed buildings. Linked by a network of cobbled pathways, the tranquil hotel boats 41 suites and villas, two swimming pools, a spa and gym, all featuring that million dollar sea view.

This is the spot to indulge in seamless indoor-outdoor living with intimate candlelit dinners enjoyed in the privacy of your outdoor terrace or in-room treatments offered by the hotel spa. We can’t think of a better place to recharge and reset.

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Where to stay: the Desa Potato Head, Bali

What To WEAR

Match the colourful atmosphere with an edit of relaxed, free-spirited pieces. We love playful crop-tops paired with denim for daytime activities and lunch by the pool. When the music comes calling, dance the night away in slinky, figure-hugging numbers.

The Vibe: A Creative Beach and Music Scene

A creative village by the ocean celebrating music, art and design, Desa Potato Head is the destination of choice when you want your beach holiday with a healthy dose of wellness and a sprinkling of nightlife. From plant-based restaurant Tanaman to morning yoga and Bali’s first ever Sistrum waterbeds in the Sanctuary, all the way to Aperol spritzes and barbecue on the rooftop bar with ocean views, there really is something for everyone.

At night, stay in Potato Head Studios, the 168-room hotel designed by David Gianotten and the OMA team. During the day, you can explore sustainability workshops, the curated library and listening lounge or head to the world-famous Potato Head beach club where you can party into the small hours to the roster of international DJs that have previously included DJ Harvey and Peggy Gou.

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Where to stay: Goldeneye, Jamaica


A low-key hub of cool, the name may scream glamour yet the mood remains laidback. You can channel your inner Bond girl with breezy dresses and sultry bikinis, along with some chic cover-ups and statement jewellery, but you can safely leave the heels at home.

The Vibe: Private hideaway with celebrity credentials

If you think the name Goldeneye sounds familiar, look no further than the iconic James Bond novels, all of which were penned by Ian Fleming at this very location. This is the original estate built by the British author outside of Oracabessa in the 1950s; a private hideaway that has played host to the glitterati and literati for decades. Fleming’s original villa (with the writing desk just as he left it) forms the centrepiece of the property, along with other suites and cottages, some with straight-to-sand access. Activities to bear in mind? Dine al fresco in the Gazebo restaurant perched amongst the tree tops or kayak right on over to the spa.

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Where to stay: The Datai, Langkawi

What to WEAR

Pack a varied assortment to take you from active adventures to lounging on the beach and then onto a romantic dinner by night. We favour vibrant shades to go with your surroundings and don’t forget to keep the layers light in the tropical climate.

The Vibe: Tropical haven inside an ancient rainforest

Nestled in the heart of an ancient rainforest, The Datai boasts direct access to Datai Bay, ranked one of the Top 10 beaches in the world by National Geographic. If you ever get tired of lounging there with a cool drink, you can easily move onto one of the property’s three other pools, go exploring in the rainforest and Andaman sea led by the resort’s dedicated team of naturalists and marine biologists.

Sustainability is key to The Datai’s preservation of this unique habitat and nature also flows into the specially crafted spa treatments and holistic activities. With 121 rooms, sleep under the rainforest canopy or right on the beach. Flit between the four restaurants and take your pick from Malaysian, Thai, French cuisines or the seafood grill. Yet another reason to stay forever.

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