Today’s travelers have been there, done that. Now, they are looking for experiences like no other.
So we have scoured the globe to find the most heart-pumping and unique trips out there. Welcome to our first-ever Ultimate Experiences issue. Whether you’re looking to take a dip in the pristine waters of an Alaskan glacier or charter a megayacht and sail to remote islands, you will find plenty of inspiration here.
If you love long drives, head straight to our Motoring pages, where we detail the best new Grand Tourers. Prefer to fly? We introduce you to Aman’s new private jet. By sea? We look at a groundbreaking yacht design and Sea Cloud Cruises, which sails classic, three-masted ships around the world.
And what to wear on your exotic jaunts? The Style section will outfit you for a safari, a trip on the high seas or a tropical beach vacation. We also round up the best watches for diving, flying and exploring, so you can be sure your watch is up to whatever challenge you take it on.
In our Influence section, we speak to the minds behind two iconic brands, Georges Kern at Breitling and Torsten Müller-Ötvös at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, about how they are reinventing their companies’ storied heritage. And as this issue coincides with Earth month, renowned explorers Sebastian Copeland and Justin Packshaw share how travel can positively affect our planet, and what you can do.
Our Top Adventures span the globe, taking you everywhere from a safari in Angola to fat biking in the Arctic Circle and exploring hidden beaches in Asia. In the rest of the Inspire section, we look at the history behind Louis XIII’s cognac, showcase the best new hotel golf courses and celebrate the return of St Barths.
Whether you’re looking for beachside relaxation or exploration, you’ll find it in our destination guides. First, we take you to Turks and Caicos, a sublime archipelago of white-sand beaches dotted among the most picturesque turquoise waters. Looking for more action? How about Cambodia? We have the ultimate guide to experience Siem Reap, and invite you to explore the rest of this magical country by visiting more obscure parts of it — still in total luxury. For the ultimate combination of travel and philanthropy, be sure to check out our Top Suites for Giving Back.
33 Object of Desire
An exquisite chandelier brings the magic of the Vatican home with you
A trio of Grand Tourers that will delight on long and short drives
Sea Cloud Spirit harks back to the golden age of sailing, plus a hybrid cruise ship
Show-stopping Artefact makes her debut, and the best charters to book this year
Aman debuts its first custom-branded private jet
Savoir introduces a fully rotating bed, and at-home light therapy
Eco-friendly design doesn’t have to be boring. We round up stunning and sustainable pieces 46 Wine & Spirits Rum’s great return, and two spirits for cognac lovers
46 Wine & Spirits
Rum’s great return, and two spirits for cognac lovers
50 Men’s fashion
Let your wardrobe inspire your travels with chic safari- and sea-inspired looks
52 Men’s watches
The best watches to wear when diving, flying or exploring
54 Women’s fashion
Bright tropical prints and shimmering sequins dominated the runways
56 Women’s watches
Floral watches in unexpected colors dazzle the wrist
Magnificent blue lapis lazuli, and black ceramic with diamonds
60 Destination style
We head west to showcase Los Angeles’ effortlessly cool style and inspired designers
62 The Voyager
Gray Malin shares his travel must-haves for the Italian Riviera
What goes into an exceptional timepiece from Parmigiani Fleurier
66 Accessories shoot
This season’s hottest trends, from fresh floral prints to chic sneakers
72 Georges Kern
Breitling’s CEO is upending the watch industry one timepiece at a time
74 Torsten Müller-Ötvos
The CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars balances heritage with innovation
76 Sebastian Copeland
Roberta Naas speaks to the talented adventure photographer on his new watch with Ulysse Nardin
78 Justin Packshaw
The adventurer, explorer and philanthropist helps people strive for excellence through travel
82 Top Adventures
Trek to one (or all) corners of the globe in search of once-in-a-lifetime adventures
St Barths is back — an inside look into how the island is faring posthurricane
The magic behind Louis XIII’s century-old cognac
Scout is making waves in the superyacht world — Ellie Brade gives us an exclusive tour
108 Top Golf
We round up the best new hotel golf courses that are refreshed, reimagined and ready to play
120 Top suites for giving back
These nine resorts allow guests opportunities to give back while traveling
130 Destination guides
Fun in the sun in Turks and Caicos, and an immersive cultural experience in Cambodia
138 New hotels
Dominica’s first five-star resort, and a modern island oasis in Madeira
142 The Hot List
These sublime itineraries take you from Italy’s wine country to India, Japan, Peru and beyond
148 Elite luxury homes
Homes with wellness benefits, and two elegant abodes in Marbella, Spain 152 Flight of fancy Swimming within Alaska’s Trimble Glacier