Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with Sanctuary Retreats
Forget flowers, chocolates and candlelit dinners. For the ultimate way to win over your loved one’s heart this Valentine’s Day give the gift of travel. And not just any travel. Here are three last minute suggestions from boutique luxury travel specialist Sanctuary Retreats guaranteed to send even the hardest heart aflutter!
Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, South Africa.
South Africa’s Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge offers guests an unforgettable experience – falling asleep surrounded only by flickering lanterns while listening to a lullaby of roaring lions, crying jackals and laughing hyenas. The rustic double-storey structure is tucked away in a secluded part of Makanyane Safari Lodge’s private grounds overlooking a waterhole with spectacular views across the Madikwe Game Reserve, making it the perfect retreat for romantics with a sense of adventure at heart.
Sanctuary Ananda, Myanmar
Woo that special someone with a cruise down Myanmar’s iconic Irrawaddy River on board the luxurious Sanctuary Ananda. Custom-built using traditional materials and arranged over four decks, this floating palace combines all the comforts of 5-star contemporary luxury with the refined elegance of authentic Burmese design. The only all-balcony, all-suite ship on the River, the Sanctuary Ananda features just 21 beautifully appointed suites. For those wishing to really say, “I love you”, book the exclusive Owner’s Suite. The largest suite on the entire river boasts a luxurious king-size bed, separate dressing and living areas, plus a big veranda with sun loungers as well as table and chairs. The spacious bathroom will spoil you with a freestanding tub as well as a monsoon shower and his-and-hers sinks. The suite also comes with a private guide, butler service, and intimate dining experiences for two.
And for a truly romantic touch, book in for your own idyllic Sandbank Dinner under a blanket of stars on the riverbank. As the night sky glistens overhead and pagodas shine in the skyline, treat yourself to delicious Burmese delicacies surrounded by lanterns and traditional parasols.
Sanctuary Baine’s Camp, Botswana
The smallest and most intimate of Sanctuary Retreats’ African camps and lodges, perched above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the country’s famed Okavango Delta, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp and its stilted, stand-alone suites have recently been stunningly – and totally, transformed, with the addition of larger spaces and extended decking – all the better to welcome in the spectacular surrounding wilderness.
Just six raised dwellings feature light and airy bedrooms opening out onto curved terraces overlooking the river. After an exhilarating game drive, nothing beats an indulgent soak in the Star Bath – now a permanent feature of each private terrace. Plus the suites’ über comfortable four poster beds can also be rolled outside for guests to sleep under the clear, starry Delta night skies for a truly unforgettable romantic experience.
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