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Carmen's
10 Travel Destinations

WHERE, WHEN, WHAT, HOW

01

FRANCE

All year-long, winter time for Ski moments, and June to October for South of France' delights.

02

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

No better time to visit UAE from November as the temperature decreases gradually

STAY AT
One Only & The Palm

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Andalusian-designed hotel located on a secluded peninsula contrasting with the energy of the mainland (Dubai).

EAT AT
3 Fils

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A modern Asian cuisine by the harbor, price-reasonable and listed as a world 50 Best Discoveries (Dubai).

DRINK AT
Zuma

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One of the top 10 on the World's Best International Restaurant Bar list by Tales of The Cocktail. Experience divine drinks from their highly talented mixologists (Dubai).

STAY AT
Airelles Gordes

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Remarkable blend of historical charm and luxurious accommodations, Airelles seats at the hilltop village of Gordes. Hosts famous Clover by JF Piège and Tigrr establishments, for fancy and fun evenings (Lubéron).

EAT AT
Aux Prés

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Awarded by CN as best venue in Paris to dine out. Anything in the menu is beyond tasty from cocktails to desserts : Black Cod, Hamburger, Crispy rices, French Toast and Chocolate Fondant. To always come back (Paris).

EXPLORE
Fondation Carmignac

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Unique art experience on an island of the French Rivera, showcasing Warhol, Lichtenstein, Basquiat, Kusama... Combines contemporary artworks with architecture merging into natural volcanic formation (Porquerolles).

03

MEXICO

European Winter months are to be escaped to Mexico, where season is dry and always shinny. 

STAY AT
Cuixmala

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Luxury eco-retreat hotel interwoven in a lush jungle and private beach where humankind and nature are dissolved (Puerto Vallarta).

EAT AT
Pujol

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Haute-molecular gastronomy offered for a very accessible price. Do not miss out on the signature dishes: baby corn and ant (Mexico).

EXPERIENCE
Baby turtles release

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Contribute to the protection of the ocean wildlife by carrying newly hatched baby turtles to the sea. Memorable experience doubled by a beautiful sunset (Puerto Escondido).

04

ITALY

From September to October and from April to June, to avoid the tourists flow and appreciate the land for yourself.

DAY-SPA AT
Mezzatorre

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Pure gem resting on the ruins of an old watchtower, you can access it by spa treatments. Flow into hot springs pools and volcanic mud typical from the island (Ischia).

EAT AT
Langosteria Paraggi

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Worth driving away from Milan to this Italian seafood beached in a small crick. Don’t miss out the most special ice creams: the fruttini (Portofino).

TASTE WINE AT
Marchesi Antinori

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Combine winery tour, tasting of chianti classico wines, lunch in the vines while pleasing your eyes with the incredible architecture of the property (Tuscany).

05

TANZANIA

Worth visiting from July to October when at its driest. Locals are welcoming while almost no time zone difference from EU.

STAY AT
Zuri

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High-design eco-resort reflecting a traditional African village on the nicest part of the Tanzanian archipelago, where the tide effect is imperceptible (Kendwa)

DINE AT
Emerson Hurumzi

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Choose the 3-courses menu with traditional seating by low tables on the nicest rooftop of the legendary Emerson, overlooking the harbor at sunset time (Stone Town).

EXPERIENCE
Wilderness in Safari

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Meet the Big 5 while crossing the savanna on a 4x4 very early or at night. Choose Namiri Plains Camp, Singita Sabora or Sasakwa Lodge for your stay! (Serengeti Park).

06

SPAIN

Spring and fall offer the best combination of good weather, long days, and plenty of cultural activities.

STAY AT
Aire de Bardenas

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Winner of 26 Architectural prices, a luxurious boutique hotel offering unique bubble rooms in the desert of Navarre (Tudela).

EAT AT
Jul's

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A Greek venue with twisted Mediterranean flavors. Eat Outstanding in their food samples, drinks, and playlist (Ibiza).

EXPERIENCE
Manrique's Artwork

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White masterpieces contrasting and merging into the natural volcanic formation of the island (Lanzarote).

07

MOROCCO

From March to May, Morocco can’t be a wrong bet for a pleasant temperature anywhere and an easy getaway to Africa.

STAY AT
Royal Mansour

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Live as a member of the Moroccan Royalty in the Palace built as a medina in a medina where service, food, amenities, and architecture take it all - Breathtaking (Marrakech).

DINE AT
Al Fassia

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A 50 Best Discovery run by women cooking exquisite layers of flavor and texture in their authentic pastillas, tajines and lamb shoulder to order in advance (Marrakech).

EXPERIENCE
Horseriding in desert

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Back-ride on horses for 6 days, passing by villages, oasis, and high dunes. At night, relax around a fire bone watching a sky full of stars in a Berber tented camp (Sahara).

08

GREECE

Pretty hideaway from late April to early November. Easy to reach from EU, and price-accessible.

STAY AT
Amanzoe

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Set on a hilltop, amid olive groves, cypress and vineyards, this ultra-exclusive resort set as an Acropolis style puts the emphasis on wellness and health (Kranidi).

EAT AT
Ithaki

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Ultimate dining experience on the Athenian riviera, where the sound of the waves relaxes the senses, and the flavors of the dishes delight the palate (Vouliagmeni).

EXPERIENCE
Car-free island

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Historically called holy island now visited by the young European jet set in search for a new Mykonos. A very curious but appealing contrast (Patmos Island).

09

DENMARK

Head there only from June to September as sun never sets. Capital is a gem for its young character and weight on the food scene.

STAY AT
Villa Copenhagen

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Instead of the old post office, this recently opened hotel gives luxury a sustainable and playful meaning. Absolutely must-do: a dip in the pool on the rooftop (Copenhagen).

DINE AT
Koks

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Fly to the Denmark’s archipelago and head to the World’s most remote 2 Michelin-stars restaurant characterized by the fermentation of local products (Faroe Islands).

VISIT
Louisiana Museum

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Be impressed by the architecture and the art of such place. Along with Giacometti and Picasso Galleries, lose yourself in the hunt for sculptures in the garden (Copenhagen).

10

COSTA RICA

Between December and April on its Pacific Coast (preferred zone), when the weather is at its driest and brightest.

STAY AT
Rio Perdido

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Set in the middle of the jungle, Rio Perdido is so on point. Nature, design and wellness-driven. Plenty of sporty activities and a thermal river passing by the property. Privacy and peace of mind to be found (Guanacaste).

EAT AT
Zunya

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Outside dining experience in a conceptual hotel, located in one of the most preserved part of Santa Teresa. Vegan resturant, anything to be chosen from the menu is absolutely and surprisingly amazing (Santa Teresa).

EXPERIENCE
Natural trails

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Historically protected area, and well-known for turtle releases. Hike from Montezuma town, reached by ATV, and lose yourself in these miles of white sands, soft waves and luxuriant fauna along the coast (Santa Teresa).

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