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New luxury resorts for year-end getaways

Superlative design, top-notch service, and luxury in spades.

With so many new resort openings, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to your next vacation spot. Hospitality brands are setting up stunning holiday abodes in exotic locales with designs and experiences that challenge the imagination. From holing up in a private over-water villa to glamping in lush tropical forests rich with wildlife and birdsong –  the options available are dizzying.

  • Six Senses, Fiji

    Fans of the leading wellness resort brand will love its first outpost in the Southern hemisphere. Those new to the brand will be won over by its tasteful aesthetics. The distinctive Six Senses look of pale wood and a simple colour palette is given a local touch with woven indigenous palm leaves used to make the ceiling and old black and white photos of Fijian tribes displayed on the walls.

    Its location on Malolo in Mamanuca group of islands, which are nearest to Nadi mainland where the international airport is, also means guests can reach within 35 minutes on a speedboat. The Six Senses Spa Fiji laid out like a traditional Fijian village is especially quaint. It offers a whole suite of wellness programmes which can be customised, as well as ones with local influences.

    Visit www.sixsenses.com for more information.

(Related: 8 exotic and lesser-known holiday destinations for 2018)