Every once in a while the great minds left their superfluous dens in cities to recuperate and re-energize their body and soul in the abundant goodness of nature. These Arcadian settings varied vastly on personal preference and involved scenes from a beach or the cool air of mountains where the verdant green surroundings were enough to inspire even the hardest of creative blocks. Take a leaf out of the lives of Thomas Mann, Goethe or even Keats (minus the opium of course) and choose to rejuvenate in these stunning natural landscapes.
Located along the southeast coast of Bali, Alila Villas Soori will enchant with it’s contemporary tones warmed by Balinese touches. Away from the islands more well-tread trails, these private villas provide the perfect nest for celebrities, royals, romantics and families alike. The Almyra in Paphos sits nestled into eight acres of lushly landscaped beachfront. Inspired by Aphrodite, the island’s patron goddess of love and beauty, Almyra will seduce with its sleek and modern lines.
Mounted on the rocky shoreline of Portugal’s Esteril Coast, Farol Design Hotel practically falls into the Atlantic Ocean. Conjure up grandiose fantasies of modern-day royalty in this transformed 19th century mansion. San Giorgio Mykonos epitomizes Greek sensibilities of idealism. Take in the open-air lounge by day and dance the night away as the sun tucks into the Aegean Sea. At Zhero – Ischgl/Kappl, leave the beach behind, favoring the mountain high of the Tyrolean slopes. Fresh air and immaculate design abound at this high-altitude wonderland. Set high atop the southern Bali coastline, Alila Villas Uluwatu is nothing short of picture-perfect. With each villa equipped with a private pool, cabana, garden and a personal butler, no need is unmet.
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