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It’s January. While for many that means meticulous new diet plans and gut-busting exercise regimes, at SUITCASE we’re making plans to travel more sustainably, but no less comfortably.
We don’t want to sleep in scratchy jute bed-sheets that haven’t been washed since the turn of the millennium, nor are we going to give our custom to that ethically dubious so-called “boutique” hotel. How to accommodate your penchant for luxury without compromising your eco-credentials? It’s perhaps the most 21st century of first-world problems. But we might have just found a solution…
Allow us to introduce you to Off Grid Hideaways, a bespoke collection of stylish properties to rent in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Whether it’s through eco-conscious architecture, partnerships with local communities, or both, at each of their retreats the focus is on giving back.
And, in the spirit of giving, we’re sending one lucky SUITCASE reader and a friend to their jungle bolthole in Tulum for a five-night stay.
Bolthole is an understatement. The Tulum Hideaway is a masterpiece of minimalist design set on a 10,000 sq m plot amid the tropical undergrowth just south of Tulum. It’s a Mexican marvel with a Balearic sensibility – all whitewashed walls, hand-woven raffia baskets and gentle linen furnishings with those Ibiza-esque tassel trims.
As off-grid living goes, it’s all hard-wired with rooftop solar panels and water heaters to keep your carbon-footprint low.
Those who clinch a room in this modern, finca-style villa will wake up to locally sourced breakfast served by a private chef. Long, somnolent days of poolside slumber are sure to follow. If you tire of nestling into your lounger with a book in hand or stretching out on the sun-dappled yoga deck, the hotspots of Tulum are in easy reach.
Beyond the palm-fringed walls of your villa lie the world’s best preserved Mayan ruins, the UNESCO-listed Sian Ka’an Reserve and the plunge pools of Cenotes – not to mention the sweeping arc of the Yucatán coastline.
Round off your trip by sinking into a complimentary on-site massage under a canopy of stars. It goes without saying that we’re particularly jealous of this one.
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About Off Grid Hideaways
Off Grid Hideaways is an exclusive bespoke collection of stylish properties to rent in some of the world’s most stunning remote locations. On their own travels, founders Sina Murphy Chan and Flavia Kämpf Spahr look for special places to stay, where the natural surroundings are beautiful and cared for, and where spending time means supporting local businesses and communities. They only work with an exclusive portfolio of handpicked properties, developing a personal relationship with owners and clients to ensure a good match for everyone.
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