Papaya Playa Mexico

In keeping with the aquatic theme of SUITCASE 11/ The Water Issue, we have selected our favourite water hotels and resorts from around the world. From rainforests to rivers, oceans to islands, these unique destinations have one thing in common – the tranquility created by the flow of water surrounding them.

Keemala, Phuket

Perched in the lush trees that overlook the Kamala Village and Andaman Sea, Keemala offers the luxury of privacy within an ‘evergreen wonderland’. If you’re seeking to avoid the Phuket crowds, Keemala is your place. Oriented towards health and wellness, relax and rejuvenate with Keemala’s diverse range of holistic treatments. Opening in autumn 2015. Rooms from £335 per night

  • +66 76 358 777
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  • 10/88 Nakasud Road
    Kamala,, Kathu, Kathu District

Soneva Kiri, Thailand

A one-hour plane ride from Bangkok, Thailand lies in its most pristine form. Fisherman go about their daily business, untouched jungle grows freely and the water remains calm and clear. With a restaurant perched in the trees, 24 villas spread across the rainforest each with their own pool, and amenities to keep you entertained for long time, Soneva Kiri is the perfect seaside retreat. Rooms from £709 per night

  • +66 82 208 8888
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  • RO Pho Cho Trat 4107 Road
    Ko Kut, Ko Kut District

Villa Feltrinelli, Italy

This neo-gothic estate rests in the Italian hills and overlooks a scenic lake. The villa was restored and transformed by hotelier, Bob Burns, and rests among acres of fruit trees, flowers and tree-lined avenues. If you’re not having their freshly-made ice cream by the pool, or playing croquet in the garden, you can take their Riva boat out for a day in the sun. Rooms from £770 per night

Playa Papaya, Tulum, Mexico

Get away from Tulum’s busy hub and escape to the Northern part of Tulum where the simplicity of Playa Papaya resides. The playa is part Papaya Playa Project, where “like-minded people, creative individuals can unwind and connect with themselves and nature”. This is a simple, low-key getaway on what is practically a private beach. Rooms from £116 per night

  • +52 1 984 116 3774
  • Go to Website
  • Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila

Adrere Amedall, Egypt

Tucked in the Siwa Oasis, Egypt and on the edge of “Sand Sea”, an electricity-free sanctuary lies overlooking a salt lake. 17 kilometres from Siwa town, this ancient hub is built with just mud and salt, and only lit by candles and moonlight. Rooms from £300 per night

The Point, Saranac, Upstate New York

The Point Resort is a hidden gem tucked away in Upstate New York. Built by William Rockefeller over a century ago as a luxury retreat from the hussle and bussle, The Point still continues to radiate its original rustic charm. Rooms from £1,029 per night

  • +1 518-891-5674
  • Go to Website
  • 222 Beaverwood Road
    Saranac Lake, NY

Hotelito Desconocido, Mexico

Hotelito’s rooms, restaurants and spa facilities are all located within 60 KM of a natural preserve. Hotelito sits in the home of a bird sanctuary, a turtle sanctuary and infinite wildlife. Each room has it’s own name and character, and is perched over a vast sea. Book well in advance as this hotel is almost always booked up.

  • Playon de Mismaloya
    La Cruz de Loreto


Soneva Kiri

Villa Feltrinelli

Playa Papaya

Adrere Amedall

The Point

Hotelito Desconocido

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