Inspirations for Luxury Moments

Swimming with Sharks

The underwater observatory in Eilat, Israel, now has an attraction for the truly brave. Visitors aged twelve and up can register for a diving session with sharks. A professional diver takes you into the aquarium – without a cage. Here you can get up close to the sharks, manta rays, and stingrays. Those who want to participate must have a PADI diving certification. Those who'd prefer to pass can visit the new Aqua Dome cinema and watch a movie about the life of whales. Also fascinating, but much better for the pulse! More Info

Fore(!) the Fish

Tee off in a different way! The Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam is not a golfer's paradise per se, since there's no 18-hole golf course, but it does have something unique to offer: Feed the Fish Golf! Sounds strange, but it's pretty cool. Instead of trudging down the fairway, golfers practice their swing from a platform in the middle of the ocean. Here's the twist: instead of a golf ball, they play with Eco Bio Balls. These are made from completely natural materials and dissolve in the water to become fish food. To prevent too many of them from ending up in the ocean at once, only 60 balls may be hit per day. More Info

Spaw Treatment

A pampered pause primed for perky pups! Canines get special attention at the brand new dog spa at Nobu Hotel Ibiza. The furry friends of guests and locals can sign up for the "Charlie Signature Luxury Face to Tail Spaw." Their coats are groomed with a natural dog shampoo and scented treatment, and there's even a massage with a balm made from seven botanical oils. To cap it off, there's a doggy latte at the end for our four-legged friends. Book the treatment by emailing More Info

Zero Waste Gourmet

To kitchen waste we bid adieu. Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa on St. Barth now offers its guests a Zero Waste Cooking Class. Chef Vincent Gomis ventures out with the amateur chefs to the Ti Marché market to browse the regional West Indian fruit and vegetables. Whatever looks good to the guests comes back to the hotel with them. Beyond the dish, the chef also demonstrates how to make juices, dressings, or sauces from peelings or scraps that are typically discarded. Of course, the meal will also be sampled – in the chic atmosphere of the new Amis St. Barth restaurant with an ocean view. More Info