AN ISLAND OF STARS
Reinforcing its reputation as a burgeoning destination for foodies, Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, is now home to a total of 10 Michelin stars. Four of these restaurants are in the capital, Palma de Mallorca. Voro at the Cap Vermell Grand Hotel in Canyamel is the island’s most celebrated dining address with two stars. The restaurant, named for the Latin word for ‘devour’, is applauded for its two tasting menus that bring a contemporary twist to classic dishes.
You may have already noticed on Instagram but floating breakfasts – a photogenic breakfast banquet served on a tray in a swimming pool or a hot tub – are officially a thing, especially in the tropical resorts of Asia–Pacific and the Indian Ocean. While the trend is widely thought to have originated in Bali, you’ll also find it done in style at these three luxury resorts in the Maldives.
The sunrise spread at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas on Baa Atoll includes Champagne, fresh juices, lobster Benedict, tropical fruit platter, pastries and more.
At LUX* South Ari Atoll you can have your favourite continental, healthy or hot American breakfast buffet delivered on a floating tray.
At the newly reopened Naladhu Private Island, your personal butler, or Kuwaanu, will ensure all special requests are catered for in your floating breakfast presented in a heart-shaped basket.
According to the De Beers Group’s ‘Diamond Insight Flash Report 7’, published in late 2021, the generational change is bringing a shift in attitudes towards the provenance of luxury goods. For the 18–35 age group, ethics and sustainability are the new markers in the market. “Younger generations want assurance of the positive impact a product has created beyond simply knowing where it originated,” De Beers Group CEO Bruce Cleaver says. “This is creating a new status in luxury, where consumers want to show the world they care through their luxury purchases and are increasingly prepared to pay a premium to do so.”