Conde Nast Traveller UK March 2018

The essential guide to inspirational travel. Breathtaking locations, stunning photography and independent travel advice make Condé Nast Traveller the authority in its field and the premier lifestyle magazine for people with a passion for travel, adventure, culture and new ideas.

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4 minutos
editor’s letter

And so, finally, we find ourselves at the Vitz. I am here with my youngest daughter and her best friend in life. We have arranged and rearranged this date 24 times. There has been illness, unforeseen diary clashes and Willow’s fear of missing out on any of her scheduled activities. Friday alone she has chess at dawn, followed by school, then football, which she leaves at half-time in order to hit ballet (shin pads ripped off, leotard scrabbled on while in transit in the back of our Mini, busy little licked fingers erasing the dirt on her knees before tights and lashings of Elnett). That’s before homework, supper, bath and bed. And after a week which will have included drums, guitar, drama, karate, netball and modern dance (I put my…

2 minutos

Forest Whitaker Globetrotter (p136) ‘The Bahamas are my go-to spot for decompressing as they are always so calm and peaceful. Plus the water is crystal-clear and beautiful to snorkel in.’ Actor, producer and director Forest won an Oscar for playing Idi Amin in ‘The Last King of Scotland’. His other film credits include ‘Arrival’ and the upcoming ‘Black Panther’ Elena Arzak Eat the streets (p144) ‘Usually I’m working all winter in my hometown of San Sebastián. But if I get a chance to escape, I look for somewhere else with delicious food: Girona for the fish, Ibiza, Formentera, or a little further away but still with brilliant restaurants, the Canary Islands.’ Chef Elena holds three Michelin stars, along with her father, at Arzak Hanli Prinsloo Traveller’s Tales event (p163) ‘The warm, blue waters of southern…

8 minutos
mexico city

CITIES SPECIAL: ALL THAT’S NEW IN THE URBAN JUNGLE THE HOTSHOT FIRM When René Redzepi chose Tulum for his Noma pop-up last year, it was no surprise he sought out dynamic agency La Metropolitana to take care of everything from the architecture, which evoked outdoor markets with cables and tarpaulins forming stalls over tables, to the furniture, made from sustainable local tzalam wood. See more of its work at the modernist Hotel Carlota and the latest incarnations of the cult churrería El Moro. THE GOOD-LOOKING HANGOUT It’s especially delicious when a restaurant’s interior is as impressive as its food. And Sartoria, the new Italian joint in Colonia Roma from young chef Marco Carboni (formerly of world number two Osteria Francescana), dishes up the best pasta in Mexico in a dining room created by architectural…

6 minutos
rock the joint

WHEN JOHANNESBURG COUPLE Rick and Sue Melvill stumbled across Prynnsberg Estate, their ‘folly in the veld’, they had spent the best part of a year scouring the countryside for a weekend retreat that could double as a home for Rick’s polo ponies. South Africa’s rural heartland, the Free State, is characterised by flattopped sandstone formations, rolling grasslands and cornfields that change colour with the light and seasons. It attracts artists and those who see beauty in the emptiness of the landscape. Here, there is space to breathe. Shrouded in mystery for decades, the extensive estate and 22-room manor house were in a sad state when the Melvills bought it in 2002. ‘There was nothing here – not even a bath plug,’ recalls Rick. Bees had colonised the bedrooms (the floors were…

1 minutos
road trip


4 minutos
join the dots

INSIDER REPORTS ON THE BEST PLACES TO CHECK IN PREETHAM HALKORY, A RECEPTIONIST, has worked at Le Saint Géran since it opened in 1975, when it was practically the only hotel on Mauritius. (It was not until 2002 that it was rebranded as the One&Only Le Saint Géran, by which time its claim to uniqueness was a matter of wishful thinking rather than of straightforward description.) Preetham has welcomed countless young couples who, between visits, became parents, and whose children grew up and became parents themselves, and who now come to stay with their own children. He has watched the hotel grow up too. It recently reopened after a nine-month renovation that has introduced a lovely new sense of lightness, brightness and uncluttered space. ‘Very nice’, in Preetham’s opinion. I suggested to Preetham…