Conde Nast Traveller UK December 2017

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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United Kingdom
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English
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Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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Monthly
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nesta edição

1 minutos
editor’s letter

Welcome to the Islands Issue 2017. This is a photograph taken on the Greek island of Patmos in 2015 by one of our favourite photographers, Alistair Taylor-Young. Alistair’s pictures are beautiful in that he makes a wild world seem entirely ordered, entirely contained, purposeful and resolute. They are very satisfying pictures to look at, as well as being quietly illuminating. Whether of volcanoes blowing their top in the deepest part of the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, or of a tiny crowd gathered on a Russian ice floe, there is a calm, serene, graphic play of light that is also very joyful. He shows us well-known parts of the world in a new way; he shows us unknown parts of the world that seem to be from another galaxy altogether. This photograph…

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2 minutos
island explorers

Tommy Clarke Photographer, Iceland (p34) ‘Drop me on the Maldivian island of Hudhuranfushi. For a goofyfooted surfer like me, it has a three-foot, left point break off one of its reefs, and it’s warm enough to swim in board shorts all year round.’ Tommy has just opened a studio and gallery in Clapham Old Town. His first coffee table book, ‘Up in the Air’, is out in spring 2018 E Jane Dickson Writer, Sri Lanka (p43) ‘I’d want somewhere with a bit of weather and something to do, so I’d choose the unpromisingly named Tory Island off Donegal and try to paint – it’s been home to a community of artists since the 1950s. There would be great whiskey too.’ Originally from Ireland, Jane writes about art, travel and politics Jonathan Bastable Writer, Catania…

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8 minutos
island news

MALDIVES You’d think after all the knockout new arrivals in the Maldives in the last year or so – retro-futuristic St Regis, super-stellar Soneva Jani, jumping Finolhu – there wouldn’t be any islands left to build on. However, the clever old Italians at Baglioni have found one and launch their 96-villa hotel here in March. On Maagau in the Dhaalu atoll, 40 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport, this is castaway life with a dash of dolce vita. Villa interiors nod to Milan, seafood tagliatelle is served at the on-the-sand beach restaurant and aperitivo time starts at 19.02 sharp, when the corks pop on bottles of Ferrari 1902 fizz. After sunset, hop aboard the hotel’s gleaming Riva for a cruise under the stars. ISLAND NEWS MAURITIUS When South African hotelier Sol Kerzner opened Le…

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1 minutos
what’s taking off and what’s running out of fuel

ARRIVALS ESCAPE PLANS Waiting in airports has just got better: you can swim in Punta Cana International’s new pool and kick back on Virgin’s Departure Beach’s sun-loungers on Barbados. JAMMING JUNIOR Skip Marley, grandson of legendary Bob and signed by Island Records, is bringing Jamaican beats to a new generation. Keep an ear out for his debut album next year. YES, CHEF Chef José Andrés served more than 100,000 meals in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Support his food hall at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards when it opens in 2018. DEPARTURES HOT ROCKS Tempted to take home lava stones from Iceland? Don’t. Not only is it illegal, but it’s also cursed, possibly. Some naughty tourists are posting their booty back. CRUISE CROWDS Increasingly dropping anchor off their own private islands, from Royal Caribbean at Labadee off Haiti to Norwegian Cruise Line at…

2 minutos
island interiors

Top row, from left: in Venice’s San Marco, Casa Flora brings the outside in with potted plants; the mish-mash of tropical design at Los Enamorados hotel in Ibiza is the work of ex-basketball player Pierre Traversier and editor Rozemarijn de Witte; an offshoot of Harbour Island’s Ocean View Club, The Other Side is a high-end tented beach camp on nearby Eleuthera in The Bahamas; surfers and yogis flock to Swedish couple Linn Lundgren and Petter Toremalm’s retreat Ceylon Sliders in Sri Lanka; Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic mixes up gingerbread architecture with seashell-studded mirrors, lattice woodwork and vintage rattan furniture. Middle row, from left: locally made metalwork toughens up the whimsical interiors at the Dominican Republic’s Playa Grande Beach Club; once the home of a reclusive writer, painter…

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1 minutos
super natural

‘WHEN YOU SHOOT FROM THE SKY, YOU LOSE A SENSE OF SCALE. SWANS AND SEALS APPEAR AS IF THEY COULD BE SPECKS OF RICE’ ‘USING A POLARISED FILTER MEANT I COULD CUT THROUGH REFLECTIONS ON THE WATER AND SHOW THE INCREDIBLE COLOURS BENEATH’ ‘THE GLACIAL FLOODPLAINS MIXED WITH EARTHBLASTED SEDIMENT TO PRODUCE RIVERS THAT BRAID THEIR WAY TO THE SEA ACROSS BLACK-VELVET SANDS’ ‘FLYING OUT TO ICELAND FELT A BIT LIKE GOING TO MEET MY HERO. I DIDN’T GET GOOD WEATHER OR SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, BUT IT DIDN’T MATTER’…

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