Travel + Leisure February 2021

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12 期号


letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Danielle Pointdujour GUEST EDITOR (P. 53) Pointdujour, an editor for Ebony and Essence who was born and raised in Brooklyn, took the lead in showcasing the Black travel movement as guest editor of this month’s Intelligent Traveler section. “Squeezing such a massive story into nine pages was a challenge,” Pointdujour says. “The package not only shines a light on some of the movement’s best and brightest; it includes people I personally know, admire, and respect in the travel game.” 2. Michael W. Twitty HEART OF THE LOWCOUNTRY (P. 94) Maryland-based Twitty, has roots in South Carolina dating back to the 18th century. So he was keen to travel to the Lowcountry last October to explore how Gullah-Geechee food has told the people’s story over time. Twitty says: “Though some say the culture is on…

hello sunshine

A GLOBETROTTER’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST IN TRAVEL THE PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT Lovango Resort & Beach Club is the first new hotel built in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 30 years—and it was worth the wait. Tucked away on a lush island a 10-minute boat ride from St. John, it’s a fully sustainable hideout, powered solely by the sun and trade winds. In December, the property—which will be rolled out in phases—added a lavish three-room villa with a cliff-top infinity pool. Also open is a full-service beach club with an oceanfront seafood restaurant; later this year, a cluster of cottages and glamping tents will debut. Excursions include private yacht charters and world-class snorkeling off the palm-fringed private beach.; villas from $995. THE LEGEND CONTINUED This spring, all eyes will be on Jamaica, thanks…

a moveable feast

“THE CULINARY TRADITIONS of France’s overseas territories are part of French cuisine—and people tend to forget that,” says Kelly Rangama, the chef and co-owner of Le Faham, in Paris’s Batignolles neighborhood. Last year, the restaurant—which she founded with her husband, pâtissier Jérôme Devreese—became the world’s first Michelin-star recipient to celebrate the cooking of Réunion, the Indian Ocean island where Rangama was raised. “My father loved to cook,” she says, “so Réunionnais flavors are very much in my blood.” Here’s how she’s bringing both worlds to every bite. ISLAND HEAT “Réunion cuisine has Indian and Chinese influences. Because of this, Parisians assume that our food will be too strong or too hot. But we carefully calibrate the spices so they don’t overwhelm the senses.” FLAVOR FUSION “We’re always incorporating Réunion ingredients. For instance, during mushroom…

into the mystic

THERE’S A MONUMENTAL beauty to the Faeroes, a necklace of 18 volcanic isles in the North Atlantic between Norway, Scotland, and Iceland. Jagged cliffs drop into fjords, waterfalls spray toward the sky on gusty winds, and thick fog envelops stark moorlands (the Faeroese language has 40 words for the meteorological phenomenon). It’s tempting to get lost amid these landscapes while imagining yourself a shepherd or a Viking settler. But with the recent debuts of smart hotels, gourmet restaurants, and charming cafés—plus a maze of roads, bridges, and tunnels connecting the islands—it’s worth seeing what modernity has to offer, too. This road-trip itinerary winds around three of the archipelago’s largest islands, combining sights that are new, ancient, and otherworldly. DAY 1 Home to the main airport, Vágar Island has six villages, the smallest…

the comeback kid

With its hilly countryside and strategic location near the confluence of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, Corfu is rich in both history and natural beauty. A powerful city-state in ancient times, the island was later ruled by the Venetians and the British. These days, its capital, called Corfu Town, is a popular stop for cruise ships. But the island has never had quite the cachet—or the luxury accommodations—of islands like Mykonos or Santorini. “Corfu has amazing beaches, stunning landscapes, and a gorgeous city center,” says Christos Stergiou, a member of T+L’s A-List of top travel advisors who specializes in Greece. “But the hotel options were always lacking.” That’s set to change this year. Leading the way is the Angsana Corfu (; doubles from $266), the first-ever European property from the Asia-based wellness-focused…

a grand passion

“WHEN MOST PEOPLE TRAVEL, they want either a relaxing beach holiday or a cultural city-like experience,” says interior designer Gabriella Khalil, founder and creative director of Palm Heights, Grand Cayman’s only boutique hotel, which opened in December 2019. “We offer both.” Under her expert eye, the 52-room property on Seven Mile Beach has emerged as the Caribbean’s new “it” spot, with a slew of high-profile collaborators. “We invited friends and friends of friends to work on programming and the mix of perspectives made for something special,” Khalil says. Fashion designer Emily Adams Bode created the staff’s colorful linen uniforms, while interior designers Sarita Posada and Courtney Applebaum filled the property with vintage décor such as Mario Bellini sofas and an Ettore Sottsass rug. Khalil also tapped Caymanian artist John Reno Jackson,…