Aesthetes looking for the next great beach destination are flocking to Bodrum, on Turkey’s Aegean coast, for an under-the-radar alternative to the Greek Islands and the Amalfi Coast. Known as the Turquoise Coast, the area has seen a massive amount of development over the past few years, with luxe new resorts including the Bodrum Edition, designed by Ian Schrager, the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, and Amanruya that are already open, plus new properties by Four Seasons and Six Senses coming down the pipeline. With 600 miles of coastline, the region has plenty of beautiful beaches, some with snow-white sand rumored to be made of crushed marble.
Itching to get truly off the beaten path? Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni—the world’s largest salt flat—is one of the planet’s most remote and surreal landscapes, and it just became a lot more accessible. Kachi Lodge—which debuted this summer—is the first permanent property to open in this region. According to Jack Ezon of Embark, “This new seven-dome luxury camp is the first to tame the wilds of Bolivia, giving luxury explorers an incredible opportunity to explore the spectacular salt flats like never before.” Guests don’t have to sacrifice comfort, as the geodesic domes are outfitted with comfortable beds, local textiles, and art by Gastón Ugalde, who has been likened to an Andean Andy Warhol.
Costa Rica has long drawn surfers and beach bums, but design lovers will have a new reason to go in 2020: Nayara Tented Camp—a collaboration between Leo Ghitis and Luxury Frontiers—will be one of the first of its kind in Central America. Comprising 29 luxury tents inspired by African safari camps, the property has a low-impact design that aims to protect the surrounding rainforest. “Nayara Tented Camp is part of the ever-growing experiential travel movement, and it elevates Costa Rica’s adventure and nature-based hospitality products,” Luca Franco, CEO and founder of Luxury Frontiers, said. It fits in with the country’s ambitious sustainability plan, which aims to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.