Are you missing that “I’m on holiday” vibe you get from a great hotel, resort or cruise? These places are recreating those special touches – the fine food, the facials and, yes, even those fancy folded towels.
Join marine biology classes for children with Six Senses
Six Senses is a group of hotels and resorts known for offering premium experiences that help connect the whole family to nature. Its team of marine biologists in the Maldives is offering a 10-week educational course for children, with video lessons and educational activities updated weekly. Children can even email their answers and suggestions to their team!
Make signature recipes from The Peninsula
The Peninsula hotel group, which is famed for its cuisine around the world, is now sharing recipes for its most iconic dishes, such as the barbecued pork from its Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurant, Spring Moon, or “The Z” cocktail served at its Chicago rooftop Z Bar.
Watch the most adorable elephants live with Anantara
Every day at 10:30am and 7pm AEST, the team at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, a luxury eco resort that allows guests to connect with animals in their natural habitat, is live streaming the elephants as they go about their daily routines, such as feeding and bathing, from its Facebook page. Watching baby elephants play and jump on each other in the water is the best possible way to start or finish your day.
Try Sambal recipes and Batik art with Bawah Reserve
Bawah Reserve, an exclusive resort set across six pristine islands in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago, has shared guides to making authentic sambals (spicy and flavourful condiments that are Indonesian staples) and creating beautiful batik art at home.
Enjoy chef-hosted cooking sessions and at-home spa treatments with Acqualina
Miami’s Acqualina, a hotel known for its 1850+ square metre spa and beachfront dining, has curated a full online hub of virtual experiences that includes video cooking sessions with Chef Michele Mazza, DIY instructions for the perfect at-home facial and body exfoliation and even a cute craft tutorial from its Kids’ Club team.
Download a Four Weeks of Wellness ebook from Gwinganna
Gwinganna Lifestyle Treat in Queensland is so highly revered that it already sells its own line of at-home products, from recipe and wellness books to teas and essential oils. The expert team has curated a free, Four Weeks of Wellness ebook that includes nutrition tips and recipes, at-home spa treatments and guides for meditation and exercise.
Get your favourite cruise cocktails and towels from Silversea and CMV
Ultra-elegant cruise line Silversea has released “Around the World in 60 Cocktails” – a series of recipes for craft cocktails from its signature bar, S.A.L.T. Meanwhile, UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages is showing you how to up your towel game with some serious folding demonstrations.
Image at top: Anantara Villa Padierna Palace in Spain