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|Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:54 pm Post subject: Luxury escapes
|The Robb Report, which caters to high-end luxury consumers, has issued a list of the "10 most exclusive hideaways in the world."
— Aman-i-Khas, in Rajasthan, India, a wilderness retreat that was once a private hunting reserve for a maharaja;
— The Caves, in Negril, Jamaica, which offers secluded cottages and swimming areas;
— Double Island, a 46-acre sanctuary in Australia's Coral Sea, where you can take exotic safaris to see the wildlife of Trinity Bay;
— Hotel Chateau St. Gerlach in Geul Valley, Holland, a rustic retreat and spa located on the grounds of a medieval convent;
— Lodge on Little St. Simons Islands in Georgia, the only manmade structure on the 10,000-acre private island 85 miles off the coast of Savannah;
— Mahakua-Hacienda De San Antonio, Mexico, a converted 19th century grand manor estate in Pacific Mexico's highlands;
— Qamea Resort and Spa on a sand beach in Fiji, where the thatched-roof bungalows have covered verandas and mahogany floors;
— Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs, Calif., whose ranch-style bungalows manage to offer seclusion despite their proximity to the well-traveled Palm Canyon Drive;
— Teton Ridge Ranch in Idaho, which offers spectacular scenery, hikes and skiing and accommodates no more than 14 guests;
— and Villa Ca' Sette, an 18th-century villa an hour from Venice in Bassano del Grappa, the town best known for its covered wooden bridge, the Ponte Vecchio.
The hideaway list will appear in the Robb Report's March issue, on newsstands Feb. 17.
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