10 Dream Destinations For 2022
A Magazine Singapore|December 2021 - The Dream Issue
After being deprived of overseas travel for so long, only a bucket-list-worthy vacay will do. Tracy Lee rounds up 10 exciting new hospitality offerings.

1. SIX SENSES ÖSSURÁ VALLEY, ICELAND

You couldn’t get further from hot, humid Singapore than a trip to Iceland, especially to its breathtaking southern coast which featured as the backdrop for Batman Begins, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, James Bond and Game of Thrones. Spread over 1,619 hectares of flatland, Six Senses Össurá Valley comprises a 70-guestroom resort and private cottages built using renewable and locally-sourced materials. Explore glacier tongues, craggy volcanoes, ice-filled lagoons, geothermal lakes, rugged highlands and black sand beaches; try your hand at dog sledding, horseback riding, ice and rock climbing and bird watching, or head out on a boat trip.

The resort’s spa, library, cinema room, yoga studio, Earth Lab showcasing the project’s sustainability efforts and farm-to-table cooking school provide options galore for those who prefer staying in, while Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, a popular site to catch the Northern Lights, is an hour’s drive away. The resort is slated to open in 2022; check Six Senses’ website for updates. sixsenses.com

2. STAR WARS GALACTIC

STARCRUISER HOTEL, USA Scheduled to blast offon 1st March 2022, Walt Disney World’s 100-cabin Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel in Orlando, Florida, is the perfect out-of-this-world family vacay to shake offthose “stuck in one place for too long” blues, with its twonight adventures that’ll transport you to a galaxy far, far away.

According to its website, “You and your group will embark on a first-of-its-kind Star Wars adventure that’s your own. It’s the most immersive Star Wars story ever created — one where you live a bespoke experience and journey further into a Star Wars adventure than you ever dreamed possible.”

“Arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort terminal, board a launch pod and rendezvous with the magnificent Halcyon starcruiser. Stay in a cabin or suite with an exquisite view of space. Throughout the ship, you’ll interact with an eclectic collection of characters, sit down to exotic galactic cuisine and perhaps even plot a secret mission together.” Wow. disneyworld.disney.go.com. Online bookings were not available at the time this went to print. For reservations and to confirm availability, call (407) 939 1800.

3. KRUGER SHALATI, SOUTH AFRICA

Aficionados know that African safaris are more than just something to tick offa bucket list — once is not enough!

If you fancy a change from the usual luxury villa or glamping tent, Kruger Shalati is a luxuriously refurbished train-hotel perched atop a bridge overlooking Sabie River, in a nod to the early 1920s when the first visits to the iconic park were via trains, which would park overnight in the exact spot Kruger Shalati now sits.

Aside from 31 chicly-appointed rooms, including 24 glass-walled Carriage rooms, on the train that celebrate African design and local artisanry, a bespoke deck with pool offers a swimming experience that overlooks crocodile, hippos, buffalos and elephants. And of course, you’ll embark on two game drives daily in open safari vehicles. krugershalati.com

4. FARI ISLANDS, MALDIVES

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