The world may still flock to Bali on holiday, but one has only to follow the savvy vacationers heading east to find a true(r) tropical getaway. "Bali 20 years ago" is a common phrase used to describe Lombok, the lesser-known cousin across the strait. For those unfamiliar with two decades past, imagine lush, undeveloped headlands carving out stunning bays along the coast and an island rim coated with white sandy beaches.
When it comes to tourist numbers, the more may be merrier, but less is better, as the remote luxury hotels hidden along the coastline can attest. While by no means a "hidden" paradise (the island does have an international airport), Lombok's rustic appeal might lead her visitors to believe otherwise. At its heart, a mighty volcano anchors a surrounding national park, and offshore, the Gili Islands beckon for an equatorial adventure.
To the east of Lombok, the sparsely-populated Moyo Island may not ring a bell, but to the wild creatures that reside in the majority game reserve, it is home paradise home. Close by, the former hidden surfing hotspot of Sumba Island has also been making making waves in the travel world with an outpost of serious eco-luxury right on the edge of wilderness.
Two years since the inaugural publication, we’re back with a bigger and better 2nd edition of
Launched in April 2019, the second edition of 100 Best coffee table book highlights LuxuryHunt’s latest travel experiences in 26 countries across the globe, including in new destinations from Cuba to Kenya. The expanded 744-page publication now comes in two sizes and features the same gorgeous photography which has captured the essence of the journey since 2014. For the first time, the 2019/2020 edition of 100 BEST also features people, experiences and brands.
A series of launch events during 2019 brings the 2019/2020 100 BEST to Phuket, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bali, Zürich, London, Chengdu, New York and Bangkok.