July 01, 2001
> Meetings & Conventions: Out There July 2001

July 2001

Far-flung and fabulous

Bring a friend.
Guests are literally swept away by a wooden dhoni boat to the private island spa at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kudra Huraa. The facilities include three private spa pavilions with bathtubs for two. (011) 960-444-888; www.fourseasons.com

Not your father’s Woodstock.
The Emerson Inn and Spa, near Woodstock, N.Y., has a spa, gourmet restaurant, meeting facilities and 24 guest rooms outfitted with Frette linens and Waterford crystal. The year-old property recently became a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. (845) 688-7900; www.the-emerson.comWicket Ways
The Meadowood Resort in California’s Napa Valley now offers croquet lessons with a Wine Country twist. An instructor provides game pointers and a concurrent tasting of the area’s vintages. And, yes, participants are expected to wear white. (800) 458-8000; www.meadowood.com

Solitary pleasures.
A private island for a day, complete with a butler who will serve anything from margaritas to a five-course dinner, is one of the new “Private Perks” individual incentive packages offered at the Aruba Sonesta Beach Resort. (732) 422-2147; www.arubasonesta.comFloating holiday.
After undergoing a three-year, $50 million renovation, the Christina O, once owned by Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, is now available for private group cruises. The 325-foot yacht has 18 staterooms, a library and a spa. Available through Titan Brokerage Corp., (011) 30-1-428-0889

Name That Dune Mountain Travel Sobek offers small group (up to 20) tours of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, a remote land of sand, elephants and nomads. (800) 282-8747; www.mtsobek.com -->

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