Meetings & Conventions: Out There May 2003
Far-flung and fabulous
Perched on the highlands of New Zealand’s North Island is Kauri
Cliffs, a gorgeous 16-suite inn with its own 18-hole golf course.
The property is the only New Zealand member of the prestigious
Relais & Chateux collection. (011) 64 9 405 1905; www.kauricliffs.comJust desserts.
Who needs meat and potatoes when
you can have a complete meal of sweets at Chicago’s Sugar, A
Dessert Bar? Try concoctions with names as delicious as the treats
themselves: Tell-Tale Tart, MacDeth by Chocolate and Banana
Karenina. (312) 822-9999
Landlubbers will miss out on the Asian
Spa and Wellness Centers aboard the Sea Dream Yacht Club’s two
luxury ships, which sail the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Among the
more indulgent treatments: Javanese Lulur (a yogurt spice scrub),
Balinese Salt Glow and the decadent Dream Feet treatment. (800)
707-4911; www.seadreamyachtclub.comCalifornia Casbah.
Moroccan and Mediterranean
touches make the 22-room Korakia Pensione an exotic desert getaway.
For ultra-privacy at this Palm Springs, Calif., property, book the
cozy Orchard House, a small cottage tucked in a citrus grove. (760)
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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