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By: Skylark

March 31 2020

NEW YEAR, NEW TRAVEL! With every passing year, our bucket list keeps getting fuller and fuller. To make travel-planning a breeze, our expert editors and travel advisors have rounded up a list of the trendiest destinations to visit in 2020, along with the hottest hotels to stay in (yes—exclusive Skylark perks included!) Hike to Bhutan's famous Tiger's Nest Monastery, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the majestic gorillas of Rwanda, witness an unparalleled sense of calm at the southernmost point of the world, or do it all. 

ONE&ONLY GORILLA'S NEST

RWANDA, EAST AFRICA
Nestled in the foothills of the magical eucalyptus forests of the Virunga Volcano Range in Rwanda, the newly-opened One&Only Gorilla's Nest pulls out all the stops for a truly unbelievable safari experience. Guests are invited to participate in once-in-a-lifetime experiences: candid encounters with majestic mountain gorillas, treks to the famous Dian Fossey tomb, local coffee tasting and infinite stargazing opportunities. Combine One&Only Gorilla's Nest with a visit to One&Only’s other enchanted property in Rwanda: One&Only Nyungwe House. Wildlife, a landscape of incredible ancient rainforest and a working tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe House is out of this world.

AMANKORA PARO BHUTAN

THIMPU, BHUTAN 
Start the year with a focus on intention and reflection. Combining the Sanskrit word for "peace" and the Bhutanese word for "circular pilgrimage,” Amankora Paro stays true to its name—guests traverse between the resort’s collection of tranquil lodges spread throughout the idyllic valleys of the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. Trek to the famous Tiger's Nest monastery, taste local honey and teas and rejuvenate with Himalayan plant-based massages, hot-stone baths and meditation.

THE LANGLEY, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK
The former manor home of the third Duke of Marlborough is the setting for The Langley, a 150-acre property dotted with lush gardens, manicured parklands and historic architecture first designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Today, the 5-star countryside hotel is synonymous with elegant living—regal bedrooms, intricate fireplaces, french windows and Victorian artwork. Enjoy a cocktail at the Churchill Bar, discover the tranquil Langley spa or venture out to the Great Windsor Park for polo and falconry. Best part? It’s only 30 minutes from Heathrow and 45 from the center of London.

ONE&ONLY MANDARINA

RIVIERA NAYARIT, MEXICO 
One of the most highly anticipated resort openings this year, One&Only Mandarina is a stylish haven perfectly positioned on the unspoiled coast of Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. With the opening date set for June 1st, we at Skylark are more than excited about the secluded villas and gorgeous “treehouses,” dining helmed by a global celebrity chef, and the pristine beach that contrasts perfectly with the palm-fringed jungles... and of course the string of activities: whale watching, horseback riding, kayaking or simply relaxing at the expansive spa.

FASANO PUNTA DEL ESTE

PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY 
Start the year at the forefront of nature at Fasano Punta Del Este, a stunning architectural retreat in Uruguay, set inside a 1,200 acre estate surrounded with lavender hedges, acacia trees and the glistening Maldonado river. Incorporating natural elements throughout its design, the 32 minimalist, light-filled rooms feature jute sofas and plush sheepskin rugs, while the beautiful lobby and café complete the splendid hacienda.

FALISIA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA

PORTOPICCOLO, ITALY
Set on the romantic Adriatic Coast, Falisia, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa contrasts its azure ocean backdrop with its sparkly white exterior. Check-into the 58-room property and make sure to splurge on one of the rooms with a balcony for 60sqm of panoramic marina views and endless sun-basking. The resort is also home to the Portopiccolo Beauty Spa by Bakel, famous for its aromatherapy massages and heated outdoor pool.

ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE

Expo 2020 Dubai is set to begin October 20th and continue through April 2021. Dubai isn’t planning on cutting corners or holding anything back for this World Expo—192 countries are participating and with the incredible amount of buzz surrounding the six-month, once-in-a-lifetime celebration, we highly recommend making your hotel reservation very early. Most hotels are already filling up so book a room at One&Only Royal Mirage ASAP. Spread over 65 acres of private beach, palm-lined gardens and landscaped pools, the stunning property is the perfect, elegant oasis to return back to at the end of the day.