Vamizi Island off the coast of Mozambique.
Soho Beach House.
The first W Hotel in Taiwan.

Indulgences – Travel

The good life in travel

July/August 2011

OUT OF AFRICA
Vamizi Island off the coast of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean lures jetsetters to its eco-friendly lodge and 16 private villas. By day, guests can ogle the area’s untouched reefs and after sunset, dine in the lodge’s restaurant or right on the beach (above). From $810 per person nightly, including meals, drinks and activities. vamizi.com

HIP CHECK-IN 
W Taipei, the first W Hotel in Taiwan, is a 31-story masterpiece in radiant glass designed by architects G.A. Design International Ltd. of London. A giant chain symbolically anchors the hotel at the entrance (left), while a dramatic light show is just one of many visual treats awaiting guests inside. Rates from $276. whotel.com

SOHO OF THE SOUTH 
Soho Beach House, a new oceanfront hotel in Miami’s Mid-Beach, is located on the site of the historic Art Deco Sovereign Hotel. The renovated and expanded property features 50 guest rooms with rain forest showers, a branch of the Venetian restaurant Cecconi’s and a pool bordered by communal lounge beds (bottom left). Rates from $325. sohobeachhouse.com 

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