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  • Eco Habs, Colombia

    Eco Habs, Colombia

  • Kinondo Kwetu, Kenyan Coast

    Kinondo Kwetu, Kenyan Coast

  • The Caves, Jamaica

    The Caves, Jamaica

  • Fundu Lagoon, Zanzibar

    Fundu Lagoon, Zanzibar

  • Soneva Fushi, Maldives

    Soneva Fushi, Maldives

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Barefoot Luxury Hotels

Rustic Retreats

Gold and marble this is not... From the coast of Africa to Colombia's unspoilt Tayrona National Park, we've rounded up our favourite hotels that exude rustic charm, character and sylisth simplicity: here barefoot luxury is the overriding priority.

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Tayrona National Park

The only high quality accommodation in beautiful Tayrona National Park, Ecohabs combines a stunning setting with rustic but very comfortable rooms. With simply spectacular views down to the turquoise sea and across the rainforest, Ecohabs is an idyllic and intimate escape in a magical location.



Bazaruto and the South Coast

Azura is a luxury boutique eco-retreat built entirely by hand by the local community on unspoilt Benguerra Island. A wonderful combination of pampering, conservation and barefoot escapism.


Uxua Casa

Bahia Beaches and Salvador

When Wilbert Das, creative director of Italian fashion label Diesel, opened Casa Uxua, it’s safe to say we were pretty excited.


Fundu Lagoon

Zanzibar and Islands

A rustic fusion of luxury, style, romance and fantasy at this desert island hideaway. Enchanting and unique, Fundu Lagoon is shabby chic down to the ground.




Barefoot and care-free: Laluna Grenada is a place where you can totally let go. Thanks to its secluded island setting, and limited number of guests, it provides an intimate and laid-back alternative to larger Caribbean resorts.

Little Palm Island

Little Palm Island

Florida Keys

Little Palm Island promises a heavenly Florida Keys escape, and having lost all sight of the mainland on the Overseas Highway, you’ll skim through turquoise waters in a speedboat, before arriving at this exclusive Caribbean-inspired enclave.


Matemwe Bungalows

Zanzibar and Islands

Set on a rocky outcrop and with views of a dramatic beach and lagoon, Matemwe Bungalows has evolved over the years into an elegant and discreet hotel.


Soneva Fushi


An understated and luxurious Maldivian resort set in the most sublime location – blue sea, white sandy beach and pristine jungle. Soneva Fushi is a real Robinson Crusoe experience, where the expression ‘no news, no shoes’ best describes the island’s relaxed ethos.


The Caves


Winding stone pathways lead from colourful private cottages through jungle gardens to spectacular azure waters. Located in western Jamaica on a volcanic cliffside with a labyrinth of grottos carved in to the cliffs, The Caves is a unique romantic getaway.


The Tides

Mainland Coast

Those seeking the unspoilt peace and tranquility of Zanzibar 40 years ago need look no further than The Tides Lodge. On a long sweep of quiet beach near the gently crumbling town of Pangani, The Tides whispers of a long ago Africa.


The Funzi Keys

The Coast

Relax and unwind at this remote and exclusive island hideaway. With just a handful of rustic, private cottages and no clocks or TVs, The Funzi Keys is the epitome of barefoot luxury; the perfect place to escape from the outside world.


Kinondo Kwetu

The Coast

The Kenyan coast has long been lacking a perfect little family beach hotel. Kinondo Kwetu fits this niche perfectly. Small enough to keep the sense of intimacy and personal hosting that the Kenyans are famed for, but offering plenty to keep children of all generations entertained. It’s an ideal stop for anyone who wants a glorious beach, a peaceful setting, and a friendly atmosphere.

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