Special Occasions

Celebrate a special birthday, honeymoon or anniversary in style with Exsus. With over 20 years of creating personalised, bespoke holidays and exclusive experiences, we know what it takes to make your big occasion one to remember, and we go above and beyond to ensure your holiday is perfect in every way.

Whether it’s proposing on a secluded beach in Indonesia or by a roaring fire in a remote lodge in Sweden, surrounded by a Narnia-like landscape, celebrating your honeymoon in a lavish villa in the Maldives, or marking a special anniversary in style at a luxurious kasbah perched in the mountains of Morocco, we can make it happen. Just as there are no ordinary experiences with Exsus, these are no ordinary hotels either. Stay at a luxurious villa on your very own private island for the ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience, or at an exclusive African camp for a memorable wildlife adventure, or push the boat out on a luxury cruise. 

Take a look at some of our favourite hotel and holiday ideas below, or find the ideal hotels and experiences for your special occasion in Milestone Birthdays & Anniversaries, Exclusive-Use Hotels and Proposals.

This is just a taster of what we can do. Contact us on 020 7337 9010 or Make an Enquiry, and our experts will tailor your experience around your personal wishlist - from the biggest ideas to the smallest details, we can create your perfect celebration. 

HANDPICKED HOLIDAY IDEAS FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION

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PROPOSE... ABOVE AN INFINITY POOL IN ITALY


Location
: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Why propose here? The stunning Amalfi Coast is synonymous with romance

Propose over an impossibly romantic ‘floating’ dinner poised right in the middle of an infinity pool, as the sun sets over the beautiful Amalfi Coast. This is the Belmond Hotel Caruso’s most special experience, which, when combined with a private boat trip around the hidden beaches and bays of this picturesque corner of Italy, makes for an unforgettable proposal. 

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Enjoy exclusive use of... a private island in the Maldives


Location:
Maldives

Accommodation: 7 rooms (2-bedroom Water Villa, 3-bedroom Beach Villa, 2 suites)

For the ultimate island experience, arrive by private plane to the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, a wow-factor hideaway in the UNESCO-protected Baa Atoll – which you’ll have all to yourselves. A luxury yacht will be at your disposal, as well as a beach house with a pool deck, a dive centre, a private stretch of white-powder beach and tailor-made gourmet meals.

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Celebrate a milestone event by... seeing Iceland in ultimate style


Location:
Iceland

Why go here?
To discover Iceland's unique landscapes in epic style

On this incredible adventure in Iceland, fly over volcanoes and valleys by helicopter and land on a glacier, see the Northern Lights on an exclusive guided tour, snorkel between two tectonic plates, see waterfalls from secret viewpoints, soak in geothermal spas and enjoy direct access from your bedroom to a private spot at the Blue Lagoon.

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Enjoy exclusive use of... an Arctic lodge in Sweden


Location:
Swedish Lapland, Sweden

Accommodation: 4 bedrooms (3 rooms with additional bunk beds, and a master bedroom)


Head to the Arctic to Fjellborg Lodge, a cosy and inviting lakefront retreat in the heart of Swedish Lapland, to stay in the Master Cabin, a homely traditional log cabin which you'll have all to yourself. Meet the indigenous Sami people, go snowshoeing and dog-sledding, try your hand at ice sculpting and witness the enigmatic Northern Lights, before warming up in your private sauna.  

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Celebrate a milestone event by... discovering Southern Africa


Location: South Africa

Why go here?
To enjoy the ultimate safari experience in Southern Africa

On this luxurious Southern Africa holiday, enjoy tailor-made safaris, boat trips in a traditional mokoro and scenic drives as you experience the area's dazzling diversity, from the Skeleton Coast to the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. You’ll also get to take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and enjoy sunset cocktails accompanied by some of the finest views in Africa.  

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Propose... under the stars at Uluru in Australia


Location: Uluru, Australia

Why propose here? These vast and beautiful landscapes are hard to beat

For the ultimate in romantic seclusion and wow-factor vistas, why not pop the question during a private dinner in the spiritual heart of the Australian outback? At the seriously special Longitude 131°, watch the sun set over Uluru before the stars come out to dance overhead, whilst dining on a gourmet meal inspired by indigenous flavours and sipping fine wines. 

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Celebrate a milestone event by... going to Italy by Orient Express


Location: Venice, Italy

Why go here?
 To arrive in Italy in timeless style on one of the world's most iconic trains

Travel to Venice in glamorous and inimitable fashion onboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. En route, sleep in a decadent suite and enjoy delicious meals, entertainment, world-class service and panoramic views. Discover Venice’s famous canals by gondola, before hopping on the high-speed ‘Ferrari’ train to see the historic and artistic treasures of Florence.  

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Enjoy exclusive use of... a heavenly hacienda in Mexico


Location: Yucatan, Mexico

Accommodation:
4 bedrooms (3 villas, 1 suite)


Hacienda Tamchen, a restored 17th-century hacienda in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, is the perfect base for exploring the fascinating ruins of Chichen Itza and Uxmal, swimming in underground cenotes and witnessing hundreds of flamingos on the white beaches of Celestun. Return to feast on spicy tamales and sip cocktails by the lily ponds in the tranquil gardens, or relax in a hammock by the pool.

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PROPOSE... BENEATH THE IGUAZU FALLS IN BRAZIL


Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Why propose here?
Night-time by the Iguazu Falls offers a truly wow-factor proposal setting

Imagine saying ‘I do’ beneath an ethereal night-time rainbow stretching across the Iguazu Falls, with the star-studded sky as a backdrop. Plan your proposal around the full moon to pop the question before the rare sight of a lunar rainbow. The Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is located by the famous falls, with idyllic secluded spots in the tropical forests.

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PROPOSE... AT A PRIVATE CAMPSITE IN THE CLOUDS IN CANADA


Location: Canada

Why propose here?
Enjoy spectacular views and romantic isolation at this mountaintop retreat

Propose at your own private campsite in the clouds, accessible by a scenic helicopter ride over the mountains at the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Columbia. Your tent is set up on a mountaintop above a glassy alpine lake for a romantic evening spent in complete seclusion under the stars, accompanied by a gourmet five-course meal.

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Celebrate a milestone event by... visiting Peru & the Galapagos


Location: Peru & The Galapagos

Why go here? To combine two of South America's big hitters in one incredible holiday

If you’re marking a special occasion with an epic holiday, why stop at just one country? Experience the very best that both Peru and the Galapagos have to offer, from private tours of Machu Picchu and trekking and horse riding around the Sacred Valley to luxury cruises where you'll come face to face with unique wildlife, including marine iguanas and giant tortoises.

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Enjoy exclusive use of... a mountain haven in Iceland


Location: Northern Iceland, Iceland

Accommodation:
 13 bedrooms (12 suites and a bunk room - ideal for families)


Deplar Farm, in the heart of Iceland's snowy wilderness, offers exclusive, tailor-made adventures for thrillseekers after an adrenaline rush in spectacular surroundings - incuding snowmobiling, kayaking and whale watching, with the services of private concierges and expert guides. Unwind with a dip in the geothermal pool as the Northern Lights dance overhead.

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Enjoy exclusive use of... a Tuscan retreat in Italy


Location:
Tuscany, Italy

Accommodation: 11 bedrooms and suites (in 5 historic farmhouse buildings)

Lupaia is a historic, beautifully converted stone farmhouse looking out over the rolling hills and cypress trees of Tuscany, with interiors of stencilled walls and heirloom mirrors. Feast on hearty Tuscan dishes and homemade cakes, and take a dip in the pool, whose water flows into a hydromassage tub. Nearby, explore pretty villages and indulge in wines from local vineyards.  

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Propose... on your own private yacht in Indonesia


Location: Eastern Indonesia, Indonesia

Why propose here? If you're both fans of sailing, your own private yacht is perfect for a proposal

Set sail on an exclusive luxury yacht built just for two. The Alexa will take you on a scenic tour of some of Indonesia's most beautiful islands, visiting the Komodo dragons or tribal villages along the way - it's up to you. Drop to one knee anywhere en route: maybe over a picnic on a secluded beach, watching the turtles, or how about during a romantic candlelit dinner on deck?

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Celebrate a milestone event by... travelling through Asia by train


Location: Thailand 

Why go here? To explore Thailand and Singapore in leisurely fashion by train

Travel around Thailand and Singapore aboard the stylish Eastern & Oriental Express as you take in destinations such as Kuala Lumpur and the Cameron Highlands. Stop off and enjoy expert guided tours along the way, from visits to pagodas and tea plantations to river cruises and jungle treks. Finish your holiday with some beach relaxation on the island of Koh Kood.  

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PROPOSE... OVER DINNER ON THE ZAMBEZI RIVER IN ZAMBIA


Location: Zambia

Why propose here? For a perfect lantern-lit dinner in a blissfully tranquil river setting

How would you like to dine under the starry night sky on a floating deck at twilight in the middle of the Zambezi River under the soft glow of lanterns and nothing but unspoilt wilderness around? At Tongabezi you can, with each delicious course delivered by canoe to your secluded table. We can even arrange a singing choir to make your proposal extra special.

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Celebrate a milestone event by... taking the train through Canada


Location: The Rockies, Canada

Why go here? To see the Rockies on one of the world's most iconic train journeys

Experience Canada's most beautiful landscapes aboard the deluxe Rocky Mountaineer as you weave around soaring mountains, pristine glaciers, forested valleys and alpine lakes. The Gold Leaf service offers a premium glass-dome carriage and gourmet a la carte meals. En route, keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, moose and elk.

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Enjoy exclusive use of... a beautiful riad in Morocco


Location: Marrakech, Morocco 

Accommodation: 4 suites

Celebrate a special occasion at your own private riad in Marrakech, Dar Mo'da, where you can enjoy the best of both worlds: this secluded oasis, all soaring pillars and curved archways, is just a stone's throw away from the bustling souks. After a day's shopping and exploring, relax in the candlelit courtyard or on your sun-kissed terrace overlooking the rooftops, where you can cool off in the pool. 

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Enjoy exclusive use of... a luxury yacht, sailing around Asia


Location: Eastern Indonesia, Indonesia

Accommodation: 7 ensuite cabins

Set sail in style and luxury onboard the LAMIMA, and go off the beaten track to explore the many idyllic and remote islands of Indonesia, Burma and Thailand. Your itinerary is tailored to suit you - snorkel with turtles, go on guided island treks to see the Komodo dragon, relax over spa treatments and cocktails on deck, and enjoy seafood barbecues under the stars on secluded beaches, without another soul around.

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Celebrate a milestone event by... exploring Antarctica


Location: Antarctica

Why go here? To journey to the ends of the Earth for otherworldly landscapes and wildlife

For a memorable adventure, head to Antarctica to see glassy icebergs and wildlife such as penguins, whales and albatrosses. Even at the ends of the Earth, you won't have to stint on luxury: the Sea Spirit offers comfortable suites, panoramic decks and expert photography courses. Discover, in ultimate style, a part of the world few people get to see.

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PROPOSE... AT A TREEHOUSE IN COSTA RICA


Location: Costa Rica

Why propose here? This gorgeous rainforest treehouse is the ultimate romantic spot

Propose in a charming treehouse at the heart of Costa Rica’s beautiful rainforest. This luxury treehouse at Pacuare Lodge is surrounded by a canopy of lush green trees, offering panoramic views, and is lit by candlelight at night. Best of all? It is accessible by its very own suspension bridge, separating the rest of the resort with your own private corner of paradise.

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Celebrate a milestone event by... wildlife-spotting in Australia


Location: Australia

Why go here?
To indulge in the very best that Australia has to offer

Enjoy an epic holiday in Australia, to meet wildlife from kangaroos to koalas, snorkel around coral reefs and swim with humpback whales. The hotels are the best of the best too - stay right on the harbour in Sydney overlooking the Opera House, in a luxury safari tent and at a one-of-a-kind lodge on a beautiful island where kangaroos hop past as you have dinner by the ocean.   

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Propose... under the Midnight Sun in Norway


Location: Arctic Norway, Norway

Why propose here? It's unique: however you decide to propose, it will be memorable

Head to the cosy and romantic Lyngen Lodge in the heart of the Arctic in Norway to propose under the ethereal Midnight Sun. Take to the red-tinged skies on a scenic flight, relax on the beach and watch flocks of migrating birds, enjoy a private whale-watching cruise, or find your perfect spot amongst the beautiful mountains and waterfalls... the options are endless.  

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Enjoy exclusive use of... a house by the sea in South Africa


Location: Garden Route & Little Karoo, South Africa


Accommodation:
4 suites

Morukuru Ocean House on the southern coast of South Africa promises the best of the best – with butlers and chefs on hand to ensure your stay at this private villa is bespoke and extra special. Spend your days however you wish: explore 50km of beach, sand dunes and caves, go whale spotting, or simply relax by the pool or on the beach and enjoy the sea views.

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Celebrate a milestone event by... Setting sail in Indonesia


Location: Indonesia

Why go here? To experience a personalised voyage in Indonesia on a yacht built just for two

Celebrate in unique and romantic fashion by setting sail on your own private yacht, the Alexa. Tailor-make your itinerary as you explore Indonesia's beautiful islands: swim and snorkel, enjoy guided treks on remote islands inhabited only by wildlife, including Komodo dragons, and tuck into gourmet dinners on deck and seafood barbecues under the stars on secluded beaches.

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Enjoy exclusive use of... a clifftop escape in New Zealand


Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Accommodation: 5 individually-designed villas (1 to 4 bedrooms, with 15 bedrooms in total)


Eagles Nest sits in a 75-acre estate atop a peninsula overlooking New Zealand's Bay of Islands, offering privacy and seclusion as well as spectacular views from your luxury villas and the pool, where you can enjoy a few laps while taking in the panoramic vistas. Relax on private beaches and see the sights by Porsche or on a helicopter tour from your own helipad. 

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PROPOSE... OVER A PRIVATE ISLAND PICNIC IN THE MALDIVES


Location: Maldives

Why propose here? For the quintessential beach proposal, look no further

At the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, be whisked away, Robinson Crusoe style, to your own private island, complete with pristine palm-fringed beaches, for a gourmet picnic just for two. Follow this by experiencing the unique night-time spa, set in a private jungle clearing shrouded by trees, with candles dotted around, including by the bubbling Jacuzzi. 

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