These are the most eye-catching new properties in the world

From the delicately designed interiors and exclusive room access to the newest experiences in trending destinations, these are our new and noteworthy picks for the start of the year. Make sure to check out the new experiences as well. 

We’re kicking off the new year with a handful of hot, new properties from the far reaches of South East Asia and New Zealand to Costa Rica and even the Maldives. If you’re ready to plan your holiday this year, but have no idea where to go, keep on scrolling, we’re sure one of these will make your bucket list.

Capella Ubud, Indonesia

Now fully-fledged and ready to fly after a closely watched by us soft-opening, we’ve been wanting to shout about this one for a while. So world, meet Capella Ubud.

Nestled in the Wos valley amid lush green forest, it’s been designed in signature style by one of the most revered hotel designers in the world, Bill Bensley. Rob, our Travel Expert for South East Asia, recently got back saying Capella Ubud is, “a completely unique concept, delivered flawlessly with a lot of fun thrown in, it’s like taking a deeply spiritual tour to a local village before dining at one of their world-class restaurants”.

When it opens: October 2018

The Lindis, New Zealand

Located at the intersection of three conservation parks in the Ahuriri Valley of New Zealand’s South Island lies an architectural masterpiece, The Lindis. Here, you can take advantage of one of the top ten fly fishing locations in the world, which is a short stroll down from the lodge, or you can choose to hike, mountain climb or bike. If a more relaxing and peaceful time away is what you’re after, choose to unwind and relax, simply taking in the beautiful scenery around you. Trust us, with a view of the Milky Way at night, it’ll be hard not to.

When it opens: November 2018

The Nautilus, Maldives

Sitting right in the heart of the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, is what we’re pegging as the hottest luxury hotel opening – and that’s before you even look beyond location. Once you do, you’re sold. The Nautilus is an immensely private resort where you are made to feel right at home in one of their jaw-dropping beach and ocean houses, with each moment tailored to you by your private butler. The best part? You’re promised to be whisked straight from the plane to a private VIP seaplane terminal to get you to the reef ASAP.

When it opens: January 2019

Nantipa, Costa Rica

Calling those seeking a romantic getaway any time of the year, Costa Rica is the location that you’re looking for. And Nantipa has created quite the buzz already for its year-round surf, Costa Rican inspired cuisine and bungalow feel with each room opening to a full or partial ocean view. With this open design concept, you’re quite literally at one with nature.

If you’d like to make a trip to the Caribbean side of the country, then check into Nantipa’s newest sister property Hotel Aguas Claras in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica.

When they open: January 2019