And now to the beach

January blues are not an option when you have the opportunity to visit these beach destinations at the beginning of the year.
Of course, you must travel far for the ultimate climate of sunny 26 degrees, as shorter trips don’t get you above 20 degrees in January. But you shouldn’t wait until Easter, because sunny days on the beach boost your immune system and your state of mind.
Here comes our selection of three very different places:


NAO BEACH, a new beach club in St Barth, Caribbean Sea.

With its crystal-clear waters, powder-white sands and palm-fringed beaches, the Caribbean is a popular choice for beach holidays.
Surrounded by lush nature, just minutes from capital Gustavia, Nao Beach embraces the best of tropical living to create the perfect Caribbean holiday style. Seven days a week, a relaxed party with a DJ is held here every afternoon to celebrate the present moment and the carefree happiness of being together. An elegant and exclusive party celebrated until the incomparable sunsets in Saint John Bay.
The bar is decorated with handmade ceramics by Chiara Andreatti for Bottega Nove and serves unique cuisine, for a new culinary experience on the white sands. The menu features original creations by Japanese chef Kawaï (executive chef at Blackcode Group, Nobu LA) and French chef Alexandre Delage.



ZULAL Wellness Resort, Qatar

After a 5 1/2-hour flight from Europe, you arrive at a new and unique wellness resort in the Arab world. From the same group as the famous Shiva Som in Thailand comes a health concept based on traditional Arabic and Islamic medicine. It goes back to the tradition and history of health founded in 1025 by the physician and philosopher Ibn Sina and is now translated into modern medical treatments based on the balance of physical and mental well-being that you will experience not only in the treatments but also in the cuisine, architecture and ethics.



ONE & ONLY Desaru Coast, Malaysia

Located on Malaysia’s south-east coast, in a rainforest on the South China Sea, is this newly opened resort designed by award-winning Kerry Hill Architects. Living amidst wild flora and a private white sand beach invites you to spend interesting days learning about fauna and flora, have the meditative experience of bird watching or discuss astronomy, wellness and nature reserves over nightly bonfires on the beach.
The entire offer, from the CHENOT wellness method to fine dining with ingredients from local farms prepared by Michelin chefs and exquisite cocktails by guest mixologists, makes it easy to escape from everyday life.