Relais & Châteaux Spotlight - Winter Escapes
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Whether your idea of the perfect winter escape involves a snow-filled adventure or warm sand beneath your feet, there’s a wide offering of Relais & Châteaux experiences that are sure to delight. Explore these three properties that showcase their own unique taste of winter.
For those craving an escape to the sunshine during the colder months, winter is the perfect season to experience Le Toiny in St Barth. Perched atop a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the hotel offers 22 private suites nestled in an oasis of lush palm trees and exotic flowers. Unwind in the comfort of your suite, savour exquisite cuisine at the resort's award-winning restaurant, or take in the mesmerizing ocean views. Le Toiny ensures an unforgettable and rejuvenating vacation for those seeking tranquillity, natural beauty, and the finest in luxury accommodations in St. Barth.
Camden Harbour Inn offers a dream winter retreat off the coast of Maine, boasting a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Within the town, guests can indulge in boutique shopping and art gallery visits, complemented by a diverse number of excellent dining options. Venture outdoors and enjoy tubing, tobogganing, and both downhill and cross-country ski trails overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at Camden Bowl. Explore the natural beauty of Camden Hills State Park with its captivating vistas of the harbour and surrounding islands. Ice skating enthusiasts will enjoy the romantic rink above the harbour, while those with a penchant for art and culture can explore the inspiring collections at the Farnsworth Museum, renowned for its Wyeth paintings, or the nearby Center for Maine Contemporary Art. The Inn has designed a special package for avid skiers, which includes a 2-night stay in a luxurious guestroom or suite, a gourmet Prosecco breakfast, ski lift passes for two, and gluhwein to warm up in the afternoon. The package also features a 60-minute couples massage and a 4-course tasting menu at Natalie’s restaurant - an ideal way to wind down after a day in the crisp winter air!
From November to February, the West Coast of Vancouver Island comes alive with gale-force winds, lively skies, and colossal waves that are a marvel to witness. Perched on a rugged rock outcropping, the Inn offers a front-row seat to these dramatic and powerful storms that roll in from the Pacific Ocean during the winter months. Full rain gear is provided in all guest rooms, and rubber boots are available for guests eager to explore the beach and embrace the wild weather. Upon returning to the Inn, cozy up by the fireplace with a hot cocoa in the Shoreline Terrace or Driftwood Café, or in the comfort of your own suite. For the ultimate yin to the yang of storm-watching, indulge in a treatment at the Ancient Cedars Spa and take in views of the rolling waves from the Cedar Sanctuary, a free-standing double treatment room with unobstructed views of the ocean.
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