From a yoga retreat in France to a private island in Mozambique, here's our pick of the world's most desirable holiday destinations for 2014.
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Is it truly possible to relinquish a love of material possessions while experiencing impossible levels of luxury and service on the Côte d’Azur? Well, LuxYoga tries. It offers a range of yoga retreats on a 10,000sq ft private villa, replete with staff, massages and local wines. There’s a great deal of actual yoga practice taking place alongside these elements, of course, and they offer various trips with an emphasis on either pure Bikram yoga or a more blended discipline. Regardless of your preference, it’s certain to be an enlightening vacation.
+33 6 46 87 37 69, luxyoga.com
Set over 4,200 acres of implausibly beautiful Tuscan countryside, the Castello di Casole estate grows its own wine and raises much of its own game, which is served in the hotel’s three superb restaurants. Sipping an aperitif by the infinity pool comes highly recommended, as does a visit to the vineyard (accompanied by a rigorously-scientific tasting session, of course). You’ll want to stay – luckily this is entirely possible, as besides the villas, the grounds are home to a number of historic farmhouses recently renovated for permanent residents.
+39 05 7796 1501, castellodicasole.com