The September 2015 Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's journeys to the sapphire blue waters of the Bahamas and through Sardinia, Italy, on a ten-day road trip. In this issue, Mr. Harper adds six new hotels to the Harper Collection: three new properties in Sardinia and three new properties in the Bahamas. Explore the six newly recommended Harper destinations listed below.
Evocative hideaway set in a converted ocher-colored stone lighthouse dating from 1856, just a 15-minute drive from the small resort town of Chia. Six comfortable suite accommodations feature wide oak-plank floors, Murano glass chandeliers, quarry stone-lined baths and white linen curtains.
Family-owned hamlet founded in 1962 by Peppeddu Palimodde and his wife, Pasqua, six miles east of the charming town of Oliena in the province of Nuoro. Many of the 68 attractive rooms and suites feature handcarved wooden furnishings, fireplaces and intricate embroidery.
Romantic 24-room villa-hotel built in 1880, tucked amid five acres of spectacular tropical gardens on a private headland on the northwest coast of Sardinia. Guest accommodations and public areas present a pleasing mix of Old World sophistication and contemporary décor.
Secluded beach resort recently acquired by the Arizona-based Enchantment Group. A stark white reception area affords impressive views over much of the 40-acre property, and the aesthetic of the 57 guest lodgings is minimalist, with white walls, white sofas, pale-wood furnishings and marble floors.
Harbour Island, Bahamas
Chic 10-room hideaway located in a slightly elevated position that provides absorbing views of the main port of Harbour Island. The Colonial-style restaurant offers a delicious menu of Continental and Bahamian dishes.
Stylish family-run beach retreat on a 96-acre island accessed by private ferry from Staniard Creek. The resort offers an overwater spa with glass floor panels, a freshwater pool, tennis courts, three miles of private beach and indoor/outdoor breakfast room and bar in the atmospheric Great House.