Secret Hotels

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Bali Drawing on Bali's rich spiritual tradition, the Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness offers coaching and counseling courses as well as free meditation sessions. The center sits amid rice terraces overlooking the Unda River. (Photo: Amanda Marsalis)
Cornwall The Old Coastguard Hotel, located in a fishing village near England's westernmost point, offers spectacular ocean views. The dining room's catch of the day arrives straight from the nearby fish market. (Photo: Sue Parkhill)
French Riviera Hotel Windsor, in Nice, is owned by the art-loving Redolfi family, who had artists design many of the 57 rooms. The hotel is located near the Promenade des Anglais and Old Town. (Photo: Galilea Nin)
Costa Rica Luz de Vida features footpaths lined with coconut, palm, and guava trees that lead to the property's 13 air-conditioned cabins and to the secluded pool. (Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy)
Provence La Begude Saint-Pierre features glorious countryside views, 17th-century stone buildings, and a gourmet restaurant, as well as such modern amenities as spacious rooms and a sauna and pool. (Photo: Galilea Nin)
Tahiti At Pension Mauarii, the oceanside cabins are raised on stilts; at high tide, the water rushes below them. (Photo: Diane Cook and Len Jenshel)
Caribbean The Rockhouse Hotel's rounded thatched villas are set atop a low cliff carved with stairs that lead to the warm waters of Pristine Cove. The property offers some of the best sunset views in Jamaica. (Photo: Stewart Ferebee)
Tuscany The pool at Castello di Gargonza is surrounded by fragrant rosemary, and olive and cypress trees. The property features 22 stone houses with original working fireplaces, kitchenettes, and 17th-century-style furnishings. (Photo: Gregg Miller)

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