This month, we went looking for new Smith hotels in Fiji. Our search uncovered Dolphin Island, a private-island stay just north of Viti Levu. In the Indian Ocean, we plotted a romantic rendezvous at Anantara Kihavah Villas, a desert-island dream of a hotel in the blue-gold Maldives.
Next, we went coastal in south-east Asia, discovering Bunga Raya (above), an eco-chic escape in Sabah, Malaysia, and Fusion Maia Resort, a luxe beachside retreat in Hoi An, Vietnam, that offers unlimited spa treatments. Oh yes.
In Transylvania, we braved vampires for cosy Copsamare Guesthouses (left), a rustic retreat spread across three houses in a sleepy village. Over in LA, we braved egotistical film directors for Petit Ermitage, a laidback Hollywood hideaway with resident butterflies and hummingbirds.
Down under, we tasted our way through the Hunter Valley at gourmet getaway Spicers Vineyards Estate, then went glamping at Spicers Canopy, a hotel with 10 luxury tents and 8,000 acres in Scenic Rim, Queensland.
Check back next month for new hotels in the UK, Naples, the Bahamas and Los Angeles.