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Still looking for your perfect getaway? Here are more wish-list-worthy suggestions.

By Lori Stacy and Janet Thomas

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Travaasa Hana, Maui, Hawaii
Experience authentic Hawaii at this picturesque resort on Maui’s more-secluded eastern shore. Get pampered at the spa by therapists trained in traditional lomi lomi, go net fishing with a fourth-generation Hana native, or try trail riding with Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolos. Rooms feature private lanais, many with their own hot tubs.

King Pacific Lodge, A Rosewood Resort, British Columbia, Canada
If fly-fishing in pristine waters, heli-hiking on less-traveled paths, and kayaking where the big fish swim are at the top of your list of ideal leisure pursuits, you really must make the pilgrimage to King Pacific Lodge. It’s eco-tourism at its most luxurious, and from the moment you set foot off the float plane (the only way in), you’ll know why this place is so revered.

Hacienda Santa Inés, Costa Rica
This working ranch and farm, set on 300 acres, has 11 well-appointed guest rooms, and its staff of 25 ensures each guest is thoroughly pampered. Dine alfresco, swim indoors, or take the ATVs out for a spin. Let the kids feed the livestock, or whisk the family off — via helicopter — to spy waterfalls and volcanoes.

Coral Lodge, Escribano Bay, Panama
Get away from the world at this remote rain forest eco-resort. Snag one of the newer and larger over-the-water bungalows; then swim and snorkel right off your room (abundant coral reefs lie just below) before paddling your kayak to the restaurant. Take in local culture, and perhaps a few handcrafted souvenirs, with a day trip to see the self-governing Kuna community.

Lighthouse Bay Resort, Barbuda
It’s situated on its own private island, and peace and privacy are two of the top amenities at this secluded resort. Relax in one of only nine well-appointed suites, ride horses on the beach, or dip your toes in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean on one side or in serene Codrington Lagoon on the other. For a limited time, Lighthouse Bay is partnering with Curtain Bluff resort in Antigua for a “Best of Both Islands” getaway complete with helicopter transfers.

Fowl Cay Resort, The Exuma Islands
How many private-island escapes do you know of that include your own personal Angler runabout boat to explore the amazingly clear blue waters of the Bahamas? Fowl Cay Resort does — plus other toys like a golf cart, beach cruiser bicycles, kayaks, and paddleboards are at your disposal. After a day at play, enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner at the Hill House Restaurant or in your plush, private villa.

Parrot Cay Resort, Turks and Caicos
Few island resorts know how to encourage health, wellness, and relaxation like Parrot Cay. Leave your cares — and your fancy clothes — at home. Flip-flops, swimsuits, and cover-ups rule here. Recharge in style with the nurturing COMO Shambhala spa, offering daily yoga and Pilates sessions and incredible cuisine.

Domaine des Hauts de Loire, Onzain, France
This former hunting “cottage” in the heart of the Loire castle and wine region feels more like a castle itself. Rooms tastefully decorated with antiques look out over a picturesque park or one of the forested property’s ponds. After a day of castle hopping and wine tasting, indulge in chef Rémy Giraud’s exquisite contemporary French cuisine.

Six Senses Yao Noi, Koh Yao Noi Island, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
You will definitely feel as though you have escaped once you arrive at the private island location of this resort. Each of the 54 villas has its own infinity-edge pool, perfect for cooling off and taking in the island’s lush tropical vegetation. No need to do anything but relax here: Your “personal villa team” will ensure that all your needs are taken care of.

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Lhasa, Tibet
Zen-like splendor awaits at this resort set at 12,000 feet in Lhasa, the spiritual and political center of Tibet. The property offers awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas and the Lhasa Valley and a beautiful meditation garden for yoga, Pilates, or meditation. Savor Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine at Si Zi Kang.