Whether you keep your birthday bucket list organized online, in a journal or on a crumpled old bar napkin, you’re going to want to pull it out to jot down this overwater and underwater hotspot. Conrad Maldives sits on its own private island with luxury villas floating right atop the ocean and a dining space that takes a deep dive under to ensure you get the full snorkeling experience without so much as touching a set of goggles. What are we waiting for? Let’s dive in.
VENUE TYPE: Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, North Central Province, Maldives
An island of one’s own. A tropical paradise of beautiful beaches and vibrant seas. A rainforest filled with wildlife, lush vegetation and colorful birds. A luxury cottage on the open water. What more could you want from a #bucketlistbirthday destination resort? More than one? Okay, we’ll give you that too. This collection of four islands in the Philippines offers adventure, discovery, luxury and sanctuary, all with a sustainable and earth-friendly approach.
In the realm of all things trendy, plants have reigned supreme as the decor pièce de résistance in homes as well as at weddings and events. From party-favor-sized succulents to lush foliage tablescapes, all things green have secured their spot at the top of every party thrower’s wish list. Who’s leading the plant powered charge? Palms. They have been incorporated into all elements of design in the most creative ways, proving they’re not going anywhere soon ensuring all other flora species are green with envy.
From tropical cake toppers to palm adorned ceremony arches, even the colder seasons ahead can’t stop this movement. Forget the frost with all things warm and sunny this fall-winter or add a hint of glint with metallic painted fronds. Use this visual guide as a roadmap to inspire your next unbe-leaf-able gathering of any size, type or temperature.
Off the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico lies the island of Isla Mujeres. On that island, with sweeping ocean views and Caribbean ambiance, sits a home unlike any other. The Shell House’s unparalleled design surrounds you with ocean life. With both the main house and baby shell house available to rent, we think we’ve found your next birthday destination. Shell we begin?
Celebrate your birthday on the water and explore the rich nature of Australia’s coast. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys helps you flirt with monumental sea stacks, caves, cliffs and dolphins so that you can experience where the land meets the sea the adventurous way. These tours are categorized as a breathtaking must-do if you find yourself down under and have a love affair with the glassy and rhythmic sea.
Experience the sublime and usher in another year!
Photography by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys