Blue Marble Private is a luxury travel company in London organising extraordinary travel experiences around the world.
Austrian by name, Argentinian by nature, meet Jakob von Plessen, South America’s real gaucho and horse whisperer. Home is El Boqueron, a sleepy estancia deep in Argentina’s Pampas, were guests come for a stopover en route to Patagonia and end up staying for longer, drawn to the tranquil pace of gaucho life and hooked on the routine of poolside lounging, polo playing and asado evenings.Read More
Tucked away along Southern California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan’s unassuming wooden doors slide open to reveal a serene, exclusive escape that effortlessly blends Malibu’s famed Carbon Beach with a luxurious Japanese hideaway. Combining California’s stunning oceanfront setting with Japanese Zen-like minimalist interiors, Nobu’s beautiful boutique hotel takes inspiration from the simplistic aesthetic of a traditional ryokan with smooth textures of polished teak, bronze and limestone, which are accented with Japanese soaking tubs, tatami mats and shoji screens.Read More
Monaco Yacht Show September 2018 – each September the superyacht industry descends on Monaco for a show and tell of the newest advances in yacht technologies, largest superyachts and super sea toys. This year we attended the Monaco Yacht Show and scoped out our favourite superyachts for luxurious comfort and limitless cruising, including M/Y Cloud 9, M/Y Planet Nine, S/Y Marie and S/Y Sybaris.Read More
Meet Alex Thomson, aka "James Bond of the ocean". As a yachtsman and racer, he broke his own record of the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in a monohull. After 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, Alex reached the finish line of the Vendée Globe in January 2017. An outstanding accomplishment made even more extraordinary by the fact that his boat suffered potentially race-ending damage after just 13 days at sea, but even this major setback didn't stop him finishing the race as the fastest Brit ever and securing second place. Ahead of his next attempt to win the 26,000-mile, single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world race (not surprisingly dubbed the "Everest of sailing") we have had a chance to catch up with Alex and get a glimpse of what inspires and continues to motivate him to take to the high seas...
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the first time in history to dive in a submersible through the kaleidoscopic world that surrounds the Bat Islands in Costa Rica's Santa Rosa National Park.
Flying out to the archipelago in a seaplane, you will reach a 130ft research vessel which will provide the platform for your deep-diving submersible. Explore the protected marine reserve, home to Bull sharks and a rich underwater world, and be part of the team of scientists and marine biologists onboard the yacht. Your dive in the sub will collate vital information needed to preserve and protect the islands within the Guanacaste conservation area.Read More
Deep in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s Wild West offers mighty mountains for adventure-seekers and nature-lovers alike. Living life as a cowboy at Dunton Hot Springs, Zapata Ranch and Chico Basin in south Colorado are the best places to blend luxury and authenticity in the Wild West.Read More
It may be one of the smaller continents but what Europe lacks in size it makes up for in style: rolling fields of lavender and vines, limestone cliffs extending above turquoise coastlines and architecture to match Europe's finest nature.Read More
Meet Giberto, Venetian artist and glass-smith, who happens to call the Aman Venice home. The Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga family had been living in Palazzo Papadopoli on Venice's Grand Canal for the past 200 years when five years ago the ultra luxe hotel group, Aman, approached them with the idea to renovate and turn the palazzo into their most exciting European hotel opening. With Giberto and his family remaining residents on the top floor, the palazzo has become one of the finest in Venice and perhaps Italy.Read More
Mexico's colourful Yucatan peninsula is home to ancient ruins, underground cenotes, lush rainforest and an endless supply of natural wonders. The new retreat from Chablé, overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the Riviera Maya, is set to be the perfect place to experience the region as well as the spectacular underwater world just waiting to be explored.Read More
Stretching from the windswept plains of the Kalahari Desert in the east to the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean in the west, Namibia is a vast country of limitless horizons where desert-adapted wildlife roam the land and now with luxury safari lodges to discover…Read More
Morocco is a land of stark contrasts – from centuries-old traditions, dramatic landscapes, vivid colours and striking design – the country is a melting pot for creative minds. Marrakech in particular has inspired designers for decades. The ‘pink city’ was a huge influence for Yves Saint Laurent who first visited in 1966 and which has since prompted the opening of the new YSL Museum set in the stunning surrounds of Jardin Majorelle.Read More
Meet Petit, owner of the Sol y Luna Hotel and Association, who left behind successful corporate life for the Sacred Valley of the Incas to improve the lives of the world’s poorest children. In 1999, together with her husband Franz, she started an education project for local children which has evolved into the Sol y Luna Intercultural School. In order to support these education initiatives, Petit and her husband built the wonderful Sol y Luna boutique hotel – a pioneering, sustainable tourism project in the depths of Peru.Read More
A wandering hotel – named 700,000 Heures which is on average the amount of time we each have on the planet – will be settling in the Kingdom of Cambodia for six months from November to April. Expect off-the-beaten-track experiences, dining in private temples, sleeping under the stars, visits to floating villages, and incredible sunrises over Angkor Wat. Cambodia is one of the most memorable countries to explore in Asia so join us for the journey of discovery.Read More
A journey through Japan – from the modern metropolis of neon-lit Tokyo to the ancient backstreets of Kyoto dotted with teahouses and temples, and onwards to the country's spiritual heartland to be surrounded by misty mountains and the mystical birthplace of the ninja.
Japan is a place of complete contrasts and difficult to put into words, but as travel is considered to be the most progressive expression of human curiosity we hope you will feel intrigued – and it is just waiting to be explored...