Si Si Penaloza's job as a luxury travel expert has her jet setting off to exotic locations throughout the year, reviewing top end spas on remote islands across the world. A typical work day would have her landing on a private island, enjoying a soothing massage or chatting with the chef about a local delicacy. Here’s a peek at just some of the amazing places Si Si's cool job has taken her.
Who better to take tennis lessons from than Roger Federer? Si Si had a run in with the legend in Paris where she not only drank champagne with him, but got to play tiny tennis. The very next day, she was off to Southern France, dining with Hollywood’s A-list celebrities including Leonardo Di Caprio (that's him circled in red).
One of Si Si’s most memorable trips was her stay in one of the world's largest and most exclusive private islands, Laucala Island in Fiji. From indigenous spa treatments to exploring the self-sustained island, she has had a chance to soak in all things Fiji. She also shares her name on the guest book with the likes of Oprah Winfrey and John Travolta!
Imagine being one of the first reporters to be invited to a luxury property nestled between Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea. Si Si was one of the first visitors to get a preview of Rocca delle Tre Contrade, a property with 11 en-suite bedrooms, which she predicts will be the next A-list Italian hideaway for celebs.
Tucked away in the middle of nowhere, Si Si says the Amanwana resort truly invented ‘glamping.’ She’s had a chance to swim with whale sharks during the day and track the stars in the evenings. We know she’s been to the best of spas but according to this jet-setter, the roster of therapists that Amanwana cultivates is one of the best in the business.
Imagine being invited by one of the world’s greatest magicians to spend a few days on his ultra-luxe, private-island resort in the Bahamas. Si Si flew down to Musha Cay, one of the world’s most secluded spots, where only 24 guests can stay at one time. Her favourite bit - sleeping in Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem's matrimonial bed, mere weeks after they'd left!