I was told to pack a passport and some clothing.....a carry-on for 10 days......I found myself at DIA waiting to find out where I was going.........ITALY!!! Arrive via private water taxi (the hotel also has one that makes regular trips to San Marco). This lush resort, which has recently been re-opened by St Regis has it all....amazing service (bellinis on the terrace....), jaw dropping views of Venice PLUS the total quiet and calm of a private island. We first experienced this resort when it was privately owned. It used to be a Monastery and has a newly renovated Church on it's grounds. Large bronze sculptures grace the lawn - the pool has been redone to reflect the ultimate chic of the St. Regis.