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Top 3 hotels in Paraty, Brazil

Top 3 hotels in Paraty, Brazil

Beautiful Paraty is a charming town on Brazil’s Costa Verde between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.? A network of colonial buildings and cobbled streets sandwiched between the ocean and the rainforest, it captivates all who visit, creating a never-ending desire to return. The pretty white buildings are all terracotta tiled with brightly coloured gables […]

A luxury golf break at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK

A luxury golf break at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK

The estate of Stoke Park has a long history dating back over 900 years but it was John Penn – 1760 to 1834 – who was responsible for most of what you can see today. In the latter part of the 18th century James Wyatt, architect to King George III, ?worked on the development of […]

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6 of Asia’s best secret gems

Secret gems are little-known, slightly different boltholes, which provide a truly lovely off-the-radar experience for travellers. From quirky estates in Southern India to English country cottages in Burma, we?ve rounded up six of our favourite hideaways which will be sure to offer something a little special for your next holiday? Secrets are for sharing after […]

South Africa's most luxurious safari

South Africa’s most luxurious safari

South Africa is blessed with a huge range of attractions, incredible natural beauty, and extremely high quality accommodation and service, making it Africa?s most popular holiday destination! It literally has something for everyone and, with its malaria-free safari regions, this includes families with young children. Cape Town is an exciting and picturesque cosmopolitan city that […]

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Short stay: Imperial Springs, Conghua, China

Where do China?s elite go for a holiday within China? We previously covered a ?new luxury resort in China that is bigger than Monaco?. The 2.8 million square metre estate of Imperial Springs actually opened privately years ago to friends of the owner and the political and business elite; it is only in late 2015 […]

Top 5 luxury hotels for the Rio Olympics uncovered

Top 5 luxury hotels for the Rio Olympics uncovered

The moment has come. For the first time ever in South America, the whole world will meet. The XXXI Olympic Games will be in Rio, Brazil in August, 2016. The marvelous city has been getting ready for this amazing event and is prepared with lots of new attractions, beautiful renovations, and new facilities and amenities […]

Dubai's 3 most unmissable beach hotels

Dubai’s 3 most unmissable beach hotels

With a 50km long beach running the length of the city, Dubai has its fair share of beach hotels but not all are created equal.? In the city of stop-at-nothing luxury, three properties stand out for their amazing rooms, attentive service and classy opulence. Dar al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah The beautiful boutique hotel within the […]

Indulge in Brazil's top 5 festivals

Indulge in Brazil’s top 5 festivals

Brazil, known for its energy, beauty, life, and passion, is a top place to travel, and an even better travel destination for celebrations. Between the music, food, decorations, and dance, celebrations showcase a country?s culture, so there is no better way to experience the life and culture of Brazil than through participating in one of […]

6 things to do on the Aeolian Islands of Vulcano and Lipari

6 things to do on the Aeolian Islands of Vulcano and Lipari

The Aeolian Islands located in the Tyrrhenian Sea consists of seven beautiful islands that have a ?Y-shaped? configuration when viewed from the sky. The islands include Stromboli, Vulcano, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, Lipari, and Salina. They are collectively called the “seven pearls of the Mediterranean? and according to history, they were named The Aeolian Islands after […]

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Elounda, Crete, Greece

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Elounda, Crete, Greece

Equidistant from Europe, Asia and Africa, Greece’s largest island is 260 kilometres long and anything from 12 to 56 kilometres wide. It is mountainous in parts?and offers huge?variations in both landscape and climate. Welcome to the island of Crete where olive groves and vineyards are interspersed with short mountain ranges, and where the north of […]

Suite of the week: Portovenere Junior Suite, Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy

Suite of the week: Portovenere Junior Suite, Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy

Suite name:?Portovenere Junior Suite Location:?Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy Size of accommodation:?Approximately 50 sq m Cost per night:?From 470 euros (double occupancy) Who’s stayed there??Actress Audrey Tatou, Singer Patti Smith and football player Fernando LLorente. What makes it special:?The breathtaking views of Portovenere?s colorful historic centre, picturesque marina and Palmaria Island. The Portovenere Junior […]

Mhondoro Game Lodge opens in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Mhondoro Game Lodge opens in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

African safari luxury has been redefined with the opening of Mhondoro Game Lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Bringing high-end design and exceptional game viewing to the malaria-free, ?Big 5? reserve, Mhondoro is a ground-breaking safari experience less than three-hours? drive from Johannesburg. Mhondoro is the first South African lodge to offer […]

Top 3 boutique hotels in Salvador, Brazil

Top 3 boutique hotels in Salvador, Brazil

The city of Salvador is a highlight of Brazil for many visitors. The capital of the state of Bahia in the north of the country, it contains the world?s largest collection of colonial architecture and pulsates with a diverse and fascinating culture. Salvador is known for its strong African roots. The north of Brazil is, […]

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Secrets of Spain: Tamariu – a tiny, precious jewel on the Costa Brava

They say that the best things in life come in small packages, and certainly when it comes to the tiny coastal village of Tamariu this is definitely true. Smell the wafting aroma of the pines overhead as you lie on the beautiful horseshoe shaped beach, and listen to the lapping Mediterranean waves. You don’t need […]

Luxury in the wild: must dos in Patagonia

Luxury in the wild: must dos in Patagonia

Patagonia is a land of unrivaled nature. A place where to find comfort in the tranquility of the great outdoors and a place to experience incomparable adventure. Its mix of glaciers, mountains, deserts, fjords, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, channels and oceans provide the opportunity to truly escape into a diverse selection of remoteness. It is a […]

Inside the luxurious hotels of Euro 2016

Inside the luxurious hotels of Euro 2016

Euro 2016 is now in full swing and, in their quest for glory, 24 European teams are battling it out in stadia across France to be crowned the champions of Europe. But away from their matches, the stars of the game will be kicking back in luxurious resorts the length and breadth of the country. […]

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