Category: Accommodation

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Discerning spa aficionados are increasingly looking for more complete retreats offering an all-encompassing wellness escape. Here are three of my favourite resorts, each with something unique to offer – whether that be working with specialist practitioners, training en famille on a beautiful white sand beach or getting back to nature in tropical island jungle surroundings. […]

Asia's top 7 alternative suites

Asia’s top 7 alternative suites

Booking a Presidential suite is the ultimate in luxury, for those that can afford it. But suites at a level or two below the Presidential suite often offer a staggering array of luxuries, from oversized space to private terraces to personalised service, at a (relative) fraction of the Presidential suite cost. Check out these alternative […]

Home of the gaucho: Argentina’s best estancias

Home of the gaucho: Argentina’s best estancias

Argentina is famous for many things: great wine; spectacular landscapes; the tango; Maradona… but for a truly authentic taste of this South American giant spend some time at one of the country’s beautiful estancias. Home to rugged gauchos – or cowboys – estancias are places where you can get your hands dirty with activities such […]

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

The minute I stepped out on my private deck it became crystal clear how Sri Panwa scored Hotel with the Best View in the World in The Best Beach Property Awards 2011 by Beach Tomato. If you’ve always dreamed of a secluded island retreat but unlike Richard Branson you can’t afford to buy a private […]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to London

Top 10 tips for your first trip to London

Planning your first trip to London can be a daunting prospect. With so many things to see and do, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start, especially if you are only in town for a few days. They say that when you are tired of London, you are tired of life. Well let […]

The world's smallest luxury hotel

The world’s smallest luxury hotel

After hearing that a new luxury hotel had opened on the rural outskirts of Jaipur, I was already very much intrigued. However, after learning that the resort was built in Anopura; a tiny, untouched, rural Indian village which my husband hails from, I simply had to experience it for myself. Anopura is quite possibly the […]

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Less than an hour west of London lies Kingston-upon-Thames – a thriving suburb of the capital, with a relaxed but vibrant feel to it. There we enjoyed a leisurely stay in one of the brand new Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, close to Kingston Bridge and overlooking the River Thames. Once we located the apartment […]

7 dos and don’ts for booking hotels online

7 dos and don’ts for booking hotels online

The advantages of booking your hotel accommodation online are well known. You can do it any time, from the comfort of your own home or your smartphone. You can take time to research the best options, check hotel locations on Google Maps and ensure you get the best rate. In short, it’s just more convenient; […]

8 reasons to escape to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

8 reasons to escape to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

An oasis of 42 lushly landscaped acres, the Four Seasons Koh Samui offers sweeping ocean views at every turn, a white sand beach, stand alone villas, each with its own private pool, and of course quintessentially gracious Four Seasons service. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary trip or even trying to plan a romantic escape […]

Experience Lisbon in 7 easy steps

Experience Lisbon in 7 easy steps

Lisbon is one of the oldest and grandest cities in the world. Facing the sea, visitors can travel on the iconic yellow trams climbing up the seven hills to get a better view of the Atlantic Ocean, or wander among the historic narrow backstreets and listen to Fado in quaint bars over an espresso and […]

Pamper the kids in Paris

Pamper the kids in Paris

Every young girl’s dream is to become a princess as they gaze at their reflection in the mirror for long hours at a time. Even if they are too young for make-up and beauty treatments, there are still plenty of places in Paris specially designed for kids to get them started in the magical world […]

4 ways to find luxury for less

4 ways to find luxury for less

If you’re not lucky enough to have your own superyacht and your travel splurges tend to overstretch your budget more than you would like, maybe you need to re-think your whole approach to luxury travel. Even on modest budgets, it’s still possible to travel in considerable comfort. You just need to know how, so here […]

Why Westchester is the new New York City

Why Westchester is the new New York City

When you hear the name ‘New York City’ you immediately think of the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan, the busy streets, gourmet restaurants, elegant boutiques and yellow cabs, right? Did you know there was a destination just steps away from Manhattan offering all of the above but in a much more relaxed and personalized setting? A […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a […]

5 things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

5 things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

A city of trams, tiles and iron funiculars, Lisbon remains a glorious European gem. It is one of the world’s oldest (and coincidentally friendliest) cities and has the honour of being the oldest capital in Western Europe. And this sense of history is ever-present. Positively buzzing and regularly drenched in sunlight, there is much to […]

The 3 best places to stay in Marrakech and Essaouira

The 3 best places to stay in Marrakech and Essaouira

Among Morocco’s many seductions are a panoply of luxurious riads and resorts with lush courtyards, sensual hammans, and “the best tagine in North Africa”.  The defining variable is quality of service which, despite Morocco’s claim to warm hospitality, varies significantly. Here are three of best places to stay in Marrakesh and Essaouira that offer seamless […]

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