Category: Accommodation

Kenya's top 5 family safari lodges

Kenya’s top 5 family safari lodges

Going on safari as a family is one of the most amazing experiences. It opens up a whole new world to everyone and it is an experience that will stay with the whole family forever. The energy and excitement that children bring on safari with them is wonderful and highly contagious! Kenya is well equipped […]

5 incredible ways to experience S.E. Asia's most iconic sites

5 incredible ways to experience S.E. Asia’s most iconic sites

Remarkably, Southeast Asia has 37 incredible UNESCO heritage sites. These sites are ‘must see’ for good reason but the downside is that many other tourists will be there at the same time. The magic of Angkor can be lost if you’re swamped by bus loads of tourists each trying to snap that iconic shot, before […]

I want a ranch holiday... what sort of ranch do I want?

I want a ranch holiday… what sort of ranch do I want?

The answer will depend, as always, as to who you are and what you would like from your holiday.  Ranches in both the US and  Canada are broadly split into four types which range from simple accommodation on working ranches to luxurious accommodation with spas and every wish catered for. The only common denominator is […]

5 of the most unique game lodges in Africa

5 of the most unique game lodges in Africa

Settled amidst Africa’s stunningly diverse landscapes and elusive wildlife, hundreds of luxurious lodges and camps provide an opulent space to relax in between exploring everything this unspoilt continent has to offer. Nevertheless, with cosy décor, gourmet cuisine, awe-inspiring experiences and spectacular views offered at nearly every property, sometimes you just want to find something completely […]

Special feature: Amanbagh, Rajasthan, India

Special feature: Amanbagh, Rajasthan, India

Departing Aman-i-Khas in Ranthambore, we drove nearly four hours north to Aman‘s other Indian outpost, Amanbagh, set at the foothills of the Aravali Range, a lush, green landscape in otherwise arid Rajasthan. Recent improvements in Indian infrastructure have made this hotel slightly more accessible than before, now only a two-hour drive from the Rajasthani capital city of […]

Top 5 destination hotels within 5 hours of Hong Kong

Top 5 destination hotels within 5 hours of Hong Kong

Whether you live in Hong Kong or in Europe/USA, Hong Kong is a well-known and frequently-vistied business and leisure travel hub. Locals enjoy its proximity to exotic locations while the city acts as a stopover for travellers from around the world, typically on their way to Thailand (Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai, Phuket, Koh Samui) or Indonesia […]

Horse carriage at Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad India

5 of most spectacular hotel arrivals in the world

Long gone are the days of arriving to a hotel to tediously queue at a lobby and await your turn so someone at the reception desk is free to attend to you. Luxury travelers demand more, much, much more. Many of the more boutique hotels and resorts have done away with reception desks, and even […]

3 new reasons why Siem Reap should be on your travel radar

3 new reasons why Siem Reap should be on your travel radar

For many years visitors have been heading to Siem Reap from every corner of the globe to explore the ancient jungle temples of Angkor Wat, and rightly so, as a UNESCO world heritage site they are truly remarkable; however, we are going to suggest 3 new reasons why Siem Reap should be on your travel radar […]

Top 10 parks to visit in Kenya and Tanzania

Top 10 parks to visit in Kenya and Tanzania

Taking an African safari is a trip of a lifetime that many people only ever get to dream about. If you’re wishing to turn your dreams into a reality and making that most memorable of journeys, it of course won’t be possible to see everything you want to in just one visit. You would need to […]

Barcelona Barceloneta sunrise Club1Hotels

5 of the world’s most exclusive hotels with up to 70% off

As you can imagine I have stayed at some absolutely amazing hotels and resorts, which is definitely one of the perks of my job. Whether I am visiting an iconic city or one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world, I always like to get the best out of my trip, by matching […]

Win a 5-star holiday at The Peninsula, Paris with The Luxury Holiday Company

Win a 5-star holiday at The Peninsula, Paris with The Luxury Holiday Company

Win a 5-star holiday in the spectacular Peninsula, Paris – a hotel that is the epitome of Parisian style, glamour and luxury, situated mere steps away from the Arc de Triomphe. Travel to Paris stylishly with Eurostar Business Premier , enjoying Michelin-designed gastronomy as you make your way to Paris. A stylish journey to Paris […]

8 Greek villas with stunning sea views

8 Greek villas with stunning sea views

There is something special about waking up to a stunning sea view, and we all know that a cocktail or a meal taste even better when the panorama around is stunning: this is why, when choosing an estate for your next holiday, its location is important: here are eight beautiful Greek villas with incredible, unforgettable […]

Why 2017 is the year to do Canada

Why 2017 is the year to do Canada

2017 marks the 150-year anniversary – or sesquicentenary – of Canada’s Confederation. Cities across Canada will welcome guests to unique celebrations and vibrant events this year. With so much going on, this is your perfect time to give Canada a go. In fact, Canada has been voted the top holiday destination to visit in 2017 […]

Where do you want to stay on your Machu Picchu visit?

Where do you want to stay on your Machu Picchu visit?

Every year, millions of travelers are drawn to a singular mountain-top sanctuary, as if individually summoned by some otherworldly force. Nevertheless, it’s easy to understand why so many embark on this annual trek to Machu Picchu. Once we make personal contact with the 550-year old citadel, somehow built almost 8,000 feet in the air, its […]

Water Garden, Sigiriya

10 of Sri Lanka’s best new luxury hotels

There are some truly exceptional boutique and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, and more are popping up each year. From the ultra-stylish to cosy colonial tea bungalows, there is something to suit everyone’s preferences. Following a recent research trip, we at Ampersand have found and experienced ten of the very best new luxury hotels in […]

14 of the world's most romantic retreats

14 of the world’s most romantic retreats

With February 14th on the horizon, take five minutes to fantasise about these swoon-worthy sanctuaries: our handpicked selection of the most romantic retreats in the world… Maldives – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi The Maldives – one of the most exclusive destinations on the planet – has to be the top choice for a once-in-a-lifetime escape. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi […]

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