Category: Accommodation

The top 3 paradores in La Mancha

The top 3 paradores in La Mancha

Paradores are luxury hotels in converted-convents, monasteries and castles – a new trend in luxury tourism in Spain, and other Spanish-speaking countries like Puerto Rico. Most of Spain’s Paradores are actually state-owned, and the ‘Paradores Spain’ chain was founded by King Alfonso XIII and the Marques de Valle-Inclan in the 1930s as a means to […]

5 unique luxury resorts on Langkawi Island, Malaysia

5 unique luxury resorts on Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi is a beautiful jungle-clad tropical island situated just off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, close to the border of Thailand. Designated as a UNESCO Geo Park due to its unique geological and ecological features, Langkawi is the largest island in a picturesque archipelago of 99 limestone islands, some no more than bare rocks. Much […]

4 of the best islands to visit in Hawaii

4 of the best islands to visit in Hawaii

If there ever was an Eden on Earth it would be Hawaii with her cluster of pristine islands offering the richest hues of blue, the cleanest waterfalls and the very best in luxury accommodations. From the verdant green cloak of Maui to the rolling waves and ancient charm of Oahu, hop on a private jet […]

Top 5 luxury mobile safaris in Africa

Top 5 luxury mobile safaris in Africa

Mobile safaris in Africa are the best way to see the bush if you want a completely private guide, camp and staff all to yourself. Often these mobile camps will be set up in the most remote and off the beaten track locations one could possibly imagine, and you will be in areas where game […]

3 stunning boutique hotels for an Asian honeymoon

3 stunning boutique hotels for an Asian honeymoon

Asia is a vast and beautiful continent, one which is veiled with hidden gems to entice the curious traveller. And for the adventurous honeymooning couple, Asia is full of romance and surprise. But to get the best out of your honeymoon, skip the executive suite in your favourite luxury hotel chain – and opt for […]

An early spring break in Greece: what to do

An early spring break in Greece: what to do

The city of Athens has found its self- confidence and creativity and remaps itself among the most popular city breaks in the world. The old and the new blends in harmoniously offering visitors novel pleasures: from the Acropolis museum to upcoming neighborhoods full of art studios and hip restaurants and shops. New designers, artists and scholars […]

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

What do you think of when you think of luxury?  A grand hotel and butler service? Yes, indeed – but such luxury has a time and a place.  At other times getting away from the textbook description and finding a place others haven’t or stumbling across a gem where you least expect is as good if not […]

Suite of the week: BelAmour, Pointe Milou, St Barts

Suite of the week: BelAmour, Pointe Milou, St Barts

Suite name: BelAmour Location: Pointe Milou, St Barts Size of accommodation: 150 sq m Cost per night: from $980 per night What makes it special: Celebrate your love in style at BelAmour, the most luxurious, yet most intimate, villa for 2 in St. Barts, perched atop a cliff, with sweeping views on the Caribbean Sea. Are you looking for […]

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Patagonia might not be such a secret after the alleged Falklands War-related rumpus around the last Top Gear special, but this region of Argentina and Chile is still South America at it’s wildest and most unexplored. Hemmed in by the Andes to the west and Tierra del Fuego – the ‘Land of Fire’ – to […]

Visit Moscow and St Petersburg in style

Visit Moscow and St Petersburg in style

With a scale of luxury rarely found outside of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Russia is a country that revels in unabashed indulgence. From sipping champagne on an ultra-modern balcony overlooking the mighty Moscow Kremlin, to nibbling caviar in a palatial St. Petersburg ballroom - Russia has endless opportunities for a quality, luxurious experience. I’ve picked out […]

3 luxury retreats in South Africa's rugged North West

3 luxury retreats in South Africa’s rugged North West

Flanked by the Kalahari Desert and Magaliesberg mountain range, South Africa’s North West province is famous for its rugged hills and vast plains of untamed African bushveld. This malaria-free region is within easy reach of Johannesburg and makes a convenient escape from the city. And with its sophisticated collection of luxury accommodation, there is no […]

Interview with Tim Bewer, Founder and Director of Isan Explorer

Interview with Tim Bewer, Founder and Director of Isan Explorer

Originally from Wisconsin in the USA, Tim has lived full-time in Khon Kaen, Thailand since 2007. After a short stint as a legislative assistant, he gave up the 9-5 to become a travel writer-photographer and has since written or co-written over two dozen guidebooks for Lonely Planet and other publishers covering destinations as diverse as […]

Special feature: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Just before Christmas we decided to have a short getaway in North Yorkshire, staying at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, a small country hotel just a few miles out of Scarborough. Not only was this my first time in this part of the country – despite it being only about 3 hours’ drive from home […]

Chicago’s top three hotels for luxurious fun on the Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s top three hotels for luxurious fun on the Magnificent Mile

Three of Chicago’s luxury hotels are situated on the Magnificent Mile’s prime location of Water Tower Place. They have world class spas and attractive swimming pools plus excellent restaurants. They are located above or across the street from some Chicago’s finest shopping venues and two acclaimed theaters: the LookingGlass Theater and the Broadway Playhouse.  The […]

10 great reasons to take a luxury Kenya safari in 2015

10 great reasons to take a luxury Kenya safari in 2015

Kenya has taken an absolute battering recently and we feel so sorry for the guys out there, just trying to make ends meet. Terrorists are very active everywhere in the world and the terrorist threat in Kenya has recently dropped to almost nil. Kenya has so much to offer the luxury safari enthusiast and it […]

Suite of the week: Villa Hibiscus at the BodyHoliday Resort, St. Lucia

Suite of the week: Villa Hibiscus at the BodyHoliday Resort, St. Lucia

Suite name: Villa Hibiscus Location: BodyHoliday Resort, St. Lucia Cost per night: from $3,200 per night What makes it special: Sentence): Villa Hibiscus is a beautiful, secluded, colonial style house with infinity edge pool and a unique view on the Caribbean Sea that can accommodate up to 10 people; just a 2 minute walk from the award winning BodyHoliday Resort […]

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