Category: Resorts

Top 4 luxury hotel views in Rajasthan, India

Top 4 luxury hotel views in Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan, often referred to as India’s most colourful state, is home to some of Asia’s most luxurious rooms and suites. Rajasthan’s luxury hotels are typically inspired by the regions rich royal heritage, evoking an atmosphere of kings, princesses and fairy-tales. Wonder at the mesmerizing Taj Mahal in Agra, stare into the shimmering waters of Lake […]

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain

Suite name: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Location: Marbella, Spain Size of accommodation: 125 sq m Cost per night: 2,200€ – 3,500€ depending on season, depending on the season Who’s stayed there: This suite is the top choice for the hotel’s most discerning guests, honeymoon couples and, of course celebrities, but they value guests’ privacy highly and […]

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa's Garden Route

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa’s Garden Route

Fancourt, one of South Africa’s top resorts, idyllically situated on the famous “Garden Route”, is the perfect setting for a heavenly honeymoon, especially when combined with a few days in Cape Town. It is just a short flight or a scenic drive from the Mother city to the historic town of George – and Fancourt […]

Photograph of the week: Naka Island

Photograph of the week: Naka Island

For those looking for a back-to-basics retreat, The Naka Island, Phuket combines luxury and nature for a true escape. Guests reach the private island resort via speedboat, and a range of recreational and cultural activities are available on the tiny island for a personal and indigenous experience. The freshwater pool offers an area to swim […]

A white Christmas on Mnemba Island - without the cold, sleet and snow

A white Christmas on Mnemba Island – without the cold, sleet and snow

Northern hemisphere guests wishing to celebrate a white Christmas without the cold weather, sleet and snow are guaranteed a delightful twist to the festive season on the white sands of tropical &Beyond Mnemba Island, situated off the coast of Zanzibar. While the island’s coral sands are as pure and soft as driven snow, the traditional Christmas […]

Suite of the week: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Suite of the week: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Suite name: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali Location: Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 550 sq m (villa and garden) Cost per night: IDR 11,500,000 What makes it special: Tanah Gajah’s founder and owner, Hendra Hadiprana originally built this one-of-a-kind twobedroom estate as the master accommodations for him and his wife and features some of the finest […]

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

This month we had one of our most relaxing breaks in a long time, enjoying an 11-day stay at the Domes of Elounda on the eastern side of the biggest of the Greek islands, Crete. Arriving quite late in the evening, we were welcomed to the resort with a complimentary drink at the Grand Domes Lobby […]

New Maasai warrior experience for children

New Maasai warrior experience for children

Children staying at Cottar’s 1920s luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara are being invited to join in a Maasai warrior session which includes fun-learning on how to make fire, spear throwing, bow and arrow practice and other activities incorporating the fascinating culture of the Maasai people. The activities are organised by Cottar’s own Maasai […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Central America

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Central America

In Central America there are so many luxuries awaiting your discovery. Here we’ve selected 10 of the best remote luxury escapes to be found across the region, from a boutique hotel in Costa Rica – possibly all too often overlooked by luxury travellers as a budget destination – to a world class resort in Belize, […]

Soak up the luxuries of India’s Pink City

Soak up the luxuries of India’s Pink City

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, a northern state of India. It is affectionately known as the “Pink City”, as the walls of Jaipur’s historic City Palace are washed in a vibrant salmon hue. The pink colour was used to create an impression of red sandstone Mughal buildings, and was repainted in 1876 during […]

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

The British weather can be so unpredictable, just as we thought summer would never arrive, this month’s glorious sunshine has got us all in the holiday mood.  However, as we know only too well, this can be quickly dampened by howling winds and sharp showers leaving many of us wishing we had booked that luxury […]

The top 5 golf courses in South Africa

The top 5 golf courses in South Africa

Luxury golf estates are quite a common sight in South Africa. Known for it’s majestic landscapes and beautiful wildlife, South Africa has a lot going for it in terms of creating the perfect scenic golf course. It is no wonder that this country has delivered their fair share of golfing legends like Gary Player, Ernie […]

Photograph of the week: Swimming pool at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives

Photograph of the week: Swimming pool at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives

This pool and pool bar can be found at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa in the Maldives, located on its own private island. You arrive at the airport and get whisked away to the hotel on the Four Seasons’ boat; the resort features a variety of accommodation including over-water bungalows (very “Maldives postcard”) and beautiful […]

Suite of the week: The Beach House, Legian Bali, Indonesia

Suite of the week: The Beach House, Legian Bali, Indonesia

Suite name: The Beach House, GHM Legian Bali Location: Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 800 sq m Cost per night: IDR 36,450,000 What makes it special: This private beach house is set amidst a walled tropical garden fronting a tranquil stretch of Legian Beach, this one-of-a-kind accommodation offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and a 16 metre infinity edge […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, then look no further than Africa – a continent so diverse and beautiful, both in its landscapes and, of course, its flora and fauna. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, fly fishing on the Zambezi or simply relaxing on […]

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