Category: Resorts

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Nick Van Gruisen’s travel career started as a professional guide running camps and leading safaris in Botswana and South Africa. He then joined Lindblad Safaris, pioneers at the time of private plane safaris through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. In the 1980s he set up the UK office of the Tiger Mountain Group on the main […]

10 of the absolutely dreamiest beach resorts in the world

10 of the absolutely dreamiest beach resorts in the world

Oh, relaxing on exotic beaches, taking in the sun and surf, with sand between your toes and a drink in hand. All the better, of course, when put together with an incredibly luxurious beach resort, complete with world-class accommodations and  service. We scoured the globe for some of the dreamiest destinations, so before you plan […]

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

A stay at a spa hotel can bring a transformation. Everyday stress melts away in the lap of impeccable luxury and service. Add in the excitement of an interesting destination and the combination becomes too hard to resist. Here’s a look at 10 of the world’s top spa hotels that considers exotic location as well. […]

The definition of a luxury ski chalet - don’t accept any less

The definition of a luxury ski chalet – don’t accept any less

In today’s digital day and age, one couldn’t dream of defining ‘luxury’ without referring to the great Wikipedia in the cloud. According to the online encyclopedia, ‘luxury’ is defined as: very wealthy and comfortable surroundings something desirable but expensive something very pleasant but not really needed in life A luxury ski chalet not really needed? […]

Australia's top 5 luxury lodges

Australia’s top 5 luxury lodges

While Australia is no stranger to luxurious accommodation options, some stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Here are five of my personal favourites from around the country, from iconic properties in the Great Barrier Reef, to lesser-visited but equally impressive lodges in Tasmania. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, the Blue Mountains 40 stunning […]

Luxury family holidays in Mexico with Club Med

Luxury family holidays in Mexico with Club Med

With a perennially warm climate, sea temperatures that rarely drop below 25°C, a culture that is steeped in historical intrigue and a wide range of activities on offer to suit all tastes, Mexico truly is one of the world’s most intriguing family holiday destinations. A slice of luxury living Finding the perfect accommodation is an […]

Surf your way into shape - in luxury - on Portugal's Atlantic coastline

Surf your way into shape – in luxury – on Portugal’s Atlantic coastline

Located on Portugal’s Atlantic coastline renowned as one of the most popular surfing destinations worldwide, The Oitavos embraces its oceanic surroundings with a new ‘Surf Into Shape’ package enabling guests to achieve the ultimate surfer’s body. The new package combines surf lessons and tailored workouts with rejuvenating VOYA spa treatments and healthy eating. Surfing requires […]

The 3 most romantic hotels in Bali

The 3 most romantic hotels in Bali

Bali is a magical island in Asia. It has the most beautiful people, amazing food, stunning views and luxury hotels – everything one might need for an amazing beachside holiday. First thing to think about is where in Bali you’d like to stay. The most popular area is Seminyak, a very busy central area with a […]

Top 5 safari plunge pools

Top 5 safari plunge pools

Obviously there is a lot more to a good and proper safari than whether or not your suite has a private plunge pool BUT we can’t deny that between game drives, walks or boat safaris it can be heaven to relax in your private plunge pool – often these little pieces of heaven also overlook […]

Top 3 luxury glamping experiences in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Top 3 luxury glamping experiences in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Glamorous camping – aka “glamping” – in Rajasthan offers a truly luxurious experience. A far cry from “roughing it” in a flimsy tent in Cornwall, these glamorous camps are unashamedly opulent and a fantastic alternative to the region’s palace resorts. Those seeking nature and wildlife on their India expedition will find Ranthambhore to be the […]

Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Whether you are looking for a honeymoon where you can witness some of the world’s most captivating wildlife encounters, spend the night under the stars or stay where the celebrities feel at home, our round up of Africa’s top honeymoon destinations  has something for everyone.  If you think of any other romantic destinations in Africa, […]

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for couples

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for couples

If you’re looking to get away somewhere special with your significant other, then look no further. Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best places in Europe to while away some time with the one you love.  There’s something here to appeal to all couples – everything from heavenly hotels to some gorgeous glamping, and […]

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Whilst the super wealthy have always dabbled in private island ownership, most travellers are more than happy to simply spend their holidays visiting and enjoying a luxurious private paradise. Indeed, the trend of visiting remote, secluded locations is on the rise as decades of tourism take their toll on the more popular tourist spots and […]

5 great places to stay, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites

5 great places to stay, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites

Stay at some of the finest hotels in the world and visit captivating places, recognised by the World Heritage Organization for their natural or cultural importance. Explore the wilderness, uncover historic ruins and discover glorious buildings with captivating architecture – all sources of life and inspiration and all irreplaceable. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, Saint […]

Top 10 luxury hotels in the Maldives

Top 10 luxury hotels in the Maldives

The Maldives is one of those picture-perfect destinations that are completely true to the pictures on the front of the postcards. The extremely high standard of its luxury hotels and the spectacular diving aside, it’s hard to find a destination to rival its display of sharp and intense colour – the iridescent turquoise waters, the […]

Great reasons to visit Malawi

Great reasons to visit Malawi

Malawi is possibly not the first African country you’d think of travelling to for a great wildlife experience.  It has historically been better known for its lake-focussed activities, its links with local communities enabling visitors to get a real insight into the local culture, and walks and horse riding in the Nyika Plateau with its […]

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