Category: Resorts

Trisara Beach

Special feature: Trisara, Phuket, Thailand

There are many faces to Phuket. What started off as a backpacker hippy heaven now offers much more. Trisara is one of the island’s best exponents of the very opposite end of this scale – ultimate luxury, where privacy and minimalist elegance are complemented by a spectacular location. The resorted was opened in 2006 by one […]

The top 5 remote and luxurious South Luangwa Lodges

The top 5 remote and luxurious South Luangwa Lodges

The South Luangwa in Zambia is probably the best place in the world to see leopard in the wild. The habitat here is a leopard’s paradise and as such they live here in abundance, and have become accustomed to the vehicles that take guests on luxury safaris. The South Luangwa has become a little busy […]

Song Saa Private Island Resort

10 of the best luxury eco retreats in Asia

Asia is a fantastic place to enjoy luxury and is also home to some of the best eco retreats in the world. If you’re looking for a dream break that lets you rest your weary body in a sustainable way then we’ve put together ten of the very best places to sit back, relax and […]

4 amazing luxury travel itineraries to try for yourself

4 amazing luxury travel itineraries to try for yourself

For almost 30 years Elegant Resorts has been crafting luxury travel itineraries, pioneering the way with a focus on personal, private experiences through the expert knowledge of a team of more than 100 travel experts. And the company’s commitment to service has been reflected in a series of top awards, including Best Small Luxury Tour […]

Special feature: JA Manafaru, Maldives

Special feature: JA Manafaru, Maldives

I don’t make this statement lightly when I say it is difficult to find fault with JA Manafaru. Situated at the northernmost atoll in the Maldives, this luxury island resort is about as close to perfect and as you’re ever likely to find anywhere in the world, and our first glimpse of this idyllic island […]

4 of the best luxury spas in Phuket to nurture your inner bliss

4 of the best luxury spas in Phuket to nurture your inner bliss

Talking about Phuket, 80% of people you talk to relate the city with beautiful beaches and the endless entertaining nightlife. Not everybody knows about Phuket’s more hidden peaceful side, which offers a genuinely luxurious lifestyle with world-class spa treatments and wellness centres. These are our picks for the very best Phuket spas, along with some […]

Alila Villas Uluwatu

5 hotels to watch the sun set

Twilight hour, golden hour, magic hour – call it what you want, the setting of the sun is a photographer’s dream, creating nature’s canvas in the sky and filling it with an array of colours and styles: pink, orange, red, yellow, golden, amber, mauve, purple; soft and calm, fiery and streaky, clear and majestic. We […]

Amankila arrival

Special feature: Amankila, Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a curious destination. An island of nearly 6,000 square kilometres featuring incredible geographical contrasts, and culturally at odds with the larger nation in which it resides, Bali is known the world over as a spiritual getaway. But the island of Bali is disturbed; rampant commercialism, consumerism and development in the Bukit Peninsula, a […]

The most magical Selous safari camps

The most magical Selous safari camps

We talk about the Selous all the time, because it really is one of the most memorable areas of Africa one can get to easily, whilst still being completely wild and remote. The Selous has captured the hearts of many a great explorer throughout time and we’re really not surprised – it is truly magical […]

5 great reasons to choose South Africa's Tswalu Kalahari

5 great reasons to choose South Africa’s Tswalu Kalahari

Today we’d like to draw your attention to one of South Africa’s completely undervalued gems – Tswalu. This vast private reserve in the Kalahari is more magical, more enchanting and more life changing than any other safari you will undertake in South Africa. South Africa has a repuation for being tamer than the other safari […]

Amankila

Top 5 sexiest Summer pools

It is common in many of the world’s best tropical hotels and resorts to have private pools, but from our extensive travels, we’ve realised that it’s just as rewarding relaxing at a resort’s main pool – in a few cases such as the below, more so! So we’ve created a list of the resorts where […]

5 of the best honeymoon suites in the Caribbean

5 of the best honeymoon suites in the Caribbean

Suites with infinity pools overlooking the famous Pitons of St Lucia, secluded cottages on a private island in the Grenadines, opulent suites which open up straight on to Grenada’s most famous beach and a private island in the British Virgin Island’s with a secluded honeymoon beach… Here are our top picks of honeymoon suites in […]

Top 5 luxury ecolodges in Central America

Top 5 luxury ecolodges in Central America

Visitors to the rainforest are faced with a conundrum – how to see the rainforest without damaging its delicate ecosystem? More and more, you can choose form an array of hotels that recognize that have found a way to provide luxurious accommodations while minimizing their carbon footprint. You’ll notice these hotels usually have a few […]

Thailand's famous island offers luxury residences for family travellers

Thailand’s famous island offers luxury residences for family travellers

The island of Koh Samui, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is known as a luxury beach hideaway destination in which to relax and rejuvenate. Only an hour’s flight from its capital city, Bangkok, and with direct international or connecting flights from key gateway cities, it is convenient to visit this tropical island from anywhere […]

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

Luxury comes in many forms; sometimes it is in 1000 thread count bed sheets, sometimes in the magic of seeing a bear in his natural habitat. Three species of bear call Canada home; the polar bear, king of the Arctic, the grizzly with his hump and long claws and the black bear who is the […]

3 of the best laid-back luxury hotels in the Caribbean

3 of the best laid-back luxury hotels in the Caribbean

Our top pick of laid back luxury hotels in the Caribbean feature the first private island escape in the Grenadines, a laid back retreat set in tropical gardens on the island of St Lucia and a unique and artistic hideaway on the sleepy  island of Bequia. Laid back luxury is all about the no frill’s […]

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