Category: Resorts

Imperial Springs Villa C

Short stay: Imperial Springs, Conghua, China

Where do China’s elite go for a holiday within China? We previously covered a “new luxury resort in China that is bigger than Monaco”. The 2.8 million square metre estate of Imperial Springs actually opened privately years ago to friends of the owner and the political and business elite; it is only in late 2015 […]

Indulge in Brazil's top 5 festivals

Indulge in Brazil’s top 5 festivals

Brazil, known for its energy, beauty, life, and passion, is a top place to travel, and an even better travel destination for celebrations. Between the music, food, decorations, and dance, celebrations showcase a country’s culture, so there is no better way to experience the life and culture of Brazil than through participating in one of […]

6 things to do on the Aeolian Islands of Vulcano and Lipari

6 things to do on the Aeolian Islands of Vulcano and Lipari

The Aeolian Islands located in the Tyrrhenian Sea consists of seven beautiful islands that have a “Y-shaped” configuration when viewed from the sky. The islands include Stromboli, Vulcano, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, Lipari, and Salina. They are collectively called the “seven pearls of the Mediterranean” and according to history, they were named The Aeolian Islands after […]

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Elounda, Crete, Greece

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Elounda, Crete, Greece

Equidistant from Europe, Asia and Africa, Greece’s largest island is 260 kilometres long and anything from 12 to 56 kilometres wide. It is mountainous in parts and offers huge variations in both landscape and climate. Welcome to the island of Crete where olive groves and vineyards are interspersed with short mountain ranges, and where the north of […]

21 reasons why Costa Navarino is the best resort we've ever seen

21 reasons why Costa Navarino is the best resort we’ve ever seen

If you happen to know anyone who works in travel, then you’ll know that they always seem to be jetting off left, right and centre – touring the globe, staying in countless hotels and discovering new places. We recently embarked on one such adventure to Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese region of Southern Greece – […]

Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

Malaysia, one of the most enticing destinations in South East Asia, is all about white beaches, tropical islands and delicious food. With a wide range of activities, a divine cuisine and beautiful accommodation this exotic country has something for everyone. Here are the top 7 unforgettable and luxurious experiences to have in Malaysia. 1. Enjoy […]

Mhondoro Game Lodge opens in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Mhondoro Game Lodge opens in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

African safari luxury has been redefined with the opening of Mhondoro Game Lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Bringing high-end design and exceptional game viewing to the malaria-free, ‘Big 5’ reserve, Mhondoro is a ground-breaking safari experience less than three-hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Mhondoro is the first South African lodge to offer […]

4 Summertime experiences to sample in Leavenworth, WA

4 Summertime experiences to sample in Leavenworth, WA

Nestled in the Cascades in central Washington, the mountain town of Leavenworth is known for its Bavarian theme and seasonal festivals. Summer’s warm climate maximizes outdoor pleasures while German architecture showcases flowers exploding over balconies and hanging baskets throughout the village. All that color and sunshine makes a cheerful setting. Enjoy shopping, beer gardens, and […]

The baobab, iconic African tree - Monate Game Lodge

An African bushveld breakaway: Ke Monate!

Feeling like getting away from it all, but doing it in comfort and style? Look no further than the Monate Game Lodge, a luxurious, yet tranquil African bushveld break-away near Nylstroom in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Ke Monate means ‘It is nice!’ in one of the indigenous South African languages. What a fitting […]

Top 5 luxury pool perks around the world

Top 5 luxury pool perks around the world

One of the most requested hotel amenities is a gorgeous pool, but sophisticated travelers are no longer content splashing around in just any old swimming pool. The following five luxury hotels are gilding the lily with these additional perks. 1. Beauty tech No more sunburn worries while enjoying W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island […]

No iPad needed with Elewana in Kenya

Luxury safaris – ahead of the rest

A recent Twitter chat discussed ‘What today’s travellers want from 5 star resorts’. Initially I thought safaris would be found wanting. Camps and lodges are in the middle of nowhere; logistics are difficult, and African bureaucracy is renowned for making things harder than they need to be. However I was pleasantly surprised. The things we […]

6 glorious things to do on Lake Malawi

6 glorious things to do on Lake Malawi

Nearly the size of Belgium, Lake Malawi is the third-largest lake on the African continent and the ninth-largest in the world. For your next relaxing escape, here are the do not miss activities in which to partake during your stay in this unique and truly African freshwater paradise. Soak in the Malawian warmth Malawi is […]

Top 5 private plunge pools in East Africa

Top 5 private plunge pools in East Africa

There is nothing better than heading back to camp for a quick dip in your private plunge pool after a long morning game drive. Plunge pools are hard to come by on safari in East Africa, but there are a select few properties that are home to arguably some of the best private plunge pools […]

4 luxury lodges in South Africa's Sabi Sabi Private Reserve

4 luxury lodges in South Africa’s Sabi Sabi Private Reserve

South Africa is renowned for its luxury safari experiences. It often plays host to royals and other celebrities from around the world, who come to experience unique wildlife encounters which few other countries can offer. In a private reserve, the exhilaration of the African bushveld experience is enhanced in the company of trained game rangers […]

Luxury travel for less

Luxury travel for less

We all want to pay a little less for our holidays but the question is how without compromising on quality?  The answer is often by booking early and booking through a tour operator or travel agent.  Tour operators get tremendous deals from hotels, rail companies and cruises which they can package and pass on to […]

New luxury comes to the Mediterranean

New luxury comes to the Mediterranean

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is the name behind the new IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Portals Nous. Overlooking Majorca’s idyllic beaches, it is one of the group’s most luxurious accommodation options for adults only. Majorca has something to celebrate: next month, the Balearic-based group IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts will be opening its first hotel on the island […]

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