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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 […]

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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 […]

Searching for paradise in the Garden of Eden

Searching for paradise in the Garden of Eden

The first difficulty you encounter when planning to visit the Seychelles is which island to choose. After a detailed research we opted to divide our stay between Praslin and Mahe. My original choice was La Digue for its spectacular beaches, which we did manage to see on a day tour from Praslin. These beaches are […]

4 of the best private island escapes

4 of the best private island escapes

What is it about private islands that makes us dream about them so? Many of us have done it, we sit there in front of our computer, in the office, on a cold and rainy day and dream of a warm tropical place, where we are far from all the craziness in our lives. We […]

3 reasons why raw veganism is the next hot trend in luxury travel

3 reasons why raw veganism is the next hot trend in luxury travel

We recently took a step outside the usual luxury offering in Thailand and stayed at Evason Hua Hin, a laid back luxury beach resort less that 4 hours from Bangkok. We stayed in one of their newly refurbished pool villas, a spacious villa appointed with everything you’d expect from this luxury brand including bespoke room […]

Wellness breaks - top 3 choices for a luxury spa experience

Wellness breaks – top 3 choices for a luxury spa experience

Looking after ourselves isn’t often easy with the pressures of every-day life, so it’s not surprising that many view their one-two week holiday as a chance for some well- deserved R&R! Hotels and resorts have not only vastly improved their offering over the years from the standard swimming pool to now, a much more holistic […]

Top 10 tours... only in Peru!

Top 10 tours… only in Peru!

No matter what you want from your travels, you can create an incredible itinerary in Peru. Use this list to inspire a luxurious trip that includes adventure, interesting culture, and unforgettable food and drink. 1. Flying over Nazca Lines – Nazca Desert Depart in a small plane from the town of Pisco and take a […]

Top 5 child-friendly hotels in Greece

Top 5 child-friendly hotels in Greece

With its crystal-clear water and fine sandy beaches, Greece is a natural choice of holiday destination for sun worshippers. Its warm and family oriented culture also make it a perfect place for holidays with children. We’ve checked out the best Greek hotels to make your stay with little ones a relaxing, hassle-free experience. Ikos Olivia, […]

5 reasons to stay on the rim at Ngorongoro Crater

5 reasons to stay on the rim at Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is a top-choice destination for those visiting northern Tanzania. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest, inactive volcanic caldera and its small size and large animal concentration are a great formula for a productive day on safari.   To truly take advantage of all the Ngorongoro Crater has to […]

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Top 5 luxury resorts in Phuket, Thailand

Phuket has gone through many avatars: from a backpacking haven, to the starting point for two of the luxury hotel world’s most significant names, to the current cacophony of low-end, mid-range, luxury, and every little niche in between. Phuket, once considered a paradise, now appears to be an overcrowded mass of people and concrete structures […]

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