Category: Resorts

3 of the world's most magical travel experiences for children

3 of the world’s most magical travel experiences for children

Any parent will know that if you find a holiday that the kids will enjoy, the chances are you’re going to have a great time too.  Here we pick three very different luxury travel experiences – from three different continents – and hopefully you’ll find one to suit your family.  Which one would you choose […]

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

Summer is almost over and winter upon us in the northern hemisphere. It is that time when you start to plan how to spend the months ahead. Should you go for the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, or the skiing paradises of France? There are a lot of options to choose from and each is […]

The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region

The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region

The annual Luxe List showcases DestinAsian‘s picks of the best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, the region’s best new places to stay is as alluring as ever, spanning a dozen countries and featuring no fewer than 30 hotels that truly stand out from the rest. From sumptuous private islands in the Maldives […]

The top 5 pool villas in Thailand

The top 5 pool villas in Thailand

Once you’ve stayed in a pool villa you really don’t want to stay anywhere else! Of course, there are some amazing hotel rooms across the world, but who doesn’t love the concept of a pool villa – with generally more space and of course the option to take a dip in privacy, a concept that is […]

Highlights of the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Highlights of the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

The results are in for the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. A record 46,476 readers participated, rating 370 hotels, resorts, and cruise lines above a score of 90! (To put this in perspective, the first list in 1988 […]

Watch turtles nest on Australia's Heron Island

Watch turtles nest on Australia’s Heron Island

The annual turtle nesting season is set to begin on Queensland’s Heron and Wilson Islands, with an abundance of green turtles coming ashore to nest on these two Great Barrier Reef coral cays. It’s a spectacular sight watching turtles coming out of the ocean and laboriously pulling themselves up the beach to lay their eggs, all […]

Spa treatments for kids, in case the Maldives wasn't already relaxing enough

Spa treatments for kids, in case the Maldives wasn’t already relaxing enough

Are your kids stressed?  No, I didn’t think so.  And I don’t think they’d be likely to be whilst holidaying in the Maldives.  But, if they should be, the Devarana Spa at the Dusit Thani Maldives has launched a special spa programme called “Happiness for the little one” and it’s all for kids between 6 and […]

Suite of the week: One Bedroom Pool Villa at The Nam Hai Hoi An, Vietnam

Suite of the week: One Bedroom Pool Villa at The Nam Hai Hoi An, Vietnam

Suite name: One Bedroom Pool Villa Resort: The Nam Hai Hoi An, Hamlet 1, Dien Duong Village  Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province,  Vietnam Size of accommodation: 250 square metres or 2,691 square feet Cost per night: $900 What makes it special? The five star plus Nam Hai Hoi resort enjoys panoramic views of the ocean along its 1 […]

Suite of the week: Esmeralda EA 101, Esmerelda, Rocky Point, Mexico

Suite of the week: Esmeralda EA 101, Esmerelda, Rocky Point, Mexico

Suite name: Esmeralda EA 101 Resort: Esmerelda, Rocky Point, Mexico Size of accommodation: 5,000 sq ft Cost per night: 345 USD on week nights, 403 USD on weekends What makes it special? A subtle influence of low-key hacienda bursting with modern amenities. You’ll forget to visit the beach once you step inside this luxurious, million […]

New villas at Kurumba Maldives

New villas at Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives has transformed its Family Villas with Jacuzzis into new Garden Pool Villas, with spacious luxury rooms with higher ceilings and extended outdoor bathroom space. The villas now also include an outdoor plunge pool with wooden decking and furniture. They are being retrofitted with new furniture, fabrics and artworks which are to be completed […]

Find your inner vitality with LUX* Resorts

Find your inner vitality with LUX* Resorts

LUX* Resorts has launched a new ‘Vitality Experience’ this November – a holistic, dedicated lifestyle programme focusing on fitness, spa, diet and mind at its properties in Mauritius and the Maldives. Set between three to seven nights, as part of a longer holiday or on its own, the Vitality Experience has been created to help […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Phuket

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Phuket

This is a sunset view from one of Sri panwa’s villas set along one of Thailand’s most striking coastlines. This villa is set 60 metres above sea level along the eastern & western ridge and at the very tip of the cape, commanding breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and Andaman Sea. The villa entrance […]

Photograph of the week: the world's first underwater nightclub

Photograph of the week: the world’s first underwater nightclub

This week’s picture is hot off the press and is of Subsix – the world’s first underwater music club. Its opening marks the completion of all guest facilities at the NIYAMA by Per AQUUM resort in the Maldives. Located 500 metres out to sea, access to the club is via a staircase from the resort’s overwater restaurant, […]

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The possibilities are so numerous when it comes to deciding what to visit in South Africa that it is difficult to make a selection. Depending on the time you have, there are a few places or activities that should not be missed.

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

The top 5 hotels in Dubai

The top 5 hotels in Dubai

Such is the wealth of excellent hotels in Dubai it was not particularly easy to select just five for special praise. After all, every traveller has their own personal tastes and requirements from a hotel with different facilities fulfilling different needs accordingly. That said I have tried to remain as objective and balanced as possible […]

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