Category: Resorts

Chaa Creek: beautiful, accessible Belizean nature

Chaa Creek: beautiful, accessible Belizean nature

Chaa Creek is a well-known commodity in Belizean tourism, due to their dedication to sustainable tourism. They’ve received recognition from Green Globe, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, and many more respectable institutions. Last year, Chaa Creek was awarded the Hotel of the Year award from the Belize Tourism Board. Chaa Creek gets its name […]

Hidden Valley Inn – a Belizean paradise

Hidden Valley Inn is what I imagine a resort in Heaven is like. There’s a reason that celebrities and other people who desire privacy find their way to Hidden Valley. Many of the other properties in the area are in the triple-digit range of acreage. Hidden Valley sits on 7,200 acres. They have the tallest […]

The top 4 island choices in the Maldives

The top 4 island choices in the Maldives

Recently I was fortunate enough to visit the Maldives through a work trip and the setting was right to mix pleasure and business. Although I primarily enjoyed the former I was keen to document the experience as a resource for others visiting this truly wonderful destination. Naturally to then get a true understanding of the […]

The life of luxury in Marbella

The life of luxury in Marbella

When someone says “Costa del Sol” the mind flashes to crowded beaches, of hundreds and hundreds of tourists flocking from sun-starved countries just to clamour for a few square-inches of beach. Since the massive tourism boom in the area, many a coastal town in Andalusia has swelled in size and great concrete colossi have grown, […]

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

England rugby player Tom Palmer has contacted me to say he is running an online auction, which includes a number of luxury holiday lots, to raise funds to help finance his close friend’s brain tumour treatment. The star lots are week-long holidays in 3 bedroom, pool villas at the 5 star resorts of Karma Kandara […]

The best of wellbeing in British Columbia, Canada

The best of wellbeing in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia may be better known for manoeuvring moguls than chilling out but this scenic Canadian province offers world-class choices for those keen to relax. Here are five of the best.

New luxury family holiday brochure from Carrier

New luxury family holiday brochure from Carrier

Luxury tour operator Carrier has launched a new luxury family holiday brochure for the 2012 season and, what’s more, any family booking with them before the end of this month will enjoy the benefit of at least one of their children staying for free. Luxury Family Escapes 2012 includes a hand-picked selection of some of […]

Family-friendly five star luxury in Portugal

Family-friendly five star luxury in Portugal

A visit to Portugal’s most south-westerly point takes you to the unspoilt land of Sagres. This small village, spread across the cliff-tops, played a significant role in Portugal’s colonial conquests of the 15th Century. Today, it is no more than a sleepy fishing village, its brilliant white houses wrapped around a charming square above the […]

3 choice picks from the Condé Nast Hot List 2012

3 choice picks from the Condé Nast Hot List 2012

Condé Nast Traveller have announced their Hot List for 2012 with the latest annual batch of fabulous worldwide hotels getting some coveted recognition. The publication is one of the most influential and widely read in the luxury travel industry – and from our perspective it’s nice to see some of our personal favourites taking pride of […]

A true taste of the wilderness – the Wolwedans private camp, Namibia

A true taste of the wilderness – the Wolwedans private camp, Namibia

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of city living can be constricting, and you’d like nothing better than to ‘get away from it all’. Not just hopping on a plane to some Mediterranean sea-resort, but properly getting away from everything and having some quality time with yourself or your loved ones. If the idea of sleeping […]

Luxury spa experiences in the Riviera Maya

The luxury spa industry has experienced an incredible growth in Mexico during the last decade. According to the Spa Latin American Association, the spa industry in Mexico has registered a 25% annual growth since 2007. Several destinations such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas offer state-of-the-art spa resorts. But one destination that is […]

Luxury in Las Vegas - a stay at the Aria Resort & Casino

Luxury in Las Vegas – a stay at the Aria Resort & Casino

The Las Vegas strip, the home of glitz and glamour where by all accounts there should be none. A testament to the ostentatious pioneers and entrepreneur who have made Las Vegas from desert to become one of the most bright and bold holiday destinations around. Because of the reputation there is a chance you already […]

Special feature: Aldemar Royal Mare, Hersonissos, Crete

Special feature: Aldemar Royal Mare, Hersonissos, Crete

When we arrived at Heraklion Airport one evening last October, our driver told us that it had rained on Crete for the last four days. We had visited at this time of year on several occasions now, though, and always found it to be a very palatable climate – warm enough to be in shorts […]

3 steps to ultimate Mediterranean luxury in Puglia, Italy

3 steps to ultimate Mediterranean luxury in Puglia, Italy

Among whitewashed seaside villages, glowing golden hill towns and the pink and yellow blossoms of a million never ending orchards, food is life in the Itria valley of Puglia. Miraculously, tourism is just taking hold in this agricultural heartland. The warm Southern Italian people still embrace outsiders like prodigal sons; inviting them to homemade meals […]

April in Apulia, Italy - the top 5 reasons to visit

April in Apulia, Italy – the top 5 reasons to visit

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Puglia (or Apulia as it is known in English). Although yet to be discovered by the masses, the main attractions of this charming region of southern Italy can still get extremely busy in the height of the season and are best enjoyed earlier in the year. The evenings […]

Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Over the years the level of accommodation in Africa has constantly risen, with an ever increasing demand for luxury lodges and camps. Many travellers have become used to a certain standard and do not want to sacrifice this when travelling to Africa for a safari. The top end traveller now has many excellent options to […]

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