Category: Resorts

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 […]

Botswana's leading luxury lodges

Botswana’s leading luxury lodges

The Oscars of the travel industry, ‘The World Travel Awards’, recently released its regional nominees for this year’s programme. The organisation acknowledges excellence across all sectors of world travel and tourism but in this article I will be focusing particularly upon the nominations for Botswana, considered one of Africa’s most exclusive and ecologically proactive destinations. […]

Suite of the week: Spa Loft Suite, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Tuscany, Italy

Suite of the week: Spa Loft Suite, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Tuscany, Italy

Suite name: Spa Loft Suite Resort: Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Tuscany, Italy Size of accommodation: 70 aq m suite + 60 sq m terrace Cost per night: 917 – 1179 euros (low-high season, double occupancy) What makes it special? Designed with wellness in mind, this suite features its own private spa: an XL hot […]

Spain's next top 3 hotels

Spain’s next top 3 hotels

The world has long been aware of the bountiful delights on offer across Spain, be it those glorious beaches, the world renowned Spanish cuisine or the overwhelmingly diverse choice of holiday activities. One part of the Spanish holiday experience that is often undersold, however, is the choice of accommodation, with all-inclusive resorts remaining a firm favourite amongst budget-conscious […]

New luxury beachfront bungalows at The Jalousie Plantation in St Lucia

New luxury beachfront bungalows at The Jalousie Plantation in St Lucia

The Jalousie Plantation in St Lucia has announced the opening of eight stunning new Luxury Beachfront Bungalows set right on the white sands of Sugar Beach and just steps from the water’s edge. The opening of the new accommodation is the latest component in a multi-million dollar enhancement project that will see the property re-branded and […]

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

As an unhappy accountant, an offer of a job as a ski guide in Kitzbuhel was just too attractive to turn down. In short, Richard Lumb was hooked on the travel industry instantly and never looked back. Finding new products, innovations and delivering the best service in his niche market keeps his job extremely interesting […]

Indulge body and soul in Fiji

Indulge body and soul in Fiji

While it’s easy for a property to excel at land or sea, visitors to Fiji soon learn that the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort manages to do both. Founded by the son of diver Jacques Cousteau, this eco-luxury resort on the island of Vanua Levu makes the most of the secluded coastline and neighbouring barrier […]

Top 5 luxury golf vacations in the Caribbean

Top 5 luxury golf vacations in the Caribbean

For many people, golf is a great way to unwind and relieve stress, while others are more competitive and set goals like playing through every course that they have access to. These are two of the top reasons why one might plan a vacation that revolves strictly around playing golf. There are a number of […]

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