Category: Resorts

Chocolate and chutney at Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Chocolate and chutney at Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Voted as one of the best luxury resorts in the world, Jade Mountain is located in the grounds of the old Anse Mamin Plantation, and just 20 minutes away from Nick Troubetzkoy’s organic rain forest farm, the Emerald Estate. With fantastic culinary resources and the exquisite skills of chef Allan Susser, Jade Mountain offers only […]

Soft curves, stunning penthouses and a new concept of Mexican Caribbean luxury architecture

Soft curves, stunning penthouses and a new concept of Mexican Caribbean luxury architecture

El Taj Oceanfront, the luxury condo hotel that opened its doors this spring in Playa del Carmen, right on the white sand of the Mexican Caribbean coast, is known for its smooth, soft curves and natural materials, as well as for spacious condos and penthouses with private rooftops. Sergio Segura, the celebrated Mexican architect designed […]

85th anniversary for Florida's Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

85th anniversary for Florida’s Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is channeling Willy Wonka this holiday season. In celebration of its 85th anniversary on 31st December 2010, the historic property will surprise one guest each night with a Golden Ticket. Not unlike little Charlie Bucket in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” those […]

The five most romantic resorts in Bali

The five most romantic resorts in Bali

For centuries, Bali has been known as an exotic oasis with some of the world’s best beaches and lush surroundings. In fact, its nickname sums it best: “the Isle of the Gods”. Ride an elephant or frolic the sexy shorelines, but I assure you, couples will enjoy plenty of ‘love’ on this Indonesian island after a […]

Necker Island hosts 2011 BVI Kite Jam

Necker Island hosts 2011 BVI Kite Jam

Necker Island is one of those places you dream of visiting, but only if you can afford the price tag. The white sand beaches, uninterrupted views of the surrounding islands, the impeccable staff (which out numbers the island guest limit 2:1) is what brings the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Owen Wilson, Mel Gibson, and Mariah […]

The top 3 luxury resorts in the Caribbean for couples

The top 3 luxury resorts in the Caribbean for couples

For most, the Caribbean evokes images of picture perfect white sand beaches, palm trees swaying in the wind and warm turquoise waters. Now couple that imagery with an idyllic luxury resort and you’ve got yourself the recipe for an exquisite vacation. It’s truly no question the Caribbean appeals to honeymooners and couples in search of […]

The most luxurious lodges in Africa

The most luxurious lodges in Africa

Following the announcement of the Royal engagement between Kate Middleton and Prince William, the spotlight has very much been on Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The private reserve, in the Laikipia region of the East African nation, served as the perfect romantic retreat for the future King of England to propose to his long term girlfriend. […]

4 top luxury hotels in Costa Rica

4 top luxury hotels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become one of the top tourist destinations in recent years for its overwhelming beauty, lavish rainforests, miles of white sand beaches, and some of the best surfing and golf in the world. Along with the best ambiance, Costa Rica is home to some of most luxurious hotels around. The Rancho Pacifico is […]

Cyber Monday Sale from Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood‘s Cyber Monday Sale kicks off on Monday 29th November 2010 and will run for 5 days only, offering special rates at more than 60 of the world’s hottest resorts in premium destinations such as Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean. As an added incentive, on 29th November only, Starwood will offer additional extraordinary offers at […]

Where Prince William proposed...

Where Prince William proposed…

With all eyes on the Royal couple following the announcement of their engagement, many people are asking when the wedding will be, where the ceremony will be held and where Prince William and Kate Middleton will honeymoon.  Here I’ve taken a step back to bring you details of where they got engaged. Rutundu is the […]

Val d'Isere Winter news

Val d’Isere Winter news

Val d’Isère in France is widely regarded as one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts and perfect for all ski levels. It has a fantastic range of lift-served slopes within the legendary Espace Killy. Popular with visitors from across the world, the resort also offers an array of non-ski activities, great restaurants, shops and […]

Luxury travel - the responsible way

Luxury travel – the responsible way

In an age, where we are encouraged more and more to ensure we travel responsibly and embrace sustainable tourism, there is often a misconception that luxury holidays can literally ‘cost the earth’. Consumption of more than a fair share of water, energy and other local resources is typically the accusation made against such holidays. This belief […]

Golf’s most extreme par 3 hole?

Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa has a stretch of 18 holes designed by 18 different top golfers, including Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, K.J. Choi, Retief Goosen, Justin Rose, Trevor Immelman and Vijay Singh. The 19th hole is an extreme Par 3 that’s an incredible 830 metres long – so extreme that you […]

Top 10 places to monkey around

Top 10 places to monkey around

Love primates?  Here’s another top 10 from Tripadvisor and this time they’re swinging from the treetops with the ‘top 10 places to monkey around’.  Here’s the list: 1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore 2. The Jungle Place, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 3. Bodden Tours, Roatan, Honduras 4. Monkey World, Wareham, UK 5. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ngamba Island, Uganda 6. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Malaysia 7. Gamboa Rainforest […]

Six Senses of Thailand

Six Senses of Thailand

Rewarding all the senses is enjoying Thailand to the fullest. Do more and experience more of this destination. Luxuriate in the legendary warm hospitality and enjoy the kingdom’s pristine natural environment. Discover the wonders of an exotic culture and the local way of life. Venture to the picturesque island of Yao Noi in breathtaking Phang […]

5 top tips for couples in Aruba

5 top tips for couples in Aruba

A trip to Aruba may be the beginning of the end for Julia Roberts’ marriage in her new film ‘Eat Pray Love‘ but for most couples romance rules on Aruba. The island is blessed with great stretches of undisturbed sandy beaches shaded by tall, swaying palms; secluded coves off the beaten path with magnificent surreal […]

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