Category: Resorts

In profile: One&Only Luxury Resorts

In profile: One&Only Luxury Resorts

With a name like One&Only, you really can’t afford to have too many properties in your portfolio, and true to the name, this luxury hotel brand feature just seven luxury spa hotels worldwide. Dubai is the only place in the world to boast two One&Only resorts; the distinctive Royal Mirage featuring three separate accommodation wings […]

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Africa is home to the finest safaris in the world, and this is reflected in the quality of the resorts on offer. A safari holiday can be done on a budget, but for the ultimate in indulgence, you should stay in some of the best resorts Africa has to offer. This is a list showing […]

Walk with the lions in Mauritius

Walk with the lions in Mauritius

I recently took some of our sales staff to Mauritius for an annual educational visit and our group were captivated by an amazing experience that apparently can only be encountered in three places in the world. Our team of intrepid travel advisors were treated to the thrill of walking with lions at Casela Nature Park. […]

St Tropez - top 10 'to do' list

St Tropez – top 10 ‘to do’ list

1. Club 55 – the classic place to sip Champagne and enjoy a long lunch. 2. Brigitte Bardot exhibition – visit from 23rd June to 31st October 2011. 3. Nikki Beach – perfect to people watch and lounge in the sun. 4. & 5. Wine tours – visit Chateau Minuty vineyard in the harbour for […]

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi on a work educational trip, taking in many of the beautiful luxury hotels that provide such a strong lure to travellers worldwide. As a destination rapidly on the rise, Abu Dhabi is beginning to make significant waves in the industry, and this […]

2 honeymoon gems in Thailand

2 honeymoon gems in Thailand

I thought this would be a good place to tell you about my recent honeymoon to Thailand – a destination popular for romantic holidays, touring and a good dose of cultural awakening. We travelled in May from Manchester to Phuket via Singapore and our first port of call was the small resort of Khao Lak […]

Interview with Karen Gee, Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction

Interview with Karen Gee, Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction

Karen Gee is Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction, a specialist tour operator selling luxury escorted tours from the UK to a wide range of destinations worldwide from New Zealand to Russia and from South America to India. The company offers a very high level of customer service and Karen regularly meets with customers to […]

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

The Canary Islands are rarely if ever referred to as your typical luxury holiday destination.  However, it seems that you really don’t need to get on a plane for 9 hours to experience top class service, gourmet cuisine and the most attractive of resort surroundings as I discovered when visiting Abama in the district of […]

Top 5 luxury resorts in Bali

Top 5 luxury resorts in Bali

Bali is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands and a part of Indonesia. The country has a population of over 3.5 million people and is a hot tourist destination for travelers around the world. The weather in Bali makes the island a popular destination, particularly when it’s cool at home. The average temperature on […]

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Mery Calderon is the founder and President of Kuoda Travel, a tour operator that pioneered private luxury travel in Peru. Born and educated in Cusco, she is an expert in the Andean region and has shown countless guests the majesty of Machu Picchu and the warmth of Peruvian culture. After growing up in her mother’s […]

Getting away from it all in Zanzibar

Getting away from it all in Zanzibar

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all, only to arrive at your chosen destination and find that all have just arrived as well, or even worse that all are already there and all will be staying for some time yet? Yes, it does happen, and these days without a bit of intelligent […]

Photography with a purpose: bear witness to the Great Bear Rainforest

Photography with a purpose: bear witness to the Great Bear Rainforest

HRH The Prince of Wales’ Rainforest Project winning photographer Daniel Beltrá and Pultizer-Prize-winning National Geographic photographer Jack Dykinga will lead a Visionary Wild Photography Workshop based at King Pacific Lodge on the coast in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, from 5th to 12th September 2011. Local expert bear guides from the Gitga’at First Nation will lead […]

Destinations that will fulfil your dreams

Destinations that will fulfil your dreams

Whether you dream of a romantic hideaway, an unforgettable ski experience, an African safari, an escape to your own tropical paradise or a scuba diving adventure, there are plenty of fantastic destinations that can make that dream a reality. Here are some of the best the world has to offer. Nestled in the coral-rich turquoise […]

Suite of the week: Private Granite Suites, Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa

Suite of the week: Private Granite Suites, Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa

Suite name: Private Granite Suites Resort: Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa Size of accommodation: 915 sq ft Cost per night: 9,950 ZAR What makes it special? In May, June and July breeding herds of elephants come down to the sand river – right in front of the camp – they spend a good part of […]

The world's best pools

The world’s best pools

In the highly competitive tourism industry, pools have become a focal point in most of the world’s finest resorts and hotels. They are not only a place to unwind, swim a few laps or work on your tan; many are architectural wonders. For the family oriented market, indoor and outdoor water parks are all the […]

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Some 20 miles outside of Charleston — and yet seemingly a world away — sits the infinite charms and unmatched natural beauty of Kiawah Island. A barrier island of the South Carolina coast, Kiawah has a long and storied ancient history marked by magnificent Native American culture, European conquest, sprawling agricultural pursuits, and more. But […]

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