Category: Resorts

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 […]

The honeymoon of a lifetime

The honeymoon of a lifetime

Luxury tour operator Carrier is offering the honeymoon of a lifetime for newlyweds seeking to couple the best safari and beach experience in Kenya, Africa. Stay in the luxury tents of Mara Bushtops where couples can enjoy Champagne in the tent’s private sunken hot tubs, after returning from an enriching game drive in the Masai […]

5 of the world's most inspirational resorts

5 of the world’s most inspirational resorts

I’ve selected the following five resorts for special praise based on a number of metrics. We all love to discover somewhere unique, somewhere exciting or unusual when looking for the ideal place to stay- so I just wanted to share with you five of my personal recommendations that have inspired me on my own travels. Capella […]

Mickey's white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

When Walt Disney World comes to mind, most people picture castles, singing dolls and lots of wild, running children. Few know how many surprises Mickey has hidden throughout his Vacation Kingdom, and just how many of them are decadently luxurious. Disney has carefully cultivated its experiences aimed at discriminating visitors who will settle for nothing […]

The top 3 luxury thermal resorts in Tuscany

The top 3 luxury thermal resorts in Tuscany

Ah the wonders of Tuscany! A never-ending line of marvels that tourists get to enjoy almost everywhere in the region! One of the most prized and luxurious activities to do in Tuscany is enjoying thermal baths. This Italian region has a very long history of hot springs and thermal resorts. Since the Etruscans, passing through […]

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in […]

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