Category: Resorts

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 […]

First ever rewards program from Ritz-Carlton

First ever rewards program from Ritz-Carlton

It’s rather surprising that it hasn’t happened sooner but at long last, Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts has come up with its own loyalty scheme, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards. áThe scheme starts with immediate effect and rewards guests who are regular visitors. Those participating in the program will be eligible for members-only tours, shopping experiences, photography workshops, […]

Luxury in the Adirondacks: Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Luxury in the Adirondacks: Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa – on the shores of Mirror Lake – is the perfect place for your Adirondack fall vacation. The fresh mountain air and spectacular natural beauty of the area is sure to revitalize and rejuvenate your spirit. Take a leisurely canoe ride on a pristine lake, go hiking, biking, […]

Ladies Golf Classic at Magenta Shores in New South Wales

You are invited to the inaugural Ladies Golf Classic at Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club, Magenta, New South Wales. The ladies-only event will be held on Friday 15tháOctober 2010 and tickets cost $129 per person. To book: call Chantelle Veness (02) 4332 4411 or email VenessC@mirvac.com. Book early as there is a limit of […]

A look at Amanyara on the island of Providenciales

A look at Amanyara on the island of Providenciales

Amanyara is located deep within a 5,000-acre nature and wildlife reserve called Northwest Point, on the island of Providenciales. The Aman hotel chain provides some of the best luxury resorts as well as the most expensive in the world. Amanyara looks incredibly spacious, yet it gives you complete privacy depending on whether you are here […]

The greatest outdoor experience in the world?

The greatest outdoor experience in the world?

In the first ever Lonely Planet Awards to be announced this month, avid worldwide travellers voted swimming in the azure waters off Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia as the ‘Greatest Outdoor Experience’. High on the list for snorkelers and scuba divers, Lizard Island’s crystal clear waters, fringing reefs and shallow coral […]

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed […]

Holidaying in Cambodia is no longer just a trip to Angkor Wat

Holidaying in Cambodia is no longer just a trip to Angkor Wat

Cambodia has long been a destination known for its rich cultural heritage and extraordinary history. However, most visitors to the country are unaware of the beautiful coastal region of Sihanoukville & Ream that lies just 220 km from Phnom Penh. One of the most unspoiled coastlines anywhere in South East Asia, Sihanoukville & Ream is […]

Special feature: Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Special feature: Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Greeted with refreshing fruit juice on our arrival at reception at the Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, we made our way to the Club Level 5th floor where we had a family room for the duration of our stay. áThis is a relatively new hotel having officially opened in April 2005; it has 284 […]

Laos' luxurious new retreat: Alila Luang Prabang

Laos’ luxurious new retreat: Alila Luang Prabang

Asia’s most recent and exciting luxury boutique hotel group, Alila Hotels & Resorts, has introduced its second property in Indochina: Alila Luang Prabang. Set to open its doors in October 2010, Alila Luang Prabang is expected to raise the bar for luxury retreats in Laos. áThe small UNESCO Heritage town of Luang Prabang is the […]

Win a stay at Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa

Win a stay at Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa

The team at the Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa joined forces to create a giant human version of the Hilton logo on their beach to celebrate their launch a year ago and have re-created a giant ’1′ in celebration of the anniversary this month. To get in the spirit, the luxury private island […]

Pattaya for the luxury traveller

I was inspired to write this article by a comment made by Nick P on another of my articles on ALTB. Pattaya is much maligned, even by expats who live in Thailand. Those of us who live, or have lived, in Patters are the butt of many jokes. You’ll have heard the one about the […]

Special feature: Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, Pattaya

Special feature: Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, Pattaya

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Sea Sand Sun, a luxury resort and spa near Pattaya. Did I say “luxury”? That’s an understatement! This place is superbly luxurious. If I could write this review in one word, that word would be WOW! But you luxury travellers are going to want a bit […]

Caribbean resort prepares to ‘Jam’

Saint Lucia’s biggest and best-loved festival, ‘Carnival’ returns to the island this month in an explosion of colour, soul calypso and Caribbean energy, and a leading Caribbean resort will be there to join in the fun. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is perfectly situated for travellers wanting to take in the Carnival energy, in the […]

Namibia’s first community-owned luxury camp to open soon

Construction is underway on Etambura Camp, the first luxury tented camp in Namibia owned entirely by the local communities. Run by Conservancy Safaris and set on a remote hill top in the North West Kunene region, the camp will offer the ultimate desert camping in comfort. Etambura Camp is in the Orupembe Conservancy in the […]

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Formerly an actor with the RSC, Grant Thatcher began the series of LUXE City Guides back in 2002. There are now more than 30 guides, including the best of the best from 20 in-the-know residents in each location. What is it that áyou do exactly? I’m Editor in Chief which encompasses everything from designing the […]

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