Category: Resorts

Interview with Lorne Blythe, Owner of Flavours Holidays

Interview with Lorne Blythe, Owner of Flavours Holidays

Lorne Blythe born in Edinburgh now divides her time between Italy and Edinburgh. She is the owner of Flavours Holidays which organises getaways for people who want a cooking holiday, a painting vacation or a week practising Pilates in Italy. Flavours is a specialised niche market tour operator, and has been offering luxury holidays since [...]

Photograph of the week: Breezes at The Samaya, Seminyak, Bali

Photograph of the week: Breezes at The Samaya, Seminyak, Bali

This is the outlook over the resort pool at The Samaya, Seminyak – looking at the beautiful ‘Breeze’ Restaurant. Located directly on stunning Seminyak Beach, the resort is truly magnificent. The Samaya Seminyak and its sister resort The Samaya Ubud are the two top rated luxury resorts in all of Bali. The attention to detail, [...]

3 of Thailand’s best kept secrets

3 of Thailand’s best kept secrets

With Bangkok expected to be the world’s most visited city in 2013, you might think that Thailand would be the last place in the world where one would expect to find a remote, pristine island. But the little-known paradise of Koh Yao Noi located near Phuket in the Andaman Sea remains as unspoiled as they [...]

5 of the best luxury family holiday destinations

5 of the best luxury family holiday destinations

Planning the perfect family holiday can be difficult at the best of times; choosing where to go, where to stay, what to do, and so on and so forth. We’ve picked our top five luxury holiday destinations packed full of adventure and perfect for a family trip, guaranteed to tick all the right boxes. South [...]

Luxury resorts in Far North Queensland that will leave you speechless

Luxury resorts in Far North Queensland that will leave you speechless

Queensland, Australia has the fortune to be the host of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living creature and a recognized wonder of the natural world. It is also where the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage listed sight and the Whitsunday Islands, considered a sailing paradise, are also located. This is all bound by [...]

10 gems you cannot miss when visiting Jamaica

10 gems you cannot miss when visiting Jamaica

Jamaica is without a doubt the ideal place for island getaways with warm weather, lush beaches, and of course, the pristine sea. From the grand and quaint Jamaica resorts, to the stunning beaches and landscape perfect for outdoor adventure, it’s easy to see why this island stands out among its Caribbean neighbors. Here are Jamaica’s [...]

Where are the best places to visit in Autumn?

Where are the best places to visit in Autumn?

For many destinations, Autumn is by far the best time of year to visit. Take the Middle East, for example; the temperatures during the day decrease to a more comfortable level, making Oman with its rugged coastline and Abu Dhabi with its glamorous hotels and beach-resorts ideal for the Autumn months. Must stays: Six Senses [...]

10 of the most ambitious hotel projects in the world

10 of the most ambitious hotel projects in the world

While the world has been mired in a slowdown, ambitious hotel projects continue. From futuristic projects like Dubai’s Water Discus Hotel to mega-complex resorts, fantastic destination properties are being planned. The art of doing one better than the last big thing will continue to drive innovation until the most incredible projects seem ordinary. With that [...]

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

If you’re travelling with that special someone, then you deserve to stay somewhere exceptional. Whether honeymooning or a new couple, time away together provides a way to cement your relationship, pamper your partner and create memories which will last a lifetime. Romance does though mean different things to different people. Here’s my pick of the [...]

New luxury in Aruba

New luxury in Aruba

Aruba gains another luxury hotel with the opening later this year of a 320-room Ritz-Carlton. Provisionally scheduled to open in December, the hotel is on a Palm Beachfront site and will include four restaurants, a 15-treatment room Ritz-Carlton spa, two swimming pools, a 24-hour casino and one of the largest state-of-the-art meeting facilities in Aruba. The [...]

Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, Phuket

Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, Phuket

Luxury doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet. That’s certainly what The Luxe Nomad believes. Started initially as an Asian-based, flash sales website, the site has now expanded to include European and African luxury resorts – often available at heavy discounts at up to 70% off. Resorts on The Luxe Nomad are vetted, primarily boutique hotels [...]

Top 3 luxury destinations and hotels in Turkey

Top 3 luxury destinations and hotels in Turkey

Turkey is a real melting pot of colours, flavours and cultural experiences. It used to have a reputation of cheap package holidays but it is no longer the case. Turkey has re-defined the luxury holiday and took it to the new level. We suggest a great mix of city and beach destinations in this beautiful country [...]

2013′s best hotel brand in the world

2013′s best hotel brand in the world

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have been voted this year as the World’s Best Hotel Brand by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The award is a result of a reader’s survey, led by the publication. Travel + Leisure’s ‘World’s Best Awards’ are amongst the most prestigious in the international travel industry, as it is the readers [...]

Suite of the week: Three Bedroom Villa at The Club at The Legian

Suite of the week: Three Bedroom Villa at The Club at The Legian

Suite name: Three Bedroom Villa, The Club at The Legian Location: Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 730 sq m (villa and garden) Cost per night: IDR 50,000,000 What makes it special: A unique and expansive 739 square metre three-bedroom pool villa with a spectacular master bedroom and a 10-metre lap pool shaded by fragrant temple flower trees. Seminyak is one [...]

Top 4 luxury hotel views in Rajasthan, India

Top 4 luxury hotel views in Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan, often referred to as India’s most colourful state, is home to some of Asia’s most luxurious rooms and suites. Rajasthan’s luxury hotels are typically inspired by the regions rich royal heritage, evoking an atmosphere of kings, princesses and fairy-tales. Wonder at the mesmerizing Taj Mahal in Agra, stare into the shimmering waters of Lake [...]

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain

Suite name: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Location: Marbella, Spain Size of accommodation: 125 sq m Cost per night: 2,200€ – 3,500€ depending on season, depending on the season Who’s stayed there: This suite is the top choice for the hotel’s most discerning guests, honeymoon couples and, of course celebrities, but they value guests’ privacy highly and [...]

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