Category: Resorts

Suite of the week: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay, Barbados

Suite of the week: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay, Barbados

Suite name: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay Location: Saint Peter, Barbados Size of accommodation: 11 acre estate including park, villa and pool Cost per night: $7,000 – $15,000, depending on the season What makes it special: Expansive deluxe family accommodation with private staff, free form pool and home cinema nestled on the sandy shores of Barbados. This stunning private villa sits […]

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort, which re-branded in September after some major renovations, has been designed wholly with guests’ comfort in mind, where service reigns supreme and Balinese-style architecture of its 187 elegant rooms and suites harmonize with nature. Inspired by a fusion of contemporary flair with authentic Balinese architecture, the refurbishment of […]

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Does cold weather have you dreaming of a warm beach in an exotic location? Sun, sand, and surf tempt the winter-weary to enjoy marvelous fun and relaxation. Where the sparkling water meets gorgeous white sand, the penultimate imagination of paradise beckons. Here’s a look at ten of the best white sand beaches from around the […]

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Alison Scott joined Simpson Travel as the Commercial Director in June this year. However she is more than familiar with the Simpson Travel group having worked in Product and Operations for Simply Travel (a very successful tour operation run and owned by Graham Simpson for over 20 years and sold in the late 1990s) for over […]

A new year, a new you

A new year, a new you

Ever thought that it would be quite nice to have a complete reboot?   To sort your head, calm your mind, restore your body to its natural state of well-being?  When life has been hard on you, and it might take more than a day at a spa, we’d recommend a proper retreat. n a 19th Century […]

Win a luxury holiday in Barbados!

Win a luxury holiday in Barbados!

Allianz Global Assistance has teamed up with Best At Travel and Elegant Hotels to offer their Facebook friends the chance to win a luxurious holiday to the breathtaking Caribbean island of Barbados so you can soak up some winter sunshine in style! You and a friend will win flights and 7 nights at the Tamarind by Elegant […]

Top 5 spas in Thailand

Top 5 spas in Thailand

Thailand is known as being as one of the world’s top spa destinations, but with the word “luxury” being bandied around all too easily, how do you really know where the best places are to be pampered in the Land of Smiles? Don’t worry! We have it covered for you – here are the top […]

8 family-friendly hotels for the holidays in the southeastern states

8 family-friendly hotels for the holidays in the southeastern states

Your daughter’s eyes beam with delight at the falling snow. Your nephew shrieks in glee at Santa waving from a Polar Express steam engine.  Christmas is a time for families, and children – with their belief in the magic of the holiday – are the shining stars of the season.  Treat the entire family to […]

5 of the best luxury bush lodges in South Africa to get away from it all

5 of the best luxury bush lodges in South Africa to get away from it all

When we say we want to “get away from it all”, what we really mean is that we want the romance and sanctuary of dwelling in nature while still having “it all”. We want the comfortable bed and plush down duvet; we love the luxury of cocktails on the balcony and having someone else do […]

2 ways to win a fabulous luxury San Diego vacation

2 ways to win a fabulous luxury San Diego vacation

Love San Diego? Whether it’s the mild year-round climate or the extensive beaches – or both – that draws you to California’s second largest city, here’s something you won’t want to miss: the opportunity to win an incredible San Diego luxury vacation… for free! And that not all – there’s not just one opportunity to win […]

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Nick Van Gruisen’s travel career started as a professional guide running camps and leading safaris in Botswana and South Africa. He then joined Lindblad Safaris, pioneers at the time of private plane safaris through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. In the 1980s he set up the UK office of the Tiger Mountain Group on the main […]

10 of the absolutely dreamiest beach resorts in the world

10 of the absolutely dreamiest beach resorts in the world

Oh, relaxing on exotic beaches, taking in the sun and surf, with sand between your toes and a drink in hand. All the better, of course, when put together with an incredibly luxurious beach resort, complete with world-class accommodations and  service. We scoured the globe for some of the dreamiest destinations, so before you plan […]

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

A stay at a spa hotel can bring a transformation. Everyday stress melts away in the lap of impeccable luxury and service. Add in the excitement of an interesting destination and the combination becomes too hard to resist. Here’s a look at 10 of the world’s top spa hotels that considers exotic location as well. […]

The definition of a luxury ski chalet - don’t accept any less

The definition of a luxury ski chalet – don’t accept any less

In today’s digital day and age, one couldn’t dream of defining ‘luxury’ without referring to the great Wikipedia in the cloud. According to the online encyclopedia, ‘luxury’ is defined as: very wealthy and comfortable surroundings something desirable but expensive something very pleasant but not really needed in life A luxury ski chalet not really needed? […]

Australia's top 5 luxury lodges

Australia’s top 5 luxury lodges

While Australia is no stranger to luxurious accommodation options, some stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Here are five of my personal favourites from around the country, from iconic properties in the Great Barrier Reef, to lesser-visited but equally impressive lodges in Tasmania. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, the Blue Mountains 40 stunning […]

Luxury family holidays in Mexico with Club Med

Luxury family holidays in Mexico with Club Med

With a perennially warm climate, sea temperatures that rarely drop below 25°C, a culture that is steeped in historical intrigue and a wide range of activities on offer to suit all tastes, Mexico truly is one of the world’s most intriguing family holiday destinations. A slice of luxury living Finding the perfect accommodation is an […]

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