Category: Resorts

Santa Fe, New Mexico: two unparalleled stays in "the land of enchantment"

Santa Fe, New Mexico: two unparalleled stays in “the land of enchantment”

The American Southwest is a place of stark, almost unearthly beauty. And the city of Santa Fe is perhaps the most extraordinary urban locale in a region where everything transcends the ordinary.  Condé Nast Traveler calls it one of the top 25 cities of the world, but locals would differ – they’d designate it city […]

Over Yonder Cay – the world’s most stunning private island for hire

Over Yonder Cay – the world’s most stunning private island for hire

Sitting like a jewel in the crown, Over Yonder Cay is the crowning glory of the necklace of islands known as the Exumas in the Bahamas. Its priceless gem-like qualities are plain for all to see; but it is only when you venture ashore that you really realise what a truly rare and exceptional jewel […]

Luxury in California, 12 shades of blue in the Maldives, family travel advice and top tips for a trip to Antigua

Luxury in California, 12 shades of blue in the Maldives, family travel advice and top tips for a trip to Antigua

Last month, whilst I was off reviewing an apartment in Kingston-upon-Thames on the outskirts of London, my fellow luxury travel bloggers and members of the Luxury Travel Blog Network were dotted across various other corners of the globe. Here’s what the others were up to in April. Nadine visited the recently renovated Relais and Châteaux […]

Top 3 luxury African star beds

Top 3 luxury African star beds

When staying in Africa’s luxury safari camps and lodges you will experience some of the most comfortable and relaxing beds you have ever slept in. They’re often huge with soft Egyptian cotton, downy pillows and warm cosy duvets. Many of them are romantic antique four poster beds with mosquito nets tied neatly around them. Many […]

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Discerning spa aficionados are increasingly looking for more complete retreats offering an all-encompassing wellness escape. Here are three of my favourite resorts, each with something unique to offer – whether that be working with specialist practitioners, training en famille on a beautiful white sand beach or getting back to nature in tropical island jungle surroundings. […]

Asia's top 7 alternative suites

Asia’s top 7 alternative suites

Booking a Presidential suite is the ultimate in luxury, for those that can afford it. But suites at a level or two below the Presidential suite often offer a staggering array of luxuries, from oversized space to private terraces to personalised service, at a (relative) fraction of the Presidential suite cost. Check out these alternative […]

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

The minute I stepped out on my private deck it became crystal clear how Sri Panwa scored Hotel with the Best View in the World in The Best Beach Property Awards 2011 by Beach Tomato. If you’ve always dreamed of a secluded island retreat but unlike Richard Branson you can’t afford to buy a private […]

8 reasons to escape to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

8 reasons to escape to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

An oasis of 42 lushly landscaped acres, the Four Seasons Koh Samui offers sweeping ocean views at every turn, a white sand beach, stand alone villas, each with its own private pool, and of course quintessentially gracious Four Seasons service. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary trip or even trying to plan a romantic escape […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a […]

The 3 best places to stay in Marrakech and Essaouira

The 3 best places to stay in Marrakech and Essaouira

Among Morocco’s many seductions are a panoply of luxurious riads and resorts with lush courtyards, sensual hammans, and “the best tagine in North Africa”.  The defining variable is quality of service which, despite Morocco’s claim to warm hospitality, varies significantly. Here are three of best places to stay in Marrakesh and Essaouira that offer seamless […]

5 luxury lodges where you'll see elephants in South Africa

5 luxury lodges where you’ll see elephants in South Africa

The grand stature of the African elephant is as captivating as its innate intimacy for its own kind. You’d expect the huge frame of these gentle giants to stand out like a storm cloud in a clear blue sky, but the elephant isn’t as easily spotted in the wild as you may believe. Here are […]

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

You’ve booked the chalet, the flights are organised, likewise the ski hire and lift passes. It’s all very exciting and soon you’ll be on the slopes having the time of your life. One aspect sometimes taken for granted is the actual location, the mountains. One of the great things about a ski holiday in the […]

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

When Marco Polo visited the ancient Chinese city and former capital of the Song dynasty of Hangzhou in the late 13th century, he christened the city: “beyond dispute the finest and noblest in the world.” Part of an old Chinese saying transliterated reads: “there is paradise in heaven, on earth there is Hangzhou,” marking Hangzhou as […]

Top 5 luxury safari breakfasts

Top 5 luxury safari breakfasts

Everyone loves breakfast when you’re on holiday – what could be better than having perfectly poached eggs produced for you every morning, followed by delicious fresh tropical fruit and home made muffins. The breakfasts on any luxury safari are bound to wow you and certainly set you up for the day ahead. Often they are […]

Barnsley Resort: a luxurious love story

Barnsley Resort: a luxurious love story

In the heart of North Georgia lies a couple’s destination resort that defies comparison.  It blends a charming and romantic history with nature, outdoor sports, food, wine, and a healthy dose of pampering. You will not find a comparable southern experience, and it is Georgia’s best kept secret.  Sixty miles north of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort […]

Top 5 luxury family beach escapes

Top 5 luxury family beach escapes

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the ideal holiday to suit the collective needs of you and your little ones can be an overwhelming task. One wants relaxation and another cultural discoveries, the children’s preferences are not aligned either with one seeking […]

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