Category: Resorts

A year of island hopping: August

A year of island hopping: August

This is post  eight of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For August, the following are recommended: Bay Islands, Honduras: Palmetto Bay Plantation and West Peak Inn Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island and Heron […]

Private Villa Residences at Trisara, Thailand

Private Villa Residences at Trisara, Thailand

Trisara‘s final 11 remaining Private Villa Residences are  now available  on a first-come-first-served basis.   This is a rare opportunity to secure a tropical home on one of the world’s most exclusive luxury resorts in Phuket, Thailand. The resort has already won prestigious international acclaim, such as Best of the Best in the 2005 Robb […]

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2006

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2006

Travel + Leisure have announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006.   There’s an awful lot more detail than I can do justice to with one blog entry, so here’s a very quick summary. World’s Best Hotel 1 Singita Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa   97.56 2 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan […]

A year of island hopping: July

A year of island hopping: July

This is post  seven of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For July, the following are recommended: Bornholm, Denmark: The Melsted Badehotel and Hotel Siemsens Gaard Dominican Republic: Velero Beach Resort and Natura Cabañas […]

A year of island hopping: June

A year of island hopping: June

This is post  six of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For June, the following are recommended: British Virgin Islands Capri: Grand Hotel Quisisana and Villa Brunella Galápagos, Ecuador Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: The Edgartown […]

A year of island hopping: May

A year of island hopping: May

This is post  five of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For May, the following are recommended: Azores, Portugal: Pousada da Horta Java, Indonesia: Amanjiwo Long Island, New York: The Chequit Inn Mauritius: The […]

A year of island hopping: April

A year of island hopping: April

This is post  four of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For April, the following are recommended: Borneo: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Gayana Island Resort Corfu, Greece: Isabella Country House and Siorra Vittoria […]

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spas are more normally regarded as kid-free zones but that’s not true of  Hilton Hawaii. On the contrary, the Kohala Sports Club & Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village positively encourages younger visitors with its Summer at the Spa for Keiki & Teens package where children can enjoy anything from a Coco-Mango Tango Scrub to […]

A year of island hopping: March

A year of island hopping: March

This is post three  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For March, the following are recommended: Benguerra, Mozambique: Benguerra Lodge Bermuda: Fairmont Southampston Dominica Maldives: Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island and […]

A year of island hopping: February

A year of island hopping: February

This is post  two of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For February, the following are recommended: Canary Islands, Spain:  Hotel San Roque and Parador de la Gomera Langkawi, Malaysia: Bon Ton Mallorca, Spain: […]

Opera on the Lawn Getaway

Opera on the Lawn Getaway

Why not get away next week (18th July 2006) for the Opera on the Lawn Getaway at the Relais & Chateaux  Meadowood Napa Valley? This memorable experience will include one night’s accommodation on a private estate, breakfast for two (in the privacy of your room if you wish) and two Al Fresco tickets to Tosca, […]

A year of island hopping: January

A year of island hopping: January

This is post one of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For January, the following are recommended: Cebu, Philippines: Alegre Beach Resort and the Shangri-La, on Mactan Island Crete, Greece: Casa Delfino Suites Djenné, […]

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort and Residences is  a new, ocean-living concept incorporating the elegance of a luxury cruise ship atmosphere.  The $400 million resort  will be anchored 3 miles off the Miami coast line and claims that it will include the largest spa ever built. There will also be a large casino, some 600 suites, a golf […]

Summer availability at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island

Summer availability at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island

You still have time to plan a summer getaway to Lakedale Resort, an 82-acre resort  on San Juan Island. Prime dates are still available at this romantic island resort, in both July and August. Summer rates are currently $219 per night for lodge rooms and $310 per night  for cabins, or $469 per night for […]

Book early with Kempinski... and save!

Book early with Kempinski… and save!

It can pay to plan ahead! Book 1 to 3 months prior to arrival at any Kempinski hotel and you could save an average of 20% off your room rate. To get discounted rates, reservations at city hotels have to be made at least 30 days before arrival, and at least 90 days  in advance […]

Bora Bora re-openings

Bora Bora re-openings

The re-opening of  the new 100-village St. Regis Resort on Bora Bora has been well publicised of late, thanks largely to Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymooning there, but also in part to  ‘Desparate Housewives’  star Eva Longoria and her boyfriend, Tony Parker, also holidaying there at the same time. However, two other hotels on […]

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