Category: Resorts

Polaris World Beach Club at La Manga del Mar Menor

Polaris World – developers of luxury golf resorts in the Murcia region of Spain – have apparently located the ideal venue for their new beach club in Murcia. It is set to be located directly on the beach at La Manga del Mar Menor and will be an exclusive area with a superb Mediterranean style […]

Westin is heading for Avon, CO

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa and The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas are to come to Avon, Colorado in 2008, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has announced. The áformer will be a 235-room full service hotel and resort facility and is áalready under construction, slated to start operations for the 2008 ski season. This […]

Best luxury hotels as rated by TravelPost readers

Best luxury hotels as rated by TravelPost readers

One blog that I make a point of checking on an occasional basis is Sam Shank’s excellent áTravelPost Insider. One of the main thrusts of the TravelPost website is on hotel reviews (particularly for the US) and, in a recent blog entry, he’s highlighted the hotels achieving the highest ratings from his visitors in 2006. […]

New luxury resort in Myrtle Beach, SC

New luxury resort in Myrtle Beach, SC

A new áluxury resort has just opened in Myrtle Beach. Island Vista is has 149 oceanfront suites, a restaurant and outdoor pool complex reminiscent of the Roman aqueducts. áThe resort’s áluxurious one, two, three and four bedroom suites each feature private balconies and panoramic views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Suites up to 2,300 square […]

Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay, Lanai, Maui

Some aerial footage of Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay from the perspective of Blue Hawaiian, a helicopter tour operator.

News from Aruba

News from Aruba

Two resorts on Aruba have undergone recent renovations. á The Westin Aruba Resort has recently re-opened, having formerly been a Wyndham property. It features Heavenly Beds and 32-inch flat-screen TVs, with rates starting at around $300. Meanwhile, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino is getting a $20 million facelift, átransforming áit into something ámore […]

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney Spears has checked herself into Scottsdale’s Sanctuary spa at Camelback Mountain (which you might recall me blogging about last summer) after her alleged collapse at a New Year party at the Pure nightclub in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Media speculation is suggesting that she’s visiting the Arizona resort for more than just a pedicure […]

Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa re-opens in Mozambique

Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa re-opens in Mozambique

Following a major renovation programme, Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa has re-opened. Situated on Bazaruto Island, the largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, the resort has converted its 24 Bay View Rooms into 12 Bay View Suites, each with two bedrooms and their own splash pool. The resort also boasts a dedicated honeymoon chalet, […]

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Recently rebranded as The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, this wonderful áMalaysian retreat boasts 202 new guest rooms with views of the Andaman Sea. Known formerly as the Sheraton Perdana, it is set in glorious woodlands and scenic tropical gardens. 20 ultra-luxury, private Ocean View Pool Villas are to follow. As a nice add-on, guests […]

T+L 500 2007

T+L 500 2007

Now in its fifth year, the Travel + Leisure 500 áis the pick of the very best from around the world, as decreed by editors and reporters. á The Singita Private Game Reserve in áSouth Africa’s áKruger National Park achieved the highest tally of 97.56. The winner of the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007, […]

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

The Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007 is out and top of the pile is the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. It scores a perfect 100 in 5 of the 6 categories (rooms, service, food, location and design), “failing” only áon ‘activities’ where it scored 97.3, to give an overall score of 99.6 out […]

Enhance your ski season at Telluride's The Peaks Resort

Enhance your ski season at Telluride’s The Peaks Resort

This winter, experience a ski vacation like no other at The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa, Telluride CO. With spectacular slopes, gorgeous accommodation, and an exclusive onsite spa, The Peaks combines the splendour of the Great Outdoors with the indulgences of a luxury retreat. Make the most of your visit to the Rocky Mountains, […]

Shreyas: a new boutique Yoga retreat in Bangalore, India

Shreyas: a new boutique Yoga retreat in Bangalore, India

Situated in southern India, Shreyas offers tailor-made Yoga holidays in the most sumptious of settings. Just one and a half hour’s drive from Bangalore Airport, the retreat offers tented accommodation and is equipped with an infinity pool, spa, gym, steam rooms, cinema and organic vegetable farm. Yoga classes take place twice a day in an […]

Amanpuri in media spotlight

Amanpuri in media spotlight

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty are rumoured to have married in Thailand, at Amanpuri (from Aman Resorts) in Phuket. áFergie, the Duchess of York, and her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are also said to be staying at the resort. Apparently, all áare guests of David Tang, a multi-millionaire socialite who áhas been áhosting […]

Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Emerging from the heart of the desert, Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is an elegant desert resort in a traditional Arabic fort setting.

Ishi No Yu, Japan

Ishi No Yu, Japan

The Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa, at the foot of Japan’s Hakone Mountains, has opened a Japanese style heated stone spa ‘Ishi No Yu’ featuring 18 warm stone beds, relaxation room and lounge. The warm stone beds penetrate deep into the muscle tissue to relieve, relax and increase circulation. It is a unique treatment for […]

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