Category: Spain

Fiestas de la Cruz, Los Realejos

Fiestas de la Cruz, Los Realejos

Every May, the town of Los Realejos, in the north of the island, hosts one of Tenerife’s most important celebrations: the Fiestas de la Cruz. This festivity sees the town virtually covered by over 300 crosses decorated with stunning flowers, a tradition that has three centuries of history attached to it. The spring-like scenery gets […]

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Are you filled with starry-eyed sentiment and looking for the perfect destination for an amorous adventure? Join us as we explore Europe’s most sumptuous suites and luxurious lodgings to provide the ideal backdrop for your dream romance. Here’s a shortlist of my top 10 romantic hotels to be found in Europe. 1. Sun Rocks Hotel, […]

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Magaluf’s infamous reputation as a party-hard resort should not put you off discovering what the rest of the beautiful island of Mallorca has to offer. The luxury market is a growing (and lucrative) one on Mallorca - which boasts hotels under the Jumeirah, St Regis, and Marriott brands, and will have a Park Hyatt from 2015. But there has […]

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest independent hotels. An expert team from the luxury hotel brand has been searching the world over and seeking out the best-kept secrets in luxury accommodation, and so far this year […]

Tegueste Wine Month, Tenerife

Tegueste Wine Month, Tenerife

Tenerife is a great place for wine lovers, as the island’s wines have a special flavour due to the island’s dramatic volcanic soil. Because of this tradition, Tegueste, in north Tenerife, celebrates the “month of the wine” every April to showcase the island’s gastronomy and culture around Tenerife’s wine industry, which includes five denominations of […]

Ethical luxury: the world's only organic caviar

Ethical luxury: the world’s only organic caviar

Black sturgeon caviar has been a luxury delicacy for centuries, though it is only in the past couple of decades that our taste for it has driven the sturgeon, an ancient species with a history of at least 250 million years, to near extinction. Despite a temporary and partial ban on wild sturgeon fishing in […]

More luxury for Mallorca

More luxury for Mallorca

The Spanish island of Mallorca is to have its first Hyatt-branded luxury resort hotel, due to open in 2015. The Park Hyatt Mallorca will be located in the scenic northeast and offer 142 guest rooms, two restaurants, lounge bar, poolside bar, separate beach club, 1,200 square metres of meetings and events space, and a spa and […]

Which Spanish destinations suit you best?

Which Spanish destinations suit you best?

Are you done meandering through Madrid? Perhaps you’re bored of Barcelona? While both cities are touted as staples of the Spanish experience – deservedly so, as both offer a wealth of history, architecture and entertainment – they are by no means all Spain has to offer. There are far more cities, islands and towns worth […]

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Looking for inspiration on what to do or where to go this Easter? Then look no further! We’ve saved you the legwork by compiling 10 great ideas for a luxury European break during the festive season. Perhaps you’d like to experience a traditional Spanish Easter celebration or wish to find somewhere with guaranteed skiing this […]

Interview with Ana Silva O'Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

Interview with Ana Silva O’Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

With a degree in Business Studies and a Henley Business School MBA, Ana Silva O’Reilly developed her career in strategic marketing management as Marketing Director for Portugal, Spain and Turkey with global commercial real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. She is also a New York University alumni (NYU), having graduated from its Social Media Strategy […]

5 hotel openings to look out for in 2013

5 hotel openings to look out for in 2013

Despite the doom and gloom about the global economy, the luxury travel industry still seems to be holding up well and luxury hotels and resorts continue to spring up around the world.  Here we’ve picked out 5 to look out for in 2013, from a gourmet retreat in Fiji through to a high rise hotel […]

10 of the world's most unusual restaurants

10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants

Travelling has its benefits, among them being able to shock people with tales of where you’ve been, what you’ve done and where you’ve eaten. There’s nothing more satisfying than making your friends and family shriek, ‘you did what?!’ Well, if it’s the shock factor you’re after, we’ve got just the thing for you; a list of 10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants. […]

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

Madrid is a contrast of magnificence versus idyllic relaxation and freedom. Almost everything you could want can be found here, from flamenco to tapas, architecture to art, bullfighting to chocolate con churros, and a history that may prove as unexpected as it is beautiful. A walk along the Gran Via, the capital’s famous, central street, […]

Grape expectations on Mallorca

Grape expectations on Mallorca

Wine enthusiasts might be surprised to learn that the Spanish island of Mallorca is home to some 60 wineries, or bodegas, which produce a total of around 300 different wines. For visitors to the island’s Fira del Vi – the wine fair held each spring in the north of Mallorca  – there’s a chance to meet […]

Top 5 luxury honeymoon destinations in Europe

Top 5 luxury honeymoon destinations in Europe

Your wedding may be one of the most special days of your life, but make no mistake – if there’s a time that’s really all about you and your new partner, it’s your honeymoon. Now that you’re finally free of hectic plans and schedules, it’s time to relax, rejuvenate, and spend some blissful time together […]

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Privacy and exclusivity often rank high on a luxury traveller’s list of priorities. For those looking for something truly indulgent, discrete and filled with luxury, we have compiled a list of the most extravagant private island resorts in the world. These islands offer the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. Beginning at a paltry £100,000 and […]

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