Category: Spain

New opening: Grand Hotel Mencey, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

New opening: Grand Hotel Mencey, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ historic Grand Hotel Mencey in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands) opens its doors today after a €25,000,000 renovation that re-affirms the Spanish chain’s commitment to expanding its portfolio of all-inclusive beach resorts to include urban lodgings in select locations, most recently in Budapest, Hungary. Set in a romantic Spanish colonial-style […]

Star Clippers – where the age of sail meets state of the art modern day luxury cruising

Star Clippers – where the age of sail meets state of the art modern day luxury cruising

‘I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.’ The words of John Masefield’s ‘Sea Fever’ poem rang in my ears as I took in the splendid sight of the 134 metre long five masted […]

Experiential travel: new horizons for the luxury traveler

Experiential travel: new horizons for the luxury traveler

Experiential travel is no new concept, though the term pops up with renewed significance and frequency of late. Backpackers and adventurers have long been exploring unchartered or little known destinations for the personal growth, satisfaction and self-realization that come with the profound impact of extraordinary experiences or overcoming internal and external obstacles. As globalization brought […]

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

In the past taking a luxury holiday often meant long haul flights to exotic locations, which was something that could take the shine off of an otherwise perfect experience. Choose Europe however and rest and relaxation are on our doorstep. Whatever your preference, European luxury destinations will have something to suit your need. Top 10 luxury destinations in […]

5 must-see cruise port destinations

5 must-see cruise port destinations

There is no doubt about it, cruise holidays appeal to a much wider audience today than it has done in recent years. Some still hold preconceptions that it is an expensive form of travel, or that cruise ships have strict dress codes, but these are simply not true. Cruising is a fantastic method of seeing […]

Extra touches to make your stay special

Extra touches to make your stay special

We’ve all been to hotels and received little freebies on arrival or departure, but in the luxury hotels it is something of a challenge for them to be original and provide guests with memorable tokens to help enhance their stay. Items like pens, extra towels and welcome chocolates are all lovely, but they aren’t going […]

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

The Canary Islands are rarely if ever referred to as your typical luxury holiday destination.  However, it seems that you really don’t need to get on a plane for 9 hours to experience top class service, gourmet cuisine and the most attractive of resort surroundings as I discovered when visiting Abama in the district of […]

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit.  Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San […]

Luxurious experiences in Tenerife

Luxurious experiences in Tenerife

For most, when thinking of Tenerife – luxury is not the first word that springs to mind. However a closer look at Tenerife proves that it really does know how to treat visitors to a bit of indulgence and well-being, you just need to know where to look. The first luxurious element of Tenerife is […]

A villa holiday for all the family: Villa Alfabia, Mallorca

A villa holiday for all the family: Villa Alfabia, Mallorca

With a private chef to prepare gourmet meals, a host serve drinks by the pool and an experienced nanny to look after the children, Villa Alfabia in Mallorca is the newest addition to luxury villa specialist, Scott Dunn‘s collection. Originally built as a traditional Mallorcan farm and set in five acres of land, even with […]

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

John Dixon is the co-founder, Chairman and Managing Director of independent tour operator Prestige Holidays and has worked in luxury travel for over 40 years. Prestige Holidays is celebrating its 22nd year in the luxury travel market and is  known for its quality holidays, excellent personal service and strong attention to detail. The company features four and […]

5 of the best hotels in Spain

5 of the best hotels in Spain

Spain is one of the best tourist attractions in the world and one which has so much to offer to people of all ages whether you like the bustling cities or the relaxed beaches. Madrid alone offers the remains of the Moorish wall, small gothic churches, it also boasts the royal palace alongside some truly […]

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

If you are a true golf aficionado, a golfing holiday at one of Europe’s luxury golf resorts would be a dream come true. There you can golf the same fairways that have challenged some of the world’s golf legends, fine tune your game, sample some of the best cuisine the region has to offer and […]

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

In a bid no doubt to build awareness for its members, Great Hotels of the World has revealed its holiday hotspot predictions for Summer 2011 based on searches made on their site. 1. Tenerife, Spain The Canary Island of Tenerife is a firm favourite with holiday makers and continues to be one of the most […]

Europe’s top 10 hidden gem hotels

I’m not sure what makes a hotel a ‘hidden gem’ as a considerable number in the list that follows are to be found in major European cities. That aside, here’s the top 10 hidden gem hotels according to Tripadvisor. (They don’t actually say ‘Europe’s top 10′ but since all of them are in Europe (in […]

5 of the best hotels in Majorca

5 of the best hotels in Majorca

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and lies in the Mediterranean Sea just off of the South East coast of Spain. Being further south comes with its benefits and being closer to the equator brings you a much warmer atmosphere. Majorca is a beautiful island and with it brings some beautiful culture. In Palma lies the magnificent […]

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