Category: Cyprus

The best places in Cyprus for a luxury beach break

The best places in Cyprus for a luxury beach break

Cyprus is at the crossroads of the world. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria, north of Egypt and east of Greece. This location has bestowed a rich culture on this stunning island state, and this is part of the reason it is an excellent holiday destination. Add to a fascinating history incredible […]

Recipe of the week: Sous-vide Wagyu beef

Recipe of the week: Sous-vide Wagyu beef

Tender, extraordinary, and delicious are only a few words to describe the sous-vide wagyu tenderloin fillet steak that you and your guests will enjoy. Aged to perfection and trimmed of all exterior fat, this steak is sure to please the most discerning palate. Served with fresh seasonal garden vegetables and a smooth potato purée. Ingredients […]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

Suite name: Presidential Suite, Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa Location: Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus Size of accommodation: 1,000 sq m Cost per night: from €7,040 EUR Who’s stayed there: N/A, newly opened What makes it special: Private Spa for your exclusive use, including a sea-view swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, infrared cabin, hydrotherapy bath, two treatment rooms and a gym. Antara Palace’s […]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – local life and set-jetting

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – local life and set-jetting

In this post, we predict what we think will be the key trends for luxury travel in 2014, and we have also hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of these growing trends. Read on to learn more about our predicted trends of ‘local life’ and ‘set-jetting’. […]

4 ideas for October half term

4 ideas for October half term

Are you thinking of escaping with the family this October half term but still yet to book somewhere? If so, don’t despair… it’s not too late! What’s more, if you look carefully, there are some bargains to be had. For most UK schools, the October half term is just a one week holiday, so these […]

5 luxury Autumn breaks that won’t break the bank

5 luxury Autumn breaks that won’t break the bank

An Autumn getaway is an appealing idea. You can find far cheaper flights and accommodation and enjoy some real relaxation now the screaming children are safely back in school. From October onwards the weather tends to be more unpredictable but if you know where to go you can still find the sun. Here are five of […]

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

The British weather can be so unpredictable, just as we thought summer would never arrive, this month’s glorious sunshine has got us all in the holiday mood.  However, as we know only too well, this can be quickly dampened by howling winds and sharp showers leaving many of us wishing we had booked that luxury […]

Avoiding the tourist trap in Cyprus

Avoiding the tourist trap in Cyprus

When we went to Cyprus last October, one of the things that struck us was the number of tavernas that were so heavily geared towards the mass market. It was a shame, really, but souvlaki and chips was often about the closest you could get to Cypriot cuisine in anywhere that was at all touristy. The […]

5 affordable luxury spa breaks in Cyprus

5 affordable luxury spa breaks in Cyprus

From stunning award-winning five-star beachfront hotels, to secluded agrotourism properties and holistic resorts within the island’s mountainous interiors, Cyprus offers the perfect location for an affordable luxury spa and wellbeing break. Wellness tourism continues to be a booming sector for Cyprus, with spas across the island offering the latest advances in beauty and therapeutic treatments […]

Top 5 luxury family escapes for teenagers

Top 5 luxury family escapes for teenagers

Unwind and relax whilst your teens engage in activities that they are sure to be talking about long after their visit. These carefully selected hotels offer the perfect holidays to reward your children after months of revision and exams, from team beach-athons in Saint Lucia and undersea walks in Mauritius to rock-climbing and urban graffiti […]

3 new projects herald a new dawn for Nicosia, Cyprus

3 new projects herald a new dawn for Nicosia, Cyprus

Locally known as Lefkosia, Nicosia is the largest city in Cyprus. The old city, at the heart of which is the distinctive many-sided Venetian citadel, is home to a wealth of history and tales dating back to the 16th Century. While already a must-see place on the list of any history-minded visitor, a series of major […]

A bonus journey through authentic Cypriot village life

A bonus journey through authentic Cypriot village life

Authenticity is something that is often lacking in modern tourist destinations nowadays. However, away from the tourist areas, the Larnaka countryside offers the chance to experience the genuine culture. Similar to the old Cypriot way of life, when foreign guests were welcomed on a complimentary basis, this winter the Larnaka Tourism Board if offering tourists the opportunity […]

Special feature: Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows, Larnaca, Cyprus

Special feature: Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows, Larnaca, Cyprus

Arriving on a late flight into Larnaca, we stayed at the Livadhiotis Hotel in the town centre. Not only was this ideal for a late arrival, being just a few minutes from the airport, but it also put us well placed right in the heart of the town centre. Larnaca is a harbour town with a […]

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete Elounda’s Blue Palace is part of the Luxury Collection of resorts and boasts a world class Thalasso Spa and over 140 room types with private pools all with sea views. The location is a star too, with a delightful private beach, crystal clear waters and soaring coastal vistas over […]

The top 10 honeymoon destinations for couples in a muddle

The top 10 honeymoon destinations for couples in a muddle

Choosing where to go on honeymoon for many seems an enviable task but the reality can be really rather more taxing. With so many options available to the modern couple the novelty of being spoilt for choice can become quite bewildering. With this in mind I have taken a closer look at the top 10 […]

The secret to exploring North Cyprus

The secret to exploring North Cyprus

North Cyprus is a defacto independent state located in the northern region of Cyprus. The state is officially named the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The country has a beautiful array of great sites and ancient architecture, perfect for historians and travellers. The area has tempted many conquerors due to its natural beauty, from […]

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