Category: Oceania

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Following the phenomenal popularity of our recent ‘top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s‘ round-up that we posted just a couple of weeks ago, we realised that there was a significant demand for this, and so have decided to come up with more ideas for you in this last minute round-up. With just days to […]

Interview with Jamie Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising

Interview with Jamie Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising

After graduating and spending a year backpacking, I decided to combine my love of travel and the opportunity to have a meaningful career and so embarked upon a life within the travel industry. For the last nine years I have been working for luxury cruise specialist Mundy Cruising, which specialises in deluxe ocean and river […]

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Bora Bora

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Bora Bora

This aerial shot is a view of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. It was shot from a helicopter with the door taken off during an assignment there for National Geographic Traveler. The reef and the small islands, called motu that surround Bora Bora make for spectacular patterns in the water. James Michener called Bora Bora […]

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 […]

The 7 best things to do in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand

The 7 best things to do in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand

If you have ever visited the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand then you will know that you are spoilt for choice for activities to do. Not only are there a myriad of adventure experiences to choose from, but there are also many more ‘sedate’ options for those that like to take life a little […]

Taking on Australia's Great Ocean Walk... in style

Taking on Australia’s Great Ocean Walk… in style

More than ever, nature-loving travellers are seeking spectacular get-away destinations that offer outdoor adventures and breathtaking scenery, as well as luxurious accommodation and great food plus those special extras that make for a truly memorable experience. With this trend gaining momentum for some time now, some of the most picturesque locations around the world and […]

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Professor Charles Skene OBE has been owning and running various businesses for 50 years. His main business in Aberdeen is Skene House Hotel Suites and Conference Suites, which he started developing some 35 years ago to satisfy a need for incoming oil-related families working for North Sea oil & gas. Over the last 15 years […]

Suite of the week: Ultimate Beachfront Villa Accommodation, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands

Suite of the week: Ultimate Beachfront Villa Accommodation, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands

Suite name: Ultimate Beachfront Villa Accommodation Resort: Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Size of accommodation: 1,500 square feet Cost per night: $1,800 What makes it special: The size and attention to detail of the villas themselves, the absolute beachfront location on world famous Muri Lagoon, and the personal service all guests receive. Enjoy absolute beachfront […]

The most romantic restaurants in the world

The most romantic restaurants in the world

If the cliché dinner by candlelight is not enough for what you have in mind, then you might want to check out some of the most romantic restaurants in the world. For the guys, whether you are planning on the big proposal or you would like to give your woman a special date for her birthday, these are […]

New Zealand's #1 ski destination

New Zealand’s #1 ski destination

Sitting down for breakfast you look out the window at the breath-taking landscape. A beautiful blue Lake Wanaka contrasted with snow-capped mountain peaks. Sunshine is streaming through the glass heating your body as you eat your breakfast. Locally sourced organics eggs, toast and freshly squeezed juice. It’s hard to believe its winter outside. Today is […]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

Sea lions are just like puppies and other things I learned on the Eyre Peninsula

Sea lions are just like puppies and other things I learned on the Eyre Peninsula

This holiday was so good I did it twice: the first time though my job in the travel industry, the second time I brought my husband along so he could experience this beautiful part of the world. Here’s what I learned: 1. Camping can be fun! Anyone who knows me will tell you I HATE camping. It’s […]

Progress on the Poseidon Underwater Resort

Progress on the Poseidon Underwater Resort

It was way back in 2008 that we mentioned that Poseidon Resorts was designing a hotel for the sea floor. The idea came from the President of US Submarines Inc., L. Bruce Jones, but has taken some time to progress.  Negotiations with the American owners of Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, to build the resort at […]

5 of the most utterly romantic places to 'pop the question'

5 of the most utterly romantic places to ‘pop the question’

‘Popping the question’ on a trip appears to have become an increasingly popular trend. But how do you plan the perfect marriage proposal? First you need to decide ‘where’ – planning such a momentous event in your life isn’t easy so here we share 5 of the most utterly romantic places to consider. Dickenson Bay, […]

3 of the most romantic wine hotels in South Australia

3 of the most romantic wine hotels in South Australia

For those looking for romance in wine country, South Australia is a perfect destination. Rolling hills of lush vineyards and golden wheat, wildlife and luxury boutique hotels await you in this pristine destination. To help enhance your enchanting experience, here are three romantic wine hotels in South Australia. Kingsford Homestead, Barossa Valley Located on the […]

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island’s new Executive Chef Anthony Healy is preparing a week-long culinary Christmas season celebration this year. While guests snorkel or dive the beautiful Great Barrier Reef or simply sink their feet into the island’s 24 powdery white beaches, Healy will be creating a specially designed Reveillon Christmas Eve Menu, a Christmas Day menu and a […]

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