Category: Oceania

Watch turtles nest on Australia's Heron Island

Watch turtles nest on Australia’s Heron Island

The annual turtle nesting season is set to begin on Queensland’s Heron and Wilson Islands, with an abundance of green turtles coming ashore to nest on these two Great Barrier Reef coral cays. It’s a spectacular sight watching turtles coming out of the ocean and laboriously pulling themselves up the beach to lay their eggs, all […]

Photograph of the week: Tattoo artist in French Polynesia

Photograph of the week: Tattoo artist in French Polynesia

Roonui is one of the leading tattoo artists in French Polynesia. Tattooing is a traditional Polynesian art form, and Roonui wears his art as well as creates it. Photographer Bob Krist tells me he was one of the most graceful and dignified people to ever be in front of his lens, and his self-possession in […]

The world's top 10 islands to visit

The world’s top 10 islands to visit

National Geographic has come up with a top 10 islands to visit. Now you might expect to see the islands of the Maldives or maybe one or two of the Greek islands, but no… this list is quite different. There’s no Fiji, no Seychelles, and it seems that even the Galapagos don’t make the grade […]

Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View

Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View

You may recall back in 2010 that Google Street View extended to parts of Antarctica.  Now they’re going a step further and taking us underwater to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to a partnership between the Catlin Seaview Survey and Google Maps, it’s now possible to observe the reef just as divers do. Specially adapted […]

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

Luxury-Hotels.com has conducted a survey that identifies the most expensive hotels in the world. The findings came from an analysis of average room rates for standard double rooms in hotels around the world during the June to August 2012 summer season.  Interestingly, half of the top 10 most expensive hotels in the world are all […]

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Official London 2012 airline partner British Airways has asked a number of Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes about their holiday plans post September 2012. Far from having a relaxing break, the results showed that many of the athletes will be seeking sun and fun, following weeks and months of gruelling schedules. Nearly a third […]

Top 10 places for a South Pacific honeymoon

Top 10 places for a South Pacific honeymoon

When you’re heading to the South Pacific for your luxury honeymoon there is a dizzying array of choices, but lets face it as much as you’d like to visit them all most honeymoons are generally for 2 or 3 weeks so you’ll need to do some trimming. The key destinations are New Zealand and Australia […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The best African vacations from Safari Guide Africa The simplicity of innovation: Panerai Beachy-chic dining from Sean’s Panorama Because speed matters: Piaggio Aero

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

England rugby player Tom Palmer has contacted me to say he is running an online auction, which includes a number of luxury holiday lots, to raise funds to help finance his close friend’s brain tumour treatment. The star lots are week-long holidays in 3 bedroom, pool villas at the 5 star resorts of Karma Kandara […]

The 10 most stunning (and less well known!) luxury vacation gems in Australia

The 10 most stunning (and less well known!) luxury vacation gems in Australia

We all know about the most popular tourist spots in Australia such as Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour and Ayers Rock but this is such a vast country that surely there must be some hidden gems that aren’t quite so busy? Indeed there are and because finding them can be a little tricky, here are ten of the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury Rhodes honeymoons from 3redbags Italian beauty from Azimut Yachts St. Moritz charm from Badrutt’s Palace Discover the 15 islands of the Cook Islands

Indulge body and soul in Fiji

Indulge body and soul in Fiji

While it’s easy for a property to excel at land or sea, visitors to Fiji soon learn that the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort manages to do both. Founded by the son of diver Jacques Cousteau, this eco-luxury resort on the island of Vanua Levu makes the most of the secluded coastline and neighbouring barrier […]

Top 10 luxury Australian experiences

Top 10 luxury Australian experiences

Australia offers a vast array of incredible attractions unique to the country. But when you visit Australia, don’t just follow the crowds – take your experience to the next level by selecting the VIP luxury option at each destination. Here’s a top 10 list of Australian VIP luxury experiences. Dinner at Uluru Sitting majestically in the heart of […]

New Zealand - contrasting places to visit

New Zealand – contrasting places to visit

When the majority of people hear about new Zealand they tend to think of a more extreme version of Wales with rolling hills, mountains, countryside and rivers. Most of this is actually true but the reality and contrast that the land has to offer is a little more extreme than many people are aware of. […]

Top 10 luxury hotels on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Top 10 luxury hotels on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

As the host of the recently announced 2018 Commonwealth Games, the world’s attention will turn towards Australia’s Gold Coast. It was the 42 kilometres of uninterrupted beach that first drew travellers to the region. However today, while the beach remains as a family favourite, it’s the theme parks, a 24-hour casino and a thriving nightlife […]

Page 10 of 27« First...89101112...20...Last »