Category: Oceania

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

January seems to a popular for month for ‘best’ lists, and Ebookers is getting in on the PR game.   These are apparently the 10 best-selling beach and city destinations of the Ebookers worldwide sale, which runs until 31st January 2007: Bangkok Sydney New York Johannesburg Dubai Cape Town Barcelona Miami Perth Orlando

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Trisha Johnson is President of Aegean Sails  which offers high end yacht (gulet) charter services in the Aegean Sea (Greece and Turkey). Trisha previously worked in tourism in the 1980s, but spent several years in the relocation business working with New York corporations, before getting back into travel in 2000. What is it that  you [...]

New Tahitian member of SLH: Vahine Island

New Tahitian member of SLH: Vahine Island

Small Luxury Hotels of the World  welcomes Vahine Island as its first hotel in French Polynesia. Located in the heart of the Society Islands, this little piece of paradise was ranked number one on Condé Nast Traveller’s “Top 25 Escapes in the World”. With nine traditional bungalows, which offer stunning views across the Tahaa Lagoon, [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fish for barramundi at Wrotham Park Lodge, Australia Experience the 18th Century at Ahilya Fort, India Devour Spanish tapas in London,  at Fino Get some retail therapy at The W Hotels Store

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I [...]

Australia Day with Captain Cook Cruises

Australia Day with Captain Cook Cruises

Experience all the excitement and celebrations of Australia Day on Captain Cook Cruises special Sydney Harbour two night Cruise from 25th to 27th January 2007 onboard the MV Captain Cook’s Explorer. Your Australia Day cruise begins with a welcome dinner and the lights of the spectacular city as the backdrop. Spend the night anchored in [...]

Australia’s best hotel?

Australia’s best hotel?

Crown Towers has once again been awarded one of the highest accolades in the tourism industry, winning Australia’s premier luxury travel award as Best Australian Hotel in the Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards 2007.   This beautiful Melbourne hotel can be found on the south bank of the Yarra River and has 482 luxuriously-appointed [...]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French [...]

Blue & Green Package at Peppers Anchorage

Is golf your pleasure? Peppers Anchorage invites you to saunter outside and be enticed by their Blue & Green Package, just two and a half hours drive from Sydney.  The package  includes 2 nights deluxe accommodation, full buffet breakfast each morning, and 3 days of golf (green fees only) at Pacific Dunes, Le Meilleur Horizons [...]

Brand new beachside resort in Hervey Bay, Queensland

Brand new beachside resort in Hervey Bay, Queensland

Peppers Pier Resort, Hervey Bay is due to open next month and is celebrating with a special opening offer of 3 nights’ accommodation for the price of two. The resorts sets a new high-water mark for beach holiday sophistication, featuring six levels of deluxe accommodation and sweeping bay views to the World Heritage listed Fraser [...]

Hawke’s Bay ‘Behind the Label’ experience

Hawke’s Bay ‘Behind the Label’ experience

Greenhill The Lodge  is offering a  unique personal encounter with the wines and people of Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. As part of their ‘Behind the Label’ wine experience, you will get to meet the personalities behind some of the regions award-winning wines. The package includes two nights at Greenhill and use of all its [...]

Renovation of The Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington

Renovation of The Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington

New Zealand’s Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington  is to undergo a NZD 10 million renovation, and will be transformed into a Copthorne Hotel. The waterfront property will be almost entirely re-fitted before taking on its new guise as the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay. The hotel will remain part of Millennium Hotels and Resorts  which [...]

Free flights to Turtle Island

Free flights to Turtle Island

This has to be one of the better deals I’ve seen for a while.   Book a 9-night stay for two people at Fiji’s Turtle Island and you could both be flying there from Los Angeles, for free.   The  free flights apply to  economy class but you can upgrade to business class for $2,879 [...]

5 nights for the price of 4 at Dolphin Island, Fiji

5 nights for the price of 4 at Dolphin Island, Fiji

Ever dreamed of your own private island? Dolphin Island is designed for the ultimate in relaxation with just two bures and no other guests, yet only 10 minutes from the Fijian mainland. The nightly rate, including transfers, all meals and  a standard bar, is NZ $2900  (NZ $3700 for both bures), plus tax. And, for [...]

Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The global spa resource, Spa Finder, has announced its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards. The crème de la crème of the awards are the six Crystal Award winners, which has one honoree on each continent. And the 6 winners  of these hotly-contested awards are: Africa: Santé Winelands Wellness Centre, Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Asia: Chiva-Som, Hua [...]

FortyTwo: a modern cabin in the mountains

FortyTwo: a modern cabin in the mountains

FortyTwo is a luxurious lakeside retreat in Queenstown, New Zealand. A mixture of glass and concrete, these uniquely-designed three-level apartments combine the expertise of architects Mason and Wales with the interior design know-how of Jewell Cassells. Adding to the sense of space are floor tiles that continue from inside to outside, and balconies with views [...]

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