Category: Leisure Travel

Boot camp without the boot

Boot camp without the boot

“When we first moved to France and our American friends came to visit, they’d often comment that they would lose weight despite eating three full meals a day as the French do,” says Libby Pratt, 53, founder of luxury fitness boot camp based in the mediaeval bastide of Lauzerte, Tarn and Garonne. “And that’s how […]

3 of the best luxury watches for diving and snorkeling

3 of the best luxury watches for diving and snorkeling

There are many different things to consider when it comes to selecting the perfect luxury accessories to any hobby; style, luxury, dependability and usefulness are all factors that come to mind, and diving watches are no different. When you are going to be diving or snorkeling, you want a watch you can not only count […]

Photograph of the week: Whale watching in Walker Bay, South Africa

Photograph of the week: Whale watching in Walker Bay, South Africa

Every year the Walker Bay in South Africa welcomes the annual migration of Southern Right Whales to its shores. These gentle giants are attracted to the natural sanctuary the bay provides so that they may mate and calf with one another. The internationally awarded Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers its guests the opportunity to see the whales from land, […]

Travel around London like a celebrity on your stag weekend

Travel around London like a celebrity on your stag weekend

During the day, London is an enthralling city filled with historic, cultural and regal exploits to enjoy. By night, the scene changes dramatically. A multitude of hip night spots come to life where you will make memories to last for years to come. Filled with booze and scorching hot dance floors, the stag and his […]

New villas at Kurumba Maldives

New villas at Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives has transformed its Family Villas with Jacuzzis into new Garden Pool Villas, with spacious luxury rooms with higher ceilings and extended outdoor bathroom space. The villas now also include an outdoor plunge pool with wooden decking and furniture. They are being retrofitted with new furniture, fabrics and artworks which are to be completed […]

Sailing with the WAOW factor in Indonesia

Sailing with the WAOW factor in Indonesia

Have you ever dreamed of setting sail around the islands of Indonesia? Well… now you can. And in style, too. Welcome to WAOW (Water Adventure Ocean Wide) – the largest wooden sailing vessel in the whole of Indonesia – and the dream of designer Michel Deville. This 60-metre long, three-mast vessel has sails that cover […]

Find your inner vitality with LUX* Resorts

Find your inner vitality with LUX* Resorts

LUX* Resorts has launched a new ‘Vitality Experience’ this November – a holistic, dedicated lifestyle programme focusing on fitness, spa, diet and mind at its properties in Mauritius and the Maldives. Set between three to seven nights, as part of a longer holiday or on its own, the Vitality Experience has been created to help […]

A stag weekend of water-based fun in Portugal

A stag weekend of water-based fun in Portugal

Portugal may not top your list of locales for a luxurious stag weekend abroad. But with so many exclusive, water-based activities, you should head to the province of Algarve for a fabulous stag do. You’ll live it up with your mates in the crystal clear blue waters and wide sandy beaches of this expansive province […]

Isle of spas: 5 superb spas in Jersey

Isle of spas: 5 superb spas in Jersey

If you’re looking to really escape from it all, how does flying off to an island for an exclusive spa retreat sound? The tiny island of Jersey has more than its fair share of award-winning spas, superb Michelin-starred restaurants and designer boutiques, and the short flight means you can go from departure lounge to your […]

Après ski in the Alps: 3 of the best places to unwind

Après ski in the Alps: 3 of the best places to unwind

“Après ski” is more commonly known as a universal codeword for “getting utterly sloshed slopeside”. However, that is not everyone’s idea of a great time – and if you’re wanting to get up and hit the slopes as the sun rises, not be staggering out of a bar at this time, you’re probably more interested […]

The best luxury day spas in Buenos Aires

The best luxury day spas in Buenos Aires

In 2005, UNESCO awarded Buenos Aires with the City of Design distinction. The abundance of fashion and architectural designs throughout the city inspired this prestigious award. A study in architectural splendor, Buenos Aires instills in its residents and visitors a desire to blend with its graceful lines and coordinate with its colorful barrios. Glamor prevails. […]

The top 5 activities on a luxurious stag party in Barcelona

The top 5 activities on a luxurious stag party in Barcelona

Your best mate’s stag party should be a time of extravagance and luxury. Treat him to one last weekend of freedom by planning a getaway to one of Europe’s most majestic cities. Where other than Barcelona can you find so many glamorous clubs and gorgeous women? Your gang will be tempted from all directions with […]

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley: a University of Virginia football game from a luxury suite

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley: a University of Virginia football game from a luxury suite

Should serendipity bless you with a visit to Charlottesville, Virginia, during the outrageously colorful Autumn season, consider attending a Virginia Cavaliers‘ home football game from the comfort of one of 56 luxury boxes in Scott Stadium. Availability is limited due to long-term leases held on the majority of the suites by diehard orange-clad University of […]

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The possibilities are so numerous when it comes to deciding what to visit in South Africa that it is difficult to make a selection. Depending on the time you have, there are a few places or activities that should not be missed.

Special feature: St. Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: St. Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Cornwall, UK

Last month we enjoyed a break at the St. Moritz Hotel at Trebetherick in Cornwall, the south-west corner of England. The West Country is a favourite with many people living in the UK – a place where you’re most likely to enjoy some sunshine with a climate that’s not dissimilar with the Channel Islands and […]

The honeymoon of a lifetime

The honeymoon of a lifetime

Luxury tour operator Carrier is offering the honeymoon of a lifetime for newlyweds seeking to couple the best safari and beach experience in Kenya, Africa. Stay in the luxury tents of Mara Bushtops where couples can enjoy Champagne in the tent’s private sunken hot tubs, after returning from an enriching game drive in the Masai […]

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