Category: Leisure Travel

Damar Terrace, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

Damar Terrace, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

Ayana Resort and Spa Bali has re-opened Damar Terrace restaurant following extensive renovations by Yasuhiro Koichi, the acclaimed Japanese designer behind the Rock Bar. Koichi, whose company Design Studio SPIN has created some of Asia’s most iconic bars and restaurants, combined comfort with modern Asian decor for relaxed all-day dining at Damar Terrace. His trademark [...]

Valentine’s at the Baglioni Hotel London

Rose petals, Champagne, a seductive atmosphere and fabulous Italian food… what more could you want for the one you love on St Valentine’s Day? At the Baglioni Hotel London you can make dreams come true by booking their very romantic package as a surprise gift. Arrive in your De Luxe Junior Suite to find that [...]

Special feature: Elounda Solfez Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Solfez Villas, Elounda, Crete

Last October we were honoured to be the first guests ever to stay at the newly opened Elounda Solfez Villas. Situated high upon a hillside overlooking Elounda, this small group of properties raises the bar on self-catering accommodation to an entirely new level and comes with a stunning view over the whole of the Bay [...]

Special feature: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

Special feature: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

In October we had the pleasure of staying at the áBlue Palace Resort & Spa near Elounda on the Greek island of Crete. Since we arrived quite late in the evening, it wasn’t until morning that we could appreciate the full beauty of the resort’s position with its stunning view of the island of áSpinalonga, [...]

Pampering perfection at Pezula

Pampering perfection at Pezula

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is situated on the Eastern Head of Knysna in South Africa, just a short drive from George Airport and only a 40-minute flight from Cape Town. Surrounded by rugged cliffs, ancient forests and sheltered beaches Pezula is perfect for a romantic break away for you and your loved one in [...]

Adventurous winter romance in St. Lucia

Adventurous winter romance in St. Lucia

When blue skies turn to grey and winter’s chill is in the air, there is no better time to add some passion to the picture, especially when you can do so in one of the world’s most spectacular locations. áThe Jalousie Plantation on the scenic west coast of the Eastern Caribbean Island of St Lucia [...]

Reef and rainforest experience in Queensland, Australia

Reef and rainforest experience in Queensland, Australia

A visit to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a must-do on any East Coast Australian itinerary – and visiting is made even easier with a Reef & Rainforest four night accommodation and eco-activity package. The joint package, released by Kingfisher Bay Resort – Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Eco Resort [...]

Opening of the St. Regis Princeville Resort

Ideally located on Hawaii’s breathtaking island of Kaua’i , the newly-opened St. Regis Princeville Resort introduces an unparalleled level of sophistication and serene luxury to one of the most remarkable destinations in the world. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the iconic resort has been transformed into an elegant reflection of its island home, paying homage [...]

Luxuriate at Lake Okareka Lodge in New Zealand

Lake Okareka Lodge by lebua, in Rotorua, New Zealand, is the perfect abode of luxury, nestled in a landscape of incredible natural beauty. Far away from the prying eyes of the everyday life, there are countless hours of relaxation and adventures to be had in the most opulent of settings. Go fly-fishing for trout, try [...]

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia, the Mediterranean’s newest luxury resort will open this Autumn, with a soft opening next month followed by an official launch in Spring 2010. Created by the owners of Masseria San Domenico, Borgo Egnazia is positioned to become one of the leading luxury family, spa and golf resorts in the Mediterranean, featuring a luxury [...]

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island to open soon

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island to open soon

The iconic Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island will open its doors shortly. The 428-room contemporary hotel is located along the new Links Championship Golf Course and is within five minutes walking distance of the latest Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit. This latest addition to IHG’s Crowne Plaza estate is situated on one of the [...]

Banyan Tree Phuket introduces Retreat for the Senses

Banyan Tree Phuket introduces Retreat for the Senses

Banyan Tree Phuket introduces Retreat for the Senses, an holistic experience of rejuvenation, wellness and discovery. áThe all-inclusive package includes accommodation, signature spa treatments at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, three meals daily, yoga and meditation sessions and a series of enriching activities that are held in the lush natural surroundings of Banyan Tree Phuket. [...]

Travelling in the UK for less

Travelling in the UK for less

Apologies for the lack of updates this week, but I’ve been otherwise engaged in the launch of a website catering for last minute availability and special offers in the UK. áUK Travel Offers is a new, niche site that sits alongside other UK projects that we run (most notably, perhaps, the UK hotel price comparison [...]

Why not visit Norway?

Why not visit Norway and áreturn to nature with the most breathtaking scenery, spectacular fjords, dramatic waterfalls, white sandy beaches and the freshest of mountain air? In Norway you’ll find wonderful places to stay, historic towns, charming villages and unparalleled hospitality wherever you go. Whether you take a coastal voyage, a touring holiday or stay [...]

Luxury breaks in Edinburgh… just for girls

Prepare to be pampered. Whether it’s a luxury hen weekend, a birthday celebration, or a special treat with friends you can’t beat some quality girl time and where better to catch up than at The Edinburgh Residence. Enjoy a pampering package packed with treats for the ultimate girls’ weekend. áJust five minutes from the world [...]

Bilila Lodge Kempinski

The Grand Opening of Bilila Lodge Kempinski was celebrated last week in the presence of His Excellency, The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, distinguished national and international guests and dignitaries. The opening represents the first Luxury Lodge for Kempinski Hotels in the renowned Serengeti National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage [...]

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