Category: Speciality Travel

New family fun at Camp Hyatt

New family fun at Camp Hyatt

Experience the ultimate kid friendly vacation at Hyatt Resorts. Camp Hyatt, offering supervised activities for kids 3-12, has now teamed up with National Geographic Kids to feature all-new adventures loaded with eco-friendly activities, animal crafts and facts, photo safaris, and tons of locally inspired activities.

The Jayavarman from Heritage Lines

The Jayavarman from Heritage Lines

Founded in 2008, Heritage Lines will launch their luxury boutique cruise boat, the Jayavarman next month. Inspired by the golden age of cruise liners, the Jayavarman marries avant-garde French colonial design with enchanting Indochinese architecture to perfection. There are 27 expansive staterooms and junior suites spread over the 4 decks with floor to ceiling panoramic […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Compare prices on UK hotels Luxury hotels and resorts from Kiwi Collection Meet Francis Gimblett, The Wine Adventurer Hotel Babylon is back on the BBC

Unbridled Kentucky

Come and discover the unbridled spirit of Kentucky in this short, one-minute video courtesy of Kentucky Tourism.  

Unique Spa Ritual introduced at Six Senses Destination Spa – Phuket

In keeping with the Six Senses Our Way philosophy – where each guest receives caring, individual attention and a tailor-made experience –  the multi-award-winning wellness retreat Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket, has introduced a unique pre-treatment spa ritual called Jaak Jai or From the Heart. More than anywhere else within Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket, […]

Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa opened by President of the Maldives

Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa opened by President of the Maldives

The Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa officially launched  this week  in a ceremony hosted by the President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed. And to celebrate the resort team created a human Hilton logo on the pristine white sands of the island’s beach. The stunning 52 acre private island resort joins the award-winning sister resort […]

Forget swimming with dolphins… what about swimming with pigs?

This little piggy went to market, and this little piggy went…swimming in the Bahamas?! This may not be how the nursery rhyme ends, but when staying at Royal Plantation Island at Fowl Cay, it really is possible to go ‘swimming with the pigs’! Each of the six-villas on the stunning 50-acre Royal Plantation Island come […]

Flying safaris in southern Africa: 'Out of Africa' revisited

Flying safaris in southern Africa: ‘Out of Africa’ revisited

Take a step back to the romantic appeal of the ‘Golden Age of Aviation’ as you travel through southern Africa in a DC-3. Experienced 4th generation local guides tailor the voyage to the interests of a select group of 14 travellers as you explore Zululand, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa with Travcoa Flying Safaris. […]

Hard Rock hits Hungary

A Vegas-style gambling experience is Hungary bound. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hungary, a stylish and modern world-class resort, will open in 2012, close to Vienna, Austria, Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest. Amenities will include a pool and deck for lounging and entertainment, a Rock Spa for relaxing and detoxing, and a Rock Shop, where guests […]

Spa apothecary from Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Spa apothecary from Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

These days, restaurant menus are so descriptive they read like fine literature. And with all the scrumptious-sounding descriptions of foams, emulsions, purées and reductions, it’s tempting to bathe in the dishes rather than eat them.   Actually… now you can! Order up a treatment from the new Apothecary Menu at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai‘s Spa, […]

Luxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises

I know it’s a little difficult to believe, but  ”Luxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises” is  a headline  currently emanating from  the Ananova news site.  Shiver m’ timbers… is this serious?!   Here’s the full article: Luxury ocean liners in Russia are offering pirate hunting cruises aboard armed private yachts off the Somali coast. Wealthy […]

Smarter Wi-Fi at the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami

It’s probably fair to say that good quality internet access is nowadays widely considered as an absolute necessity rather than just a luxury. And so it’s interesting to  learn that  Trump International has chosen Ruckus Wireless  to supply advanced Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for the four-star Trump International Beach Resort, a contemporary oceanfront resort […]

The five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire's budget

The five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire’s budget

A  UK pensioner, who recently won a huge sum of money in the Euro Million rollover  lottery draw, has expressed his long-held wish to visit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.   And the Brazilian Tourist Board Embratur  has seized upon this opportunity to outline the  five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire’s […]

Madeira tonic from Estalagem Quinta da Casa Branca

A Portuguese off-road adventure awaits driving enthusiasts at the glass-walled designer haven of Estalagem Quinta da Casa Branca, where a Land Rover expedition takes you through the old trails that cross the mountains of Madeira, enabling you to explore places that are otherwise not easily accessible. Why not take a break from your adventure with […]

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' first hotel in Russia

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ first hotel in Russia

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is set to open its first hotel in Russia in 2012. It will be a 400-room hotel  occupying  the top floors of a 42-storey building in  Moscow’s Park Huaming Business Centre in Moscow – a new major multi-purpose development. Next to the Russian Botanic Garden, Northeast District, on Vilgelma Pika Street, […]

Make detox a pleasure at Kamalaya, Koh Samui

Make detox a pleasure at Kamalaya, Koh Samui

Far from life’s toxic stresses and strains, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, on the southern coast of Thailand’s beautiful Koh Samui is the ideal location in which to cleanse mind, body and spirit with a rejuvenating detox programme. Detoxifying can bring about numerous benefits to bodies exhausted by hectic modern lifestyles; boosting immune systems, […]

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