Category: Spas & Pampering

 Top 10 new luxury hotels for 2012

Top 10 new luxury hotels for 2012

Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives Having opened in December 2011 Jumeirah Vittaveli is already gathering outstanding reviews and it’s little wonder with the Beach Villa lead-in room types spanning an interior of a whopping 184 sq m. It’s space, comfort and luxury all the way as each villa comes with its own private L-shaped swimming pool with […]

12 reasons to visit Hamilton Island, Australia in 2012

12 reasons to visit Hamilton Island, Australia in 2012

From prestigious events to world-class cultural encounters and fabulous natural attractions, here are 12 defining reasons to include Hamilton Island, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, in an Australian itinerary in 2012: JANUARY Visitors to Hamilton Island have over 60 activities to choose from including go-karting, bushwalking, scuba diving, parasailing, squash, tennis, fishing, sailing, […]

Where to find luxury accommodation in England

Where to find luxury accommodation in England

2012 is an important year for England as the capital city of London hosts the Olympic Games. There’s so much to see and discover, and if you are looking for an affluent area to buy a house, there are plenty to be found in the capital as well as other parts of the UK. In these areas there […]

Aruba's oldest hotel gets a $30 million makeover

Aruba’s oldest hotel gets a $30 million makeover

Aruba’s oldest hotel, the award-winning Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, has now completed an extensive, US$30 million renovation of its three towers. Built in the 1950s, Radisson Aruba was the very first high-rise hotel to open on the island. The renovation took nearly two years and included refurbishing all 355 guest rooms and suites […]

10 great UK spa destinations

10 great UK spa destinations

Whilst on holiday, some like to unwind by going hiking, rock climbing, or bungee jumping…however, if you are not one of these people and enjoy a less active form of relaxation, perhaps a day spa visit to one of the UK’s luxury spas would be a preferable alternative. The day spa is great for either […]

Great skiing, food and wine in Val Gardena, Italy

Great skiing, food and wine in Val Gardena, Italy

One of the many ski resorts located in the majestic Dolomite mountains, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, Val Gardena, Italy is a must-visit during any ski holiday in the region. Val Gardena is best known in ski racing circles as home to the Saslong Classic, a men’s World Cup downhill race, and long considered […]

A host of new experiences this year at The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

A host of new experiences this year at The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

The Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay has a great line-up of experiences available this year. Here’s just some of what’s on offer: Learn a new skill – Arabic cooking lessons Banish Friday-night takeaways and boring beans on toast with a masterclass in authentic Arabic cuisine now available at the beautiful open-air Al Mar Restaurant. Guests will […]

The top 5 luxury destinations in Australia

The top 5 luxury destinations in Australia

Lilianfels Blue Mountain Resort & Spa Lilianfels is luxury at its finest. There are 85 rooms available, each with a comforting theme. Choose from pink, green or lilac flowery rooms to relax in. The magnificent views of the mountains from your room may keep you from wanting to leave at all. Indulge in a warming […]

I’m a celebrity, get me in here!

I’m a celebrity, get me in here!

So, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has returned to our screens. For some, this is a cause for celebration and more daily discussions in the office (I’ll bring my earplugs) whilst for others it’s just another addition in a long list of reality TV shows that seem to be so popular these […]

Where to get naked in London

Where to get naked in London

London is awash with new spas so here’s a round up of the best places to go to get naked and… relax. Como Shambhala Urban Escape at The Metropolitan This is the newest of the new breed, it only opened earlier this month. You’d be forgiven for not knowing about it – the truth is […]

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Special feature: Passions at The Pavilions, Phuket

Please let me get some adjectives out of the way before I go on to give you a more factual report of staying at The Pavilions in Phuket. Amazing, wonderful, fun, incredible, entertaining, educational, friendly, interesting, luxurious, impeccable, beautiful, spacious, different, comfortable, exciting, relaxing. Are you getting the gist of it yet? The Pavilions is […]

I wish I was... in the Maldives

I wish I was… in the Maldives

Winter is drawing in, the nights are getting darker, the temperature is starting to plummet, and I’m already starting to think about where I’d rather be, and where I can be planning my next holiday. To be honest, anywhere that has sunshine, blue skies and sand as far as I can see is a winner […]

Royal luxury in Morocco

Royal luxury in Morocco

It is no wonder that King Mohammed VI’s first hotel took over 1,000 craftsmen and artisans 3 years to complete the project and has already been voted one of the best hotels in the world in 2011. Since it opened in 2010, the hotel has established an exclusive clientele including royals, celebrities and politicians. Within […]

Africa's world beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

Africa’s world beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

An anticipant crowd of tourism representatives from across Africa gathered in Egypt Hall, Sharm El Sheikh on Friday 16th September 2011 to attend the Africa and Indian Ocean heat of the World Travel Awards grand tour. Government ministers, tourism board officials and CEOs of a number of leading travel brands attended the event which celebrates […]

New luxe resorts in Vietnam

New luxe resorts in Vietnam

1. The Nam Hai This resort opened in 2006, and is still consistently rated amongst the best resorts in Asia. From the first moment you step out of your vehicle on the driveway, Nam Hai ticks all the boxes. This stunning very plush resort has direct access onto Hoi An Beach. The villas are simply […]

The best way to pamper yourself in Ho Chi Minh City

The best way to pamper yourself in Ho Chi Minh City

Are you in desperate need for a spa pamper session? Reconnecting towards yourself again?  One of the most important splurges on a holiday, remains the fact that you’re away from household chores, you normally have more time to think about yourself, and this is a magnificent time to catch up with your pamper sessions. Renewing […]

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