Category: Spas & Pampering

The role of chocolate in spas on St. Lucia

The role of chocolate in spas on St. Lucia

St. Lucia has some of the most stunning spas in the Caribbean and, given that chocolate is one of the island’s best natural resources, it’s no surprise that chocolate plays a large role in the spa. We all know chocolate is pretty tasty when you eat it, but did you know that it’s actually good […]

Everything you need to know about London’s most exalted five-star hotels

Everything you need to know about London’s most exalted five-star hotels

Last year Forbes Magazine added London to the group of cities blessed with its exclusive Travel Guide Star Ratings. Only five hotels among the city’s scores of palatial guest quarters received the lauded Forbes fifth star, while a sixth hotel was brought into the fold in September. This group includes some of the most famous […]

5 of the best luxury hotels in Paris

5 of the best luxury hotels in Paris

With Paris Fashion Week underway, the city is flooded with fashionistas and tourists and a multitude of luxury hotels await them! The following list of five luxury hotels are some of my favorites and stand out because they are rich in character and never short on luxury or five-star service. Le Royal Monceau Easily one […]

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

The puritans out there would probably turn their nose up at a safari lodge or camp with a spa – but surely a safari is about connecting with the wilderness… really feeling it? The word spa suggests something a little more formal than what most luxury safari camps and lodges have, and as soon as […]

6 ways to spoil yourself in Cartagena

6 ways to spoil yourself in Cartagena

Cartagena is known as the jewel city of the Caribbean, a showpiece within Colombia and one of South America’s fast emerging destinations. No wonder when you have coral reefs and sandy beaches just a stone throw away from a fortified colonial citadel. The cobblestoned alleys of the walled city recreate a nineteenth Century feel but […]

3 of Thailand's best kept secrets

3 of Thailand’s best kept secrets

With Bangkok expected to be the world’s most visited city in 2013, you might think that Thailand would be the last place in the world where one would expect to find a remote, pristine island. But the little-known paradise of Koh Yao Noi located near Phuket in the Andaman Sea remains as unspoiled as they […]

6 fascinating hotels on the Italian Riviera

6 fascinating hotels on the Italian Riviera

Splashed with colors, inviting sparkling blue waters and a coastline with powdery sand beaches and rocky cliffs – the image we paint in our minds is known to everyone as the Italian Riviera, the stretch of coast between France and Tuscany. In Summer, the people crowd to this Ligurian coast for its beautiful scenery and […]

3 new luxury hotels in Italy

3 new luxury hotels in Italy

Have you considered Italy for your next luxury trip away? The country saw a flurry of luxury hotel openings last Summer, with three new five star hotels opening in quick succession – one on the Adriatic Riviera, another on the island of Capri and a third on Lake Vico, Lazio. Here’s a quick summary of […]

The first 7 star luxury hotel in Venice

The first 7 star luxury hotel in Venice

Billing itself as a 7 star luxury hotel, the Aman Canal Grande opened in Venice last May. Found within Palazzo Papadopoli on the Grand Canal, it has frescoed rooms by Tiepolo, a library room lined with original leather wallpaper, private gardens, a cosy spa and a dining room serving Italian and Asian dishes. Double rooms […]

Top 5 luxury activities to add to your Orlando itinerary

Top 5 luxury activities to add to your Orlando itinerary

Planning a trip to Orlando takes time and effort and if you’re going for the higher end of the market it’s important you ensure every element of your luxury break it planned. To avoid disappointment you may need to book some places in advance and below we’ve picked out five top luxury activities that you […]

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain

Suite name: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Location: Marbella, Spain Size of accommodation: 125 sq m Cost per night: 2,200€ – 3,500€ depending on season, depending on the season Who’s stayed there: This suite is the top choice for the hotel’s most discerning guests, honeymoon couples and, of course celebrities, but they value guests’ privacy highly and […]

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

This month we had one of our most relaxing breaks in a long time, enjoying an 11-day stay at the Domes of Elounda on the eastern side of the biggest of the Greek islands, Crete. Arriving quite late in the evening, we were welcomed to the resort with a complimentary drink at the Grand Domes Lobby […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Central America

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Central America

In Central America there are so many luxuries awaiting your discovery. Here we’ve selected 10 of the best remote luxury escapes to be found across the region, from a boutique hotel in Costa Rica – possibly all too often overlooked by luxury travellers as a budget destination – to a world class resort in Belize, […]

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

The English countryside is where royalty goes to quell the noise of their public lives; it’s where stately homes the size of city blocks stand sentinel amidst rolling hills; and it’s where you and I can go to feel like queens and kings, even if just for a sliver of time. Here I cover one of […]

Unearthing Thailand's luxury accommodation

Unearthing Thailand’s luxury accommodation

A new website from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, called Thailand Super Quality, is offering travellers a glimpse into Thailand’s premier vacation services. This is a country with a vibrant choice of luxury accommodation, ranging from contemporary designed resorts close to pristine beaches to heritage inspired hotels amidst breathtaking mountain ranges. Here are three of […]

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music […]

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