Category: Hotels

Why it's the perfect time to visit Southern Africa right now

Why it’s the perfect time to visit Southern Africa right now

This pandemic has really thrown us a curveball and I doubt if many had seen it coming a year ago. Then again, tourism is an industry that has been through some tough times before, and I’m sure it will come out stronger once again as it has shown in the past. However, there are still […]

9 ways to find unpretentious luxury in Brooklyn, New York

9 ways to find unpretentious luxury in Brooklyn, New York

For fellow world explorers, travel bans and restrictions haven’t killed the travel bug — in fact, it’s probably “bugging” you more than ever before! But even though all the corners of the world may not be at your fingertips just yet, there’s still plenty of exploring to do. I asked my colleague, Esther Klijn, a […]

Suite of the week: Three-Bedroom Suite Ocean Front Premier, Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Suite of the week: Three-Bedroom Suite Ocean Front Premier, Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Suite name: Three-Bedroom Suite Ocean Front Premier Location: Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Size of accommodation: 3,250 square feet Cost per night: From $2,000 Who’s stayed there: A number of sports, movie and television personalities (names not disclosed) What makes it special: Guests who book Seven Stars Resort & Spa’s three-bedroom suite ocean […]

Open in Siem Reap - Part 1

Open in Siem Reap – Part 1

Cambodia has managed the COVID-19 situation remarkably well with zero deaths and just a few hundred cases. Borders closed very early and community transmission has been minimal which has left the country amongst the very few not to face a health crisis as a result of the pandemic. However, with toursim being key to the […]

Suite of the week: Barn One-Bedroom Suite, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA

Suite of the week: Barn One-Bedroom Suite, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA

Suite name: Barn One-Bedroom Suite Location: Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA Size of accommodation: 850 square feet Cost per night: $1,675 What makes it special: The Barn One Bedroom Suite is set apart by touches unique to this Farmhouse Inn suite, including the double-sided fireplace to enjoy from the indoor comforts of the suite or on the private […]

Gran Castillo Tagoro in Lanzarote

Our top 30 hotels with splash pools in the Canary Islands

What child doesn’t enjoy spending time in a hotel splash pool? With lots to keep the youngest travellers entertained, we’ve searched through the Canary Islands to bring you our top 30 hotel splash pools on the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.  We have included just 4 and 5 star hotels, and they […]

5 breathtaking adventure sports vacations on the Ecuadorian mainland

5 breathtaking adventure sports vacations on the Ecuadorian mainland

After months of being pent-up inside, adventurous travelers are feeling the urge to travel the world more than ever. At the same time, these intrepid explorers seek to venture out in a manner that ensures their health and safety. For this, outdoor adventure sports are ideally suited, as social distancing and plenty of fresh air […]

Suite of the week: STAR Class™ Producer’s Suite, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Suite of the week: STAR Class™ Producer’s Suite, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Suite name: STAR Class™ Producer’s Suite Location: Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Size of accommodation: 3,110 square feet Cost per night: starting from $735 per night, based on double occupancy Who’s stayed there: Mario Lopez and his wife and kids; Vanessa Morgan; Rachel Lindsay and several other members of The Bachelor franchise, including Kristina Schulman, Astrid […]

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Back in March, with the Cambodian borders closing and our global health care deemed invalid due to the World Health Organisation declaring a pandemic, we decided to visit friends and family in the UK. Finally, after six months of uncertainty we have arrived back in Cambodia and wanted to share our COVID-19 safe travel experience […]

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and justifiably so. At peak flow a gigantic curtain of water plunges 100m into a boiling chasm below, stretching a mile in length and making the single largest sheet of water in the world. It is little wonder then that the falls […]

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How to finish this dreadful year well

2020 has been almost universally challenging for us all, and now we are coming into the holiday season, traditionally a time of caring for those who are having it even tougher than us. I think this is even more important this year, especially for those in the developing world who, in addition to COVID-19, face […]

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Carved kingfishers and waders, an oil painting of deer flitting through the forest, a Norfolk estuary at sunset. Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, where you hear the birdsong, is a haven, a rural celebration of one of Britain’s most restful counties. Congham Hall Hotel, built in the 1780s, is a whitewashed Georgian mansion complete with […]

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

The country house party is stylishly back at the foodie estate of Hampton Manor. In the parlour, lavish books and board games sit invitingly on coffee tables. Wellies are ready for country rambles. The croquet lawn awaits. Guests gather for pre-dinner cocktails, gins or wine. After dinner Frazer guides guests through a tour of whiskies. […]

Suite of the week: Penthouse Suite, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Suite of the week: Penthouse Suite, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Suite name: Penthouse Suite Location: Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA Size of accommodation: 465 sq m Cost per night: $15,000 Who’s stayed there? Celebrities, royalty and the international elite What makes it special: As the largest Penthouse in all of Los Angeles at 5,000 sq ft., this one-of-a-kind Specialty Suite is complete with 270 degree views […]

Enjoy exclusive use of a luxury Maldives resort for a cool $1 million

Enjoy exclusive use of a luxury Maldives resort for a cool $1 million

As the world slowly emerges from lockdown, there seems to be an increasing demand for exclusive, private getaways that guests can safely enjoy with their friends and family. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, located at the southern end of the Maldives archipelago, near the equator on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, has been quick off the mark to […]

Suite of the week: Ambassador Suite Swim Up, TRS Coral Hotel, Costa Mujeres, Mexico

Suite of the week: Ambassador Suite Swim Up, TRS Coral Hotel, Costa Mujeres, Mexico

Suite name: Ambassador Suite Swim Up Location: TRS Coral Hotel, Costa Mujeres, Mexico Size of accommodation: 130 sq m Cost per night: $1,263.70 Who’s stayed there? Rafa Nadal What makes it special: This luxury suite has direct access to the Swim Up pool and includes a variety of luxurious and modern amenities. At the adults only and all-inclusive TRS Coral Hotel, […]