Category: Accommodation

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai 'thrown in'!

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai ‘thrown in’!

Regular readers may recall that when we went to the Maldives a couple of years ago, we stayed a few nights in Dubai on the way there. It’s a great way to break up the journey from the UK, allowing you to adjust your body clock more gradually and take in some of the ‘City […]

Top 5 island escapes

Top 5 island escapes

Getting away from it all is harder than ever thanks to Wi-Fi, constant connectivity and more iDevices than you can shake a charger at. Still, we’ve managed to pick our top five island escapes where you can adopt a ‘no shoes, no news’ ethos from the moment you arrive. Peter Island Resort & Spa, British […]

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many may have romance on their mind – and how better to enjoy time with a loved one than exploring the vast plains of Africa or relaxing on an Indian Ocean island? Here are Africa’s Top 6 most romantic properties, for 14th February as well as any other time of […]

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

The luxury travel industry is booming, with surveys suggesting that travellers are keen to explore more and willing to pay a little extra when indulging on their travel experiences. This growing demand is reflected by a number of exciting new luxury hotel openings across the globe. Here are just 10 of the many to look […]

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Imagine playing a game of golf on a world-class golf course, teeing up for your next ball while looking out over a Big 5 game reserve. There’s a herd of giraffes in the distance, and earlier you spotted elephants drinking from a waterhole. This is what you can expect on a typical golf safari in […]

5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam

5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam

Vietnam is an exciting and vibrant Southeast Asian country where you can spend your time exploring dynamic and bustling cities, embracing the culture and natural beauty or checking in to a luxury spa resort to relax and rejuventate. However you decide to spend your vacation there are some exceptional hotels and resorts to choose from; […]

5 luxury escapes near Cape Town

5 luxury escapes near Cape Town

Although the Mother City has a dazzling array of luxury accommodation offerings, and continues to collect a string of international awards, the coastal towns, winelands and mountains that surround her also have some wondrous hidden gems. Here are my top five luxe stays, all within a 90-minute drive of the city. 1. The Marine Hotel […]

Melia Braco Villa, Jamaica

5 great reasons to visit Jamaica this Winter

Beautiful, varied and unique, sunny Jamaica is a popular choice for a winter break. With its unique music scene, pristine beaches, laid-back culture and breathtaking landscape, this is a country that has everything you could want from an island escape. Here are just five reasons to visit Jamaica this winter. Stay at Melia Braco Village, […]

The games suite at Grand Kameha

24 hours of luxury in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland is consistently rated as a city with one of the highest qualities of living in the world. It’s no wonder, then, that it has become a popular destination for luxury breaks, with quaint architecture, abundant shopping and picturesque natural scenery. Here’s our guide for what do for 24 hours of luxury in Zurich. […]

7 of India's most romantic spots

7 of India’s most romantic spots

India may perhaps seem a place to be tackled, rather than somewhere to relax or romance, but we have had some of our most memorable moments with loved ones on the subcontinent. There is a wealth of places to escape to, whether for a honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration. What could be more passion-kindling than […]

10 things to do in the Catskills – a weekend getaway from NYC

10 things to do in the Catskills – a weekend getaway from NYC

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful parts of New York State, the Catskill mountains play host to hundreds of thousands of visitors from NYC each year. The Catskills close proximity to the city, pristine nature, well developed tourist industry and affordable accommodations make it the perfect getaway for the ever stressed […]

Andalusian insights: Nerja

Andalusian insights: Nerja

Andalusian capitals such as Seville, Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba and Malaga all have a certain mystique about them, well known and well loved. But one of the most endearing things about Andalusia, inspiring that wonderful sense of wanderlust in adventurous travelers, is the proliferation of lesser known towns and villages across the region. The buzzy little […]

Top 5 luxury resorts for a romantic honeymoon in Switzerland

Top 5 luxury resorts for a romantic honeymoon in Switzerland

While tropical locales have long been the conventional honeymoon choice for newlyweds looking to celebrate, there’s something to be said about eschewing tradition and jet-setting to a mountainous terrain instead. A backdrop of snow-capped peaks and ski lifts offers the ideal place to snuggle up and begin a new life together. Arguably nowhere is this […]

Aix en Provence

A Valentine’s mini break in Provence

Another year, another Valentine’s Day! So, if you want to do something really special for the one you love, consider a weekend in Provence, one of the most beautiful regions in that most romantic of countries, France. Provence is not just for Summer. In fact, February, a month offering daily temperatures of around 13-15 degrees […]

10 of the most luxurious new safari properties

10 of the most luxurious new safari properties

This year Africa has experienced a real boom in high-end safari properties, with extraordinary new lodges and camps opening across the continent. We have already checked out some of the most exciting openings so they can share their firsthand observations and opinions with you. Below you’ll find 10 of our favourites. Sable Alley, Botswana Built around […]

Understanding Sandals and Beaches resorts

Understanding Sandals and Beaches resorts

Sandals, a brand synonymous with couples only, ultra all inclusive, stunning beaches, luxury and fun, began its life in Montego Bay in Jamaica in 1981, and is still owned by the same Jamaican family today, but now boasts 7 resorts in Jamaica, 3 in St Lucia, 2 in Bahamas, 2 in Barbados, 1 in Antigua […]