Category: Accommodation

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 […]

Beachfront or sea view? Choosing your villa holiday setting

Beachfront or sea view? Choosing your villa holiday setting

Apart from the most basic factors such as the price and number of bedrooms, the most significant consideration in choosing a holiday villa has to be the setting. To those who delight in staying at a luxury villa in the tropics, the choices usually come down to two: either right along the beach or high […]

Suite of the week: Casa Ventanas, Cayo Espanto, San Pedro, Belize

Suite of the week: Casa Ventanas, Cayo Espanto, San Pedro, Belize

Suite name: Casa Ventanas Location: Cayo Espanto, San Pedro, Belize Size of accommodation: 1,100 square feet Cost per night: starting from $1,795 What makes it special: Casa Ventanas is the private island resort’s exclusive over-the-water bungalow, allowing for an intimate and unique way to soak up the Belizean sun and explore the vast underwater life below. Perfectly positioned three miles […]

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 […]

Belize luxury volunteer travel

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 […]

Suite of the week: Rooster's Comb Suite, Sheldon Chalet, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

Suite of the week: Rooster’s Comb Suite, Sheldon Chalet, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

Suite name: Rooster’s Comb Suite Location: Sheldon Chalet, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA Size of accommodation: 16.8 sq m Cost per night: $3,150 per person What makes it special: The Rooster’s Comb Suite sits perfectly situated with a direct view of the summit of Denali at an elevation of 6,000 ft. and offers extraordinary views of the Northern Lights from […]

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 […]

Asia’s most lavish holiday villas for a luxury ‘isocation’ experience

Asia’s most lavish holiday villas for a luxury ‘isocation’ experience

Yes. You read it correctly – isocation. No typographical errors here. We know how the pandemic and the quarantine have sparked a phenomenal new wave of creativeness among people – learning new skills, discovering new hobbies, and – to the travel community – inventing new words. Isocation: an amalgamation of the words ‘isolation’ and ‘vacation’. […]

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 […]

Top 5 stand-alone Alpine chalets in COVID times

Top 5 stand-alone Alpine chalets in COVID times

Well, here we are, nine months have gone by and still no end in sight to travel restrictions and social distancing. It’s understandable that some people are starting to get a little cheesed off. They are the lucky ones. There is hope though for those that really don’t want to miss out on their annual […]

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, […]