Category: Accommodation

The best honeymoon lodges in Tanzania

The best honeymoon lodges in Tanzania

Tanzania is a country of great beauty, from the incredible Great Migration in the Serengeti to its secluded and isolated wilderness areas, a honeymoon of any type is possible here. Seeing as a honeymoon is arguably the most important holiday anybody’s life, it is imperative that it is perfect. Below you will find some of […]

Gorilla trekking: Uganda versus Rwanda

Gorilla trekking: Uganda versus Rwanda

Coming face-to-face with a family of mountain gorillas is an exhilarating experience. As the largest of the primates, a silverback gorilla can stand as tall as 1.8 metres, and can weight up to 180 kilogrammes. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that a gorilla trek can be a very nerve-wracking experience, but the local […]

Luxury travel and the feel good factor in Cambodia

Luxury travel and the feel good factor in Cambodia

Travel as we know it, has paused, whilst the world fights to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. But as we see glimmers of hope, we can all start to plan and research where travel will take us as restrictions are eased and borders re open. Cambodia has dealt with the situation very well, closing […]

5 of the best new luxury hotels in the Maldives

5 of the best new luxury hotels in the Maldives

The Maldives is a nation-state of over 1000 coral islands in the Arabian Sea lying within the Indian Ocean. These beautiful islands comprise twenty-six atolls. They all range over double rows in azure waters, sustaining marine life diversity around the coral reefs. Formerly a British protectorate, this now independent republic has become one of the […]

Elba Estepona Hotel Costa del Sol

Our favourite luxury hotel rooms in the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol on the south coast of mainland Spain, has always been a favourite destination for the sun-seeker. There are wonderful sandy beaches, and a wide variety of resorts to choose from. From the relaxing atmosphere of the smaller villages such as pretty Frigliana, to the exclusive resorts of Puerto Banus and Marbella, […]

Top 5 hideaway hotels in Scotland

Top 5 hideaway hotels in Scotland

In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day everybody talks about romance and time for two. In Scotland every day could be spent with a romantic getaway due to an abundance of small hideaway hotels comprising fewer than 10 rooms in total. They can be located either on a private estate with a long driveway, hidden away […]

5 historic English hotels

5 historic English hotels

Across England’s green and pleasant land dozens of historic hotels reveal chapters of the nation’s rich and often turbulent history. Over the last century many grand country houses have been saved from ruin and reborn as luxurious hotels. Once these houses were the zealously guarded bastions of the aristocracy, not that every one of these […]

5 favourite romantic retreats

5 favourite romantic retreats

Was Valentine’s Day a looming date you were slightly dreading? Another missed milestone comes and goes. Or perhaps it loomed with dread even in ye olde days of ‘normal’. How many overpriced meals in a fancy restaurant swarming with amorous couples do we really remember? No one can deny this pandemic has forced a shift […]

5 favorite luxury hideaways in Mexico

5 favorite luxury hideaways in Mexico

There’s no denying that this is a tricky time to think about travel, plan travel and execute a stress-free vacation. However, for many of us needing to steal a few days (or weeks) to get away and escape our quarantine locations, Mexico has a ton of great offerings waiting for us when we’re ready to […]

What would you choose: a hotel or a vacation home?

What would you choose: a hotel or a vacation home?

Travel patterns change all the time, but definitely in the past year during the pandemic travel patterns have changed extremely. For many they have been non-existent, and for some, domestic travel has been rediscovered. The means of travel and choice of accommodation has shifted as well, where many have travelled by car and train and […]

7 luxury South African villas to isolate in

7 luxury South African villas to isolate in

As exclusive-use properties become even more sought after in a post-pandemic landscape, these are my top seven villas in South Africa for a luxurious and scenic breakaway. Kubili House The Kruger National Park remains South Africa’s Mecca for wildlife visitors, and in a quiet corner of the reserve waits one of its best-kept secrets. Kubili […]

Will the COVID-19 test become a hotel standard?

Will the COVID-19 test become a hotel standard?

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and the opportunity to travel again soon. We have big hopes for the summer, with only a few more months to hang in there. We would all like to see normality restored – and finally have the opportunity to travel. Hotels and airlines are […]

The top 5 castle hotels in Scotland

The top 5 castle hotels in Scotland

Whenever visitors are asked what they love most about Scotland, castles often comes top of their preference list. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise. After all there used to be more than 3,000 castles in Scotland with Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye being the oldest one and the ancestral home of the […]

Open in Siem Reap – Part 2

Open in Siem Reap – Part 2

As the tourism industry in Siem Reap battles to survive it’s now the perfect time to visit for a long weekend or staycation. OK, that’s only possible if you’re in Cambodia right now but for those of us that live in ‘The Kingdom of Wonder’ we are blessed with some excellent rates at some of […]

The luxury villa dining experience

The luxury villa dining experience

Food is an inseparable accompaniment to any travel or holiday experience. In luxury villa accommodations, dining is taken to a whole new level of exclusivity and personal touch. While some diners make reservations, drive themselves to 5-star restaurants, and wait for a table, villa vacationers instead have the restaurant experience brought right to the very […]

7 top Ecuadorian haciendas for stays in 2021

7 top Ecuadorian haciendas for stays in 2021

Here, in the pint-sized South American nation of Ecuador, 2021 will see the continued opening to some of the most amazing — yet safe — nature vacations. Situated well away from the congested cities and crowds that you might prefer to avoid are several luxurious haciendas – jewels in South America’s crown with breathtaking landscapes […]