Category: Accommodation

Short stay: Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury, UK

Short stay: Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury, UK

Hartwell House Hotel and Spa has some history. When Louis XVlll was exiled from France after the French Revolution, he rented this stately home, in 90 acres of Buckinghamshire parkland, at £500 a year, for his family and courtiers. Eventually, in the Hartwell House library, Louis signed the document for his restoration to the French […]

Lekkerwater Main Lounge

5 of the best recent openings across Africa that you may have missed

Nothing stays still in the world of luxury travel to Africa, and it can be hard to keep up-to-date with all the new openings and refurbishments that happen on a weekly basis across the continent. From the southern coast of South Africa to the Masai Mara in Kenya, here is a selection of 5 of […]

Top 5 house reefs in the Maldives

Top 5 house reefs in the Maldives

Many hotels and resorts around the world boast fantastic locations with easy access to the beach and ocean. But a resort that features its own house reef sets itself apart – particularly for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. What is a house reef? A house reef is a coral reef that is easily accessible from a […]

Langkawi, Malaysia: adventure, luxury and relaxation

Langkawi, Malaysia: adventure, luxury and relaxation

Langkawi, on the west coast of Malaysia, is an idyllic archipelago of 101 islands sun-bathing in the warmth of the Andaman Sea. It can be an action-packed, high adrenaline destination with jet-skis and zip wires. For nature lovers, it is one of the most bio-diverse environments on the planet. And for those who just wish […]

Top 5 luxury travel experiences for 2020

Top 5 luxury travel experiences for 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, perhaps you’ve started thinking about your 2020 travel bucket-list? To help inspire, we’ve picked out the very best travel experiences for next year, whether you’re after a luxury rail journey or Arctic adventure. Discover our top picks below. Italy & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express We all know the Orient Express […]

Top 5 Christmas luxury holiday destinations for 2019

Top 5 Christmas luxury holiday destinations for 2019

There’s nothing quite as magical as the holiday season. The snow all around, beautiful shopping districts, friends and family coming together and celebrating love, hope, and peace. It’s almost like a scene out of a movie. And with December right around the corner, now is the time to book your ideal ‘White Christmas’ destination and […]

The luxury of space

The luxury of space

I read an article in National Geographic once, about the innate reflex of personal space, how clever it is that our minds can imagine where objects are in our vicinity without them even being in sight. It talked about how our environment affects our stress levels, making us more or less effective at work or […]

Driving to the Alps - how to make it fun, hassle free and with a little bit of luxury!

Driving to the Alps – how to make it fun, hassle free and with a little bit of luxury!

Whilst the thought of getting in a car for a 1,500 mile round trip may not be on the top of everyone’s bucket list it can be a fun and surprisingly low stress way to get to the Alps for a winter ski break.  It would not be recommended for a long weekend; however if […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

The pursuit of pleasure: a buyer’s guide to Europe’s most luxurious ski chalets in 2020

The pursuit of pleasure: a buyer’s guide to Europe’s most luxurious ski chalets in 2020

The concept of a luxury chalet hadn’t evolved when I started out in the ski holiday business 25 years ago. Back then, a luxury ski chalet was one that had enough hot water for the guests to bathe after a day on the slopes! and they were few and far between. The most common accommodation […]

Southern Ocean Lodge

Top 10 luxury hotel spas in Australia

Travelling all the way to Australia can be a big undertaking, especially if you’re coming from the other side of the world. If you think that you’ll need some time to recover from the inevitable jetlag, you might want to consider some downtime to restore your sense of health & wellbeing at one of the […]

Bawah Reserve - a hidden treasure for luxury travelers in the Anambas Archipielago

Bawah Reserve – a hidden treasure for luxury travelers in the Anambas Archipielago

Located in one of the remote Indonesian archipelagos that escapes Google Maps, is the remote eco-chic resort Bawah Reserve. A complex of safari-style villas that was born to protect the degraded coral and that today offers its lucky guests a stay in a paradise of six islands, three lagoons and thirteen beaches which are worthy […]

An enchanted evening at Stoke Park

An enchanted evening at Stoke Park

Founded in 1908, Stoke Park is the perfect place to enjoy life in a five star and friendly atmosphere. They provide a unique combination of the traditions of an exclusive club and the best of today’s sporting, leisure, entertaining and hotel facilities in one of the most convenient locations in Britain. Stoke Park’s Country Club, […]

Breath-takers and wow-drawers: Thailand villas with the most spectacular views

Breath-takers and wow-drawers: Thailand villas with the most spectacular views

Throughout our years of experience in the world of villa rentals, one of the things that never fails to capture the hearts of our guests is the awe-inspiring view from the property. In Thailand’s Phuket and Samui islands, many private villas are situated in very dramatic locations owing mainly to the region’s impressive topography and […]

Bespoke wine experiences in South Africa’s Robertson Valley

Bespoke wine experiences in South Africa’s Robertson Valley

Only a two-hour’s drive from Cape Town, is the picturesque Robertson Valley, traditionally known for its wine and roses. Thanks to a generous range of tantalizing wine and food offerings, Robertson is emerging as an exciting destination for travellers. In every direction ridges of the various mountain stand proudly welcoming you to the valley. From […]

Beautiful Brazil - adventures not to miss!

Beautiful Brazil – adventures not to miss!

Brazil is one of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the world offering everything from the world famous Carnival, to tropical beaches to Amazonian adventures.  There are too many things to mention in one post so we’ve highlighted a few favourites below which are not to be missed! Buzios Escape the hustle and bustle […]