Category: Resorts

Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay is a favourite hideaway of stars such as Julia Roberts, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand. Situated in the Turks and Caicos, it is the northern Caribbean’s pre-eminent private island, wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas featuring the region’s best spa and haute cuisine. It combines nature – 1000 unspoilt acres, including […]

Touch of Romance at Angsana Spa Bintan

Touch of Romance at Angsana Spa Bintan

Come to this sunny island of love for the Touch of Romance, a total body wellness experience that comprises flower petal scrub, essence of flower massage and facial. Enjoy 10% savings on this package that is priced at US$130, available from 12 to 20 February 2006. Perfectly nestled in Tanjung Said Bay in Indonesia, overlooking […]

Phuket Pavilions

Phuket Pavilions

Opened in June 2005, Phuket Pavilions is a resort on Phuket’s west coast, a short distance from Bang Tao and Layan beaches. Each of the 30 pool villas, one-bedroom pavilions and tree-bedroom villas feature a kitchen, dining area and living room that flow into an outdoor space with a private pool, sundeck and garden. The […]

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician, a 654-room destination resort in Scottsdale Arizona, tallied up their renovations over the past few years with a grand total of $20 million. Extensive renovations include its luxurious lobby, lounges, restaurants, Grand Tea Court, guest rooms, pool oasis, golf course, meeting space and public areas. Room amenities now include 32-inch flat-screen Sony televisions, […]

New underwater hotel

New underwater hotel

The construction of  a $500 million underwater hotel in Dubai will start in the first quarter of this year. According to Uwe Hohmann of the Crescent Hydropolis Group, the financing of the development is almost finalised. Hotel prices are rumoured to reach some $3,000 per night but  have not yet been announced by the group. […]

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort, […]

Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York […]

Bermuda's Cambridge Beaches to Celebrate Romance Month

Bermuda’s Cambridge Beaches to Celebrate Romance Month

The romantic spirit of Valentine’s Day is filling the whole month of February at Bermuda’s Cambridge Beaches. This romantic cottage colony has declared the entire month of February as Romance Month. To celebrate, couples can choose from either a special romance package, good for the entire month of February (including over Valentine’s Day!) or they […]

Benguerra Lodge pool and honeymoon suites

Benguerra Lodge pool and honeymoon suites

New for 2006, Benguerra Lodge in Mozambique now has a pool on the beach. Situated on Benguerra Island (approx 11 kms by 5 kms in extent), the lodge is in keeping with the ancient tradition of the Archipelago, once the playground of the Queen of Sheba and the trading route of old Arabia. Also new […]

St. Kitts expands island's tourism plan for 2006-2007

St. Kitts expands island’s tourism plan for 2006-2007

The end of 350 years of sugar production on the island of St. Kitts last August signalled the transition to a tourism-based and tourist-driven economy. The short term tourism plan for 2006-2007 will see a number of luxury developments.  There is a  $78 million project at Sandy Bank Bay developed by Auberge Resorts which will […]

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

Just 15 tented accommodations make up the newly opened  Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand – the company’s third property in Thailand and its first all-inclusive tented camp.   Accessible only by riverboat, each tent comes with unique Four Seasons luxury, right down to the hand-hammered copper bathtubs. Enjoy an experience without compromise, in […]

Acqualina, Sunny Isles, Florida

Acqualina, Sunny Isles, Florida

Soaring over the Atlantic Ocean on South Florida’s fabled coastline, Rosewood Resorts’ Acqualina is an oceanfront masterpiece and is  expected to open  next month (February 2006) after the originally intended November 2005 deadline failed to materialise.  This luxury boutique  resort occupies 400 feet of pristine beach  at Sunny Isles and includes a  two-storey oceanfront spa, […]

Enchantment Resort, Arizona

Enchantment Resort, Arizona

Surrounded by the majestic red rock formations of Northern Arizona’s Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. The resort’s adobe casita-style accommodations offer world-class comforts amid its pristine 70-acre setting. Voted number 1 hotel and resort spa in Arizona by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler readers, […]

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

There’s no need to shiver in chilly climates!   More than 40 members of The Leading Hotels of the World across Africa, Europe and the Middle East are offering heart-warming rates through the Leading Winter Sun program. For instance, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai has rates as low as AED 987 per room, […]

Hotel Marina El Cid in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Hotel Marina El Cid in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Hotel Marina El Cid in the Riviera Maya has its grand opening scheduled for February 2006. The deluxe all-inclusive resort was in its early stages of construction last October when Hurricane Wilma struck. A comprehensive evaluation by the El Cid construction company revealed minimal damage to the $40 million resort near Playa del Carmen. Upon […]

Bridgegate on Crowsnest Lake, Rockies, Canada

Bridgegate on Crowsnest Lake, Rockies, Canada

Bridgecreek Development‘s massive and  much-anticipated Bridgegate on Crowsnest Lake resort is apparently running ahead of schedule. The resort, a 26-acre lakefront property in the Rocky Mountains is located 200 kilometres southwest of Calgary and 10 minutes West of Frank Slide in the Crowsnest Pass. It will be the setting for a spectacular resort complete with […]