Category: Resorts

Wedding proposal at La Samanna?

Wedding proposal at La Samanna?

This Valentine’s Day,  La Samanna in the French West Indies is helping romantics do the expected, unexpectedly, with a creative idea for a wedding proposal packaged with a romantic getaway. Imagine the surprise of your beloved as they are lead past the restaurant seating and are instead taken to the exclusive cellar. Here, the sommelier […]

Banyan Tree Bintan combined golf and spa package

Banyan Tree Bintan combined golf and spa package

Located just 45 minutes leisurely  ferry ride from Singapore, Banyan Tree Bintan has just unveiled  their Golf and Spa Escape package. Guests on this package will be treated to an all-you-can-play golf session and a set lunch at the Greg Norman designed Laguna Bintan Golf Course as well as a 90-minute massage at award-winning Banyan […]

Free golf at Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portugal

Free golf at Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portugal

At Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort you can currently play one round of golf per day for free in one of their property golf courses (Penina Championship, Resort or Academy). This offer is valid until 3rd March 2006. Set in its own picturesque 360-acre estate, the resort’s three golf courses were all designed by […]

Trisara Phuket special offers

Trisara Phuket special offers

From April to October 2006, you can enjoy an ocean view pool suite at Trisara – an exclusive resort in Phuket – for $445 a night (subject to 18.7% service charge and government tax). The offer includes full American breakfast, a 90-minute Thai or oil massage, limousine transfer to and from Phuket airport, and priority […]

Ka'Ingo Private Reserve welcomes Big 5

Ka’Ingo Private Reserve welcomes Big 5

Only three hours drive from Johannesburg and little more than an hour from Sun City or a 30-minute flight from Lanseria, the luxurious Ka’Ingo Private Reserve lies  in the malaria free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province.   Recent news here is that they have completed their Big 5 repositioning with the introduction of a […]

Jia Hotel Krabi, Thailand

Jia Hotel Krabi, Thailand

The fishing town of Krabi, departure hub for island hoppers, is getting a Jia Hotel, run by the Hong Kong upstart that built the first Philippe Starck-designed hotel in Asia last year. If this first hotel is anything to go by, we can expect sensuous rooms and award-winning cuisine. Starck will surely demonstrate his unique, […]

Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Yao Noi

Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Yao Noi

The Evason Hideaway hotel group is opening 54 villas on the island of Yao Noi, with private pools, a wine cellar and “spa village” towards the end of 2006. This little developed island in Phang Nga Bay offers great leisure opportunities such as sailing, excursions to the nearby rock islands, with secluded beaches and rock […]

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort in Bahrain

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort in Bahrain

Looking for Wi-Fi and yoga in Bahrain? Then check in to the Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort, Al Areen, an all-villa property scheduled to open in June near Al Areen wildlife sanctuary, home to the endangered Arabian oryx. For $1,375 a night for two, you’ll get an open-air villa complete with a stone-tiled pool, […]

Continental Airlines Vacations special offer

Continental Airlines Vacations special offer

Continental Airlines Vacations are offering up to 50% off at Couples Resorts in Jamaica.   The particpating resorts are Couples Negril, Couples Swept Away (also Negril), Couples Ochos Rios and Couples San Souci Resort & Spa (also Ochos Rios). From fine dining to luxury spa treatments to beach rendezvous to off-site excursions, you’ll find a […]

Takaro Peace Resort, New Zealand

Takaro Peace Resort, New Zealand

Takaro is the realization of a dream held by a young couple; a couple who decided to create a haven of luxurious relaxation and rejuvenation in New Zealand, a million miles from the pressure of city life. Takaro is a luxury wilderness lodge with only ten Element Chalet Suits. Each chalet has been designed by […]

The best of Mauritius

The best of Mauritius

Mark Twain  purported that Mauritius was made first, and heaven was later modelled on it.  It may be just a speck in the Indian Ocean, but the  idyllic island has more beautiful beaches and top-quality hotels than any other destination. In a recent article for The Telegraph, Teresa Levonian Cole picks her 10 favourites. They […]

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards

The votes are in for the 2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners!  The top 10 Caribbean hotels, as  picked by TripAdvisor travelers, are: Pompano Beach Club, Bermuda Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis Coral Reef Club, Barbados Iberostar Costa Dorada, Dominican Republic Couples Negril, Jamaica Jamaica Inn, Jamaica CuisinArt Resort and Spa, Anguilla Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica […]

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Two luxury brands renowned for accommodating the discerning traveler are entering the second year of  a three-year marketing relationship. The marketing agreement between The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Mercedes-Benz USA, launched with the introduction of an exclusive  Key to Luxury package, has been popular with guests.  The package includes a deluxe guest room on […]

Le Paradis, St Lucia

Le Paradis, St Lucia

Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and DCG Properties, Ltd., have announced plans for a major Westin hotel as the centerpiece of Le Paradis, a new luxury development on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The resort will have 232 guest rooms, an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course, an international spa with 26 treatment […]

Sandals heads for Grenada

Sandals heads for Grenada

The Grenada government has announced that the Sandals  group is to construct a multi-million dollar hotel on the island. Finance Minister Anthony Boatswain says advanced discussions  have been reached  for the construction of the US $60 million, 200-room hotel. Construction of the hotel is expected to begin by the middle of 2006.

Las Ramblas... in Las Vegas!

Las Ramblas… in Las Vegas!

No, I’m not talking about Barcelona here. I really do mean Vegas. George Clooney and Rande Gerber, along with Related Las Vegas and Centra Properties have teamed together to build Las Ramblas – a $3 billion luxury condominium, resort and casino complex inspired by European lifestyle and sophistication (hence the name, I guess).  Vegas’ version […]