Category: Resorts

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – local life and set-jetting

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – local life and set-jetting

In this post, we predict what we think will be the key trends for luxury travel in 2014, and we have also hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of these growing trends. Read on to learn more about our predicted trends of ‘local life’ and ‘set-jetting’. […]

10 of the best places to stay for a golf break in Europe

10 of the best places to stay for a golf break in Europe

Whilst some might say that golf is a good walk spoiled, for many it’s a pastime that receives a great deal of devotion. It’s a time-consuming game, of course, so when better to have time to play than when you are on holiday? Here are 10 places in Europe where you can enjoy the highest […]

Asia's most romantic resorts

Asia’s most romantic resorts

Nothing quite says romance like a secluded spot on an exotic island, fringed by powdery white beaches and deep aqua blue waters, or a lush green jungle brimming with biodiversity, complemented by a world class spa that engages the best of nature. The world’s largest continent, Asia, naturally contains all of the above, sometimes even […]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 - simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Here we predict the key trends that we envisage for luxury travel in 2014, and have carefully hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of the growing trends for this year – namely, those of simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries. Simple pleasures For many luxury travellers, a […]

5 outstanding luxury hotels in Hawaii

5 outstanding luxury hotels in Hawaii

With endless hotel options in Hawaii, it can be hard to choose, but the right hotel makes all the difference in the quality of your stay. There are a few hotels that are so beloved, they generate repeat visits by guests that wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else. Here are five of Hawaii’s most luxurious […]

Special feature: W Retreat and Spa, Maldives

Special feature: W Retreat and Spa, Maldives

They tell you the Maldives is beautiful; they undersell it! In short, the W Retreat and Spa, Maldives is the ultimate Maldives experience: exactly how you imagined it – days, months, weeks, or even years before finally making your virgin trip over. As we were transferring from a sister Starwood resort, we were dropped off at Malé airport, […]

Iconic Caribbean luxury

Iconic Caribbean luxury

Barbados is a long-standing favourite of the Caribbean jet-set, and Sandy Lane is the long-established beacon of extravagant luxury on the island. When my colleague, Senior Product Manager Suzanne Walford returned from a recent trip to Barbados, I was intrigued to hear if the hotel was still the leading light in ultra-luxe Caribbean accommodation. The lauded […]

Suite of the week: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay, Barbados

Suite of the week: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay, Barbados

Suite name: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay Location: Saint Peter, Barbados Size of accommodation: 11 acre estate including park, villa and pool Cost per night: $7,000 – $15,000, depending on the season What makes it special: Expansive deluxe family accommodation with private staff, free form pool and home cinema nestled on the sandy shores of Barbados. This stunning private villa sits […]

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort, which re-branded in September after some major renovations, has been designed wholly with guests’ comfort in mind, where service reigns supreme and Balinese-style architecture of its 187 elegant rooms and suites harmonize with nature. Inspired by a fusion of contemporary flair with authentic Balinese architecture, the refurbishment of […]

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Does cold weather have you dreaming of a warm beach in an exotic location? Sun, sand, and surf tempt the winter-weary to enjoy marvelous fun and relaxation. Where the sparkling water meets gorgeous white sand, the penultimate imagination of paradise beckons. Here’s a look at ten of the best white sand beaches from around the […]

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Alison Scott joined Simpson Travel as the Commercial Director in June this year. However she is more than familiar with the Simpson Travel group having worked in Product and Operations for Simply Travel (a very successful tour operation run and owned by Graham Simpson for over 20 years and sold in the late 1990s) for over […]

A new year, a new you

A new year, a new you

Ever thought that it would be quite nice to have a complete reboot?   To sort your head, calm your mind, restore your body to its natural state of well-being?  When life has been hard on you, and it might take more than a day at a spa, we’d recommend a proper retreat. n a 19th Century […]

Win a luxury holiday in Barbados!

Win a luxury holiday in Barbados!

Allianz Global Assistance has teamed up with Best At Travel and Elegant Hotels to offer their Facebook friends the chance to win a luxurious holiday to the breathtaking Caribbean island of Barbados so you can soak up some winter sunshine in style! You and a friend will win flights and 7 nights at the Tamarind by Elegant […]

Top 5 spas in Thailand

Top 5 spas in Thailand

Thailand is known as being as one of the world’s top spa destinations, but with the word “luxury” being bandied around all too easily, how do you really know where the best places are to be pampered in the Land of Smiles? Don’t worry! We have it covered for you – here are the top […]

8 family-friendly hotels for the holidays in the southeastern states

8 family-friendly hotels for the holidays in the southeastern states

Your daughter’s eyes beam with delight at the falling snow. Your nephew shrieks in glee at Santa waving from a Polar Express steam engine.  Christmas is a time for families, and children – with their belief in the magic of the holiday – are the shining stars of the season.  Treat the entire family to […]

5 of the best luxury bush lodges in South Africa to get away from it all

5 of the best luxury bush lodges in South Africa to get away from it all

When we say we want to “get away from it all”, what we really mean is that we want the romance and sanctuary of dwelling in nature while still having “it all”. We want the comfortable bed and plush down duvet; we love the luxury of cocktails on the balcony and having someone else do […]