Category: Resorts

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

It’s not that you’re not sociable, you just want to get away from it all. Us too. For those off-the-grid moments that we all crave, here’s our pick of the five best remote places for when silence is golden. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Colombia, Canada An intimate retreat in the picture-postcard backwaters of Clayoquot Sound in […]

On safari in 9 private houses: the perfect family trip

On safari in 9 private houses: the perfect family trip

My own childhood memories of going on safari determined the entire arc of my adult life. In some way, those delicious safari feelings, smells and sights are the treasures that I have been chasing, ever since I came home from the Kruger Park for the first time. It wasn’t until I had my own children […]

California luxury: Santa Barbara bliss

California luxury: Santa Barbara bliss

I am sure we don’t need too much introduction to California, with it’s incredible diversity and 1200 odd miles coastline. It is a great state for a road trip, and a popular stop on any California Road Trip is Santa Barbara, situated on the sunny California Coast, about 100 miles north of LA. It is […]

5 best beach breaks in Bahia, Brazil

5 best beach breaks in Bahia, Brazil

Brazil’s northern state of Bahia has seen an enormous increase in popularity amongst international tourists seeking a secluded, luxury beach retreat. For many years, the golden sands and crystal blue waters of this sun-soaked Brazilian paradise were neglected by visitors from abroad; the international tourists favouring the glossy resorts surrounding Rio de Janeiro. No longer […]

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Bali’s tremendous destination wedding venue

Bali is already regarded as a top honeymoon destination. And rightly so. However, with Bali now known as the top holiday destination on the planet it’s no surprise that it has seen a sharp increase in the number of wedding parties descending to the island to celebrate the occasion in their own little paradise. And […]

5 of the most luxurious foodie places to stay in Australia

5 of the most luxurious foodie places to stay in Australia

The level of luxury in hotels in Australia has risen markedly in recent years. The model for luxury in Australia often combines some of the country’s stunning natural attractions with a high thread count on the sheets and amazing food and wine. All five of the hotels on this list are located in an area […]

5 of the best places to see the Great Migration

5 of the best places to see the Great Migration

When we ask our younger clients what first inspired them to take an African safari, often they tell us that it was watching Disney’s The Lion King. Some of the film’s most memorable scenes include the parading and stampeding of hundreds of animals, so it’s no surprise it makes quite an impression. But watching the Great […]

The 5 most exciting safari camp refurbishments

The 5 most exciting safari camp refurbishments

As with any hotel industry the safari world often sees camps being completely renovated during the low season – this is exciting for everyone involved as old favourites take on new leases of life and provide even more reason for old guests and new to head in their direction. The luxury safari world’s commitment to […]

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A guide to Candidasa, Bali

For many tourists the south of Bali is the main draw with the resort towns of Kuta and Seminyak welcoming the lively crowd whilst the more laid-back travellers visit Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua. However, the quaint village of Candidasa is sometimes overlooked. This pretty coastal village is the ideal escape from the crowds and […]

Top 10 lodges for walking safaris in Africa

Top 10 lodges for walking safaris in Africa

Walking safaris are often considered the purest and most exciting way to experience safari – they allow you to get closer to the wildlife and take you off the beaten track, away from the noise and rush of other people and vehicles. Walking safaris are available in most safari areas, but the experience can vary […]

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

Having tried and tested these five InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam, we are pleased to say that they all catered excellently for us as vegan guests. During our visits we enjoyed extensive vegan breakfasts, vegan canapes in Club InterContinental and vegan fine dining experiences in their signature […]

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai 'thrown in'!

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai ‘thrown in’!

Regular readers may recall that when we went to the Maldives a couple of years ago, we stayed a few nights in Dubai on the way there. It’s a great way to break up the journey from the UK, allowing you to adjust your body clock more gradually and take in some of the ‘City […]

Top 5 island escapes

Top 5 island escapes

Getting away from it all is harder than ever thanks to Wi-Fi, constant connectivity and more iDevices than you can shake a charger at. Still, we’ve managed to pick our top five island escapes where you can adopt a ‘no shoes, no news’ ethos from the moment you arrive. Peter Island Resort & Spa, British […]

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many may have romance on their mind – and how better to enjoy time with a loved one than exploring the vast plains of Africa or relaxing on an Indian Ocean island? Here are Africa’s Top 6 most romantic properties, for 14th February as well as any other time of […]

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

10 of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of 2018

The luxury travel industry is booming, with surveys suggesting that travellers are keen to explore more and willing to pay a little extra when indulging on their travel experiences. This growing demand is reflected by a number of exciting new luxury hotel openings across the globe. Here are just 10 of the many to look […]

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Imagine playing a game of golf on a world-class golf course, teeing up for your next ball while looking out over a Big 5 game reserve. There’s a herd of giraffes in the distance, and earlier you spotted elephants drinking from a waterhole. This is what you can expect on a typical golf safari in […]