Category: Resorts

Extra touches to make your stay special

Extra touches to make your stay special

We’ve all been to hotels and received little freebies on arrival or departure, but in the luxury hotels it is something of a challenge for them to be original and provide guests with memorable tokens to help enhance their stay. Items like pens, extra towels and welcome chocolates are all lovely, but they aren’t going […]

4 of the most remote retreats in the Indian Ocean

4 of the most remote retreats in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is this planet’s third largest oceanic region stretching from the rugged coasts of Eastern Africa to the shores of Western Australia; it’s warm waters lap the sands of Southern Indo-China and the Indian subcontinent and wash across the beaches of the Arabian peninsula. The Indian Ocean has become synonymous with remote beauty […]

Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island property destroyed by fire

Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island property destroyed by fire

A fire has ravaged Sir Richard Branson’s luxury home, the Great House, in the Caribbean after lightning struck the property during a tropical storm. Sadly, the house has been completely destroyed but thankfully 20 people were able to escape unhurt.  Among them was British actress Kate Winslet, Branson’s 90-year-old mother (who Winslet is believed to […]

New luxe resorts in Vietnam

New luxe resorts in Vietnam

1. The Nam Hai This resort opened in 2006, and is still consistently rated amongst the best resorts in Asia. From the first moment you step out of your vehicle on the driveway, Nam Hai ticks all the boxes. This stunning very plush resort has direct access onto Hoi An Beach. The villas are simply […]

New suites unveiled at Sani Resort in Halkidiki

New suites unveiled at Sani Resort in Halkidiki

The much loved Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece has unveiled five new luxurious Family Suites at Sani Asterias Suites and ten stunning new Marina Junior Suites at Porto Sani Village. The new Family Suites at Sani Asterias Suites are ideal for those travelling with children, featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate and spacious […]

Wild adventure and luxury lodging in Jackson Hole, WY

Wild adventure and luxury lodging in Jackson Hole, WY

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a place of staggering beauty and endless outdoor adventure. World-class downhill and cross country skiing. Snowshoeing. Trail riding. River tubing. Kayaking. Hot air ballooning. Hiking to hidden hot springs, swimming in sunlit alpine lakes. Golf, hunting, parasailing, fly fishing, snowmobiling. And the list goes on. All of it takes place within […]

Baglioni Marrakech awarded Best Fractional Resort Worldwide

Baglioni Marrakech awarded Best Fractional Resort Worldwide

One of Morocco’s most exciting and design-led five-star hotel, spa and real estate resorts, The Baglioni Marrakech, has received the two top accolades for Best Fractional Resort Worldwide and Best Fractional Resort for Europe & Middle East from Perspective Magazine. The Baglioni Marrakech unites some of the leading brands in luxury travel, with the hotel […]

Enjoy a honeymoon full of action and adventure on Kangaroo Island

Enjoy a honeymoon full of action and adventure on Kangaroo Island

Couples who prefer action adventures to lying on a bright white beach should definitely consider Kangaroo Island South Australia for their honeymoon. The destination is home to some of the world’s most unique wildlife that cannot be seen anywhere else in the wild including the elusive Echidna and Glossy Black Cockatoo. Venture down to Seal […]

In profile: One&Only Luxury Resorts

In profile: One&Only Luxury Resorts

With a name like One&Only, you really can’t afford to have too many properties in your portfolio, and true to the name, this luxury hotel brand feature just seven luxury spa hotels worldwide. Dubai is the only place in the world to boast two One&Only resorts; the distinctive Royal Mirage featuring three separate accommodation wings […]

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Africa is home to the finest safaris in the world, and this is reflected in the quality of the resorts on offer. A safari holiday can be done on a budget, but for the ultimate in indulgence, you should stay in some of the best resorts Africa has to offer. This is a list showing […]

Walk with the lions in Mauritius

Walk with the lions in Mauritius

I recently took some of our sales staff to Mauritius for an annual educational visit and our group were captivated by an amazing experience that apparently can only be encountered in three places in the world. Our team of intrepid travel advisors were treated to the thrill of walking with lions at Casela Nature Park. […]

St Tropez - top 10 'to do' list

St Tropez – top 10 ‘to do’ list

1. Club 55 – the classic place to sip Champagne and enjoy a long lunch. 2. Brigitte Bardot exhibition – visit from 23rd June to 31st October 2011. 3. Nikki Beach – perfect to people watch and lounge in the sun. 4. & 5. Wine tours – visit Chateau Minuty vineyard in the harbour for […]

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi on a work educational trip, taking in many of the beautiful luxury hotels that provide such a strong lure to travellers worldwide. As a destination rapidly on the rise, Abu Dhabi is beginning to make significant waves in the industry, and this […]

2 honeymoon gems in Thailand

2 honeymoon gems in Thailand

I thought this would be a good place to tell you about my recent honeymoon to Thailand – a destination popular for romantic holidays, touring and a good dose of cultural awakening. We travelled in May from Manchester to Phuket via Singapore and our first port of call was the small resort of Khao Lak […]

Interview with Karen Gee, Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction

Interview with Karen Gee, Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction

Karen Gee is Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction, a specialist tour operator selling luxury escorted tours from the UK to a wide range of destinations worldwide from New Zealand to Russia and from South America to India. The company offers a very high level of customer service and Karen regularly meets with customers to […]

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

The Canary Islands are rarely if ever referred to as your typical luxury holiday destination.  However, it seems that you really don’t need to get on a plane for 9 hours to experience top class service, gourmet cuisine and the most attractive of resort surroundings as I discovered when visiting Abama in the district of […]