Category: Resorts

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete Elounda’s Blue Palace is part of the Luxury Collection of resorts and boasts a world class Thalasso Spa and over 140 room types with private pools all with sea views. The location is a star too, with a delightful private beach, crystal clear waters and soaring coastal vistas over
Top 10 luxury hotels on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Top 10 luxury hotels on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

As the host of the recently announced 2018 Commonwealth Games, the world’s attention will turn towards Australia’s Gold Coast. It was the 42 kilometres of uninterrupted beach that first drew travellers to the region. However today, while the beach remains as a family favourite, it’s the theme parks, a 24-hour casino and a thriving nightlife
Free iPad with Powder White March ski breaks

Free iPad with Powder White March ski breaks

Longer, sunnier days and blissfully emptier slopes are no longer the only reasons to ski in March. Book a week in a selected chalet in one of the ‘big five’ ski resorts of Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Verbier, Meribel and St Anton through the independent ski holiday provider Powder White and you’ll receive a free iPad
 Top 10 new luxury hotels for 2012

Top 10 new luxury hotels for 2012

Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives Having opened in December 2011 Jumeirah Vittaveli is already gathering outstanding reviews and it’s little wonder with the Beach Villa lead-in room types spanning an interior of a whopping 184 sq m. It’s space, comfort and luxury all the way as each villa comes with its own private L-shaped swimming pool with
Gourmet Bliss at Heritage Le Telfair, Mauritius

Gourmet Bliss at Heritage Le Telfair, Mauritius

Heritage Le Telfair in Domaine de Bel Ombre, south Mauritius has just launched an all new Gourmet Bliss offer for guests staying on a half board basis at the luxury golf and spa resort between February and September 2012. To the delight of foodies and gastro-holiday lovers, the offer can be used for dinner at
5 ways to après ski in Park City, Utah

5 ways to après ski in Park City, Utah

Arguably as enjoyable as time on the slopes, après ski is an essential part of a luxury mountain getaway. Park City, Utah features après options of every nature, from sophisticated lounges to lively social hot spots. Here are five unique ways to unwind after a day on the slopes in Park City: High West Distillery The ski-in
Aruba's oldest hotel gets a $30 million makeover

Aruba's oldest hotel gets a $30 million makeover

Aruba’s oldest hotel, the award-winning Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, has now completed an extensive, US$30 million renovation of its three towers. Built in the 1950s, Radisson Aruba was the very first high-rise hotel to open on the island. The renovation took nearly two years and included refurbishing all 355 guest rooms and suites
3 reasons why Turkey is a luxurious travel destination

3 reasons why Turkey is a luxurious travel destination

What comes into your mind when thinking of a holiday to Turkey? A cheap and cheerful resort by the sea, complete with neon lighted night spots similar to those found throughout the continent in places like Spain and Greece? Or a hot and sweaty experience in the streets of Istanbul? It is not clear why
The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

Tripadvisor has once again published its Travellers’ Choice awards – this time for 2012.   The top 25 hotels in the worldwide luxury category are as follows: 1. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Chiyoda, Japan 2. Hotel Imperial Vienna – Vienna, Austria 3. Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena – Soto del Barco, Spain 4. La Casa
10 great UK spa destinations

10 great UK spa destinations

Whilst on holiday, some like to unwind by going hiking, rock climbing, or bungee jumping…however, if you are not one of these people and enjoy a less active form of relaxation, perhaps a day spa visit to one of the UK’s luxury spas would be a preferable alternative. The day spa is great for either
Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Greystoke, Mahale Mountains National Park – Western Tanzania Located in Tanzania’s remote Mahale Mountains National Park, Nomad Tanzania’s Greystoke stakes its claim as one of the finest camps on the continent. A worthy contender for the most striking design of any camp, Greystoke sits on an idyllic beach at the bottom of a chimpanzee filled
Explore the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the great natural wonders of the world

Explore the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the great natural wonders of the world

One of the most impressive natural wonders of Africa is the incredible Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.  The Ngorongoro Crater is part of a larger conservation area that covers vast expanses of savanna grassland and highland plains that are home to a huge variety of animals and birds – many of whom are endemic to the
The seaside resort of Hua Hin, Thailand

The seaside resort of Hua Hin, Thailand

Located around 200km from Bangkok you’ll find the famous Thai beach resort of Hua Hin – a place historically favoured by the Thai royal family and famed by its pretty beaches and outstanding seafood cuisine. Thanks to improvements in the road networks, the resort is accessible in around 3 hours by car from Bangkok International

Paradisus Punta Cana: a lush tropical getaway

When you think about the Caribbean, luxury may not always be the first thing that comes to mind, particularly if you’ve had a bad experience in the past.  But if you’re looking for a unique and luxurious Caribbean getaway, look no further than the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic. Let me first
Win a luxury romantic getaway!

Win a luxury romantic getaway!

A Luxury Travel Blog – in conjunction with Voyage Privé – is offering one lucky winner (and a person of their choice) the chance to win a luxury getaway worth £1,500. This could be the perfect surprise for Christmas or the New Year! Chose between any of their luxury four and five star hotels or
The 5 most luxurious family friendly holiday resorts

The 5 most luxurious family friendly holiday resorts

When planning a luxury holiday for the family, one of the key things parents want to know is how well the destination resort caters for children and teenagers. A 5 star hotel in a peaceful, tranquil and sun soaked destination may be the minimum requirement for adults, however, that much needed peace and quiet could