Category: Africa

Desroches Island Resort

Desroches Island Resort

A recent visit by Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton has boosted the popularity of this previously little-known Seychelles resort.    Desroches Island Resort  has just 20 suites,  14 kilometres  of pristine, white beaches and offers superb cuisine through a Creole style restaurant by the name of Le Veloutier.   Also on hand is a […]

The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate

The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate

Those who know Clarens will understand immediately, those that don’t will be truly inspired by its magic.   Just a few hours from Gauteng and worlds apart – The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate.   And now there’s a rare opportunity to invest in the ultimate lifestyle choice, to own a piece of the golden […]

Le Telfair

Le Telfair

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches on Mauritius, Le Telfair offers true colonial style, set against a backdrop of mountains and countryside.   Inspired by grand colonial architecture, the stylish rooms and suites are the perfect place to unwind and relax.   Allow yourself to be tempted by the decadence of the Six […]

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Terry Knealing has dropped me a note to draw my attention to his top 10 choices for small luxury hotels worldwide over at LifeOnTop.com.   For the purposes of his list, small hotels are defined  as ones that  have less than 125 guest rooms and suites (so not necessarily all that small!) Here goes: Oberoi […]

Red Sea Riviera

Let Egypt stimulate your mind, captivate your heart and steal your soul.

Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Mauritius

A neatly-done video showing why the 5 star Mauritius Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa is the perfect spot to nurture your body and soul.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fresh flavours from The Connoisseur Club Boutique travel services courtesy of L-In Style Relax at Joburg’s  Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa Luxury events brought to us by Luxe Calendar

Recipe of the week: Terrine of Duck Foie Gras

Recipe of the week: Terrine of Duck Foie Gras

…with white grapes and muscadel reduction. Ingredients: • Milk • Bay leaves • Thyme Sprigs • Peppercorns • 4 A grade Foie Lobes • Pressing • 1 ½ caps Brandy • 30ml Port • Curing salt • 3 teaspoons Salt • 1 teaspoon castor Sugar • 2 pinches of Nutmeg • 1  flat teaspoon Salt […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Low priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Enjoy the culinary sensation that is Oud Sluis Discover the warmth of Barcelona at Hotel Majestic On an island off Mombasa, The Funzi Keys

Goldsmith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Goldsmith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

A new travel club is poised to cause quite a fuss among luxury travel goers – GoldSmith. The brainchild of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, purveyor of the much-loved guide books and website, this exclusive invitation-only level of Smith membership is a brand-new booking and concierge service that customises and coordinates its clients’ entire trip. From […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Helicopter rides in the Canaries from Blue Canarias Cosy Kenyan homestay courtesy of Ngong House Dine at Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve  in Belgium Where one great experience leads to another: Dubai

World's sexiest beaches

World’s sexiest beaches

Concierge.com, the online home for inspired travel from Conde Nast has  posted its picks for the third annual World’s Sexiest Beaches list.   Beaches are both on and off the beaten path and are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal.   Here’s their top ten: Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy Salvador, Bahia, […]

Jebel Ali International Hotels to manage two Seychelles properties

Jebel Ali International Hotels to manage two Seychelles properties

Jebel Ali International Hotels has announced that it has signed two hotel management contracts in the Seychelles with Trinity Estates and Trinity Waterfront. The two properties – Round Island and The Waterfront – will be managed on behalf of the Enchanted brand, a new Seychelles based hospitality company. Round Island will offer ten individual deluxe […]

The latest stunning addition from CC Africa

The latest stunning addition from CC Africa

CC Africa‘s newest exclusive-use safari villa, Melton Manor, is now open. Located within the Relais & Châteaux Big Five Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape, Melton Manor offers the perfect safari destination for families or groups of up to eight people celebrating a special occasion. It has 4 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find your Tuscan soul with Toscana Mia tours A taste of Italy in Baltimore from Sabatino’s Experience Morocco in London: Mamounia Lounge Greece’s new launching K2 Smart Jets

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Live London by Plaza on the River Marvel at  the Aegean from Mykonos’  Theoxenia Hotel Save precious time with the JetCard Plan your Hayward’s Sustainable Safari