Category: Africa

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

7-minute virtual Kenyan safari

Promotional video from Nairobi-based Private Wilderness.

Djibouti Palace Kempinski to open soon

Nakheel will opens its Djibouti Palace Kempinski hotel early next month, just  slightly later than originally anticipated. The 337-room, five-star hotel and conference centre is situated in a prime beach-front location between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, less than  10 minutes from Ambouli International Airport.

The most unique spa in the world?

The most unique spa in the world?

In northern Mauritius you will find what could be arguably described as the most unique spa in the world. Le Cannonier is a family friendly hotel and resort close to the shopping of Grand Baie and with beautiful views of the  Indian Ocean  and  18th Century sea-facing canons from where the property gets is name. […]

Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The global spa resource, Spa Finder, has announced its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards. The crème de la crème of the awards are the six Crystal Award winners, which has one honoree on each continent. And the 6 winners  of these hotly-contested awards are: Africa: Santé Winelands Wellness Centre, Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Asia: Chiva-Som, Hua […]

Second person half price at Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers

Second person half price at Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers

Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers in Mauritius is offering a second person stay for half price  to entice visitors to  the Indian Ocean. The exotic resort  enjoys white sand beach frontage, and offers guests an exhilarating range of included watersports, from sailing and kayaking to snorkeling, waterskiing and windsurfing. The offer is valid  until […]

Mont Rochelle and Mountain Vineyards, South Africa

Mont Rochelle and Mountain Vineyards, South Africa

In February of this year, La Couronne Hotel and Restaurant in Franschhoek was sadly severely  damaged by fire.   But now it’s back… rebranded as the Mont Rochelle and Mountain Vineyards, it will open on 1st October 2006. A special opening package is available to South African residents: R2500.00 per room per night for double […]

Africa's Leading Conference Centre - yet again!

Africa’s Leading Conference Centre – yet again!

Durban’s ICC (International Convention Centre) has been named Africa’s Leading Conference Centre for the 6th time in a row at the recent World Travel Awards.  The centre is popular with business travellers since it is just 15 minutes from Durban International Airport and offers exceptional facilities. Speaking after hearing the news, the chief executive of […]

New Royal Tulip brand from Golden Tulip Hospitality

New Royal Tulip brand from Golden Tulip Hospitality

According to news just in, Golden Tulip Hospitality are introducing a new luxury brand.   The Royal Tulip, as it will be known, will be a five-star brand and be first introduced to Amsterdam, Berlin, Casablanca, Mirbat and Dallas TX.   Golden Tulip Hotels and Golden Tulip Resorts will continue to cater for the four […]

Lynton Hall in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal: a diner's paradise

Lynton Hall in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal: a diner’s paradise

As one of South Africa’s leading boutique hotels, offering 5 star luxury in nine beautifully appointed rooms and two luxury suites, Lynton Hall in Umdoni Park is ideal for a luxury holiday, a vacation with special friends, a golf tour with a difference, a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon or that private and discreet get-away with a very […]

A year of island hopping: December

A year of island hopping: December

This is post twelove of twelve  and so concludes  our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For December, the following are recommended: Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Cliff Edge by the Sea Cyprus: Hilton Cyprus and The […]

A year of island hopping: November

A year of island hopping: November

This is post eleven  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For November, the following are recommended: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Wild Orchid Resort Big Island of Hawaii: Jacaranda Inn Fernando de Noronha, […]

A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and […]

T+L's World's Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006.   I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels.   For those that don’t want to stay in one of the […]

A year of island hopping: September

A year of island hopping: September

This is post  nine of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For September, the following are recommended: Cook Islands: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and Pacific Resort Aitutaki Corsica, France: Hôtel Corniche (website unknown) Cumberland Island, […]

A year of island hopping: August

A year of island hopping: August

This is post  eight of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For August, the following are recommended: Bay Islands, Honduras: Palmetto Bay Plantation and West Peak Inn Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island and Heron […]