Category: Seychelles

Deluxe your detox in the Seychelles

Deluxe your detox in the Seychelles

With 2013 well under way, many of us are finding our resolve for keeping New Year resolutions coming under pressure. Post-Christmas detoxes are under threat from the recent cold weather, back-to-work blues and long dark evenings. So what could be better than escaping to warmer climes and giving your detox a boost with a taste […]

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

Luxury-Hotels.com has conducted a survey that identifies the most expensive hotels in the world. The findings came from an analysis of average room rates for standard double rooms in hotels around the world during the June to August 2012 summer season.  Interestingly, half of the top 10 most expensive hotels in the world are all […]

A luxury holiday in the Seychelles

A luxury holiday in the Seychelles

If you’re looking for the perfect place for a luxurious and relaxing getaway, then look no further than the Seychelles. With one hundred and fifteen islands to choose from – forty-three ‘inner’ and seventy-two ‘outer’ ones, to be precise – there is also a lot more to do than you’d think… Of course, one major […]

The world's 4 most luxurious villa holidays, from VIP Villas

The world’s 4 most luxurious villa holidays, from VIP Villas

With so many holiday villas to choose from it’s a hard task finding four that can truly carry the word luxury in their description. This list courtesy of VIP Villas was narrowed first by destination because you may have a fantastic villa but, if the location isn’t just right, it can’t be called ‘luxury’. 1. […]

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Passengers from the stricken liner, Costa Allegra, left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a fire on board, are being shipped to the luxurious Desroches Island in the Seychelles, and to safety. Desroches Island has been chosen as a sanctuary for distressed passengers from the ship due to its ability to facilitate them comfortably. Desroches […]

More bad news for Costa Cruises - fire on board one of their ships

More bad news for Costa Cruises – fire on board one of their ships

There’s more bad news for Costa Cruises.  A fire has reportedly broken out on Costa Allegra – a vessel from the same fleet as the ill-fated Costa Concordia which sank last month.  Early indications are that the generators caught fire and that it took a few hours until the flames were extinguished. The ship is […]

 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 […]

Top travel tips for 5 fantastic honeymoon destinations

Top travel tips for 5 fantastic honeymoon destinations

Maldives Much has been said about the beauty of the Maldives and it’s true that by air, the islands offer a truly dramatic sight, so if you can, choose a seaplane transfer to get the most impressive views. An underwater camera is also recommended as you really shouldn’t pass up the chance to go snorkelling […]

5 luxury swimming pools with a view

5 luxury swimming pools with a view

There was a time when a swimming pool was just a body of water in which to exercise, but in recent years, exclusive and luxury hotel builders seem to have been playing a game of one-upmanship against one another in a race to create the most amazing swimming pool imaginable. Now personally, gimmicks aside, I […]

The world's most expensive hotel is in the Seychelles

The world’s most expensive hotel is in the Seychelles

If money weren’t an issue, where would you be going on vacation? If you had to choose from the most expensive hotels in the world, a recent report released by Luxury-Hotels.com can help you make the decision. According to the survey, the most expensive hotel is the Maia Luxury Resort & Spa located in Anse […]

Interview with Guy Roger, President of Asiana Pearl Vision

Interview with Guy Roger, President of Asiana Pearl Vision

Guy Louis Roger is President at Asiana Pearl Vision, a boutique travel designer based in Cebu city and operating exclusively in the Philippines, focusing on high end tailor made tours and bespoke travelling experiences. Guy has an hotelier background and he has been working on senior management positions for Accor, Dusit, Pan Pacific, Le Meridien, […]

The top 10 honeymoon destinations for couples in a muddle

The top 10 honeymoon destinations for couples in a muddle

Choosing where to go on honeymoon for many seems an enviable task but the reality can be really rather more taxing. With so many options available to the modern couple the novelty of being spoilt for choice can become quite bewildering. With this in mind I have taken a closer look at the top 10 […]

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 […]

Whatever happened to discretion?!

Whatever happened to discretion?!

If there’s one thing you don’t do in the luxury travel industry, it’s name-drop. So, it comes as something of a surprise to hear that Farhad Vladi, the owner of North Island in the Seychelles (which we suggested was a possible venue for the Royal honeymoon), has openly told the Hamburger Abendblatt that he has […]

Where William and Kate are honeymooning

Where William and Kate are honeymooning

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally set off on their honeymoon and headed for the Seychelles, a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean.  The couple reportedly landed at the international airport on Mahe at 7:20 am local time before going to an undisclosed island.  This has been confirmed by a spokeswoman for […]

Honeymoon top picks

Honeymoon top picks

With the wedding season just around the corner travel agencies are choc-a-bloc with pre-hitched couples looking to make last minute adjustments and tweaks to finalise their wedding fantasies. Once the vows have been exchanged, the bouquets been thrown and some evanescent substance cheered and sipped, it’s time for the newlyweds real journey to take course; […]