Category: Indonesia

January Sale from ITC Classics

January Sale from ITC Classics

Still not yet decided where to go this year?   Maybe luxury travel specialists  ITC Classics will give you some inspiration.   Here’s a selection of ideas from their January Sale: Indian Ocean Diva, Maldives Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5, plus book more than 45 days in advance and receive an extra […]

Bali's newest super-luxury beachfront villa estate

Bali’s newest super-luxury beachfront villa estate

Situated at Pererenan, a largely deserted stretch of beach 25 minutes by car from Bali’s sophisticated and cosmopolitan shopping, dining and clubbing, the new Pantai Lima estate comprises five luxurious beachfront villas  and 70 staff to wait on your every need. Each villa has been uniquely created by French designers Gaelle Echene and Charles Pelletier, […]

Coming soon: a new Raffles resort in Bali

Located along the scenic Jimbaran coast, Raffles Resort Amartha will feature a resort comprising approximately 85 villas and 25 Raffles Residences for private ownership. Occupying a sprawling 11 hectares, Raffles Resort Amartha is built to resemble a Water Palace, with inspiration drawn from classical Javanese-Hindu architecture and style, characterised by open spaces, water features and […]

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Kevin May is editor of Travolution, an industry-focussed magazine for online travel and division of Reed Business Information.   It consists of a blog, e-news service and a physical magazine, and is a leader in its field with an advisory board that comprises some  of the biggest names in the travel industry. What is it […]

An alternative luxury experience in Bali

An alternative luxury experience in Bali

If you are looking for something different from your next luxury vacation, then spare a thought for the world’s only interactive elephant experience.    The Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Bali opens on 1st March 2008, and gives its guests the opportunity to live among 27 endangered, indigenous Sumatran elephants and, by doing so, to […]

Suite of the week: Dalem Jiwo Suite at Amanjiwo, Central Java

Suite of the week: Dalem Jiwo Suite at Amanjiwo, Central Java

Suite name: Dalem Jiwo Suite Resort: Amanjiwo, Central Java Size of accommodation: 1,300 sq m Cost per night:   £1,278 per night (Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 11% government tax. Rates include airport transfer.) What makes it special?  Amanjiwo is set in the countryside of Central Java with clear views of Borobudur, […]

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, […]

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Tanya Schliff is  founder of DirectoryofHotels.com, a unique hotel guide focusing on global travel.    She started the site  because  she found that,  when researching  her own travels, there were very few resources that gave  her direct access to the hotel for questions and reservations.  She favours independent travel rather than using booking agents or […]

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that […]

Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa

Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa

Outrigger Enterprises Group has announced its second project in Bali: a brand-new luxury resort condominium within dense rainforest on the Bukit Peninsula. Currently under development, it will be called the Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa and the group will own 35 of the proposed 170 units. The newly opened Bvlgari Resort and other resorts […]

Suite of the week: Petanu Presidential Villa at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali

Suite of the week: Petanu Presidential Villa at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali

Suite name: Presidential Villa Resort: Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation:  360 sq m Cost per night: 11,000 RP. (approx. $1200) What makes it special? Beautiful scenery of river valley and private pool.                     Leisurely spread throughout hillside gardens, between a steep […]

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Tahnya Butterfield is ‘Head Honcho’ for Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc., having previously worked in the hotel industry, human resources and organisational development consulting. She is a relentless collector of successful talent who immerse themselves in generating dynamite bespoke luxury shopping tours, style guides and precision personalised itineraries. What is it that  you do […]

Borobudur in Central Java

I hadn’t heard about the World Heritage site of Borobudur until quite recently. It is a mind-blowing Buddhist monument in Central Java, Indonesia. Watch the video and see this impressive sight for yourself!

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of […]

Waka Shorea, Bali

Waka Shorea, Bali

Waka Shorea consists of eco-friendly, stilted  bungalows nestled in dense forest in the Bali Barat National Park.   Despite its seclusion, the resort has a spa and restaurant, yet is wonderfully tranquil.   Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot deer, boars, birds and other animals.   Go for one of the two de […]

Anantara Resorts expanding

Anantara Resorts expanding

Anantara Resorts appears to be expanding rapidly.   New resorts for Dubai, Bali, Vietnam, Thailand and Sri Lanka are all anticipated in 2008. This will see the number of Anantara Resorts rise from 4 to 11. The unique essence and individual lifestyle of the Anantara brand, as demonstrated by the resorts that already exist in […]