Category: Spain

The first Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property to open in Spain

The first Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property to open in Spain

The most iconic hotel on Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana boulevard – Hotel Villa Magna – is to become the first hotel in Spain to operate under Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Situated in the heart of Madrid, Rosewood Villa Magna is located among renowned and architecturally impressive restaurants, shops and attractions. With a refreshed contemporary […]

5 things to do in Palma de Mallorca

5 things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Since the advent of mass tourism in the 1950s, Palma has been transformed into a tourist destination. This has contributed to a huge change in the city’s traditions, its language, and its economic power. The boom in tourism has caused Palma to grow significantly. In 1960, Mallorca received 500,000 visitors, in 1997 it received more […]

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

No one has ever gone thirsty in the city where vermuterías (vermouth bars) and cervecerías (breweries) can be found on every corner. Sometimes, however, the night calls for something a little different. From classy interiors adorned in vintage velvet, to modern, hidden haunts that require some in-the-know to discover, Barcelona has countless cocktail bars to […]

UK green list countries for Summer yacht charters in 2021

UK green list countries for Summer yacht charters in 2021

As of 4am on the 30th of June, the UK extended its green list of countries safe for vaccinated and COVID-negative travellers, increases the options for Britons to holiday away from home this Summer. These popular destinations include*: The Balearic Islands, Malta and the Madeira Islands in Europe Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the British […]

The best beaches in the Canary Islands

The best beaches in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are known as “las afortunadas”, meaning “the lucky ones” in Spanish, and it’s easy to see why. Boasting thousands of kilometres of coastline and year-round good weather, the archipelago is home to hundreds of incredible beaches that attract tourists from all corners of the world. Playa de El Golfo, Lanzarote Located on […]

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Restaurants in luxury Mallorca hotels featured in the Michelin Guide

Sometimes, it’s not just simply about getting away from it all, appreciating guaranteed sunshine, and feeling the sand between our toes.  It’s also about the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful food, and sampling local produce and perhaps some freshly caught seafood. One of the names associated with good food and restaurants is, of course, Michelin. […]

Top 5 golf resorts in Catalonia

Top 5 golf resorts in Catalonia

Catalonia is the perfect destination for a golf holiday. With good year-round weather and world-class courses, it is any golfer’s dream to be able to play in this north-eastern region of Spain. It is hard to imagine a more perfect location than one set among the beautiful Catalonian countryside. The variation in the landscape creates […]

7 top tips for a first-time visitor to Barcelona

7 top tips for a first-time visitor to Barcelona

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city found along the Costa Dorada coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It has the best of both worlds with the combination of laid-back beach life, excitingly paired with the fast-paced fun of a city. As the second largest city in Spain, […]

5 top Mallorca wedding venues

5 top Mallorca wedding venues

In today’s secular times, when traditional religious ceremonies have fallen like dominoes, weddings have increasingly become ad hoc affairs. My brother married his betrothed on a beach in Koh Tao. They made their own vows and rituals to make it meaningful to themselves and the friends and relatives who attended. The ceremony ended in a […]

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Living legends: Europe’s top 10 palaces

Ancient architecture, lush gardens, and timeless legends: Europe’s stunningly-preserved palaces have the power to transport you back to times of opulence, intrigue and adventure – from Germany’s famed fairytale castle to a lustrous Roman palace in Croatia and a storied aristocratic mansion beside Corfu’s sparkling sea. Explore a diverse array of vibrant cultures and fascinating […]

5 hidden gems for an in-depth European getaway

5 hidden gems for an in-depth European getaway

To truly get to know a place, you need to spend quality time with it, getting away from the crowds and immersing yourself in the local surroundings. It’s often when we venture beyond a destination’s ‘greatest hits’ to discover our own hidden gems, that we make our most treasured memories. Here we explore five exclusive […]

Ibiza - beyond the crowds

Ibiza – beyond the crowds

The opportunity to experience authentic Ibiza is something that relatively few take the time to do. A yacht charter discovering this island’s hidden treasures is the ultimate way to travel whilst affording a chance to create unique and unforgettable memories. Explore isolated coves, spot wild orchids in almond groves and stroll through whitewashed hamlets exuding […]

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Like many countries throughout Europe, Spain is eager to welcome foodies from around the world back for a post-COVID culinary extravaganza. As Spain braces itself for an influx of visitors, here are just some of the gastronomic stories that has been happening behind-the-scenes since the pandemic struck. New digital map to explore slow food of […]

A Breath of Fresh Air

A breath of fresh air in the Balearics

With the return of travel tantalizingly close for many of us, it is very clear that fresh air and ventilation is an important factor when it comes to reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission.  With this in mind, we understand that travellers will be seeking luxury hotels with attractive outdoor spaces to enjoy.  Hopefully, we’ve […]

5 best ways to spend spring in Spain

5 best ways to spend spring in Spain

With its rugged coastlines, soulful towns, mouthwatering cuisine, and vibrant local culture, Spain is every traveller’s paradise. Take a holiday in spring for almost guaranteed sunshine – and far fewer crowds. From Aitona’s breathtaking peach blossom trees in early March to the week-long Horse Fair in Jerez de la Frontera in May, the vibrant personality […]

Springtime in Barcelona: cultural activities

Springtime in Barcelona: cultural activities

Barcelona is the perfect place to visit all year round thanks to its warm Mediterranean climate. Springtime is particularly good to visit when the weather is pleasant and warm, but without the busyness and high temperatures of the Summer. Enjoy the warm weather with a step out into nature of one of Barcelona’s many famous […]