Category: Spain

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete Elounda’s Blue Palace is part of the Luxury Collection of resorts and boasts a world class Thalasso Spa and over 140 room types with private pools all with sea views. The location is a star too, with a delightful private beach, crystal clear waters and soaring coastal vistas over […]

Suite of the week: Modernista Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona

Suite of the week: Modernista Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona

Suite name: Modernista Paseo de Gracia Agency: ChicRoom Barcelona Size of accommodation: 150 sq m Cost per night: from €760 What makes it special? Views over the modernist avenue Paseo de Gracia, original modernist elements from 1906 and its private spa. This 150m2 apartment has two rooms with one bathroom with chromo therapy system and […]

 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 […]

Win a luxury holiday on Lanzarote!

Win a luxury holiday on Lanzarote!

A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up adults-only-holidays.com, the first professional website dedicated to the sale of children free hotels, to offer you a the opportunity to win a 7 night stay at the B&B for 2 adults at the five star Hotel Villa Vik on the island of Lanzarote. This beautiful hotel is nestled […]

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

Tripadvisor has once again published its Travellers’ Choice awards – this time for 2012.   The top 25 hotels in the worldwide luxury category are as follows: 1. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Chiyoda, Japan 2. Hotel Imperial Vienna – Vienna, Austria 3. Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena – Soto del Barco, Spain 4. La Casa […]

Spanish nightlife

Spanish nightlife

Spain is known for its fantastic nightlife: staying out late, eating tapas, going to clubs and bars, socializing with friends until the early hours of the morning. Stores and businesses may close at a normal hour, but the rest of the city comes alive with an energetic vibe late at night. It doesn’t matter whether […]

Top 5 most enchanting cities in southern Spain

Top 5 most enchanting cities in southern Spain

“Feeling the moment” isn’t hard to do in Southern Spain. The historical diversity, unique gastronomy and vibrant folklore is unlike any other place/destination. Everywhere you turn there is an aliveness surrounding you- in the cities and the people. But there is also a relaxed lifestyle that unquestionably welcomes the spontaneous and unexpected. Whether you are […]

New opening: Grand Hotel Mencey, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

New opening: Grand Hotel Mencey, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ historic Grand Hotel Mencey in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands) opens its doors today after a €25,000,000 renovation that re-affirms the Spanish chain’s commitment to expanding its portfolio of all-inclusive beach resorts to include urban lodgings in select locations, most recently in Budapest, Hungary. Set in a romantic Spanish colonial-style […]

Star Clippers – where the age of sail meets state of the art modern day luxury cruising

Star Clippers – where the age of sail meets state of the art modern day luxury cruising

‘I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.’ The words of John Masefield’s ‘Sea Fever’ poem rang in my ears as I took in the splendid sight of the 134 metre long five masted […]

Experiential travel: new horizons for the luxury traveler

Experiential travel: new horizons for the luxury traveler

Experiential travel is no new concept, though the term pops up with renewed significance and frequency of late. Backpackers and adventurers have long been exploring unchartered or little known destinations for the personal growth, satisfaction and self-realization that come with the profound impact of extraordinary experiences or overcoming internal and external obstacles. As globalization brought […]

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

In the past taking a luxury holiday often meant long haul flights to exotic locations, which was something that could take the shine off of an otherwise perfect experience. Choose Europe however and rest and relaxation are on our doorstep. Whatever your preference, European luxury destinations will have something to suit your need. Top 10 luxury destinations in […]

5 must-see cruise port destinations

5 must-see cruise port destinations

There is no doubt about it, cruise holidays appeal to a much wider audience today than it has done in recent years. Some still hold preconceptions that it is an expensive form of travel, or that cruise ships have strict dress codes, but these are simply not true. Cruising is a fantastic method of seeing […]

Extra touches to make your stay special

Extra touches to make your stay special

We’ve all been to hotels and received little freebies on arrival or departure, but in the luxury hotels it is something of a challenge for them to be original and provide guests with memorable tokens to help enhance their stay. Items like pens, extra towels and welcome chocolates are all lovely, but they aren’t going […]

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

Mauritian style in under 5 hours

The Canary Islands are rarely if ever referred to as your typical luxury holiday destination.  However, it seems that you really don’t need to get on a plane for 9 hours to experience top class service, gourmet cuisine and the most attractive of resort surroundings as I discovered when visiting Abama in the district of […]

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit.  Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San […]

Luxurious experiences in Tenerife

Luxurious experiences in Tenerife

For most, when thinking of Tenerife – luxury is not the first word that springs to mind. However a closer look at Tenerife proves that it really does know how to treat visitors to a bit of indulgence and well-being, you just need to know where to look. The first luxurious element of Tenerife is […]