Category: Fiji

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what
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
Free flights to Turtle Island

Free flights to Turtle Island

This has to be one of the better deals I’ve seen for a while.   Book a 9-night stay for two people at Fiji’s Turtle Island and you could both be flying there from Los Angeles, for free.   The  free flights apply to  economy class but you can upgrade to business class for $2,879
5 nights for the price of 4 at Dolphin Island, Fiji

5 nights for the price of 4 at Dolphin Island, Fiji

Ever dreamed of your own private island? Dolphin Island is designed for the ultimate in relaxation with just two bures and no other guests, yet only 10 minutes from the Fijian mainland. The nightly rate, including transfers, all meals and  a standard bar, is NZ $2900  (NZ $3700 for both bures), plus tax. And, for
New spa at Musket Cove Island Resort

New spa at Musket Cove Island Resort

The Mandara Spa opens at Musket Cove Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands this month. This four-star resort is easily accessible via a short Sun Air flight or a catamaran transfer from Denerau marina.  This beautiful resort  is located on Malolo Lailai island and offers you a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes.
New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort,
Honeymoon offer at the Mana Island Resort, Fiji

Honeymoon offer at the Mana Island Resort, Fiji

Mana Island Resort in Fiji is offering  honeymooners the chance to bask in the sun on sandy white beaches, relax in luxury accommodation and savour fine dining as part of their special romantic getaway package. You get to stay for five nights, but pay for just three. The offer applies to the Honeymoon Bures from
Holidays for Couples Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Holidays for Couples Readers' Choice Awards 2006

The Australian magazine Holidays for Couples has unveiled the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2006. Here’s a summary of the gold award winners: Best Hotel/Resort South East Asia: Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, Indonesia Best Hotel/Resort Indian Ocean: Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Ihuru, Maldives Best Hotel/Resort Pacific Islands: Sofitel Fiji Resort &
Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

With an elegant touch of Mediterranean architecture, ‘market style’ atmosphere dining, and the private luxury of 219 spacious beachfront rooms, Hilton International’s vision for a truly world-class resort nestled in the heart of the South Pacific has arrived with the unveiling of the first phase of the Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, to be managed

Kids' Weeks at Yasawa Island Resort, Fiji

Fiji’s exclusive Yasawa Island Resort is preparing for a whole month of fun this winter as the resort repeats its popular Kids’ Weeks. Between June 16 and July 15, Yasawa will welcome kids of any age, making it one of the only five-star retreats in Fiji to accept children.   The minimum age is usually
Charity eBay auction by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Charity eBay auction by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is planning a global eBay charity auction to benefit Care for Children on 7th June 2006. Shangri-La hotels have created 14 exclusive luxury travel experiences with a combined retail value of over US$100,000 for the 10-day online auction, which will end on 17th June. The auction packages will feature metropolitan destinations
HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

Online accommodation provider, HotelClub, in conjunction with Getaway and ninemsn,    have announced today the winners for the Inaugural HotelClub Australia and New Zealand (including Pacific Islands) Hotel Awards. The HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006 were presented at a gala award ceremony, hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski from Getaway. Over 300 hotels were nominated through a global
Rolling to recovery

Rolling to recovery

Keith Richards, who I reported fell out of a palm tree  about 2 weeks ago, has only just been discharged from a  hospital in New Zealand.   It turned out that his fall at the luxurious  Wakaya Club in Fiji  proved more serious than was first thought and Richards had to undergo brain surgery to
Mind the palm trees at Fiji's exclusive Wakaya Club resort

Mind the palm trees at Fiji's exclusive Wakaya Club resort

Keith Richards, guitarist to the Rolling Stones, is suffering from mild concussion having been  hospitalized after falling out of a palm tree.   The incident is reported to have happened at The Wakaya Club, a luxury resort on a private island in  Fiji.   The resort  was winner of  Andrew Harper’s ‘Hideaway of the Year
dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort,
Condé Nast Johansens awards for 2006

Condé Nast Johansens awards for 2006

Fiji’s Yasawa Island Resort has won a top international accolade in the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens awards for 2006, announced yesterday at a gala event in New York. The exclusive retreat was chosen over three others for the Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway title in the 2006 Americas Awards for Excellence. Hidden in the most remote