Category: Speciality Travel

What's next for Dubai?

What’s next for Dubai?

It seems Dubai has gone from strength to strength in recent years and Mobissimo Blog has a good summary of why  this lavish location  currently offers the best of the best when it comes to luxury travel. Let’s take a quick look: the world’s only 7-star (yes, S-E-V-E-N star!) hotel,  Jumeirah’s Burj Al Arab, complete […]

Lazy Daze Package with Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Lazy Daze Package with Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Need to escape after a long hot Australian summer?  Why not enjoy a relaxing autumn escape at Stamford Plaza Melbourne? Their Lazy Daze Package includes a three course candlelit dinner served in your room by your personal chef with theatrical flair, two Stamford house-coats personally embroidered with your names, an in-room 30 minute massage for […]

New spa at The Old Course Hotel approaches completion

New spa at The Old Course Hotel approaches completion

Phase 2 of the Kohler Water Spa will be completed this month at The Old Course Golf Resort & Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland. The spa has 11 treatment rooms, a thermal suite and a 20-metre pool with waterfall.   There is also a roof terrace with an 8-person whirlpool. Treatments start from £45.

Queen Victoria from Cunard

Queen Victoria from Cunard

The soon-to-be-finished Queen Victoria will enter service late next year (December 2007).   Operating from Southampton in the UK, this fine successor to the QE2 and QM2 cruise ships will be the second largest of the Cunard ships ever built. It can hold 1,968 passengers and will be heading for the Mediterranean, the Canaries, Northern […]

Ultimate Guide to the World's Best Wedding & Honeymoon Destinations

Ultimate Guide to the World’s Best Wedding & Honeymoon Destinations

Compiled by Elizabeth Lluch, this guide gives a useful overview on a number of resorts worldwide with a view to finding the perfect location for the most romantic wedding ceremony or the most unforgettable honeymoon.  Probably one of the most comprehensive guides of its kind, the book is available through Amazon.

The Maldives post-tsunami

The Maldives post-tsunami

Tsunami-stricken coastlines are making a big comeback this year, particularly in the Maldives. In addition to the W Maldives, Como Hotels has re-opened its rooms designed as high-end fishing cottages on Cocoa Island; the Four Seasons has unveiled a new resort, Landaa Giraavaru, its second on the island; and the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, […]

Spring 2006 fishing special with Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Spring 2006 fishing special with Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge

Stay at Boardwalk Lodge between 15th April and 31st May 2006 and get the season’s lowest rate. The season spans Alaska’s peak Steelhead season and for just $495 per day you can be a part of it. Float plane, fishing license, tax and gratuities not included. Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge is a sportsman’s paradise and has […]

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

The full title of this book – Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous: How to See the USA in an Affordable Way: A Family Guidebook – gives a fuller insight into what this paperback is all about. It is a handy guide for anyone looking to save time and money in the US, without […]

Zimbali Lodge, Near Durban

Zimbali Lodge, Near Durban

With an idyllic location in a coastal forest reserve, this wonderful retreat just 40 minutes by road north of Durban, offers horse riding in the forest or on the beach and an 18-hole championship golf course.   But it is the superb spa and full butler service that makes Zimbali Lodge truly excel.

Win a stay at Charlton House & Monty’s Spa in SOMERSET

Celebrating the launch of a new website for romantic holidays and the release of “Imagine Me & You” on 31st March 2006, South West England has teamed up with UIP/Universal to give away the perfect romantic gift: 2 nights at the  fabulous award-winning Charlton House & Monty’s Spa in Somerset, with 1st class rail travel […]

Holland America's Noordam in New York

Holland America’s Noordam in New York

With more than 1,000 spectators on hand here to partake in the festivities, Holland America Line officially inaugurated its newest ship, the Noordam yesterday. The ceremony included Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, the ship’s godmother, christening the vessel with the traditional breaking of a Champagne bottle on the ship’s bow.  The Noordam, an 81,769-ton ship […]

Yangtze River cruises

Yangtze River cruises

In its third year in China, Viking River Cruises is swapping ships on its Yangtze River cruise tour series, adding a third ship while pulling out its earliest entry. Joining its twin sister ship, the Viking Century Sky, is the 306-passenger Viking Century Sun, which is replacing the 186-passenger Viking Century Star. According to Viking, […]

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

This ‘calendar of divine hotels around the world’ – as the book is sub-titled – provides a superb review of some of the top hotels in the most wonderful destinations in the world.  For the families out there, there’s also a  chapter on hotels that cater for children. Sir Richard Branson  said of  Sarah Siese’s […]

Top 10: Travelers' Choice luxury hotel winners

Top 10: Travelers’ Choice luxury hotel winners

No need to take a chance on your next vacation. Pamper yourself at the 10 most luxurious hotels, as chosen by TripAdvisor travelers. 1.   Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong 2.   Mina A’ Salam at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 3.   Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai 4.   Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest […]

Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts

Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts

Distinguished by masterly architecture and exemplary interior design, the beach hotels introduced in the pages of this lavishly illustrated coffee-table book are the ultimate refuge for those needing respite from their hectic lives and everyday routines. Whether well-established names or hidden gems, the reader is presented with a visual tour of Oceanside resorts that range […]

Condé Nast / Gleneagles offer

Condé Nast / Gleneagles offer

Condé Nast Traveller readers are invited to live it up at Gleneagles at an exclusive event to be held on 18th-19th September 2006. This bespoke event will include  a complimentary clay-pigeon shooting session, a cookery demonstration, a Gala Dinner with accopmanying Scottish entertainment and accommodation in the best rooms at Gleneagles. Price is £785 per […]