Category: Spas & Pampering

Where to get naked in London

Where to get naked in London

Do you happen to be looking for a naked spa in London? London is awash with new spas so here’s a round up of the best places to go to get naked and… relax. For a nude spa in London, you need look no further! Como Shambhala Urban Escape at The Metropolitan This is the
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Special feature: Passions at The Pavilions, Phuket

Please let me get some adjectives out of the way before I go on to give you a more factual report of staying at The Pavilions in Phuket. Amazing, wonderful, fun, incredible, entertaining, educational, friendly, interesting, luxurious, impeccable, beautiful, spacious, different, comfortable, exciting, relaxing. Are you getting the gist of it yet? The Pavilions is
I wish I was... in the Maldives

I wish I was... in the Maldives

Winter is drawing in, the nights are getting darker, the temperature is starting to plummet, and I’m already starting to think about where I’d rather be, and where I can be planning my next holiday. To be honest, anywhere that has sunshine, blue skies and sand as far as I can see is a winner
Royal luxury in Morocco

Royal luxury in Morocco

It is no wonder that King Mohammed VI’s first hotel took over 1,000 craftsmen and artisans 3 years to complete the project and has already been voted one of the best hotels in the world in 2011. Since it opened in 2010, the hotel has established an exclusive clientele including royals, celebrities and politicians. Within
Africa's world beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

Africa's world beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

An anticipant crowd of tourism representatives from across Africa gathered in Egypt Hall, Sharm El Sheikh on Friday 16th September 2011 to attend the Africa and Indian Ocean heat of the World Travel Awards grand tour. Government ministers, tourism board officials and CEOs of a number of leading travel brands attended the event which celebrates
New luxe resorts in Vietnam

New luxe resorts in Vietnam

1. The Nam Hai This resort opened in 2006, and is still consistently rated amongst the best resorts in Asia. From the first moment you step out of your vehicle on the driveway, Nam Hai ticks all the boxes. This stunning very plush resort has direct access onto Hoi An Beach. The villas are simply
The best way to pamper yourself in Ho Chi Minh City

The best way to pamper yourself in Ho Chi Minh City

Are you in desperate need for a spa pamper session? Reconnecting towards yourself again?  One of the most important splurges on a holiday, remains the fact that you’re away from household chores, you normally have more time to think about yourself, and this is a magnificent time to catch up with your pamper sessions. Renewing
A hidden jewel of the Middle East

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi on a work educational trip, taking in many of the beautiful luxury hotels that provide such a strong lure to travellers worldwide. As a destination rapidly on the rise, Abu Dhabi is beginning to make significant waves in the industry, and this
5 secrets to discovering the colonial charms of Vietnam

5 secrets to discovering the colonial charms of Vietnam

1. Secure a booking in a suite at any of the marvelous Colonial hotels across Vietnam, oozing charm and romance, warmth and comfort. The Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) offers a sanctuary for work and relaxation, rooms have dark wood floors, and crisp white linen and they have an amazing spa. The
The new five star Makadi Spa Hotel in Egypt

The new five star Makadi Spa Hotel in Egypt

The five star Makadi Spa Hotel opening its doors next month is the ultimate getaway for those wanting to indulge in complete luxury and relaxation. Situated on its own private beach the adult’s only hotel is an upmarket and tranquil oasis on the Red Sea. The hotel has three large outdoor freshwater swimming pools including
Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Last week we stayed at the thousand year old Stoke Park estate in Buckinghamshire. The estate has an illustrious history with prestigious owners that have included Elizabeth I in the late 16th Century and the Penn family in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Thomas Penn, son of William Penn (who founded Pennsylvania) purchased
The Peninsula New York's Sun Terrace

The Peninsula New York's Sun Terrace

The re-opening this summer of the wrap-around, 2, 700 sq. ft., outdoor Sun Terrace at the Peninsula New York, herald’s the arrival of New York’s next great urban oasis. The re-opened Sun Terrace, located between the 21st and 22nd floors of the hotel, features amazing views of the skyline and is on the mezzanine level of The
Olympic fever: 8 things to do on a luxury Summer break in London

Olympic fever: 8 things to do on a luxury Summer break in London

With the Olympics coming to London next year there will be thousands more visitors than usual in an already busy city throughout the Summer. As well as the sports fans, competitors and accompanying family and friends, there will also be dignitaries, government officials, leaders of industry and a host of VIPs who will want to
The best spas in North America and the Caribbean

The best spas in North America and the Caribbean

Now in its 21st year, the Condé Nast Traveler Spa Poll has revealed its readers’ favourite spas on the US mainland, in Canada, Hawaii, Mexico and Central America, the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and even those at sea. Here are the top 10 for each category they cover – the number indicates the average score
Monaco: motorcars and manicures!

Monaco: motorcars and manicures!

Monaco is the perfect destination for jet-setting this Spring.  With the most exciting Formula One racing in years, this year’s Monaco Grand Prix is a ‘must’ for any racing fanatic.  The exclusive and stylish event takes place May 27th – 30th Ladies – if you’re heading out to the Monaco Grand Prix with a true F1
Lowcountry luxury at Palmetto Bluff

Lowcountry luxury at Palmetto Bluff

In the early morning mist, with a languid calm settling over the Live Oaks dripping with Spanish moss, a strange sound in the distance roused me from sleep. Having spent enough time in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, I immediately recognized the stirrings of an alligator clambering up a muddy bank on the