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History, heritage and French hospitality in Laos

History, heritage and French hospitality in Laos

Home to historic temples and elegant French provincial architecture, Luang Prabang, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a riot of colour: the green of the trees contrasting with their bright blossoms and the saffron robes of the ever-present monks. Life is enjoyed slowly and vividly in this town and at the elegant Sofitel Luang Prabang, […]

Jetwing Yala Tented Camp Opens

Jetwing Yala Tented Camp Opens

A few steps inwards from the rugged coastline of Sri Lanka’s deepest south is the magnificent wilderness of the Yala National Park. Both locals and tourists visit the reserve in reverent pilgrimage of the wealth of flora and fauna within its boundaries, among some of the finest in the region. Jetwing Yala, on the borders […]

Mr & Mrs Smith Unveil the Best Hotels on the Planet

Mr & Mrs Smith Unveil the Best Hotels on the Planet

Charmingly offbeat UK bolthole The Pig – on the Beach, which overlooks Studland Bay on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, has been named Best Smith Hotel 2015. The picturesque manor house – with its enchanting mix of jumbled turrets, gabled windows and chic interiors – scooped the award at Mr & Mrs Smith’s third annual Smith Hotel Awards party at […]

Aleenta Phuket Unveils Grand Deluxe Pool Villas

Aleenta Phuket Unveils Grand Deluxe Pool Villas

Leading luxury boutique resort Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Phang Nga, Thailand has added the final touches to its extensive remodelling as it unveils 34 exclusive Grand Deluxe Pool Villas. The newly built pool villas, launched this week, fully embrace the resort’s famed ‘Outdoor Living-In’ philosophy in spacious cloistered, 141-square metre environments set back […]

Stayz 2015 Holiday Rental Awards

Stayz 2015 Holiday Rental Awards

Australia’s number one holiday rental website, Stayz, has today announced the winners of its 2015 Holiday Rental Awards. In its fourth consecutive year, the annual awards highlight the very best holiday rentals across a portfolio of more than 45,000 rentals listed on Stayz.com.au in over 2,000 unique locations nationally. This year, Stayz has introduced two […]

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, Kauai, Hawaii

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, Kauai, Hawaii

Across Kauai you’ll find resorts of every kind. From high-end luxury to budget, and plenty of options in between. It can be hard to pick which one to book! We were after something mid-priced, that took us away from the crowds and towards the northern end of the island. Plus of course featuring comfort, space, […]

Island Paradise in Qatar – Banana Island Resort Doha

Island Paradise in Qatar – Banana Island Resort Doha

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara has opened its doors, offering guests a taste of traditional Qatari hospitality and a unique resort experience with the first and only over water villas in Qatar as well as a dedicated wellness centre which is one-of-a-kind in the Middle East.  Nestled in the Arabian Gulf off the coast […]

Hôtel Eden Palace Au Lac, Montreux

Hôtel Eden Palace Au Lac, Montreux

Perched in an idyllic location on the edge of Lake Leman, Eden Palace is a beautiful hotel in an even more spectacular part of Switzerland. The old-world charm of the hotels façade is mirrored in the interior, with grand high ceilings, chandeliers and ornate decorations. It’s like stepping back in time! The rooms are spacious […]

Great Price, Better Location: Hotel du Théâtre, Zurich

Great Price, Better Location: Hotel du Théâtre, Zurich

Zurich is famous for being an expensive destination. So finding an affordable yet quality hotel in the heart of this beautiful city can be a tough task. Well we’ve done the hard work for you in discovering this little gem! Firstly, there’s the location. Being on the edge of the old part of town, there’s […]

An Island Hideaway in the Great Barrier Reef

An Island Hideaway in the Great Barrier Reef

Orpheus, set in the heart of the world’s natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, has reopened its doors for 2014 (following the wet season), and continues to offer guests the ultimate in tropical island escapism. Just 80 kilometres north of Townsville (accessed by helicopter from Cairns or Townsville), the island stretches across 11 kilometres of immaculate turquoise coastline, […]