Luxury. Travel

The Better Ageing Programme at La Reserve, Geneva

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Perched in a idyllic location on the banks of Lake Geneva, surrounded by 10 acres of park and woodland, La Reserve feels a million miles away from the nearby city. Designed by Phillip Stark and French designer Jacques Garcia, the resort-style hotel evokes, as it's name suggests, an African game lodge. Leopard print carpets, rare butterfly displays...

Finding Luxury In Dubrovnik: A Guide

Krissie Rogers | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

Truthfully, who doesn't want to live the luxe life, particularly when travelling? Of course, some places are easier to do this in than others. Luxury in Africa? Seemingly difficult. Luxury in Croatia? Incredibly easy and I found the perfect way to do it in the historic city of Dubrovnik.

What on Earth? I'm Hiding-Out in Hacienda El Carmen‏

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

When it came to leaving, the converted stable room quarters had begun the feel like home. Hacienda El Carmen had given me what I was looking for, an escape from the ugliness that the world can hold, and an embrace with a magnificence that is far more than a weekend escape.

Croatian Retreats: Hotel Bellevue and the Wellbeing Island of Losinj

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Arriving by a glamorous 20-minute seaplane ride from Pula, I was enamoured by the lush pine forests, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the island below. For a moment it felt as though I was flying over a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, alas this was in fact Croatia - my first visit, yet to land, I was already sold.

Sinkholes and Pyramids - Casa Sisal, Acanceh, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

21st century modernism, ancient pyramids, magical sinkholes, and firefly lullabies. That was the enchanting mix that awaited us in Yucatan.... Casa ...

Spa and the City: Hotel Arts, Barcelona

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Awash with architectural treasures, galleries and captivating backdrops, Barcelona is the epitome of European urbanity. Elegant Art Nouveau eateries, Basque-style tapas bars and Michelin-starred restaurants enchant narrow streets and shadowy lanes. Prestigious landmark Hotel Arts Barcelona provides a perfect base to soak up the exciting atmosphere of the city.

A Weekend in Latin America's No.1 City - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

San Miguel de Allende, a small colonial city in the central highlands of Mexico has been honoured with many accolades, the most recent being named as Latin America's Best City by Travel+Leisure.

Can Club Med Cut it - Kids in Morroco , Marrakech Le Riad

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

So, I finally made it to Club Med. during the most momentous week in recent British history we made our Brexit to Marrakech. I almost feel like I've made a joke in poor taste, such is the panic back at home.

Vana, North India: A New Breed of Life-Changing Retreats

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Well, I'll be, says Juliet Kinsman. I went to north India for a week's holiday, ate to my heart's content and spent most of my time supine. And you know what - it was the most life-changing holiday I've had. That's because Vana Retreats is a new breed of destination spa with extraordinary wellbeing cuisine, ideal for anyone who fears abstinence or bootcamps. This salubrious road to wellness is smooth and only gently sloped.

Elite Spanish Retreats: The Marbella Club, Spain

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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The Marbella Club is set in a stunning location on Marbella's golden mile - enjoying a beachfront location, striking mountain views and immaculate lush gardens. A white promenade, lined with palm trees, is situated adjacent to the hotel - with 'beautiful' people walking their dogs or honing their beach bodies, you could easily imagine that you are in California.

Bavarian Retreats: Schloss Elmau, Germany

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Schloss Elmau, located in the lesser-trodden parts of south east Germany (45 minutes from Innsbruck airport) is one of the swishest family-friendly ho...

Hacienda Petac ~ Where Petals Promise Peace and Paradise

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

We did not know it at the time, but as we drove through the open gates of Hacienda Petac, we were entering an embrace with Paradise.

Californian Retreats: Golden Door, Escondido

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Golden Door comes with a starry spa pedigree that other destination spas can only dream of. Opened in 1958 by Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, writer and early pioneer of the So-Cal wellness movement, this groundbreaking spa was soon attracting Hollywood luminaries such as Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Burt Lancaster, in preparation for film roles.

Portuguese Retreats: Epic Sana, Algarve

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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With lush green landscapes and wide-stretching white sand beaches, The Algarve is the one of the most popular European destinations this summer. Just 30 minutes from Faro, between Albufeira and Villamura and overlooking the jaw dropping Falesia Beach, (complete with Gold Flag) Epic Sana is a contemporary family, group and solo friendly luxury retreat.

Goan Retreats, Resort Rio, India

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Landing in Goa I found myself instantly falling in love with the inherently chilled, lushly tropical beach state. Quickly finding myself nestled in the back of a bright white resort car, the drive from the airport to Resort Rio in the north gave me the chance to marvel at Goa's serene green fields, tranquil rivers and multiple palm clusters.

Hacienda Temozon: A Titan of its Time‏, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Hacienda Temozon could be tagged as the 'Grand Daddy' of the luxury haciendas. At the turn of the 20th century it was considered as one of the most im...

Escape to Ibiza: The Top Three Retreats for a Mind and Body Recharge

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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A haven for hippies and healers since the 1960s Ibiza is the perfect choice for those looking for a bit of a recharge in their holiday time. The Balearic island is home to hundreds of retreats, from purifying cleanses to spiritual stays, and the five star fitness break is the latest way to harness the magical energy of the White Isle.

Elite Scottish Retreats: Gleneagles Hotel and Spa

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Built in the 1920s, the charming chateau-esque building set in 850 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside is a quintessential Scottish escape. Most famous for its championship golf course, the vast estate also boasts super-luxe suites, a posh shopping arcade, an equestrian and shooting school, a falconry centre, Michelin starred restaurant and of course a state of the art spa.

Idyllic Scottish Retreats: Isle of Eriska, Argyll

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Crossing the rickety bridge to the private Isle of Eriska you get the feeling you may be about to infiltrate the land of Narnia. Perched on the west coast of Scotland in 350 acres of manicured gardens, woodland and rugged beaches, against a stunning rural landscape, Eriska lulls you into an immediate state of calm.

Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa

Lucy Self | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

The BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice was a pivotal telly moment for me. I learnt that you can still be a strong sassy woman whilst obsessing over Colin Firth. Bore a lifelong love of corset-heaving period dramas. And gave me a bit of a thing about driveways.

Thai Retreats: The Sukhothai and Spa, Bangkok

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Inside, The Sukhothai is an elegant haven away from the crowds, crazy tuk-tuks and smoldering traffic jams that seem to clog the city from dusk till dawn. And outside, hidden in gardens behind the hotel courtyard, we discovered a glamorous way to beat the heat at the hotel's peaceful pool and spa pavilion.

Chic Retreats: Chateau Saint-Martin Hotel & Spa, France

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Everything about this hotel says French Riviera - the chateau, the sophistication, the period furniture, the magnificent wines (there are over 12,000 bottles in the cellar), the 300 century old olive trees, and its location - nestled between the mountains and sea...

Scottish Retreats - Cameron House, Loch Lomond

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Scattered family-friendly lodges fringe the edge of the colossal Loch - which, incidentally, sports two Seaplanes should you wish to peruse the waters and islands in style. And a championship golf course, Marina, Michelin star restaurant and an award winning, state of the art spa span the estate.

Detox in Deutschland: Buchinger Wilhelmi, Uberlingen, Germany

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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I'm no stranger to fasting: I've tried hippyish water fasts in Thailand, juice fasts in Devon, and the Mayr cure (yogurt and copiously-chewed bread) in Bavaria. But I've never experienced this degree of thoughtfulness and support, and that's what makes the Buchinger Wilhelmi the natural choice for first-time fasters.

Caribbean Retreats: The Club Barbados

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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The hotel is one of the few all-inclusive adult only resorts on the glamorous west coast and pretty much everything is included in your package price, offering affordable luxury. It's clear from the warmth of the staff and the way that some of the guests greet them like long lost family, that the hotel has many returning guests.