Luxury. Travel

Inside The Siam, Bangkok's Most Beautiful Hotel

Selene Nelson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Writers are often prone to hyperbole, but it's no exaggeration to say that The Siam is Bangkok's best hotel. Rated number one on TripAdvisor, The Siam sits in prime position along the Chao Praya River and provides the perfect blend of antique allure and contemporary comfort.

When Luxury Meets Wellness: Coming Back To Your Body At Bali Floating Leaf

Selene Nelson | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

There are few places as entrenched in spirituality, health and wellness as Bali. As such, few places are more suited to a yoga and meditation retreat. This beautiful Indonesian island has its fair share of luxury havens, but critics seem in agreement as to which one is best.

Caribbean Retreats: Capella Marigot Bay, An Exclusive Hideaway In A Luxury Yachting Destination

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

The American novelist James A Michener famously described Margiot Bay as the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Sitting on my balcony, overlooking the boats bobbing in the tranquil marina with the backdrop of the lush hillsides, it's easy to see why.

Super-Luxe Retreats: Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Hidden in 60 hectares of verdant tropical gardens on the north-east coast of Mauritius, Constance Le Prince Maurice harbours one of the most idyllic spots on the island. Colonial style villas, chic bars, top notch eateries and a state of the art spa scatter the palm-fringed ivory beach and lush surroundings of the six star hideaway.

Five Of The Most Luxurious Resorts And Retreats In Bali

Selene Nelson | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Home to some of the world's best spas, retreats and resorts, choosing where to stay in Bali can seem an impossible task - so here are five of the most unique luxury resorts for the more discerning traveller.

A Room With A View: Inside The Anantara Uluwatu, Bali

Selene Nelson | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Bali has been a popular travel destination for years, but ever since Eat, Pray, Love hit shelves and cinemas, the number of tourists flocking to this Indonesian island has skyrocketed.

The Three Most Unique Luxury Hotels In East Coast Australia

Selene Nelson | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Whether you're looking for a glamorous beach retreat, a cosmopolitan city adventure or an idyllically peaceful hideaway, you'll find it all down under. From north to south, here are three of the most unique luxury hotels on Australia's East Coast.

48 Hours In Noosa, Australia: Your Luxury Guide

Selene Nelson | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Outside of Australia the name Noosa Heads might not ring a bell, but its reputation stretches far Down Under. Billed as the Australian Hamptons, this sunny Queensland beach town is every bit as glamorous as its counterpart, and just as beautiful.

Travel Eye: Explore South Australia's Kangaroo Island

Karen Edwards | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

At 1,701 mi², Kangaroo Island is easy to navigate. We begin our adventure in Adelaide, the 'capital' of South Australia state, where we hire a 4WD, tent and camping supplies. The ferry boards at Cape Jervis, just over 60 miles southwest, and within 45 minutes we're in Penneshaw - the main port on Kangaroo Island, where our adventure starts.

Why Travel Is A Necessity, Not A Luxury

Lena El-Sheikh | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lena El-Sheikh

When you're a 20-year-old student, stressed over assignment deadlines, busy trying to make yourself more employable, and balancing the general chaos of university whilst maintaining a social life, travelling around the world is probably the last thing on your mind.

A Body And Mind Cleanse At The Original FX Mayr, Austria

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Elite wellness fans have been flocking to The Original FX Mayr Health Centre on the banks of Lake Worthessee for over 40 years. The typical F.X Mayr client is usually at the top of their game in life and serious about their health.

The Adventure Seekers Guide To The Palm Beaches

Black Tomato | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

With beautiful year-round climates and incredible landscapes, The Palm Beaches lends itself to outdoor adventure. Add to this an array of fascinating underwater marine life, impressive waves, stunning cycle paths and scenic hiking routes, and you'll understand exactly why this US hot-spot is fast becoming a highlight for adventure-aficionados.

Inside The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Sin City's Most Modern Hotel

Selene Nelson | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

As soon as I walked through the lobby The Cosmopolitan felt different from the other big hotels I'd visited that day. The decor is modern and quirky, the atmosphere lively, and the clientele much cooler. But what about the rooms?

The Road To House Of Khadi

Rima Sams | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Style
Rima Sams

Back in Anjuna I sifted my way through the bundles wrapped in yesterday's news. I matched fabrics and trimmings with my favourite items of clothing. Having grown up on Portobello Road, I had been collecting vintage clothes since I was thirteen. I hauled the huge bag to a local Nepali tailor and handed over my original pieces, explaining that I wanted them copied, but altered in quite radical ways.

The Banyan Tree Spa Marries Miami Style Glamour In The Heart Of The Algarve

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

The Tivoli Hotel in Vilamoura stands proudly overlooking the 19th hole of the Oceanic Victoria Golf Course (home to the prestigious Portuguese Masters) making it perfectly located for the growing number of golf enthusiasts who are taking up the sport.

The Cottage Garden Spa At Longueville Manor, Jersey

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

"The spa? Oh, that's just a shed in the garden," a friend quipped when I said I was going to Longueville Manor on the island of Jersey. How wrong they...

Idyllic Indian Ocean Retreats: One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Rumour has is that when Jean Michel Gathy was commissioned to shape the architecture of One&Only Reethi Rah, he said he wanted each guest to "feel like a king". I'm happy to say that he failed... spectacularly... because from the moment we set foot on the island we felt like a god and goddess.

New Hotels For Luxury Travellers In 2017

Emyr Thomas | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

At the end of the year, my thoughts always turn to my travel plans for the year ahead. My wishlist for the first part of this year includes Mauritius, South Africa Santorini and St Bart's, with many more destinations for later in the year hopefully.

Chile Through The Lens

Black Tomato | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Boasting over 2,600 miles of untouched coastline, wild yet beautiful national parks, towering volcanoes and indigenous wildlife, Chile is undoubtedly a photographer's dream. From the urban vibrancy of Santiago to the magic and mystery of Easter Island - these are just some of the places every budding photographer or prolific instagrammer should add to their bucket list...

Spa & The City: Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik Part of the prestigious Adriatic Luxury Hotels group, the Excelsior takes a prime position on the seafront, a short stroll f...

Spa & The City, The Langham & Chuan Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

A stone's throw from both Regents Park and Soho, The Langham takes pride of place in the heart of London's West End. Reputed to be Lady Gaga's favourite London abode, the prestigious hotel has been welcoming royalty, dignitaries and celebrities for over 150 years.

Barefooted Or Finned, It's Luxury At Barefoot Cay, Roatan

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Since the morning light was skilfully kept out of the bedroom by louvred windows, a gentle pull on a wooden handle re-positioned the wooden slats and the present of our view was unwrapped.

Island Retreats: Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Jumeirah Vittaveli is like no other Maldivian resort I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. As soon as my toes touched the sand I felt transported ...

Travel Eye: Explore The Untouched Wilderness Of Loisaba, Kenya

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Dreaming of an African safari but want to avoid the crowds? Welcome to Kenya's best kept secret... Giraffes lazily extend their necks to pick fresh...

Spa And The City: The Connaught And Aman Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Hidden in the basement of the shiny new wing is Aman Resorts' first urban spa. Retaining the first class Aman Spa qualities and wonderful ethics of embracing nature, the chic space is styled in dark, natural woods with a tranquil Asian influenced ambience.