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Hotel Valle dell'Erica - Family-Friendly Relaxation In Sardinia

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Parents
Pregnant City Girl

We are heading home from Sardinia. Seven days of bliss. It went in a flash. A testament to where we were. For the first trip in ages I relaxed from the outset. I normally take a day or two to acclimatise, the critic in me finds little niggles that I need to let go off before settling in.

Seven Of The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Europe

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Summer can be anything but relaxing; work, family and social demands will pull you from pillar to post until you take a step back. Remove yourself from the calamity of it all and head to the continent for some respite and rejuvenation. We've handpicked seven of the best wellness retreats in Europe; tranquility is just a short jet ride away...

Cool Respite And Soul Soothing At Sayulita's Kupuri Hotel

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

So it was with a stroke of great fortune I got to ride out the last of my Sayulita days cocooned within the quiet surrounds of the Kupuri Hotel, lounging poolside and rising early to avail of the complimentary continental breakfast spread. Cereal never tasted so good.

10 Tips For Travelling The Maldives On A Budget

Alexis Zahner | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexis Zahner

Idyllic turquoise ocean, palm lined empty beaches, colourful reef teeming with marine animals and exotic bungalows perched over the ocean, this is pretty typically the image you get when thinking of the Maldives.

Four Reasons You Need To Visit Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Selene Nelson | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Visiting one of the many factories on the island is far more interesting than it sounds, and it's great to see how such an essential part of Vietnamese cooking is made. You'll never look at fish sauce in the same way again!

Four Of Thailand's Best Luxury Hotels

Selene Nelson | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Thailand is known for many things - pristine beaches, historic temples, wild nightlife, delicious food. But this beautiful and absorbing country is al...

Temples, Elephants And The Dhara Dhevi Kingdom: Your Guide To Chiang Mai

Selene Nelson | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

There are several excellent Lanna museums in Chiang Mai, but the Dhara Dhevi transports you to a bygone era better than any of them. Walking past grand palaces and ornate statues, and strolling through lush paddy fields and tropical gardens, allows you to imagine what the living, working Lanna Kingdom was like.

Ibiza: Where To Eat, Party And Beach

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Newman-Young

Ibiza is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I've been travelling here for over ten years, each time discovering something new. Whether it's hedonism or holism you're looking for, Ibiza has something to suit everyone.

Five Of The Best Luxury Spa And Wellness Retreats In Italy

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

ESPA at Castello del Nero is the first destination spa in Tuscany, and the region's first ESPA location. A decor of natural wood, glass and cool stone create a haven of calm. You can take shade under trees or stretch out on loungers in the relaxation areas that look out over the verdant estate.

The Best UK Spa Hotels And Retreats For R&R This Summer

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

From tranquil coastal hideaways to idyllic country havens, chic city retreats to private lakeside lodges - the UK boasts some of the best luxury spa escapes in Europe. UK spa breaks are the perfect solution for a re-boot or spot of R&R this summer. The Luxury Spa Edit shares 10 of the best:

A Long Weekend In The Dordogne

Rebecca Williams | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

The Dordogne is often called the land of a thousand and one castles. Its landscape of rolling green hills and lush river valleys will take your breath away. It boasts ten of the 'Most Beautiful Villages in France' and has an underground maze of crystal caves.

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.